CAT 2022: Notification, Online Registration, Syllabus, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria

Know here how to get admission into management programmes in IIMs ad non-IIM institutions with a valid CAT score. CAT 2022 official notification is likely to release soon.

The Indian Institutes of Management conducts a Common Admission Test 2022 (CAT 2022) for admission to several management programmes of IIMs- IIM Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bodh Gaya, Calcutta, Indore, Jammu, Kashipur, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Nagpur, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shillong, Sirmaur, Tiruchirappalli, Udaipur, Visakhapatnam. However, CAT score is also valid for admission to non-IIM institutions.

Management programmes of IIMs

Post Graduate Programmes in Management (PGP)


IIM Ahmedabad



Website Addresses

IIM Amritsar MBA, EMBA, MBA-Business Analytics, MBA-HRM
IIM Bangalore

IIM Bodh Gaya



IIM Calcutta MBA
IIM Indore

IIM Jammu



IIM Jammu Executive MBA (Blended Mode)
IIM Jammu PGP in Health Care Management (Jointly with AIIMS Jammu and IIT Jammu)
IIM Jammu PGP in Hospital Administration (Jointly with AIIMS Jammu and IIT Jammu)
IIM Kashipur MBA, MBA (Analytics), EMBA
IIM Kozhikode

IIM Lucknow



IIM Nagpur

IIM Raipur



IIM Ranchi PGP, PGP-HRM, PGP (Business Analytics)
IIM Rohtak

IIM Sambalpur


MBA, Executive MBA

IIM Sirmaur

IIM Tiruchirappalli



IIM Visakhapatnam PGP, PGPEX, PGPDGM

Fellow Programmes in Management (FPM) [Doctoral]


IIM Ahmedabad



Website Addresses

IIM Amritsar PhD
IIM Bangalore

IIM Bodh Gaya



IIM Calcutta PhD
IIM lndore

IIM Jammu



IIM Kashipur PhD
IIM Kozhikode

lIM Lucknow

PhD, PhD (PT)


IIM Nagpur PhD
IIM Raipur

IIM Ranchi



IIM Rohtak

IIM Sambalpur


PhD, Executive PhD

IIM Shillong PhD, PhDWP
IIM Sirmaur

IIM Tiruchirappalli



IIM Udaipur PhD
IIM Visakhapatnam PhD

CAT 2022 Notification

CAT 2022 notification has not yet released, however it is likely to release by August 2022.

Name of the exam Common Admission Test
Who conducts the exam? Indian Institutes of Management
Mode of the exam Computer-based exam
Minimum qualification A bachelor’s degree
Mode of registration Online
Registration Fee Rs. 1100 for SC, ST and PwD category candidates.

Rs. 2200 for all other categories of candidates.

Official website

CAT 2022 Important Dates

CAT 2022 Dates
Official notification release July 2022
Registration process starts August 2022
Application deadline September 2022
Application form Correction Window September 2022
Admit card October 2022
Mock Test availability November 2022
Exam date November 2022
Answer key December 2022
Submit your objection December 2022
Final answer key December 2022
Result January 2023

 CAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who possess a recognized bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% marks or its equivalent CGPA (45% for candidates of SC/ST/PwD categories) or its equivalent qualification are eligible to apply for CAT 2022. The percentage of marks acquired by candidates will be calculated according to the norms prescribed by the respective university/institution. In case an University/Institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result with 100.

Candidates who are appearing in final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification or those have complete their degree and waiting for the result to be declared are also eligible to apply.


  • Scheduled Caste (SC)- 15%
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST)- 7.5%
  • Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer)- 27%
  • Economically Weaker Sections (EWS): 10%
  • Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD): 5%

CAT 2022 Application Form

Eligible candidates can register for CAT 2022 by visiting its official website The application form is likely to be available from August 2022 and will end by September 2022. While registering online, it will ask you to choose any six test cities, as per your preference, from a drop-down menu. Here are the steps to apply for CAT 2022 successfully:

Step 1: Register yourself successfully

You need to visit the official website of CAT and click the registration link. Internet Explorer (version 11 and above), Mozilla Firefox (version 50 to 61), Google Chrome (version 50 to 69) are recommended browsers for a successful registration for CAT exam. Submit your registration form to get your unique USER ID and password. During registration, you’ll be asked to enter details like your name, date of birth, email address, mobile number etc.

Step 2: Login to the CAT official website

You need to visit the official website of CAT and login to your account with already generated user ID and password. You’ll receive your user ID and password to your registered email ID.

Step 3: Fill up the application form

Fill up your application form carefully with required details. The application form has been divided into six major sections:

  • Personal Details
  • Academic Qualifications
  • Work Experience
  • Programmes
  • Test City
  • Payment

Registration Fee

  • 1100 for SC, ST and PwD category candidates.
  • 2200 for all other categories of candidates.

CAT 2022 Exam Pattern

Please find below the prescribed exam pattern for CAT 2022:

  • Mode of exam: The exam will be held in online mode. It will be a computer based test.
  • Questions’ type: You’ll find objective as well as non-objective type questions in the paper.
  • Exam duration: The exam will be conducted over duration of 2 hours.
  • Marks for correct answers: For each correct attempt, 3 marks will be added to the total.
  • Negative marking: 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect attempt.
CAT 2022 Multiple choice questions Non-MCQs Total Marks
Section 1- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 24 10 102
Section 2- Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 24 8 96
Section 3- Quantitative Ability 27 7 102
In Total 75 25 300

CAT 2022 Admit Card

The exam conducting authority will release CAT 2022 admit card in online mode. Only successfully registered candidates are allowed to download their admit card. Candidates can visit the official website of IIM CAT to download their respective admit card.

The admit card is a compulsory document to bring while coming to the examination centre. No candidate under any circumstances will be allowed to appear for CAT 2022 without a valid admit card.

Also keep your admit card safe till the admission reaches to its end as it will be also required to bring during counselling.

CAT 2022 Result

The scorecards of CAT will be available to download at CAT official website. Candidates will be notified regarding the availability of admit card individually through SMS. CAT 2022 result is likely to release by second week of January 2023.

Candidates can download their scorecards within the given deadline upon which no such queries will be entertained.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: When will CAT 2022 application process start?

Answer: CAT 2022 application process is likely to start by August 2022 and the official notification will release by July 2022 in this regard.

Question: Can I apply for CAT in offline mode?

Answer: No one is allowed to apply for CAT in offline mode.

Question: What is the age limit to take CAT exam?

Answer: There is no prescribed age limit to apply for CAT exam.

Question: Can I apply to non-IIM institutions with CAT score?

Answer: Yes, you can apply for non-IIM institutions as well.

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