Common Admission Test is a computer-based MBA entrance examination that is organized by all the IIMs on a rotational basis. IIMs select a Convener every year for overseeing all aspects of the CAT test . (Convener is the person who is responsible and sees all the possibilities for managing everything for the exam day).
In 2021, the Prof. M P Ram Mohan has been appointed by IIM as a Convener for the examination.
Through CAT exam you can get admission in 20 IIMs and over 1,200 top B-Schools in India for MBA/PGDM courses and also for the Post Graduate Programs (PGP).
|Exam Name||CAT (Common Admission Test)|
|Exam Level||National Level Exams|
|Exam schedule||Last week of November,|
|Exam Helpdesk No.||1-800-209-0830 (Toll-Free)|
CAT Syllabus is comprised of three sections which is –
Given below the detailed syllabus for the above mentioned sections:-
CAT Examination is divided into three sections namely –
Given below the CAT exam pattern:-
|Sections||VARC, QA and DILR|
|Duration of exam||Total 120 minutes (40 minutes per section)|
|Total number of questions||76 Questions|
|Section-wise number of questions||VARC - 26 Questions|
|DILR - 24 Questions|
|QA - 26 Questions|
|Total marks||228 Marks|
|Language of question paper||English Language|
|Type of questions||Non-MCQs and MCQs|
|Marking Scheme||Candidates will get +3 marks for every correct answer|
|1/3 (-1) marks will deducted for every wrong answer in MCQ’s|
|There will be no negative marking for any incorrect answer in non-MCQ’s|
CAT paper of three sections which is –
You can check below CAT 2022 tentative important dates:-
|Release of Notification||31st July 2022|
|Commencement of Registration Process||3rd August 2022|
|Last date for submission of Application Form||23rd September 2022|
|Correction Window||25th to 27th September 2021|
|Release of Admit card||27th October 2021|
|Mock Test||1st November 2021|
|CAT 2022 Exam||27th November 2021|
|Release of Answer Key||8th December 2021|
|Last date for submission of Objection||11th December 2021|
|Declaration of final Answer key||Last week of November, 2022|
|Announcement of Result||First week of January, 2023|
You can register easily for the CAT exam through given below steps:-
|For SC/ ST and PWD||Rs.1000/-|
|For all other candidates||Rs.2000/-|
IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff:
|PwD (General/ NC-OBC/ SC)||70|
IIM Amritsar Cutoff :
IIM Bangalore Cutoff 2021:
IIM Calcutta Cutoff 2021:
IIM Lucknow Cutoff 2021:
CAT examination was conducted at numerous exam centers located in 156 cities in India. All the candidates have to choose at least six exam center preferences during the registration:-
Ques. How many times CAT examinations was conducted in a year?
Ans. CAT examination was conducted once in a year.
Ques. Can I pay CAT exam application fee through offline mode?
Ans. No, you can only pay CAT exam application fee via online mode by using debit/credit card/net banking.
Ques. Is there any age limit to apply for CAT exam?
Ans. No, there is no age limit specified to appear in the CAT exam. You only have to fulfill the eligible criteria.
Ques. When will CAT exam result be declared?
Ans. CAT exam result will be declared in the first week of January.
Ques. Can I apply for more than one slot for CAT exam?
Ans. No, you can’t apply for more than one slot for CAT exam; you can appear for CAT exam in one slot only.
Ques. Is there any advantage given to PWD category candidates in CAT paper?
Ans. Yes, PWD category candidates will get extra 20 minutes in CAT paper.
Ques. Is there any negative marking in CAT 2022 exam?
Ans. Negative marking scheme for the CAT 2022 exam is given below:-
Ques. What is the CAT exam registration fee for general category candidates?
Ans. The CAT exam registration fee for general category candidates is Rs. 2,000/-.
Ques. How many questions will come in CAT exam section-wise?
Ans. There are total 76 questions in CAT exam:-