CAT 2022: Admission (Started), Cut Off (Out), Result, Counselling

cat 2022CAT 2022 Cut Off has been released by various IIMs. Result has been declared on 3rd January 2022. Answer key & Candidate’s Responses has been released on 8th December 2021. Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national level entrance examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIMs), Ahmedabad. Through this examination, qualified candidates will get admission in various PG Management programs offered by the IIMs institutions across the country. Other than IIMs, candidates can also use the CAT 2022 scores for admission in various PG Management Programs of Government and Private Management institutions. Here through this article, we have provided complete details candidates need to know about CAT Admission 2022.

Answer Key Exam Dates Result

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CAT 2021 Notifications – Cut Off Released

newiconCAT 2021 Cut Off has been released by various IIMs. Check here for cut off details. 

newiconCAT 2022 Result has been declared on 3rd January 2022. Check here for result details. 

newiconCAT 2021 Answer Key & Candidate’s Responses has been released on 8th December 2021. Check here for answer key details. 

newiconCAT 2021 Exam Date has been released. The exam is held on 28th November 2021. Check here for exam date details. 

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CAT 2021 Highlights

Who is the coordinating IIM for CAT 2021 ? – IIM, Ahmedabad

When will be CAT 2021 cut off released ? – Released, by various IIMs, Check cut off details

When will be CAT 2021 answer key release ? – 8th December 2021, Check answer key details

When will I get result for CAT 2021? – 3rd January 2022, Check result details

When and in what mode CAT exam was held ? – Conducted on 28th November 2021 by online mode, Check exam pattern details

How many times can you attempt CAT exam ? No attempt limit.

CAT 2022 Exam Dates

Here, Candidates can check the complete official CAT Exam dates for 2022 session:

Events Dates 2022
Release of Notification31st July 2021
Commencement of Registration Process4th August 2021
Last date for submission of Application Form22nd September 2021
Correction Window25th to 27th September 2021
Release of Admit card27th October 2021
Mock Test1st November 2021
CAT 2022 Exam28th November 2021
Release of Answer Key8th December 2021
Last date for submission of Objection11th December 2021
Declaration of final Answer keyJanuary 2022
Announcement of Result3rd January 2022

CAT 2022 Answer Key

Authority has released the provisional answer key after few days from the day of examination. Candidates can access the CAT 2022 Answer Key through the website of exam conducting authority by online mode.

Candidates have to use their CAT ID and Password to access their answer key. Along with the answer key authority has provide the objection facility for the answer key.

The objection facility remain applicable for few days only. Candidates can raise objection by paying Rs. 1200/- per question. After the completion of objection facility authority will release the final answer key.

CAT 2022 Result

The exam conducting authority has released the result after the release of final answer key. The result has been declared on 3rd January 2022 through online mode only.

Authority has released the result for every exam participated candidate. Authority does not send any result to any candidates individually by post or any other offline mode. Candidates have to access their result itself by login into the website of exam conducting authority.

CAT Cut Off 2022

The Cut Off rank will be the minimum marks candidates will have to score to be eligible for further admission procedure. Every IIMs will separately release the CAT 2022 Cut off Marks for admission in there offered programs through online mode.

Here, candidates can check previous year cut off of some IIMs:

IIMs, Ahmedabad8075706060
IIMs, Bangalore8575706560
IIMs, Calcutta8575706565
IIMs, Lucknow9082706565
IIMs, Raipur9475544040

CAT 2022 Admission Procedure

There won’t be any centralized counselling for CAT 2022 examination, as every IIM will conduct separate counselling on the basis of CAT scores.

The CAT 2022 Admission Procedure will start after few weeks from the declaration of result. The final admission process will be conducted in the respective IIM Campuses.  The admission procedure will be different for every IIMs, so candidates are advised to visit the website of each IIMs individually before applying for it.

Admission confirmation notice will be sent to every shortlisted candidate through their registered email id and phone number. Candidates will have to report in their allotted center within given period of time to accept the admission offer.

FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Question)

Answer: No, CAT 2022 Application Form has been made available through online mode only.

Answer: There is no prescribed age limit for CAT 2022.
Answer: The registration process has been started from 4th August 2021.
Answer: Yes, Authority will provide the correction facility later after the completion of registration process.
Answer: The Exams is conducted on 28th November 2021.
Answer: The CAT 2022 exam is conducted through online mode only.
Answer: Yes, Almost every management Institute use CAT scores for their admission process.
Answer: CAT 2022 scores will be valid for 1 year only.
Answer: Yes, appearing candidates are eligible to apply for CAT 2022.
Answer: No, there is no attempt limit to apply for CAT 2022.
Answer: No, Candidates will not be allowed to register themselves after the last date of submission.
Answer: To make corrections in the admit card details students must contact the official authorities. Students must note that the correction is important to be made in the admit card before the exam date as the scorecard will be issued based on the details present in the admit card.

CAT 2022 Registration

Following are the complete details candidates need to know before filling CAT 2022 Registration Form:

  • The Registration Form has been made available through online mode only.
  • Candidates can fill the CAT 2022 Registration form from 4th August 2021.
  • Candidates have to fill the CAT 2022 application form with authentic and valid details only, as any invalid or wrong information could cause problem at the time of admission.
  • Candidates must re-check their application form before paying the application fee.
  • Candidates have to fill the application before last date of submission as, no candidates will be allowed after the last date of submission.
  • CAT 2022 application process gets over on 22nd September 2021.
  • Candidates are advised to keep the print of filled application form and fee receipt for future references.

Application Fee:

Candidates can submit CAT 2022 Application fee through online mode only. The Payment can be done through Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking and UPI payment gateways only.

Following is the application fee for CAT 2022:

Category Application Fee
For SC/ ST and PWDRs.1000/-
For all other candidatesRs.2000/-
Check Here – How to Fill CAT Application Form

CAT 2022 Application Correction

The correction facility will be applicable after few days from the completion of registration process. CAT Correction facility will be made available for the registered candidates through online mode.

The correction facility will remain available on the website for 3-4 days. Candidates will be able to rectify the mistakes in the application form in few places. The facility will be applicable for few details only and majority of details like Name, Email ID etc. will remain unchangeable.

CAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Following are the complete CAT eligibility norms candidates needs to fulfill to be eligible for examination:

  • Required Qualification: Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognized board.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates should have obtained at least 50% marks (45% marks for reserved categories) in their bachelor’s degree.
  • Age Limit: There will be no age or attempt limit to apply for CAT.
  • Appearing Candidates: Candidates appearing in the final year of bachelor degree are also eligible to apply.
  • Candidates holding professional degrees like CA/ CS/ ICWA can also apply.

CAT 2022 Admit Card

Authority has released the CAT Admit Card 2022 on 27th October 2021. The Admit card has been made available for every successfully registered candidates only. CAT 2022 registered candidates can check their admit card through the website of CAT 2022 by online mode.

The admit card is a mandatory document to be carried out on the day of examination as no candidates are allowed to set for examination without admit card.

Candidates are advised to keep the admit card safe till the completion of admission procedure as it can be required at the time of counselling.

CAT 2022 Exam Pattern

Here candidates can check the complete CAT exam pattern details:

  • Exam Mode: The exam will be conducted through online mode (computer based test).
  • Type of Questions: Question paper will contain both Objective and Non-Objective Type of questions.
  • Duration: CAT Exam duration will be of total 2 hours (120 minutes).
  • Test Centres: The test centres will be available all across the country.
  • Marking Scheme: 3 marks will be given for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer in the objective type section. No negative marking will be done in the subjective section.
SectionNo. of MCQsNo. of Non MCQsTotal Marks
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (Section I)2410102
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (Section II)24896
Quantitative Ability (Section III)277102

CAT Syllabus 2022

The CAT Syllabus will comprise of all three sections, i.e. Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension & Quantitative Ability. The detailed syllabus for these sections are provided below:

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning: Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Bar Graphs and Column Graphs, Caselets and Tables, Venn Diagrams, Combination of two or more types linked to each other, Calendars, Cubes and Clocks, Line Charts & Pie Chart, Number and Letter Series, Binary Logic, Logical Matching, Connectives & Sequence.

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension:  Analogies and Reverse Analogies, Facts Inferences Judgements, Grammar or English Usage, Fill in the blanks, Verbal Reasoning, Meaning/Usage Match, Summary Questions, Synonyms Antonyms (Vocabulary Based), Correction in Sentence, Reading Comprehension, Jumbled Paragraph and Close Passage.

Quantitative Ability: Coordinate Geometry & Mensuration, Sequences & Series, Surds & Indices, Inequalities, Set Theory, Functions & Geometry, Mixtures & Allegations, Trigonometry, Profit, Loss & Discount, Percentages, Simple & Compound Interest, Logarithm, Binomial Theorem, Complex Numbers, Quadratic & Linear Equations, Probability, Permutation and Combination, Number Systems, LCM & HCF, Speed, Time & Distance, Time & Work, Ratio & Proportion, Averages.

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How to Prepare for CAT

Here, following are some effective CAT preparation tips that candidates can use for better preparation of examination:

  • Make a proper time schedule keeping the syllabus and Exam pattern in mind and follow it strictly.
  • Keep practising for the examination by participating in the mock tests.
  • Solve previous year question papers for practise.
  • Candidates can also use the CAT special preparation books.
  • Keep the proper balance between study, sports & other activities.
  • Stay fit & healthy and avoid any kind of unhealthy food.

If you have any other queries related to CAT 2022, you can leave your comments below.

Displaying 12 Comments
  1. Amiya Pani says:

    I want to join in 2023. When the cat registration will start?

  2. Shubham kaithe says:

    Now its December , can i still wait for CAT 2023, coz submission date is over ?? Any reply

  3. VISHAL says:


  4. vishal says:

    can i choose exam language hindi???

  5. Nandhu says:

    Present am study degree final year nenu 2022 cat ki aligible or not plz clear my doubt and how to apply and how to prepare cat ..

  6. S.kaviya says:

    I am final year student as I live in tirupur.

  7. Dipanjon Mazumdar says:

    Is their any international examination center available? As I live in Malaysia and if I want to appear for the exam then will it be possible from here?

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