CAT 2022 Registrations Begin: Key Things to Know Before Applying for IIM Entrance


The entrance exam is scheduled to be held on November 27. But before applying, here are a few key things to know about CAT 2022.

The registration cum entrance process for the biggest B-school entrance exam – Common Admission Test (CAT) 2022 has begun. Candidates willing to seek admission to postgraduate level courses in top B-Schools across India including the prestigious IIMs can apply at The last date to apply is September 14. The entrance exam is scheduled to be held on November 27. But before applying, here are a few key things to know about CAT 2022.

CAT 2022: Who can apply?

Candidates having a bachelor’s degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA can apply for CAT. For those in reserved categories including candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PwD) categories, the minimum marks requirement is 45%. Candidates appearing for the final year of the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.

CAT 2022: Exam Duration Reduced

The entrance exam was earlier a three-hour long test, however, the duration of the test has decreased since 2021.

Now, CAT 2022 too will be for two hours or 120 minutes. the exam will have three sections, namely – verbal ability and reading comprehension, data interpretation and logical reasoning, and quantitative ability.

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CAT 2022: Reservation

As per the legal requirements, 15% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates, 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates, 27% for Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “Non-Creamy” layer (NC-OBC), up to 10% for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) candidates and 5% for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD). No change in the category will be entertained after CAT registration. The applicants are advised to pay attention while registering.

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CAT 2022: Fee

Candidates will have to pay a fee of Rs 2300. The candidate needs to pay the registration fees only once, irrespective of the number of institutes he/she is applying for. Fees once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances. For candidates in SC, ST, and PwD categories, the fee is Rs 1150.

– CAT 2022 Registration Starts: 10:00 AM (IST) AUG 3, 2022, Wednesday.
– CAT 2022 Registration Ends: 5:00 PM (IST) SEP 14, 2022, Wednesday.
– CAT 2022 Admit Card Download: 05:00 PM (IST) OCT 27, 2022, Thursday.
– CAT 2022 Test Day: NOV 27, 2022, Sunday

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