CAT 2022 Exam: Registration opens tomorrow. Eligibility, other details

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Common Admission Test (CAT) is one of the most popular tests conducted in India. The registration process for the same will start from tomorrow and will continue till September 14.

CAT 2022 will be conducted at exam centers spread across around 150 cities. Candidates will be given an opportunity to choose six optional cities. The CAT center will try its best to ensure that a candidate gets one of the preferred options. In case of high demand in a particular region, Cat Center reserves the right to allocate a center closer to preferred options

Once a center is allotted to a candidate, no change is allowed.

CAT 2022 will be conducted in three sessions on November 27, 2022 (Sunday).

The duration of the exam will be 120 minutes. There will be three categories:

Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

Section III: Quantitative Ability

Candidates will be allotted exactly 40 minutes to answer questions in each section and will not be allowed to move from one section to another while answering questions in one section.


Candidate must have Graduation with minimum 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in the case of candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PwD) categories]Awarded by any university or educational institution incorporated by an Act of the Parliament of India or a State Legislature or declared as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possessing an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the program provisionally, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal/Registrar of their University/Institution (issued on or before the date specified by the concerned ) IIM) stating that they have fulfilled all the requirements for graduation degree/equivalent qualification on the date of issue of certificate.

Candidates applying for CAT 2022 must fulfill any one of the following conditions:

Completed graduation with required percentage marks*.

Full professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA/Fellow of Institute of Actuaries of India

(FIAI)) with required percentage*.

Must be in final year of graduation with required percentage*.

*SC/ST/PwD candidates should have minimum 45%. For General, EWS and NC-OBC

Candidates, minimum 50%. The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate will be calculated based on the practice followed by the concerned University/Institution. In case of Grade/CGPA, conversion of marks to percentage will be based on the methodology certified by the concerned University/Institution. If a university/institute confirms that there is no plan to convert CGPA to equivalent marks, then equivalence will be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the highest possible CGPA and multiplying the result by 100.

IIMs may conduct eligibility verification at various stages of the selection process, details of which are given on the website Applicants should note that meeting the minimum eligibility criteria alone does not guarantee shortlisting consideration of IIMs. Candidates must declare and maintain a valid and unique email account and a mobile phone number throughout the selection process.

Important dates

Registration Opens: August 03, 2022 (10:00 AM)

Registration Closes: September 14, 2022 (5:00 PM)

Admit Card Download: 27 October – 27 November, 2022

Exam Date: November 27, 2022

Result Declaration: Second Week of January, 2023 (Provisional)

Registration fee

1150 for SC, ST and PwD category candidates.

2300 for all other category candidates.

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