CAT Exam 2022 on Nov 27: Admit Card, Mock Test, Question Papers, Pattern, Syllabus

CAT Exam 2022 on Nov 27: Admit Card, Mock Test, Question Papers, Pattern, Syllabus

CAT 2022 exam date is November 27. The exam will be held at 400 test centres in 159 cities across India. The exam will be held in three slots. The CAT exam pattern, test structure and duration are the same as last year. www.salejusthere.com/jobs page will provide all the information for the exam. All Latest Govt. Jobs Notification and related information is available here. Candidates will have to solve 76 questions in two hours. CAT 2022 will be conducted with adherence to COVID-19 guidelines such as social distancing, wearing of face mask and staggered entry at the test centres.


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IIM Ahmedabad (IIMA) released CAT 2022 admit card most probabely in Oct. 2022. Candidates can download the admit card at iimcat.ac.in by entering CAT login ID and password. The official mock test is also now available on the official website. Candidates can practice official CAT mock test to understand the test structure and difficulty level of the paper.


Table of Contents

1. What is CAT Exam?

2. CAT 2022 Exam Highlights

3. CAT 2022 Exam Dates

4. CAT 2022 Admit Card

5. CAT 2022 Exam Pattern & Test Structure

6. CAT 2022 Syllabus

7. CAT 2022 Exam Preparation Tips

8. CAT Exam Topper Interviews

9. CAT 2022 Result and Scorecard

10. MBA Admission Through CAT Exam Score

11. IIM CAT Eligibility Criteria 2022

12. Top Colleges Accepting CAT Exam Score

13. IIM Fees – Campus Wise

14. FAQs Regarding CAT 2022 Exam


What is CAT Exam?


Common Admission Test or CAT exam is a common aptitude test, which a candidate has to clear for admission to the MBA courses offered by 20 IIMs and over 1,200 B-schools in India. Over two lakh candidates apply for the exam every year. The CAT question paper comprises MCQs & non-MCQs from Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Quantitative Ability (QA). Difficulty level of the exam is moderate to high.


Last year, the structure of CAT was revised due to coronavirus pandemic. The duration of CAT exam was reduced from three to two hours and the total number of questions was reduced from 100 to 76. The exam was conducted in three slots instead of two. IIM Ahmedabad has retained the same pattern for CAT 2022 exam. There is no change in the test structure as shared in the CAT exam notification.


Latest Updates, News & Articles on CAT 2022:


Release of CAT 2022 notification - Last Week of July 2022

Availability of CAT application form 2022 - First Week of August 2022

CAT exam 2022 last date to apply - Third Week of September 2022

CAT 2022 correction window – 4 week of Sept. 2022

Release CAT mock test 2022 – Last week of Oct. 2022

Availability of CAT 2022 Admit Card – Last week of Oct. 2022

CAT exam date – 27 Nov. 2022

Release of CAT 2022 response sheet and question paper – Dec. 2022

Last date of challenge CAT 2022 answer key – Second week of Dec. 2022

CAT 2022 Exam result date – First week of January 2023


CAT 2022 Exam Highlights


The table below indicates some of the key highlights of CAT 2022 exam that candidates must know. Before reading all about CAT 2022 exam in detail, take a look at the highlights:


Latest Changes in CAT 2022:


· Eligibility Criteria relaxed: The eligibility criteria of minimum marks in graduation has been relaxed for students due to COVID-19 pandemic. Candidates can mention “promotion/pass” in their CAT 2022 application form. This relaxation is only for candidates who are completing the bachelor’s degree this year or are in the final year bachelor’s programme (graduation years – 2022 and 2023). Also Read: CAT 2022 eligibility criteria revised due to COVID-19 pandemic


· CAT 2021 Application fee had increased: The application fee has been hiked by 10 per cent from last year. The CAT 2021 fee for General and all unreserved category students has been increased from INR 2,000 to INR 2,200 while for Reserved category students it has been increased from INR 1,000 to INR 1,100.


· Number of CAT test cities increased: This year, CAT 2022 exam will be conducted in so many cities across India. Last year, the total number of cities where the exam was conducted was 156 of 2021.


· CAT test city preference increased: The total number of cities one can select in the application form for allotment of CAT 2022 test centre has been increased to six. This will give students more options of test city selection as per convenience in the COVID-19 pandemic situation.


· Srinagar included in test city option: Now candidates can select Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) as a preferred test city. The CAT exam will be held in the city for the first time.


CAT 2022 Exam Dates


CAT exam date 2022 was announced on 27 November 202 by IIM Ahmedabad. Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of CAT 2022:


CAT 2022 Admit Card


CAT 2022 admit card is now available on the official website for download. The CAT admit card is a mandatory document to be carried to the exam centre, thus candidates must download a color print-out of the same. It is advised to download two copies, as one copy is to be submitted at the exam centre. The CAT 2021 admit card has test centre location, exam slot, reporting time and other related information printed on it. Here’s the process to download CAT 2022 admit card:

· Log on to CAT website: iimcat.ac.in

· Click on 'login' tab

· Enter CAT 2022 application number and password

· Go to 'admit card' section

· Click on 'download'

Also Read: CAT 2022 admit card


CAT Exam Day Guidelines



Candidates appearing for the exam must carry the following documents to the CAT exam centre to get entry inside the exam hall:


· Admit card: Candidates appearing for the CAT 2022 exam must carry print out of their admit cards with photo affixed on it. Entry without admit card and photo ID will not be permitted.


· Identity Proof: Along with the admit card, candidates are required to carry a photo ID proof such as College ID (must be supported with a valid debit/credit card), employer ID, driving license, passport, PAN card, Voter ID or Aadhaar card.


· Name change document: In case a candidate changed their name, they will be required to carry a name change certificate/document


Items prohibited inside the CAT 2022 exam hall:


· Calculator, watch, phone, iPad or any other electronic item

· Bags and purses

· Eatables and beverages

· Jewellery and accessories that contain metal

· Jackets and clothes with pockets

· Closed footwear

Note: Candidates with a metal implant, pacemaker, etc. in their body will be required to bring medical certificate of the same at test centre.


CAT 2022 Exam Pattern & Test Structure


CAT question paper is divided into three sections: VARC, DILR and QA. The candidates are required to solve both MCQ and Non-MCQ type questions. The questions paper is usually of moderate difficulty level with QA posing more challenges in terms of tough questions. Check the highlights of CAT 2022 exam pattern below:


What to Expect in CAT 2022 Question Paper?


As no change has been announced in the number of slots of CAT 2022 exam this year, the question paper will be on the same pattern as last year and so will be the test structure. Read below key things to expect from CAT 2022 question paper:


· CAT 2022 question paper will have three sections – VARC, DILR and Quantitative Aptitude

· The sequence of CAT 2021 question paper will be: Section 1 – VARC, Section 2 – DILR, Section 3 – Quantitative Aptitude

· VARC will have 24 questions, DILR will have 26 question and Quantitative Aptitude will have 26 questions

· VARC and DILR will have MCQs and non-MCQs both while Quantitative Aptitude will have only MCQs

· Each section of CAT 2021 will have a time-limit of 40 minutes

· The CAT 2021 question paper of all three slots will be different and there could be marginal difference in the difficulty levels


CAT Exam Difficulty Level


· CAT exam is considered to be the toughest MBA entrance exam in India. The overall paper is moderate to tough in terms of difficulty level, with one or the two sections being easier than the other is. Check the table below for overall difficulty level of CAT Exam in past five years:


CAT 2022 Syllabus


The syllabus of CAT 2021 exam has remained the same for more than last ten years. Check below the in-focus topics of CAT 2021 syllabus for exam preparation:


CAT 2022 Exam Preparation Tips


A minimum of six months of preparation is required to score 99+ percentile in the CAT exam. There are three elements in CAT 2021 preparation – conceptual clarity, practice and revision. Those taking CAT exam for the first time, should start much earlier (by March). They should first get familiar with the syllabus and exam pattern and then make a study plan. We have listed some key tips on how to start CAT 2022 exam preparation below:



· Make a list of topics according to your strengths and weaknesses

· Join online study groups on platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Telegram, etc.

· Collect relevant study material and recommended books for CAT preparation

· Make a day-wise plan and allot one topic each from VARC, DILR and QA

· Practice two-three questions from the topic studied on the same day to assess how much you have learnt

· Gradually, increase the speed in covering the number of topics each day

For detailed and section-wise CAT 2021 preparation strategy, read CAT preparation: Tips, tricks and expert guide


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