Know CAT 2022 Officially Released Eligibility Criteria and Exam Pattern

Last Modified: 07 Jun 2024

The official notification has been released by IIM Bangalore stating that the CAT exam 2022 will be conducted by them on 27th November 2022. The CAT i.e. Common Admission Test offer dream management courses to students under the 20 IIM schools and over 100 top reputed B schools. Every year around 2 lakh aspirants appear for the CAT and 20 IIMs have only 4000 seats to offer, altogether. The competition is really tough and students need to brace themselves hard to get their dream college.

The registration process for the CAT exam 2022 began on 3rd August 2022 and will continue till 14th September 2022. This article will help the students to get well versed with the legal eligibility, exam pattern and other important information related to the Common Admission Test 2018.

CAT exam 2022 Important Dates



Release of notification

31st July 2022

Application starting from

3rd August 2022

Last date of application

14th September 2022 till 5 pm

Admit card release date

27th October 2022

Mock tests


CAT 2022 examination

27th November 2022 (Sunday)

Release of answer key


Result announcement

2nd week of January 2023

CAT application form edit


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CAT Exam 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Here are the detailed eligibility criteria that aspirants seeking for management courses must make sure before filling in the application forms:

  • The candidates must have their Graduation or its equivalent degree in hand from the recognized University or Institute.
  • The aspirants who belong to general or OBC category must have at least 50% marks in their Bachelor’s degree and aspirants belonging to reserved categories must have 45% marks.
  •  The aspirants must have completed their graduation within the period of 3 years and those who are in their final year are also eligible to apply.
  • There is no age limit prescribed for the aspirants by the officials.

CAT exam 2022 Exam Overview



Exam duration

3 hours or 180 minutes (1 hour for each section)

Total sections



Total number of questions


Total Marks


Marks per question


Negative marking for wrong answer


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Note – There is going to be a sectional duration in the exam which means that aspirants will have 1 hour for each section. However, candidates can answer any question first within the particular section. Also, there is a slight change in the paper pattern, the candidates will get Subjective type questions as well. The number of such question is not certain. In such questions, the candidate has to type the answer in the blank space provided.

CAT 2022 Exam pattern


Number of questions

Total Marks


 Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension



1 hour ( 60 minutes)

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning



1 hour (60 minutes)

Quantitative Ability



1 hour ( 60 minutes)




3 hours ( 180 minutes)

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The aspirants who are planning to sit for the CAT 2022 exam must go through the above-mentioned exam pattern and eligibility criteria thoroughly to understand the pattern of the examination.

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