CAT 2022: Notification to be out soon; Exam date, registration, and paper pattern

The CAT 2022 conducting IIM will soon release an official notification releasing the dates, registration and other details. CAT exam date 2022 likely to be November 27.

CAT 2022: Notification to be out soon; Exam date, registration, and paper pattern CAT Notification What to Expect
Himanshu Shekhar | Jul 13, 2022 - 5:36 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI- The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) will soon release the official CAT 2022 notification. Along with it, the CAT 2022 official website will be launched. As per speculations, IIM Bangalore is preparing to conduct this national-level MBA entrance exam. Going by past year’s CAT notification trends, CAT is usually held on the last Sunday of every November. So this time, it is expected that CAT 2022 will be held on November 27.

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CAT 2022 notification will have all the important details pertaining to CAT exam such as CAT CAT 2022 dates, CAT 2022 eligibility, CAT registration, detailed CAT exam pattern, and more. CAT 2022 registration process is likely to begin in the first week of August. As per basic CAT eligibility criteria, candidates having bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply for the CAT 2022 entrance test.

The number of CAT test cities will be mentioned in the CAT notification 2022. Apart from that, the CAT application fee for candidates belonging to different categories will also be mentioned. Last year IIM Ahmedabad introduced changes in the application fee, increased the CAT registration fee from Rs 2000 to Rs 2200 for general category, and Rs 1000 to Rs 1100 for the reserved category. The number of CAT cities also increased from 156 to 159 cities.

CAT Notification 2022- Release date trends

The data states that the official CAT notification is released in the last week of July every year. Check out the past year's CAT notification release date.

Year

CAT notification release date

2022

Last week of July 2022

2021

July 31, 2021

2020

July 29, 2020

2019

July 26, 2019

2018

July 29, 2018

Changes in CAT exam pattern in the past 11 years

The CAT question paper and paper pattern have evolved a lot since 2009, when it was held in an online mode. Check out the table below to know the changes in the CAT exam time duration, number of questions, and sections of the CAT entrance exam.

Year

Number of questions

Time duration

Sections

2021

66

120 Minutes

QA, DILR, VARC

2020

76

180 Minutes

QA, DILR, VARC

2019

100

180 Minutes

QA, DILR, VARC

2018

100

180 Minutes

QA, DILR, VARC

2017

100

180 Minutes

QA, DILR, VARC

2016

100

180 Minutes

QA, DILR, VARC

2015

100

180 Minutes

QA & DI, LR & VARC

2014

100

170 Minutes

QA & DI, LR & VARC

2013

60

140 Minutes

QA & DI, LR & VARC

2012

60

140 Minutes

QA & DI, LR & VARC

2011

60

140 Minutes

QA & DI, LR & VARC

2010

60

150 Minutes

QA, DILR, VARC

CAT 2022: Expected paper pattern

It is expected that the CAT paper pattern this year will be on similar lines as that of last year.

Particulars

Expected CAT 2022 exam pattern

CAT exam duration

2 hours

Test slots in CAT entrance exam

3 slots

Total number of questions in CAT 2022

76 questions

CAT 2022 total marks

228 marks

Total number of questions in CAT 2022 VARC section

26 questions

Total number of questions in DILR section in CAT exam

24 questions

Total number of questions in CAT exam QA section

26 questions

Every year, more than 2 lakh candidates register for the Common Admission Test (CAT). The online CAT 2022 registration process is likely to begin in the first week of August. Candidates will be able to fill out the CAT application form by the second week of September. Candidates have to first register to create CAT 2022 login credentials, then move on to filling out the form and paying the application fee.

CAT Registration- Past year trends

Year

Total number of CAT registrations

2021

2,29,969

2020

2,27,835

2019

2,44,169

2018

2,41,000

2017

2,31,000

2016

2,32,292

2015

2,18,664


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