CAT exam 2022 concludes; Overall analysis, answer key, score vs percentile and cut-off

CAT 2022 conducted today in three slots. CAT exam was moderately-difficult. Check out overall CAT exam analysis of all slots, answer key and CAT cut-off for IIM MBA admission.

CAT exam 2022 concludes; Overall analysis, answer key, score vs percentile and cut-off CAT Exam Concludes
Himanshu Shekhar | Nov 27, 2022 - 7:23 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI- Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore has concluded all the slots of the Common Admission Test (CAT) today, November 27. The CAT exam 2022 was conducted in a computer-based (online) mode in three shifts. IIM Bangalore conducted CAT slot 1 between 08:30 to 10:30 am, CAT slot 2 between 12:30 to 02:30 pm, and CAT slot 3 between 04:30 to 06:30 pm.

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IIM CAT exam 2022- Key highlights

  • CAT paper pattern 2022 was as per the official CAT mock test 2022 released on iimcat.ac.in CAT 2022

  • CAT 2022 question paper had a total number of 66 CAT questions

  • A total of 46 multiple-choice questions were asked in CAT exam question paper 2022

  • The CAT questions were distributed in the format 24-20-22 (VARC-24, DILR-20, QA-22)

  • The CAT exam time duration was 120 minutes

  • The sectional time limit of each section in this MBA entrance exam was 40 minutes

CAT 2022 slot 1 analysis

As per CAT 2022 students' reactions and experts, CAT slot 1 was easy to moderate. Check out the detailed CAT slot 1 sectional analysis.

CAT Slot 1 analysis 2022: Sectional

Sections

Number of questions

Difficulty level

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

24

Easy to Moderate

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

20

Easy to moderate

Quantitative Ability (QA)

22

Moderate

Total

66

Moderate

CAT 2022 slot 2 analysis

Overall difficulty level of CAT slot 2 was moderate to difficult. Check out the detailed sectional analysis of the CAT slot 2 paper.

CAT 2022 slot 2 sectional analysis

Sections

Number of questions

Difficulty level

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

24

Easy

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

20

Easy to moderate

Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

22

Moderate to difficult

Total

66

Moderate

CAT 2022 slot 3 analysis

As per test takers and experts, CAT slot 3 was easy to moderate. Find out the difficulty level of CAT slot 3 sectional analysis.

CAT 2022 slot 3 sectional analysis

Sections

Number of questions

Difficulty level

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

24

Moderate

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

20

Easy to moderate

Quantitative Ability (QA)

22

Moderate

Total

66

Moderate

IIM Bangalore will release the official CAT 2022 answer key for all slots on the official IIM CAT website- iimcat.ac.in probably in the second week of December. Candidates will be able to download the preliminary CAT answer key by using their CAT user ID and password. CAT 2022 response sheet will also be released along with the CAT exam answer key in the form of a PDF.

Expected CAT cutoff 2022 of top colleges

List of B-schools

Expected CAT cutoff

DMS, IIT Delhi

98+ percentile

Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi (FMS, DU)

98.20 percentile

SJMSOM, IIT Bombay

99+ percentile

Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai

90+ percentile

Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon

95+ percentile

Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad

90+ percentile

SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai

85+ percentile

National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai

95+ percentile

Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras

95+ percentile

T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal

85+ percentile

Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB)

90+ percentile

IIM Ahmedabad

85

IIM Bangalore

85

IIM Calcutta

85

IIM Lucknow

90

IIM Indore

90

CAT 2022 Expected Score vs Percentile

Check out the expected score vs percentile CAT, suggested by experts.

Percentile

VARC

DILR

QA

Overall

80%ile

25

17

19

57

90%ile

30

23

27

69

95%ile

35

27

33

83

98%ile

39

33

40

101

99%ile

42

36

44

106

99.5%ile

47

41

48

122


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