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Team Careers360 | November 27, 2022 | 09:17 AM IST

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore is conducting the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2022 exam today in three different slots. CAT exam timing for each slot are 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM (morning session), 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM (afternoon session), and 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM (evening session). Over 2.5 lakh candidates are expected to take CAT 2022. This MBA admission entrance exam is being held at more than 438 test centres in 151 cities across the country.
Check here- CAT 2022 Exam Live Updates

As per the CAT 2022 paper pattern, a total of 66 questions are expected to be asked in the CAT 2022 question paper. These CAT questions will be asked from three different sections namely Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR), Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), and Quantitative Aptitude (QA).
Also Read | CAT Exam 2022: Do questions repeat in the CAT MBA entrance exam?

CAT 2022 - Highlights

On this page, we will share the latest news on the CAT MBA exam, CAT admit card 2022 download link, things to carry for CAT exam, CAT directly from the exam centre, and CAT analysis after the conclusion of each slot. By checking the slot-wise CAT exam analysis 2022, students appearing for the exam can get to know the difficulty level and type of questions asked in all the CAT exam. Apart from that, candidates can check the CAT exam day pre and post-reactions of students for each slot.

Particulars

Details

CAT full form

Common Admission Test (CAT)

CAT 2022 conducting body

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore

Number of questions in CAT 2022

66

Total CAT exam centre

438

Total number of CAT test cities

151

Total number candidates registered for CAT exam 2022

2.56 lakh

Exam duration

2 Hours (120 Minutes)

Section-wise CAT exam time duration

  • 40 Minutes for each section (VARC, DILR, QA).

  • 53 Minutes 20 seconds for PwD candidates for each section.

Total marks of CAT exam

198 marks

CAT Marking Scheme

  • For every right answer, +3 will be awarded

  • For every wrong answer in MCQs, -1 will be deducted

  • No negative marks for Non-MCQs

Also Read | MBA Admissions via IIFT, SNAP, MAT: 5 easy MBA entrance exams that you can consider

CAT 2022 exam is conducted for MBA admission to 20 IIMs, IITs, and other top MBA colleges such as (SPJIMR, MDI, FMS, IMT Ghaziabad, TAPMI, JIMS Rohini, etc) After the conclusion of the CAT 2022 entrance exam, students can use the CAT percentile predictor to know their probable CAT 2022 percentile and score along with the expected CAT 2022 cutoff marks to know the chances of selection for the next round.

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IIM Bangalore is conducting the CAT exam 2022 in three different slots: Morning shift (8:30 to 10:30 am), afternoon shift (12:30 to 2:30 pm), and evening shift (4:30 to 6:30 pm). Check the do's and don'ts for CAT exam centre, CAT exam analysis, answer key, and student reactions below for slots 1, 2, and 3.

November 27, 2022 | 08:17 AM IST

CAT Exam 2022 Live Updates- Guard making announcement of final entry

CAT 2022 slot 1 exam timing is 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Candidates are still coming in guard making announcements for final entry asking students to hurry up.

November 27, 2022 | 08:14 AM IST

CAT Exam 2022 Live Updates- Highlights

CAT exam time duration

2 Hours (120 Minutes)

  • 40 Minutes for Each Section
  • 13 Minutes 20 Seconds extra for PwD candidates

CAT exam time slots

  • 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
  • 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM 
CAT 2022 question typesMCQs and TITA (Non-MCQs)
CAT exam total questions66

Number of CAT exam 2022 Test Cities

151 cities 

CAT 2022 official websiteiimcat.ac.in

CAT 2022 Marking Scheme

  • For every right answer, +3 will be awarded

  • For every wrong answer in MCQs, -1 will be deducted

  • No negative marks for Non-MCQs

November 27, 2022 | 08:04 AM IST

IIM CAT Exam Live Updates- CAT compound interest formula

Check out some CAT Compound Interest Formulas

  • When the interest is compounded Annually:

Amount= P (1 + R/100) n

  • When the interest is compounded Half-yearly:

Amount = P (1 + (R/2)/100)2n

  • When the interest is compounded Quarterly:

Amount = P (1 + (R/4)/100)4n

  • When the rates are different for different years, say R1%, R2% and R3% for 1 year, 2 years and 3-year resp. Then,

Amount = P (1 + R1/100) (1 + R2/100) (1 + R3/100)

  • Present worth of ₹ x due n years hence is given by

November 27, 2022 | 07:57 AM IST

CAT Exam Live Updates 2022- Entry started at CAT exam centre

November 27, 2022 | 07:55 AM IST

IIM CAT Exam Live Updates- CAT admit card download

It is mandatory to carry a printed copy of CAT admit card 2022 at the allotted examination centre. Registered candidates can download their CAT admit card by visiting the official website- iimcat.ac.in 2022. Along with CAT admit card it is mandatory to carry a government approved photo ID proof.

November 27, 2022 | 07:52 AM IST

IIM CAT Exam Live Updates- CAT exam day instructions

IIM Bangalore is conducting CAT 2022 entrance exam today i.e. November 27. Checkout CAT exam day instructions in below images.

November 27, 2022 | 07:49 AM IST

CAT Exam 2022 Live Updates- Is there negative marking in CAT?

Many candidates are wondering and searching for is there a negative marking in CAT. Check out the CAT exam 2022 marking scheme.

  • 3 marks will be awarded for every correct answer.
  • 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response.

November 27, 2022 | 07:48 AM IST

CAT 2022 Exam Live Update- CAT pre exam student reaction

As per Aditya Garg, he joined TIME institute for CAT 2022 exam preparation. He prepared for the CAT exam for the past 6 to 8 months. He wants to pursue an MBA program from one of the IIMs. 

November 27, 2022 | 07:44 AM IST

CAT 2022 live updates- How many questions to attempt in CAT

As per experts, those candidates who are aiming to secure CAT 95+ percentile should attempt 75 percent of CAT question paper with a good accuracy rate out of total marks of CAT exam. Check how many questions to attempt in CAT to secure a decent percentile.

CAT exam section name

Total questions

Good attempts

VARC

24

18

DILR

20

13

QA

22

16

Total

66

47

November 27, 2022 | 07:40 AM IST

CAT Exam Live Updates- cat slot 1 timing

IIM Bangalore is conducting CAT 2022 MBA entrance exam today i.e. November 27 at 438 test centre. CAT 2022 is being held in the 151 exam cities across the country. As per CAT slot 1 timing it will be held from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. 

November 27, 2022 | 07:36 AM IST

IIM CAT Exam Live Update- CAT aspirants commencing to exam centre

IIM Bangalore is conducting CAT 2022 exam today in three different shifts. For CAT exam slot 1 student started to commencing at the allotted CAT examination centre.

November 27, 2022 | 07:26 AM IST

IIM CAT exam 2022- CAT slot 1 timing

IIM Bangalore will be conducting the CAT slot 1 exam from 8.30 am to 10.30 am. The authorities have asked the candidates to report to the CAT test centre at 7 am. No candidate will be allowed to enter the CAT exam hall after 8:15 am. Candidates must carry their CAT admit card 2022 and photo ID proof with them to get entry to the CAT test centre. 

November 27, 2022 | 07:19 AM IST

CAT Exam 2022 Live Updates- Take CAT mock test free

Those CAT aspirants who will take the second and third slot of the CAT 2022 exam have plenty of time. Meanwhile, they can take CAT mock test free. Get the direct link to access CAT free mock test.

CAT 2022 mock test linkClick here
CAT exam mock test 2022 link - For PwD Candidates (Blindness and Low Vision)Click here
CAT 2022 mock test link - For Other PwD CandidatesClick here

November 27, 2022 | 07:15 AM IST

CAT Exam Live Updates- cat exam reporting time

CAT 2022 exam will be held today in three different shifts. Candidates are advised to reach the allotted CAT 2022 exam centre as per the CAT exam reporting time mentioned on the CAT admit card 2022. Those candidates who are going to take first slot of CAT exam are advised to reach the CAT exam centre by 7:00 AM.

November 27, 2022 | 07:13 AM IST

IIM CAT 2022 Exam Live Updates- Things to carry for CAT exam

Those candidates who are going to take the CAT 2022 entrance exam, must be well versed with the CAT exam day guidelines and instructions to avoid any unnecessary stress. Check out some important CAT exam day instructions and things to carry for CAT exam that are given below.

  • Candidates should reach the CAT exam centre as per mentioned reporting time on the CAT admit card to avoid the last-minute hassle.

  • Do not forget to carry necessary documents which include CAT hall ticket, photo ID proof, additional photograph, and a transparent water bottle.

  • Mobile phones, laptops, and any other electronic gadgets are strictly prohibited at the CAT 2022 exam centre.

November 27, 2022 | 07:06 AM IST

CAT 2022 Live Updates- What to carry for the CAT exam?

As per the CAT conducting body, IIM Bangalore, check out what to carry for the CAT exam at the test centre:

  • CAT hall ticket

  • ID proof

  • Candidate's photograph

  • Stationery items

  • Self-declaration form

  • Medical certificate and scribe affidavit

  • Name change document

  • Mask, sanitizer and other COVID-19 related items

November 27, 2022 | 06:55 AM IST

CAT Exam 2022 Live Updates- CAT admit card 2022

Those candidates who are appearing for CAT 2022 exam today must have to carry a printed copy of CAT admit card 2022 along with one valid photo ID proof. Without CAT admit card candidates are not allowed to enter in the examination hall.

November 27, 2022 | 06:40 AM IST

CAT 2022 Exam Live Update- Section wise CAT 2022 pattern

According to the CAT 2022 pattern, the paper will be divided into three sections - QA, DILR and VARC. Most of the questions will be MCQ-based wherein candidates will be given options to choose from. However, there are also short answer type questions called TITA questions. TITA questions are descriptive and candidates write the answer. TITA questions are expected to be 17 from all sections. Each section has 40 minutes to be answered including the time for short answer questions. The number of questions in each section will vary. More questions are expected from Quantitative.

November 27, 2022 | 06:32 AM IST

IIM CAT exam 2022 Live Update:- Is jeans allowed?

For the CAT exam 2022 and as per the CAT dress code, candidates are advised to wear slip-on shoes or slippers. Socks, cardigans/ plain pullovers/ sweaters without pockets are allowed. Jeans, trousers, pants, etc with many pockets are not allowed to wear for CAT 2022 exam

November 27, 2022 | 06:21 AM IST

IIM CAT exam 2022 Live Update- Important CAT quant formulas

In the CAT exam 2022, the Quantitative Aptitude (QA) section will have a total of 20 questions including 14 MCQs and 6 non-MCQs. Check out some important CAT Quant Formulas.

  • (a + b)² = (a² + b² + 2ab)

  • (a – b)² = (a² + b² – 2ab)

  • (a + b)(a – b) = (a² – b²)

  • (a + b)² = (a² + b² + 2ab)

  • (a³ – b³) = (a – b)(a² + ab + b²)

  • (a + b + c)² = a² + b² + c² + 2(ab + bc + ca)

  • (a³ + b³) = (a + b)(a² – ab + b²)

  • When a + b + c = 0, then a³ + b³ + c³ = 3abc

  • (a³ + b³ + c³ – 3abc) = (a + b + c)(a² + b² + c² – ab – bc – ac)

  • (a + b) n = an + (nC1) an-1b + (nC2) an-2b² + … + (nCn-1) abn-1 + bn

November 27, 2022 | 06:08 AM IST

IIM CAT 2022 Live Updates: CAT exam today

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore will be conducting Common Admission Test (CAT) 2022 today i.e. November 27 in Computer Based (CBT) mode at more than 438 test centers. CAT 2022 will be held in three different shifts i.e. morning, afternoon, and evening. IIM CAT 2022 exam will be held across 151 cities across the country. Download the CAT admit card 2022 from the official website- iimcat.ac.in.

November 26, 2022 | 10:02 PM IST

CAT Exam 2022: Do’s for CAT 2022 exam day

Here are some do’s for CAT 2022 exam day:

  • Carry your CAT 2022 admit card along with original photo ID proof

  • Carry the self-declaration form

  • Reach the CAT exam centre 2022 on time

  • Check seating arrangements

  • Ensure to mark your attendance

  • Use washroom beforehand

  • Answer CAT questions using mouse and not keyboard as it will lock the system

  • Get your documents verified

November 26, 2022 | 09:37 PM IST

CAT exam 2022- Check summarise CAT syllabus

CAT 2022 will have a total of 66 questions and candidates will get a total of 120 minutes to solve the CAT question paper. Check below the name of CAT exam sections and important topics related to them.

Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

  • Time and Work

  • Interests (SI, CI)

  • Time, Speed, and Distance

  • Probability

  • Geometry & Mensuration

  • Number System, Basic Arithmetic

  • Algebra

  • Permutation & Combination

  • Profit, loss, and Discounts

  • Trigonometry, Logarithms, and Sets

  • Blood Relations

  • Puzzles

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Graphs Related

  • Seating Arrangement, and Data Arrangement

  • Tables and Caselets

  • Clocks & Calendars

  • Assumption and Binary Logic

  • Syllogisms and Venn Diagrams


  • Para-Summary

  • Para-Jumbles

  • Odd Sentences

  • Reading Comprehension Passages

  • Sentence Completion and Correction

  • Word Usage (Vocabulary)

  • Fill in the Blanks


November 26, 2022 | 09:08 PM IST

CAT 2022 Exam Live Updates: About CAT exam 2022

Common Admission Test, CAT is a national-level entrance examination for candidates seeking admission to various postgraduate management programmes at IIMs. The CAT exam is also accepted by other top MBA colleges for admission. Candidates with CAT scores can apply for more than 1200 B-schools that accept CAT score. CAT 2022 is being held as a CBT-based test in 151 cities for around 2 Lakh+ candidates who applied for the entrance exam. CAT 2022 is being held in three slots of 2 hours each. There are three sections in the CAT exam 2022 and candidates will have 40 minutes to answer each section. 

November 26, 2022 | 08:44 PM IST

CAT exam live updates 2022- Important CAT QA formulas

Candidates must check some of the important CAT QA formulas to revise and answer accurately in the CAT exam tomorrow. 

  • (a + b)² = (a² + b² + 2ab)

  • (a – b)² = (a² + b² – 2ab)

  • (a + b)(a – b) = (a² – b²)

  • (a + b)² = (a² + b² + 2ab)

  • (1² + 2² + 3² + ….. + n²) = n ( n + 1 ) (2n + 1) / 6

  • 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + … + n = n(n + 1)/2

November 26, 2022 | 08:22 PM IST

CAT 2022: Top Management Institutes as per NIRF rankings

Here is the list of top 10 management institutes in India as per NIRF rankings 2022 as well as their comparison with 2021:

Top MBA colleges

NIRF Rank 2022

NIRF Rank 2021

IIM Ahmedabad

1

1

IIM Bangalore

2

2

IIM Calcutta

3

3

IIT Delhi

4

5

IIM Kozhikode

5

4

IIM Lucknow

6

7

IIM Indore

7

6

Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI)

8

8

NITIE Mumbai

9

12

IIT Madras

10

13


November 26, 2022 | 08:12 PM IST

CAT live updates 2022- Negative marking in CAT exam

Below is the marking scheme for CAT 2022:

  • There is negative marking of one mark for every wrong answer

  • There will be no deduction of marks for unattempted questions

  • Some questions in each section may not be of multiple choice type, thus the answers will have to be typed on the screen

November 26, 2022 | 07:55 PM IST

CAT 2022 login

IIM Bangalore provides the CAT 2022 login to the registered candidates. CAT login details are sent to the registered mobile number and email ID of candidates. An important detail that should be kept safely are CAT login ID and password that can be used to download CAT admit card, response sheet, answer key, CAT result 2022, etc.

November 26, 2022 | 07:48 PM IST

IIM CAT 2022: Upcoming MBA entrance exams other than CAT

Some of the other MBA entrance exams other than CAT are:

MAT

XAT

IIFT 

SNAP

IBSAT

CMAT

NMAT by GMAC

ATMA

TANCET

UPSEE MBA

MAH CET

RMAT


November 26, 2022 | 07:42 PM IST

CAT 2022 Exam Timings- Slot-wise


Particulars

Details

CAT exam date 2022

November 27, 2022

CAT 2022 slot 1 timing

8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

CAT exam 2022 slot 2 timing

12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

CAT 2022 slot 3 exam timing

4:30 PM to 6:30 PM


November 26, 2022 | 07:24 PM IST

CAT 2022 Dress code

Candidates appearing for the CAT exam 2022 should follow the dress code for CAT exam as mentioned below.

What to wear?

What not to wear?

  • Socks, plain pullovers/ sweaters/ cardigans (without pockets) are allowed.

  • Wearing socks on your feet is permitted.

  • Any kind of jewellery or any metal items, 

  • Garments with large buttons

  • Heavy types of footwear with thick soles will not be allowed inside the test lab.

As per the dress code for CAT exam, those who have metal implants, pacemakers, etc., will have to bring a corresponding medical certificate to the CAT exam centre.

November 26, 2022 | 07:12 PM IST

Documents required for CAT exam

Documents to carry for CAT exam 2022 to the test centre are:

  • CAT admit card

  • Photo ID proof (original not photocopied or scanned)

  • Passport size photograph

  • Medical certificate would be required in the case of a candidate using (a) Pacemaker or (b) implants (metal) or (c) other device(s) for medical reason(s).

November 26, 2022 | 06:59 PM IST

Is calculator allowed in CAT?

No, candidates are not allowed to take calculator or any other electronic devices in CAT 2022 exam. However, there is an onscreen calculator, and candidates can use it when they need to. Candidates will also not be allowed to bring items such as smartwatch, mobile phones, sd card, cable, and so on. Read the exam instructions given in the CAT admit card carefully. Not adhering to the instructions as laid will lead you being barred from taking the CAT exam.

November 26, 2022 | 06:46 PM IST

CAT 2022 Exam Pattern- Check detailed paper pattern

The paper pattern in CAT 2022 will be much like that of last year, except the number of exam cities. This year CAT will be held in 151 cities across India. CAT 2022 will be held in three sessions and the duration of the CAT exam will be 2 hours, with 40 minutes for each section. CAT exam paper will be divided into three sections:

  • Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

CAT 2022 is a negative marking exam and 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. Each question will carry 3 marks. IIM does not define the number of questions. So it may vary than the last year (66).

November 26, 2022 | 06:36 PM IST

List of CAT 2022 do's and don'ts


November 26, 2022 | 06:30 PM IST

CAT 2022 exam date and time

IIM Bangalore will be conducting the CAT entrance exam on November 27. CAT 2022. Check out the CAT 2022 exam timings. CAT exam 2022 will be conducted in three sessions: morning (8:30 am – 10:30 am), afternoon (12:30 pm – 2:30 pm), evening (4:30 pm – 6:30 pm).

November 26, 2022 | 06:22 PM IST

CAT admit card 2022 download link

Registered candidates can download CAT admit card from the official website of IIM CAT, iimcat.ac.in, using the necessary login details such as CAT ID and password. Candidates should note that admit card must be printed on a A4 size paper. Verify details as you download.
Click here to download CAT admit card 2022.

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November 26, 2022 | 06:15 PM IST

CAT exam 2022 statistics

Post the conclusion of the CAT exam, IIMs release the data of CAT registration and the number of CAT test takers. Check out the past few years' CAT registration trends.

CAT year

CAT exam registrations (in lakhs)

2022

2.55 (Expected)

2021

2.3 

2020

2.28

2019

2.44

2018

2.41


November 26, 2022 | 06:01 PM IST

CAT 2022 exam tomorrow

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore will be conducting Common Admission Test (CAT) 2022 tomorrow i.e. November 27 in Computer Based (CBT) mode. CAT 2022 will be held in three different shifts i.e. morning, afternoon, and evening. IIM CAT 2022 exam will be held across 151 cities across the country. Download the CAT admit card 2022 from the official website- iimcat.ac.in.

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