MBA Entrance Exam 2022: CAT exam timings, guidelines

IIM Bangalore is conducting CAT 2022 today, November 27. Check CAT exam day guidelines, and student reaction here.

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Team Careers360 | Nov 27, 2022 - 9:17 a.m. IST
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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.
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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).
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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.



CAT full form

Common Admission Test (CAT)

CAT 2022 conducting body

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore

Number of questions in CAT 2022


Total CAT exam centre


Total number of CAT test cities


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

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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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