About CAT - 2022
CAT 2022 Cut Off has been released by various IIMs. Result has been declared on 3rd January 2022. Answer key & Candidate’s Responses has been released on 8th December 2021. Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national level entrance examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIMs), Ahmedabad. Through this examination, qualified candidates will get admission in various PG Management programs offered by the IIMs institutions across the country. Other than IIMs, candidates can also use the CAT 2022 scores for admission in various PG Management Programs of Government and Private Management institutions. Here through this article, we have provided complete details candidates need to know about CAT Admission 2022.

CAT 2022 Exam Dates

Here, Candidates can check the complete official CAT Exam dates for 2022 session:

Events Dates 2022
Release of Notification 31st July 2021
Commencement of Registration Process 4th August 2021
Last date for submission of Application Form 22nd September 2021
Correction Window 25th to 27th September 2021
Release of Admit card 27th October 2021
Mock Test 1st November 2021
CAT 2022 Exam 28th November 2021
Release of Answer Key 8th December 2021
Last date for submission of Objection 11th December 2021
Declaration of final Answer key January 2022
Announcement of Result 3rd January 2022

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CAT 2022 Answer Key

Authority has released the provisional answer key after few days from the day of examination. Candidates can access the CAT 2022 Answer Key through the website of exam conducting authority by online mode.

Candidates have to use their CAT ID and Password to access their answer key. Along with the answer key authority has provide the objection facility for the answer key.

The objection facility remain applicable for few days only. Candidates can raise objection by paying Rs. 1200/- per question. After the completion of objection facility authority will release the final answer key.

CAT 2022 Result

The exam conducting authority has released the result after the release of final answer key. The result has been declared on 3rd January 2022 through online mode only.

Authority has released the result for every exam participated candidate. Authority does not send any result to any candidates individually by post or any other offline mode. Candidates have to access their result itself by login into the website of exam conducting authority.

CAT Cut Off 2022

The Cut Off rank will be the minimum marks candidates will have to score to be eligible for further admission procedure. Every IIMs will separately release the CAT 2022 Cut off Marks for admission in there offered programs through online mode.

Here, candidates can check previous year cut off of some IIMs:

IIMs General OCB-NC SC ST PWD
IIMs, Ahmedabad 80 75 70 60 60
IIMs, Bangalore 85 75 70 65 60
IIMs, Calcutta 85 75 70 65 65
IIMs, Lucknow 90 82 70 65 65
IIMs, Raipur 94 75 54 40 40

CAT 2022 Registration

Following are the complete details candidates need to know before filling CAT 2022 Registration Form:

  • The Registration Form has been made available through online mode only.
  • Candidates can fill the CAT 2022 Registration form from 4th August 2021.
  • Candidates have to fill the CAT 2022 application form with authentic and valid details only, as any invalid or wrong information could cause problem at the time of admission.
  • Candidates must re-check their application form before paying the application fee.
  • Candidates have to fill the application before last date of submission as, no candidates will be allowed after the last date of submission.
  • CAT 2022 application process gets over on 22nd September 2021.
  • Candidates are advised to keep the print of filled application form and fee receipt for future references.

Application Fee:

Candidates can submit CAT 2022 Application fee through online mode only. The Payment can be done through Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking and UPI payment gateways only.

Category Application Fee
For SC/ ST and PWD Rs.2200/-
For all other candidates Rs.1100/-

CAT 2022 Admit Card

Authority has released the CAT Admit Card 2022 on 27th October 2021. The Admit card has been made available for every successfully registered candidates only. CAT 2022 registered candidates can check their admit card through the website of CAT 2022 by online mode.

The admit card is a mandatory document to be carried out on the day of examination as no candidates are allowed to set for examination without admit card.

Candidates are advised to keep the admit card safe till the completion of admission procedure as it can be required at the time of counselling.

CAT 2022 Exam Pattern

Here candidates can check the complete CAT exam pattern details:

  • Exam Mode: The exam will be conducted through online mode (computer based test).
  • Type of Questions: Question paper will contain both Objective and Non-Objective Type of questions.
  • Duration: CAT Exam duration will be of total 2 hours (120 minutes).
  • Test Centres: The test centres will be available all across the country.
  • Marking Scheme: 3 marks will be given for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer in the objective type section. No negative marking will be done in the subjective section.
Section No. of MCQs No. of Non MCQs Total Marks
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (Section I) 24 10 102
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (Section II) 24 8 96
Quantitative Ability (Section III) 27 7 102
Total 75 25 300

CAT Syllabus 2022

The CAT Syllabus will comprise of all three sections, i.e. Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension & Quantitative Ability. The detailed syllabus for these sections are provided below:

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning: Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Bar Graphs and Column Graphs, Caselets and Tables, Venn Diagrams, Combination of two or more types linked to each other, Calendars, Cubes and Clocks, Line Charts & Pie Chart, Number and Letter Series, Binary Logic, Logical Matching, Connectives & Sequence.

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension:  Analogies and Reverse Analogies, Facts Inferences Judgements, Grammar or English Usage, Fill in the blanks, Verbal Reasoning, Meaning/Usage Match, Summary Questions, Synonyms Antonyms (Vocabulary Based), Correction in Sentence, Reading Comprehension, Jumbled Paragraph and Close Passage.

Quantitative Ability: Coordinate Geometry & Mensuration, Sequences & Series, Surds & Indices, Inequalities, Set Theory, Functions & Geometry, Mixtures & Allegations, Trigonometry, Profit, Loss & Discount, Percentages, Simple & Compound Interest, Logarithm, Binomial Theorem, Complex Numbers, Quadratic & Linear Equations, Probability, Permutation and Combination, Number Systems, LCM & HCF, Speed, Time & Distance, Time & Work, Ratio & Proportion, Averages.


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