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CAT 2022 Application form

CAT 2022 Application form

CAT 2022 Application form process will start soon. The exam will be conducted on 27 November 2022 in three sessions.

The common Admission Test (CAT) is a national-level exam organized by IIMs on a rotational basis every year. The entrance is conducted to offer admission into management programmes in various colleges and institutions situated in India.

A number of private and government management institutions provide admission into MBA programmes through CAT scores.

CAT 2022 Application Schedule


Application opens 03-Aug
Application closes 14-Sep
Admit Card 27 Oct 27 Nov 22
Test Day 27-Nov
Result  2nd week of Jan  23

Application Fee

SC/ST/Pwds Rs.1150
Others Rs.2300

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for CAT 2021 should fulfil the following conditions:

You have completed a Bachelor’s degree with the required 50 per cent of marks,45 per cent for the reserved category.
Appearing candidates in the final year of Bachelor’s degree with the required percentage can apply
The result will be available on the CAT official website. The results will be tentatively available starting from the second week of January 2023. The list of candidates shortlisted for the next level of selection will be made available on the website of the respective IIMs.

Each IIM will send interview letters to the shortlisted candidates directly.

IIMs shortlist candidates for the interview stage based on their own criteria,

The process includes as following-:

Written Ability Test (WAT),
Group Discussion (GD) and
Personal Interviews (PI).
Performance in the CAT 2021 examination is an essential component in the admission process.

Other factors may include-:

The IIMs may additionally use other factors such as

the previous academic performance of the candidates,

relevant work experience,

gender and academic diversity.

Other similar inputs in shortlisting and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process. The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs.

Test Centers

CAT will be conducted in centres spread across around 150 test cities. Test cities will be mentioned in the CAT website and the name of the test centre will be indicated in the Admit Card.



CAT score will be available on the official cat website and sent through SMS. The CAT result is expected by the second week of January 2023. The CAT 2022 score is valid only till December 31, 2023, and will accordingly be accessible on the website. Thereafter, no queries related to the issuance of CAT 2022 scorecards will be entertained.


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