CAT Notification 2022 [Released]: Official Notification for CAT Exam 2022 | PDF

CAT Notification 2022 [Released]: Official Notification for CAT Exam 2022 | PDF

ByAditi Joshi  |  Updated on: Aug 11, 2022
Get all the details about CAT 2022 Notification. IIM released CAT Official Notification 2022 to conduct CAT 2022 Exam. Get the direct link to download PDF for CAT Exam 2022 Notification.
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CAT Notification 2022 is released on the official website of IIMCAT on July 31, 2022. The candidates who are thinking of appearing in the CAT Exam 2022 must keep their eyes on the official notification to avoid missing the deadline. The CAT 2022 Notification has been uploaded to the official website by the IIM authorities. Here, you will get all the details information about CAT Notification 2022 regarding registration, exam dates, eligibility, syllabus and many more. 

CAT Notification 2022

The CAT 2022 Notification PDF was released by the Indian Institutes of Management on 31 July 2022. The CAT Notification 2022 is now available on the official website with all the important CAT Exam Dates 2022. The CAT Application Process will begin on 03 August 2022, and the last date to apply for CAT 2022 is 14 September 2022. 

The CAT 2022 Exam Notification provides all pertinent information, including the exam date, registration start and end dates, exam pattern, and exam eligibility, in brief. The CAT Notification 2022 PDF is now available on the official website for download in the form of the Information Bulletin. Check details about Who is Conducting CAT 2022 Exam?

Check changes made in CAT 2022 Notification in detail. The CAT Registration Fee is Rs. 1150 for reserves categories and Rs.2300 for other categories.  and the test centre has been increased to 150 test cities. Common Admission Test CAT is a computer-based test conducted at the national level throughout the country. The previous year's CAT Exam was administered by IIM Ahmedabad, while CAT 2022 conducting body is yet to be announced. 

CAT Notification 2022 PDF Download - July 31

CAT Test Centres

The CAT 2022 will be administered in 150 test cities across the country. Candidates will be able to choose from a list of six test cities in order of preference.

CAT Score 2022

After CAT Exam 2022 is concluded, IIM will release the CAT 2022 Score. Candidates will be able to download their CAT Scorecard after the CAT Result 2022 is released. 

CAT 2022 Notification Overview

Note the table below to get important information regarding CAT Exam 2022, as per the latest official schedule.



Name of the Exam

CAT Exam 2022

CAT Full Form 

Common Admission Test (CAT)

Type of Exam

MBA Entrance Exam - National Level

CAT Registration Mode


CAT Exam Fees

Rs 2300 (General category)

Rs 1150 (Reserved category)

Course Offered

Post Graduate Programmes in Management (PGP)

CAT Exam Pattern

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

Quantitative Ability (QA)

CAT Exam Duration 

2 Hours (120 Minutes) - 40 Minutes for Each Section

CAT Accepting Colleges

1136 Approx

CAT Official website 2022

CAT 2022 Notification Dates

CAT Notification 2022 consists of all the important dates concerning CAT Exam 2022. Below mentioned are the dates as per the latest CAT Exam Notification 2022. 


Tentative Dates

CAT 2022 Notification date

31 July 2022

CAT Registration 2022 Start Date

3 August 2022

CAT 2022 Application Form Last Date

14 September 2022

Window opens for Form Correction

4th week of September 2022

CAT Mock Test release

1st week of October 2022 

CAT Official Tutorial Release Date 

1st week of November 2022

CAT Admit Card 2022

27 October 2022

CAT 2022 Exam Date

27 November 2022

CAT Answer Key 2022

1st week of December 2022

Declaration of CAT 2022 Result

2nd week of January 2023

Details Mentioned in CAT Notification 2022

The detailed CAT Exam Notification or the information bulletin pdf contains the following exam details.

  • Details about CAT Exam Conducting IIM
  • CAT Official Website 
  • Post Graduate Programmes in Management (PGP)
  • CAT Important Dates
  • CAT Eligibility 2022 
  • CAT Reservation Policy
  • CAT Registration process and fees
  • CAT Test Centres

Eligibility Criteria as per CAT Notification 2022

As per the official notification, below mentioned is the detailed CAT Eligibility 2022.

  • Bachelor’s degree with a pass certificate. Earlier, there was a minimum marks requirement of at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in the case of SC, ST, and PWD categories). For CAT Exam 2022, IIM has altered the CAT eligibility. 
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.
  • Candidates should fulfil any one of the following conditions:
    • Completed Bachelor’s degree with the required percentage of marks.
    • Completed a professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) with the required percentage.
    • Should be in the final year of Bachelor’s degree with the required percentage.

CAT Reservation Policy 2022

As per the legal requirements, CAT Exam conducting body, reserved the following section of seats for the reserved category. 


Reservation %

Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates


Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates


Other Backward Classes candidates ((NC-OBC)


Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)


Persons with

Benchmark Disabilities (PwD)


CAT Reservation Policy

CAT 2022 Notification for Registration

CAT Registration and form details have been released along with the notification pdf. The following guidelines can be followed for How to fill CAT Form:

  • Go to the official website of CAT
  • Register as the ‘New Candidate Registration. (The registration link will activate as per the dates
  • As a part of the CAT 2022 Registration, you have to fill in some of the basic details like your name, email id, contact number, DOB etc.
  • Once you have successfully registered, you will have to log in again to the website and complete the application.
  • As a part of the CAT Application Form, you have to fill in the required details.
  • You have to upload your passport size photograph and signature (both should be of a size less than 80 kb each).
  • You are also required to upload the other documents like caste certificate for (OBC-NCL, SC, ST) and PWD/DA certificate, if applicable. Know more about CAT Answer Key.
  • Select the test centre out of the given list. You are allowed to select four centres.
  • You can pay for the application by any of the following methods: Credit card/debit card/DD etc.
  • Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email on your registered email id. You can take a printout of the application form and keep it for your future reference.

CAT Application Form Fee

Note the table below to get updated information regarding CAT Exam Fees.


CAT Form Fees


Rs. 2300


Rs. 1150

CAT Registration Process

CAT Exam Notification 2022 for IIM & Programs Offered

As per the CAT 2022, the following Post Graduate Programmes in Management (PGP) can be applied for in the mentioned IIMs. Check the list of CAT Colleges.



Official Website

IIM Ahmedabad


IIM Visakhapatnam


IIM Udaipur


IIM Tiruchirappalli


IIM Sirmaur


IIM Shillong


IIM Sambalpur


IIM Rohtak


IIM Ranchi


IIM Raipur


IIM Nagpur


IIM Lucknow


IIM Kozhikode


IIM Kashipur

MBA, MBA (Analytics), MBA (WX)

IIM Jammu


IIM Indore


IIM Calcutta


IIM Bodh Gaya


IIM Bangalore


IIM Amritsar


CAT Exam Pattern 2022

The Common Admission Test CAT 2022 will be conducted in online mode. The test is divided into 3 sections, namely: Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation, and Quantitative Ability. Read CAT Syllabus & CAT Exam Pattern in detail and give CAT Online Mock Test for upcoming MBA Entrance Exam preparation.

CAT 2022 Exam Pattern: Section-Wise Break Up

Note the table below to get a highlight of the section-wise break up as per the previous year's CAT Exam Pattern.

Section as per IIM CAT Exam Pattern 2022

CAT Total Question



Maximum Marks

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)





Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)





Quantitative Aptitude (QA)










  • The CAT Exam Duration is for 2 hours where every section is for 40 minutes.
  • A candidate cannot move to the next section until he/she completes the time allocated in the previous section. Also, one cannot move back to the previous sections after the allotted time for that section is over (switching of sections is not allowed). Get all the details for CAT Cut Off.
  • There are two types of questions in the test: MCQs and non-MCQs (also known as TITA), where the candidate has to write the answer in the space provided.

The number of CAT TITA Questions asked in CAT Exam 2021 is as follows:

Exam Slot





Slot 1





Note: There is an allotment of 3 marks for every correct answer, and one mark is deducted for every incorrect attempt. However, there is no negative marking for the non-MCQ questions. Click to know the Tips to Reduce Negative Marking in CAT.

CAT Admission Process

Please remember that each IIM has its own set of qualifying requirements (including academic cut-offs and relative weights) and CAT MBA Admission Procedures. Performance in the CAT 2022 Exam is an important factor to evaluate during the selection process. IIMs may additionally short-list candidates based on their previous academic performance, relevant work experience, and other similar factors at various stages of the selection process. Individual IIMs' admittance policies can be seen on their own websites for further information.

☛ Download CAT Previous Year Question Papers PDF to ensure that your exam preparation is up to the mark. 

FAQs on CAT 2022 Notification

  • CAT Notification 2022 has been released on 31 July 2022. You can download the CAT Notification 2022 PDF from the direct link mentioned above.

  • It is the official schedule of the CAT Exam. However, CAT Notification consists of all the official details for the upcoming exam, including registration, exam dates, eligibility, exam pattern and topics covered. The candidates must download CAT 2022 Notification PDF to check all the important details of the exam. 

  • You can get CAT Exam 2022 Notification PDF on the official website of iim. cat. Click here to download CAT Notification 2022 PDF for your future reference.

  • As per the latest updates, the name CAT 2022 conducting IIM is released officially. CAT Exam 2022 will be administered by IIM Bangalore to shortlist the candidates for different MBA courses.

  • As per the latest official updates, CAT Exam Date 2022 is 27 November 2022. All the details regarding the exam schedule in mentioned on CAT Notification 2022. The candidates must check CAT Exam Notification 2022 to avoid missing the deadlines for all important events.


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