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CAT 2022 Notifications Out!

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) which is the official conducting body for the CAT exam has officially released the CAT 2022 Notifications on July 31st 2022 on the official website iimcat.ac.in. CAT 2022 will be conducted by IIM Bangalore on 27th November.

IIM Ahmedabad conducted the CAT Exam last year. The official CAT 2022 Notifications will consist of CAT important dates, CAT eligibility and CAT exam pattern among others.

CAT 2022 Notifications: Important Dates

According to the CAT 2022 Notifications on the official website, following are the important dates you need to keep in mind:

EventsDates (Tentative)
CAT 2022 notification31st July 2022
CAT 2022 registration3rd August 2022
CAT 2022 last date to apply14th September 2022
CAT 2022 admit cardLast week of October 2022
CAT 2022 exam date27th November 2022
Release of CAT 2022 Response Sheet & Question PaperSecond week of December 2022
Last day to challenge answer keySecond week of December 2022
CAT 2022 ResultSecond week of January 2023

CAT 2022: Registration

The registration for CAT 2022 is likely tobegin from 3rd August 2022 on the official website iimcat.ac.in as per the official CAT 2022 notifications. The process will go on till the third week of September 2022.

CAT 2022: Exam Pattern

DetailsCAT 2022 Pattern
Test duration2 hours
Test slots3
Total number of questions in CAT66 (varies)
Total marks198
No. of questions in VARC section of CAT24 (varies)
No. of questions in CAT DILR section20 (varies)
No. of questions in CAT QA section22 (varies)

CAT 2022: Syllabus & iQuanta Course Structure.

1. Quantitative Aptitude 

TopicsDuration of the TopicSub-TopicsApplication SessionsConceptual SessionsTotal VideosTotal Practice Questions
Numbers3 weeks
  1. Numbers Basics
  2. Divisibility
  3. Remainders
  4. HCF & LCM
  5. Tips, Shortcuts & Practice
Arithmetic4 weeks
  1. Percentages
  2. Profit & Loss
  3. Dishonest Seller
  4. Simple & Compound Interest
  5. Instalments
  6. Averages
  7. Ratio & Proportion
  8. Mixture & Alligation
  9. Time & Work
Time, Speed & Distance2 weeks
  1. TSD: Basics
  2. Relative Speed
  3. Circular Motion
  4. Tricks to Solve TSD Questions
Modern Maths3 weeks
  1. Permutations & Combinations: Basics
  2. Arranging Distinct and Identical Things
  3. Finding the Number of Solutions to Equations
  4. Balls & Boxes Practice Questions
  5. Probability
Algebra4 weeks
  1. Algebra Basics
  2. Quadratic Equations
  3. Inequalities
  4. Maxima Minima
  5. Logarithm & Modulus
  6. Graphs
  7. Functions
  8. Integral Solutions
Progressions & Series1 week
  1. Sequence & Series (AP, GP, A.G.P)
  2. Special Series & Function
Geometry3 weeks
  1. Lines & Angles
  2. Triangles & Other Polygons
  3. Circles
  4. Quadrilaterals
  5. 3-D Mensuration
Total20 weeks40317272015

2. Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 

TopicsDuration of the TopicApplication SessionsLive SessionsTotal VideosTotal Practice Questions
  1. Parallel Errors
  2. Adverbs
  3. Subject-Verb Agreement
1.5 week3136116
Reading Comprehension
  1. Science & Tech.
  2. Business & Economics
  3. Arts, Society & Culture
  4. History & Politics
  5. Philosophy & Psychology
  6. Mixed
10 weeks201090214
Para Summary1 week212481
Para Completion0.5 week111246
Odd One Out1 week212481
Para Jumbles1 week2124183
Critical Reasoning & FIJ1.5 weeks3136103
Total16.5 weeks3316246824

3. Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation

TopicsDuration of the TopicApplication SessionsLive SessionsTotal Videos in Application SessionsTotal Practice Sets With Video Solutions
Data Interpretation
  1. Intro & Tools
  2. Tables - 1
  3. Tables - 2
  4. Line & Bar Graphs
  5. Pie Charts
  6. Misc. Graphs - 1
  7. Misc. Graphs - 2
  8. Misc. Graphs - 3
4 weeks8440152
Cubes1 week211028
Linear Arrangements1 week311533
Circular Arrangements1 week211028
Venn Diagrams2 weeks422048
Distribution1 week211028
Selection1 week211028
Binary Logics1 week211028
Games & Tournaments2 weeks422048
Network Flow Diagrams1 week11523
Quant Based DI1 week12526
Total16 weeks2916155470

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CAT 2022: Eligibility

  • Candidates must have completed graduation in any stream with minimum 50% in aggregate (45% for SC/ST/PwD candidates) or equivalent from a recognised university.
  • Final year bachelor’s degree candidates or those awaiting their result are also eligible to appear CAT exam.
  • Candidates will professional qualifications such as CA/CS/ICWA can also appear in the CAT.

5 Things Important Things to Note For CAT 2022!

  1. CAT 2022 to be held on 27th November: This year, the CAT exam is scheduled to be on the 27th of November. The exam will be held in three slots, one of which will be allotted to you by the examination authorities as mentioned in the CAT 2022 notifications. You’ll get to know your exam slot via the CAT 2022 admit card.
  2. Test Format: This year, the CAT exam is scheduled for 120 minutes just like the previous year. Candidates will be tested in 3 sections: Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension and Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation.
  3. CAT 2022 Schedule:
    DetailsCAT 2022 Pattern
    Test duration2 hours
    Test slots3
    Total number of questions in CAT66 (varies)
    Total marks198
    No. of questions in VARC section of CAT24 (varies)
    No. of questions in CAT DILR section20 (varies)
    No. of questions in CAT QA section22 (varies)

  4. Administrative Details: For the application process, candidates belonging to the General and OBC categories have to submit an application fee of Rs. 2300/-. For those belonging to the SC/ST/PwD categories, the application fee would be Rs. 1150/-.
    You can give 6 Test Centres preferences out of the available cities to choose from. Test centres, once allotted, cannot be changed.
  5. Other Details: Switching of sections during the exam is not allowed. There’s a designated time allotted for each section after completion of which you can only attempt the next section.
    There are some TITA questions where you need to type in your answers. There are no negative markings for TITA questions.
    You’ll also be provided with an on-screen calculator.

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