CAT Exam 2022: What is the Common Admission Test?

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CAT 2022 Schedule Announced

On November 27, 2022, the CAT exam will take place. CAT 2022 will be conducted at IIM Bangalore. On July 30, the exam schedule was released.

What is CAT Exam?

Candidate must pass the CAT exam, a national level management aptitude test, in order to be admitted to the MBA programmes provided by 20 IIMs and more than 1,200 B-schools in India.

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Format of CAT Exam

It is in computer-based mode for 2 hours. The question paper consists of MCQs & non-MCQs from Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability.

CAT Exam Purpose

Admission into IIMs, SPJIMR, FMS, MDI, IMT and over 1,200 B-Schools in India.

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CAT Eligibility Criteria 2022

Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree with minimum 50% or equivalent CGPA. (CA/CS/ICWA/FCAI degree holders can also apply. Final year appearing students are also eligible.


CAT Exam Pattern & Structure 2022

VARC, DILR and QA- 40 min each, Total number of questions- 66, Total marks- 198, Marking scheme- 3 marks for every correct response and Negative marking of 1/3 (-1) for every wrong response.

Difficulty Level of CAT Exam 2022

The exam's level of difficulty ranges from moderate to high. The CAT score is accepted for admission to Executive MBA, PhD, and FPM programmes in addition to MBA programmes.


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