• CAT - Common Admission Test Management

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    CAT 2022 Exam details: Eligibility, Application Form, Admit Card, Result, Admission, Syllabus, Colleges

    What is CAT Exam?

    CAT stands for Common Admission Test. The Common Admission Test (CAT) is an Online computer based test (CBT) for admissions into postgraduate courses in management (MBA or PGDM). 


    Who conducts CAT exam?

    The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) conduct this exam on rotation basis.

    Course Offered 


    Exam Purpose

    Admission into IIMs, SPJIMR, FMS, MDI, IMT and over 1200 B Schools in India


    Exam Type 

    Computer-based standardised test


    What is the Exam Pattern for CAT?

    The test comprises of three sections:

    • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
    • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)
    • Quantitative Ability (QA). 


    Duration of the CAT Exam

    2 Hours (120 Minutes)

    Name of the Section

    • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
    • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
    • Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

    Section-wise Duration


    • 40 Minutes for Each Section (VARC, DILR, QA).
    • 53 Minutes 20 Seconds for PwD candidates for each section.

    Slot-wise Session

    • Slot 1: 8:30 am - 10:30 pm (Morning Session)
    • Slot 2: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm (Afternoon Session)
    • Slot 3: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm (Evening Session)

    Number of Questions

    76 Questions (54 MCQs and 22 Non-MCQs)

    CAT exam total marks

    228 marks

    Mode of the CAT exam

    Computer-Based Mode (CBT)

    Marking Scheme

    • For every right answer, +3 will be awarded
    • For every wrong answer in MCQs, -1 will be deducted
    • No negative marks for Non-MCQs


    The candidate must have cleared bachelor's programme with minimum 50% aggregate or equivalent CGPA (45 per cent aggregate for SC, ST and PWD/DA category) from a recognised board or university.  The candidate must have completed a professional degree (CA/ CS/ ICWA) with required percentage. Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification or awaiting result are also eligible to apply for CAT

    Exam Type 

    Computer-based standardised test

    Exam Mode 


    Web Link



    Exam Admit Card
    CAT admit card is released online at the official website and must be downloaded for the exam day.

    How to download the CAT, admit card?

    Follow the candidates is required to follow the steps given below: 

    1. Visit the official CAT website - https://iimcat.ac.in
    2. Click on 'Login' 
    3. Enter registration ID and password
    4. Click on 'admit card'
    5. Click on download and save the admit card on desktop
    6. Take a print out your CAT admit card








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