Common Admission Test (CAT) - 2022

CAT - Common Admission Test-2022

Last Date for Applying Online: 14th September, 2022

CAT - Common Admission Test - 2022

The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct a computer-based Common Admission Test 2022 (CAT 2022) on November 27, 2022 in three sessions. Detailed information on CAT 2022 may be obtained from the CAT website.


CAT website: www.iimcat.ac.in


CAT 2022 is a prerequisite for admission to various Post Graduate and Fellow/Doctorate programmes of IIMs. CAT 2022 scores are allowed to be used by listed non-IIM member institutions. A list of such institutions is provided on the CAT website. IIMs have no role in the selection process of non-IIM institutions.


CAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria:

The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PwD) categories], awarded by any University or educational institution as incorporated by an Act of Parliament or State legislature in India or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognised by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice as followed by the respective University/Institution. In case of grades/CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective University/Institution. If any University/Institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result with 100.


Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal/Registrar of their University/Institution (issued on or before the date as stipulated by the respective IIM) stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.


IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process. For more details on eligibility, candidates are advised to visit the “CAT 2022 Eligibility” section of the CAT website.


CAT 2019 Score and Validity:

Candidates' CAT 2022 scorecards will be made accessible on the CAT website. Candidates may also be intimated individually by SMS. The CAT results are likely to be declared 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.


How to Apply:

Candidates have to register and fill the application via ONLINE mode ONLY at official CAT 2022 website, www.iimcat.ac.in

The CAT 2022 registration window opens at 10.00 a.m. on August 3 , 2022 and will close at 5:00 p.m. on September 14, 2022. The details will be available in the registration guide. At the time of registration, the candidates have to select any six test cities, as per their preference, from a drop-down menu. After the last date of registration, candidates will be allotted one among the six preferred cities subject to availability. In the rare case that a candidate is not allotted any of the preferred cities, he/she will be allotted a nearby city. The candidates can download the admit cards from October 27, 2022 until November 27, 2022.


Application Fee:

  • INR1150 for SC, ST and PwD category candidates.

  • INR2300 for all other categories of candidates.


Important Dates:

  • Registration Opens: 03rd August, 2022

  • Registration Closes: 14th September, 2022

  • Admit Card Download: 27th October, 2022 onwards 

  • Test Date: 27th November, 2022

  • Results Declaration: Second Week of January, 2023


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About CAT - Common Admission Test

IIMs are considered India’s premier national institutes providing quality education in management and research. IIMs primarily offer post graduate, doctoral and executive education programmes. The flagship programme of IIMs, is the two-year post-graduate programme. These two year programmes are residential in nature. The Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) is a fulltime doctoral level programme in management and research equivalent to Ph.D. degree. The Executive Post Graduate programmes are targeted for working professionals.

Admission to the two year post graduate programmes in IIMs are on merit, based on a rigorous selection process comprising of Personal Interview, Written Ability Test/Group Discussions, and scores in the Common Admission Test which is commonly known as CAT. CAT is a management aptitude test conducted by the IIMs primarily to evaluate and shortlist candidates for the post graduate programme. It is a computer-based exam and a candidate has to register and apply following due process to take this exam conducted once a year.


As per Government of India norms, IIMs reserve 15% seats for SC candidates, 7.5% seats for ST candidates and 27% seats for NC-OBC candidates. 5% seats are also reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities. IIMs also provide scholarships to deserving students who need financial support.


The Indian Institutes of Management are leading institutions providing management education in India with older IIMs established more than 50 years back. Today, there are 20 IIMs established in different parts of India.

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