CAT 2022: Entrance Exam, Admission Process

  • By Christy J. Varghese
  • 28 December 2022
CAT 2022

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The 2022 CAT result is expected on 2 January 2023 at According to the most recent notification, the CAT committee has determined that two questions (1 from slot 2 and 1 from slot 3) in the DILR section are confusing and will not be used for CAT score computation.

Candidates in slots 2 and 3 will have their DILR section results prorated based on previous tries. In addition, 12 IIMs have already released their qualifying 2022 CAT cutoff and admission criteria, along with several other CAT-accepting colleges for 2023-2025.

Read on for more information on the CAT 2022 answer key, score computation, CAT score versus percentile, admission procedure, and cut-off.

2022 CAT Exam

The CAT, an acronym for the Common Entrance Test 2022, is the required entrance examination for the MBA program admission to all the 20 IIMs, along with MDI Gurgaon, FMS Delhi, IIT Bombay, SPJIMR Mumbai, NITIE Mumbai, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi, and several other top business schools in India. 

Every year, over two lakh students take the CAT Examination to explore admission opportunities in MBA programs provided by IIMs and numerous other finest MBA institutions in India. 

The following are some of the key points about the examination:

  • A computer-based examination was carried out in over 150 test cities and more than 400 test locations.
  • Since 2020, the CAT examination time has decreased from 3 hours to 2 hours.
  • The test is broken into three parts: Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning.
  • Each examination section must be completed within a specific time frame.
  • IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management) would only take 2022 CAT scores for admission and won't accept any other exam scores.

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CAT 2022 Answer Key: What Is It and When Is It Released?

The CAT exam answer key is given to ensure exam transparency and assist applicants in cross-checking their solutions with the right answers. On 1 December 2022, IIM Bangalore declared the CAT answer key 2022 on the official CAT web portal. You may obtain your CAT 2022 answer key from the official website of CAT by simply logging in with your CAT user ID and password. The 2022 CAT response sheets are published individually for each of the three slots to allow CAT examination takers to raise and register objections to answers that look incorrect to the exam takers.

CAT 2022 Cutoff

The minimal CAT percentile necessary to take part in the MBA admission procedure of IITs, IIMs, and several other colleges accepting CAT scores is known as the CAT cutoff.

To qualify for MBA admission, applicants must pass the overall and sectional cutoffs. The qualifying 2022 CAT cutoff for admission to the class of 2023-2025 will be announced by the individual IIMs to select applicants for the Group Discussion/Personal Interview rounds.

CAT Percentile Predictor 2022

The percentile predictor for CAT 2022 is a tool that computes your likely percentile figure depending on factors such as the number of tries, accuracy, etc. You'll be able to learn your sectional and overall performance with the 2022 CAT percentile predictor and organise your next course of action appropriately.

In general, your CAT percentile is determined by three significant factors: the total number of test-takers in the 2022 CAT, your performance compared to other applicants, and the difficulty level of the specific sections and slots. The percentile predictor will provide an accurate estimate of your predicted percentile based on these characteristics. 

You should utilise the predictor as soon as possible after taking the examination. The accuracy of your computed percentile is determined by the accuracy of your reported tries, correct answers, and so on. 

CAT Percentile Predictor: How to Use It?

Simply type “percentile predictor for CAT” on a web search and choose from a wide list.

The instructions below will help you use CAT Percentile Predictor correctly:

  • To access the CAT Percentile Predictor, you must 'sign up' if you are not already registered.
  • After you log in, you will be instructed to fill out the necessary information.
  • You will be given your overall and sectional CAT percentiles after entering your number of tries and a rough estimate of correct answers.
  • Following that, you will learn about the many college alternatives available.
  • Finally, you will receive professional advice and B-school coaching to apply to your dream institutions.

The percentile predictor will provide an estimate of your CAT percentile. Top business schools consider your sectional percentile and overall percentile on the test. So, provide accurate information to the predictor.

Percentile Vs CAT Score

To determine the relevant percentile, CAT scores are normalised. As you are aware, the CAT percentile is used to shortlist applicants for the subsequent selection processes. The normalisation approach is primarily used to achieve comparability across test papers and variance in CAT questions between sessions. This allows the performance of all applicants to be evaluated appropriately. On average, CAT scores 115-122 correlate to a percentile of 99.5 or above.

CAT Accepting Colleges in India

For 2023 MBA admission, the best 100 MBA institutions in India accept the 2022 CAT scores. There are 20 IIMs in India and several other CAT MBA institutions in the Non-IIM category. This section of the blog will help you learn about some of the CAT-accepting colleges in India:

  • IIM Calcutta
  • IIM Hyderabad 
  • IIM Kozhikode
  • IIM Bangalore
  • IIM Ahmedabad
  • IIM Indore
  • IIM Lucknow
  • FMS New Delhi
  • SJMSOM IIT Bombay
  • IMI New Delhi
  • MDI Gurgaon
  • SPJIMR, Mumbai
  • IMT Ghaziabad
  • DMS IIT Delhi
  • Great Lakes Chennai
  • GIM Goa
  • MICA Ahmedabad
  • Xavier University Bhubaneswar
  • BIM Tiruchirappalli
  • IRMA Anand
  • TAPMI Manipal
  • NITIE Mumbai
  • NIRMA University
  • SDA Bocconi Asia Center
  • BITS Pilani
  • IMI Kolkata
  • Alliance School of Business
  • BIMTECH Greater Noida
  • XIME Bangalore
  • MDI Murshidabad
  • SOIL Institute of Management
  • IBS Hyderabad
  • Amrita School of Business Coimbatore
  • Shiv Nadar University Greater Noida
  • Praxis Business School

Wrapping Up

Now that you have learnt everything that was needed to know about CAT 2022, keep on giving CAT mock tests regularly. Mocks allow you to keep track of your performance frequently. An excellent mock analysis can assist you in discovering your strong and weak points. It's the only way to ace your MBA examinations.

There are several reasons to get into a good MBA college after cracking the CAT examination. The curriculum and the degree teach students about the ins and outs of business and what makes it successful. Completing an MBA program is a commitment that demonstrates a time and effort investment.

However, with MBA being a popular and sought-after career, lakhs of students prepare for it every year. Along with the CAT, there are various national, state, and university-level examinations conducted for admissions to MBA/PGDM. Students must ensure they go beyond academics and syllabus if they want to crack job interviews and have a successful career. 

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