CAT Notification: Important Dates, Eligibility, and Registration

Notifications are a way to get hold of the exam and its important details. If a student doesn’t track the dates and details of the CAT notification, there is a chance of suffering loss. Therefore the candidates need to go through all the important information. Hundreds of B-schools accept CAT as a national test for admission to MBA programs. 

Around 1.92 lakh candidates appeared for the CAT Exam. Competition is tough, and candidates cannot afford to miss any important information. The CAT exam notification will release the registration timeline, including a start and ending deadline.

In this article, we will provide you with all the details of the CAT exam to help you utilise your preparation efficiently.

CAT Exam

CAT is held annually, and the result is declared after a month. Candidates will find all the relevant details about the upcoming exam dates. Below is a quick snippet of what to expect from the official CAT notification 2022.

The notification will include the following information:

  • Registration dates of the CAT exam.
  • CAT admit card release date.
  • Exam dates and timing of different slots.

CAT remains one of the most sought-after and prestigious competitive exams and attracts graduates of all streams. Many working professionals also take CAT to enter the corporate world. Approximately 5100 MBA seats are offered by the IIMs alone.

CAT Notification 2022

The CAT Notification 2022 Pdf is yet to be released. Registration will begin in August and end in September. The CAT Notification will be available on the official website – with all the important exam dates. The start of the application process is expected in August 2022. Candidates can apply online till the third week of September.

Here is the tentative timeline of CAT Notification 2022 so that candidates can gain a fair idea about the exam for planning their preparation accordingly. A structured plan and a step-by-step approach are required to cover the entire syllabus and score high in the exam.

CAT Notification: Exam Dates

Candidates get a fair idea of the exam with the help of the tentative dates. A proper strategy can be planned, knowing the timelines of the exam. Cat Notification is about to be released on the official website.  

Below are important registration and CAT exam dates(tentative) that candidates must remember while applying for the exam.

CAT Notification Release Last week of July 2022
Start of Registration 1st week of August 2022
Ending of Registration3rd week of September 2022
The window opens for Form Correction 4th week of September 2022
Mock Test release1st week of October 2022 
CAT Official Release Date of Tutorial1st week of November 2022
Issue of Admit CardLast week of October 2022
CAT 2022 Exam DateTo be notified
Answer Key Release Date1st week of December 2022
Announcement of Results1st week of January 2023

CAT Notification: Eligibility Criteria

Along with tracking the CAT Exam Dates, candidates must also note the eligibility criteria. A three years Bachelor’s Degree is required for the CAT exam. Students in the final year can also apply for this exam. The criteria for appearing in CAT have become less rigorous than before. Students are provided with much more flexible eligibility to take the exam easily.

Below are the highlights of the criteria that the candidates should view before applying for the exam.

Educational QualificationBachelor’s Degree (with min. 50% marks)
Work Experience Not Compulsory
ReservationAs per the category

CAT Notification: Registration

The official website must be visited to register and fill out the application form. Aspirants must follow the given steps while filling out the application form. The stepwise application process is given below:

Registration Process

Candidates must generate a User ID and Password on the official website. It is done in the following way:

  • Register as a new candidate by clicking on the “Register” link.
  • A page will open where the candidate must enter their details, including Name, Mobile Number, DOB, Email etc. and then click on the “Submit” to generate a User ID and Password.
  • The candidate’s User ID and Password will be generated and sent to the contact details provided at the time of registration.

Eligible Degrees

DegreeApproval Authority
Engineering Degree – B. Tech/ B.E.MHRD/ UPSC/AICTE Approved 
Bachelor’s Degree from any UniversityUGC Approved
Final year students pursuing their Bachelor’s Degree can also take the examination.MHRD/ UPSC/AICTE or UGC Approved
CA/CS/ICWA/Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of India (FIAI)MHRD/ UPSC/AICTE Approved

Required Documents

The following documents must be uploaded while filling out the application form:

  • Class 10th, 12th Marksheets
  • Bachelor’s Degree and higher education.
  • Work experience certificate, if applicable.
  • Scanned images of passport size photo and signature. (The photo should have a white background and should not be 6 months old).
  • Aspirants must upload applicable Certificates.
  • Candidates can pay the CAT exam fee through – Debit/Credit cards, Net banking, etc.
  • A scanned image of passport size photo and signature is required.
  • The passport size photo and signature files should be in .jpg or .jpeg format, and the file size should not be more than 80 K.B. each. The image must be clear with a minimum resolution of 150px.

Registration Fees

The CAT Registration fee is Rs. 2200/- (for the general category) and Rs. 1100 (for SC, ST and PwD candidates), including the IIM application fees. After this payment, you do not have to pay any additional amount for applying to the other 20 IIMs. Aspirants can make payments via online mode only.


Candidates must track the CAT Notification 2022 not to miss any important details. Keeping yourself updated is very important as the exam details keep changing, and missing out on any important information can divert you from success. Therefore tracking all the updates is important, along with consistent study. Keeping these details in mind while appearing for the exam will help you score well in the exam.

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