CAT 2022 Exams in November: Check Paper Pattern, Marking Scheme Here

CAT 2022 Examinations will be conducted on November 27, 2022. Candidates appearing for the CAT 2022 exams can check the examination pattern and marking scheme detail here. 

Updated: Oct 7, 2022 08:12 IST
CAT 2022 Exam Pattern
CAT 2022 Exam Pattern

CAT 2022 Exam Pattern:  Common Admission Test also known as CAT exams for 2022 is scheduled to be conducted in November 2022. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore will be conducting the CAT 2022 exams across the various examination centres on November 27, 2022. Candidates interested in securing admission to the Management courses offered in the top Management institutions across the country visit the official website of CAT 2022 for examination details. 

CAT 2022 exams will be conducted online (Computer Based Mode). Candidates can check here the examination pattern, marking scheme, and other exam-related information to prepare themselves to take the exams. 

Updated as on October 7, 2022 @ 8:12 AM

IIM Bangalore will be conducting the CAT 2022 examinations on November 27, 2022. The registrations for the management entrance examinations closed on September 21, 2022, and the Admit card for the entrance exam is scheduled to be released on October 27, 2022. 

The CAT 2022 Admit Card will be available on the official website. To download the hall ticket candidates are required to enter the CAT 2022 Registration number and password in the admit card link given. 

With the CAT 2022 examinations scheduled to be conducted in November 2022, students can refer to the examination pattern provided below.

CAT 2022 Exam Pattern

Section as per IIM CAT Exam Pattern 2022

Total Questions

Allotted Time

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)


40 Minutes

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)


40 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude (QA)


40 Minutes



120 Minutes

According to the exam pattern provided, the CAT 2022 examinations will contain a total of 66 questions which have to be answered in 120 minutes. There will be a total of three sections in the CAT 2022 exams which include Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

Considering the exams conducted in the previous year the CAT 2022 exams will be conducted in three slots. The slot in which a candidate will be attending the exams will be mentioned on the admit card of CAT 2022. 

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

CAT 2022 Marking Scheme

As mentioned, candidates will be required to answer a total of three sections in the CAT 2022 examinations. According to the marking scheme followed by the conducting body in the previous years, every correct answer will be awarded +3 marks while the incorrect answer will be marked with -1. Candidates must note that negative markings will not be applicable to non-MCQs.

CAT 2022 Mock Test

Mock test links for students to prepare for the entrance exam will be released on the official website soon. CAT 2022 mock tests will help students prepare for the entrance exams. The mock test will include sample questions that need to be attempted online at the same time as the examinations. 

With this students will be able to learn how to manage their time when attempting the examinations and divide attention accordingly. 

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