CAT 2022 sees rise of 11% in overall registrations and 6% in registrations among candidates from reserved categories

Student-centric changes, initiated by convenor institute IIM Bangalore & the CAT Committee, include digital campaigns, test centres in NE, two payment gateways, non-IIM registration facility, and more

28 September, 2022, Bengaluru: With a few enhancements to the processes related to outreach and registration for the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2022, initiated by IIM Bangalore, the convenor institute, and the CAT Committee, there has been an increase of 11% in overall registrations and 6% rise in registrations among candidates from reserved categories.

For the first time, there were digital campaigns to create awareness on the opening of CAT 2022 applications and on the extension of the deadline in order to reach a younger and targeted demographic.

CAT 2022 Chairperson Prof. Ashis Mishra said, “Student-centric changes will enhance the registration and other processes of CAT, thereby making it possible for the candidates to focus on preparing for the examination itself.”

Announcements of CAT 2022 were released in publications in the Northeast and in all Union Territories. Test centres have also been set up in new locations – Northeast (Manipur, Tripura, etc.) and Union Territories (Lakshadweep, Dadra, Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Ladakh and Leh). Two payment gateways were provided for CAT 2022. This allowed the students to experience hassle-free registration.

This year, non-IIM registration facility has been provided on the CAT website. Non-IIM institution logos have also been placed on the CAT website to enhance their visibility.

CAT 2022 will be conducted in test centres in 150 test cities in the country. Candidates have been given the option to select any six test cities in order of their preference. Candidates must declare and maintain a valid and unique e-mail account and a mobile phone number throughout the selection process.

The computer-based test will be conducted on 27th November 2022, in three separate sessions. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Ability will be assessed in CAT 2022 exam.

Prof. Ashis Mishra said, “The preparations and the conduct of the examination are being done with continued COVID-19 uncertainty. The information provided on the CAT website is contingent upon the decisions and directions issued from time to time by the Central and State governments, and IIMs. Candidates are advised to check the CAT website regularly for the latest information.”

Important dates: 

  • Registration commenced at 10.00 am on 3rd August 2022 and closed at 5.00 pm on 21st September 2022
  • Admit cards may be downloaded from 5.00 pm on 27th October 2022
  • CAT 2022 results are expected to be declared around the second week of January 2023

After the closure of the registration window, the ‘Edit Window’ was live from 10.00 am on 23rd September 2022 to 5 pm on 26th September 2022. Only photo, signature and test city preferences could be changed. Candidates were also able to choose Imphal (Manipur) as a preferred city for CAT 2022.

For COVID-19 related updates, eligibility criteria, registration fees, rules and procedures regarding CAT and the admission process of various IIMs, reservation of seats for various categories of applicants, and other detailed information, candidates need to visit the CAT website: