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When we read about the CAT exam, we imagine ourselves doing MBA. But no, that is not the one option after CAT. You can also start your Research Journey by your CAT Scores.
Yes, you can. By CAT scores you can get into the Top IIMs for your PhD, which will take around 3-5 years. Let us read more about CAT 2022 in detail.
What is CAT 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 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 Exam Highlights
|Particulars||CAT Exam Details|
|CAT Full Form||Common Admission Test (CAT)|
|Conducting institute||IIM Bangalore|
|Exam frequency||Once a year|
|Exam schedule||November 27, 2022|
|CAT exam fees||INR 2,300 (General category) and INR 1,150 (Reserved category)|
|Eligibility criteria||Graduation with 50 % aggregate (45 % for SC/ST students)|
|Exam purpose||Admission into IIMs, SPJIMR, FMS, MDI, IMT and over 1,200 B-Schools in India|
|Course offered||MBA/PGDM, PhD Programs, FPM|
The duration of the test will be 120 minutes. There will be three sections. Candidates will be allotted exactly 40 minutes for answering questions in each section
|CAT pattern||Computer Based Test (CBT) with MCQs and non-MCQs|
|No. of test cities||150|
|CAT exam website||https://iimcat.ac.in|
|Exam helpdesk no.||1-800-210-1088 (Toll Free)|
CAT Eligibility Criteria 2022
Please refer to the detailed notification on the CAT website. Applicants should note that mere fulfilment of the minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for shortlisting by IIMs.
The minimum eligibility criteria for the CAT exam is graduation in any stream. Read below detailed CAT eligibility criteria:
- Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 50 per cent aggregate or equivalent CGPA (45 per cent aggregate for SC, ST and PWD/DA category) from a recognised university to appear in CAT 2022.
- Candidates who have completed a professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA/FCAI) with the required percentage can also appear for CAT.
- Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification or awaiting the result are also eligible to apply for CAT 2022 exam.
CAT Exam Dates 2022 (Tentative)
|CAT 2022 Events||CAT 2022 Exam Dates|
|Registration opens||August 03, 2022 (10:00 am)|
|Registration closes||September 21, 2022 (5:00 pm)|
|Admit card download||October 27 – November 27, 2022|
|Test date||November 27, 2022|
|Result declaration||The second week of January 2023|
IIM Admission Process
Please note that each IIM is independent to mandate their own eligibility criteria (including academic cut-offs and relative weights) and follow different selection processes. Performance in the CAT 2022 examination is an important component for consideration in the selection process. IIMs may also use the previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience and other similar inputs in short-listing of candidates at various stages of the selection process.
General Procedure followed is:
- Screening of candidates on the basis of their CAT score
- Written Ability Test/Group Discussion/Personal Interview (WAT/GD/PI)
- Computation of Composite Score followed by final selection
For more information, refer to the admissions policies of individual IIMs on their respective websites.
Non-IIM Admission Process Through CAT
Institutes accepting CAT 2022 scores other than IIMs also conduct GD/PI for admission to their MBA/PGDM programmes. However, there are a few colleges, which admit students based on CAT scores only.
IIMs Accepting CAT Exam Score for FPM/PhD
CAT exam is conducted by the top six IIMs on a rotation basis. This year, IIM Bangalore will conduct CAT.
Fellow Programmes in Management (FPM) [Doctoral]
|IIM Bodh Gaya||PhD (FPM)||www.iimbg.ac.in|
|IIM Jammu||PhD (Full-Time Mode), PhD (Part-Time Mode)||www.iimj.ac.in|
|IIM Nagpur||Ph.D., Ph.D. (Executive)||www.iimnagpur.ac.in|
|IIM Raipur||FPM/PhD, EFPM||www.iimraipur.ac.in|
|IIM Ranchi||PhD, EPhD||www.iimranchi.ac.in|
|IIM Sambalpur||PhD, Executive PhD||www.iimsambalpur.ac.in|
|IIM Shillong||PhD, PhDWP||www.iimshillong.ac.in|
|IIM Tiruchirappalli||DPM, E-DPM||www.iimtrichy.ac.in|
Top Non-IIMs Accepting CAT Exam Score for FPM/PhD
Given below is the list of the top 20 MBA colleges in India accepting CAT scores. The list includes IITs offering MBA programmes through their Department of Management Studies.
|Top 20 Non-IIMs Accepting CAT Score|
|FMS, Delhi University||SPJIMR, Mumbai|
|MDI, Gurgaon||IMT, Ghaziabad|
|IIT Kanpur-IME||IMI, Delhi|
|IIT Delhi – DoMs||IIT Bombay-SJMSOM|
|IIT Madras-DoMs||IIT Roorkee-DoMs|
|IIT Kharagpur-VGoSM||IIT Dhanbad-ISM|
|Great Lakes Institute of Management||IMT-Nagpur|
|ITM-University||Institute of Management, Nirma University|
|IIITM-Gwalior||Goa Institute of Management (GIM), Goa|
Candidates must visit the official CAT website and individual IIM and other Non-IIM websites to check the information in detail.
For more information: Visit CAT Official Website