CAT (Common Admission Test)

CAT 2022 Examination Pattern

 CAT 2022 Examination Pattern

CAT 2022 is an all India level entrance exam conducted by one of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for selecting students into business management PG programs every year. CAT Exam is a prerequisite for admission in various management programmes offered by various colleges across India. CAT 2022 Online application forms will be available on official website.


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CAT 2022 Exam Pattern

  • Duration of CAT 2022 is for 120 minutes (2 hours).
  • Computer Based Test (CBT), but not on-line mode.
  • Total 66 questions which are divided into 3 Sections as mentioned below:
    • Section 1: VARC (Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for a duration of 40 minutes.
    • Section 2: DILR (Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning) for a duration of 40 minutes.
    • Section 3: QA (Quantitative Analysis) for a duration of 40 minutes.
  • CAT 2022 questions are divided into two types viz., Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and non-Multiple Choice of Questions (non-MCQs). 
  • Out Of 66 questions, 18 to 20 questions are of Non-Multiple Choice (Non-MCQs) type of Questions (Type in the answer) (in short TITA) and do not carry any negative marking.
  • Out of 66 Questions, 48 to 50 questions are of Multiple Choice of Questions (MCQs) and carry a penalty of 1/3rd negative making for every wrong answer.
  • Structure of Question Papers is depicted in the following table:

Details of Components



Total Questions

Section 1:

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

Duration 40 minutes.




Section 2:

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)

Duration 40 minutes.




Section 3:

Quantitative Ability (QA)

Duration 40 minutes





Duration 120 minutes





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