CAT 2024 Question Paper (Out), Paper Analysis, Answer Key, Admit Card, Exam Dates, Cut off, College Predictor
Exam Date (Approx NOV. 2024)
About CAT  Exam:  This is a national level exam to get admission in MBA course offered by 20 IIMs and 1200+ Bschools . More3 than 2 lakhs student appeared in CAT Exam. CAT or we can say Common Admission Test  is a computer based test of two hours. It contains MCQ and non MCQ questions from verbal ability& reading comprehension, Data interpretation & Logical reasoning, and Quantitative ability. This is a high level difficulty paper. Apart from MBA CAT scores are also valid for admission in Executive MBA , FPM and Phd programs. The official website for CAT notifications is 
About CAT 2024 Exam
Exam Name CAT 2024
CAT 2024 Full form Common Admission Test
Exam Level National
Conducting Body conducted by IIMs
Category Post Graduate
Mode of Application Online
CAT 2024 Application Form

CAT Application Form Details :
The candidate must have a bachelor degree in any stream from a recognised university  with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST ) are eligible for filling application form of CAT Exam.
There is no limit for age and attempts per student.
Notification of  CAT exam
Jul 31,2024
CAT application start date
Aug 2024
CAT admit card
First week of OCT 2024
CAT exam date
Approx NOV. 2024
The exam is conducted by IIMs, Student can fill their exam form online on their official website( .  Students must require to fill all necessary details including professional and educational.
Scanned copy of photograph and sign is required at the time of filling form.
For reserve category students caste certificate is needed.
Student have to pay the fees INR 2300 for general and INR 1150 for SC,ST, Pwd candidates.

CAT 2024 Syllabus

CAT Exam Syllabus :  There is no prescribed exam syllabus for CAT exam, according to the recent CAT exams here is the list of some important topics use it as reference :
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension      
Reading Comprehension, Para-jumbles, Synonyms, Antonyms, Fill in the Blanks, Para-summary, Sentence Correction etc.
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
Tables, Graphs, Charts, Blood Relations, Seating Arrangement, Puzzles, Venn Diagrams, Clocks, Calendars etc.
Quantitative Ability
Number System, Geometry, Algebra, Arithmetic, Modern Math, Trigonometry etc.
This above information is used as  a reference, For better understanding of CAT syllabus one can use previous year exam papers to get idea on syllabus. 

CAT 2024 Exam Dates

CAT Exam dates :  According to the latest notification CAT 2024 exam notification is expected to release on 31 JULY 2024. The registrations are expected to start from Aug 2024.
The CAT exam usually held in November  or December every year. The exact date is released by the conducting IIM will be in JULY or August.

CAT 2024 Admit Card

CAT Admit card : The admit card is released before the few days of the CAT exam, All the candidates visit to the official website and login with valid credentials to download the admit card. All the necessary details are mentioned in admit card. The tentative dates of releasing admit card are OCT 2024 usually.

CAT 2024 Exam Centres

CAT Exam centres:  Approximately in 150 cities across the India computer based CAT exam is held, Recently Imphal is also added in the list of exam centres. The reporting time and documents needed are mentioned in Admit card.
This is the list of exam centres in CAT 2022 exam for CAT 2024 use this list as reference:
Andhra Pradesh
Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
Muzaffarpur, Patna
New Delhi
Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hisar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Rohtak, Sonipat
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Bengaluru, Belagavi, Bidar, Davanagere, Dharwad, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Hubballi, Mangalore, Mysore, Udupi
Kannur, Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur
Ahmednagar, Amravati, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Ratnagiri, Satara, Solapur, Thane
Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Sambalpur
Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur
Ajmer, Alwar, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli
Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Warangal
Uttar Pradesh
Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Greater Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida, Varanasi
Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Roorkee
West Bengal
Asansol, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri


CAT 2024 Exam Pattern

CAT Exam Pattern :
CAT is a computer based paper, which is of 2 hours . For each sections 40 min are given.
There are 66 question og 198 marks . For every right question 3 marks are awarded and for wrong answer 1 mark is deducted. There is no negative marking for Non MCQ questions.
The exam is designed in such way that it evaluates the time management skills and ability to handle pressure. As the exam is conducted in a time-bound manner, candidates must learn to manage their time effectively and prioritize the questions that they are confident of answering correctly.
Here is the table of exam pattern of CAT :
Number of Questions
Allotted time
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
40 minutes
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
40 minutes
Quantitative Ability
40 minutes
120 minutes
The Exam pattern  for 2024 is given above
The marking system for CAT 2024 exam is :
Type of question
For correct answer
For incorrect answer
CAT vs Other  MBA Exams pattern :
Exam Name
120 minutes
150 minutes
180 minutes
190 minutes

CAT 2024 Result

CAT Exam Result : CAT exam will be held in the month of November or December of 2024, and for the same result will be announced in JAN 2024.
Candidates can check the result on official website  with login credentials. The scores obtained from CAT exam is use to get admission in IIMs and Non IIMs business schools. 

CAT 2024 Cut Off

CAT Cut Off 2022 :  
CAT Cut-off Score
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
Indian Institute of Management Indore
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management
Indian Institute of Management Shillong
Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Indian Institute of Management Rohtak
The above Cut off is used as reference so a candidate can prepare according to them.

Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is CAT exam ?

Top Answer By Searchyourcollege Team on 29 May 2024

The CAT exam is the Common Admission Test, a computer-based test used for admission to various management programs in India, including the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs).

2. Who can apply for CAT exam ?

Top Answer By Searchyourcollege Team on 29 May 2024

The CAT exam is open to applicants who have graduated with a bachelors degree or are enrolled in their final year of a bachelors degree programme. The exam can be taken by anyone, regardless of age.

3. How many sections are there in the CAT exam ?

Top Answer By Searchyourcollege Team on 29 May 2024

The CAT exam is divided into three sections: Quantitative Ability (QA), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC).

4. What is the marking scheme for the CAT exam ?

Top Answer By Searchyourcollege Team on 29 May 2024

Each accurate response receives three marks, while each incorrect response receives a one-mark deduction. Negative points are not given for questions that are not attempted.

5. How can I prepare for the CAT exam ?

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Candidates can use study materials, complete practise exams and papers, and, if necessary, enrol in coaching programmes to get ready for the CAT exam.

6. Can I take the CAT exam multiple times ?

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Yes, candidates can take the CAT exam multiple times. However, they need to register and pay the exam fee every time they take the test.

7. What are the eligibility criteria for the IIMs ?

Top Answer By Searchyourcollege Team on 29 May 2024

Apart from clearing the CAT exam, candidates need to meet the eligibility criteria set by each IIM, which may include minimum academic qualifications, work experience, and other criteria.

8. What is the application fee for the CAT exam ?

Top Answer By Searchyourcollege Team on 29 May 2024

The application fee for the CAT exam varies each year. In 2023, the application fee for General and NC-OBC candidates was Rs. 2300, while for SC/ST/PWD candidates, it was Rs. 1150.

9. What is the validity of the CAT exam score ?

Top Answer By Searchyourcollege Team on 29 May 2024

The CAT exam score is valid for one year, i.e., it can be used for admission to management programs in the year of the test and the following year.


Top Answer By Searchyourcollege Team on 29 May 2024