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Updated on December 1, 2022
IIM Bangalore has released the CAT 2022 Response Sheet with Objection Form on December 1. You can check and download your CAT responses for all the 3 Slots – Slot 1, Slot 2, Slot 3 on CAT official website with your login credentials. Only those candidates who had appeared in CAT 2022 on November 27, can view and download Official CAT Answers as well as their Individual Responses to Questions. It will help you calculate your CAT score and percentile
CAT 2022 Response Sheet

Moving fast after the CAT 2022 exam got over on November 27, in 3 slots, IIM Bangalore has released Official CAT 2022 Answer Key in 4 days for all the 2.22 lakh test takers. Earlier Dr Ashis Mishra, CAT 2022 exam convener and faculty at IIM Bangalore had also confirmed to about the prompt release of CAT answer key and said, “The candidate’s response sheet will be available very soon in the next few days. We are all working towards it.” Last year also CAT Response sheet with official answers was released in a week’s time by IIM Ahmedabad

Individual CAT responses will help you to check and verify your responses with official CAT answers. You can exclusively check CAT responses for your CAT question paper 2022 for your slot – Slot 1, Slot 2 or Slot 3. Once you download your CAT responses for your slot and check the same, you may calculate your score and expected percentile in CAT exam. This will help you to check your shortlisting chances for admission 2023 in IIMs and other top B-schools accepting CAT score. Please note CAT response sheet will remain live only till December 4, 2022. After this, IIMs will inactivate the CAT response Pdf and Response sheet tab from official CAT website. So, first download the your CAT response sheet, give it a name and keep it in a folder. This will also help you to assess your performance and file objection

CAT Response Sheet 2022 Release Date, Time and Last Date

  • An announcement has been made on CAT website by IIM Bangalore about release of CAT Response sheet
  • This announcement contains following information: “The Candidate Response tab and Objection Form tab for CAT 2022 will be active from 11.00 AM on 1st December 2022 till 5:00 PM on 04th December 2022. Candidates will be able to see the Answer Key as well as their Individual Responses to Questions during this duration”
  • Following this announcement, IIM Bangalore has released the CAT 2022 Response sheet and objection form for all Slots – Slot 1, Slot 2, Slot 3.
  • Here are key details:
CAT Response Sheet Release Activity
Important Dates
CAT 2022 Response Sheet Release Date
December 1, 2022
CAT 2022 Response Sheet Release Time
11 AM
Last Date to Check & Download CAT Response Sheet & Objection Form
December 4, 2022
CAT 2022 Response sheet download closing time
5.00 PM
Last date & time to challenge and file objection form to CAT Official Responses
December 4, 2022 till 5.00PM
From where to Download CAT Response Sheet 2022 (CAT official website)

CAT 2022 was successfully conducted at 400+ test centres spread across 150+ cities in India on 27 November 2022 in three shifts.  2.22 lakh candidates took the exam out of 2.55 lakhs registered eligible candidates. The overall attendance at 87% was highest during last many years of CAT history. The duration of the test was of 120 minutes (160 minutes For PwD Candidates). The time allotted for each Section was 40 minutes (53 minutes and 20 seconds for PwD Candidates). Experts in their CAT 2022 exam analysis, have rated CAT 2022 exam of moderate difficulty level as was last year.

CAT 2022 Response Sheet: Important Information
IIM Bangalore has released CAT Response Sheet for all the candidates who appeared in the exam. Below is shared the details of release of CAT responses slot wise for CAT exam conducted on Nov 27, 2022

CAT exam Slots
CAT Response Sheet Release
CAT official Response Sheet
Slot-1 (Morning)
Individual Response Sheet Released for slot-1
CAT 2022 Official Responses for Slot 1 Released
Slot-2 (Afternoon)
Individual Response Sheet Released for slot-2
CAT 2022 Official Responses for Slot 2 Released
Slot-3 (Evening)
Individual Response Sheet Released for slot-3
CAT 2022 Official Responses for Slot 3 Released

The process how to view & download individual CAT Response sheet is also released simultaneously with details about Objection Filing Process. You can download your CAT 2022 Response sheet PDF from official CAT website by login with your CAT login ID and password

What to do with CAT Response Sheet 2022?
To bring more transparency and to enable the CAT test takers, to find out where they have gone wrong, the CAT exam conducting IIM releases the official CAT response sheet with CAT exam questions and the responses which were marked by the candidates. Th CAT 2022 Official response sheet offers opportunity to the CAT test takers to check their responses viz-a-viz the correct official responses. In case they are not satisfied with the CAT 2022 official responses released by IIM Bangalore, they can challenge these responses. The CAT 2022 response sheet is released for actual CAT 2022 test takers only.

The CAT response sheet pdf was released for the first time for the 2017 CAT exam alongwith an objection form suggesting the CAT exam takers to submit their queries and objections in case they were not satisfied CAT official responses. You should take following 4 point action with your CAT responses:

  • You should first download the CAT exam 2022 response sheet
  • View your responses
  • Compare your Responses with official CAT response sheet released by IIMs
  • Then decide whether to challenge and file objection form to CAT 2022 official responses

Important Note: Make Sure Before Paying Rs.1500/- per Objection
IIMs have advised the candidates to fill up the CAT exam response sheet objection form only for those of their individual responses which they consider as 100% correct as the fee of Rs.1500/- once paid to challenge the official responses of IIMs will be forfeited, if the objections to CAT responses are not found valid.   

Verify your Responses for MCQs & Non-MCQs with CAT 2022 Official Responses
Only the candidates who have appeared in CAT 2022 are able to check and download the CAT Response sheet 2022 along with the test paper. These candidates can verify their responses with the CAT 2022 official response sheet for their slot. They can raise objection and can send the CAT exam response sheet 2022 with objection form. CAT response sheet 2022 with test paper Pdf has been released for all type of questions MCQs & Non-MCQs that appeared in CAT exam 2022.

Browser to be Used for CAT 2022 Response Sheet Download
Since there is heavy rush of the test takers who wish to check the CAT exam responses on the CAT 2022 response sheet release date, it is advisable to open the CAT 2022 website in mozila firefox with the recommended version to get faster navigation through the page. After completing the  CAT response sheet 2022 download, please check and compare your CAT responses and official CAT response sheet before filing the objection queries on  CAT 2022 website,

Eligibility to Check CAT Response Sheet 2022

  • The CAT response sheet is available for view and download only for the CAT 2022 test takers who have actually taken the CAT exam on November 27, 2022.
  • The candidates who appeared in morning session can check the slot 1 CAT 2022 response sheet, the candidates who appeared in afternoon session can check the slot 2 CAT exam response sheet 2022 and the candidates who appeared in the evening session can check the slot 3 CAT exam response sheet 2022.
  • If you have appeared in Slot 1, you are not eligible to check CAT 2022 Slot 2 response sheet and if you have appeared in Slot 2, you are not eligible to view and check CAT 2022 Slot 3 response sheet.
  • Alongwith the CAT 2022 response sheet, there is an objection form to raise objection in case the CAT test taker is not satisfied with CAT official response sheet published on the official CAT exam website. The CAT response sheet can be accessed with CAT login ID and Password.

How to Check & Download CAT Response Sheet 2022 for Slot 1, Slot & Slot 3
You should follow the 5 point process to check CAT 2022 response sheet and related questions as below:

  1. Log on to CAT official website and Submit your CAT Login and User ID on “Login"
  2. Your Personal CAT Page will appear. This has 2 tabs:

a. Applicant Details

b. Candidate Response

  1. The icon on CAT website means that you can check here the CAT response sheet 2022 for your slot, questions, your response status, and the correct responses to the respective question. 
  2. Next step is to click on ‘Candidate Response’ Tab. This will enable you to download your CAT response sheet for the slot in which you appeared in the CAT exam and check each question, its response status and the correct response option marked in green by IIM Bangalore. The complete document contains CAT 2022 responses with questions. This contains all responses with Questions that appeared to you in your slot of CAT exam with official correct solutions. Response Sheet contains your own marked solutions in the CAT exam for the respective slot.
  3. If you have any doubt on official CAT response sheet to any question in your slot of CAT exam, you can submit your doubts in the ‘Objection Form’. But remember, there is a cost which runs in thousands for filing each objection to the CAT official responses 

CAT Response Sheet Download: Step by Step Process 
The steps involved to download and check your CAT Response sheet 2022 are shared screen by screen as below.

Step-1: Login to CAT Website Home Page at Registered Candidate Login

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Step-2: Log on at Candidate Login with your CAT Id and Password      

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Step-3: Your Personal CAT Page will appear. This has 6 tabs. You need to click on Candidate Response tab. Follow the instructions on this page.

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Step-4: On Clicking on ‘Candidate Response’ Tab, all your responses for CAT 2022 questions paper along with Correct Answers will be downloaded Question by Question. You can save them at the required place like Desktop, Downloaded documents, Pen drive, Hard disk. This Response Sheet contains your own marked answers as well as the possible correct answers by IIMs as shown in the examples below. You can check each and every response and calculate your likely score after allowing for -1 negative marking for each wrong answer in MCQs and Zero negative marking for Non-MCQs.

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Step-5: Challenge CAT Official Responses, If Not Satisfied
You can challenge and raise objection to the CAT 2022 official responses which are considered as correct by IIMs but wrong by you.

5.1: Read Instructions Carefully
There is an objection form tab at the side of Response tab on CAT website. You can ‘Click here to raise objection’. Before going to fill the objection form, read instructions

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5.2: Fill the Objection Form
Your responses with question IDs are displayed on right hand side. You need to select the section and question ID to raise objection and should give the relevant reason for raising the objection in the Objection form as shared below

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5.3: Pay Rs.1500 for Each Objection
You can submit the objection form by paying a fee of Rs. 1500/- for each answer key objection.

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5 Key Facts About CAT Exam 2022 Response Sheet

  • CAT 2022 response sheet with test paper is released by IIM Bangalore, the CAT exam convener
  • Slot wise CAT official responses marked by the candidates will enable the test takers to check & verify their CAT responses and thereby arrive at their expected CAT score to explore chances for MBA admission 2023 in IIMs, FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, IITs and other preferred colleges.
  • CAT response sheet Pdf  is released with a Query-cum-objection form and the candidates who are not satisfied with the CAT 2022 official responses can challenge the IIMs’ responses by submitting objection to CAT centre 2022 to get the same redressed after paying requisite fee.
  • If an objection, raised by a candidate, is found to be valid, the remedial measures taken by IIMs will be applicable to all the candidates and fee will be refunded
  • The objections received for the official CAT responses by the CAT center will be reviewed. If there is no change perceived by experts in the CAT solutions, the objections will not be entertained and the objection fee will be forfeited.

CAT 2022 Response Sheet: Scoring Pattern in CAT exam
Each correct answer in CAT 2022 carries +3 marks and each wrong answer will impose a negative penalty of -1 mark for MCQ type questions. However, there is no negative marking for wrong answers on Non-MCQ type questions. Even if you don’t remember what you attempted in CAT 2022 exam on November 27, 2022, CAT response sheet will display the questions that you attempted and marked with answers. This will help you arrive at your nearest CAT raw scores and on its basis you can check what percentile you are going to get with the help of CAT response sheet. Following table will guide you about your expected score as per the CAT 2022 sectional composition:

No. of Questions
Max Marks per correct answer
Negative Marking for each wrong answer
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
-1 (Only for MCQs)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
-1 (Only for MCQs)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
-1 (Only for MCQs)

Every year, there are grumblings on the ambiguous response options in CAT exam. The release of CAT 2022 response sheet will help candidates to raise their genuine queries against such official CAT responses which are not found correct and the candidates are not satisfied with them.

CAT 2022 exam was conducted on November 27, 2022 in three slots. All the slots were of moderate difficulty level as revealed by the CAT test takers. The expected cut off for 99 percentile as has been perceived by the CAT experts at, CL, IMS is 91-95 marks overall.

FAQs on CAT Response Sheet

Q: Who can view and download CAT response sheet?
A: Only those candidates who actually appeared in CAT 2022 exam on November 27, 2022 can check and download CAT 2022 response sheet.

Q. How can I Check & Download CAT response sheet?
A. You can check and download CAT response sheet by login with your CAT login ID and password at official CAT 2022 website

Q: What is the difference between CAT response Sheet and final CAT response sheet release?
A: IIMs release final CAT response sheet after reviewing all the objections on initially released CAT response sheet. At the time of final CAT response sheet release, in case there is no change in the CAT response sheet by IIMs, you would get following message, “The objections received against CAT 2022 questions were carefully examined by the expert panels of IIMs. There is no change in the answer key of any question subsequent to this.”

Q. What does CAT response sheet contain?
A: CAT response sheet consists of section wise questions that you attempted or not attempted in your slot, answer options that you marked, answer status – whether right/wrong as per the IIMs official response sheet

Q: How can I challenge official CAT responses?
A: You need to fill CAT response sheet objection form which is available at the official CAT website and submit the same online. Please thoroughly check and compare before submitting the query cum objection form

Q: Can I challenge the CAT official response sheet free?
A: No, there is a fee of Rs.1500 for one response objection. It means if you are raising objection to one CAT response you should pay this amount. In case you are filing more objections, you need to multiply this amount as per the number of responses. The fee should be paid payable online through credit/debit card or net banking.

Q: What is the time period allowed to challenge official CAT responses?
A: IIMs allow only 3-4 days to raise objection and submit the same. No request after closing date or after result declaration will be entertained by IIMs.

Q: Is there any chance of refund of CAT response objection fee?
A: Yes, if your objection is accepted and validated, your fee will be refunded otherwise it will be forfeited.

Q. If my objection if valid, will it help me only?
A. IIMs will update the correct response for all the test takers. This will benefit all the test takers although you took the initiative.

Stay tuned to for more updates on CAT 2022

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