CAT 2022 Exam Date and Timings

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Updated on
April 25, 2022

IIM Bangalore is conducting CAT 2022 Exam on Sunday, November 27, 2022 and the CAT exam timings are divided in three slots of morning, afternoon and evening sessions of two hours each. The CAT 2022 exam timing for slot-1 begins at 8.30 AM followed by slot-2 at 12.30 PM and slot-3 at 4.30 PM. 231000 candidates have registered for CAT 2022 and 195,000 are expected to appear in CAT 2022 on Nov 27. To avoid any delay due to Covid protocol and GoI guidelines, CAT Centre has advised the candidates to reach the test centre 90 minutes before the exam commencement time. 


You will need to wear Mask, gloves and keep personal sanitizer while going to exam centre on CAT 2022 exam date. IIM Bangalore is conducting CAT 2022 exam after a gap of five years. Earlier IIM Bangalore conducted CAT in 2016. No candidate will be allowed to appear in all the CAT exam slots on CAT exam day 2022 other than the allotted exam slot.  

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Slot wise CAT 2022 Exam Date & Timings
Complete details about the CAT Exam 2022 timing, CAT 2022 exam reporting time and the CAT 2022 exam timing for entry to the exam centre are given below. No candidate is permitted to enter the CAT test centre after the close of entry at CAT exam centre. 



CAT 2022 Exam Date & Time for Slot-1: Morning Session

  • CAT Exam Date Slot-1: November 27, 2022
  • CAT Exam Time Slot-1 (Gen/OBC/SC/ST Candidates): 8.30 AM to 10.30 AM
  • CAT Exam Time Slot-1 (PwD candidates): 8.30 AM to 11.10 AM
  • CAT Exam Reporting Time Slot-1: 7.00 AM
  • CAT Exam Entry Closing Time Slot-1: 8.15 AM 

CAT Exam Date & Time for Slot-2: Afternoon Session

  • CAT Exam Date Slot-2: November 27, 2022
  • CAT Exam Time Slot-2 (Gen/OBC/SC/ST Candidates): 12.30 PM to 2.30 PM
  • CAT Exam Time Slot-2 (PwD candidates): 12.30 PM to 3.10 PM
  • CAT Exam Reporting Time Slot-2: 11 AM
  • CAT Exam Entry Closing Time Slot-2: 12.15 PM

CAT Exam Date & Time for Slot-3: Evening Session

Important Note

  • Please arrive at the CAT Test Centre at least 30 minutes before the gate closure time of the CAT Test Venue
  • A day before your CAT exam date, visit the Test Venue to ascertain about the distance and transport system between your place of stay and the test venue. 
  • Add some more time to the total time taken in reaching the CAT exam centre.
  • No candidate will be allowed to leave the testing room before the completion of CAT exam
  • No Break during the exam time will allowed. The candidate must use the rest room before exam commencement 

How to Get Ready for CAT 2022 Exam Date?
Remember the following to gather and complete before the CAT 2022 Exam Date:

CAT 2022 Exam date Activity: Important Do’s and Don’ts


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  • Do not carry Mobile phones, electronic gadgets, watches, calculators, stationary items, papers, wallets, goggles or similar such things as they are not allowed inside the test hall on CAT exam date.
  • Do not wear any jewelry or other items containing metal, you may be asked to remove them.
  • Don’t wear shoes and socks, you have to remove your footwear before entering the test hall.
  • Don’t carry valuables on CAT exam date to CAT exam centre. There is no facility for safekeeping of your personal belongings outside the test hall and CAT Centre is not responsible for its loss.
  • Don’t ask your friends and relatives to accompany you as they will not be allowed inside the test centre. 

Locating your Seat on CAT exam date
On CAT 2022 exam date, IIMs may not display Mapping of 'Candidate Application Number and the Lab Number' outside the test venue. The same will be provided to you individually at the time of your entry to the test venue after the verification of your Admit Card and Photo Identification Proof. For any correspondence with CAT Centre you must provide your CAT Registration Number. 


Inside the CAT testing hall on CAT exam date

  • Before you enter the CAT testing hall use the wash room as you are not allowed to go to wash room during the CAT exam duration.
  • You will be provided with small writing pad for rough work. This will have to be returned after the test.
  • You should clearly write your name and registration number on the rough pad. 
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