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Updated on
July 31, 2022

IIM Bangalore has released CAT 2022 Notification on July 31, 2022 on the official exam website through a Media Release. The notification contains all the important CAT exam details including Registration dates, fee, CAT admit card date, CAT exam date, IIMs participating in CAT 2022 among other details

Latest Updates

  • CAT 2022 Notification Released on July 31, 2022at
  • You can download CAT Notification 2022 Pdf from or from website
  • CAT 2022 Registration begins on3 August 2022
  • Last date for CAT 2022 Registration is September 14, 2022
  • CAT 2022 Registration Fee has increased to Rs.2300
  • CAT 2022 Exam date is November 27, 2022: Check details below

CAT exam 2022 Notification is now released by IIM Bangalore. You can download the CAT Notification in simple 3 steps and check all the CAT exam details.

CAT Notification

CAT 2022 Notificaton

Common Admission Test (CAT) 2022 is the mandatory entrance exam for admission to MBA/PGDM 2023-25 batch in all the 20 IIMs.  FMS Delhi, SPJIMR Mumbai, MDI Gurugram, IITs, IMI New Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad, JBIMS Mumbai, TAPMI Manipal and other hundreds of highly ranked B-schools in India. One or other older IIM conducts CAT every year. Apart from 20 IIMs, more than 1000 top MBA/PGDM colleges accept CAT score for MBA admission. MBA aspirants should get ready to check key details about CAT exam in the CAT Notification. Read below all about the CAT Notification, its importance, how to download CAT Official Notification PDF and other details 

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Table of Contents

  1. What is CAT Notification?
  2. Where to look for CAT 2022 Notification?
  3. Importance of CAT Notification
  4. How to Download CAT Official Notification PDF?
  5. Action Points After CAT 2022 Notification Release
  6. CAT Exam Notification Release Dates: Past Trends
  7. CAT Notification 2022: Key Features & Notable Points
  8. CAT Notification 2022: Media Release

1. What is CAT Notification?
The CAT 2022 notification is an advertisement in short for the CAT exam leading to MBA admission 2023 in IIMs and contains all the key information points about CAT exam including CAT 2022 eligibility criteria, CAT registration and exam dates, CAT registration fee, CAT admit card release date, programs offered by all the 20 IIMs. Accordingly, this year CAT Notification 2022 is released by CAT convening IIM Bangalore.

2. Where to Look for CAT 2022 Notification?
The CAT Notification is published on CAT official website. You can find the CAT 2022 Notification details on CAT website as well as on Web portals. Accordingly, CAT 2022 Notification is available from July 31, 2022 onwards at 

  • CAT exam official website-IIMCAT.AC.IN
  • Newspapers like The Hindu, Times of India among others

3. Importance of CAT Notification
CAT Notification is an important and first document with all the important exam details like CAT exam schedule, programs offered by IIMs, CAT eligibility, CAT registration and exam dates, registration &application fee, exam pattern among other details which are of utmost importance for the candidate applying for MBA admission in IIMs through CAT exam. You can refer to following important information in CAT notification about the CAT exam

  • CAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria
  • CAT 2022 Registration Start and Last Date
  • CAT Registration & Application Fee
  • CAT 2022 Exam Admit Card download date
  • CAT 2022 Exam Date, Duration, Test Slots and Testing Mode
  • CAT 2022 Test Cities
  • Programs offered by IIMs through CAT

4. How to Download CAT Official Notification PDF?
Along with the CAT 2022 notification release, the CAT 2022 official website is also launched. With the CAT Notification release, the document of CAT 2022 Notification download Pdf is also enabled. You can download CAT exam Notification Pdf from CAT website, as well as from which displays the CAT official Notification Pdf on its website. You should download CAT Notification Pdf and save it with you. It will help you to refer to the important details before beginning the CAT registration process. You should download CAT Notification Pdf and save it with you in following steps

  • Step-1: Login at or at
  • Step-2: Check for CAT Advt on CAT website, or at for CAT 2022 Notification where the CAT 2022 Notification PDF is displayed
  • Step-3: Now, check and download the CAT 2022 Notification PDF and save it. Click here to download CAT Notification PDF  

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5. Action Points Post CAT 2022 Notification Release
With the release of CAT 2022 Notification, you should now focus on key points in CAT notification and CAT website. Below are shared a few tips 

  • You must check the eligibility criteria to appear in the CAT 2022 exam on CAT exam website. If you are not eligible for CAT 2022, there is no need to go through the entire notification but if you are, you must check for the other information items also.
  • Create the valid e-mail account and remember not to discontinue it till the entire CAT exam process and selection process of IIMs and other B-schools in which you have applied is over. There will be messages, information and instructions from CAT Centre 2022 on your registered e-mail ID and phone number.
  • Check for the exact opening and closing dates of CAT registration in the CAT notification. Other details on CAT registration process will be available on CAT official website You will be allowed to select four to six test centres in order of preference while completing your CAT 2022 registration form. So before selecting the preferred test cities check the test centers
  • CAT 2022 Notification contains CAT exam date and exam sessions. If you are applying for IIFT entrance exam or NMAT by GMAC, check whether the dates of CAT 2022 exam clash with other exams. You can reschedule your NMAT exam date in case of such clash.
  • There are 20 IIMs. You will need to fill up the name of each IIM and its preferred programme in order of preference when you begin to complete the registration process. Choosing the preferred programme and preferred IIM is a difficult process and consumes more of your time when you begin completing your registration form. It is advisable to go through the IIM programmes and note down your choice in order of preference so that you may quickly complete the registration process without any wastage of time

6. CAT Exam Notification Release Dates: Key Trends
If we look at the CAT Exam Notification release dates for this year and previous CAT exams, we find that it is the last Sunday of July or first Sunday of August, when CAT exam notification is released every year.   

CAT Exam Year
CAT Exam Notification Date
Day of the CAT Notification Release
CAT 2022
July 31, 2022
CAT 2021
August 1, 2021
CAT 2020
August 2, 2020
CAT 2019
July 28, 2019

7. CAT Notification 2022: Key Features & Notable Points
Apart from all the dates for CAT exam, the CAT Notification contains various other CAT details as below

  • CAT notification describes the changed reservation pattern of intake in IIMs consequent upon the changes in reservation policy announced by Government of India
  • CAT Exam Notification further describes when the test Cities and centres will be assigned to the candidates. Since 2014, each CAT Notification has clarified that the CAT centres are allotted only after the last date for CAT registration is over. Accordingly, CAT exam notification suggests that candidates need not rush to block slots and cities in the initial days of registration.
  • CAT notification advises the mode of payment of CAT 2022 exam fee. Candidates must pay the registration fee through online payment modes only, which includes credit cards, debit cards and net banking.
  • CAT 2022 Notification clarifies how to register and submit the application for CAT
  • CAT Notification shares information about the CAT score card availability date.
  • CAT Notification has CAT help desk number as well as CAT exam centre Mail ID.
  • A paragraph with information on IIM admission process in CAT Notification is also inserted to apprise the candidates to know about the Admission details.

8. CAT Notification 2022: Media Release
A day before the CAT Exam 2022 Notification Date in new papers, IIMs sent the media release about CAT Notification to web portals and media. 

One or other older IIM conducts CAT every year. This year the responsibility to convene CAT is assigned to IIM Bangalore. CAT is a computer based exam of three hours duration. There is steady rise in number of CAT exam takers during last five years. There were 199,632 test takers in CAT 2017 which increased to 209,405 in CAT 2018 and to 209,926 test takers in CAT 2019 while the test takers in CAT 2020 dipped to 1.90 lakhs due to Covid pandemic situation. The number again went up slightly to 1.92 lakhs in CAT 2021.  

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