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How to apply for CAT 2024

Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national entrance examination for MBA/PGP programs at various institutions including renowned IIMs. CAT 2024 exam is scheduled to be held on November 24, 2024 and will provide admission to 21 IIMs and other top MBA colleges in India.

The CAT application form 2024 is scheduled to be launched in the first week of August 2024, followed by the official notification on July 30, 2024. The application process is completely online. Applicants have to register on the official website of CAT, fill the application form, upload all required documents, and pay Rs. 2500 application fee online.

CAT 2024 is a significant MBA entrance exam for MBA admission in India. It provides access to many MBA programs, including 21 IIMs. IIM Calcutta will most likely organize the exam, which is scheduled for November 24, 2024. The CAT 2024 registration period will begin in August and last more than 45 days. The test consists of total 3 sections: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), and Quantitative Ability (QA).

With 66 questions to answer in 120 minutes, the CAT underwent changes, reducing questions from 100 and eliminating grammar-based questions. The results will be announced in December 2024, and aspirants should begin preparing nine months in advance to secure a seat at top MBA colleges. Candidates who have scored 50% marks are eligible to apply.

Highlights

CAT Exam ParticularsCAT 2024 Details
CAT Full FormCommon Admission Test (CAT) 
Conducting Institute for 2024IIM Calcutta (to be confirmed)
Exam LevelNational
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
CAT 2024 Exam DateNovember 24, 2024
CAT Exam TimingsSession 1: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM Session 2: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM Session 3: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
CAT Exam FeesINR 2,400 (General category) and INR 1,200 (Reserved category)
Number of Test Takers3.30 lakh (in 2023)
CAT exam modeComputer Based Test (CBT) with MCQs and non-MCQs
No. of test cities155
CAT exam websiteiimcat.ac.in
Exam helpdesk no.1-800-210-1088 (Toll Free)

Exam Date

The CAT 2024 exam is scheduled for November 24, 2024, in 155 Indian cities, with three shifts. Registration begins in August and lasts for more than 45 days, ending in September. The exam consists of total 3 sections: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), and Quantitative Ability (QA), with 66 questions to be answered in 120 minutes. Each exam slot lasts two hours. Results will be announced in December 2024.

EventDate
CAT 2024 Exam DateNovember 24, 2024
Registration Start DateFirst week of August 2024
Registration DeadlineMore than 45 days from start
Last Date to Apply for CAT 2024September 2024
CAT 2024 Result Announcement DateDecember 2024

How to Apply for CAT 2024 Exam

To apply for CAT Exam 2024, aspirants can simply follow these steps.

  • Visit the official website, iimcat.ac.in.
  • Click “Register for CAT 2024”.
  • Create a profile with your own contact information.
  • Upload the required documents in the format shown.
  • Submit academic records from SSC/Class 10 onwards.
  • If applicable, include details of work experience.
  • Select the cities you want to test (up to six options).
  • Registration fee of Rs. 2300 for general category and Rs. 1150 for SC/ST/in-charge.
  • Print the completed CAT 2024 application form for future.