CAT 2024: Notification, Exam Date, Registration, Eligibility

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Feb 29, 2024

CAT 2024 is expected to be conducted by IIM Calcutta. CAT exam will be conducted tentatively on Nov 24, 2024, with three sessions of the exam. CAT 2024 notification is expected to be released on Jul 30, 2024, followed by the commencement of CAT 2024 registration window on Aug 2, 2024. The official notification of CAT exam date 2024 will be announced on the website.

The IIM application procedure for CAT 2024 will start in the first week of Aug 2024. CAT exam will be administered in more than 150 cities throughout India. The official announcement of the CAT convening institute will be made sometime in May 2024. Last year, the exam was administered by IIM Lucknow.

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national-level MBA entrance test that is used to admit students to 21 IIMs, IITs, NITs, MNITs, and over 100 institutions across India.

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CAT 2024 Exam Dates

CAT 2024 exam date is likely to be Nov 24, 2024. IIM will hold CAT 2024 in three slots across 150 cities in India. According to sources, IIM Calcutta will conduct the CAT 2024. CAT exam dates 2024 schedules are tabulated below for the candidates' reference.

CAT 2024 Events Dates (Tentative)
CAT 2024 Notification Jul 30, 2024
CAT 2024 Registrations Start Aug 2, 2024
CAT 2024 Registration Last Date Sep 2024
CAT 2024 Form Correction Sep 2024
CAT 2024 Admit Card Nov 2024
CAT Mock Test Link Nov 2024
CAT 2024 Exam Date Nov 24, 2024
CAT 2024 Answer Key  Dec 2024
CAT 2024 Answer Key Challenge Dec 2024
CAT 2024 Result  Dec 2024
CAT 2024 Final Answer Key Dec 2024 - Last Week

CAT Exam Day Schedule 2024

CAT exam 2024 tentatively will be held on Nov 24, 2024, in three slots. The following CAT exam day schedule 2024 and timing is based on the previous year's exam schedule.

Event Slot 1 Timing Slot 2 Timing Slot 3 Timing
Reporting Time at CAT Exam Centre 7:00 AM 11:00 AM 3:00 PM
Entry Closing Time at CAT Exam Centre 8:15 AM 12:15 PM 4:15 PM
CAT Exam Timing 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
CAT Exam Timing for PwD Candidates 8:30 AM to 11:10 AM 12:30 PM to 3:10 PM 4:30 PM to 7:10 PM

Did You Know?

Before the founding of the IIM Lucknow, each of the other three management colleges held its entrance exams for admission to their PG program. A common entrance test for admission to all institutes will be proposed in 1983. This marked the start of the Common Admission Test, also known as the CAT.

CAT Exam Date Trends

According to CAT exam date trends, the exams are usually conducted in November every year, and the notification for the same is released by the end of July. The exam date trends for all the previous years' of CAT are tabulated below for the candidates.

Exam Year CAT Exam Date
2023 Nov 24, 2023
2021 Nov 28, 2021
2020 Nov 29, 2020
2019 Nov 24, 2019
2018 Nov 25, 2018
2017 Nov 24, 2017

CAT 2024 Selection Process

Shortlisted candidates will be called for CAT counselling 2024 or the selection process. Different admission procedures may be used by each IIM institute, including shortlisting applicants based on CAT result 2024, GD/PI, and WAT performances.

Check out the CAT 2024 admission process:

  • Writing Assessment Test (WAT)
  • Discussion in Groups (GD)
  • PI (Personal Interviews)

CAT 2024 Admission Procedure

CAT 2024 admission policy for the MBA program remains the same as last year. Candidates can check the following stage-wise academic requirements for IIM Calcutta's MBA program.

Stage 1: CAT Result and IIM Shortlist

The exam's organizing authority must first disclose the CAT 2024 results.

  • IIMs will start publishing dates for shortlists and subsequently commence the CAT process for admission.
  • IIMs will publish their own CAT cutoffs for 2024 for various categories.
  • The list of candidates who have been shortlisted for the next selection round will be made accessible on the relevant IIMs' websites.
  • All shortlisted candidates will receive interview letters directly from IIMs.

Stage 2: WAT, PI, and GD Rounds

IIM MBA selection process 2024 will continue with Written Ability Tests (WAT), Personal Interviews (PI), and Group Discussions for all applicants who meet the CAT cutoff (GD). Candidates are assessed based on their general knowledge, communication skills, past performance in rounds, and mental clarity. CAT interview dates 2024 will be announced soon after the results are declared.

Parameter Weightage
CAT 2024 score 56
Class 10th marks 10
Class 12th marks 15
Gender diversity factor 4
Total 85

Stage 3: Final Selection

The eligibility and verification requirements for the final CAT selection process must be met by each applicant listed for a personal interview at an IIM. Candidates are now graded according to their academic success. Here is a list of the possible criteria used to choose candidates. Earlier, CAT 2024 score weightage will be 25. 

Parameter Weight
CAT 2024 score 30
PI 48
Academic diversity 6
Work experience 8
Total 100

What is CAT Exam?

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is the admission examination for those who want to pursue an MBA in management and business administration. The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) rotate through administering this test. Around 1,000 institutes in the country accept CAT scores for admission.

CAT 2024

The CAT exam will be held in 150 cities in a computer-based format for two hours. CAT 2024 exam will be held online for a total duration of two hours. In the allotted time, candidates must answer 66 objective-type questions.

CAT Full Form

CAT's full form is the Common Admission Test. Three sections comprise the test. The sectional details of CAT 2024 are as follows.

  • VARC section has 24 questions - 72 marks 
  • DILR section has 20 questions - 60 marks 
  • QA section has 22 questions - 66 marks
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What is the Purpose of IIM CAT?

Common Admission Test or CAT exam is a national-level management aptitude test that a candidate has to clear for admission to the MBA courses offered by 20 IIMs and over 1,200 B-schools in India. Over two lakh candidates apply for the CAT exam every year which is conducted in the computer-based mode for two hours.

The CAT question paper comprises MCQs & non-MCQs from Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Quantitative Ability (QA). The difficulty level of the exam is moderate to high. Apart from MBA programs, the CAT score is valid for admission to Executive MBA, PhD and FPM programs.

IIM Admission Criteria 2024 One Year and Executive MBA from IIM

Why Take the CAT Exam?

The only exam recognized for MBA admission to the IIMs is the CAT. A career in business administration is made possible by admission to these renowned management institutions.

Candidates will be able to enrol in not just these 20 IIMs but also prestigious non-IIM institutions like IIT Delhi, IIT Madras, FMS Delhi, etc., after successfully passing the CAT exam with a high percentile.

CAT Exam Highlights

CAT 2024 highlights are tabulated below:

Highlights Particulars
Exam Name CAT
Full Form Common Admission Test
Exam Level National
Conducting Body Indian Institute Of Management
Category Postgraduate
Application Mode Online
Frequency Annual
Language English
Official Website
Helpdesk 1-800-210-1088

CAT Exam Conducting IIMs

CAT exams are administered by the top six IIMs alternately for MBA candidates. IIM Bangalore will be the organizing body for CAT 2024. IIMs annually administer CAT exams on a rotating basis. Some of the top-ranked B-Schools in India are IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow, IIM Calcutta, and IIM Ahmedabad.

Check the table below to find out which IIMs have recently held CATs.

Year Conducting IIM Number of Slots Exam Duration Total Questions
2023 IIM Lucknow 3 2 Hours 66
2022 IIM Bangalore 3 2 Hours 66
2021 IIM Ahmedabad 3 2 Hours 66
2020 IIM Indore 3 2 Hours 76
2019 IIM Kozhikode 2 3 Hours 100
2018 IIM Calcutta 2 3 Hours 100
2017 IIM Lucknow 2 3 Hours 100
2016 IIM Bangalore 2 3 Hours 100
2015 IIM Ahmedabad 2 3 Hours 100
2014 IIM Indore 4 2 hours 50 minutes 100

CAT Exam Facts

  • CAT 2024 will be held in 167 cities and 375 exam locations across India for over 3 lakh MBA candidates.
  • Every year, IIMs open roughly 5500 seats for MBA admission via CAT.
  • The admittance rate at 21 IIM campuses is 1% - 2%, with CAT cutoffs for older IIMs ranging from 94 to 99 percentile.
  • The CAT cutoff for baby IIMs ranges from 82 to 94 percentile.
  • Top non-IIMs provide over 4500 seats for admission through CAT 2024, with substantially better acceptance rates.
  • The CAT 2024 cut off for major MBA colleges (non-IIMs) like as FMS, IIFT, SPJIMR, MDI, and JBIMS would range from 94-100%ile.
  • Other non-IIMs' CAT cutoffs in 2024 will range from 75-90%, including MICA, XIME, XIM, TAPMI, and K J Somaiya.

CAT 2024 Notification

IIM Calcutta will likely release the notification for CAT 2024 on Jul 30, 2024, on the official website at The notification for CAT 2024 is a dossier that provides the candidates with a roadmap of events scheduled under this year's exam cycle. CAT exam is expected to be conducted on Nov 24, 2024.

CAT Previous Year Notification Download PDF

How to Download CAT Notification?

Follow the steps below to download CAT 2024 official notification after it is released.

  • Step 1: Candidates should visit the CAT’s website or
  • Step 2: Scroll down to ‘Know More About CAT 2024 ’.
  • Step 3: Click on ‘CAT 2024 Information Bulletin’.
  • Step 4: The page will be redirected to another tab, and CAT notification PDF will open.
  • Step 5: Download the "CAT 2024 Information Bulletin" and save it.

CAT Notification: Past Year Trends

CAT notifications all over the past year trends can be predicted easily. Check the table below to know the past years' trends for CAT notification release.

Notification  Notification Date
CAT Notification 2023 Jul 30, 2023
CAT Notification 2022  Jul 31, 2022
CAT Notification 2021  Jul 31, 2021
CAT Notification 2020 Jul 29, 2020
CAT Notification 2019 Jul 26, 2019
CAT Notification 2018 Jul 29, 2018
CAT Notification 2017 Jul 29, 2017
CAT Notification 2016 Jul 31, 2016
CAT Notification 2015 Jul 26, 2015
CAT Notification 2014 Jul 26, 2014

CAT Eligibility Criteria 2024

CAT exam eligibility is specified in the notification by IIMs. However, candidates can take a look at the primary CAT exam eligibility 2024 announced in previous years. 

  • IIM has decided to remove the minimum percentage of marks (45% and 50% [or equivalent CGPA] respectively) for appearing in the CAT 2024 exam because of the possibility that various universities will use various evaluation patterns throughout the nation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • This exception will be made to provide equality for candidates who obtained their bachelor's degree in 2020/2021/2024 or who will do so in 2024. Please be aware that this notice applies to the criteria for writing the CAT 2024. The eligibility criteria for CAT 2024 will be updated once the official notification is released.
  • Candidates are advised to look at and follow respective institution-specific admission policies. This will be for 2020, 2021, and 2024 graduates. The minimum eligibility criteria for all the other candidates are Graduation with 50% - General/ OBC-NC/EWS, and Graduation with 45% - SC/ST/ PWD.
  • The college or institute that a candidate has studied in shall abide by the Act of Parliament or State Legislature in India or be declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

CAT 2024 Registration

CAT 2024 application form is expected to be released on Aug 2, 2024, on the official website at Interested candidates will be able to register for the exam till the deadline. Before applying for the exam, candidates are also advised to check their eligibility criteria.

Details about the CAT 2024 registration are as follows. CAT application form correction facility will be provided for the registered candidates. The last date to edit their application form will also be released on the website.

IIM CAT Registration 2024: How to Apply?

The candidates must follow the steps below to apply for the CAT exam 2024 successfully.

  • Login: CAT 2024 login credentials will be sent to the candidates' registered email IDs or mobile numbers after they enter all the required details for CAT 2024 registration. The applicants must take down the credentials to log into the candidate portal on the official website.
  • Enter All Details Carefully: The application form requires candidates to enter various details. Candidates must fulfil this step with utmost care and attention. Mistakes of spelling or factual errors should be avoided.
  • Upload Documents as Per Specifications: The candidates will be asked to upload their photographs and signatures along with the form. The candidates must resize the documents as per the specifications given on the website. Candidates from reserved categories will be asked to upload their respective category certificates.

Read More: CAT Registration 2024

CAT Admit Card 2024

CAT admit card 2024 download link will be released for the candidates at CAT admit card release date will be in Nov 2024. IIM CAT admit card 2024 contains details such as the test centre location, exam slot, reporting time, and other related information.

Steps to Download CAT 2024 Admit Card

Candidates must input their user ID and password on the CAT admit card download link to access the hall ticket. Candidates can follow the steps given below to download the CAT 2024 admit card.

  • Step 1: Candidates must log in to CAT website:
  • Step 2: Enter CAT 2024 user ID and password.
  • Step 3: Go to the 'Admit Card' section.
  • Step 4: Click on 'Download'.
  • Step 5: After downloading, candidates can take a printout of their CAT exam admit card 2024 download for future reference.

CAT Test Cities and Centres

CAT 2024 exam centres list will be released by the conducting authority on the official website for the candidates. IIM Lucknow has identified 154 cities and approximately 300 locations to serve as the official CAT exam centres 2024. The hall tickets of the candidates will contain all the necessary details related to the exam centre of candidates for CAT 2024.

Candidates must ensure that they select their CAT test centre carefully, as no change will be allowed after the submission of the application form. Candidates can choose up to 6 locations as their preferred exam centres for CAT 2024. They must ensure they reach their test centre at least one day before the exam.

CAT Exam Day Guidelines

Candidates can download their CAT 2024 admit cards until the exam day after they are released in Nov 2024. Candidates taking the CAT 2024 exam must adhere to all exam-day rules, including the COVID-19 rules released by the IIM hosting the test. The formalities that candidates have been given below.

  • When the candidates arrive at the IIMCAT exam centre, they must first find their lab and go through the frisking process.
  • After completing this work, candidates' systems will be assigned, and their documents will be verified.
  • Finally, to start the exam, candidates must finish the registration process and log in.
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CAT 2024 Exam Pattern

CAT 2024 exam pattern is designed in a way that can best help in evaluating aspiring business managers. CAT exam pattern 2024 remains the same as last year's pattern.

CAT Exam Pattern 2024

The exam pattern highlights for CAT 2024 are tabulated below.

Highlights Particulars
Mode Online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT)
Duration 2 Hours or 120 Minutes
Total Questions 66
Section-Wise Questions

VARC: 24

DILR: 20

QA: 22


Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

Quantitative Ability

Verbal Reasoning and Reading Comprehension

Language English
Total Marks 198 Marks

CAT Syllabus 2024

CAT 2024 syllabus includes topics from three subjects - Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Quantitative Aptitude (QA), and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR).

CAT 2024 Exam Pattern

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CAT Preparation Tips

CAT is often considered to be one of the most difficult entrance exams in India. But with strategic CAT preparation, one can ace this exam with very good scores.

CAT VARC Preparation Tips

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension are one of the most ignored sections in CAT 2024. Candidates need to focus on the VARC section. CAT 2024 VARC preparation tips are provided below for the candidates.

  • Read one or two web articles weekly and use Norman Lewis' Word Power Made Easy.
  • Complete sample papers, then evaluate the answers. Many books, novels, and articles should be read.
  • Read the editorials in The Hindu and practice CAT problems from different Arun Sharma books.
  • To increase vocabulary and speed, read newspapers and online publications.
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CAT QA Preparation Tips

Quantitative aptitude is the most vast and difficult section of the CAT exam. Some of the essential tips for the QA section of CAT 2024 are as follows.

  • Take 20+ mock tests and concentrate on math, algebra, and geometry.
  • You can learn quick formulas and tricks by visiting YouTube channels.
  • Spend as much time as possible preparing this part, and use an option elimination technique for time-saving purposes.
  • For CAT quant preparation, answer various questions and chequebooks by reputed authors/publishers.

CAT DILR Preparation Tips

CAT 2024 DILR preparation tips are as follows.

  • Every day, practise two to three LRDI sets and take mock exams every week.
  • To carry out the analysis, consider tabulating the data in the DILR set.
  • Increase your analytical skills by completing more sectional mock exams and practising LR problems in reference books.
  • For quick tricks, consult Arun Sharma's CAT books and put in lots of practice.
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CAT Mock Test 2024

CAT mock test 2024 links will be released on the official website. CAT 2024 mock test links are released for PwD candidates and PwD candidates (Blindness and low vision).

  • The total duration of the CAT 2024 mock test will be 120 minutes with a sectional time limit of 40 minutes. 
  • CAT mock test 2024 link will offer aspirants access to online tests to become familiar with computer-based test instructions, procedures, and features.

CAT 2024 Books

CAT 2024 reference books will be the most useful resource for candidates appearing for the exam. The candidates can solve questions from these resources and ultimately score well in the exam.

Newspapers and magazines are essential to crack the CAT 2024 Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. Some of the best CAT books 2024 are tabulated below for the candidates.

Books Author
Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examinations Abhijit Guha
Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examinations R.S. Aggarwal
Course in Mental Ability and Quantitative Aptitude Edgar Thorpe
Fundamental of Reasoning A Logic Book Robert M. Johnson
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
Business English and Communication Clark Grade C
All about Words Rosenblum and Nurenberg
How to Prepare for the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay

CAT Question Paper Pattern Over the Years

CAT question paper pattern over the years remains the same. The CAT exam syllabus has not changed in over a decade, as will be already established. The only modification that can be regarded as such is the decrease in the number of questions over the past two years, from 100 to 66.

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CAT 2021 Question Paper CAT 2020 Question Paper
CAT 2019 Question Paper CAT 2018 Question Paper

The candidates who are willing to appear for the CAT examination should go through the previous year's question paper so they can understand the type of questions and difficulty level of the paper. Solving 1-2 question papers regularly will help you improve the speed and accuracy of answering the questions.

CAT 2024 Paper Analysis

CAT paper analysis 2024 for all three slots will be released after the exam. Based on the candidate's review, the overall difficulty level of the CAT slot 1 will be moderate, while slot 2 and 3 were considered to be moderately difficult. As per the CAT exam analysis 2024, VARC section had 24 questions, while DILR and QA sections entailed 20 and 22 questions respectively.

CAT 2024 analysis will help candidates get an extensive idea about the CAT 2024 slot-wise difficulty level, important topics, and the respective weightage.

CAT 2024 Exam Analysis Slot-Wise

CAT 2024 exam will be tentatively conducted on Nov 24, 2024. Slot 1 exam will be held from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. While slot 2 exam will be held from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. In addition, CAT slot 3 exam will be held from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Candidates can find the in-depth expected exam analysis for CAT examafter each slot is conducted.

CAT Features Difficulty Level (Slot 1) Difficulty Level (Slot 2) Difficulty Level (Slot 3)
Overall Difficulty Level of the Exam Moderate Moderate to Difficult Moderate to Difficult
Difficulty Level of VARC Moderate to Easy Moderate Moderate
Difficulty Level of DILR   Moderate to Difficult Difficult Moderate to Difficult
Difficulty Level of QA Moderate to Easy Moderate to Difficult Moderate to Difficult, also lengthy.

CAT 2024 Answer Key

Authorities normally provide the CAT response sheet and answer key 8-10 days following CAT exam. Candidates will be able to retrieve their recorded responses and answers from the official CAT website,

Candidates can download their CAT answer key 2024 and the response sheets on the official website. In addition, various coaching institutes have released the slot-wise memory-based CAT answer key 2024. Candidates can download the CAT 2024 unofficial answer keys as a PDF file for further reference. 

CAT answer key 2024 objection window will commence and the last date to object will be released. IIM will consider the objections raised and will release the CAT 2024 final answer key by the last week of Dec 2024.

How to Check CAT 2024 Answer Key?

Candidates can follow the steps given below to download the CAT 2024 answer key and further raise objections if any.

  • Step 1: Candidates should visit the website at
  • Step 2: Click on the 'Candidate login' link/button.
  • Step 3: Enter the login credentials to get to your dashboard.
  • Step 4: The dashboard will display the answer key, question paper, and response sheet for download.

CAT Result 2024

CAT 2024 results are likely to be revealed in the third week of Dec 2024. Candidates can check the CAT results by visiting the CAT official website and clicking on the link for CAT 2024 results. After the declaration of the result, the CAT 2024 scorecard is valid till Jan 2026.

Candidates can access their CAT result 2024 on the official website at They must enter their login credentials such as the user ID and password to check their CAT exam results. 

Steps to Check CAT 2024 Result

Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to check and download CAT results 2024.

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit the official website.
  • Step 2: Now, the candidate must click on CAT 2024 result on the homepage. 
  • Step 3: Candidates are required to log in using their registered credentials
  • Step 4: After logging in, click on the 'IIM CAT Score Card' option.
  • Step 5: Candidates will now be able to check their results and download the same for future reference.

CAT 2024 Toppers

CAT toppers 2024 list will be released after the results are declared in Dec 2024. Along with the CAT result 2024 topper list, IIM provided statistics on the number, gender, and academic background of candidates who scored higher than 99.98 percentiles. IIMs will begin releasing shortlists based on CAT scores in 2024.

CAT 2023 Toppers List

Based on the CAT 2023 result reports, a total of 14 male candidates have topped the exam with 100%. In addition, 28 male and 1 female candidate have secured 99.99 percentiles. Furthermore, 29 male candidates have secured 99.98 percentiles.

Viraj Modi, a final-year BBA student at NMIMS in Mumbai, aced the CAT with a 100 percentile score. Meanwhile, candidates can check the CAT toppers 2023 list from the table below.

CAT Toppers 2023 CAT Percentile
Nishankar Kumar 99.83
Shreemant Singi 99.28
Hritik Sharma 98.27
Pallav Goyal 99.95
Shiladitya Bhadra 99.38
Raunak Tikmani 99.90
Sayondeep Choudhury 99.9
Kuldeep Singh Rawat 98.41
Swapnil Sinha 99.34
Yash Jain 98.7
Avik Das 99.78
Mridul Tiwari 99.66
Divyanshu Garg 99.60
Simran Gupta 99.45
Sahil Shetty 99.25

CAT 2024 Cut Off

CAT 2024 cut off will be released on the official website of IIM CAT portal. The confirmed release date for the CAT Cut Off 2024 is not yet announced. However, candidates can expect the same to be released before Jan 2025.

The expected cut-off for CAT 2024 is tabulated below for the candidates.

Category VRC DILR QA Overall
General 70 70 70 80
NC-OBC 65 65 65 75
SC 60 60 60 70
ST 50 50 50 60
PWD 60 60 60 7

Colleges Accepting CAT Score

The following are the colleges that accept CAT scores for admission. Check CAT Percentile Wise Colleges here.

Top Non-IIMs Accepting CAT Score

Over 1,200 B-schools across the country accept CAT scores. Given below are the top Non-IIMs colleges.

IIT Delhi - DoMs IMT Ghaziabad
Great Lakes Institute of Management IMI Delhi
IMI Kolkata IIT Madras - DoMs
IIT Roorkee DoMs IIT Dhanbad ISM
IMT Nagpur IIT Kharagpur
IIT, Kanpur-IME ITM University
IIITM Gwalior Institute of Management, Nirma University
FMS , Delhi University MDI, Gurgaon
IPE Hyderabad Goa Institute of Management

IIM Fee Campus Wise

Below given is the program fee for each IIM.

IIM Campus MBA Seats MBA Fees
IIM Indore 451 17.07 LPA
IIM Nagpur 130 13.37 LPA
IIM Kashipur 210 15.10 LPA
IIM Shillong 120 12.68 LPA
IIM Amritsar 60 12.00 LPA
IIM Jammu 120 13.80 LPA
IIM Sirmaur 60 11.75 LPA
IIM Bodhgaya 120 10.60 LPA
IIM Ranchi 240 15.30 LPA
IIM Sambalpur 120 13.03 LPA
IIM Trichy 180 10.70 LPA
IIM Visakhapatnam 60  10.70 LPA
IIM Rohtak 240 15.30 LPA
IIM Udaipur 260 17.60 LPA
IIM Raipur 210  14.20 LPA
IIM Kozhikode 375 19.00 LPA
IIM Lucknow 436 19.00 LPA
IIM Calcutta 210 23.00 LPA
IIM Bangalore  430 23.00 LPA
IIM Ahmedabad 385 23.00 LPA

CAT Exam 2024: MBA Programs Offered by IIMs

Every IIM provides CAT exam-based admission to various MBA/PGDM programs. The programs provided by each of the 20 IIMs are included in the table below.

IIMs MBA Programs
IIM Calcutta MBA
IIM Bodh Gaya PGP
IIM Visakhapatnam PGP
IIM Nagpur PGP
IIM Kashipur PGP, EPGP
IIM Sambalpur MBA
IIM Raipur PGP
IIM Udaipur MBA

CAT Key Changes

The key changes made to CAT last year are listed below. The revised changes will be updated for CAT 2024 after the official notification is released.

  • The cost for candidates who fall under the general/EWS/NC-OBC categories went up to INR 2,300 from INR 2,200. The amount will be raised from INR 1,100 to INR 1,150 for candidates who are SC/ST/PwD.
  • IIM Bangalore conducted the CAT exam 2024. The Convenor of CAT 2024 will be Prof. Ashis Mishra.
  • There were only 150 CAT test cities 2024 instead of 156.
  • CAT 2024 exam eligibility requirements were unchanged from the previous year. Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of India (FIAI) will be also added to the list of eligible professional degrees.
  • Candidates had to provide their COVID-19 vaccination status, including the dates of their first and second doses.

CAT 2024 Contact Details

Candidates who are interested in taking the CAT exam should be aware that they are free to contact the relevant authorities if they have any questions or concerns about the exam. Questions about the CAT 2024 registration process, payment, and document uploading.

Contact Details


Toll-free Number

1-800-210-8720 (Mon-Sat from 9 am - 6 pm)

Email Address


CAT Centre

C/o. Admissions Office,

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore,

Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru – 560 076, Karnataka, India.


+91 8884032828

Contact the CAT Center office using the following information if you have questions on academic matters like eligibility, category, or PwD certificates. (Note that any issue relating to CAT registration, application, or payment processing should NOT be addressed by contacting the CAT Center.)

CAT Helpdesk
Phone Number +91-080-26993388 / 3017 / 3013
Email Address


What is the minimum percentage required to be eligible for CAT 2024?

A bachelor's degree from a recognized institute is compulsory for the CAT 2024 exam.

How to study for CAT 2024?

Clear the Concepts & their Applications. Start taking mocks. You will know the topics and type of questions asked in CAT VARC, LR, and QA sections, their key concepts, and how to answer them. Devise Strategy and complete syllabus of all and start attending sectional tests. Revise.

When CAT exam will be conducted in 2024?

CAT 2024 exam will be held on Nov 24, 2024 for admission to 20 IIMs and other to MBA colleges in India. The exam is conducted by one of the top six IIMs

What is the CAT exam for?

Common Admission Test or CAT is a national level management aptitude test which is conducted by the IIM for admission to the MBA courses offered by its 21 campuses and over 1,200 B-schools in India.

When will CAT registration 2024 start?

CAT 2024 registration window is likely to open in the first week of Aug 2024. CAT application form window will remain open till the second week of Sep 2024.

When will CAT notification 2024 be released?

IIM will issue CAT notification 2024 probably on Jul 31, 2024, at CAT 2024 notification can be used by candidates to know the application form start and end dates, CAT admit card dates, the release date of the mock test, CAT 2024 exam date, syllabus, result, etc.

What is valid CAT score?

Top colleges in India accept CAT scores between the 90-100 percentile. Top colleges in India accept CAT scores between the 80-85 percentile.

What is a good CAT score in India?

A score range between 104-108 is considered a very good score in CAT exam. By scoring above 120 will place you in 90th percentile, or with a score better than 90% of test-takers. The 20 IIMS weight the importance of the CAT differently.

How many times is CAT exam conducted in a year?

Every year in Nov, the CAT exam is given. CAT exam was offered in three sessions on one day last year. CAT exams can be taken as many times as necessary.

Why is CAT exam given?

For entry into MBA programs offered by IIMs and other top management institutes in India, the CAT exam is administered. The IIMs' MBA/PGDM programs are the main reason people take the CAT exam. Since about 2 lakh applicants take the CAT exam yearly for MBA admissions, the competition is extremely fierce.

What is mentioned on CAT scorecard 2024?

Candidate name, Candidate address, Candidate application number, Candidate photo, Candidate gender, Exam date and session, Validity of scorecard, CAT sectional scores, CAT overall score. CAT sectional percentiles CAT overall percentiles

How many candidates take CAT exam every year?

2,00,000 applicants take the CAT exam annually on average. 1,91,660 of the 2,29,969 test takers who enrolled to take the exam in 2021 actually showed up.

Is CAT exam more difficult than XAT?

No, CAT exam is considered to be slightly easier than XAT, especially because of the inclusion of two extra sections, namely 'decision making' and 'GK' in XAT exam

Are the CAT 2024 results out?

CAT Result 2024 will be released in Dec 2024, by a IIM. CAT scorecard download link will be activated at the website.

What is the expected CAT cutoff 2024?

CAT cutoff range for IIM typically falls between 99 and 100 percentile for General category students. Among the reserved category students taking the CAT, achieving a percentile of 97 to 98 is the target, slightly below the national average.

How to download CAT 2024 scorecard?

Visit IIMCAT website. Click on CAT 2023 candidate login. Enter CAT application ID and password. Go to scorecard tab and download.



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