CAT 2024 Exam Date (OUT)- Application (July 30), Eligibility, Syllabus

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CAT 2024– IIM Calcutta will release the CAT exam notification 2024 on July 30. Common Admission Test (CAT) 2024 will be held on November 24 in three sessions for admission to various Post Graduate and Fellow programmes of IIMs. Non-IIM member institutions will also accept the CAT 2024 Scores. Eligible candidates will be able to fill and submit the CAT application form at The last date to submit CAT 2024 registration form is September 11.

In order to apply for the Common Admission Test 2024, aspirants should possess a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks. CAT 2024 will be conducted in 150 test cities across the country. Here, we have collaborated some of the sought-after information regarding the Common Admission Test 2024.

Common Admission Test (CAT), the national-level MBA Entrance Exam, is the most renowned among the graduates who want to pursue post-graduation in management courses. Popular Management institutes of India, IIMs (Indian Institute of Management) select suitable candidates as per their performance in the CAT 2024 entrance exam followed by Group Discussion and Interview. 

CAT 2024 Exam Summary

Exam Name Common Aptitude Test, commonly referred as CAT
Exam Conducting Authority Indian Institute of Management (IIM)
Exam Level All-India Level Examination
Exam Mode Online OR Computer Based Test (CBT)
Test Type Post-Graduation Entrance Test

 CAT 2024 Exam Date

IIM Calcutta has released the CAT exam date 2024 online. Candidates can check the CAT 2024 exam dates in the below table

CAT Exam Date 2024

Events Important Dates
CAT Notification 2024 Release Date July 30, 2024
CAT 2024 Online Application Start Date July 30, 2024
Online CAT 2024 Application Process Concluded on September 11, 2024
Release of CAT Exam Admit Card October 2024
CAT 2024 Exam Date November 24, 2024
Declaration of CAT Exam Result December 2024
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 CAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria

IIMs may verify eligibility at different stages of selection procedure, hence, it is mandatory to satisfy the below mentioned CAT exam 2024 eligibility norms before filling the online forms.

  • As per the eligibility of CAT, Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% for SC/ ST/ PWD/ DA candidates) from a recognized University/ Institutes.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification exam and are awaiting results can also apply.
  • Candidates who have completed the professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) with required percentage can also apply

CAT 2024 Application Form

The application form of CAT 2024 will be released on July 30. The link for submitting CAT exam application form will be updated online. The online application form of CAT exam 2024 will be available at 2024. After checking the complete eligibility, candidates can apply for CAT 2024 till September 11, 2024. Candidates are advised to read all the necessary details prior to fill the application. Candidates belonging to the reserve categories should upload a copy of their SC/ST/PwD certificates at the time of registration

CAT 2024 Application Fee

Along with the CAT exam application form, candidates have to remit the application fee. Without the prescribed application fee, no forms will be accepted by the authority. Candidates have to submit the CAT exam fee through online mode such as net banking, credit card or debit card.

  • For General & OBC candidates: Rs. 2300/-
  • For SC/ST/PWD (DA) candidates: Rs. 1150/-

CAT 2024 Test Centres

Common Admission Test 2024 will be conducted in around 150 test cities. Candidates have to select any four test cities in order of their preference while filling the CAT 2024 application form.

CAT 2024 Exam Pattern

  • CAT is Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • The CAT exam 2024 will be held in English medium only.
  • There will be 03 sections i.e. Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation and Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning
  • Exam paper contains 66 multiple choice questions
  • Test duration will be of 40 minutes per section (Total 120 minutes)
  • For every correct answer, 03 marks will be awarded and 01 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer
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CAT 2024 Syllabus

Refer the below topics to get estimate of CAT Syllabus

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

  • Average
  • Number System
  • Time & Work
  • Percentage
  • Mensuration
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Permutation Combination
  • Geometry
  • Quadratic
  • Profit and Loss
  • Linear Equation
  • Probability, etc
  • Logical Reasoning and English/Verbal Ability
  • Clocks
  • Calendars
  • Binary logic
  • Seating arrangement
  • Blood relations
  • Logical sequence
  • Assumption
  • Premise
  • Conclusion
  • Linear and Matrix Arrangement

Reading Comprehension

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • Analogies
  • Antonyms and synonyms
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Sentence correction
  • Idioms, etc.

CAT 2024 Mock Test

IIM will release CAT mock test on the CAT website: CAT exam mock test help candidates to understand the functionality and navigation of the actual exam. The mock test of CAT 2024 link will be available by the end of October 2024

CAT 2024 Preparation Tips

  • Read English Newspaper Daily for cracking the English and General Awareness questions with high score
  • Start Solving the Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation questions as early as possible, as it is the toughest section
  • Solve sample papers and previous year’s papers to know the examination pattern and difficulty level.

CAT 2024 Admit Card

The CAT admit card will be issued in October 2024. The admit card will be uploaded online on the main website of CAT exam 2024, Candidates will need their application number to download the admit card of CAT 2024. It is an important document for all the aspirants as without the admit card, candidates won’t be able to enter the examination hall. IIM CAT India 2024 admit card will contain the exam centre, date and timing of exam and some personal details of the candidates such as name and category.

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CAT 2024 Result

The exam conducting authority will announce the result of CAT 2024 in the 2nd week of January 2025. The result will be announced in the form of score card that can be downloaded with the help of CAT ID and password. The CAT 2024 result card will contain sectional and overall scores and percentiles. Candidates will not receive any hard copy of the score card at their postal address.

CAT 2024 Scorecard

The scorecard of CAT 2024 will be made available at IIM CAT website. Candidates will also receive SMS regarding the same. CAT 2024 scores are valid only till December 31, 2023. Hence, candidates are advised to keep the CAT scorecard safe.

Programmes Offered

Post Graduate Programmes in Management (PGP)

Institute Programmes Website
IIM Bangalore PGP
IIM Bodh Gaya PGP
IIM Calcutta PGP
IIM Kashipur PGP, EPGP
IIM Kozhikode PGP, EPGP (IIMK, IIMK Kochi Campus)
IIM Nagpur PGP
IIM Raipur PGP
IIM Sambalpur PGP
IIM Sirmaur PGP
IIM Tiruchirappalli PGP, PGPBM
IIM Udaipur PGP
IIM Visakhapatnam PGP

Fellow Programmes in Management (FPM) [equivalent to Ph.D.]

Institute Programmes
IIM Ahmedabad FPM
IIM Bangalore FPM
IIM Calcutta FPM
IIM Indore FPM
IIM Kashipur FPM & EFPM
IIM Kozhikode FPM
IIM Lucknow FPM
IIM Ranchi PhD, EPhD
IIM Rohtak FPM
RGIIM Shillong FPM
IIM Tiruchirappalli FPM
IIM Udaipur PGP
IIM Visakhapatnam FPM

Contact Address/ Help Desk

CAT Centre
Admissions Office
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
Diamond Harbour Road, Joka
Kolkata 700104

CAT website:

[email protected]

Help Desk Number: 18002108720

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