The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore will release the CAT 2023 admit card on November 7, 2024. Around 2 Lakh Candidates are appearing for the exam this year. Candidates will be able to download the admit card by using their CAT login ID and Password at

What is a CAT Exam?

CAT (Common Admission Test) is an entrance exam at the national level for admission to MBA programs at 20 IIMs & around 1200 B-School in India.  The CAT is a computer-based test that is designed to assess participant’s aptitude skills in the sections of Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR), Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), and Quantitative Ability (QA). CAT Exam is conducted every year by IIMs on  the policy of rotation. Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode conducted this exam last year.

Table of Content

CAT 2024 Exam Dates
CAT 2024 Highlights
CAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria
CAT 2024 Reservation
CAT 2024 Registration
CAT 2024 Application Fee
CAT 2024 Admit Card
CAT 2024 Exam Center
CAT 2024 Exam Syllabus
CAT 2024 Result
CAT 2024 Cut Off
CAT 2024 Counselling
CAT 2024 Seat Matrix
Frequently Asked Questions

Exam Date

CAT 2024 Exam Dates

Events  Dates
Release of official notification First week of August 2024
Start of online registration Second week of August 2024
End of online registration Third week of September 2024
Correction window Fourth week of September 2024
Release of admit card Last week of October 2024
Date of exam Last week of November or first week of December 2024
Release of answer key Second week of December 2024
Declaration of result Second week of January 2025


Exam Highlights

CAT 2024 Exam Highlights

Event Details Specifications
Exam Name CAT (Common Admission Test)
Conducting Body Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad
Exam Frequency Once a Year
Mode of Exam Online
Exam Duration 2 Hours
Language English
Exam Purpose Admission into 20 IIM & 1200  B-School
Exam Helpdesk No. 1800-2090-830,
Official Website

CAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for appearing in the CAT 2024 exam are as follows:

The candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification from a recognized university or institution with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% for candidates belonging to SC, ST, and PwD categories).

The candidate must have completed or be in the final year of the bachelor’s degree program at the time of applying for the CAT 2024 exam.

The candidate must have a valid and unique email ID and mobile number for communication purposes.

The candidate must fulfill any other specific eligibility criteria prescribed by the respective IIMs or other participating institutes.

Exam Reservation

CAT 2024 Reservation

CAT Reservation are as follows:

Category Reservation
OBC 27%
SC 15%
ST 07%
EWS 10%
Exam Registration

CAT 2024 Registration

CAT 2024 Application Form will be accessible in online mode on the official website.

Documents Required to Fill CAT 2024 Online Form

  • Class 10th mark sheet
  • Class 12th mark sheet
  • Diploma certificate (if required)
  • Graduation /Post-Graduation/Other Professional Degree Details (if required)
  • Caste/category certificate
  • Passport size photograph (Dimension: 30mm X 45mm; Format: .jpg or .jpeg; Size: 80KB)
  • Scanned signature (Dimension: 80mm X 35mm; Format: .jpg or .jpeg; Size: 80KB)

How to Fill CAT 2024 Application Form?

Step 1: Visit the Website (Register/Signup)

On the website,, click the ‘Register’ button under New Candidate Registration header to create your user profile. The Registration form window will open in your browser.

Step 2: Fill the General Information

Enter the personal details:- Name, Date of Birth, Email Address, Mobile Number(with OTP verification), Category

Step 3: Login to CAT Website & Fill the Personal Information

Using the system generated User ID and Password that you have received at the completion of Step 1 & 2 above, you can login as a “Registered Candidate” on the website and fill the Application Form for CAT 2022.

The Application Form is divided into six sections Which is given below:

  • Personal Details
  • Academic Qualifications
  • Work Experience
  • Programmes
  • Test City
  • Payment

1. Personal Details

In this Section, Candidate can fill the following details:

  • Enter Candidate’s Surname or First Name, Father’s/Guardian’s Name, Mother’s Name/Guardian’s Name and Spouse’s Name as applicable
  • Select the Category under which you are applying (General,  OBC, SC, ST and Pwd).
  • Select your Nationality.
  • Enter Communication Address
  • Enter Emergency Contact Details
  • Upload Scanned Images (Photograph, Signature, Category (EWS/NC-OBC/SC/ST) Certificate)

2. Academic Qualifications

In this section, you must enter your educational qualification details.

  • SSC/10th/Equivalent Details
  • HSC/12th/Equivalent/Diploma Course Details
  • Bachelor’s Degree Details
  • Master’s Degree Details
  • Other Professional Degree Details

3.  Work Experience

In case you are an applicant with work experience, enter your experience with days.

4. Programmes

In this section, You can select the Programme & Interview City .

5. Test City

In this section, Applicant can select any Six Test Cities as per his/her preference.

6. Payment

In this section. Applicant can pay the fee as per his/her category

Category Application Fee
 General & OBC-NC 2200
Reserved Category (SC, ST, EWS) 1100
Exam Application Fee

CAT 2024 Application Fee

CAT 2023 fee are different for General & OBC-NC & Reserved Category which is given below:

Category Application Fee
 General & OBC-NC 2200
Reserved Category (SC, ST, EWS) 1100
Exam Admit Card

CAT 2024 Admit Card

The admit card for the CAT 2023 will be issued to the candidates on November 7, 2024. CAT Admit Card will be available on the website.

Candidates will be able to download the admit card by using their CAT login ID and Password. Candidates need to carry the Admit Card on the examination day.

Exam Center

CAT 2024 Exam Center

List of CAT Exam Center State Wise are following:

State Test Cities
Andaman & Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Guntur; Kakinada; Kurnool; Nellore; Rajahmundry; Tirupathi; Vijayawada; Visakhapatnam
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Assam Dibrugarh; Guwahati; Silchar
Bihar Aurangabad; Muzaffarpur; Patna; Purnea
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh Bhilai; Raipur
Delhi Delhi; New Delhi
Goa Madgaon; Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad; Anand; Gandhinagar; Rajkot; Surat; Vadodara
Haryana Ambala; Bahadurgarh; Faridabad; Gurgaon; Hisar; Palwal; Panipath; Rohtak; Sonipat
Himachal Pradesh Simla; Waknaghat
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu; Samba, Kashmir
Jharkhand Bokaro; Dhanbad; Jamshedpur; Ranchi
Karnataka Banglore; Belagavi (Belgaum); Dharwad; Gulbarga; Hubli; Mangalore; Mysore; Udupi
Kerala Ernakulam; Kasaragod; Kollam; Kozhikode; Malappuram; Thrissur; Trivandrum
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal; Gwalior; Indore; Jabalpur; Sagar
Maharashtra Ahmednagar; Amravati; Aurangabad; Jalgaon; Kolhapur; Mumbai, Navi Mumbai; Nagpur; Nanded; Nashik; Pune; Raigad; Satara; Solapur; Thane; Ulhasnagar
Meghalaya Shillong
Odisha Balasore; Berhampur; Bhubaneswar; Cuttack; Dhenkanal; Sambalpur; Rourkela
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Bhatinda; Chandigarh; Fatehgarh Sahib; Jalandhar; Ludhiana; Mohali; Pathankot; Patiala; Ropar; Sangrur
Rajasthan Ajmer; Alwar; Jaipur; Jodhpur; Kota; Sikar; Udaipur
Tamilnadu Chennai; Coimbatore; Madurai; Namakkal; Thanjavur; Tiruchirappalli; Tirunelvelli
Telangana Hyderabad; Karim Nagar; Warangal
Uttar Pradesh Agra; Allahabad; Barabanki; Bareilly; Ghaziabad; Gorakhpur; Greater Noida; Kanpur; Lucknow; Mathura; Meerut; Muzaffarnagar; Noida; Varanasi
Uttarakhand Dehradun; Roorkee
West Bengal Asansol; Bankura; Burdwan; Durgapur; Hooghly; Howrah; Kalyani; Kolkata; Siliguri
Exam Syllabus

CAT 2024 Exam Syllabus

The syllabus for the CAT 2024 exam is based on the topics covered in the 10+2 and graduation level curriculum. The syllabus is not fixed or predefined by the conducting authority and may vary from year to year. However, some of the important topics that are usually asked in each section are given below:


Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

Reading comprehension

Para jumbles

Para summary

Odd one out

Sentence completion

Sentence correction



Critical reasoning

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)





Venn diagrams




Seating arrangement

Blood relations


Binary logic


Quantitative Ability (QA)

Number system






Coordinate geometry

Permutation and combination


Set theory



CAT 2024 Result


The result of the CAT 2024 exam will be declared by the conducting authority in the second week of January 2025 on the official website of CAT (

The candidates will be able to download their scorecard by logging in using their user ID and password.

The scorecard will contain the sectional and overall scaled scores and percentiles of the candidates.

The scaled scores are obtained by normalizing the raw scores across different sessions to ensure fairness and equity.

The percentiles are calculated by ranking the candidates according to their scaled scores in each section and overall.

The result of the CAT 2024 exam will be valid for one year from the date of declaration.



The CAT cutoff is the minimum percentile score required to qualify for the next stage of the admission process. The CAT cutoff varies for different IIMs and other MBA colleges, as well as for different categories of candidates.


CAT 2024 Cutoff and Previous Years Cutoff from 2019 to 2023



CAT 2024 Cutoff (Expected)


The CAT 2024 cutoff is not yet released, but based on the previous year trends, we can expect the following ranges:


– For the best IIMs (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Kozhikode, Indore), the CAT cutoff for the general category is expected to be between *99 to 100 percentile. For the reserved categories, it may be lower at **97 to 98 percentile*.

– For the newer and baby IIMs (Raipur, Rohtak, Udaipur, Kashipur, Trichy, Ranchi, Shillong, Visakhapatnam, Jammu), the CAT cutoff for the general category is expected to be above *90 percentile. For the reserved categories, it may be lower at **75 to 85 percentile*.

– For the top non-IIMs (SPJIMR, MDI Gurgaon, FMS Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, NITIE Mumbai), the CAT cutoff for the general category is expected to be between *90 to 99 percentile. For the reserved categories, it may be lower at **80 to 90 percentile*.


The CAT 2024 cutoff will depend on various factors such as:


– The difficulty level of the CAT exam

– The number of candidates appearing for the CAT exam

– The number of seats available in each IIM and other MBA colleges

– The reservation policy of each IIM and other MBA colleges

– The academic profile and work experience of the candidates


The CAT 2024 cutoff will be released by each IIM and other MBA colleges after the declaration of the CAT result in January 2025. The candidates who meet the CAT cutoff will be shortlisted for the next stage of the admission process, which may include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI). The final selection will be based on the overall performance of the candidates in all these stages.


Previous Years Cutoff from 2019 to 2024


The previous years cutoff from 2019 to 2024 are given below for reference. These are the overall percentile scores required to get a call from various IIMs and other MBA colleges.


| Year | IIM Ahmedabad | IIM Bangalore | IIM Calcutta | IIM Lucknow | IIM Kozhikode | IIM Indore | SPJIMR | MDI Gurgaon | FMS Delhi |


2023            80                         85                         85                    90                        85                       90                    90                     94                     98

2022            80                         85                          85                   90                         85                       90                   90                     94                      98

2021            80                         85                          85                   90                          85                      90                   NA                    NA                     NA

2020             NA                        NA                        NA                   NA                        NA                      NA                  NA                    NA                    NA

2019             NA                        NA                         NA                   NA                        NA                      NA                  NA                    NA                  NA


Note: The data for some years and colleges are not available or not applicable.

Exam Counselling

CAT 2024 Counselling

The CAT counseling 2024 will be conducted  by IIMs for admission to MBA Programme. The counseling process will start after the examination ends and the publication of the result. It will be happen in To Be Announced Shortly.

CAT Counselling or selection process includes three stages:

  1. Shortlisting of candidates
  2. WAT/GD-PI round
  3. Final selection
Seat Matrix

CAT 2024 Seat Matrix

The seat matrix for the current year will be released after CAT 2024 results.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Ques. What is the mode of exam for CAT 2024?

CAT is an online test.

Ques. How can I fill CAT 2024 Application Form?

The application form can be filled online by visiting the official website and check our CAT registration section for more details;

Ques. What is the full form of CAT?

The full form of CAT is Common Admission Test.

Ques. How much is the CAT Application fee?

Application fee for General and OBC is 2200 & For SC, ST, EWS is 1100.

Ques. When will CAT 2024 result be declared?

CAT 2024 result will be released in the January 2025.

.Ques. Is CAT 2024 cancelled due to Covid?

No, It is not cancelled.

Ques. What is the age limit of CAT 2024?

Candidate age limit must be 21 years as on 1st August 2024.

Ques. Is CAT Score valid for 2 years? 

No, the CAT scores are valid for  1 year only.


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