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CAT 2022 Updates: 66 questions in each slot; VARC rated easy to moderate, Quants comparatively difficult

CAT 2022 Exam Analysis Updates: The CAT 2022 exam concluded on November 27 at 6:30 pm. Each slot had 66 questions with 24 questions in VARC, 20 in DILR and 22 in QA.

cat 2022, cat exam analysisCAT 2022 LIVE Updates: Candidates have to reach the exam centre at the designated reporting time.

CAT 2022 Exam Analysis Updates: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore today conducted the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2022 on November 27. The exam was held in three slots in computer-based mode. Slot 1 of the exam was conducted from 8:30 am to 10:30 am, second slot was from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, and slot 3 was held from 4:30 pm till 6:30 pm. 

After the morning session of the exam, candidates and experts rated this year’s exam to be moderate on the difficulty level. There were no major changes in the exam pattern, except those in VARC and DILR.

The list of candidates shortlisted for the next level of selection will be made available on the website of the respective IIMs. Each IIM will send interview letters to the shortlisted candidates directly. The criteria for shortlisting vary across IIMs.

When the IIMs announce the list of shortlisted candidates, a candidate must show all the mark sheets and submit attested copies to prove his/her eligibility at the time of interview. Further, if a candidate is selected for a programme, the original degree certificate and mark sheets of all semesters/years along with their attested copies must be submitted for verification at the time of joining the programme.

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IIM CAT 2022 Updates: Slot 2 exam begins, check out the paper analysis of morning session.

21:01 (IST)27 Nov 2022
CAT 2023, Slot 3 Analysis: Slightly difficult than slot 1 and 2

As per the analysis by CATKing, this slot was comparatively more difficult than slot 1 and 2. To score a 99 percentile a candidate has to score in the range between 93 to 95.

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension- Easy to moderate

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning- Difficult

Quantitative Ability- Moderate to difficult

19:49 (IST)27 Nov 2022
CAT 2022, Slot 3 analysis: Quantitative Ability

There were around 20-21 questions in this section. Out of which eight each were from Algebra and Arithmetic, one from numbers and 3-4 from Geometry.

19:38 (IST)27 Nov 2022
CAT 2022, Slot 3 analysis: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

It had one set of games and tournaments, one set of graphs based on death, one set based on algebra type and one set based on reasoning. The set of graphs based on death was easy.

19:29 (IST)27 Nov 2022
CAT 2022, Slot 3 analysis: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

As per the CATking analysis, two reading comprehensions were easy while two were difficult. The verbal ability section was moderate. The reading comprehensions were on American migration, Automation, Indian History and Philosophy. There were three parajumbles, two para complete and three para summary.

19:22 (IST)27 Nov 2022
CAT 2022, Slot 1 analysis: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

The section had 24 questions in the morning slot, 16 from Reading Comprehension and 8 from Verbal Ability. The same break-up was observed last year too. One of the Reading Comprehension passages, the one on Human rights & Technology was the toughest of all. It was tough to read and comprehend and the questions were no easy let offs either. Another Reading Comprehension passage (on Emotions/Stoicism) was not a very easy read, but not so tough either. The passage on Chinese/Eastern Art Philosophy and the one on Undeads/ghosts were the easy passages to read.

18:38 (IST)27 Nov 2022
CAT 2023: Evening session concludes

The evening and the final session of CAT 2022 has concluded. This session began at 4:30 pm. The exam was held in three sessions, the first session from 8:30 am to 10:30 am, afternoon session from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm and the evening session 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

18:23 (IST)27 Nov 2022
CAT 2022 exam and reservation of seats

There are 20 IIMs providing various post graduate and doctoral programmes. The flagship programme of IIMs is the two-year post-graduate programme. Admission into the two-year post graduate programme is based on the Common Admission Test or CAT. As per government guidelines, IIMs have reserved 15 per cent  seats for SC candidates, 7.5 per cent  seats for ST candidates, 27 per cent seats for NC-OBC candidates and up to 10 per cent seats for EWS candidates. 5 per cent seats are also reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities.

18:05 (IST)27 Nov 2022
Once shortlisted, candidates are selected on the basis on these factors

Candidates are shortlisted by the IIMs for the interview stage based on their own criteria, which may be independent of each other. The process may include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI). Performance in the CAT 2022 examination is an important component in the admission process. IIMs may additionally use other factors such as the previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience, gender and academic diversity and other similar inputs in shortlisting and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process.

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17:43 (IST)27 Nov 2022
What is the deadline to submit degree certificates after selection?

The deadline for submission of the qualifying degree/equivalent mark sheet and certificate is December 31, 2023. If candidates do not submit their documents till the deadline, their admission will automatically be cancelled. Provisional admission will also be cancelled if subsequently it is found that the submitted certificate is incorrect.

17:31 (IST)27 Nov 2022
What are the degree certificates required if a candidate is shortlisted for interview by any IIM

A candidate must show all the mark sheets and submit attested copies to prove his/her eligibility at the time of interview. Further, if a candidate is selected for a programme, the original degree certificate and mark sheets of all semesters/years along with their attested copies must be submitted for verification at the time of joining the programme.

17:06 (IST)27 Nov 2022
How will IIMs tell selected candidates about their result?

The list of candidates shortlisted for the next level of selection will be made available on the website of the respective IIMs. Each IIM will send interview letters to the shortlisted candidates directly. The criteria for shortlisting vary across IIMs.

16:38 (IST)27 Nov 2022
CAT 2022: DILR section analysis

The DILR of CAT 2022 slot 2 was moderate to difficult. The section had 20 questions with four sets. Again, the sets comprised five questions each. There were 6 non-MCQs and 14 MCQs. Two sets ranged in the moderate level of difficulty and were not straightforward while two sets were doable. A score of 30-32 would help achieve the 99 %ile.
(Inputs from Career Launcher)

16:34 (IST)27 Nov 2022
CAT 2022: Quants section tougher in second slot

In the second slot of CAT 2022, Quants section was at the tougher side. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension was easy to moderate; two reading comprehensions were eaiser and other two were moderate.
(Inputs from CATKing)

16:24 (IST)27 Nov 2022
Not very different from slot 1 exam

CAT 2022 slot 2 did not come up with any more changes that were different from those introduced in slot 1. The candidates had to attempt 66 questions in 120 minutes and the section-wise division of questions also remained the same as that of slot 1.

15:31 (IST)27 Nov 2022
When is the third slot of CAT 2022?

The evening session will be conducted between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm

14:59 (IST)27 Nov 2022
CAT 2022: When will the answer key be released?

IIM Bangalore will release the answer key and candidates' response sheets a few weeks after the national entrance exam concludes today at 6:30 pm. The release date of answer key and response sheets will be announced at the official CAT 2022 website — iimcat.ac.in.

14:50 (IST)27 Nov 2022
CAT 2022: Exam day dress code

Candidates are advised to not wear any jewelry (or any item(s) containing metal), shoes/footwear with thick soles, and garments with large buttons inside the test centre. Read more here

14:36 (IST)27 Nov 2022
CAT 2022: Slot 2 concludes

The afternoon session concluded at 2:30 pm. Now, the evening session (slot 3) will begin at 4:30 pm and conclude at 6:30 pm. 

14:33 (IST)27 Nov 2022
CAT 2022: Is there negative marking for non-MCQ questions?

No, there are no negative marks for non-MCQ type questions. However, there is negative marking of -1 for every wrong MCQ question.

14:18 (IST)27 Nov 2022
CAT 2022: Is there a specific order for answering sections?

Candidates must answer the sections in a pre-specified order and this order will remain the same for all the candidates.

CAT 200 LIVE Updates: Candidates have to carry a printout of their admit card along with an original ID proof for verification.

The common admission test (CAT) is a national management entrance test conducted by IIMs on a rotational basis. It is conducted for admission to the IIMs and the top b-schools of India. After the exam is over, various coaching institutes release analysis and CAT answer key. With the help of these, candidates can evaluate performance in the exam. The result of the exam is announced in the first week of January.

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First published on: 27-11-2022 at 09:56 IST
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