CAT Registration 2024, Exam Date, Eligibilty, Syllabus, Pattern

CAT Registration 2024 will be started in August. The CAT 2024 exam is scheduled to be conducted on 23 November for admission to IIM and MBA colleges in India. Read this article to learn more about CAT 2024 notification, CAT Registration Last Date, and IIM CAT Registration.

CAT Registration 2024

IIM Calcutta will be conducting the CAT 2024 exam. The CAT 2024 Notification will be released on 30 July on the official website of IIMCAT website. CAT Registration 2024 will be started soon after the release of CAT Notification in August 2024. CAT Application Form 2024 last date is 21 September 2024. Every year the examination is conducted by top 6 IIMs on a rotation basis. The CAT 2024 Exam Date has been announced to be conducted on 24 November 2024 in three sessions.

What is CAT Exam?

The full form of CAT is a common admission test. CAT is a National level exam conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) for admission to MBA courses, in various Business Schools including the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIMs.). The CAT school is accepted by over 1200 schools in India. It is a Computer-based MBA entrance exam conducted once a year.

CAT is a highly difficult level exam, it takes preparation for at least 9 months. So all candidates who want to take admission in MBA must start their preparation as soon as possible. The CAT exam is conducted on a single day in three sessions at about 400 test centres.

CAT 2024

CAT 2024 is likely to be conducted by IIM Calcutta for admission to MBA/PGDM and other Postgraduate Management Programs at IIMs and over 1,200 other B schools in India. The exam is conducted online for 2 hours. CAT is one of the most competitive MBA entrance exam in India. Aspiring candidates evening to enroll in prestigious Institutes should Hit hard for CAT 2024 exam. The CAT registration 2024 will start in first week of August 2024 on the official website of IIMCAT.

CAT Regisration 2024 Overview
CAT full nameCommon Admission Test
Conducting BodyIndian Institute of Management
Exam date24 November 2024
Eligibility criteriaGraduation with overall 50% score
(45% for SC/ST candidates)
Mode of applicationOnline
Exam format CBT
Marking scheme+3 for each correct answer
-1 mark for each inaccurate answer
Application form fees INR 2,400 for General category
INR 1,200 for SC/ST/PwD
CAT syllabus 2024  Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
CAT official

CAT Registration 2024 Important Dates

The CAT 2024 registration date will be released along with the notification release on 30 July 2024. Candidate preparing for one of the most competitive MBA exam “CAT 2024” must aware of CAT Exam dates 2024. Aspiring candidate can check here the CAT registration 2024 Dates tabulated below.

CAT Exam EventsCAT Exam Date 2024
CAT 2024 notification Release30-July-2024
CAT Registration 2024 Dates03-Aug-2024 (5:00 PM)
CAT Registration Last Date 202421 November 2024 (5:00 PM)
CAT Admit Card 2024Nov-2024
CAT exam 2024 date24-Nov-2024
CAT answer key releaseFirst week of December 2024
Answer key challenge processFirst week of December 2024
Declaration of CAT 2024 resultLast week of December 2024 or First week of January 2025

CAT Registration 2024 Eligibility

Candidates planning to appear for CAT 2024 need to meet the CAT Eligibility Criteria 2024 set by the Indian Institute of Management. Candidates who have completed their Bachelor’s degrees are eligible to apply for CAT Registration 2024. Detailed CAT eligibility 2024 for CAT Registration 2024 is mentioned below.

  • CAT Education Qualification: Applicants must have or bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks aggregated or equivalent CGPA from a recognised University. (45% marks is required for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD candidates).
  • Final Year Students: Applicants appearing for final year of their bachelor’s Degree/ equivalent qualification exam and those who have completed the bachelor’s degree and are awaiting result are also eligible for CAT registration 2024.
  • Professional degree: Applicants having a professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA/FCAI) with the required percentage are also eligible.

CAT Application Form 2024

CAT 2024 application form will be released in August 2024 on the official website of IIMCAT. Interested and eligible candidates can apply online for CAT registration 2024 till the last date which is 15 September 2024. CAT 2024 Apply Online link will be available on Candidate can check here the step by step process to apply for CAT exam 2024.

How to Apply for CAT Application Form 2024

To apply online for CAT Common Admission Test candidate can follow these steps:

  • Go to the official website of IIMCAT which is
  • On the homepage click on the “register” button.
  • Enter your name, date of birth, email ID, and mobile number.
  • The OTP will sent to your registered email ID and mobile number for verification
  • Create a password to complete registration.
  • Now login with the provided user id and password.
  • Filling your personal details such as your name, parents’ name, date of birth, gender, nationality, etc.
  • Enter your work experience, if any.
  • Now select the program for which you wish to apply for and the IIMs you are interested in.
  • Upload scanned photograph, signature, caste certificate (is applicable), final year certificate.
  • Pay the application fees as per the category. Payment can be done by using debit card/credit card net banking.
  • Also, review all the information provided in CAT Application Form 2024 to ensure there are no errors.
  • Lastly, submit and take a printout of the CAT Registration 2024 form and the fee recipes for future reference.

CAT Registration 2024 Application Fees

All candidate needs to pay the application fees for CAT Registration 2024. The CAT 2024 application fees can be paid through online mode using debit card/credit card/ net banking/ UPI etc.

  • General/EWS/OBC-NCL candidates: Rs. 2,400/-
  • SC/ST/PwD candidates: Rs. 1,200/-

Also, Check
CLAT Notification 2025
GATE 2025 Registration

CAT Exam Pattern 2024

Indian Institute of Management conduct CAT exam online in multiple choice questions based. The test is conducted for 3 session and eat session is of one 20 minutes. As per the CAT Exam Pattern CAT exam has three section – VARC, DILR, and QA. Candidate have to solve 56 questions from three sections. The CAT exam 2024 is conducted for a total of 198 marks. Necessary to attempt all questions. The marking scheme of CAT exam is 3 marks are awarded for each correct answer, and negative marking of one marks for each wrong answer.

Candidate must note that there is no negative marking for non-MCQs and skipping questions.

CAT Exam Pattern 2024
CAT Exam SectionsNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)24Moderate to High
Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation (LRDI)20Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)22High

CAT Syllabus 2024

The CAT 2024 includes three section: Verbal Ability & Reading comprehension (VARC), Data interpretation & Logical reasoning (DILR), and Quantitative Aptitude. Check the details syllabus cubulated below for the preparation of CAT Registration 2024.

CAT Registration 2024 Syllabus
SectionTopicsWeightage in Exam
Quantitative Ability (QA)1. Arithmetic
2. Modern Maths
3. Number System
4. Algebra
5. Mensuration
6. Trigonometry
7. Geometry
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)1. Data Charts
2. Data Tables
3. Bar Graphs
4. Venn Diagrams
5. Seating Arrangement
6. Team Formation
7. Clocks & Calendars
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)1. Long & Short Passages
2. Jumbled Paragraphs
3. Para-summary
4. Picking the Out Sentence 

FAQs on CAT Registration 2024

When did CAT Registration 2024 starts?

The CAT Registration 2024 starts in first week of August 2024.

When did the CAT 2024 Notification release?

The CAT 2024 notification will be release on 30 July 2024.

What is the last date to apply for CAT registration 2024?

The last date to apply for CAT is 15 September 2024.

When did the CAT exam 2024 conducted?

The CAT exam 2024 is scheduled to be conducted on 24 November 2024 through online mode.

What is the official website of CAT 2024?

The official website of CAT 2024 is

What is the full form of CAT?

The full form of CAT is common admission test. The test is conducted for admission to 21 IIMs and other MBA colleges in India.

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