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How to Apply for CAT 2024 Registration Last Date, Exam Slot

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CAT 2024 Registration Last Date, Exam Slot: The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national-level MBA entrance exam that is conducted by different IIMs every year. The IIM CAT exam is considered one of the toughest competitive exams. CAT is recognized by more than 1300 B-schools and is conducted in three sessions at 350+ examination centers in more than 150+ cities. CAT is conducted in the last week of November. 

Highlights of the CAT 2024 exam: 

CAT full form Common Admission Test 
Exam date 24 November 2024 
Eligibility criteria Graduation with overall 50% (45% for SC/ST) 
Marking scheme +3 for each correct answer -1 for each incorrect answer 
Fees +3 for each correct answer and -1 for each incorrect answer 
CAT syllabus 2024 Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) Quantitative Ability (QA) Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)  
CAT official website Iimcat.ac.in 
Exam duration 2 hours (120 minutes) and sectional time limit is 40 minutes 

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CAT 2024 Registration Last date

CAT 2024 notification29 July 2024 (Tentative)
Registration starts1 August 2024 
Registration Ends15 September 2024
CAT 2024 Admit card24 October 2024
CAT 2024 exam date24 November 2024 
CAT 2024 result date1st week  of January 2025

CAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria 

  • Qualifying exam and pass percentage: To appear in the CAT exam 2024, a bachelor’s degree with a CGPA of at least 50% (aggregate 45% for SC, ST, and PwD/DA categories) from a recognized university is a must. 
  • Degree duration and mode: It must be a 3-year program. The mode can be regular, distance, or online. 
  • Final year students: Anyone in their final year or awaiting their degree results can apply for the CAT exam 2024. 
  • Professional degree: Candidates with a professional degree (CA /CS /ICWA /FCAI) are also eligible. 
  • Working experience: The CAT entrance exam is open to both fresh graduates and working professionals. However, work experience is an advantage during admissions after the CAT exam. 

IIM CAT 2024 Registration Process 

CAT 2024 Registration Last Date

IIM Calcutta will open the registration window for the CAT exam by August 4, 2024, tentatively. Candidates can register at iimcat.ac.in to appear for the CAT exam 2024. As to what is the last date for CAT form 2024, it is tentatively – September 21.   

How to register for the CAT 2024 Exam? 

Here are some simple steps that you need to follow:

  • Visit iimcat.ac.in – the official IIM CAT website
  • Click on the ‘New registration’ link. 
  • Enter your name, date of birth, nationality, phone number, and email ID, and register for the CAT entrance exam. 
  • Use the ID received in the email to fill out the application form for CAT 2024. 
  • Next, enter your personal and academic details. 
  • Upload a recent passport-size photo and signature in the prescribed format and size. 
  • Choose the preferred MBA/ PGDM courses and IIMs in the order of preference. 
  • Then, select 6 CAT test cities as per preference. Check the list of CAT test cities before submitting. 
  • Finally, pay the CAT exam fees via credit or debit card or net banking. 

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Documents required for CAT Exam Application 

  • Personal details, including a valid email, category 
  • Academic details from class 10 onwards with marks, percentage, and year of passing 
  • Clear photograph with a white background, not more than 6 months old (1200 pixels x 1200 pixels) in a .jpg or .jpeg file of a size not more than 80KB.  
  • Scanned signature with dimensions of 80mm X 35mm in a .jpg or .jpeg file of a size not more than 80KB. 
  • Academic certificates 
  • PwD certificate as applicable (if any) 
  • EWS/Category Certificate as applicable (if any) 
  • Identification document 

CAT 2024 Exam Pattern 

CAT Exam sections No. Of Questions Difficulty Leval 
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)   24  Moderate to High 
Quantitative Ability (QA)  20 Moderate 
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) 22 High 

Other Important Details

Mode of ExamComputer-based test (CBT)
Duration of the exam120 minutes (40 minutes each section)
Total marks198

CAT 2024 Slots:  

Morning8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Afternoon12:30 PM to 2:30 PM 
Evening4:30 PM to 6:30 PM 

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

What are the Cat 2024 registration fees?

The CAT application fee is Rs 2,400 for General, EWS, and NC-OBC candidates. For the SC/SCT/PWD candidates, the fee is Rs 1,200.

What is the last date for CAT application form 2024?

15 September 2024.

Is CAT held twice a year?

The CAT (Common Admission Test) exam is conducted only once a year in India.

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