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Acing CAT 2022 in 4 months: Tips from Jaipur experts

Now is the time to get really serious about your preparations for this highly competitive and prestigious MBA entrance examination.

August 1, 2022, 7:51 pm

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CAT 2022 schedule on IIM CAT website.

JAIPUR: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) has released the CAT-2022 exam schedule. With the exam slated for November 27, now is the time to get really serious about your preparations for this highly competitive and prestigious MBA entrance examination.

Kings Education director Anil Sharma who holds a B.Tech. from IIT Roorkee shared some tips with The PinkCity Post on how to ace the CAT in such a short period:

Phase 1 of Acing CAT 2022: First 1.5 Months

Here I recommend students to go through the concepts/theory and try solving an adequate number of questions to fully grasp them. For Quantitative Ability, DI and Reasoning, solve as many questions as you can.  Remember that only solving questions helps you to understand the topic in depth and breadth. Reading books from various genres is the best way to improve reading comprehension. So pay attention to a variety of reading; you can even read RC texts.

Phase 2 of Acing CAT 2022: Second 1.5 Months

You can begin taking online exams once you are comfortable with the syllabus, pattern, and level of difficulty of the CAT paper and have finished 30 to 40% of the syllabus. Take both topic-wise and full-length tests. Taking the regular test will help you realize your weaker and stronger areas. Revise and practice again your weaker areas and along with taking regular tests complete the remaining syllabus in this period.

Phase 3 of Acing CAT 2022: Last 1 Month

By this time, you have completed the syllabus, now is the time to completely focus on taking the full-length tests and analyze them in detail after each Test. Keep in mind that taking a test without carefully analysing it is of little use. Many times students keep repeating the same mistake in the tests. You can only significantly reduce errors and improve your accuracy by carefully analysing each test.

By observing the recent papers of CAT, one can see that accuracy is far more important than speed in CAT papers. There is no meaning of speed without accuracy. Only through proper guidance, practice and analyzing the tests you can avoid silly mistakes in the paper and improve your own overall score. 

A score of 45 to 50% is considered a good score in a CAT paper that will fetch you approximately more than 95 percentiles.

Online registration process starts on August 3

The online registration process will start at 10 am on August 3. The last date for registration is September 14. IIM will conduct a computer-based Common Entrance Test 2022 (CAT 2022) in three sessions on 27 November 2022.

Candidates can get detailed information related to CAT 2022 from the official website The exam is for various PG and fellow-doctoral programs of IIMs. IIMs have also allowed non-affiliated institutions to use CAT 2022 scores.

CAT will be conducted in about 150 cities in the country. Candidates will be given the option to select any six cities in the order of their preference.

The registration fee for SC, ST and PWD category candidates to appear in this exam is Rs 1150. For all other category candidates, the fee is Rs 2300.

Here are important dates to keep in mind:

  • Registration starts: 3rd August 2022 at 10:00 am
  • Registration Closing: 14 September 2022 at 05:00 PM
  • Download Admit Card: 27 October to 27 November 2022
  • Exam Date: 27 November 2022
  • Declaration of Result: 2nd week of January 2023

Kings Education is a coaching institute in Jaipur situated in Orbit Mall, near Civil Lines Metro Station.

First published: August 1, 2022