CAT Exam Date 2024: Counselling, Exam Schedule Check at @iimcat.ac.in

Common Admission Test

CAT, being a national-level entrance test designed by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for admission into their programs of study like Master of Business Administration (MBA), Post Graduate Program (PGP), PGPEM, PGPEX, Executive PGPEM, and Fellow Program in Management (FPM), is a requirement for every candidate seeking for admission into IIM. The CAT examination is perhaps India`s most hotly-contested exam with an applicant pool of over 2 lakh candidates appearing for it every year. 

The main aim of the exam is to measure candidates’ proficiency in the three main areas – quantitative ability, data interpretation and logical reasoning, and verbal ability and reading comprehension – as reflected in 100 multiple-choice questions, which need to be answered within two hours and thirty minutes. The candidates are marked out of the maximum of 300 marks in the exam. For the academic year 2024-25, IIM Calcutta has been entrusted with the responsibility of announcing the CAT exam dates by July 2023. While the exact dates are unknown, it is going to be most likely in November/December 2024. CAT trends normally on the first three weeks after the exam. Their ultimate aim has to be completing a separate application form at their specific IIMs and other B-schools which consider CAT scores and then attend the selection rounds of GD, WAT and PI.

CAT Exam Highlight 2024

Feature Details
Conducting body Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)
Exam mode Online
Exam date Tentatively November 2024
Exam duration 2 hours
Number of sections 3
Sections Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Quantitative Ability (QA)
Number of questions 66
Question type Multiple choice questions (MCQs) and non-MCQs
Marking scheme 3 marks for each correct answer, 1 mark deducted for each incorrect answer (for MCQs only)
Negative marking Yes (for MCQs only)
Exam pattern Each section will have 22 questions and will be allotted 40 minutes.
Admit card release Tentatively November 2024
Results declaration Tentatively December 2024

CAT Registration Dates 2024

Feature Details
Registration starts August 2024
Registration ends September 2024
Form correction window September 2024
Admit card release November 2024
Exam date November 2024

CAT Admit Card Date 2024

Feature Details
Release date Tentatively November 2024
Exam date Tentatively November 2024

CAT Exam Schedule 2024

Event Date
Registration begins August 2024
Registration ends September 2024
Form correction window September 2024

CAT Counselling Dates 2024

The CAT counselling dates for 2024 are not yet announced. However, based on the previous year's schedule, we can expect the counselling to start in January 2024 and end in March 2024.

Here is a tentative table of the CAT Counselling Dates 2024:

Event Date
Counselling begins January 2024
Counselling ends March 2024

CAT Exam Timings 2024

Slot Timings
Slot 1 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Slot 2 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Slot 3 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM


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