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CAT 2024: Eligibility, Exam Date, Admit Card

Common Aptitude Test, also known as the CAT exam is a common entrance examination in India for getting admission to the IIMs (Indian Institute of Management) and several other Top B-Schools in India for the Graduate level Business program. It is conducted yearly by one of the IIMs on a rotational basis.

The CAT 2024 Exam will be conducted on 24 November 2024 through online mode. Nearly 3.3 lakh candidates have registered for CAT 2024 which recorded the highest so far.

CAT is a computer-based test with questions from Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability (VA), Reading Comprehension (RC), Data Interpretation (DI), and Logical Reasoning (LR). The Total Duration of the CAT Exam is 2 hours.

CAT Exam ParticularsCAT 2024 Details
CAT Full FormCommon Admission Test (CAT) 
Conducting Institute for 2024IIM Lucknow
Exam LevelNational
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
CAT Exam DateNovember 24, 2024
CAT Exam TimingsSession 1: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AMSession 2: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PMSession 3: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
CAT Exam FeesINR 2,400 (General category) and INR 1,200 (Reserved category)
Eligibility CriteriaGraduation with 50% aggregate (45% for SC/ST students)
Number of Applications2.55 lakh
Number of Test Takers2.22 lakh
Exam PurposeAdmission to IIMs, SPJIMR, FMS, MDI, IMT and over 1,200 B-Schools in India
Courses OfferedMBA/PGDM
CAT syllabusVerbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)Quantitative Ability (QA)
CAT exam modeComputer Based Test (CBT) with MCQs and non-MCQs
No. of test cities150
CAT exam website
Exam helpdesk no.1-800-210-1088 (Toll Free)

Who can apply for CAT Exam?

Any Graduate with a minimum of 50% marks in the undergraduate from any recognized university in India can apply for CAT. Students in the final year of the graduate program can also apply for CAT Exam.

What is the validity of CAT Score?

The CAT score is valid only for the mentioned admission year of the CAT EXAM.

How to apply for the CAT Exam?

If you wish to apply for CAT 2024 Examination. Below are a few mandatory steps to go ahead and complete the CAT registration.

  1. First Visit the official website at
  2. Now From the homepage, click on the Register tab if you are a new candidate, click Login if you are already registered.
  3. Enter all the required details in the registration form and Proceed
  4. You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number.
  5. Enter the OTP to verify your mobile number.
  6. Upload all the required documents.
  7. Enter your academic qualifications.
  8. Enter your work experience.
  9.  Select the program you want to enrol in.
  10. Finally, Pay the application fee for CAT Registration and complete it.

CAT 2024 Admit Card: How to Download

The CAT 2024 Admit card will be released on the official website on October 2024. When the Admit card is uploaded on the official website, applicants will be able to access it by the following steps.

Step 1: Visit the official website @

Step 2: Login to the Portal via Registered Candidate login for CAT 2024

Step 3: Click and Download CAT 2024 Admit Card

Take a printout of your Admit Card to carry to the examination hall.

CAT 2024 Exam Date

The CAT 2024 Exam will be conducted on 24th November 2043 through online mode at the designated exam centers across India

CAT 2024 Scorecard Release Date

On the CAT 2024 Results day, the Candidate’s CAT 2024 scorecards will be made accessible on the CAT website. The CAT Score may also be intimated individually to the Candidates by SMS. The CAT results are likely to be declared by the second week of January, 2025. The CAT 2024 score is valid only till December 31, 2025 and will accordingly be accessible on the website. Thereafter, no queries related to the issuance of CAT 2024 scorecards will be entertained.