CAT 2022 on Nov 27, Seven Things to Remember

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Vipra Shrivastava
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Updated on Nov 21, 2022 13:02 IST

CAT 2022 exam is just six days away. Are you prepared for the big day? Read her seven important things you must remember for CAT exam. 

CAT 2022: Things to Remember

CAT 2022 exam on November 27

CAT 2022 exam will be held on November 27. With only six days to go for the national level MBA entrance exam, candidates must be busy giving the final touch to their exam preparation. Some may be revising important topics and some may be planning the exam day strategy.

CAT 2022 will be held in three sessions and each session will be of 2 hours. Candidates have been issued the admit cards in which their CAT exam centre, session and timings are mentioned. Candidates must read the important guidelines mentioned in the CAT admit card before they reach the exam centre.

Seven Things to Remember for CAT 2022 Exam

We have listed below some of the most important things that you must not forget at any cost for a smooth passage of the CAT 2022 exam day.

CAT 2022 admit card and documents

Do not forget to carry two copies of your CAT 2022 admit card. Digital copy of the admit card will not be accepted as a valid document for candidate identification. Affix a passport size photo on the admit card (preferably the same as uploaded with the CAT form). Along with the CAT admit card 2022, carry a photo ID issued by the Government of India, such as Voter ID, Passport, Aadhaar Card, PAN Card and Driving License.

Reporting Time

The reporting time is mentioned on every candidate’s CAT admit card 2022. Make sure to reach the examination centre at the reporting time for completion of identification process smoothly and in time. The CAT exam centre gates will be closed 15 minutes before the commencement of the exam so don’t be late.

CAT Exam Timings:

CAT exam slot

Exam timing

Reporting time

Last entry allowed

Slot 1

8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

7:00 AM

8:15 AM

Slot 2

12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

11:00 AM

12:15 PM

Slot 3

4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

3:00 PM

4:15 PM

Read CAT Exam Instructions Carefully

Before the commencement of the CAT, time will be given to candidates to read the test related instructions. Read the instructions carefully so as to not make technical mistakes in taking the online test. Use only the computer mouse to enter your answers. Do not touch the computer keyboard at any point of time. This will lock the computer screen.

Take the Official CAT mock test 2022

To have a prior experience of the exam, take the official CAT 2022 mock test available free at the iimcat.ac.in website. This will give you an idea of the question paper navigation and timing system. Having a prior experience will also boost your confidence.

Time Management

CAT exam has sectional time limit of 40 minutes for each section. Thus, you need to be very careful about completing the desired number of questions for each section within 40 minutes. You also need to check and revise before 40 minutes are over for a particular section, as once the 40 minutes are over, the screen will automatically move to the next section. If you haven’t saved your entries before that, then they will not be locked.

Choice of Questions

CAT has 66 questions in total, but it is a known fact that one cannot attempt all the questions in 2 hours. So, you need be careful in choosing the questions you answer. There is negative marking of 1 mark for each MCQ so be very careful of choosing the questions to solve. If you are not sure of accuracy, leave that question. Rather attempt a non-MCQ as it doesn’t have negative marking for wrong attempt. Try to reach the sectional cut off in each section first, the attempt more questions if you have some time left.

Don’t Panic

No doubt CAT is an important exam and you need to score at least about 90 percentile to get a Tier 1 MBA college. But don’t let the pressure of percentile take over your mind. Take the test with a cool mind. Even if you find questions tough, don’t panic. Solve the questions you know well. If the question paper is tough, it will be tough for all candidates. Don’t crumble under performance pressure.

All the best!

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