CAT 2022 Exam Tomorrow; Are You Ready?

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Vipra Shrivastava
Senior Manager - Content
New Delhi, Updated on Nov 26, 2022 12:00 IST

With just a day to go for the CAT 2022 exam, do the final revision, gather your documents, locate the test centre and go through these points to see if you ready for it. 

Are you ready for the CAT 2022

CAT 2022 on November 27

CAT 2022 exam is all set to be conducted tomorrow across India. The exam will be held in three shifts - morning, afternoon and evening. Nearly 2 lakh aspirants are expected to appear for the exam. The test will be administered at over 400 well equipped test centers in 150 cities across India.

CAT is a national level MBA entrance exam and the toughest of all. Candidates have to solve 66 questions in 120 minutes. The questions are asked from Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Quantitative Aptitude (QA).

The VARC section has dense reading comprehension passages that make this section difficult, the DILR section has tricky questions because of which candidates find it time taking but QA section has straightforward questions which are mostly doable. However, the sectional time limit of 40 minutes for each section make the test look like a race against time.

Don’t worry, it only looks like a race against time, it actually isn’t. All you need to be prepared and be smart. Here are a few tips to help you sail through the CAT 2022 exam.

Are You Ready for CAT 2022?

With just a day to go for the CAT exam, go through these points to see if you ready for it.

  • Do the final revision today evening. Don’t do it late at night.
  • Collect documents and exam related items to carry tomorrow.
  • Take two print outs of the CAT 2022 admit card and affix your passport size photo on both.
  • Preferable use the photo uploaded with the CAT application form.
  • Check the location of your CAT exam centre and make arrangements to reach on time.
  • CAT exam timings are: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Reach the test centre atleast an hour before your shift timings.
  • Go through the CAT test day guide for entry rules, dress code and exam related guidelines.
  • Make an exam strategy. Fix a number of questions to target within 40 minutes. You can try more questions if there is remaining time.
  • Target questions that are from the topics which are your strength areas.
  • Leave out tough or tricky questions if they take more than 1 minute.
  • Try to achieve the sectional cut off for each section first. You can improvise on it further if there’s enough time left.
  • Be mindful of the time (onscreen clock) and keep locking your answers. Because once the screen moves to another section, there will be no way you can go back to lock your answers.
  • Do not panic on finding questions tough. Keep calm and solve the ones you can. If you’ll panic and lose focus, you might miss out on easy questions too.

CAT 2022 Slot 1, 2 and 3: Activities and Timings



Approximate Time


Shift 1

Shift 2

Shift 3

7.00 am

11.00 am

03.00 pm

Arrive at Test centre (candidate’s reporting time)


Gate closes 15 minutes before the Test start time

7.05 am

11.05 am

03.05 pm

Scrutiny of Admit Card

1-5 minutes

First scrutiny of the documents done at the Entry gate

7.10 am

11.10 am

03.10 pm

Locate your Test Lab number

1-5 minutes

Candidate checks the location of the Test Lab from Barcode Desk.

7.15 am

11.15 am

03.15 pm

Deposit personal belongings (Phone, bag etc.)

1-10 minutes.

Candidate deposit their personal belongings at the baggage counter

7.25 am

11.25 am

03.25 pm

Frisking of candidates

3-5 minutes

Assigned Security staff to frisk candidates

7.30 am

11.30 am

03.30 pm

Candidates reach their Test Labs

1-10 minute

Candidate reaches Test Lab.

7.30 am

11.30 am

03.30 pm

Document (id card and Admit Card) checking at the Test Lab entrance

1-10 minutes

Document verification to be done at Lab entrance

7.40 am

11.40 am

03.40 pm

Candidates go to the Registration Desk and signs (manual) on attendance sheet

1-5 minutes

Candidate signs on the Attendance Sheet available at the Registration Desk.

7.45 am

11.45 am

03.45 pm

Registration Process

1-20 minutes

Candidate photograph captured and IRIS scanned as per process.

8.05 am

12.05 pm

04.05 pm

Candidates check their photo on the registration desk & ensure it is their photo

1-5 minutes

Candidate verifies captured photo at the Registration desk.

8.10 am

12.10 pm

04.10 pm

Candidate sits at the allotted system

1-5 minutes

Candidate checks the allotted system in the test Lab. Pen and scribble pad placed at the desk

8.15 am

12.15 pm

04.15 pm

Gate Closure and Login to Test screen

1-5 minutes

Final entry time for candidates. Candidates completes first login

8.20 am

12.20 pm

04.20 pm

Verify & confirm profile information

1-5 minutes

Candidate verifies and confirms the profile Information, which he/she had filled during the CAT 2022 Registration.

8.25 am

12.25 pm

04.25 pm

Read & agree to Declaration

1-5 minutes

Candidate reads all the instructions given for the Test and clicks on “Accept”.

8.30 am

12.30 pm

04.30 pm

Test Starts

120 minutes

Test starts

10.30 am

02.30 pm

06.30 pm (07.10 pm for PwD candidates)

Test ends & candidate shares the feedback online

1-5 minutes

After 120 minutes. Test gets over and the feedback page is displayed on the screen. Candidate shares his/her feedback

10.35 am

02.35 pm

06.35 pm

Return Admit Card, pen and Scribble Pad

1-5 minutes

Candidate drops the Admit Card, pen and scribble pad in the boxes provided for the same

10.40 am

02.40 pm

06.40 pm

Exit Test Lab and collect the deposited belongings

1-5 minutes

Candidate exits the Test Lab and collects belongings (if any) from baggage counter

10.45 am

02.45 pm

06.45 pm

Exit the Test centre


Candidate leaves Test Centre.

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