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Updated By Tiyasa Khanra on 29 Dec, 2022 11:16

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CAT 2022 Answer Key (Objection Window Closed on December 4)

The CAT 2022 answer key challenge window was closed on December 4, 2022, at 5 PM. The CAT 2022 results were announced on December 21, 2022. In other news, according to a notification released by the CAT exam committee, two questions from the DILR section of the CAT slots 2 and 3 will not be evaluated for determining the CAT 2022 results. 

Candidates can visit the links below to know more about CAT 2022 toppers, IIM placements, cutoff for IIMs, and the detailed CAT 2022 score vs percentile:

100 Percentile Candidates in CAT 2022: State-wiseCAT 2022 Toppers' List
CAT Cutoff 2022 for IIMsCAT Result 2022 Link
IIM Bangalore Placements 2022CAT 2022 Score vs Percentile

Candidates who appeared for the CAT 2022 exam were required to challenge the official answer key, they were allowed to raise objections by filling out an online application form via candidate login. The CAT exam authority will examine the objections and if any objection is found valid, a revised answer key (CAT final answer key) will be released. The CAT 2022 answer key and Individual CAT Response Sheet were released by IIM Bangalore on December 1, 2022, at 11 AM on the official website ( Students who have appeared for CAT 2022 exam can click on the 'Registered Candidate Login' tab available on the website to check their CAT 2022 response sheet, and answer key, and submit objections related to the answer key. Here's the direct link:

Direct Link to Download CAT 2022 Answer Key, Response Sheet, and Fill Objections

The deadline to download the response sheet, answer key, and fill in the objections was December 4, 2022, till 5 PM. The exam authority provides a facility for students to raise objections to the answer key. Candidates need to pay a fee of Rs. 1200 to challenge every question. If the authorities find your objection genuine, the amount will be refunded to you. Once all objections against the CAT official answer key are reviewed by the CAT exam authorities, a revised answer key, which is the CAT final answer key will be released. The CAT result 2022 will be based on this final answer key.

The CAT 2022 exam was conducted successfully on November 27, 2022, in three slots. The answer key is issued for each slot of the CAT exam separately.

The main objective of providing CAT 2022 Slot 1, 2, and 3 answer keys is to make sure that there is complete transparency. In the past, the authorities had announced that if any organization, institute, or official discloses the CAT 2022 answer key or the question paper in the public domain, then strict action will be taken against them. Find more information about the CAT 2022 answer key below.

CAT 2022 Answer Key Dates

The important dates of the CAT 2022 answer key have been given below. 



CAT 2022 Answer Key Release

December 1, 2022 (Out)

Last Date to Challenge CAT 2022 Answer Key

December 4, 2022 (Closed)

CAT 2022 Result

December 21, 2022 (Released)

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How to Download CAT 2022 Answer Key

Candidates for the CAT 2022 can use their CAT login ID and password to access their CAT answer keys to evaluate their performance and estimate final scores. The actions listed below must be followed by candidates in order to download the CAT answer key or response sheet 2022. Here are the steps that candidates need to follow to view the CAT 2022 answer key:

Step 1: Visit IIM CAT's official website-

Step 2: Click on the 'Registered Candidates Login' tab available on the homepage. 

Step 3: After clicking on the link, enter your CAT User ID and Password and log in.

Step 4: Now the CAT 2022 answer key will be displayed on the screen.

Step 4: Cross-check your answers with that of the CAT 2022 answer key.

Step 5: Download the CAT 2022 answer key for future reference.

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Raising Objections to CAT Answer Key 2022

The exam conducting body of CAT releases the provisional answer key for the CAT exam a few days after the exam is conducted. After the CAT provisional answer key release, candidates are given the opportunity to raise objections against the answer key if they find any discrepancies. Candidates are required to pay INR 1,200 for every question they challenge in the CAT answer key. The CAT answer key challenge window was open from December 1, 2022 till December 4, 2022. The CAT answer key challenge window was closed on December 4, 2022 at 5 PM.

If the candidates find any discrepancy in the CAT 2022 answer key, they can challenge the same by submitting their objections. A form is provided on the official website for submitting objections to CAT answer key 2022 and candidates are required to fill it out. Candidates can access that form by logging into to the website using their CAT credentials (User ID and Password). If the authorities find your objections genuine, they will refund you the amount paid for that question.

How to Challenge the CAT 2022 Answer Key

Candidates can check how to challenge the CAT exam 2022 answer key by going through the points listed here.

Step 1: Visit the official website of CAT 2022.

Step 2: Click on the tab 'Candidate Login'.

Step 3: On the new page that will open, enter your unique login credentials and sign in.

Step 4: The page of your personal details page will open.

Step 5: Click on the tab titled “Objection Form”.

Step 6: Choose the question number, section, and type of objection from the provisional CAT answer.

Step 7: You will have to select one of the following three options:

  • None of the options is a correct answer
  • More than one option is a correct answer
  • The answer key is incorrect

Step 8: You will be allowed to add remarks of up to 500 words while raising the objection against a particular question in the CAT answer key 2022.

Step 9: Once you have raised the objection and given the remark, you will have to pay Rs. 1,200 per objection as the objection fee.

Step 10: You must be very careful while submitting the form because no changes will be allowed once you submit it.

Note: There is no restriction to the number of objections that you can raise.

Important Instructions to File Objections to CAT Answer Key 2022

Here are some points to remember in CAT 2022 objection form:

  • The process of challenging the CAT 2022 answer key is done in online mode.
  • The form to be filled and submitted for raising objections to the answer key of CAT 2022 will be provided on the official website along with the answer key.

  • No objections will be entertained if they are submitted after the last date prescribed.

  • The applicable fee is Rs. 1200 per objection. This fee does not include the transaction processing fee and the applicable GST (if any).

  • In case the objection raised by the candidate is found to be invalid, the objection fee paid by him/ her will not be refunded.

  • Only one objection can be raised at a time.

  • Objections once submitted cannot be edited later.

  • If you have to raise objections to more than one question, you will have to pay for each of them separately.

  • The response of the concerned examination authority will be treated as final against the objections raised. In case this process leads to any change in the evaluation mechanism, the decision taken by them after considering the objections will be treated as final.

  • There is no limit to raising objections to the CAT 2022 answer key.

  • The results of CAT 2022 will be announced after this process is complete and the authorities have made changes in the answer key, if necessary.

  • There will not be any re-checking of the CAT 2022 answers under any circumstances.

Information Mentioned on CAT 2022 Answer Key

The following details will be mentioned on the answer key of CAT 2022 exam:

  • Name of the candidate

  • CAT registration number

  • CAT 2022 exam center

  • Test date

  • Test time

  • Question

  • Question type

  • Question ID

  • Status (attempted/not attempted)

  • Right option/answer

  • Candidate's response

Highlights of CAT Answer Key 2022

Check the major highlights of CAT 2022 answer key given below:

  • CAT 2022 answer is released on December 1, 2022, at 11 AM by IIM Bangalore.

  • CAT answer key 2022 is available only for those candidates who appeared in CAT 2022 exam.

  • Separate answer keys are released for all the slots of the CAT exam 2022.

  • The CAT answer key 2022  will help the test takers to verify their CAT exam 2022 answers and thereby arrive at their expected CAT 2022 exam score. This will enable them to explore the chances for MBA admission in various IIMs, FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, IITs, and other MBA colleges accepting CAT.

  • CAT 2022 answer keys can be accessed by logging into the CAT official website with the unique CAT 2022 login ID and password.

  • The CAT answer key 2022 is released as a PDF with a query-cum-objection form. Candidates who are not satisfied with the CAT 2022 answer key can challenge any answer by submitting their objections.

  • After reviewing the objections raised by the test-takers, the conducting authority will release the final answer key of the CAT exam 2022.

  • CAT solutions 2022 are released for all types of questions, MCQs and non-MCQs both that are asked in the CAT exam 2022.

  • The solutions contain CAT 2022 answer keys along with detailed solutions for all three sections - VARC, DILR, and QA.

  • All the answer keys for CAT 2022 are counted for the percentile calculation of the CAT exam 2022.

  • The question paper for the CAT exam 2022 is also released. The PDF file will contain the solutions for all the question sets and slots of the CAT 2022 exam.

CAT 2022 Answer Key: Release Date Trends

Since the timeline for CAT exam-related events follows a certain pattern, it is important to know the trend of these events over the years to predict occurrences for the current year. The table below shows the release dates for the CAT official answer key.

CAT Year

CAT Exam Date

CAT Official Answer Key Release Date


November 27, 2022

December 1, 2022


November 28, 2021

December 8, 2021


November 29, 2020

December 30, 2020


November 24, 2019

November 29, 2019


November 25, 2018

December 7, 2018

CAT 2022 Unofficial Answer Key by Coaching Institutes

After the CAT exam is conducted, some top CAT coaching institutes release an unofficial answer key of CAT through their individual analysis. Candidates can find the CAT 2022 answer key released by these coaching institutes below. They can download the PDF files of the CAT 2022 answer key of TIME, IMS, and Career Launcher.

Disclaimer: The Unofficial Answer Keys have been consolidated from multiple sources.

Marking Scheme of CAT 2022 Answer Key

To calculate the probable scores in the CAT exam, candidates must know the marking scheme of CAT 2022.

  • For each correct response, 3 marks are awarded to the candidates.
  • 1 mark is deducted for each incorrect response.

The table given below lists the CAT exam 2022 marking scheme:

Type of Answer


For Correct Answer

+ 3 Marks

For the Wrong Answer

-1 Mark

For Unattempted Question

0 Mark

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Calculation of CAT Exam Score 2022

Follow the instructions given below to determine your CAT exam 2022 score using the answer key:

  • Each correct answer is worth three points, so if an applicant correctly answers 50 questions, his or her total score will be 50x3 = 150.

  • One mark will be levied for each incorrect answer. So, if an applicant marks ten questions inaccurately, he or she will receive a ten-point deduction.

  • To calculate the CAT Raw score, subtract the total marks deducted from the total score obtained, which is 150 - 10 = 140.

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FAQs about CAT Answer Key

Will my answer key objection fee be refunded?

The objection fee will only be refunded only if the objection raised is found to be correct.

How can I challenge the CAT answer key?

You can challenge the answer key by filling the CAT answer key objection form. It must be noted that you can only fill the form after logging in to the CAT website.

When will the CAT answer key be released?

IIMs will release the CAT answer key within one or two weeks after the CAT exam has been conducted. The answer key of CAT will be released on the official website of CAT.

What details will be available in the CAT answer key?

Some of the important details such as Test date, Test time, Question, Question ID and Right option/answer will be available in the CAT answer key.

How can I calculate the CAT scores?

You can calculate the CAT scores using the marking scheme of CAT. As per the marking scheme, you will get 3 marks for every correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for incorrect answer.

Is there any option to re-evaluate or re-check the CAT result?

No, there is no option to re-evaluate or re-check the CAT result.

Can I challenge the answer key of CAT?

Yes, you can challenge the answer key of CAT if you feel there is some issue.The final answer will be released after correction.

What are the steps to download the CAT answer key?

You first have to visit the website of CAT 2021. After that, enter your login details such as password and username. You can then save the answer key after checking the current slot.

How can I check the CAT answer key?

The answer key of CAT will be released on the official website of CAT 2021. You can check the CAT answer key after logging in to the website.

What is the use of the CAT answer key?

CAT answer key will contain correct answers to all the questions which were asked in the exam. The answer key will help you match your answer with the correct answer.

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