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Updated By Subhashri Roy on 29 Nov, 2023 15:55

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CAT 2024 Important Dates

The CAT 2024 exam will be conducted by IIM Calcutta most likely on November 24, 2024, in three shifts across 155 test cities in India. CAT 2024 registration is expected to begin in August 2024 and continue till September2024. The CAT admit card 2024 is expected to be released in October 2024, on the official IIM CAT website ( CAT 2024 exam dates will be announced officially most likely in July 2024. 

The CAT 2024 answer key will most likely be released 3-4 days after the exam is conducted. The CAT 2024 response sheet will also be released along with the answer key. The CAT result 2024 is expected to be announced in the first week of January 2025. Once the CAT 2024 result is announced, the CAT 2024 participating colleges will begin the CAT 2024 selection process after releasing the CAT 2024 cutoffs. Candidates appearing for the CAT exam 2024 can check the complete dates for the same on this page and stay updated with all of the latest events.

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CAT 2024 Exam Date

The important dates for the CAT exam 2024 can be checked in the table given below:


CAT 2024 Exam Date

November 24, 2024 (Expected)

CAT 2024 Exam Timings

The CAT exam 2024 will be conducted in 3 shifts on November 24, 2024. Given below are the exam timings and reporting times for all three shifts:

ShiftExam TimingsReporting Time
Shift 1 (Forenoon)8:30 AM to 10:30 AM7:00 AM to 8:15 AM
Shift 2 (Afternoon)12:30 PM to 2:30 PM11 AM to 12:15 PM
Shift 3 (Evening)4:30 PM to 6:30 PM3:00 PM to 4:15 PM

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CAT 2024 Application Dates

Candidates interested in filling out the CAT 2024 registration can check all the dates related to the application process here:


Tentative Dates

CAT 2024 Registration Start Date

August 2024 

CAT 2024 Initial Registration Deadline

September 2024

CAT 2024 Application Form Correction Dates

The important dates related to the CAT 2024 application form correction window can be found in the table below. 



CAT 2024 Application Form Correction Window Opens

Last Week of September 2024

CAT 2024 Application Form Correction Window Closes

Last Week of September 2024 

CAT 2024 Admit Card Date

The CAT 2024 admit card will be released most likely in October 2024. Candidates who have registered for the exam can download their admit cards up until the exam using their login credentials. All candidates must download the hall ticket and take a printout before appearing for the exam.


Tentative Dates

CAT 2024 Admit Card Date

October 2024

Last Date to Download Admit Card

November 24, 2024

CAT 2024 Answer Key Date

CAT 2024 answer key will tentatively be released by the conducting body in the first week of December 2024, four-five days after the CAT exam has been conducted. Candidates will be able to submit their objections as per the prescribed format until the deadline specified by the conducting IIM.



CAT 2024 Answer Key Release Date

First Week of December 2024

Last Date to Submit Objections Based on CAT 2024 Answer Key

First Week of December 2024

CAT 2024 Result Date

CAT results 2024 will be released by IIM Calcutta in the first week of January 2024. Candidates will be able to download their CAT exam 2024 scorecard from



CAT 2024 Result Announcement

January 4-5, 2024 (Tentative)

CAT 2024 Mock Test Date

CAT 2024 Mock Test  will be released on the official website by IIM Calcutta. The conducting body activates the mock test link and releases a CAT 2024 Mock Test Navigation Guide to help candidates understand how to access it. It will also release a CAT 2024 Test Day Guide which will contain all the important instructions regarding the exam and a detailed exam day workflow. Candidates appearing for the CAT exam 2024 can take mock tests to understand the level of their preparation and get an insight into the actual exam pattern, syllabus, and marking scheme.

CAT 2024 Mock Test

Tentative Release Date

CAT 2024 Official Mock Test

November 10, 2024

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November 10, 2024

CAT 2024 Mock Test for Other PwD Candidates

November 10, 2024

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FAQs about CAT

What is the syllabus of the CAT 2024 exam?

The syllabus of the CAT 2024 exam includes all the common and important topics from all its three sections, namely, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) and Quantitative Aptitude. These comprise topics like Tables, English Grammar, Graphs, Coding-Decoding, Pie Charts, Family Trees, Sets, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Series, etc.

Are six months enough for CAT preparation?

Yes, it can be said that six months are enough for CAT preparation only if a student’s fundamental concepts are clear. To be fully prepared to answer the CAT questions easily, it is advised to take several practice tests. Therefore, it can be stated that if one prepares in a well-organised and efficient manner, passing the CAT in six months is not too challenging.

How can I crack the CAT 2024 exam?

Attempting mock tests regularly is the only way to crack the CAT 2024 exam on its first attempt. The more mock tests you solve, the higher your chances of scoring in the CAT. Therefore, it is recommended to solve at least three mock tests a week. A mix of smart work, dedication, and hard work along with proper planning will help you clear the CAT exam. Candidates can plan their preparation as per their strengths and weaknesses. 

Which IIM will conduct CAT exam 2024?

IIM Calcutta will conduct CAT exam 2024. One of the top six IIMs—IIM Bangalore, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Lucknow, and IIM Indore—conducts the CAT exam on a recurring basis year by year. 

When should I start preparing for CAT 2024?

Candidates should start preparing for CAT 2024 from late February to early March. Since the CAT exam 2024 syllabus is extensive and the challenging nature of the test is excessive, applicants must dedicate at least 6 to 9 months to prepare. It takes nearly four to six months to completely cover the CAT syllabus. Therefore, candidates should preferably begin their CAT 2024 preparations in March at the latest.

When can I start applying for CAT 2024?

Applicants can start applying for CAT 2024 i.e., the CAT exam 2024 application process from August 3, 2024. The application process will close on September 15, 2024. The conducting IIM will release the application schedule on July 30, 2024. The window for the application process will be open for 1.5 months. Only online applications will be accepted by candidates. There is no option to submit forms offline.

When will the CAT 2024 result be declared?

The CAT 2024 result will be declared most likely on January 4 or 5, 2024 as indicated based on the analysis of previous years. Using their login ID and password, candidates can get the CAT 2024 exam scorecard in downloadable PDF format on the official website of the conducting authority. Each candidate's raw scores (sectional and total) and percentiles (section and overall) will be included in the CAT exam 2024 result cum scorecard.

When will the CAT exam 2024 answer key be released?

Along with the candidate response sheet, the CAT exam 2024 answer key be released within five to eight days after the exam will be conducted on November 24, 2024. They can estimate their probable exam raw score with the help of the response sheet. Applicants will have three to four days to complain to the official CAT answer key during the answer key objection window. For this, they must fill out an online form, provide a supporting document attesting to the object's validity, and pay the required fee.

When will the CAT 2024 admit card be released?

The CAT 2024 admit card will be released most likely on October 25, 2024, on the official website of the conducting authority. Only those applicants who will successfully register and pay the application fee will receive a CAT admit card. Applicants are not permitted to ask for any modification of the examination centre once the admit card is released. They must therefore choose the test location or city cautiously on the CAT application form.

When will the CAT exam 2024 be conducted?

The CAT exam 2024 will be conducted on November 24, 2024, as predicted depending upon the last several years of analysis. However, the date has yet to be officially announced by the conducting authority. The actual CAT 2024 exam date will be made available on the official website of the conducting body between July 28-29, 2023.

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