CAT 2023 Check IIM CAT Exam Registration, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Eligibility, Result, Cutoff Here

CAT 2023 The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) will hold CAT 2023 on the final Sunday of November 2023. (tentative). The candidates will most likely receive the official notification of CAT 2023 in July. The enrollment process for CAT 2023 will begin in August 2023. Eligible applicants who want to take the CAT exam in 2023 can apply at the official website,

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CAT 2023 Check IIM CAT Exam Registration, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Eligibility, Result, Cutoff Here

CAT 2023 Check IIM CAT Exam Registration, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Eligibility, Result, Cutoff Here

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New Update on 31.01.2023: CAT 2023 - CAT 2023 will be held on the final Sunday of November 2023 at Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) (tentative). The candidates will most likely receive the CAT 2023 formal notification in July. The registration process for the CAT 2023 will begin in August 2023. Candidates who are eligible to take the CAT exam in 2023 can apply online at Those who pass the CAT entrance exam are eligible to apply for admission to IIMs and other CAT-accepting B-schools.

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Common Admission Test Highlights

CAT 2023 Particular

CAT 2023 Events

Name of the Exam

Common Admission Test (CAT)

Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Management (IIM)

Exam Type

Computer-Based Test (CBT)

Exam Section

  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

  • Quantitative Ability (QA)

Time Duration

2 Hours (120 Minutes)

  • 40 Minutes for Each Section

  • 50 Minutes and 20 Seconds for PwD candidates

CAT Registration Method/ Exam Mode


Number of Test Cities


Accepting Colleges


CAT Exam Fee
  • Rs 2,000 (General category)
  • Rs 1,000 (Reserved category)
CAT 2023 Exam Purpose

Admission into IIMs, FMS, IMT, SPJIMR, MDI, and over 1200 B Schools in India

Course Offered


CAT 2023 - Important Dates

CAT 2023 Notification releases


CAT 2023 registrations opens

First week of August, 2023

Registrations ends

Third week of September, 2023

CAT form correction

Last week of September, 2023

CAT 2023 admit card releases

Last week of October, 2023

CAT mock test link activation

Fourth week of October, 2023

CAT 2023 exam date


CAT 2023 answer key release

First week of December 2023

Answer key challenge process

First week of December 2023

CAT 2023 result declaration

First week of January 2024

CAT Preparation Strategy 2023

Time Management

Focal Areas for CAT preparation strategy

6 Months

  • Divide the syllabus i.e. Break preparation into sections

  • Coaching or Self-study

  • Clear concepts

3 Months

  • Work on weak areas

  • Solve Sample Papers

1 Month

  • Crack the mocks

  • Remember the Art of Leaving

CAT 2023: Important Topics for Preparation (DILR)


Expected No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Blood Relations

2 to 3 Questions



1 to 2 Questions


Data Sufficiency

3 to 5 Questions


Graphs Related

5 to 8 Questions


Seating Arrangement, and Data Arrangement

5 to 6 Questions

Moderately difficult

Tables and Caselets

3 to 5 Questions

Moderately difficult

Clocks & Calendars

1 to 2 Questions

Moderately Easy

Assumption and Binary Logic

1 to 2 Questions


Syllogisms and Venn Diagrams

1 to 2 Questions


Preparation tips for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

Prepare as many questions as you can for this segment. DILR questions are impossible to forecast since they vary so much. The basic structure of the questions, however, stays the same. Practice with CAT question papers from previous years. Take as many CAT 2023 practice tests as you want. The more candidates practice the DI and LR questions, the better the results will be.

The DI questions in the paper are time-consuming to calculate and necessitate quick calculations. The option is accessible in CAT for this on-screen calculator.

Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

“To build confidence in VA, I bought a couple of books online from Amazon. I referred to Arun Sharma’s book on VARC which is detailed and includes lots of questions, which is enough for practice. This helped me get a good hold on VARC.”

CAT 2023: Important Topics for Preparation (VARC)


Expected No. of Questions

Difficulty Level


2 to 3 Questions



2 to 4 Questions


Odd Sentences

1 to 2 Questions


Reading Comprehension Passages

24 Questions

Moderately difficult

Sentence Completion and Correction

2 to 3 Questions

Moderately Easy

Word Usage (Vocabulary)

1 to 2 Questions


Fill in the Blanks

1 to 2 Questions


What is CAT?

Candidates must solve as many RCs as feasible in the first 40 minutes, according to CAT topper Ankit Desai. After that, solve Verbal Ability for the next 10 minutes. Because the complexity of the VARC Section is never known until the paper is solved, set aside enough time to prepare for both RCs and VA. One of the CAT's highest scorers, Niranjan, commented that CAT 2023 is a computer-based test held in India for admission management programs in various B-schools in and across India. In this CAT Exam, the students' skills tested in multiple areas include Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability, Reading comprehension, data interpretation, and logical reasoning.

  • At first, the exam was started by the Indian Institute of Management for the selection of students for the business administration programs of IIMs. Every year, the CAT exam is conducted by one of the Indian Institute of Management. Later, in the year 2011, it has made public that other institutes such as Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) should use the CAT scores, instead of the JMET to select students for their management programs.

CAT 2023 Exam Eligibility Criteria

  • CAT Exam aspirants should have a bachelor's degree with at least 50 percent marks or equivalent CGPA (45 per cent for SC, ST, and PWD/DA category) from a recognized board or university

  • Applicants must have completed a professional degree (CA/ CS/ ICWA) with the required percentage.

  • CAT Applicants appearing for the final year of bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification or awaiting results are also eligible to apply for the CAT exam.

  • The percentage requirement for the CAT exam is different for different categories. We have the Provided category and Required Percentage Provided below.

General and OBC-50%

Scheduled Caste-45%

Scheduled Tribe-45%

Persons with Disabilities-45%

What are the detailed Eligibility Criteria of CAT 2023?

Not everyone can attend the CAT 2023, which will conduct in the upcoming months. To attend the CAT 2023 candidates have to meet the eligibility criteria mentioned in the CAT Notification 2023 Pdf. Let's read the CAT Exam eligibility to know whether you're eligible or not to apply for the exam,

  • Aspirants must hold a Bachelor's Degree with at least 50% marks. In case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD)/Differently Abled (DA) category) awarded by any recognized University or institute, they should have at least an equivalent CGPA of 45%.
  • Moreover, candidates who are studying in the final year of their bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification and who have completed their degree waiting for their results can also be eligible to apply for the CAT Exam.
  • If selected, he/she will be allowed to join the management program, only if he/she submits a certificate within the specified date.
  • No lower or upper age limit will be specified for appearing in CAT 2023. Students who possess an equivalent exam degree recognized by MHRD, Government of India (including AMICE of the Institution of Civil Engineers) are also Qualify to apply for CAT 2023.

Hence, make sure that you've met the eligibility criteria of CAT 2023 before applying for the exam.

What are the Documents Needed to fill the CAT 2023 Application Form?

It’s quite easy to apply for the CAT 2023 by visiting the official website. The candidates have to keep ready a few documents along with them while applying for the CAT 2023. This is because, there are so many details needed to fill in the CAT 2023 application form, such as personal details, academic details, etc. Here are the few documents that one should keep ready along with them.

  • Unique Email Address to apply for CAT 2023.

  • Net banking/Credit Card/Debit Card details to pay the application fee for CAT 2023

  • Keep your Class 12 certificate with you as you need to enter your name the same as in the 12th Diploma/degree certificate.

  • Keep your Birth Certificate ready along with you.

  • 10th, and 12th Mark sheets, degree final year certificate, professional exam, and master's degree certificate.

  • Work Experience certificate.

  • Scanned images of Passport size photo and signature of you. Keep your photo ready within 35mm X 45mm, and the photo should not be more than 6 months old and have a white background.

  • Ensure that your signature's scanned image is within the dimensions of 80mm X 35mm.

  • And, the documents file format should be a .jpg or .jpeg, and the file size should not exceed 80 KB each. The image should be clear with a minimum resolution of 150px/inch.

  • In case, if you have made a mistake in filling out the details for those fields, which will affect the selection process (Percentage of Marks, Category, Gender, Work Experience), hence, it will be better to re-register with a new email ID and pay the application fee again.

These are some of the documents that you should keep ready with you before applying for the CAT 2023. Check the eligibility and other details of the CAT, which includes exam centres, and start your exam preparation effectively.

How to Apply for CAT 2023?

As we know, lots of students are waiting to attend the CAT 2023. And, to participate in the exam, one should fill and submit the CAT application form before the mentioned last date in the CAT 2023 notification. Hence, we have given the step-by-step procedure for applying the CAT. Let's read below,

  • At first, candidates have to visit the official website

  • Candidates should register by filling in the required details such as name, date of birth, email address, country, and mobile number.

  • After that, enter the captcha and click on "I Agree" checkbox.

  • Later, you'll receive the login credentials such as login ID and password through SMS and Email.

  • Log on to the official website again by clicking on the "Existing user" tab.

  • Fill the application form with personal details, academic details, work experience, and programs.

  • Candidates should upload their recent passport-sized photo and scanned signature in either .jpg or .jpeg format and be sure that it does not exceed 80 KB in the given dimensions, 35mm x 45mm for a photograph and 80mm x 35mm for the signature.

  • Candidates from the NC-OBC/SC/ST/PWD-DA must upload requisite attested certificates.

  • Select the IIM and programs for admission.

  • Then, select any four test cities in terms of preference.

  • Finally, submit the application form after verifying the details.

Follow the simple steps to apply for the CAT 2023 successfully.

How much should one pay for the CAT 2023?


CAT Application Fee

General and NC-OBC

Rs. 2,200

SC, ST and PwD

Rs. 1,100

Candidates willing to attend the CAT 2023 should fill out the application form available on CAT's official website. The conducting body of the exam is collecting some amount as an exam fee from the aspirants. Hence, whoever wants to apply for the CAT 2023 Exam should pay the exam/application fee before the mentioned date. However, the exam fee varies from one category to another. Candidates can pay the amount through various modes such as credit card, debit card, NEFT, and net banking. Here are the exam fee and way of payment details of the CAT 2023.

What are the Courses Offered through CAT 2023?

Based on the CAT score, Students can take admission to the following courses offered by 20 IIMs and other top B-schools in India.

  • PGPEM (Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management)

  • PGP-UAE (Post Graduate Programme at UAE)

  • PGPBM (Post Graduate Programme in Business Management)

  • PGP-ABM (Post Graduate Programme in Agri-Business Management)

  • PGP (Post Graduate Programme)

  • PGP-Mumbai (Post Graduate Programme at Mumbai)

  • PGPWE (Post Graduate Programme for Working Executive)

  • PGPEX (Post Graduate Programme for Executives)

  • PGPPM (Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management)

  • PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management)

  • EPGPM (Executive Post Graduate Programme)

  • PGDHRM (Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management)

  • PGPSM (Post Graduate Programme in Securities Markets).

CAT 2023 Exam Centers

  • CAT 2023 will conduct in exam centers spread across around 140 exam center cities in India.

  • Students are required to issue the preference of their exam center while registering for CAT.

  • CAT Exam Centers 2023 is available in all the major cities across India. Aspirants can go through the recently added test cities for CAT 2023.

Bhatinda in Punjab

Purnea in Bihar

Waknaghat in Himachal Pradesh

Samba in J&K

Dharwad and Gulbarga in Karnataka

Ernakulam in Kerala

Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra

Dhenkanal in Odisha

Bankura in West Bengal.

Information on CAT 2023 Syllabus

Before applying for the same, it is always better to be aware of the syllabus of CAT 2023. The experts do not officially announce but CAT syllabus. CAT 2023 syllabus provides an idea of the list of topics that the candidates will have to prepare to score good marks. The below table reflects the syllabus of CAT 2023 exams for easy reference.

CAT 2023 Subject


Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

  • Casalets and tables
  • Bar graphs and column graphs
  • Venn diagrams
  • Line charts and pie charts
  • Combination of two or more types linked to each other
  • Number and letter series
  • Calendar, cubes, and clocks
  • Binary logic
  • Seating arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Logical Matching
  • Logical sequence
  • Logical connectivities
  • Blood relations

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Grammar and English usage
  • Correction in sentence
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Reading comprehension
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Jumbled paragraph and close passage
  • Meaning or usage match
  • Analogies and reverse analogies
  • Summary questions
  • Facts inferences judgments, etc

Quantitative Ability

  • Number systems
  • HCF and LCM
  • Profit, loss, and discount
  • Percentages
  • Speed, time, and distance
  • Time and work
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Averages
  • Quadratic and linear equations
  • Complex numbers
  • Logarithm
  • Binomial theorem
  • Coordinate geometry and mensuration
  • Sequence and series
  • Surds and indices
  • Inequalities
  • Probability, permutation, and combination
  • Set theory
  • Functions and geometry
  • Mixtures and allegations
  • Trigonometry

To know more information, click on CAT 2023 Syllabus.

What is the CAT 2023 Exam Pattern?

CAT 2023 aspirants to start an efficient preparation process should go through with the CAT 2023 Exam Pattern and Syllabus. We have provided the previous year's analysis exam pattern, and CAT 2023 will consist of 3 sections with 100 questions. And the detailed pattern is provided below.

  • Exam Mode: Computer-based test

  • Total Questions: 100

  • CAT Exam Sections: Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability, and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

  • Duration of Exam: 3-hour exam, where one hour is assigned to each section.

  • Questions with negative marking (MCQs): 75

  • Questions without negative marking (non-MCQs): 25

  • Marking Scheme: +3 marks for the correct response, -1 score for wrong answers.


Details (Tentative)

Duration of CAT 2023

2 hours (120 minutes)

Sectional Duration

40 Minutes for Each Section (VARC, DILR, QA).

53 Minutes 20 Seconds for PwD candidates for each section.

Total no. of questions

76 Questions (54 MCQs and 22 Non-MCQs)

CAT 2023 Mode

Computer-based exam

Marking Scheme

  • +3 marks for correct answer

  • -1 mark will be deducted for wrong answer

Total Sections

Data interpretation & logical reasoning

Verbal ability and reading comprehension

Quantitative Ability

To know more information, click the CAT 2023 Exam Pattern.

Download CAT 2023 Admit Card

  • CAT 2023 Admit Cards for the management exam will be available at the official website of CAT 2023.

  • CAT Exam Admit Card contains personal and exam-related details such as test venue and session.

  • It is a required document and must support at the test center with a valid photo id issued by Govt of India.

What are the details present on CAT 2023 Admit Card?

CAT 2023 Admit card contains all the important information related to the candidate. The details present in the admit card are listed below.

  • Name of the candidate
  • Date of birth
  • CAT registration number
  • CAT user ID
  • Category (if applicable)
  • Date and Slot of CAT exam
  • Exam center along with the center address
  • Candidate’s photograph
  • Signature of the candidate
  • Instructions for the exam

Students should check all the details provided in the CAT admit card. In case there is any mistake, it should be informed to the exam authorities immediately for further rectification. Students can contact the exam authorities either through email to [email protected] or through a call to toll-free number 1800-266-3549.

For more details, check CAT 2023 Admit Card

What are the Documents Required with CAT 2023 Admit Card?

  • Aadhaar Card

  • Voter ID Card

  • Passport

  • PAN Card

  • Driving License

  • Photo ID issued by current education institute or employer, among others.

How to Check the CAT 2023 Result?

CAT 2023 exams result will be available. The respective authority will announce the dates on which the CAT 2023 result will be available through notifications in the future. Students should always have an eye on the official updates related to CAT exams. The results which are published will be available online on the official page in the form of scorecards. Students should take a printout of the CAT 2023 result for any further use. CAT 2023 result is valid for one year. The procedure to download CAT 2023 result is provided below.

  • Students should log in to the CAT official page using their user ID and password.
  • Select “Download Scorecards.”
  • CAT 2023 results are displayed in the form of scorecards.
  • One can download the CAT scorecard and take a print out of the same for all future uses.

Click CAT 2023 Result to know more.

How are the CAT 2023 Candidates Shortlisted?

Are you confused about CAT counselling procedure? Would you like to know the CAT Counseling details? If yes, here it is. The following section lists out the counselling procedure followed by the CAT Exam conducting body. Check the CAT 2023 counselling details and be prepared for the CAT before the exam date.

  • Aspirants are shortlisted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIMs), and other participating institutes based on CAT Cut off. A few IIMs will also consider past academic performance, work experience, and some other details.
  • Candidates who have been shortlisted have to appear for other rounds include Written Ability Test (WAT)/Group Discussion (GD)/Group Activity (GA)/Extempore Activities and Personal Interview.
  • The final selection of candidates will be made based on the following,

Cumulative scores of CAT

WAT/GD-PI rounds

Other factors like overall candidate profile, including past academic records, work experience, extracurricular activities, gender, and academic diversity.

  • Although, the older IIMs and non-IIM Business schools follow a separate selection procedure in various locations.
  • The new Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) conduct a Common Admission Process (CAP), and the selection committee of the new IIMs conducts the WAT-PI rounds. The selection process is common, but the IIMs declare separate shortlists and final selection list.

Colleges Accepting CAT 2023 Score

CAT 2023 Exam is conducted mainly for admission to MBA/PGDM programs offered at 20 IIMs. Apart from IIMs, other top management institutes like FMS, MDI, NTIE, SP Jain, Department of Management Studies at IITs, Manipal University, ITM Delhi, Chandigarh University, and over 115 management B-schools also accept CAT score as qualifying criteria for their management programs. The CAT cut-off percentile for IIMs and other top institutes may be above 90 percentile.

  • IIM Bangalore

  • IIM Ahmedabad

  • IIM Calcutta

  • Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras

  • IIM Lucknow

  • IIM Kozhikode

  • IIM Indore

  • Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur

  • FMS Delhi.

What is the CAT 2023 Selection Procedure?

IIM admission and selection process starts after CAT 2023 results are announced. Each IIM fixes the Minumum CAT cut off percentile for shortlisting of students. Those who meet the cut off are eligible for admission.

IIM Admission Process 2023

  • Screening of candidates based on their CAT score

  • Written Ability Test/Group Discussion/Personal Interview (WAT/)

Non-IIM Admission Process 2023

  • Institutes accepting CAT scores other than IIMs also conduct GD/PI for admission to their MBA/PGDM programs. However, a few colleges accept students based on their CAT score only.

Disclaimer: The above information is for general informational purposes only. All information on the Site is provided in good faith, however we make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability or completeness of any information on the Site.
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Exams 2023 - FAQ

1. Can I edit or make changes in CAT 2023 application form, once I have made payment?

After paying the amount of application fee, no changes will be allowed to be made in the CAT application form. However, the correction window will open where candidates can edit their photographs and signature only.

2. Is Candidates pursuing the final year of graduation eligible to appear for CAT 2023?

Yes, Candidates need to provide the aggregate percentage of the last marks statements received by their university. 

3. I have done my graduation. Do I need to enter the overall percentage of total marks as per my university standards?

As per last year's CAT eligibility criteria, candidates need to submit the percentage as per their university norms.

4. Are there any age criteria for CAT 2023?

No, there is no age bar to appear for CAT 2023.

5. What is the fee for the CAT exam?

As per last year's trend, candidates belonging to General and NC-OBC category candidates need to pay Rs 1900. Those belonging to the reserved category (SC/ ST/ PWD) need to pay Rs 950.

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