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CAT 2024 CAP PI Interview has been Started from 12th February 2024. CAT 2023/24 Result has been Declared on 21st December 2023. Response Sheet and Objection Form have been Released on 5th December 2023. The Examination was held on 26th November 2023. Common Admission Test is conducted by the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. This is a National level exam conducted once a year on a rotation basis. This is a management entrance test. 

Candidates can apply for this exam to get admission into IIMs and any other business school anywhere in India. Along with this, candidates with CAT scores can get admission into any other government and private institutions of management. 

The Application process for CAT 2023 has begun on 2nd August 2023. All the candidates can go to the official website and apply for the exam. All the details about CAT 2023 are given in this article below. 

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CAT Selection ProcedureCAT Syllabus
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CAT Percentile

CAT 2023 Highlights

Exam NameCAT
Exam Full FormCommon Admission Test
Exam TypesPG Level
Exam LevelNational
Exam CoursesMBA/ PGDM Courses Management
Conducting BodyIndian Institute of Management Lucknow
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOnline (CBT)
Exam Date26th November 2023
Exam Duration03 Hours
Official Websitewww.him cat.ac.in
Helpline033-24679178
Emailcat2021@iimcal.ac.in
cat2020@iimcal.ac.in

CAT 2023 Important Dates 

Dates for any exam are significant for any candidate. The dates will help the candidates to prepare and plan their time for the exam accordingly. The CAT 2023 dates and the various events related to the exam are given in the table below. 

EventsDates (Announced)
Issue of notification1st August 2023
Registration begins2nd August 2023
Last date for registration21st September 2023
Application correction window25th – 28th September 2023
Mock test available4th week of October 2023
Admit card release7th November 2023
Exam Dates26th November 2023
Answer key release5th December 2023
Declaration of result21st December 2023

CAT 2023 Application Form 

The application form is the key to the exam, and to appear for the exam, every candidate must fill out the form. The application form process will be starting in August 2023. 

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All the candidates can go to the official website of CAT and fill out the application form very carefully. All the other details related to the CAT 2023 application form are given below. 

  • The application form for the CAT 2023 has been available online on the official website.
  • The start date to submit the application form is 2nd August 2023.
  • The last date to submit the application form is 20th September 2023
  • One candidate can fill in only one application online.
  • Upload all the documents that would be mentioned in the form very carefully. 
  • Fill in the information on the application form carefully so it does not get cancelled. 
  • Your details, such as Name, Date of birth, and address, must be filled with concentration to avoid mistakes. 
  • Upload the documents required in the application, and they should be in the prescribed format.
  • Do not forget to note down your registration number, User ID, and Password as they will be used further.
  • Make sure to take out the printout of the application form after you have submitted it. 
  • No Candidates will have to send any hard copies. 

Steps for New Registration 

  • Visit the official website of CAT 2023.
  • Click “New Candidate Registration” and fill in all the essential details like the name, DOB, email address, phone number, and country of origin.
  • After verification, a unique user ID and password will be sent to your registered email address and mobile number. 

Documents Required For Registration

DocumentsFormatFile Size 
Photo.JPG/ .JPEG<= 80 Kb
Signature.JPG/ .JPEG<= 80 Kb
NC-OBC/SC/ST CertificatePDF<=200 Kb
PwD/DA CertificatePDF<=200 Kb

CAT 2023 Application Fees

Application fees are a very step that a candidate cannot miss. After filling out the application form, you will have to pay some amount as the application fee for the exam. Every candidate has to do this as per their categories. 

The application for CAT 2023 is given below do not miss out on paying the application fee; otherwise, you will not be able to give the exam. 

  • For General and OBC categories: INR 2300/-
  • For SC/ST/PWD category: INR 1150/- 

CAT 2023 Application Form Correction 

The application form correction facility refers to the facility provided by the exam conducting authority to the candidates so that they can change the information about themselves in their application form after submitting it. 

The Application correction facility is provided to the candidates for CAT 2023 exam. The candidates can go to the official website, log in with their details, and then make the changes in their application form.

CAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria 

Eligibility criteria are set by the exam conducting authority for all the candidates who will give the exam. This criterion is to be followed by every candidate. It is the same for every candidate. If a candidate does not fit this criterion, they will not be allowed to appear for the exam. 

The candidates are advised to check this criterion before they fill out the application form, and all the other details about CAT 2023 eligibility criteria are given below. 

Age 

There is no age limit set for CAT 2023 exam. 

Minimum Marks 

The minimum mark for CAT 2023 is 50% in graduation, and for reserved categories, it is 45%.

Education Qualification 

A candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent from any recognized university. 

Final Year Students 

Final Year students can also apply for CAT 2023 exam and have to complete their graduation before the exam date.

Candidates with professional degrees like CS/CA/ICWA can also apply for the CAT 2023 exam.

CAT 2023 Exam Pattern 

Exam Pattern is a critical piece of information for a candidate who will appear for the exam. Exam pattern contains all the information related to the exam like Exam duration, Marking scheme, Number of questions, etc. 

Every candidate who will appear for the exam should keep all these things in mind as it will help prepare for the exam. The CAT 2023 Exam Pattern is given below. 

  • Mode: Computer-Based Exam.
  • Duration: The exam would be of 120 minutes. ( 6 hours )
  • Type of Questions: Objective type and Subjective type questions 
  • Marking Scheme: 3 marks would be allotted for every right answer
  • Negative marking: 1 mark would be deducted for every wrong answer in the objective-type questions section. No negative marking will be done in the subjective type section.
  • Total Marks: 300 Marks 
  • Total Questions: 100 questions 
SectionsNumber of QuestionMaximum Marks
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning32 (24 MCQs; 8 non-MCQs)96
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension34 (24 MCQs; 10 non-MCQs)102
Quantitative Ability34 (27 MCQs; 7 non-MCQs)102
Total100300

CAT 2023 Syllabus 

The syllabus is the primary and most important thing for a candidate. This is a National level exam so this exam is not easy. The candidates appearing for the exam should prepare the syllabus with much hard work to ace the exam.

The CAT 2023 syllabus is given below:-

Exam Section Syllabus
CAT VARCReading Comprehension- Passages of 400-500 words based on various fields like Management, Business, Science & Tech, Economy, Abstract, Literature, Art & Culture

 

Verbal Ability- Para Jumbles, Summary, Sentence Completion, Odd Sentence Out, Antonyms & Synonyms, Error Detection

CAT QAArithmetic- Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Time Speed & Distance, Mixtures, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Averages

 

Geometry & Mensuration- Lines & Angles, Circles, Triangles, Polygons, Area & Volume of 2D and 3D figures

Algebra- Quadratic Equations, Series, Inequalities, Functions, Surds & Indices

Numbers and Modern Math (P&C, Probability)

CAT DILRData Interpretation- Caselets, Tabular DI, DI sets based on Charts and Graphs

 

Logical Reasoning- Syllogisms, Puzzles, Critical Reasoning, Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding, Statement & Assumption, Inference, Seating Arrangement, Ranking, Direction sense test

CAT 2023 Preparation Tips 

Preparation tips are the best way you can ace the exam. Preparing the syllabus is essential, but the right way to prepare is more important than just preparing so you can get the desired result. 

The Preparation tips will help you ace this exam as this exam will not be easy. All the candidates can read the CAT 2023 Preparation tips below.

  • Check previous year’s question papers and answer keys to understand the questions in the CAT exam. 
  • Start preparing for the exam on time or before so you can prepare better.
  • Get the best CAT books for better preparation.
  • Revision is the key to scoring well so revise the topics very thoroughly. 
  • Solve mock tests and sample papers to analyze your preparation and correct your mistakes.
  • Remember the exam pattern as it is very important. 
  • You should start preparing when you get the syllabus to have enough time for revision of the syllabus.
  • Plan your time accordingly so you do not miss out on any topic from the syllabus.
  • Make a timetable to sort the syllabus and prepare each topic.
  • Read the syllabus carefully to get the idea and make sure not to miss any topic from the syllabus as every topic is important. 
  • Give your best in the exam and be confident.

CAT 2023 Books 

Books are the best source from which you can prepare for the exam. This exam would not be an easy one so make sure you get the books to prepare for the exam. Do not miss out on any topic from the books. 

The CAT 2023 books are given below. 

  •  Nishit K. Sinha’s Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT
  •  Arun Sharma’s CAT Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Preparation
  •  Sarvesh K.Verma’s Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Tests for Admission into IIMs
  •  NCERT books (National Council of Educational Research and Training) to cover the basics from 6th to 10th grades.
  •  Nishit Saxena’s Quantitative Aptitude for CAT
  •  Sarvesh Sharma’s Quantitative Aptitude Quantum for CAT
  •  Abhijit Guha’s Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams

CAT 2023 Admit Card 

The Admit Card has been available on 7th November 2023. Admit Card for CAT 2023 would be accessible to only those candidates who would have filled out the application form and paid the application fee. The candidates who would have failed to do so would not be allowed to take the exam and would not get their admit cards. 

The CAT 2023 admit card will be released on the official website only. The candidates can download the admit card by filling in their login details. The admit card is compulsory for every candidate as they will have to carry it with them to the exam hall, and if the candidate does not bring their admit card, they would not be allowed to take the exam. 

CAT 2023 Exam Centers

The CAT 2023 exam would be conducted in different exam centers across the country for all the applied candidates. The list of the exam centers is given below. 

  • Ahmedabad
  • Ahmednagar
  • Ambala
  • Amravati
  • Anand
  • Aurangabad
  • Aurangabad

Bahadurgarh

  • Balasore
  • Belgaum
  • Bengaluru
  • Berhampur
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Bidar
  • Blair
  • Chandigarh
  • Chikballapur
  • Cuttack
  • Davanagere
  • Dhanbad
  • Dibrugarh
  • Faridabad
  • Gandhinagar
  • Gaya
  • Gurgaon
  • Rajkot
  • Guwahati
  • Gwalior
  • Hasan
  • Indore
  • Itanagar
  • Jabalpur
  • Jalgaon
  • Jammu
  • Jamshedpur
  • Kasaragod
  • Kochi
  • Kolar
  • Kolhapur
  • Kollam
  • Kozhikode
  • Madgaon
  • Malappuram
  • Mandya
  • Mangalore
  • Mumbai
  • Mysore
  • Nagpur
  • Nanded
  • Nashik
  • Navi Mumbai
  • Palwal
  • Panipat
  • Pune
  • Purnea
  • Raipur
  • Ramnagara
  • Ranchi
  • Ratnagiri
  • Rohtak
  • Rourkela
  • Sagar
  • Sambalpur
  • Satara
  • Shillong
  • Shimoga
  • Solapur
  • Sonipat
  • Surat
  • Thane
  • Thrissur
  • Tirupati
  • Trivandrum
  • Tumkur
  • Udupi
  • Vadodara
  • Verna
  • Vijayawada
  • Visakhapatnam

CAT 2023 Answer Key 

CAT 2023/24 Response Sheet and Obtection Form has been Released on 5th December 2023. The CAT 2023 answer key, and question papers would be uploaded online on the official website. All the candidates can download the answer key from the website only. Every candidate can check the answers and get an estimation of their result. 

If any candidates find any problem in the answer key and want to challenge the authority, provide them with the facility to raise the question. They can report the problem to the concerned authority in time released by the exam authority. After that, the final answer key would be published online only. 

CAT 2023 Result 

The result for CAT 2023 would be uploaded online on the official website only. All the candidates who appeared for the exam can download their results by filling in their login details. 

The candidates would also be notified through SMS when the CAT result would be announced. All the candidates are advised to keep checking the official website to avoid missing out on any notifications. 

CAT 2023 Cut-Off

Cut off are the minimum scores set by the exam authority for every candidate. Every candidate has to score more than those minimum marks to qualify for the next admission round. 

Many factors will affect the cut-off, like No. of candidates, Seats available in Institutions, and more. The cut-off will be released online and the candidates can check it on the official website. 

CAT 2023 Counseling Procedure

The counselling for CAT would be in any centralized way. Each IILM will conduct its counselling sessions, which will be based on the scores of the candidates. The counselling will begin a few days after the result is announced. 

The final admission process for CAT would be conducted on IILM Campuses. Every IILM will have different admission procedures so the candidates are advised to visit different websites of IILMs to know the procedure.  

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The shortlisted candidates would get confirmation through e-mail Ids and phone numbers. Then the candidates will have to report to their allotted center within the period given to accept the admission offer and get admission. 

If you have any other queries about CAT 2023, please leave your question below in the comment box.

CAT 2023/24 FAQs

When should I apply for CAT 2024?

The CAT 2024 registration process will open in August’s first week at iimcat.ac.in and will remain open for more than 45 days. Eligible candidates with 50% marks in graduation can apply for CAT 2024, the prominent management entrance exam in India.

Am I eligible for CAT 2024?

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree awarded by a University or Institution recognised by the authority. Those appearing in the final year of their degree or awaiting results after completing the degree are also eligible to apply.

Which IIM is setting CAT 2024?

CAT stands for Common Admission Test. The CAT exam for the year 2024 will be organised by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow, serving as a gateway for students seeking admission to various management programs in prestigious business schools across India.

How many attempts for CAT 2024?

CAT does not impose any age restrictions, providing equal opportunities to candidates of all ages. Moreover, there is no limit on the number of attempts allowed for the CAT exam, enabling aspirants to take the test multiple times to improve their scores and chances of admission.

How hard is the 95 percentile in CAT?

Scoring more than 95 percentile in CAT is not so tough. The only matter is your efforts and your strategy for the CAT preparation. Many top MBA colleges have the 95+ percentile of the CAT cut-off to offer admission for an MBA.

Is it easy to score 99 percentile in CAT?

No, Around 1814 students have scored above the 99 percentile; while the number of students who’ve scored above the 95 percentile is 9003. This year, around 2.18 lakh students registered for the CAT, while the number of students who sat for the exam was approximately 1.79 lakh.

What happens if I score 0 in CAT?

If you score 0 in CAT, it implies that you haven’t answered any questions correctly or left the entire exam blank. Such a score is extremely rare and may severely affect your chances of admission to management programs.

How many students scored 99.5 percentile in CAT?

Since around 2 lakh candidates appear for CAT yearly, the top 1%, i.e. around 20,000 candidates, get a 99+ percentile score.

Is it tough to get the 70 percentile in CAT?

Scoring 70 percentile in CAT is regarded as a moderate performance, placing you above average compared to other test takers. While it may not guarantee admission to top-tier institutions, it still showcases your potential and opens doors to various decent B-schools.

Which IIM is the lowest cutoff?

You will get a call from IIM if you touch 90 percentile or above. Most of the new IIMs have their cut-off requirement set at 85, with IIM Shillong having a cut-off set at 70 in CAT.

Can I get an IIM with a 65 percentile?

There is a faint chance of any IIM calling candidates having 60-70 CAT percentile even though they have exceptional portfolios and caste/PwD categories. The IIMs consider candidates with over 90 percentile in CAT, and the lowest they go in terms of cut-offs is 85 percentile.

Can I fill out the Application Form offline mode?

There is no option to submit the CAT form in offline mode. Candidates must create an account on the CAT website once the registrations begin and fill out the CAT form through that candidate account. Candidates must also note that no website hosts the CAT form other than IIM, CAT.

What is the age limit for the CAT exam?

While there is no age limit for the CAT Exam and IIM eligibility. The CAT entrance exam accepts a 2-year bachelor’s degree. However, it is not accepted by the IIMs.

Is IIM private or government?

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) is a government institute in Vastrapur, Ahmedabad. The institute was established in 1961 and set up by the Government of India with the collaboration of the Government of Gujarat and the Indian industry as an independent institute.

Will there be any correction facility after the completion of the registration process CAT?

The exam conducting authorities open the CAT application form correction window after the CAT registration process is successfully completed. The CAT application correction window is typically opened in the last week of September every year after the conclusion of the registration process.

Can I use CAT 2024 scores for admission in any Non-IIMs?

Yes, many Non-IIM institutions in India accept CAT scores for admission to their management programs. Numerous universities, colleges, and business schools consider CAT 2024 scores as part of their selection criteria for granting admissions to MBA and related courses.

If I miss the last date to submit the CAT application form, will I still get a chance to apply for it?

If you miss the last date to submit the CAT application form, you won’t be able to apply for the current year’s exam. CAT is typically conducted once a year, so you’ll need to wait until the next year’s registration period to apply.

The CAT 2023 exam application forms would be released where?

The Cat 2023 application form would be released online. 

The CAT 2023 exam would be of how much duration?

The CAT 2023 exam would be of 120 minutes. 

The CAT 2023 exam would be of how many marks?

The CAT 2023 exam will be 300 marks. 

Can we correct our CAT 2023 application form after submitting it?

Yes, you can correct your application form for CAT 2023 after submitting it. 

Do we need to send anyone the CAT 2023 application form?

No, you do not need to send your CAT 2023 application form to anyone. 

Sunil Kushwaha

As a dedicated Biology Science graduate, I'm passionate about sharing the latest updates in national and state entrance exams through my blog. I aim to keep aspiring students informed about exam trends, important dates, and changes in syllabi. With a keen interest in education, I strive to offer valuable insights for students navigating the competitive landscape of entrance examinations and admission tests. Stay updated with me.

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