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CAT 2023 Results has been Declared on 21st December 2023. CAT (Common Admission Test). Common Admission Test is a national-level management entrance that the Indian Institutes of Management will conduct. The Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM Lucknow), revealed the Common Admission Test 2023 (CAT 2023) outcomes on Thursday evening. Fourteen students, among whom 11 were engineering graduates, attained a flawless score of 100 per cent. Additionally, 29 individuals secured a 99.99 percentile, while another 29 achieved a 99.98 percentile. The CAT 2023 exam took place nationwide on November 26, 2023, across multiple examination centres. According to IIM Lucknow, approximately 2.88 lahks out of the total 3.28 lakh registered candidates participated in the exam, resulting in an overall attendance rate of 88 per cent.

Aspirants who took the exam can view their results on the official website, iimcat.ac.in, using their login credentials. The examination occurred on November 26, 2023, in 375 test centres spanning 167 cities across the country. This year, roughly 2.88 lakh students participated in the test. The CAT 2023 score will be pivotal in determining admissions to the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs offered by more than 1,200 B-schools and 21 IIMs.

Candidates can access their CAT results by visiting the official IIM CAT website at iimcat.ac.in and using their CAT ID along with the password to download their scorecards. Before the official declaration of the CAT 2023 results, candidates can estimate their percentile using previous years’ CAT score versus percentile data.

CAT 2023 Result – Declared

newicon CAT 2023 Result has been Declared on 21st December 2023. Click to View the Result/Download Score Card.

CAT 2023 Result

The Common Admission Test (CAT 2023) took place on November 26 in three shifts across 167 cities in India. Candidates often inquire about the expected declaration date for CAT 2023 results, which is Released on 21st December 2023. It’s important to note that the CAT 2023 result undergoes a normalization process. This normalization involves adjusting the marks of candidates who appeared for the more challenging sessions. Before the CAT 2023 results are announced, the exam authority typically releases the answer key for candidates who took the exam. This allows candidates to check their responses against the official answers provided.

100 percentiles (14 candidates – all males):

StateNumber
Andhra Pradesh1
Delhi1
Gujarat1
Jammu & Kashmir1
Karnataka1
Kerala1
Maharashtra4
Tamil Nadu1
Telangana2
Uttar Pradesh1

99.99 percentiles (29 candidates – 28 males, 1 female):

StateNumber
Bihar1
Delhi7
Haryana2
Karnataka4
Maharashtra9
Tamil Nadu1
Telangana2
Uttar Pradesh2
West Bengal1

99.98 percentiles (29 students – all males):

StateNumber
Bihar1
Delhi3
Gujarat1
Haryana1
Karnataka1
Kerala1
Maharashtra8
Odisha1
Rajasthan3
Tamil Nadu1
Telangana3
Uttar Pradesh3
West Bengal2

CAT 2023 Top Achievers: Breakdown of top Performers by percentile

PercentileEngineering GraduatesNon-Engineering Backgrounds
100113
99.99227
99.98209

CAT 2023 Result Date and Time

Check the Announced Dates of CAT 2023 Results, including the exam date, result date, etc.

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CAT EventsDates (Announced)
CAT exam date 202326th November 2023
CAT result release date21st December 2023
CAT exam result 2023 release timeEvening (At 5:00 PM)
CAT exam result 2023 statusActive
Credentials required to check CAT result 2023CAT ID and Password
CAT result 2023 download link on websiteiimcat.ac.in

CAT Exam Result 2023 Highlights

ParticularDetails
CAT Exam 2023 Result Declaration21st December 2023
Availability of CAT 2023 ResultOnline mode only on the CAT 2023 website
Notification to Registered CandidatesSMS alert about result announcement
Simultaneous Announcement of ResultsAll CAT slot results on the same day
Contents of CAT Scorecard 2023Scaled scores and percentiles of candidates
Noteworthy AchievementsPrevious year saw 22 candidates at 99.99 and 99.98 percentiles in CAT exam

How to Check CAT Result 2023?

Step 1: Access the CAT Official Website

  • Visit iimcat.ac.in, the official CAT website.

Step 2: Log in for CAT Result 2023

  • Click on the ‘CAT Result 2023’ link and log in using your CAT user ID and password.

Step 3: Access CAT Score Card 2023

  • Select the ‘IIM CAT Score Card 2023’ option.

Step 4: View Your CAT 2023 Result

  • The CAT result 2023 will display on the screen.

Step 5: Download and Save

  • Download your CAT 2023 result for future reference.

Additional Notification: Candidates will receive result notifications via SMS and email, containing their CAT percentile.

Reservation Requirement

As per the legal requirement, 15% of the seat is reserved for scheduled caste (SC) and 7.5% for scheduled tribe (ST) candidates. 27% of the seat is reserved for other backward-class candidates belonging to the “non–creamy” layers (NC-OBC).

To be considered for reservations, the applicable Central Government list as of the last date of CAT registration shall be binding. No subsequent changes will be useful for CAT 2016 and any subsequent selection process of the IIMs. For a central updated list of state-wise OBCs eligible for availing the benefit of the reservation and information regarding the creamy layers, Website http://www.ncbc.nic.in.

As per the provision of section 39 of the PWD Act, 1995, 3% of seats reserved for a person with a disability:-

  • Low vision blindness
  • Hearing impairment
  • Locomotor disability / Cerebral Palsy

This provision is applicable if the candidate suffers from any of the listed disability to the extent of not less than 40%, certified by a medical authority as prescribed and explains in the side act.

Candidates in the reserved categories must carefully note the eligibility requirements before applying. It should be noted that while it is the endeavour of IIMs that the candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD/NC-OBC categories join the Programme in proportions mandated by the law, they have to meet the minimum eligibility criteria and a certain minimum level of performance to be considered for the admission process.

The candidates should read the updated description of the selection process followed by each IIM on their respective websites. No change in the category will be entertained after CAT registration; hence, the applicants are advised to pay attention while registering.

Admission Process

  • Please note that each IIM shortlists candidates for the second stage of selection which may be independent of each other. The process may include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interviews (PI).
  • Performance in CAT 2023 examination is an important component of the admission process.
  • IIMs may additionally use other factors like the previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience, and other similar inputs in shortlisting and ranking candidates at various stages of the admission process.
  • The processes, academic cut-offs, and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs. For more information, refer to the admissions policies of IIMs from their respective websites.

How to Check CAT 2023 Result on Mobile?

Access Official CAT 2023 Website:

  • Use your mobile browser to visit the official CAT 2023 website.

Enter Login Credentials:

  • Input your CAT 2023 login credentials (user ID and password) on the result login page.

View CAT 2023 Result:

  • After successful login, you’ll be able to see your CAT 2023 result, displaying your overall score and percentile.

Download or Save as PDF (if available):

  • Some platforms might offer the option to download or save the result as a PDF file for future reference.

Log Out for Security:

  • Ensure to log out of your CAT 2023 account after checking the result to maintain security.

Check Notifications:

  • Keep an eye on emails or SMS notifications for any updates or additional information regarding your CAT exam results.

Details Mentioned on CAT Scorecard 2023

DetailsInformation
CAT 2023 Registration Number/User ID[Candidate’s unique ID for CAT 2023]
Candidate’s Name, Category, and Gender[Candidate’s personal information]
Date of Birth[Candidate’s date of birth]
Date and Time of Examination[Details of CAT 2023 exam date and time]
Candidate Contact Details and Email ID[Contact information and email address]
CAT Scaled Score (Overall)[Overall scaled score in CAT 2023]
CAT Score (Section-wise)[Scores attained in individual sections]
CAT Percentile Score (Section-wise)[Percentiles achieved in each section]
CAT Percentile Score (Overall)[Overall CAT 2023 percentile score]
CAT Score Validity[Validity period of CAT 2023 score]

How is CAT Percentile Calculated?

the CAT percentile calculation involves three key steps:

  • Correct Answer Score: Candidates receive three marks for each correct answer in the multiple-choice questions (MCQs).
  • Incorrect Answer Penalty: For every incorrect answer in the MCQs, one mark is deducted as a penalty.
  • No Negative Marking in Non-MCQs: There is no negative marking for wrong answers in non-MCQ-type questions.

This pattern has been consistent in the CAT exam over the years, where candidates earn points for correct answers, face deductions for incorrect MCQ responses, and encounter no penalties for wrong answers in non-MCQ questions.

Steps to Calculate IIM CAT Percentile

  • Section-wise Evaluation: Each candidate’s performance is initially assessed section-wise, determining scores for each section.
  • Overall Score Calculation: The overall score is derived by summing up the individual section-wise scores, resulting in the candidate’s raw score.
  • Normalization to Obtain Scaled Score: The raw scores are normalized to produce a scaled CAT score. This normalization process is used to standardize scores across different sections and slots of the exam, considering the varying difficulty levels.
  • Conversion to Percentiles: These normalized scores are then converted into percentiles. Percentiles represent the candidate’s performance concerning other test-takers and are displayed on the CAT scorecard 2023. Percentiles indicate the percentage of candidates who scored equal to or below a particular score.

CAT Percentile Calculation 2023

The CAT percentile calculation process remains consistent across all sections for CAT 2023, utilizing scaled scores. Higher percentiles generally enhance the likelihood of selection.

The steps outlined detail the process for calculating percentiles in the VARC (Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension) section of CAT 2023:

Step 1: Total Candidates

  • Determine the total number of candidates (N) who appeared for all shifts (morning, afternoon, evening) of the CAT 2023 exam.

Step 2: Assigning Ranks based on Scaled Scores

  • Assign ranks (R) to candidates based on their scaled scores achieved in the VARC section. If candidates obtain identical scaled scores, they receive the same rank. For instance, if two candidates achieve the highest scaled score in VARC, both receive rank 1, and the next highest scorer receives rank 3.

Step 3: Calculating Percentile

  • Calculate the percentile score (P) for a candidate with rank (r) in the VARC section using the formula: P = ((N – r) / N) * 100

Step 4: Rounding Off Percentile Scores

  • Round off the calculated percentile scores up to two decimal points. For example:
    • Percentile scores greater than or equal to 99.995 round off to 100.
    • Percentile scores greater than or equal to 99.985 but less than 99.995 round off to 99.99, and so forth.

What is the CAT Normalization Process?

The CAT exam for MBA is held in various sessions, prompting the adoption of a normalization process to standardize candidates’ marks. This procedure aims to ensure fairness in evaluation across different test sessions and has been a consistent practice in CAT over the years, allowing a balanced assessment of candidates’ performances.

The CAT normalization process involves considering several parameters to standardize scores across different sessions. These parameters typically include:

  • Highest Score: The top or maximum score achieved by candidates across all sessions is taken into account to understand the highest level of performance.
  • Lowest Score: Similarly, the lowest or minimum score obtained among all candidates in various sessions helps in understanding the lower spectrum of performance.
  • Mean Score: The average score calculated by adding up all individual scores and dividing by the total number of scores offers an indication of the central tendency of performance.
  • Median Score: The median, or middle score when all scores are arranged in ascending or descending order, gives insight into the performance level that separates the higher and lower halves of the scores.
  • Top 10 Percentiles: Understanding the performance of candidates in the top 10 percentiles helps gauge excellence at the upper echelons of the score distribution.
  • Lowest 10 Percentiles: Similarly, analyzing the performance of candidates in the lowest 10 percentiles helps in understanding the lower end of the score distribution.

CAT 2023 Result: Important Instructions

  • Only candidates who appeared for the CAT exam 2023 will have access to download the CAT result 2023 in PDF format.
  • The result will be exclusively available in online mode; there won’t be a provision for hard copies sent via email or post. Candidates, however, can download the result online and print it for future reference.
  • Both IIMs and Non-IIM institutions are at liberty to utilize the CAT 2023 results based on their respective selection processes.
  • The validity of the CAT 2023 scorecard extends for one year, concluding in the second week of January 2024.

What after CAT Result 2023?

Following the declaration of CAT 2023 results, candidates meeting the minimum CAT cutoff score will receive notifications from respective IIMs regarding further selection rounds. IIMs directly send interview letters to shortlisted candidates via email or registered/speed post, with selection criteria varying among different IIMs.

Generally, IIMs employ a selection process that includes the Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. Newer IIMs often adopt a Common Admission Process (CAP), requiring separate registration after the release of the minimum CAP cutoff percentile by the CAP conducting authority.

The final selection for MBA admissions involves evaluating various parameters such as CAT score, academic background, work experience, academic diversity, gender diversity, and performance in WAT/GD-PI rounds. These factors collectively contribute to the selection process and decisions made by the institutions.

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CAT Exam YearCAT Exam DateCAT Result DateGap between Exam Date and Result Date
CAT 2023November 26, 202321st December 202325 days
CAT 2022November 27, 2022December 21, 202224 days
CAT 2021November 28, 2021January 3, 202236 days
CAT 2020November 29, 2020January 2, 202134 days
CAT 2019November 24, 2019January 4, 202041 days
CAT 2018November 25, 2018January 5, 201941 days
CAT 2017November 26, 2017January 8, 201843 days
CAT 2016December 04, 2016January 9, 201736 days

CAT Score vs Percentile 2023 (Expected)

PercentileScore VARCScore DILRScore QAOverall Score
99.542303086
9936252574
9530202252
9024141342
802011935
70189730

CAT Cut Off 2023

The CAT cutoff marks, the minimum scores needed for candidates to progress to subsequent selection stages in CAT 2023, are influenced by various factors. These include the CAT question paper’s difficulty level, the volume of candidates taking the exam, available seat capacities, and previous years’ CAT cutoffs. Aspirants can refer to past years’ CAT cutoffs while awaiting the CAT 2023 cutoff announcement. The CAT merit list 2023, featuring candidates who have cleared the CAT cutoff, will be published by respective IIMs simultaneously with the CAT result 2023.

Expected CAT Exam Cutoff 2023

IIMsQualifying CAT Cut-offs
IIM Ahmedabad85
IIM Bangalore85
IIM Calcutta85
IIM Lucknow90
IIM Indore90
IIM Kozhikode85
IIM Amritsar90
IIM Nagpur85
IIM Sambalpur93
IIM Trichy93
IIM Raipur93
IIM Ranchi90
IIM Kashipur94
IIM Vizag80
IIM Udaipur93
IIM Bodhgaya93
IIM Shillong75
IIM Sirmaur92
IIM Rohtak95
IIM Jammu93

Top B-schools Accepting CAT Exam Result 2023

B-SchoolExpected CAT Cutoff
FMS Delhi Admission98.20 Percentile
MDI Gurgaon Admission95+ Percentile
SPJIMR Mumbai Admission85+ Percentile
Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar90+ Percentile
FORE School of Management Admission76 to 85.75 Percentile
IMT Ghaziabad PGDM Admission93+ Percentile
NITIE Mumbai Admission95+ Percentile
TAPMI Admission85+ Percentile
IPE MBA Admission75 to 80 percentile

Institutions that accept CAT scores include

IIM AhmedabadIIM AmritsarIIM Bangalore
IIM Bodh GayaIIM CalcuttaIIM Indore
IIM JammuIIM KashipurIIM Kozhikode
IIM LucknowIIM MumbaiIIM Nagpur
IIM RaipurIIM RanchiIIM Rohtak
IIM SambalpurIIM ShillongIIM Sirmaur
IIM TiruchirappalliIIM UdaipurIIM Visakhapatnam

CAT 2023 Result FAQs

What is CAT?

CAT, or Common Admission Test, is a national-level entrance exam conducted in India for admission to various management programs offered by prestigious institutions like IIMs and other B-Schools.

Who conducts the CAT exam?

The CAT exam is conducted annually by one of the IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management) on a rotational basis.

What is the eligibility criteria for CAT?

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/PwD candidates) or an equivalent CGPA to be eligible for CAT. Final-year students can also apply.

What is the exam pattern for CAT?

CAT generally comprises three sections: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Quantitative Ability (QA). It is a computer-based test (CBT) with multiple-choice and non-multiple-choice questions.

How many times is CAT conducted in a year?

CAT is conducted once a year, usually in November or December 2023.

What is the duration of the CAT exam?

The duration of the CAT exam is 2 hours or 120 minutes.

Is there any negative marking in CAT?

Yes, CAT has a negative marking scheme. For MCQs, incorrect answers attract a penalty of -1 mark. Non-MCQs do not have negative markings.

How is the CAT percentile calculated?

The CAT percentile is calculated based on a candidate’s relative performance compared to others who appeared for the exam. It reflects the percentage of candidates scoring less than or equal to you.

What are the top colleges accepting CAT scores?

Some top colleges accepting CAT scores include the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), FMS Delhi, SPJIMR Mumbai, MDI Gurgaon, IIFT, and many more prestigious B-Schools across India.

What are the steps after the CAT exam?

After the CAT exam, candidates who meet the cutoff criteria are shortlisted by various B-Schools for subsequent rounds such as Group Discussions (GD), Written Ability Test (WAT), and Personal Interviews (PI) as part of the admission process.

If you have any queries regarding CAT 2023 Result, you can ask your query and leave comments below.

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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