Anu Parthiban|Jul 30, 2023
CAT 2023 Registration Date (Out) LIVE: IIM CAT exam schedule at iimcat.ac.in; application starts on August 2
CAT 2023 Exam Notification Live: IIM Lucknow released CAT 2023 notification. IIM CAT exam date 2023 for MBA admission, syllabus, eligibility criteria, exam pattern updates here.
NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow has released the CAT 2023 notification today, July 30, 2023. Candidates can check the CAT notification 2023 on the CAT 2023 official website - iimcat.ac.in. IIM Lucknow will conduct the Common Admission Test (CAT 2023) on November 26, 2023 and CAT 2023 registration will begin from August 2.
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It is expected that more than 2.5 lakh candidates will register for the CAT exam 2023, last year a total of 2,22,184 candidates appeared for the CAT entrance test. The CAT exam 2023 notification will briefly mention the eligibility criteria, selection process, CAT exam 2023 registration date, paper pattern, CAT 2023 exam date, etc.
Get updates on IIM CAT 2023 notification, registration, question papers
CAT is a national-level admission test held to admit students to postgraduate management programmes including at the IIMs. Some colleges and universities including Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) also consider CAT scores for MBA admission.
CAT is held for a duration of three hours. The test comprises three sections -- verbal ability and reading comprehension; data interpretation and logical reasoning and quantitative aptitude. The eligibility criteria for CAT 2023 application include a degree in graduation from a recognized university or institute.
Last year, CAT was conducted on November 27. A total of 2.56 lakh candidates had applied for the test and over 86 percent of them, as many as 2,22,184 candidates, appeared for it.
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Top non-IIM colleges accepting CAT 2023 score
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai
XLRI-Xavier School of Management
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Management Development Institute
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management
S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research
CAT 2023: IIM CAT paper pattern
The IIM CAT question paper will have three sections -- verbal ability and reading comprehension (VARC), data interpretation and logical reasoning (DILR) and quantitative aptitude (QA). The candidates will have to attempt 66 questions in two hours.
CAT 2023: IIM Banglore ranked 43 in QS ranking 2023
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore was the only Indian institute among top 50 institutes in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Global Executive MBA rankings 2023. The institute has grabbed the 43rd rank globally and 16th in Asia-Pacific region for executive MBA programmes in this year’s ranking.
CAT 2023: Fellow programmes offered by IIMs
CAT 2023 Exam: Process for students in final year of bachelor’s degree
Students who are appearing in the final year of bachelor’s degree can also sit for the CAT 2023. These candidates, if selected, will be admitted provisionally. They will have to submit a certificate from the principal or registrar of their institutes stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor’s degree on the date of the issue of the certificate.
CAT 2023: IIM Jammu permanent campus
Recently, IIM Jammu held a 'Havan Ceremony' before commencing the new academic session from the permanent campus. The institute is organising an orientation programme for the 4th, 8th, 3rd, and 2nd batches of PhD, MBA, EMBA, and MBA (HA and HM) respectively.
CAT 2023 exam pattern
- Exam duration - 2 hours
- Number of questions - 66
- Type of questions - Multiple-choice questions
- Time given for each section - 40 minutes
- Number of sessions - 3
CAT Exam 2023 Syllabus: Section-wise topics
- VARC section: Verbal Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, English Grammar, etc.
- DILR: Analytical interpretation of data presented in the form of pie charts, puzzles, bar graphs, and tables
- QA: Mathematics from Classes 9 and 10 such as algebra, arithmetic, trigonometry, algebra, and mensuration
CAT 2023 Notification: Reservation criteria
According to the CAT 2023 notification, 15% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates, 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST), 27% for Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “Non-Creamy” layer (NC-OBC), up to 10% for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and 5% for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD) in CAT exam 2023.
CAT Entrance Exam 2023: Exam cities increased
This year, IIM Lucknow has also increased the number of exam cities to 155. Last year, the exam was held in a total of 150 cities. Candidates will be able to choose 6 cities.
CAT 2023: Programmes offered by IIMs
CAT 2023: Sections in exam
Like last year, there will be 3 sections in CAT 2023 exam:
- Section 1: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
- Section 2: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
- Section 3: Quantitative Ability
FMS Delhi to offer MBA admission through CAT 2023; fees, intake
Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) Delhi affiliated to the Delhi University will be offering admissions to its MBA programmes through CAT 2023. There are a total of 251 seats in the MBA programme. The annual tuition fee for MBA is Rs 10,480 per year.
CAT Form Fees: Instructions for candidates
Candidates need to pay CAT form fees 2023 only once during the registration for the exam. Candidates belonging to the SC, ST, PwD categories will have to upload a copy of their certificates. The fee will be non-refundable.
CAT 2023: Best MBA colleges in India
As per the NIRF MBA ranking 2023, these are the 10 best MBA colleges in India:
- IIM Ahmedabad
- IIM Bangalore
- IIM Kozhikode
- IIM Calcutta
- IIT Delhi
- IIM Lucknow
- NITIE Mumbai
- IIM Indore
- XLRI- Xavier School of Management
- IIT Bombay
CAT 2023 Notification: 5 key points
IIM Lucknow has released the CAT 2023 notification today, July 30. Aspirants can check the key points in this year's MBA entrance exam including exam date, format, schedule, administrative details, and test details.
CAT 2023 result date
According to CAT 2023 notification, CAT 2023 result will likely be declared by the second week of January 2023. The score card will be valid till December 31 of the next year.
CAT 2023 registration fee increased this year
CAT 2023 registration fee has increased this year from Rs 1,150 to Rs 1,200 for SC, ST, PwD candidates and from Rs 2,300 to Rs 2,400 for other candidates.
CAT 2023 exam date; admit card
IIM Lucknow will conduct CAT 2023 on November 26, Sunday. Candidates will be able to download the CAT 2023 admit card from October 25 on the official website, iimcat.ac.in. The admit card will mention the exam date, shift, exam centre, candidate's details and important instructions for candidates.
CAT 2023 Notification: Application correction window; what to edit
IIM Lucknow will open a short CAT 2023 application correction window after the closure of CAT 2023 registration window. Candidates who successfully pay the registration fee will be able to edit the following details in CAT form 2023:
- Test city preferences
iim.cat.ac.in: CAT 2023 duration, sessions this year
CAT 2023 will be conducted for a duration of 120 minutes this year and the exam will be held in three sessions. Candidates can check the exam duration and shifts on the official website, iimcat.ac.in.
"CAT exam is for what purpose?" ask students
CAT exam 2023 is held for admission to MBA, PGP programmes offered by IIMs and other participating management institutes.
CAT Exam Notification 2023: Number of exam cities
CAT 2023 will be held in 155 cities this year. Candidates will be allowed to choose 6 optional cities while filling the CAT form 2023.
CAT eligibility criteria 2023
As per the CAT 2023 notification, candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PwD) categories] awarded by UGC approved university.
iimcat.ac.in 2023 Registration: Application fee
CAT 2023 registration fee is Rs 1,200 for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and Persons with Disabilites (PwD) candidates while other candidates will have to pay Rs 2,400.
CAT exam 2023 registration date; how to register?
IIM Lucknow will begin the CAT 2023 registration on August 2. The last date to register is September 13. Candidates can follow the steps given below to apply:
- Go to the official website, iimcat.ac.in
- Click on the registration link
- Enter the required details and upload the documents
- Pay the registration fee
- Download the CAT form 2023 for future reference
CAT 2023 notification out
CAT 2023 notification has been released on the official website, iimcat.ac.in. IIM Lucknow will be conducting CAT 2023 on November 26 and CAT 2023 registration will commence from August 2.
When is CAT Exam 2023?
The CAT 2023 exam is likely to be conducted on November 26, which is the last Sunday of November, as per the previous trends. The CAT 2023 entrance exam will be held in online mode across various test centers in the country. The exam duration will be two hours, with 40 minutes allotted for each of the three sections: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Quantitative Aptitude (QA).
How to prepare for cat 2023?
Careers360 brings to you the CAT exam toppers from Top IIMs sharing their success mantra for cracking CAT 2023 entrance exam with a high percentile. In these last crucial days of CAT 2023 preparation, it is important for candidates to follow a well-structured study plan. Taking the CAT mock test and developing tricks and strategies will hep candidates to crack CAT 2023 with a high percentile. Check out the IIM Toppers Success Strategies in the CAT entrance exam.
How to apply for CAT exam 2023?
Interested and eligible candidates can apply for CAT 2023 after the opening of the registration window for the same. Candidates can register and fill out the CAT 2023 application form by visiting the IIM CAT official website- iimcat.ac.in. The entire schedule of CAT 2023 will be mentioned in the CAT notification.
What will be the approximate MBA- 2 Years fees after clearing CAT 2023 exam?
The 2-years MBA fees range between 8.79 lakhs to 11.72 lakhs for top and prestigious colleges in India. Various B-Schools will also provide scholarships on the basis of CAT 2023 score obtained by candidates. We can say that MBA programs can be expensive for candidates recently. The IIM MBA fees is approximately 16 lakhs for two years.
When will CAT 2023 admit card will be issued?
The issuance date of the CAT 2023 admit card will also be mentioned in the CAT official notification. However, candidates can expect the release of the CAT admit card probably in the last week of October 2023. Candidates will be able to download their CAT admit card by using the required login credentials such as CAT 2023 user ID and password.
CAT Notification: Number of CAT 2023 exam cities
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow will release the list of CAT 2023 exam centre list in the official CAT notification. Last year, the CAT entrance exam was held in three shifts across 150 test cities in India. If any addition or subtraction will be made in the CAT exam centre list, the same will be notified in the CAT notification.
Iimcat.ac.in 2023 notification date
The CAT 2023 notification release date is not announced yet. However, the CAT convenor earlier said that the notification will be out in the last week of July.
Which IIM will conduct CAT 2023?
Indian Institute of Management, (IIM) Lucknow is given responsibility to conduct CAT exam 2023 this year. The CAT exam notification 2023 is expected to be release either tomorrow or July 31, 2023. Candidates will be able to register and apply for CAT 2023 exam from the second week of August 2023.
What is the CAT exam 2023 registration last date?
With the release of CAT official notification, candidates will get to know the start and end date of CAT registration. As per trends, candidates will be able to register for CAT 2023 entrance test from the first week of August to the second week of September 2023. Interested and eligible candidates can register for CAT 2023 by visiting the official website- iimcat.ac.in.
Who is eligible for the CAT exam 2023?
Here is the detailed CAT 2023 exam eligibility criteria.
Candidates should have completed their graduation in any discipline with minimum 50% marks in bachelor’s degree (General category)
Reserved category candidates are required to secure at least 45% marks in graduation
Those who are pursuing their final year of graduation are also eligible to appear for CAT 2023 entrance test
CAT exam date 2023
IIM CAT notification will mention CAT 2023 exam date. However, it is expected that CAT 2023 entrance exam will be held on November 26. Check out CAT exam date trends of the last 5 year.
|CAT exam year||CAT exam date|
|CAT 2022||November 27, 2022|
|CAT 2021||November 28, 2021|
|CAT 2020||November 29, 2021|
|CAT 2019||November 24, 2019|
|CAT 2018||November 25, 2018|
When should I apply for CAT 2023?
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow is likely to release the official CAT notification today, July 30. The CAT notification will mention the CAT registration start and end date. As per trends, CAT 2023 registration will take place from August 3 or 4, 2023 to the second week of September.
CAT Notification 2023 Release trends
CAT 2023 exam notification will be released most probably today, July 30, 2023. The data states that the official CAT notification is released in the last week of July every year. Check out the past year's CAT notification release date.
CAT notification release date
July 31 (Sunday)
July 31 (Saturday)
July 29 (Wednesday)
July 28 (Sunday)
July 29 (Sunday)
July 29 (Saturday)
How many candidates will appear for CAT 2023?
It is expected that more than 2.5 lakh candidates will take CAT 2023 entrance test. Last year, a total of 2,22,184 candidates appeared for the CAT entrance test. Last eyar the total count of CAT registrations was 2.56 lakh.
What is CAT notification?
The official CAT notification 2023 will be released by IIM Lucknow with all the important details like CAT exam schedule, CAT eligibility, programs offered by IIMs, CAT exam dates, CAT 2023 exam pattern will be mentioned in the CAT notification.
CAT Notification: CAT marking scheme
The CAT exam is a two-hour test with 66 questions from three sections: VARC, DILR, and QA. The questions are either MCQs or TITA. The MCQs have a negative marking of one mark, while the TITA questions have no negative marking. The correct answer for both types of questions gets +3 marks. You can find more information on the CAT marks distribution and CAT scoring pattern on the official website of the IIMs.
CAT 2023 notification to release today at iimcat.ac.in
It is expected that the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow will release the CAT exam official notification today, July 30, 2023 in online mode. Candidates will be able to check the CAT notification pdf on the official website- iimcat.ac.in. CAT 2023 notification will comprise all the details pertaining to the CAT exam. Keep refreshing this page for all the updates related to CAT 2023 exam.
Difference between a CAT registration and CAT application form
CAT registration 2023 is the creation of the login ID and account used to fill out the application form. Applicants details should be entered in the CAT application, which is available only when a candidate registers.
Documents Required for CAT Registration 2023
The following details will be needed to fill out the CAT application form 2023.
- Email Address
- Mobile Number
- Passport Size Photograph
- Personal Details
- Academic Details
- Work Experience Certificate (if any)
- Payment Details
What is the CAT 2023 selection process?
The CAT 2023 selection procedure for IIMs consists of three rounds such as: Round 1: CAT 2023 Result and IIM Shortlist. Round 2: Personal Interview. Round 3: Final Selection and Eligibility Verification.
Number of CAT attempts allowed
There is no restriction on the number of attempts you can take the CAT and no upper age limit.
CAT exam syllabus for MBA
The CAT exam syllabus for 2023 includes the following sections:
- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC):
- Reading Comprehension passages and questions
- English Usage and Grammar
- Vocabulary-based questions
- Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR):
- Data Interpretation based on tables, charts, graphs, etc.
- Logical Reasoning questions involving analytical and critical thinking
- Quantitative Ability (QA):
- Arithmetic topics such as Number Systems, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, etc.
- Algebraic topics including Equations, Inequalities, Quadratic Equations, etc.
- Geometry and Mensuration concepts
- Modern Mathematics topics like Probability, Permutation and Combination, etc.
Where can I find CAT 2023 mock test?
The official CAT 2023 mock test will be made available on the CAT website, iimcat.ac.in. Candidates can take the mock test free of cost for as many times as they want.
CAT Notification 2023
IIM Lucknow will release the CAT 2023 notification tomorrow, July 30.
CAT exam fee
The CAT exam application fee is Rs 2,300 for General, EWS, and NC-OBC category candidates. For SC, ST and PWD candidates, the fee is Rs 1,150.
Which IIM will conduct the CAT 2023 exam ?
This year, the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) Lucknow will conduct the CAT entrance exam for MBA admission.
CAT 2023 notification likely tomorrow
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow will release the CAT 2023 notification tomorrow, July 30, 2023. As per the statement from the CAT convenor, " The CAT notification will be released on the CAT 2023 official website, iimcat.ac.in tomorrow."
CAT 2023 registrations date
CAT registration 2023 will take place after the announcement of CAT 2023 notification tomorrow. CAT registration will likely start on August 3 or 4. Candidates who meet the CAT eligibility criteria 2023 can apply through the official website of IIM CAT -- iimcat.ac.in.
How many mocks to give before the main CAT exam 2023?
As per experts, CAT 2023 aspirants would give the CAT mock test 2023 from September onwards. Only giving the CAT 2023 mock test will not help, candidates should analyse the mock test before attempting the next CAT mock tests. Before taking mock tests on all sections in one go, candidates are required to attempt CAT exam mock test 2023 topic-wise.
Can you register for CAT 2023 now?
CAT registration 2023 will take place after the announcement of CAT 2023 notification tomorrow, July 31, 2023. The release of CAT exam notification is expected anytime soon. CAT registration will likely start on August 3 or 4. Candidates who meet the CAT eligibility criteria 2023 can apply through the official website of IIM CAT.
CAT previous year question paper
Check out and download last year's CAT question paper and include them in CAT 2023 exam preparation.
CAT Question Paper Download Link - Year Wise
Changes introduced last year
Last year some changes were made in the CAT exam fee from Rs 2,200 to Rs 2,300 for General, EWS, and NC-OBC candidates. The fare for SC, ST, and differently-abled persons has been increased from Rs.1,100 to Rs.1,150. The number of GATE examination centres has also been reduced from 156 to 150.
Is CAT exam only for MBA? What is the CAT exam used for?
Yes, CAT is an MBA entrance exam only and the scorecard of the CAT exam is not only used for admission in IIMs but also acceptable in all top MBA colleges in India
CAT Registration 2023 to begin at this date
Candidates who wish to appear for the CAT entrance exam can apply for the same through the official website of IIM CAT 2023. IIM Lucknow will open the CAT 2023 registration window on August 3 or 4 in online mode at iimcat.ac.in. In order to fill the CAT application form, candidates will have to register first to create login credentials such as User ID and password. CAT notification 2023 will be released tomorrow, July 31, 2023 confirmed by Convenor, Sanjeet Singh.
CAT Exam Pattern vs Other MBA Entrance Exams
Total No. of Questions
No. of Sections
What are Changes in the CAT exam pattern in the past 13 years?
CAT question paper and paper pattern have evolved a lot since 2009 when the CAT entrance exam was conducted online. Check the below table for changes in CAT exam time, number of questions, and changes in sections of the MBA entrance exam.
Number of Questions
QA, DILR, VARC
QA, DILR, VARC
QA, DILR, VARC
QA, DILR, VARC
QA, DILR, VARC
QA, DILR, VARC
QA, DILR, VARC
QA & DI, LR & VARC
QA & DI, LR & VARC
QA & DI, LR & VARC
QA & DI, LR & VARC
QA & DI, LR & VARC
QA, DILR, VARC
Can I apply for CAT 2023 by using iimcat site?
CAT 2023 registration likely starts from August 3, 2023, only on the official website- iimcat.ac.in 2023. Eligible candidates can fill CAT Application Form 2023 till the last week of September 2023. The CAT 2023 exam likely be held on Nov 26, 2023. You should apply for CAT 2023 as soon as possible to avoid any last-minute hassle and prepare well for the exam.
When is the CAT exam date 2023 will be released and How can I apply for it?
The CAT exam is a national-level entrance test for admission to various management programs in India. The CAT exam date 2023 has not been announced yet, but it is expected to be held on November 26, based on the previous years’ trends. To apply for the CAT exam, you need to register online on the CAT official website and pay the application fee. You also need to meet the CAT eligibility criteria, which include having a bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA.
When CAT exam date 2023 announced?
The CAT exam date 2023 will be announced tomorrow, July 30, 2023, along with an official CAT notification. According to the trends, the CAT exam 2023 will be held on November 26, 2023. Students can check out the registration date, admit card date, and exam date at CAT 2023 official website - iimcat.ac.in.
CAT 2023 notification will be released tomorrow
CAT Convenor Sanjeet Singh said that the official notification for CAT 2023 will be released tomorrow. Candidates can check the notification on CAT official website iimcat.ac.in. CAT notification includes the registration date, CAT exam date 2023, test cities, etc.
What is CAT full form? Who will release the CAT notification?
CAT full form is the Common Admission Test. CAT is an entrance exam conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for admission to their postgraduate management programs, such as the MBA (Master of Business Administration). To know more details visit CAT official website.
CAT 2023 Notification: What are all the documents required for CAT registration 2023?
The documents required for the CAT registration process are:
Scanned mark sheets of Class 10, 12, and graduation
Scanned passport-size photo and signature
Scanned certificate (SC/ ST/ NC-OBC/ EWS/ PwD certificate)
Valid online payment mode (debit card, credit card or net banking)
CAT 2023: What is the mode of payment for the CAT exam 2023 registration fee?
While filling out the online CAT registration form, candidates can pay the CAT exam 2023 fee in online mode. candidates need to pay the fees through a payment gateway using a valid card or net banking.
Is CAT exam MCQ based?
According to the CAT exam pattern, the exam will consist of both MCQs and TITA (type in the answer) questions. The MCQs have four choices and a penalty of 1 mark for each incorrect answer. The TITA questions do not have any choices or negative markings. You have to enter the answer in a given space. The number of MCQs and TITA questions changes every year and in each section. There are 66 questions in total, out of which about 75% are MCQs and 25% are TITA questions.
CAT Exam Pattern 2023 - Overall and Sectional Time Limit
The CAT exam has an Overall and Sectional Time Limit for each section. Candidates must manage their time efficiently to attempt all sections within the allocated time. The Overall and Sectional Time Limit of the CAT exam 2023 is given in the table below:
Section as per IIM CAT Exam Paper 2023
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
Iimcat.ac.in 2023 notification expected soon; what to expect
IIM Lucknow is expected to reduce the CAT 2023 exam centers as the exam-conducting IIMs did last year. In 2017, IIM Lucknow conducted the CAT exam in around 140 exam cities.
Iimcat.ac.in 2023 latest news: IIM fees, number of seats
NIRF MBA ranking 2023
Rs. 30,00,000 (Single accommodation)
Rs 32,00,000 (married student housing)
CAT exam 2023 registration date FAQ
Question: Which is the top MBA college in India?
Answer: The top MBA college in India is IIM Ahmedabad as per NIRF ranking 2023.
Iimcat.ac.in CAT application form 2023
The CAT application form 2023 date will likely be announced today.
IIM CAT 2023 FAQ
Question: What is CAT 2023 official website?
Answer: The CAT 2023 official website is iimcat.ac.in.
Latest news on CAT MBA entrance: Can you register for CAT 2023 now?
CAT 2023 registration will take place after the announcement of CAT notification. The release of CAT exam notification is expected anytime soon. CAT registration will likely start on August 3 or 4. Candidates who meet the CAT eligibility criteria 2023 can apply through the official website of IIM CAT.
CAT Exam 2023 Latest: When should you apply for CAT 2023?
The CAT registration 2023 portal is likely to open from August 4, 2023, at iimcat.ac.in. The tentative CAT 2023 registration last date for filling out the CAT application form 2023 and paying the cat exam 2023 registration fees is September 14, 2023.
What is CAT exam 2023 registration last date?
The CAT application form 2023 will be available online at the official website - iimcat.ac.in. The CAT registration 2023 portal will be expected to begin on August 3 and close on September 14. You need to pay the cat exam 2023 registration fees of Rs. 2300 for the general category and Rs. 1150 for reserved category candidates while filling out the form.
CAT Live 2023: Where can I pay the CAT exam 2023 registration fee?
Candidates can pay the CAT exam 2023 fees while filling out the online CAT registration form. The CAT exam fees can be paid through a payment gateway. Candidates must use a valid credit or debit card and have a net banking facility.
CAT exam syllabus
Section-Wise CAT Syllabus 2023
Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
CAT 2023 Live Updates: CAT paper pattern
There is no change in the CAT 2023 exam pattern.
CAT time duration
2 Hours (120 Minutes)
Name of the Section
CAT time slots
Number of Questions
CAT total marks
Mode of the CAT 2023 exam
Computer-Based Mode (CBT)
CAT Marking Scheme
Where can I know CAT exam date 2023?
The CAT exam date 2023 will be mentioned in the official CAT 2023 notification, which will be released soon. According to trends, the CAT exam is held on the last Sunday of November every year. So, this year, the CAT exam 2023 will be held tentativley on November 26, 2023.
What does the CAT 2023 notification look like?
The CAT notification is expected to be out this weekend. Candidates can check out the CAT 2023 notification at iimcat.ac.in and its looks like this;
Where will the CAT application be available?
CAT registration form 2023 is expected to be available for candidates to fill up in the first week of August 2023. The CAT exam form will be available at CAT 2023 official website - iimcat.ac.in.
How much to score in CAT 2023 for MBA admission at IIMs
The Common Admission Test (CAT) cutoff varies for each IIM. Hence, the CAT cutoff percentile for top IIMs can be gauged between 98 to 100 percentile, particularly for the candidates belonging to the General category. For reserved category candidates, the CAT cutoff could be around 95 to 97 percentile. Apart from IIMs, NITIE Mumbai CAT cutoff, JBIMS CAT cut off comes under between 93 to 97 percentile.
CAT 2023 paper pattern will change this year?
No, the CAT paper pattern 2023 is expected to be the same as last year. However, there can be three sub-sections out of 3 sections in the revised CAT 2023 exam pattern as the revised VARC section in CAT consists of Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension sub-sections while DILR will contain questions on Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning.
Best books for CAT preparation 2023
CAT section name
Best books for CAT preparation and authors/publications
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
CAT exam is for what purpose?
The Common Admission Test (CAT) is conducted for the purpose of admission to postgraduate management programs, such as MBA/ PGDM, offered by various prestigious business schools and management institutes in India.
Is CAT 2023 notification out?
No, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow will release the CAT exam 2023 notification later this week and it is expected today, July 29, 2023.
CAT 2023 syllabus
CAT question paper comprises three sections namely- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Quantitative Aptitude (QA). Download CAT syllabus PDF section-wise. The VARC section is the first section of the CAT question paper and has a sectional time limit of 40 minutes. CAT VARC section is divided into two sub-parts, Verbal Ability, and Reading Comprehension.
CAT VARC Syllabus 2023: Key points
- In the CAT exam, there will be around 8 Verbal Ability questions
- CAT VARC section will have both MCQs and Non-MCQs questions which means for Non-MCQ questions, candidates will have to type the answers. There will be no negative marking for non-MCQ questions
- Types of questions in CAT VARC includes: Para-Jumble, reading comprehension, basic vocabulary, odd one out, analogies, verbal reasoning and error correction in a paragraph.
IIM CAT 2023 exam syllabus
The CAT syllabus 2023 includes three sections namely verbal ability and reading comprehension (VARC), data interpretation and logical reasoning (DILR), and quantitative aptitude (QA). Based on the previous year CAT questions the syllabus of CAT 2023 can be taken from the points below.
- The VARC section of the CAT exam syllabus covers various topics of Verbal Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, English Grammar, etc.
- The CAT DILR syllabus includes topics that require analytical interpretation of data presented in the form of Pie Charts, Puzzles, Bar Graphs, and Tables.
- The QA section of CAT syllabus includes topics of Mathematics from classes 9 and 10 such as Algebra, Arithmetic, Trigonometry, Algebra, and Mensuration.
CAT 2023 exam schedule
The tentative dates of the CAT MBA entrance exam 2023 can be checked from the table below.
CAT 2023 Notification date
July 31, 2023
CAT 2023 registrations date
August 4, 2023
CAT exam 2023 application form last date
September 13, 2023
CAT form correction date
September 15, 2023
CAT admit card release date
October 26, 2023
CAT mock test, direct link activation date
November 8, 2023
MBA CAT 2023 exam date
November 26, 2023
CAT 2023 answer key out date
November 30, 2023
Last date to rais objection against CAT exam answer key
December 3, 2023
CAT exam 2023 result date
First week of January 2024
Iimcat.ac.in 2023 CAT: IIM admission and fee
For the MBA batch graduating in 2022, the IIM applicable fees were fixed in 2020-21. As per data, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore and IIM Calcutta have been the most expensive.
CAT application forms at iimcat.ac.in 2023
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) will release the CAT 2023 application forms soon after the release of CAT 2023 notification at iimcat.ac.in. The CAT 2023 exam will be held tentatively on November 26, 2023.
When should I apply for CAT 2023?
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) is expected to officially issue the CAT 2023 notification this weekend, most likely tomorrow, July 29. The official CAT 2023 website is likely to be activated after the notification is released. The eligible candidates are expected to fill up CAT application form 2023 from August 4, 2023 as notification is expected by tomorrow, July 2023.
Which IIM will set CAT 2023?
This year,I ndian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow will conduct the CAT entrance exam for MBA admission.
What is eligibility in CAT?
Candidates who passed a 3-year bachelor's degree from any stream from a UGC-recognized degree are eligible to apply for CAT 2023. A detailed eligibility criteria is given below:
- Bachelor's degree from a recognized university with minimum 50% marks (45% in case of SC, ST, and PWD/DA category).
- Candidates who have done CA/CS/ICWA and have scored the required percentage can also appear for CAT 2023
- Candidates who are in the final year of their bachelor's degree can apply for the CAT exam 2023
CAT exam syllabus 2023
Candidates can expect the questions for CAT 2023 from verbal ability and reading comprehension (VARC), data interpretation and logical reasoning (DILR) and quantitative aptitude (QA) based on the previous CAT questions.
"When the CAT exam will be conducted in 2023? " ask aspirants
The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2023 will be held tentatively on November 26, 2023, in three sessions at around 300 test centres spread across about 154 cities in India.
CAT official website 2023
The official website of IIM CAT is iimcat.ac.in. As per the latest update, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow will conduct the CAT entrance exam for MBA admission this year. Eligible candidates will be able to apply at iimcat.ac.in.
CAT 2023 notification date
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow will release the official IIM CAT 2023 notification likely on July 29. The CAT notification will have the details related to CAT exam 2023 such as CAT registration date, CAT exam application form correction window, issuance of CAT admit card, CAT exam, and result date.
How much is required in CAT for IIM?
Candidates who score more than the 95 percentile can get a call from most of the IIMs for the WAT and PI rounds. To get a call from top IIMs like IIM Ahmedabad, and IIM Bengaluru, students need to score more than 99%. The expected cutoff will be released by the coaching institutes soon after the conclusion of the CAT exam for MBA.
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Changes expected in CAT exam 2023?
Currently, everyone across the country has been vaccinated against COVID-19. Therefore, the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow is likely to remove the mandatory submission of vaccination status. Also, the conducting body is expected to reduce the CAT exam centers as the exam authorities did earlier. In 2017, IIM Lucknow conducted the CAT exam in around 140 exam cities.
Preparation tips to crack this MBA entrance
Getting into IIMs through CAT is very competitive. However, you can overcome this challenge and score high percentile in CAT 2023. Here, some important strategies are given to help candidates understand how to crack the CAT exam 2023.
- Start early
- Make a schedule
- Get the right tools
- Take mock tests
- Analyze yourself
Is 5 months enough for CAT?
Yes, 5 months is enough to score a good percentile in the CAT exam 2023. Candidates should give at least 4-5 months' time to prepare for the CAT exam. This way, they will have enough time to go through all the material, practice questions and mock tests, and improve their weak areas. If you are short on time, you can also opt for a crash course.
CAT exam 2023 likely to be held on this date
The Common Admission Test (CAT) exam is usually held on the last Sunday of November every year. It is expected that IIM Lucknow will conduct the CAT exam 2023 on November 26, 2023, Sunday. However, the MBA CAT 2023 exam date will be confirmed after the release of the CAT notification. As soon as CAT 2023 exam date is confirmed we will update the same on the same page.
CAT Live 2023: CAT syllabus
The CAT exam 2023 syllabus will have three sections - Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Quantitative Aptitude (QA). Among these three sections of the CAT 2023 syllabus, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension have the maximum weightage of 24 questions and 72 marks.
When will CAT 2023 registration start?
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow will announce the CAT exam 2023 registration date in a notification, which is expected to be released soon. According to the report, CAT 2023 registration will start in the first week of August 2023.
Details on CAT notification
Details that will be mentioned in CAT notification 2023 are:
- Mode of CAT exam
- CAT 2023 official website address, iimcat.ac.in
- CAT important dates 2023
- List of 20 IIMS accepting CAT 2023 score
- CAT eligibility criteria 2023
- Reservation policy as per GOI
- CAT exam fee
- CAT 2023 test centres
- CAT disclaimer stating to maintain a valid and unique email account and a mobile phone number throughout the CAT selection process.
Can CAT be cleared in 6 months?
Start your preparation early and provide yourself 6 to 8 months at least to cover every topic from the entire CAT syllabus 2023. It will give you sufficient time to go through all study materials, mock tests, previous papers, etc. to clear the CAT 2023 exam.
How to apply for CAT 2023?
The following steps are used to fill up the CAT application form 2023 that are given below.
Visit the official website - iimcat.ac.in.
Candidates have to register first if they are applying for the first time.
Login id and password will be created.
With the help of login credentials, candidates can access the registration form where they need to fill the required details like educational and other information.
Once the application details of CAT 2023 are completely filled out, they need to pay the required application fees before submission.
After paying the application fees, download, save and take two or three prints out for future use.
When should I apply for CAT 2023?
Candidates are expected to fill up CAT application form 2023 from August 4, 2023 as notification is expected by tomorrow, July 2023. Before applying, candidates must be ready with document in hand to apply for CAT 2023 exam. They need to register first if they are applying for the first time.
Which IIM will be conducting CAT 2023?
CAT exam is conducted by the IIMs on a rotational basis. For this year, CAT 2023 exam will be conducted by IIM Lucknow. Professor Sanjeet Singh, faculty at IIM Lucknow has been appointed as the CAT 2023 exam Convener. IIM Lucknow conducted the CAT entrance exam in 2017.
CAT Registration - Past year trends
Every year, more than 2 lakh candidates appear for the Common Entrance Test (CAT). The number of CAT registrations is steadily increasing every year, which indicates the increasing interest in the MBA entrance exam. In 2021, 2,29,969 candidates, and in 2020, 2,27,835 candidates appeared for the CAT exam.
The highest number of CAT 2022 registrations was 2.55 lakh, marking the peak of popularity during that period. The increase in CAT registrations indicates a growing interest in pursuing a career in management.
CAT 2023 Helpdesk number
In case of any query, candidates can write or dial the following CAT 2023 helpdesk number or email address.
CAT Notification 2023 soon at iimcat.ac.in
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow will release CAT notification 2023 anytime soon. IIM Lucknow will conduct IIM CAT MBA entrance test probably on November 26. All the details pertaining to CAT 2023 entrance exam will be released on the official website- iimcat.ac.in. CAT registration date, application fee, exam pattern etc will be mentioned in the CAT official notification.