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CAT 2023: Notification Coming Soon, Check Exam Pattern, Syllabus, and Fees

CAT 2023 Notification: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) will shortly issue the CAT 2023 notice. The CAT 2023 Notification is scheduled to be made public today. The CAT 2023 official website will most likely go up as the notice is issued. IIM Lucknow will hold the CAT 2023 test on November 26, 2023.  More […]

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 Saurav Anand 31/07/2023
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CAT 2023 Notification: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) will shortly issue the CAT 2023 notice. The CAT 2023 Notification is scheduled to be made public today. The CAT 2023 official website will most likely go up as the notice is issued. IIM Lucknow will hold the CAT 2023 test on November 26, 2023. 

More than 2.5 lakh individuals are likely to apply for the CAT Exam 2023, representing a considerable rise in registration numbers. Last year, a total of 2,22,184 students took the CAT admission exam. 

The CAT 2023 notice will include succinct information about the eligibility criteria, selection procedure, CAT exam 2023 registration date, paper pattern, CAT 2023 exam date, and other important information.

Quick Question

Q. How do I sign up for CAT 2023?

Ans. CAT Registration Forms 2023 may be obtained by visiting the official website at For your convenience, the following is a step-by-step guide to completing the CAT application process in 2023:

  • Click on 'New Candidate Registration' on the official website.
  • To begin, you must create a CAT login id and password by entering your basic information.
  • Log in with your credentials again and complete the CAT application form with personal, academic, and test city information.
  • Pay the CAT registration cost and submit the form.

Q. Who may apply to take the CAT 2023 exam?

Ans. IIM has defined specific qualifying conditions for CAT 2023 registration. CAT registration is only open to individuals who satisfy the qualifying requirements. The official announcement of CAT eligibility requirements was issued on July 31.

Age LimitThere is no upper age limit to register for the CAT exam.
GraduationIt is mandatory to have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
Minimum Marks in Graduation50% for general candidates and 45% for reserved category candidates.
AttemptsNo limit on the number of attempts for the CAT exam. If you appeared for CAT 2021, 2020, 2019, etc., you can still register for CAT 2023.
Work ExperienceNo prior work experience is required for CAT registration.

CAT Exam 2023 Registration Date 

According to the most recent reports, the exam organizing organization IIM CAT has yet to announce the CAT 2023 registration date on its official website. Based on current patterns, it is projected that registration for the CAT test 2023 will begin in the first week of August 2023.

As soon as the latest official status for CAT 2023 registration and application form is released online by CAT IIM, we will update this page.

CAT 2023 Fees

A few changes were made to exam fees in 2022 by the exam conducting authority. Here, we have shared the updated fees for the exam. You can expect the same fees for CAT 2023.

Candidates CategoryCAT 2023 Fees (Expected)
General and NC-OBCINR 2,300/-
SC, ST, and PwDINR 1,150/-

CAT Registration Dates 2023

In order to succeed in CAT 2023, candidates must stay on top of the important dates. In order to get the city and center of their choice, candidates must register as soon as the application forms are released. Dates for CAT 2023 exams are listed below.

CAT Registration Start DateAugust 2, 2023 (10 AM)
CAT Registration Last DateSeptember 13, 2023 (5 PM)
CAT 2023 Form CorrectionThird week of September 2023
CAT Exam Date 2023November 26, 2023

Exam Pattern 2023: Key Changes & Revised Structure

Since 2015, the CAT test has maintained a consistent pattern, with the exception of the previous three years, which may be repeated in 2023 in terms of time length, number of questions, and sections, as follows:

  • 120 seconds Exam: The CAT is a two-hour computer-based examination, however, it is not an online exam.
  • 66 inquiries: This year's test, like previous years, will consist of 66 questions split into three sections: VARC, DILR, and Quantitative Ability. Previously, there were 100 questions split into three portions.
  • 18-20 No Penalty Questions: There will be 18 or more questions with no negative marking out of 66. The test is split between MCQ and Non-MCQ questions, with Non-MCQs carrying no negative marking. If any non-MCQ gets a negative marking, a few MCQs are modified to have no negative marking.
  • 48-50 Negative Marking Questions: More than 48 questions of the CAT are of the MCQ kind, with a negative marking penalty of 1/3.
  • Taken off IIMs' requirements: IIMs demand a minimum qualifying score of 70 to 90 percentile in the CAT test in each of the three categories to select applicants for the final admission stage. 
  • Shortlisting Criteria: Aside from a high score in each of the three portions of the test, you are a favored candidate for admission into IIMs if you have an excellent academic profile with diversity and job experience.

CAT Exam Pattern 2023: Revised Structure of Question Paper

In the table below, you will find the sectional order, the number and type of questions in each section, and the number of questions with and without negative marking for each section of the 2-hour exam.

Exam componentsMCQs (With negative marking)Non-MCQs  (TITA Qs Without negative marking)Total Questions
Section-1: Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)(Time limit: 40 Minutes)21324
Section-2: Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)(Time Limit: 40 Minutes)16420
Section-3: Quantitative Ability (QA)(Time Limit: 40 Minutes)14822
Total (Overall) (Time limit: 120 Minutes)411566

CAT Cut-Offs for MBA Admission

The CAT cut-off percentiles for MBA admission at IIMs is between 95-100 across 20 IIMs. The cut-offs of the top six IIMs range between 98-100 percentile for General category candidates. In the rest of the 14 IIMs, the cut-offs are 95 percentile and less. Given below is the table for CAT cut-offs for IIMs and other top MBA colleges in India:

IIM CAT Cut-Offs 2023

Given below is the table indicating estimated cut-offs for IIM admission. These are estimated cut-offs and the actual CAT cut-offs could be different (higher or lower).

IIMsCAT cut offs 2023 (percentile)
IIM Ahmedabad99-100
IIM Bangalore 99-100
IIM Calcutta99 
IIM Lucknow97-98
IIM Indore97-98
IIM Kozhikode97-98
IIM Amritsar95-96
IIM Nagpur95-96
IIM Sambalpur95-96
IIM Trichy94-95
IIM Raipur94-95 
IIM Ranchi94-95 
IIM Kashipur94-95 
IIM Vizag92-94 
IIM Rohtak92-94 
IIM Udaipur92-94
IIM Bodhgaya92-94 
IIM Shillong90
IIM Sirmaur90
IIM Jammu90

Top MBA Colleges in India: CAT Cut Offs

Listed below are some of the top colleges in India and their estimated CAT cut-offs in 2023 for admission to MBA/PGDM courses:

Top MBA CollegeCAT Cut-Offs (percentile)
FMS, Delhi98-99
SPJIMR, Mumbai95-99
IMT, Ghaziabad95-97
JBIMS, Mumbai96
MDI, Gurgaon97-99
IMI, New Delhi90
XIM, Bhubaneshwar91
GIM Goa85
K J Somaiya, Mumbai86
TAPMI, Manipal80
FORE, New Delhi85
IFMR, Chennai80
IRMA, Anand80
MICA, Ahmedabad80
LIBA, Chennai70
XIME, Bangalore70

Frequently Asked Questions about CAT 2023

Q. When is the deadline for CAT registration?

Ans. On August 2, 2023, CAT registration will commence. Eligible applicants will be able to register for the CAT until September 13, 2023.  

Q. Can I sign up for CAT 2023 right now?

Ans. The CAT Registration procedure has yet to begin. On August 2 (at 10 a.m.), IIM will start the registration window for CAT 2023 on the official website, Eligible applicants can now register for the CAT 2023 by going to the official website.

Q. Is it possible to submit the CAT Registration Form offline?

Ans. No, it is not possible to submit the CAT Registration Form offline. IIM Bangalore will only make the CAT registration form available online. As a result, applicants must be prepared with the necessary hardware and software before submitting the CAT registration form.

Q. When should I submit my CAT 2023 application?

Ans. Candidates must apply as soon as the CAT registration forms are available on August 2 to prevent any technological issues in the last few days. Candidates having a bachelor's degree and a minimum of 50% (45% reserved) can apply for CAT 2023 till the deadline.

Q. What is the CAT 2023 registration link?

Ans. The registration link for CAT 2023 will be opened on the official IIM CAT website- The same will be described in the preceding article. Candidates can apply for the exam by clicking on the CAT Registration page. 

Q. When can I apply for CAT 2023?

Ans. CAT 2023 Registration begins on August 2. The application forms are released on the official website at to be filled till September 13. You can apply for CAT 2023 once the registration forms have been released. 

Q. Who will release CAT 2023 Application Forms?

Ans. CAT 2023 conducting body, IIM Lucknow will release CAT 2023 application form. Every year, one of the 20 IIMs takes the responsibility of conducting the national-level exam in online mode. 

Q. How many attempts are there in CAT?

Ans. There is no limit to the number of attempts in CAT. If a candidate had applied for the exam last year then they are eligible to apply for the exam this year also. 

Q. I am not fulfilling the minimum marks criteria, can I fill CAT 2023 application form?

Ans. Last year, IIM relaxed the minimum marks criteria, and candidates were allowed to fill out the online application forms with only the Pass certificate issued by the college. However, for this year the updated eligibility criteria will be released soon. 

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