CAT Exam 2023: Eligibility| Registration| Pattern| Syllabus| Admit Card| Results!

The Common Admission Test, which is held by the IIMs once a year, is the most common test for getting into top B-schools for an MBA. Students who take the CAT in 2023 will be able to apply to IIMs and other top schools for the class of 2024–2026.

Students who want to get into MBA programs must pass this test and meet the cut-offs before they can move on to the next round of selection.

The next test will likely be on November 26, 2023. If you want to get an MBA at IIM and are thinking about taking the CAT Exam in 2023, you should check the official schedules for this exam. The official CAT 2023 Notification is likely to be released by the end of July 2023, and registration is likely to begin in August 2023.

Read this to find out when the CAT Exam 2023 will be held and other official information.

CAT Exam 2023 Highlights

Particulars Details
Name of the Exam CAT 2023
Exam Conducting Authority Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)
Mode of the exam Computer-Based Mode (CBT)
Duration of the CAT Exam 2 Hours (120 Minutes)
Duration (Section-wise) 40 Minutes for (VARC, DILR, QA).

Each section -53 Minutes 20 Seconds for PwD candidates.

Session (Slot-wise) Morning Session – 8:30 am – 10:30 pm
Afternoon Session – 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Evening Session – 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
No. of Questions 66 Questions
Total marks 198 marks
Medium of Exam English

CAT Exam 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

  • The candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks or an equivalent CGPA (45% for candidates from the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and Persons with Disability (PWD)/Differently Able (DA) categories) from any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956.
  • Candidates can also apply if they are in their final year of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification exam or if they have finished their degree requirements and are waiting for their results.
  • The candidate’s percentage of marks for the bachelor’s degree would be calculated based on how the university or institution where the degree was earned does things.

Age Limit

For the CAT Exam Eligibility Criteria 2023 and IIMs, there is no age limit.

How to Fill Out Application Form for CAT Exam 2023?

Registration for the CAT in 2023 will start the first week of August and end the third week of September. To fill out the online application form, candidates will need to sign up at Check out how to sign up for and apply for the CAT in 2023:

  • Go to the official website and Click on ‘new registration’.
  • To sign up, enter your name, date of birth, country of birth, phone number, and email address.
  • Use the ID you got by email to fill out the application form.
  • Enter personal and academic details
  • Upload a passport-sized photo and scanned signature
  • Select preferred courses and IIMs
  • Select preferred test cities
  • Pay the application fee using a credit card, debit card, or online banking.

Documents Required for CAT Registration

The next test will likely be on November 26, 2023. Those who want to take it must know what documents they need to fill out the CAT Application Form. Keep the following things with you during CAT Registration 2023 so you can fill in your personal and academic information correctly:

  • Mark sheet for classes 10 and 12
  • Mark sheet and certificate for graduation
  • Proof of Address and Date of Birth
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • PwD certificate (if applicable)
  • Scribe certificate (if applicable)
  • Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking Details
  • Work History Proof (If applicable)

Syllabus for CAT Exam 2023

Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC) Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) Seating Arrangement
Verbal Ability Caselets Algebra
English Usage or Grammar Blood Relations Higher Maths
Close Passage Bar Graphs Geometry
Synonyms Antonyms Calendars Trigonometry
Facts-inferences-judgments Tables Mensuration
Jumbled Paragraph Column Graphs Arithmetic
Reading Comprehension Tables
Verbal Reasoning Cubes
Binary Logic
Line Charts
Combination of two or more types linked to each other
Venn Diagrams
Pie Chart
Number and Letter Series
Seating Arrangement

Exam Pattern for CAT Exam 2023

Given how big the CAT Exam Syllabus is, people who want to take it to need to know how to get the best score in each section. You can do better on the test if you know how the CAT is broken up into sections and how much weight each section and topic carries.

Section as per IIM CAT Exam Paper 2023 Total Questions Allotted Time Allotted Time for PwD Students
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) 24 40 Minutes 53 minutes and 20 seconds
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) 20 40 Minutes 53 minutes and 20 seconds
Quantitative Aptitude (QA) 22 40 Minutes 53 minutes and 20 seconds
Total 66 120 Minutes 160 minutes

How to Download CAT 2023 Admit Card?

The only place you can get your CAT admit card in 2023 is on the official website. Candidates needed to follow the steps below to get their CAT 2023 admit card:

  • Visit the official CAT 2023 website – and Click on ‘Login’
  • Enter the registration ID and password
  • Click on ‘admit card’
  • Click on download and save the admit card on a desktop
  • Get a copy of the CAT 2023 admission ticket.

CAT 2023 Result 

The results of the CAT 2023 will be made public in the last week of December 2023 or the first week of January 2024. Candidates will be able to download their CAT 2023 scorecards from the IIMCAT website using their login ID and username. Each candidate’s name, registration number, category, photo, sectional score, overall score, sectional percentile, and overall percentile will all be on the result cum scorecard for the CAT in 2023.

In 2022, the CAT result was released on December 21 at 5:00 PM. Out of 2.22 million people who took the test, 11 got a perfect score of 100 percentile. All of the top students were men, and 10 of them did not have a background in engineering. About 22 people got a 99.99 percentile score, and one of them was a woman.

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