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CAT 2023 Exam (Nov 26), Form Correction Window (Soon), Syllabus, Question Paper, Cut off

CAT is a 2 hour test comprising 66 questions. CAT questions are divided in three sections- VARC, DILR, and Quantitative Aptitude. CAT exam 2023 total marks are 198. There is a negative marking of 33.33% for every incorrect answer to a multiple choice question. TITA questions in CAT exam are exempt from negative marking. Check CAT Syllabus and Pattern

To prepare for CAT VARC, focus on practicing RC passages, para jumbles, and para completion questions. To prepare for CAT Quant syllabus, focus on covering topics of arithmetic and algebra first. DILR has no specific chapters to prepare for. Practice is the only way to get a 95+ percentile in this section. Check CAT 2023 Topic Wise Weightage

The qualifying CAT Cut off for IIM ranges between 80 to 95 percentile. The final CAT Cut off for PI Shortlist is above 99 percentile for the top IIMs. CAT Cut off for other top MBA colleges like FMS Delhi, NITIE Mumbai (now IIM Mumbai), MDI Gurgaon, IMI Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad, IITs is above 95 percentile.

You must prepare to score at least 100 marks to get a 99+ percentile in CAT. The competition level is very high with almost 2.5 lakh candidates registering from various backgrounds.

CAT 2023 Exam Highlights

Particulars Details
CAT Full Form Common Admission Test
CAT 2023 Conducting IIM IIM Lucknow
CAT form fill up date 2023 August 2 to September 21, 2023 (11:00 AM)
CAT examination date 2023 November 26, 2023
Official Website iimcat.ac.in
Frequency of exam Once every year
Application Process Online
Registration fees
  • INR 2400 for GN category
  • INR 1200 for Reserved category
CAT exam duration 2 Hours
  • Quantitative Ability (QA)
  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Total Questions 66
TITA Questions in CAT ‘Type In The Answer’ questions in CAT. There are no options provided like MCQs. You have to directly type the answer in the space provided.
Total marks of CAT exam 198
Medium of Exam English (Exam is conducted in CBT mode)
Admission 21 IIMs + 1000 Other MBA Colleges
IIM Full Form Indian Institute of Management
CAT 2023 Helpdesk cathelpdesk@iimcat.ac.in; 1800-2090-830

iimcat.ac.in 2023

iimcat.ac.in is the official website of CAT registration, login, official media releases, information brochure, admit card download, scorecard download. IIM Lucknow activated iimcat.ac.in 2023 on July 30, 2023.

IIM CAT 2023

CAT 2023 Exam Date and Schedule

CAT 2023 exam date is November 26, 2023. IIM Lucknow is set to conduct the exam in 3 shifts. CAT Exam Schedule is update here for your reference:

Particulars Details
Slot 1 Exam Time 8:30 am to 10:30 pm
Slot 1 Reporting Time 7:00 am
Slot 1 Admit Card Scrutiny, Frisking, and Biometric Registration 7:10 am to 8:00 am
Slot 1 Test Screen Login 8:15 am
Slot 2 Exam Time 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Slot 2 Reporting Time 11:00 am
Slot 2 Admit Card Scrutiny, Frisking, and Biometric Registration 11:10 am to 12:00 pm
Slot 2 Test Screen Login 12:15 pm
Slot 3 Exam Time 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Slot 3 Reporting Time 3:00 pm
Slot 3 Admit Card Scrutiny, Frisking, and Biometric Registration 3:10 pm to 4:00 pm
Slot 3 Test Screen Login 4:15 pm

CAT 2023 Important Events and Dates

Important events and dates for CAT 2023 are listed below based on the official notification released by IIM Lucknow on July 30, 2023.

Events Dates
CAT 2023 registration begins August 2, 2023 (10 AM)
CAT 2023 registration last date

September 13, 2023 (5 PM)

September 21, 2023 (11 AM)

Last date to submit CAT registration fees September 21, 2023 (11 AM)
CAT form correction date 2023 (Soon) By September 25, 2023
CAT 2023 admit card release date October 25, 2023
CAT exam date 2023 November 26, 2023
CAT 2023 answer key release date First week of December 2023
CAT 2023 response sheet release date First week of December 2023
Last date to challenge CAT answer key 2023 Second week of December 2023
CAT 2023 result date Second week of January 2024

CAT 2023 Latest News and Updates

  • CAT 2023 correction window by September 25: IIM Lucknow to open CAT 2023 application form correction window for the registered candidates to edit photo, signature, and test city preferences. Check here
  • Record Registrations for CAT 2023: This year, 3.3 lakh candidates have filled CAT application form. It is the highest registration till date, an increase of 30% from last year. Out of the total registrations 38% are female. Read More
  • CAT last date to apply 2023: You could apply for CAT 2023 only till 11:00 AM of September 21. No more extensions will be granted by IIM in CAT last date to apply 2023.
  • IIM Lucknow CAT 2023 Cut off and Admission Criteria released: The overall cut off has been reduced for SC and ST category candidates. Check here
  • Number of IIMs increased to 21: NITIE Mumbai is now renamed as IIM Mumbai with the passing of the IIM Amendment Bill 2023 in the parliament. Read More
  • IIFT to accept CAT 2023 scores for admission: From this year onwards, admission to IIFT MBA (IB) and MBA (Business Analytics) will be based on CAT 2023 scores. IIFT will no longer hold a separate IIFT exam starting this year. Read More
  • CAT 2023 registration open, apply online @iimcat.ac.in: IIM is now accepting online applications for CAT 2023 exam. If you are eligible and wish to apply for the exam this year, then apply online.
  • IIM Lucknow CAT 2023 notification out: The official notification of CAT exam 2023 is out on July 30, 2023. No major changes are announced in eligibility, pattern, syllabus, registration process, and reservation.
  • CAT 2023 official website activated: iimcat.ac.in CAT 2023 official website is LIVE on July 30, 2023.

CAT Eligibility

CAT 2023 Eligibility

CAT 2023 eligibility criteria is defined by IIM Lucknow in the official notification. You need a graduation degree with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD) to apply for CAT exam 2023.

  • Even if you are in the final year of graduation, you can apply for the exam subject to the fulfillment of minimum marks and eligibility criteria before admission.
  • CA/ ICWA/ CS degree holders are also eligible to register for the exam.

There is neither any age limit nor a limit on the number of attempts permitted for the IIM exam. You can take CAT exam every year till you are satisfied with your result.

Check more details on CAT exam eligibility criteria

CAT 2023 Calendar

CAT 2023 Calendar is released by IIM-L on the official website. CAT exam calendar 2023 provides the dates of all important events and the exam day schedule.

CAT 2023 IIM

CAT 2023 IIM is IIM Lucknow. CAT 2023 IIM Convenor is Prof. Sanjeet Singh Phogat. He will be responsible for coordinating all the activities related to CAT, including working with subject-matter experts for question paper preparation, coordinating with TCS (the testing agency) for ensuring no technical glitches occur.

CAT 2023 Images

CAT 2023 images of how the official website looks is provided here.

CAT 2023 Official Website

CAT Reservation

CAT 2023 Reservation

Candidates must select their category carefully while filling the CAT application form to avail the benefits of reservation in IIMs and other institutes. Category-wise seat reservation as per the rules and regulations of the Central Government are provided here.

Category Reservation (%)
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
NC-OBC 27%
PwD 5%
EWS Up to 10%

CAT Registration

CAT 2023 Registration and Candidate Login

CAT 2023 registration last date was September 21, 2023 (11:00 AM). To register for CAT 2023, one had to follow these steps:

  • Registration for CAT User ID and Password
  • Login to Fill CAT Application Form for the details of
    • Class 10th, class 12th, graduation, post graduation, and other academic courses/ degrees
    • Work experience
    • Programme preferences
    • Test city preferences
  • Upload scanned images of photo & signature along with the other relevant category and disability certificate PDFs. Check CAT 2023 Photo Size Guidelines
  • Pay CAT registration fees 2023. It is increased from INR 1150 to INR 1200 for SC/ ST/ PwD category and from INR 2300 to INR 2400 for all other categories
  • IIM sends confirmation mail of successful registration on your email id.
Errors to Avoid During CAT Registration Forgot CAT User ID or Password? Check how to recover Already Registered? Check CAT Login Link @iimcat.ac.in

Documents Required for CAT Registration 2023

Documents required for CAT registration 2023 are listed below for quick reference:

Passport Size Photograph (in original and scanned image)
Scanned Image of Signature
Category Certificate, if applicable
Disability Certificate, if applicable
Class 10, 12, Graduation Marksheets
Post Graduation and Other Courses, if available
Photo ID Proof

iimcat.ac.in registration 2023

iimcat.ac.in registration 2023 last date was September 21, 2023. IIM extended the registration deadline from Sep 13 to 21 in response to the difficulty faced by many candidates in procurement of documents required for registration.

CAT Registration Trends Over the Years

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CAT Exam Centers

CAT 2023 Exam Centers

CAT 2023 exam centers are located in 155 cities of India. You can select 6 CAT exam cities in the order of priority during the registration process. You can even change the preferences during the correction window. It is advisable to first make the list of CAT exam centre near you and then fill in the preferences accordingly. To know CAT exam centre near you, click here

CAT 2023 Application Form Correction Window

CAT 2023 application form correction window opens soon, likely by September 25. The exact CAT form correction date 2023 is yet to be announced on iimcat.ac.in 2023. The correction window of CAT 2023 is open for 3-4 days only. It is a one-time facility provided by IIM to rectify a few incorrect details submitted during the registration process. To use CAT correction window 2023, visit iimcat.ac.in, login using your credentials, and make the corrections in the editable fields, and save & submit the changes. To ensure that your photo and signature images are uploaded in the correct size and dimensions, use free CAT 2023 photo size reducer by Adobe

What Can be Edited? What Cannot be Edited?
Uploaded Image of Photograph Name and Date of Birth
Uploaded Image of Signature Mobile number and Email ID
Test City Preferences State and Country

There is no additional fee to be paid for availing CAT form correction facility. This is the last opportunity to correct the mistakes in the application form for avoiding cancellation of application. Check complete details here

CAT 2023 Login: User ID and Password

CAT 2023 login details are used to complete the application form, make form corrections, download admit card, answer key, and result. CAT User ID is a unique 8-digit number and CAT login password is a 7-digit number generated during new candidate registration.

You can retrieve your forgotten CAT 2023 User ID and Password in 5 simple steps:

  • Visit iimcat.ac.in and click on ‘Registered Candidate Login’.
  • Click on the tab for “Forgot User ID/ password”.
  • Enter your registered email address, mobile number, and captcha.
  • A CAT user id and the password reset link will be sent on your registered email address and mobile number.
  • Now, just click on this link to reset your CAT User ID and Password.

CAT Exam Pattern

CAT 2023 Exam Pattern

CAT 2023 exam pattern is the same as last year. There are 66 questions in CAT exam which you have to answer in 2 hours.

  • There is a sectional time limit of 40 minutes each for VARC, QA, and DILR
  • CAT exam is held in online computer based test (CBT) mode
  • There are 2 types of questions in CAT exam- MCQ and TITA.

Can we use calculator in CAT exam?: Yes, only the provided on-screen calculator can be used in CAT exam. IIM Ahmedabad introduced the on-screen calculator in CAT exam 2015.

What are TITA Questions in CAT?: TITA questions in CAT exam are the ‘Type In The Answer’ questions wherein no options are provided like MCQs. You have to directly type the answer in the space provided.

CAT Exam Marking Scheme

CAT 2023 total marks are 198 (3 marks per question). There is negative marking in CAT exam.

  • 1 mark is deducted for each wrong answer of MCQs.
  • No marks are deducted for TITA questions.
  • For unanswered questions, no marks are deducted.

CAT 2023 Syllabus

CAT 2023 syllabus for VARC, QA, and DILR is provided topic-wise here. CAT 2023 syllabus for quantitative aptitude includes arithmetic, algebra, geometry, number system, mensuration, and modern mathematics.

  • CAT exam syllabus for VARC includes 3 major topics- reading comprehension, para jumbles, and para summary.
  • CAT 2023 Syllabus for DI includes bar graphs, caselets, pie charts, trend charts, network diagrams, and tabular data.
  • CAT logical reasoning syllabus includes syllogisms, puzzles (floor, box, diagram, ranking, team formation, miscellaneous), blood relations, arrangement (seating and data), games and tournaments.

CAT Syllabus 2023 Official Website

CAT Syllabus 2023 official website is iimcat.ac.in. CAT syllabus and exam pattern are provided by IIM on this website. However, IIM does not define the topic-wise syllabus of CAT 2023 on iimcat.ac.in. CAT syllabus 2023 official website only lists the division of syllabus into 3 sections- VARC, DILR, and Quant. We have provided the detailed topic-wise syllabus and weightage here based on the previous year papers and the MBA entrance syllabus for English, math, and reasoning.

CAT Syllabus PDF

CAT Syllabus PDF is available here. In this CAT syllabus PDF 2023, you can find all the topics covered in DILR, VARC, and Quant along with the topic-wise weightage, best books for CAT preparation 2023, study notes and more. Syllabus of CAT 2023 should be prepared as per the weightage of topics in the past 2-3 years. This way, you can cover the topics of CAT syllabus 2023 carrying more weightage and avoid wasting time on unimportant topics.

CAT 2023 Syllabus Topic Wise Weightage

Based on the number of questions asked from each topic in the last 2 years’ CAT exam, we have provided here CAT 2023 syllabus topic-wise or chapter-wise weightage for your reference. It is highly recommended for you to prepare for CAT 2023 as per the weightage held by each topic of the exam syllabus.

Section Topics Weightage in CAT 2022 (Number of Questions) Weightage in CAT 2021 (Number of Questions)
Reading Comprehension Reading Comprehension 16 16
Verbal Ability Para Jumbles 3 3
Para Completion 2
Odd Sentence Out 2
Para Summary 3 3
Quantitative Aptitude Arithmetic 8-9 10-11
Algebra 7-8 5-6
Numbers 1 1-2
Geometry & Mensuration 3-4 3-4
Modern Math 1-2 1-2
Data Interpretation Graphs and Charts, Tables, Routes & Network Diagrams, Caselets 10 10
Logical Reasoning Games and Tournaments, Team Formations, Arrangements Based on Given Information, Order & Ranking, Blood Relations 10 10

For slot-wise CAT syllabus topic wise weightage, click here

Best Books for CAT Preparation 2023

Listed below are the most referred to books for CAT preparation by toppers. These are undoubtedly the best books available in the market for CAT exam preparation.

Author Books
Arun Sharma CAT Books How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT
Nishit K Sinha CAT Books Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT
Quantitative Aptitude For CAT
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT
R S Aggarwal CAT Books Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning
Sarvesh K Verma CAT Books Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT

To buy the latest edition of these CAT books online at the best price, click here

CAT 2023 90 Day Preparation Plan

CAT 2023 Preparation in 3 Months

To prepare for CAT 2023 in 3 months, keep in mind these tips and strategies:

CAT Preparation for Quantitative Aptitude

For CAT quantitative aptitude preparation:

  • Start with arithmetic focusing on topics of profit and loss, discount, false weights, mixtures, time speed and distance, SI/ CI and time & work.
  • Learn shortcut tricks for percentages and ratios to solve questions quickly.
  • Practice 15-20 questions of 3 topics each daily.

CAT Preparation for VARC

For CAT VARC preparation:

  • Practice Parajumbles on a daily basis. This will help you gain an idea of how to approach these questions.
  • Solve Reading Comprehension questions from last 10 years’ CAT exam.

CAT Preparation for DILR

Preparation for CAT DILR is mostly practice based as there are no detailed concepts to clear like Quant. For CAT DILR Preparation:

  • Go through the basics of how to derive data from different charts and graphs. Refer to any book or youtube channel for a clear understanding of this.
  • Solve DI question sets asked by IIM in the last 8-10 years.
  • Solve 15-20 LR questions on a daily basis for at least 2 months.

For the last 15 days of CAT exam preparation, the focus should be only on taking CAT mock tests. For this, you can either join any coaching institute like Career Launcher, IMS, and T.I.M.E or solve free mock tests available on various websites including Collegedunia (find link below).

CAT 2023 Preparation Timetable and Study Plan

The number of days you must devote in a month for CAT exam preparation can vary depending on your strengths and weaknesses. We have devised a monthly timetable for CAT preparation in a way to cover all the important topics along with revision and mock tests.

Activity Number of Days
Arithmetic 5
Algebra 5
Practice Reading Comprehension Passages 4
Parajumbles 3
Check Shortcut Tricks for Solving Questions (QA + LR) 2
Solve LR Question Sets (pick different type of questions each day) 4
DI sets based on bar graphs, tables, networks, line + trend charts, and pie charts 4
Solving Sample Papers, Previous Year Papers, and Mock Tests 3

CAT 2023 Preparation Daily Timetable

You can either use this carefully designed daily timetable for CAT 2023 preparation as it is or use it as a reference to devise your personal timetable as per availability and needs.

Activity Number of Hours
Quant- 1 Arithmetic Topic 1 hour
Quant- 1 Algebra Topic 1 hour
VARC- ParaJumbles 45 minutes
VARC- Reading Comprehensions 1 hour
Break 15 minutes
DI Questions- 2-3 sets 40 minutes
LR Puzzles 1 hour
Break 20 minutes
Quant- Revision of Previously Studied Topics 30 minutes
Practice Topic-wise Sample Papers for QA, VARC, and DILR 2 hours
Solve Questions from CAT Previous Year Papers 1 hour 30 minutes

CAT Mock Test Series

CAT 2023 Mock Test Series

Taking both full-length and sectional mock tests is an indispensable part of CAT exam preparation. You can join any coaching center’s CAT mock test series to stay updated with your preparation. TIME CAT mock test, Unacademy CAT mock test, Career Launcher CAT mock test are among the most sought-after test series in India.

If you are looking for CAT test series for free, you can access official IIM CAT mock tests and online mock test series by Collegedunia using the links below.

Section-wise CAT Sample Papers

Section-wise previous year papers can be solved as CAT sample papers. To download and solve CAT sample papers PDFs, check the links provided below.

Section CAT Sample Papers
VARC Check Here
DILR Check Here
Quant Check Here

CAT Questions Bank 2023: Solve Free CAT Questions

You can solve 100+ free CAT questions for quant topics of Arithmetic, Algebra, Number System, Geometry, Mensuration, and more. CAT questions bank 2023 can be accessed using the link provided below. You can also solve previous year question papers of other top MBA exams to practice more questions for CAT preparation 2023.

Questions Download Link
Collegedunia’s CAT 2023 Questions Bank Check here
XAT Question Papers Check here
IIFT Question Papers Check here
NMAT Question Papers Check here
CMAT Question Papers Check here
CAT Exam Analysis

CAT Exam Analysis

CAT exam analysis is provided here on the day of the exam. CAT 2023 exam analysis will be available on November 26 after the conclusion of each shift. You can check CAT 2023 slot-wise analysis using the links given below:

  • CAT 2023 Slot 1 Analysis
  • CAT 2023 Slot 2 Analysis
  • CAT 2023 Slot 3 Analysis

Meanwhile, you can find the major highlights of last year’s CAT exam analysis 2022 here.

Particulars Details
Number of Slots 3
Number of MCQs
  • VARC- 21/ 18
  • DILR- 14
  • QA- 14
Number of TITA Questions
  • VARC- 3/ 6
  • DILR- 6
  • QA- 8
CAT Quant Difficulty Level Slot 2 was the most difficult. Other 2 slots were moderate to difficult.
Topics with more weightage in Quant Arithmetic and Algebra (15-16 questions)
CAT VARC Difficulty Level Slot 3 was easier than the previous 2 slots.
Topics with more weightage in VARC RC and Parajumbles (19 questions)
CAT DILR Difficulty Level Overall moderate. Slot 3 questions were however reported tougher than the other two.
Surprise Elements None

Section-wise detailed analysis of CAT exam in previous years:

  • CAT VARC Exam Analysis
  • CAT DILR Exam Analysis
  • CAT Quantitative Aptitude Exam Analysis

Is CAT Exam Tough?

Yes, CAT exam tough to crack and prepare for. The syllabus for CAT is not defined topic-wise by IIM, so the best strategy is to prepare as per the topic-wise weightage in the last 3-4 years. The overall difficulty level of CAT is usually moderate to difficult. Out of the three sections, Quantitative Aptitude is usually rated easier than VARC and DILR. You can check CAT exam difficulty level of the past 6 years in the table below:

Year of CAT Exam Difficulty Level of CAT Exam
CAT exam 2022 Moderate, QA toughest
CAT exam 2021 Moderate, DILR Moderate to Tough
CAT exam 2020 Moderate to Difficult, VARC rated tough in slots 1 and 2
CAT exam 2019 Moderate in both slots, VARC toughest, QA manageable
CAT exam 2018 Moderate to Tough, QA and DILR calculation intensive
CAT exam 2017 Moderate, QA easiest, DILR toughest
CAT exam 2016 Moderate to Difficult, VARC easy, DILR and Quant tough
CAT exam 2015 Moderate, On-screen calculators made QA section manageable

Which slot of CAT is easier?

There is no fixed pattern as to which slot of CAT is easier. Last year, slot 1 of CAT exam was rated moderate to difficult while the other two slots were rated moderate. In 2020, slot 2 was considered by many to be the toughest of all the three shifts.

Which CAT slot is the hardest?

Based on the analysis, in the 2022 slot 2, DILR was the lengthiest while in CAT 2022 slots 1 and 3, QA was the toughest. Similarly, n CAT 2021 slot 1 and 3, DILR was the hardest while in slot 2, VARC was reported as the toughest section. The overall difficulty level of slot 1 was reported to be higher than slots 2 and 3.

CAT 2023: Strategy to Score 99+ percentile

Scoring 99+ percentile in CAT requires a well-developed strategy for attempting the paper. To score 99+ percentile in CAT 2023, you need to choose the right questions and solve then quickly and accurately. We have provided some points for you to follow while attempting CAT 2023 to score 99+ percentile:

  • Your goal is not to attempt 100% of the paper: Attempting 80% questions with 100% accuracy is enough to score above 99 percentile.
  • Start with easy questions and then move to the more difficult ones: Do not spare more than 2 minutes for any question. If unable to solve, mark it for later and move to the next question.
  • Time management is the key to score 99+ percentile in CAT: To develop efficient time management skills for the exam day, practice sectional and overall mock tests with a timer set as per the actual exam duration.
  • Sectional Cut off is an important qualiufication criteria: You should aim for getting above 95 percentile in each section. Attempt a reasonable number of questions (70%) in each sections to be able to clear the overall and sectional CAT Cut off.
Section Number of Questions Good Attempt for 99+ percentile
VARC 24 17-18
DILR 20 14-15
Quant 22 15-16
Overall 66 46-49
CAT Score vs Percentile 2023

CAT Marks vs Percentile

CAT Marks vs Percentile 2023

The expected CAT marks vs percentile 2023 is provided here to help you get an idea of the score required in CAT to get the required percentile.

  • For 99+ percentile, 100+ score is good in CAT
  • For 98+ percentile, 95-100 marks are good
  • For 80+ percentile in CAT, 60+ marks are good enough
CAT Percentile VARC Score DILR Score Quant Score CAT Score
99.5+ 38-40 32-34 39-41 105-108
99+ 34-35 28-30 36-37 98-102
98+ 32-33 27-28 30-32 90-93
95+ 32-34 20-21 28-30 80-82
90+ 29-30 17-19 26-27 72-75
85+ 24-25 14-15 20-22 59-61
80+ 20-22 11-13 15-16 46-48

Since CAT 2023 will be held in 3 slots, CAT scores will be normalized to ensure that all candidates are evaluated on an equal level of exam difficulty. Check CAT 2023 Score Normalization Process

Also Check:

  • CAT 2023 Percentile Predictor
  • Top MBA Colleges Accepting Low Scores in CAT
  • IIM MBA Admission Process

CAT Cut off for IIM

CAT Cut off for IIM

CAT Cut off for IIM is the minimum percentile required for admission eligibility at the respective institute. The qualifying CAT Cut off for IIM ranges between 80 to 95 percentile. The final IIM CAT Cut off is however above 98 percentile for most institutions.

IIM (in order of NIRF 2023 Ranking) CAT Cut off for IIM
IIM Ahmedabad Cut off 80
IIM Bangalore Cut off 85
IIM Kozhikode Cut off 85
IIM Calcutta Cut off 85
IIM Lucknow Cut off 90
IIM Indore Cut off 90
IIM Raipur Cut off 92
IIM Rohtak Cut off 95
IIM Udaipur Cut off 92
IIM Kashipur Cut off 92
IIM Trichy Cut off 92
IIM Ranchi Cut off 92
IIM Shillong Cut off 75
IIM Visakhapatnam Cut off 80
IIM Jammu Cut off Male- 90, Female- 87
IIM Nagpur Cut off 85
IIM Amritsar Cut off 85
IIM Bodh Gaya Cut off 92
IIM Sambalpur Cut off Male- 92, Female- 80
IIM Sirmaur Cut off 92

IIM MBA Admission Process through CAT 2023

Each IIM releases its own MBA admission criteria before the declaration of CAT exam results. IIM MBA admission process through CAT scores includes:

  • Preparation of PI shortlists based on CAT score, past academic performance, work experience, gender diversity, and academic diversity.
  • GD/ PI/ WAT rounds
  • Preparation of final selection list based on the weightage assigned to CAT score and PI/ WAT scores.


Admission Process and Shortlist Criteria for Each IIM GD-PI in IIMs WAT in IIMs

Note: 9 New and Baby IIMs carry out a common admission process for admitting students to their MBA/ PGP programs. The list of these IIMs includes:

  • IIM Bodh Gaya
  • IIM Kashipur
  • IIM Raipur
  • IIM Ranchi
  • IIM Sambalpur
  • IIM Sirmaur
  • IIM Trichy
  • IIM Udaipur
  • IIM Jammu

Check IIM CAP Admission Process

CAT 2023: IIM Placements

IIM placements 2023 have concluded. This year, IIMs have recorded a 100% placement in top companies from BFSI to Consulting and FMCG.

CAT 2023 IIM Placement
Must Check:
  • CAT 2023 MBA Seats Intake in IIMs
  • IIM Placements 2023 Salary Packages and Companies

IIM Fees for MBA through CAT

You can find below the total IIM Fees for MBA through CAT 2023 along with the links to check the complete course details and fees breakup.

IIMs Total MBA Fees (in lakhs) Course Details
IIM Ahmedabad INR 24.61 Check Here
IIM Bangalore INR 24.5 Check Here
IIM Kozhikode INR 20.5 Check Here
IIM Calcutta INR 27 Check Here
IIM Lucknow INR 21.9 Check Here
IIM Indore INR 21.172 Check Here
IIM Raipur INR 16.35 Check Here
IIM Rohtak INR 17.9 Check Here
IIM Udaipur INR 22.64 Check Here
IIM Kashipur INR 17.3 Check Here
IIM Trichy INR 19.5 Check Here
IIM Ranchi INR 17.2 Check Here
IIM Shillong INR 14.6 Check Here
IIM Visakhapatnam INR 18.5 Check Here
IIM Jammu INR 17.10 Check Here
IIM Nagpur INR 18.9 Check Here
IIM Amritsar INR 17.3 Check Here
IIM Bodh Gaya INR 16.28 Check Here
IIM Sambalpur INR 10.8 Check Here
IIM Sirmaur INR 14.6 Check Here

Must Check MBA Colleges with Low Fees that Accept CAT scores

Non-IIM Institutions for CAT 2023

There are more than 1000 Non-IIM institutions for CAT 2023 in India. CAT cut off for top MBA colleges other than IIMs is provided here.

MBA College CAT Cut off Percentile
FMS Delhi 98-99
GIM Goa 90-95
IBS Hyderabad 85-90
IMT Nagpur 70-80
JBIMS Mumbai 92+
K. J. Somaiya 90+
MDI Gurgaon 97-98
NITIE Mumbai 97-98
Welingkar Mumbai 85+
S.P. Jain Mumbai 85+
SJMSOM Mumbai 95+
TAPMI Manipal 80+
XIMB Bhubaneswar 80+
XIME Bangalore 70+
LIBA Chennai 85+
IMI Delhi 90+
BIMTECH Greater Noida 75+
IMT Ghaziabad 90
FORE School of Management 85
Amity Business School, Noida 85-90

CAT 2023: IIT MBA Admission

Based on CAT 2023 scores, you can also secure admission to 8 IITs that offer MBA courses. IIT MBA admission process 2023 includes registration, GD-PI shortlist, and final admission based on PI and CAT 2023 scores. To know more about the admission process of each IIT, click here.

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IIT Delhi CAT Cut off IIT Madras CAT Cut off
IIT Roorkee CAT Cut off IIT Bombay CAT Cut off
IIT Kanpur CAT Cut off IIT Kharagpur CAT Cut off
IIT ISM Dhanbad CAT Cut off

CAT Admit Card

CAT Admit Card 2023

CAT Admit Card 2023 will be released by IIM Lucknow on October 25, 2023. IIM CAT Admit Card download last date is November 25, 2023. CAT Admit Card 2023 download link to be active only at iimcat.ac.in.

You need to carry a photocopy of the downloaded CAT e-admit card on the exam day along with your photo ID proof in original.

Must Read:

  • How to Download CAT Admit Card 2023?
  • CAT 2023 Exam Day Guidelines

CAT 2023 Dress Code

CAT 2023 dress code provided details on what to wear and what not to wear on the exam day. It is mandatory for all registered candidates to follow CAT 2023 dress code to take the test on the exam date. The most important points are listed here for your reference:


  • Wear simple clothing- t-shirts, shirts, trousers, jeans, dresses.
  • Wearing regular use power glasses is allowed.
  • You can carry a bag, however, you need to leave it outside the exam hall.


  • Avoid wearing footwear with thick soles.
  • Do not wear clothes with too many pockets and large buttons.
  • Do not wear any metal ornaments or jewelry.
  • Do not carry any electronic devices and mobile phones.
  • Avoid wearing any sorts of accessories and caps/ hats.

Check More Details on CAT 2023 Dress Code

CAT Answer Key

CAT 2023 Answer Key and Response Sheet

CAT 2023 answer key and response sheet release date is first week of December 2023. IIM releases the candidate responses, provisional answer key and question paper in the CAT login window.

You can download and challenge the CAT answer key and response sheet for 2-3 days for a fee payment of INR 1000 per objection.

Post CAT answer key challenge last date, all the objections are analyzed by experts for preparing the revised final answer key and result.

Must Check:

  • How to Challenge CAT 2023 Answer Key?
  • How to Use CAT 2023 Response Sheet for Score Calculation?

CAT Result

CAT 2023 Result

As per the official notification, CAT 2023 result date is the second week of January 2024. However, as per the trends of the last few years, you can expect IIM CAT result to be out by January 3, 2024.

  • You need to login with your CAT user id and password on iimcat.ac.in to download the scorecard.
  • CAT score validity is only 1 year, therefore CAT 2023 result will be valid for admission in the current academic session only.

In the result notification released on the official website, IIM also provides the details of the candidates who have scored 100 percentile, 99.99 percentile, and 99.98 percentile in CAT exam.

Must Read:

  • What is a Good Score and Percentile in CAT?
  • How to Check the CAT 2023 Result?
  • Statistical Analysis of CAT Toppers

CAT 2023: IIM Call Predictor

CAT 2023 IIM Call Predictor is designed to help the test-takers predict their chances of getting a PI call from 21 IIMs. IIM Call Predictor shows results based on the previous year final CAT cut offs. You just need to enter your CAT percentile to get the list of eligible IIMs for MBA/ PGDM. Check CAT 2023 IIM Call Predictor

The predictor not only provides the list of eligible IIMs but also other top MBA colleges accepting CAT scores in India.

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IIM Ahmedabad - Indian Institute of Management

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