CAT 2023 admit card available from November 7 at; IIM selection process

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow will conduct the CAT 2023 exam for admission to 21 IIMs on November 26.


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CAT 2023 will be held in three shifts. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)CAT 2023 will be held in three shifts. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Divyansh | October 25, 2023 | 07:50 AM IST

NEW DELHI: Students who have applied for the Common Admission Test (CAT 2023) can download the CAT admit card 2023 on the official website,, from November 7.

The CAT admit card 2023 will have the name of candidates, exam centre, reporting time, and other relevant information. Indian Institute of Management (IIM Lucknow) will conduct the CAT 2023 exam in three shifts – 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM – on November 26.

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MBA/PGDM Admissions OPEN

The CAT 2023 is being held for admission to MBA and PGDM programmes offered by 21 IIMs and over 1,200 B-schools across the country. The CAT exam will have questions from these subjects - data interpretation and logical reasoning (DILR), quantitative ability (QA), and verbal ability and reading comprehension (VARC). The difficulty level of the CAT exam is moderate to high.

CAT 2023: How to download admit card

  • Visit the official website,
  • In the new tab, click on the 'login' button.
  • Enter the CAT application number and password.
  • Now, go to the 'admit card' section.
  • Finally, click on the 'download' button.

Selection process

Each IIM has a different selection procedure. Usually, the selection process comprises CAT exam score and written ability test (WAT) or group discussion or personal interview (PI). Each IIM assign different weightage to these phases. It also sets a minimum CAT exam cutoff percentile to participate in the next round of the IIM admission process. Candidates can check the admission criteria by visiting the websites of respective IIMs.

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Other than IIMs, institutions accepting CAT exam scores conduct group discussion or personal interviews for admission to their MBA and PGDM programmes. However, a few colleges admit students only on the basis of CAT exam scores without conducting a personality assessment round.

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