CAT 2023: Exam concludes; score vs percentile, expected cut-off

CAT 2023: Results expected to be declared in the second week of January 2024.


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CAT 2023 response sheet is expected to be issued soon. (Image: Pexels)CAT 2023 response sheet is expected to be issued soon. (Image: Pexels)

Alivia Mukherjee | November 27, 2023 | 12:52 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow held the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2023 exam yesterday, November 26, in three shifts. The first shift of CAT 2023 was conducted from 8:30 am to 10:30 am, second shift from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm and the last shift from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

Candidates who appeared for the CAT 2023 exam found QA, DILR sections a bit lengthy and time-consuming while VARC was easy to moderate. The total duration of the exam was 2 hours, and candidates had to complete each section in 40 minutes.

CAT answer key 2023 live updates

The CAT answer key 2023 is expected to be out in the first week of December. CAT 2023 results likely be declared in the second week of January.

Score vs percentile

PercentileScore VARCScore DILRScore QAOverall Score

How to calculate CAT 2023 percentile

To calculate CAT percentile, candidates will require their rank and the count of candidates who appeared in the CAT 2023 exam.

For example, there are a total number of 2,27,835 students who appeared in the CAT exam. Now you scored a rank of 4,000, then your CAT percentile will be:

Your CAT percentile = [1 - { 4000/2,27,835 }] * 100 = 98.24 percentile

Also read | CAT Slot 3 Analysis 2023: Quant questions lengthy

Expected cut-off for top IIMs

Candidates can check the expected CAT cut offs 2023 (As per past trends) for admission to the top Indian Institute of Managements (IIMs).



IIM Ahmedabad


IIM Bangalore


IIM Calcutta


IIM Lucknow


IIM Indore


IIM Kozhikode


IIM Amritsar


IIM Nagpur


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