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NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow has concluded the CAT 2023 exam. CAT 2023 slot 3 concluded at 6.30 pm yesterday. More than 3 lakh students appeared for CAT MBA entrance exam at 400 test centres across 155 cities in the country. According to the CAT 2023 slot 3 analysis and the slot was moderate to difficult and lengthy as well. CAT 2023 slot 1,2,3 analysis is available below.
CAT 2023 answer key live updates

CAT 2023 CAT slot 1 and slot 2 were like last year and the overall difficulty level was moderate to difficult. CAT 2023 question paper slot 1 and 2 reportedly had 66 questions (MCQs and non-MCQs) with 24 questions in Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), 22 in Quantitative Aptitude (QA), and 20 in Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR). Candidates who appeared for the exam claimed that the slot 3 was comparatively easier than slot 1 and 2. CAT slot 3 VARC section consisted of 4 unseen passages which were of easy, whereas the DILR section had tricky questions and were time-consuming. The quantitative aptitude section was lengthy too.

Check Overall CAT 2023 Slot 1 Paper Analysis | Slot 2 Paper Analysis | CAT 2023 Slot 3 Paper Analysis

Avail student reactions on CAT exam, details of CAT 2023 question paper and topics asked, CAT exam analysis and difficulty levels for every CAT exam slot on this page.

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CAT 2023 Live Updates: Highlights

CAT full form

Common Admission Test (CAT)

CAT 2023 conducting body

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow

Total number of CAT test cities

155

Total CAT exam centre

400

Number of questions in CAT 2023 Slot 1

66

Total number of CAT registrations 2023

3.3 lakh

CAT exam date 2023

November 26, 2023

Official CAT website

iimcat.ac.in 2023

CAT 2023 mode

Computer-based test

CAT exam duration

2 Hours (120 minutes)

Section-wise CAT exam time duration

40 minutes for each section (VARC, DILR, QA)
53 minutes 20 seconds for PwD candidates for each section

CAT exam timings 2023

Slot 1 - 8:30 to 10:30 am, Slot 2 - 12:30 to 2:30 pm and slot 3 - 4:30 to 6:30 pm

CAT answer key 2023 date

Expected within 3-4 days after exam (by December 3, 2023)

CAT colleges

CAT score 2023 to be accepted by IIMs, IITs, 500+ leading BSchools for PGDM/PGPM/MBA admission

Total marks of CAT exam

198 marks

CAT Marking Scheme

For every right answer, +3 will be awarded
For every wrong answer in MCQs, -1 will be deducted
No negative marks for Non-MCQs

CAT result date 2023

Second week of January 2024

CAT analysis 2023: Slot 1, Slot 2 and Slot 3

  • CAT Slot 1 and slot 2 were moderate difficulty level.
  • VARC section of CAT slot 2 was same as CAT slot 1 (Moderate in nature)
  • The VARC section of CAT 2023 slot 3 was moderate to lengthy.
  • DILR section of CAT slot 2 was moderately difficult.
  • The DILR section of CAT slot 3 was difficult.
  • CAT slot 2 quant section was difficult as compared to last year.
  • Quant section of CAT slot 3 was lengthy.
  • CAT 2023 slot 1 quant was the toughest, VARC and DILR was moderate.
  • CAT previous year questions were repeated in CAT 2023 slot 1
  • Quant in CAT 2023 slot 1 and 2 majorly had questions on algebra, arithmetic, simple-compound interest
  • VARC in both the slots of CAT exam had 4 passages, 2 questions on para jumbles, 2 summary, 2 odd one out
  • DILR of CAT slot 1 and 2 had 4 sets with 5 questions each - mean median mode, restaurant ratings, number breaking

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CAT 2023 exam was conducted by IIM Lucknow in 3 shifts in 155 cities. Get latest updates on slot 1, 2, 3 analysis, CAT 2023 result, answer key release date, cut-off, percentile predictor, participating IIMs, and more.

November 27, 2023 | 10:23 PM IST

CAT 2023: Top B-schools

RankInstitute
1IIM Ahmedabad
2IIM Bangalore
3IIM Kozhikode
4IIM Calcutta
5IIT Delhi
6IIM Lucknow
7IIM Mumbai (formerly NITIE Mumbai)
8IIM Indore
9XLRI Jamshedpur
10IIT Bombay

November 27, 2023 | 10:14 PM IST

CAT 2023 result date

IIM Lucknow, which is conducting the CAT 2023, has said that CAT 2023 result date will likely be in the second week of January on the official website, iimcat.ac.in.

November 27, 2023 | 09:54 PM IST

IIMs accepting 90 percentile of CAT 2023

These Indian Institutes of Management will accept 90 percentile of CAT 2023 exam score:

  • IIM Shillong
  • IIM Sirmaur
  • IIM Jammu

November 27, 2023 | 09:24 PM IST

CAT 2023 percentile predictor for IIMs

Know IIMs expected cut-offs, as per trends.

IIMs

Qualifying CAT cut-offs

IIM Ahmedabad

85

IIM Bangalore

85

IIM Calcutta

85

IIM Lucknow

90

IIM Indore

90

IIM Kozhikode

85

IIM Amritsar

90

IIM Nagpur

85

IIM Sambalpur

93

IIM Tiruchirappalli

93

IIM Raipur

93

IIM Ranchi

90

IIM Kashipur

94

IIM Visakhapatnam

80

IIM Udaipur

93

IIM Bodhgaya

93

IIM Shillong

75

IIM Sirmaur

92

IIM Rohtak

95

IIM Nagpur

85

IIM Jammu

93

November 27, 2023 | 08:48 PM IST

CAT Exam 2023: 27 marks in each section for 99 percentile

Candidates will have to get 27 marks in each section of CAT 2023 to secure more than 99 percentile. However, 27 marks in CAT 2023 is considered as a low score. Overall 27 marks in CAT 2023 is not expected to be more than 55 CAT percentile.

November 27, 2023 | 08:29 PM IST

IIM Bangalore new admission policy

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM Bangalore) has changed the admission policy. It will accord now 35% the weightage to personal interview. Earlier. it was to 40%. institute has reduced the weightage to marks obtained in Classes 10 and 12 from 15% to 10 % each in the shortlisting phase. 

Read More | CAT 2023: IIM Bangalore revises 2024 admission policy; 40% weightage to personal interview

November 27, 2023 | 08:11 PM IST

CAT Percentile Predictor 2023

Candidates can use our Careers360’s CAT percentile predictor to predict their CAT percentile and know their MBA admission chances.

November 27, 2023 | 07:43 PM IST

CAT 2023: Expected percentile

CAT Percentile

VARC

DILR

QA

Overall CAT score

99.9%ile

46

34

46

104

99.5%ile

42

30

30

87

99%ile

38

26

26

78

98%ile

34

23

22

69

95%ile

28

17

17

55

90%ile

23

14

13

47

85%ile

19

11

10

38

80%ile

17

9

8

34

75%ile

15

8

7

29

70%ile

13

7

6

27

November 27, 2023 | 07:20 PM IST

CAT 2023 response sheet release date

Indian Institute of Management (IIM Lucknow) has not announced the CAT response sheet release date yet. According to the last year's data, the response sheet will be released along with the provisional CAT answer key 2023.

November 27, 2023 | 06:55 PM IST

3,3 lakh students appear for CAT 2023 exam

A total of 3.3 lakh candidates from across the country had registered for the CAT 2023. This was 30% more than the last year's 2.5 lakh registrations.

November 27, 2023 | 06:38 PM IST

CAT 2023 cut off for IIMs

Students from general category will have to get 99 to 100 percentile in CAT 2023. The cut off for CAT 2023 for reserved category will likely be 97 to 98 percentile. Each IIM will release the CAT 20023 cut off on the basis of various factors such as the difficulty level of the CAT exam 2023, the number of students who appeared in IIM CAT, the number of seats available, etc.

November 27, 2023 | 06:17 PM IST

CAT Exam 2023: Top non-IIM colleges

Top non-IIM colleges that accept CAT scores;

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • IIT Bombay
  • Faculty of Management Studies
  • MDI Gurgaon
  • Institute of Management Technology (Ghaziabad)
  • IMI Delhi
  • JBIMS Mumbai
  • SPJIMR, Mumbai
  • SDA Bocconi Mumbai

November 27, 2023 | 06:07 PM IST

CAT 2023 score validity

The CAT 2023 results are expected in the second week of January 2024 and the score will be valid till December 31, 2024. If candidates fail to secure admission by then, they will need to take the CAT 2024 exam.

November 27, 2023 | 05:47 PM IST

CAT score required for 99 percentile

SectionScore
VARC40-42
DILR28-30
QA36-38
Overall98

November 27, 2023 | 05:31 PM IST

CAT 2023 percentile calculation

Candidates can use this formula to calculate CAT percentile:

Your CAT percentile = [1 - {rank/total students}] * 100

November 27, 2023 | 05:12 PM IST

CAT exam 2023 result date

The Indian Institute of Management Lucknow will announce the CAT 2023 results in the second week of January 2024 on the official website, iimcat.ac.in.

November 27, 2023 | 04:38 PM IST

CAT 2023 Score: IIM Mumbai admission criteria

The weightage announced by IIM Mumbai for each parameter for the final selection for MBA admission.  

Parameter

Weight

CAT 2023 score

55

PI

20

Academic performance and work experience score

20

Gender diversity

05

Total

100

November 27, 2023 | 04:23 PM IST

CAT 2023 Result Date: List of IITs accepting CAT score

Here's the list of IITs accepting CAT score 2023 for admission into management programmes. 

NIRF rankings 2023

Institute

Name of the Department

5

IIT Delhi

Department of Management Studies

10

IIT Bombay

Shailesh Jha Mehta School of Business

15

IIT Kharagpur

Vinod Gupta School of Management

16

IIT Madras

Department of Management Studies

18

IIT Roorkee

Department of Management Studies

23

IIT Kanpur

Department of Management Studies


November 27, 2023 | 04:16 PM IST

CAT 2023 scorecard validity

CAT 2023 score card is valid till December 21, 2024, and will be available for download on the official website, iimcat.ac.in.

November 27, 2023 | 04:05 PM IST

CAT 2023 result date

The IIM Lucknow will declared the CAT 2023 results in the second week of January 2024. The exam was moderately difficult. 

November 27, 2023 | 03:55 PM IST

CAT 2023 percentile predictor

Candidates who score between 95 to 100 percentile will have higher chances of getting admission in IIMs. Know expected cut-offs, as per trends.

IIMs

Qualifying CAT cut-offs

IIM Ahmedabad

85

IIM Bangalore

85

IIM Calcutta

85

IIM Lucknow

90

IIM Indore

90

IIM Kozhikode

85

IIM Amritsar

90

IIM Nagpur

85

IIM Sambalpur

93

IIM Tiruchirappalli

93

IIM Raipur

93

IIM Ranchi

90

IIM Kashipur

94

IIM Visakhapatnam

80

IIM Udaipur

93

IIM Bodhgaya

93

IIM Shillong

75

IIM Sirmaur

92

IIM Rohtak

95

IIM Nagpur

85

IIM Jammu

93

November 27, 2023 | 03:41 PM IST

CAT 2023: IIM Kozhikode revises admission criteria

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode will give a final weightage of 35% to the Common Admission Test (CAT 2023) scores. As per the revised policy, now gender diversity will carry 10% weightage while academic diversity will carry 5%. READ MORE.

cat 2023 slot 3 question paper cat official website cat 2023 response sheet release date cat 2023 answer key release date cat 2022 score vs percentile cat 23 cat 2023 percentile predictor cat 2023 slot 2 answer key cat score vs percentileIIM Kozhikode 

November 27, 2023 | 03:15 PM IST

CAT 2023 slot 1 sectional analysis

Sections

Total questions

Non-MCQs

Good attempts

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

24

4

15-16

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

20

6

8-9

Quantitative Ability (QA)

22

7-8

8-9

Total

66

17-18

November 27, 2023 | 02:53 PM IST

CAT 2023: IIMs accepting 90 percentile

  • IIM Shillong
  • IIM Sirmaur
  • IIM Jammu

November 27, 2023 | 02:29 PM IST

CAT 2023: Total number of questions

A total of 66 questions were there in all slots of CAT 2023 exam. The CAT 2023 exam pattern was similar to previous year's pattern.

November 27, 2023 | 02:07 PM IST

CAT 2023 slot 1 analysis

 The difficulty level of the CAT 2023 slot 1 exam was moderate. There were no surprise elements and no out of the box questions in the exam.

November 27, 2023 | 01:48 PM IST

CAT 2023: Top MBA colleges accepting CAT 90-100 percentile

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • IIT Bombay
  • Faculty of Management Studies
  • MDI Gurgaon
  • Institute of Management Technology (Ghaziabad)

November 27, 2023 | 01:26 PM IST

CAT 2023: Top IIMs based on NIRF rankings

Rank 1IIM Ahmedabad
Rank 2IIM Bangalore
Rank 3IIM Kozhikode
Rank 4IIM Calcutta
Rank 6IIM Lucknow

November 27, 2023 | 01:09 PM IST

Validity of CAT 2023 scorecard

The CAT scorecard 2023 will be valid till December 31, 2024.

November 27, 2023 | 12:52 PM IST

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). 

Institute

Cut-off percentile

IIM Ahmedabad

99-100

IIM Bangalore 

99-100

IIM Calcutta

99 

IIM Lucknow

97-98

IIM Indore

97-98

IIM Kozhikode

97-98

IIM Amritsar

95-96

IIM Nagpur

95-96


November 27, 2023 | 12:33 PM IST

What is CAT exam?

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national-level entrance exam for admission to MBA programmes at Indian Institutes of Managements (IIMs) and other top business schools in India.

November 27, 2023 | 12:11 PM IST

CAT percentile calculator

Formula to calculate CAT percentile

Your CAT percentile = [1 - {rank/total students}] * 100 

November 27, 2023 | 11:53 AM IST

What is response sheet in CAT?

The CAT response sheet shows record of responses marked by the candidate on exam day.

November 27, 2023 | 11:37 AM IST

CAT 2023 slot 3 analysis

VARC section- easy to moderate

LRDI section- moderate to difficult

QA section- moderate to difficult

Overall - moderate to difficult 

November 27, 2023 | 11:02 AM IST

CAT required score for 99 percentile

SectionScore
VARC40-42
DILR28-30
QA36-38
Overall98

November 27, 2023 | 10:45 AM IST

What is CAT percentile predictor?

MBA aspirants use the CAT 2023 percentile predictor to predict their percentile based on their probable score in the CAT exam. 

November 27, 2023 | 10:14 AM IST

XAT exam pattern 2024

XAT 2024 exam is of total 101 marks. The question paper comprises 5 sections – decision making, general knowledge, verbal and logical reasoning, quantitative ability and data interpretation, and analytical essay writing. Each correct answer carries 1 mark and for every incorrect answer 0.25 mark is deducted.

November 27, 2023 | 09:51 AM IST

CAT slot 2 answer key

CAT answer key 2023 will be issued separately for all three slots- slot 1, slot 2 and slot 3. The CAT answer key 2023 is expected to be available in the first week of December.   

November 27, 2023 | 09:36 AM IST

CAT 2023 question paper

IIM Lucknow is expected to issue the CAT 2023 question paper along with candidate's CAT response sheet in few days.

November 27, 2023 | 09:20 AM IST

CAT 2023 slot 2 analysis

  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) - Easy to moderate
  • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation (LRDI) - Moderate and lengthy 
  • Quantitative Aptitude (QA) - Moderate and lengthy

November 27, 2023 | 09:04 AM IST

CAT 2023 result date

CAT 2023 result date has not been announced yet. As per the past trends CAT result 2023 is expected to be declared in the second week of January. 

November 27, 2023 | 08:42 AM IST

CAT 2023 Slot 2 Analysis: VARC section

VARC section of CAT slot 2 was of easy to moderate level. There were 4 Reading Comprehensions (RCs), 2 Para Completions, and 4 para jumbles. 

November 27, 2023 | 08:25 AM IST

CAT 2023 Slot 2 Analysis: Quant section

CAT slot 2 quant section had a total of 20 questions. The section was moderately difficult. Approximately 14-15 questions were doable.

November 27, 2023 | 08:11 AM IST

CAT 2023 slot 2 analysis

The CAT 2023 slot 2 was moderately difficult. Candidates who appeared for the CAT 2023 slot 2 exam found the Quantitative Aptitude section a little challenging compared to other sections.

November 27, 2023 | 07:56 AM IST

CAT answer key 2023

The provisional CAT answer key 2023 is expected to be out in the first week of December.

November 27, 2023 | 07:39 AM IST

CAT Slot 3 Analysis: DILR section

CAT 2023 slot 3 DILR section had tricky questions which were very time-consuming. CAT 2023 DILR section of slot 3 was difficult.

November 27, 2023 | 07:24 AM IST

CAT 2023 Analysis: Slot 3

CAT 2023 slot 3 concluded yesterday at 6.30 pm. The slot was of moderate to difficult and lengthy as well.

November 26, 2023 | 11:00 PM IST

CAT 2023: Top 5 IIM fee structure

The fee for the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) MBA program is Rs. 10 lakhs to Rs.23 lakhs. The top three IIMs namely Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Calcutta charge Rs 23 lakh. But the MBA fee for new IIMs is less than Rs 12 lakhs. The IIM fee structure covers the following costs.

  • Tuition fee
  • Laptop and computer
  • Course material
  • Internet
  • Library
  • Mess charges
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel
  • Boarding
  • Alumni activity
  • Miscellaneous expenses

November 26, 2023 | 10:55 PM IST

CAT Exam 2023: IIM Selection Process

The list of shortlisted candidates for the next stage of selection i.e. personal interview or group discussion rounds will be made available on the website of respective IIMs. Each IIM will send interview letters directly to shortlisted candidates. The criteria for shortlisting for MBA admission varies across IIMs.

November 26, 2023 | 10:51 PM IST

CAT 2023 score vs percentile

This year the difficulty level of the CAT exam was higher as compared to CAT 2022. Candidates can check their probable CAT marks they need to fetch to get a good percentile on the CAT 2023. Aspirants can check the expected CAT score vs percentile 2023 given below in the table.

Score vs percentile CAT

CAT Percentile

CAT VARC Score

CAT DILR Score

CAT QA Score

Overall CAT Score

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+

24-29

14-15

20-22

59-61

80+

20-23

11-13

15-16

46-48


November 26, 2023 | 10:41 PM IST

What is the CAT result date and CAT score validity?

The CAT 2023 results are expected in the second week of January 2024, declaring the scores and CAT percentiles. The validity of CAT 2023 scores extends until December 31, 2024. If candidates fail to secure admission by then, they will need to retake the exam. The CAT 2023 answer key will be released a few days before the results that can be downloaded from iimcat.ac.in login. 

November 26, 2023 | 10:31 PM IST

CAT result and IIM admissions 2023

The CAT 2023 notification highlights that the IIMs have the autonomy to determine their own admission policies. While CAT 2023 results hold significance, they aren't the sole criteria. Each IIM can set its eligibility criteria, including academic IIMCAT cutoffs and their respective importance in the selection process. Performance in CAT 2023 is essential but not the only factor. The IIMs may also consider previous academic performance, work experience, and other relevant inputs during candidate shortlisting at different stages of the IIM selection process, as mentioned in the CAT 2023 notification.

November 26, 2023 | 10:21 PM IST

Top Colleges in India Accepting CAT Score of 70-80 percentile

With most of the MBA colleges considering the CAT cutoff, below is the list of colleges that shortlist candidates based on their academic performance and profile. These colleges help students to gain admission into MBA programmes through other components as well. Some of the colleges are:

  • XIME Bangalore
  • ICFAI Business School Hyderabad
  • New Delhi Institute of Management
  • SOIL Gurgaon
  • Jaipuria Institute of Management
  • IMS Ghaziabad
  • Jagan Institute of Management Studies, Rohini
  • Indus Business Academy Bangalore
  • KIIT School of Management
  • ITM Navi Mumbai
  • IFIM Business School, Bangalore
  • Sri Balaji University Pune
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani
  • Flame University, Mumbai
  • VIT Business School, Vellore
  • O P Jindal University, Sonepat.

November 26, 2023 | 10:16 PM IST

Top MBA colleges accepting CAT score between 90-100 percentile

Other than IIMs, the list of top MBA colleges accepting the 90-100 percentile of CAT scores are:

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • IIT Bombay
  • Faculty of Management Studies
  • MDI Gurgaon
  • Institute of Management Technology (Ghaziabad)
  • IMI Delhi
  • JBIMS Mumbai
  • SPJIMR, Mumbai
  • SDA Bocconi Mumbai

November 26, 2023 | 10:11 PM IST

What is CAT exam review?

CAT exam review is the CAT slot-wise analysis which points out the difficulty level and experience of candidates who have appeared in the CAT 2023 exam. As per the CAT 2023 analysis, the difficulty level in all three slots of the CAT exam was higher as compared to the last year.

November 26, 2023 | 10:06 PM IST

Expected CAT cutoff marks

IIMCAT cutoff for general category students is 99 to 100 percentile. The cutoff for CAT 2023 is slightly lower at 97 to 98 percentile for reserved category students who have appeared in the CAT exam. The CAT cutoff percentile for each institute will depend on various factors such as the difficulty level of the CAT exam 2023, the number of students who appeared in IIM CAT, the number of seats available, etc.

November 26, 2023 | 10:01 PM IST

When is CAT result declared?

IIM Lucknow has successfully conducted the CAT 2023 exam today. The CAT results are expected to be declared in the second week of January 2024. Additionally, IIM Lucknow will also release the official CAT answer key along with the CAT results on iimcat.ac.in CAT 2023 official website.

November 26, 2023 | 09:56 PM IST

What qualifying in CAT exam means?

Qualifying for the CAT exam means getting such a score to get a chance to get admission to reputed top-tier B schools. Candidates should focus on getting admission to the top IIMs of the nation with a 99+ percentile score in this MBA entrance exam. To get such a score, one must have excellent marks in all three sections of CAT Paper 2023.

November 26, 2023 | 09:51 PM IST

How was CAT 2023 slot 2?

As per the CAT 2023 slot 2 analysis, the CAT 2023 slot 2 question paper was lengthy and moderately difficult. 

  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) - Easy to moderate
  • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation (LRDI) - Doable (Easy to Moderate)
  • Quantitative Aptitude (QA) - Moderate (Quite lengthy)

November 26, 2023 | 09:46 PM IST

How does a CAT 2023 percentile predictor work?

A CAT 2023 percentile predictor is a tool used by MBA aspirants to estimate their percentile score based on their performance in the CAT exam. It can help predict their potential percentile in the CAT 2023 conducted for admission to various management programs in India.

November 26, 2023 | 09:41 PM IST

Ideal CAT 2023 score to get 99+ percentile

CAT Section

Ideal CAT Score

VARC

40-42

DILR  

28-30

QA

36-38

Overall

98 (An ideal score of 99%ile)

110 (An ideal score of 99.5%ile)

November 26, 2023 | 09:36 PM IST

When will CAT release response sheet?

The final CAT response sheet will be released along with the CAT results 2023. The CAT response sheet along with the CAT answer key 2023 is expected to be released on the second week of January 2024. 

November 26, 2023 | 09:30 PM IST

Why CAT scores are normalised?

CAT score is normalized as it allows rationality and truthfulness in candidate's performance in CAT 2023 exam. The CAT 2023 normalization process will be followed to calculate the percentage of all candidates appearing in this MBA exam.

November 26, 2023 | 09:25 PM IST

When will CAT 2023 question paper to be released?

IIM Lucknow will release the CAT 2023 question paper along with candidate's CAT response sheet after a few days of the conclusion of the CAT 2023 entrance test. However, after the conclusion of the CAT exam slot, on this page, we will provide a glimpse of the CAT 2023 question paper along with sectional and overall CAT exam slot analysis.

November 26, 2023 | 09:20 PM IST

Non-IIM Institutes accepting CAT scores

There are 21 IIMs and other top MBA colleges in India in a non-IIM category, including MDI Gurgaon, FMS Delhi, SPJIMR Mumbai, DoMS IIT Delhi, SJMSoM IIT Mumbai, among others which are CAT 2023 score-accepting colleges.

November 26, 2023 | 09:15 PM IST

Total questions in CAT

The CAT slot 3 was concluded at 6.30 PM. The total number of questions in all the slots of CAT 2023 was 66. The CAT exam pattern in all slots this year was the same as the previous year's pattern. 

November 26, 2023 | 09:10 PM IST

When will CAT release response sheet?

IIM Lucknow is expected to release the provisional CAT response sheet along with the slot 1, 2 and CAT slot 3 answer key in the first week of December.

November 26, 2023 | 09:04 PM IST

Calculate your CAT percentile

Use our Careers360’s CAT percentile calculator tool to know the CAT percentile and your chances of getting into one of your dream MBA colleges.

November 26, 2023 | 08:51 PM IST

CAT 2023 result date and time

IIM Lucknow will release the CAT 2023 results on the CAT official website- iimcat.ac.in. The CAT result 2023 is expected to be released in the first week of January 2024. Once the CAT result is out candidates will be able to download it from the IIMCAT official website.

November 26, 2023 | 08:40 PM IST

CAT 2023 answer key soon

IIM Lucknow will activate the provisional CAT answer key 2023 pdf download link soon on its official website.

November 26, 2023 | 08:30 PM IST

What if not getting a good CAT score

Candidates who could not get admission to their preferred MBA colleges can begin gearing up for CAT 2024 now. It is advisable to start early preparation for the CAT exam 2024, as the application process is anticipated to commence around August 2024.

November 26, 2023 | 08:20 PM IST

Top MBA colleges in India accepting 60-70 percentile range

Given below is the list of MBA colleges that accept CAT scores in the 60 to 70 percentile range.

  • Asian Business School (ABS), Noida

  • Amrita School of Business, Kochi

  • AIMS Institutes (AIMS), Bangalore

  • Amrita School of Business - Bangalore

  • Acharya Bangalore B-School

  • Bengal Institute of Business Studies (BIBS), Kolkata

  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

  • Christ Institute of Management, Pune

  • International Institute of Business Studies, Noida

  • International School of Business and Media (ISB&M) Bangalore

  • International School of Business & Media, Kolkata

  • IKM Business School, Calicut

  • IILM Institute for Higher Education, Delhi

  • International Institute of Business Studies, Bangalore

  • Doon Business School (DBS), Dehradun

  • Eastern Institute For Integrated Learning In Management, Kolkata

  • FOSTIIMA Business School, Delhi

  • International School of Business & Media, Pune

  • ISBR Business School

  • Presidency College

  • Justices KS Hegde Institute of Management

  • Jagannath International Management School, Delhi

  • Jagan Institute of Management Studies, Delhi (JIMS ), Rohini, Delhi

  • Institute of International Trade, Kolkata

  • Indus Business School, IIEBM, Pune

  • International Institute of Management Studies, Pune

  • Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad

  • Lotus Business School (LBS, Pune)

  • New Delhi Institute of Management

  • School of Petroleum Management-PDPU, Ahmedabad

  • The Indian Institute of Financial Planning, Delhi

  • Pune Institute of Business Management (PIBM), Pune

  • PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore

  • Sanskar Educational Group, Ghaziabad

  • SSN School of Management (SSN SOM), Chennai

  • School of Business Studies - Sharda University, Greater Noida

November 26, 2023 | 08:11 PM IST

CAT 2023 slot 3 video analysis

Check out CAT 2023 slot 3 analysis.


November 26, 2023 | 07:50 PM IST

CAT 2023 normalization process

The CAT 2023 exam will be held in three slots tomorrow. To bring equity in the marking process, the exam conducting authority opts for a normalization process to announce the CAT result 2023. There are various factors that are considered during the CAT 2023 result normalization process. Parameters considered for CAT normalization:

  • Highest score

  • Lowest score

  • Mean score

  • Median score

  • Top 10 percentiles

  • Lowest 10 percentiles

November 26, 2023 | 07:38 PM IST

Expected CAT 2023 cut off for IIMs

Candidates can check the expected CAT cut offs 2023 for admission to the top B schools like the Indian Institute of Management (IIM). 

IIMs

Expected CAT cutoffs 2023 (percentile)

IIM Ahmedabad

99-100

IIM Bangalore 

99-100

IIM Calcutta

99 

IIM Lucknow

97-98

IIM Indore

97-98

IIM Kozhikode

97-98

IIM Amritsar

95-96

IIM Nagpur

95-96

IIM Sambalpur

95-96

IIM Trichy

94-95

IIM Raipur

94-95 

IIM Ranchi

94-95 

IIM Kashipur

94-95 

IIM Vizag

92-94 

IIM Rohtak

92-94 

IIM Udaipur

92-94

IIM Bodhgaya

92-94 

IIM Shillong

90

IIM Sirmaur

90

IIM Jammu

90

Also Read | CAT 2023: Participating IITs and top B-schools; know the validity of scorecard

November 26, 2023 | 07:30 PM IST

Which slot is easy in CAT 2023?

As per CAT 2023 aspirants, the difficulty level in all the overall difficulty levels of CAT exam slots was moderate. According to the students, CAT slot 1 was slightly easier than the other slots.

November 26, 2023 | 07:17 PM IST

How to calculate CAT percentile?

Follow the steps given below for CAT score calculator.

Step 1: Know the total number of candidates (N) who appeared for the CAT 2023 

Step 2: Provide ranks (r) to all CAT exam 2023 candidates based on their scaled scores in the QA section. If multiple candidates achieve the same scaled scores in QA, assign them identical ranks

Step 3: Calculate the percentile score (P) of a candidate with rank (r) in the QA section as P = [(N − r)/N] x 100

Step 4: Round off the calculated percentile score (P) of a candidate up to two decimal points

November 26, 2023 | 07:05 PM IST

CAT 2023 slot 3 student reaction and paper analysis

According to CAT Slot 3 candidates, the paper is moderate to tough. CAT 2023 slot 3 examiner Anurag says the CAT slot 3 paper is not very easy. The DILR and QA section was a bit tough, unlike last year's CAT exam. He also said that some changes have been made this year. At VARC, an odd question has been asked that was not asked last year. There is no Para Comprehension and DI set this year. For me, RC took a lot of time to complete.

November 26, 2023 | 07:00 PM IST

CAT 2023 slot 3 exam analysis- Quant

9 to 10 are good attempts in the CAT slot 3 quant section. CAT slot 3 quant section was quite lengthy and a maximum number of questions were asked from Algebra. Also, questions were asked from Arithmetic but as compared to other slot numbers of arithmetic question was low. 2 questions were asked from Geometry and 1-2 questions from Number system. The overall difficult of CAT slot 3 was moderate to difficult.

November 26, 2023 | 06:58 PM IST

CAT Slot 3 Analysis- DILR

In CAT slot 3 DILR section has one set for DI. The overall difficulty level of CAT slot 3 LRDI section was moderate to difficult. Attempting 6 to 7 questions from CAT slot 3 LRDI section considered a good attempt.

November 26, 2023 | 06:55 PM IST

CAT 2023 slot 3 analysis- VARC

CAT slot 3 VARC pattern was same as other two slots. There were 4 RC passages in CAT slot 3 VARC section. In CAT slot 3 VA questions were asked from Parajumble, Summary, and Para completion. The CAT slot 3 VARC section was doable.

November 26, 2023 | 06:50 PM IST

Is CAT slot 3 hard?

CAT 2023 Slot 3 analysis indicates that the paper was moderate compared to CAT slot 1 and slot 2.

Also Read | CAT slot 2 analysis | CAT slot 1 analysis

November 26, 2023 | 06:50 PM IST

CAT 2023 Slot 3 Analysis- Overall

  • As per CAT 2023 slot 3 analysis, the overall difficulty level of CAT slot 3 was moderate to difficult
  • VARC was moderate
  • LRDI was moderate to difficult
  • QA was moderate to difficulty (Also quite lengthy) 

November 26, 2023 | 06:46 PM IST

CAT 2023 answer key release date

There is no official CAT answer key release date released by IIM Lucknow. According to last year's release date, the CAT 2023 answer key for all slots is expected to be available from the first week of December 2023.

November 26, 2023 | 06:40 PM IST

CAT 2023 slot 3 analysis and difficulty level

CAT slot 3 was bit a similar to slot 1 and slot 2 in terms of difficulty level. VARC and DILR sections were moderate and the QA section was tough.

November 26, 2023 | 06:30 PM IST

CAT 2023 Slot 3 concludes

The last slot of the CAT 2023 ended at 6:30 pm. Candidates can be seen coming out of the CAT centre. They will share their experience and reveal the number of questions in CAT Exam 2023 Slot 3, difficulty level and more.

November 26, 2023 | 06:20 PM IST

CAT slot 3 analysis to release soon

The CAT exam slot 3 has been concluded and the CAT 2023 slot 3 analysis will be released soon for candidates. This CAT slot 3 analysis will provide insight into the difficulty level of each of the sections of the CAT 2023 question paper along with an idea of the expected CAT cut off.

Also Read | CAT Slot 2 Analysis 2023: 66 questions, moderate to difficult, quant was doable 

November 26, 2023 | 06:15 PM IST

CAT exam slot 3 to conclude in 15 min

CAT 2023 is being held in three sessions and slot 3 is the last session. The CAT exam in slot 3 started at 4:30 pm and will end in the next 15 minutes. The exam will be over at 6:30 but candidates can leave the test centre at or after 6:45 pm. Before leaving the test lab, candidates will have to deposit the pen, CAT admit card, scribe, etc.

November 26, 2023 | 06:10 PM IST

CAT 2023 slot 3 to conclude soon

Only a few minutes are left for the CAT slot 3 exam to end. As soon as CAT 2023 slot 3 ends, CAT aspirants will share their exam day experience. However, there is not much difference between CAT slot 1 and 2, so candidates can expect the same in the CAT slot 3 question paper.

November 26, 2023 | 05:59 PM IST

Changes in CAT 2023 exam pattern

Since the start of the CAT, there have been no compulsory questions in exams. But this year CAT slot 2 had a mandatory question in the VA section.

November 26, 2023 | 05:51 PM IST

CAT slot 2 answer key

Candidates who appeared for the CAT slot 2 exam will be able to download their relevant CAT answer key along with the response sheet from their IIM official website dashboard. The CAT answer key 2023 is expected to be released in the first week of December 2023.

November 26, 2023 | 05:46 PM IST

CAT 2023 question - Memory based

Geeta sells A - 20% profit and B - 10 % loss at the same SP. If she increases SP, such that A and B still sold at an equal price and a profit of 10% is made on B, then the profit made on A will be?

A - 45%

B - 47%

C - 42%

D - 49%

November 26, 2023 | 05:42 PM IST

Mandatory question in CAT 2023 slot 2

In CAT 2023 slot 2, there was a mandatory VA question for aspirants to attempt. Overall, the difficulty level of CAT 2023 slot 2 was similar to slot 1.

November 26, 2023 | 05:39 PM IST

CAT slot 1 answer key 2023

IIM Lucknow will release the CAT answer key 2023 separately for each slot. Candidates who have appeared in CAT slot 1 can download their relevant answer key along with the CAT response sheet in the first week of December 2023. 

November 26, 2023 | 05:26 PM IST

CAT 2023 Slot 3: Parents, guardians waiting

CAT 2023 Slot 3 is set to end in one hour. While official CAT 2023 answer key will be shared only shortly before the result of CAT 2023 at iimcat.ac.in, unofficial CAT 2023 Slot 3 analysis will be available from this evening itself. 

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November 26, 2023 | 05:19 PM IST

CAT 2023: Slot 3 pre-exam students' reactions

Candidates appearing for the CAT 2023 Slot 3 exam shared their expectations about the exam on Careers360. One of the CAT aspirants Aditya said this was his first attempt and spent 5 to 6 hours a day for the CAT exam. He also trained at the TIME Institute.

November 26, 2023 | 05:09 PM IST

CAT 2023 Result: What makes the IIM CAT exam India's most important MBA admission test?

The CAT exam is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management, India's premier public business schools. With the exception of one management college, every one of India's top 10 management institutions admit students through the CAT exam. Given below are the top-ranking B-school's as per education ministry's NIRF ranking framework: 

RankInstitute
1IIM Ahmedabad
2IIM Bangalore
3IIM Kozhikode
4IIM Calcutta
5IIT Delhi
6IIM Lucknow
7IIM Mumbai (formerly NITIE Mumbai)
8IIM Indore
9XLRI Jamshedpur
10IIT Bombay


November 26, 2023 | 05:03 PM IST

CAT 2023 Slot 3: Timings

CAT 2023 Slot 3 ends at 6:30 pm. It will be the end of the IIM CAT exam 2023. 

November 26, 2023 | 04:56 PM IST

CAT 2023 Slot 3 Analysis: What to expect?

Both slots 1 and 2 of IIM CAT exam 2023 have been moderate-to-difficult and judged to be "doable". 

November 26, 2023 | 04:54 PM IST

Beyond CAT 2023: SNAP, XAT exam date

CAT 2023 is biggest and most important exam for MBA admissions in the country. But there are other exams that are also gateways to premier management institutions. Here are two and their dates: 

  • SNAP exam date 2023: December 10, 17, 22
  • XAT exam date: January 7, 2024

November 26, 2023 | 04:50 PM IST

How many candidates registered for CAT 2023?

In a significant surge, 3.3 lakh candidates from across India have registered for the Common Entrance Test (CAT) 2023. This is a significant 30 percent increase compared to last year's 2.5 lakh registrations.

Also Read | CAT 2023 records 3.3 lakh registrations, highest ever, says report; application trends of a decade

November 26, 2023 | 04:45 PM IST

What after CAT exam?

After the CAT 2023 exam, some of the esteemed coaching institutes may provide the unofficial answer key. The official CAT answer key is expected to be out in the first week of December 2023. Using the CAT 2023 answer key, candidates can calculate their probable CAT score. The estimated CAT marks can be compared to calculate the CAT percentile to know the chances of selection for the next round. For this, candidates can check the expected CAT score vs percentile.

November 26, 2023 | 04:36 PM IST

When will CAT release response sheet?

IIM Lucknow has not announced the CAT response sheet release date yet. As per last year's data, the provisional CAT answer key 2023 will be released in the first week of December 2023 along with the response sheet.

Also Read- CAT 2023: Participating IITs and top B-schools; know the validity of scorecard

November 26, 2023 | 04:30 PM IST

CAT 2023 slot 3 exam begins

The CAT exam slot 3 has now started. This is the evening session of the CAT exam will be held from from 04.30 pm to 06.30 pm. It is also the last slot of CAT exam 2023. Candidates were asked to arrive at their CAT exam centre at 3 pm for CAT slot 3 exams. Earlier the second shift of the CAT 2023 exam was concluded at 2.30 pm. The CAT exam has witnessed significant growth in the number of CAT-appearing students in the last few years.

November 26, 2023 | 04:24 PM IST

How many questions to attempt in CAT 2023

Candidates aiming for admission to top B schools must maintain an accuracy of 90% while attempting the CAT 2023 exam. To score 99+ percentile they must attempt 16 in VARC, 14 in DILR and 16 in the QA section. To score 90+ percentile in CAT 2023 attempt 11 in VARC, 9 in DILR and 10 in the QA section.

November 26, 2023 | 04:15 PM IST

CAT 2023 slot 3 gate closed

Entry for CAT exam slot 3 has now closed. Now no one is allowed to enter the CAT test centre.

CAT-2023-Slot-3-ExamCAT 2023 slot 3 gate closed (Source: Careers360)

November 26, 2023 | 04:02 PM IST

CAT 2023 slot 2 student reaction and paper analysis

November 26, 2023 | 04:00 PM IST

CAT exam slot 3 begins in 30 minutes

The CAT 2023 slot 3 begins at 4.30 pm. This will be the last slot of the CAT 2023 exam. The reporting time at the CAT exam centre is 3 pm for all the candidates. The CAT exam slot 3 will be concluded at 6.30 pm and candidates can leave the CAT test centre at 6.45 pm after submitting their CAT paper.

November 26, 2023 | 03:50 PM IST

CAT 2023 Slot 3: Reporting time, Checklist for students

Given below is the CAT 2023 slot 3 exam timings:

  • CAT 2023 Slot 3 Reporting time is 3 pm.

  • CAT Slot 3 Exam Timing: 4:30- 6:30 pm.

  • CAT exam duration: 2 hours

  • Document Required: CAT admit card, valid ID card.

  • Scribble pad, pen, and CAT hall ticket have to be submitted to the dropbox after the CAT exam 2023.

November 26, 2023 | 03:47 PM IST

Expected CAT percentile 2023

CAT Percentile

VARC

DILR

QA

Overall CAT score

99.9%ile

46

34

46

104

99.5%ile

42

30

30

87

99%ile

38

26

26

78

98%ile

34

23

22

69

95%ile

28

17

17

55

90%ile

23

14

13

47

85%ile

19

11

10

38

80%ile

17

9

8

34

75%ile

15

8

7

29

70%ile

13

7

6

27

November 26, 2023 | 03:39 PM IST

CAT 2023 Slot 2 Analysis- Overall

CAT 2023 slot 2 concludes at 2:30 PM. Check out the section-wise CAT slot 2 analysis.

  • VARC: It was easier than lasy year and the same as CAT 2023 slot 1
  • LRDI- Difficult as last year and as per CAT 2023 slot 1
  • QA- The overall difficulty level of this section was difficult as compared to CAT slot 1
Section nameTotal QuestionsNon-MCQ questionsDifficulty levelNumber of doable questions
VARC244Moderate12-14
DILR206Moderate-Difficult8-9
QA227Difficult9-10
Total6617Moderate-Difficult30


November 26, 2023 | 03:27 PM IST

CAT 2023 slot 3: Students arriving at CAT exam centre

CAT slot 3 will take place from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Students have started arriving to the CAT exam centre.

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November 26, 2023 | 03:10 PM IST

CAT 2023 Slot 2 Analysis- Quant

A total of 20 questions were asked in CAT slot 2 quant section. The overall difficulty level of CAT slot 2 quant was moderate and 14 to 15 questions was doable. There was one question from Sequence and Series which was difficult. As compared to CAT slot 1, this slot have more arithmetic questions. 

November 26, 2023 | 03:04 PM IST

CAT 2023 Slot 2 Analysis- LRDI

As per CAT slot 2 sectional analysis, the LRDI section was doable. The first set of LRDI questions were asked from Median and Boxes. Candidates found the CAT slot 2 LRDI section lengthy. No questions were asked from Venn Diagram, Linear Equation, Games and Tournaments.

November 26, 2023 | 03:03 PM IST

Overall prediction for 85-99 percentile in CAT 2023: Good attempts, raw score

The table below shows the good attempts required in the CAT exam with the required accuracy level in the 95 -98 percentile range.

Sections in CAT exam 2023

Good attempts

Raw score

Percentile in CAT 2023

CAT Section 1: VARC

13-15

34-38

95

CAT Section 2: DILR

 8-10

26-30

95

CAT Section 3: Quant (QA)

14-16

35-40

95

Overall

35-41

95-108

95

November 26, 2023 | 02:59 PM IST

How long is CAT exam?

CAT 2023 is being conducted today, November 26, in computer-based mode in three slots. The duration of the CAT exam is 120 minutes with 40 minutes sectional time limit. However, PwD candidates will get a duration of 53 minutes and 20 seconds to attempt each section of the CAT exam 2023.

November 26, 2023 | 02:54 PM IST

CAT 2023 slot 2 RC passages, word limit

Topic

Word limit

RC Difficulty level

Change in Work Culture

400

Difficult

Indian Ocean-based Geographical Literature

400

Difficult

Environmentalists vs Farmer

400

Easy

Human Behavior

400

Easy

November 26, 2023 | 02:50 PM IST

Which slot is easy in CAT?

CAT 2023 is being held today and as of now both (CAT slot 1 and slot 2) over. As per students' reaction both the slot was moderate. But as per CAT slot 2 analysis, it is quite easier than the previous slot.

November 26, 2023 | 02:48 PM IST

CAT slot 2 analysis: Difficulty level, paper pattern

The difficulty level of the CAT 2023 and question paper varies from slot to slot. The CAT slot 1 exam is moderately too long and according to some CAT slot 2 aspirants, this slot of the CAT exam was also similar.

November 26, 2023 | 02:46 PM IST

CAT 2023 slot 2 analysis- VARC

CAT slot 2 VARC section was easy to moderate. But it was difficult if we compare it with last year. 4 Reading Comprehension (RCs), 2 questions from Para Completion, and 4 questions were asked from para jumbles. 

November 26, 2023 | 02:44 PM IST

CAT exam 2023: CAT slot 2 analysis

As per CAT slot 2 exam analysis, LRDI section was doable and 2 questions were asekd from Median, Boxes that candidate find quite lengthy. No Venn Diagrams, No Linear equation were asked in CAT slot 2. The overall difficulty level of CAT slot 2 quant section was moderate. As compared to CAT slot 1, arithmetic questions were more. Few questions were also asked in CAT Quant section. In Quant section 14-15 questions were doable. 

November 26, 2023 | 02:36 PM IST

CAT 2023 slot 2 exam concluded

CAT exam 2023 slot 2 ended at 2:30 PM. The CAT slot 2 exam was conducted smoothly. Now CAT aspirants come out and submit their scribble pads and they will share their CAT 2023 exam day experience. Aspirants who are going to take the CAT Slot 3 exam must check the CAT Slot 2 Analysis to plan their strategy.

Read | CAT 2023 slot 1 ‘tested analytical skills’, was easy to moderate; section-wise analysis

November 26, 2023 | 02:17 PM IST

When will CAT 2023 result be declared?

There is no official date has been announced by IIM Lucknow on CAT result declaration date. However, going by last year trends, CAT 2023 result will probably be announced in the thrid week of December.

November 26, 2023 | 02:00 PM IST

IIM CAT 2023 Exam: CAT Slot 2 to conclude in half-hour

CAT 2023 Slot 2 exam is about to end in half hour i.e. 2:30 pm. After the end of CAT Slot 2 exam, students can check the CAT slot 2 paper analysis, difficulty level on this page.

November 26, 2023 | 01:59 PM IST

CAT exam result 2023 has 55% weightage in IIM Mumbai admissions

IIM Mumbai, former NITIE Mumbai, is the newest IIM. In its admission policy the CAT exam result 2023 will account for over half the weightage, making the CAT 2023 result more important for IIM Mumbai than for IIM Calcutta. 

Also Read | IIM CAT 2023: IIM Mumbai gives 55% weightage to test for MBA admissions

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November 26, 2023 | 01:54 PM IST

Slot-wise CAT exam time duration

As per the timing of the CAT exam 2023, the duration will be 2 hours i.e. 120 minutes. 

  • CAT Slot 1 timing: 8.30 am to 10.30 am
  • CAT Slot 2 timing: 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm
  • CAT Slot 3 timing: 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm

November 26, 2023 | 01:42 PM IST

CAT slot 2 timing and CAT exam analysis

CAT slot 2 exam is ongoing and it will end by 2:30 PM. CAT exam slot 2 timing is from 12.30 to 2.30 PM in the afternoon. Right after the conclusion of the CAT 2023 slot 2 exam, we will bring you the CAT sectional and overall exam analysis of the CAT slot 2 exam as per students' reactions from the CAT exam centre. Keep refreshing this page for all the live updates around the CAT 2023 exam, information on expected CAT 2023 result date and time, CAT response sheet along with CAT answer key and CAT 2023 question paper.

November 26, 2023 | 01:34 PM IST

CAT 2023 slot 2 answer key

Official CAT 2023 answer key will be able in the form of CAT response sheet probably in the first week of December. Meanwhile, on this page, we will provide CAT slot 2 answer key, memory-based, and as per student reaction directly from the CAT exam centre.

November 26, 2023 | 01:28 PM IST

CAT slot 2 analysis soon

CAT 2023 exam slot 2 will end at 2:30 PM. Students who appeared for the exam will share their experiences and the experts will also share the CAT paper analysis for slot 2 exam soon here. The CAT exam slot 2 analysis will be released after the conclusion of the CAT 2023. The CAT 2023 Slot 2 answer key, however, will be available only closer to the CAT exam results.

November 26, 2023 | 01:11 PM IST

CAT Percentile Predictor 2023

After the completion of every CAT 2023 exam slot, candidates can use our Careers360’s CAT percentile predictor to predict their CAT percentile and know their MBA admission chances.

November 26, 2023 | 01:10 PM IST

CAT 2023 Result Scores: IIM Bangalore has a new admission policy

IIM-B will screen candidates on the basis of CAT scores but the personal interview at the institute level gets as much as 40% weightage. 

Also Read | CAT 2023: IIM Bangalore revises 2024 admission policy; 40% weightage to personal interview

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November 26, 2023 | 01:05 PM IST

CAT 2023 Result Date and Answer Key: Later than usual

Most aspirants and candidates expect the CAT 2023 result date to be in December. However, this year, possibly due to the sharp rise in the number of candidates, results will come later. 

Also Read | CAT 2023 result likely by January second week; answer key release date

November 26, 2023 | 01:02 PM IST

Duration of CAT exam

Each slot of CAT 2023 will last 2 hours or 120 minutes with 40 minutes dedicated to each of the three sections that form the IIM CAT exam. These are the CAT exam 2023 time slots:

  • Slot 1: 9: 30 am
  • Slot 2: 12:30 pm
  • Slot 3: 4:30 pm

November 26, 2023 | 01:00 PM IST

How much percentile is 27 marks in CAT?

27 marks in CAT 2023 is considered as a low score. Overall 27 marks is not expected to be more than 55 CAT percentile. However, 27 marks in each section of CAT fetches you more than 99 percentile in CAT exam.

November 26, 2023 | 01:00 PM IST

How was slot 1 CAT 2023?

Most candidates who wrote the CAT 2023 slot 1 Careers360 spoke to said they found it easier than last year's CAT exam. There general consensus was that the exam was "doable" - implying that it was of moderate difficulty - with the DILR section being the hardest. The VARC section of CAT slot 1 had an "odd-one-out questions" which was missing from CAT questions last year. 

November 26, 2023 | 12:53 PM IST

IIM CAT Exam 2023: IIM Kozhikode's new admission criteria

IIM Kozhikode has revised its admission criteria. Beyond the CAT 2023 result and scores, it will consider gender diversity, academic diversity and work experience as factors. 

Also Read | CAT 2023: IIM Kozhikode revises admission policy; gender diversity gets 10% weightage

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November 26, 2023 | 12:50 PM IST

CAT 2022 Question Paper

Download slot wise CAT previous year question paper with solution.

November 26, 2023 | 12:48 PM IST

CAT 2023 result weightage in IIM Calcutta's admission criteria

While the CAT exam is the first instrument for selection of candidates for the IIMs, it is not the only one by far. In IIM Calcutta's admission policy for 2024, the IIM CAT 2023  accounts for only 30% weightage. 

Also Read | CAT 2023: IIM Calcutta announces admission policy; exam gets 30% weightage

November 26, 2023 | 12:45 PM IST

CAT 2023 Exam Analysis: 'Overall the exam was doable and not very tough'

"CAT 2023 Slot 1 presented a comprehensive blend of challenges across VARC, DILR, and QA. Aspirants navigated through intricate passages, tackled challenging logical scenarios, and grappled with a diverse range of quantitative problems. The analysis provides a holistic view for aspirants to reflect upon their performance and strategize for future attempts," wrote Sumit singh Gandhi, CEO and founder, CATKing, in his CAT 2023 Slot 1 analysis. 

November 26, 2023 | 12:41 PM IST

CAT 2023 Exam Analysis: Ideal attempts in VARC section of slot 1

According to the CAT coaching firm CATKing's CAT 2023 Slot 1 analysis, candidates need 15+ "good attempts" in the VARC section. Here's a quick break up of the types of questions and difficulty level. 

Module

Total Questions

Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension

16 Questions | 4 RC Passages

Moderate to Tough

Parajumbles

2 Questions

Easy to Moderate

Parasummary

2 Questions

Easy to Moderate

Parajumbles - Out of Context

2 Questions

Moderate to Tough

Paracompletion

2 Questions

Easy

Total

24 Questions

Good Attempts 15+


November 26, 2023 | 12:30 PM IST

CAT exam 2023 slot 2 begins

The CAT 2023 slot 2 exam has now started. CAT examiners are in their CAT exam hall to attempt this IIM MBA exam and get admission to prestigious B-schools like IIMs, IITs, etc. Candidates will get 2 hours to complete all the questions of this CAT exam. The CAT slot 2 will end at 2:30 pm.

November 26, 2023 | 12:23 PM IST

CAT 2023 slot 1 student reaction and paper analysis

November 26, 2023 | 12:20 PM IST

CAT Slot 3 timings

CAT 2023 Slot 3 starts at 4:30 pm and will last two hours. This will be the slot of CAT exam 2023. 

November 26, 2023 | 12:19 PM IST

CAT Slot 2 timings

the CAT 2023 Slot 2 starts at 12:30 pm and will last the same 120 minute or two hours. 

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November 26, 2023 | 12:16 PM IST

CAT exam slot 2 entry closed

The entry gates for CAT slot 2 are now closed. Now no one is allowed to enter the premises. Students without a CAT 2023 admit card and original government valid identity proof are barred from appearing for the CAT exam.

CAT 2023 Slot 2 gates are closed (Image: Careers360)

November 26, 2023 | 12:16 PM IST

CAT 2023 Slot 1 Exam Analysis by TIME

Section nameNumber of questionsMCQsNon MCQsSectional time limit
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)2420440 Minutes
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)2014640 Minutes
Quantitative Ability (QA)2214840 Minutes
Total664818120 Minutes (2 Hours)

November 26, 2023 | 12:06 PM IST

30 Marks In CAT Percentile: CAT score vs percentile 2023

A high CAT percentile is essential for admission in the top b-schools, including the IIMs. A total score of 30 will translate into a CAT percentile below 80. 

Also Read | CAT 2023: Expected score vs percentile; No. of questions to answer for 95+ percentile

November 26, 2023 | 12:05 PM IST

CAT 2023 Slot 1 Analysis- Overall

As per CAT slot 1 exam analysis the overall difficulty level of CAT slot 1 was moderate. The total number of questions and section-wise questions was the same as last year's. 

  • CAT slot 1 analysis- VARC section
    • CAT VARC section consisted of questions from sentence filling, para jumbles, and summary. There was 4 reading comprehension with 16 questions and 8 questions from Verbal Ability section.
    • CAT slot 1 exam had 2 odd one out, 2 para jumbles, and 2 summary questions
  • CAT slot 1 analysis- DILR section
    • DILR section had 4 sets with 5 questions each. Questions were asked from number breaking and restaurants and ratings. Out of 4, two sets were doable and 2 were quite difficult
    • All the sets questions were a mix of LR and DI. There were no specific questions from any specific topic
  • CAT slot 1 analysis- Quant section
    • CAT quant section in slot 1 was dominated by arithmetic, algebra, quadratic, simple and compound interest, and cubic questions. There were 8 to 9 arithmetic questions, 5 to 6 algebra questions in CAT 2023
    • There was a question from Modex which was also asked in CAT 2017
    • There was one question from coordinate, divisibility, and time and distance. 

November 26, 2023 | 12:00 PM IST

CAT Exam 2023: Slot 2 gates to close by 12:15 pm

Entry is still going on and the gates of CAT exam centres will close at 12:15 pm. After that, no one will be allowed to enter the test centre.

November 26, 2023 | 11:57 AM IST

CAT 2023 Result Date: What the IIM CAT bulletin officially says

The IIM CAT 2023 bulletin says this on when CAT 2023 result comes out: "Candidate's CAT 2023 scorecards will be made accessible on the CAT website. Candidates may also be intimated individually by SMS. The CAT results are likely to be declared by the second week of January, 2024." 

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November 26, 2023 | 11:53 AM IST

When will CAT answer key be released?

The provisional CAT answer key 2023 will be released tentatively in the first week of December along with the response sheet.

November 26, 2023 | 11:51 AM IST

CAT 2023 Result Date: When does CAT result come out?

IIM Lucknow, which is conducting the CAT 2023, has said that CAT 2023 result date will likely be in the second week of January. While previous results have typically come in December, CAT 2023 has had record number of registrations, meaning there are far more candidates to declare results for than before. 

November 26, 2023 | 11:46 AM IST

CAT 2023 Slot 1 Analysis: IIM CAT 2023 on the 'easier side'

CAT Slot 1 Review: "Exam was good. The DILR questions was the difficult part but I was able to solve two of the sets. If I had more time, I would have solved one more set. Overall paper was good and the difficulty-level was on the easier side compared to last year. This was my second attempt. Last year, I faced some difficulties in the QA section," said Mehul. He also prepared on his own and didn't join any coaching centre or course. 

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November 26, 2023 | 11:42 AM IST

CAT Slot 1 exam analysis: Students reaction

Check out section-wise CAT slot 1 exam analysis.


November 26, 2023 | 11:38 AM IST

CAT Exam Slot 1 Analysis: 'I would like to crack ABC or FMS'

CAT Slot 1 Review: "I've done my best and now let's see what happens. I would like to crack ABC or FMS but you can never tell," said Pramit at an exam centre in Noida. 'ABC' are IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore and IIM Calcutta. FMS is Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University, or FMS Delhi

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November 26, 2023 | 11:35 AM IST

CAT quant formula cheat sheet

CAT 2023 Basic Mathematical Formulas

  • (a + b)² = (a² + b² + 2ab)
  • (a – b)² = (a² + b² – 2ab)
  • (a + b)(a – b) = (a² – b²)
  • (a + b)² = (a² + b² + 2ab)
  • (a³ – b³) = (a – b)(a² + ab + b²)
  • (a + b + c)² = a² + b² + c² + 2(ab + bc + ca)
  • (a³ + b³) = (a + b)(a² – ab + b²)
  • When a + b + c = 0, then a³ + b³ + c³ = 3abc
  • (a³ + b³ + c³ – 3abc) = (a + b + c)(a² + b² + c² – ab – bc – ac)
  • (a + b)n = an + (nC1)an-1b + (nC2)an-2b² + … + (nCn-1)abn-1 + bn

November 26, 2023 | 11:30 AM IST

CAT 2023: Slot 2 to begin soon

CAT 2023 aspirants have started visiting the allotted CAT exam centre for the slot 2 exam. CAT slot 2 will be taking place from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. IIM Lucknow conducted CAT exam 2023 slot 1 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

November 26, 2023 | 11:27 AM IST

CAT Exam Slot 1 Analysis: Odd one out question in VARC section

CAT Slot 1 Review: Jitin, writing the CAT 2023 in Delhi-NCR, said: "VARC section had odd-one-out this time which wasn't there last year. Rest, everything was the same. I was able to manage to do enough questions. As for difficultly-level, I would give it 8 out of 10". The official CAT 2023 answer key will be released shortly before the CAT result and give candidates time to challenge it. 

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November 26, 2023 | 11:26 AM IST

CAT QA- Time & Work and Mean Median Mode formula

Time and Work Formula

Work Done = Time Taken × Rate of Work. 

Rate of Work = 1 / Time Taken. 

Time Taken = 1 / Rate of Work. 

If a piece of work is done in x number of days, then the work done in one day = 1/x.

Mean Median Mode Formula

A= \frac {1}{n} \sum \limits_{i=1}^n a_i

Med(X) = {X[n/2]/(X[n-1/2]+X[n+1/2]/2)

L+h(fm-f1)/(fm-f1)+(fm-f2)

November 26, 2023 | 11:21 AM IST

IIM CAT Exam 2023 Live - Number of questions in CAT question paper 2023

The CAT 2023 question paper's difficulty level was moderate. CAT question paper was like last 5 year's pattern. Candidates say that 66 questions were there like last year and same no. of questions were there in the sections also.

November 26, 2023 | 11:17 AM IST

CAT Slot 1 Review: 'VARC was easy'

CAT 2023 Slot 1 Analysis: "It was nice. A little bit technical but okay. It was quite up to the expectations. DILR was of a higher [difficulty level]. Quant was moderate and VARC was easy," said a candidate at a NOIDA 62 CAT exam centre. 

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November 26, 2023 | 11:15 AM IST

CAT slot 1 analysis- Number of questions in QA

  • 8-9 Arithmetic
  • 5-6 Algebra
  • 1 question from Coordinate geometry

November 26, 2023 | 11:13 AM IST

CAT exam slot 2 entry process begins

Entry for CAT 2023 slot 2 has started. Candidates are queuing up at the exam centres to take the CAT exam. The CAT slot 2 starts at 12:30 pm.

November 26, 2023 | 11:09 AM IST

CAT exam slot 1 analysis: CAT previous year questions repeated in the exam

As per the candidate sharing CAT slot 1 analysis, CAT previous year questions were repeated in the CAT 2023 question paper. Aspirant further added that one of the questions from CAT 2017 (to complete a whole square were their in the question paper). There were some questions on Modex that was also repeated.

November 26, 2023 | 11:08 AM IST

CAT Slot 1 Review: How did CAT 2023 Slot 1 go?

CAT 2023 Slot 1 Analysis: Based on reactions of candidates who wrote the CAT 2023 slot 1 exam, the DILR section was the hardest; the VARC section was "doable" - implying of average difficulty - and the Quant was tough. Overall, the difficulty level of CAT 2023 slot 1 was similar to that of last year's. CAT 2nd slot timing is from 12:30 pm and will last two hours. 

November 26, 2023 | 10:56 AM IST

CAT slot 1 analysis- VARC section

The VARC section was doable. The overall difficulty level is on similar lines as compared to last year which is moderate. Questions were asked from Para Jumbles, Sentence filling, summary etc. 4 RCs with 16 questions and the remaining 8 questions from the Verbal Ability section.

November 26, 2023 | 10:55 AM IST

CAT Slot 2 timings

CAT 2023 Slot 2 begins at 12:30 pm and will last 120 minutes, or 2 hours. CAT 2023 first slot is over. 

November 26, 2023 | 10:54 AM IST

CAT Slot 1 Analysis- DILR

CAT Slot 1 Review: DILR was the toughest section in the CAT 2023 slot 1 exam. 4 sets were there with 5 questions each. The CAT 2023 exam pattern was similar to last year. 

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November 26, 2023 | 10:52 AM IST

CAT exam analysis for slot 1 of Quant section

The quantitative aptitude (QA) section in the CAT 2023 exam was found quite tough for students. Too much of Algebra and Arithmetic. 

November 26, 2023 | 10:52 AM IST

CAT 2023 Slot 1 Answer Key: Where and when

The official CAT 2023 answer keys will all be released together, after the exam. However, CAT 2023 Slot 1 unofficial answer keys from various coaching institutes, as well as CAT slot 1 analysis from students and teachers will be available sooner. 

November 26, 2023 | 10:50 AM IST

CAT slot 1 analysis 2023 directly for CAT exam centre

One of the CAT aspirant says that the Quant section was difficult, 2 sets in DILR was diable and 2 sets were tough. VARC section was also quite difficult. This year the non-MCQs were more. 

November 26, 2023 | 10:35 AM IST

CAT Exam 2023: Slot 1 over students coming out

CAT 2023 slot 1 exam conclude. Candidates are coming out of the CAT exam centre. Get CAT slot 1 analysis, memory-based questions, and students' reactions directly for the CAT exam centre.

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November 26, 2023 | 10:32 AM IST

IIM CAT 2023 Analysis: Women CAT aspirants 2023 have a better change than ever

CAT Aspirants 2023: Women CAT exam aspirants have a better chance of an IIM seat than ever before as past trends have shown. This is a due to host of affirmative actions taken by top IIMs. 

Also Read | CAT Exam Analysis: Why women have a better chance of getting into IIMs than ever before

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November 26, 2023 | 10:27 AM IST

CAT exam to conclude soon- Parents waiting outside

CAT slot 1 analysis to be out soon. Parents of CAT aspirants are waiting outside the test center. 

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November 26, 2023 | 10:23 AM IST

CAT 2023: IIM admission criteria beyond the CAT exam

The IIM CAT exam 2023 is the main screening component of a more comprehensive and varied admission process at the IIMs. Some of the top IIMs, including IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta and IIM Kozhikode consider a range of other factors including gender, scores in Classes 10 and 12, academic stream in school and college and work experience. 

Also Read | CAT 2023: IIM admission criteria go far beyond CAT scores; these are the factors

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November 26, 2023 | 10:08 AM IST

CAT 2023 exam slot 1 will conclude in another 20 minutes

CAT exam timings for slot 1 are 8.30 to 10.30 am. Slot 1 will end in another 20 minutes and candidates taking the exam will come out and share the CAT question paper review for slot 1. Refresh this page for CAT slot 1 analysis and to know no. of questions asked in CAT 2023 and difficulty level.

November 26, 2023 | 09:50 AM IST

Expected CAT 2023 Cut Off: Score vs Percentile

CAT 2023 exam is being held today in CBT mode in three shifts. On the basis of the previous year's CAT exam analysis, check out the expected CAT marks vs percentile 2023.

Expected CAT Score vs Percentile 2023

CAT PercentileCAT VARC ScoreCAT DILR ScoreCAT QA ScoreCAT Overall Score
99+34-3528-3036-3798-102
98+32-3327-2830-3290-93
95+32-3420-2128-3080-82
90+29-3017-1926-2772-75
85+24-2914-1520-2259-61
80+20-2311-1315-1646-48

November 26, 2023 | 09:48 AM IST

CAT question paper 2023 pattern expected to be as CAT 2022

CAT exam date 2023 is November 26. Slot 1 began at 8.30 am and will end at 10.30 am. CAT 2023 question paper is likely to have 66 questions just like last year. CAT entrance total marks are likely to be 198. Candidates will get 3 marks for correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for incorrect answer. There is no negative marking for non-MCQs. CAT exam analysis slot 1 will be available soon after the conclusion of slot 1. 

November 26, 2023 | 09:43 AM IST

CAT exam slot 1 analysis will be out soon

CAT 2023 slot 1 analysis will be released by renowned CAT coaching institutes. Last year the overall difficulty level of the CAT slot 1 exam was moderate. The quant section was quite tough to solve. Those who are going to take CAT 2023 slots 2 and 3 can check CAT 2023 slot 1 analysis around 11:00 am.

November 26, 2023 | 09:29 AM IST

CAT exam 2023 live: Good attempts for each section

As per experts, those candidates who are aiming to secure CAT 95+ percentile, should attempt 75 percent of CAT question paper with good accuracy. Check the table below for good attempts of all the sections of the CAT exam.

CAT exam section name

Total questions

Good attempts

VARC

24

18

DILR

20

13

QA

22

16

Total

66

47


November 26, 2023 | 09:21 AM IST

CAT exam 2023 slot 1 analysis release time

CAT 2023 exam slot 1 (Morning session) timing is 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. After the conclusion of CAT slot 1, CAT takers will share their CAT exam day experience. On the basis of candidates’ inputs, experts and coaching institutes will prepare the CAT slot 1 exam analysis. It is expected that CAT exam slot 1 analysis will be available around 11:00 AM. 

CAT slot 1 analysis will help candidates who are going to take CAT slot 2 and 3. They will get to know the total number of CAT questions, CAT exam difficulty level and much more.

November 26, 2023 | 09:21 AM IST

CAT answer key 2023 to be available soon

CAT 2023 slot 1 answer key pdf will be available soon. Unofficial CAT slot 1 answer key prepared on the basis of memory-based questions is likely to be available after the conclusion of slot 1 exam. The CAT answer key 2023 will have answers to the questions asked in the exam and will help the candidates in calculating their estimated score. 

November 26, 2023 | 09:09 AM IST

CAT exam timing 2023

CAT Slots

CAT 2023 exam slot timing

Reporting time

Gate closure time

CAT slot 1 timing

8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

7:00 AM

8:15 AM

CAT exam slot 2 timing

12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

11:00 AM

12:15 PM

CAT slot 3 timing

4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

3:00 PM

4:15 PM

November 26, 2023 | 09:06 AM IST

Is calculator allowed in CAT?

For CAT entrance exam, candidates are not allowed to take their own calculator to the CAT exam hall. However, on-screen calculator will be provided to students during CAT exam.

November 26, 2023 | 09:00 AM IST

CAT Exam Slot 1 students reaction

Check out CAT 2023 exam students reaction.


November 26, 2023 | 08:31 AM IST

CAT 2023: Slot 1 begins

IIM Lucknow is conducting CAT 2023 exam today. CAT Slot 1 begins and the timing for the same is 8:30 am to 10:30 am. 

November 26, 2023 | 08:30 AM IST

CAT Slot 1 Answer Key: Details on date and CAT response sheet

CAT Slot 1 answer key will be released probably in the first week of December 2023. Candidates can access the CAT 2023 answer key along with the CAT response sheet by logging into the CAT dashboard using their CAT login ID and password.

November 26, 2023 | 08:28 AM IST

CAT Exam: Gate closed for slot 1 session

The gate has been closed for the CAT 2023 slot 1 session.

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November 26, 2023 | 08:22 AM IST

Gate closure announcement have been made for CAT Exam

As mentioned in the CAT admit card, the gate closure time for CAT slot 1 was 8:15 and the same have been made by the authorities to all the CAT exam centre.


November 26, 2023 | 08:08 AM IST

CAT 2023: Printout facility is available at CAT exam centre

As per CAT exam day guidelines, candidates are required to bring a copy of CAT admit card along with one valid photo ID proof. CAT exam officials are accepting hard copies (printouts) of ID cards and CAT admit card. It has been seen that, outside of CAT exam centre, there is a facility for students to take a photocopies of their ID card.

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November 26, 2023 | 07:55 AM IST

CAT 2023: Pre exam student reaction

CAT 2023 is scheduled to be held today, November 26 in 155 cities across the country. Students have started arriving to the allotted examination centre. In a conversation with Careers360 one of the CAT aspirants Priyanshi quoted "It is my first CAT attempt and I haven't took any caching because of my job. However, I prepared for CAT 2023 with the help of YouTube videos and taking mocks. I have good command over VARC section, I think I can ace it with ease"

November 26, 2023 | 07:28 AM IST

CAT 2023: Candidates arriving at CAT exam centre

CAT 2023 slot 1 timing is 8:30 am to 10:30 am. Students have started arriving to the allotted CAT exam centre.

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November 26, 2023 | 07:14 AM IST

Can I wear jeans in CAT exam?

As per the CAT dress code and exam day guidelines, candidates can wear any type of dress that does not have attached pockets. Candidates can wear t-shirt, shirt, trouser, or whatever they feel comfortable but make sure they are adhering the CAT dress code rule.

November 26, 2023 | 07:08 AM IST

Latest CAT 2023 exam pattern

There is no change in the CAT exam pattern this year. Then the number of questions, marking scheme, and time duration will be the same as CAT 2021 and CAT 2022. 

November 26, 2023 | 06:55 AM IST

How many questions to attempt in CAT?

To score 99 percentile in CAT 2023, candidates need to attempt 25 questions correctly in the VARC section, 21 questions in the Quants section and 15 questions in the LRDI section. A candidate should be in a favourable situation if at least 47 questions are attempted.

November 26, 2023 | 06:35 AM IST

CAT exam dress code for female

Female candidates are advised to opt for simple attire without fancy accessories like necklaces, bangles, earrings, or rings. Such articles are prohibited and wearing them must be removed before entering the CAT 2023 examination hall.

November 26, 2023 | 06:06 AM IST

Top B-schools accepting CAT score

Other than IIMs, the list of other top MBA colleges (non-IIMs) that accept CAT exam score are:

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • IIT Bombay
  • Faculty of Management Studies
  • MDI Gurgaon
  • Institute of Management Technology (Ghaziabad)
  • IMI Delhi
  • JBIMS Mumbai
  • SPJIMR, Mumbai
  • SDA Bocconi Mumbai

November 26, 2023 | 05:48 AM IST

CAT 2023: Which slot of CAT is easy?

As per last year’s CAT exam, the difficulty level in all the CAT exam slots was moderate. According to the students, CAT slot 1 was slightly easier than the other slots. This year the CAT 2023 exam is expected to be moderately difficult.

November 26, 2023 | 05:31 AM IST

What is the CAT exam timing today?

The CAT exam time 2023 today is 8.30 am to 10.30 am (Morning Session), 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm (Afternoon Session), and 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm (Evening Session). The CAT exam duration is 2 hours for each of the slots and has a sectional time limit of 40 minutes.

November 26, 2023 | 05:20 AM IST

CAT Exam: Important formula for CAT 2023 Question Paper

Candidates appearing for the CAT 2023 exam today can give a quick read to the important formulae from the CAT formula book. Refer to the most important formulae for CAT exam below:

CAT 2023: Mathematical Formulas for Profit, Loss, and Discount

  • Profit % = Profit/(C P)×100
  • Profit/Gain = (S.P.) – (C.P.)
  • C P = 100/(100+gain %)×S P
  • S P = (100+gain % )/100 ×C P
  • Loss % = Loss/(C.P.)×100
  • Loss = (C.P.) – (S.P.)
  • C P = 100/(100-loss %)×S P
  • S P = (100-loss %)/100×C P

CAT Exam: Formulae for Percentages

  • Find what percentage of X is Y: Y/X x 100
  • Increase N by S% = N(1+S/100)
  • Decrease N by S% = N(1 - S/100)

CAT 2023 Exam: Important Formulas for Speed, Time, and Distance

  • Speed= Distance/ Time
  • Distance= Speed x Time
  • Time= Distance/ Time

Time and Work Formulas (Basic Formulas) for CAT Exam

  • If X can do a piece of work in ‘n’ days, then X’s 1 day’s work= 1/n
  • If X’s 1 day’s work= is 1/n, then X can finish the work in n days.

November 26, 2023 | 05:01 AM IST

CAT Exam Notice for Pune aspirants

IIM Lucknow has released an urgent communication for candidates appearing for the CAT exam from Pune. On acount of the President's visit to Pune, there may be road blocks on some of the routes. Candidates have been urged to take note of the same and plan their travel to the CAT 2023 exam centres accordingly. The copy of the CAT 2023 notification for the same is given here:

November 25, 2023 | 11:00 PM IST

CAT 2023: Mistakes to Avoid on CAT Exam Day

  • Over stressing before the CAT 2023 exam
  • Arriving late at the CAT exam centre
  • Attempting difficult questions first
  • Random guessing while attempting CAT exam
  • Not following CAT dress code

November 25, 2023 | 10:50 PM IST

CAT 2023: IIFT to accept CAT exam scorecard

Till last year IIFT was conducting its own entrance but this year it will be accepting CAT 2023 score for admission to its postgraduate management programs.


November 25, 2023 | 10:42 PM IST

Reporting time for CAT exam: Slot-wise

CAT exam time along with reporting time is mentioned on the CAT admit card. Here we have mentioned slot wise reporting time for CAT 2023.

CAT exam slotReporting timeExam timing
Slot 17:00 AM8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Slot2
11:00 AM12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Slot3
3:00 PM4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

November 25, 2023 | 10:11 PM IST

Is mehndi allowed in CAT exam?

It is strongly recommended that candidates should not apply mehndi on their hands, especially on their palms before the CAT 2023 exam. If the candidate's fingerprints are not digitally scanned due to reasons like applying Mehndi/ henna / any cosmetic colours etc., then they will not be allowed to sit for the CAT exam.

November 25, 2023 | 09:51 PM IST

What is the significance of mock test for CAT 2023?

The mock test for CAT 2023 provided an in-depth understanding of the CAT marking scheme. Attempting mocks can give candidates an idea of the CAT negative marking scheme as well. CAT mock test free pdf is available in online mode on the official website- iimcat.ac.in CAT 2023 official website.

November 25, 2023 | 09:36 PM IST

How many times CAT exam is conducted in a year?

The CAT exam is conducted once a year. IIM Lucknow is going to conduct the CAT 2023 tomorrow (November 26). The exam will be held in three shifts- morning, afternoon and evening. 

November 25, 2023 | 09:22 PM IST

Is there negative marking in CAT 2023?

According to the CAT 2023 exam pattern, 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer in CAT paper. There is no negative marking for Non-MCQs.

November 25, 2023 | 09:06 PM IST

CAT exam day guidelines

Those candidates who are going to take CAT 2023 entrance exam, must be well versed with the CAT exam day guidelines and instructions to avoid any unnecessary stress. Check out some important CAT exam day instructions that are given below.

  • Candidates should reach the CAT exam centre as per mentioned reporting time on the CAT admit card to avoid the last-minute hassle
  • Do not forget to carry necessary documents which include CAT 2023 admit card, photo ID proof, additional photograph, and a transparent water bottle
  • Mobile phones, laptops, and any other electronic gadgets are strictly prohibited at the examination centre

November 25, 2023 | 08:22 PM IST

CAT previous year paper

It is advisable to practice the CAT question paper 2022 to understand the CAT 2023 exam pattern, difficulty level, and number of questions asked.

November 25, 2023 | 08:16 PM IST

Official CAT exam mock test

Try the official CAT mock test 2023 as part of your final preparation. The official CAT exam mock test will give you a preview of the actual test that will be given to you tomorrow.

November 25, 2023 | 08:10 PM IST

Is slot 2 difficult in CAT?

As per last year's CAT exam analysis, the overall difficulty level of CAT slot 2 was moderate when compared to other slots.

November 25, 2023 | 08:00 PM IST

What score is 99 percentile in CAT?

CAT Score

CAT Percentile

145.83

100%ile

114.15

99.93%ile

109.9

99.9%ile

104.28

99.81%ile

92.87

99.5%ile

90.49

99.41%ile

87.2

99.25%ile

84.33

99.05%ile

83.64

99%ile

November 25, 2023 | 07:50 PM IST

What is slot 1 and slot 2 in CAT?

It is the sitting arrangement divided into 3 slots. CAT is conducted in three different slots due to the large number of test takers (over 3.3 lakh candidates write the CAT 2023). Few of the candidates write their exam in CAT slot 1, and some in CAT slot 2, and the remaining candidates will go for CAT slot 3.

November 25, 2023 | 07:40 PM IST

Which IIM has lowest fees?

IIM Bodhgaya has low MBA fees. Its current fee is Rs 15.5 lakh. IIM Bodhgaya for MBA can pay the fee in installments and there are scholarships and loan assistance.

November 25, 2023 | 07:30 PM IST

Which IIM has lowest cutoff?

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad has the lowest sectional cut off in CAT requirement i.e. 70 percentile or above for each section.

November 25, 2023 | 07:21 PM IST

What is the CAT cut off for IIMs in 2023?

Qualifying CAT cut off for IIM exceeds the 90 percentile. The final CAT cutoff is 99+ percentile for all top IIMs and 95+ percentile for new IIMs.

November 25, 2023 | 07:16 PM IST

CAT exam is for what purpose

Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national exam conducted every year by the IIM on a rotational basis. This year, IIM Lucknow conducting the CAT 2023. This MBA exam is designed to assess the potential of graduates who wish to pursue management education. With this CAT examination, you can get into IIMs and other top bschools in India.

November 25, 2023 | 07:00 PM IST

How many students appeared for CAT 2023?

CAT exam 2023 will be held tomorrow, November 26, 2023. Around 3.3 lakh candidates have registered for CAT 2023. We will share detailed statistics after the CAT 2023 exam.

November 25, 2023 | 06:45 PM IST

Things to carry for CAT exam

Candidates who going to appear for the CAT exam 2023, should carry the below things.

  • Two copies of the CAT admit card 2023
  • Original photo ID card
  • A blue/ black ballpoint pen

The CAT admit card download 2023 link is still active on the official iimcat 2023 website.

November 25, 2023 | 06:13 PM IST

Download CAT exam admit card

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow issued CAT admit card in online mode on November 7. Those candidates who are going to take CAT exam can download CAT exam admit card by visiting the official website- iimcat.ac.in.

November 25, 2023 | 05:39 PM IST

CAT Exam 2023: Can we choose slot for CAT exam?

No, candidates are not allpwed to choose the CAT exam slot, the same has been allotted by the IIM Lucknow. CAT exam slot can be checked in the CAT admit card. There are a total of three different slots in CAT exam. Every CAT slot exam time duration is for 2 hours. CAT exam is scheduled to be held tomorrow (November 26) and candidates can download CAT hall ticket by visiting iimcat.ac.in 2023.

November 25, 2023 | 05:29 PM IST

CAT admit card should be coloured or black and white?

It is not mandatory to carry a colored copy of CAT admit card. Exam officials will also accept CAT admit card in black and white format.

November 25, 2023 | 04:18 PM IST

CAT Exam 2023: Check summarize CAT syllabus

It is expected that, CAT 2023 question paper will have a total of 66 questions and candidates will get a total of 120 minutes to solve the entire CAT question paper. Check out the name of CAT exam sections and important topics related to them.

Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

  • Time and Work

  • Interests (SI, CI)

  • Time, Speed, and Distance

  • Probability

  • Geometry & Mensuration

  • Number System, Basic Arithmetic

  • Algebra

  • Permutation & Combination

  • Profit, loss, and Discounts

  • Trigonometry, Logarithms, and Sets

  • Blood Relations

  • Puzzles

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Graphs Related

  • Seating Arrangement, and Data Arrangement

  • Tables and Caselets

  • Clocks & Calendars

  • Assumption and Binary Logic

  • Syllogisms and Venn Diagrams


  • Para-Summary

  • Para-Jumbles

  • Odd Sentences

  • Reading Comprehension Passages

  • Sentence Completion and Correction

  • Word Usage (Vocabulary)

  • Fill in the Blanks



November 25, 2023 | 04:07 PM IST

CAT 2023 Exam Pattern- Check detailed CAT paper pattern

CAT 2023 will be held in three sessions and the duration of the CAT exam will be 2 hours, with 40 minutes for each section. The CAT paper 2023 will be divided into three sections:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

Negative markling scheme is application in CAT 2023, as 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer and 3 mark will be given for each correct response.

November 25, 2023 | 03:56 PM IST

What to carry for CAT exam?

Candidates are required to keep the following documents bring with them at the CAT exam centre.

  • CAT admit card 2023
  • Photo identity proof (Aadhar Card/ Voter-ID/ PAN Card/ Driving License/ College ID Card/ etc)
  • Stationery items
  • Authorization form
  • Medical certificate and scribe affidavit
  • Name change document (If required)

November 25, 2023 | 03:50 PM IST

CAT 2023 exam tomorrow

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow will be conducting Common Admission Test (CAT) 2023 tomorrow i.e. November 26 in Computer Based (CBT) mode at more than 400 test centers. CAT 2023 will be held in three different shifts i.e. morning, afternoon, and evening. IIM CAT 2023 exam will be held across 155 cities across the country. Download the CAT admit card 2023 from the official website- iimcat.ac.in.

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