CAT 2023 exam tomorrow; lowest cut-off percentile for MBA admission at IIMs

CAT admit card download link is available at the official website, iimcat.ac.in. Know the exam pattern and section-wise expected cut-offs.

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CAT 2023 exam on November 26. (Image: IIM Calcutta/Official website)CAT 2023 exam on November 26. (Image: IIM Calcutta/Official website)

Anu Parthiban | November 25, 2023 | 07:48 AM IST

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow will conduct the Common Admission Test (CAT 2023) tomorrow, November 26, for admission to management programmes offered in IIMs. Candidates will have to download the CAT admit card from the official website, iimcat.ac.in, and carry it to the exam centre on the CAT exam date.
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CAT exam 2023 will be held in 155 cities. Those appearing should reach the exam centre well in advance to avoid last-minute hassle. The exam will be held for in three shifts for a duration of 2 hours.

Candidates appearing for the MBA entrance exam should note that the CAT cut-off percentile varies for different IIMs. They should score the minimum cut-off announced by the institute to be shortlisted for further selection process.

CAT score is one of the components of the selection criteria for MBA admission to IIMs. Each IIMs will announce its own admission process which will include Written Ability Test (WBT), group discussion (GD) and interview rounds. The institutes will also use previous academic performance and work experience to shortlist candidates.

Also read | CAT 2023 Percentile Predictor: Know MBA admission chances with CAT scores

CAT 2023: Lowest qualifying percentile

A percentile between 95 to 100 is considered a good CAT score. However, the cut-offs vary each year depending on various factors such as number of candidates, difficulty level, previous year trends. Know the lowest qualifying overall percentile at which IIMs offered admission in the previous year.

IIMs

Minimum overall cut-off

IIM Ahmedabad

80 percentile

IIM Bangalore

90.6 percentile

IIM Calcutta

90 percentile

IIM Lucknow

90 percentile

IIM Indore

90.5 percentile

IIM Kozhikode

90 percentile

CAT 2023: Section-wise cut-offs

The CAT question paper will have three sections - verbal ability and reading comprehension (VARC), data interpretation and logical reasoning (DILR), and quantitative aptitude (QA). Know the category-wise and section-wise expected cut-offs.

Category

VARC

DILR

QA

Total

General

85

85

85

90

EWS

77

77

77

82

NC-OBC

77

77

77

82

SC

55

55

55

65

ST

50

50

50

60

PwD

50

50

50

60

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