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CAT 2023 Registration (Begins) Live: IIM CAT application form link at iimcat.ac.in; fees, how to apply
IIM Lucknow has released CAT form 2023 for IIMs at iimcat.ac.in. Know steps to apply, registration fee, last date, eligibility criteria, and more.
NEW DELHI- The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow has commenced the CAT 2023 registration process today, August 2. The registration link to fill CAT application form 2023 is available on the official IIM CAT website- iimcat.ac.in. CAT registration 2023 last date is September 13 (5:00 PM). While processing CAT exam 2023 registration, applicants will have to pay a CAT application fee of Rs 2,400 for general category and Rs 1,200 for reserved category candidates. Common Admission Test (CAT) 2023 will be held on November 26.
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Over 2 lakh candidates register for CAT MBA entrance every year. Last year, a total of 2,55,501 candidates registered for the CAT entrance test out of which 2,22,184 candidates appeared for the CAT exam. Percentage of last year's CAT test takers was 87%.
CAT 2023 registration live updates: Highlights
CAT 2023 conducting IIM
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow
CAT exam full form
Common Admission Test (CAT)
Total no. of candidates expected to apply for CAT exam 2023
CAT exam 2023 registration date
August 2, 2023, at 10 am
CAT registration last date
September 13, 2023, at 5 pm
Mode of CAT 2023 registration
CAT exam date 2023
November 26, 2023, Sunday
Total number of CAT test cities
CAT 2023 exam mode
Computer-based test (CBT)
Official CAT 2023 website
CAT exam form fees 2023
CAT 2023 notification was released on July 30. This year, there is no change in the CAT exam pattern. Like last year, CAT entrance exam 2023 will be held in three slots of 2 hours each. CAT Slot 1 (Morning session) will be held from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Slot 2 (Afternoon session) timing is 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM, and Slot 3 (Evening session) will be held from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM.
Over 1,000 MBA colleges in India including the 20 IIMs will accept CAT score 2023 for admission to various postgraduate and fellowship programmes. Top MBA colleges accept a CAT percentile between 95-99+ for shortlisting candidates for the further selection rounds that include group discussion and personal interview. New IIMs accept CAT exam percentile ranging between 87-95+ for MBA admission.
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IIM Lucknow has started the CAT registration process for MBA admission. CAT exam form 2023 released for IIMs. Keep all the required documents handy before filling the CAT online form. Stay tuned with us for the latest updates around CAT registration 2023.
How can I pay my CAT 2023 examination fee?
Candidates can pay the CAT 2023 examination fee during the online registration through the payment gateway. Use a valid Credit Card, Debit Card, NetBanking, UPI or Wallet facility.
CAT 2023 marking scheme
CAT 2023 is a national-level entrance exam for MBA and PGDM admission. It has three sections: VARC, DILR, and QA. Each section has 30, 24, and 24 questions respectively, with both MCQs and non-MCQs types. The exam duration is 2 hours, with 40 minutes for each section.
The marking scheme of CAT 2023 is as follows:
+3 marks for correct answers
-1 mark for incorrect answers in MCQs
No negative marking for non-MCQs or unanswered questions
Total marks = 198 (66 x 3)
Sectional marks = 90 for VARC, 72 for DILR, and 36 for QA
CAT registration fees for OBC
The CAT application fee is Rs 2,400 for General, EwS, and NC-OBC category candidates. For reserved category (SC/ST/PwD) category candidates, the CAT application fee is Rs 1,200. Candidates will have to pay the CAT exam fee at the time of online form filling. CAT application form is not accepted without payment of CAT exam fees.
Which IIM will set CAT 2023 paper?
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow will conduct the CAT entrance test and also set the CAT 2023 question paper. CAT 2023 is scheduled to be held on November 26 in 155 cities across the country.
IIM CAT registration 2023 Live updates: CAT Exam Pattern
CAT exam pattern 2023 is the same as the previous year, with three sections: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Quantitative Ability (QA). The CAT exam duration is two hours, with 40 minutes allotted for each section. The total number of questions in CAT 2023 is 66, with both MCQs and non-MCQs (TITA) types. The CAT marking scheme is +3 for correct answers, -1 for incorrect answers in MCQs, and no negative marking for non-MCQs.
What if CAT website not working and I cannot complete my CAT form, what should I do?
If the official CAT website is not working candidates can just save their CAT 2023 login credentials and wait for sometime till the website starts working and then complete the CAT 2023 application form. To save themselves from any type of stress candidates should not wait for the last date to complete the application form because once the registration closes they won’t be able to complete the form.
When will CAT 2023 be held and can I choose the CAT exam date?
The Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) Lucknow has announced that CAT 2023 will be conducted on November 26, 2023, in three sessions. This is the final date for the computer-based Common Admission Test 2023 (CAT 2023), which is a prerequisite for admission to various Post Graduate and Fellow/Doctorate programs of IIMs and other B-schools.
Candidates cannot select the CAT exam date as it is fixed for all applicants. However, candidates can select your preferred exam city and slot during the registration process. CAT 2023 will be conducted in test centres spread across around 155 test cities. Candidates will be given the option to select any six test cities in order of their preference.
CAT Exam Registration Fees: Amount and Mode of payment
Candidates can pay the CAT application fee 2023 in online mode using Credit/ debit card or net banking details. The CAT 2023 application fee is:
CAT application fee for General category candidates
CAT 2023 exam fee for SC/ST and PwD candidates
What is the last date for CAT registration?
As per the IIM CAT 2023 official website, the cat exam 2023 application form's last date is September 13, 2023, at 5:00 PM. The CAT registration last date may or may not extend. So, it is recommended to candidates register for CAT 2023 at an early stage to ensure hassle-free registration.
What is the total marks in CAT exam?
The candidates can expect 198 total marks in the CAT exam. As per the CAT Marking Scheme, for every correct answer, they will be awarded +3, while -1 will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
What is CAT Syllabus 2023?
The CAT exam 2023 has three sections - Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. Among these three sections, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension has the maximum weightage of 24 questions and 72 marks.
Is there any negative marks for non-MCQ questions?
No, there are no negative marks for non-MCQ type questions.
Is CAT 2023 an online examination?
CAT is not an online examination. It is a digital or Computer Based Test (CBT); not an Internet-Based Test (IBT); that is, a candidate will not take the examination on an internet site. Instead of reading the questions in a paper booklet and darkening the ovals on the answer-sheet, a candidate will read the questions on a computer terminal and choose an answer by clicking on the correct option.
Does CAT 2023 have a syllabus for examination preparation?
No, the CAT examination does not have a defined syllabus for CAT preparation. However, candidates can attempt the mock test to understand the pattern of examination and types of questions.
CAT Eligibility 2023 for Graduation
- For General Category: A graduate in any discipline with minimum 50% marks in bachelor’s degree is eligible to appear in CAT 2023.
- For Reserved Category (SC/ST): A graduate in any discipline with minimum 45% marks in bachelor’s degree
How to Register for CAT 2023?
1. Login to CAT website iimcat.ac.in and Create Profile
2. Fill in the Registration & Application Form in following steps
2.1 Fill in Personal Details in Application Form
2.2 Submit Academic Details from Class 10 onwards
2.3 Fill in your Work Experience
2.4 Select IIMs & Programmes that you wish to apply
2.5 Select your Preferred CAT Exam Cities ( IIMs offer a choice of 6 test cities)
3. Make Online payment of CAT Registration Fee
Who is Not Eligible for CAT 2023?
- If you are not pursuing or completed your Bachelor’s degree or any Professional degree like CA/CS/ICWA, you are not eligible to appear for CAT 2023
- If you have not completed any graduation course but you are in the final year of a professional course, which will not award recognized graduate degree, you are not eligible for CAT 2023 exam.
- If your Graduation is not recognized by UGC/AICTE/MHRD-Govt. of India, you are not eligible to apply for CAT 2023
CAT Eligibility 2023 & Reservation of Seats in IIMs
The category wise Seat Reservation in IIMs is as below:
Percentage of Reserved Seats in IIMs
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Other Backward Classes of NC-OBC
When and how do I register for CAT 2023?
Online registration for CAT 2023 has started from today (Wednesday), August 2, 2023 and closes on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 5.00 P.M.
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I have created my CAT registration id but committed some mistakes at the time of filling details. What should I do now?
You cannot edit personal details (Date of birth, email address, mobile number etc.) entered during registration once you confirm the submission. If you have made a mistake in these details, you must register again with a new email ID. Your CAT 2023 application will be considered for the latest registration and the Admit Card will be issued for the same. Failure to re-register in such circumstances may lead to nullification of your candidature. It is recommended to preview your CAT 2023 application form before submission to ensure all the details are correct.
Is there any negative marking in CAT?
The negative marking in CAT is different for MCQs and non-MCQs. For MCQs, one mark is deducted for every wrong answer. For non-MCQs, there is no negative marking for wrong or unanswered questions. The negative marking in CAT affects the overall score and percentile of the candidates. Therefore, it is important to attempt the questions carefully and avoid guesswork.
Can I appear in more than 1 slot in CAT exam?
No, candidates can appear only in the allotted slot on exam day.
Minimum Age for CAT 2023 Eligibility
No minimum age is required to appear in CAT exam. However, the candidate should have done or should be in the final year of graduation. If you complete graduation at 18 or 19 years of age, you are eligible to appear in CAT, and if you complete graduation at 21 or 22 years of age, again you are eligible to appear in CAT 2023.
Time Slots for CAT 2023 exam
CAT 2023 will have three sessions: morning, afternoon and evening on Sunday, November 26, 2023. Candidates will be assigned a single session depending on the test centre availability and city preference.
New Exam Centres for CAT 2023
New Exam Centres that has been added for CAT exam 2023 are:
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I have completed CS, Can I register for CAT 2023?
Yes, candidates who have completed any Bachelor's degree or CA/CS/ICWA can register for CAT 2023.
I am in my final year of graduation degree, Can I apply for CAT 2023?
Yes, candidates in final year can also apply for CAT 2023 but they need to submit their passing certificate at the time of admission.
How do I register for CAT 2023?
Candidates can register themselves on the official website, iimcat.ac.in. The last date to submit applications for the entrance exam is September 13 till 5 pm.
CAT 2023 registration begins: Documents required to fill CAT online form
Following documents need to be uploaded at the time of CAT 2023 application form.
Scanned passport size photograph
The passport size photograph should not more than 6 months old. Dimension of photograph should be 30mm x 45mm and in .jpg or .jpeg format. The size pf photograph should not more than 80 KB and less than 150 px/inch in resolution.
Scanned copy of signature
Scanned copy of signature must be within the dimension of 80mm x 35mm. It should be in .jpg or .jpeg format. The signature must have a white background. The signature should not be more than 80 KB and less than 150 px/ince in resolution.
NC-OBC/ SC/ ST Certificate
If a candidate belong to NC-OBC, SC, or ST category, candidates will have to download the caste certificate from the IIM CAT official website, enter the asked details, self-attest it and upload the scanned copy as a PDF document.
If a candidate belong to the PwD category, candidates will be required to download the PwD certificate from the CAT website, fill out the same, self-attest it, and upload its scanned copy as a PDF format.
Can I use my friend’s email address or a coaching institute’s email address when registering for CAT 2023?
No, you cannot use your friend’s email address or a coaching institute’s email address when registering for CAT 2023. You must use your own valid and unique email address, as it will be the primary means of communication throughout the selection process. You will also receive your user ID and password on this email address, which you will need to login to the CAT website and download your admit card.
CAT Registration 2023: How to retrieve CAT login credentials
To retrieve CAT 2023 Login credentials, i.e. password and user ID, you can recover it by following the steps given below:
- Visit the official website and click on ‘Registered Candidate Login’.
- Click on the tab for “Forgot User ID/ password”.
- Enter your registered email address, mobile number, and captcha.
- The user id and the password reset link will be sent on your registered email address and mobile number.
Open this link to reset your CAT login password.
IIM CAT 2023 Registration Begins at iimcat.ac.in
To apply for CAT 2023, candidates must have a valid email address, mobile number, and date of birth. They must also upload their scanned passport size photo, signature, and category certificate (if applicable) as per the format and size specified. The CAT application fee is Rs 2,400 for general category candidates and Rs 1,200 for SC, ST, and PwD category candidates. The fee can be paid online using debit card, credit card, net banking, or UPI.
CAT 2023 registration begins: Screenshot
Check out CAT 2023 registration window snapshot.
IIM CAT 2023 Registration Begins
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) opened the online application window for the Common Admission Test 2023 (CAT). CAT 2023 registration link is activated on the official website. CAT is a national-level entrance exam that grants admission to various management programmes in 20 IIMs and other non-IIM institutions. Candidates who want to apply for CAT 2023 can go to the official website, iimcat.ac.in, and submit the online application form by September 13, 2023, which is the last date.
CAT 2023 registration: Prescribed photograph and signature format
Passport size photograph
30mm X 45mm
.jpg or .jpeg
Not more than 80 KB
80mm X 35mm
.jpg or .jpeg
EWS/ NC-OBC/ SC/ ST
Download the Certificate from the IIM CAT Website, enter the required information and self-attest, and scan it as a PDF document.
What is the cost of the CAT 2023 exam?
Candidates to appear for CAT exam should pay the application fee of Rs.1200 for reserved category candidates and Rs.2400 for unreserved category candidates.
CAT Registration 2023: exam centre details to be filled in
For CAT 2023 aspirants, the number of exam centres/test cities preference will be six. The designated exam centre will be mentioned in the CAT 2023 admit card.
Who is eligible for CAT 2023?
CAT 2023 is the entrance exam for admission to the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and other top B-schools in India. It tests the candidates’ aptitude and skills in Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, and Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. IIM Lucknow will conduct CAT 2023 on November 26, 2023.
To be eligible for CAT 2023, you need to fulfill the following criteria:
- You should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA for general, EWS, and NC-OBC categories. The minimum marks for SC/ST/PwD categories are 45%.
- You can also apply if you are in the final year of your bachelor’s degree or equivalent examination, or if you have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results. However, you have to submit a certificate from your college or university stating that you have completed all the requirements for obtaining the degree before June 30, 2024.
You can also apply if you have a professional degree such as CA/CS/ICWA/Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of India (FIAI) and meet the above criteria.
If you are eligible, you can register and fill out the application form for CAT 2023 on the official website iimcat.ac.in from August 2 to September 13, 2023.
CAT 2023 registration for non-IIMs screenshot
CAT 2023: registration of non-IIM Institutions begins
CAT 2023 registration for non-IIMs begins on the official website- iimcat.ac.in. However, CAT 2023 registration is yet to begin. Candidates can expect the release/ activation of CAT 2023 registration tab anytime soon. Stay connected with us for all the updates around CAT registration 2023.
CAT 2023 registration delayed
In the official CAT 2023 notification, it's mentioned that the CAT registration link will be activated at 10 am on August 2 but the same has been delayed. Out of three tab only one tab is working at the iimcat.ac.in 2023 which is "Registration of Non-IIM Institutions for CAT 2023".
CAT 2023 registration tab reflecting of website
On the CAT official website- iimcat.ac.in, now CAT 2023 registration tab is reflecting. Check out the screenshot.
Can I apply for CAT 2023 through Mobile/ Tab?
Yes, you can apply for CAT through mobile or tablet devices. You just need to visit the official CAT website and follow the same steps as you would on a computer. Here are the steps to register for CAT 2023:
- Click on the “New Candidate Registration” link to create a user account.
- Provide your basic details such as name, date of birth, email address, and mobile number.
- You will receive an OTP on your mobile number to verify your account.
- After verification, you will get a user ID and password to log in to the CAT website.
- Fill in the online application form with your personal, academic, work experience, and program preferences details.
- Upload your scanned images of passport size photograph, signature, category certificate (if applicable), and PwD certificate (if applicable).
- Pay the application fee of Rs. 1,200 for SC/ST/PwD candidates and Rs. 2,400 for other candidates using credit card, debit card, net banking, or UPI.
- Submit your application form and take a printout of it for future reference.
You can also check the status of your application form on the CAT website using your user ID and password. You can also edit some details in your application form until September 13, 2023.
How can I apply for CAT exam 2023?
To apply for CAT exam 2023 candidates will have to register in CAT official website -iimcat.ac.in and then complete the registration process by filling all the required details and then at last should pay the application fee.
CAT registration 2023 live updates
Last few minutes left to the opening of CAT 2023 registration window. Those who are seeking to apply for CAT 2023 can visit the IIM CAT official website- iimcat.ac.in now. IIM Lucknow will activate CAT registration window in coming few minutes.
Who will conduct CAT 2023?
The CAT 2023 exam will be conducted by IIM Lucknow, as confirmed by the CAT 2023 notification released on July 30, 2023. The notification is available on the official website iimcat.ac.in. The registration process has started today, August 2, 2023 at 10:00 am and will end on September 13, 2023 at 5:00 pm. The CAT 2023 exam date is fixed for November 26, 2023, which is the last Sunday of November 2023.
Where can I get the list of CAT exam cities?
The CAT exam will be held in around 155 cities in India. You can see the list of CAT exam cities on the CAT website. You can also select up to six cities as your test centres on the CAT application form. The CAT admit card will show your assigned test centre name and location.
Some CAT exam cities are clubbed into one test city; for example, Noida and Greater Noida in UP are one test city. Faridabad and Gurgaon in Haryana are also one test city. So, choose your test cities wisely.
When should I apply for CAT 2023?
Candidates will be able to apply for CAT 2023 after the opening of the CAT registration window. IIM Lucknow is all set to release the CAT application form in online mode on the IIM CAT website- iimcat.ac.in at 10 am on August 2. Candidates are advised to keep all the relevant documents ready with them to submit the CAT 2023 registration form successfully.
CAT 2023 registration latest update
Only one hour left for the activation of the CAT 2023 registration link. Candidates can access the CAT registration link on the official website of IIM CAT- iimcat.ac.in. In the official CAT notification authorities have mentioned the release date and time of the release of CAT application form which is August 2 (10 am).
Is CAT registration started?
In CAT official notification, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow which is also the CAT 2023 conducting body has notified that the CAT registrations will take place from August 2 (10:00 AM) to September 13 (5:00 PM). Interested and eligible candidates can register for CAT 2023 entrance exam by visiting the official website- iimcat.ac.in.
What should I do in case of CAT 2023 fee payment failure?
If you face any problem while paying the CAT fee, you should do the following:
- First, check your bank account or card statement to see if the money has been debited or not. If yes, then you should wait for a day for the CAT website to update your payment status.
- Second, if your payment status is still not updated after a day, then you should email or call the CAT helpdesk at email@example.com or 1800-209-0830 (toll-free) and give them these details:
Your CAT registration number
Your transaction number
The date of payment
The amount paid
The mode of payment
The name of your bank
- Third, the CAT helpdesk will check your payment details and confirm if you are registered or not. If IIM has received your payment, then you will get an email and SMS confirmation. If IIM has not received your payment, then you will have to pay again.
- Fourth, if you have paid twice due to payment failure, then you can ask for a refund of the extra amount by emailing the CAT helpdesk with the same details. The refund process will begin after the CAT registration closes and will take about 10 working days.
Fifth, you can also check your fee payment status on the CAT website by logging in with your credentials and clicking on ‘Application Status’ tab. You will see a green tick mark if your payment is successful and a red cross mark if your payment is unsuccessful.
CAT Registration 2023: How to fill CAT application form?
Candidates can check the steps mentioned below to fill CAT 2023 application form:
Step 1- Visit the official website of IIM CAT 2023 and click on the “New Registration” tab.
Step 2- Fill all the basic information to generate login credentials (CAT 2023 login ID and Password).
Step 3- Now re-login by entering the CAT exam login credentials and fill the CAT online application form.
Step 4- Upload all the CAT 2023 required scanned documents.
Step 5- Pay CAT 2023 application fee by using credit/ debit card or net banking.
Step 6- Submit the CAT form and take a print out of it for future reference
CAT 2023: What's new this year?
This year CAT 2023 is being conducted by IIM Lucknow. Also the conducting body has increased the number of test cities from 151 to 155. CAT Registration Fees has also been increased by INR 50 for SC/ ST/ PwD and by INR 100 for Others.
What is CAT exam?
The full form of CAT is Common Admission Test. CAT Exam is the most popular IIM entrance exam in India. Applicants seeking admission to MBA programs must appear for the CAT Exam. It consists of three exam sections: VARC, DILR and QA. Through the CAT exam candidates can get entry in IIMs and top business schools in India.
Can I register for CAT 2023 now?
Interested and eligible candidates can register for CAT 2023 from August 2, 10 am onwards at the official website iimcat.ac.in. As of now CAT 2023 registration tab is there on the official IIM CAT website but not working, the same will be activated at 10 am today.
MBA CAT 2023 registration date
CAT 2023 registration start date
August 2, 2023
CAT registration start time
CAT exam registration last date
September 13, 2023
CAT registration closing time
CAT exam fee
CAT Exam Registration 2023: Mistakes to avoid
Candidates should avoid committing the following mistakes while filling CAT application form 2023:
- Not having the documents ready
- Not using correct browser
- Hurrying through the application process
- Not uploading the photo and signature in correct format
- Ensure that photo and signature is not blur
- Entering academic or personal details incorrectly
- Choosing the wrong test centre cities
- Entering work experience clearly
Not having a list of MBA programmes
CAT 2023 registration to be begin today
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow will begin the CAT 2023 registration today in online mode. Those candidates who are willing to appear for CAT 2023 exam can fill the CAT application form by visiting the official website- iimcat.ac.in. Candidates can fill the CAT registration form from 10 am onwards.
Is CAT 2023 form out?
CAT 2023 application form will be released tomorrow, August 2, 2023, at 10 am.
Which IIM conducted CAT 2023?
Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) organize CAT every year on a rotational basis. This year, IIM Lucknow is the authority responsible for conducting the CAT entrance exam.
Top MBA colleges in India
According to the NIRF MBA ranking 2023, these are the 10 top MBA colleges in India:
XLRI- Xavier School of Management
CAT exam pattern
- CAT entrance exam duration - 2 hours (120 minutes)
- Number of questions - 66
- Total marks - 198
- Type of questions - MCQs & TITA
- Time duration for each section - 40 minutes
- Number of sessions - 3 (VARC, DILR, QA)
How do I register for CAT 2023?
Candidates can follow these easy steps for the CAT form fill up 2023
Step 1: Go to the CAT 2023 official website - iimcat.ac.in.
Step 2: On the homepage, find and click on the 'New Registration' tab. (once the link is activated)
Step 3: Register yourself and proceed to fill in the CAT form.
Step 4: Pay the required CAT exam fees 2023 and submit your application.
Step 5: Take a printout of your CAT application for future reference.
IIM fees for MBA through CAT
Top IIM fees for MBA through CAT for the 2023-25 batch range from INR 20 lakhs to INR 27 lakhs, while new generation and baby IIMs fees for MBA 2023-25 batch range from INR 14 to 20 lakhs.
Can we use calculator in CAT exam?
It should be noted that the use of a calculator is allowed in the CAT entrance exam, but students are not allowed to bring their personal calculators. Instead, the exam provides an on-screen calculator that can be accessed on the computer during the CAT examination.
What is the CAT full form?
The CAT full form is Common Admission Test. CAT is a management national-level computer-based examination conducted by IIM to shortlist candidates for the MBA/ PGDM programme.
Syllabus of CAT 2023
According to the syllabus of CAT 2023, the question paper comprises three sections namely- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Quantitative Aptitude (QA). The CAT syllabus has topics from Para-Jumbles, Reading Comprehension, Basic Vocabulary, Verbal Reasoning, Clocks and Calendars, Venn Diagrams, Puzzles, Work and Time, Ratio and Proportion, Profit & Loss, etc.
When is CAT exam 2023?
The CAT entrance exam 2023 will be held on November 26, 2023, in three sessions at around 300 test centres spread across 155 cities in India.
What is CAT registration time? Is it confirmed?
CAT registration 2023 will start on August 2 at 10:00 AM. The timings have been confirmed in the CAT official notification. Eligible candidates can fill out the CAT 2023 registration form by visiting the official website- iimcat.ac.in.
How many CAT attempts are allowed?
There is no limit on the number of CAT attempts. Candidates can appear for the CAT exam as many times as they want. Likewise, there is no age restrictions have been set by IIMs to appear for the CAT entrance exam. Common Admission Test (CAT) is held once a year.
What is the CAT 2023 selection process?
The CAT 2023 selection procedure for IIMs consists of three rounds such as:
Round 1: CAT 2023 Result and IIM Shortlist.
Round 2: Personal Interview.
Round 3: Final Selection and Eligibility Verification.
How to score 99 percentile in cat 2023?
To get 99 percentile in CAT, you need to:
- Plan your preparation well, covering all topics and sections
- Master the basics and practice different types of questions
- Avoid silly mistakes and negative marking
- Manage your time and attempt more questions
- Analyze your strengths and weaknesses after mock tests
- Aim for more than 100 marks out of 198 in the exam
- Balance your performance across all three sections: VARC, DILR, and QA
- Know the exam pattern and marking scheme
- Solve the questions accurately and avoid guessing
- Understand the normalization process and how it affects your percentile
- Solve CAT previous year papers
When can I apply for CAT exam 2023?
CAT 2023 registration will take place from August 2 to September 13. Candidates can apply for the CAT exam 2023 by visiting the official website of IIM CAT- iimcat.ac.in. While applying for CAT 2023 exam candidates will have to provide their basic personal details along with past academic qualifications.
Number of candidates registered over last 7 years
Check out CAT registration trends over last 7 years in the below table.
CAT exam year
Number of candidates registered for the CAT exam
Total number of test takers
Percentage of CAT test takers
CAT Registration 2023: Eligibility Criteria
Before filling out the CAT 2023 application form, candidates are required to check the detailed CAT eligibility criteria.
- Candidates should have completed their graduation in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks in bachelor’s degree (General category)
- There is a relaxation of 5% marks for those candidates who belong to reserved category
Those who are pursuing their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for CAT 2023 entrance test
Browser required to fill CAT application form 2023
Candidates while filling out the CAT application form must ensure to use any one of the following browser that are mentioned below to avoid any technical glitches.
- Google Chrome (version 80 and above)
- Mozilla Firefox (Version 82 and above)
Microsoft Edge (Version 1903 and above)
CAT exam 2023 registration fees
While filling CAT 2023 application form candidates are required to pay the fee for the same. Check out category wise CAT exam registration fee.
CAT exam 2023 registration fee
General/ EwS/ NC-OBC
SC/ ST/ PwD
Documents required for CAT registration
Before filling CAT 2023 application form, check out the list of documents required for CAT registration.
- Class 10th mark sheet
- Class 12th mark sheet
- Graduation mark sheet/ certification
- Date of bith certification
- Candidates residence/ address proof
- Caste category certificate (if applicable)
- PwD category certificate (if applicable)
- Scribe certificate (if applicable)
- Online payment details such as Credit/ debit card or net baking details
- Work experience documents
CAT 2023 registration timings
As per the released CAT 2023 exam notification, CAT registration will take place from August 2 at sharp 10:00 AM. However, in case there will be any delay in the CAT registration start timing, candidates will be informed here. It must be noted that no offline CAT registration is there. Applicants are required to visit the official IIM CAT website- iimcat.ac.in to fill out the online CAT application form.
CAT 2023 registration to start tomorrow
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow will start the CAT 2023 registration process will take place from tomorrow, August 2 onwards. Applicants can fill out the CAT application form in online mode only. CAT registration can be done at the IIM CAT official website- iimcat.ac.in.