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Get ready for the CAT 2023 exam on November 26, 2023! The official notification for CAT 2023 will be out on July 31, 2023, and registration will start soon after. The exam will take place in three sessions across 156 cities in India. CAT is conducted by the top six IIMs, and last year it was held by IIM Bangalore after six years. The registration process is online, and the application forms will be available from the first week of August to the third week of September on the website. If you are a graduate or final year student looking to pursue an MBA from a top B-School in India, you must appear for CAT. Over 1,200 MBA colleges accept CAT scores for admission to their PG management programmes, including the IIMs, MDI, SPJIMR, IMT, FMS, IM, IITs, GIM, GLIM, LIBA, NITIE, MICA, IRMA, KIIT SOM, BIMTech, AMU, JMI, BHU, and others.

CAT 2023 Exam Highlights

CAT is an important test for people who want to study for an MBA degree. It checks your skills in business, reasoning, analysis, and English. Here are some important things to know about CAT 2023.

Particulars CAT 2023 Exam Details 
CAT Full Form Common Admission Test (CAT)
CAT 2023 exam date November 26, 2023
CAT exam fees INR 2,300 (General category) and INR 1,150 (Reserved category)
Eligibility criteria Graduation with 50 % aggregate (45 % for SC/ST students)
Application mode Online
Application fees INR 2,300 for General category

INR 1,150 for SC/ST/PwD

CAT syllabus ·         Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

·         Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

·         Quantitative Ability (QA)

CAT exam website

CAT 2023 Exam Dates

Check below the table for tentative CAT exam dates 2023. The dates will be officially announced

CAT Exam Events CAT 2023 Exam Dates
Notification release 31-July-2023
CAT 2023 registrations start First week of August, 2023
Registrations end Third week of September, 2023
CAT form correction Last week of September, 2023
CAT 2023 admit card release Last week of October, 2023
CAT mock test link activation Fourth week of October, 2022
CAT 2023 exam date 26-Nov-2023
CAT 2023 answer key release First week of December 2023
Answer key challenge process First week of December 2023
CAT 2023 result declaration First week of January 2024

CAT Exam Eligibility Criteria

Want to take the CAT exam in 2023? Here are the eligibility requirements:

  • You need to have a bachelor’s degree in any field.
  • Your degree should be from a recognized university.
  • You should have scored at least 50% overall (45% for SC, ST, and PWD/DA candidates) in your degree or an equivalent CGPA.
  • If you have a professional degree like CA, CS, or ICWA, you can also apply for CAT.
  • If you’re in your final year of a bachelor’s degree or waiting for your results, you can still take the exam.

CAT 2023 Registration & Application:

To apply for CAT 2023, you must visit the website and complete the following steps:

  • Step 1: Register on the website by providing your basic details such as email ID, phone number, and password.
  • Step 2: Confirm your registration by entering the OTP sent to your phone.
  • Step 3: Enter your academic details and personal identification number (Aadhaar, Voter ID, Passport number, etc.).
  • Step 4: Upload a scanned photograph and signature.
  • Step 5: Choose the IIMs and courses you wish to apply for and select your preferred test cities.
  • Step 6: Pay the application fee using a debit/credit card or net banking.

Remember, only eligible candidates can apply for CAT 2023. So, check the eligibility criteria before starting your application.

CAT 2023 Syllabus

Get ready for the CAT 2023 Exam! The exam covers important topics like Math, Logic, Data Analysis, English, and Reading. Here are some specific topics to focus on while preparing for the exam:

  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC): Reading Comprehension, Para Jumbles, Para Summary and Odd Sentence Out
  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR): Set Theory (Variables), Set Theory Puzzles, Puzzles with Additional Data, Coding-Decoding and Series
  • Quantitative Aptitude (QA): Number System, Algebra, Arithmetic, Geometry and Mensuration

CAT Exam Pattern & Question Paper Structure

The CAT exam has three sections called VARC, DILR, and Quantitative Aptitude. Most of the questions are multiple-choice, but a few require you to type in the answer. The difficulty level of the CAT exam is usually moderate to high. Here are the main points to remember about the CAT 2022 exam pattern:

CAT exam pattern and structure
CAT exam sections VARC, DILR and QA
Duration of CAT exam 40 minutes per section (Total 120 minutes)
Total number of questions 66
Section-wise number of questions ·         VARC – 24

·         DILR –  20

·         QA –  22

Total marks 198
Language of question paper English
Number of answer choices Four
Type of questions MCQs and Non-MCQs
Marking scheme ·         3 marks for every correct response

·         Negative marking of 1/3 (-1) for every wrong MCQ response

·         No negative marking for wrong non-MCQ response

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