CAT 2023– Notification (Soon), Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit card & Results

CAT 2023 Notification- Common Admission Test is national level exam for MBA courses. It conducted in India by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for admission into postgraduate management programs, including MBA, PGDM, and other allied programs. The test is usually held in November or December every year. This entrance test is conducted to offer admission into management programs in so many colleges and institutions situated in India. A number of private & government management institutions provide admission into MBA programs through CAT scores. In this article, candidates will get to know the details related to CAT 2023.

CAT 2024 – Overview

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About Common Admission Test 2024

Common Admission Test (CAT) is a computer-based aptitude test conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). The IIMs are a group of 20 autonomous business schools in India, established to offer management education of the highest quality. The IIMs are spread across different cities in India, and they offer a range of postgraduate management programs, including MBA, PGDM, and other allied programs. The IIMs are known for their rigorous academic curriculum, research-driven approach, and world-class faculty. The IIMs are among the most prestigious business schools in India and are recognized globally for their academic excellence.

CAT 2024 Important Links

CAT 2024 ApplicationCAT 2024 Exam DateCAT 2024 Results
CAT 2024 CounsellingCAT 2024 SyllabusCAT 2024 Admit Card

CAT 2024 Important Dates

The important dates for CAT 2023 will be released along with the official notification. Candidates must regularly check the official website for any updates regarding the exam

CAT 2023 EventsDates
Online Application Start DateTo be notified
Application ClosesTo be notified
Correction WindowTo be notified
Admit CardsTo be notified
CAT 2023 Exam DateTo be notified
ResultsTo be notified

2022 CAT Highlights

CAT Application Form Live fromAugust 3 to September 21 2022
CAT 2022 exam DateNovember 27, 2022

CAT Exam Dates 2024

The official notification for CAT 2023 is released in Official website. The last date to submit the application is not yet announced. The CAT 2023 exam will be conducted in December 2023. Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) will be conducting the Common Admission Test (CAT 2023) for admission to Mangement courses like MBA.

CAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria

  • Qualifying Exam: Applying candidate must have passed his/her Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized board or university.
  • Candidates appearing in the final year of their bachelor’s degree or its equivalent can also apply.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidate must have passed his/her qualifying exam with minimum of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. For the candidates belonging to ST/SC/PWD category must have passed with minimum of 45% marks.

Age Limit

There will be no lower or upper age limit prescribed for appearing in CAT exam.

CAT Application Form 2024

The CAT 2023 Online Application Available on the Official Website. Candidates who are interested to apply can fill the Application form from August 2023. Here we provide the Online Application form for Common Admission Test. (Link will be activated after releasing the Official Notification)

CAT 2024 Application Fee

The fee is INR 1150 for SC, ST and PwD category candidates and INR 2300 for all other categories of candidates.

For Online Application, the Candidate has to select the Credit Card / Debit Card / Internet Banking option to pay the application fee and follow the online instructions to complete the payment of the fee. After successful payment, the candidate will be able to print the Application Form.

CAT Application Process

  1. Visit the official CAT website and click on the ‘Register’ button to create a new account.
  2. Fill in the required details such as name, email address, mobile number, and date of birth to create a user ID and password.
  3. Once the registration is completed, log in to the CAT website using the user ID and password.
  4. Fill in the CAT application form by providing personal details, academic qualifications, work experience (if any), and selecting the preferred exam centers.
  5. Upload scanned copies of the photograph, signature, and other necessary documents as per the specified format and size.
  6. Pay the application fee through online payment modes such as credit/debit card or net banking.
  7. After the successful submission of the application form and fee payment, take a printout of the application form and keep it safe for future reference.

CAT 2024 Exam pattern

  • CAT 2023 exam duration-2 Hours (120 Minutes)
  • Number of Questions -66 Questions
  • CAT total marks -198 marks
  • Question Type-MCQ and non-MCQ
  • Sections-
    • Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
    • Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
    • Section III: Quantitative Ability
Section as per IIM CAT Exam Paper 2023Total QuestionsAllotted TimeAllotted Time for PwD Students
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)24 
(19 MCQS & 5 Non-MCQS)
40 Minutes53 minutes and 20 seconds
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning(DILR)20
 (15 MCQS & 5 Non-MCQS)
40 Minutes53 minutes and 20 seconds
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)22
(14 MCQS & 8 Non-MCQS)
40 Minutes53 minutes and 20 seconds
Total66120 Minutes160 minutes

Marking Scheme

Type of Questions in CAT question paper patternCorrect AnswerIncorrect Answer
MCQ+3-1
Non-MCQ+30

CAT 2024 Syllabus

Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

  • Verbal Ability
  • English Usage or Grammar
  • Close Passage
  • Synonyms Antonyms
  • Facts-inferences-judgments
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Jumbled Paragraph

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

  • Caselets
  • Blood Relations
  • Calendars
  • Graphs
  • Tables
  • Directions
  • Cubes
  • Clocks & calendars
  • Syllogism
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Pie Chart
  • Number and Letter Series
  • Seating Arrangement

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Algebra
  • Higher Maths
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Mensuration
  • Arithmetic
  • Geometry, 
  • Trigonometry
  • Averages
  • Percentages
  • Number Systems

How to Prepare CAT 2024

  • Make small daily targets, weekly targets and revise the subject or topic as many times as possible until you are perfect on that. The best source is to refer the past question papers and practice those model papers.
  • Motivation and planning in the study are mandatory.
  • For good motivation visit coaching centers and motivate yourself.
  • Mark the questions that we feel important or tough. Have to improve faith in yourself. When we refer to the previous question papers then we automatically know the important topics and type of the questions

CAT 2024 Admit Card

The CAT 2023 admit card has been released on the website after the completion of application process. Students can download the admit card by accessing the download link provided on the website and entering their registered user Id and password. No candidate can get their admit card through offline mode.

CAT 2024 Results

CAT 2023 results are usually declared in January or February, and the scorecard can be downloaded from the official website. Here are the steps for accessing the CAT result:

  1. Visit the official CAT website and click on the ‘CAT Result’ link.
  2. Enter your login credentials, such as registration number and password.
  3. Click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  4. Your CAT result will be displayed on the screen, showing the overall score, sectional score, and percentile.

CAT 2024 Counselling

No, CAT does not conduct counseling for students. CAT is a national-level entrance exam conducted for admission to various management programs offered by Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and other premier B-schools in India. The selection process for admission into these institutes may include counseling, but it is conducted by the respective institutes themselves.

Courses Offered Through CAT

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) MBA is a two-year postgraduate program that covers various management subjects such as finance, marketing, operations, human resources, and entrepreneurship. It is one of the most popular courses offered by institutes that accept CAT scores.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) PGDM is a two-year program that is similar to MBA but is offered by autonomous institutes. PGDM focuses on practical and industry-oriented learning and includes a range of specializations such as Marketing, Finance, Operations, and Human Resources.
  • Executive Post Graduate Program (EPGP)
  • Master of Business Administration in Rural Management (MBA-RM)

Apart from these courses, many institutes offer a range of specialized management programs, including Executive MBA, One Year MBA, MBA in Healthcare Management, MBA in Tourism and Hospitality, MBA in Agribusiness, and MBA in Sports Management, among others.

CAT Helpline Numbers

  1. CAT Candidate Helpdesk Number – 1800-209-0830 Candidates can call this number for any queries related to the CAT exam, including registration, application form, admit card, exam pattern, syllabus, and result.
  2. CAT Official Website – www.iimcat.ac.in
  3. IIM CAT Email Address – [email protected]

CAT 2024 – FAQs

What is the duration of the CAT 2023 exam?

The duration of the CAT exam is 120 minutes (2 hours).

How many sections are there in the CAT exam?

The CAT exam has three sections – Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Quantitative Ability (QA).

How many questions are there in the CAT exam?

The CAT exam has a total of 100 questions. VARC and QA sections have 34 questions each, while DILR section has 32 questions.

Can I change my CAT exam center after submitting the application form?

No, you cannot change your CAT exam center once you have submitted the application form. However, you can request a change of exam center in exceptional circumstances, and it is subject to the discretion of the exam authorities.

Is there any age limit to appear for the CAT exam?

No, there is no age limit to appear for the CAT exam.

Can I use a calculator during the CAT exam?

No, you cannot use a calculator during the CAT exam. However, an on-screen calculator will be provided for the Quantitative Ability section.

How many times can I appear for the CAT exam?

There is no limit on the number of attempts for the CAT exam. Candidates can appear for the exam as many times as they wish.

When will the CAT 2023 exam results be announced?

The CAT exam results are usually announced in January or February, the following year of the exam.

What is the marking/grading scheme for CAT?

Each correct answer is awarded 3 marks.
An incorrect answer fetches -1.
No marks are given or deducted for Un attempted questions.
No negative marks for Non-MCQs

How many sections are there in CAT 2023?

Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
Section III: Quantitative Ability

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