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CAT 2023 Notification Released - Registration Opens: Important Dates, Exam Details

After the previous edition of the Common Admission Test, the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow has been given the charge to conduct CAT 2023. IIM Lucknow, on Sunday 30 July 2023, released the official notification for CAT 2023. The notification carries important information regarding Test Dates, Eligibility, Reservations, Registration Details, and Test Centers.

In this blog, we will discuss insights about CAT 2023 in brief.

As mentioned, IIM Lucknow released the notification for CAT 2023 on 30th July 2023. The registration process is set to begin on 2nd August 2023. The convener for the test is Prof Sanjeet Singh from IIM Lucknow.

To register and apply, you can go to https://iimcat.ac.in/ to get all the latest info regarding the test.

Important dates for CAT Exam 2023

  • Registration for CAT 2023 Opens: 2nd August 2023, from 10:00 AM (IST)
  • Registration for CAT 2023 Closes: 20th September 2023, till 5:00 PM (IST)
  • Admit Card Download: 25th October 2023 to 26th November 2023
  • CAT 2023 Exam Date: 26th November 2023
  • Declaration of Result: 2nd Week of January (Tentative)

Registration Fee-

  • INR 1200/- for SC, ST, and PwD Category
  • INR 2400/- for General, NC-OBC, EWS, and other categories

The test is set to be conducted on 26 November 2023, Sunday. Like last year, there are 3 Test Slots

  • Morning Slot- 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • Afternoon Slot- 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Evening Slot- 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

The test is going to be conducted in a total of 155 Cities all across the country, in Computer Based Format. Every student will have the option to choose 6 Cities as the preference for Test Center.

IIM Lucknow has not made any changes to the exam pattern. It is the same as last year. The duration of the test is 120 Minutes and will have the following 3 Sections-

  • Section 1– Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (24 Questions, 40 Minutes)
  • Section 2– Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (20 Questions, 40 Minutes)
  • Section 3– Quantitative Ability (22 Questions, 40 Minutes)

The test will be carrying a total of 66 Questions, with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and Type in Answers (TITA or Non-MCQ Questions). The marking scheme also remains the same, i.e. (+3) for every correct answer and (-1) for every incorrect answer. TITA Questions, however, will not carry any negative marking.

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Participating IIMs for CAT 2023 are –

  • IIM Ahmedabad (IIM A)
  • IIM Bangalore (IIM B)
  • IIM Calcutta (IIM C)
  • IIM Lucknow (IIM L)
  • IIM Indore (IIM I)
  • IIM Kozhikode (IIM K)
  • IIM Shillong (IIM S)
  • IIM Raipur (IIM R)
  • IIM Ranchi (IIM Rn)
  • IIM Rohtak (IIM Ro)
  • IIM Kashipur (IIM Kp)
  • IIM Trichy (IIM T)
  • IIM Udaipur (IIM U)
  • IIM Nagpur (IIM N)
  • IIM Visakhapatnam (IIM V)
  • IIM Amritsar (IIM A)
  • IIM Bodh Gaya (IIM BG)
  • IIM Jammu (IIM J)
  • IIM Sambalpur (IIM Sp)
  • IIM Sirmaur (IIM Sr)

B-Schools accepting CAT Scores except for IIMs

Apart from these IIMs, some other B-Schools accepting CAT Scores for admission into their MBA/PDGM Programs are-

  • Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University
  • IIT- Mumbai, Delhi, Kharagpur, Madras, Kanpur, Roorkee
  • NITIE Mumbai
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
  • SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai
  • Management Development Institute, Gurgaon
  • Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
  • Delhi University- Dept of Financial Studies and Delhi School of Economics
  • Institute of Management and Technology, Ghaziabad
  • Jaipuria Institute of Management – Noida, Lucknow, Jaipur and Indore
  • KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research
  • TA Pai Management Institute
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
  • FORE School of Management, Delhi
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Delhi
  • L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai
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Almost 1500+ B-Schools across India accept CAT Scores for their Management-based Masters Programs, thus offering a pool of B-Schools for students to choose from.

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