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CAT Exam 2023

CAT 2023: Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national-level examination administered by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) on a rotation basis. It is conducted once a year, to provide admission for post-graduate management programs rendered by top B-schools of India. It is organized by the IIM, Calcutta.

CAT Application Form and registration process begins in the first week of August and remains open for the next 45 days. More than 2 lakh aspirants appear in CAT Exam every year. The exam consists of both objective and subjective questions. CAT is scheduled in two shifts, depending upon the number of candidates. CAT comprises a total of 100 questions based on the basics of 10+2.

CAT exam is acknowledged as the mother of all MBA entrance examinations. Common Admission Test remains the biggest MBA entrance test in India leading admission to more than 5500 seats in all the 20 IIMs including IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, and Lucknow.

CAT 2023
CAT Entrance 2023
Name of Examination CAT 2023
Conducting Body Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta
Mode of examination Online
Exam Level National level
Frequency Once in a year
Language English
Exam duration 3 hours
Official website
CAT eligibility criteria Graduation with 50%
Expected candidates to appear in the exam Over 2 lakh
Course offered Admission to MBA/PGDM

Eligibility for CAT Exam 2023:

  • Should have scored a minimum of 50% marks in the Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Reserved class applicants like a Scheduled tribe, scheduled caste, and persons with a disability must have at least 45% marks.
  • Candidates who are appearing for the final year of their bachelor’s degree and those who have completed their graduation degree are also eligible to apply.

CAT Exam Centers 2023:

  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • Assam
  • Bihar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chattisgarh
  • Delhi-NCR
  • Goa
  • Gujarat
  • Haryana
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • Jharkhand
  • Karnataka
  • Kerala
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Maharashtra
  • Meghalaya
  • Mizoram
  • Nagaland
  • Odisha
  • Puducherry
  • Punjab
  • Rajasthan
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Telangana
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Uttarakhand
  • West Bengal

CAT Exam Date 2023

CAT Online Registration Starts August 2023
Last date of CAT Registration 2023 September 2023
Image correction window September 2023
Exam date November 26, 2023

Documents Required to CAT 2023:

  • Academic details
  • 10th,12th, degree mark sheet
  • Work experience (if any)
  • Certificates (if any)
  • Scanned pictures of your passport-size photo and signature
  • Debit/Credit cards, Net banking

There is a specific percentage of seats that are already reserved for ST/SC PWD and OBC students


Reservation %

Scheduled Caste (SC) 15
Scheduled tribes (ST) 7.5
People with disability (PWD) 3
Other backward classes(OBC) 27
Total % of reserved seats 52.5

Steps to Apply for CAT Exam 2023:

CAT registration is a 4 step process. Before filling out the form, the candidate must read all the instructions. If the incorrect details are filled the form will be canceled. The steps are as follows:

Step 1: Registration - Visit the official website and enter your email id, phone number, and date of birth.

Note: The information given must be valid as the entire communication related to the exam will be provided through email-id and mobile number.

Step 2: Now provide personal details, contact numbers, academic information, and work experience if any.

Note: the applicants are requested not to provide any incorrect information as this can lead to forming rejection.

Step 3: The next step is to upload the documents ---- scanned photograph, signature & other required certificates.

Step 4: CAT 2023 Payment of Application form - The Application Fee can be paid online via net banking/credit card/debit card.

General/OBC 1900
SC/ST 950
PWD 950

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