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Common Admission Test 2022 (CAT 2023) is a computer-based Test. CAT 2023 will be conducted by IIM Lucknow as a prerequisite for admission to various management programmes of IIMs. CAT 2023 score will be conducted by IIMs as a prerequisite for admission to various management programmes of IIMs.

  Full Form of Cat – Common Admission Test  


CAT Exam 2023 is scheduled on   Sunday, November 26, 2023, in three sessions  . CAT 2023 Applicants will be given a choice on Test City Centre while doing CAT 2023 Registration.


CAT 2023 will be conducted in centres spread across around   152 test cities .  Test cities will be mentioned in the CAT registration window and the name of the test centre will be indicated in the Admit Card.


The applicant must complete a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA  in any stream any University or educational institution as incorporated by an Act of Parliament or

State legislature in India or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognised by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

However for applicants belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC) category, Scheduled Tribe (ST) category and Persons with Disability (PwD) the graduation marks cut off has been lowered to 45% .

Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply for CAT 2023. However, provisional admission may be granted to them only upon submission of certificate from the Principal/Registrar of their University/Institution stating that applicant  has completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate. IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process.


CAT 2023 Registration Fee is   ₹1200 for SC, ST and PwD   candidates.  ₹2400   is the registration fee for  all other candidates  for CAT 2023.

For relaxation on CAT 2023 Registration fees applicants belonging to SC, ST and PwD categories must upload a copy of their SC/ST/PwD certificates at the time of registration. Fees once paid towards CAT 2023 Registration  cannot be refunded under any circumstances.

 List of CAT 2023 SCORE Accepting colleges

Here is the list of IIMs who will accept CAT 2023 Score for admission in to  MBA/PGP Programme

  • Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
  • Indian Institute of Management AmritsarIndian Institute of Management Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya
  • Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
  • Indian Institute of Management Indore
  • Indian Institute of Management Jammu
  • Indian Institute of Management Kashipur
  • Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
  • Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
  • Indian Institute of Management Nagpur
  • Indian Institute of Management Raipur
  • Indian Institute of Management Ranchi
  • Indian Institute of Management Rohtak
  • Indian Institute of Management Sambalpur
  • Indian Institute of Management Shillong
  • Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur
  • Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli
  • Indian Institute of Management Udaipur
  • Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam

With CAT 2023 scores applicants can also take admission in listed non-IIM member institutions. The list of non-IIM member institutions that have registered to avail of the CAT 2023 scores is provided at However IIMs have no role in the selection process of non-IIM institutions.


The CAT 2023 registration window opens at   10.00 a.m. on August 2, 2023 and will close at 5:00 p.m. on September 13,2023 . 

 CAT 2023 Registration Link

Applicants can register for CAT 2023 by clicking –

Before CAT 2023 Registration Check List

 Before applicants start registering for CAT 2023, they can look at the following checklist.

  1. Applicants should Check eligibility for CAT 2023
  2. Applicants should Ensure having a valid and unique email address and mobile number.
  3. Scanned images of passport size photo and signature are required for uploading. The photo should not be more than six months old and should have a white background.

 CAT Registration 2023 Step 1: Registration for User ID and Password

Candidate should go to the website, and click the ‘Register’ button under New Candidate Registration header to create his/her user profile.

Candidates should submit following details

  1. Name of Candidate as printed on 10th/SSC Certificate.
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Email Address
  4. Mobile Number

OTP will be generated To complete the registration process. After verification of OTP Candidates will receive the User ID and Password on the registered email address and or on the registered mobile number. This marks the Confirmation of CAT Registration 2023.

 CAT Registration 2023 Step 2: Login to CAT 2023 Website

Applicant should log in a “Registered Candidate” on the website and fill the Application Form for CAT 2023. Using the system generated   User ID and Password received at the completion of Step 1   .

CAT Registration 2023 Step 3: Fill CAT 2023 Application Form

Candidates should continue filling Application Form into the following six sections:

  • Personal Details
  • Academic Qualifications
  • Work Experience
  • Programmes
  • Test City

At the time of registration, the candidates have to select any six test cities, as per their preference. After the last date of registration, candidates will be allotted one among the six preferred cities subject to availability.

  • Payment

General/EWS/NC-OBC category candidates will pay Rs. 2400/- while an SC/ST/PwD candidates will be charged Rs. 1200 to appear for CAT 2023. The final amount to be paid may be different  depending on CAT 2023 payment partners Bill Desk and PayU.

Candidates should receive Application Confirmation Email stating the successful submission of your CAT 2023 Application. Application Summary will be displayed on CAT website as CAT 2023 Applicant.

 CAT 2023 Admit Card Download

The candidates can download the admit cards from   October 25, 2023 .  After successful completion of CAT 2023 Registration the candidates receive a confirmation email on additional details such as CAT 2023 Admit Card download.

 CAT 2023 Score Card Download

Candidates can download CAT 2023 scorecards from CAT website. The CAT results are likely to be declared by the   2nd week of January, 2024   . The CAT 2023 score will be valid  till December 31, 2024.


Particulars CAT Exam

CAT Exam Details 2023

CAT – Full Form

Common Admission Test (CAT)

Conducting IIM

IIM Lucknow

Level of Exam


Frequency of Exam

Once in a year

CAT Exam Date

26th November 2023

CAT Exam Slot Timings

1st Session/Slot  :   8:30  AM to 10:30 AM2nd Session/Slot : 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM3rd Session/Slot :   4:30  PM to 6:30 PM

CAT Exam Fees

Rs.2,400 (General Category) & Rs.1,200 (Reserved Category)

CAT Exam Eligibility Criteria

Graduation with minimum 50% aggregate (45% for Reserved Category)

Applications 2022

2.55 Lacs in 2022

Appearing Candidates 2022

2.22 Lacs in 2022

Purpose of Exam

Admission to Top B-Schools like IIMs, FMS, MDI, IMT, SPJIMR 1,000 Plus B-Schools

CAT Syllabus

  • Quantitative Ability (QA)
  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
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