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CAT 2023 - Exam Dates, Application Process, Pattern, Eligibility and More

CAT 2023 Exam Date: The exam conducting body IIM CAT has declared the CAT 2023 notification on 30th July 2023. IIM Lucknow is the conducting body of CAT 2023 exam. The registration process will start from 2nd August 2023 (10:00 AM) and will continue till 13th September 2023( 5: 00 PM).

The CAT 2023 will be conducted on 26 November 2023 (the last Sunday of November 2023). It is one of the most important keys to entering the Top MBA Colleges in India, including IIMs, FMS and many more. To predict the Interview/Admission calls from all IIMs and other top MBA colleges on the basis of students CAT score please refer BYJU’S CAT College Predictor tool. Appearing for CAT 2023 will give the aspirants the best learning experience by joining IIMs, which provide top-notch education, reputation, outstanding placement prospects, an extensive alumni network and faculty, among other things.

Read the article to get all the latest updates on the CAT Exam 2023 registration date, exam dates, the organizing institute, exam resources and preparation tips.

CAT 2023 Overview

The CAT, or Common Admission Test (CAT Full Form), is a national – level MBA Exam conducted by IIMs on a rotational basis. The CAT 2023 entrance exam will initiate the shortlisting process of MBA aspirants who wish to join IIMs for an MBA. So, it is important to start CAT 2023 preparation with full dedication so that you can crack the exam with a good score.

Check the official website of IIM CAT to know all the important timelines for CAT 2023. So, candidates must check the latest CAT 2023 Syllabus and exam pattern and start their preparation as soon as possible.

CAT Exam 2023 Important Highlights

Candidates can check the important highlights regarding the CAT 2023 exam date, in the table given below.


Important Details

Full form

Common Admission Test

Short name

CAT 2023

Exam mode


Application process


CAT 2023 official website

Conducting IIM

IIM Lucknow

CAT Exam level


CAT exam 2023 languages


CAT 2023 fees

Other Candidates: INR 2400/-

SC/ST/PWD: INR 1200/-

Question paper

66 questions (Tentative), containing both MCQs and TITA

CAT 2023 exam date

26 November 2023 in 3 slots

The CAT exam 2023 is one of the most competitive exams for the ones who aspire to get into the management sector. Its distinctive structure and the fact that graduates or undergraduates from any background can take the CAT exam 2023 make it unquestionably the most popular exam among both students and teachers.

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CAT 2023 Exam Date

Check the table below to get all updated official schedules for the CAT Exam 2023 Date.

CAT 2023 Events

CAT Exam Date

Notification release

30th July 2023

CAT Exam 2023 registration start date

2nd August 2023 (10 AM)

CAT 2023 last date to apply

13th September 2023 (5 PM)

Release of the admit card

25th October Onwards

CAT exam date

26th November 2023

Declaration of result

2nd week of January 2024

CAT Exam 2023 Registration Date

As per the latest updates, the exam conducting body IIM CAT has declared the CAT 2023 registration date on its official portal. As per the latest notification the CAT exam 2023 registration will start from 2nd August 2023. The last date for registration is 13th September 2023.

CAT 2023 Exam – Fees

Here, we have shared the updated fees for the exam. You can registration fees for CAT 2023.

Candidates Category

CAT 2023 Fees

SC, ST, and PwD

INR 1200/-

All other categories

INR 2,400/-

Who Will Conduct CAT 2023?

The IIM CAT has announced the name of the CAT exam 2023 conducting body. The CAT 2023 exam will be conducted by IIM Lucknow. Here, in the table below we have listed all the institutes that conducted CAT along with the CAT Exam Date in the last years.


Conducting IIMs

CAT Exam Date


IIM Lucknow

26 November 2023


IIM Bangalore

27 November 2022


IIM Ahmedabad

28 November 2021


IIM Indore

29 November 2020


IIM Kozhikode

24 November 2019


IIM Calcutta

25 November 2018


IIM Lucknow

26 November 2017


IIM Bangalore

4 December 2016

CAT 2023 – Study Resources

Check out the list below to get the CAT study materials and prepare well for the upcoming CAT Exam 2023 effectively.

CAT Exam 2023 – Sectional Weightage & Marks Distribution (Expected)

In 2022, IIMB did not make any changes in the paper pattern and topics covered; it was completely similar to the 2021 exam. The candidates appearing in the CAT 2023 can expect the same paper pattern and sectional weightage.

Note the table below to get the expected sectional weightage and test structure for the CAT Exam 2023.

CAT 2023 Sections

Total Questions



Maximum Marks

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)





Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)





Quantitative Aptitude (QA)










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Who is Eligible for CAT Exam 2023?

The candidates must check their eligibility before applying for CAT 2023. If they fail to fulfill the CAT exam 2023 eligibility, then the authority can cancel their candidature at any stage of the selection process.

  • Graduation is compulsory to appear in the CAT 2023. The candidates must complete their graduation in any stream with atleast 50% marks from a recognised University (45% for reserve category candidates).
  • However the percentage of marks is not declared officially, but some IIMs prefer candidates who have completed graduation with atleast 50% in aggregate.
  • Age is not a bar to apply for CAT 2023.
  • Work experience is not mandatory. However, sometimes preferences are given to the candidates having work experience.

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The online BYJU’S CAT Exam 2023 preparation programmes offer a variety of concepts and tips to aid students in getting ready for various sections. While tackling the CAT 2023 paper, the professors also go over techniques that will assist them in putting out their best effort while consuming the least amount of time possible.

Expert Tips on CAT Exam 2023 Preparation

It is the best time to start preparation for CAT 2023, as only a few months are left. Our experts have shared some tips that you can follow while preparing for the CAT exam 2023.

  • Check the Syllabus and Latest Test Structure

First of all, the candidate must check the exam structure and syllabus to know if any changes have been made by the exam conducting authority. There are 3 sections in CAT 2023: VARC, DILR and QA. So, a solid understanding is highly important to achieve ultimate success in the exam.

  • Solve Previous Years’ Question Papers

You can become more familiar with the exam format and expected questions by practising previous years’ papers. You will also improve your time management, as well as how to work quickly and accurately, throughout the CAT 2023.

  • Attempt Mock Test Regularly

It’s crucial to take your time when studying for the CAT Exam 2023. You should also solve as many mock exams as you can. If you are familiar with the material, attempt at least one general CAT mock test each week. Increase the number of mocks as you advance. Examine the outcomes of practice exams and strengthen your weak areas for CAT 2023 subjects.

Frequently Asked Questions on CAT Exam Date 2023


What is the CAT 2023 exam date?

CAT 2023 exam date is 26 November 2023, and it will be conducted by IIM Lucknow.


When should I apply for the CAT 2023?

You can apply for the CAT 2023 from 2nd August 2023 onwards till 13th September 2023.


What is the CAT 2023 registration date?

The IIM CAT authority has declared the CAT 2023 registration date. The CAT 2023 registrations will start from 2nd August 2023 till 13th September 2023.


Is it possible to prepare for the CAT Exam 2023 in 6 months?

Candidates can prepare for the CAT Exam 2023 in 6 months with complete dedication. Invest 7-8 hours daily to study, attempt mock tests and solve past years’ exam question papers to crack the CAT 2023 in 6 months.


Which IIM will declare the CAT exam date 2023?

The CAT 2023 exam will be conducted by IIM Lucknow. In 2022, the CAT was conducted by IIM Bangalore on 27 November 2022 in three slots.


When is the CAT Exam 2023?

CAT 2023 will be conducted on 26 November 2023, by IIM Lucknow in 3 slots. The duration of the exam will be 120 minutes with 40 minutes for each section.