The CAT exam is a special test that helps candidates into MBA/PGP programs at the famous Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). It's not just limited to IIMs; around 1200 other great B-schools in India also accept CAT scores for admission to their management programs. Some of the top non-IIM MBA colleges that will accept CAT scores in 2023 are FMS, GIM, GLIM, MDI Gurugram, IM, IMT, IITs, IRMA, LIBA, MICA, NITIE, SPJIMR, and more.

Common Admission Test (CAT) Exam 2023: Quick Glance



Name of the process

Indian Institute of Management

Conducting Authority

In 2023, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow

Exam name

CAT Exam, 2023 

Exam conducting authority

Indian Institute of Management


MBA/PGP programs

Number of seats



Official website



Common Admission Test (CAT) Exam 2023: Important Dates & Schedule

Date of Online Registration for the CAT Exam.

August 02, 2023, 10:00 AM

Online Registration closing date for the CAT Exam.

September 13, 2023, 05:00 PM

CAT Exam’s Admit Card releasing date:

October 25, 2023, to November 26, 2023

CAT Exam 2023 exam date

November 26, 2023

Declaration of result of CAT Exam 2023,

The second week of January 2024 (Tentative date)


Common Admission Test (CAT) Exam 2023: Eligibility Criteria

The Common Admission Test (CAT) Exam 2023’s eligibility criteria are mentioned below in the article:

  1. To be eligible for CAT 2023, candidates must have a recognized Bachelor’s degree or a provisional certificate from any college or university in any stream with a minimum 50 percent aggregate or equivalent CGPA (45 percent aggregate for SC, ST, and PWD/DA category).
  2. Bachelor’s degree or a provisional certificate must be minimum 3 years program. It may be from a distance or regular.
  3. Candidates who have completed a professional degree of CA/CS/ICWA or FCAI with the required percentage can also appear for CAT Exam 2023.
  4. Final-year bachelor in any stream candidates or awaited result students can also be eligible for CAT 2023 exam.

Common Admission Test (CAT) Exam 2023: Registration process

It’s a three steps process, login credentials, filling up the academic details, and submission of the registration fee. Apply for Common Admission Test (CAT) Exam 2023 registration, firstly the candidates need to fill out the online Registration form. They should make sure to submit the finalized application form before the last date of submission. It's important to fill out the Registration form correctly and also meet the eligibility criteria, as incomplete or incorrect applications will not be treated as accepted.

Steps to register for Common Admission Test (CAT) Exam 2023:

First, the candidates have to Visit the official website of the CAT Exam (Indian Institute of Management (IIM)), at www.

  1. Candidates have to click on the 'New Candidate Registration.'
  2. They should have to enter the asked details like Name, DOB, Email Id, etc.
  3. They have to Register themselves using a valid email ID and mobile number.  After that enter the captcha and click on ‘Validate’. After filling up candidates have to click on ‘generate OTP’ and enter the OTP for number and email ID verification.
  4. Candidates should Make a note of their login credentials of CAT ID and Password.

After part 1 they have to Log in again to complete the second part of the application form.

  1. Candidates need to provide their personal and academic details.
  2. Academic Details: SSC/ Class 10, HSC/ Class 12, Bachelor’s Degree Details, Master’s Degree Details, and Other Professional Degree Details
  3. Selection of Exam Center:  candidates may choose up to 6 different cities as their preference.
  4. At last, in part 3, candidates have to pay the registration fee for CAT Exam 2023 (General: 2400, others: 1200) and review the form before submitting it, taking a printout for future reference.

Common Admission Test (CAT) Exam 2023: Online Registration Fee

To complete the registration process for CAT Exam 2023, candidates are required to deposit the registration fee. The registration fee consists of non-refundable components.

Non-refundable nature of Fee:

  • General category: Rs.2400

  • SC/ST/OBC/PWD, etc: Rs.1200 

Common Admission Test (CAT) Exam 2023: Admit Card

The CAT 2023 admit card is a crucial document that candidates must have on the CAT 2023 exam date. Those who have applied for the exam can easily download their CAT 2023 admit card online from the official website at Here are some important points to remember about the admit card for the CAT 2023:

  1. Only registered candidates are eligible to download the CAT 2023 admit card.
  2. Candidates can access and download their CAT 2023 Exam admit card from the official IIM CAT website at, by logging in with their (credential) ID and password.
  3. The admit card will contain essential information such as the test center, date, and other important details related to CAT 2023.
  4. On the day of the examination, it is crucial for candidates to carry their CAT 2023 admit card with them.

Common Admission Test (CAT) Exam 2023: Results

The CAT result for 2023 is expected to come out in the second week of January 2024 (Tentative date) and will be posted on the official website at To see the result, candidates need to click on the CAT 2023 result link and enter their login credentials (CAT ID and password). The CAT 2023 scorecard will be valid for one year, until 2024.

Common Admission Test (CAT) Exam 2023: Answer key

After the CAT exam is finished, IIM will provide a temporary answer key for CAT 2023. To get it, candidates should go to the official CAT website - and log in using their CAT 2023 Credentials (ID and password). With the help of the CAT exam answer key, those who took the CAT 2023 can check their answers and calculate their CAT exam percentile.

Common Admission Test (CAT) Exam 2023: Selection Process

Candidates who pass the CAT exam and meet the required cutoff will be invited to the CAT exam selection process. Each IIM and MBA college may have different ways of selecting candidates, which could involve shortlisting based on the CAT 2023 score, as well as the Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interviews (PI). Candidates can find more details about the selection process below.

  • Written Ability Test (WAT)
  • Group Discussion (GD)
  • Personal Interviews (PI)

CAT scores are accepted by all CAT participating institutes, including both IIMs and Non-IIMs. Some of the Non-IIM institutes accepting CAT scores include 6 IITs, IISc Bangalore, NITs, JNU, IMT Ghaziabad, IPU, MDI Gurgaon, and SPJIMR Mumbai.