CAT 2023 Notification Release Date – Registration [Expected Dates]

CAT 2023 Notification Release Date
CAT 2023 Notification Release Date (tentative)

Common Admission Test (CAT) serves as a gateway to some of the top business schools in the country. The CAT exam is conducted annually, and the release of the CAT 2023 notification is expected to be on July 31, 2023 (based on last year’s dates). Candidates are advised to follow the official CAT page regularly to check out the immediate notifications regarding the CAT 2023 examination. In this blog post, we will discuss the details of the CAT 2023 notification, important dates, exam pattern, eligibility criteria and also the list of top MBA colleges in India that accept the CAT scores.

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CAT 2023 Notification

According to the dates from the previous year, it is expected that the CAT 2023 notification will be released on July 31, 2023. The registration portal for CAT 2023 will open in the first week of August 2023. The notification will be released on the official CAT 2023 website (

CAT 2023 Important Dates

Event Date (Tentative)
Exam notification 31st July 2023
Registration Date First Week Of August 2023
Admit Card Release Date Final Week October 2023
Exam Date 26th November 2023
Answer Key Release Date First Week Of December 2023
Results Final Week Of December 2023

Note: The dates mentioned above are subject to change and are based on the previous year’s schedule. Rest assured. We will promptly notify you of any updates regarding the CAT 2023 examination as soon as they are released.

CAT 2023 Exam Pattern (Expected)

It is expected that the CAT 2023 exam will have a similar format as in previous years. The CAT exam consists of three sections, as many of you may already know. Here is a breakdown of the detailed exam pattern.

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 40 minutes 24
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 40 minutes 20
Quantitative Ability 40 minutes 22
Total 120 minutes 66

Each correct answer is awarded three marks, and each wrong answer carries a penalty of -1 mark. Some questions are Type-in-the-answer (TITA) questions. The marking scheme for TITA questions is +3 marks for the correct answer and NO negative marks for the wrong answer. Also, there is no negative marking for Unattempted questions. Check out more details on Negative marking in the CAT exam.

Each section has a sectional time limit of 40 minutes, and candidates are not allowed to switch between the sections. Candidates are expected to perform well in all the sections, and most institutes accepting CAT scores for admission have sectional and overall cut-offs.

CAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The CAT is an exam conducted by the IIMs and is held nationwide, so the candidates must fulfil certain eligibility criteria. The requirements to satisfy the CAT exam eligibility criteria are as follows:

  1. The applicant should have a bachelor’s degree (3 years or 4 years).
  2. Candidates in the final year of graduation can also apply.
  3. The applicant must have a minimum of 50% in graduation (45% for SC/ST/PWD categories) or an equivalent CGPA.

CAT 2023 Registration Details (Step-wise Process)

Aspirants must visit the to get registered for the examination. The online application form for CAT 2023 will be released in the first week of August 2023. Follow the below-given steps to register for the CAT exam.

Step 1: New Registration for CAT 2023

  • As mentioned before, candidates must visit the official website of CAT 2023 to register after the application form is released.
  • Click on the candidate’s registration tab, which will be displayed on the official website of CAT.
  • Fill out the required details like Name, Date of birth, E-mail ID, Phone Number, etc., then click on the “Submit” Button.
  • Now, you will be displayed with a unique CAT 2023 registration ID, and a unique password will be generated. Note the registration ID (User ID) and Password.

Step 2: Fill Out The Application Form

Go back to the CAT 2023 login page and enter your registration ID and password. Now, candidates must have to fill out the below-given details.

  • Personal details, which include Full name, Father’s name, Date of birth, Gender, Category, Nationality, Contact details, Address, etc.
  • Academic Details, which include 10th, 12th, Under graduation scores etc.
  • Work Experience details (Optional).
  • After filling in the above details, candidates need to select their desired MBA programmes in various institutes and also cities for the personal interview process.

Step 3: Upload Required Documents

After filling in all the required details, including personal, educational and work experience, candidates must upload some documents, which are given below.

  • Candidate’s photograph (JPG/JPEG format) with the below or equal file size of 80Kb.
  • Candidate’s Signature (JPG/JPEG format) with the below or equal file size of 80Kb.
  • Category certificate (PDF format)  with the below or equal file size of 200Kb.
  • PwD/DA certificate (PDF format)  with the below or equal file size of 200Kb.

Step 4: Make The Registration Fee Payment

Finally, the candidate must have to pay the registration fee. The application fee details for CAT 2023 are shown below.

  • The CAT Registration fee is Rs. 2200/- (for the general & OBC category), inclusive of the IIM application fee.
  • The CAT Registration fee is  Rs. 1100/- (for SC, ST and PwD candidates), inclusive of the IIM application fee.

Top MBA Colleges Accepting The CAT Scores

There are numerous MBA colleges accepting CAT scores in India. The following are the top 20 MBA colleges in India, along with their fee details, placements and CAT cut-offs.

Institute Fees Average CTC Entrance Exam
Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi (FMS) 2.5 Lakhs 34.1 LPA CAT
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) 24.61 Lakhs 32.79 LPA CAT
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM B) 24.5 Lakhs 35.31 LPA CAT/GMAT/GRE
Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM C) 23 Lakhs 34.20 LPA CAT
Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM L) 20.75 Lakhs 31.03 LPA CAT
Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM K) 20.5 Lakhs 29.5 LPA CAT
Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM I) 21.14 Lakhs 25.01 LPA CAT
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) 6 Lakhs 27.63 LPA MAH-CET/CAT/CMAT
Management Development Institute, Gurgaon (MDI) 24.16 Lakhs 27.67 LPA CAT/GMAT/XAT
National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai (NITIE) 14.63 Lakhs 25.4 LPA CAT
Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay (SJMSOM) 14.52 Lakhs 28.8 LPA CAT/GMAT
S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai (SPJIMR) 20.42 Lakhs 33.02 LPA CAT/GMAT


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