CAT 2023: Exam Date, Notification PDF, Registration, Pattern, Syllabus, Eligibility, Preparation

By Sharmistha Banerjee|Updated : May 16th, 2023

CAT 2023 is expected to be held in 3 slots on 26 November 2023, the last Sunday of November 2023. It is expected that the authority will declare the official CAT 2023 Notification by the last week of July 2023 and the registration will tentatively start by the first week of August 2023.

Candidates who are thinking of appearing in the CAT 2023 must check all the official schedules for this exam. In this article, BYJU'S Exam Prep experts have highlighted some of the important details related to the CAT 2023 exam date. Go through this and stay updated with the CAT Exam 2023 schedules and other official details.

CAT 2023

CAT, generally used abbreviation for Common Admission Test, is conducted annually by one of the IIMs. It is one of the most prestigious MBA Entrance Exams in India. The candidates who will appear in CAT 2023 will get a chance to study for MBA in the Top MBA Colleges in India. As per the trends, the upcoming CAT Exam is expected to be conducted on 26 November 2023 (the last Sunday of November) in three slots. You will get the official Notification of CAT by the end of July 2023. In this article, we have provided all the details for CAT Exam 2023 for the candidates who will appear for this exam in next year.

Note the table below to get important highlights for CAT 2023, which are really important to know.


Details of CAT 2023

Exam Name

CAT 2023

CAT Full Form

Common Admission Test

CAT Official Website

CAT 2023 Frequency

One in a year

Exam Type

National Level, MBA Entrance Exam

CAT 2023 Exam Date

To be Declared

Exam Mode



120 Minutes

Language of CAT 2023 Entrance Exam


CAT 2023 Exam Section

Quantitative Ability (QA)

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

CAT Exam Helpdesk No.

1-800-209-0830 (Toll-Free)

The main purpose of IIM CAT 2023 is to shortlist the candidates by providing a common score for MBA Admission in all CAT Accepting Colleges in India. All participating colleges release CAT Cut Off based on scores and invite the candidates for further selection rounds.

CAT 2023 Exam Date

Note the table below to get details about the tentative schedules for CAT Exam 2023.

CAT 2023 Events

CAT 2023 Exam Date (Tentative)

Official Notification Release

July 2023

CAT Exam 2023 Registration Date

August 2023

Last date to apply

September 2023

Last date to submit CAT 2023 Fees

September 2023

Application Form Correction Window

3rd week of September 2023

Declaration of CAT Admit Card 2023

October 2023

CAT 2023 Exam date

November 2023

Result announcement date for CAT 2023

December 2023

Eligibility for CAT 2023

The candidates who are preparing for CAT Exam 2023, must be well versed with all the details related to eligibility. Check the below CAT Eligibility before applying for the exam to avoid the last-minute cancellation of your candidature.

  • Educational Qualification: The candidates must complete their Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • Minimum Marks for CAT 2023: You have to score a minimum of 50% in aggregate (45% for reserved category) in their graduation.
  • CAT Age Limit: There are no specifications in the age limit in CAT as per the official updates. If you have qualified for the basic qualification, you can apply for CAT 2023.
  • CAT 2023 Eligibility for Final Year Students: The students who are in the final year of their study can also apply for CAT 2023, but they have to complete their graduation before the admission date.
  • Work Experience for CAT Exam 2023: There are no specifications for work experience. Candidates with professional degrees like CA/ICWA and CS can also apply for CAT 2023.

CAT 2023 Application Form

CAT Registration has to be done online on the official website of IIMCAT. Note the section below to get details for CAT 2023 Application Form and fees.

Step 1: New Registration for CAT 2023

  • Visit the official website for CAT 2023
  • Click on the candidate's registration tab and fill in all the required details like name, date of birth, email ID, and Phone number.
  • You will get a unique registration ID in your registered contact details.

Step 2: Fill out CAT 2023 Application Form

  • Login to the portal again and fill out all the details as per requirements.
  • Here, the candidates have to fill out CAT 2023 Application Form, such as personal and academic details.
    • Father’s name
    • Mother’s name
    • Date of birth
    • Gender
    • Nationality
    • Category
    • Address
    • Graduation percentage
    • Class 10th & 12th marks
  • The candidates can also mention their work experience details (if have)

Step 3: Upload Documents for CAT 2023

You need to upload the below documents.



File Size



<= 80 Kb



<= 80 Kb

NC-OBC/SC/ST Certificate


<=200 Kb

PwD/DA Certificate


<=200 Kb

Step 4: Pay CAT Form Fees 2023

The candidates must pay CAT 2023 online only. Note the table below to note the CAT Form Fees 2023 as per candidates category.


CAT 2023 Application Fee

General/ EWS/ NC-OBC

INR 2300


INR 1150

CAT 2023 Syllabus

Going through the CAT Syllabus should be your first priority as an aspirant. Knowing the section-wise CAT Syllabus is of utmost importance for formulating the best strategies and time management. Our experts have curated all the important topics for all the 3 sections by analyzing the previous year's CAT Question Paper.

CAT 2023 Syllabus

CAT Important Topics


Sentence Correction, Fill in the blanks, Analogies, Reading Comprehension, Cloze Passage, Vocabulary Based Question.


Tables, Scatter Plot, Routes and Network, Graph, Reasoning, Team, Games, and Tournaments.


Prime Factorisation, Divisibility Rules, Geometry, Arithmetic, Algebra, Modern Maths, Polynomials, Maxima and Minima

CAT 2023 Exam Pattern

CAT Exam 2023 is expected to be held in 3 slots, as per the exam trends. The question paper will be as per the below-mentioned CAT Exam Pattern the authorities define.


CAT 2023 Details

Exam Mode


CAT 2023 Total Duration

120 Minutes (40 Minutes Sectional Time Limit)

Question Type


Exam Sections

3 Sections:




CAT Total Marks


CAT Total Questions


CAT 2023 Marking Scheme

+3 for every correct answer

-1 for every wrong answer

No CAT Negative Marking for TITA Questions

Medium of the Questions


How to Prepare for CAT 2023?

Preparing for CAT 2023 can be very exhausting if you are not following a strategic way. It requires time and dedication, and you must be dedicated to CAT Preparation. You must start your preparation for CAT 2023 as early as possible as the syllabus is huge, and you have to finish all the CAT 2023 important topics on time. Here are some expert-recommended tips that you can follow to get a good CAT Result in the upcoming years.

  • First of all, the candidates must go through the CAT 2023 Syllabus well. It should be the first priority for every CAT aspirant.
  • Know the right study materials for CAT 2023. It is important to go through the right CAT Study Materials as per the expert recommendation to score well in all the 3 exam sections of CAT Exam 2023.
  • Always make a timeline to prepare all three sections of CAT 2023.
  • Choose the Best Books for CAT Preparation. There are a lot of details for you to explore on the internet, but not all are relevant. Always select the CAT Books as per the expert recommendation and toppers ratings to cover all the chapters and important topics.
  • Maintain a diary to take regular notes on all the important topics and formulas. Taking notes for CAT 2023 Preparation will help you to make a quick revision before the exam date.
  • Solve CAT Mock Tests as many times as you can. It will help you to maintain regular practice for all the CAT 2023 chapters and gain better conceptual clarity.
  • Solve CAT Previous Years Papers after completing the syllabus. These are the most valuable resources and give the candidates valuable insights regarding CAT.


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FAQs on CAT 2023

  • CAT 2023 is not yet released. As per the exam trends, the candidates can expect CAT Exam 2023 by the end of July 2023. Stay tuned with us to get all the official details for CAT 2023.

  • Every year one of the IIMS conducts CAT Exam to shortlist the candidates for MBA admission. In 2022, the exam was conducted by IIM Bangalore. CAT 2023 Exam conducting IIM will be declared along with the official notification in the last week of June 2023, tentatively. Also Check: Which IIM Conduct CAT Exam?

  • The candidates can apply for CAT Exam 2023 after the registration window opens. As per the calendar of the CAT Exam, registration is expected to be started by the first week of August 2023. The authority will declare the last date to apply for CAT 2023 along with the official notification. 

  • As of now, there are no announcements of changes in CAT Exam. Stay tuned with us to get updated information regarding the changes in CAT 2023.

  • The candidates who will complete their graduation with atleast 50% (45% for the reserved category) are eligible for CAT 2023. However, the final year students can also be eligible for CAT if they fulfill the basic eligibility.

  • There will be 3 sections in CAT Exam 2023. The candidates will face both MCQs and TITA questions from each of the below sections:

    • VARC
    • DILR
    • QA
  • No, CAT 2023 Application Forms will not be available in offline mode. The entire registration process for CAT Exam 2023 will be online. The candidates have to fill out the form on the official website.

  • The IIM officials have not released CAT 2023 Exam Date on its official website. As per the trends, the candidates can expect that CAT 2023 Date can be 26 November 2023 (last Sunday of November). Stay tuned with BYJU'S Exam Prep to get updated schedules for CAT 2023 Exam date.

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