CAT Notification 2023: Download Official CAT 2023 Notification PDF

CAT Notification 2023: Download Official CAT 2023 Notification PDF

ByAditi Joshi  |  Updated on: Jul 31, 2023
IIM is released official CAT Notification 2023 on July 30 2023. Get the direct link to download CAT 2023 Notification PDF for Free along with other official schedules.

CAT Notification 2023 has been released on the official website of IIM CAT on 30th July 2023. As per the CAT notification, CAT 2023 will be held on 26 November 2023 (Sunday). The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow is conducting the CAT 2023 exam. Prof. Sanjeet Singh, of IIM Lucknow, is the Convener for CAT 2023. Candidates aspiring to write the CAT 2023 paper must check the website for the important timelines.

The official CAT Exam Notification includes details of registration, exam dates, eligibility, fees, etc. It is important for the candidates to note the details related to eligibility criteria as mentioned in CAT Notification 2023. Read the article given below and note down the details related to the official CAT 2023 Notification.

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CAT Notification 2023

The CAT 2023 Notification PDF  has been released by the IIMs on its official website. The official notification for the CAT exam is available on the website with all the important dates and timelines. As per the CAT Notification 2023, the registration process starts from 2nd August 2023 (10:00 AM) and will continue till 5th September 2023 (5:00 PM). The CAT Notification provides all pertinent information, including the exam date, registration start and end dates, exam pattern, and exam eligibility etc. Candidates can download the CAT Exam Notification 2023 PDF and other important PDFs from the link given below.

Click here to Download the Official CAT 2023 Notification PDF

As expected, this year also there has been an increase in the CAT fees. As per the CAT Notification 2023, the CAT 2023 form fee (registration fees) has increased to Rs.1200 as compared to Rs. 1150 in CAT 2022 for SC, ST and PwD candidates while it has increased to Rs. 2400 from Rs. 2300 in CAT 2022 for all other categories. Additionally, the test centre has been increased to 155 test cities, as compared to last year's 150 test centers. CAT 2022 exam was conducted by IIM Bangalore, while CAT 2023 conducting body is IIM Lucknow.

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CAT Notification 2023: Test Centres

As per the latest CAT 2023 Notification, the exam will be conducted in around 155 cities across the country. Candidates will be given the option to choose six optional cities.

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CAT Notification for Score

After the exam will conclude, IIM will release the CAT 2023 Score. Candidates will be able to download their CAT Scorecard in the form of results from the official website of IIMCAT.

CAT 2023 Notification Overview

Note the table below to get important information regarding the upcoming exam, as per the latest official CAT Notification 2023.



Name of the Exam

CAT Exam 2023

CAT Full Form

Common Admission Test (CAT)

Type of Exam

MBA Entrance Exam - National Level

CAT Registration Mode


CAT Exam Fees

Rs. 1200 (SC, ST and PwD candidates)
Rs. 2400 ( For all other candidates)

Course Offered

Post Graduate Programmes in Management (PGP)

CAT Exam Pattern

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

Quantitative Ability (QA)

CAT Exam Duration

2 Hours (120 Minutes) - 40 Minutes for Each Section

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CAT Notification 2023 - Exam Dates

CAT Exam Notification consists of the important timelines. Check the important dates given below as per the latest CAT 2023 Notification.



CAT Notification 2023 Release Date

30th July 2023

CAT Registration 2023 Start Date

2nd August 2023 (10:00 AM)

CAT 2023 Application Form Last Date

13th September 2023 (5:00 PM)

Window opens for Form Correction

To be declared 

CAT Mock Test release

To be declared

CAT Admit Card 2023

25th October – 26th November, 2023

CAT 2023 Date

26 November 2023 (Sunday)

CAT Answer Key 2023

To be declared

Declaration of CAT Result

Second week of January, 2024

Details Mentioned in CAT Notification

The detailed CAT Exam Notification 2023 or the information bulletin pdf consists of the following exam details.

  • Details about CAT Conducting IIM
  • CAT 2023 Official Website
  • Post Graduate Programmes in Management (PGP)
  • Important Dates
  • CAT Eligibility 2023
  • CAT Reservation Policy
  • CAT Registration process and fees
  • CAT Test Centres

CAT 2023 Notification - Eligibility Criteria

The CAT Eligibility 2023 as per the exam notification is listed below. Check the officialCAT Eligibility 2023 as per the exam notification is listed below. Check the official CAT Notification 2023 PDF for details about eligibility criteria and reservation policy.

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum marks requirement of at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in the case of SC, ST, and PWD categories).
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of the Bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.
  • Candidates should fulfil any one of the following conditions:
    • Completed Bachelor's degree with the required percentage of marks.
    • Completed a professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA//Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of India) with the required percentage.
    • Should be in the final year of Bachelor's degree with the required percentage.

CAT Exam Notification 2023: Reservation Policy

As per the legal requirements, CAT 2023 conducting body has reserved the following section of seats for the reserved category.


Reservation %

Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates


Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates


Other Backward Classes candidates ((NC-OBC)


Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)


Persons with

Benchmark Disabilities (PwD)


CAT Notification 2023 for Registration

The registration and form details has been released along with the CAT Exam notification 2023 PDF. The following guidelines can be followed for how to fill CAT form:

  • Go to the official website of CAT 2023
  • Register as the 'New Candidate Registration' 
  • As a part of the CAT 2023 Registration, you have to fill in some of the basic details like your name, email id, contact number, DOB, etc.
  • Once you have successfully registered, you will have to log in again to the website and complete the application.
  • As a part of the CAT application Form, you have to fill in the required details.
  • You have to upload your passport-size photograph and signature (both should be of a size less than 80 kb each).
  • You are also required to upload the other documents like caste certificate for (OBC-NCL, SC, ST) and PWD/DA certificate, if applicable. Know more about CAT Answer Key.
  • Select the test centre out of the given list. You are allowed to select six centres.
  • You can pay for the application by any of the following methods: Credit card/debit card/DD etc.
  • Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email on your registered email id. You can take a printout of the application form and keep it for your future reference.

CAT Application Form Fee

Note the table below to get updated information regarding CAT Form Fees.


CAT Form Fees

General and all other categories

Rs. 2400

SC, ST and PwD

Rs. 1200

CAT Exam Notification 2023 for IIM & Programs Offered

As per the CAT Notification 2023, the following Post Graduate Programmes in Management (PGP) can be applied for in the mentioned IIMs. Check the list of CAT Colleges.



Official Website

IIM Ahmedabad

PGP, PGP-FABM, ePGD-ABA (ePost Graduate Diploma in Advanced Business Analytics)

IIM Visakhapatnam


IIM Udaipur


IIM Tiruchirappalli


IIM Sirmaur

MBA, MBA (Tourism Management), ExMBA (Digital Transformation & Analytics)

IIM Shillong


IIM Sambalpur

MBA, Executive MBA, MBA for Working Professionals

IIM Rohtak


IIM Ranchi

MBA, MBA-HRM, MBA (Business Analytics)

IIM Raipur


IIM Nagpur

MBA, MBA (Executive)

IIM Lucknow


IIM Kozhikode


IIM Kashipur

MBA, MBA (Analytics), EMBA, EMBAA (Executive Master of Business Administration Analytics)

IIM Jammu

MBA, MBA (Hospital Administration & Healthcare Management), Executive MBA

IIM Indore

PGP, PGP-HRM, MSDSM (Master of Science in Data Science and Management)

IIM Calcutta


IIM Bodh Gaya

MBA, MBA (Digital Business Management), MBA (Hospital and Healthcare Management)

IIM Bangalore


IIM Amritsar

MBA, MBA-Business Analytics, MBA-HRM, EMBA, M.Sc. in Data Science(MSDSM) jointly offered with IIT Ropar

CAT Notification 2023 for Exam Pattern

The Common Admission Test CAT 2023 will be conducted online mode. The test is divided into 3 sections, namely: Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation, and Quantitative Ability. Read CAT Syllabus & pattern in detail and give CAT Online Mock Test for upcoming exam preparation.

CAT 2023 Exam Pattern: Section-Wise Break Up (Expected)

The CAT authorities do not release the number of questions before the exam. However, the candidates can note the section-wise break up CAT Exam Pattern basis the previous year's paper.

Exam Section

CAT Total Questions



Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)




Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)




Quantitative Ability (QA)








  • The CAT exam duration is for 2 hours and every section is for 40 minutes.
  • A candidate cannot move to the next section until he/she completes the time allocated in the previous section. Also, one cannot move back to the previous sections after the allotted time for that section is over (switching of sections is not allowed). Get all the details for CAT Cut Off.
  • There are two types of questions in the test: MCQs and non-MCQs (also known as TITA), where the candidate has to write the answer in the space provided.

Note: There is an allotment of 3 marks for every correct answer, and one mark is deducted for every incorrect answer. However, there is no negative marking for the CAT Non MCQ Questions or TITA Questions.

CAT 2023 Notification: Admission Process

Candidates should remember that each IIM has its own set of qualifying requirements (including academic cut-offs and relative weights) and IIM Selection Process. Performance in the CAT 2023 is an important factor to evaluate during the selection process. IIMs may additionally short-list candidates based on their previous academic performance, relevant work experience, and other similar factors at various stages of the selection process. Candidates can check the individual IIMs selection process from the website.

FAQs on CAT Notification

  • The CAT Notification 2023 has been released on 30th July 2023. Stay tuned with us to get updated information regarding the upcoming exam updates

  • It is the official schedule of the CAT Exam. However, CAT Notification consists of all the official details for the upcoming exam, including registration, exam dates, eligibility, exam pattern and topics covered. The candidates must download the PDF file of notification to check all the important details of the exam

  • You can get CAT Exam Notification 2023 PDF on the official website of iim. cat. However, the candidates can also download the PDF from the BYJU’S Exam Prep App.

  • IIM Lucknow is the conducting body of CAT 2023. Prof. Sanjeet Singh is the Convenor of CAT 2023 exam.

  • As per the CAT Notification released, the CAT Exam Date 2023 has been released as 26th November 2023.


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