CAT Notification 2023: Download Official CAT 2023 Notification PDF

CAT Notification 2023: Download Official CAT 2023 Notification PDF

ByAditi Joshi  |  Updated on: May 15, 2023
IIM will release official CAT Notification 2023 tentatively by the last week of July 2023. Get the direct link to download CAT 2023 Notification PDF along with other official schedules.

CAT Notification 2023 is expected to be released by the last week of July 2023 on the official website of IIMCAT. Candidates who are appearing in the upcoming exam must keep their eyes on the official CAT Notification 2023 to avoid missing the deadline. It is expected that CAT 2023 will be held on 26 November 2023 by IIM Lucknow.

The official CAT Exam Notification is the official announcement that includes details of registration, exam dates, eligibility, age limit, fees, syllabus, and many more. It is important for you to note the details related to eligibility criteria as mentioned in CAT Notification 2023 to avoid later-stage miscommunications. Read the section below and note down the details related to the official CAT 2023 Notification.

CAT Notification 2023

The CAT 2023 Notification PDF will be released by one of the IIMs by the last week of July 2023, tentatively. The official notification for the CAT exam will be available on the official website with all the important dates and schedules. Considering CAT Notification 2023, the application process is expected to be started by the first week of August 2023 and will continue till the second week of September 2023.

The CAT Notification provides all pertinent information, including the exam date, registration start and end dates, exam pattern, and exam eligibility, in brief. The CAT Exam Notification 2023 PDF will be available on the official website for download in the form of the Information Bulletin.

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Check changes made in the last year's CAT Notification 2023 in detail. The authority had made a little change in the CAT form fee in 2022 (Rs. 1150 for reserves categories and Rs.2300 for General categories). Additionally, the test centre has been increased to 150 test cities, as per last year's CAT Notification. The previous year's CAT exam was administered by IIM Bangalore, while CAT 2023 conducting body is expected to be IIM Lucknow.

CAT Notification 2023: Test Centres

In 2022, CAT Exam was administered in 150 test cities across the country. Candidates will be able to choose from a list of six test cities in order of preference during exam registration.

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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 2300 (General category)

Rs 1150 (Reserved category)

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

CAT Accepting Colleges

1136 Approx

CAT Official Website 2023

CAT Notification 2023 - Exam Dates

CAT Exam Notification consists of all the important dates concerning exam dates. Below mentioned are the dates as per the latest CAT 2023 Notification.


Tentative Dates

CAT Notification 2023 Release Date

Last Week of July 2023

CAT Registration 2023 Start Date

First week of August 2023

CAT 2023 Application Form Last Date

To be Declared

Window opens for Form Correction

To be Declared

CAT Mock Test release

To be Declared

CAT Official Tutorial Release Date

To be Declared

CAT Admit Card 2023

To be Declared

CAT 2023 Date

26 November 2023 (Tentatively)

CAT Answer Key 2023

To be Declared

Declaration of CAT Result

To be Declared

Details Mentioned in CAT Notification

The detailed CAT Exam Notification 2023 or the information bulletin pdf will contain 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 considering the exam notification is listed below. Check the official CAT Notification 2023 PDF file for more details about eligibility criteria and reservation policy.

  • Bachelor's degree with a pass certificate. Earlier, there was 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) 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 will be 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'. (The registration link will activate as per the dates
  • 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 four 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


Rs. 2300


Rs. 1150

CAT Registration Process

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


IIM Visakhapatnam


IIM Udaipur


IIM Tiruchirappalli


IIM Sirmaur


IIM Shillong


IIM Sambalpur


IIM Rohtak


IIM Ranchi


IIM Raipur


IIM Nagpur


IIM Lucknow


IIM Kozhikode


IIM Kashipur

MBA, MBA (Analytics), MBA (WX)

IIM Jammu


IIM Indore


IIM Calcutta


IIM Bodh Gaya


IIM Bangalore


IIM Amritsar


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)

Note the table below to get a highlight of the section-wise breaks up as per the previous year's CAT Exam Pattern.

Exam Section

CAT Total Questions



Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)




Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)




Quantitative Aptitude (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 attempt. However, there is no negative marking for the CAT Non MCQ Questions.

CAT 2023 Notification: Admission Process

Please 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. Individual IIMs' admittance policies can be seen on their own websites for further information.

FAQs on CAT Notification

  • The CAT Notification 2023 will be released tentatively by the last week of 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. We will also upload the link here after it is officially released.

  • As per the latest updates, the name CAT 2022 conducting IIM was IIM Bangalore. You will get to the details regarding this after CAT Notification is released.

  • The authority still has not declared CAT Exam Date 2023. As per the trends, the candidates can expect that CAT 2023 can be conducted on 26 November 2023 (tentatively).


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