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


Registration Starting Date

August 02, 2023, 10:00 AM

Closing date

September 13, 2023, 05:00 PM

Extended date

September 21, 2023

CAT Exam’s Admit Card releasing date:

October 25, 2023, from 05:00 p.m.

CAT 2023 exam date/Test Date

November 26, 2023

CAT 2023, Declaration of result

The second week of January 2024 (Tentative date)

Common Admission Test (CAT) Exam 2023: Quick Glance





Indian Institute of Management

Exam conducting authority

Indian Institute of Management

Exam name

CAT Exam, 2023 


MBA/PGP programs

Official website


Conducting Authority

In 2023, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow



Common Admission Test (CAT) Exam 2023: Eligibility Criteria

The Common Admission Test (CAT) Exam 2023’s eligibility criteria are given below:

  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 a minimum 3-year 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 the CAT 2023 exam.

Common Admission Test (CAT) Exam 2023: Registration process

CAT 2023 is a three-step process, login credentials, filling up the academic details, and submission of the registration fee. Application for the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2023 registration, first the candidates need to fill up the online Registration form on the official website. After that, they should make sure to submit the finalized application form before the last date of submission. It's crucial to fill out the Registration form correctly and also meet the eligibility criteria, as incomplete or incorrect applications will not be treated or entertained as accepted by the official authority.

Registration steps for Common Admission Test (CAT) 2023:

Visit the official website of the CAT Exam (Indian Institute of Management (IIM)), at the official website on www.

  1. Candidates have to click on the 'New Candidate Registration for CAT 2023.'
  2. They should have to enter the asked details like Name, Date of Birth, Email address, etc.
  3. Register using a valid email ID and mobile number. Enter the captcha and click on ‘Validate’. ‘Generate OTP’ and enter the OTP for number and email ID verification to complete the process.

Make a note of the login credentials of CAT ID and Password.

After part 1, Log in again to complete part 2 of the application form.

  1. Candidates need to fill out their personal and academic details.
  2. Academic Details:10th and 12th Marksheets, Bachelor’s Degree Details, Master’s Degree Details, and Other Professional Degree Details of the candidates.
  3. Selection of Exam Center:  candidates may choose up to 6 different cities as their preference.
  4. Lastly, in 3rd part, candidates have to pay the required registration fee for CAT 2023, for the Unreserved category and reserved category the registration fee is respectively 2400 and 1200, review the form before submitting it, and take a printout for future reference.

 Common Admission Test (CAT) 2023: Online Registration Fee

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

·       General category: Rs.2400

  • SC/ST/OBC/PWD, etc: Rs.1200

Common Admission Test (CAT) 2023: Admit Card

 The CAT 2023 admit card is an important document that candidates must have on the CAT 2023 exam date, downloaded before the day. Candidates who have applied for the exam can easily download their CAT 2023 admit card after September 21, 2023 online from the official website at Important points to remember about the admit card for the CAT 2023:

  1. Only registered candidates of CAT are eligible to download the CAT 2023 admit card.
  2. Candidates can access and download their CAT 2023 admit card from the official CAT website at, by logging in with their ID and password.
  3. The admit card contains 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 for the Examination.

Common Admission Test (CAT) 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 of CAT at To view the result, candidates need to click on the CAT 2023 result link and enter their login CAT ID and password.

Common Admission Test (CAT) 2023: Selection Process

Candidates who successfully pass the CAT exam and fulfill the specified cutoff criteria will receive an invitation to participate in the CAT exam selection process. Various IIMs and MBA colleges may distinct methods for candidate selection, encompassing initial screening based on the CAT 2023 score, as well as subsequent evaluations such as the Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interviews (PI). Further information about this selection process is elaborated below:

  1. Written Ability Test (WAT)
  2. Group Discussion (GD)
  3. Personal Interviews (PI)

It's noteworthy that CAT scores are universally recognized and accepted by all CAT participating institutes, encompassing both IIMs and non-IIMs. Several non-IIM institutes, including six IITs, IISc Bangalore, NITs, JNU, IMT Ghaziabad, IPU, MDI Gurgaon, and SPJIMR Mumbai, also consider CAT scores for admission purposes.