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The Common Admission Test is a premium management entrance examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Management's. A computer based test, this is a highly competitive one – It will open the doors for 20 IIMs and more than 100 other top Business schools for MBA aspirants. Around 2.5 lakh candidates take the exam every year for approximately 5000 seats in the IIMs.

The CAT paper comprises questions from three sections – Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, and Logical Reasoning. Registration for the exam has begun from 2nd August onwards and the last date of registration Deadline is 13th September, 2023. Admit cards will be available online too. Candidates can register online only through the official website. This year IIM Lucknow will be hosting this exam.

In order to appear for CAT, candidates must have acquired a minimum 50% in their graduation or an equivalent CGPA. Eligibility criteria are the same for those appearing from their final year of graduation. The examination is scheduled to be held on 26th November, 2023. Results will be announced by the second week of January 2024.

The duration of the exam would be 180 minutes (3 hours) and it’ll carry 100 questions divided into three sections. Negative marking is given for wrong answers and there will be no marking for the unanswered questions. Keep your eyes on our website for all information regarding CAT 2023. Don’t miss out on any details from now!.

Information to Candidates for CAT 2023

CAT 2023  Application start date- 2nd Aug 2023

CAT 2023  Application Deadline End date- 13th September 2023

CAT 2023  Admit card download date- 25th October 2023

CAT 2023  Exam- 26th November 2023

CAT 2023  Result- 7th January 2024

CAT Exam Application Fee

Rs.2000/-, application process is online only

CAT Nov 2023 Exam Pattern

  • 180 Minutes Exam: CAT exam is a computer delivered test of 3 hours duration but it is not an Online Exam
  • 100 Questions: CAT exam will have 100 questions divided in 3 sections of Verbal and reading comprehension, Data interpretation and logical reasoning and Quantitative Ability.
  • 25%-30% are No Penalty Questions: 25 out of 100 questions in CAT 2021, will not have negative marking.
  • Type of Questions: CAT 2023 is divided into Multiple Choice Question and Non-Multiple Choice Question and the Non-MCQs do not carry negative marking. In case any non-MCQ has negative marking, a few MCQs are changed to no negative marking questions.
  • 70-75% Questions with Negative Marking: More than 70% questions in CAT 2021 are of MCQ type and will carry penalty of 1/3 negative marking.

CAT Nov 2023 Exam Syllabus

CAT 2021 Syllabus for VARC with 34 Questions & 102 Marks

CAT English/Verbal Ability:

Reading comprehension, verbal reasoning, syllogisms, analogies, antonyms and synonyms, fill in the blanks, sentence correction, idioms, etc.

CAT 2023 Syllabus for Quant with 34 Questions & 102 Marks

CAT Maths/Quant Ability:

Number systems, geometry, trigonometry, probability, permutation combination, algebra, mensuration, time and work, averages, percentages, profit and loss, quadratic and linear equations, etc.

Syllabus for DILR with 32 Questions & 96 Marks

CAT Data Interpretation:

Interpretation and analysis of data based on text, tables, graphs (line, area), charts (column, bar, pie), venn diagram, etc.

CAT Logical Reasoning:

Clocks, calendars, binary logic, seating arrangement, blood relations, logical sequence, assumption, premise, conclusion, linear and matrix arrangement, etc.