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IIM CAT Examination 2023 – IIM Common Admission Test

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IIM CAT Examination 2023

Common Admission Test (CAT) 2023 conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). Here’s a summary of the details :

About CAT:

  • CAT is the entrance examination required for admission into various Post-Graduate and Fellow/Doctorate programs at prestigious Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) across India.
  • Some non-IIM member institutions also use CAT scores to shortlist candidates for their management courses.

CAT 2023 Details:

  • Indian Institutes of Management have released the official notification for CAT 2023.
  • The CAT 2023 examination will be conducted as a computer-based test on November 26th, 2023.
  • The exam will be held in three sessions on the same day.
  • Interested and eligible candidates who are aspiring for a career in the field of management can apply online for this entrance test.

For candidates who are interested in applying for CAT 2023, it’s important to visit the official CAT website or the relevant IIM websites for detailed information about the eligibility criteria, application process, exam pattern, syllabus, and any other important instructions. This entrance test serves as a crucial step for candidates seeking admission to prestigious management programs in India.

IIM CAT Examination Details

Exam Details:

  • Name of Exam: Common Admission Test (CAT) 2023
  • Exam Conducting Body: Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)
  • List of IIMs: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bodh Gaya, Calcutta, Indore, Jammu, Kashipur, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Nagpur, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shillong, Sirmaur, Tiruchirappalli, Udaipur, Visakhapatnam
  • Date of Exam: November 26, 2023
  • Mode of Application: Online
  • Mode of Exam: Computer-based
  • Duration of Exam: 2 Hours
  • Total Marks of Exam: 198 marks
  • Total Number of Questions: 66

Participating Institutes:

  • All Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)
  • Other institutes that use CAT scores for admission

Official Website:


Eligibility Criteria of IIM CAT Examination

Here’s a summarized version of the eligibility criteria you’ve shared:

Age Limit:

  • There is no age limit to apply for the CAT examination conducted by IIMs.

Educational Qualification:

  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • For General and EWS category candidates: At least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in the Bachelor’s Degree.
  • For SC, ST, and PwD category candidates: At least 45% marks or equivalent CGPA in the Bachelor’s Degree.
  • The degree should be awarded by a University or educational institution recognized by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature in India or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of Education, Government of India.

Final Year Students:

  • Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination are eligible to apply.
  • Those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.
  • If selected, such candidates can join the program provisionally, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal/Registrar of their University/Institution stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on or before the stipulated date.

IIM CAT Examination Application Fee

Category-wise Fees are mentioned below. The fee can be paid using a credit card/ debit card/ net banking/ e-challan/ UPI. 

CategoryApplication Fee
General/ OBCRs 2400/-
SC/ ST/ PWDRs 1200/-

How to Apply For The IIM CAT Examination

How to Apply for CAT 2023:

  1. Visit the official IIM CAT 2023 Portal.
  2. Scroll down to the “Important Links” section.
  3. Click the “Online Application Form” link to start the registration process.
  4. Complete the registration by clicking “New User? Register Now.”
  5. In the next stage, click on the “Online Application Form” link again and log in using your registration credentials.
  6. Provide your personal and educational details as required and upload the necessary documents.
  7. Make the payment of the application fee based on your category.
  8. Review the information you’ve entered and make sure it’s accurate.
  9. Submit the application form.
  10. After submitting the form, remember to take a printout of the application for your records.

Important Dates Of The IIM CAT Examination

  • Starting Date for Online Registration & Payment of Fee: August 2nd, 2023 (10 AM)
  • Last Date for Online Registration & Payment of Fee: September 13th, 2023 (5 PM)
  • Download of CAT 2023 Admit Card: October 25th, 2023
  • Date of CAT 2023 Exam: November 26th, 2023

Important Links Of IIM CAT Examination

Online Application FormClick Here
Information BulletinClick Here
Advertisement DetailsClick Here
Official WebsiteClick Here
Admit CardClick Here

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