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CAT 2023 Registration - Apply Online At

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) invites online applications for admission to various Post Graduate and Fellow/Doctorate programmes through Common Admission Test 2023 (CAT 2023). All eligible and interested Indian nationals can apply online at IIM CAT official website at from 02nd August 2023 to till the application last date 13th September 2023 for Common Admission Test 2023 (CAT 2023).

Interested candidates read the full notification carefully, before applying online.

Indian Institutes of Management

Important Dates

  • Registration Start Date: 02-08-2023
  • Registration Last Date: 13-09-2023
  • Admit Card Issue Date: 25-10-2023
  • Test Date: 26-11-2023
  • Result Declaration Date: 2nd Week of Jan 2024

Application Fee

  • For SC/ ST/ PwD Candidates: Rs.1200/-
  • For All Other Candidates: Rs.2400/-
  • Fee can be paid through online using Debit/ Credit Card/ Internet Banking and UPI/ wallets.

Eligibility Criteria for CAT 2023

  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in the case of candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PwD) categories] or possess an equivalent qualification.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.
  • Candidates applying for CAT 2023 should fulfill any one of the following conditions:
    1. Completed Bachelor’s degree with the required percentage of marks*.
    2. Completed professional degree (CA/ CS/ ICWA/ Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of India (FIAI)) with required percentage*
    3. Should be in the final year of Bachelor’s degree with required percentage*. SC/ST/PwD candidates should have a minimum 45%. For General, EWS and NC-OBC candidates, the minimum is 50%.

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CAT 2023 Notification PDF

CAT 2023 is a prerequisite for admission to various Post Graduate and Fellow/ Doctorate programmes of IIMs. CAT 2023 scores are allowed to be used by listed non-IIM member institutions. The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct a computer-based Common Admission Test 2023 (CAT 2023) on November 26, 2023 in three sessions. All interested candidates can download Information Bulletin in PDF through given link as below, before apply online must read the notification carefully to avoid any kind of confusion.

Common Admission Test 2023 Summary

Institute Name Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)
Test Name Common Admission Test (CAT) 2023
Application Start Date 02 August 2023
Application Last Date 19 September 2023
Admit Card Downloading Period 25 October 2023 to 26 November 2023
Schedule of Computer Based Examination 26 November 2023
Download Information Bulletin CAT 2023 Information Bulletin
Apply Online For CAT 2023

CAT 2023 Admission Process

Please note that each IIM is independent to mandate their own eligibility criteria (including academic cut-offs and relative weights) and follow different selection processes. Performance in the CAT 2023 examination is an important component for consideration in the selection process. IIMs may also use the previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience and other similar inputs in short-listing of candidates at various stages of the selection process. For more information, refer to the admissions policies of individual IIMs on their respective websites.

CAT 2023 Syllabus and Test Pattern

Duration of the Test :

The duration of the test will be 120 minutes. The Test will have the following three sections:

  1. Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
  2. Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
  3. Section III: Quantitative Ability

Candidates will be allotted exactly 40 minutes for answering questions in each section and they will not be allowedto switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section. Tutorials to understand the format of the test will be available on the CAT website. Candidates are advised towork on the tutorials available on the CAT website well in advance.

CAT 2023 PGP and FPM Programmes List

A. Post Graduate Programmes in Management (PGP) :

Institute Programmes Website Addresses
IIM Ahmedabad PGP, PGP-FABM, ePGD-ABA (ePost Graduate Diploma in Advanced Business Analytics)
IIM Amritsar MBA, MBA-Business Analytics, MBA-HRM, EMBA, M.Sc. in Data Science(MSDSM) jointly offered with IIT Ropar
IIM Bodh Gaya MBA, MBA (Digital Business Management), MBA (Hospital and Healthcare Management)
IIM Calcutta MBA
IIM Indore PGP, PGP-HRM, MSDSM (Master of Science in Data Science and Management)
IIM Jammu MBA, MBA (Hospital Administration & Healthcare Management), Executive MBA
IIM Kashipur MBA, MBA (Analytics), EMBA, EMBAA (Executive Master of Business Administration Analytics)
IIM Nagpur MBA, MBA (Executive)
IIM Raipur PGP
IIM Ranchi MBA, MBA-HRM, MBA (Business Analytics)
IIM Sambalpur MBA, Executive MBA, MBA for Working Professionals
IIM Sirmaur MBA, MBA (Tourism Management), ExMBA (Digital Transformation & Analytics)
IIM Tiruchirappalli PGPM, PGPM-HR
IIM Visakhapatnam PGP, EMBA, PGPDGM

B. Fellow Programmes in Management (FPM) [PhD] :

Institute Programmes Website Addresses
IIM Ahmedabad Doctoral Programme in Management
IIM Amritsar PhD
IIM Bangalore PhD
IIM Bodh Gaya PhD
IIM Calcutta Doctoral Programme (PhD)
IIM Indore FPM
IIM Jammu PhD, PhD (Working Professionals)
IIM Kashipur PhD
IIM Kozhikode PhD, Fellow Programmes in Management PhD (PT)
IIM Lucknow PhD
IIM Nagpur Ph.D., Ph.D. (Executive)
IIM Ranchi PhD, EPhD
IIM Rohtak PhD
IIM Sambalpur PhD, Executive PhD
IIM Shillong Doctoral Program, Doctoral Program (WP)
IIM Sirmaur PhD , PhD (Executive)
IIM Tiruchirappalli PhD, Executive PhD
IIM Udaipur PhD
IIM Visakhapatnam PhD

CAT 2023 Admit Card

The Admit Card will be available for view and print from Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 5:00 p.m. onwards. The Admit Card will appear only if your online application form is submitted successfully. You will receive an automated email confirmation upon successful submission. You can then log into the CAT website using your registered User ID and view/print the Admit Card.

Test Centres of CAT 2023

  • CAT 2023 will be conducted in around 155 cities. Candidates will be given the option to choose six optional cities. Test cities will be mentioned in the CAT website and the name of the test centre will be indicated in the Admit Card.
  • CAT Centre will try its best to ensure that a candidate gets one of the preferred options. In case of high demand in a particular region, CAT Centre reserves the right to allot a centre close to the any of the preferred options. Once a centre is allotted to a candidate, no change is permitted.
  • IIMs reserve the right to add/ remove, change or cancel any test centre/ city and/ or change the test time and date at their discretion.

CAT 2023 Image Uploading Instructions

  • Passport Size Photograph and Signature: Upload the scanned image of your passport size photo within the dimension of 1200 pixels x 1200 pixels. Also, upload the scanned image of your signature within the dimensions of 80mm X 35mm. The documents file format should be a .jpg or .jpeg and the file size should not be more than 80KB each. The image should be clear with a minimum resolution of 150px/inch. The photo should not be more than 6 months old and should have a white background. You will need the photograph uploaded here to be affixed on the admit card on the day of the test (November 26, 2023). So, please ensure that you have sufficient copies of this photo.
  • Valid EWS/ NC-OBC/ SC/ ST Certificate: Scan as PDF document to upload here.
  • Valid PwD Certificate: Scan as PDF document to upload here.

CAT 2023 Score Card/ Result

Candidate's CAT 2023 scorecards will be made accessible on the CAT website. Candidates may also be intimated individually by SMS. The CAT results are likely to be declared by the second week of January, 2024. The CAT 2023 score is valid only till December 31, 2024 and will accordingly be accessible on the website. Thereafter, no queries related to the issuance of CAT 2023 scorecards will be entertained.

Information related to the CAT 2023 results will be tentatively available starting from the second week of January 2024 on this website. The list of candidates shortlisted for the next level of selection will be made available on the website of the respective IIMs. Each IIM will send interview letters to the shortlisted candidates directly. The criteria for shortlisting vary across IIMs. Please visit the admission websites of the respective IIMs for further information.

How To Apply Online For CAT 2023 At

You can register for CAT 2023 at the official CAT 2023 website, between 10:00 am on August 2, 2023 and 5:00 pm on September 13, 2023. The registration steps are as follows:

  • Register to generate unique User ID and Password.
  • Log in with the generated User ID and Password to fill in the Application form.
  • Submit Application form after entering details and making online payment to complete the registration and application process.

During registration, the mobile number and email address provided by the domestic candidates will be verified through an OTP sent to that mobile number and email address. Once the OTP is verified, the User ID and the Password will be sent on the registered email address and or on the registered mobile number to complete the registration process. Overseas candidates will receive the OTP on their email address only. Once the OTP is verified, both the User ID and Password will be sent to the registered email address. Using these credentials, you can login as a Registered User to fill up the Application form. Applicants do not have to complete the application form in a single session. Applicants can save their current session and login later to complete their Application Form. This can be done multiple times.

Once the payment is made and the Application Form is submitted, applicants will not be allowed to make any changes. You can only view and print the Application Form after submitting the Application Form. Details are available on the Application submission page.

CAT 2023 Contact Details

  • Helpline Number : 18002108720
  • Email Id :
  • Address : C/o. Admissions Office, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, Prabandh Nagar IIM Road, Lucknow – 226013, Uttar Pradesh, India.

FAQs : CAT 2023

  • Q.1. What is full form of CAT?
  • Ans:- The full form of CAT is Common Admission Test.
  • Q.2. What is CAT 2023?
  • Ans:- CAT 2023 is a prerequisite for admission to various Post Graduate and Fellow/Doctorate programmes of IIMs. CAT 2023 scores are allowed to be used by listed non-IIM member institutions. A list of such institutions is provided on the CAT website. IIMs have no role in the selection process of non-IIM institutions.
  • Q.3. What is CAT 2023 application last date?
  • Ans:- CAT 2023 online application form last date is 13 September 2023.
  • Q.4. What is eligibility criteria for CAT 2023?
  • Ans:- Candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree with required professional degree.
  • Q.5. Is there any application fee for CAT 2023?
  • Ans:- Yes, For SC/ ST/ PwD candidates are Rs.1200/- and for All Other candidates are Rs.2400/-.
  • Q.6. What is CAT 2023 helpline number?
  • Ans:- Help Number is 18002108720.
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