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CAT Exam Notification 2023

Author : Aparna

Updated On : May 16, 2023


Summary: The Common Admission Test (CAT) is one of the most important examinations for those who want to pursue a career in management. CAT Exam Notification 2023 has not yet been released; however, here is what you can expect!

The CAT Exam Notification 2023 is yet to be announced for this academic year.

The CAT exam is divided into the following sections:

  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
  • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Ability

The exam will be conducted in three sessions. Candidates are required to answer a total of 198 questions in 2 hours. 

Here’s everything you need to know about CAT Exam Notification 2023.

CAT Exam Notification PDF

Last year’s CAT Exam Notification PDF 2022 is as follows:

Download CAT Exam Notification PDF 2022: 

The CAT Exam Notification 2023 PDF will consist of the following information: 

  • Exam Date and Time
  • Exam Centers
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Exam Syllabus
  • CAT Exam Pattern
  • Application Procedure
  • Admit Card Release Date
  • Result Declaration Date
  • Fee Structure 
  • Exam Helpline Numbers

The CAT exam is highly competitive; thus, candidates must start their preparation early. 

Candidates must stay updated with the latest CAT exam notifications and announcements to stay ahead of the competition.

List of CAT Participating IIMs 2023 

Participating institutes of IIM

  • IIM Ahmedabad
  • IIM Amritsar
  • IIM Bangalore
  • IIM Bodh Gaya
  • IIM Calcutta
  • IIM Indore
  • IIM Jammu
  • IIM Kashipur
  • IIM Kozhikode
  • IIM Lucknow
  • IIM Nagpur
  • IIM Raipur
  • IIM Ranchi
  • IIM Rohtak
  • IIM Sambalpur
  • IIM Shillong
  • IIM Sirmaur
  • IIM Tiruchirappalli
  • IIM Udaipur
  • IIM Visakhapatnam

Check: DATA Interpretation Preparation Tips for CAT 2023

Highlights of CAT Exam Notification 2023

Check the CAT exam notification 2023 highlights in the table below:

CAT Exam Particulars CAT Exam Details
CAT Full Form Common Admission Test (CAT)
Conducting Institute IIM Bangalore
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Once a year
CAT Exam Date To be notified
CAT Exam Timings Session 1: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM Session 2: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM Session 3: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
CAT Exam Fees INR 2,300 (General category) and INR 1,150 (Reserved category)
Eligibility Criteria Graduation with 50% aggregate (45% for SC/ST students)
Number of Applications 2.55 lakh (in 2022)
Number of Test Takers 2.22 lakh (in 2022)
Exam Purpose Study at IIMs, SPJIMR, FMS, MDI, IMT and over 1,200 B-Schools in India
Courses Offered MBA/ PGDM
CAT syllabus Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR), Quantitative Ability (QA)
CAT pattern Computer Based Test (CBT) with MCQs and non-MCQs
No. of test cities 150
CAT exam website https://iimcat.ac.in/
Exam helpdesk no. 1-800-210-8720 (Toll-Free); cathelpdesk@iimcat.co.in
Check: CAT Exam Question Papers

CAT Exam Courses 2023

These are the courses offered by the CAT exam: 

  • Post Graduate Programs in Management (PGP)
  • Fellow Programs in Management (FPM) [Doctoral]

Post Graduate Programs in Management (PGP)

The CAT Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP) is a two-year course offered by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for eligible students with valid scores in CAT. 

The course is designed to furnish students with the skills and knowledge needed to become successful professionals in the field of management.

It offers an in-depth understanding of management's concepts, principles and practices.

It is an integrated program that includes economics, accounting, finance, marketing, operations, strategy, human resource management and information systems courses. 

Students must also undertake research projects and write a dissertation in their chosen field of specialization.

Fellow Programs in Management (FPM) [Doctoral]

The CAT Fellow Program in Management (FPM) is a rigorous doctoral program in management studies and research offered at the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). 

The FPM is designed to help students hone and develop their research and analytical abilities. 

The program provides a strong foundation in research methodologies and tools and focuses on developing the capacity for independent research. 

It also provides a platform for students to develop their knowledge and expertise in management and related fields.

Check: CAT Exam Preparation 2023

CAT Conducting IIMs Over the Years

These IIMs have conducted CAT exams in the following centres over the past years. 

CAT Year CAT Conducting IIM
2022 IIM Bangalore
2021 IIM Ahmedabad
2020 IIM Indore
2019 IIM Kozhikode
2018 IIM Calcutta
2017 IIM Lucknow
2016 IIM Bangalore
2015 IIM Ahmedabad
2014 IIM Indore
2013 IIM Indore
2012 IIM Kozhikode
2011 IIM Calcutta
2010 IIM Lucknow
2009 IIM Ahmedabad
Check: CAT Exam Cut Off 2023

CAT Admission Process 2023

IIMs shortlist candidates for the interview stage based on their own criteria, which may be independent of each other. 

The process may include:

  • Written Ability Test (WAT)
  • Group Discussion (GD)
  • Personal Interviews (PI)

Performance in the CAT 2023 examination is an important component of the admission process. 

IIMs may additionally use other factors such as the previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience, gender and academic diversity and other similar inputs in shortlisting and ranking candidates at various stages of the admission process. 

The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs. For more information, refer to the admissions policies of individual IIMs on their respective websites.

Check: CAT Exam Subjects 2023

CAT Result and Selection Process 2023

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. 


CAT Exam Notification 2023 helps students with all the information needed to prepare for the exam and increase their chances of success. With effective preparation strategies, you can use the information provided to gain an advantage in the exam and maximize your potential for achieving the highest score possible.

Check: CAT Exam Pattern 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

The eligibility criteria for CAT 2023 is a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in graduation from any recognised university.
The last date to apply for CAT 2023 is yet to be announced. 
No, there is no age limit for CAT.

There is no restriction on the number of times a candidate can appear in the CAT exam.

The exam pattern of CAT 2023 consists of three sections - Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability. Each section carries a total of 34 questions, and the total duration of the exam is 180 minutes.


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