CAT Exam Date 2023: Result (Out), Scorecard, Final Answer Key (Soon)

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Dec 22, 2023

CAT exam date 2023 was announced by IIM Lucknow. According to the schedule, IIM CAT result 2023 was released on Dec 21, 2023. CAT 2023 final answer key is expected to be released by the last week of Dec 2023. CAT toppers 2023 list has been updated on Dec 21, 2023.

CAT answer key 2023 objection window concluded on Dec 8, 2023. The conducting body will consider the objections raised and release the final CAT answer key 2023.

Previously, the CAT 2023 exam was conducted in three shifts on Nov 26, 2023. CAT 2023 slot 1 was held from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, while Slot 2 from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM and slot 3 CAT 2023 exam from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM. CAT answer key 2023 (provisional) was released on Dec 5, 2023.

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Also Read: CAT Qualifying Marks 2023

Table of Content

CAT Exam Date 2023

CAT exam date 2023 schedule was published on the official website at iimcat.ac.in. The important dates related to the CAT 2023 exam date schedule are tabulated below for the candidates.

CAT Exam Events Dates
Upcoming Exam Events
Final Answer key Dec 2023 - Last Week
Past Exam Events
 Result Date Dec 21, 2023
Notification Jul 30, 2023
Registration Start Date Aug 2, 2023 (10 AM)
Registration Last Date Sep 21, 2023 (11 AM)
Last date to submit Registration Fees Sep 21, 2023 (11 AM)
Form Correction Window Opens Sep 25, 2023
Last date to Edit CAT Application Form Sep 28, 2023
Admit Card Nov 7, 2023
 Mock Test Nov 13, 2023
Exam Date Nov 26, 2023
Answer Key / Response Sheet  Dec 5, 2023
Answer Key Challenge Window Dec 5 - Dec 8, 2023

Also Read: CAT Cut Off 2023

CAT Result Date 2023

CAT 2023 result was declared on Dec 21, 2023. Candidates can access their CAT Result 2023 from the official website at iimcat.ac.in. The following details are there on CAT 2023 scorecard:

  • Name, contact information, CAT registration number, gender, date of birth, category, and PwD status are examples of personal information.
  • Date and timing of the examination
  • Score and percentile by section
  • Overall percentage
Category Date
Results Date Dec 21, 2023
Counselling Process Jan 2024 - Second Week

CAT Exam Timing 2023

CAT exam timing 2023 is divided into three sessions. CAT slot 1 timing was from 8:30 AM, and CAT slot 2 timing is from 12:30 PM. In addition, the final CAT slot 3 timing starts at 4:30 PM.

The detailed test timings as per the CAT 2023 exam date schedule are provided below for the candidates.

CAT 2023 Exam Slot CAT 2023 Exam Timing
Slot 1 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Slot 2 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Slot 3 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Did You Know?

CAT exam is only given once a year, which some first-time applicants may find challenging. This duration gives enough time for serious and comprehensive preparation. The yearly administration of the exam encourages students to focus their efforts on getting a competitive score and to take the test seriously.

CAT Exam Day Instructions

According to the CAT 2023 exam date schedule, the test was conducted on Nov 26, 2023. Candidates must meet the CAT 2023 eligibility requirements to take the exam. Still, they also need to be aware of important CAT Exam Day Instructions while taking the CAT 2023 exam.

An applicant should:

  • Obey the Invigilator's Directions
  • Start with well-known inquiries.
  • Keep The Sectional Time Management In Min
  • Pick TITA Questions Carefully
  • Utilize the calculator on-screen.
  • Focus and concentrate on your work.
  • Avoid wasting time on difficult questions.
  • Recall that quality matters more than quantity.
  • Check your answers twice
  • Avoid Panic Moments

CAT Exam Date Trends

As per the CAT exam date 2023, the test was conducted on Nov 26, 2023. Candidates can check the table below for the previous year's trends of the exam date for CAT 2023 to get an idea about when the exam will be conducted next.

Year CAT Exam Date
CAT 2023 Nov 26, 2023
CAT 2022 Nov 27, 2022
CAT 2021 Nov 28, 2021
CAT 2020 Nov 29, 2020
CAT 2019 Nov 24, 2019
CAT 2018 Nov 25, 2018
CAT 2017 Nov 26, 2017
CAT 2016 Dec 4, 2016
CAT 2015 Nov 29, 2015
CAT 2014 Nov 16, 2014

CAT 2023 Exam Date: Key Points

Candidates who will be taking the CAT exam date 2023 can view the full schedule for the exam on this website. Some of the key points related to the CAT 2023 date are discussed below.

  • Notification: As per the CAT 2023 date calendar, the notification for the exam has been published on Jul 30, 2023.
  • Application: CAT 2023 registration window started on Aug 2, 2023. Applicants can register for the exam on the official website at iimcat.ac.in. CAT registration's last date was on Sep 21, 2023. 
  • Application Form Correction: Candidates can amend their forms with a new photo, signature, and test city option. As per the CAT exam date 2023 for MBA, the application form correction window commenced on Sep 25, 2023, and ended on Sep 28, 2023.
  • Admit Card: As per the CAT exam date 2023 for MBA, applicants can download their admit cards from Nov 7, 2023.
  • Mock Test: As per the CAT date, IIM has activated the link to practice taking online mock tests on Nov 13, 2023. The mock exam will follow the CAT exam's syllabus and format.
  • Exam Date: CAT date schedule states that the exam was conducted on Nov 26, 2023. Three time slots, from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM, and 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM, is designated on the CAT exam 2023 date.
  • Answer Key: As per the tentative CAT date 2023 schedule, the provisional answer key and response sheet were released on Dec 5, 2023. The answer key objection window was open till Dec 8, 2023.
  • Results: CAT result 2023 was declared on Dec 21, 2023.
CAT Preparation 2023 CAT Previous Year Question Paper

CAT Answer Key 2023 Release Date

CAT 2023 provisional answer key was released on Dec 5, 2023. Candidates can download their CAT answer key 2023 using the login credentials. The final CAT answer key 2023 is likely to be released by last week of Dec 2023.

The dates related to the answer key as per the CAT exam date 2023 schedule are tabulated below.

Category Date
Upcoming Exam Events
Final Answer Key Release Date Dec 2023 - Last Week
Past Exam Events
Provisional Answer Key Release Date Dec 5, 2023
Start Date to Challenge Answer Key Dec 5, 2023 (5 PM Onwards)
End Date to Challenge Answer Key Dec 8, 2023 (Till 5 PM)

CAT Counselling 2023 Dates 

The dates for CAT Counselling 2023 will be fixed after CAT 2023 results are announced. The selection process is as follows.

  • IIMs will select candidates depending on scores and percentile
  • A personalized letter will be sent to selected candidates
  • Written tests and interviews will be conducted
  • Final selections will take place
CAT Colleges Dates
IIM Ahmedabad Shortlist & Admission Criteria Jan 2024
IIM Indore Shortlist & Admission Criteria Jan 2024
IIM Bangalore Shortlist & Admission Criteria Jan 2024
IIM Calcutta Shortlist & Admission Criteria Jan 2024
IIM Lucknow Shortlist & Admission Criteria Jan 2024
IIM Kozhikode Shortlist & Admission Criteria Jan 2024
IIM Amritsar Shortlist & Selection Process Jan 2024
IIM Visakhapatnam Shortlist & Admission Criteria Jan 2024
IIM Bodhgaya Shortlist & Selection Process Jan 2024
IIM Raipur Shortlist & Selection Process Jan 2024
IIM Udaipur Shortlist & Admission Criteria Jan 2024
IIM Kashipur Shortlist & Selection Process Jan 2024
IIM Trichy Shortlist & Admission Criteria Jan 2024
IIM Rohtak Shortlist & Selection Process Jan 2024
IIM Ranchi Shortlist & Admission Criteria Jan 2024
IIM Nagpur Shortlist & Selection Process Mar 2024
IIM Jammu Shortlist & Selection Process Jan 2024
IIM Sambalpur Shortlist & Selection Process Jan 2024
IIM Sirmaur Shortlist & Selection Process Jan 2024
IIM Shillong Shortlist & Selection Process Jan 2024

CAT Notification 2023

CAT 2023 announcement was published by the exam conducting body on Jul 30, 2023. Candidates are advised to read through the CAT notification 2023 before proceeding to apply for the CAT exam. Some of the details related to the notification are discussed below.

Previous Year CAT Notification Release Dates

CAT notifications of all previous years have been released in the last week of Jul of the following years. Candidates can check the trends to estimate the release of the CAT 2023 official notification.

The previous year's CAT notification release dates have been tabulated below.

Notification  Notification Dates
CAT 2022 Jul 30, 2022
CAT 2021  Jul 31, 2021
CAT 2020 Jul 29, 2020
CAT 2019 Jul 26, 2019
CAT 2018 Jul 29, 2018
CAT 2017 Jul 29, 2017
CAT 2016 Jul 31, 2016
CAT 2015 Jul 26, 2015
CAT 2014 Jul 26, 2014

Quick Links:

CAT Books 2023 CAT Mock Test 2023

CAT 2023 Registration Dates

IIM Lucknow activated the CAT registration 2023 window on Aug 2, 2023, as per the CAT exam date 2023 schedule. Candidates should be aware that the CAT Application Form 2023 process is entirely online. The last date to register was Sep 21, 2023, till 11 AM.

To finish the registration by the CAT 2023 exam date, one must go to the official website, iimcat.ac.in.

Particulars Details
Conducting Institution IIM Lucknow
Mode of Filling CAT Application Form 2023 Online
Application Form 2023 Start Date Aug 2, 2023
Application Form 2023 Last Date Sep 21, 2023
CAT Form 2023 Correction Window Sep 25 - 28, 2023

CAT Form Correction Dates

CAT 2023 application correction window was available online from Sep 25 till Sep 28, 2023. The dates for the form correction as per the CAT exam date 2023 are listed below.

Category Date
Application Form Correction Window Open Date Sep 25, 2023
Application Form Correction Window Close Date Sep 28, 2023

CAT Admit Card 2023 Date

CAT 2023 admit card will be available for a month until the exam day. Candidates can download their admit card from Nov 7, 2023, as per the revised CAT exam date 2023 schedule. They can download the same at iimcat.ac.in.

The following dates are significant for the CAT admit card 2023

Category Date
Admit Card Release Date Nov 7, 2023
Last Date to Download Admit Card Nov 26, 2023

CAT Mock Test 2023 Dates

CAT 2023 mock test was activated on the official website on Nov 13, 2023. CAT Mock Test 2023 will be 120 minutes in total, with a 40-minute sectional time limit. On iimcat.ac.in, the official URLs to take the practice exams will be available. The dates for the same are mentioned below for the candidates.

Event Date
CAT Mock Test Date Nov 13, 2023

FAQs

Is CAT conducted twice a year?

CAT Exam is conducted once a year. This year, the CAT exam was conducted on Nov 26, 2023.

When will CAT result 2023 be released?

CAT result 2023 has been released on Dec 21, 2023.

When is the CAT 2023 exam?

CAT 2023 exam was conducted on Nov 26, 2023. The CAT exam 2023 was held in the online format for the candidates.

What are the timings for CAT 2023?

As per the CAT exam date 2023 schedule, the test was conducted in three slots from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM. The first slot was conducted from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. The second and third slots were conducted from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM, respectively.

When will the CAT 2023 application form correction link be active?

CAT 2023 application form correction window was active from Sep 25 - 28, 2023, on the official website.

When is the CAT 2023 notification be released?

The CAT notification 2023 was released on Jul 30, 2023. Applicants can view the official notification at iimcat.ac.in.

What are CAT 2023 exam timings?

CAT 2023 exam was held on Nov 26, 2023, in three slots.CAT slot 1 timing was from 8:30 AM ti 10:30 AM. CAT slot 2 timing was set from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. Whereas, CAT slot 3 timing was scheduled from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

When can I apply for CAT 2023?

CAT registration 2023 date commenced on Aug 2, 2023. On the other hand, The CAT application form 2023 last date was Sep 13, 2023.

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