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CAT 2023 Answer Key: Download Response Sheet Here


CAT Answer Key 2023: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) will release the provisional CAT answer key 2023 three to four days after the exam. The answer key will be released along with the candidates’ individual response sheets. The Written Ability Test will be tentatively held on November 26, 2023. Candidates appearing for the exam can check out the official answer key and their responses to questions at the official website – iimcat.ac.in.

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Moreover, we will also update the direct link to download the official key on this page. Applicants have to log in using their user ID and password to download the response sheet. Scroll down to know more about the important dates, steps to download the answer key and more.

CAT 2023 Answer Key Release Date

Candidates have to enter their login credentials to raise objections against CAT 2023 exam provisional answer key. The objections will be examined by the exam authority and if any objection is found valid, a revised key will be released. Check the answer key date from the table given below:

EventsTentative Dates
CAT Exam 2023November 26, 2023
CAT 2023 Answer Key Release DateDecember 2023
Answer Key Challenge DatesDecember 2023
CAT Result Date 2023To Be Announced
CAT 2023 Final Answer Key Release DateTo Be Announced

How To Download CAT Answer Key 2023?

CAT 2023 candidates can use the official key to evaluate their performance and predict their final scores. They can follow the below-mentioned steps to download the provisional key for all slots:

  • 1st Step: Go to the official website of CAT at iimcat.ac.in.
  • 2nd Step: Click on the “Candidate Login” button.
CAT Official Website
  • 3rd Step: Enter the User ID and Password.
  • 4th Step: Click on the “Login” button.
CAT Login Page
  • 5th Step: Click on “Candidate Response” to check the CAT question paper with answers & responses.
  • 6th Step: Finally, the candidate can check as well as download the answer key & response sheet.

Note: All the correct answers will be marked in green and incorrect answers will be marked in red.

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  • 1st Step: Visit Embibe’s official website, i.e., embibe.com.
  • 2nd Step: Use the mobile number/email to log in.
  • 3rd Step: Click on the menu bar “Getting a Government Job” 
  • 4th Step: Select the Goal “Management” from the Dropdown and click on “Next”.
  • 5th Step: Search and Select “CAT” on the search bar and click on “Next”.
  • 6th Step: Select the preferred language and click on “Done”.
  • 7th Step: Click “Test” from the Header Section.
  • 8th Step: Scroll down to the “Subjects” section.
  • 9th Step: Click on any CAT subjects.
  • 10th Step: Scroll down to click on the chapters from the selected subject to begin the test.

Details Mentioned on CAT Response Sheet

Each question and its status (candidate’s answer, correct answer, and not attempted) will be listed on the CAT 2023 response sheet. Moreover, the answer key will include the following details:

  • Name of the candidate
  • CAT registration number
  • CAT 2023 exam centre
  • Test date
  • Test time
  • Question
  • Question type
  • Question ID
  • Status
  • Right option/answer

How To Calculate CAT Score?

Follow the procedures below to calculate the CAT 2023 score using the answer key:

  • Three marks are awarded for each correct answer, thus, if the candidate correctly answers 50 questions, the score will be 50×3 = 150.
  • One mark will be deducted for each incorrect response. So, if a candidate marks 10 questions incorrectly, he or she will receive a ten-point penalty.
  • To calculate the CAT Raw score, subtract the total marks deducted from the total marks scored, which is 150-10 = 140.

Formula to Calculate CAT Raw Score:

CAT Raw Score = 3 * (No. of Correct Answers) – 1 * (No. of Wrong Answers)

CAT Marking Scheme 2023

There are two types of questions in the CAT Exam: MCQ type and non-MCQ type. For non-MCQ-type questions, there is no negative marking. Below we have provided the marking scheme:

Question TypeMCQsNon-MCQs
Correct Answer3 marks will be awarded3 marks will be awarded
Incorrect AnswerNo negative marking1 mark will be deducted
Unattempted QuestionsNo marks will be givenNo marks will be given

How To Raise Objection Against CAT 2023 Answer Key?

If any candidates find any discrepancy in the provisional CAT 2023 Answer Key, they can raise an objection against it through the candidate login. If the exam officials find that the objection raised by the applicant is correct, they will refund the objection amount to the candidate’s same account.

When the objection-raising date gets over, the authority deactivates the window and starts analysing or verifying all the objections. If the authority finds that the objection raised by the candidate is not genuine, the objection will be turned down.

Steps To Challenge CAT Response Key

Candidates who find any discrepancy in the answer key must follow the below-provided steps for raising any objection by filling out the objection form:

  • Visit the official website of CAT.
  • Click on the “Candidate Login” Tab.
  • Applicants will then be redirected to a new page where they will have to enter their login credentials.
  • A new page will open up where candidates have to enter personal details.
  • Click on the “Objection Form” tab.
  • Then choose the question number, section name, and type of objection from the provisional answer key. Applicants, while making an objection, will have to raise the objection by selecting any of the three options below:
    – None of the options is correct
    – More than one correct option.
    – The answer key is incorrect
  • Applicants will be given an opportunity to add comments or remarks that too of about 500 words while raising an objection.
  • Make a payment of Rs 1200 per question.
  • After submitting the objection, it cannot be altered.
  • There is no restriction on the number of questions to which a candidate raises an objection.

Objection to CAT Answer Key – Key Points

Applicants who are making an objection to the CAT Answer Key must keep the below points in mind as this will be beneficial:

  • If the objection raised question is found invalid, no objection fee will be refunded.
  • A single applicant can raise more than one objection against the answer key to as many questions as they want.
  • Submitted responses to objections cannot be altered.
  • After the objection window gets closed, the exam conducting body will release the final answer key along with the result.
  • After releasing the final answer key, the officials will not accept any objections.

CAT Response Key 2023: Objection Charges

Applicants appearing for the CAT 2023 exam and desire to raise an objection against any question must know about the transaction fee. Let’s have a look at the below-mentioned transaction fee tabular representation:

Mode of TransactionTransaction Fee
Debit Card (Visa/ Master/ Rupay)0.75% of the transacted amount for values up to Rs 2000 & 1% for value that is more than 2000.
Credit Card1.20% for the value of the objection fee transaction
ATM-cum-Debit Card0.75% of the value for the transaction amount of value up to Rs 2000 & 1% for value more than Rs 2000.
Credit Card (Amex/ Diners Club)2.85% of the value of the transaction
Cash Card or Wallet1.75% of the value of the transaction
Net BankingRs 18 per transaction for HDFC, ICICI, AXIS & SBI and Rs 15 for the rest of the bank

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FAQs on CAT Answer Key 2023

Here we have provided the most frequently asked question by CAT aspirants regarding the response key:

Q: What is the CAT 2023 answer key release date?

A: The CAT 2023 answer key will be tentatively released in December 2023.

Q: Where can I check the answer key and CAT response sheet?

A: IIM will upload both the CAT response sheet and answer key on the official website, i.e., iimcat.ac.in. Candidates can access the same from there.

Q: Is CAT provisional key objection fee refundable?

A: A fee of Rs. 1200 and transaction charges must be paid for every challenge against the CAT answer key. Applicants must note that the fee is only refundable if the exam conducting officials find the challenge post-verification.

Q: What is the CAT response sheet?

A: A CAT response sheet is an e-document containing the answers marked by the aspirants during the exam.

Q: What is the procedure to check the CAT 2023 answer key?

A: Candidates need to visit the CAT official website and go to the candidate login. Then, they have to provide their login ID & password to check the answer key.

We hope that this article on CAT Answer Key 2023 has helped you. Stay tuned to Embibe for more updates on CAT Exam 2023!

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