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CAT Important Dates 2023: Check Complete Schedule Here


CAT Important Dates 2023: The conducting body Indian Institute of Management (IIM) will tentatively release the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2023 exam date and notification on July 31, 2023. The registration for this year will be started in the first week of August 2023. Candidates willing to appear for this exam can fill out the application form on iimcat.ac.in. This exam will be tentatively held on November 26, 2023.

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Applicants can check the latest schedule from the official website or directly from this page. This is a national-level management aptitude test that they must pass to be admitted to MBA programmes at 20 IIMs and over 1,200 B-schools in India. The test will be held in a computer-based mode for two hours. Scroll down to know the latest exam schedule.

CAT 2023 Important Dates and Events

The IIM CAT 2023 test will be administered in three slots by the IIM conducting body. Candidates can refer to the table below to stay up to date on all of the important dates related to the exam so that they do not miss any events:

CAT EventsCAT Exam Schedule
Release of CAT 2023 NotificationJuly 31, 2023
CAT 2023 Registration DateAugust 2023
CAT Exam 2023 Last Date to ApplySeptember 2023
CAT 2023 Application Correction WindowSeptember 2023
Availability of CAT 2023 Admit CardOctober 2023
Release of CAT Mock Test 2023November 2023
CAT Exam Dates 2023November 26, 2023 (Sunday) (Tentative)
Release of CAT 2023 Response Sheet and Question PaperDecember 2023
Last Date to Challenge CAT 2023 Answer KeyDecember 2023
CAT 2023 Result DateDecember 2023

CAT Notification Date 2023

IIM conducting body will publish the CAT notification 2023 on July 31, 2023, at iimcat.ac.in. Candidates can check the notification to learn about the application form start, and end dates, exam dates, syllabus, test pattern, and among other details. Click on the link below to download the official notification, once it is issued officially:

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CAT Registration Date 2023

Candidates who wish to appear for CAT 2023 will have to make a successful registration on the official website. IIM will begin accepting applications online from the first week of August 2023. Candidates must submit their application form before the deadline.

While filling out the application form, they must provide their academic qualifications as well as pay the exam fee. They must first create login credentials by providing a valid Email ID and Mobile number before filling out the CAT 2023 application form.

CAT Admit Card Date 2023

IIM Bangalore will release CAT 2023 admit card in the last week of October 2023. The hall ticket will consist of details such as roll number, candidate details, exam venue details, reporting time, and exam day guidelines. The candidate must bring admit card along with identity proof to the exam centre.

CAT Mock Test Date 2023

Mock test plays an important role in making the candidate familiar with the exam pattern. The officials will release the CAT 2023 mock test in November 2023, before the online computer-based test (CBT). Candidates can learn about the types of questions that will be asked in the exam by taking the mock test. In addition, they will discover how to switch between sections and within a particular section, as well as how to respond to questions in the actual exam.

CAT Exam Dates 2023

IIM will hold the CAT 2023 exam in CBT mode on November 26, 2023. This exam consists of 3 sections, namely, Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), Quantitative Aptitude (QA), and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR). The total duration to complete this test is 120 minutes.

CAT Answer Key Release Date 2023

The CAT 2023 Answer Key will be released after the conclusion of the entrance exam. The candidate who will appear for the online test can check the solution on the official website. Those who are not satisfied with the official answer key can raise objections against the same within a stipulated time frame.

CAT Result Date 2023

IIM will release the CAT 2023 result online in the last week of December 2023. Candidates can access their results by entering their login credentials on the official website. The result will be available in the form of a scorecard, which will include the overall and sectional percentiles.

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FAQs on CAT Important Dates 2023

Below are the important FAQs on CAT Exam Dates 2023 that aspirants search for:

Q: Is the CAT 2023 notification out?

A: No. The CAT 2023 notification is expected to be released on July 31, 2023.

Q: What is the exam date for CAT 2023?

A: The CAT 2023 exam will be tentatively scheduled to be held on November 26, 2023.

Q: Who will conduct the CAT exam in 2023?

A: Every year, the CAT exam is held by one of the six top IIMs (IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, IIM Kozhikode, and IIM Indore). CAT was held by IIM Bangalore and IIM Ahmedabad in 2022 and 2021, respectively. IIM Lucknow or IIM Calcutta are likely to host the CAT exam in 2023.

Q: When will CAT 2023 registration begin?

A: The CAT 2023 registration will start in August 2023.

Q: How many times CAT exam is held in a year?

A: Before Covid, the CAT exam was held once a year in two shifts. The CAT 2023 exam is expected to be held in three shifts.

We hope this detailed article on the CAT 2023 important dates helps you. Stay tuned to Embibe for all the latest updates and news on CAT Exam 2023.

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