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CAT 2023 Result

The CAT Result is generally released by the last week of December or the first week of January. In 2023, the CAT exam result has been declared on 21 December 2023. The candidates who appeared for the exam can get the CAT Result cum scorecard in PDF format on the official website of IIM CAT 2023.

The CAT Result is an important document and it is required to be submitted during the final selection process. CAT Scorecard contains details related to candidates’ names, application numbers, category division, photos, scores (sectional and overall) and percentile (sectional and overall). Here, we have shared all the details related CAT Result Date, download process, percentile calculation process and other related things for your ready reference.

What is CAT Result?

The exam conducting body have declared CAT 2023 results on 21st December 2023. It is released in the format of a scorecard and the candidates have to download their CAT Results online by using their login details. Candidates should be aware that the authority will not send the IIM CAT Exam Result offline.

CAT Result Highlights

Check the table below to get some important highlights related to the CAT 2023 result date. In order to determine the CAT Percentile, IIM begins the score normalisation technique as it computes the CAT Result.

Components Particulars
Mode of Availability Online
CAT Score Validity 1-year
Requirements to Download CAT Result 2023 CAT Login Details
Details Mentioned in CAT Scorecard Candidate’s Name, Roll Number, Percentile, etc.
Colleges Accepting CAT Score All the IIMs and other top B-Schools

CAT Result Date 2023

The exam conducting body released the CAT Scorecard on 21st December 2023. In the table below we have shared the schedules for CAT result 2023.

Components Tentative Dates
CAT Exam Date 2023 26 November 2023
CAT Result Date 2023 21 December 2023

CAT Result Date of Previous Years

The CAT Exam result of the previous years was always released within the first week of January every year. The trend of releasing the CAT results is given in the following table for the years 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

CAT Exam Conducting Institute Exam Date Result Date
CAT 2023 IIM Lucknow November 26, 2023 December 21, 2023
CAT 2022 IIM Bangalore November 27, 2022 December 21, 2022
CAT 2021 IIM Ahmedabad November 28, 2021 January 3rd, 2022
CAT 2020 IIM Indore November 29, 2020 January 2nd, 2021
CAT 2019 IIM Kozhikode November 24, 2019 January 4th, 2020
CAT 2018 IIM Calcutta November 25, 2018 January 5th, 2019

Last Year’s Statistics of CAT Result

CAT 2023

  • CAT 2023 was conducted in three slots across 375 test centers spread across 167 cities in India
  • Approximately 2.88 lakh candidates appeared out of the total 3.88 registered candidates
  • The overall difficulty level of the paper was Moderate – Difficult
  • CAT 2023 Result was declared on 21 December 2023

CAT 2022

  • CAT 2022 was conducted in three shifts in 154 cities across the country on 27 November 2022.
  • Almost 2.55 lakh candidates had registered for the CAT 2022 exam. Out of which, 2.22 lakh candidates appeared for the exam.
  • The overall difficulty level of the exam ranged from moderate to difficult.
  • CAT result 2022 were declared on 21 December 2022.
  • The IIMs have begun the shortlisting of candidates on the basis of their CAT percentile and other parameters for WAT and PI.

Steps for CAT Exam Result Download PDF 

  • First, visit the official CAT 2023 website, i.e.,
  • Click on the “Download CAT Score Card”, which is available on the website.
  • Login using the user ID and password to view the CAT Result 2023


  • Your result will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download it and save it for future reference.

It should be noted that the CAT score is valid only for a year, and for CAT 2023, the score will be valid until 31 December 2024. After the CAT Result is released, candidates will be shortlisted based on various factors, and the final list for WAT and PI will be released by the end of January 2023. The final selection list will be released by April 2024 (tentative).

Note: The candidates will also be intimated through SMS, and the scorecard will be valid until 31 December 2024. In addition to the CAT scorecard, candidates should carry verified copies of all the relevant documents during the admission process.

Can I check CAT Scorecard on Mobile?

Yes, the candidates can also check and download CAT Result on their mobiles. But it is always recommended to check the result and download the CAT scorecard PDF on Laptop or Desktop, as sometimes the website details are not available in the mobile version.

CAT Result Analysis Over the Years

Almost a quarter of a million MBA aspirants register for the CAT Exam every year, and only a handful of them make it into the top percentiles. An overview of the results for CAT 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 are given below for your reference.

CAT Result Analysis 2023

CAT 2023 was conducted on 26th November 2023 by IIM Lucknow. The CAT result 2023 was declared on 21 December 2023. According to the Press Release from IIM CAT 2023

  • Approximately 2.88 lakh candidates appeared for the exam out of a total registered 3.28 lakh candidates.
  • The overall attendance was 88%
  • Out of the total 2.88 lakh candidates who appeared for the exam, 36% were Females, 64% Males, and 5 candidates represented Transgender
  • 14 candidates bagged 100 percentile
  • No female candidate got 100 percentile
  • Out of 29 candidates, who got 99.99 percentiles, 28 were male candidates, and 1 was a female candidate
  • 29 Male candidates bagged 99.98 percentile

CAT Result Analysis 2022

CAT 2022 was successfully conducted on 27 November 2022 by IIM Bangalore. The exam conducting authority released CAT 2022 results on 21 December 2022 on its official website for all the appeared candidates.

According to the press release from IIM CAT 2022,

  • Out of 2.55 lakh registered eligible candidates, approximately 2.22 lakh candidates have appeared for the exam.
  • The overall attendance of CAT 2022 was approximately 87%.
  • 35% were females, 65% were males, and 4 candidates were transgender out of the 2.22 lakh candidates who appeared in the exam.
  • No female candidates got 100 percentiles.
  • Out of 22 candidates, who got 99.99 percentiles, 21 were male candidates, and 1 was a female candidate.
  • Out of 22 candidates, who got 99.98 percentiles, 19 were male candidates, and 3 were female candidates.
  • 11 candidates bagged 100 percentiles (10 from engineering backgrounds and 1 from non-engineering backgrounds).

CAT Result Analysis 2021

IIM Ahmedabad successfully convened CAT 2021. IIM-CAT released the CAT 2021 results on their official

According to the press release from the CAT Centre, IIM Ahmedabad,

  • Only 1.90 candidates out of the 2.30 registered candidates had appeared for the exam. There were approximately 83% present, with 35% females, 65% males, and 2 transgender candidates.
  • 9 candidates bagged 100 percentiles (7 from engineering backgrounds and 2 from non-engineering backgrounds).
  • No female applicant made it to the 100 percentile list for the fourth straight year, despite the low number of female applicants taking the CAT.
  • Out of the 9 candidates, 4 candidates were from Maharashtra, 2 from Uttar Pradesh and the other three were from Haryana, Telangana, and West Bengal.
Conducted By Registered

No. of Candidates


No. of Candidates

IIM Ahmedabad 2.30 lakh


1.92 lakh candidates

CAT Result Analysis 2020

On 2 January 2021, IIM Indore published the CAT 2020 results on their official web page. IIM Indore made significant changes to the CAT 2020 test pattern.

  • There were 1.47 lakh male candidates and nearly 80,000 female candidates among the 2.27 lakh registered candidates.
  • Until last year, the exam was held in two sessions of 180 minutes each. The duration was also reduced from 180 minutes to 120 minutes.
  • Out of a total of 2.27 lakh candidates, 1.90 lakh candidates took the exam.
  • In CAT 2020, nine students, all of whom are male, received a perfect score of 100 percentile. Eight of the candidates were engineers, while one candidate was a graduate of IIM Indore’s integrated management programme.
  • Despite the Covid crisis, the overall attendance was around 83.5 per cent. The number of slots for CAT 2020 was increased due to the pandemic.
Conducted By Registered

No. of Candidates


No. of Candidates

IIM Indore 2.27 1.90

CAT Result Analysis 2019

CAT 2019 recorded a giant leap in the number of test-takers in the past 10 years.

  • Out of the 244,190 registered candidates, 2,09,926 candidates took the exam successfully.
  • There were 35.73 per cent more females competing in CAT 2019 than in CAT 2018, up from 35.02 per cent.
  • The difficulty level was moderate, and when compared to CAT 2018, it was considerably easier.
Conducted By Registered

No. of Candidates


No. of Candidates

IIM Kozhikode 2.44 2.09

CAT Result Analysis 2018

CAT 2018’s overall difficulty level was moderate to difficult.

  • The exam took place in two slots across 147 cities in the country.
  • In 2018, there were 73326 female candidates, 136075 male candidates, and four transgender candidates, who took the exam.
  • All 100 percentile achievers were men with an engineering background, with 21 candidates scoring 99.99%.
  • Among the 100 percentilers, all those with a technical background were men. Twenty-one of these candidates scored at the 99.99 percentile.
  • A shortlist of 1990 candidates was released shortly after the CAT 2018 results were announced on January 5, 2019, for the PI-WAT phase for 2,09,405 test-takers who took the exam on November 25, 2018.
Conducted By Registered

No. of Candidates


No. of Candidates

IIM Calcutta 2.40 2.09

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Details Mentioned in CAT Exam Result

The candidates’ scorecard is the most important document to be selected in the IIM admission process.

  • The CAT Result 2023 was declared on the official website of the IIM. Following the viewing of scorecards, candidates should analyse their scores and start the shortlisting process of the colleges they want to apply to.
  • The CAT scorecard 2023 will include the sectional and overall scaled score of the candidates and percentile, along with personal details like name, registration number, etc.
  • The score will be valid only for 1 year. The CAT score is one of the major criteria for selecting candidates for WAT and PI.
  • For any discrepancies in the scorecard, candidates can contact the CAT helpline number (18002090830) or email them at

CAT Result – Calculate the Percentile

In the CAT, each accurate response is worth three points, while each erroneous response is worth one point less. In non-MCQ-type questions, incorrect responses do not result in a loss of points. Three phases are involved in CAT percentile calculation. See the CAT result computation steps below:

Prior to calculating the overall score, each candidate is first assigned marks in each segment based on the quantity of correct and incorrect tries.

In order to arrive at a scaled CAT score, these section-by-section and overall scores (raw scores) are then normalised.

The CAT Result cum scorecard offers percentiles that are derived from the normalised scores.

CAT Normalization Process

The CAT exam is administered in three sessions, each of which has a different level of difficulty. After the declaration of CAT Result, the authorities adopt a normalisation method whereby the marks of each applicant are scaled to bring them to the same plane in order to ensure equity in the marking process. The following variables are taken into account during the CAT normalisation process:

  • Highest score
  • Lowest score
  • Mean score
  • Median score
  • Top 10 percentiles
  • Lowest 10 percentiles

CAT Exam Result – Toppers 2023 List and Statistics

CAT 2023 saw the highest number of registrations fro the entrance exam. Approximately 2.88 lakh candidates appeared for the exam out of 3.28 registered candidates. Candidate can check the table given below to know the toppers

Overall Percentiles Number of Candidates Gender State-Wise Numbers
100 percentiles 14 – Nos All Males  1 – Andhra Pradesh
1 – Delhi
1 – Gujarat
1 – Jammu & Kashmir
1 – Karnataka
1 – Kerala
4 – Maharashtra
1 – Tamil Nadu
2 – Telangana
1 – Uttar Pradesh
99.99 percentiles 29 – Nos Male-28 Female-01 1 – Bihar
7 – Delhi
2 – Haryana
4 – Karnataka
9 – Maharashtra
1 – Tamil Nadu
2 – Telangana
2 – Uttar Pradesh
1 – West Bengal
99.98 percentiles 29 – Nos All Males  1 – Bihar
3 – Delhi
1 – Gujarat
1 – Haryana
1 – Karnataka
1 – Kerala
8 – Maharashtra
1 – Odisha
3 – Rajasthan
1 – Tamil Nadu
3 – Telangana
3 – Uttar Pradesh
2- West Bengal

Candidates can also check the engineering and Non Engineering segregation given below

Percentile Discipline Gender
100 percentiles Engg – 11 Non-Engg – 3 All Males
99.99 percentiles Engg – 22 Non-Engg – 07 1-Female (Engg)
99.98 percentiles Engg – 20 Non-Engg -09 All Males

CAT Exam Result – Toppers 2022 List and Statistics

Approximately 2.22 lakh students took the CAT in 2022. But the percentage of 100 percentile in CAT 2022 was less than in CAT 2021. The table below lists the top scorers for the CAT 2022.

Overall Percentiles Number of Candidates Gender State-Wise Numbers
100 Percentiles 11 Males Candidates Only Delhi – 2

Gujarat – 1

Haryana – 1

Kerala – 1

Madhya Pradesh – 1

Maharashtra – 2

Telangana – 2

Uttar Pradesh – 1

99.99 Percentiles 22 21 Males

1 Female

Delhi – 2

Gujarat – 3

Karnataka – 2

Madhya Pradesh – Maharashtra – 3

Punjab – 1

Rajasthan – 1

Tamil Nadu – 1 Telangana – 1

Uttar Pradesh – 2

West Bengal – 3

99.98 Percentiles 22 19 Males

3 Female

Andhra Pradesh – 1 Bihar – 1

Delhi – 2

Haryana – 2

Karnataka – 1

Kerala – 1

Madhya Pradesh – 1 Maharashtra – 4

Odisha – 2

Rajasthan – 5

Uttar Pradesh – 1

West Bengal – 1

CAT Result – Important Points to Be Noted

Candidates must take note of all the crucial instructions for the IIMs’ CAT Exam Result. To learn about the things to keep in mind for the CAT results, read the points below.

  • It is only made available online on the CAT website. The exam organisers won’t deliver it to your registered address by mail or courier. You will get a notification on your registered contact details for the CAT result date declaration.
  • It includes both the sectional and overall scores.
  • CAT Results are only valid for a year following the date of result declaration. For example, your CAT 2023 Score will be valid till 31 December 2024.
  • Final admission to MBA colleges in India is not guaranteed by the CAT score card. To provide final admission, both IIMs and non-IIMs will publish their respective cut-offs and use a selection process.

What After CAT Result 2023?

The candidates who will clear the cutoffs will be shortlisted for further selection rounds. Here, we have listed the percentile-wise MBA colleges for your assistance.

Explore the List of MBA Colleges Accepting 85-100 Percentile

This year also, it is expected that 18-20 students will score a perfect percentile, i.e. 100. Even candidates from non-engineering backgrounds have started to secure the 100 percentile mark in recent years. For example, in CAT 2017, there were two female candidates and 3 candidates from non-engineering backgrounds who scored 100 percentile. Candidates can take a look at the approximate number of correct questions and estimated percentile to get a fair idea of which colleges could call them for the next stage of selection, i.e. WAT and PI:

64 192 100 IIMs
61 183 99.5 Minimum 3 IIMs
57 171 99 At least 1 IIM + FMS
56 168 98 At least 1 IIM + FMS
54 162 97 FMS + SJMSOM
51 153 95.5 MDI GR+ IMT GZB
49 147 95 NITIE + TAPMI
48 144 94 FORE + NIRMA + TAPMI
46 138 93 UBS Chandigarh
44 132 92 IIFM, NIT Tiruchirappalli
41 123 91 Welingkar Great Lakes Chennai
39 117 90 IMI New Delhi
37 111 89 IMFR Chennai
33 99 85 Amity Noida

Shortlisting Criteria by the IIMs

  • With the announcement of the CAT result, candidates who have met the shortlisting cut-off have to log in using their CAT Exam credentials on the respective website of the IIMs.
  • Following the shortlisting of candidates on the basis of the IIM shortlisting criteria, those who are selected to participate in the interview are notified by email.
  • In the last round, the IIMs evaluate the candidate based on the composite score that takes into account a variety of factors to determine eligibility. Based on past academic performance, work experience, PI, and WAT scores, the composite score criteria differ from IIM to IIM.

We, at BYJU’S, wish our students good luck for scoring high percentile. Rest assured, our expert team takes care that students are well-prepared for the next stage of their selection, i.e., WAT and PI. Stay tuned to BYJUS to get notified about the other details regarding CAT 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions on CAT Result


When will CAT results be out?

The CAT results for all the candidates has been released on 21 December 2023.


Can I check the scaled score on my CAT Exam Result 2023?

Yes, the candidates can view scaled scores as well as their sectional and overall percentiles on the CAT Exam Result 2023.


What is CAT Result Date 2023?

The exam conducting body has declared CAT Result Date 2023. Candidates can download their CAT 2023 Scorecards from 21Decemeber onwards from the official website


Is the CAT Exam Result considered for final selection?

No, the CAT exam result is not considered for the final result. The respective colleges will conduct the GD-PI round for final selection.