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CAT 2023: Check CAT 2023 Exam Dates, Application Process, Pattern, Eligibility and More

The CAT 2023 is expected to be conducted on 26 November 2023 (the last Sunday of November 2023), as per the trends. It is one of the most important keys to entering the Top MBA Colleges in India, including IIMS, FMS and many more. To have the best learning experience and pursue a fulfilling career, you must select an MBA college that offers top-notch education, reputation, outstanding placement prospects, an extensive alumni network and faculty, among other things.

So, you must take a look at the latest CAT 2023 Syllabus and exam pattern now and start your preparation as soon as possible. The IIM CAT will declare the CAT exam date 2023 in a few months, as the registration process is expected to start by the first week of August 2023. Read the article to get all the latest updates on the CAT 2023, including dates, the organising institute, exam resources and preparation tips.

CAT 2023 Overview

The CAT, or Common Admission Test (CAT Full Form), is a national-level MBA Exam conducted by IIMs on a rotational basis. The CAT 2023 will initiate the shortlisting process of MBA aspirants who wish to join IIMs for an MBA and have the best possible opportunity of one day becoming the dynamic CEO of their own business. So, it is important to start CAT 2023 preparation with full dedication so that you can crack the exam with a good score.

You can check the important highlights regarding the CAT Exam 2023, including the CAT 2023 exam date, in the table below.


Important Details

Full form

Common Admission Test

Short name

CAT 2023

Exam mode

Online CBT

Application process


CAT 2023 official website

Conducting IIM

Yet to be declared

Exam level


CAT exam 2023 languages


CAT 2023 fees

General: INR 2300/-

Reserved categories: INR 1150/-

Question paper

66 questions, containing both MCQs and TITA

CAT 2023 exam date

26 November 2023 (Tentative)

The CAT 2023 exam is one of the most competitive ones to get into the management sector. Its distinctive structure and the fact that graduates or undergraduates from any background can take the exam make it unquestionably the most popular exam among both students and teachers. Aspirants are eagerly expecting the announcement of the CAT exam 2023 exam date, as in previous years.

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CAT Exam Date 2023

Check the table below to get all updated official schedules for the CAT Exam 2023 Date.

CAT 2023 Events

CAT 2023 Exam Dates (Tentative)

Notification release

Last week of July 2023

Beginning of the CAT 2023 registration process

First week of August 2023

Last date of application submission

Last week of September 2023

Release of the CAT 2023 admit card

Last week of October 2023

Date of the CAT Exam 2023

26 November 2023 (expected)

Declaration of result

Last week of December 2023

CAT Exam 2023 Fees

Last year, the exam conducting authority made a few changes in exam fees. Here, we have shared the updated fees for the exam. You can expect the same fees for CAT 2023.

Candidates Category

CAT 2023 Fees (Expected)

General and NC-OBC

INR 2,300/-

SC, ST, and PwD

INR 1,150/-

CAT 2023 Convening IIM


Conducting IIMs


To be declared


IIM Bangalore


IIM Ahmedabad


IIM Indore


IIM Kozhikode


IIM Calcutta


IIM Lucknow


IIM Bangalore

CAT Exam 2023 Study Resources

Check out the list below to get the CAT study materials and prepare well for the upcoming CAT 2023 effectively.

CAT 2023 Sectional Weightage (Expected)

In 2022, IIMB did not make any changes in the paper pattern and topics covered; it was completely similar to the 2021 exam. The candidates appearing in the CAT 2023 can expect the same paper pattern and sectional weightage.

Note the table below to get the expected sectional weightage and test structure for the CAT Exam 2023.

CAT 2023 Sections

Total Questions



Maximum Marks

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)





Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)





Quantitative Aptitude (QA)










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Expert Tips on CAT Exam 2023 Preparation

It is the best time to start preparation for CAT 2023, as only a few months are left. Our experts have shared some tips that you can follow while preparing for the CAT exam 2023.

  • Check the Syllabus and Latest Test Structure
  • First of all, the candidate must check the least exam structure and syllabus to know if any changes have been made by the exam conducting authority. There are 3 exam sections: VARC, DILR and QA. So, a solid understanding is highly important to achieve ultimate success in the exam.

  • Solve Previous Years’ Question Papers
  • You can become more familiar with the exam format and expected questions by practising previous years’ papers. You will also improve your time management, as well as how to work quickly and accurately, throughout the CAT 2023.

  • Attempt Mock Test Regularly
  • It’s crucial to take your time when studying for the CAT Exam 2023. You should also solve as many mock exams as you can. If you are familiar with the material, attempt at least one general mock test each week. Increase the number of mocks as you advance.

Examine the outcomes of practice exams and strengthen your weak areas.

Frequently Asked Questions on CAT Exam 2023 Date

What is the CAT 2023 exam date?

As per the trends, the expected CAT 2023 exam date is 26 November 2023, as this exam is usually conducted on the last Sunday of November.

When should I apply for the CAT 2023?

You can apply for the CAT 2023 after the registration has started. Candidates expect the notification and registration process by the last week of July 2023 and the first week of August 2023, respectively.

Is it possible to prepare for the CAT Exam 2023 in 6 months?

Candidates can prepare for the CAT Exam 2023 in 6 months with complete dedication. Invest 7-8 hours daily to study, attempt mock tests and solve past years’ exam question papers to crack the CAT 2023 in 6 months.

Which IIM will declare the CAT 2023 exam date?

The IIM conducting the CAT 2023 has not been declared yet. In 2022, the CAT was conducted by IIM Bangalore on 27 November 2022 in three slots.