ABOUT CAT 2023
The Common Admission Test (CAT) is an all-India test conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for admission to the Post-graduate (PGP) and Fellow Programs in Management (FPM) courses of several management institutes across India. With approximately 2 lakh registrations per year, it is the most important exam for entrance to any MBA course in India. Some of the most prominent institutes accepting CAT 2023 scores are:
All 20 IIMs
FMS, New Delhi
S P Jain, Mumbai
S J SOM, IIT Bombay
V G SOM, IIT Kharagpur
Each institute uses a combination of CAT scores, written assessment (WAT), group discussion (GD) and personal interview (PI) to select candidates. However, the weightage assigned to various parameters may differ across institutes.
The CAT score is used separately by each institute along with other parameters i.e. academic performance, work experience, group discussion, written assessment and interview performance etc. to select candidates. The weightage assigned to CAT score may differ for each institute.
CAT 2023 will be conducted on Sunday, 26 November 2023 in three slots in test centres across approximately 155 cities. Candidates will be allowed to give a choice of six cities as test centres (in order of preference). However, the exam slot will be directly assigned to the student. CAT 2023 is being conducted by IIM Lucknow.
CAT Website: www.iimcat.ac.in
CAT 2023 Pattern
CAT will be conducted in three slots, like CAT 2022.
Eligiblity for CAT 2023
Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. This criterion is relaxed to 45% in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons With Disability (PWD) categories], from recognized institutes or Universitites.
The percentage calculation has to be done on the basis of the practice followed by the respective University or Institution. In case, the concerned University or Institution follows a CGPA marking scheme, they will have to provide a CGPA ot percentage conversion prodecure. If a University or Institute does not have any such set procedure, the conversion will use the formula: (Student CGPA/Max CGPA possible) * 100
Candidates currently appearing for the final year of their Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination or awaiting their final year results can also apply. However, these results are provisional in nature, and are subject to the candidate submitting his/her certificates within the deadline stipulated by the institute.
The Reservation policy on number of seats is as under:
SC – 15% | ST – 7.5% | OBC (Non Creamy Layer) – 27% | Upto 10% for Economically Weaker sections (EWS) | 5% – People with disabilities (PWD)
Important CAT 2023 Dates
CAT 2023 is being held over three slots on Sunday, 26 November in test centres across approximately 155 cities. The candidate has to select six cities as test centre preferences (in order of preference). The key dates related to CAT 2022 are:
|Registrations||August 2, 2023 (10 a.m.) to September 13, 2023 (5 p.m.)|
|Download of Admit Card||October 25, 2023 – November 26, 2023|
|Exam date||November 26, 2023|
|Results||Second week of January 2024|
How to apply
Register online at the CAT website with a registration fee of Rs. 2400 (General/NC-OBC) and Rs. 1200 (SC/ST/PWD-DA).
• Note: Payment of registration fee can be done through online modes only including credit card, debit card or through net banking.
• You must show original mark sheets and submit photocopies to prove your eligibility at the time of interview. Further, if you are selected for a programme, original degree certificate and mark sheets along with your photocopies must be submitted for verification at the time of joining the programme.
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