Common Admission Test
Common Admission Test

CAT 2023 Registration (Closed): Dates, Fees, Steps to Apply

CAT application correction window is open till September 28, 2023. IIM Lucknow will release the CAT 2023 admit card on November 07, 2023.
CAT 2023 Registration

CAT 2023 Registration

What's New?

CAT registration 2023 has been started by IIM Lucknow on August 02, 2023. Students preparing for the exam must fulfil the CAT eligibility criteria 2023 in order to apply for the exam. Candidates while filling out the application form are also required to pay a CAT application fee of INR 2400/-. The application process for CAT 2023 is now over. Students who registered for the exam can edit their applications through CAT application correction window till September 28, 2023.

CAT Registration 2023: The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national-level MBA entrance examination held each year for admission to MBA/PGP courses at the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and other CAT-accepting B-schools in India. To apply for the CAT 2023, candidates must first register themselves and complete the application process to appear for the examination. The application process will start on August 02, 2023. 

Candidates must note that the application form must be filled out correctly. Only those applications which are correctly filled out will be accepted by the conducting body. Students will receive the CAT admit card 2023 at least 10-15 days before the scheduled examination date. The CAT 2023 exam will be conducted on November 26, 2023.

Every year over 2 lakh candidates register themselves for the CAT examination, seeking admission to approx 5000 seats in IIMs and IITs. CAT scores are accepted by over 200 B-schools in India. Scores secured by Candidates in the CAT exam are valid for 1 year.

CAT 2023 Application: Highlights

  • Registration for the CAT Exam will start on August 02, 2023.
  • The CAT 2023 application form will be closed in September 13, 2023
  • Candidates in the general category must have 50% aggregate marks in their graduation. Meanwhile, for SC/ST/PWD applicants the minimum percentage marks that are required is 45%.
  • Students in their final year are also eligible to apply for the CAT 2023 exam.
  • General category students are required to pay an application fee of Rs 2400 to successfully fill out the CAT application form. Students from SC/ST/OBC category are required to pay an application fee of Rs 1200.

CAT 2023 Application Process Dates

In the table below, candidates can find the key timeline for the CAT Examination 2023.

CAT Events


CAT 2023 Notification 

July 30, 2023

CAT registration 2023 start date

August 02, 2023

CAT registration 2023 last date

September 13, 2023

Correction in CAT application form 2023

September 2023

CAT 2023 Admit Card downloading

November 07, 2023

CAT 2023 Exam Date

November 26, 2023, 

CAT 2023 Results

January 2024

How to fill the CAT 2023 Application Form?

Candidates are advised to follow the steps outlined below to complete the application process, from registration to payment. 

CAT Registration 2023: Steps to Apply

Step 1: Candidates must first visit the CAT 2023 official

Step 2: Next, on the right side of the CAT 2023 official website, click the "New Candidate Registration" button.

Step 3: It will take the applicant to the "CAT 2023 registration" page. Candidates will be required to enter the following personal information, which includes: 

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Date of Birth
  • Email Address
  • Country
  • Mobile Number and
  • Captcha

Step 4: After entering all of the required information, click the "Generate OTP" button. The OTP will be delivered to the applicant's registered email address. Candidates must complete the CAT 2023 registration process by using the OTP.

Step 5: After successfully registering for the CAT examination, log in to the candidate's dashboard and fill out the CAT Exam Application Form 2023 with the necessary information, such as:

  • Personal Information
  • Address for Communication
  • Contact Information in Case of Emergency
  • Documents should be uploaded (in a prescribed format and size)

Step 6: Enter your academic/ qualification information for SSC/Class 10, HSC/Class 12, Bachelor's Degree Details, Master's Degree Details, and Other Professional Degree Details.

Step 7: After completing the preceding steps, applicants must enter any work experience details.

Step 8: Enter any additional personal information, communication information, and emergency contact information, and upload all required documents in the prescribed format.

Step 9: Next, choose your work experience (if any), IIM programmes, and interview locations. Select up to six preferred CAT 2023 test cities.

Step 10: The final step in the CAT 2023 application process is to pay the application fee, which must be done online. The following are the application fee details for the CAT 2023 exam:

  • Candidates from the General Category: Rs 2300/- 
  • Candidates from the SC/ ST/ PWD: Rs 1150/-

Mistakes to avoid during CAT 2023 Application Form 

  1. After submitting the CAT 2023 form, candidates can't make changes to their personal information, such as:
  • Candidates Name
  • Date of Birth of the Candidate (DOB)
  • Mobile Phone Number 
  • Email Address
  1. If they enter incorrect information, they must re-register with a new email address.
  2. In such a case, the information entered in the most recent CAT exam registration 2023 will be considered. For that, a CAT Admit Card 2023 will be issued.
  3. In such cases, failure to re-register may result in the cancellation of the candidature.

CAT Application Registration: Previous Year Statistics

In the table below, candidates can check the details regarding the year-wise application registration done for the CAT examination. These stats will be helpful in understanding the competitiveness of the CAT examination 


*Total Number of Applications*


2,55,000 (Approx)






























Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why isn't my university's name listed in the drop-down list when I fill out the CAT application form 2023?

If your university name does not appear in the drop-down list, you can continue the registration process by selecting the "Others" option from the drop-down list.

How much does the CAT application form cost? When should I apply for CAT 2023?

General and NC-OBC candidates pay Rs 2300 for CAT registration, while SC/ ST/ PwD candidates pay Rs 1150. (as per last year). Registration for CAT 2023 will begin in August 2023.

When will the CAT Notification 2023 be released?

The CAT 2023 notification is expected to be released in July 2023. In addition to the CAT notification, IIM Lucknow will also launch the official CAT 2023 website.

How do a CAT registration and an application form differ from one another?

The process of creating the login ID and account needed to complete the application form is known as CAT registration 2023. The CAT application, which is only accessible after a candidate registers, should be filled out with the applicant's information.

What documents are needed to submit a CAT application form?

The following documents must be carried out by applicants before submitting the CAT application form 2023.

  • Mobile number
  • Email ID Scannable signature and photo the size of a passport
  • Personal information
  • past academic achievements
  • Employment record certificate (if any)
  • Payment information (credit card, debit card, or net banking information)
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