Registration for the CAT 2023 exam is currently underway. Candidates who are eligible to take the exam can visit the official CAT 2023 website to apply for the examination. As per the provided timetable, the registration window for CAT 2023 will be open until 5 pm on September 13, 2023. This year, the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM Lucknow) will be conducting the exam on November 26, 2023, a Sunday, in three separate sessions.
The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a computer-based test for admission to management programmes in India. The Common Admission Test -CAT is a computer-based test conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) on a rotational basis. The exam is divided into three sections: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Quantitative Ability (QA). Each section has 40 questions and is timed for 40 minutes, for a total exam duration of 2 hours.
The CAT exam is a highly competitive exam, with over two lakh candidates appearing for it every year. The cut-off for the CAT exam varies from year to year, but it is typically around 90 percentile. The CAT score is used for admission to the MBA programs offered by the IIMs and other top B-schools in India.
CAT 2023 Registration: Steps to Apply
Eligible candidates can fill out the CAT 2023 application form 2023 with the help of the following steps:
Go to the official CAT website
The “Register” or “New Candidate Registration” link is located on the homepage.
Click on the registration link and provide the required information like your name, date of birth, email address, and mobile number to create a new account
You will likely receive an OTP (One-Time Password) on your registered mobile number and email address; enter this OTP to verify your account.
Once your account is verified, log in using the credentials you created during registration.
Fill out the CAT 2023 application form with your personal details, educational background, work experience (if any), and other necessary information
Select your desired college/course options from the list of given options
Select your preferred exam centers from the available options. Upload scanned copies of your passport-sized photograph, signature, and any other required documents in the specified format and size.
Pay the required CAT application fee using the available payment methods, such as credit/debit cards, net banking, etc.
Review all the information you’ve provided and then submit your CAT 2023 application form
After successful submission, take a printout of the CAT application form
CAT 2023 eligibility criteria necessitate candidates to fulfill the following conditions in order to appear for the examination:
Completion of a bachelor’s degree with the stipulated minimum percentage of marks (General, EWS, and NC-OBC candidates are expected to have a minimum of 50 percent, while SC/ST/PwD candidates should have at least 45 percent)
Attainment of a professional degree such as CA, CS, ICWA, or being a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of India (FIAI), with marks meeting the prescribed guidelines
Enrollment in the final year of a bachelor’s degree program, while maintaining the required percentage of marks
CAT 2023 Admit Card
Candidates who successfully complete the CAT 2023 registration process will receive the CAT admit card 2023. The admit card for CAT 2023 will be released on October 25, 2023.
The CAT admit card is a mandatory document that all candidates must carry to the CAT exam center. It contains important information about the exam, such as the exam date, slot, time, venue, reporting time, and other instructions. The admit card will be available for download on the CAT website a few weeks before the exam. Candidates can download their admit card using their CAT registration ID and password.
Candidates should carefully check all the details on their admit card to make sure they are correct.
Here are some of the important details that will be mentioned on the CAT admit card:
Date of birth
Exam date and slot
Instructions for personal conduct at the exam center
Candidates are advised to carefully read the instructions on the admit card before going to the exam center. They should also reach the exam center at least 30 minutes before the reporting time.