• CAT Answer Key 2023 (Today): Download Slot 1, 2 & 3 Answer Key PDFs & Response Sheet

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Update on: 01 Dec 2023 11:18:18 AM

IIM Lucknow is expected to release the CAT 2023 answer key anytime today, i.e. 1st December 2023. More than 2.8 lakh candidates are awaiting the release of the CAT official answer key for slot 1, 2 and 3. Once the answer key is released candidates will be able to check it with the response sheet on the CAT official website- iimcat.ac.in. Candidates would need to log in with their CAT exam ID and password. Aspirants who appeared in the CAT exam can check their answers and calculate their percentile with the help of the CAT test answers key. Get the direct link to download CAT answer key PDF with response sheet here. 

CAT Answer Key 2023

IIM Lucknow is expected to release CAT 2023 answer key any time today. More than 2.88 lakh candidates who appeared for the CAT 2023 exam held on 26th November will be able to download CAT answer key PDF for slot 1, 2, and 3 here after it has been released officially by the authorities from CAT official website- iimcat.ac.in/- This year, the overall attendance for the CAT exam was 88% with 3.38 lakh registered candidates. Candidates would need to login using their CAT exam ID and password to be able to check the answer key and response sheet. 

If a candidate has any objection against the provisional CAT answer key then he/she can challenge the answer key by providing proof of the correct answer key. The answer key allows you to know the correct answer key for all questions asked in the exam and calculate your marks. Get the direct link to check CAT answer key slot-wise here. 

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CAT Answer Key 2023 Release Date

IIM Lucknow is expected to declare the CAT answer key anytime on 30th November on the official website iimcat.ac.in.The CAT answer key will be released along with the response sheet. Check the important dates associated with answer key in the table below. 

CAT Answer Key 2023 Events CAT Answer Key 2023 Date (Tentative)
Provisional CAT Answer Key 2023 releases on 1st December 2023
CAT Exam Objection Window 2023 Release Date 1st December 2023
CAT Exam Objection Window 2023 Last Date To be announced
Final CAT 2023 Answer Key Release Date Second week of January 2024
CAT result 2023 date Second week of January 2024

CAT Answer Key 2023 Download Link for Slot 1, 2 & 3

CAT exam aspirants will be able to download the official answer key 2023 once it has been released by the authorities. It is expected that the authorities will declare the answer key today anytime. The answer key for CAT exam exam will be released for Sot 1, 2 and 3 the same day. We will update the direct link to download the official CAT answer key PDF for all the slots below. 

CAT Answer Key 2023 Link Download PDF

How to Download CAT 2023 Answer Key?

Only those candidates who have registered and appeared for the CAT 2023 exam will be able to download the CAT Answer Key from the official test website. As per your eligibility, you will be able to check either Slot 1 or Slot 2 or Slot 3 answer key by following the 5 simple steps given below:

Step 1: Visit the official website of CAT which is iimcat.ac.in

Step 2: Click on the option for “Question Paper and Objection Form”

Step 3: Login using your CAT registered ‘User Id and password’

Step 4: Check the CAT Questions and Answers

Here is a preview of the previous year CAT answer key 

Here is the direct link of CAT answer key 2023

Step 5: If you have any objections against the released answer key, submit them on the portal

How to file Objection on CAT Answer Key 2023?

Along with releasing the CAT 2023 Answer Key, IIM Lucknow will also give an opportunity to the candidates to raise objections and file queries against the CAT 2023 test paper for slot 1, slot 2 and slot 3. CAT 2023 test-takers can follow the simple steps given below to file objection against the CAT 2023 Answer Key.

Step 1: Visit CAT 2023 official website

Step 2: Login to the portal using your CAT 2023 User ID and Password

Step 3: Click on the 'Objection Form' tab

Step 4: Click on the ‘+’ sign on the tab

Step 5: Select Section, Question Number

Step 6: Select Type of Objection from the options given below

Option (i): None of the options are a correct answer

Option (ii): More than one option is a correct answer

Option (iii): Answer Key is incorrect

Step 7: Add remarks for the objection (Word Limit: 500)

Step 8: Submit the Objection

Step 9: Pay the requisite fee for raising the Objection: Rs 1000 per question

CAT 2023 Objection Filing: Key Points to Remember

Below are the few key-points that candidates must remember while filing objections against CAT 2023 Answer Key.

  • CAT 2023 test-taker can file as many objections as they want
  • Candidate has to pay fee per question to raise objections
  • If the Objection raised against CAT 2023 Answer Key is found to be valid by the IIM expert panel, the fee will be refunded
  • If the Objection is found to be valid, remedial action regarding it will be taken for all the candidates and not only for the candidate filing the objection

What Details are Mentioned on CAT Answer Key PDF?

CAT answer key 2023 is released with response sheet. The answer key contains the question along with the candidate's response, the correct answer key of attempted and unattempted questions. Here are the details that shall be provided in the CAT answer key PDF for slot 1, 2 and 3. 

The CAT 2023 answer key/response sheet will contain each question and its status – your answer, right answer and not attempted questions. The following information will be mentioned on the CAT answer key 2023:

  • Name of the candidate

  • CAT registration number

  • CAT 2023 exam centre

  • Test date

  • Test time

  • Question

  • Question type

  • Question ID

  • Status (attempted/not attempted)

  • Right option/answer

  • Candidate's response

How to Calculate CAT Exam Score using CAT Answer Key?

To calculate CAT score using the CAT answer key, follow the steps given below:

  • For every correct answer, three marks are awarded. This means that if the candidate has got 50 answers correct, the score will be 50x3 = 150 marks.
  • For each wrong answer, one mark will be deducted. Therefore, if a candidate has marked 10 questions incorrectly, then there is a negative marking of 10 marks.
  • Subtract the total marks deducted from the total marks scored to get the CAT Raw score, which is 150 - 10 = 140.

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