• CAT Exam Date 2023 Out: Check Exam Date, Timing, Schedule for CAT Exam

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Update on: 25 Oct 2023 15:23:58 PM

Candidates who will be taking the CAT 2023 exam should be aware of the CAT exam date that has been released along with the official notification PDF. This year, IIM Lucknow is organising the CAT exam and the exam date has been fixed to 26th November. More than 2.5 lakh candidates register for CAT exam to get admission into premier B schools of the country. Go through this post to gather detailed information on CAT exam date, schedule, exam timing and more. 

CAT Exam Date 2023 Out

CAT exam date 2023 has been officially announced by IIM Lucknow along with the notification on its website. CAT exam will be held on 26th November, Sunday in online mode. The exam shall be held in three shifts. Hence, a normalization process will be used to ensure transparency in the examination system. This year the number of exam centres for CAT exam has been increased to 155. 

Interested and eligible candidates had to apply for CAT exam from 2nd August to 13th September 2023. Read this post to gather complete information on CAT exam date, timing, schedule, and more. 

CAT Exam 2023 Highlights 

CAT is an annual examination that is conducted by one of the 20 IIMs. Candidates who crack CAT exam are eligible to apply for admission into a management course. Check the important highlights of CAT exam 2023 in the following table:

CAT 2023 Exam Highlights

CAT Exam Features 


Who is organising CAT 2023 exam?

IIM Lucknow

What is the mode of CAT registration 2023?


What is CAT application fee?

Rs. 1200 for SC, ST and PwD category candidates. 

Rs. 2400 for all other categories of candidates

What is CAT Eligibility Criteria

Graduation with 50 % aggregate (45 % for SC/ST students)

What is CAT syllabus?

  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) 
  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
  • Quantitative Ability (QA)

CAT exam pattern

CBT mode exam has 66 questions (MCQs and non-MCQs)

What is CAT Marking scheme?

  • +3 for correct entry
  • -1 for incorrect entry
  • No negative marking for non-MCQs

What is CAT exam duration?

2 hours

In how many sessions is CAT exam being held?

3 sessions

How many exam centres are there for CAT 2023 exam?

155 test cities

CAT Exam Date 2023

IIM Lucknow has declared the CAT 2023 exam date along with the notification. As per the notification, CAT exam will be held on 26th November 2023 in online mode in 155 exam centres across the country. Take a look the table below to know the CAT exam date, registration date and other important dates associated with it. 

CAT Exam 2023: Important Dates

CAT 2023 Exam Events

CAT 2023 Dates

CAT 2023 Notification release date

30th July 2023

CAT 2023 registrations begins on

2nd August 2023, (10 AM)

CAT 2023 Registration last date

13th September 2023 (5 PM)

CAT form correction date

On or before 25th September 2023

CAT 2023 admit card releases on

7th November 2023

CAT mock test link activation

Fourth week of October 2023

CAT exam date

26th November 2023

CAT Exam Date 2023: Exam Timing, Schedule 

CAT exam will be held in three shifts on 26th November 2023. Sunday. The exam shall be held in online mode in 155 exam centres located across the country. There will be a sectional timing of 40 minutes for CAT exam. Hence, candidates should practice as many questions as possible to increase their accuracy and time speed. Check the CAT exam timing in the following table below. 

CAT Exam Timing 2023


CAT Exam Time

CAT Sectional Time

CAT Slot 1

8:30 am – 10:30 pm

40 Minutes

CAT Slot 2

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

40 Minutes

CAT Slot 3

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

40 Minutes

CAT Exam Date 2023: Important Events Associated with CAT Exam

CAT is an annually held exam to pursue Post Graduate and Fellow/Doctorate programmes. CAT score is accepted by all the 20 IIMs as well as over 1200 B schools across the country. The registration for CAT exam has increased over the years considerably. In 2022, a total of 2.55 lakh applications were received for CAT exam. The following are the major events associated with CAT exam: 

  • CAT registration
  • CAT form correction dates
  • CAT admit card 2023 release date
  • CAT 2023 exam online test
  • CAT answer key release and objection release
  • CAT result release 

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