CAT 2023 Official Answer Key Live Updates; Download CAT Response Sheet PDF Today @iimcat.ac.in

CAT 2023 Official Answer Key Live Updates; Download CAT Response Sheet PDF Today @iimcat.ac.in

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CAT 2023 official answer key will be released today. The official CAT 2023 answer key will be available through login. Get here live updates for CAT answer key 2023 release and download CAT Response Sheet PDF @iimcat.ac.in.

CAT 2023 answer key release live updates

CAT 2023 answer key to release on December 1

CAT 2023 answer key is expected to be released today or tomorrow. Candidates who appeared for the CAT 2023 on November 26, will get their response sheet through login. The CAT 2023 official answer key will have candidate’s responses and official answers to the questions asked in the exam.

Latest Updates: CAT 2023 response sheet and answer key expected shortly; check here live updates

CAT 2023 exam this year saw attendance of about 2.88 lakh candidates. The exam was held in three shifts in 375 test centres in 167 cities across India. This year, IIM Lucknow conducted the exam and the CAT question paper was slightly tougher than previous years.

Along with the release of official CAT answer key 2023, the option to challenge it will be given to candidates. Those who think any of the official answers are incorrect, they can raise objection against it by filling an online form. However, they will need to upload an evidence to support their claim. If the objections are found to be correct, the CAT answer key 2023 will be revised and released again at the time of CAT 2023 result declaration.

How to Download CAT 2023 Official Answer Key?

The official CAT 2023 answer key will be released in the form of candidate response sheet and will be issued to only those who appeared for the exam. Check the process to download CAT 2023 Official Answer Key below:

  • Go to the official website of CAT 2023 (iimcat.ac.in)
  • Click on the 'login'tab
  • Enter CAT 2023 login ID and password
  • CAT answer key and response sheet will appear on the screen
  • Click on download option to save it

Also Read:

CAT Answer Key Release Date Trends

Candidates can refer the table below to know the expected CAT answer key release date 2023. Check the table below to know past five year's CAT answer key release date.

Year

CAT answer key release date

CAT 2022

01-Dec-2022

CAT 2021

08-Dec-2021

CAT 2020

08-Dec-2020

CAT 2019

29-Dec-2019

CAT 2018

07-Dec-2018

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CAT Response Sheet PDF @iimcat.ac.in

  • 4:57 PM IST1 Dec 2023

    Is academic record important for IIM/MBA admission?

    Yes, academic record, specially of class 12 and graduation, are an important criteria for IIM admission. Higher the marks, higher the chances of selection to IIM.

  • 4:16 PM IST1 Dec 2023

    What is IIM PI shortlisting?

    PI shortlisting is a selection process, in which the IIMs select candidates on the basis of their CAT score and academic record for personal interview round. After the CAT result is announced, the IIMs release the PI shortlisting form at their website, which the candidate can fill if he/she meets the eligibility cut off.  

  • 3:36 PM IST1 Dec 2023

    Will CAT 2023 official answer key be released today?

    There is no official announcement of CAT 2023 answer key release date, but going by the trends of previous years, it is expected that it will be released today.

  • 3:05 PM IST1 Dec 2023

    Is there an option of revaluation in CAT?

    There is no option of revaluation or rechecking of the test in CAT. The purpose of candidate response sheet and answer key challenge is to clear the doubts in the minds of candidates.

  • 2:21 PM IST1 Dec 2023

    Can Final CAT 2023 answer key be challenged?

    The final CAT 2023 answer key cannot be challenged as it will be prepared by taking into consideration all the objections raised on preliminary CAT 2023 answer key.

  • 1:48 PM IST1 Dec 2023

    IIM Admission Parameters 2024

    Candidates will be selected for admission to IIMs on the basis of the following parameters:

    Parameters

    Weight*

    CAT score

    30

    WAT

    10

    PI

    40

    Academic performance

    10

    Work experience

    5

    Diversity factor

    5

    Graduation

    10

    Weighted Work Experience

    10

    Total

    100

    *These parameters and weights are of IIM Lucknow. Campus wise the weights of parameters vary.

  • 1:19 PM IST1 Dec 2023

    CAT Percentile Calculation Formula

    To calculate the CAT percentile, the following formula is applied:

    • P = (R/N) × 100
    • where,
    • P= Percentile score
    • R= Rank of the candidate assigned on the basis of scaled CAT score or total number of candidates who rank below a particular candidate.
    • N= Number of candidates who appeared in CAT exam (all three sessions)

    Suppose, 1,0000 people take CAT and a candidate bags the top rank, which means 9999 candidates scored less than him/her. The CAT percentile will be 9999/10000*100= 99.9.

  • 12:43 PM IST1 Dec 2023

    IIM CAT 2023 Expected Cut Offs

    IIM cut offs for MBA/PGP admission for 2024 batch will remain at 99-100 percentile for the top campuses. For others, the cut offs can range between 95-98 percentile.

    IIM campus

    Expected CAT Cut Off  (in percentile)

    IIM Ahmedabad | IIM Bangalore | IIM Calcutta

    99-100

    IIM Lucknow | IIM Indore | IIM Kozhikode

    97-98

    IIM Amritsar | IIM Nagpur | IIM Sambalpur

    95-96

    IIM Trichi | IIM Raipur | IIM Ranchi | IIM Kashipur

    94-95

    IIM Vizag | IIM Udaipur | IIM Bodhgaya

    92-94

    IIM Shillong | IIM Sirmaur

    90

  • 12:08 PM IST1 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 Expected Cut Offs for Top MBA colleges

    The CAT cut offs for MBA admission this year, is expected to remain the same with minor changes. Check the table below for CAT 2023 expected cut offs

    Top MBA College

    CAT Cut Offs (percentile)

    FMS, Delhi

    98-99

    SPJIMR, Mumbai

    95-99

    IMT, Ghaziabad

    95-97

    JBIMS, Mumbai

    96

    MDI, Gurgaon

    97-99

    IMI, New Delhi

    90

    XIM, Bhubaneshwar

    91

    GIM Goa

    85

    K J Somaiya, Mumbai

    86

    TAPMI, Manipal

    80

    FORE, New Delhi

    85

    IFMR, Chennai

    80

    IRMA, Anand

    80

    MICA, Ahmedabad

    80

    LIBA, Chennai

    70

    XIME, Bangalore

    70

  • 11:33 AM IST1 Dec 2023

    CAT Answer Key 2023: How to calculate CAT score?

    To calculate their CAT score, candidates will need to follow the marking scheme of the exam which is:

    • +3 for correct answer
    • -1 for incorrect answer
    • 0 for unanswered question

    Candidates can match their responses with the official answers and calculate the raw score. There is no negative marking for TITA questions, so if a candidate has selected incorrect option in a TITA question, they will get 0.

  • 10:55 AM IST1 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 Question Paper

    The CAT 2023 question paper will be attached to the official answer key and response sheet. The PDF will be in a question paper format.

  • 10:18 AM IST1 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023: Highest number of CAT test takers this year

    Over 2.88 lakh candidates appeared for CAT exam which is the highest number of test takers for the exam since its inception.

  • 9:43 AM IST1 Dec 2023

    Link to download CAT response sheet and answer key

    The CAT response sheet and answer key 2023 will be available at iimcat.ac.in. No other website will directly host the CAT 2023 answer key.

  • 9:15 AM IST1 Dec 2023

    What is CAT response sheet?

    CAT response sheet refers to the PDF released by the examination authorities as answer key. It is a PDF document that carries, candidate’s test form with all the details mentioned on it and candidate’s responses to the questions. It also has official answers for every question. So, the CAT response sheet is CAT answer key only.

  • 8:16 AM IST1 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 answer key download: credentials required

    Candidates will have to use their CAT 2023 application ID and password to download the official CAT 2023 answer key.

  • 7:43 AM IST1 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 answer key to release today or tomorrow

    The CAT 2023 official answer key is expected to be released anytime today or tomorrow. As per some reports, CAT authorities have refused to give an exact date but have said that it will be released in the first week of December.  Candidates will be able to download it from the official website of CAT 2023.

  • 6:02 AM IST1 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023: IIM Mumbai cut offs for MBA

    Given below is the qualifying CAT cut offs for IIM Mumbai MBA admission 2024. The final cut offs will be much higher than qualifying cut offs. IIM Mumbai was formerly known as NITIE Mumbai.

    Category

    VARC

    DILR

    QA

    Overall Percentile

    Open

    80

    80

    75

    85

    NC-OBC

    70

    65

    65

    75

    EWS

    70

    65

    65

    75

    SC

    65

    60

    60

    70

    ST

    55

    55

    55

    65

    PwD

    45

    45

    45

    55

  • 5:08 AM IST1 Dec 2023

    IIM Indore cut off for MBA

    Given below is the qualifying CAT cut offs for IIM Indore MBA admission 2024. The final cut offs will be much higher than qualifying cut offs. 

    Category

    QA

    DILR

    VARC

    Overall

    General/EWS

    80

    80

    80

    90

    NC-OBC

    70

    70

    70

    80

    SC

    55

    55

    55

    60

    ST

    40

    40

    40

    45

    PWD

    40

    40

    40

    45

     

  • 3:52 AM IST1 Dec 2023

    IIM Bangalore cut off for MBA

    Given below is the qualifying CAT cut offs for IIM Bangalore MBA admission 2024. The final cut offs will be way higher.

    Category

    VARC

    DILR

    QA

    Overall

    General

    80

    75

    75

    85

    NC-OBC

    75

    65

    65

    75

    EWS

    70

    65

    65

    75

    SC

    65

    60

    60

    70

    ST

    55

    55

    55

    65

    PWD

    50

    50

    50

    60

     

  • 12:46 AM IST1 Dec 2023

    Which score is accepted for admission CAT score or CAT percentile?

    For admission, institutes consider CAT percentile. They consider sectional as well as overall percentiles of the candidate for admission which is why it is important to score well in all the sections of CAT.

  • 10:49 PM IST30 Nov 2023

    CAT score vs percentile: The difference

    CAT score is the total marks a candidate gets in the exam, basis his/her correct and incorrect attempts. The CAT percentile indicates the candidate’s performance in comparison to rest of the test takers. For example, if a candidate gets 99 percentile, it means his performance/score is higher than 99 % of all test takers.

  • 9:52 PM IST30 Nov 2023

    Other MBA entrance exams to focus on

    Now, the next big exam is SNAP which will be held on December 10, 17 and 22. This year, 1.4 lakh candidates have applied for it, so the competition can be high. XAT, another national level MBA entrance exam, will be held on January 7, 2024. MBA aspirants should focus these two exam now.

  • 8:35 PM IST30 Nov 2023

    Is CAT answer key objection fee refundable?

    The CAT answer key objection fee will be refunded to only those candidates whose objection will be accepted as valid. Those candidates whose objections will not be accepted, will not be refunded.

  • 7:38 PM IST30 Nov 2023

    How to raise objection to CAT 2023 answer key?

    To raise objection against the CAT 2023 answer key, candidates will have to use the form available in their login. They will have to mention their slot, ID, question ID, answer ID and upload an evidence to support their claim.

  • 6:26 PM IST30 Nov 2023

    What after CAT answer key?

    From the CAT answer key 2023 and response sheets will release, candidates will get an idea of their raw score. They can use Shiksha’s can percentile calculator to know their expected CAT percentile and the colleges that are within their reach with that percentile.

  • 5:47 PM IST30 Nov 2023

    CAT 2023 answer key release time

    CAT 2023 official answer key may be released anytime today or tomorrow. Going by the last few year’s trends, one can expect that the download of CAT response sheet will start today. Shiksha will share the information. 

  • 5:01 PM IST30 Nov 2023

    CAT result 2023 announcement date

    CAT 2023 result can be announced around December 18-20, 2023. Last year, the exam result was announced on December 20, 2023.

  • 4:38 PM IST30 Nov 2023

    CAT 2023 Expected Cut Offs

     For the top 6 IIMs, the cut offs can be 99-100 percentile (General category) this year whereas for other IIMs, the CAT cut offs can be expected to be around 94-99 percentile. At other top B-Schools, CAT 2023 cut off is likely to range between 92-99 percentile.

  • 3:26 PM IST30 Nov 2023

    CAT 2023 Answer Key will be available through login

    The official CAT 2023 answer key will be available to candidates through login only. The CAT response sheet can be downloaded by using CAT application ID and password.

  • 3:13 PM IST30 Nov 2023

    CAT 2023 Exam Difficulty Level

    The difficulty level of all three sessions of CAT 2023 was moderate to tough. The VARC and DILR sections of slot 1, 2 and 3 were moderate, whereas Quantitative Aptitude section was tough.

  • 2:45 PM IST30 Nov 2023

    CAT Sectional Cut Offs 2023: IIM Ahmedabad

    Check below the sectional and overall CAT 2023 cut off percentiles of IIM Ahmedabad. These are qualifying cut offs for PI shortlisting. 

    Category

    VARC percentile rank

    DILR percentile rank

    QA percentile rank

    Overall percentile rank

    General

    70

    70

    70

    80

    NC-OBC-Transgender

    65

    65

    65

    75

    SC

    60

    60

    60

    70

    ST

    50

    50

    50

    60

    PwD (General, NCOBC-cum-transgender, SC)

    60

    60

    60

    70

    PwD (ST)

    50

    50

    50

    60

  • 2:18 PM IST30 Nov 2023

    CAT 2023 answer key: Sectional cut off for 95 percentile

    For 95 percentile, the estimated sectional CAT cut offs are:

    • VARC score: 30
    • DILR score: 19
    • QA score: 19
    • Overall score: 57
  • 1:26 PM IST30 Nov 2023

    CAT 2023 answer key: Sectional cut off for 98 percentile

    For 98 percentile, the estimated sectional CAT cut offs are:

    • VARC score: 36
    • DILR score: 25
    • QA score: 24
    • Overall score: 71
  • 1:04 PM IST30 Nov 2023

    CAT 2023 answer key: Sectional cut off for 99 percentile

    For 99 percentile, the estimated sectional CAT cut offs are:

    • VARC score: 40
    • DILR score: 28
    • QA score: 28
    • Overall score: 80
  • 12:36 PM IST30 Nov 2023

    CAT 2023 answer key: Sectional cut off for 99.9 percentile

    For 99.99 percentile, the estimated sectional CAT cut offs are:

    • VARC Score: 48
    • DILR Score: 36
    • QA Score: 48
    • Overall Score: 106
  • 12:08 PM IST30 Nov 2023

    Final CAT 2023 answer key

    The final CAT 2023 answer key will be release 2 days before the result announcement. It will be released only if any of the objections raised by any candidate is found to be valid and the preliminary answer key has to be revised. 

  • 11:45 AM IST30 Nov 2023

    CAT 2023: Who prepares official answer key?

    The official answer key of the CAT exam is prepared by the team of subject matter experts. The team comprises experts who prepare the test forms. The same team evaluates the questions and answers after the exam has been conducted.

  • 11:14 AM IST30 Nov 2023

    CAT 2023 answer key: Sectional cut offs

    The sectional cut offs for CAT 2023 should be somewhere around 40 for VARC, 25-27 for DILR and 25-28 for Quantitative Aptitude. This year, the CAT question paper was slightly tougher than previous years.

  • 10:58 AM IST30 Nov 2023

    For how long will CAT 2023 answer key challenge window will remain open?

    The CAT 2023 answer key challenge window will remain open for 2-3 days only. After the window closes the examination authority will not accept any objection from candidates.

  • 10:23 AM IST30 Nov 2023

    Official CAT 2023 answer key: Details to check

    • 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
  • 9:47 AM IST30 Nov 2023

    Will CAT 2023 answer key also have candidate’s score and percentile?

    The CAT 2023 official answer key will not have any candidate’s score or percentile. The CAT score and percentile will be mentioned in candidate’s scorecard.

  • 9:15 AM IST30 Nov 2023

    Credentials to download official CAT answer key 2023

    Credentials required to download the official answer key and response sheet of CAT 2023 are:

    • CAT 2023 application ID
    • Password
  • 8:28 AM IST30 Nov 2023

    Website link to download official CAT 2023 answer key

    The official CAT 2023 answer key download link will be available at iimcat.ac.in website only. Candidates will have to log on to their dashboard to check the answer key.

  • 7:19 AM IST30 Nov 2023

    CAT 2023 answer key release expected today

    IIM Lucknow is expected to release the CAT 2023 official answer key today. The link to download the official CAT answer key 2023 and response sheet is expected to go live anytime today.

  • 6:45 AM IST30 Nov 2023

    CAT 2023 slot 3 answer key and response sheet

    CAT 2023 answer key slot 3 and individual response sheet can be accessed by only those test takers who appeared for it in slot 3.  They cannot check the answer key of any other slot or any other candidate.

  • 4:22 AM IST30 Nov 2023

    CAT 2023 slot 2 answer key and response sheet

    CAT 2023 answer key slot 2 and response sheet will be accessible to only those candidates who had appeared for the exam in slot 2. The answer key of no other slot will be visible to them in the dashboard.

  • 2:17 AM IST30 Nov 2023

    CAT 2023 slot 1 answer key and response sheet

    CAT 2023 answer key slot 1 and individual response sheet will be accessible to only those candidates who had appeared for the exam in slot 1. They cannot check the answer key of any other slot or any other candidate.

  • 11:43 PM IST29 Nov 2023

    CAT 2023 difficulty level vs cut offs

    Whenever the CAT exam is tough, the cut offs for admission come down, and whenever it is easy, the cut offs go up. The CAT 2023 exam was tough so it is expected that CAT 2023 cut offs will be lower than previous year.

  • 10:32 PM IST29 Nov 2023

    CAT Marking Scheme 2023

    • 3 marks for every correct answer
    • -1 mark for every incorrect answer
    • 0 for unanswered questions
    • No negative marking for TITA questions.
  • 9:28 PM IST29 Nov 2023

    How to calculate CAT score?

    In the CAT 2023 answer key, the status of every question will be mentioned. Candidates will have to math their response with the official answer and then calculate their marks on the basis of correct and incorrect attempt.

  • 8:30 PM IST29 Nov 2023

    Official CAT answer key 2023: Information Printed

    CAT 2023 official answer key will contain the following information:

    • Candidate name and roll number
    • CAT 2022 exam date and slot
    • Section-wise questions & answers
    • Answers selected by the candidate
    • Status of the answers (correct, incorrect, unattempted)
  • 7:01 PM IST29 Nov 2023

    Duration of official CAT 2023 answer key download

    The CAT 2023 official CAT 2023 answer key will be available for download until the last date of raising objection. After that the link to download the CAT answer key 2023 will be withdrawn.

  • 6:01 PM IST29 Nov 2023

    CAT final answer key 2023

    The final CAT answer key 2023 will be released in PDF format without login. Earlier, it used to be released on the result announcement day of after that, but last year, final answer key was released two days before CAT result announcement.

  • 5:33 PM IST29 Nov 2023

    Previous year CAT answer keys

    Last year, 2 DILR questions from Slot 2 and Slot 3 were dropped after they were found to be ambiguous. The decision was taken on the basis of review of the questions after test takers had raised objection to it, through answer key challenge process.   

  • 5:01 PM IST29 Nov 2023

    CAT Preliminary answer key vs final answer key

    CAT preliminary answer key is the document released for candidates to review their answers and notify the exam authority if any question/answer is wrong. Final answer key is the document which has the revised answer keys. The CAT final answer key cannot be challenged further.

  • 4:37 PM IST29 Nov 2023

    CAT answer key challenge fee

    To challenge the official CAT 2023 answer key, candidates have to pay a fee. The fee amount is INR 1200 per question. The fee amount will be refunded to those whose objection will be accepted by the examination authorities.

  • 4:24 PM IST29 Nov 2023

    CAT 2023 official answer key challenge process

    To challenge the official CAT 2023 answer key, candidates will have to fill an online form which will be available in the candidate dashboard and can be accessed through login.

  • 4:01 PM IST29 Nov 2023

    CAT 2023 official answer key challenge

    Candidates will get a chance to challenge the official CAT 2023 answer key, if they feel any answer given by the examination authorities is incorrect.

  • 3:45 PM IST29 Nov 2023

    Memory base CAT 2023 answer key

    Memory based CAT 2023 answer keys were released by various CAT experts and coaching institutes on the exam day. As per them, the Quantitative Aptitude questions were tough.

  • 3:28 PM IST29 Nov 2023

    Official CAT 2023 answer key to release slot wise

    IIM Lucknow will release CAT 2023 slot 1 answer key, CAT 2023 slot 2 answer key and CAT 2023 slot 2 answer key together at the same time. Download process of the answer key PDF of every slot is same.

  • 3:06 PM IST29 Nov 2023

    How can official CAT answer key 2023 help test takers?

    The official answer key of CAT helps the test takers in evaluating their performance by calculating the number of correct and incorrect attempt. By calculating that, they can guess their raw score.

  • 2:55 PM IST29 Nov 2023

    What is official CAT answer key?

    The CAT convening institute releases official answers of the questions asked in the exam along with candidate’s responses to each question. This is done to ensure transparency in assessment of candidates and their scores. The document having CAT questions, candidate responses and official answers is call the answer key.

  • 2:45 PM IST29 Nov 2023

    CAT 2023 official answer key expected release date

    CAT 2023 official answer key is expected to be released on November 30 as it is usually released within 3-4 days of the exam.

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Vansh

3 months ago

When will it be released?

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Nitish Das

3 months ago

Can we expect response sheet to be live today?

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Swayam Kacha

3 months ago

Different websites show different dates about releasing date of response sheet. Can we assume yours as the correct one?

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Nitish Das

3 months ago

is the response sheet live yet? or will it be live before 2 days of the actual result?

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Vipra ShrivastavaSenior Manager - Content

3 months ago

Hi Nitish, the candidate response sheet is expected today. The final answer key will be released 2 days before the result.