CAT 2023 Answer Key & Response Sheet PDF (Official) SHORTLY at iimcat.ac.in: Live Updates

CAT 2023 Answer Key & Response Sheet PDF (Official) SHORTLY at iimcat.ac.in: Live Updates

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CAT 2023 answer key and response sheet PDF are most likely to be released anytime NOW as the objection link has been activated. The CAT exam was held on November 26, 2023. Check here latest updates of CAT answer key 2023 and response sheet release.

CAT 2023 answer key and response sheet PDF download

CAT 2023 answer key and response sheet PDF download

CAT 2023 answer key is expected to be released anytime soon as the objection login has been activated. Candidates have been awaiting the release of official CAT answer key and response sheet for a few days now. IIM Lucknow has not announced any date for the release of official answer key, but the CAT 2023 convener has reportedly suggested that it will be released in the first week of December 2023. It is expected to be released shortly. The CAT 2023 exam was held on November 26, 2023. Usually the official CAT official answer key is released within 2-3 days of the exam, thus, it can be expected that it can be released anytime now.

Check Live Updates on CAT 2023 response sheet and answer key download here

CAT 2023 exam this year witnessed attendance of about 2.88 lakh candidates. This is the record number for the national level exam ever since its inception. The total number of applications received this year was 3.30 lakh, which is yet again the highest number.

CAT 2023 Answer Key and Response Sheet Download Process

The official CAT 2023 answer key will be released in online mode only. Check the steps to download CAT 2023 Official Answer Key below:

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

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CAT 2023 Answer Key Challenge

Candidates will get the option to challenge the official CAT answer key 2023, if they feel any of the answers provided by the authorities is incorrect. The process to challenge the answer key will be through login and candidates will have to pay requisite fee per question.

Once all the objections are received, the examination panel will review them and incase any objection is found to be valid, the official answer key will be revised. The CAT 2023 result will be prepared on the basis of final answer key.

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  • 10:56 PM IST4 Dec 2023

    Total marks of CAT 2023 exam

    Total marks of CAT 2023 is 198. Given below is the sectional break-up of CAT score:

    • VARC: 72
    • DILR: 60
    • Quantitative Aptitude: 66
  • 9:34 PM IST4 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 answer key download – when to expect?

    The CAT 2023 response sheet and answer key download process is expected to begin soon. Test takers are awaiting CAT 2023 website to get updated with PDF download link.

  • 8:45 PM IST4 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023: How to calculate CAT score?

    Once the CAT 2023 answer key is released candidates can calculate their exam score by counting the number of correct and incorrect options.

    • For every correct attempt, 3 marks are rewarded
    • For every incorrect attempt, -1 mark will be awarded
    • For TITA and unanswered questions, there is no negative marking
  • 7:15 PM IST4 Dec 2023

    CAT response sheet 2023 to release for all slots together

    The CAT response sheet 2023 PDFs will be released for all slots together. Every test taker will be able to see their response sheet for CAT 2023 in their dashboard.

  • 6:57 PM IST4 Dec 2023

    At what time will the CAT 2023 response sheet be released?

    IIM Lucknow has not announced any date or time of CAT 2023 response sheet PDF release. However, since the objected tab has been updated at the official website, one can expect the response sheet to release anytime soon.

  • 6:31 PM IST4 Dec 2023

    For how long will the CAT answer key 2023 be available?

    The CAT answer key and response sheet 2023 will be available for download for 2-3 days, till the time objection window is open. After that, candidates will not be able to access their CAT response sheet.

  • 6:02 PM IST4 Dec 2023

    IIM CAT response sheet and answer key login credentials

    The credentials required for downloading the IIMCAT response sheet and answer key 2023 are CAT application ID and password created at the time of registration.

  • 5:34 PM IST4 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 answer key objection process

    Candidates can login and go to the objection tab to fill the form and upload supporting document to challenge any answer provided by the examination body.

  • 5:26 PM IST4 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 response sheet and answer key PDF download expected to start anytime now

    CAT 2023 response sheet and answer key is expected to be released anytime now as the objection window has been activated. The official website of IIMCAT will update the download link soon. 

  • 5:12 PM IST4 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 answer key objection window opens

    The CAT 2023 answer key objection window has been activated. 

    CAT 2023 answer key objection form link

    CAT 2023 answer key objection form link

     

  • 4:56 PM IST4 Dec 2023

    IIM Indore cut off for MBA 2024 batch

    The table below indicates qualifying CAT cut offs for IIM Indore MBA admission 2024. The final cut offs are expected to 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

  • 4:20 PM IST4 Dec 2023

    When will CAT 2023 final answer key release?

    CAT 2023 final answer key will release after all the objections on preliminary answer key have been examined. One can expect final answer key to be released a week after the closure of objection forms.

  • 3:25 PM IST4 Dec 2023

    Why is there delay in CAT 2023 answer key release?

    There is no communication from IIM Lucknow about the delay or announcement date of CAT 2023 answer key. The institute had earlier announced that the answer key will be released anytime in the first week of December.

  • 2:46 PM IST4 Dec 2023

    IIM admissions through CAT

    IIMs accept CAT score for admission to full-time MBA/PGDM, Executive MBA, PhD and FPM programme. From this year, NITIE has been added to the list of IIMs as IIM Mumbai.

  • 2:12 PM IST4 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 answer key slot wise

    IIM Lucknow will release the CAT 2023 answer key, slot wise. The examination slot will be mentioned on the response sheet PDF.

  • 1:43 PM IST4 Dec 2023

    What to do if not performed well in CAT 2023?

    If you’ve not performed well in the CAT exam, don’t worry and prepare for other MBA entrance exams such as XAT and CMAT. XAT registration is open till December 10, so apply if you haven’t already.

  • 1:14 PM IST4 Dec 2023

    CAT answer key release date of last year

    The official CAT 2023 answer key and response sheet were released on December 1 last year, only 4 days after the exam. This year, it is getting delayed.

  • 12:48 PM IST4 Dec 2023

    CAT Response Sheet: Details mentioned

    In the CAT response sheet of every candidate, correct answer, candidate’s answer and status of question –answered/unanswered will be mentioned under every question. The PDF will be section wise, with VARC questions appearing first, followed by DILR and QA.

  • 11:55 AM IST4 Dec 2023

    CAT answer key download process

    The process to download the official CAT 2023 answer key is simple. Candidates have to log into their CAT 2023 account with the ID and password created at the time of registration. They will see the response sheet link in the dashboard. 

  • 10:18 AM IST4 Dec 2023

    Credentials to download CAT 2023 official answer key

    Candidates can download CAT 2023 official answer key by using their application ID and password. The credentials are to be put in the login window for the answer key and response sheet.

  • 9:59 AM IST4 Dec 2023

    Will CAT 2023 answer key and response sheet release today?

    There are high chances of CAT 2023 answer key releasing today. IIM Lucknow may release the CAT response sheet and official answer keys today. Candidates have been waiting for long now.

  • 9:16 AM IST4 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 answer key: Sectional cut off for 99.9 percentile

    For 99.99 percentile in CAT 2023, the estimated sectional cut offs are:

    • VARC Score: 48
    • DILR Score: 36
    • QA Score: 48
    • Overall Score: 106
  • 8:43 AM IST4 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 answer key: Sectional cut off for 99 percentile

    For 99 percentile for CAT 2023, the estimated sectional cut offs are:

    • VARC score: 40
    • DILR score: 28
    • QA score: 28
    • Overall score: 80
  • 8:20 AM IST4 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 answer key: Sectional cut off for 98 percentile

    For 98 percentile in CAT 2023, the estimated sectional cut offs are:

    • VARC score: 36
    • DILR score: 25
    • QA score: 24
    • Overall score: 71
  • 7:15 AM IST4 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 answer key: Sectional cut off for 95 percentile

    For 95 percentile in CAT 2023, the estimated sectional cut offs are:

    • VARC score: 30
    • DILR score: 19
    • QA score: 19
    • Overall score: 57
  • 5:34 AM IST4 Dec 2023

    Which IIMs are within 90-95 percentile reach?

    IIM Kashipur, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Bodhgaya, IIM Ranchi, IIM Nagpur, IIM Amritsar are some of the IIMs which are within 90-95 percentile reach for General candidates.

  • 3:38 AM IST4 Dec 2023

    Is IIM eligibility different from CAT eligibility?

    The academic eligibility criteria for IIM is same as CAT, i.e. 50 percent score in Graduation from a recognized university or equivalent (45 percent score for SC/ST/PwD candidates).

  • 1:15 AM IST4 Dec 2023

    Ideal score in CAT 2023

    Given the difficulty level of the CAT 2023 exam, the ideal sectional and overall scores are:

    • VARC: 40
    • DILR: 27-30
    • Quantitative Aptitude: 25-28
    • Overall: 80
  • 11:27 PM IST3 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 sectional break up

    CAT 2023 had 66 questions which were divided into three sections:

    • VARC: 24 questions
    • DLIR: 20 questions
    • Quantitative Aptitude: 22 questions
  • 10:14 PM IST3 Dec 2023

    CAT Marking Scheme 2023

    There is no change in marking scheme this year. For every correct attempt, candidates will get 3 marks and for every incorrect attempt, candidates will get -1 marks. There is no negative marking for TITA and unanswered questions.

  • 9:10 PM IST3 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 official answer key download

    The official CAT 2023 answer key will be available for download most likely from December 4. So, far no date has been shared by IIM Lucknow, but it had been told that the answer key will be released in the first week of December so now the expected date is December 4.

  • 8:07 PM IST3 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023: IIM Kozhikode Cut Offs

    The qualifying CAT cut offs 2023 for IIM Kozhikode for PI-WAT shortlisting is given below. Check category-wise IIM Kozhikode cut offs:

    Category

    CAT 2023 percentile

    Sectional percentiles ( VARC, DILR, QA)

    General

    85

    75

    NC-OBC/EWS

    75

    65

    SC

    65

    55

    ST/PwD

    55

    45

     

  • 7:38 PM IST3 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023: IIM Ahmedabad Cut Offs

    The qualifying CAT cut offs 2023 for IIM Ahmedabad for PI-WAT shortlisting is given below. Check category-wise IIM Ahmedabad cut offs:

    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

  • 7:01 PM IST3 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023: IIM Bangalore Cut Offs

    The qualifying CAT cut offs 2023 for IIM Bangalore for PI-WAT shortlisting is given below. Check category-wise IIM Bangalore cut offs:

    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

  • 6:38 PM IST3 Dec 2023

    Is academic record important for MBA admission?

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

  • 6:10 PM IST3 Dec 2023

    What is IIM PI shortlisting?

    Personal Interview or PI shortlisting is the first stage of IIM selection process, in which the institutes 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 have to fill if he/she meets the eligibility cut off.   

  • 5:39 PM IST3 Dec 2023

    Parameters for IIM admission

    CAT score is not the only parameter on which a candidate is selected for MBA admission. 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.

     

  • 4:49 PM IST3 Dec 2023

    IIM Admission Criteria and Selection Process

    The admission criteria of all IIMs include the following

    • CAT score
    • Class 10,12 and graduation score
    • WAT/PI performance
    • Work experience
    • Gender and academic diversity
  • 4:01 PM IST3 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 answer key slot 3

    CAT answer key and response sheet for slot 3 will be available for download to only those candidates who appeared for the test in slot 3. They will not be able to access CAT 2023 answer key of any other slot.

  • 3:22 PM IST3 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 answer key slot 2

    CAT answer key and response sheet for slot 2 will be available for download to only those candidates who appeared for the test in slot 2. They will not be able to access CAT 2023 answer key of any other slot.

  • 2:47 PM IST3 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 answer key slot 1

    CAT answer key and response sheet for slot 1 will be available for download to only those candidates who appeared for the test in slot 1. They will not be able to access CAT 2023 answer key of any other slot.

  • 2:17 PM IST3 Dec 2023

    Top 30 non-IIMs that accept CAT score

    Check below the list of 30 popular non-IIMs which accept CAT score for MBA admission and expected  cut offs.

    MBA College

    CAT Cut-Off

    AIMS Institutes (AIMS), Bangalore

    60 percentile

    Amity Business School, Noida

    85 percentile

    Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, Delhi

    75 percentile

    Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM), Tiruchirappalli

    85 percentile

    Birla Institute of Management Technology, (BIMTECH), Greater Noida

    75 percentile

    Woxsen University, Hyderabad

    70 percentile

    BITSoM Mumbai

    No minimum cut off required

    DMS, IIT-Delhi

    98.04 percentile

    Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) - University of Delhi

    98.54 percentile

    Fortune Institute of International Business, Delhi

    50 percentile

    Goa Institute of Management (GIM), Goa

    90 percentile

    IBS, Hyderabad

    85 percentile

    Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM), Kolkata

    50.35 percentile

    Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur  

    50 percentile

    IILM Institute for Higher Education (IILM), Delhi

    60 percentile

    Institute of Management, Nirma University (IMNU), Ahmedabad

    80.04 percentile

    International Management Institute, Delhi (IMI)

    90 percentile

    Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai

    95 percentile

    JIMS, Rohini Sector 5 - Jagan Institute of Management Studies

    60-75 percentile

    K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR), Mumbai

    90 percentile

    Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBSIM)

    87 percentile

    Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai

    86 percentile

    Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon

    97 percentile

    National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai

    97 percentile

    National Institute of Technology (NIT Trichy) , Tiruchirappalli

    89.65 percentile

    Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WeSchool), Mumbai

    85 percentile

    S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai

    85 percentile

    Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM), Mumbai

    97.5 percentile

    T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal

    80 percentile

    Vinod Gupta School of Management (IIT Kharagpur), Kharagpur

    95 percentile

    XIMB - Xavier University, Bhubaneswar

    80 percentile

    Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship, Bangalore (XIME),Bangalore

    70 percentile

     

  • 2:09 PM IST3 Dec 2023

    Expected FMS CAT Cutoff 2024

    The table below mentions the expected cutoff score for FMS admissions based on CAT 2023. The actual CAT cut offs may be higher:

    Category

    Composite Score*

    General

    48 - 57

    SC

    27 - 34

    ST

    21 - 26

    OBC

    33 - 40

    EWS

    35 - 42

    PWD

    20 - 23

     

  • 1:40 PM IST3 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023: IIM Mumbai cut offs for MBA

    Given below is the qualifying CAT cut offs for admission to MBA batch of IIM Mumbai, which was formerly 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

  • 1:07 PM IST3 Dec 2023

    What is the difference between CAT score and percentile?

    CAT score is the marks that a candidate gets in the exam after totaling 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 score is higher than 99 % of all test takers.

  • 12:38 PM IST3 Dec 2023

    CAT Percentile Calculation Formula

    The following formula will be applied to calculate CAT 2023 percentile of every test taker:

    • 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.

  • 12:04 PM IST3 Dec 2023

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

    The CAT 2023 official answer key will only have questions and their options, correct answer and candidate’s responses. The CAT score and percentile will not be mentioned in the answer key.

  • 11:27 AM IST3 Dec 2023

    CAT answer key challenge 2023 fee payment mode

    CAT 2023 answer key challenge fees can be paid in online mode only. Through debit card, credit card or netbanking.

  • 11:18 AM IST3 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 answer key challenge fees

    CAT 2023 answer key challenge fee is INR 1200 per question. The fee amount is to be paid while filling the objection form. The fee is non-refundable. It will be refunded to only those candidates, whose objections will be accepted as valid.

  • 10:55 AM IST3 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 answer key download

    The CAT 2023 answer key can be downloaded through login only. The candidate will be able to access only their response sheet in their login.

  • 10:36 AM IST3 Dec 2023

    Courses offered through CAT

    Given below is the list of IIM courses for which CAT score is valid.

    IIM

    Courses Offered Through CAT

    IIM Ahmedabad

    PGP, PGP-FABM, ePGP, PhD

    IIM Amritsar

    MBA, EMBA, MBA-Business Analytics, MBA-HRM, PhD

    IIM Bangalore

    PGP, PGPEM, PGPBA, PhD

    IIM Bodh Gaya

    PGP, PhD (FPM)

    IIM Calcutta

    MBA, PhD

    IIM Indore

    PGP, PGP-HRM, FPM

    IIM Jammu

    PGP, PhD

    IIM Kashipur

    MBA, MBA (Analytics), MBA (WX), PhD, EFPM

    IIM Kozhikode

    PGP, PGP-BL, PGP-F, PGP-LSM, PhD, PhD (PT)

    IIM Lucknow

    PGP, PGP-ABM, PGP-SM, FPM

    IIM Nagpur

    PGP, PhD

    IIM Raipur

    PGP, FPM/ PhD, EFPM

    IIM Ranchi

    PGP, PGP-HRM, PGP (Business Analytics), PhD, EPhD

    IIM Rohtak

    PGP, EPGPX, EPGDSM, PhD, Part-Time FPM

    IIM Sambalpur

    MBA, PhD, E PhD

    IIM Shillong

    PGP, PGPEX, PGPWE, PhD, PhDWP

    IIM Sirmaur

    MBA, MBA (T&HM), PhD

    IIM Tiruchirappalli

    PGPM, PGPM-HR, PGPBM, FPM, E-FPM

    IIM Udaipur

    MBA, PhD

    IIM Visakhapatnam

    PGP, PGPEx, PGPDGM, PhD

  • 10:10 AM IST3 Dec 2023

    IIT MBA cut offs

    The MBA cut offs of IITs offering the course through CAT are listed below. Registrations at IIT for MBA will begin in January 2024.

    IIT  

    CAT Cut Off (General Category)

    CAT Cut Off (SC/ST/PD Category)

    IIT Madras

    90 percentile

    75 percentile

    IIT Kharagpur

    90 percentile

    75 percentile

    IIT Bombay

    90 percentile

    60 percentile

    IIT Delhi

    90 percentile

    60 percentile

    IIT Kanpur

    85 percentile

    75 percentile

    IIT Roorkee

    90 percentile

    70 percentile

    IIT Dhanbad (ISM)

    80 percentile

    60 percentile

    IIT Jodhpur

    Direct admission to candidates with 98 percentile and above

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  • 9:47 AM IST3 Dec 2023

    What can be expected in official CAT 2023 answer key announcement

    The official announcement of CAT 2023 answer key will be accompanied by raising objection schedule, fees, process and details regarding the same.

  • 9:05 AM IST3 Dec 2023

    Time of CAT 2023 official answer key announcement

    The time of CAT 2023 official answer key has not been announced but going by the trends of previous years, it can be released either by 10:00 - 11:00 am or 4:00- 5:00 pm.

  • 8:35 AM IST3 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 official answer key expected today

    The CAT 2023 answer key with candidate response sheet is highly awaited for the past three days now. The examination authority should release the official answer keys today as it exam was held a week ago.

  • 7:32 AM IST3 Dec 2023

    What if a CAT question is dropped after objection is raised?

    If the question is dropped from any slot, after examining the objections raised by candidates, then the calculation of that question will not be done. The total marks will be calculated on remaining questions for all candidates.

  • 5:38 AM IST3 Dec 2023

    Can Final answer key be challenged?

    No, the final answer key of CAT 2023 cannot be challenged under any circumstances. If anyone wants to challenge the official CAT 2023 answer key, then they should do it within the given time frame.

  • 3:40 AM IST3 Dec 2023

    What is Final CAT answer key?

    Final CAT answer key is the document containing revised answers of the questions after examination of the objections received from candidates. The final answer key of CAT is released only when any objection is found to be valid.

  • 12:34 AM IST3 Dec 2023

    What after CAT 2023 result?

    After CAT 2023 result, candidates will have to apply to colleges of their choice for admission. The IIMs will start PI shortlisting in January 2024. Even other MBA colleges will start the PI process in January-February 2024.

  • 10:37 PM IST2 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 result expected date

    CAT 2023 result date has not been shared by IIM Lucknow. Traditionally the result used to be announced in the first week of January but last year, it was announced in the third week of December. So, there is a lot of anticipation on that front.

  • 9:32 PM IST2 Dec 2023

    Documents to upload for CAT answer key challenge

    To challenge the CAT 2023 answer key, candidates will have to upload a document supporting their claim. Like a document containing the process of and solution of the answer, they think is correct.  

  • 8:29 PM IST2 Dec 2023

    Duration of CAT 2023 answer key challenge?

    The CAT 2023 answer key challenge window will be opened for 2-3 days only. Candidates will have to submit their claims within that time period only. No objection after that will be accepted under any circumstances.

  • 7:47 PM IST2 Dec 2023

    For how long will CAT 2023 answer key be available for download?

    The official CAT 2023 answer key will be available for download for 2-3 days (the duration when challenge window will be open). Candidates must download their response sheets within that duration as after that only scorecard and final keys will be issued.

  • 6:19 PM IST2 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 Expected Cut Offs for Top MBA colleges

    Here’s the expected CAT 2023 cut offs for top MBA colleges in India. These are estimations based on previous trends.

    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

  • 5:21 PM IST2 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023: Preparation of official answer key

    The official CAT answer key is prepared by the team of subject matter experts. The team comprises experts who prepare questions in the test forms. The same team of experts evaluate answers.

  • 4:41 PM IST2 Dec 2023

    Official CAT 2023 Answer Key will be available through login

    The official CAT 2023 answer key will be available to candidates through login only. It will be available to only those CAT applicants who had appeared for the exam on November 26, 2023.

  • 4:11 PM IST2 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 question paper PDFs

    CAT question paper is not released separately. The official CAT answer key/response sheet has all the questions mentioned section wise, so that document is treated as the question paper.

  • 3:31 PM IST2 Dec 2023

    IIFT to accept CAT score for MBA-IB admission

    For the 2024 batch, IIFT Delhi will accept CAT score for admission to its flagship programme MBA-International Business and newly launched programme MBA-Business Analytics. The entrance exam for IIFT is not being conducted this year.

  • 3:10 PM IST2 Dec 2023

    CAT score normalization

    CAT scores of candidates is normalized on a common scale to ensure that no candidate gets advantage or disadvantage of easy or tough paper (the CAT test form of every slot has a unique set of questions). The formula applied to normalize CAT score is the same formula that is applied for GATE score normalization.

  • 2:38 PM IST2 Dec 2023

    Will there be difference in CAT cut offs of exam slots?

    There is unlikely to be any difference in CAT cut offs 2023 due to difference in difficulty level of the CAT 2023 question papers. Since the scores will be normalized for all candidates, the cut offs will not be different for any slot.

  • 2:07 PM IST2 Dec 2023

    Which slot of CAT 2023 was the toughest?

    As per the expert analysis, there was not much difference between the difficulty levels of CAT 2023 slot 1, 2 and 3, but, the quantitative aptitude section of CAT 2023 slot 3 was tougher than slot 1 and slot 2, so one can say slot 3 was the toughest.

  • 1:32 PM IST2 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 expected cut offs and percentiles

    Check below the table indicating CAT percentiles vs overall scores to estimate sectional cut offs for this year.

    CAT Percentile

    VARC Score

    DILR Score

    QA Score

    Overall Score

    99.9 %ile

    48

    36

    48

    106

    99.5 %ile

    44

    32

    32

    89

    99 %ile

    40

    28

    28

    80

    98 %ile

    36

    25

    24

    71

    95%ile

    30

    19

    19

    57

    90%ile

    25

    16

    15

    49

    85%ile

    21

    13

    12

    40

    80%ile

    19

    11

    10

    36

    75%ile

    17

    10

    9

    31

    70%ile

    15

    9

    8

    29

     

  • 1:02 PM IST2 Dec 2023

    MBA colleges for CAT cut off 50-60 percentile

    Given below is the list of colleges that accept CAT percentile between 50 to 60 percentile:

    • Asian Business School
    • School of Management Sciences Varanasi
    • New Delhi Institute of Management
    • Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India
    • School of Management Sciences Lucknow
    • International Institute of Management Studies Pune
    • Jagannath International Management School Delhi
    • Acharya Business School Bangalore
    • Doon Business School
    • FOSTIIMA Business School
    • Bengal Institute of Business Studies Kolkata
    • PSG Institute of Management Coimbatore
    • International School of Management Excellence Bangalore
    • Apeejay School of Management Delhi
    • AIMS Institute Bangalore
    • School of Communication and Management Studies Kochi
    • Balaji Institute of Modern Management Pune
    • Gitam Institute of Management Visakhapatnam
    • Amrita School of Business Bangalore
    • Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management
    • MIT College of Management Pune

     

  • 12:26 PM IST2 Dec 2023

    MBA colleges for CAT cut off 60-70 percentile

    Given below is the list of colleges that accept CAT percentile between 60 to 70 percentile:

    • AIMS Institutes (AIMS), Bangalore
    • Amrita School of Business - Bangalore
    • Acharya Bangalore B-School
    • Asian Business School (ABS), Noida
    • Amrita School of Business, Kochi
    • Bengal Institute of Business Studies (BIBS), Kolkata
    • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
    • Christ Institute of Management, Pune
    • Doon Business School (DBS), Dehradun
    • Eastern Institute For Integrated Learning In Management, Kolkata
    • FOSTIIMA Business School, Delhi
    • International Institute of Business Studies, Noida
    • International School of Business and Media
    • IIKM Business School, Calicut
    • IILM Institute for Higher Education, Delhi
    • International Institute of Business Studies, Bangalore
    • Institute of International Trade, Kolkata
    • Indus Business School, IIEBM, Pune
    • International Institute of Management Studies, Pune
    • Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
    • ISBR Business School
    • Presidency College
    • Justicec KS Hegde Institute of Management
    • Jagannath International Management School, Delhi
    • Jagan Institute of Management Studies, Delhi (JIMS ), Rohini, Delhi
    • Lotus Business School (LBS, Pune)
    • New Delhi Institute of Management
    • Pune Institute of Business Management (PIBM), Pune
    • PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore
    • Sanskar Educational Group, Ghaziabad
    • SSN School of Management (SSN SOM), Chennai
    • School of Business Studies - Sharda University, Greater Noida
    • School of Petroleum Management-PDPU, Ahmedabad
    • The Indian Institute of Financial Planning, Delhi

     

  • 12:01 PM IST2 Dec 2023

    MBA colleges for CAT cut off 70-80 percentile

    Given below is the list of colleges that accept CAT percentile between 70 to 80 percentile:

    • Amity University
    • Alliance School of Business - Alliance University, Bangalore
    • Asia-Pacific Institute of Management (AIM, Delhi)
    • Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida
    • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, BITS-Pilani, Pilani
    • Christ University-Institute of Management, Bangalore
    • CMS Business School, J.P. Nagar, Bangalore
    • Chandigarh University
    • GITAM School of Business
    • Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon
    • GNA University, Phagwara
    • Infinity Business School, Gurgaon
    • Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
    • IIKM Business School, Calicut
    • Indus Business School, IIEBM, Pune
    • ICOFP - International College of Financial Planning, Mumbai
    • ICFAI University, Mizoram
    • IBS Business School
    • Jagdish Sheth School of Management (Formerly IFIM Business School)
    • JK Lakshmipat University-Institute of Management, Jaipur
    • Jaipur National University (JNU), Jaipur
    • JRE Group of Institutions (JRE), Greater Noida
    • Lotus Business School, Pune
    • Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar
    • MATS University, Raipur
    • IIM Shillong
    • School of Petroleum Management, Gandhinagar
    • School of Business Studies - Sharda University
    • SRIRAM Group of Institutions, Greater Noida
    • Universal Business School, Mumbai
    • Vignan's University, Guntur
    • XIME Kochi
    • XIME Bangalore
  • 11:28 AM IST2 Dec 2023

    MBA colleges for CAT cut off above 85 percentile

    Given below is the list of colleges that accept CAT percentile 85 percentile:

    • IIM Nagpur
    • IIM Amritsar
    • IIM Bodh Gaya
    • Goa Institute of Management, Goa
    • FORE School of Management, Delhi
    • Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai
    • Great Lakes Institute of Management
    • TA Pai Management Institute
    • IRMA, Anand
    • MICA, Ahmedabad
    • KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai
    • Nirma University, Ahmedabad
    • Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (Delhi)
    • BITS Pilani Dept. of Management
    • Institute of Management, Banaras Hindu University
    • IMI, Delhi
    • Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
    • Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras
    • Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee
    • Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur
    • School of Management, Manipal University
    • University Business School, Chandigarh
    • Delhi School of Management-DTU
    • Department of Management Sciences, Pune University
    • Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Tiruchirapalli
  • 10:57 AM IST2 Dec 2023

    MBA colleges for CAT cut off 80-90 percentile

    Given below is the list of colleges that accept CAT percentile between 80-90 percentile:

    • Amity University
    • Fore School of Management
    • Goa Institute of Management
    • International Management Institute, Delhi
    • Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal
    • Indian Institute of Management, Visakhapatnam
    • Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai
    • Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management
    • National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
    • Praxis Business School, Kolkata
    • N. Welingkar Institute of Management development & Research, Bangalore
    • Shiva Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad
    • Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education
    • Jain Institute of Management and Research
    • TA Pai Management Institute
    • Trinity College for Management and Technology, Ghaziabad
  • 10:45 AM IST2 Dec 2023

    Number of Colleges accepting CAT score

    There are over 1300 colleges in India that accept CAT score for admission. These include private, government as well as deemed universities. Whether you have a high score or low score, you will still get a seat in an MBA college. All you need to do is, make a choice after considering all options.

  • 10:24 AM IST2 Dec 2023

    Status of questions in official CAT answer key 2023

    The status of every question will be mentioned in every candidate’s response sheet and answer key as – answered/unanswered. The correct option will also be marked in green for every question.

  • 10:01 AM IST2 Dec 2023

    CAT answer key 2023 – memory based

    The memory based answer keys for CAT 2023 and question paper analysis were released by various coaching institutes on the exam day. Those answer keys, helped candidates understand questions and their answers.

  • 9:15 AM IST2 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 answer key objection link

    The link to raise objection against official CAT 2023 answer key will be given in the student dashboard. Candidates will have to fill a form to challenge the answer key.

  • 8:34 AM IST2 Dec 2023

    How to download official CAT answer key 2023?

    The process to download the official CAT 2023 answer key is given below:

    • Open CAT 2023 website
    • Click on login tab
    • Enter application ID and password
    • Answer key will be displayed
  • 8:02 AM IST2 Dec 2023

    Is CAT answer key 2023 releasing today?

    The CAT 2023 answer key along with the candidate response sheet is expected to be released anytime today. The window to raise objection will also open today.

  • 7:32 AM IST2 Dec 2023

    How to evaluate exam performance with CAT 2023 answer key?

    Candidates can evaluate their performance and calculate their raw CAT score by counting number of correct and incorrect attempts. For every correct attempt 3 marks are awarded and for every incorrect attempt 1 mark is deducted.

  • 7:03 AM IST2 Dec 2023

    Purpose of CAT answer key 2023

    The purpose of CAT answer key and response sheet is to help candidate know the which questions they solved correctly and which questions they answered incorrectly.

  • 5:08 AM IST2 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023: Highest number of registrations

    This year, IIMCAT received record breaking number of applications. The total number of forms received was 3.30 lakh out of which 3.28 applications were accepted.

  • 3:14 AM IST2 Dec 2023

    Number of CAT test centres 2023

    This year, the CAT exam was held in three shifts in 375 test centres in 167 cities across India. In every centre, the exam was held in three slots.

  • 2:18 AM IST2 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 conducting institute

    This year, IIM Lucknow conducted the CAT and the question paper was on the tougher side. The institute conducted the CAT exam after 6 years. It had previously conducted the CAT in 2017.

  • 11:13 PM IST1 Dec 2023

    CAT exam difficulty level and cut offs

    CAT 2023 exam was tougher than previous years. This may lead to lower cut offs for admission this year.

  • 9:53 PM IST1 Dec 2023

    CAT response sheet for all slots to release together

    CAT 2023 exam was held in three slots – morning, afternoon and evening. CAT 2023 answer key and response sheets of all three slots will be released together.

  • 9:39 PM IST1 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 answer key release trend

    Check below release dates of CAT answer key and response sheet over the years:

    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

  • 9:23 PM IST1 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 Response sheet

    CAT 2023 response sheet of every candidate will carry their application ID, exam slot, date, timings and the answers they selected in the test form.

  • 9:06 PM IST1 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 answer key release delayed

    The CAT 2023 answer kay in the past two years have been released with 2-3 days of the exam, so it was expected that this year too, it will release by November 30. However, it is now expected by December 2.

  • 8:52 PM IST1 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 answer key download link

    The CAT 2023 answer key and response sheet will be available for download at the official website only. The link to download the PDF will be available at iimcat.ac.in website.

  • 8:43 PM IST1 Dec 2023

    CAT 2023 Answer Key & Response Sheet PDF: download to start tomorrow

    The CAT 2023 answer key and response sheet PDF is now expected to be released tomorrow. The CAT 2023 answer key download link will be made live at the official website of CAT 2023.

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