All About CAT 2023

All About CAT 2023

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Common Admission Test, popularly known as CAT, is the most awaited management exam of the year. It opens gates to all the IIMs and numerous other Non-IIM Institutions. Such vast acceptability of the exam and highly competitive nature of the exam is what makes it one of most awaited exams among the aspirants. The top six IIMs take turns to organize the exam annually. You can find a complete list of necessary information in the table below to get you started with your preparation.


Conducted By

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

Notification Release

30th July 2023

Exam Registration Link

Exam Fee

●     Rs 2400 for General/EWS

●     Rs 1200 for Others

Exam Mode

Computer Based Test

Registration Closing

13 September 2023, 5pm

Exam Date

26 November, 2023

Number of Sections


Name of Sections

●     Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension(24 Questions)

●     Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning(20 Questions)

●     Quantitative Aptitude(22 Questions)

★    The order of the section is the same as listed above and cannot be changed.

★    The students cannot switch sections before completing the ongoing section.

Section Time Limit

40 Minutes

Total Number of Questions & Time

66 Questions in 120 Minutes

Score Range

●     +3 for Correct answer

●     -1 for Incorrect answer

●     Negative Marking does not apply to TITA Questions

Difficulty Level

Moderate to Difficult

Number of Options for MCQs


Exam Result

Second week of January

Recent Changes

●     Reduced Exam time from 3 hours to 2 hours

●     Reduced Number of questions from 100 to 66




Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension-

This section measures your ability to read and understand written material, to evaluate arguments and to correct written material to conform to standard written English.

●     Reading Comprehensions

●     Para Summary

●     Odd Man Out

●     Para Jumbles

●     Para Completion

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning-

This section tests your ability to think critically in crunch situations and expects you to find an optimal solution with limited resources.

●     Arrangements

●     Caselets

●     Games & Tournaments

●     Routes & Networks

●     Puzzles

●     Traditional DI

●     Venn Diagrams

Quantitative Aptitude-

This section measures your ability to analyze data and draw conclusions using reasoning skills.

●     Number Systems

●     Arithmetic

●     Algebra

●     Geometry

●     Logs

●     Progressions & Series

●     Permutation & Combinations

●     Set Theory

●     Trigonometry

●     Probability


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