What is CAT Exam and CAT Exam Dates in 2023?

CAT stands for Common Admission Test.It is a national level aptitute test conducted with the purpose of offering admissions in MBA Courses including 20 IIMs and over 1,200 B-schools in India.

It includes four subjects :Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Quantitative Ability. CAT score is valid for admission to Executive MBA, PhD and FPM programmes of IIMs and other B-Schools.

What is the Date of CAT Exam 2023?

CAT Exam Dates are mentioned below:They are as follows:

  • Aug ’23 – Sep ’23 :- CAT 2023 Registration
  • Sep ’23- Sep 28:- CAT 2023 Correction process
  • Oct ’23 :- CAT 2023 ADMIT CARD
  • Nov ’23 :- CAT 2023 MOCK TEST RELEASE
  • Nov ’23 :- CAT 2023 EXAM
  • Nov ’23 – Dec ’23 :- CAT 2023 ANSWER KEY CHALLENGE
  • Dec ’23 :- CAT 2023 RESULT DECLARE

What is the Elegibility criteria for CAT 2023?

The Elegibility criteria for CAT 2023 are as follows:

  1. Graduation from any stream with 50% aggregate or equivalent CGPA (45 per cent aggregate for SC, ST and PWD/DA category) from a recognised university to appear in CAT 2023.
  2. Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification or awaiting the result are also eligible to apply for CAT 2023 exam.
  3. Engineering Degree – BTech/ BE candidates can also be eligible for CAT 2023
  4. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD categories must have scored minimum 45 per cent aggregate in graduation (or equivalent) in any stream
  5. candidates’ bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) is recognized by UGC/AICTE/MHRD-Govt

What are the lists of best IIM’s for MBA in 2023

The lists of IIM’s conducting CAT 2023.They are as follows:

  • IIM Bangalore
  • IIM Ahmedabad
  • IIM Indore
  • IIM Kozhikode
  • IIM Calcutta
  • IIM Lucknow
  • IIM Bangalore
  • IIM Ahmedabad
  • IIM Indore
  • IIM Indore
  • IIM Kozhikode
  • IIM Calcutta
  • IIM Lucknow
  • IIM Ahmedabad

What is CAT 2023 Syllabus?

The syllabus for CAT 2023 are as follows:

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC):-

It includes Reading Comprehension, Para Jumbles, Para Summary and Odd Sentence Out.The number of Reading Comprehension questions could be 18-24 in CAT Exam.

Some of the best books for reading comprehension are :

  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
  • A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  • Cosmos by Carl Sagan
  • India in Slow Motions by Mark Tully
  • Capitalism & Freedom by Milton Friedman
  • Maximum City by Suketu Mehta
  • Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
  • Wings of Fire by APJ Abdul Kalam
  • Shantaram by David Gregory Roberts
  • Around the world in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  • The Time Machine by HG Wells
  • Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR):-

It includes Set Theory (Variables), Set Theory + Puzzles, Puzzles with Additional Data, Coding-Decoding and Series and so on

Quantitative Aptitude (QA):-

It includes topics like Number System, Algebra, Arithmetic, Geometry and Mensuration etc

Concepts like Natural Numbers,Whole Numbers,Integers,Rational Numbers,Real Numbers,rational Numbers etc is covered in QA.

What is CAT paper pattern in 2023?

The CAT paper pattern includes following things: They are as follows:

  • Firstly,it is computer based test.
  • The time duration in this exam is 120 minutes.It includes 40 minutes per section
  • This exam is conducted in 3 slots:- Morning: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Afternoon: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM ,Evening: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • In this exam , you have 66 questions to attempt
  • The paper is of 198 marks

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