The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow, is currently accepting applications for CAT 2023, one of India’s most sought-after B-school entrance exams. This article provides an in-depth look at CAT 2023, including important dates, eligibility criteria, application details, and more.

Important Dates

The CAT 2023 application process will conclude on September 20, 2023. Here are some key dates to keep in mind:

Event Date
CAT 2023 Registration Deadline September 20, 2023
Admit Card Release October 25, 2023
CAT 2023 Exam Date November 26, 2023
Result Announcement Second Week of January 2024

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for CAT 2023, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • A bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA from a recognized university or educational institution.
  • For SC, ST, and PwD candidates, the minimum required marks are 45%.
  • Students in their final year of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification are also eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who have completed their degree and are awaiting results can also apply.

How to Apply

Follow these steps to complete your CAT 2023 application:

  1. Visit the official website of CAT 2023 at
  2. On the homepage, find and click on the ‘CAT 2023 Registration’ link.
  3. Register on the website and then proceed to fill out the CAT 2023 application form.
  4. Select your preferred test cities from the available options.
  5. Upload all required documents and make the necessary payment.
  6. Review all details and submit your CAT 2023 application.

Application Fee

The application fee for CAT 2023 varies based on the category:

  • General Category: Rs 2,400
  • SC, ST, and PwD Category: Rs 1,200

Exam Structure

The CAT 2023 admission process consists of three rounds:

  1. Written Ability Test (WAT)
  2. Group Discussion (GD)
  3. Personal Interview (PI)

The written exam comprises three sections:

  1. Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
  2. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
  3. Quantitative Ability

Candidates will have a total of 120 minutes to complete the exam, with 40 minutes allotted for each section.


CAT 2023 is a significant milestone for aspirants looking to pursue management studies in India’s top B-schools. Make sure to meet the eligibility criteria, complete the application process on time, and prepare thoroughly for the exam’s challenging sections. Your performance in CAT 2023 can open doors to exciting opportunities in the world of business and management.

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