Updated By Subhashri Roy on 14 Aug, 2023 17:25
The CAT result 2023 will be released by the second week of January 2024, tentatively. Typically, as per the previous years’ trends, the result is released within 35-45 days after the exam. To check and download the CAT 2023 result, candidates will have to log into the IIM CAT website using their CAT 2023 user ID and password. The CAT result 2023 will be made available in the form of a scorecard, which will provide the sectional and overall scores along with the percentile rank. Candidates will find more information about the CAT login credentials in the CAT notification 2023. The direct link to CAT 2023 result will be updated below.
|CAT Result 2023 - Direct Link to Download Scorecard (To be Activated)|
After the CAT result 2023 is announced, each Indian Institute of Management (IIM) will release the CAT 2023 cutoff individually and start the shortlisting process. As part of their selection process, IIMs and other CAT participating institutes will generate a list of shortlisted students on the grounds of CAT 2023 results and their individual selection processes.
Additionally, the exam conducting body will release the CAT 2023 Answer Key on the official website (iimcat.ac.in). Along with the answer key, CAT 2023 Response Sheet and a form to fill out the objections will also be released. The conducting authority will release the final answer key and CAT result 2023 after all the objections submitted are reviewed and incorporated if found valid. Candidates can use the CAT college predictor to determine which colleges they should apply to based on their CAT scores. Candidates may also use the CAT rank predictor to determine their ranks before the CAT results are declared.
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Here's a quick overview of all the important details related to the CAT result 2023:
IIM CAT Official Website
How to Check CAT 2023 Result
By logging into the official CAT website using the CAT user ID and password
Method of Calculating CAT Percentile
CAT Normalisation Process
CAT 2023 Scorecard Validity
1 year (for admission in the cycle of 2023-24)
Alternative Method to Check CAT Result
Via SMS (text message)
Format of CAT Scorecard
|Purpose of CAT Exam||For admission into postgraduate management programs into IIMs and other B-schools|
|Frequency of CAT Exam||Once a year|
|Mode of CAT Exam||Computer-based test mode|
|Total Marks in CAT 2023||198|
|CAT 2023 Marking Scheme|
Captured below are the important dates of the CAT Result 2023. Go through them to stay updated with the CAT exam schedule.
|CAT Result Dates|
CAT 2023 Exam Date
|November 26, 2023|
CAT 2023 Answer Key Date
December 2023 (Tentative)
Last Date to File an Objection Against the Answer Key
|December 2023 (Tentative)|
|CAT Final Answer Key Release Date|
Second week of January, 2024
|CAT Result Date 2023|
Second week of January, 2024
Candidates will be able to check and download their CAT result 2023 online on the official website. The exam authorities don’t send CAT scorecards to students in any offline mode. You can follow the steps given below to check and download the CAT 2023 result:
If you want to check your sectional and overall percentiles and scores on your phone, you can follow the below steps:
IIMs also send overall CAT 2023 results via SMS to candidates on their registered mobile phones. You can view your result by going through the SMS in your inbox.
The CAT 2023 scores will be calculated based on the exam's marking scheme. As per the marking scheme, candidates are awarded 3 marks for every correct answer and they lose one mark for every wrong answer. There is no negative marking for non-MCQs to TITA-type questions as per the CAT exam pattern. Now let us have a look at what is the CAT score and how to calculate it.
The total mark that a candidate scores in the CAT exam on the basis of its marking scheme is the CAT score. In other words, the marks a student obtains in all three sections (Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Ability) will be his score in the CAT 2023 exam.
Candidates can follow the steps given below to calculate their CAT 2023 score:
CAT Score = (No. of Correct Answers) * 3 - No. of Incorrect Answers
The CAT exam is conducted in multiple slots on the same day (generally three slots). The question papers for each slot are slightly different from one another. CAT scaled score is used to compare a candidate's performance with other candidates for the same and other slots. The scaled score is generated through the normalization process to assure fairness and equity in performance comparison. It could differ from the raw score in both directions.
The ultimate score determined by IIMs for admission to their programs is called the composite score. The composite score for a candidate is determined by taking into account a variety of factors in addition to their CAT score and is used in the CAT selection process.
Two applicants with identical on-paper scores may have different composite scores depending on a number of factors. Here are the other parameters that are considered while drawing a composite score:
The formula for calculating CAT Composite Score used by the IIMs is as follows:
CAT percentile represents a candidate's rank in the CAT exam, relative to the rest of the candidates who appeared in the same or different slots, along with a few other parameters. It points to a candidate’s position among other applicants based on which the ranking of a candidate is decided. It is a unit used to calculate/evaluate the percentage of students above or below you in the merit list.
The CAT result is announced by IIMs in the form of percentile. IIMs and other CAT participating institutes shortlist candidates on the basis of the CAT percentile. The CAT Normalisation Process adopted by the IIMs will be used to calculate the CAT 2023 percentile.
A candidate’s scaled scores are used to calculate his CAT percentile. The process of calculating the CAT percentile is the same for all the sections. One can follow the given steps to calculate CAT 2023 percentile:
Percentile Score (P) = ((N-R)/ N )*100
Let us understand this with the following example:
Example: Assume that 2,000 candidates appeared for the CAT 2023 exam. You have topped the exam by securing the first rank, which means that 1,999 candidates scored less than you. Now, your percentile can be calculated as follows:
((2000-1)/2000*100 = 99.95 Percentile
Once you have calculated your CAT percentile scores, round them off up to two decimal points. For example, all CAT percentiles greater than or equal to 99.995 are rounded off to 100. All percentiles greater than or equal to 99.985 but less than 99.995 are rounded off to 99.99 and so on. Now, have a look at the IIM CAT percentile calculation.
Converting CAT scores to percentile scores requires multiple stages. First, scaled scores will be created from the CAT 2023 raw results. The scaled scores will then be used to determine the CAT percentile. The two most important scores on the CAT scorecard, however, are the CAT Scaled Score and CAT Percentile Score. The core marks obtained in the CAT exam are not displayed on the CAT scorecard. Only a candidate's Scaled CAT score Vs Percentile, both overall and per section, will be displayed on the scorecard. The three stages of converting raw CAT score into the final percentile include:
When you receive your CAT result cum scorecard, make sure it has the following details printed on it:
Candidate's Registration number/User ID.
Name, category, and gender of the candidate.
Candidate's Date of Birth (DOB).
Date and time when the examination was taken by the candidate.
CAT result 2023 will be available for candidates who will appear for the upcoming exam. As soon as the result is announced, make sure to check and download a soft copy and take a printout for future reference. You will not be able to check the CAT result once the link is closed on the official website. Here is a sample image of the CAT exam scorecard to give an idea of how the result will appear on your screen.
The CAT exam scores are valid for one year only. For CAT Result 2023, the score validity will be until December 31, 2024. Any query related to the scorecard will not be entertained beyond this date.
If you meet the minimum cutoff criteria set by individual IIMs, you can get admission into their postgraduate Management programs.
You can get admission into other top B-schools in India that accept CAT scores.
Check out the list of MBA colleges that accept CAT scores within the given percentile ranges:
|CAT Percentile Range||MBA Colleges Accepting CAT Percentile|
|90-95 Percentile||List of MBA Colleges Accepting 90-95 Percentile in CAT|
|80-90 Percentile||List of MBA Colleges Accepting 80-90 Percentile in CAT|
|70-80 Percentile||List of MBA Colleges Accepting 70-80 Percentile in CAT|
|60-70 Percentile||List of MBA Colleges Accepting 60-70 Percentile in CAT|
|50-60 Percentile||List of MBA Colleges Accepting 50-60 Percentile in CAT|
CAT 2023 will be conducted in three slots and each slot will have a different question paper. Also, the difficulty level of each question set will be slightly different. Therefore, making use of the normalization process ensures fairness and equity in the marking process for candidates across all the sessions. CAT normalization is done along similar lines as GATE exam scoring, where the normalization is done basis of the fundamental assumption that the distribution of candidates' abilities is similar across all the sessions. The normalization followed in GATE takes into consideration all the variations in the question papers' difficulty levels across different sessions.
The CAT exam scorecard comprises the scaled scores for each section (Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning) and the total along with the percentiles. The scaled scores are obtained through the normalization process, which involves adjusting the location and scale differences of score distributions across different forms. The scaled scores are then converted into percentiles for shortlisting candidates for further admission rounds at IIMs. Candidates can check out the article below to know everything about the CAT normalization process.
After the CAT exam and announcement of results, IIMs and CAT 2023 participating institutes will declare their official cutoff. Based on the cutoffs, candidates will be shortlisted for further admission rounds, which may include Writing Ability Test, Group Discussion/Group Exercise/Case Study, and Personal Interview. The cutoff percentile will vary from institute to institute.
While some of the top B-schools including the IIMs announce their selection criteria as well as the cutoff prior to the announcement of the result, there are many management institutes that announce their cutoffs post the announcement of the CAT 2023 result. Based on the candidates' performance in CAT, the selection rounds, and overall profile, the final merit will be prepared for admissions.
If you clear the minimum cutoff requirements of the college you are applying for admission to, you can expect a call letter to appear in various selection rounds. Make sure you prepare well for the Writing Ability Test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview to get a seat in your desired institute. Check out the article given below for the best preparation tips for various selection rounds:
|Best Preparation Tips for CAT WAT, GD, and PI Rounds|
|IIM Bangalore Placements 2023||IIM Ranchi Placements 2023|
|IIM Trichy Placements 2023||IIM Indore Placements 2023|
|IIM Kozhikode Placements 2023||IIM Udaipur Placements 2023|
IIMs have released some important guidelines regarding CAT 2023 result that candidates must be aware of to avoid any issues. Go through the important points related to the CAT 2023 result given below:
The result for CAT 2023 will only be released online on the official website of IIM CAT- iimcat.ac.in. The exam authorities will send the overall CAT 2023 result to candidates who appeared in the exam via SMS on their registered mobile numbers.
One should note that the exam authorities will not send the result via postal/courier services or any other means.
CAT results are available for a limited time period only. You must download and save the result as soon as the link is activated on the official website. Keep a few hard copies of the CAT 2023 result for future reference.
The validity of the CAT 2023 score is one year from the date of the result announcement. CAT result 2023 will be valid till December 31, 2023.
CAT 2023 scorecard will have both overall and sectional scores.
A valid CAT scorecard does not guarantee admission into IIMs and other MBA colleges. Candidates must meet the minimum cutoffs and selection criteria set by the individual institutes to get a seat.
Candidates who appeared for the CAT 2023 will only be able to check and download the CAT 2023 result.
Candidates appearing for CAT 2023 can also check the CAT result release dates of the previous years given in the table below to get an idea of the expected CAT result date 2023:
|Exam Date||Result Date||No. of Registrations||No. of Candidates Who Appeared||Conducting Body|
|November 28, 2021||January 3, 2022||2,31,000||1,92,000||IIM Ahmedabad|
|November 29, 2020||January 7, 2021||2,27,835||1,90,143||IIM Indore|
|November 24, 2019||January 7, 2020||244,169||2,09,926||IIM Kozhikode|
|November 25, 2018||January 5, 2019||2,40,338||2,09,405||IIM Calcutta|
|CAT 2017||November 26, 2017||January 8, 2018|
|CAT 2016||December 4, 2016||January 9, 2017|
|CAT 2015||November 29, 2015||January 8, 2016|
With the announcement of CAT results, the names of CAT toppers are also declared. In CAT 2021, 9 candidates scored 100 percentile all of which were male. A total of 19 candidates scored 99.99 percentile. Among the 100 percentile scorers, 7 were from Engineering backgrounds and 2 were from non-Engineering streams. Have a look at the list of the top scorers in CAT 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018.
Name of the Candidate
|S.No.||Name of the Candidate||Percentile Obtained|
Anand Rajkumar Mishra
|S.No.||Name of the Candidate||Percentile Obtained|
Name of the Candidate
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Visit the official website, iimcat.ac.in, if you're a candidate and want to check your CAT 2023 result. When the "CAT Result 2023" tab appears on the official website, candidates who took the CAT 2023 exam can obtain their results there. For candidates, there is also the option to download their CAT 2023 result/scorecard..
The IIMs will invite applicants for the Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI) rounds following the release of the CAT 2022 results. Candidates will be required to fill an online form on the official website of the IIMs they had selected in the CAT application form for admission, if they meet the minimum CAT cutoff set for shortlisting for this phase. Following that, the institutes will shortlist individuals based on their academic standing, total and sectoral CAT percentiles.
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow will make the announcement of the CAT result 2023 most likely in the second week of January 2024. The only way to view/download the CAT results is online on the official website for CAT 2023. On IIM CAT's official website, iimcat.ac.in, a link to the CAT 2023 results will be activated.
The IIMs release the CAT result in the form of a scorecard. Candidates can download the CAT 2022 scorecard by logging in with their login ID and username at the IIMCAT website. The name, registration number, category, photo, sectional score, overall score, sectional percentile, and overall percentile of each candidate will be included on the CAT 2022 result cumulative scorecard.
If candidates face any issues regarding the CAT results 2022 or the CAT exam in general, they can contact the authorities by the following methods:
The validity term for the CAT scorecard is only one year. Following that, candidates must sit for the CAT exam in the following year in order to get admitted to the desired institutes. For admission, the majority of institutions and universities in India accept the CAT score.
A candidate’s CAT score will be legitimate, but unless they catch up on the backlog, they might not be able to enroll in any business schools. Therefore, candidates must make sure they apply for CAT if they have an overall score of more than 50% in the first two years or make sure they have no backlog.
No, the possibility to reevaluate or double-check CAT results is not available. A candidate must take the exam during the next session if they want to raise their score. Reevaluation is not an option in CAT. The scores once allotted remain unchanged. An applicant must retake the CAT exam the following year if they want to raise their score.
No, the results of the various CAT exam slots are same. Before the results are announced, the scores of all applicants are scaled to get an equal score, eliminating any disparity in performance between candidates in the three slots caused by the difficulty of the question paper.
Candidates must take a copy of their CAT scores and store it for later use because it will be accessible for download on the official website until December 31, 2023. A specific request must be made to the authorities in order for the candidate to receive their CAT scorecard after December 31, 2023.
No, the CAT result 2022 is not out yet. As per the official website of CAT 2022, the results are expected to be out by the second week of January 2023. However, according to previous year CAT result release trends, candidates may be able to view their CAT 2022 result between January 2 and January 13, 2023.
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