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Updated By Subhashri Roy on 14 Aug, 2023 17:25

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CAT 2023 Result

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 ( 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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CAT Result 2023: Highlights

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

PDF/Direct Printout

Purpose of CAT ExamFor admission into postgraduate management programs into IIMs and other B-schools
Frequency of CAT ExamOnce a year
Mode of CAT ExamComputer-based test mode
Total Marks in CAT 2023198
CAT 2023 Marking Scheme
  • +3 marks for every correct answer
  • -1 mark for every incorrect answer
  • No negative marking for non-MCQs or TITA questions

CAT 2023 Result Dates

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

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How to Check CAT Result 2023?

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:

  • Visit the official website,
  • Click on CAT 2023 result link titled- ‘CAT Result 2023 Tab.’
  • You will be redirected to a page wherein you will have to log in using your CAT 2023 credentials- User ID and Password.
  • Click on the ‘Login' tab provided.
  • Next, click on the ‘IIM CAT Score Card’ tab.
  • CAT 2023 result will appear on your screen.
  • Download the CAT result 2023 and save it for future reference.

How to Check CAT Result 2023 on Mobile?

If you want to check your sectional and overall percentiles and scores on your phone, you can follow the below steps:

  • Open the web browser on your mobile phone.
  • Type the URL of the IIM CAT website-
  • Click on the tab ‘CAT Score Card 2023’
  • Enter CAT User ID and password.
  • Click on CAT 2023 Result tab.
  • Check your result and download it for later use.

CAT 2023 Result via SMS

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.

    How to Calculate CAT 2023 Score?

    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.

    What Is CAT Score?

    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.

    How to Calculate CAT 2023 Score?

    Candidates can follow the steps given below to calculate their CAT 2023 score:

    • Calculate the number of correct answers you marked in the exam and multiply each by 3
    • Now, calculate the number of incorrect answers and minus the total with the total number of correct answers multiplied by 3.
    • The obtained result will be your CAT score.

    CAT Score = (No. of Correct Answers) * 3 - No. of Incorrect Answers

    What Is CAT Scaled Score?

    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.

    What is CAT Composite Score?

    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:

    • Class 10th Marks
    • Class 12th Marks
    • Graduation Percentage/ Grade
    • Work Experience
    • Academic Background
    • Gender Diversity

    The formula for calculating CAT Composite Score used by the IIMs is as follows:

    How to Calculate CAT 2023 Percentile?

    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.

    How to Calculate 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:

    • Calculate the total number of candidates who appeared for CAT 2023 in all three slots (morning, afternoon, and evening) and assign the value ‘N’ to it.
    • Now, calculate your rank based on your scaled score in any of the three CAT sections and assign the value ‘R’ to it. Let’s assume that if you and some other candidate have identical scaled scores in the DILR section, identical ranks will be assigned to them.
    • The next step is to calculate the percentile score (P) of a candidate with rank (R) in the DILR section using the given formula:

    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.

    How to Calculate IIM CAT Percentile?

    • Scores of the CAT exam are calculated according to the marking scheme of CAT i.e. 3 marks for each correct answer and -1 mark for each incorrect answer.
    • After that, the section-wise scores, as well as overall scores of CAT, are normalized to calculate the scaled CAT score.
    • The normalized scores of the CAT exam are then converted into percentiles which are then updated on the CAT scorecard.
    • The percentile of the CAT exam will depend upon many factors such as the difficulty level of the exam and the number of CAT aspirants.

    CAT Percentile Calculation: Stages

    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:

    • CAT Raw Scores: This can be calculated based on the CAT 2023 marking scheme and the level of precision with which a candidate answers the questions. Additionally, candidates can check it using the answer keys that IIMs make available following the CAT exam.
    • CAT Raw Score to CAT Scaled Score: This calculation is done by the IIMs after the normalization of raw results for all CAT exam slots.
    • CAT Scaled Score to CAT Percentile Score: This stage of calculation is done by IIMs depending upon the number of test takers across the CAT exam slots.

    Details Mentioned on CAT 2023 Scorecard

    When you receive your CAT result cum scorecard, make sure it has the following details printed on it:

    Details Mentioned on CAT Scorecard

    • 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.

    • Contact details and email ID provided by the candidate.
    • Scaled Score & Percentile of Section 1 (Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension).
    • Scaled Score & Percentile of Section 2 (Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning).
    • Scaled Score & Percentile of Section 3 (Quantitative Ability).
    • Overall Scaled Score (the sum of candidates' scaled scores in the three sections).
    • Overall Percentile (the percentage of candidates who receive score less than or equal to the score obtained by the candidate).
    • Instructions to be followed post the CAT result 2023.

    CAT 2023 Scorecard Sample

    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.

    CAT 2021 Scorecard Sample Image

    CAT 2023 Score Validity

    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.

    What Can You Do with CAT 2023 Scorecard?

    • 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 RangeMBA Colleges Accepting CAT Percentile
    90-95 PercentileList of MBA Colleges Accepting 90-95 Percentile in CAT
    80-90 PercentileList of MBA Colleges Accepting 80-90 Percentile in CAT
    70-80 PercentileList of MBA Colleges Accepting 70-80 Percentile in CAT
    60-70 PercentileList of MBA Colleges Accepting 60-70 Percentile in CAT
    50-60 PercentileList of MBA Colleges Accepting 50-60 Percentile in CAT

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    CAT 2023 Normalization Process

    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.

    Detailed CAT Normalization Process

    Parameters Considered for CAT Normalization Process

    • Top 10 percentiles
    • Lowest 10 percentiles
    • Highest score
    • Lowest score
    • Mean score
    • Median score

    What After CAT Result 2023?

    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:

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    CAT 2023 Result: Important Things to Know

    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- 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.

    CAT Result Previous Year Trends

    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:

    CAT Year

    Exam DateResult DateNo. of RegistrationsNo. of Candidates Who AppearedConducting Body

    CAT 2021

    November 28, 2021January 3, 20222,31,0001,92,000IIM Ahmedabad

    CAT 2020

    November 29, 2020January 7, 20212,27,8351,90,143IIM Indore

    CAT 2019

    November 24, 2019January 7, 2020244,1692,09,926IIM Kozhikode

    CAT 2018

    November 25, 2018January 5, 20192,40,3382,09,405IIM Calcutta
    CAT 2017November 26, 2017January 8, 2018



    IIM Lucknow

    CAT 2016December 4, 2016January 9, 2017



    IIM Bangalore
    CAT 2015November 29, 2015January 8, 2016



    IIM Ahmedabad

    List of Previous Years' CAT Toppers

    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.

    List of CAT 2021 Toppers & Percentile


    Name of the Candidate

    Percentile Obtained


    Maruti Konduri

    100 percentile


    Parth Chowdhary

    99.99 percentile


    Viraj Yadav

    99.97 percentile


    Gauravi Kabadi

    99.95 percentile


    Prakhar Sinha

    99.91 percentile

    List of CAT 2020 Toppers & Percentile

    S.No.Name of the CandidatePercentile Obtained

    Ekansh Agarwal

    99.98 percentile


    Shivam Kumar

    99.95 percentile


    Swarnadeep Ghosh

    99.92 percentile


    Anand Rajkumar Mishra 

    99.92 percentile


    Sabyasachi Mishra

    99.90 percentile

    List of CAT 2019 Toppers & Percentile

    S.No.Name of the CandidatePercentile Obtained
    1Elliot Anderson99.12
    2Rohit Banerjea99.80
    3Manisha Barnwal99.89
    4Arayan Sarupria99.89
    5Bitanesh Bhattacharya99.66

    List of CAT 2018 Toppers & Percentile


    Name of the Candidate

    Percentile Obtained


    Rounak Majumdar



    Amit Bikram


    Jagesh Golwala


    Rishabh Gupta




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    FAQs about CAT Result

    How can I check the CAT 2023 Result?

    Visit the official website,, 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..

    What happens after the CAT result?

    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.

    What is the CAT result date for 2023?

    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,, a link to the CAT 2023 results will be activated.

    What is the CAT scorecard?

    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.

    How to contact CAT Helpdesk, if facing issues with the CAT result 2022?

    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: 

    • Toll-free number: 1-800-266-3549 
    • Email ID:

    What is the validity of the CAT scorecard?

    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.

    Will my CAT result become invalid if I have backlog in my final semester?

    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.

    Can I have my CAT result re-checked?

    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.

    Are there any differences between the CAT result of the three different slots?

    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.

    What is the deadline for downloading the CAT result/scorecard?

    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.

    Is CAT 2022 result out?

    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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