CAT 2024 Results & Score Card

Results & Score Card of Common Admission Test (CAT)

Students will be able to access their CAT 2023 scorecard via the IIM CAT's official site. The Common Admission Test's organisers also send out CAT scorecards via SMS to students. CAT 2023 Results will be declared in the form of CAT Score Card, which includes sectional score, sectional percentile, overall score & percentile. In the second week of January 2023, the CAT 2023 results will be announced. CAT scores will be computed by assigning 3 points for each correct answer and deducting 1 point for each wrong answer. The Score Card of CAT will be valid for 1 year only.

  • Candidates will be able to download the result of CAT 2023 by entering their User ID and Password, which was created during CAT   2023 Registration Process.
  • Soon after the declaration of CAT Results, IIM starts the shortlisting process for MBA admission.
  • IIM & other participating B Schools release separate CAT qualifying cut off the rank.
  • By considering that eligible students will be shortlisted for further selection rounds, Group Discussion & Personal Interview.

CAT 2023 Result Dates


Tentative Dates

CAT 2023 Exam Date

Last week of November 2023

CAT 2023 Release of Answer Key

The second week of December 2023

CAT 2023 Result Release Date

The second week of January 2023

IIM Shortlisting Process begins

Jan-Feb 2023

How to Check the CAT 2023 Result?

To view CAT 2023 Exam Results, students should go to the IIM CAT official site and sign in to the 'Candidate Dashboard.' They can check the CAT 2023 results by following the steps outlined below:

  1. Dwell upon the CAT official website
  2. Tap the 'IIM CAT result 2023 link. After clicking, you will be redirected towards a new login window.
  3. Type the user ID and password. Then click on the login button. (Required to use the login ID & Password generated during CAT 2023 application process.
  4. After successful login, you will be able to view the CAT exam results 2023 on the website. The CAT results will be in the form of the CAT 2023 Score Card.
  5. Download your CAT results. Also, take its printout to keep it safely for the admission process.

Details are shown in the CAT 2023 Result.

Students must ensure that the information provided in the CAT result 2023 is correct. In the event of a misprint in the CAT 2023 exam results, please contact the institute officials.

  • Section-wise CAT 2023 score
  • Overall CAT 2023 scaled score
  • Section-wise CAT 2023 percentile score
  • Overall CAT 2023 percentile score
  • User ID or registration number
  • Student's name
  • Student's contact details and email id
  • Gender
  • Birthdate
  • Date and time of CAT 2023 exam
  • Category

CAT 2023 Percentile Calculation

3 points are given for each correct answer in the CAT exam, and 1 point is deducted for each wrong answer. In non-MCQ questions, no marks are deducted for incorrect answers. The CAT percentile is calculated in three steps. Look at the following:

  1. Each student is first granted marks in each section based on the number of correct and incorrect attempts, and the overall score is calculated by adding the section-wise rankings.
  2. Following that, the sectional and overall scores are adjusted to yield the scaled CAT score.
  3. The normalised scores are transitioned into percentiles that are displayed on the CAT scorecard.

What is the next process after CAT 2023 Result?

  • After the CAT 2023 Result declaration, IIMs will release the individual CAT Cut off on their official website. Based on the cut off criteria, students will be shortlisted for MBA admission in IIMs.
  • Candidates who satisfy the IIM CAT Cut off criteria will be eligible to apply for admission in IIMs.
  • Shortlisted students will be informed via email or SMS. In another way, students can check the IIM Shortlisting result by logging into their respective websites.
  • After that, shortlisted candidates must participate in further IIM selection rounds that are GD/PI and WAT (Written Ability Test)

CAT 2023 Cut Off

The cut off of CAT 2023 will be the minimum number of marks that candidates must achieve to be considered for further admission. Each IIM will independently release the CAT 2023 cut off marks via online mode on its official website.

Check out the previous year CAT cut-offs for major IIMs below:


CAT Cut off

IIM Bangalore


IIM Calcutta


IIM Ahmedabad


IIM Kozhikode


IIM Lucknow


IIM Indore


CAT 2023 Answer Key

Students can get access to the CAT 2023 answer key in the second week of December 2023. The answer key of CAT 2023 will be made available by the exam conducting body. With the aid of the CAT answer key 2023, one can calculate their composite CAT score. The CAT organising body IIM will also publish the student's response sheet along with the answer key. Students can compute their possible CAT 2023 score by comparing their response sheet with the CAT answer key. Authorities would provide an objection window for students who wish to challenge the CAT 2023 preliminary answer key in a certain time frame. The authorities will publish the final answer key for CAT 2023 after the objection window closes.

Candidates can check the CAT 2023 Answer Key Release Date and other important dates tabulated below.


Dates (tentative)

CAT 2023 exam date

Last week of November 2023

CAT 2023 answer key and question paper release

The second week of December 2023

CAT 2023 answer key challenge

The second week of December 2023

CAT 2023 final answer key

Last week of December 2023

CAT 2023 result

The second week of January 2023

How to download CAT 2023 Answer Key?

Candidates who will attempt the CAT 2023 Exam can access the provisional answer key of CAT 2023 online. It will be made available on the official website of IIM CAT.  Check the following steps to download the CAT Answer Key.

Step 1: Visit the main website of IIM CAT.

Step 2: On the home page, click on the "Candidate Login" tab.

Step 3: Then, enter the login credentials which was generated during CAT 2023 Registration Process. (CAT 2023 Registration ID and Password)

Step 4: Upon successful login, the CAT 2023 answer key will display on the screen. It will be available in PDF Format. Click on "Download PDF".

Step 5: Then, use the "Candidate Response" tab to download the response sheet.

To be notedThe correct responses are marked in green. While the incorrect answers are marked in red with the cross symbol in the CAT answer key.

The details are mentioned in CAT 2023 Answer Key are:

  • CAT 2023 Registration Number of candidate
  • Candidate's Name
  • CAT 2023 Exam Date
  • CAT 2023 Exam Timing
  • CAT 2023 Questions
  • CAT 2023 Type of Questions
  • Status
  • Right Answer
  • CAT 2023 Exam Centre Details.

How to Raise Objection against CAT 2023 Answer Key?

If students find any discrepancy in their Answer key of CAT exam 2023, they can object to it by filling the CAT 2023 Answer Key objection form. Over the past year, the fees for raising an objection cost INR 1200 for each question. The authority will release the CAT 2023 Final answer key after the objection process is completed. If the exam officials determine that the student's objection to the CAT 2023 answer key is legitimate, the cost will be paid back in the same account. Students will be able to insert up to 500 words of remarks while objecting to a question. The objection will not be changed once it has been submitted. There are also no restrictions on the number of questions that the student may ask.

Check out the following steps mentioned below to raise the objections in CAT 2023 Answer Key.

  • Go to, the official website of CAT 2023.
  • Students will now tap on the "Candidate Login" tab.
  • Students will be redirected to a webpage where they must enter their login information. Enter the login credentials created during CAT 2023 application process.
  • A page with the student's personal information will appear on a computer screen.
  • Now, select the "Objection Form" tab.
  • Students must select a question number, section, and category of objection from the provisional CAT answer key. Students must choose one of the three questions listed below.
    1. More than one option is correct ans.
    2. The answer is incorrect.
    3. None of the options are correct ans.


Q1. When will IIM release the CAT 2023 examination results?

As per the CAT 2023 Tentative schedule, the results of the CAT 2023 examination will be declared by the first week of Jan 2023. The official dates of the CAT 2023 examination will be updated soon on the website of IIM CAT.

Q2. How to check the result of CAT 2023?

CAT 2023 result will be available in the form of a Score Card on the official website of IIM CAT. Candidates who will take the entrance test have to check their results online by logging into their registered CAT account. Need to use CAT application number/user ID or Password.

Q3. What is the good CAT percentile?

To secure admission at any IIMs or Top B Schools in India, one must obtain a minimum 90 percentile in the CAT exam. Those who qualify for the CAT exam with 99% can apply for admission to top IIMs. (Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Calcutta etc.)

Q4. How to calculate the CAT 2023 percentile?

The CAT percentile is equalled using a formula that considers the total percentage of students who scored less than or equal to a specific candidate. The CAT percentile represents a student's relative performance in comparison to the other test-takers.

Q5. How much is the CAT percentile needed to get admission into IIM or other B schools?

Any score of more than 96 percentile is acceptable at Top IIMs. But 90-95 percentile is acceptable at other top MBA schools. The vast majority of CAT test takers are in the 80-90 percentile spectrum, and hundreds of B-schools accept students with CAT scores in this range.

Q6. What to do after getting the CAT scorecard of 2023?

Following the announcement of the CAT 2023 results, students will be invited to participate in the Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. Only students who meet the required IIM CAT cut off marks will be shortlisted. Such students are eligible to participate in GD/PI/WAT Rounds. IIMS will shortlist students based on their overall and sectional CAT percentiles as well as their academic records.

Q7. How can I give my CAT score for rechecking or re-evaluation?

There is no provision for rechecking the CAT score. Once declared, the score would not be changed under any situation.

Q8. Till when will the CAT 2023 score be valid?

Usually, the CAT scorecard will be valid for one year.

Q9. Will the result of all slots be announced on the same day?

Yes, regardless of the shift in which you took the exam, the results for all CAT 2023 will be announced on the same day.

Q10. Can we expect CAT 2023 result via SMS?

Ans. Yes, CAT 2023 Result will be sent through SMS (Registered Mobile Number)  to each student who has taken the CAT exam.

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