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Unveiling the CAT 2023 Journey: Answer Key, Expected Cut-Offs, and More!

By Sachin Sharma | 01-12-2024 | 5 mintues


Introduction: The excitement is building up as CAT 2023 examinees eagerly await the release of the official answer key and response sheets. The Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, is set to unravel the mysteries of the CAT exam conducted on November 26, 2023. In this blog post, we will cover the latest updates, expected cut-offs, and insights into the CAT 2023 examination.

CAT 2023 Answer Key Release: As per reports, the CAT answer key and response sheets are anticipated to be released in the first week of December 2023. Candidates are advised to keep a close eye on the official website - iimcat.ac.in for the latest updates.

Exam Overview: CAT 2023 was conducted in three slots, with the first slot in the morning session and the subsequent two in the afternoon and evening sessions. The provisional answer key and response sheets will be accessible through the official websites login portal. Candidates can log in using their user ID and password to review their individual responses and the answer key.

Important Dates:

  • CAT Answer Key Release: Expected in the first week of December 2023.
  • Objection Period: After the release of the answer key, candidates will have the opportunity to raise objections.
  • CAT 2023 Final Answer Key: The final answer key will be prepared, considering the objections, and results will be announced accordingly.

IIM Mumbai Cut-offs for MBA: For aspirants eyeing admission to IIMs, understanding the cut-offs is crucial. Here are the expected cut-offs for various categories:

CategoryVARCDILRQAOverall Percentile

IIM Admission Criteria: Understanding the weightage of various components in the admission process is crucial for CAT aspirants:

  • CAT Score: 30
  • Written Ability Test (WAT): 10
  • Personal Interview (PI): 40
  • Academic Performance: 10
  • Work Experience: 5
  • Diversity Factor: 5
  • Graduation: 10
  • Weighted Work Experience: 10
  • Total: 100

Expected Cut-offs for Top IIMs: Aspirants aiming for the top IIMs can refer to the expected cut-offs for CAT 2023:

InstituteCut-off Percentile
IIM Ahmedabad99-100
IIM Bangalore99-100
IIM Calcutta99
IIM Lucknow97-98
IIM Indore97-98

CAT 2023 Statistics: A glimpse into the numbers reveals the scale of CAT 2023:

  • Registered: 3.28 lakh
  • Appeared: 2.88 lakh
  • Attendance: 88%

CAT 2023 Result and Answer Key Download:

  • CAT Results 2023: Expected in the 1st week of January 2024.
  • CAT Answer Key PDF: Will be available on the official website, iimcat.ac.in.

Conclusion: CAT 2023 has left its mark, and the journey continues as candidates await the release of the answer key and results. Stay tuned for further updates and best of luck to all CAT aspirants!