CAT 2023 Registration Ends Today: Apply Now for MBA Admissions

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow, is wrapping up the registration process for the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2023 today, on September 13th, at 5 PM. Aspiring candidates looking to pursue postgraduate and fellow doctoral programs offered by IIMs and other participating universities should take note of this deadline. The CAT 2023 exam itself is scheduled for November 26th.

For candidates to be eligible to take the CAT 2023 exam, successful registration with all the required documents in the specified format is essential. Additionally, there are a total of 1164 MBA colleges that accept CAT 2023 scores for admission into various management programs. Among these, 138 are public or government colleges, while the remaining 1,026 are private institutions.

Application Fees

General, Economically Weaker Section (EWS), and Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy) category candidates are required to pay an application fee of Rs 2,400 during the online registration process. In contrast, candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, and Persons with Disabilities categories will pay a reduced fee of Rs 1,200.

NIRF 2023 Rankings of IIMs

Rank Institute
1 IIM Ahmedabad
2 IIM Bangalore
3 IIM Kozhikode
4 IIM Calcutta
6 IIM Lucknow
8 IIM Indore
11 IIM Raipur
12 IIM Rohtak
16 IIM Udaipur
19 IIM Kashipur
22 IIM Tiruchirappalli
24 IIM Ranchi
26 IIM Shillong
29 IIM Visakhapatnam
41 IIM Jammu
43 IIM Nagpur
51 IIM Amritsar
53 IIM Bodh Gaya
58 IIM Sambalpur
98 IIM Sirmaur

CAT 2023: Cut-Offs

Based on previous years’ CAT cut-off patterns, candidates scoring between 95 to 100 are likely to have an advantage in gaining admission to IIMs. The CAT cut-off for 2023 is influenced by factors such as the total number of exam applicants, the difficulty level of the question paper, the ranking of colleges, and past year’s CAT cut-off scores.

Here are the expected CAT Cutoff 2023 percentiles for some prominent IIMs:

  • IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore: 99 – 100 percentile
  • IIM Calcutta: 99 percentile
  • IIM Lucknow and IIM Indore: Above 97 percentile
  • IIM Kozhikode: 97 – 98 percentile
  • IIM Trichy, IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, and IIM Kashipur: Around 94 percentile
  • IIM Vizag, IIM Udaipur, and IIM Bodhgaya: 92 percentile
  • IIM Amritsar, IIM Sambalpur, and IIM Nagpur: Above 95 percentile
  • IIM Shillong: Approximately 90 percentile
  • IIM Sirmaur and IIM Rohtak: Around 95 percentile

It’s essential for candidates to be aware of these expected cut-off percentiles as they prepare for the CAT 2023 examination and the subsequent admission process.

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