Moving fast after the CAT 2023 exam got over on November 26, in 3 slots, IIM Lucknow has released Official CAT 2023 Answer Key for all the 2.88 lakh test takers.
You can download your CAT 2023 Response sheet from official CAT website iimcat.ac.in. CAT response sheet contains your response status and correct official responses. To download your CAT response sheet, you need to login with your CAT login ID and password. The clickable tab on official CAT website – Candidate Response will enable you to check your CAT exam responses. The CAT Exam 2023 response sheet will also allow you to file objection to the responses which are considered wrong by the IIMs.
CAT 2023 exam has witnessed highest number of test takers in last decade. Out of the 3.28 lakh candidates who had applied for CAT 2023, more than 2.88 lakh candidates have appeared in the exam on November 26, 2023. Check below the Table of Contents to know the key dates for CAT Response sheet release, How to download, How to match your CAT responses with official answer key, how to calculate score and convert to CAT percentile
Table of Contents
- CAT 2023 Response Sheet Release Date, Time & Last Date
- How to Download CAT Response Sheet 2023 for Slot 1, Slot 2 & Slot 3: 5 Step Process
- How to Check Your CAT Response Sheet 2023?
- How to Verify Your Responses and Calculate CAT Score
- CAT Score Vs Percentile Calculation Based on Candidate Response Sheet
- Eligibility to Check CAT Response Sheet 2023
- Why CAT Response Sheet is released?
- How to Challenge and Raise Objection to CAT Response Sheet?
- Summary of CAT Exam 2023 Response Sheet: 5 Key Facts
- CAT 2023 Response Sheet: Scoring Pattern in CAT Pattern
- FAQs on CAT Response Sheet
1. CAT 2023 Response Sheet Release Date, Time and Last Date
Below are the likely CAT 2023 Response Sheet Date, objection filing date and final response date
CAT Exam Response Sheet 2023 Activity
CAT 2023 Response Sheet Release Date
December 5, 2023
Last Date to Check & Download CAT Response Sheet 2023
December 8, 2023
CAT 2023 Response sheet Date Closing Time
Last date & time to challenge and file objection form to CAT exam response sheet 2023
December 8, 2023 till 5.00PM
From where to Download CAT Response sheet 2023
IIMCAT.ac.in (CAT official website)
2. How to Download CAT Response Sheet 2023 for Slot 1, Slot 2 & Slot 3: 5 Step Process
You should follow the 5 step process to download CAT 2023 response sheet, questions and answer key for your slot as below:
- Log on to CAT official website and Submit your CAT Login and User ID on “Login"
- Your Personal CAT Page will appear. This has 2 tabs:
a. Applicant Details
b. Candidate Response
- The icon on CAT website means that you can check here the CAT response sheet 2023 for your slot, questions, your response status, and the correct responses to the respective question.
- Click on ‘Candidate Response’ Tab. This will download your CAT response sheet Pdf for the slot in which you appeared in the CAT exam.
- Save the Pdf and check each question, its response status and the correct response option marked in green by IIM Lucknow. The complete Candidate Response sheet contains CAT 2023 responses with questions. All responses with Questions that appeared to you in your slot of CAT exam with official correct solutions are placed in the Candidate Response Sheet including your own marked solutions in the CAT exam for the respective slot.
3. How to Check Your CAT Response Sheet 2023?
After you have downloaded the CAT exam 2023 response sheet Pdf and have saved it, you need to proceed as follows:
- View your marked responses
- Compare them with official CAT response sheet released by IIMs
- Decide whether it is correct or wrong
- On the basis of total correct and incorrect responses, you will be able to calculate your score
4. How to Verify Your Responses and Calculate CAT Score?
You can verify your responses with the CAT 2023 official response sheet for your slot only and can calculate score as per the marking pattern in the exam. Let us understand with examples. Below are shared few questions from the CAT response sheet of a candidate. It contains questions, answer options and the correct answer. If your answer is correct it is marked in green with a tick, if it is wrong the incorrect options are marked in red with a cross put against them in the response sheet Pdf. Check below
5. CAT Score Vs Percentile Calculation Based on Candidate Response Sheet
- Check your correct answers and multiply by +3 marks for each correct answer
- Calculate total score for your correct answers
- Check your Wrong answers and deduct -1 for each wrong answer from your total score
- After applying the negative marking and deducting the penalty marks from your total score, the net score you get is your total score
6. Browser to be Used for CAT 2023 Response Sheet Download
Since there is heavy rush of the test takers who wish to check the CAT exam responses on the CAT 2023 response sheet release date, it is advisable to open the CAT 2023 website in mozila firefox with the recommended version to get faster navigation through the page.
7. Eligibility to Check CAT Response Sheet 2023
Please note that only the candidates who have appeared in CAT 2023 can check and download the CAT Response sheet 2023 along with the Question paper.
- The candidates who appeared in morning session can check the slot 1 CAT 2023 response sheet,
- The candidates who appeared in afternoon session can check the slot 2 CAT exam response sheet 2023
- The candidates who appeared in the evening session can check the slot 3 CAT exam response sheet 2023
If you have appeared in Slot 1, you are not eligible to check CAT 2023 Slot 2 response sheet and if you have appeared in Slot 2, you are not eligible to view and check CAT 2023 Slot 3 response sheet.
8. Why CAT Response Sheet is released?
To bring more transparency and to enable the CAT test takers, to find out where they have gone wrong, the CAT exam conducting IIM releases the official CAT response sheet with CAT exam questions and the responses which were marked by the candidates.
The CAT response sheet pdf was released for the first time for the 2017 CAT exam alongwith an objection form suggesting the CAT exam takers to submit their queries and objections in case they were not satisfied CAT official responses. The candidates can raise objection and can send the CAT exam response sheet 2023 with objection form. CAT response sheet 2023 with test paper Pdf is released for all type of questions MCQs & Non-MCQs that appeared in CAT exam 2023.
9. How to Challenge and Raise Objection to CAT Response Sheet?
Please note that CAT response sheet contains your own marked responses and CAT 2023 Official responses. It offers opportunity to the CAT test takers If you have any doubt on official CAT response sheet to any question in your slot of CAT exam, you can submit your doubts in the ‘Objection Form’. But remember, there is a cost which runs in thousands for filing each objection to the CAT official responses.
In case you are not satisfied with the CAT 2023 official responses, you can challenge these responses. To challenge the CAT official responses vis-à-vis your responses, you need to fill up the CAT exam response sheet objection form only for those of your responses which you consider as 100% correct but the official response is different. Please note that the fee paid to challenge the official responses of IIMs will be forfeited, if the objections to CAT responses are not found valid.
9.1 How Much Time is given to Check & Challenge CAT Responses?
A period of 3 days will be given to the candidates to check their CAT response sheet 2023 and raise and submit their objections against the CAT official responses.
10. Summary of CAT Exam 2023 Response Sheet: 5 Key Facts
- CAT 2023 response sheet with test paper is released by CAT conducting IIM
- Slot wise CAT official responses marked by the candidates will enable the test takers to check & verify their CAT responses and thereby arrive at their expected CAT score to explore chances for MBA admission 2024 in IIMs, FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, IITs and other preferred colleges.
- CAT response sheet Pdf is released with a Query-cum-objection form and the candidates who are not satisfied with the CAT 2023 official responses can challenge the IIMs’ responses by submitting objection to CAT centre 2024 to get the same redressed after paying requisite fee.
- If an objection, raised by a candidate, is found to be valid, the remedial measures taken by IIMs will be applicable to all the candidates and fee will be refunded
- However, if , after review of the objections received for the official CAT responses by the CAT center, in case there is no change perceived by experts in the CAT solutions, the objections will not be entertained and the objection fee will be forfeited.
11. CAT 2023 Response Sheet: Scoring Pattern in CAT exam
Each correct answer in CAT 2023 carries +3 marks and each wrong answer will impose a negative penalty of -1 mark for MCQ type questions. However, there is no negative marking for wrong answers on Non-MCQ (TITA) type questions. Even if you don’t remember what you attempted in CAT 2023 exam on November 26, 2023, CAT response sheet will display the questions that you attempted and marked with answers. This will help you arrive at your nearest CAT raw scores and on its basis you can check what percentile you are going to get with the help of CAT response sheet. Following table will guide you about your expected score as per the CAT 2023 sectional composition and marking scheme:
No. of Questions
Max Marks per correct answer
Negative Marking for each wrong answer
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
-1 (Only for MCQs)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
-1 (Only for MCQs)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
-1 (Only for MCQs)
Every year, there are grumblings on the ambiguous response options in CAT exam. The release of CAT 2023 response sheet will help candidates to raise their genuine queries against such official CAT responses which are not found correct and the candidates are not satisfied with them.
12. FAQs on CAT Response Sheet
Q: What is the difference between Candidate Response Sheet and CAT Answer Key?
A: Candidate response sheet contains the answers marked by the CAT test taker while CAT answer key consists of official answers for CAT questions.
Q: Who can view and download CAT response sheet?
A: Only those candidates who actually appeared in CAT 2023 exam on November 26, 2023 can check and download CAT 2023 response sheet.
Q. How can I Check & Download CAT response sheet?
A. You can check and download CAT response sheet by login with your CAT login ID and password at official CAT 2023 website
Q: What is the difference between CAT response Sheet and final CAT response sheet release?
A: IIMs release final CAT response sheet after reviewing all the objections on initially released CAT response sheet. At the time of final CAT response sheet release, in case there is no change in the CAT response sheet by IIMs, you would get following message, “The objections received against CAT 2023 questions were carefully examined by the expert panels of IIMs. There is no change in the answer key of any question subsequent to this.”
Q. What does CAT response sheet contain?
A: CAT response sheet consists of section wise questions that you attempted or not attempted in your slot, answer options that you marked, answer status – whether right/wrong as per the IIMs official response sheet
Q: How can I challenge official CAT responses?
A: You need to fill CAT response sheet objection form which is available at the official CAT website and submit the same online. Please thoroughly check and compare before submitting the query cum objection form
Q: Can I challenge the CAT official response sheet free?
A: No, there is a fee of Rs.1500 for one response objection. It means if you are raising objection to one CAT response you should pay this amount. In case you are filing more objections, you need to multiply this amount as per the number of responses. The fee should be paid payable online through credit/debit card or net banking.
Q: What is the time period allowed to challenge official CAT responses?
A: IIMs allow only 2-3 days to raise objection and submit the same. No request after closing date or after result declaration will be entertained by IIMs.
Q: Is there any chance of refund of CAT response objection fee?
A: Yes, if your objection is accepted and validated, your fee will be refunded otherwise it will be forfeited.
Q. If my objection if valid, will it help me only?
A. IIMs will update the correct response for all the test takers. This will benefit all the test takers although you took the initiative.
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