CAT Notification 2023: (Released) Key Information to Check

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July 30, 2023

CAT Notification 2023 (Released) on July 30: Key Information to Check

 

CAT 2023 exam notification has been released on Sunday, July 30, 2023. CAT Exam Notification contains all the important details about the exam. IIM Lucknow, which is conducting the CAT exam on November 26 this year, will release the notification on the web-portal through the official CAT exam website iimcat.ac.in as well as through a media release. When released, CAT 2023 notification will be as follows:  

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  • CAT 2023 Notification Release Date: July 30, 2023 through Web portals & News papers
  • CAT Exam Notification contains complete details about CAT Registration dates, Fee, Exam Date, Eligibility for CAT 2023, IIMs accepting CAT score

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Table of Contents

  1. What is CAT Notification?
  2. Where to look for CAT 2023 Notification?
  3. Importance of CAT Notification
  4. How to Download CAT Official Notification PDF?
  5. Action Points After CAT 2023 Notification Release
  6. CAT Notification 2023: Key Features & Notable Points
  7. CAT Notification 2023: Media Release
  8. CAT Exam Notification Release Dates: Past Trends

1. What is CAT Notification?
The CAT 2023 notification is an advertisement in short for the CAT exam leading to MBA admission 2024 in IIMs and contains all the key information points about CAT exam as below:

  • CAT 2023 eligibility criteria
  • CAT registration and exam dates
  • CAT registration fee
  • CAT admit card release date
  • Programs offered by all the 20 IIMs

2. Where to Look for CAT 2023 Notification?
Prior to getting published in news papers, the CAT Notification Media Release is sent on web portals. You can find the CAT 2023 Notification details on Web portal as well as in news papers. Accordingly, CAT 2023 Notification is available at 

  • CAT exam official website-IIMCAT.AC.IN
  • MBAUniverse.com
  • Newspapers like The Hindu, Times of India among others

3. Importance of CAT Notification
CAT Notification is an important and first document with all the important exam details like CAT exam schedule, programs offered by IIMs, CAT eligibility, CAT registration and exam dates, registration & application fee, exam pattern among other details which are of utmost importance for the candidate applying for MBA admission in IIMs through CAT exam. You should refer to following important information in CAT notification about the CAT exam  

  • Eligibility Criteria & Key Changes
  • Registration Start and Last Date
  • Registration & Application Fee
  • CAT 2023 Exam Admit Card download date
  • CAT 2023 Exam Date, Duration, Test Slots and Testing Mode
  • Number of CAT 2023 Test Cities
  • Programs offered by IIMs through CAT  

3. Importance of CAT Notification
CAT Notification is an important and first document with all the important exam details like CAT exam schedule, programs offered by IIMs, CAT eligibility, CAT registration and exam dates, registration & application fee, exam pattern among other details which are of utmost importance for the candidate applying for MBA admission in IIMs through CAT exam. You should refer to following important information in CAT notification about the CAT exam  

  • Eligibility Criteria & Key Changes
  • Registration Start and Last Date
  • Registration & Application Fee
  • CAT 2023 Exam Admit Card download date
  • CAT 2023 Exam Date, Duration, Test Slots and Testing Mode
  • Number of CAT 2023 Test Cities
  • Programs offered by IIMs through CAT  

4. How to Download CAT Official Notification PDF?
Along with the CAT 2023 notification release, the CAT 2023 official website is also launched. With the CAT Notification release, the document of CAT 2023 Notification download Pdf is also enabled. You can download CAT exam Notification Pdf from CAT website iimcat.ac.in, as well as from MBAUniverse.com which displays the CAT official Notification Pdf on its website. You should download CAT Notification Pdf and save it with you. It will help you to refer to the important details before beginning the CAT registration process.

 

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5. Action Points After CAT 2023 Notification Release
After release of CAT 2023 Notification, focus on key points in CAT notification and CAT website. Below are shared a few tips 

  • You must check the eligibility criteria to appear in the CAT 2023 exam on CAT exam website. If you are not eligible for CAT 2023, there is no need to go through the entire notification but if you are, you must check for the other information items also.
  • Create the valid e-mail account and remember not to discontinue it till the entire CAT exam process and selection process of IIMs and other B-schools in which you have applied is over. There will be messages, information and instructions from CAT Centre 2023 on your registered e-mail ID and phone number.
  • Check for the exact opening and closing dates of CAT registration in the CAT notification. Other details on CAT registration process will be available on CAT official website iimcat.ac.in. You will be allowed to select four to six test centres in order of preference while completing your CAT 2023 registration form. So before selecting the preferred test cities check the test centers
  • CAT 2023 Notification contains CAT exam date and exam sessions. If you are applying for IIFT entrance exam or NMAT by GMAC, check whether the dates of CAT 2023 exam clash with other exams. You can reschedule your NMAT exam date in case of such clash.
  • There are 20 IIMs. You will need to fill up the name of each IIM and its preferred programme in order of preference when you begin to complete the registration process. Choosing the preferred programme and preferred IIM is a difficult process and consumes more of your time when you begin completing your registration form. It is advisable to go through the IIM programmes and note down your choice in order of preference so that you may quickly complete the registration process without any wastage of time

6. CAT Notification 2023: Key Features & Notable Points
Apart from all the dates for CAT exam, the CAT Notification contains various other CAT details as below

  • CAT notification describes the changed reservation pattern of intake in IIMs consequent upon the changes in reservation policy announced by Government of India
  • CAT Exam Notification further describes when the test Cities and centres will be assigned to the candidates. Since 2014, each CAT Notification has clarified that the CAT centres are allotted only after the last date for CAT registration is over. Accordingly, CAT exam notification suggests that candidates need not rush to block slots and cities in the initial days of registration.
  • CAT notification advises the mode of payment of CAT 2023 exam fee. Candidates must pay the registration fee through online payment modes only, which includes credit cards, debit cards and net banking.
  • CAT 2023 Notification clarifies how to register and submit the application for CAT
  • CAT Notification shares information about the CAT score card availability date.
  • CAT Notification has CAT help desk number as well as CAT exam centre Mail ID.
  • A paragraph with information on IIM admission process in CAT Notification is also inserted to apprise the candidates to know about the Admission details.

7. CAT Notification 2023: Media Release
A day before the CAT Exam 2023 Notification Date in new papers, IIMs will send the media release about CAT Notification to web portals and media. 

 

8. CAT Exam Notification Release Dates: Past Trends
If we look at the CAT Exam Notification release dates for previous CAT exams, we find that it is the last Sunday of July or first Sunday of August, when CAT exam notification is released every year.   

CAT Exam Year
CAT Exam Notification Date
Day of the CAT Notification Release
CAT 2023
July 30, 2023
Sunday
CAT 2022
July 31, 2022
Sunday
CAT 2021
August 1, 2021
Sunday
CAT 2020
August 2, 2020
Sunday
CAT 2019
July 28, 2019
Sunday

One or other older IIM conducts CAT every year. This year the responsibility to convene CAT is assigned to IIM Lucknow. CAT is a computer based exam of three hours duration. There is steady rise in number of CAT exam takers during last five years. There were 199,632 test takers in CAT 2017 which increased to 209,405 in CAT 2018 and to 209,926 test takers in CAT 2019 while the test takers in CAT 2020 dipped to 1.90 lakhs due to Covid pandemic situation. The number again went up slightly to 1.92 lakhs in CAT 2021. However, CAT 2022 registered sharp 15% increase in number of test takers over previous year. There were 2.22 lakh candidates who appeared in CAT 2022 as against 1.92 lakhs in CAT 2021.

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