CAT Results 2023: Score Card, Normalization, Percentiles and more

Updated on 27 December 2023 | 2:46 pm | #CATResults

CAT 2023 took place on November 26, 2023, in three different slots. As anticipated, the exam structure remained consistent with the previous year. The only unexpected element in the test was the inclusion of a mandatory VA question in the VARC section of the second slot, which was not present in the other two slots.

The candidates who appeared for CAT 2023 can download their results from the official website by logging in with their credentials. The score card will help students get admission into the top B-schools.

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Downloading the CAT 2023 Results

CAT results 2023 have been released, and candidates can download the score card from the official website. These are the steps to download the CAT 2023 result:

  • Go to the Official CAT Website
  • Click on “CAT 2023 Score Card Download”
  • Use your registration details to login
  • Click on the “Score card” tab
  • Download the CAT results from the link

CAT Results 2023: Important Dates

Some important dates related to the CAT Results 2023 are given below:

Event Timeline
CAT 2023 Exam 26th November 2023
Candidate Response tab and Objection Form tab deadline 5th - 8th December 2023
Declaration of CAT Result 2023 21st December 2023

CAT Results 2023: Latest Announcements

CAT 2023 was held on 26th November 2023 in 3 slots. The CAT results were released on 21st December 2023, much like last year and candidates can download their scorecards from the official website.

Details available in CAT Results 2023

The following details will be given on the CAT 2023 score card:

  • CAT 2023 roll no/user ID
  • Name, social category and Gender
  • DOB (Date of Birth)
  • Contact Details
  • Email
  • Date and Time of Exam
  • Overall CAT scaled score
  • Section-wise CAT score
  • Section-wise CAT percentile
  • Overall CAT Percentile

CAT Normalization Process

The normalization process is applied to adjust any scale differences in the scores distributed across the different papers of the three slots of CAT 2023. The normalization of scores has been practised regularly over the past years to bring equity to the scores. Multiple parameters are kept in mind when applying the normalization process in CAT, some of them are:

  • Highest scores
  • Lowest scores
  • Top 10 percentiles
  • Lowest 10 percentiles
  • Mean Score

CAT Results 2023: Percentile Score

Below are the numbers of aspirants who received the top percentiles according to the official website.

Percentile Number of Candidates Discipline Gender of Candidates
100 %ile 14 Engineer - 11

Non-engineer - 3

All male
99.99 %ile 29 Engineer - 22

Non-engineer - 7

Male - 28

Female - 1

99.98 %ile 29 Engineer - 20

Non-engineer - 9

All male

CAT Results 2023: Category Based Division

The 3.28 lakh registered candidates were distributed according to their category as follows:

Category Percentage
General 67.65%
NC-OBC 16.70%
SC 8.60%
ST 2.33%
PwD 0.43%
EWS 4.72%

What After the CAT Results?

After the CAT results are released, it is important to begin preparing for the next rounds of admissions. Candidates will have to review the process of admissions for the colleges they apply to as most institutes have a separate selection procedure.

The admission process across the IIMs also varies. The old IIMs require students to undergo the WAT and PI admission rounds. On the other hand, the new IIMs have a combined selection procedure called the Common Admission Process (CAP).

Institutes such as FMS Delhi have a two-step selection procedure of extempore followed by a personal interview for admissions. MDI Gurgaon follows the traditional admission process of WAT-GP-PI while IMT Ghaziabad has a Group Exercise followed by a Personal Interview.

Since each institute has an individual system of cut-offs and selection procedures, here is a basic outline of the most common steps including personal interviews, written ability tests and group discussions.

Written Ability Test (WAT)

The WAT round is conducted before the personal interview. It is a 15-30 minute long written exam that focuses on your writing skills and how you structure your thoughts. As there is no particular topic for this selection round, candidates should stay well-versed in common and diverse topics. Know more

Group Discussion

As the name suggests, group discussions have a group of candidates partaking in a conversation the aim of which is to analyze the candidate's communication skills, ability to think on their feet, leadership skills, etc. Thus, composing yourself well in front of the panel can greatly enhance your chances of success. Know more

Personal Interview

This is the final selection process for most colleges. It is the process where the candidates and the panel have a one-to-one interaction. This is the most unpredictable selection round as it is quite subjective in nature. Some topics that are generally suggested in terms of preparation for the personal interview are past work experience, graduation subjects and projects (especially for freshers), achievements, and other pointers mentioned in the CV. Know more

CAT Results 2023: Trends of Test Taker Numbers

Given below is the trend of the number of applicants that appear for CAT each year.

Exam Number of Applicants Number of actual CAT takers
CAT 2023 3.28 lakh 2.88 lakh
CAT 2022 2.55 lakh 2.22 lakh
CAT 2021 2.30 lakh 1.92 lakh
CAT 2020 2.28 lakh 1.90 lakh
CAT 2018 2.40 lakh 2.09 lakh
CAT 2017 2.31 lakh 1.99 lakh
CAT 2016 2.32 lakh 1.95 lakh

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