CAT 2024: Answer Key (Released), Responses (Out), Result, Merit

CAT 2024CAT 2023/ 2024 Answer Key/ Response Sheet has been released on 5th December 2023. Result is expected to release in January 2023. IIM (Indian Institutes of Management) on rotational basis every year organises CAT. IIM Lucknow is the authority responsible for conducting CAT 2024. This national level entrance exam is a pre-requisite for admission in various management programmes – Post Graduate & Fellow/ Doctorate courses of IIMs.

Common Admission test is organised in three sessions. Scores of CAT are also accepted by various listed non-IIM member institutions. However, IIMs play no role in the selection process of non- IIM institutions. Through this article, we have provided complete details regarding CAT 2024 registration, exam dates, eligibility, etc.

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CAT 2024 Notification – Answer Key Released

newiconCAT 2023/ 2024 Answer Key/ Response Sheet has been released on 5th December 2023. Check here for answer key details.

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CAT 2024 Highlights

Who is the coordinating IIM for CAT 2023/ 2024 ? – IIM Lucknow

When is the answer key for CAT 2023/ 2024 releasing ? – Released On 5th December 2023, Check here answer key details

When is the CAT 2023/ 2024 result expected ? Expected In January 2023, Check result details

When was CAT 2023/ 2024 exam organised ? –  On 26th November 2023, Check exam dates details

What is the CAT 2023/ 2024 Syllabus? You can check syllabus details from here

From where can i prepare for CAT 2023/ 2024 ? You can take help of preparation tips and CAT books from here

Is there any attempt limit for CAT exam ? No attempt limit.

Sanjeet Singh, a professor at IIM lucknow has been appointed as exam convenor of CAT 2023/ 2024.

CAT 2024 Overview

Exam NameCAT (Common Admission Test)
Level of ExamNational level
Conducting AuthorityIIMs on rotation basis
Courses offeredManagement courses – Post Graduate & Fellow/ Doctorate
Mode of examOnline CBT mode
Mode of registrationOnline mode
SessionsOnce in a year in 3 sessions/ shifts

CAT 2024 Exam Dates

Here, know complete CAT Exam Dates 2024 from application to counselling:

EventsDates 2024 (Official)
Notification releases30th July 2023
Start of registration process2nd August 2023
Last date to apply21st September 2023 (till 11 am)
Correction facility opens25th – 28th September 2023
Availability of admit card7th November 2023
CAT Exam26th November 2023
Answer key releases5th December 2023
Submission of objections/ suggestionsTill 8th December 2023
Declaration of result3rd week of December 2023
Starting of CAP (common admission process)January 2024
Releases of Cut off by participating institutionsJanuary/ February 2024

CAT 2024 Answer key

CAT Answer key 2024 can be downloaded from 5th December 2023. Students have to login with their details to get their answer key. Along with the answer key, papers and responses are available. Students can download keys in PDF form for various subjects.

Candidates if have any objections/ suggestions related to CAT answer key, can raise objections within the provided time period. Objections must be submitted along with documents and prescribed fee. Final answer key will be released after few days.

CAT 2024 Result

CAT Result 2024 will be declared in third week of December 2023/ January 2024. Candidates can download result online by entering login details. An individual SMS will be sent to candidates about result.

Scorecard will made available for downloading till last week of January 2024. It will contain details of candidate, exam, percentile scored, overall scaled score, etc. The CAT scorecard will be valid for one year only.

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CAT 2024 Cut Off

Every participating institute will release its own cut off online on the website. CAT Cut Off 2024 released by IIMs ranges between 95 to 100 percentiles. For general category candidates, the cut off is higher on comparison to reserved category candidates.

The factors which determine CAT cut off for various IIMs are – seats availability, number of test takers, difficulty level of paper, past year cut off trends, college ranking, etc.

CAT 2024 Admission

CAT Admission/ Selection procedure 2024 will be organized by various participating institutions. Performance in CAT exam is an important component for consideration in the selection process. CAP (common admission process) will be started from January 2024. Interview rounds (GD/ PI) will be organised for selection of students.

At various stages of selection, IIMs may also use relevant work experience, previous academic performance of candidates & other inputs for shortlisting candidates for admission.

CAT 2024 Admit Card

The admit card of CAT 2024 has been made available to the registered candidates on 7th November 2023. The hall ticket is only available by online mode on website. No admit cards will be sent to candidates through post or any offline mode.

In case of any discrepancy in details of admit card, students must contact authority and must make corrections before exam date. While carrying CAT admit card on the day of exam, students also must carry valid id proof & other things as mentioned in the admit card. Make sure you go through complete details and follow instructions as provided in hall ticket.

CAT Exam Centers

Exam centers for CAT are spread across around 150 cities mentioned below. Students are provided option of six test cities as per their order of preference. Complete details about allotted exam centers will be provided on the admit card.

Port Blair, Kakinada, Guntur, Kurnool, Rajahmundry, Vijaywada, Nellore, Vishakhapatnam, Tirupathi, Itanagar, Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Silchar, Chandigarh, Raipur, Bhilai, Delhi, New Delhi, Gurugram, Greater Noida, Faridabad, Panipat, Ghaziabad, Panaji, Madgaon, Anand, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Gandhinagar, Vadodara, Surat, Bahadurgarh, Hisar, Ambala, Paliwal, Rohtak, Sonipat, Waknaghat, Simla, Jammu, Kashmir, Sambha, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Bokaro, Bangalore, Belagavi, Dharwad, Hubli, Gulbarga, Mangalore, Mysore, Udupi, Kasaragod, Kozikhode, Ernakulam, Kasaragod, Kollam, Malappuram, Trivandrum, Gwalior, Thrissur, Indore, Bhopal, Sagar, Jabalpur, Amravati, Ahmednagar, Jalgaon, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Navi Mumbai, Nanded, Nashik, Raigad, Pune, Satara, Thane, Solapur, Ulhasnagar, Imphal, Shillong, Berhampur, Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Balasore, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Bhatinda, Puducherry, Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib, Chandigarh, Jalandar, Mohali, Patiala, Pathankot, Ropar, Sangrur, Alwar, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Namakkal, Madhurai, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelvelli, Thanjavur, Karim Nagar, Warangal, Hyderabad, Barabanki, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Greater Noida, Lucknow, Kanpur, Meerut, Mathura, Noida, Varanasi, Muzaffarnagar, Roorkee, Dehradun, Bankura, Asansol, Burdwan, Hooghly, Durgapur, Howrah, Siliguri, Kolkata, Kalyani

CAT Seat Reservation

The seats reserved for various category candidates are mentioned below:


CAT 2024 Exam Pattern

Check details about CAT Exam Pattern 2024 in the below given section:

  • Test mode: The exam will be held in online CBT mode.
  • Time Duration: 120 minutes are provided to complete the paper. For PWD, 160 minutes are provided.
  • Number of sessions/ shifts: Paper will be conducted in three shifts.
  • Type of Questions: There will be objective & subjective questions in the paper.
  • Number of Questions: Total 66 questions will be asked in exam.
  • Marking: 3 marks will be awarded for each correct answer. 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response.
  • Number of sections: There will be three sections in paper as categorized in the below table.

Check distribution of questions for various section:

SectionsNo of Questions
Verbal ability and reading comprehension24
Data Interpretation and logical reasoning20
Quantitative ability22

CAT 2024 Syllabus

CAT Syllabus 2024 can be checked by students through online mode on website. It covers topics based on three areas – Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability and Reading comprehension and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning.

The different topics covered in various sections are discussed below:

  • Verbal ability and reading comprehension (VARC): Sentence correction, English Grammar, Synonyms, antonyms, fill in the blanks, Meaning-usage match, jumbled paragraph, summary questions, reading comprehension, para-jumbles, odd one out, syllogism, basic vocabulary, facts inferences judgements, etc.
  • Quantitative Ability (QA): LCM & HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Speed time & distance, number systems, averages, percentages, time and work, profit, loss and discount, logarithm, cubes, inequalities, set, theory and function, mensuration, coordinate geometry, permutation and combination, etc.
  • Data Interpretation and logical reasoning (DILR): Line charts, tables, bar graphs, Venn diagrams, Caselets, pie charts, clocks, column graphs, calendars, blood relations, other basic reasoning questions, seating arrangement, logical matching, logical connectives, number and letter series, binary logic, syllogism, etc.

CAT 2024 Preparation Tips

Here students can check and follow discussed CAT Preparation Tips for exam 2024:

  • Go through complete details about CAT Syllabus, pattern, etc.
  • Start making a strategy for exam preparation.
  • Follow the prepared routine strictly without any excuse.
  • Keep major portion of your day for study and also include short breaks in between.
  • Make short notes and go through these regularly.
  • Solve previous year papers and sample papers.
  • Take mock tests for better practice.

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CAT Books

CAT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Answer: CAT 2024 application form has been released on 2nd August 2023.

Answer: IIM Lucknow is conducting CAT 2024 exam.

Answer: It will be valid for only one year.

Answer: No, the registration can only be done through online mode.

Answer: No, you are not eligible. Minimum qualification to apply for CAT is Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks (45% marks for ST/ SC and PWD).

Answer: Yes, last year some changes were introduced in pattern. You can check the latest pattern & syllabus in our article.

Answer: Yes, 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong response.

Answer: No, upper age limit is not prescribed.

Answer: You can participate in IIM CAP (Common Admission process) after result declaration for admission in various nine IIMs. For Non-CAP IIMs candidates can apply individually at the website.

CAT Participating Institutions

Various participating institutions (IIMs) which offer admission into various management programmes are:

  • IIM Ahmedabad
  • IIM Amritsar
  • IIM Bangalore
  • IIM Calcutta
  • IIM Bodh Gaya
  • IIM Indore
  • IIM Jammu
  • IIM Kashipur
  • IIM Lucknow
  • IIM Kozhikode
  • IIM Nagpur
  • IIM Lucknow
  • IIM Raipur
  • IIM Rohtak
  • IIM Ranchi
  • IIM Sambhalpur
  • IIM Sirmaur
  • IIM Shillong
  • IIM Tiruchirappali
  • IIM Vishakhapatnam
  • IIM Udaipur

CAT 2024 Registration

Check complete details about CAT 2024 Application form from online registration to its submission:

  • Online registration process of CAT 2024 has started on 2nd August 2023.
  • Complete notification about exam and its registration date has been informed in the notification made available on 30th July 2023.
  • Complete must make sure to go through complete instructions provided before filling the form to avoid any confusion later.
  • Registration facility was available online till 21st September 2023.
  • Fill all the mandatory details and must make sure to register using unique & valid email address & mobile number as all official communication will be done through it.
  • All details like personal information, academic details, work experience, test city, programmes, images, documents, etc. must be gathered before registering.
  • After completely filling the form, students must check all details and then finally submit the form as no request for changes will be entertained later.
  • Avoid submission of multiple form, as it may lead to rejection of form.

Registration Fee:

  • Candidates can pay application fee online mode.
  • For ST, SC, PWD category, fee is Rs.1200.
  • For all other category candidates (General/ EWS/ NC-OBC), fee is Rs.2400.
  • Online fee payment can be done through various modes – Debit card/ credit card/ net banking/ UPI.
  • Students are required to pay fee only once, irrespective of the institutions he/she is applying for.
  • Once paid, fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.

How to Register for CAT 2024:

Know complete applying procedure of CAT 2024 below:

  • Visit the online website (Link is given above).
  • Register Online by creating user profile under given option – ‘New Candidate Registration’.
  • Click on Generate OTP and verify it through SMS send on your mobile.
  • Fill details – name, DOB, email address, mobile number
  • Once form submission is done the entries cannot be edited.
  • Agree to declaration and confirmation of registration.
  • Now login to website using received generated User Id and Password.
  • Now fill application form with details – personal, work experience, academics, test city, programmes, payment, etc.
  • Upload mandatory documents as per specified format and size.
  • Fill academic qualification details – 10th/ 12th/ UG/ PG degree details.
  • Add/ Select work experience (if you have any), applied programmes, test city.
  • Now end step is to make fee payment as per provided payment gateways.
  • Ensure complete details filled in application are correct and submit finally.
  • Take print out of application form for any further reference.
Check Here – How to Fill CAT Application Form

CAT 2024 Application Correction

Students who have submitted the application form and want to make changes can do so after opening of correction facility. CAT Correction window 2024 is open online from 25th – 28th September 2023. It remains open for few days only.

Changes in category is not possible after registration. So, students must fill details correctly to avoid rejection of form. For making changes in form, students have to enter their login details.

CAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Check below complete details related to CAT Eligibility criteria 2024:

  • Applying candidates must have Bachelors’ degree awarded by University or Institution recognized by authority.
  • Those who are appearing in final year of their degree or awaiting results after completing degree are also eligible to apply.
  • Students with professional degree- CA/ ICWA/ CS can also apply.
  • Students in their qualifying degree must have obtained at least of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. 45% marks in case of ST/ SC and PWD. However, the calculation of percentage of marks will be followed calculated according to the procedure followed by respective institution/ university.
  • There is no age limit or attempt limit mentioned for applying.

If you have any other query related to CAT 2024, you can ask your query in the comments section given below.

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