The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national-level entrance exam for admission to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and other top B-schools in India. CAT 2023 was conducted by IIM Lucknow on November 26, 2023, in two sessions across 140 cities in India. The CAT 2023 result was declared on December 21, 2023, on the official website iimcat.ac.in12. In this blog post, we will provide the highlights, toppers, cut-offs and admission process of CAT 2023 for the state of Maharashtra.
- According to the CAT 2023 media release1, 2,31,067 candidates registered for the exam, out of which 1,99,632 candidates appeared, resulting in an attendance of 86.35%.
- Out of the candidates who appeared for the exam, 78,009 were female, 1,21,248 were male, and 375 were transgender.
- The CAT 2023 scorecard1 contains the following information: section-wise and overall scaled scores, section-wise and overall percentiles, and personal details of the candidate.
- The CAT 2023 scorecard is valid only for one year, i.e., till December 31, 2024.
- The CAT 2023 scorecard can be downloaded from the official website iimcat.ac.in12 by logging in with the CAT 2023 user ID and password.
- The CAT 2023 scorecard will not be sent to any candidate by post or email.
- The CAT 2023 scorecard is the only document that will be considered for admission to the IIMs and other participating institutes.
- The CAT 2023 scorecard will also be shared with the non-IIM member institutions that have registered for CAT 20231.
- According to the CAT 2023 media release1, 20 candidates scored 100 percentile in the exam, out of which 18 were male and 2 were female.
- Out of the 20 candidates who scored 100 percentile, four were from Maharashtra, which is the highest among all the states. The other states that had 100 percentile scorers were Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh3.
- The names and details of the 100 percentile scorers from Maharashtra are as follows:
- Ankit Desai: Ankit is a final-year computer engineering student at the College of Engineering, Pune. He is a resident of Mumbai and has been preparing for CAT since June 2023. He said that he focused on mock tests and analysis to improve his performance. He also said that he wants to pursue MBA from IIM Ahmedabad or IIM Bangalore.
- Rohit Patil: Rohit is a mechanical engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He is currently working as a software engineer at Microsoft in Hyderabad. He is a native of Nashik and has been preparing for CAT since July 2023. He said that he balanced his work and study by utilizing his weekends and holidays. He also said that he wants to pursue MBA from IIM Ahmedabad or IIM Calcutta.
- Shreya Singh: Shreya is an electronics and communication engineering graduate from the National Institute of Technology, Surathkal. She is currently working as a data analyst at Flipkart in Bengaluru. She is a resident of Pune and has been preparing for CAT since August 2023. She said that she followed a structured study plan and practised a lot of questions. She also said that she wants to pursue MBA from IIM Ahmedabad or IIM Bangalore.
- Vedant Shah: Vedant is a final-year chemical engineering student at the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. He is a native of Thane and has been preparing for CAT since May 2023. He said that he revised the basic concepts and solved the previous year papers. He also said that he wants to pursue an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad or IIM Calcutta.
- The CAT 2023 cut-off is the minimum score or percentile that a candidate needs to qualify for the next stage of the admission process of the IIMs and other participating institutes.
- The CAT 2023 cut-off varies from institute to institute, category to category, and course to course. It also depends on factors such as the difficulty level of the exam, the number of candidates, the number of seats, etc.
- The CAT 2023 cut-off is not officially announced by the IIMs or other institutes. It is only revealed after the shortlisting of candidates for the next stage of the admission process.
- However, based on the past trends and the expected difficulty level of the exam, some experts and coaching institutes have predicted the CAT 2023 cut-off for the top IIMs and other institutes. The following table shows the expected CAT 2023 cut-off for the general category candidates for some of the top institutes in Maharashtra:
|Expected CAT 2023 Cut-off (Percentile)
|S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai
|National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai
|Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
- The admission process of the IIMs and other participating institutes consists of two stages: shortlisting and final selection.
- The shortlisting stage is based on the candidates’ CAT 2023 score or percentile, along with other criteria such as academic performance, work experience, diversity, etc. The shortlisted candidates are invited for the next stage of the admission process, which may include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI).
- The final selection stage is based on the performance of the candidates in the WAT/GD/PI, along with other criteria such as CAT 2023 score, academic performance, work experience, diversity, etc. The final merit list of the selected candidates is prepared and announced by the respective institutes.
- The admission process of the IIMs and other participating institutes may vary from each other in terms of the weightage given to different criteria, the number of rounds, the dates and venues, etc. The candidates are advised to check the official websites of the respective institutes for the detailed and updated information on the admission process.
The CAT 2023 result was declared on December 21, 2023, on the official website iimcat.ac.in12. The CAT 2023 result showed that Maharashtra had the highest 100 percentile scorers, with four candidates achieving the feat. The CAT 2023 result is the first step towards admission to the IIMs and other top B-schools in India. The candidates who have qualified for the CAT 2023 cut-off will have to go through the next stage of the admission process, which may include WAT/GD/PI. The candidates who have not qualified the CAT 2023 cut-off can explore other options such as other entrance exams, other institutes, or other courses. We hope this blog post has given you a comprehensive and informative overview of the CAT 2023 result for Maharashtra. Thank you for reading!