CAT 2023 Question Paper: Download CAT Question Paper (Slot 1, 2 and 3) with Solutions PDF
CAT 2023 question paper pdf of 3 slots are available on this page. Official CAT 2023 question paper download link is also given for candidates who will take CAT 2024 to help them prepare for their MBA entrance exam. The overall difficulty level of CAT 2023 was high. The CAT exam pattern was also similar to CAT 2022 having 66 questions  24 in VARC, 22 DILR and 20 in Quant. The official CAT paper along with CAT answer key was released in the first week of December on the CAT official website  iimcat.ac.in. Scroll down to download the CAT 2023 question paper pdf.
CAT 2023 Question Paper PDF Slotwise Important Topics
The CAT 2023 question paper difficulty level was moderate to high. Generally, the majority of students find DI and quant sections tough. With the help of the CAT 2023 question paper analysis, candidates can understand the pattern and the topics from which the questions were asked in each CAT slot.
CAT 2023 question paper pdf slot 1 topics  
Sections  Important Topics 
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 

Quantitative Aptitude 

In CAT 2023 slot 1 question paper VARC section had 4 reading comprehensions, para summary, para jumbles and odd one out. The DILR section had 4 sets having 5 questions each based on number breaking, ratings and mean median and mode. The majority of the questions in the QA section of CAT 2023 question paper slot 1 were from arithmetic, algebra, simple and compound interest, etc.
CAT 2023 question paper pdf slot 2 topics  
Sections  Important Topics 
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 

Quantitative Aptitude 

In CAT 2023 slot 2 VARC section, there were 4 Reading Comprehension passages and the rest of the questions were from para jumbles and para completion. Whereas, in DILR section of CAT question paper, there were 4 sets of 5 questions based on mean, median and mode. In the last QA section, the majority of questions were from algebra and arithmetic and few questions were from sequence and series, logarithm, time and distance.
CAT 2023 question paper pdf slot 3 topics  
Sections  Important Topics 
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 

Quantitative Aptitude 

In CAT 2023 VARC section of slot 3, there were 4 Reading Comprehension passages with a majority of questions based on ParaJumbles, Para Completion, and Para Summary. In DILR section, there were 5 sets of which 3 were based on mean, median and mode. Finally, the QA section had the maximum number of questions from algebra and the rest from arithmetic, geometry and number systems.
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Official CAT 2023 Question Paper (Previous Year)
IIM Lucknow conducted CAT exam last year. It released the official CAT exam question paper. The slotwise official CAT 2023 question paper can be downloaded by candidates to prepare for their CAT 2024 exam.
CAT 2023 question paper pdf (Official)  
CAT 2023 question paper slot 1  CAT 2023 Question paper PDF (Slot 1, 2 and 3) 
CAT 2023 question paper slot 2  
CAT 2023 question paper slot 3 
CAT 2023 Question Paper Pdf
Candidates can download memorybased CAT 2023 question paper pdfs for all the slots from the links provided below in the table:
CAT 2023 question paper pdf (Memorybased)  
CAT 2023 slot 1  CAT 2023 Slot 1 Question Paper (Memory Based).pdf 
CAT 2023 slot 2  CAT 2023 Slot 2 Question paper (MemoryBased).pdf 
CAT 2023 slot 3  CAT 2023 Slot 3 Question Paper (MemoryBased).pdf 
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CAT 2023 Question Paper (Memorybased)
To help candidates appearing for CAT 2024 understand the CAT question paper pattern they can refer to the previous year's paper. Some of the CAT 2023 exam questions that were asked in the CAT paper are as follows:
CAT 2023 Slot 1 questions
Q1.The angle between the hand is 8:48 is X. What is the minimum time in minutes when the angle between them increases by 50%?
Q2.If x and y are real numbers such that x² + (x2y1)2 = 4y (x + y), here the value x  2y is
Q3.Let α and β be the two distinct roots of 2x²6x+k=0, such that (α+β) & (α * β) are the distinct roots of the equation x²+px+p=0, then, the value of 8(kp)
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CAT 2023 Slot 2 questions
Q1. One vessel has 40 litres of milk. Now, 4 litres of milk is replaced with water and 4 litres of mixture is replaced with water gain and this process is done repeatedly. Find the minimum number of such processes so that the concentration of milk becomes less than the concentration of water in the end
Q2.Find the number of numbers which are less than 50 and have exactly two factors other than 1 and itself.
Q3. The ratio of two sides of the polygon is 1:2 and the ratio of their interior angle is 3:4. Find the number of sides of the polygon with more number of sides.
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CAT 2023 Slot 3 questions
Q1.Find the sum of two smallest natural numbers with number of factors as 15.
Q2.A rectangle with the largest possible area is inscribed in a semicircle. Find the ratio of larger side to smaller side.
Q3.In a regular polygon, each interior angle is 120 more than each exterior angle. Find the number of diagonals of the polygon.
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CAT 2023 Scores vs Percentile: Slotwise & Sectionwise
The CAT results were declared on December 21, 2023. Candidates who appeared for CAT 2023 could evaluate their expected CAT score using the CAT 2023 answer key. For aspirants appearing for CAT 2024 can use CAT percentile predictor to estimate their CAT percentile and to check whether they are eligible for the top Bschools or not. The table below mentions the analysis of the expected CAT score vs percentile.
Expected Percentile  Overall Score  
Slot 1  Slot 2  Slot 3  
99  8081  8283  7880 
95  5556  5758  5758 
90  4548  4648  4648 
85  3941  4043  4041 
80  3537  3639  3637 
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CAT 2023 cutoff of top MBA colleges
Every CAT aspirant dreams of securing MBA admission in one of the top Bschools of India.IIMs being the best and most recognised management institution accept CAT percentile as a criterion for admission in their MBA program. Candidates can refer the mentioned table to know the expected CAT cut off of the top IIMs.
CAT colleges  Expected CAT 2023 Cutoff 
IIM Ahmedabad  99100 percentile 
IIM Bangalore  99100 percentile 
IIM Calcutta  99 percentile 
IIM Lucknow  9798 percentile 
IIM Indore  9798 percentile 
IIM Kozhikode  9798 percentile 
IIM Amritsar  9596 percentile 
IIM Nagpur  9596 percentile 
Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi  98 percentile 
National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai  97 percentile 
Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi  98.54 percentile 
Management Development Institute, Gurgaon  94 percentile 