### CAT 2023 Answer Key (Released) Download Cat Slot 1, 2 & 3 Answer Key Pdf, Response Sheet

**IIM Lucknow** has made the **CAT 2023 response sheet** available online. The official **CAT answer key 2023** can be downloaded in PDF format from the official website, iimcat.ac.in, using the CAT ID and Password. The CAT answer key download link can be found on the same page. The objection window for the CAT 2023 answer key was closed on December 8.

After the conduct of the CAT 2023, the Objection Management Exercise was opened from December 5 to December 8, 2023. The CAT Centre received a total of 85 objections across 3 sections and 3 shifts. The panels of sectional review experts for CAT 2023 reviewed all the objections that were received during this window.

The divisions and decisions are:

Section | Total | Objection response |
---|---|---|

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) | 47 | One objection accepted |

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) | 28 | One objection accepted |

Quantitative Ability (QA) | 10 | No Change |

Total | 85 |

**Is answer key of CAT 2023 released?**
Yes. IIM Lucknow released the official IIM CAT response sheet pdf on December 5. The CAT exam answer key 2023 has been released along with the CAT 2023 response sheet. The CAT exam response sheet consists of all the recorded responses of the candidates who appeared for CAT 2023 along with the correct answer for every question.

**When will the CAT answer key be released?**

The CAT answer key for 2023 was released on December 5. Candidates can download their individual CAT response sheet from their dashboard using their CAT ID and password. The CAT objection window was closed on December 8.

##### CAT 2023 Answer Key Release Date

Events | CAT Answer Key 2023 Date |
---|---|

Release of Provisional CAT Answer Key 2023 | December 5, 2023 |

CAT Exam Objection Window 2023 Release Date | December 5, 2023 |

CAT Exam Objection Window 2023 Last Date | December 8, 2023 |

Final CAT 2023 Answer Key Release Date | Second week of January 2024 |

Declaration of CAT 2023 Result | December 21, 2023 |

##### How to Download the CAT 2023 Answer Key?

To download the official CAT 2023 answer key for all the slots along with the CAT question paper, follow these steps:

- Visit the official website of CAT 2023 - iimcat.ac.in.
- Click on the “Candidate Login” tab.
- Enter the CAT registration ID and password, then click on the “Submit” tab.
- Click on the “Download PDF” tab to download the CAT answer key PDF.
- Use the “Candidate Response” tab to download the response sheet.

Note: The correct responses are marked in green and incorrect answers are marked in red with a cross symbol in the CAT official answer key 2023.

##### Details Mentioned in CAT 2023 Answer Key

Candidates will find the following points mentioned on the IIM CAT response sheet PDF:

- CAT 2023 registration number
- Candidate’s name
- Date of exam
- Test timing
- Exam centre details
- Questions
- Type of questions
- Status
- Right option/ answer

##### How to Calculate the Score Using the CAT 2023 Answer Key?

One of the advantages of having the official answer key for CAT 2023 is that it allows candidates to calculate their probable CAT score before the official result is declared. To calculate this score, the CAT marking scheme is provided.

##### CAT Marking Scheme 2023

Marking Scheme |
MCQs |
Non-MCQs |
---|---|---|

Correct answer | 3 marks will be awarded | 3 marks will be awarded |

Incorrect answer | 1 mark will be deducted | No negative marking |

Unattempted questions | No marks will be given | No marks will be given |

The candidate’s score will be calculated based on the number of correct and incorrect answers. For example, if the candidate got 30 answers right, their score would be 30x3=90 marks. If they got 10 answers wrong, their score would be 10x-1=-10. Therefore, the total CAT marks scored by the candidate would be 80. Once the CAT score is known, candidates can check their admission chances to the top MBA colleges in India. They can also use a CAT percentile predictor to make the calculation easier. Before applying, candidates should check the list of MBA colleges in India. After calculating their probable CAT scores, candidates can refer to the tables given below to check their expected CAT 2023 percentile.

##### CAT score vs percentile

After calculating their probable CAT scores candidates can check their expected CAT 2023 percentile by referring to the tables given below. Given below are the expected overall CAT score vs percentile along with the sectional score vs percentile CAT 2023.

###### Section-wise score vs percentile CAT 2023

Percentile | Score VARC | Score DILR | Score QA | Overall Score |
---|---|---|---|---|

99.5 | 42 | 30 | 30 | 86 |

99 | 36 | 25 | 25 | 74 |

95 | 30 | 20 | 22 | 52 |

90 | 24 | 14 | 13 | 42 |

80 | 20 | 11 | 9 | 35 |

70 | 18 | 9 | 7 | 30 |

##### CAT 2023 Slot 1 Answer Key

According to the analysis of the CAT 2023 slot 1 exam, the overall difficulty level of this CAT slot was moderate to difficult. The DILR section in CAT slot 2 was also moderately difficult. The Quant section in CAT slot 1 was moderate in terms of difficulty level but still manageable.

##### CAT 2023 Slot 1 Answer Key (Memory-Based)

**Question:** Geeta sells A-> 20% (Profit) and B-> 10% (Loss) at the same selling price. If she increases the selling price such that A and B are still sold at an equal price and a profit of 10% is made on B, then the profit made on A will be

A. 45%

B. 47%

C. 42%

D. 49%

**Ans: (B) 47%**

**Question:** The angle between the hands at 8:48 is X. What is the minimum time in minutes when the angle between them increases by 50%?

A. 24/11

B. 4

C. 36/11

D. 2

**Ans: (A) 24/11**

**Question:** Brishti went on an 8-hour trip in a car. Before the trip, the car had traveled a total of x km till then, where x is a whole number and is palindromic. At the end of her trip, the car had traveled a total of 26862 km. If Brishti never drove at more than 110 km/h, then the greatest possible average speed at which she drove is?

A. 90

B. 80

C. 110

D. 100

**Ans: 100**

##### CAT 2023 Slot 2 Answer Key

The difficulty level of this particular slot of the CAT exam was similar to CAT 2023 slot 2. In the VARC section, there were 4 passages, 2 para jumbles, 2 summaries, and 2 odd one out questions. One question in CAT slot 2 was mandatory. Here are some memory-based CAT slot 2 QA questions for reference.

##### CAT 2023 Slot 2 Answer Key (Memory Based)

**Question:** Two boats met at a point and one of them moved towards the West while the other moved towards the South. After 2 hours, the distance between them is 60 km. Find the speed of the slower boat if the difference in their speeds is 6 kmph.
**Answer:** 18

**Question**: The ratio of two sides of a polygon is 1:2 and the ratio of their interior angles is 3:4. Find the number of sides of the polygon with more sides.
**Answer:** 10

**Question:** There are 100 bacteria on day 1. On the nth day, 1 out of every n bacteria produces 1 more bacteria. On which day will the total number of bacteria be more than or equal to 1000?
**Answer:** 19th day

**Question:** The average of 5 integers is 38 and all the numbers are between 0 and 50 (both inclusive). Among these 5 numbers, a is the minimum. If exactly 3 of them are more than 32, find the difference between the minimum and the maximum value of a.
**Answer:** 20

##### CAT 2023 Slot 3 Answer Key

According to the analysis of CAT slot 3, the paper was moderate to tough. The LRDI and QA sections of this slot were a bit tough. In the VARC section of CAT slot 3, there was no Para Comprehension. The CAT 2023 slot 3 answer key can be downloaded by clicking the link below.

##### CAT 2023 Slot 3 Answer Key (Memory-Based)

**Question:** Find the sum of the two smallest natural numbers with a number of factors as 15.
**Ans**: 468

**Question:** A rectangle with the largest possible area is inscribed in a semi-circle. Find the ratio of the larger side to the smaller side.

**Ans:** 2:1

**Question:** In a regular polygon, each interior angle is 120 more than each exterior angle. Find the number of diagonals of the polygon.

**Ans:** 54

**Question:** A and B can do work in 20 days. When A works at 60% capacity, B has to work at 150% capacity to finish the work. Find how many days the faster one will finish the work alone?

**Ans:** 36

**Question:** In mixture A, the ratio of coco and sugar is 3:2 and in mixture B, the ratio of coffee and sugar is 7:3. These two were mixed together in a ratio of 2:3 to make mixture C. Now equal quantities of C and milk are mixed. Find the percentage of sugar in the mixture.

**Ans:** 17%

**Question:** In 2021, the population was 1 lakh. In 2022, it decreased by x %. In 2023, it increased by y%. The population in 2023 is more than that of 2021 and the difference between x and y is 10. The minimum population in 2021 was?

**Ans:** 73,000

##### CAT 2023 Slot-wise Memory Based Topics

No major changes have been introduced in the CAT 2023 entrance test. As per reports, there was one compulsory question in the CAT slot 2 exam. The time duration of the CAT exam was 2 hours and all the questions were asked from VARC, DILR, and QA. Each section in the CAT 2023 exam had a sectional time limit. Check out some section-wise CAT exam topics from which questions were asked.

**CAT 2023 Slot 1 questions memory-based - Reading Comprehension (RC) Topics**

- RC-1: Return of wolves’ predation in a French region
- RC-2: Current Economies of North and South Korea
- RC-3: Indian Ocean Literature
- RC-4: Modern materialism versus ancient societies

**CAT 2023 Slot 1 questions memory-based - DILR Sets**

- LR: (Arrangements) Professors in departments
- DI: (Reasoning-based DI) Gig workers and Restaurants, Mathematical Reasoning involves measures of central tendency - LR: Houses on sale
- DI: Visa Office Special Equation handling

**CAT 2023 Slot 1 questions memory-based - QA Topics**

- Arithmetic
- Algebra
- Geometry
- Modern Maths
- Numbers

**CAT 2023 Slot 2 questions memory-based - VARC Topics**

- RC1 was on history and finances
- RC2 was on second-hand shopping
- RC3 - Netflix
- There was 1 mandatory question. (First time in the history of CAT exams)
- Some questions in VARC were also based on Critical Reasoning. (Argument strengthen/weaken, True/ False)
- Odd one-out questions were easy

**CAT 2023 Slot 2 questions memory-based - DILR Sets**

- Arrangement -> Scores -> two days average
- Missing Values Based Table-> Company Starting/ Closing Years
- Rides & Timings
- Grid Based->two 3*3 tables (Mean, Median, Mode)

**CAT 2023 Slot 2 questions memory-based - QA Topics**

- Number System
- Algebra
- Arithmetic
- Modern Math
- Geometry & Mensuration

**CAT 2023 Slot 3 questions memory-based - VARC Topics**

- Romantic Aesthetics/ Philosophy
- Cultural Property Law -> Exploration of Sites
- Nutmeg Curse-> Environment Degradation
- Rational Thinking

**CAT 2023 Slot 3 questions memory-based - DILR Sets**

- Girls / Boys (LR Caselet) Tests
- Caselet-> Window/ Split AC
- Caselet-> Window/ Split AC
- Route Based Diagram
- Online Sites (Mean, Median, Mode, Max/Min)

**CAT 2023 Slot 3 questions memory-based - QA Topics**

- Number System
- Algebra
- Arithmetic
- Modern Math
- Geometry & Mensuration