The pattern of CAT 2023 was the same as last year. The paper consisted of 66 questions which were to be attempted in 120 minutes. The sections, which were in a predetermined order, were to be attempted in 40 minutes each and there was no provision of submission of section before time. The division of the questions also remained the same.

CAT 2023 slot 1 was moderate to difficult. The section-wise level of difficulty was as follows:

No. of questions TITA Level of Difficulty


24 4



20 6

Moderate- Difficult


22 6


Total 66 16

Moderate – Difficult

Marking Scheme was as follows:

VA/RC Section Analysis

DI/LR Section Analysis

QA Section Analysis

** This Article has been Published by Mr. Amit Kumar Sen, Director Cf Patna and is on based on inputs from students and the numbers therein are Indicative in nature.

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