CAT 2023 Slot 1 Analysis: First Take

24 November, 2023
Pintu Das

The first slot of CAT 2023 took place today between 8.30 am and 10:30 am.

The structure of CAT 2023 remained largely the same as in 2022, with 66 questions in all. However, the DILR and Verbal sections saw some changes in segmentation and the number of MCQs and TITA. Verbal Section saw a minor change in segmentation with the Odd Sentence Questions coming back after 2021. The VA Section had 2 questions each of Summary, Paragraph Jumbles, Paragraph Completion, and Odd Sentence questions. Overall, Slot 1 of CAT this year was slightly more difficult than Slot 1 of last year.

Section No.Section NameDurationMCQsTITATotal
IVARC40 min21424
IIDI and LR40 min14620
IIIQA40 min1482
Total120 min491766

The marking scheme was +3 for every correct and -1 for incorrect. There was no negative marking for TITA Qs.