The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2023 results are out, and the nation is buzzing with excitement and anticipation. Among the most intriguing aspects is the performance of top scorers across different states. So, let’s delve into the CAT 2023 toppers list, slicing it state-wise to discover the geographical distribution of excellence.

CAT 2023 Result:

Here are the steps to check your CAT 2023 result:

  1. Visit the official CAT website: Navigate to the official website of CAT at
  2. Locate the “CAT 2023 Result” link: On the homepage, you’ll find a prominent link or button labeled “CAT 2023 Result.” Click on it.
  3. Enter login credentials: A new page will appear, prompting you to enter your login credentials. These include:
    • Your CAT registration ID or email ID
    • Your password (the one you created during registration)
  4. Submit and view scorecard: Once you’ve entered your details correctly, click the “Submit” button. Your CAT 2023 scorecard will be displayed on the screen.
  5. Download and save: Immediately download and save your scorecard in PDF format. Preserve this document for future reference, as it’s essential for various admission processes.

CAT 2023 Toppers:

100 Percentile Titans:

This year, a record-breaking 14 aspirants scaled the Mount Everest of CAT, achieving a perfect 100 percentile. While their names remain undisclosed, their state affiliations paint an interesting picture. Maharashtra leads the pack with four 100 percentilers, followed by Telangana with two. States like Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh each contributed one shining star to the 100 percentile club.

Beyond the Apex:

The 99.99 and 99.98 percentile zones also reveal fascinating state trends. Delhi emerged as a strong contender, claiming seven spots in the 99.99 percentile bracket. Meanwhile, Maharashtra held its ground with eight representatives in this highly competitive domain. Other states like Bihar, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh witnessed their aspiring minds securing these coveted percentiles.

Engineering Dominance in CAT 2023 Result:

Interestingly, the landscape of CAT toppers remains tilted towards engineering backgrounds. Among the 100 percentilers, 11 hail from engineering disciplines, demonstrating their strong hold on quantitative skills. The remaining three represent diverse educational backgrounds, showcasing the versatility of CAT success.

State-Wise/Gender Wise:

  • Maharashtra: The western powerhouse emerged as a CAT 2023 hotspot, boasting the highest number of 100 percentilers (4) and a significant presence in the 99.99 percentile bracket (8).
  • Delhi: The national capital proved its intellectual mettle by contributing seven candidates to the 99.99 percentile zone, establishing itself as a formidable CAT battleground.
  • South India: States like Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala witnessed notable performances, with several aspirants securing top percentiles and demonstrating the region’s academic prowess.
Overall PercentileTotal NumbersTotal Gender numbersTotal State wise numbers







14 – Nos




All Males

1 – Andhra Pradesh 1 – Delhi

1 – Gujarat

1 – Jammu & Kashmir 1 – Karnataka

1 – Kerala

4 – Maharashtra 1 – Tamil Nadu 2 – Telangana

1 – Uttar Pradesh










29 – Nos




Male-28 Female-01

1 – Bihar

7 – Delhi

2 – Haryana

4 – Karnataka

9 – Maharashtra 1 – Tamil Nadu 2 – Telangana

2 – Uttar Pradesh 1 – West Bengal











29 – Nos



All Males

1 – Bihar

3 – Delhi

1 – Gujarat

1 – Haryana

1 – Karnataka

1 – Kerala

8 – Maharashtra

1 – Odisha

3 – Rajasthan

1 – Tamil Nadu 3 – Telangana

3 – Uttar Pradesh 2- West Bengal

Discipline and Percentiles wise:

100 percentilesEngg – 11

Non-Engg – 3

All Males
99.99 percentilesEngg – 22

Non-Engg – 07

1-Female (Engg)
99.98 percentilesEngg – 20

Non-Engg -09

All Males

CAT 2023 Objections:

After CAT 2023 on November 26th, the air crackled with anticipation. Objections flew in from December 5th to 8th, with 85 landing on the desks of expert panels. Let’s see what they decided!

SectionTotalObjection response
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)47One objection accepted
Data Interpretation and Logical

Reasoning (DILR)

28One objection accepted
Quantitative Ability (QA)10No Change
  • VARC Shift 2 Question: No of objections: 8
  • DILR Shift 1 Question: No of objections: 20

CAT 2023: Exam Highlights and Next Steps

Exam Details:

  • Date and Shifts: Successfully conducted on November 26, 2023, across 375 test centers in 167 Indian cities in three shifts.
  • Duration: 120 minutes for general candidates, 160 minutes for PwD candidates. 40 minutes per section for general candidates, 53 minutes 20 seconds per section for PwD candidates.
  • Question Breakup:
SectionNumber of Questions
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)24
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)20
Quantitative Ability (QA)22

Candidate Statistics:

  • Registered vs. Appeared: Out of 3.28 lakh registered eligible candidates, 2.88 lakh (approximately 88%) appeared for the exam.
  • Gender Distribution: 36% female, 64% male, and 5 transgender candidates.
  • Category Distribution: EWS- 4.72%, General – 67.65%, NC-OBC – 16.70%, SC – 8.60%, ST – 2.33%, PWD – 0.43%.

Next Steps:

  • IIM Shortlists: IIMs will now use CAT 2023 scores, along with other factors, to prepare their shortlists for admission processes.
  • Non-IIM Admissions: 91 non-IIM institutions will also use CAT 2023 scores for their management programs. Check the CAT website for the updated list of these institutions and confirm your preferred institutions are registered with CAT 2023 before applying.

CAT Convener expresses sincere gratitude to the print and digital media for their support and information dissemination throughout the CAT 2023 process.

It’s not just the established CAT powerhouses that shine. States like Bihar, Odisha, and Rajasthan saw their candidates breaking into the coveted 99.99 and 99.98 percentile zones, signifying the rise of new contenders on the national stage.

Number of candidates score 100 percentile over the years:

Check out the table below, that shows the number of candidates who score 100 percentile from 2018 to 2022.

YearNumber of candidates

The CAT 2023 toppers list unveils a tapestry of academic brilliance woven across various states. While major hubs like Maharashtra and Delhi maintain their dominance, emerging talents from unexpected corners add a refreshing dimension to the landscape. Whether from engineering strongholds or diverse backgrounds, these top scorers offer inspiration and hope to aspiring CAT takers nationwide.

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