CAT 2017 Live! Slot-1 Morning session begins on time; no technical snag reported

CAT 2017 Live Slot 1
Sunday, November 26 2017, 09:15 AM
Slot-1 of CAT 2017 exam began today on November 26 at the scheduled time of 9AM in 144 test cities and more than 650 test centres across the country. So far there is no report of any major technical issue from the test centres
CAT 2017 exam analysis with expected cut offs will be published by MBAUniverse.com experts and Research & Analysis team immediately after the exam is over on November 26, 2017

CAT 2017 Slot-1 exam in the morning has begun on time at 9AM today on Nov 26 without any report of technical snag from the test centres. CAT 2017 is being conducted in 144 test cities and more than 650 test centres across the country. So far there is no report of any major technical issue from the test centres.

The fear of technical glitches and management problems at the test centres vanished when the first session of CAT 2017 began at 9.00 AM in most of the regions in the country.

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CAT 2017 exam is being conducted by IIM Lucknow in a single day in 2 sessions.

CAT 2017 Exam date: November 26, 2017

Slot-1 time: 9 AM to 12 Noon
Slot-1 reporting time: 7.30 AM

Slot-2 time: 2.30PM to 5.30PM
Slot-2 reporting time: 1PM

Key highlights of CAT 2017 exam

  • No articles except Admit card and photo Id were allowed inside the testing room
  • Security check began at 7.40AM
  • 2.31 lakh candidates have registered for CAT 2017
  • Morning session attendance reports reflect around 10% less turn out of the test takers. The same trend is expected in the afternoon session.
  • This is the 3rd CAT exam in a row and in the computerised format which is being conducted in a single day at such a large scale without any technical issue, reported in conduct of the exam.
  • Reporting time is 7.30 AM and 1PM for Morning and afternoon sessions
  • Shoes not allowed inside the testing room
  • Girls not allowed to wear Jewellery in the testing room
  • There was no tutorial as used to be 15 minutes before the exam.

CAT 2017 is convened by IIM Lucknow in partnership with testing agency TCS. The testing window for CAT 2017 has been kept to 1 day 2 sessions as was there in CAT 2016 and CAT 2015. Number of reports anticipated the technical glitches that could hamper the beginning of CAT 2017 exam but all such fears have been put to rest as CAT 2017 began with its pristine glory without any technical issues.

Candidates gathered at 7.30AM
Candidates gathered in good number at the CAT 2017 exam centre at Noida in the cool morning around 7.30 AM today on November 26, 2017 to brave the first session. The reporting time for CAT 2017 is 90 minutes before the beginning of the exam implying that the first session of CAT 2017 was to begin at 9.00 AM and candidates were asked to report at 7.30 AM.

Most of the test takers had gathered by 7.30 AM and the gates of the exam centre were opened around 7.40 AM. Some of the CAT 2017 invigilation team members were seen coming even till 8 AM. Candidates who arrived till 8.45 or even a little late were also frisked with security check and were allowed to enter the testing room.

More Testing rooms were arranged in the examination centre to accommodate more number of candidates. Initially a long queue got formed before the security check point. However, it continued moving and by 8.30 the handling became smooth.  The on-set of winters also helped the candidates to continue standing and basking in Sun in the early morning without any complaints. 

Technical issues: Fear unfounded
MBAUniverse.com team found candidates outside the test centre, discussing the fear of anticipated technical glitches at the centre during the examination. The fear was not also unfounded as a higher number of candidates are taking the test in each session as against a very low number spread over many days of earlier CAT exams prior to 2015.

Keeping their fingers crossed, candidates moved on and were seen entering the testing lab slowly. A few of them, knowing that no breaks would be allowed during the examination preferred to go to the restroom before entering the testing lab.

The doors of the CAT 2017 testing labs were closed at 8.45AM although a few candidates still continued pouring in. The invigilator in the testing lab read out the instructions and clearly advised the candidates not to touch the key board as it could lock the system.

It was anticipated that the first session could be substantially delayed due to various problems at the exam centre. But CAT Centre 2017 has well managed the stage and started the test with no delays.

It is anticipated that CAT 2017 with similar pattern of last year CAT will be a big success and will be a good experience both for the organizers as well as the test takers since the exam is claimed by CAT convener to be more aspirant friendly providing level playing field for the candidates coming from all academic streams.

CAT 2017 Analysis & expected cut offs: Immediately after the exam
CAT 2017 exam analysis with expected cut offs will be published by MBAUniverse.com experts and Research & Analysis team immediately after the exam is over on November 26, 2017. The analysis will guide the test takers about the level of difficulty, scoring pattern, how much score can be expected with your good attempts and what could be cut offs in IIMs and other top B-schools.

Past trends in CAT exam indicate that on the basis of difficulty level, good academic profile the low scores in CAT 2017 can also award you with high percentile in the relevant section. Accordingly the detailed analysis will also reflect the expected percentile on your sectional performance alongwith the past trends.

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