CAT Exam - Common Admission Test

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow will conduct CAT 2017 on Sunday November 26, 2017 in 144 test cities and more than 600 test venues across the country to accomodate 2.31 lakh candidates who have registered to appear in CAT 2017.

 

CAT 2017 Admit Card and CAT 2017 official Mock test have been released by IIM Lucknow. The CAT 2017 exam is expected to throw many surprises including the fewer number of No-Penalty Non-MCQs, more answer options in few questions among others.

 

Read all about the CAT 2017 revised Exam pattern and CAT 2017 official Mock test

 

IIM Lucknow the convener of CAT 2017 exam has been able to make available the CAT 2017 official Mock test with a delay of more than 10 days. Instead of October 18 as scheduled earlier, now the full length CAT 2017 Mock test is published on the CAT website iimcat.ac.in on October 30, 2017.

 

 

Similalry, CAT 2017 Admit card download date was rescheduled by 7 days. CAT 2017 Admit card which was proposed to be made available for download on October 18, could be made live for view and download from 1 PM on October 25 till the exam date on November 26, 2017. 

 

 

CAT 2017 aspirants have to download their CAT admit card, take print, paste their identical photo on the printed hard copy of the CAT admit card in the given space and should carry this hard copy of CAT admit card along with an original photo ID proof as specified in the CAT admit card instructions part, to the CAT test venue on the CAT 2017 exam day.  

 

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CAT MBA entrance exam is considered as the mother of all MBA entrance exams. Common Admission Test – CAT 2017 is the largest MBA entrance test to pursue MBA/PGDM in IIMs and other top rated MBA colleges in India. CAT exam 2017 will be conducted by IIMs on November 26 2017, for admission to MBA/PGDM 2018-20 batch not only in 20 IIMs but also in other top MBA colleges in the academic year 2018-19.

 

CAT MBA entrance exam used to be held in 15 to 20 days testing window till 2013 by IIMs. In 2014 CAT testing window was shortened to 2 days 4 sessions. Since 2015 CAT exam testing window has been further shortened to one day only. Accordingly, CAT 2017 exam will be held in one day 2 sessions in morning and afternoon only, on November 26. 

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CAT 2017: Gateway to IIMs, FMS, SPJIMR, MDI
CAT 2017 is the admission gateway to 20 IIMs and other top B-schools in India like FMS, SPJIMR, MDI, IMI, IMT, TAPMI, JBIMS among others. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow is the CAT 2017 convening IIM and will conduct CAT 2017 exam on November 26, 2017. The CAT 2017 convener, Prof Neeraj Dwivedi, faculty and admission chair at IIM Lucknow has informed that 2.31 lakh candidates have finally applied for CAT 2017. This figure includes only those candidates who have completed their CAT 2017 registration and application form and have paid the requisite exam fee.

Study at new IIMs: Learning experience equally good
CAT is the MBA entrance exam for admission to all the 20 IIMs including IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, IIM Indore, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Shillong, IIM Kashipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Raipur, IIM Rohtak, IIM Tricuhirappali, IIM Udaipur and also the newest IIMs which started operation in 2015-16 and are mentored by older and top IIMs.

 

The biggest benefit to study in newest IIMs is that the faculty of these IIMs is drawn from faculty of mentor IIMs. The 7 newest IIMs include - IIM Amritsar (mentored by IIM Kozhikode), IIM Bodgaya (Mentored by IIM Calcutta), IIM Jammu (Mentored by IIM Lucknow), IIM Nagpur (mentored by IIM Ahmedabad), IIM Sambalpur (Mentored by IIM Indore), IIM Sirmaur (Mentored by IIM Lucknow) and IIM Visakhapatnam Mentored by IIM Bangalore).  

 

Your high overall and sectional scores in CAT 2017 will offer you an opportunity to get admission not only in these 20 IIMs in 2018 but also in other top Business schools of India like FMS Delhi, SPJIMR Mumb ai, MDI Gurgaon (Now Gurugram), IMI New Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad, NITIE Mumbai, JBIMS Mumbai, TAPMI Manipal, BIMTECH Greater Noida among others. 

 

CAT Application process closed
The CAT 2017 application process was opened on August 9 and was closed on September 25, 2017 at 5 PM after getting an extension of 5 days from September 20 to 25, 2017.  Last 2 CAT exams in 2015 and 2016 were convened by IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore respectively.  TCS the testing partner for CAT since 2014 remains unchanged.

2.31 lakh candidates register for CAT 2017; number at par with last CAT year

 The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct computer-based Common Admission Test 2017 (CAT 2017) on Sunday, 26th November, 2017 in two sessions. CAT 2017 will be conducted by IIMs as a pre-requisite for admission to various management programmes of IIMs. These programmes are:

 

 A. Post Graduate Programmes in Management:

Institutes:  Programmes:  Website Addresses:
IIM Ahmedabad  PGP, PGP-FABM, ePGP www.iima.ac.in
IIM Amritsar PGP www.iimamritsar.ac.in
IIM Bangalore PGP, PGPEM, PGPPM www.iimb.ac.in
IIM Bodh Gaya  PGP www.iimbg.ac.in
IIM Calcutta PGP-PGDM www.iimcal.ac.in
IIM Indore PGP (Indore, Mumbai), EPGP, PGP-HRM www.iimidr.ac.in
IIM Jammu PGP www.iiml.ac.in/jammu
IIM Kashipur  PGP, EPGP www.iimkashipur.ac.in
IIM Kozhikode PGP www.iimk.ac.in
IIM Lucknow PGP, PGP-ABM, PGP-SM www.iiml.ac.in
IIM Nagpur  PGP www.iimnagpur.ac.in
IIM Raipur  PGP, PGPWE www.iimraipur.ac.in
IIM Ranchi PGDM, PGDHRM www.iimranchi.ac.in
IIM Rohtak  PGP, EPGP, EPGPX www.iimrohtak.ac.in
IIM Sambalpur  PGP www.iimsambalpur.ac.in
RGIIM Shillong PGP, PGPEX www.iimshillong.in
IIM Sirmaur PGP www.iimsirmaur.ac.in
IIM Tiruchirappalli PGP, PGPBM www.iimtrichy.ac.in
IIM Udaipur PGP  www.iimu.ac.in
IIM Visakhapatnam PGP www.iimv.ac.in

 

Note:
Separate advertisements may appear for the Fellow Programme of each institute as well as for PGP-FABM & ePGP of IIM Ahmedabad, PGPEM & PGPPM Programmes of IIM Bangalore, EPGP & PGP-HRM of IIM Indore, EFPM & EPGPM of IIM Kashipur, PGP-ABM & PGP-SM of IIM Lucknow, PGPWE of IIM Raipur, PGDHRM of IIM Ranchi, EPGP of IIM Rohtak, PGPEX of RGIIM Shillong and PGPBM of IIM Tiruchirappalli.

 

Disclaimer from IIMs
IIMs have issued Disclaimer in regard to selection process as under, “Instances of any incorrect information or process violation detected at any stage of the selection process will lead to immediate disqualification of the candidate from the selection process and he/she will not be allowed to appear for CAT in future. If such instances go undetected during the current selection process but are detected in subsequent years, such disqualification will take place with retrospective effect.”

 

Important information from IIMs
Candidates must declare and maintain a valid and unique email account and a mobile phone number throughout the selection process.

 

CAT 2017 exam: Exam pattern changed
Common Admission Test (CAT), gateway to 20 IIMs and other top B-schools will be held in a changed pattern although the format with 3 sections and 100 questions will remain the same like that of CAT 2016 and CAT 2015. However, as revealed in CAT 2017 Mock test released by IIMs, CAT 2017 aspirants may find only 19 Non-MCQs as against 28 in 2015 and 25 in 2016. The major implication of the reduction in no-penalty questions (Non-MCQs) is that candidates have to attempt the questions more cautiously to avoid the penalty of 1/3 marking.

 

Special facilities for PWD candidates 
Special facilities with increased time limit of 1 hour will be provided to PWD candidates appearing in CAT 2017 exam. Details available at CAT 2017: Assistance to Disabled PWD candidates; request option open till Sept 30

 

CAT Notification convention
CAT exam Notification was released by CAT convener IIM Lucknow on July 30 and CAT 2017 official website was also launched with the release of CAT 2017 notification by IIMs. CAT convener Prof Neeraj Dwivedi, admission chair at IIM Lucknow had confirmed about the date of CAT 2017 notification release that is would happen in the last week of July 2017.

 

The past trends of CAT exam notification release also confirms this practice of releasing the CAT notification in the last week of July:

 

CAT exam year Date of CAT Notification Release in news papers Date of CAT Notification Press Release online (Not available for public view – for news papers only)
CAT 2017 July 30, 2017  July 30, 2017 
CAT 2016 July 31, 2016 July 30, 2016
CAT 2015 July 26, 2015 July 25, 2015
CAT 2014 July 27, 2014 July 26, 2014
CAT 2013 July 28, 2013 July 27, 2013

 

CAT 2017 Notification was released in all the leading news papers.  The important information that CAT 2017 notification contained was:

Highlights of CAT 2017:

  • CAT 2017 testing window remains unchanged with a single day two sessions
  • Key eligibility criteria remain unchanged to appear in the exam. IIMs have allowed the candidates with 2 years of university recognized graduate degree in old pattern as eligible to appear in the CAT 2017 exam.
  • Number of test cities increased to 144 from 136 with 4 choices to choose the preferred test centres
  • CAT 2017 Admit Card was released on October 25, 2017 at 1 PM with all the important instructions
  • CAT 2017 official Mock test was released on October 30 with many changes in CAT exam pattern especially with reduced number of Non-MCQs 

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Exam dates and schedule

  • Notification date: 30-07-2017 06:00 AM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 09-08-2017 10:00 AM to 25-09-2017 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 25-10-2017 10:00 AM to 26-11-2017 11:45 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 09:30 (Confirm)
    Result: 07-01-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)

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About CAT 2017 Exam

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow will conduct CAT 2017 on Sunday November 26, 2017 in 144 test cities and more than 600 test venues across the country to accomodate 2.31 lakh candidates who have registered to appear in CAT 2017. Last 2 CAT exams in 2015 and 2016 were convened by IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore respectively.  TCS the testing partner for CAT since 2014 remains unchanged. Common Admission Test (CAT), gateway to 20 IIMs and other top B-schools will be held in the similar format as that of CAT 2016 and CAT 2015. 

 

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CAT 2017 Admit Card

Updated On: Friday, November 10 2017, 1:35 PM
 
CAT Admit Card is the mandatory document to appear in the IIMs Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 exam on November 26, 2017 in the designated slot-1 or slot-2 of CAT test day. IIMs issue CAT Admit card on the CAT website and no hard copy of the CAT Admit card is sent to any candidate. CAT 2017 aspirant need to login on CAT website and have to download it from there and must take the print out of CAT 2017 Admit Card. The CAT 2017 Admit Card is available for download till CAT 2017 exam day.
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CAT 2017 Eligibility

Updated On: Friday, November 10 2017, 5:19 PM

 

CAT exam eligibility is not proposed to be changed by IIMs in CAT 2017. Over the years the eligibility for CAT has more or less remained same although with some changes in CAT exam eligibility since 2014, IIMs MBA eligibility and CAT exam eligibility criteria have faced few clashing points.
 

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CAT Syllabus 2017

Updated On: Friday, November 10 2017, 5:19 PM

 

CAT 2017 Mock test released by IIMs on October 30 has defined the updated CAT 2017 syllabus for the exam to a large extent. As per the official CAT 2017 Mock test following changes in CAT 2017 syllabus are proposed on the CAT exam day. Candidates may change their preparation strategy a little bit to incorporate these changes in CAT 2017 exam syllabus:

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CAT Registration

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CAT Exam Pattern

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CAT 2017 Preparation

Updated On: Friday, November 10 2017, 5:19 PM

 

CAT 2017 exam is quite near and after receiving your CAT 2017 Admit Card, you are well aware about your CAT 2017 exam test centre and must have made the travel plan for the D-day. However, on the top of everything is your smart CAT exam preparation strategy that you need to follow during next few days.

 

CAT preparation till now
It is expected that you must have:

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CAT Preparation for VARC

Updated On: Friday, November 10 2017, 5:19 PM

 

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension in CAT 2017 exam would be the 1st section. VARC is considered as the most tricky section as this section can get any composition of topics and different type of questions.
 

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CAT Preparation for Quant

Updated On: Friday, November 10 2017, 5:19 PM

 

Quantitative Aptitude in CAT 2017 carries a weightage of 34% in overall CAT 2017 exam. As per the trend in CAT exam during the past 2 years, Quant in CAT exam 2017 will occupy the 3rd and last section. Quant in CAT is considered as the very tricky section as this section can get any composition of topics and different type of questions in MCQ or Non-MCQ format.
 

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CAT DILR Preparation

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CAT Percentile Predictor

Updated On: Thursday, ‎November ‎23, ‎2017, 11:45 AM

 

So what is CAT Percentile Predictor? CAT 2017 Percentile Predictor is an online tool offered by Coaching Centers, and some websites, that helps you to know what CAT 2017 score and percentile you are likely to get on basis of your performance in CAT 2017 exam. The more accurate you are in understanding your total number of attempts and correct answers for each of the CAT sections, the nearer you are to predict your CAT 2017 percentile. However, you should use this tool carefully.

 

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CAT 2017 Exam Analysis

Updated On: Friday, November 10 2017, 3:59 PM

 

Common Admission Test (CAT) the largest MBA entrance exam gives surprises and twists every year even if there is no change in the exam pattern. CAT exam analysis reveals the fact that more and more candidates are taking CAT every year and the number of test takers has increased during the past 5 years substantially. CAT 2016 again proved this fact. Out of 2.32 lakh total registered candidates, 1.95 lakh test takers appeared in CAT 2016 exam on December 4, 2016.

 

CAT 2017 Exam Analysis

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IIM Call Predictor

Updated On: Saturday, November 11 2017, 4:19 PM

 

Do you know that CAT 2017 Score will be given just 20-30% weightage by IIMs and other top B-schools while giving you Admission Letter! And even if you score 99% in CAT, its possible not to get interview calls from IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore and IIM Calcutta.

 

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CAT Mock Test for CAT 2017 Exam

Updated On: Friday, November 15 2017, 5:19 PM

 

CAT 2017 Mock test with fewer No-penalty questions was officially released by IIM Lucknow on  October 30 after a long wait of more than 10 days. Later some changes appeared to have been made in official CAT Mock Test which increased the number of No-penalty questions back from 19 to 28.

 

2 very important points observed in the official CAT 2017 Mock released by IIMs are:

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CAT 2017 FAQs

CAT 2017 FAQs for Registration and IIM admission 2018 – answered by experts

 

Q.1 Who will convene CAT 2017?
A. CAT 2017 will be conducted by IIMs in partnership with testing agency TCS Tata Consultancy Services) on November 26, 2017 on a single day.

 

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CAT 2017 Exam Date

Updated On: Friday, November 10 2017, 5:19 PM

 

CAT exam date and CAT exam time is the most important event to remember as this is the first step to take admission in IIMs. The guidelines contained in CAT 2017 Admit Card already issued by IIM Lucknow on October 25 in regard to the steps to be taken on the CAT exam date and adhering to time lines on CAT exam time must be followed.

 

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CAT 2017 Result

Updated On: Friday, November 10 2017, 2:19 PM

 

CAT Result date is the most important day for the CAT aspirants who have done well in the CAT exam and on the basis of their performance have high hopes to get into one of the top IIMs. CAT 2017 exam result is expected to be declared in the beginning of 2nd week of January 2018.

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CAT 2017 Exam Centres

CAT 2017 will be held in 144 test cities across the country and at more than 400 test venues. CAT 2017 will be conducted in 140 test cities spread across the country. Details about the test centres in these test cities will be available on the CAT 2017 website from 18th October, 2017 and the name of the test centre will be indicated in the Admit Card.

 

IIMs reserve the right to change or cancel any test centre / city and/or change the test time and date at their own discretion.

 

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