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.
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.
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:
|IIM Ahmedabad||PGP, PGP-FABM, ePGP||www.iima.ac.in|
|IIM Bangalore||PGP, PGPEM, PGPPM||www.iimb.ac.in|
|IIM Bodh Gaya||PGP||www.iimbg.ac.in|
|IIM Indore||PGP (Indore, Mumbai), EPGP, PGP-HRM||www.iimidr.ac.in|
|IIM Kashipur||PGP, EPGP||www.iimkashipur.ac.in|
|IIM Lucknow||PGP, PGP-ABM, PGP-SM||www.iiml.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|
|RGIIM Shillong||PGP, PGPEX||www.iimshillong.in|
|IIM Tiruchirappalli||PGP, PGPBM||www.iimtrichy.ac.in|
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:
- Opening and closing date for CAT 2017 registration, Application fee, Exam dates
- CAT 2017 eligibility;
- Date of release of CAT 2017 admit card,
- CAT test centres, CAT 2017 result date,
- IIMs admission process
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