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CAT 2017 Notification

IIM Lucknow has released CAT 2017 Notification. IIM Lucknow last conducted CAT in the year 2010. It would be conducting CAT this year after a gap of 6 years.

Every year Indian Institute of Management (IIM) conducts Common Admission Test (CAT) on the rotational basis. CAT is a computer based test held annually for admissions in elite B-Schools in India. A seat in these institutions promises high pay-packages and a rewarding career in the corporate world. As such, CAT remains one of the most competitive examinations and attracts graduates from all streams. The score is not only accepted by the IIMs, but also by other 100+ top notch B- Schools across the country. Approximately 4,000 seats are offered by the IIMs.

In order to succeed in CAT, proper time management and devising the practice to solve the question with the tricks and shortcuts will help you to ace the test and score well. Though the official registration of CAT 2017 starts on August 9, 2017 and the test takes place in November 26, 2017.

Important dates of CAT 2017

CAT Important Dates:

Notification release date July 29, 2017
Registration commencement August 9, 2017
Last date for Online Registration September 20, 2017
Issue of Admit Card 15 days before the exam
CAT 2017 Exam date November 26, 2017
Result Announcement Second Week of January 2018

CAT 2017- Exam Pattern

CAT is expected to be on the similar pattern like that of last year. Some useful insights for CAT 2017 are:

  • CAT is conducted in an online mode.
  • 3 Sections - Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Quantitative Ability (QA).
  • Total number of questions - 100 in 180 minutes.
  • 1 hour limit for each section.
  • No negative marking for Non-MCQs.
  • No provision of shifting between the sections.
  • Online calculator to be a part of the exam again.
Sections No. of Non- MCQ Questions No. of MCQ Questions Total Questions in each Section Total Time Allotted
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension    (VARC) 10 24 34 60
Quantitative Ability (QA) 7 27 34 60
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) 8 24 32 60
Total 25 75 100 180

CAT Eligibility Criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree with minimum 50% marks from recognized University/ Institutions.
  • Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD) categories must have at least 45% marks.

CAT Application Process:

Follow these instructions to register for CAT 2017:
  • Register yourself on the website, www.iimcat.ac.in to create your user profile.
  • On successful registration, a unique CAT 2017 user ID and Password will be sent to your registered mobile number.
  • Using this ID, login and fill the CAT application form. The details have to be filled in 5 sections of the form. In the last section of the form, payment is done. You can pay using Net Banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card.
  • Also, upload your photograph, signature and other necessary documents as per the given specifications.
  • You can give up to 4 cities as your preferred test centre. However, the exam center will be assigned once the registration process ends.

CAT 2017 Crash Course

Edmyt’s 200-hour CAT 2017 Crash Course Program is a classroom program taught by CAT experts at Edmyt. This program covers every relevant topic in requisite detail. Through this program, you learn to build speed and accuracy while solving questions hand-picked by our subject experts. The emphasis is on learning newer and quicker ways to tackle the problems.

Course fee is ₹45,000 with a discount of ₹10,000! Visit your nearest Edmyt center today for details, this discount valid only till August 15, 2017! or Call us at +91-9643743213

The time division among the various subjects is as follows:

Topic Duration Modules
Quantitative Aptitude 70 Hrs Arithmetic - 26 Hrs
Numbers - 12 Hrs
Algebra - 10 Hrs
Geometry - 10 Hrs
P&C and Misc - 12 Hrs
Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation 36 Hrs NA
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 54 Hrs Reading Comprehension - 24 Hrs
Grammar - 10 Hrs
Verbal Logic - 18 Hrs
Vocab - 6 Hrs
Personality Development 16 Hrs NA
General Knowledge 20 Hrs NA
Non CAT sessions 30 Hrs NA

Exam Calender

MBA Entrance Exam Registration Start Date Registration End Date Date of Entrance Test Result
IIFT 201825 July 20178 September 201726 November 2017December 2017
CAT 2017 09 August 201720 Sept 201726 November 2017January 2018
MAT September 2017Frist week of July 2017 23 August, 2017 3 & 9 September, 2017September 2017
XAT 2018August 2017November 2017January 2018 January 2018
CMAT 2018 October 2017December 2017January 2018 February 2018
ATMA July 201726 June 201715 July 201723 July 201728 July 2017
NMAT 2018 (NMAT by GMAC)4 July 2017October 2017January 2018
SNAP 2017August 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018
TISSNET 2018September 2017November 2017January 2018February 2018
IRMA 2018October 2017February 2018 March 2018
IBSAT 201701 July 2017 12 December 201721-24 December 20172 January 2018
MICAT 2018
KMAT 201720 May 201725 July 201730 July 20177 August 2017

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