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CAT 2017Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 is scheduled to be held on November 26, 2017. The Indian Institute of Management Lucknow is organizing CAT 2017 in 140 cities in India. In time, applicants can download IIM CAT admit card from iimcat.ac.in. The computer based Common Admission Test is a national level management entrance exam. Performance in the exam reflects in CAT percentile which forms basis of shortlisting for management college admissions. Get here complete details of CAT 2017 including dates, application form, admit card, result, cut off, syllabus, exam pattern, preparation.

Latest Announcement: – CAT Admit Card 2017 will be available from 25 Oct 2017 instead of 18 Oct 2017. Check all the further details below.

CAT 2017

Preparation for CAT 2017 is also at its peak now that there only 2 months to go for the exam. Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) hold CAT exam on a yearly basis. The responsibility of organizing institute is only up until conduct of exam and declaration of its result. In order to get MBA admission 2018-2019 through CAT 2017, candidate must apply separately to colleges.

Important Event Dates
Release of notification for CAT 2017 30 Jul 2017
Commencement of registration 09 Aug 2017
CAT 2017 Last Date for Registration 25 Sep 2017
Start Date For Form Correction 27 Sep 2017
End Date For Form Correction 30 Sep 2017
Availability of Admit Card 18 Oct 2017
25 Oct 2017 (1:00 PM)
CAT 2017 Exam Date 26 Nov 2017
Result Announcement Jan 2018

As per newspaper reports, around 2,30,000 candidates have registered for IIM CAT 2017.

CAT 2017 Registration

Application form of CAT 2017 has to be submitted in online mode.

  • Application process will start from 9th August 2017 and end on 25th September 2017.
  • All the applications shall be accepted through the online portal of CAT 2017 official website.
  • The first step in the application is the CAT 2017 Registration process.
  • Once, that has been covered applicant receives login credentials by SMS and email.
  • Using the credential details, aspirants will proceed to fill up the application form.

Application Fee: Pay fee in online mode.

Category Fee
General category Rs. 1800
Reserved category Rs. 900

CAT 2017 Application Form Correction

Application Form Correction in CAT 2017 is a sought after information by those who have made mistakes in the application form. Candidates will have to furnish the following particulars – Basic Details, Communication Details, Educational Details, Work Experience, Selection of IIMs to apply for, Selecting Test Centres and Interview Cities, Uploading scanned images of photograph and signature- as per specifications. You are strongly advised to look fill each and every entry carefully and verify it side by side. You can correct the form only during limited window given for it.

IIM CAT 2017 Admit Card

Those who submit application form and fees on time can download admit card from iimcat.ac.in from October 25, 2017.
  • IIM Lucknow will make the link to download CAT 2017 admit card available from 25th October 2017 to exam date.
  • The procedure to download admit card is to click on the admit card download link on official website, then enter user ID and password, and click on login. On logging in, e-admit card displays on the page which can be printed on a plain white sheet of paper to take on exam day.
  • Candidates must read instructions in hall ticket to be aware of exam day procedure.
  • Photo ID proof along with admit card of CAT Exam must be taken to exam center.
  • The admit card will convey candidate name, exam date and session, exam venue, important instructions for exam day.

CAT Exam Pattern 2017

IIM CAT is an online exam with 3 sections of 1 hour each.

Common Admission Test is a 3 hour duration exam. It will have questions in three sections namely (1) Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, (2) Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, (3) Quantitative Ability.
  • Mode of exam: Computer Based Test
  • Types of questions: Multiple choice questions, and TITA (type in the answer) type questions
  • Duration of exam: 3 hours
  • Note: While in one section, you must attempt questions of only that section.
  • On screen calculator: Will be provided.

Official details of CAT 2017 shed some light on exam pattern. It states that there will be MCQs and non MCQs (type in the answer type) questions. Official CAT 2017 exam pattern is devoid of data on number of questions distribution.

S.No Section Duration
1 Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VRC) 60 minutes
2 Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR) 60 minutes
3 Quantitative Ability (QA) 60 minutes

The number of questions in VARC, DILR, QA will be revealed on the day of the test.

Candidates can only know about the sections and timings. The number of questions in each sections will be known at the time of exam only. Thus, to prepare for CAT 2017, it is a good idea to take a look at last year’s exam pattern.

Also read: Important tips for DILR preparation for CAT exam.

Last year’s CAT Exam Pattern

Section MCQs TITA Total
VARC 24 10 34
DILR 24 8 32
QA 27 7 34
Total 75 25 100
  • Marking scheme: For MCQs, correct answer fetched +1 mark, and incorrect answer led to deduction of 0.33 mark as negative marking. For TITA, correct answer fetched +1 mark, there was no negative marking.
  • Caveat: It was reported last time that while the instructions page of exam showed +3, -1 as marking scheme, the questions showed +1, -0.33 as marks against them. However as the ratio remained the same it was not a big concern.

CAT Syllabus 2017

IIM Lucknow has notified exam pattern only for CAT Exam 2017. Syllabus is inferred from past year papers and as per analysis by education experts.

It is hard to arrive at any specific syllabus for CAT, since the exam pattern suggests that the syllabus is nonstatic. However, CAT experts mention that some of the questions are from class 8th to graduation level. They have divided CAT syllabus into 3 sections

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

Correction in Sentence, Grammar or English Usage, Synonyms, Antonyms, Fill in the blanks, Jumbled Paragraph and Close Passage, Analogies and Reverse Analogies, Meaning/Usage Match, Verbal Reasoning, Summary Questions, Reading Comprehension and Facts Inferences Judgements.

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

Caselets and Tables, Bar Graphs and Column Graphs, Venn Diagrams,Number and letter Series,Line Charts & Pie Chart,Calendars, Cubes and Clocks, Binary Logic, Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Logical, Matching, Logical Sequence, Logical, Connectives, and Blood Relations.

Quantitative Ability

Number Systems, Logarithm, LCM & HCF, Profit, Loss & Discount,Percentages, Speed, Time & Distance, Time & Work, Simple & Compound Interest, Ratio & Proportion, Averages, Binomial Theorem, Quadratic & Linear Equations,Sequences & Series, Complex Numbers, Surds & Indices, Inequalities, Set Theory, Mixtures & Alligations, Probability, Permutation and Combination, Functions & Geometry, Trigonometry and Coordinate Geometry & Mensuration.

Exam Centres

IIML is organzing CAT 2017 in over 140 cities across India. CAT conducting authorities has added a few number of cities this year to accommodate all the applicants. It is expected that this way the applicants will increase by 03%. Candidates get 4 choices to indicate which city they want to elect as venue. List of test cities will be available from October 25, 2017.

CAT 2017 Result

Result of CAT 2017 will be announced in January 2018 at official website of CAT. IIMs will publish shortlist for GD PI on college websites.
  • Announcement of result of CAT 2017 is online.Candidates
  • Link to download score cards will be available at iimcat.ac.in.
  • CAT Result 2017 will indicate scaled scores percentile in each section (VARC, DILR, QA).

Reservations

Category Reservation
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
OBC 27%

Seats in IIMs

As many as 20 IIMs and over 100 B-schools across India accept the scores of CAT. For CAT 2017, the number of participating institutes will be similar or more. The following table shows the likely intake for this year.

Institute Seat offered Institute Seat offered
IIM, Ahmedabad 385 IIM, Raipur 210
IIM, Amritsar 60 IIM, Ranchi 155
IIM, Bangalore 412 IIM, Rohtak 170-180
IIM, Bodh Gaya 60 IIM, Shillong 120
IIM, Calcutta 462 IIM, Trichy 120
IIM, Indore 550 IIM, Udaipur 180
IIM, Kashipur 210 IIM, Visakhapatnam 60
IIM, Kozhikode 353 IIM, Jammu 45
IIM, Lucknow 436 IIM, Sambalpur 140
IIM, Nagpur 60 IIM, Sirmaur 60

Statistics

More than 2 lakh register for CAT exam every year

S.No. Year Number of candidates registered Number of candidates appeared
1 2016 232434 195000
2 2015 218664 179602
3 2014 196988 167829
4 2013 194516 173714
5 2012 214000 195000
6 2011 205000 186000
7 2010 204000 185000
8 2009 241000 230000
9 2008 290000 276000
10 2007 250000 230000

The above figures are as per various sources.

IIM CAT Cut Offs

Know what were the CAT cut offs for IIMs selection process last year.

IIM Category VARC DILR QA Total
IIM Ahemdabad
General 70 70 70 80
OBC 65 65 65 75
SC 60 60 60 70
ST 50 50 50 60
PWD 60 60 60 70
IIM Amritsar
General 70 70 70 90
OBC 55 55 55 75
SC 50 50 50 55
ST 30 30 30 35
PWD 30 30 30 35
IIM Banglore
General 85 80 80 90
OBC 75 70 70 80
SC 70 65 65 75
ST 60 60 60 75
PWD 60 60 60 75
IIM Bodh Gaya
OPEN >=80 >=80 >=80 >=90
OBC >=55 >=55 >=55 >=75
SC >=50 >=50 >=50 >=55
ST >=30 >=30 >=30 >=35
DA >=30 >=30 >=30 >=35
IIM Calcutta
OPEN >=80 >=80 >=80 >=90
OBC >=75 >=75 >=75 >=85
SC >=65 >=65 >=65 >=70
ST >=60 >=60 >=60 >=70
DA >=65 >=65 >=65 >=70
IIM Indore
General 80 80 80 90
OBC 70 70 70 80
SC 55 55 55 60
ST 45 45 45 50
PWD 45 45 45 50
IIM Jammu
General 75 75 75 80
OBC 68 68 68 75
SC 50 50 50 65
ST 45 45 45 60
PWD 50 50 50 70
IIM Kashipur
General 80 80 80 90
OBC 72 72 72 81
SC 60 60 60 75
ST 50 50 50 65
PWD 50 50 50 65
IIM Lucknow
General 85 85 85 90
OBC 77 77 77 82
SC 55 55 55 70
ST 50 50 50 65
PWD 50 50 50 65
IIM Raipur
General 80 80 80 90
OBC 72 72 72 81
SC 60 60 60 75
ST 50 50 50 65
PWD 50 50 50 65
IIM Ranchi
General 80 80 80 90
OBC 72 72 72 81
SC 60 60 60 75
ST 50 50 50 65
PWD 50 50 50 65
IIM Rohtak
General 80 80 80 85
OBC 70 70 70 75
SC 45 45 45 60
ST 40 40 40 60
PWD 40 40 40 60
IIM Sambalpur
General 80 80 80 90
OBC 65 65 65 75
SC 50 50 50 60
ST 30 30 30 35
PWD 30 30 30 35

To know this year’s cut offs, check IIM Selection Criteria 2018.

Will I get a call from the IIMs?

You will get shortlisted for selection at IIMs if you get the minimum CAT score, and also other minimum marks in classes 10th, 12th, graduation as per that IIMs selection criteria.

Click here to know IIM Selection Criteria 2018

Courses Offered in IIMs

IIM Courses Website
IIM Ahmedabad PGP, PGP FABM, ePGP, FPM iima.ac.in
IIM Amritsar PGP iimamritsar.ac.in
IIM Bangalore PGP, PGPEM, PGPPM, FPM iimb.ernet.in
IIM Bodh Gaya PGP iimbg.ac.in
IIM Calcutta PGP PGDM, FPM iimcal.ac.in
IIM Indore PGP, EPGP, PGP HRM, FPM iimidr.ac.in
IIM Jammu PGP iiml.ac.in/jammu
IIM Kashipur PGP, EPGP, FPM and EFPM iimkashipur.ac.in
IIM Kozhikode PGP, FPM iimk.ac.in
IIM Lucknow PGP, PGP ABM, PGP SM, FPM iiml.ac.in
IIM Nagpur PGP iimnagpur.ac.in
IIM Raipur PGP, PGPWE, FPM and EFPM iimraipur.ac.in
IIM Ranchi PGDM, PGDHRM, FPM iimranchi.ac.in
IIM Rohtak PGP, EPGP, EPGPX, FPM iimrohtak.ac.in
IIM Sambalpur PGP iimsambalpur.ac.in
RGIIM Shillong PGP, PGPEX, FPM iimshillong.ac.in
IIM Sirmaur PGP iiml.ac.in/iimsirmaur
IIM Tiruchirapalli PGP, PGPBM, FPM iimtrichy.ac.in
IIM Udaipur PGP, FPM iimu.ac.in
IIM Visakhapatnam PGP iimv.ac.in

CAT 2017 Information Bulletin

Following is the information bulletin of Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017.

Get here Advertisement, important dates, information bulletin, eligibility, registration guide, registration video, certificate formats.

CAT Eligibility Criteria 2017

Eligible aspirants can submit appear in Common Admission Test.

  • Those in posession of Bachelors Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent in CGPA (45% for SC, ST, PwD) are eligible to appear in CAT 2017.
  • Percentage marks calculation will be on basis of marks practices of University / institution.
  • If University / institution does not have scheme for CGPA to marks conversion then convert CGPA to percentage by multiplying with 100.
  • Candidates appearing in final year of Bachelors degree and those who have appeared and waiting for result can also appear in CAT Exam 2017.
  • CA / CS / ICWA professional degree completed candidates with requisite percentage can also apply.

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