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CAT 2017 Exam Details :

CAT Application Form 2017 has been released on 9th August 2017. This examination is one of the toughest examinations to take admissions in Management Schools of India. The Last date for CAT 2018 Online Registration has been set for 20th September. As it is the main stream examination conducted in order to give admission to candidates in renowned Indian Institutes of Management. CAT 2017 Notification has been released on the official website on 30th July. The Common Admission Test 2017 examination is going to be organized Indian Institutes of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L).

Latest Updates: Candidates are able to download CAT Admit Card 2017 because it has been released now. The Common Admission Test has been scheduled to conduct on 26th November 2017.

About CAT: CAT also known as Common Admission Test is one of the hardest exams which is a national level exam. It is a competitive examination which is conducted by the IIM to grant admission in top 19 Indian Institute of Management and various other business schools. It is a Common entrance examination to pursue postgraduate in business. CAT 2017 Notification has been released on 29th July, so here we have updated all the necessary information and details. The candidates who'll qualify this exam will be called for further evaluation in next round which consists of group discussion and Interview which is also called the selection and rejection stage. CAT 2017 Examination has offered great opportunities to all those students who aspire to pursue post graduation in business.

Here we will try to update you with all the necessary criterion required to qualify Common Admission Test 2017. That includes Age Limit, Eligibility, Educational Qualification, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, etc. CAT 2017 Application Form and Online Registration has been closed on 20th September 2017.

CAT 2017 Seats Quota

Though the no. of seats are not specified and also the number varies year to year, it also provides a great opportunity to a huge no. of students. But, there is also a short amount of relaxation for all those candidates who belong to reserved categories as there is certainly no. of seats which are reserved for these categories. Let us have a look at them in a clear view.

  • ST- 7.5%
  • SC- 15%
  • OBC- 27%
  • PWD- 3%

Note- The candidate who'll be claiming reservation has to attach supporting documents with CAT 2017 Application Form. The aspirants who'll fail in submitting the required documents proving their reservation will not be given any relaxation.

List of Courses Offered via CAT 2017

  • IIM Ahmedabad: PGP, PGP-FABM, ePGP
  • IIM Bangalore: PGP, PGPEM, PGPPM
  • IIM Calcutta: PGP-PGDM
  • IIM Indore: PGP (Indore, Mumbai), EPGP, PGP-HRM
  • IIM Lucknow: PGP, PGP-ABM, PGP-SM
  • IIM Kozhikode: PGP
  • IIM Trichy: PGP, PGPBM
  • IIM Nagpur: PGP
  • IIM Raipur: PGP, PGPWE
  • IIM Ranchi: PGDM, PGDHRM
  • IIM Rohtak: PGP, EPGP, EPGPX
  • RGIIM Shillong: PGP, PGPEX
  • IIM Udaipur: PGP
  • IIM Visakhapatnam: PGP
  • IIM Jammu: PGP
  • IIM Sambalpur: PGP
  • IIM Sirmaur: PGP
  • IIM Amritsar: PGP
  • IIM Bodh Gaya: PGP
  • IIM Kashipur: PGP, EPGP

CAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria :

Education Qualification: -

  • CAT is an eligibility test or common admission test conducted for admission in B-schools. The aspirants who want to apply for CAT 2017 Examination has to possess a Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree from a recognized university by government of India with at least 50% while for the candidates belonging to different categories like SC/ST/PWD have a relaxation of 5% i.e. they should have only 45%.
  • The applicants who are in final year as in 2017 and waiting for results can also apply. Though the condition is the students has to submit the real documents.

Age Limit: -

There is no specified age limit for applicants who will be applying for CAT 2017 Exam, though the minimum age is expected to be 18 years with no upper age limit.

CAT 2017 Important Dates :

CAT 2017 Events Dates
CAT 2017 Notification  30th July 2017
Starting Date to Submit CAT Application Form/Online Registration  9th August 2017
Last date to submit CAT 2017 Application Form 20th September 2017
Last Date for Application From Correction window Update Soon
CAT 2017 Admit Card Release Date 25th October 2017
CAT 2017 Exam Date 26th November 2017
CAT 2017 Result Declaration Date Second Week of January 2018 (Tentative)

CAT 2017 Application Form :

Aspirants, who’re looking forward to apply for this examination, should visit the official website of CAT 2017 Online Examination i.e. Candidates are advised to read CAT 2017 Notification and all the necessary details first. As we have mentioned above the CAT Online Registration has been started from 9th August and it will be closed on 20th September 2017. Therefore, candidates who are interested and eligible to apply for CAT examination should apply on or before the last date because once the last date over then no one will be applicable to fill CAT Application Form 2017.

How to do CAT 2017 Online Registration?

  • Visit the Official website of CAT i.e.
  • Look for CAT 2017 Notification
  • Click on Apply Online for CAT 2017 Examination
  • Go through all the instructions mentioned carefully before filling up the form.
  • Fill all the asked details and check it carefully
  • Upload scanned copy of Photograph, Signature, Supporting documents
  • Submit the CAT 2017 Application Form
  • Take out a hard copy of the form

Check CAT 2017 Official Notification - Click Here 

CAT 2017 Application Form / Online Registration - Click Here (Closed)

Once, CAT registration process will be completed, IIM will send the login credentials to the applications by sending E-mail and SMS. After receiving the login details, applications will have to log in and fill up CAT 2017 online application form. Application for is divided into some parts such as Personal Details, Contact Details, Academic Details, Work Experience, Select IIMs to apply, Select Test Centres and Interview Cities. Candidates will have to also upload passport size photograph and signature in .jpeg format. The uploaded photograph must be clear and signature must be legible enough in order to be eligible.

Last Year, total 2,32,434 application form was filled for CAT examination, but only 1,95,000 candidates appeared in the examination. 


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CAT 2017 Application Fee :

The applicant has to pay the following amount of fees for this test. The Unreserved category i.e. Gen/OBC has to pay Rs. 1800 and the SC/ST/PWD will have to pay Rs. 900. The applicants have to upload a copy of their SC/ST/PWD certificate along with the form while making the fee payment. Once the fees are submitted, it'll not be refunded back.

  • General/OBC - Rs. 1800
  • SC, ST and PWD - Rs. 900

CAT 2017 Exam Pattern :

CAT 2017 Exam Pattern with Full Details: CAT 2017 exam pattern is available here for the candidate's help. CAT examination will be held on 26th November in which 3 sections will be available Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning. Total 100 questions will be asked in the examination for maximum 300 marks. There is negative marking for wrong questions. Candidates will get 4 marks for each correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. There is no negative marking for non-MCQs or unattempted questions. All questions will be multiple choice and non-multiple choice. Total 34 questions will be asked from Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VRC) and Quantitative Ability (QA), but 32 questions will be asked from the Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR). 

  • Examination Name: Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017
  • Conducted by: Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM Lucknow)
  • Periodicity: Once in a Year
  • Examination Level: National Level
  • Grade or Score Validity: 1 Year
  • Exam Pattern: MCQs and Non-MCQs
  • Number of Questions: 100
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark for each wrong question
  • Examination Mode: Online (Computer Based Test)
  • Reservation of seats in IIMs and B-schools: According to the Government of India regulations


Paper Sections

No. of Questions

No. of MCQs 

No. of Non-MCQs 

Maximum Marks


Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension






Quantitative Aptitude






Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning





Total Questions/Total Marks





Correct Answer: (+4)

Wrong Answer: (-1)

Total Time: 3 hours (180 minutes)

CAT 2017 Syllabus :

Although there is no specific Syllabus for CAT 2017 by IIMs. as per the old question papers pattern, we can analysis CAT 2017 syllabus.The Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIMs) has mentioned the level of the questions (which will be asked in the examination) will be similar to Class VIII-Class X. However, the examination experts mentioned that some of the questions will be asked from the Class XII to graduation level. Questions will be asked from three sections Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, and Quantitative Ability. 

Verbal and Reading Comprehension Ability Quantitative Aptitude Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
  • Analogies or Reverse Analogies
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Meaning-Usage and Match
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Close Passage
  • Summary Questions
  • English Usage and Grammar
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • English Vocabulary
  • Antonyms & Synonyms
  • Facts, Interfaces, and Judgements
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Percentage
  • Time and Work
  • LCM and HCF
  • Profit and Loss
  • Number system
  • CI and SI
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Speed, Time and Distance
  • Averages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Linear Equations
  • Complex Numbers
  • Logarithms
  • Surds and Indices
  • Sequences and Series
  • Set theory
  • Probability
  • Inequalities
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Mixtures and Allegations
  • Functions
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Mensuration
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Pie-Charts
  • Number and Letter Series
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Cubes
  • Line charts
  • Calendar
  • Clocks
  • Bar Graph
  • Binary Logic
  • Tables
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Caselets
  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relations
  • Logical Matching
  • Logical Connectives
  • Logical Sequence

CAT 2017 Selection Procedure :

CAT Exam Selection procedure divided into three part.

  • Firstly, the first round will be CAT 2017 Exam Result
  • Admission Process, this process may include WAT (Written Ability Test), GD (Group Discussion) and PI (Personal Interviews).
  • Eligibility Verification.

Check CAT 2017 Selection Process - Click Here 

CAT Admit Card 2017 :

Candidates who have successfully submitted their CAT 2017 Application Form are able to download CAT 2017 Admit Card from 25th October to till the examination date. The Common Admission Test is going to be conducted on 26th November and after the release of CAT Admit Card 2017, candidates will be able to download it from the official website by using the important details. The CAT Examination Admit card will carry all the important details about the examination such as the name of candidates, exam date, exam center, important instructions about the examination, etc.

CAT Cut off 2017 :

In the CAT examination, there are the minimum marks required for a candidate to qualify one examination. CAT 2017 Cut-Off Marks will be released at the time of result declared. Students will be distributed on the basis of marks scored by them. Students check whether they have qualified the exam or not by checking the official cut-off released by the concerned authorities. The cut off will be based on the difficulty level of examination, number of seats, and number of students appeared in the examination. 

CAT Result 2017 :

The CAT 2017 Result will be declared the 2nd week of January 2018. CAT Result 2017 will be declared on the official website of CAT that is The result will include components like Standard score set for every section, Total Score, CAT 2017 Cut-Off Percentile, etc. This result can also be used to take admission in different B-Schools and PGDM, MBA Courses offering colleges.

CAT Online Test Series 2017 :

Scoring good marks in an examination is of vital importance and to excel in the exam, we have to practice no matter what. We have summed up here Free Mock Tests and Online Test Series of CAT 2017 for the Preparation. These test series or mock tests will be aimed to widen candidate's knowledge about the structure and pattern of the examination. It will also help you in analyzing your current position. The test papers in the CAT 2017 Online Test Series will be based on new pattern and updated syllabus. Along with this we also conduct three sectional test as well provide doubt solving panel, in order to help you solving all complex problems. An official application has also been launched to provide user’s quick solution to their problems. You can easily avail this application from the playstore.

CAT Previous Year Papars :

We have also gathered here Previous Year Papers of CAT to help you understand the type of questions asked in the examination. These test papers will surely help you in keeping a hold on all the sections mentioned in the question paper. CAT Previous Year Papers will surely be of great help in qualifying any examination. To avail these exam papers, you can refer to our official website.

CAT Preparation Tips :

We have listed here Preparation Tips To Crack CAT 2017 Exam. So have a glance at the below-mentioned points.

  • No matter what the examination is, You have to work hard
  • Try to be consistent in your learning process
  • Try to be less diverted and focused
  • Take enough of time to solve the question paper
  • Analyse the question carefully before answering
  • In the end, I would like to wish you Good Luck