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CAT 2017 Test Notification

Dear CAT 2017 Aspirants,

Common Admission Test (CAT) is an all India Entrance test conducted by IIMs. The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) started this exam and is a pre-requisite for selecting students for their business administration programs. This computer-based test is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for admission to their 2-year full time postgraduate programs in management along with a few Executive programs and Fellowship programs in Management Click here to view the detailed list of programs. Other top Indian B-schools like IITs, FMS, S P Jain, MDI, and NITIE accept CAT test scores as part of their selection process.

The official IIM CAT website is updated. The CAT 2016 exam was conducted on the 4th December 2016 in 138 cities by IIM Bangalore preceded by IIM Ahmedabad in 2015.

This year IIM Lucknow shall conduct the test with TCS as the technology support partner. The CAT 2017 Convenor Professor Neeraj Dwivedi, IIM Lucknow PGP Admission Chairperson announced the notification on 30th July 2017.
Mentioned below are the details from the CAT 2017 notification, including CAT registration process, CAT application process, etc.

New Important Announcement on IIM CAT website

  • Limited edit option to correct mistakes in submitted applications will be available from 27th to 30th Sept 2017.
  • Option to request assistance for PwD candidates will be available from 27th to 30th Sept 2017.
  • Click here to know more

CAT 2017 Test Registration Details

  As per CAT 2017 Notification
CAT Test Date 26th November, 2017
CAT-Number of Slots per day 2
CAT Eligibility Criteria Click here to check the CAT 2017 eligibility criteria.
CAT Exam Fees Rs 1,800/- for General & NC-OBC) candidates
Rs. 900/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates
Payment Mode Online only: Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking

CAT Conducting Body

IIM Lucknow will conduct CAT 2017 with TCS as technology partner. Click here to visit IIM L website.

CAT Registration website www.iimcat.ac.in
CAT Registration Starts 9th August 2017
CAT Application link Click here
CAT Registration Ends 25th September 2017, 5pm!​ Click here to view all the important dates.

CAT Registration Process

Click here to view the detailed registration process and apply now!

CAT Registration form Edit option 27th September to 30th September 2017
CAT Number of Test Cities 140 as per media release. Click here to view all the test cities.
Number of Preferences for Test Cities 4
Test Cities and Centres will be assigned to the candidates only after the last date for CAT 2017 registration and hence candidates need not rush to block slots and cities in the initial days of registration.
CAT will be conducted in centres spread across around 140 test cities. Details about the test centres in these test cities will be available on IIM CAT website from 25th 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.
CAT Admit Card Availability 25th October 2017 till Test Date. Click here  to view Admit card details.
CAT Result Declaration Date Second week of January 2018 (Tentative)

CAT 2017 Test Structure and Pattern

  As per CAT 2017 Notification
CAT- Number of Sections 3 Sections
Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension,
Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning,
Section III: Quantitative Ability
Number of Questions per Section in CAT Not specified for CAT 2017.
As per CAT 2016 Slot 1: Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension: 34 Questions(RC- 24, TITA- 10 VA), DI & LR: 32 Questions (Qs- 24, TITA- 8), Quantitative Ability: 34 Questions (Qs-27, TITA-7)
As per CAT 2016 Slot 2: Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension: 34 Questions(RC- 24, TITA- 10 VA), DI & LR: 32 Questions (Qs- 28, TITA- 4), Quantitative Ability: 34 Questions (Qs-27, TITA-7)
Total number of questions in CAT Not specified.
CAT Test Duration 180 minutes
Sectional Time Limits in CAT 60 minutes per section: Cannot Switch from 1 section to another
CAT Question Types TITA Question (‘Type in The Answer’ Questions without options) and MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)
Penalty for Incorrect Response in CAT One Mark for MCQs; ZERO for TITA Questions
Penalty for Skipped Questions in CAT Zero
Other Significant Changes in CAT On-screen Calculator just like CAT 2016 and CAT 2015

Prepare for CAT 2017 with IMS CAT coaching programs, click here to view details.

If you have any queries or would like to know if you should consider to register to CAT 2017, visit the nearest IMS Learning Center to meet a counsellor. To find the nearest IMS Learning Center, click here or write to us at ims@imsindia.com or call us on 1800-1234-467.

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