CAT 2017 is on 26th November, 2017!

The Common Admission Test or CAT 2017 will be held on 26th November 2017. It will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Management - Lucknow (IIM Lucknow). Read on for more details.


The Common Admission Test or CAT 2017 notification is out!



A 2 year PGP degree from one of the 20 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) is almost a guarantee to catapult one's career on a fast-track!  The Common Admission Test or more commonly, the CAT is the entry requirement for each one of these IIMs.  Apart from the IIMs, several other B-schools in India accept CAT for admission to their MBA/PGP/PGDM or equivalent programmes.  Additionally, there are some international B-schools of repute that accept CAT scores for admission to their post graduate management education programs.  No wonder, then, that CAT is one of the most sought after management entrance test in India!


CAT 2017 exam will be convened by Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.  CAT 2016 attracted more than 2.30 lakh applications, and close to 2 lakh test takers.  


The following table showcases some of the most important points about CAT 2017 - 


Application Starts on 9th August, 2017
Application Ends on 20th September, 2017 (5:00 pm)
CAT 2017 Application Fee General Category & NC-OBC: Rs. 1,800; SC/ST/PwD Category: Rs. 900; 
CAT 2017 Date 26th November, 2017
Test Duration 3 hours (180 mins). For each section, the time limit is 1 hour. 
Mode of Test Computer Based
CAT 2017 Sections 3 sections - Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VA-RC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DI-LR), and Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
Nos. of Questions

Total: 100;  34 in VA-RC, 34 in QA, 32 in DI-LR section;  question types include Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Type In The Answer (TITA)

Marking System +3 for Correct; -1 for Incorrect; No penalty fot TITA
Other Information Test takers will have access to virtual calculator; Physically handicapped students will get extra time to complete the test.
Test Centers (Cities) 140 cities across India.
Official Website
Results Out on TBA



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