Registration started for CAT 2017

Published On 12/09/2017

India’s biggest MBA entrance test, the Common Admission Test 2017 (CAT 2017), will be held on November 26 (Sunday) this year in two sessions. The registration for CAT 2017 has statred from today, August 9 and will close on September 20.

CAT scores are accepted by the 20 IIMs and more than a 100 B-schools across the country. Around 4,000 seats are offered through IIMs.

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The Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L), which is conducting the test, will release the notification in newspapers across the country on July 30, 2017 (Sunday).

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons With Disability (PWD) categories], awarded by any University or educational institution as incorporated by an Act of the Parliament or State legislature in India or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal / Registrar of their University/institution (issued on or before the date as stipulated by the respective IIM) stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.

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How to Apply:

Candidates need to apply online on the official website.

To apply online click here

Exam pattern:

The test has three sections. Section I will have verbal ability and reading comprehension; section II will have data interpretation and logical reasoning and section III will deal with quantitative ability.

Some questions in each section may not be of multiple choice types. Instead, direct answers will have to be typed online. The tutorials will clearly explain this.

Candidates will be allotted exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section and they cannot switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section.

Important Note:

The website contains a section on frequently asked questions (FAQ), which addresses candidates’ queries regarding CAT 2017. Candidates can also contact the CAT help desk over email or phone.

IIM-L is conducting the test after a gap of nearly seven years.

This year Professor Neeraj Dwivedi of IIM-L is the convener for CAT.

More than two lakh candidates are expected to appear in the examination. Experts sense that the CAT convener may bring in certain changes in rules to ensure more girl students and candidates from non-engineering backgrounds develop an interest in management studies.

Important dates:

August 9: Registrations for CAT 2017 open

September 20: Registrations close .

October 18: Candidates will be permitted to download their admit card till the date of test.

November 26: Common Admission Test 2017 (CAT 2017) will be held in two sessions.

For more details visit official website

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