CAT 2017 – Date, Syllabus, Application

CAT 2017 – Date, Syllabus, Application

CAT 2017 is the joint approval test. It is run by IBD. The CAT exam is the largest MBA entrance exam in India, faced with the large number of colleges

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CAT 2017 is the joint approval test. It is run by IBD. The CAT exam is the largest MBA entrance exam in India, faced with the large number of colleges with admission to management programs based on it. Details of CAT 2017 as dates, application form, curriculum, preparation, entrance ticket, the result will be given the cut here.

CAT 2017 – November 26, 2017

Indian institutes of management will conduct test on 26 November 2017 – CAT 2017 (Common Admission Test). The examination takes place in two sessions: The schedule for sessions 1 and 2 will be given during the admit card.

Registration – 9th August , 2017

CAT Registration 2017 has started on from 9th August 2017. Interested and eligible aspirants can apply online by filling details in online application form. Registration will end on October 18, 2017. Registration fee is Rs 900 for SC, ST, PwD candidates, and Rs 1800 for all others.

A valid CAT score will be used for admission to management programs in IIMs and B Schools in India.

Important dates of CAT 2017

Important Event Dates
Release of notification for CAT 2017 30th July 2017
Commencement of registration 09th August 2017
CAT 2017 Last Date for Registration 20th September 2017
Availability of Admit Card 18th October 2017
CAT 2017 Exam Date 26th November 2017
Declaration of Result Jan 2018, second week
Admission process in IIMs and other B Schools Jan 2018, third week


Application Fee: Fee will be accepted only once in online mode.

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


CAT Registration 2017

Fill and submit the online application form in order to appear in Common Admission Test 2017.

  • Application form of CAT 2017 has to be submitted in online mode.
  • Application process will start from 9th August 2017 and end on 20th 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 Form Correction in CAT 2017: Candidates should provide the following information: Basic details, Details of the Kommunikation, Educational details, Work experience, Selection of ITNs to submit on request, Selection of the Zentren test and Zentrum der Interview, Downloading scanned images of La Photography and signature according to specifications. It is strongly advised to visualize each entry carefully and check it side by side. It is möglich that you may not have the ability to correct errors later.


CAT 2017 Important Details

What’s new: Major changes in IIM CAT 2017 include increase in number of test cities and registration fees. Common Admission Test will be held in over 140 cities as compared to 137 last time. Registration fees has been increased to Rs 1800 for General OBC (as compared to 1700 last year) and Rs 900 for SC / ST / PwD (as compared to 850 last year).

Highlights of CAT 2017 are as follows.

CAT 2017 Conducting Body IIM Lucknow (IIML)
CAT 2017 Date of Exam 26th November 2017
CAT 2017 Registration Fee Rs 900 for SC, ST, PWD, Rs 1800 for others
CAT 2017 Test Centres 140 cities
CAT 2017 Registration Dates 9th August to 20th September 2017
Minimum educational qualification 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]
Exam Pattern Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
Section III: Quantitative Ability
Validity of CAT 2017 Score 31st December 2018
CAT 2017 Official Website
CAT 2017 Details Released Advertisement, Information Bulletin, Press Release
Helpline 18002663549

Courses Offered in IIMs

IIM Courses Website
IIM Amritsar PGP
IIM Bodh Gaya PGP
IIM Kashipur PGP, EPGP, FPM and EFPM
IIM Kozhikode PGP, FPM
IIM Nagpur PGP
IIM Sambalpur PGP
IIM Sirmaur PGP
IIM Tiruchirapalli PGP, PGPBM, FPM
IIM Udaipur PGP, FPM
IIM Visakhapatnam PGP

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.
  • Degree needs to be from a University or educational institution incorporated by Act of Parliament or State Legislature or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956 or an equivalent qualification recognized by HRD.
  • Percentage marks calculation will be done on basis of marks practices of University / institution.
  • If University / institution does not have scheme for CGPA to marks conversion then CGPA will be converted 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.


Category Reservation
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
OBC 27%


CAT Exam 2017 Syllabus

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

#1. 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.

#2. 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.

#3. 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.

CAT Exam Pattern

  • 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

Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) – List and Seats

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 expected 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

CAT Exam Preparation

Graduates who want to study after graduate and want to start in the CAT 2017 preparation at different times for different testers. Know the main things CAT 2017 here, as the participating institutes, eligibility, registration, examination profile, the selection process, the preparation strategy.

Selection Process through CAT exam scores

The CAT selection process is such that CAT 2017 instead of the results of the percentile score of the candidates is announced. A percentile is essentially the position of the candidates for the examination, among all the participants. So if a total of 10 students have ordered an audit and is 2, then there is your rank eight students who got less than you. Therefore, your 80 percentile will be.

Getting Selected in IIMs – The cutoff for IIMs goes as high as 99.99 percentile. Some of the best IIMs like Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Indore, etc usually do not settle for anything less than 97-98 percentile. However, there are other prestigious institutes which do grant admission on a little less percentile as well.

Selection Process of IIMs and other B-Schools:

There will be no common 2017th CAT-Tip Instead, each institution will call CAT skills individually for registration. The colleges list candidates on the basis of the CAT score and percentile, and they call for interview and / or around GDPI. Only candidates to include in the list application that apply to the respective university separately.

The final selection will be based on CAT 2017, as well as performance in maintenance or GDPI. Some of the IIM and other universities will also qualify for training, work experience, etc. During the final selection. The eligibility criteria for each MI will be announced after the announcement of CAT 2017e




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