CAT 2017 Exam Date, Application Form

CAT 2017 Exam Dates, Application form

CAT (Common Admission Test) is one of the toughest competitive examinations in India. The eligible candidates get admission to the best institutions of India such as IIMs (Indian Institute of Management) through CAT. This examination is conducted every year and many candidates take part in it. Now the candidates are getting prepared for the CAT which is going to be scheduled next year in 2017. The eligible candidates can apply for CAT 2017.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicants are eligible to apply for CAT 2017 who has completed their graduation in Business management or equivalent with 1st division.

The applicants must have scored 50% and to clear the examination they must have scored 5.5 out of 10 (the relaxation for reserved applicants is 15% for SC, 7% for ST, 27% for OBCs and 3% for disabled applicants).

In case where candidates are having Grades/CGPA awarded in there bachelor’s degree certificate, the marks will be calculated as per the institution who awarded the certificate to the candidate. Otherwise it would be calculated by dividing the student’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the output with 100.

Candidates in final year or awaiting final result will be allowed to join the program provisionally. He/she have to submit a certificate latest by June 30th of the examination year from the Principal/Registrar of his/her College/Institute, denoting the candidate’s fulfillment of all the requirements for obtaining the degree/equivalent.

IIM’s also used to check the candidate’s eligibility during the selection process on their behalf. For more details visit

Application procedure

The interested applicants can apply for CAT 2017 only through online mode.

The application fee is Rs. 1600/- for General and OBC applicants (Rs. 800/- is for SC/ST/physically disabled).

The applicants also have to upload their recent scanned photograph and signature in JPEG format of appropriate size mentioned in the CAT website.

To know the more details and information, the applicants are advised to visit the official website of CAT.

Impotent Dates for CAT 2017 (Tentative)

CAT 2017 Advertisement availability in July 2017
CAT 2017 Registration will start August 2017
Last date to apply September 2017
Admit Cards availability October 2017
Exam Date (CAT 2017) November 2017
Result December 2017

CAT 2017 Syllabus

There will be 3 sections in the CAT 2017 examination as Verbal, Quantitative and Logical Reasoning.

The verbal section will have comprehensive, interpretation and English grammar (to check the English skills of the applicants).

The quantitative section will have basic mathematics (such as HCF, LCM, ratios/proportions, numbers, roots, profit/loss, logarithms, surds/indices etc.) along with elementary trigonometry and some other types of problems.

The logical reasoning will have argument analysis, analysis of explanation analysis, data interpretation (which consists of pie charts, bar charts, graph charts, histograms etc.)

Examination Pattern

There will be 3 sections in CAT 2017 examination as Verbal, Quantitative and Logical Reasoning.

The distribution of marks for all the sections are- 34 marks for Verbal, 34 marks for Quantitative and 32 for Logical Reasoning.

The duration of the examination is 3 hours and there will be a penalty for every wrong answer.

Selection procedure

The selection procedure will be completed in 3 tough steps.

The first step is to take up the MCQ type written examination which will be held next year.

The applicants who qualify the first step will be applicable for the second step which is group discussion round.

Now the last and final step is the personal interview round. The candidates who are qualified the first two steps are eligible to take up final round of PI.

The candidates will be selected as per their abilities and the successful applicants will finally get admission in the best institutions of India such as IIMs.

 Note: Final dates will be updated after CAT 2017 official notification.

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