CAT 2017 Registration Opens Today, August 9

Gareema Bali updated on : 09 Aug 2017

IIM Lucknow begins with CAT 2017 registrations today, August 9, 2017. Apply for CAT 2017 exam now. Get CAT application form 2017 and details on the application process here.

CAT 2017 Registration

CAT 2017 registrations have commenced from today, August 9, 2017. The candidates interested in taking Common Admission Test 2017 can now apply for the exam. The CAT application form 2017 is available only in online mode, on the official website of IIM CAT 2017. However, a link to apply for the exam has also been provided here below considering the ease of the applicants. CAT 2017 registration window will remain open for a time span of 43 days, which means the last date to submit the online CAT 2017 application form is September 20, 2017.

Last year, total of 2,32,434 candidates applied for the CAT exam and this number is expected to increase this year. Graduates interested in pursuing MBA, fellow or post graduate courses in management from Indian Institute of IIMs and other renowned B-schools of the country must appear for CAT 2017. It is a computer based test and is the only key that opens the gate of 20 IIMs. CAT 2017 exam date is November 26, 2017. Every year, one of the old IIMs is given the responsibility of conducting CAT and this year, IIM Lucknow has been delegated with that responsibility after a gap of 7 years.

Who can apply for CAT 2017?

  • Candidates having a Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration and in any discipline can take CAT.
  • However, the degree should have been passed with at least 50% marks in aggregate.
  • Candidates of any age can apply for this exam.

This is the gist of eligibility norms required to be met by the CAT 2017 applicants. They are advised to carefully go through the CAT eligibility criteria 2017 before commencing with the CAT registration 2017.

CAT 2017 Registration Schedule

Below table lists all the important events and their dates related to CAT 2017 application form. The aspirants must adhere to these CAT 2017 dates to ensure that they don’t miss any deadline.

S. No.




CAT 2017 notification released on

29 July 2017


Registration of CAT 2017 started from

9 August 2017


Deadline to submit application form ends on

20 September 2017 (Till 05.00 pm)


CAT 2017 Exam Date

26 November 2017

Browsers to be used for CAT 2017 Registration

Applicants must use any of the below mentioned browsers to fill the CAT application form 2017 -

  • Internet Explorer (10 to 11)
  • Mozilla Firefox (48 to 54)
  • Google Chrome (50 to 59)

CAT Registration 2017 – Key Points to be kept in mind

1.  The applicants must complete the registration in single sitting of 30 minutes. In case, they will not be able to register during this prescribed time limit, they will have to login again.

2.  They will not be able to edit any details in the CAT 2017 application form after making the payment of application fee.

3.  The candidates who will make mistakes in entering registration details in the first step will have to register afresh with a new email ID.

4.  They can save the data and complete filling the application form in steps.

5.  “*” (asterisk) indicates a mandatory field. The boxes marked with this symbol must be filled in or you will not be allowed to submit your application for CAT 2017.

Click Here to fill CAT 2017 Application Form

How to obtain and fill CAT Application Form 2017?

As mentioned above, the CAT 2017 registration can be processed in online mode only. The applicants will be required to fill a basic CAT registration form in order to obtain CAT 2017 login credentials.

  • Details to be filled in CAT registration form 2017 are as follow –
  • Name of Candidate
  • Date of Birth
  • Email Address
  • Country
  • Mobile Number
  • Generate OTP and write image captcha
  • Lastly, agree to a declaration

Note - These details must be filled correctly as the candidates will not be able to make any changes in them later on.

On successful submission of this registration form, the candidates will be sent the CAT 2017 user id and password on their registered email id and mobile number. Using these credentials, the candidates must login as an ‘existing user’ and obtain the online CAT 2017 application form.

In the form, the candidates will have to fill the following details –

  • Personal Details
  • Academic Details
  • CAT 2017 exam centre preference
  • Work Experience
  • IIM Programs
  • Payment of Application Fee

Details of CAT 2017 Application Fee and its Payment

Category of Applicants

Amount of Application Fee

Mode of Payment
(Online Only)

General and NC-OBC

Rs. 1800

Credit Card / Debit Card / Internet Banking / Cash Card & Wallet


Rs. 900

CAT Test Cities 2017

This year, the test will be held across 140 cities. In the CAT 2017 application form, the applicants will have to fill 4 test cities in order of their preference. The candidates will have to choose 4 exam cities from the drop down menu given in the form. The exam centre will be allotted to the candidates after the completion of CAT 2017 registration process by IIM Lucknow.

CAT 2017 Application Form Correction

The candidates will be given the opportunity to modify certain details in the submitted CAT application form 2017 like last year. This facility will be available for limited duration and as of now; the time limit and details on the same have not been announced.

  • Details which cannot be modified – Details entered in the personal details section, academics section except the percentage marks scored, exam centre city preference.
  • Details which can be modified – Percentage of marks scored, work experience, programmes selected.

CAT 2017 will have a duration of 180 minutes. According to the CAT exam pattern 2017, the candidates will be asked 100 objective type questions from 3 sections namely, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Quantitative Ability (QA).

CAT 2017 Registration Guide

For better understanding of the CAT registration process 2017, an official registration video and guidelines have been provided. The candidates can access the same from the below window -

Comment below in case of any doubts or queries regarding CAT 2017 registration.

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