CAT Important Dates 2017

Gareema Bali updated on : 30 Jul 2017

IIM Lucknow to convene CAT 2017. Candidates planning to take CAT this year can check and keep a track of all the events and CAT 2017 important dates from this page.

CAT Important Dates 2017

CAT Important Dates 2017 – IIM Lucknow has released the CAT 2017 notification on July 29. This notification provides all the CAT 2017 important dates with respect to events such as availability of application form and admit card, date of exam and result announcement etc. CAT exam timeline is similar to the previous year. According to which, the registration procedure of CAT 2017 will commence on 09 August 2017 (first week of August).

It is important for CAT 2017 aspirants to be aware of the CAT exam dates and also keep a regular track of the same. For the ease of the candidates, a exam schedule of CAT 2017 has been provided on this page, which will be updated further along with events and latest information.

CAT Important Dates 2017

From last 2 years, this computer based test, CAT is being held on a single day but in 2 sessions. CAT 2017 is scheduled to be held on 26 November 2017 and its online registration will commence from 09 August 2017.

In order to ensure that no major event or date is missed by the candidates, they can track the important events and their corresponding CAT dates 2017 from the table below.

S. No.


Dates (Tentative)


CAT 2017 notification released on

29 July 2017


Online registration to commence from

09 August 2017


Last date to submit application form

20 September 2017


CAT admit card 2017 to be released in

18 October 2017


Admit card to remain available for download till

26 November 2017


CAT 2017 exam date

26 November 2017


CAT Result to be declared in

Second week of January 2018


IIM Admission Criteria and CAT 2017 cutoff to be released in

December 2017 – January 2018


Shortlist status of IIMs to be made available in

January 2018


IIMs Personal Interviews to be conducted in

February – March 2018

As per the CAT eligibility criteria 2017, candidates who have passed graduation in any discipline with at least 50% aggregate marks can register for this exam. Also, a student appearing for final year exams of Bachelor’s degree or waiting for result announcement of same is eligible to apply for CAT.

The CAT application form 2017 will be made available in online mode only. The applicants interested in applying for this management entrance exam can visit the official website of IIM CAT for processing the CAT 2017 registration. Last year, a total of 2,32,434 candidates applied for CAT, out of which 1,79,602 actually appeared for it. With IIMs increasing the number of seats this year, the CAT registration count is expected to shoot up.

The last date to submit the online CAT 2017 application form is 20 September 2017. Since past 2 years, the deadline to apply for CAT is being extended by about 5 days. The initial registration window remains open for about 45 to 46 days.

The application fee to apply for this exam last year was Rs. 1800 for General and OBC candidates while for reserved category candidates, it was Rs. 900. The amount of registration fee is expected to remain unchanged this year.

There is no predefined CAT syllabus nor is it released officially. However, a list of important topics to be studied from exam point of view can be prepared based on the analysis of past years exam. Common Admission Test is a computer based test (CBT). No major changes are expected in CAT exam pattern 2017. 100 questions (MCQ and non-MCQs) are expected to be asked in the exam from 3 sections – QA, VA-RC and DI-LR. However, the number of questions across these 3 sections may vary from last year.

CAT Conducting IIMs over the Years – Overview

The table below provides the details of IIMs and testing agencies who have successfully conducted CAT since 2009.


Date of Exam

Conducting IIM

Testing Agency

CAT 2017

To be announced

IIM Lucknow

Tata Consultancy Services

CAT 2016

December 4

IIM Bangalore

Tata Consultancy Services

CAT 2015

November 29

IIM Ahmedabad

Tata Consultancy Services

CAT 2014

November 16 and November 22

IIM Indore

Tata Consultancy Services

CAT 2013

October 16 and November 11

IIM Indore


CAT 2012

October 11 to November 6

IIM Kozhikode


CAT 2011

October 22 to November 18

IIM Calcutta


CAT 2010

October 27 to November 24

IIM Lucknow


CAT 2009

November 28 to December 7

IIM Ahmedabad


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