CAT 2017 - IIM CAT Admit Card, Mock Test, Preparation Tips, Cutoff

Gareema Bali updated on : 06 Oct 2017
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CAT 2017 exam date is November 26, 2017. Registration/Form correction has ended. IIM CAT admit card to release on October 18. Get all details on CAT 2017 along with latest news and updates here.

CAT 2017

CAT 2017 – Indian Institute of Management Lucknow will be conducting Common Admission Test 2017 on November 26, 2017. The exam will be organized across 140 cities in two sessions, morning and afternoon. Based on CAT 2017 score/percentile, admission to PGDM, Executive, Fellow and other management programs can be taken. CAT exam score will be accepted by 20 IIMs, IITs and 100+ colleges such as MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR, FMS Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad, IMI, MICA Ahmedabad, NITIE, JBIMS etc. The registration of CAT 2017 got over on September 25, which was followed by opening of CAT form correction window on September 27 that closed on September 30. As per the press reports, nearly 2.31 lakh candidates have applied for CAT 2017. Even after extending the registration deadline, the CAT application count has seen a minor drop compared to CAT 2016, where the registration closed with receipt of 2,32,434 applications.

Now, at 1.00 pm on October 18, 2017, the CAT 2017 admit card will be released by IIM Lucknow. All the candidates whose CAT application form would have been received before the due date will only be issued the admit card. Candidates must note that admit card of CAT 2017 is an important document, which will reveal your CAT test centre name and details along with other important exam day guidelines. It is imperative to carry the admit card to this allotted exam centre along with a photo ID proof on the CAT 2017 exam date for seeking entry into test centre and permission to sit for the exam. Admit card will be available on the official CAT 2017 website, www.iimcat.ac.in or the candidates can access the link given below to obtain the same.  

IIM CAT 2017 admit card to release on October 18. Download and print your admit card by accessing the below given link. Soon, CAT 2017 official mock test is also expected to be released by IIM Lucknow. 

Click Here to Download CAT 2017 Admit Card

CAT 2017

For admission to IIMs, it is important to clear both, sectional and overall CAT 2017 cutoff. Minimum cutoff percentile for IIM admission 2018-20 is being announced now and then in the form of admission or eligibility criteria. Candidates preparing for CAT 2017 are suggested to go through these IIM admission norms and CAT cutoff in order to understand their PI shortlist standing and drawing an idea about score/percentile they need to obtain in the test. Setting a CAT 2017 score target will help the candidates have an aim and that push to stay motivated during the preparation. This target score must be set up according to the cutoff of the IIM they are aiming to take admission in.

For admission to non-IIMs also, CAT 2017 cutoff will be applied for initial shortlisting. Hence students should aim scoring above 95 percentile in the exam to broaden their admission options and chances.

Know Tips for better time management in CAT 2017

How to effectively prepare and crack CAT 2017 in just 30 days?

Candidates preparing for CAT 2017 must gear up their preparations as hardly 30 days are left for the conduct of exam.

  • According to the CAT toppers and experts, your 1 month CAT preparation strategy should be focused on taking varieties of mock test series and investing good amount of time in analyzing the same.
  • This is now high time to run after completing the syllabus or being engrossed into the books, divert your CAT 2017 preparation towards identifying your weak and strong areas and plan your studies accordingly.
  • To have an effective preparation of this entrance exam, candidates are advised to divide their time between polishing their strong areas and working on weaker ones alongside, where majority of time should go in strengthening the strong areas.
  • Cracking CAT is all about how quickly and correctly you answer the questions.
  • While taking CAT mock test, candidates must develop the habit of chasing questions which they can answer correctly in the given time instead of attempting all the questions present in the section. This habit will help them on the d-day and will let to cracking the exam.
  • Soon, official CAT 2017 mock test will be released and the candidates must attempt the same for having more clarity and understanding about how the actual CAT exam can be.

Official IIM CAT Mock Test 2017

CAT mock tests are online test series devised specifically for the candidates preparing for this exam. IIMs will release the mock test of CAT 2017 on the official website around October 18, 2017. Only the registered candidates will be able to access this mock test by logging in using their CAT 2017 login credentials. However, various private coaching Institutes and renowned education websites also provide CAT mock tests. The students can purchase them online and write those tests to analyze their level of CAT preparation.

Also, for practice, CAT 2017 exam takers can resort to previous year question papers and sample papers. Toppers and experts have always advised referring to the previous year CAT question papers for preparation of the exam. Procuring the question paper of exam now is not feasible as the mode of exam is online. However, the question papers of IIM CAT exam before the year 2009 can be easily accessed over the internet.

Take free CAT Mock Test 2017 ​Here

CAT 2017 Latest Updates

Candidates appearing for the exam this year can keep checking this space to know about latest on CAT 2017.

September 30 - CAT form correction ended
September 27
 - Editing of limited details in submitted CAT Form begins
September 26 - CAT application receipt count drops to 2.31 lakh compared to CAT 2016
September 25 - Registration for CAT 2017 Ended
September 20 - CAT 2017 Registration Extended

CAT Important Dates 2017

CAT 2017 exam aspirants must keep a regular check on the important events and the dates related to this exam to ensure that no deadline is missed. To make this tracking task effortless, we have listed the CAT 2017 schedule in the table below. 

S. No.

Events

CAT 2017 Dates

1

CAT 2017 notification was released on

29 July 2017

2

Online CAT exam registration started from

09 August 2017

3

Last date to submit CAT application form 2017 was

25 September 2017

4

CAT 2017 form editing

27 to 30 September 2017

5

Fill Assistance request for PwD candidates

27 to 30 September 2017

6

Downloading of CAT 2017 admit card begins from

18 October 2017 (From 1.00 PM)

7

CAT 2017 exam date

26 November 2017

8

IIM CAT Result 2017 announcement

Second week of January 2018

CAT Admit Card 2017

Downloading of admit card to begin from 1.00 pm on October 18, 2017. CAT 2017 admit card will be available only in online mode. Candidates will have to visit official website of IIM CAT for downloading and printing the admit card. Also, a link to obtain CAT 2017 hall ticket will be provided on this page with the release of the same. Candidates whose receipt of application form will be confirmed will only be issued the admit card. 

  • On the exam day, the candidates will have to carry their CAT 2017 admit card along with a valid photo ID proof and scribe affidavit (if required) to seek entry into test centre. Permission to take the exam will not be granted if the candidates will fail to furnish admit card on test day.
  • Admit card of CAT is an important document which will provide details of the candidates such as their name, category, application no., date & slot of exam, details of allotted test centre and other exam day guidelines.
  • The candidates are advised to keep a copy of CAT hall ticket saved with them for future use, as the link to download the same will be disabled after the completion of the exam.

All you must know about CAT 2017

Have a quick glance of things you must know about CAT from the table below.

Name of Test

Common Admission Test

Commonly known as

CAT

Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow
CAT 2017 Convener – Prof. Neeraj Dwivedi

CAT 2017 Exam Date

26 November 2017 (Sunday) across 140 cities
Two sessions – Morning and Afternoon

Exam type

National Level

Frequency

Annually

Purpose of Test

Qualifying Test for admission to 20 IIMs, IITs and 100+ B-Schools of India

CAT Percentile Validity

1 Year

Mode of Exam

Computer Based Test (Online)

Types of Questions

MCQs and Non-MCQs

Exam Pattern

CAT 2017 question paper will have 3 sections - 

                         1.  Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
                         2.  Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)
                         3.  Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

No. of Questions

100 (Mix of MCQs and non-MCQs)

Test Duration

3 hours (180 minutes)

Marking Scheme

+3 = Correct Answer
-1 = Incorrect Answer
No negative marking for non-MCQs & unanswered questions

Quick Tips to crack CAT

  • Focus on attempting questions correctly within given time
  • Try increasing your speed of solving questions gradually
  • Manage exam duration wisely on d-day
  • Practice variety of mock tests
  • Eat, sleep, relax, study and stay positive - the attitude matters too

How to take admission into Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) based on CAT 2017 percentile?

Here is the roadmap of taking admission to IIMs on the basis on this MBA entrance exam scores –

  • Firstly begin with evaluating your profile

            Based on Academics (marks obtained in class 10th, 12th and Graduation)
            Professional (do you have work experience or you are a fresher)
           Others (how good you have been in extra-curricular activities, working for any national cause, do you have any talent and are you polishiing the same, basically things which may define or project your individuality)

  • It is important to have an impressive profile for IIM admission, as qualifying CAT is a primary and mandatory requirement.
  • Also, go through the IIMs admission policy pdf to understand which all IIMs you can take admission in based on their criteria and your profile.
  • Make a note of IIM CAT cutoff for yourself according to your category and the IIMs you wish to join. Set a target of CAT score for yourself based on this cutoff.
  • Then obviously appear and qualify CAT 2017 with a reasonably good percentile. Try obtaining a score that will help you clear the CAT cutoff of your chosen IIMs. A percentile above 95 will be good.
  • Start preparing for IIMs Interview while you wait for result to be out.
  • After CAT exam result announcement, wait for PI shortlist to be announced for IIMs, keep checking the IIMs official website to check your admission status. Also, IIMs send email inviting shortlisted candidates to attend further admission rounds.
  • If shortlisted, appear for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). Then, wait for final admission status.
  • At times, students get stuck into waitlist too even after getting selected. By IIM waitlist we mean the seats available for admission are less compared to students finally selected. More candidates are selected considering the fact a lot of students have 2 to 3 college options available with them and when they choose one, the other seats get vacant and the waitlist move upwards and other students get chance to take admission.
  • If you are not shortlisted for IIMs Interview, you need not have to get disheartened. Just try for other B-schools accepting CAT 2017 score

What is CAT Exam Pattern 2017 and Marking Scheme?

The CAT 2017 exam pattern unfolds the basic structure of the exam, such as number of sections or questions, details of these sections, type of questions, mode of exam, duration etc. Every year, the test pattern is announced along with the CAT notification. For candidates interested in taking this management entrance test, it is very important to know the pattern and how the exam will be. Understanding of exam structure will help the candidates prepare well for the exam.

In 2015, major changes were made to the CAT test pattern. However, IIM Bangalore chose to follow the same pattern in 2016. Now, IIM Lucknow also opted to make no changes in the CAT exam pattern 2017 and follow it like last year. The CAT 2017 difficulty level is also expected to remain on similar lines compared to last two years. 

The salient features of exam pattern of CAT 2017 are as follow -

CAT 2017 Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam

Computer Based Test (CBT)

Duration

3 Hours (180 Minutes)

No. of Sections

3

Name of Sections

         1. Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VRC)
          2. Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR)
          3. Quantitative Ability (QA)

Time to complete each section

1 Hour (60 Minutes)

Total Number of Questions

100

Types of Questions

Both, MCQ and No n-MCQ

Calculator

On screen calculator will be made available

CAT 2017 Exam Pattern - Details of Sections

The candidates can refer to the table below for details on all the 3 sections, division of questions among these sections and the time allocated to answer each section.

Sequence of Sections in CAT

Name of Section

No. of MCQs

No. of Non-MCQs

Total No. of Questions in each section

Minutes allotted for each section

1

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VRC)

24

10

34

60

2

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR)

24

8

32

60

3

Quantitative Ability (QA)

27

7

34

60

Total

75

25

100

180

Ch​eck CAT Exam Pattern Trends of Previous Years

CAT 2017 Marking Scheme

Knowing the marking scheme of CAT is equally important as knowing the test pattern. Marking scheme will give the candidates an idea about how their answers will be evaluated and awarded marks. The marking scheme of CAT 2017 can be understood conveniently from the table below.

Total number of Questions in the exam

100

Marks for each question

3 (For MCQ & non-MCQ)

Total Marks

300 (100*3)

For marking a correct answer

3 mark will be given

For marking an incorrect answer (MCQ)

1 mark will be deducted

For answering Non-MCQ incorrectly

No mark will be deducted

For leaving the questions unanswered

No mark will be awarded or deducted

CAT Syllabus 2017

For CAT exam, there is no predefined syllabus nor it is released officially by the IIMs. However, one can devise the syllabus of CAT MBA exam by analyzing the past few years exam trends and listing the topics and sub-topics from which the questions have been asked in the test.

To save the precious time of the aspirants, the CAT 2017 syllabus for all the three sections has been provided in the table below.

CAT 2017 Syllabus for Verbal, Quant, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

1

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

Caselets and Tables, Venn Diagrams, Combination of two or more types linked to each other, Calendars, Cubes and Clocks, Bar Graphs and Column Graphs, Seating Arrangement, Line Charts & Pie Chart, Logical Sequence, Number and letter Series, Binary Logic, Syllogism

2

Quantitative Ability

Number Systems, LCM & HCF, Mixtures & Alligations, Trigonometry,  Speed, Time & Distance, Profit, Loss & Discount, Inequalities, Quadratic & Linear Equations, Complex Numbers, Ratio & Proportion, Averages, Sequences & Series, Probability, Simple & Compound Interest, Permutation and Combination, Functions, Coordinate Geometry, Logarithm

3

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

Verbal Reasoning, Synonyms & Antonyms, Grammar or English Usage, Facts Inferences Judgments, Fill in the blanks, Reading Comprehension, Analogies and Reverse Analogies, Correction in Sentence, Jumbled Paragraph and Close Passage, Summary Questions

CAT Exam Cities 2017

This year, the exam will be organized across 140 cities. Various CAT 2017 exam centres will be set up in each city for accommodating 2.31 lakh candidates, who have registered for CAT 2017. The applicants were required to fill 4 preferences of test cities in the application form, according to which they will be allotted the exam centre. The exam conducting body will allots one of these cities giving preference to the 1st city filled in the form. All the details of allotted CAT exam centre 2017 will be provided in the admit card of the candidates. 

List of CAT 2017 Exam Cities

Some of the CAT 2017 exam cities have been listed here below - 

  • New Delhi
  • Port Blair
  • Kurnool
  • Tirupati
  • Faridabad
  • Chandigarh
  • Gurugram
  • Dibrugarh
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Jammu
  • Gwalior
  • Mysore
  • Pune
  • Mumbai
  • Chennai
  • Ludhiana
  • Noida
  • Hyderabad
  • Lucknow
  • Patiala

Courses Offered at IIMs through CAT 2017

S. No.

Name of IIMs

State

Programs Offered

Year of Establishment

No. of Seats (Approx.)

Academic Fee in Lakhs

(Approx.)

1

IIM Ahmedabad

Gujarat

PGP, PGP-FABM, ePGP

1961

385

19.5

2

IIM Calcutta

West Bengal

PGP-PGDM

1961

462

19

3

IIM Bangalore

Karnataka

PGP, PGP-FABM, ePGP

1973

412

18.7

4

IIM Kozhikode

Kerala

PGP

1996

353

13.75

5

IIM Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh

PGP, PGP-ABM, PGP-SM

1984

436

14

6

IIM Kashipur

Uttarakhand

PGP, EPGP

2011

210

10.5

7

IIM Nagpur

Maharashtra

PGP

2015

60

10

8

IIM Indore

Madhya Pradesh

PGP (Indore, Mumbai), EPGP, PGP-HRM

1996

550

13

9

IIM Bodh Gaya

Bihar

PGP

2015

60

11

10

IIM Amritsar

Punjab

PGP

2015

60

9

11

IIM Raipur

Chhatisgarh

PGP, PGPWE

2010

210

10.26

12

IIM Ranchi

Jharkhand

PGDM, PGDHRM

2010

155

10.5

13

IIM Rohtak

Haryana

PGP, EPGP, EPGPX

2010

180

10.5

14

IIM Udaipur

Rajasthan

PGP

2011

180

9.5

15

IIM Sambalpur

Odisha

PGP

2015

140

10

16

IIM Shillong

Meghalaya

PGP, PGPEX

2007

120

12.68

17

IIM Trichy

Tamil Nadu

 PGP, PGPBM

2011

120

10

18

IIM Visakhapatnam

Andhra Pradesh

PGP

2015

60

10.5

19

IIM Sirmaur

Himachal Pradesh

PGP

2015

60

9

20

IIM Jammu

Jammu & Kashmir

PGP

2016

45

10

Know more about IIMs Fee Structure

CAT Cutoff 2017 for IIMs and other top B-schools

Cutoff is the minimum marks which is set up the IIMs and other B-Schools, based on which they shortlist candidates for the further rounds of admission. This cutoff is determined after taking into consideration mainly the number of candidates who took CAT and the difficulty level of the exam. Both, overall and sectional cutoff applies for admission to IIM.

  • IIM CAT 2017 cutoff is of two types – qualifying and the actual cutoff. The qualifying cutoff is the basic marks which should be obtained by the IIM aspirants in order to be considered for the PI shortlisting. This minimum CAT cutoff 2017 for IIMs is being released in the respective admission criteria of IIMs. But, the actual CAT cutoff is not officially announced but is applied for selecting the deserving candidates out of the shortlisted ones.
  • The actual CAT cutoff for old IIMs range around 97 to 99+ percentile and for the new IIMs, it is bit on the lower side.
  • CAT 2017 exam takers need to clear both, sectional and overall cutoff in order to get selected for IIM Interview.

Check CAT 2016 Cutoff

Mininum CAT 2017 Cutoff for Top 4 IIMs

IIM Ahmedabad 2017 Cutoff

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

70

70

70

80

NC-OBC cum Transgender

65

65

65

75

SC

60

60

60

70

ST

50

50

50

60

PWD

60

60

60

70

IIM Bangalore 2017 Cutoiff

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

85

80

80

90

NC-OBC

75

70

70

80

SC

70

65

65

75

ST & PWD

60

60

60

75

IIM Calcutta 2017 Cutoff

Category

QA

DI & LR

VARC

Overall

General

80

80

80

90

NC-OBC

75

75

75

85

SC

65

65

65

70

ST

60

60

60

70

PWD/DA

60

60

60

70

IIM Lucknow 2017 Cutoff

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

85

85

85

90

NC-OBC

77

77

77

82

SC

55

55

55

70

ST

50

50

50

65

PwD

50

50

50

65

Expected CAT 2017 Cutoff for Non-IIMs

S. No.

Name of Management Colleges

Expected CAT Cutoff Percentile

1

SJMSOM, IIT Bombay

99+

2

Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi (FMS, DU)

98.20

3

JBIMS

99+

4

Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras

95+

5

VGSOM - IIT Kharagpur

95+

6

DMS, IIT Delhi

98+

7

Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad

90+

8

National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai

95+

9

Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai

90+

10

S P Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai

85+

11

T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal

85+

12

Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon

95+

13

IMI- Delhi

91+

14

IRMA - Anand

90+

CAT Result 2017

The result of CAT 2017 will be announced by the second week of January 2018. Last year, the result of was announced on January 9, 2016 by IIM Bangalore. The date for announcemnt of CAT 2017 result is expected to be Juanuary 8 or 9, 2018. 

The result will be available online on the CAT 2017 official website in the form of scorecard. For checking the result, the candidates will have to login to their student account using their respective Id and password. Also, the overall CAT 2017 percentile will be send to the candidates via SMS on their registered mobile numbers.

The CAT 2017 result will disclose the following –

  1. Scaled score of each section
  2. Total score obtained
  3. Section wise percentile
  4. Overall percentile

Last year, due to certain technical glitches, the candidates were able to access the result before its official announcement. After CAT 2016 result analysis, it was observed that the scaled score of 200.49 converted to 99.95 percentile, which is said to be the highest of that year.

CAT Score Card 2017

CAT result will be made available in the form of score card. The candidates can download it online only. It will not be sent to the candidates through post or email. The scorecard of CAT 2017 will remain valid till December 31, 2018. Based on this scorecard, the candidates will be able to take admission to IIMs, IITs and other Management Colleges.

CAT Participating Institutes 2017

Around 4000 seats are expected to be filled in 20 IIMs using the CAT 2017 score. Apart from IIMs, there are hundreds of Management Institutes in India which grant admission to MBA and other post graduate management courses on the basis of this CAT entrance exam score. A state wise list of non-IIMs has been published on the official website of CAT for the candidates. They can check the same to know the names of trusted and best colleges accepting CAT 2017 score, in which they can apply for admission.

For admission to non-IIMs participating colleges, the candidates are advised to go through the admission brochure carefully. These B-schools may have their own defined selection criteria and process for admissions.

Below is the list of government and private colleges accepting CAT 2017 score for admission.

CAT 2017 Participating Institutes – Non IIMs

S. No.

Government Institutes

Private Institutes

1

NITIE Mumbai

Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon

2

Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi and Kolkata

Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH)

3

Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management, Kolkata

Loyala Instute Of Business Administration

4

MANAGE Hyderabad

S P Jain Institute of Management & Research

5

Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies Mumbai (JBIMS)

Institute of Management Technology (IMT)

6

Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE)

T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI)

7

Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal

Prin L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research

8

Department of Management Studies of various IITs

Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA)

9

Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi

Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBSIM)

10

MNIT Allahabad

BITS Pilani

IIM Admission Criteria 2018 - 20

IIMs have strated releasing the admission criteria providing the detailed selection process for shortlisting and granting admission to the MBA aspirants. The minimum CAT 2017 percentile, points for work experience, academics, gender and other elements of the screening process are all stated in the IIM admission criteria. The IIM aspirants can go through these to analyse and understand their standing in the competition and selection.

IIM Selection Procedure 2018 – 20

The selection process of IIMs mainly comprises of 1st shortlisting, which is done on the basis of CAT score and percentile. The candidates meeting the basic and actual IIM CAT cutoff are called for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). The attributes mentioned in admission criteria are then taken into consideration for the 1nd shortlisting.

The final admission to IIMs will be granted strictly on the basis of merit and CAT 2017 percentile. The admission status of the candidates can be checked on the respective official websites of IIMs in the month of January 2018, after the declaration of result.

Official CAT 2017 Notification

CAT 2017 notification

CAT Eligibility Criteria 2017

The eligibility criteria for writing this exam has been devised by IIMs, which has remained fixed over the years. These eligibility norms must be satisfied by every candidates willing to appear for CAT MBA exam. Failure in meeting the CAT 2017 eligibility criteria will lead to disqualification of candidature at stages of selection, as IIMs verify the eligibility at the time of admission. Therefore, all the candidates planning to take this year must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility norms of CAT as mentioned below.

  1. Anybody having a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized College/University or an equivalent qualification as recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India is eligible.
  2. The candidates pursuing third year of graduation, preparing to appear for final exams or waiting for result announcement of final exams can also take this management entrance test.
  3. Candidates who have professional degrees such as CA/CS/ICWA are also eligible to apply for CAT 2017.
  4. All the above mentioned candidates, if belonging to General category must note that they should obtain a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in their Bachelor/Professional degree. However, this minimum percentage of marks for SC/ST and other reserved category candidates is 45%.
  5. There is no age restriction to appear for Common Admission Test.

CAT Reservation Criteria 2017

IIMs, Government Institutes and majority of other B-schools follow the reservation norms as laid by Government of India. Certain percentage of seats is kept reserved for granting admission to candidates belonging to reserved categories, such as SC/ST/NC-OBC/PWD. At the time of CAT 2017 online registration, candidates will be required to provide their reservation status and also upload respective certificates. The proforma and forms for these reserved category candidates are available on the official website of IIM-CAT 2017.

The table below provides the category-wise CAT 2017 reservation criteria –

S. No.

Category

Reservation Percentage of Seats

1

Non Creamy - Other Backward Classes (NC-OBC)

27%

2

Scheduled Caste (SC)

15%

3

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

7.5%

4

Persons with Disability (PWD)

3%

CAT 2017 Application Process

Important Points to be kept in mind regarding CAT 2017 Registration 2017 

1.  Read the instructions carefully before commencing with form filling.

2.  Editing or modification of any details cannot be done in the CAT 2017 application form after the payment of application fee.

3.  Candidates making mistakes in filling registration details in the first step will have to register afresh with a new email ID.

4.   Details marked with “*” (asterisk) must be mandatorily filled, without this the application form of CAT 2017 will not be submitted.

CAT Application Fee 2017

The CAT exam fee has increased this year too. However, the hike in the fee is very minor but from past three year, the application fee is being increased. For submitting CAT 2017 application form, the candidates are compulsorily required to pay a non-refundable application fee. The amount of registration fee can be paid in online mode only.

The table below provides the category wise application fee of CAT 2017 and its mode of payment. 

Category of Applicants

Amount of Fee

Mode of Payment
(Online Only)

General and NC-OBC

Rs. 1800

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

SC/ST/PWD

Rs. 900

Browsers to be used for CAT 2017 Registration

Applicants can use any of the following browsers to fill the application form -

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

Know how to register for CAT 2017 in simplified manner from the image below.

CAT application process 2017

 

CAT 2017 Application Form Correction

CAT form correction window iclosed on September 30, 2017. Candidates who made mistakes in the form, which were allowed to be edited, could make changes in the form till September 30, 2017 only. This was the last chance for the applicants to submit correct and valid details in the form. CAT 2017 exam takers must note it is highly important for them to submit correct details in the form as IIMs verify the same while Personal Interview (PI) shortlisting. Candidates submitting incorrect details in the form may get disqualified from the race of admission. Even after qualifying CAT 2017 with a good percentile won’t help if the details filled in the form will be incorrect.

Only a few details can be edited in the CAT form 2017. Details which can and cannot be modified in the application form CAT have been mentioned below –

Details which can be mo​dified

  • Percentage of marks scored
  • Work experience details
  • Programs selected to be pursued at IIMs
  • Changing Interview city centres

Details which cannot be m​odified

  • Details entered in the personal details section
  • Academics section except the percentage marks scored
  • Exam centre city preference

Past CAT Registration Trends 

In 2017, nearly 2.31 lakh candidates are reported to have applied for CAT. Compared to last year, the registration count has dropped a bit. In 2016, 2,32,434 applications were received and out of this, around 1.95 lakh candidates actually took the test. 

Table below provides the Common Admission Test registration trends of the past 10 years.

S. No.

Year

No. of CAT Applicants

No. of Actual CAT Examinees

1

2016

2,32,434

1,95,000

2

2015

2,18,664

1,79,602

3

2014

1,96,988

1,67,829

4

2013

1,94,516

1,73,714

5

2012

2,14,000

1,95,000

6

2011

2,05,000

1,86,000

7

2010

2,04,000

1,85,000

8

2009

2,41,000

2,30,000

9

2008

2,90,000

2,76,000

10

2007

2,50,000

2,30,000

Official CAT 2017 Brochure

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