IIM Lucknow to Conduct CAT 2017; Notification to be Out on July 30

Gareema Bali updated on : 27 Jun 2017

IIM Lucknow will conduct CAT this year. Notification and all CAT 2017 important dates to be announced soon. Check all details on CAT 2017 notification here.

CAT 2017 notification

IIM Lucknow has released a notice signed by CAT 2017 convener to invite applications from vendors to provide ‘Advertising Services for CAT 2017’. To some extent, this notice has put an end to anticipations as to which IIM will conduct CAT this year. However, no official announcement in this regard has been made yet.

Considering the level and reach of Common Admission Test (CAT), its administering is entrusted with the old IIMs only. Last year, IIM Bangalore conducted this management entrance exam and before that IIM Ahmedabad, in the year 2015. Now, IIM Lucknow will be conducting CAT 2017 with assistance from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), which continues to be the testing partner.

CAT Conducting IIMs over the Years

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


The notification of CAT 2017 is expected to be released on July 30, which will be followed by commencement of online registration in first week of August 2017. CAT 2017 aspirants can check the table below to know other important dates and events –

S. No.




Last date to submit CAT application form 2017

Last week of September 2017


CAT admit card to be released in

Third week of October 2017


CAT 2017 expected to be held in

Last week of November or First week of December 2017


Result to be declared in

Second week of January 2018

Any management aspirant who has a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, passed with minimum 50% marks can apply for this exam. Candidates must go through CAT eligibility criteria 2017 before beginning with the form filling.

The uncertainties and surprising elements which are enshrouded in CAT every year makes it the most coveted one. It is a computer based test, where a mix of MCQ and non-MCQs are asked. Candidates will have to answer a total of 100 questions in 180 minutes. These questions will be asked from 3 sections - Quantitative Aptitude (QA), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VARC).

Based on CAT 2017 score, IIMs and other B-Schools will shortlist candidates for granting admission to post graduate management courses. At present, 20 IIMs are operational in India, which offer around 4000 seats. 

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