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IIM Lucknow has released the CAT 2017 question paper and answer keys for the computer-based test conducted on November 26, 2017. The IIM officials have also invited objections from test takers till 2.00 pm on December 9, 2017. The official declaration of CAT question paper, answer key and objection form has come for the first time ever since CAT turned into a computer-based exam in 2009.
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An official announcement from CAT official read, “CAT 2017 Question Paper and Objection Form is now live. Deadline to submit objection form is 2 pm on December 09, 2017”. The officials have put a fee of Rs. 1000 for raising each objection.
CAT was held in online mode for the first time in 2009. In the history of last nine years of online testing, IIM officials never announced question paper and CAT answer key. The objection to the official question and answer option was also not allowed.
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Candidates can download CAT 2017 Question Paper and Answer Key here
Candidates can download question paper and answer key by entering their CAT user ID and password.
The deadline to submit objections for CAT 2017 Question Paper and Answer Key is 2 pm on December 09, 2017
A candidate will have to pay Rs 1000 for each objection that he raises
In case the objections are found valid by IIM expert panel, remedial measures will be taken by IIMs for all the candidates and not just for those candidates who raised objections to those questions.
Objection fee of Rs. 1000 (excluding transaction fee) will be refunded in case the objections are found valid
Candidates can raise objections against as many questions as they want
Candidates will need to enter the following details for raising an objection to any particular question or answer key:
Section Name (VA-RC, Quant, DI-LR)
Name of Objection (None of the options is correct, More than one option is correct, answer key is incorrect)
Additional Remarks regarding the objection (Max upto 500 characters)
Push Submit button and pay Rs 1000 for raising objection
The CAT 2017 exam was appeared by around 2 lakh candidates this year. The total number of candidates registered for CAT 2017 exam was 2,31,067. According to IIM officials, the number of candidates who did not appear for the entrance exam was around 31,368. However, the number of candidates skipping the test is lesser this year.
The CAT 2017 exam was held successfully on November 26, 2017, in 142 cities across India. According to CAT 2017 analysis, the test was of a moderate level of difficulty. Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning was the toughest section followed by Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. Quantitative Ability was the easiest among all. There were no surprises in the exam as it was similar to CAT 2016. In terms of expected cutoff, experts predict that the overall cutoff may be a notch higher than last year.
Careers360 has been raising this issue over last three years and urging IIMs to release Question Paper and Answer keys to bring transparency into the testing system. Read here the Careers360 articles on this.
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You have to score a minimum of 99 percentile to get at least one good IIM call as your academics are not good. You could get a call from new IIMs if you score 99 percentile as the top tier IIMs will not give you a chance due to your poor acads.
Colleges you could look for are like IIM Nagpur, Kashipur, Shillong, etc. These colleges if you study well will provide you with a good package of 10-12 lpa.
Hope this helps. Thank you.
You will not be able to get any good business school like top IIMs, MDI, IIFT, or FMS. However, you can still get a good MBA tier 3/4 college if you increase your percentile to 98 percentile.
However, according to your grads, you must not be disappointed if you don't get a call at 99 because your marks are not good.
Hope for the best. Thank you.
Eligibility for CAT is graduate in any discipline from a recognized university with 50% aggregate, for SC/ST/PwD it's 45%.
So, people from any background can apply for CAT, provided they have required aggregate at their graduation level against their category.
Now, coming to the syllabus for CAT, there's no specific syllabus for CAT, one needs to rely on past years sample papers to get a fair idea about the pattern and weightage given to each topic and section.In general, questions are mostly from middle school level English and Mathematics.
There are mainly three sections in CAT-
Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation which includes topics such as Tables, Graphs, Data Caselets, Seating Arrangement, Blood Relation, Syllogism etc.
Quantitative Aptitude which includes topics such as Geometry, Algebra, Time and Work, Mensuration, Number System etc.
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension which includes topics such as Sentence completion, Questions based on reading comprehension, Para-jumbles & para-summar, inferences etc.
To know the detailed topics, kindly go through the following link-
Honestly there is a difference between just finishing the syllabus and preparing for selection in cat. See you can finish the syllabus if you'll work really hard in one month but trust me only unless you are extraordinary you won't be able to get selected for iims or other good colleges. But don't loose hope you should fight till last.
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