Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017: Latest Updates

CAT 2017: Latest UpdatesCAT or the Common Admission Test 2017 is being conducted by IIM Lucknow. The biggest MBA entrance exam with over two lakh test takers is the gateway to admissions in 20 IIMs with over 4000 seats and more than 100 B-schools across India. IIM Lucknow has announced CAT 2017 on July 29 and the exam will be held in 140 cities across India on Sunday, November 26, 2017 in forenoon and afternoon slots.

The application process for CAT had commenced from August 9, 2017, and ended on September 25. The application fee was increased from Rs. 1700 to Rs. 1800 for General and NC-OBC category candidates and Rs. 850 to Rs. 900 for reserved category candidates.

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The number of cities for CAT 2017 exam centres is approximately 140. Last year the test was conducted in 136 test centres. CAT 2017 exam pattern has remained same as last year. Careers360 brings to you CAT 2017 latest updates for the aspirants to keep an eye on each event of the test.

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CAT 2017 is conducted in two slots, forenoon (9 AM - 12 noon) and afternoon (2.30 PM - 5.30 PM) in 142 cities across India. Around two lakh candidates are taking the test.

Read more: CAT 2017 conducted on November 26 by IIM Lucknow; Live updates from exam centres


Date: October 30 - CAT 2017 Mock Test released on October 30


IIM Lucknow has released the CAT Mock Test 2017 or the tutorial On October 30. Candidates can take the mock test for getting familiar with the exam pattern, structure and navigation process. However, the question types such as topics covered and difficulty level are for representative purpose only and those should not be considered as sample questions.

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Date: October 25 - CAT 2017 Admit Card released on October 25

The Admit Card of CAT 2017 was released on October 25, 2017, at 12.30 PM. Candidates have to login through their CAT 2017 credentials. The last day to download the admit card is November 26, 2017.

Read more: CAT 2017 admit card download starts from October 25


Date: October 16 - CAT Admit Card postponed to October 25

The date of downloading CAT 2017 admit card has postponed from October 18 to 25, 2017. The admit card will be available for download in online mode only from October 25 to November 26, 2017.

Read more: CAT 2017 admit card postponed to October 25


Date: September 27 - CAT application form edit starts

IIM Lucknow enabled editing incorrect information in the CAT 2017 application form from September 27 to 30, 2017. Candidates could edit their percentage of marks, number of months of work experience, programmes and interview cities.

Read more: CAT 2017 application correction window to be active from September 27 to 30

Date: September 26 - Approximately 2.31 lakh candidates apply for CAT 2017

According to CAT 2017 Convenor Prof. Neeraj Dwivedi, approximately 2.31 lakh candidates have applied for CAT 2017 out of 2.80 lakh registrations. In the extended application window of five days, around 20,000 candidates have applied. Compared to last year, there has been a slight dip in the number of applicants.

Read more: CAT 2017 gets 2.31 lakh applications, slight dip from last year

 Date: September 25 - CAT 2017 application correction window to commence from September 27

The application correction window of CAT 2017 will begin on September 27 and end on September 30, 2017.  Candidates will be given the opportunity to edit or correct wrong information entered earlier in limited fields of the application form within the stipulated deadline. PwD candidates seeking assistance can also apply from September 27 to September 30, 2017.  

Read more: CAT 2017 application correction window to be active from September 27 to 30

 Date: September 20 - CAT 2017 application deadline extended till September 25

The application deadline of CAT 2017 has been extended till September 25, 2017, 5 pm, from the original deadline of September 20, 2017. Candidates who are yet to apply for the exam get five more days to complete the process.

Read more: CAT 2017 application deadline extended till September 25


Date: August 9 - CAT 2017 application process begins

The application process for CAT 2017 has commenced from August 9 by IIM Lucknow. The process is completely online where applicants have to visit the official website and register by filling up the CAT registration form. The login credentials will be shared by the candidates via email and SMS. The last date to apply for CAT is September 20, 2017, at 5 PM.

Read more: CAT 2017 application process begins from August 9


Date: July 29 – CAT 2017 notification released

IIM Lucknow released the CAT 2017 notification on Saturday, July 29, 2017. As per trends, the CAT notification is released on the last Sunday of July in national dailies, but in a first, the conducting IIM announce CAT 2017 in the evening hours of Saturday.

Read more: CAT 2017 notification released – Key features you must know


Date: July 1 – Prof. Neeraj Dwivedi appointed as CAT 2017 Convenor

Prof. Neeraj Dwivedi, IIM Lucknow PGP Admission Chairperson, is appointed as the CAT 2017 convener. He mentions that CAT 2017 notification will be released by July end.

Read more: CAT 2017 notification to be released by IIM Lucknow on July 30


Date: June 21 – IIM Lucknow to conduct CAT 2017

IIM Lucknow will be conducting CAT 2017, the admission gateway to 20 Indian Institutes of Management and more than 100 other top B-schools. The institute has released a tender for advertising services for CAT 2017 on June 21, 2017.  The tender has been signed by Convenor, CAT 2017, IIM Lucknow.

Read more: CAT 2017 to be conducted by IIM Lucknow


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First Published On : 30 Jul 2017 12:03 PM IST

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