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 commences from August 9, 2017 and will end on September 20. The application fee has 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 will be 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.


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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