CAT 2017 Question Paper - Official (Released by IIM Lucknow)
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CAT 2017 Question Paper - IIM Lucknow, the exam conducting body of CAT had released the CAT 2017 question paper on December 7, 2017. It is the first time that IIMs have released the CAT question paper 2017. Along with the official question paper of CAT 2017, answer keys have also been released. Moreover, test takers could submit objections against a particular question’s correct answer option until December 9, 2017, 2 PM. Earlier, although candidates and CAT aspirants looked for CAT question paper, it was not released by IIMs either after the test or later, along with result. The CAT 2017 Question Paper will help CAT aspirants to know the actual questions asked by IIMs and prepare accordingly. CAT takers can download the CAT question paper 2017 from here at this page.

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Important Dates of CAT Question Paper 2017


Important Dates

CAT 2017 exam

November 26, 2017

CAT 2017 Question Paper released

December 7, 2017

CAT 2017 Objection Submission Deadline

December 9, 2017 (2 PM)

CAT 2017 Result

Second week of January 2018

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CAT takers can not only check the questions and answer options but also had the opportunity to submit objections against one or more questions if they feel the answer key is incorrect. Following are the steps to be followed in order to obtain the CAT 2017 question paper and file for objection.


How to download CAT Question Paper 2017

  • Visit the official CAT 2017 website

  • Login through CAT 2017 credentials (user ID and password)

  • Click on the tab Shift1/Shift2 Question Paper

  • Download the PDF form or check at the website itself

Steps to submit CAT Objection Form

  • Login to the official website of CAT 2017 with your credentials

  • Click on the tab 'Objection Form'

  • Click on the '+' sign to add an objection to a question

  • Select section name, question number and nature of objection among three options, which are as follows:

  1. None of the options is a correct response

  2. More than one option is a correct response

  3. Answer Key or Response is incorrect

Candidates can add remarks also within 500 words. Click on the tab Submit and Pay the Objection Fee. The objection fee is Rs. 1000 per question. Candidates can file for as many objections as they want. The objection fee (excluding transaction charges) will be refunded in case objection is found valid by IIM expert panel. If an objection raised by a candidate is found to be valid, the remedial measures taken by IIMs will be applicable to all the candidates and not just the candidate who has raised the objection.

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CAT 2017 Analysis


According to the experts’ analysis of CAT 2017, it was a moderate level test with tough Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning section and easy Quantitative Ability section. The Verbal and Reading Comprehension section was of easy to moderate level. Owing to the level of difficulty, the CAT 2017 cutoff is expected to be higher than that of last year. Overall, the CAT exam pattern remained same as last year with three-hour duration consisting of 100 questions carrying three marks each and negative marking of one-third mark for each wrong answer.


IIM Lucknow, the conducting body of CAT 2017 did not announce earlier about the plan the release CAT question paper 2017. CAT candidates were notified about the release of CAT 2017 question paper and answer key through SMS. Hence, it came as a surprise to the test takers to check the CAT answer keys and calculate the estimated score and gauge the percentile to expect.  The CAT 2017 result is expected to be declared in the second week of January 2018.

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