CAT Answer Key 2017

CAT Answer KeyIIM Lucknow had released CAT answer key 2017 along with question paper on December 7. It is the first time that IIMs have released the shift wise CAT 2017 answer key. Until last year, IIMs stated that the reason for not releasing CAT answer key is that the test is conducted in online mode. CAT 2017 answer key and question paper were made available for the first time in nine years since CAT turned computer based. Along with the question paper, the correct answer option is marked in green. There is also an objection form, which candidates could apply in case they find any particular answer option incorrect. Test takers also have the option to file Objection against one or more questions. For each objection, the fee is Rs. 1000. The deadline to submit the objection form was December 9, 2017 (until 2 pm). Candidates can download CAT 2017 question paper along with answer Keys from here on this page.

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Important Dates related to CAT Answer Key 2017

Event

Dates

CAT 2017 Exam

November 26, 2017

CAT Anser Key and Question paper

December 7, 2017 (Released)

Deadline for submitting Objection form

December 9, 2017 (till 2:00 pm)

CAT 2017 Result

Second week of January 2018

LatestTo Download CAT 2017 Answer Key and Question paper Shift 1 - Click here Or Check from the window given below:

 

 

To Download CAT 2017 Answer Key and Question paper Shift 2 - Click here

 

How to check CAT Answer Key 2017

  • Visit the official website of CAT 2017
  • Login through your CAT 2017 credentials
  • Click on the tab Shift1/ Shift2 Question Paper
  • Download the PDF form or check the website itself 
  • The correct answer option is marked in green prefixed with a tick mark, whereas the incorrect answer options are marked in red and prefixed with 'x' symbol 

What after checking CAT 2017 Answer Key

  • After checking the correct answer options, candidates can calculate the estimated score 
  • In case they have any objection to any answer option, they can file for objection

How to file Objection on CAT Answer Key 2017?

  • 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 answer

  2. More than one option is a correct answer

  3. Answer Key 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.

Transaction Processing Fee for CAT 2017 Answer Key Objection Form

Mode Of Payment

Transaction Fees

Credit Card (Visa/Master)

1.20% of the value of the transaction

Credit Card (Amex/Diners Club)

2.85% of the value of the transaction

Debit Card (Visa/Master/Rupay )

0.75% of the value of the transaction for value up to Rs 2000 and 1.00% for value more than Rs. 2000

ATM-cum-Debit Cards

0.75% of the value of the transaction for value up to Rs 2000 and 1.00% for value more than Rs. 2000

Net Banking

Rs 18.00 per transaction for HDFC, ICICI, AXIS and SBI Rs 15.00 per transaction for rest of the banks

Cash Card & Wallet

1.75% of the value of the transaction.

CAT 2017 was applied by 2, 31,067 candidates out of which 1,99,632 candidates appeared for the actual test. 

 

CAT Marking Scheme

Marking Scheme

MCQs

Non-MCQs

Correct answer

3

3

Negative marks

-1

No negative marking

Unattempted questions

No marks

No marks

CAT 2017 Answer Key

 

Earlier, as per official statement, if any organisation, either official or other institutes, releases CAT answer key, would have to bear legal consequences. Even if a particular person or organisation claims to share the CAT answer key 2017, rather than following it, inform the CAT 2017 officials. Even though the officials had earlier mentioned that no CAT answer key will be released in any form, many test takers and experts had demanded the officials to release the same for more transparency.

 

CAT 2017 answer key made the test process completely transparent and will help strengthen its credibility. Also, the answer keys help test takers to estimate their score and help them plan admission at a suitable B-School. Even the CAT experts say that IIMs must release CAT Question Paper and Keys for transparency.

 

Important Links

The structure and the exam pattern of CAT 2017 did not undergo any change compared to last year. CAT 2017 was held in a computer-based test consisting of three sections, Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR) and Quantitative Ability (QA). The result of CAT 2017 is expected to be declared in the second week of January 2018. The candidates can check their result by logging into the official CAT 2017 website. The sectional and overall percentiles are announced in the result. The IIMs and other participating institutes declare the shortlist of candidates separately.

 

As per the Non-Disclosure Agreement of CAT, test takers are not allowed to discuss or disclose any item of the question paper or exam or release CAT answer key in public domain or social media platforms. CAT 2017 was been conducted in a single-day window on November 26, 2017, in two sessions, in 142 cities for admissions to various management programmes across 20 IIMs and other top B-schools. Candidates can check here all about CAT 2017 answer key and solutions.

 

CAT Cutoff

Section

General

OBC-NC

SC

ST

PwD

IIM Ahmedabad

80

75

70

60

70

IIM Bangalore

90

80

75

75

75

IIM Calcutta

90

85

70

70

70

IIM Lucknow

90

82

70

65

65

IIM Indore

90

80

60

50

50

IIM Kozhikode

90

80

65

55

55

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