CAT Important Dates 2017

CAT Important DatesCAT Important Dates 2017: The important dates for Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 is expected to be announced in the fourth week of July. CAT 2017 important dates will be announced along with the official notification released by the conducting IIM, which is IIM Lucknow. As per the generic timeline followed by the IIMs, the notification is released on the last Sunday of July every year. Although the exam date or window of the computer based CAT may vary, the application window, date of admit card and result date is also same in every year. Last year, CAT was held on a single day window on Sunday, December 4, 2016. This article of Careers360 brings to you the tentative CAT important dates 2017.

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The following table brings to you the timeline or the tentative important dates for CAT 2017.


CAT 2017 Important Dates



CAT 2017 Notification

Last Sunday of July 2017

CAT 2017 application commencement

First week of August 2017

CAT 2017 last date of application

Fourth week of September, 2017

CAT 2017 application correction window

First week of October, 2017

Release of CAT 2017 Mock Test and Tutorial

Third week of October, 2017

CAT 2017 Admit Card

Fourth week of October, 2017

CAT 2017 Exam

First Sunday of December, 2017 (Two Slots)

CAT 2017 Result

First week of January, 2018

Now let us take a look at the above mentioned events of CAT 2017 in detail.


CAT 2017 Application Date: The application form of CAT 2017 is likely to be available only in online mode from first week of August 2017. Aspirants have to visit the official website of CAT 2017 in order to register and apply. Upon registering, CAT 2017 authorities will provide the login credentials to the candidates, through which they have to login and complete the application process by uploading photograph, signature and other necessary documents and payment of application fee. Although the last date of application is generally third week of September, almost every year it is extended by a week.


CAT 2017 Admit Card Date: The admit card for CAT 2017 will be released by the first week of October. Candidates have to visit the official CAT website and login through their registered credentials in order to download the admit card.


CAT 2017 Exam date: Till 2015, CAT was being conducted in the month of November. Last year, the test date was postponed to first Sunday of December, which was December 4, 2016. This year, the trend may continue and the probable CAT 2017 exam date is December 3, 2017. However, the exam schedule, the number of slots or the number of days will depend on the discretion of the IIM which will be conducting CAT 2017.


CAT 2017 Result Date: The result of CAT 2017 will be declared in the first week of January 2018. The date of CAT 2016 result was January 9, 2017. The result date of CAT 2015 was January 8. Hence, in all probability, CAT 2017 result will be declared around January 10-15, 2018.


CAT 2017 Selection Procedure: The selection procedure at IIMs including Writing Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and (PI) will be conducted from March-May. The schedule for the selection procedure at non-IIM B-schools are conducted from April to June. The courses commence from July.


Last year, as many as 2,32,434 candidates had applied for the test out of which 1,79,602 candidates had appeared for the exam. Around 4,000 seats are offered by 20 IIMs. Apart from IIMs, over 100 B-schools across India, both from private as well as public ownership accept CAT scores for admission to their flagship management programmes.


Note: The above mentioned CAT important dates 2017 are tentative and based on last year’s schedule. Careers360 will update this article with latest dates as and when the announcement will be made by IIMs.


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