CAT 2017 application process begins from August 9

CAT 2017 application process begins from August 9IIM Lucknow has commenced the application process for CAT 2017 from August 9 onwards. The process is completely online and will require applicants to visit the official website and register by filling the CAT registration form. The login credentials will be shared with the applicants via email and SMS. Aspirants can apply for CAT till 5 pm on September 20, 2017.

All the important dates related to CAT 2017 application form can be seen by candidates on this page.


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CAT 2017 Application Form Dates


Important Dates

CAT 2017 application process start

August 9, 2017

Last date to apply for CAT 2017

September 20, 2017 (5 PM)

CAT 2017 Admit Card

October 18, 2017 (1 PM)

CAT 2017 Exam Date

November 26, 2017

How to fill CAT 2017 Application Form?

  • CAT application is a three step process consisting of creating the profile, logging in with CAT User ID and Password and filling up the CAT application form, followed by paying application fee.

  • After visiting the official CAT website, candidates have to click on ‘Registration for New User’ tab.

  • They have to fill the Registration form with personal information and contact details.

  • Applicants will receive the login credentials in their registered email address and mobile number.

  • Candidates will have to login by clicking on ‘Sign in for Existing User’ tab.

  • The next step is to fill the different sections of the CAT 2017 application form with the required details as accurately as possible.

  • Before moving onto the next page, candidates must click on the Save & Continue tab to ensure all the information has been saved.

  • Candidates may not fill the CAT 2017 application at one go, but save and continue later by logging in.

  • The last step is to pay the application fee through Net Banking, Credit/Debit Card, Wallets and other modes.

CAT 2017 Application Fee

The application fee has increased to Rs. 1800 from Rs. 1700 for General and NC-OBC category candidates and to Rs. 900 from Rs. 850 for the reserved category candidates.


Prerequisites for filling CAT 2017 Application Form

Before proceeding with the application form of CAT 2017, aspirants must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria. As per the CAT eligibility criteria, applicants must be graduates in any discipline from a recognised university or institute with minimum 50 per cent marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA. For reserved category candidates such as Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Persons With Disability, the minimum percentage to obtain in graduation is 45 per cent.


Final year Bachelor’s Degree students are also eligible to apply provided they fulfill the eligibility criteria by the time of admission process.


The other documents to keep handy are as follows:

  • Class X, XII and Bachelor’s or Professional Degree Mark sheets and Certificates

  • Certificates to upload for reserved category candidates

  • Work experience certificates

  • Scanned copy and signature in prescribed dimension, with file size not exceeding 80 KB in .jpeg or .jpg format

  • Credit or Debit Card or Net Banking credentials

Last year, IIM Bangalore, the conducting body of CAT 2016, had introduced an application correction window for five days where candidates could correct their wrong entries related to percentage of marks, number of months of work experience and the IIM programmes selected. The application deadline for CAT 2016 was also extended for five days. This year, IIM Lucknow has yet to mention about the application correction window.


CAT 2016 received 2,32,434 registrations out of which 1,95,000 candidates appeared for the exam. Out of the total applicants, 67 per cent were male and 33 per cent were female. The number of PWD (Persons With Disability) candidates had also increased from 901 in 2015 to 938 in 2016.


CAT 2017 notification was released by IIM Lucknow on July 29, 2017. The CAT 2017 exam  pattern has remained the same as last year. It is a computer based exam of three hours duration carrying 100 questions from three sections - Verbal and Reading Comprehension (34), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (32) and Quantitative Ability (32). The questions will be objective in nature with multiple choices and some questions will be non-MCQs. Each question carries three marks and each wrong answer will result in negative marking of one mark.


CAT 2017 will be conducted in 140 cities across India on Sunday, November 26, 2017 in forenoon and afternoon sessions. Last year, the number of cities where CAT 2016 was conducted was 136. CAT is the gateway for admission to MBA/PGDM/PGP/PGPM programmes at 20 IIMs and over 100 B-schools across India.


Also Read

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