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CAT 2017 is being held on November 26, 2017, by IIM Lucknow, the conducting body of CAT for this year. The computer-based test was in a single day, two slot window. While the forenoon slot was scheduled from 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM, the afternoon slot was conducted from 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM. The CAT 2017 exam centres are located in 142 cities across India. Last year, CAT was conducted in around 650 test centres in 136 cities. It is likely that around two lakh candidates will appear for the test. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is the online testing partner for CAT 2017. As many as 2,31,067 candidates have applied for CAT 2017. Careers360 brings to you live updates from test centres reporting each event of the test.
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According to IIM Lucknow, test takers have to report two hours prior to the exam. The following table brings to you the exam reporting timing for CAT 2017.
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CAT 2017 Exam Centre Reporting Schedule
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9.00 AM – 12.00 Noon
2.30 PM – 5.30 PM
CAT 2017 Exam Pattern
As per the exam pattern of CAT 2017, it is a three hour duration test carrying 100 questions in both multiple choice question (MCQ) and Type In The Answer (TITA) types from three sections, namely, Verbal and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability. Each section is timed for an hour and candidates are not allowed to move in between sections. According to the marking scheme, each question carries three marks and there is one-third negative marking for each wrong answer. Negative marking scheme is not involved in non-MCQs.
5.30 PM: CAT 2017 slot 2 has been concluded.
2.30 PM: CAT 2017 afternoon slot commences.
2.15 PM: All candidates enter the test venue. Some latecomers plead for entry but they are not allowed to enter.
1 PM: Entry for Slot 2 begins at the test centre following the similar process as that of the forenoon slot.
12 Noon: The first slot of CAT 2017 is over. Candidates come out of the centre with the view that the forenoon slot was of moderate difficulty level with Quantitative Ability being the easiest and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning being the toughest sections.
9.00 AM: The forenoon session of CAT 2017 begins. Some of the late comers rush towards the centre and request for entry but test centre authorities do not allow them as the exam has already commenced.
8.45 AM: The entry gates close as per schedule. Candidates who reach just in the nick of time are allowed to enter the test centre after brief security and document check. Inside the test centre, candidates’ photograph and finger print scan is captured and they are made to sit on their assigned seats.
8.15 AM: Few candidates’ entry is denied entry as either they have not brought CAT admit card or photo identity card or the print of the admit card is not legible. Some test takers who forgot to paste photograph are also not allowed to enter.
8.00 AM: Gates open at the CAT exam centre and candidates queue up to enter. Security officials check the CAT 2017 admit card and photo identity card and frisk them before allowing entry.
7.45 AM: Most of the candidates huddle towards the display board to check their seating arrangement and other instructions. On the other hand, few test takers prefer to go through their notes for last minute revision.
7.30 AM: More CAT takers reach the test centre abiding by the reporting schedule.
7.00 AM: Few CAT candidates reach the test centres way before the reporting time to avoid last minute rush at the test venue beating the chilly weather and dense fog.
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You have a good profile and you can get a call from one of the holy Trinity, IIM Calcutta a call for sure if your percentile is more than 99 and you might get a call from FMS and Ahemdabad also if you score above 99.5 percentile in case of general category students.
Your only problem will be the 12th marks and good for you many IIMs do not give much weightage to 12th scores. So hope for the best, score above 99.
Hope this helps. Thank you.
More than 20,000 students wrote the CLAT EXAM last year for admission to undergraduate courses and around 10,000 of students pass out from NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITIES every year.
(The actual figure could be much more because we have not taken into consideration the number of students who pass out from other Law Colleges and Universities in India) and half of the same number (5,000) either get placed into firms, or have already decided and planned for their Legal career ahead. The residual half are the ones who are in a dilemma as to what next.
We at Law Schools are taught about majority of the Laws that prevail in our mother land but when it comes to how and when to apply them, these institutions are in fallacy. This guide is for that residual 5,000 students or more who have least or no idea as to what they should do with their Law degree. Below are some major steps that you can take when your course is going to end.
Be a Litigation Lawyer
Most of the students who graduate from a Law College opt for this option. This field of career is the one corresponding to the clichéd Lawyer we see on television or in movies. After you receive your Law degree, you can enroll yourself to any State Bar Council and then sit for ALL INDIA BAR EXAMINATIONS.
Once you pass in it, then you can practice as a Lawyer in India. It is a very lucrative career option but challenging as well. One can earn minimum Rs 10 lacs p.a. if he or she excels in this field.
Sit for Competitive Exams (UPSC)
Many aspirants prepare for Competitive Exams like UPSC while
taking coaching or preparing themselves. With great financial support, this is a great choice of career involving the opportunity to service the nation and the public at large.
Sit for Judiciary Exams [PCS (J), HJS]
Judiciary exams are one of the most prestigious exams in the country which hold the portal for the most coveted profession in the Legal Fraternity- The Judge. Students after passing out from their Universities can sit for Judiciary exams like PCS (J) and HJS. It is a tough exam to crack but once cracked, opens the opportunity for being one of the most respectable and responsible citizen of the country.
Pursue Further Studies (LLM)
Pursuing LLM is another option one has when he or she prefers to land on a profession that involves vast and extensive research or pedagogy. One can pursue research fellowship programmes through the government after completing their masters. Once chosen, you may get an opportunity to study and research abroad completely or partially funded by the Government. For being eligible to teach in Law Schools one needs to have a Master’s degree as well as NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST Qualification. Along with this a good experience and a well written resume can also help.
Best wishes. Thank you.
As per as IIM admission criteria, candidate must have done their bachelor degree with at least 50% marks(for general category students) and 46% marks( for SC,ST and other backward section)..Those candidates who are pursuing bachelor degree can also apply..Also it is important to know that each IIM has different criteria for admission.But their selection process is common that is CAT EXAMINATION.But MANY IIMS give maximum weightage to CAT score and personal interview.In the final selection factors like work experience,gender diversity,post academic performance etc.matters..
I hope this will be helpful to you..
If you are aiming for IIM ABC ( Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta ) and Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi, then you have to score a minimum of 98 percentile. You can get it even at 95 percentile but since your graduation marks are low, you have to score a minimum of 98 to get a call from anyone of the above mentioned colleges.
hope this helps. Thank you.
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