CAT 2017 conducted on November 26 by IIM Lucknow; Live updates from exam centres
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.
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.
Live updates from CAT exam centres
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.
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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My branch is Electrical Engineering and in my college i have very less chance of placements . So what jobs should i go for so that it could be counted as work experience if I want to go for CAT exam ?
For MBA , work experience is not compulsory. You can get into MBA colleges without a work experience. It's like good food placed in a good plate. If you have a work experience you will get a good job or with more package . Otherwise it will depend on your academics.
My Neet 2020 score is 566 . I belong to BC cat. in Tamilnadu. What are my chances in Tamilnadu government colleges??
It's quite difficult to predict that whether you will get seat or not as cut off marks for medical colleges keeps changing every year depending upon various factors like number of students that appeared in the exam, kind of marks obtained by them , toughness level of the examination etc.
But when we go through previous data then with 566 marks , you hold a chance to get a seat in a Government Medical College
In Neet 2019, 470 marks for obc category was the cut off marks to get a seat in Government Medical College under Tamilnadu state quota and it was for Government Medical College and Hospital, Pudukottai
With 566 marks also have chances in following govt college under state quota-
*Government Medical College, Omandurar Estate, Chennai
*Government K.A.P.V. Medical College, Trichy
And a few more
Above prediction is on the basis of past year data but cutoff keeps changing every year due to many factors as mentioned earlier, so to have a clear picture of the colleges in which you have to chances and
to get the complete list of colleges in which you have chances, you can go through our college predictor at
It gives you a personalized report with top college in which you have chances for admission , with the help of predicted colleges you can make better choice while filling your choices of colleges during your counselling
what jobs an engineer can do if he does not get campus placement and want to appear in CAT exam so that his work ex will be counted??
Most IIM's usually gives only 5-15 % of weightage to work experience (major weightage is for CAT score and PI) with points for approx. 24-36 months of work after which they don't count it ( which means work experience of more than 2-3 years will not give you any extra edge during selection)
Since you are an Engineering graduate, it is usually advisable to go for a technical job related to your field not just because it is easier to get but but because it is easier to justify in your CV. CAT values versatility but there is a fine line between versatility and randomness. What I mean to say is that if you go for a job which isn't even remotely related to your field of study then you'd probably be asked for reasons as to why you chose to do that. So if you were to go for a sales job after completing a degree in say, Electrical Engineering, you'd have to to explain your shift in career paths. To avoid such justifications and to to make the most of your CV, go for a technical job or maybe an Analysist position, anything which you can either link to your Engineering degree or to a Management degree.
Best of luck, Good day!