CAT 2017 Notification to be released by IIM Lucknow on July 30

CAT-2017-Notification-on-July-30CAT 2017, the admission gateway to 20 IIMs and over 100 B-schools across India for the 2018-20 batch, will be announced soon. IIM Lucknow is slated to release the CAT 2017 notification on the last Sunday of July. Prof. Neeraj Dwivedi, the CAT 2017 Convenor, stated, “The official CAT notification is likely to be released in end July 2017”. Over two lakh MBA aspirants are waiting anxiously to know what’s in store for them in this year’s CAT and how to direct their preparations based on the new exam pattern. The CAT 2017 notification will be released in national dailies and the official CAT 2017 website will also be made functional. Last year, the CAT 2016 notification was released on Sunday, July 31.


So far, the CAT 2017 Convenor from IIM Lucknow has not indicated any updates to the exam window, pattern or important dates. Owing to the dynamic nature of the exam however, aspirants can anticipate several changes. Almost every year, the CAT undergoes major changes. IIM Lucknow had last conducted CAT in the year 2010.

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Based on last year’s timeline, CAT 2017 is expected to be conducted in the first week of December. The window of CAT was also reduced last year from 20 days to single day two slots, held in forenoon and afternoon sessions, and the same pattern is expected to continue this year as well.


The CAT application form is likely to be available from August 7, 2017 in online mode only. The application fee will be Rs. 1700 for General and OBC category candidates and Rs. 850 for reserved category candidates. The following table brings to you the tentative important dates for CAT 2017.


CAT 2017 Important Dates

Official Notification for CAT by IIM Lucknow

Last Sunday of July 2017

CAT 2017 application commencement

First week of August 2017

CAT 2017 last date of application

Last week of September 2017

CAT 2017 Admit Card

Third week of October 2017

CAT 2017 Exam

First week of December 2017

CAT 2017 Result

First week of January 2018

The CAT exam pattern or structure of the test is given below:


CAT 2017 Exam Pattern


CAT Highlights



Duration of the Test

3 hours


Total Number of Sections



Sectional Duration

1 hour


Total Number of Questions



Marks per question



Negative marking for wrong question


Tata Consultancy Services will be the online testing partner for CAT 2017. Last year, as many as 2,32,434 candidates applied for the test out of which 1,95,000 test takers appeared for CAT 2016.


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