CAT 2017 : Registration, Application Form, Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus

Common Admission Test is also known as CAT and it is the hardest management entrance examinations all over India and also third hardest exam in Asia. CAT exam is conducted through the best Indian Institutes of Management or IIMs.

This exam is taken for admission in Postgraduate Program in Management. In addition to IIMs, there are a lot of institutions that enroll on CAT scores.

Since 2009, the CAT exam is being taken in computer-based mode. Due to continuous revision, changes in style and numbers of questions are also changing.

CAT Registration 2017 – Important Date

Exam NameCAT
Exam DetailsIIMS Entrance
ApplicationsAugust 2017
Exam TypeCBT
Exam DateDecember 2017
ResultJanuary 2017

The candidates who are interested in CAT have to apply their application online. CAT Registration will start from August 2017. The general candidates/NC-OBC has to pay Rs. 1700 while the candidates of reserved community (SC/ST ) will be charged Rs. 850 for this exam.




The process for submitting the CAT online application will start soon. We will update here as soon as the application process begins. Candidates can submit their applications from the main website of the IIMs.

Eligibility criteria of CAT 2017

The applicant has to hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with as a minimum 50% marks / the same CGPA (as a minimum 45% for the applicant who belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, and Differently Abled groups).

The students who appearing in final year & result is awaiting can also apply for this test.

Examination Pattern of CAT 

It is a Computer-based test (CBT) and the duration of the CAT 2017 exam will be of 180 minutes. The paper will consist 100 Objective type questions from logical reasoning & data interpretation, verbal ability & Reading Comprehension and quantitative ability.

The candidates will award 3 marks for every correct answer. There will be a negative marking of 1 mark for every wrong answer.

Time Limit per Section: Candidates will be allotted exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section.

Quantitative Ability3410260 Min
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning329660 Min
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension3410260 Min
Total100300180 Min

CAT Admit Card

The CAT Admit Card for CBT Exam will be released in October 2017. The examination for the same will be held in December. The students can download their Admit Card for this exam from the official web portal.

CAT Cut Off Marks

The candidates who will cross the cut off marks will be eligible for admission in IIMS. Every Indian Institute of Management has released their own cut off marks. The expected cut off for CAT 2017 is given below.

CategoryMinimum Marks

CAT Result 

CAT Result 2017 will be declared in January 2018. The candidates can check their exam result from the official website using their user id or password.

Important Dates

All important Dates for CAT exam are mention here.

EventsDates (Tentative)
Online Application starting dateAugust 2017
Last date to submit the application formSeptember 2017
Correction windowOctober 2017
Admit CardOctober 2017
CAT Exam DateDecember 2017
ResultJanuary 2018

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