CAT Notification 2017 –18 Online Form, Exam Dates & Eligibility Criteria

CAT Notification 2017 

Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) has organized Common Admission Test (CAT 2017) for providing admission to postgraduate programmes in Business Administration. It is the gateway for admission to 19 Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) and various B-schools located across the country.

This national level examination is conducted by the IIMs on the rotation basis. it will be conducted by IIM, Lucknow. Every year a large number of candidates appear in the CAT examination and the number is increasing year by year.

We will providing all the information related to CAT 2017 Application Form such as eligibility criteria, selection procedure, application fee, important dates, how to apply etc. are given below.

Common Admission Test 2017-18 Notification Apply Online


Name of Test Common Admission Test
Purpose of Test Qualifying Test for admission to 20 IIMs and 100+ B-schools
Conducted by Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM Lucknow)
Exam type National Level
Commencement Of Application Form 9th Aug 2017


Offered Courses

S.No. Course
1 PGPEM (Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management)
2 PGPBM (Post Graduate Programme in Business Management)
3 PGP (Post Graduate Programme)
4 PGPWE (Post Graduate Programme for Working Executive)
5 PGPPM (Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management)
6 EPGPM (Executive Post Graduate Programme)
7 PGPSM (Post Graduate Programme in Securities Markets)
8 PGDHRM (Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management)
9 PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management)
10 PGPEX (Post Graduate Programme for Executives)
11 PGP-Mumbai (Post Graduate Programme at Mumbai)
12 PGP-ABM (Post Graduate Programme in Agri-Business Management)
13 PGP-UAE (Post Graduate Programme at UAE)


Eligibility Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/PWD). If the obtained marks are in the form of CGPA then it would be converted to percentage marks based on the procedure certified by the university/ institution from where the candidate has passed his/her bachelor degree..
  • The candidates appearing in the final year of bachelor’s degree and whose results are awaiting are also eligible to apply for CAT.

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Seat Reservation:

  • Schedule Caste (SC) – 15% seats
  • Schedule Tribe (ST) – 7.5% seats
  • Non Creamy – Other Backward Classes (NC-OBC) – 27% seats
  • PWD Differently Abled (DA) candidates – 3% seats

Cat Cutoff:

Category Overall Percentile
Gen 85
NC-OBC Above 70
SC Above 65
ST Above 60
DA Above 55


Application Fee

  • 1700 for General category candidates
  • 850 for reserved category candidates.
  • Mode of application fee payment is through Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking.

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Exam Pattern

  • Type: Computer based test (CBT).
  • Duration:The duration of the paper CAT 2017 exam will be of 180 minutes.
  • of Questions: 100 Objective type questions.
  • Syllabus Covered:logical reasoning & data interpretation, verbal ability & Reading Comprehension and quantitative ability.

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  • Marking Scheme: 3 marks for every correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • Time Limit per Section:Candidates will be allotted exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section.
Sections Questions Marks Duration
Quantitative Ability 34 102 60 Min
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 32 96 60 Min
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 34 102 60 Min
Total 100 300 180 Min



Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Quantitative Ability
Caselets and Tables

Bar Graphs and Column Graphs

Venn Diagrams

Line Charts & Pie Chart

Combination of two or more types linked to each other

Number and Letter Series

Calendars, Cubes and Clocks

Binary Logic

Seating Arrangement




Logical Sequence



Blood Relations

Synonyms Antonyms (Vocabulary Based)

Grammar or English Usage

Correction in Sentence

Fill in the blanks

Jumbled Paragraph and Close Passage

Analogies and Reverse Analogies

Meaning/Usage Match

Verbal Reasoning

Summary Questions

Reading Comprehension

Facts Inferences Judgements


Number Systems


Profit, Loss & Discount


Speed, Time & Distance

Time & Work

Simple & Compound Interest

Ratio & Proportion


Quadratic & Linear Equations

Complex Numbers


Binomial Theorem

Sequences & Series

Surds & Indices


Probability, Permutation and Combination

Set Theory

Functions & Geometry

Mixtures & Alligations


Coordinate Geometry & Mensuration


CAT Cutoff of IIMs

IIMs Sections Category
General OBC-NC SC ST PwD
IIM Ahmedabad VRC 75 50 65 60 60
DI & LR 70 50 65 60 60
QA 70 50 65 60 60
Aggregate 80 60 75 70 70
IIM Bangalore VRC 85 75 70 60 60
DI & LR 80 70 65 60 60
QA 80 70 65 60 60
Aggregate 90 80 75 75 75
IIM Calcutta VRC 80 75 65 60 65
DI & LR 80 75 65 60 65
QA 80 75 65 60 65
Aggregate 90 85 70 70 70
IIM Lucknow VRC 85 77 55 50 55
DI & LR 85 77 55 50 55
QA 85 77 55 50 55
Aggregate 90 82 70 65 70


Selection Procedure

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IIMs Seats and Fee

S.No. IIMs Fee (Lakh) Number of Seats
1 Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad 19.5 385
2 Indian Institute of Management Amritsar 9 60
3 Indian Institute of Management Bangalore 18.7 412
4 Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya 11 60
5 Indian Institute of Management Calcutta 19 462
6 Indian Institute of Management Indore 13 550
7 Indian Institute of Management Kashipur 10.5 210
8 Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode 13.75 353
9 Indian Institute of Management Lucknow 14 436
10 Indian Institute of Management Nagpur 10 60
11 Indian Institute of Management Raipur 10.26 210
12 Indian Institute of Management Ranchi 10.5 155
13 Indian Institute of Management Rohtak 10.5 170 – 180
14 Indian Institute of Management Shillong 12.68 120
15 Indian Institute of Management Trichy 10 120
16 Indian Institute of Management Udaipur 9.5 180
17 Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam 10.5 60
18 Indian Institute of Management, Jammu 10 45
19 Indian Institute of Management, Sambalpur 10 140
20 Indian Institute of Management, Sirmaur 9 60


Online Procedure to Fill CAT Application Form

  • First of all the candidates have to go to the official website of the University.
  • -Now the candidates have to find the link of the application form on the website.
  • -Therefore you have to click on the link of the application form.
  • -Application form will appear in front of you.
  • -You have to enter the details in the application form.
  • -Now you have to pay application fees.
  • -Take the print of the application form.

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Important Dates

Start Date of Online Application 7th August 2017
Last date to submit the application form September 2017
Correction window October 2017
Admit Card Download Date October 2017
CAT 2017 Exam Date December 2017
Result Announcement Date January 2018
Official Notification Click Here
Online Application Form Click Here

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  1. please keep me update about cat exam

  2. Nice one

  3. sandeep shankar singh

    main tutlata hoon,kya cat ka interview main selection ho jayega

  4. Sabir Hussain Barbhuiya

    I would like to get more information about CAT 2016 and IPS 2016.

  5. Hi sir / Madamsir I have completed my degree in 2015 with 45% and also i have 4 backlogs in degreecan i apply for cat exam 2016 i will clear all backlogin this yearI am eligible for this entrance exam
    plz tell me sir

  6. sir/madam, i want to know that there is any secondary level mark included in percentile marks ??

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