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CAT Admit Card 2017

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CAT Important Dates 2017 – Like last two years, this year too, the CAT application correction window was made available. Last date for IIM CAT 2017 registration was September 25, 2017, and thereafter from September 27, 2017, the CAT for correction 2017 began. CAT 2017 applicants who would have successfully submitted the application form till the due date were able to make changes in certain limited fields in the submitted form. The window for CAT 2017 application form correction remained open till September 30, 2017, only. The last date to submit the CAT application form 2017 was extended by 5 days, from September 20 to September 25, 2017 (5.00 PM). Candidates having a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or a professional degree like CA, CS, ICWA meeting the CAT eligibility criteria can take CAT exam.

Candidates registering till the last date were issued the admit card on October 28, 2017. The CAT admit card 2017 was available online on the official website of IIM CAT for the candidates to download.

The CAT 2017 notification was released on July 29, which provided all the CAT 2017 important dates with respect to events such as availability of application form and admit card, date of exam and result announcement etc. CAT exam timeline is similar to the previous year. It is important for CAT 2017 aspirants to be aware of the CAT exam dates and also keep a regular track of the same. For the ease of the candidates, an exam schedule of CAT 2017 has been provided on this page, which will be updated further along with events and latest information.

CAT Important Dates 2017

From last 2 years, this computer-based test, CAT is being held on a single day but in 2 sessions. Following the same trend, CAT 2017 has was scheduled to be held on a single day and in two sessions, forenoon and afternoon. CAT 2017 exam date was 26 November 2017 and its online registration was open till September 25, 2017.

In order to ensure that no major event or date is missed by the candidates, they can track the important events and their corresponding CAT dates 2017 from the table below.

CAT 2017 Schedule

S. No.


CAT 2017 Dates 


CAT 2017 notification released on

29 July 2017


Online registration commenced from

09 August 2017


Last date to submit application form (Extended)

20 25 September 2017


IIM CAT 2017 Application Form Correction

27 to 30 September 2017


CAT admit card 2017 to release on

18 October 2017


Admit card to remain available for download till

26 November 2017


CAT 2017 exam date

26 November 2017


CAT Result to be declared on

5 January 2018


IIM Admission Criteria and CAT 2017 cutoff to be released in

December 2017 – January 2018


Shortlist status of IIMs to be made available in

January 2018


IIMs Personal Interviews to be conducted in

February – March 2018

The CAT application form 2017 was available in online mode only. Last year, a total of 2,32,434 candidates applied for CAT, out of which 1,79,602 actually appeared for it. With IIMs increasing the number of seats this year, the CAT registration count is expected to shoot up. As per the CAT eligibility criteria 2017, candidates who have passed graduation in any discipline with at least 50% aggregate marks can register for this exam. Also, a student appearing for final year exams of Bachelor’s degree or waiting for result announcement of same is eligible to apply for CAT.

The last date to submit the online CAT 2017 application form was extended from 20 September to 25 September 2017. Since past 3 years, the deadline to apply for CAT is being extended by about 5 days. The application fee to apply for this exam last year was Rs. 1800 for General and OBC candidates while for reserved category candidates, it was Rs. 900. The amount of registration fee was expected to remain unchanged this year.

There is no predefined CAT syllabus nor is it released officially. However, a list of important topics to be studied from exam point of view can be prepared based on the analysis of past years exam. Common Admission Test is a computer-based test (CBT). No major changes were expected in CAT exam pattern 2017. 100 questions (MCQ and non-MCQs) were expected to be asked in the exam from 3 sections – QA, VA-RC and DI-LR. However, the number of questions across these 3 sections may vary from last year.

CAT Conducting IIMs over the Years – Overview

The table below provides the details of IIMs and testing agencies who have successfully conducted CAT since 2009.


Date of Exam

Conducting II M

Testing Agency

CAT 2017

November 26

IIM Lucknow

Tata Consultancy Services

CAT 2016

December 4

IIM Bangalore

Tata Consultancy Services

CAT 2015

November 29

IIM Ahmedabad

Tata Consultancy Services

CAT 2014

November 16 and November 22

IIM Indore

Tata Consultancy Services

CAT 2013

October 16 and November 11

IIM Indore


CAT 2012

October 11 to November 6

IIM Kozhikode


CAT 2011

October 22 to November 18

IIM Calcutta


CAT 2010

October 27 to November 24

IIM Lucknow


CAT 2009

November 28 to December 7

IIM Ahmedabad


For any queries regarding CAT 2017, you can comment below. Keep visiting this page to get updated information on CAT exam dates.

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