CAT 2017: Application Form Correction, Exam Dates & Pattern

CAT 2017: Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national level management aptitude test conducted by IIMs primarily for admission to several management programmes offered by IIMs. Every year, CAT online registration usually starts in the month of August and exam gets organised in the month of November.

In the year 2017, the registration process for CAT 2017 is commencing from 9th August 2017 and will end on 20th September 2017. This post will make you aware with crucial information relating to CAT 2017 exam. Read this post and retrieve its associated details.

CAT 2017 ADMIT CARD DOWNLOAD DATE HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 25TH, 2017. Candidates can download the admit card from 25th October 2017 to 26th November 2017

Application Form Correction- CAT 2017 application form correction process will be held in between 27th to 30th September 2017. 

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Post Graduate Programmes in IIMs Through CAT 2017

Major post graduate programmes offered by IIM’s are as follows:

IIM Name Courses Offered Official Website
IIM Visakhapatnam PGP
IIM Udaipur PGP
IIM Tiruchirappalli PGP and PGPBM
IIM Sirmaur PGP
RGIIM Shillong PGP and PGPEX
IIM Sambalpur PGP


IIM Rohtak PGP and EPGP
IIM Raipur PGP and PGPWE
IIM Nagpur PGP
IIM Kozhikode PGP
IIM Kashipur PGP and EPGPM
IIM Indore PGP and EPGP
IIM Bodh Gaya PGP
IIM Bangalore PGP, PGPEM and PGPPM
IIM Amritsar PGP
IIM Ahmedabad PGP and PGP-FABM

Note: Along with that, FPM (Fellow Programmes in Management) programme is also offered IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta, IIM Bangalore, IIM lndore, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Kashipur, lIM Lucknow, IIM Ranchi, IIM Raipur, IIM Rohtak, IIM Tiruchirappalli, RGIIM Shillong, IIM Udaipur and EFPM programme by IIM Raipur and IIM Kashipur.

CAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria 

Please go through the minimum eligibility criteria required for appearing in this test:

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent qualification (recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India) with minimum 50% marks or its equivalent CGPA (45% for candidates belonging to SC/ST/DA/PwD category applicants).
  • Candidates those are appearing for final year graduation or its equivalent or awaiting for their result are eligible to apply. In this case, candidates will have to submit the necessary document latest by June 30, 2017.
  • Before applying for the test, kindly double verify your eligibility as it will be checked by IIMs at several stages of the selection procedure.

Also Read: CAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria- Complete info

CAT Exam Important Dates

CAT 2017 Events Respective Dates
Online registration/online application form begins from 9th August 2017 to September 25, 2017 (till 5 PM)
Downloading window of admit card will be open from 25th October 2017 
Examination date 26th November 2017
Result announcement date Second week of January 2018

CAT 2017 Registration Procedure- How to Apply?

Here are the important guidelines to apply for CAT exam, please go through the same as it will help you during the registration procedure. However, it is mandatory for candidates to confirm their eligibility before they move to the registration process.

  • Aspirants can apply for CAT exam from its official website i.e.
  • First complete the registration process by providing few details such as date of birth, name, mobile number and email address to receive user ID and password.
  • Now by using these login credentials login on CAT official website.
  • Access the application form by clicking the appropriate link and fill up the details as required.
  • Upload necessary documents such as signature and passport size photograph, PWD/DA Certificate and NC-OBC/SC/ST Certificate.
  • Select programme names.
  • Now provide exam city preferences, you are allowed to select maximum four cities.
  • Do the payment of the requisite fee by using Credit Card (Visa / Master), debit card, Credit Card (American Express) and Debit Card (Visa / Master). The application fee for General / NC-OBC is Rs. 1600/- and for SC/ST /PWD (DA) category it is Rs. 800/-.
  • Once you did the payment, a conformation email will be sent to your email ID.
  • Finally login to your account and download your filled application form and take the printout of the same for future reference.

Check Here: Instructions to Apply for CAT 2017

FAQ’s (Most Asked Questions)

Ques: Who is eligible to appear in the exam?
Ques: Presently I’m in final year of my graduation degree, so what marks do I need to provide in the form?
Ques: What is the age limit for appearing in CAT exam?
Ques: Is it possible to appear in more than one slot for CAT 2017?
Ques: I’m unable to get my admit card, to whom should I contact?
Ques: Do I belong to the NC-OBC category? How to find?
Ques: How many times can I appear for CAT?
Ques: Is it possible to bring calculator inside the examination hall?

Check Here Exam Pattern

Complete details related to the exam pattern are as follows, candidates should go through these details as it will be helpful for them during exam preparation:

Type of the Test Online (Computer Based Test)
  • Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
  • Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC)
  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Number of Questions
  • Quantitative Aptitude (QA)- 34 questions of 102 marks
  • Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC)-34 questions of 102 marks
  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)- 32 questions of 96 marks
Exam Duration
  • Quantitative Aptitude (QA)- 60 minutes
  • Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC)- 60 minutes
  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)- 60 minutes
Marking Scheme
  • For each correct answer: +3 Marks
  • For each incorrect answer: -1 Marks
Best Reference Books for CAT Exam Preparation- Check Here

Exam Centers

Candidates should have details regarding exam centers for CAT 2017. Candidate will feel the requirement of this during application procedure. They need to attend the exam at the exam centre mentioned on their admit card. Therefore, they should carefully read the instructions mentioned on their respective admit card.

Admit Card

Admit card of candidates for successfully registered candidates will be released on 25th October 2017. Firstly the admit card of CAT 2017 was scheduled to be available from 18th October 2017, but now the admit card released date has been postponed to 25th October 2017. We advise you to keep visiting this page if you’d like to acquire further updates on the admit card. On the given date, we’ll provide here the link through which you can download your admit card without any sort of hassles.

CAT 2017 Result

Candidates can expect CAT 2017 result in the month of January 2018. Candidates those would like to get updated with latest updates on CAT exam they need to get in touch with 99Entranceexam. We’ll update this post time to time with updated details so that you won’t have to face any trouble towards participating in the admission process.

CAT 2017 Score Card

Score card of applicants will be available at the official website of CAT i.e. and candidates will be also intimated regarding the same. The score card will be possibly available at its official website in the month of January 2018.

Admission Procedure

Based on CAT exams score, students will be selected by IIMs for second stage of selection. The selection procedure may include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI). Previous work experience, academic performances might be considered by IIMs during admission procedure. For further updates, keep visiting the article.


  1. Hello,
    I am 2017 bcom passed out ,
    ive applied for caste certificate but did’nt received it , so can i post my acknowledgement slip instead of caste certificate ?
    plz reply asap thanking you.

  2. hello sir!
    I’m pursuing presently but hons is nowhere in the cat application form,so which field should i select?

    hope to get a reply soon!

  3. Please confirm regarding seats reserve for defence personnel Children’s at IIM and what procedure will be follow for admission at IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Calcutta

  4. Sir, i m accounting hns student. I had completed my hns paper from 1st sem to 6th sem with 56%but i have 2back in 6th sem in pass paper. Can i apply CAT examination????

  5. Sir i want to know whether i am eligible to apply for this exam. I have completed bca with 65% aggregate but i have 1 backlog subject which i will clear at repeat exam of October 2017, so am i still eligible to give this exam or not?

  6. Mr. Manish, I am pursuing my final year in Bachelor of Hotel Administration from Calicut university, but now i am doing my internship with The Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal, Abu Dhabi. Due to reason I was not able to write my 4th semester examination held in month of June. I have to write my exam next year in same month, so is it possible that I can give CAT exam in this year for pursuing MBA. Because my examination result will come late, so even if I go throw CAT exam will IIM give me admission for MBA. I am topper of my batch, I was awarded as Best Student of the year in year 2015-2016. Please help me out.

    • Final year candidates are eligible to apply, however, they need to submit the necessary documents before the intimated timeline.

  7. hello SIR, sir I am doing B.A.RPOGRAMME first year from school of open learning (SOL). Can I apply for the CAT Exam ?
    thanks in advance…

    • The basic educational qualification, a candidate should hold, for appearing in CAT exam is Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of SC/ST/PwD category candidates)

  8. Sir m a student of bcom under KU…n i jst gave my 4th sem exms…n the results will b out in sep – oct…now m prsuing with 5th sem…so am i eligible now to apply for Cat exam

  9. I want to do executive ONE year MBA program ,i have 4 year exp and engg back ground ,which stream is best for me and why

  10. I have back papers in B.Tech.ECE.
    I will write and pass all the back paper exams this year 2017 Novemeber.
    Can I appear for CAT this year 2017?

    Please reply

  11. Hello
    I’m in final year of from YCMOU
    SO. When should I’ve been applied for cat…
    I’m in open category
    Is there any criteria for me….
    Plzz help

    • 3% seats are reserved for PwD category candidates. Candidates can download the prescribed format of PwD category certificate from the official website of CAT.

  12. Sir i have completed my graduation but my marks is not liable to fill the form of cat exam 2017 my total percentage 48% when i fill the form

  13. M currntly in BBA 2nd graduation is cmpltng in mrch 2018..when to prepare nd appear cat xam in 2017 or in 2018….plz suggst me!! M confusd..nd for IIM Wht to prepre cat or mat??

  14. I am second year student from SOL DU and my second year result will declare in september- october and my 1st year % 45 so will i be able to apply for CAT 2017

  15. hi
    i have completed my degree in fashion design from nift .
    can i apply for MBA . need a favor in which program should i apply?
    thank you in advance.

  16. Hi i am currently working as a sales manager and i have total 2.5 years of experience and i have done Bsc In Hospitality From IHM Bhopal. i wanted to Do Mba, for that i would like apply for cat 2017 so will i be eligible for the same and if Yes then how should i do the preparation for entrance examination as i m working professional , so unable to join any such classes . please help

    • You can appear. You’ll have to manage your time for study as CAT is a national level entrance test which requires an utmost level of preparation.

  17. I am planning to attend GMAT this year. Which book needs to be followed? Arun Shram’s CAT preparation book will help me?

  18. Sir mai is bar final year m hu or mera
    First year me account me permuted lag gya tha or clear kar liya hun to mai cat de skta hun…..
    Or agar cat ke through admission nii ho payi to best pvt. Colleges konsi achhi hogi or placement 100percent ho jae……

  19. Sir,i request to ask,I m doing final year as my programing in ECE branch now.i want to do MBA for my pls tell me sir which branch i will take in MBA course.plsss tell me sir..

  20. sir i am now studing 2nd year i have got 87% in 3rd sem . i want become apply mba entrance exam but i can’t pay mba admission fee so plz advise which way to i get mba admission

  21. I’ll properly complete my graduation in april 2017,results will be out in May or June! So,I can apply for CAT? Please suggest some study materials for this exam! And only those students are selected who scored 100%? What is the cut off?

  22. I am in the third year of from IGNOU and my third year exams are in dec2017. I want to do MBA in IIM after the completion of my Am I eligible to write CAT2017?

  23. I am in the third year of from IGNOU and my third year exams are in dec2017, now I want to do MBA in IIM. Am I eligible to write CAT2017?

  24. I m student of 2nd year , means pursuing ,,,,,
    Can I fill up this cat examination form?

    And you can say that paper pattern bilingual language ? Thank u sir

  25. sir I m in the final year of bsc and is going to be complete​ in this year only…and I want to start MBA from this year only so what I have to do for admission…sir plzz reply me….

  26. Present I am in second year general.
    In first year ;second semester I had failed in one subject
    Will it create any problem for cat exam

  27. Hello sir,
    I am complete 2nd year and preparation for the last year (from bsc).
    I am complete graduate degree in 2018
    And I want to clear cat exam .So you request to please suggest me.

  28. Sir
    i’m very poor and a handicap person. I have completed 10th in 2006(84.76%), 12th in 2008(50.15%) an Bsc zoology honors in 2014(50%) can i appear CAT . I want do MBA in finance is it a good derision ? Please refer some good book for CAT , I cant afford a coaching . I’m a handicap person too.What are fee structure of MBA in IIM Delhi and how many semi star are there. After completing MBA from Delhi IIM can I get a good salary package.i’m yhe only earning member in my family can I do MBA in regular along with a part time job.

    • Candidates, who have completed Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/PwD category) or its equivalent CGPA, are eligible to apply.

  29. Sir,in 3rd sem I meet accident so I couldn’t write English paper so can I eligible for writing CAT exam please give reply to my email.

  30. Sir,
    I’m studying it.Currently now I’m in 3rd year.for joining in IIT, having entrance exam on 2018 jan.,Can I register the CAT exam on August 2017???

  31. sir, am I eligible for cat 2017 and my graduation completed in 2015 and I have 4 months work experience and am I eligible for iim ahmedabad . plz tell me sir

  32. I hv over 23years experience and I want to appear for CAT 2017, but I hv total 49% marks in bachelor’s degree. … will I eligible to appear for CAT 2017?

    • Probable date of availability of CAT 2017 application form is August, 2017. However, for actual dates please wait till release of its related notification officially. Thanks

  33. sir!! right now i m in final year i want to take one year gap then i will apply for cat2017
    in future this one year gap can create ny problem for me fr placement nd all

  34. Hi,

    I am unable to submit my CAT form 2016. ON payment, after filling the card credentials , the next page shows the following error :

    Kindly help as i have tried using card of different banks as well and last date is approaching.

  35. sir i want to know about the eligibility criteria for btech+mtech dual degree graduate student
    my 5 year % consider for eligibility of 50% in cat
    my 5 year % is 58%
    but my 3.5 year % is 49%
    please reply me i am eligible or not


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