CAT 2017: Application Form, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Result

CAT (Common Admission Test) 2017 is a national level management aptitude testCAT 2017 Exam info conducted by IIMs primarily for admission to several management programmes offered by IIMs. CAT online registration starts in the month of August and exam gets organized in the month of November. 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 Lucknow


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

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.

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Eligibility Criteria for Appearing in CAT Exam

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 selection procedure.
Check Complete Eligibility Criteria- Click Here

CAT Exam Important Dates

CAT 2017 Events Respective Dates
Online registration/online application form begins from August, 2017 to September, 2017
Downloading window of admit card will be open from October, 2017
Examination date November, 2017
Result announcement date Second week of January, 2017

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 registration procedure:

  • 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 requisite fee by using Credit Card (Visa / Master), debit card, Credit Card (American Express) and Debit Card (Visa / Master). 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 printout of the same for future reference.
Instructions to Apply for CAT- Check Here

FAQ’s (Most Asked Questions)

Ans: Candidates, having graduation degree with 50% marks (45% in case of Scheduled Caste(SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Person With Disability (PWD) category candidates), are eligible to appearing in CAT. Final year candidates can apply.

Ans: The Aggregate Percentage up to the last marks statement you have received from your University.

Ans: A candidate who have successfully submitted his/her application can download the admit card from the official website of CAT with using his/her User ID and Password. In case you are unable to get your admit card then you can contact on-

  • Toll free: 18002663549
  • Email: [email protected]

Ans: Please visit- for the same.

Ans: There are no such restrictions.

Ques: Is it possible to bring calculator inside the examination hall?

Ans: No, it’s not possible. However, you may use onscreen calculator.

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
  • Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC)-34 questions
  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)- 32 questions


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. Click Here to get list of exam cities.

Admit Card

Admit card of candidates for successfully registered candidates will be released in the mid of October, 2017. We advise you to keep visiting this page if you’d like to acquire further updates on the admit card.

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CAT 2017 Result

Candidates can expect CAT 2017 result in the month of December/January, 2018. Candidates those would like to get updated with latest updates on CAT exam they need to get in touch with 99Entranceexam.

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. 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.



60 thoughts on “CAT 2017: Application Form, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Result

  • 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

  • I am persuing bsc 2nd year,which books I need to prefer for CAT preparation?

  • I m in btech final year. Can I apply for CAT???

    • Yes you can

    • yes! u can..

    • Yes

  • I am in final year . can I apply cat ????? Please give me answer

    • yes u can

    • I m in final year of bcom Can I apply for cat ,is there any June attempt for cat or cat is held once in a year. Plz help me how to prepare ?

      • CAT is held only once in a year, final year graduation candidates can apply.

    • “I am in final year..”can I apply cat ????? Please give me answer?

    • Yes

  • I have completed in second attempt. so is it possible for me to do m.b.a.? please guide me.

    • Yes


    • Yes

  • Sir i belong to OC caste.will there be any scholar ships for me?

  • I am completed B.B.A in 2015.can l apply cat exam???? Sir, please advise me.

    • Yes you can apply.

  • can i appliy for second time for cat test last year i attemted once

  • 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.

    • Plz check your network connection.

  • 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

    • No, it won’t

  • Sir,please tell me 2017 cat online application form date and apllication fee

    • 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

  • Sir I am 12th pass out can i enable toh apply for CAT

    • No

    • Sir, I am interested in Hospital Management Course, can I appy for CAT after 12th.

  • Sir,please tell me 2017 cat online application form date and apllicati

    • CAT 2017 online application form is expecting to be available from August, 2017 onward.

  • wat is the minimum ranking to select nd what will b the fee structure sir

    • It depends upon d the particular year’s cutoff.

  • Sir I m in bcom final year..can I apply for cat

    • Yes

  • Subjects for CAT..??

  • Sir l am in bsc(cbz) final yr student. Can I do MBA.

    • Yes

  • 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?

    • Tell me your category.

  • Sir, Can I apply CAT 2017 after 12th for Hospital Management.

    • NO

  • 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

    • What was your graduation percentage?

  • 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???

    • Nope, you can appear in your final year

  • I m completed my bsc degree in 2016 this year can i apply for cat exam ??

    • yes

  • Sir I am ba camplet can I apply cat

    • yes, you can apply.

  • 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.

    • Final year bachelor’s degree candidate or one who completed his/her graduation degree can apply.

  • I am finished my B.Sc biotech in the year of 2016.Now am working in Pharma industry.Can i apply the CAT for M.Sc???

  • SIr, I am doing B.Sc in Sericulture, can i eligible for appearing CAT exam.?

  • 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.

  • Sir I am pursing 2 year from du .can I apply to cat exam.i got 76% in 12 standard from commerce

  • Sir iam final year can i doing MBA

  • I am in first year of Can I apply for cat in august 2017.


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