CAT 2017: Exam Date, Result, Eligibility, Application Form

CAT 2017

CAT exam

  • Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 is the competitive entrance exam for pursuing postgraduate programmes in Management.
  • CAT is conducted by the IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management) on a rotational basis.
  • CAT 2017 will be conducted by Indian Institute of Management Lucknow. 
  • It is a computer-based national level management entrance examination.
  • It is the gateway to admission in 20 IIMs and numerous B-schools located across the country.
  • CAT 2017 scores will not only accepted by 20 IIMs in India but over 100 B-schools across the country. Around 4,000 seats are offered through these IIMs.
  • CAT is the biggest national level MBA entrance test is taken by more than 2 lakh candidates every year
  • The IIMs conduct this national level examination on the rotation basis. Every year many candidates appear in this examination, and the number is increasing every year.
  • The students are informed to consider CAT 2017 for admission in the year 2017.
  • CAT 2017 will be conducted in online mode (Computer based test) only.

The registrations for the Common Admission Test (CAT)2017 to IIM and other leading B-schools have shot up to a seven-year high, with 2,32,434 applications received for CAT 2016 as against 2,18,664 registrations for the CAT 2015.

CAT 2017 Overview



Test Name

Common Admission Test

Test Purpose 

 For admission to 100+ B-schools and 20 IIMs 

Conducted by

IIM Lucknow (Indian Institute of Management Lucknow)

Type of Exam

National Level


Once in a year

Score or Grade Validity

1 year

Annual Number of Test Takers

1,95,000 in 2016

Test Pattern

MCQs and Non-MCQs

No. of Questions


 Duration of Test

3:00 hours

Negative Marking

Yes (1 mark for each wrong answer)

CAT Syllabus

Questions are asked from QA, LR, VRC and DI 

Conduct Mode

Computer based test (Online mode )

CAT 2017 Convenor

Professor Neeraj Dwivedi

Application Fees

Rs. 1800 for General/NC-OBC category and Rs. 900 for SC/ST/PWD/DA category

Reservation of seats in B-schools and IIMs

As per the Government of India regulations


List of Courses Offered by CAT 2017:

Here is the list of courses which are offered by CAT 2017-


Courses offered


PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management)


PGPBM (Post Graduate Programme in Business Management)


PGP (Post Graduate Programme)


PGPWE (Post Graduate Programme for Working Executive)


PGPPM (Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management)


EPGPM (Executive Post Graduate Programme)


PGDHRM (Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management)


PGPEM (Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management) 



PGPSM (Post Graduate Programme in Securities Markets)


PGPEX (Post Graduate Programme for Executives)


PGP-Mumbai (Post Graduate Programme at Mumbai)


PGP-ABM (Post Graduate Programme in Agri-Business Management)


PGP-UAE (Post Graduate Programme at UAE)

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Ask our Counsellors


0 # Himmat 2017-06-05
How can I know that MBA is the right choice for me?
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0 # Mukesh 2017-06-06
Generally, MBA is chsen to excel in the field of management. When you feel that you need to lead the team and achieve better result, MBA is the best option available to you.
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+1 # Priyansh 2017-05-30
Is the fees of MBA college expensive?
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+1 # Pallavi 2017-05-31
Yes. MBA colleges are quite expensive with annual fee around 10-12 lacs in almost all the top colleges.
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0 # Aarav 2017-05-28
Hii, plz let me know what are the major entrance exams for MBA?
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0 # Jagan 2017-05-29
Hello, thanks for considering us. Major MBA entrance exams are CAT, XAT, IIFT, CMAT, SNAP, etc.
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0 # Harikiran 2017-05-26
Is there any eligibility criteria for CAT/XAT/SNAP papers?
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0 # Pallavi 2017-05-27
The minimum requirement is to have a bachelors degree with 50% or equivalent marks.
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0 # Himmat 2017-05-24
Is the MBA exam paper conducted online or offline?
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+1 # Pallavi 2017-05-25
The paper is strictly online. The candidate need to select the slot for the exam.
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-1 # Sahil Ahamad Older than three months
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0 # Sahil Ahamad Older than three months
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0 # Sahil Ahamad Older than three months
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0 # Sahil Ahamad Older than three months
how to done admission
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0 # Rajan chaurasiya Older than three months
i have done BCA in 2012......and now...working studys for one day exams but i want do mba.... in lowest fee and and now i m not give a any entrence exams....then do i admieat any good college for mba with lowest fees
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0 # navn Older than three months
Instead of think about lowest fee college/University just think about placement oriented as well as part time job based institute. Just try to LPU , Jalandhar. Toll free: 1800 102 4431
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+1 # Mukesh Older than three months
Govt institutes have low fee structure, but all are taking the admission through Entrance Exams only
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