Deadline to register for CAT 2017 Extended till Sep 25, 2017, Exam Held to be held on Nov 26

Deadline to register for CAT 2017 Extended till Sep 25, 2017, Exam to be held on Nov 26

As per the initial notice, the registration window was supposed to close on September 20, 2017, at 5:00 pm. However, IIM Lucknow has extended the last date for form submitting until September 25, 2017. 

Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 will be conducted on November 26, 2017 in two sessions. Registrations for the exam for entry into the prestigious IIMs and other B- schools will open on August 9 2017 and will close on September 20, 2017, professor Neeraj Dwivedi, convener, CAT 2017 said in a release issued by IIM Lucknow on Saturday.

Incidentally the test conducted by IIFT also happens to be on the same date i.e. Nov 26th 2017. This would surely be an issue for lot of students who appear for both the tests – CAT and IIFT.

While CAT takers for more than 150 B Schools are somewhere between 2 lacs to 2.25 lacs IIFT test alone draws close to 50 thousand aspirants for 250 -260 seats. 

This year, IIM Lucknow will be organising CAT. Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) will be releasing the notification for the CAT 2017 in newspapers across the country on July 30, 2017.

The exam will be conducted in test centres spread across approximately 140 Test Cities.

A tutorial to understand the format of the test will be available on the CAT website from October 18, 2017.

Candidates will be allotted exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section and they cannot switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section.

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The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA - 45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons With Disability (PWD) categories, awarded by any University or educational institution as incorporated by an Act of the Parliament or State legislature in India or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal / Registrar of their University/institution (issued on or before the date as stipulated by the respective IIM) stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.

Candidates applying for CAT 2017 should fulfill any one of the following conditions:

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree with the required percentage of marks*
  • Completed professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) with required percentage*.
  • Should be in the final year of Bachelor’s degree with required percentage*.
  • SC / ST / PWD candidates should have minimum 45%. For General and NC-OBC candidates, minimum is 50%.

The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice as followed by the respective University/Institution. In case of grades / CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective University/ institution. If any University/institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result with 100.

    IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process, the details of which are provided at the website www.iimcat.ac. in. Applicants should note that the mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for short listing by IIMs. Candidates must declare and maintain a valid and unique email account and a phone number throughout the selection process.

As per the legal requirements, 15% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates. 27% of seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “non-creamy” layer (NC-OBC).

For an updated central list of state - wise OBCs eligible for availing the benefit of reservation and information in respect of the creamy layer, visit the website http://www.ncbc.nic.in.

5% seats are reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD). “Person with benchmark disability” means a person with not less than forty percent (40%) of a specified disability where specified disability has not been defined in measurable terms and includes a person with disability where specified disability has been defined in measurable terms, as certified by the certifying authority.

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