CAT 2017 exam notification Press release is out on July 29 and the Notification in news papers has been published on July 30, 2017. CAT 2017 website iimcat.ac.in has also been activated on July 30. CAT 2017 exam is to be held on Sunday November 26, 2017. It will again be a single day two session exam as was conducted in previous two years. Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 Exam for admission to flagship MBA/PGDM programmes starting in 2018 will be conducted by IIM Lucknow. Professor Neeraj Dwivedi, Admission chair and faculty at IIM Lucknow is the convener for CAT 2017 exam. Going by the past application trends, it is expected that more than 2 lakh candidates will register and apply for CAT 2017. The CAT 2017 exam will be of 180 minutes (3 hours) time duration.
CAT is the MBA entrance exam for admission to all the 20 IIMs including IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, IIM Indore, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Shillong, IIM Kashipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Raipur, IIM Rohtak, IIM Tricuhirappali, IIM Udaipur and also the newest IIMs which started operation in 2015-16 and are mentored by older and top IIMs. The biggest benefit to study in newest IIMs is that the faculty of these IIMs is drawn from faculty of mentor IIMs. The 7 newest IIMs include – IIM Amritsar (mentored by IIM Kozhikode), IIM Bodgaya (Mentored by IIM Calcutta), IIM Jammu (Mentored by IIM Lucknow), IIM Nagpur (mentored by IIM Ahmedabad), IIM Sambalpur (Mentored by IIM Indore), IIM Sirmaur(Mentored by IIM Lucknow) and IIM Visakhapatnam Mentored by IIM Bangalore). Your high overall and sectional scores in CAT 2017 will offer you an opportunity to get admission not only in these 20 IIMs in 2018 but also in other top Business schools of India like FMS Delhi, SPJIMR Mumb ai, MDI Gurgaon (Now Gurugram), IMI New Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad, NITIE Mumbai, JBIMS Mumbai, TAPMI Manipal, BIMTECH Greater Noida among others.
CAT MBA entrance exam is considered as the mother of all MBA entrance exams. Common Admission Test – CAT 2017 is the largest MBA entrance test to pursue MBA/PGDM in IIMs and other top rated MBA colleges in India. CAT exam 2017 will be conducted by IIMs for admission to MBA/PGDM 2018-20 batch not only in 20 IIMs but also in other top MBA colleges in the academic year 2018-19.
CAT MBA entrance exam used to be held in 15 to 20 days testing window till 2013 by IIMs. In 2014 CAT testing window was shortened to 2 days 4 sessions. Since 2015 CAT exam testing window has been further shortened to one day only. Accordingly, CAT 2017 exam is proposed to be held in one day 2 sessions only.
CAT exam Notification will be released by CAT convener IIM Lucknow on July 30 and CAT 2017 official website will also be launched with the release of CAT 2017 notification by IIMs. CAT convener Prof Neeraj Dwivedi, admission chair at IIM Lucknow has confirmed that the CAT 2017 notification will be released in the last week of July 2017. The past trends of CAT exam notification release also confirms this practice of releasing the CAT notification in the last week of July: