Days long wait came to an end as The Indian Institute of Management has already announced the date of India's biggest MBA entrance test, the Common Admission Test 2017 (CAT 2017).
Latest media report suggests that IIM, Lucknow is all set to conduct the examination on November 26, 2017 in two sessions. They have also released the notification in newspapers on Sunday, July 30 all over India.
The registration process for the same will start from August 9 and will continue till September 20, 2017.
"The duration of the test will be 180 minutes," Prof Neeraj Dwivedi, convener, CAT 2017 was quoted while talking about the same.
"We will allow use of basic onscreen calculator for computation. 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," he said.
"We will try our best to assign candidates to their first preferred city. In case it is not possible, they will be assigned a city following their given order of preference. In the rare case that a candidate is not allotted any of the preferred cities, he/she will be allotted to an alternate city," added professor Dwivedi.
For further assistance and help students may also go for the registration guide and online tutorial which is going to be released soon.
Apart from 20 IIMs institutes around hundread non-IIM B-schools also consider CAT scores to offer admissions to students in various management courses across the country.
Here we bring you Some important dates and informations students should keep in mind:
1.Graduates with 50% marks or above are eligible only to apply for Common Admission Test 2017 (CAT 2017) while the required percentage is way below for reserved categories which is 45%.
2.Candidates interested for Fellow programmes in management (FPM) also need to hold a valid rank in CAT for which a seperate advertisement will be released soon.
3.Admissions in PGP-FABM & ePGP of IIM Ahmedabad, PGPEM & PGPPM Programmes of IIM Bangalore, EPGP of IIM Indore, EFPM & EPGPM of IIM Kashipur, PGP-ABM & PGP-SM of IIM Lucknow, PGPWE of IIM Raipur, PGDHRM of IIM Ranchi, EPGP of IIM Rohtak, PGPEX of RGIIM Shillong and PGPBM of IIM Tiruchirappalli are also offered through the Common Entrance Test 2017.
4.Registration fee need to be submitted only for once even if they are applying for several institutes in the country.
5. While filling the form, candidates need to mention name of four cities of their choice out of 140 exam cities chosen for CAT 2017.
6.To check the list of non-IIM institutions which also consider a valid rank in CAT students may log in to iimcat.ac.in
7.CAT 2017 scores will be valid till December 31 2018
8.Candidates are allowed to download their admit card online from October 18 to November 26.
9.'Performance in CAT 2017 examination is an important component for consideration in the selection process. IIMs may also use previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience and other similar inputs in short-listing of candidates at various stages of the selection process.'
10.About reservation norm, the official notification reads, 'For the purpose of being considered for reservations, the applicable Central Government list as on the last date of CAT registration shall be binding. No subsequent changes will be effective for CAT 2017 and any subsequent selection process of the IIMs.'
About The Common Admission Test (CAT):
The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a computer based test held in India. The test scores a candidate on the bases of Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability (VA) and Reading Comprehension (RC), Data Interpretation (DI) and Logical Reasoning (LR). The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) started this exam and use the test for selecting students for their business administration programs.