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CAT 2017: Last Date Extended For Online Registration, Check Details
CAT 2017 : ‘The last date of registration has been extended to September 25, 2017 (5:00 pm). Candidates are advised to register and complete their applications before this date. There will be no further extension,’ reads the official update given by IIM Lucknow, the exam conducting body this year. In order to make it easy for first time users, registration guides and videos are available online.
While the registration for CAT 2017 started from August 9, it has to end on September 20. However, the exam authority has given five more days to fill the form. Interested management aspirants can visit the official website – iimcat.ac.in and get registered.
IIM Lucknow will conduct the exam, scheduled to held on November 26 in 140 test cities for aspirants seeking admission in prestigious Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), ISM, ISB and other management institutions.
Candidates will be given the option to select four test cities in order of preference. Test cities and centres will be assigned to the candidates only after the last date for CAT registration.
CAT 2017, here’s how to apply:
- Go to the official website for CAT 2017 (iimcat.ac.in).
- Click on the notification for CAT 2017 application forms.
- Read instructions carefully and get registered
- Fill in the details in the fields provided and pay the fees.
- Submit the application form and save a copy for further reference.
Exam fees: It is Rs 1800 for general category and Rs 900 for reserved categories.
Candidates should note that admit cards for the exam will be released on 18 October. CAT 2017 result will be announced in the second week of January.
CAT 2017 exam is going to be a Computer Based Test (CBT) wherein the candidates will be giving the entrance exam in the digital mode however it is not going to be an Internet Based Test.
The Test will consist both MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) as well as non-MCQ questions that will be divided into three sections viz
Exam pattern: The duration of the test will be 180 minutes. There will be three sections:
Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
Section III: Quantitative Ability
The tutorials to understand the format of the test will be available on the CAT website from October 18. IIM-L has advised candidates to work on the tutorials, available on the website, well in advance.
Regarding selection process the official update released by IIM says, ‘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.’