IIM Lucknow will conduct the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 on 26 November, 2017, media reports said on Saturday.
The registrations for India's largest MBA entrance examination will commence on 9 August and close on 20 September, reported Hindustan Times.
As per Economic Times, the exam will be conducted in two sessions in test centres across 140 cities in the country. Candidates will have the choice to select four cities for the test in order of their preference. Final allotment of test centres will be announced after registrations are complete. Registration fees must be paid online through net banking with debit or credit card.
Candidates can download their hall tickets from 18 October onwards till the test date 26 November.
This year, Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L) admission head and strategic faculty Neeraj Dwiwedi is the appointed convener for CAT 2017, said India Today.
CAT 2017 examination will be conducted for a duration of 180 minutes where candidates will attempt three sections:
- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
- Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
- Quantitative Ability
Most questions will be of multiple choice. However, a few questions will require answers to be typed in directly. “Also, 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,” Neeraj Dwiwedi told Hindustan Times.
Candidates will be allotted only 60 minutes to complete each section and cannot switch sections while attempting them.
Detailed tutorial explaining the format of CAT 2017 test will be available on the official website from 18 October, 2017.
Candidates are selected based on Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI). Those selected will get admission to around 20 IIM institutes in all parts of the country. According to India Today, 2,32,434 candidates applied for CAT 2016.
Published Date: Jul 29, 2017 22:24 PM | Updated Date: Jul 29, 2017 22:28 PM