CAT 2017 Overview

Accepted For : MBA , PGDM

Exam Mode : Online

Registrations Date

09 Aug, 2017


Exam Date

26 Nov, 2017


Highlights of CAT

Conducting Body IIM Lucknow
Frequency Yearly
Streams Management
Degrees M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration) , P.G.D.M. (Post Graduate Diploma in Management)
Level PG
Mode Online
Total Marks 300
Duration 3 hours

About CAT 2017

Common Admission Test (CAT) is one of the most popular MBA entrance exams in India. The exam is taken by lakhs of management aspirants in India every year for admission to flagship PGP programmes in the IIMs and other top B-schools of India. IIM Lucknow successfully conducted the computer-based test on Sunday, November 26, 2017 in two sessions. The CAT 2017 Result has been announced today, 8th January, 2018. You may Download Your CAT Score Card 2017 Now!


CAT 2017 Conducting Body

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) every year on a rotational basis. This year, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow is the organising authority of CAT. It conducted the computer-based exam on November 26, 2017, for candidates seeking admission in 20 IIMs and more than 100 management schools across the country. IIM Lucknow is a popular business school, which is the fourth IIM family to be established in India after IIM Calcutta, IIM Ahmedabad, and IIM Bangalore. IIM Lucknow undertakes a diverse range of academic activities to ensure that its students understand the application management knowledge and practice. The aim of the institute is to transform its students into value-driven leaders, managers, and global players.

CAT 2017 Important Dates

Events Dates
Application Process Start Date 9th August 2017
Application Process End Date 25th September 2017
Availability of Admit Card 25th October 2017 to 26th November 2017
CAT 2017 26th November 2017
Result Date 8th January, 2018.

CAT 2017 Exam Centres

Candidates will have to choose from the test centres spread across around 140 test cities. They will get the option to choose any four test cities in order of their preference.

Exam State

Exam Cities

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Port Blair


Dibrugarh, Guwahati

Arunachal Pradesh

Chittoor, Kurnool, Nellore, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam


Aurangabad, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea




Raipur, Bhillai


New Delhi


Madgaon, Verna


Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara


Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Palwal, Panipath, Rohtak, Sonipath

Himachal Pradesh


Jammu and Kashmir



Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi


Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Chikballapur, Davanagere, Hasan, Kolar, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Ramnagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi


Kasaragod, Kochi, Kollam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thrissur, Trivandrum

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar


Ahmednagar, Amravati, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Ratnagiri, Satara, Solapur, Thane




Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur




Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Ropar, Sangrur


Ajmer, Alwar, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur

Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Namakkal, Thanjavur, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelvelli


Hyderabad, Karim Nagar, Khammam

Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Greater Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Noida, Varanasi


Dehradun, Roorkee

West Bengal

Asansol, Burdwan, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri


  • CAT 2017 aspirants will have to agree to a Non-Disclosure Agreement at the time of the test. Disclosing any type of content related to the CAT exam in any form or in any way is a punishable offense. It could land a person in jail for a term of up to three years and may also have to submit a fine up to Rs. 2 lakhs.
  • During the admission or selection process, if it is found that a candidate has furnished any incorrect information or has violated any process, he/she will be barred from participating in the selection process. Also, the candidate will not be allowed to appear for the CAT in future.


Contact Details

Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow

Noida Campus, B-1, Sector-62,

Institutional Area, Noida 201 307


Phone: +91-120-6678481, 667850