The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow has released the answer keys and Objection Form for the 2017 CAT exam held on November 26. CAT 2017 Question Paper and Objection Form is now live. Deadline to submit objection form is 2 pm on December 09, 2017 says the official announcement.
How to check Answer Keys: You will have to log in to your account on CAT 2017 website created at the time of registration. There they could access the question paper, answer key and the objection form. Once the objection is submitted, an expert committee of the IIM will be checking the same after the deadline. If an objection is genuine and valid, the candidate will get a refund of their fee and the corrective measures taken by the IIMs will be applicable to all the candidates.
CAT 2017: Result Announcement And Admission Process
The Institutes may declare the results in the second week of 2018. The list of the shortlisted aspirants for the next phase of selection will be announced on the website of the respective IIMs. Each IIM will send interview letters to the shortlisted candidates directly. The criteria for shortlisting vary among IIMs. Candidates will have to visit the admission hotlinks of the respective websites of IIMs for further information.
The IIMs shortlisting the candidates for the next round of selection may be independent of each other. The Applicants taking up the exam for the first time can go through the registration guide and video which is available on the official site. Keep in mind that the graduates must have at least 50% marks to be eligible to apply for CAT 2017 and 45% for the graduates under reserved categories. There will be separate notifications from IIM Ahmedabad, PGPEM & PGPPM Programmes of IIM Bangalore, EPGP of IIM Indore, and 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 for their management courses such as PGP-FABM & ePGP.
- Admission process includes Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI).
- All these stages hinge upon your performance in CAT 2017 examination. IIMs may furthermore use other factors like previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience and other similar inputs in short listing and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process.
- The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs. For more information, refer the admissions policies of IIMs from their respective websites.
If you are shortlisted for interviews by any IIM, kindly comply with the following eligibility verification: Mark sheets and Degree Certificate, Show all the mark sheets and submit attested copies to prove eligibility at the time of interview and If selected for a programme, produce original degree certificate and mark sheets of all semesters/years along with their attested copies for verification at the time of joining the programme.
Special Category And Soon-To-Be-Graduate: If you fall under the special category (SC, ST, NC-OBC and PWD), then you (if shortlisted) must show the original caste/class and/or disability certificate and submit a photocopy at the time of interview. Further, if a candidate is selected for a programme, the original certificate of qualifying degree and attested copy of the same must be submitted for verification at the time of joining a programme.
Those appearing for the final bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification examination, if shortlisted, must produce an original certificate from the Principal / Registrar / Director of the university/ institution confirming that the candidate has obtained 50% marks or equivalent (45% for SC, ST, and PWD) based on latest available grades/marks. He/she must submit an attested copy of the original certificate at the time of interview.
Note that the last date for submission of the mark sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2018. If not submitted, the IIM authority will have to cancel the candidate’s provisional admission. Also it will also be cancelled if the certificate submitted is found to be fake or incorrect subsequently. (Source: IIM)