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CAT 2017 UPDATE: Registration Date Extended, Admit Card & Exam Dates

The last date of registration has been extended to September 25, 2017 (5:00 pm).

Sagar Mavani 

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The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow has extended the 2017 Online Registration date to September 25th. ‘The last date of registration has been extended to September 25, 2017 (5:00 pm). Candidates are advised to register and complete their applications well before this date. There will be no further extension’ read the official word on the site. The (2017) will be conducted on November 26 in 140 Test Cities across India. The Candidates will have an option to select 4 Test Cities in order of preference.  The duration of the Exam will be 180 minutes. The entrance examination is conducted for admission to these 20 IIMs and more than 100 institutes across India. The elite IIMs are at Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bodh Gaya, Calcutta, Indore, Jammu, Kashipur, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Nagpur, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shillong, Sirmaur, Tiruchirappalli, Udaipur and Visakhapatnam. The IIMs will also release a tutorial to understand the format of the test on October 18. Candidates must work on the tutorials available on the website well in advance.

Important Dates

  • AUG 9, 2017, Wednesday: 2017 Registration Starts
  • SEP 25, 2017, Monday: 2017 Registration ends at 05:00 PM
  • OCT 18, 2017, Wednesday: 2017 Admit Card Download from 01:00 PM
  • NOV 26, 2017, Sunday: 2017 Test Day
Separate Notifications From IIMs:
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 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.

Note that the Registration fee is to be paid only once even if the applicant is applying for more than one institute. The 2017 scores can be used by non-IIM member institutions. You can check out the list at The most important consideration is the validity of the score card which is till 31 December 2018.

Normalization of scores in 2017:

The exam will go through two sessions. Two different test forms shall be given in two test sessions. The scores shall be based on the process of Normalization that will adjust for location and scale differences of score distributions across different forms. Later on, the scores shall be further normalized across different sections. Check out the official website of IIM for further details.

Admission process:
Admission to the IIMs is followed by Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI). The candidates’ previous academic scores, work experiences may be taken into consideration for short-listing.

First Published: Fri, September 22 2017. 14:41 IST