2.31 lakhs candidates register for CAT 2017

2.31 lakhs candidates register for CAT 2017

2.31 lakhs candidates register for CAT 2017 – A decline in applications from last year

2.31 lakhs candidates register for CAT 2017

In 2017, there were approximately 2.31 candidates who successfully registered for CAT 2017 to be held on November 26th in two sessions. In 2016, there were 2,32, 434 candidates who had applied for the CAT exam. The exact number of applicants are not currently known and the figures will be revealed by the conducting institute on Tuesday. This shows that there is a decline in applications from last year. It seems like the global slowdown has affected the number of applicants seen this year in CAT.

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national-level management entrance examination conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) for admission to 20 IIMs and over top 100 B-schools across India. CAT is the King of all management entrance exams. It is the toughest management exam and CAT scores are accepted by both IIM’s and top 100 B-Schools.

CAT is the toughest management exam and CAT scores are accepted by top B-Schools. Cracking CAT is hard and its even harder to get into IIM’s meant for a chosen few. IIM’s are considered as one of the most elite institutes in the country and getting into IIM’s is no laughing matter.

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It is necessary to take CAT or the Common Aptitude Test if you have MBA dreams and want to get into IIM’s or any of the top 100 B-Schools. Students need more 99 to 100 percentile to get into any of the IIM’s spread across the country. Over 2 lakh students compete in CAT Examination every year, so the examination is tough and competitive.

Examination Paper Pattern of CAT 2017:

S. No.


Number of Questions

Duration in minutes


Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension




Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning




Quantitative Ability







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Participating Institutes in CAT 2017:

  1. Post Graduate Programmes in Management:
Institutes: Programmes: Website Addresses:
IIM Ahmedabad PGP, PGP-FABM, ePGP www.iima.ac.in
IIM Amritsar PGP www.iimamritsar.ac.in
IIM Bangalore PGP, PGPEM, PGPPM www.iimb.ac.in
IIM Bodh Gaya PGP www.iimbg.ac.in
IIM Calcutta PGP-PGDM www.iimcal.ac.in
IIM Indore PGP (Indore, Mumbai), EPGP, PGP-HRM www.iimidr.ac.in
IIM Jammu PGP www.iiml.ac.in/jammu
IIM Kashipur PGP, EPGP www.iimkashipur.ac.in
IIM Kozhikode PGP www.iimk.ac.in
IIM Lucknow PGP, PGP-ABM, PGP-SM www.iiml.ac.in
IIM Nagpur PGP www.iimnagpur.ac.in
IIM Raipur PGP, PGPWE www.iimraipur.ac.in
IIM Ranchi PGDM, PGDHRM www.iimranchi.ac.in
IIM Rohtak PGP, EPGP, EPGPX www.iimrohtak.ac.in
IIM Sambalpur PGP www.iimsambalpur.ac.in
RGIIM Shillong PGP, PGPEX www.iimshillong.in
IIM Sirmaur PGP www.iimsirmaur.ac.in
IIM Tiruchirappalli PGP, PGPBM www.iimtrichy.ac.in
IIM Udaipur PGP www.iimu.ac.in
IIM Visakhapatnam PGP www.iimv.ac.in

Stay tuned for more updates on 2.31 lakhs candidates register for CAT 2017!


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