The official notification for Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 — the gateway to the Indian Institute of Management and other leading B-schools of the country — is likely to appear in newspapers on July 30.
The Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L) will conduct the Common Admission Test this year, after a gap of nearly seven years. Professor Neeraj Dwivedi of the institute will be the convener for the exam.
The exam is likely to be held either in November or early December. The online registration for CAT may begin from August first week and may continue till September end. The admit card can be downloaded from October till the exam day. The results are likely to be declared in December end or January next year.
More than two lakh candidates are expected to appear in the examination. Experts sense that the CAT convener may bring certain changes in rules so that more girl students and non-engineering background candidates are interested.
Registrations for the Common Admission Test (CAT) to IIMs shot up to a seven-year high in 2016, with 2,32,434 candidates applying for the entrance test.
Since 2010, this was the highest number of applicants. Men comprised a majority of the candidates (67%), while the percentage of female candidates marginally increased by 1% as compared to 2015.