CAT Entrance Exam Previous Year Question papers – 2016-2017

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Overview of CAT 2017  Entrance Exam

CAT 2017 

Eligibility Criteria for CAT 2017

CAT 2017 – Application Fees

CAT 2017 – Exam Pattern

CAT 2017

Name of the Examination  :  CAT – Common Entrance Test

Conducting body                  :  IIM – Indian Institute of Management

Exam type                              :  National Level

Purpose                                  :   Entrance Exam for

Post  Graduation Programs for Management Courses  (MBA)

Common Admission Test or CAT is a Computer based entrance Exam for admissions into management courses in Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and other Top Business schools of the country. The regulating body/exam authority is the IIM and every year different IIMs conduct the CAT exam on a rotational basis.

Though CAT is considered to be a tough entrance exam, the key to succeeding it, is with time management and learning the tricks and shortcut techniques which help to ace the exam.

A Notification will be released which contains all the necessary information regarding CAT 2017 like,

  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Reservation of Seats
  • Application Form
  • Application Fees
  • Important Dates
  • Exam Pattern
  • Exam Syllabus

Eligibility Criteria for CAT 2017

  • IIM has set the minimum eligibility criteria for candidates who appear for CAT 2017.
  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification (recognized by HRD Ministry, Government of India) with a minimum of 50%. For candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD category, the minimum score is 45%)
  • Candidates appearing for final exams in 2017 are also eligible to take up CAT. But the necessary documents have to be submitted before June 30, 2017.
  • IIM has a strict verification process, hence check all the documents carefully before submitting them

Reservation of Seats in CAT Exam for SC/ST/PwD candidates

CategoryReserved Seats
ST (Scheduled Tribes)7.5%
SC (Scheduled Castes)15%
OBC (Other Backward Class)27%
PwD (Physically Abled)3%

Application Form for Common Admission Test 2017

The application for CAT 2017 will be released on the official website. The candidates have fill in the needed information and upload the scanned copies of required documents in the mentioned format. The application fees have to be paid for the further processing.

CAT 2017 – Application Fees

The application fees for CAT Exam 2017 is

CategoryApplication Fees
General/OBCINR 1700

Important Dates for CAT 2017

Every year, CAT 2017 will be conducted in the month of December. Below mentioned are the tentative dates for CAT 2017

Availability of Online Application FormsAugust 2017
Last Date to Apply for CAT 2017September 2017
Admit Card Available to DownloadNovember 2017
CAT 2017December 2017

How to Apply for CAT 2017

For more information Visit the official website

To apply CAT 2017 follow the below procedure

  • Click on CAT 2017 Notification
  • Click on “Apply for CAT”
  • Fill up the information on application form
  • Upload the required scanned documents
  • Submit the application form
  • Take a print out of the application form

CAT 2017 – Exam Pattern

CAT exam is conducted in an online mode, i.e., computer-based. The duration of CAT 2017 is 3 hours (180 minutes)

A total of 100 questions are asked from 3 sections viz,

  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension


Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning329660 minutes
Quantitative Ability3410260 minutes
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension3410260 minues
Total100300180 minutes
Marking SchemeCorrect Answer: +4

Incorrect Answer: -1


CAT 2017 Syllabus

The syllabus of CAT is extensive. The syllabus for 3 sections for CAT 2017 is listed below


Data Interpretation & Logical ReasoningQuantitative AbilityVerbal Ability & Reading Comprehension



·               Tables

·               Bar Graphs

·               Column Graphs

·               Line Charts

·               Venn Diagrams

·               Pie Chart

·               The combination of two or more types linked to each other.

·               Number and Letter Series

·               Calendars

·               Cubes

·               Clocks

·               Venn Diagrams

·               Binary Logic

·               Seating Arrangement

·               Syllogism

·               Logical Matching

·               Logical Sequence

·               Logical Connectives

·               Blood Relations

·               Number Systems

·               LCM and HCF

·               Profit,Loss, and                           Discount

·               Percentages

·               Speed, Time and                         Distance

·               Time and Work

·               Simple and                                   Compound  Interest

·               Ratio and Proportion

·               Averages

·               Quadratic Equations

·               Linear Equations

·               Complex Numbers

·               Logarithm

·               Binomial Theorem

·               Sequences and                           Series

·               Surds and Indices

·               Inequalities

·               Probability

·               Permutation and                         Combination

·               Set Theory

·               Functions

·               Geometry

·               Mixtures and                                Alligations

·               Trigonometry

·               Coordinate                                   Geometry

·               Mensuration

·               Vocabulary Based                    (Synonyms Antonyms)

·               English Usage or                         Grammar

·               Sentence Correction

·               Fill in the blanks

·               Jumbled Paragraph

·               Close Passage

·               Analogies or Reverse                 Analogies

·               Meaning-Usage                           Match

·               Verbal Reasoning

·               Summary Questions

·               Reading                                       Comprehension

·               Facts-Inferences-                       Judgements

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