CAT 2017 – Important NotificationsRahul Singh
Common Admission Test (CAT) is one of the most challenging entrance exams and is scheduled to take place in the month of December 2017. IIM Lucknow will be conducting CAT this year which is one of the most highly anticipated exams.IIM Lucknow already aired the notification of tender for advertisement services on June 21, 2017. IIM Lucknow convened CAT earlier in 2010. Currently, there are total 419 seats for PGP and other courses. About two lakh aspirants are expected to appear for this highly vying competition.
IIM Lucknow will introduce some changes in the structure of CAT 2017 as well as in the level of difficulty. One of the changes in CAT 2017 will be in the number of questions in each section. Positive news for non-engineers is that IIM Lucknow will try to bring down the difficulty level of Quantitative Aptitude Section.The new format is quiet student friendly and will help the CAT Aspirants to score better.
Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are known for imparting quality education in management and research.CAT 2016 was conducted by IIM Bangalore across 138 cities and twenty aspirants were able to secure 100 percentile. The registration process of CAT 2017 will start in the month of August 2017 following which the admit card will be released in the month of October 2017.
The exam will be conducted in two sessions to ensure fairness in comparison of performances of aspirants through separate test sessions. CAT 2017 will be an online mode exam of 170 minutes duration that will encompass three sections namely Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Quantitative Ability (QA). The questions asked are multiple-choice questions each of it carrying three marks and negative marks will be allocated for an incorrect answer.
CAT 2017 results will contain the list of candidates shortlisted for the second stage of selection which may include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI). Though, the basis of selection varies from IIM to IIM. The process of Normalization comes into play while evaluating mark sheets. Normalization is an efficient process also adopted by Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), it helps in comparing aspirant scores across multiple forms. CAT 2017 results will be expected to air in the month of January 2018.
According to the feedbacks from last year toppers, it’s not just about the amount of Knowledge a candidate has or practicing Mock tests daily but more about a candidate’s performance during those 170 minutes and of course their confidence level. To score desired percentile candidate should attempt a good number of challenging questions. Consistency matters a lot in the examination so the candidate needs to make sure that along with the number of attempts take a note of their accuracy level.