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The notification for CAT 2017 is likely to be released on July 30. CAT application form 2017 will be available from the first week of August 2017. This year, CAT will be conducted by IIM Lucknow. With less than 5 months left for the exam, it’s time for the MBA aspirants to put all their worries to rest and start focusing on exam preparations.

CAT Important Dates 2017

With the announcement of notification, the complete schedule of CAT 2017 will be declared. As per the tentative dates, the registration for CAT exam is expected to begin in the first week of August 2017. CAT admit card will be issued online in the month of October, and the exam will be conducted in the first week of December.

Expected Changed in CAT 2017

Will there be any changes in the CAT exam? This is one of the most common questions asked by the candidates preparing for CAT 2017. Indeed, CAT is famous for introducing new, and sometimes unexpected changes in the exam pattern. Therefore, it’s important for the candidates to stay prepared for any change.

Over the past few years, several changes have been introduced in the CAT exam. Earlier CAT was conducted over a period of several days. This was reduced to 2 days. And last year, CAT was conducted on a single day. Similarly, there have been changes in the number of questions, duration of the exam and sectional time limit.

Last year, there was not any major change in CAT. This is one of the reasons why many candidates are expecting bigger changes this year. Here is a list of a few expected changes in CAT 2017 –

  • The test window may increase. It’s possible that CAT may be held over a period of two or more days this year.

  • Sectional time limits may be removed. This will allow the candidates move between different sections.

  • More small towns may be included in the list of CAT test centres.

CAT 2017 is a highly competitive exam. A good score in CAT will allow the candidates to secure a seat in one of the IIMs. CAT scores are also accepted by several other management colleges across the country. To crack this popular management entrance exam, the candidates must stay prepared for all types of changes in CAT 2017 exam.

Also check details of CAT Application Form 2017 here.