CAT 2017 COUNSELLING
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
CAT Counselling is conducted separately by different IIMs from third week of January 2018. It is carried out soon after the declaration of CAT Results. IIM Lucknow will release the results online at iimcat.ac.in.
Candidates have to initially register for web counselling at the official website. Candidates will then be allotted helpline center and called by different IIMs for web CAT Counselling. Candidates have to report at the nearest helpline center on the stipulated date and time for the counselling.
Listed below are quick facts about CAT Counselling:
|CAT Counselling Date||January 2018|
|Conducting Body||19 IIMs|
|Minimum Eligibility||CAT Score as per the CAT Cutoff|
|Procedure||Reporting at allocated Helpline center, Verification of documents, Choice locking, Reporting to IIM, GDPI and Written Test|
|Total Participating Colleges||19 IIMs (Indian Institute of Management)|
|Total seats||3265 seats (approximately)|
CAT Counselling begins from third week of January 2018. Given below are the important dates related to CAT Admission Procedure 2017:
|CAT Result will be declared on||First week of January 2018|
|CAT Counselling begins from||Third week of January 2018|
|CAT Option Entry will start from||Third week of January 2018|
|Reporting to IIMs begins from||Fourth week of January 2018|
CAT Counselling is done in online mode on the official website- iimcat.ac.in. Candidates have to report to the allotted helpline center in person with all the required documents. Carry the original copies of the documents along with the photocopy for the verification process.
Given below are the steps to carry out the web counselling for CAT :
Documents to be carried:
Given below are the documents required at the time of CAT Counselling:
Candidates who apply for CAT have to not just focus on preparing for the exam. Their focus must be on clearing the tests that follow in the further selection process. The further steps of the selection process of CAT is explained below:
Written Ability Test is designed to test a candidate’s critical thinking ability, and their ability to formulate and communicate their thoughts clearly. Given below is the pattern of WAT:
The topics for essay writing can be from a variety of domains such as current affairs, government policies, topics of social importance, trade and commerce etc. Some example for WAT topics can be:
The next step of the CAT Admission Process is Group Discussion (GD). Group Discussion is an important part of the selection procedure for admission to IIMs. The features of a GD are explained below:
The topics may range from National and International Politics, Current Affairs, topics of social importance, Government policies etc. Some example of topics for Group Discussion are as follows:
The topics of GD vary with the current affairs. A new addition to these GD topics can be GST (Good and Service Tax).
This round in the CAT Admission Process outrages you from the mainstream crowd. This round is a mandatory round at all IIMs and termed as the most crucial. Candidates have to generally face a panel of 3-4 interviewers. The key to success in the interview is- Be witty, funny and confident at the same time.
To excel in this final frontier, candidates should be aware of the types of questions that are frequently asked in a personal interview. The questions asked in an IIM interview range from questions about Personal life, Academic Record, Extra-curricular activities, work experience, outlook on contemporary issues etc.
Given below are few expected or commonly asked questions in the PI round of CAT 2017:
There are 19 IIMs across India which offer admission to different specializations of MBA. Here is the total seat intake of various IIMs is given below:
|College||Number of Seats||College||Number of Seats|
|IIM Ahmedabad||385||IIM Bangalore||382|
|IIM Calcutta||462||IIM Lucknow||419|
|IIM Indore||450||IIM Kozhikode||375|
|IIM Shillong||120||IIM Ranchi||120|
|IIM Rohtak||120||IIM Raipur||120|
|IIM Trichy||102||IIM Udaipur||120|
|IIM Kashipur||90||IIM Nagpur||60|
|IIM Vishakhapatnam||60||IIM Sambalpur||60|
|IIM Sirmaur||60||IIM Jammu||--|
There are multiple factors which affect the selection of candidates in their desired IIMs. The panel considers many aspects such as Academic Qualification, Work Experience, Extra-curricular activities etc. for admitting candidates to the IIM.
The weightage for each component including CAT score for shortlisting of candidates is given below:
Aggregate CAT Score
SSC (12th) Marks
Diversity Factor: Gender
Diversity Factor: Academic Discipline
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