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CAT 2017 Result

Last Updated - January 05, 2017

CAT Result is expected to be declared in 2nd week of January, 2017. All the candidates who successfully clear the selection process will get admitted in 19 different IIM institutes. The exam was conducted on December 4 for in various management programmes and over 2 lakh candidates had appeared for the exam.

Know About CAT 2017

The CAT selection procedure will be conducted from February to April 2017 and the final results for admission will be announced by May 2017. The MBA/PGDM sessions for 2017-19 batches will commence from July 2017.

CAT Result DateImportant Date
Date of examDecember 4, 2016
Declaration of CAT Result 20162nd week of January 2017
List of shortlisted candidates to be published by IIMs on their respective websitesLast week of January, 2017

After CAT Result Announcement

After the declaration of the result of CAT 2016, the final admission process will be conducted by the 19 IIMs and around 100 B-schools across India. CAT 2016 Selection Procedure will start in the month of February, 2017. Using percentile and score indicated in score card, candidates can apply for admissions in colleges apart from IIMs separately.

The IIM’s and other B-schools will publish the list of shortlisted candidates on their respective websites. The criterion for shortlisting is different for every IIM. Each IIM will send interview letters to the shortlisted candidates directly.

How will I get a call from Management Institutes?

Getting a call from IIMs or other Management Institutes in India entirely depends on certain attributes, which are as follow-

  • Overall percentile score of CAT
  • Sectional cutoffs of CAT
  • Overall CAT Score
  • Academic record & work profile of the candidates
  • Work experience

Check how to download CAT score card

CAT Admission Process

In this second stage of the process, the candidates will have to appear for the Group Discussion, Written Ability Test and Personal Interview rounds. While Personal Interview round is common in all the B-schools’ admission process, GD and WAT rounds vary from B-School to B-School. The process is discussed below:

  • Written Ability Test (WAT)
  • Group Discussions (GD)
  • Personal Interviews (PI)

Group discussion

Over the past few years, this round is less preferred but it is wise to prepare for this round as well. In this round, a group of 8-10 candidates is given a topic to discuss. Through this round, a candidate’s performance and group dynamics are assessed. However, some business schools are still having the GD round with Written Ability Test.

Written Ability Test

WAT is basically a test to analyze a management aspirant’s writing skills and coherency & clarity of thought process. Comprises of one or more topics on which a candidate is required to write a brief essay. The time duration assigned to write essay on the given topic varies from IIM to IIM and can be anywhere between 15 minutes to 45 minutes.

Personal Interview

After the Group discussion (GD) and Written Ability Test (WAT) rounds, the candidates are required to go through the Personal Interview (PI). It usually taken by a group associated with the IIM, be it the faculty, ex-faculty or in some cases even alumni. In this round, a candidate has to appear before a panel of 4-8 interviewers who test the candidate on their academic background, work experience, hobbies, interests etc.

Along with the GD, PI and WAT rounds, the top B-schools also consider the past academic records, extra-curricular activities, work experience in the candidate's profile.

All the candidates shortlisted for the WAT and PI will be required to go through the eligibility verification process. They will be required to be present on the scheduled date with all the necessary proofs and documents for the verification at the respective Institutes.

Important documents Required for IIM Selection

In case the candidate gets a call from IIM, they will be required to furnish the following documents for the purpose of eligibility verification-

  1. Original & Xerox copy of Mark sheets and Degree certificates.
  2. Candidates still pursuing last year of graduation – need to submit an attested copy of the original certificate obtained from concerned authority specifying the fulfilment of required marks.
  3. If belonging to Reservation category, then certificates supporting the same, both original & Xerox.



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