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CAT Mock Test 2017 by IIM Lucknow Released

Last Updated - November 03, 2017

IIM CAT Mock Test 2017 has been released at the official website With just a few days left for the exam on November 26, candidates must be driving their preparation in highest gear. Check CAT Syllabus

 Amidst this preparation, a major thing to put attention to is the Official CAT Mock Test provided by IIM Lucknow. The mock test can be accessed using your registration number and password.

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CAT mock test is released to make candidates familiar with the user interface of the actual CAT Exam. Candidates must attend this mock to get an exact idea of how the exam will look like.

Read on to download and know how to use IIM CAT Mock Test 2017. We assure you better marks through it.

CAT Mock Test 2017

Every year, the IIM conducting CAT releases a mock test before the exam. The purpose of the mock test is to make candidates familiar with the layout or the user interface of the exam.

It is likely that candidates who are appearing for CAT for first the first time or are appearing in a computer based exam for first time, may get confused during the exam. They may also not clearly understand all the options which are available during the exam.

Therefore, to eliminate this confusion, a mock test is released which provides exact user interface as that of the actual CAT exam.

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How to Take CAT Mock Test 2017?

Take a look at the steps which candidates can perform to take the CAT 2017 mock test –

  1. First, candidates must visit the official website for CAT 2017
  2. On the home page, ‘CAT 2017 Mock Test’ option is available under the ‘Quick Tour’ section
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  1. To practice, candidates will be asked for their login credentials i.e. their Registration number and Password
  2. Click on Sign In. For this, Candidates will need to use the on-screen keyboard provided on the login page.
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  1. After clicking on Sign in, the instruction of CAT Mock Test will appear.
  2. You must read all the instructions carefully, so as to avoid confusion.
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  1. After reading the instructions, candidates can access the mock test. This will be a 3 hour test with 100 questions, following the actual CAT Exam Pattern 2017.
  2. During the exam, candidates will be provided instant details of questions attempted, visited, marked for review and not visited, along with remaining time for the section. These details will look like this –
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1. Candidates will not be given any score, result or percentile after the exam.
2. Candidates must understand that the purpose is to familiarize with the user interface, not to check the level of preparation of candidates.
3. Also, candidates must not assume that level of difficulty of CAT 2017will be same as the mock test provided.


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CAT 2017 Mock Test Pattern

  • By now, we all know that CAT 2017 will be a computer based test.
  • CAT Mock Test will follow the exact same pattern of the paper, so that aspirants can have a hint of questions and their difficulty level.
  • The test will contain 3 sections, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability.
  • Candidates will be given 1 hour for each section, and there will be a total of 100 objective questions in the exam.
  • Each correct answer will fetch 3 marks, while an incorrect answer will deduct -1 marks.
  • The medium of the paper will be English.

Since it is an aptitude exam, most of the questions are asked on basic concepts but with a little higher level of application. For this, you must be thorough with CAT Syllabus. It will clearly define the topics and sub-topics to study before the exam.

CAT 2017 Preparation Tips

So less than 30 days are left for the exam and everyone has to prepare with full rigor now. In this tough but highly important phase, candidates need to take care of some very important points which will make them perform in the actual exam. So here we bring you the preparation tips for this last month of preparation. Take a look –

Take a lot of mocks – Last month of preparation is all about mocks. Take a lot of mocks, at least 10, in this month so that you make yourself ready for exam conditions. Also, do make sure that you take the mocks in the time slot of actual CAT 2017 slot allotted to you.

Check Top 10 Tips to Ace CAT 2017 in One Month

Revise the whole syllabus quickly – Another important thing now is that you must go through all the notes that you have created. This will make sure that you don’t forget any important concept.

Focus on your strengths – At this moment, devote as much time as possible to your strengths. Instead of focusing on weak points, make sure that you don’t miss any question on the topic which you’re good at. The time to convert weaknesses into strengths is gone now, just work on things which you are good at.

Practice a lot – Along with revising, make sure that you do a lot of practice. It is the time to leave all other things and focus on CAT. Make sure that you have done enough practice to tackle anything in the exam.

Check 5 ways to Improve Reading Speed for CAT 2017

Stay calm and focused – Don’t get overexcited, depressed or lazy now. Remove all distractions and work for your ultimate goal. Your preparation will yield the best. Stay focused.

We hope this article was helpful in getting to know about IIM CAT Mock Test. For all of you who practice, will definitely get a hand of the actual paper on November 26. We wish you all the luck of your Big Day!



Sushmita Kumari

Hello Sir can you tell me how to prepare for CAT2018 at home. And which books should i use for the preparations.

14 Feb, 2018 15:24
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Sushmita, To get information about the How to prepare for CAT through this link: Prepaartion Tips for CAT

14 Feb, 2018 17:16
g baba


11 Feb, 2018 12:08
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi G Baba, To get information about the coaching centers bu this link: Coaching Institiuties

12 Feb, 2018 15:50
shobha rani

with out cat to get seat in this college

10 Feb, 2018 00:20
Ruby Goyal

I have provided incorrect contact details. How do i change that?

29 Sep, 2017 11:46
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Ruby, Sorry, you can't change the contact details because according to the CAT rules some fields cannot be changed like a candidate’s full name, date of birth, mobile number, email ID, state, etc.

05 Oct, 2017 13:29
Soumya Sehgal

Can I appear for CAT

29 Sep, 2017 11:37
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Soumya, The CAT 2017 Application Dates are closed, so you will definitely apply for the next year CAT 2018. To get more information about CAT and to know you are eligible for this exam. Please check this link: CAT Eligibility Criteria.

05 Oct, 2017 14:45
Vivek Bansal

Any Good Coaching Centers in Delhi for CAT?

29 Sep, 2017 11:32
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Vivek, New Delhi is a thriving center for CAT aspirants. Rightly so, the region has some top coaching centers which have proved their mettle in the last few years. Below is a list of top 4 coaching centers in New Delhi, with their location.

RankName of Coaching CenterLocationRating
1P T EducationNew Delhi4.2
2T.I.M.E.Connaught Place, New Delhi3.8
3Career LauncherKingsway Camp, New Delhi3.7
4IMS Learning ResourcesConnaught Place, New Delhi3.2

05 Oct, 2017 15:02

Is there any option to change the selected exam centre in CAT Application 2017?

29 Sep, 2017 11:29
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Arindam, Yes, you can change the exam center preference during form correction process. However, the allotment of the center is subject to availability and exam authorities' decision.

05 Oct, 2017 15:24

Are there any negative marks for non-MCQs?

29 Jul, 2017 14:31
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Karan, No negative marking scheme is defined as of now, any changes will be updated on our website.

29 Jul, 2017 14:41
sakshi jain

What privileges will the PWD candidates with Blindness or low vision/cerebral palsy receive on the day of the exam?

29 Jul, 2017 14:29
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Sakshi, They have to bring their own scribe. They will be given a compensatory time of 30 minutes to complete the exam.

29 Jul, 2017 14:47
Sakshi Aggarwal

What are the eligibility criteria for the scribe/reader?

29 Jul, 2017 14:28
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Sakshi, No eligibility criteria are defined for the scribe. Candidates need to arrange the scribe on their own. The scribe must bring their identity proof and a declaration of educational qualification on the day of the exam.

29 Jul, 2017 14:50
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