Gateway to the Indian Institute of Management and other eminent B-schools of the nation, the official circular for Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 is most likely to be out by July 30 in the newspapers.

Reportedly, a detailed notification about the process will be available to the CAT aspirants at — iiml.ac.in — web portal of Indian Institutes of Management Lucknow.

Slated to take place for November , CAT 2017 will be administered by IIM Lucknow this year. Further, Neeraj Dwivedi, IIM Lucknow PGP Admission Chair Professor will oversee the proceedings as the convener for the exam.

Registration for CAT 2017 is expected to commence in August and will continue to stay open until September. Moreove, all the applicants will be able to download admit cards from the website starting October until the day of the exam.

The results are likely to be declared in December end or January next year. 

According to experts, the CAT convener may bring certain changes in rules so that more girl students and non-engineering background candidates are interested.

CAT is a management aptitude test, held every year to grant admission to two-year post graduate diploma (PGDM) programs, commonly known as Master of Business Administration (MBA) offered by IIMs.

The test comprises of written test ability test/ group discussions, personal interview, and scores obtained in CAT.

More than two lakh candidates are expected to appear in the examination.