Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow has delayed the issuance of CAT 2017 admit card. As per the initial notice, the admit card was to be released on October 18, 2017. However, the recent announcement stated that it will be available from October 25, 2017. The information for delayed admit card has been uploaded on the official website of the exam, i.e. iimcat.ac.in.
IIM-L has not given any statement regarding the reason for the delay. It is being speculated that the date of issuance was pushed back due to the festive season but official announcement confirming it is awaited.
The admit card is an obligatory document. The candidates, who will not be able to produce it at the exam hall shall not be allowed to take the exam. It should be noted that the hall ticket will not be dispatched offline to the candidates. To download it the candidates will have to visit the official website and click on the appropriate link. Next, the candidates will have to enter the User ID and Password in the provided space and then click on the ‘Login’ button and download the admit card.
If the candidates have forgotten the password, then they may use the ‘Forgot Password’ option. It will be given right next to the login button. Candidates may also refer to the e-mail generated during the application form. The User ID and Password was also mentioned on it. If the admit card of the candidates has not been generated or they are not able to download it then they may click on 1800-266-0207 (Toll-Free) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The candidates will be able to download the admit card until November 26, 2017, which is also the date for the examination. Common Admission Test 2017 will be held online. It will be a 3 hour examination, in which the candidates will have to solve questions related to Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VRC), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR), and Quantitative Ability (QA).
The number of questions in each section will be revealed on the exam day. Last year, there were total 100 questions. Out of these, 75 were MCQs and 25 were TITA. The number of MQC in VRC, DI & LR, and QA were 24, 24, and 27, respectively. The VRC section had 10 TITA, DI & LR contained 8 TITA, and there were 7 TITA in QA section.
CAT 2017 will be held in 140 cities around the country. The qualifying candidates will be granted admission in 20 IIMs and over 100 B-Schools. As per the reports, over 2.31 lakh candidates have applied for the examination. Even last year, nearly the same number of candidates registered for the examination but only 1.9 lakh (approx.) appeared. The competition for the examination is definitely very high but with hard work and perseverance, anything can be achieved. Late year, there were total 20 candidates who achieved perfect 100 percentile. If they can, so can you. Good luck!