What after CAT 2017?

The Common Admission Test (CAT) this year happened on the 26th of November, 2017. It is one of the most competitive exams in India and is conducted by the IIMs for admission into the IIMs. Few other prestigious institutions that accept CAT scores for their admission process.

As CAT 2017 was analyzed to be marginally tougher than the previous years, many students are tensed about the scores and results of the exam. One need not be tensed as CAT follows relative grading and anything more than 85% percentile is considered safe.

What comes after CAT?

The CAT results will be declared somewhere around the second week of January. This will be immediately followed by further GD and Personal Interview rounds. It will be beneficial for the students to start preparing for these without waiting for the results.

What are the other options?

If CAT exam was not that easy for you then it’s not the end of the world. The other options that you can look into are given below:

  • Apart from CAT, a number of other examinations will be held in December for admissions into business schools throughout the country such as the Management Aptitude Test (MAT), the MICAT, the XAT, the SNAP, the TISSNET and the CMAT.
  • If CAT exam didn’t work out for you this time but you still want to crack it while preparing yourself for the same, you can take up a job and start building your resume.
  • If not then there are a variety of internships that you can take up in the field of Marketing, HR, Finance or whatever that interests you and meanwhile prepare for CAT exam
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