After 7 long years Indian Institute of Management Lucknow will conduct the Common Aptitude Test, 2017. Before this, IIM-L conducted the CAT exam in year 2010 when Prof Himanshu Rai, a faculty of Human Resource Management, was the convener.
For this year's CAT exam IIML admission chairperson and strategic management faculty Neeraj Dwivedi has been appointed as the convener.
According to the reports from Indian Express, the responsibility of conducting the exam has been shifted from IIM Bangalore to IIM Lucknow, which conducted the CAT exam last year. An advertisement regarding the same was uploaded by the institute, inviting tenders for CAT 2017, on the official website.
According to the reports from TOI "the CAT 2017 exam schedule will be announced at the end of July while the registrations will be open until October this year and the exam will be held in the months of November and December".
Last year more than 2 lakh candidates applied for the CAT.
The CAT exam is a gateway to MBA admissions in 19 IIMs and 150 other recognized institutes. This year the exam will be conducted in the months of October-November. Reports are also coming out that this year IIML will introduce minor changes in the pattern of the exam regarding which the details and instructions will be released by the institute soon.