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CAT 2017 Answer Key, Objection Form, Question Paper, Analysis (Slot 1 & 2)

Last Updated - August 24, 2018

IIM Lucknow has released the question paper and objection form for CAT 2017 exam was held on November 26, 2017. The objection forms were available till December 9, 2017. Candidates can check the answer key of shift 1 & 2 from the below given pdf.  

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CAT 2018 will be conducted on November 25, 2018 through online mode. Interested and eligible candidates can apply on the official website of the exam from August 8 to September 19, 2018. The application fee for general candidates is INR 1900 while for reserved candidates is INR 900. 

CAT 2017 Answer Key Sift 2-

However, if you have any objection against the answer in the answer key then you can raise the objection by filling the objection form given on the official website.

Here are the steps for filling the CAT Answer Key Objection Form:

  • Click on the “Objection Form” tab on the official website.
  • Click on “+” to add new objection.
  • Check the question number from the given question paper on the official website.
  • Fill the details and pay the objection fee
  • Amount of Rs. 1000/objection will be paid by the student in order to raise an objection
  • Fee will be refunded if the particular objection found correct by the panel
  • Objection once submitted can’t be edited 

CAT 2017 was conducted on Nov 26 in two sessions. It saw an attendance of 87% (1.99 lac candidates). As per CAT 2017 Analysis,

  • CAT 2017 was slightly easier than CAT 2016. It was of moderate difficulty level.
  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning was the toughest section followed by Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension.
  • Quantitative Ability was a pleasant surprise for the test-takers. It was the easiest to attempt.
  • The written and verbal ability in language section was slightly easier than last year," said Dr. D K Batra of IMI-New Delhi.
  • CAT 2017 Cutoff is expected to be higher, owing to the number of registrations and moderate difficulty level.

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How to Check CAT Answer Key?

Students who appeared in the examination will only be able to download and check CAT answer key. After checking the answer key, students will come to know that how many marks they will get in CAT exam. Applicants can download CAT Morning & Evening shift answer key and question papers with solutions by following the below steps:

  1. Visit the official website of IIMs’
  2. On the homepage, search for the answer key link
  3. Click on the link named as “CAT Exam Answer Key 2017’
  4. Enter the roll number of number on the question booklet
  5. Click on the Submit button

NOTE: After clicking on the button, the answer key will appear on the screen. Students are advised to download and take the printout of the answer key for future reference.


Challenging CAT Answer Key

As CAT is a computer based test, an official answer key will not be released by the examination authority i.e. IIM Lucknow. Generally, answer keys are released for those exams which are held in pen and paper mode and students can take the question papers after the exam. So, it is difficult for the students to get an official CAT answer key.

However, all top CAT coaching institutes publish answer keys. But, they do not guarantee any authenticity. So, the candidates cannot challenge CAT answer key as it is not officially released by any IIM institute.

Check CAT Exam Pattern


CAT 2017 Paper Analysis

With the same examination pattern as the previous year, the difficulty level of the paper was moderate. It was expected to be so by the experts.

  • The Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) section was the toughest, as analyzed before
  • There were also high chances of rise of the difficulty level of Quantitative Ability (QA), but it came out to be easy.

A subject wise analysis on the scale of the difficulty level of CAT 2017 is as follows:

SubjectDifficulty Level
Data Interpretation and Logical ReasoningDifficult
Quantitative AbilityEasy
Verbal Ability & Reading ComprehensionEasy-Moderate 

Check Complete CAT Paper Analysis


CAT Cut off 2017

Cut off marks are the minimum marks required to score by the candidate in order to clear the examination. CAT cut off are released by all institutes separately. After the declaration of CAT Result, the cut off will also release. Students have to clear the sectional as well as overall CAT Cut Off in order to get shortlisted for the next selection round.

Cut off will be decided on the basis of various following factors:

  • Difficulty level of the exam
  • Total number of applicants appears in the exam
  • Numbers of candidates qualify the exam
  • Availability of seats
  • Previous year cut off

The following table shows the Institute wise CAT 2017 cut off:

IIM Ahmadabad CAT cut off 2017

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
General70707080
NC-OBC65656575
SC60606070
ST50505060
PWD60606070

IIM Bangalore CAT Cut off 2017

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
General85808090
NC-OBC75707080
SC70656575
ST60606075
PWD60606075

IIM Kozhikode CAT Cut off 2017

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
General80808090
NC-OBC50505065
SC40404055
ST70707080
PWD40404055

IIM Indore CAT Cut off 2017

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
General80808090
NC-OBC70707080
SC55555560
ST45454550
PWD45454550

IIM Visakhapatnam CAT Cut off 2017

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
General85808090
NC-OBC75707080
SC60606075
ST50505055
PWD50505055

IIM Ranchi CAT Cut off 2017

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
General80808090
NC-OBC60606078
SC50505060
ST30303040
PWD30303040

IIM Bodh Gaya CAT Cut off 2017

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
General>80>80>80>90
NC-OBC>55>55>55>75
SC>50>50>50>55
ST>30>30>30>35
PWD>50>50>50>65

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