CAT 2017: Answer Key and Complete Solution


Candidates who want to appear for CAT have to agree to a Non-Disclosure Agreement at the time of the test.”This means that if any of the person or organization tries to release the CAT Answer Key 2016, either officially or unofficially, will have to face legal consequences. Further, if anyone claims to share any such information regarding CAT 2016 Answer Key, immediately inform the CAT officials.

To access the answer key and detailed solution, we have to wait for CAT Exam board, they will disclose the answer key after few weeks of the paper.

The Steps to Access the Detailed Solution and Answer Key

  1. Go to Official Website of CAT 2017
  2. Login to your portal
  3. Check Updates of the CAT Answer key by IIM Deceleration


The cutoff of CAT 2017 refers to the minimum marks or percentile a test taker must obtain in order to qualify for the next round of selection process. CAT cutoff 2017 has been announced by few IIM’s including IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, IIM Calcutta and Kozhikode among others. The other top B-schools will also release their CAT 2017 cutoff after the announcement of result. While CAT is scheduled to be conducted by IIM Lucknow on November 26, 2017, the result is awaited in the second week of January 2018. IIMs and other top B-schools announce category wise and sectional CAT cutoff 2017. Candidates must clear the sectional as well as overall CAT cutoff scores or percentile in order to get shortlisted for next round of selection process – WAT-GD/PI rounds. This article brings to you the estimated CAT 2017 cutoff of the 20 IIMs and the other top B-schools.


CAT 2017 cutoff will depend upon various factors. Some of the factors determining CAT cutoff can be mentioned as follows:

  • Difficulty level of exam
  • Number of test takers
  • Number of candidates qualifying in the exam
  • Number of seats
  • Institute repute or ranking

As per trends, if the difficulty level of CAT 2017 is high, the CAT cutoff will be low and vice versa. Generally the old IIMs and top B-schools such as FMS, University of Delhi, MDI Gurgaon etc. have CAT cutoff over 99 percentile. New IIMs and other top B-schools have cutoff ranging from 90 percentile or above. On the other hand, B-schools belonging to tier two to four can range from 80 to 50 percentile.


IIM Ahmedabad is the first IIM which has announced its CAT cutoff 2017 and the admission criteria. IIM Ahmedabad’s CAT 2017 cutoff is given as below:


IIM Ahmedabad CAT Cutoff 2017

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall
General 70 70 70 80
NC-OBC cum Transgender 65 65 65 75
SC 60 60 60 70
ST 50 50 50 60
PWD 60 60 60 70

The CAT cutoff 2017 for IIM Ahmedabad has not undergone any change as compared to last year.

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