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CAT 2017 Exam Dates | Preparation Tips | Books

In this post we will provide the necessary information regarding CAT 2017 Entrance Exam such as its important dates, application form details, syllabus, eligibility criteria and few preparation tips. Before moving further have a look at a small summary of CAT Entrance Exam. Basically CAT is popularly known as Common Aptitude Test which is one of the most reputed MBA Entrance Exam in India. As most of the student knows that this entrance exam is not a kid play, and needs your best shot to clear out this exam.

CAT 2017 Exam Summary
Exam Name
Common Aptitude Test
Commonly Known as
Exam Category
Exam Level
Conducting Authority
IIM (Indian Institute of Management)

CAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria for CAT 2017 require a minimum graduation level education and other norm will be given according to Government Rules or IIM CAT Norms.

CAT 2017 Syllabus
 Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

·           Mensuration
·           Averages
·           Number Systems
·           Algebra
·           Time and Work
·           Percentages
·           Trigonometry
·           Geometry
·           Permutation Combination
·           Probability
·           Quadratic Profit And Loss
·           Linear Equations, Etc.

Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning 

·           Antonyms and Synonyms
·           Sentence Correction
·           Fill In the blanks
·           Idioms
·           Clocks
·           Binary Logic
·           Calendars
·           Seating Arrangement
·           Premise
·           Reading comprehension
·           Blood Relations
·           Logical Sequence
·           Syllogisms
·           Verbal reasoning
·           Analogies
·           Conclusion
·           Assumption
·           Linear and Matrix Arrangement, Etc

 CAT 2017 Important Dates

Important Dates
CAT 2017 Notification
July 29, 2017
CAT 2017 Application Commencement 
August 9, 2017
CAT 2017 last date to apply
September 20, 2017 (till 5 PM)
CAT 2017 Admit Card
October 18, 2017 (1 PM onwards)
CAT 2017 Tutorial
October 18, 2017
CAT 2017 Exam
November 26, 2017
CAT 2017 Result
Second week of January, 2018
The IIM Common Admission Test (CAT) as being organized every year, for next session of 2017 – 2016 all the related dates will be released soon and we will published it here.
New Exam Pattern for CAT

CAT 2017 Preparation Tips

CAT is the toughest MBA entrance exam in India. In order to do well you guys need to be well prepared for it. We recommend following tips that you can appliance to prepare in best way.

Plan and prepare: Plan your study strategy for every day. Decide the topics to prepare.

Mock tests: The pattern of the exam keep on fluctuating so to be well-set solves different types of previous question papers.

CAT Exam Previous Year Question Papers

Management of Time: Practice to efficiently manage time. This will come only with practice.

Know your weakness and strengths: It is important to know your weakness and strengths as it will help you plan your study routine.

Revise: Keep doing a regular revision so as not to completely forget what you have learnt.

Stay fit and relaxed: It is important to pay attention to your health. Give yourself a good break after studying for long hours. Eat healthy food. Have good sleep.
 Recommended Books for CAT Entrance Exam

Books for Quantitative Aptitude

Recommended Books

·       Simple and easy to understand – How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT Common Admission Test 5th Edition (Paperback) by Arun Sharma, Publisher: Tata McGraw Hill 2012 Rs. 625, 2012 edition
·           For advanced – The Pearson Guide To Quantitative Aptitude And Data Interpretation For The CAT by Nishit Sinha, Publisher: Pearson. Rs. 650, 2012 edition.
·           For advanced and more practice – Quantum CAT: Quantitative Aptitude Common Admission Test for Admission Into IIMs (Paperback) by Sarvesh K Verma Publisher:Arihant, Rs. 650, 2013 edition.

Other Books

·           To learn mathematics for the Quantitative Aptitude section from basics, refer to NCERT Mathematics books for 8th, 9th & 10th standard & CBSE Mathematics books for 8th, 9th & 10th standard
·           For tips and shortcuts – Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations Tips, Techniques, And Short-cut Methods by Guha Abhijit Rs. 450, 2010 edition

Books for Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

·           A Good book for DI – How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for the CAT Common Admission Test 1st Edition (Paperback) by Arun Sharma Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Rs. 550, 2012 edition.
·           A Good book for LR – How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT Common Admission Test by Arun Sharma Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Rs. 450, 2012 edition.
·           The Pearson Guide To Verbal Ability And Logical Reasoning For The CAT 1st Edition (Paperback) by Nishit K. Sinha. Publisher: Pearson. Rs. 599, 2012 edition.

Books for Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning

Recommended Books

·           A Good book for VA – How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT Common Admission Test 4th Edition (Paperback) by Meenakshi Upadhyay, Arun Sharma. Publisher: Tata McGraw Hill, Rs. 575, 2011 Edition.
·           The Pearson Guide To Verbal Ability And Logical Reasoning For The CAT 1st Edition (Paperback) by Nishit K. Sinha Publisher: Pearson, Rs. 599, 2012 edition.

Other Books

·           Word Power Made Easy by NORMAN LEWIS Rs. 149, 2011 edition.
·           A Communicative Grammar of English By: Geoffrey Leech Rs. 500, 2003 edition.

Recommended Business Magazines for CAT/MBA Aspirants

·           Business Line by The Hindu Group
·           Business Today by India Today Group
·           BusinessWorld
·           Management Compass Career Launcher
·           Business & Management Chronicle by Chronicle Publications
·           Competition Success Review

Recommended Newspapers for CAT/MBA Aspirants

·           The Hindu
·           Economics Times

·           The Statesman

CAT 2017 Official Notification: Click Here

SNAP 2017 – Application Form, Exam Dates, Syllabus

SNAP 2017  – Symbiosis National Aptitude Test is an entrance examination for the MBA programs in the institutions affiliated to SIU. SNAP is conducted by Symbiosis International University. Registration for the SNAP Test is absolutely necessary for those who wish to pursue MBA at SIU. After this registration, s/he must register with the relevant institutions by fulfilling the corresponding registration fees. On being nominated, s/he would need to be present at the GE-PIWAT process led by the institutes. The institutes that offer MBA courses are Symbiosis Law School (SLS-Pune), Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS), Symbiosis College of Nursing (SCON), Symbiosis School of Biomedical Sciences (SSBS), Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune (SIMC- Pune), Symbiosis School of Economics (SSE), Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT) and Symbiosis Institute of Geo informatics (SIG). Symbiosis Society Foundation will bestow scholarships uponthe worthy students pursuing UG and PG courses from any SIU affiliated institute.

SNAP 2017 Exam Summary
Exam Name
Symbiosis National Aptitude Test
Commonly Known as
SNAP 2017
Exam Level
University level
Conducting Authority
Symbiosis International University
Exam Stream
Management Entrance Exam 

SNAP 2017 Application Form
    • The applicants are required to register for SNAP at The registration procedure is an online one. They need to upload their recent scanned photograph during the registration. This is to generate a unique SNAP ID for each applicant.
    • The Registration Fee is INR 1500/-, which is a non-refundable fee. It is to be paid via different ‘Payment Advice’ formats. Please select the desired payment mode and print the corresponding ‘Payment Advice’ form. There are 2 online options – Credit Card and Net Banking. The 2 offline options are paying via cash and Demand Draft (in favour of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat”, payable at Pune).
    • For the Cash option, one needs to print ‘Axis Bank or Indian Bank Challan’ from the abovementioned website. The cash has to be paid at any Axis Bank or Indian Bank branch. The applicants need to retain the Candidate copy of the Challan as the receipt.The stamped ‘Symbiosis copy’ has to be stamped and sent to the Symbiosis Test Secretariat at the address – SYMBIOSIS TEST SECRETARIAT Symbiosis International University Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, Dist:Pune- 412115.
SNAP 2017 Eligibility Criteria
  • An SNAP applicant is required to be a Graduate from a recognized Board / University. The marks obtained must have been a minimum of 50% (45% for SC/ST applicants).
  • Anapplicant who has accomplished his/her qualifying degree from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities. All the international degrees/ qualifications need to be verified from AIU.
SNAP 2017 Exam Pattern
  • The duration of SNAP is 2 hours. The questions are asked in form of MCQs, each having 4 options. For each incorrect answer, 25% marks are deducted.
  • There will be 4 sections – General English (Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability), Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency, General Awareness (General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario) and Analytical & Logical Reasoning. The first 3 sections ask 40 questions each and the 4th section asks 60 questions. Thus, there is a totality of 180 questions.
  • Shortlisting for GE-PIWAT will be based on the applicants’ overall SNAP Percentile. GE-PIWAT stands for Group Exercise, Personal Interaction and Writing Ability Test.
  • Different weightage is given to the 4 stages of SNAP. 50% is given to the SNAP Score, 10% to GE, 30% to PI and 10% to WAT. The Merit List will be displayed on the website of the corresponding institutes.
SNAP 2017 Exam Dates
The official dates of SNAP 20176are are listed below:


Registration commences on
August 10, 2017 Thursday
SNAP Test Registration Closes on
November 24, 2017 Friday
SNAP Payment Closes on
November 24, 2017 Friday
Admit Card
December 01,2017 Friday to December 17,2017 Sunday
SNAP Online Test 2017
December 17 , 2017 Sunday
Time: 14.00 hrs. to 16.00 hrs
Announcement of Result
December 28, 2017 Thursday

Note: This is tentative date for SNAP Exam 

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