CAT and IIFT Exam Clash Resolved

Finally, a sigh of relief for the aspirants who planned to appear for the CAT and IIFT exams simultaneously this year. After the release of CAT 2017 notification by IIM-Lucknow, the spirits up of many aspirants sank as the CAT exam date clashed with that of the IIFT IB exam date.

Thankfully, IIFT has resolved the clash by postponing their exam date for MBA IB by 7 days. So, now the aspirants who had been preparing for both the exams would not have to choose between the two and can appear for both the exams without any issue.

Here are the updated dates for IIFT IB Exam 2017:



Registration July 25 – September 15, 2017
Admit Card Downloading November 6 – 20, 2017
IIFT MBA IB Exam December 3, 2017

The CAT 2017 Registration process would start on August 9, 2017 and the other events of the latest CAT 2017 Notification remain unchanged.

Nearly 60000 candidates are expected to register for IIFT exam this year to pursue MBA in International Businesses and approximately 2.5 lakh candidates would register for CAT 2017 exam for admissions in the IIMs and other B-Schools. With the release of CAT exam dates, there was a tension around the candidates as it is known that neither the IIFT accepts CAT scores nor the IIMs and other B-Schools accept IIFT IB scores for admissions. So, the aspirants were left to choose only one of the exams this year.

With the option to take both CAT and IIFT IB exams this year, the opportunity for the candidates has now increased who wish to pursue a management degree in International Businesses or other respective managerial degrees.

Though the IBPS PO Mains and CAT exam dates clash is yet to be resolved, it is suggested that the decision should be wisely taken considering the personal career choices. The aspirants planning to take the CAT exam and enter the management career should only focus on their CAT preparation properly.

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