CAT 2017 APPLICATION & REGISTRATION
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
The application process for CAT 2017 or Common Admission Test 2017 will start from 1st week August. Candidates will be given a month period time to apply for CAT exam. Last year the process began on August 8, 2017.
The CAT 2017 Application Process is entirely online. Candidate can check the official website (iimcat.ac.in) to know about the application process. An aspirant can apply for CAT 2017 and download their admit card from the same website. After CAT 2017 result declaration, candidate can also check their score card by visiting the official website.
|CAT 2017||CAT Admit Card||CAT Exam Centers||CAT Official Notification|
Students who attains bachelor degree or are in the final year of their pursuing program are eligible to appear in CAT 2017. There is no age limit set for CAT 2017.
The application process is divided in five main steps. The following flowchart graphically explains the main steps of application process for CAT 2017.
In order to appear for CAT 2017, a candidate must fulfill below mentioned eligibility criteria. Candidates who could not fulfill the minimum eligibility qualification could face rejection at any stage of application and selection.The candidate must consider CAT Eligibility criteria, which is listed below:
A candidate can consider the following in order to keep a track of CAT 2017 important dates:
|Process||Exam Date||Read More|
|Registration Process||August 2017 – September 2017||How to Fill CAT 2017 Application Form|
|Online Tutorial and Sample Paper released||October 2017||CAT 2017 Practice Papers|
|Admit Card Download||October 2017||Download CAT 2017 Admit Card|
|Test Date||November or December|
|Result Declaration||Mid of January 2017||CAT 2017 Result|
Application fee is one of the important aspect of the application process, without which a candidate cannot complete the whole procedure. The application fee for CAT has remained constant for the last three years. The fee is expected to remain the same for this year too. The detailed fee structure for CAT 2017 is mentioned below:
|General/NC-OBC (Non-Creamy Layer Other Backward Classes)||1700 INR|
|SC (Scheduled Caste)/ST (Scheduled Tribe)||850 INR|
|PwD (Persons with Disability)/DA (Differently Abled)||850 INR|
Before beginning the application process, an aspirant will have to register first at the official website for CAT 2017 applications. The registration process is necessary as it generates a unique login id and password. This login id and password is vital to the application process of CAT 2017.
Before beginning the registration process, one must check the eligibility for CAT EXAM. This part is critical, since if you do not fulfill the eligibility criteria, your application will be rejected.
To register successfully for CAT you will need to have certain details at hand. These details are listed below:
Below is the step-by-step guide to register for CAT 2017:
Your registration process is complete now. On successful completion of the registration process, you will shortly receive your login id on the email id you provided in the registration form. The said email will be sent by Administratorand have CAT 2017 login Details as the subject line. You should note down the login id and keep it safe.
The corresponding password for CAT 2017 will be sent as an SMS to the mobile phone number provided during the registration process. The SMS will have LM-IIMCAT as the sender. Make sure to note down the password where you have noted the login id. Keep this SMS safe for future use.
After you have successfully completed the registration process, you can move on to filling the application form. Form filling is the most essential part of application process. You should read the information bulletin carefully and fill in the application form accordingly in order to avoid rejection.
For filling the application form you will have to first login to the official website. The steps to login are described below:
Following this process you will be able to login to your account and open application form. The application form comprises of the following five sections:
While filling the application form for CAT 2017, there are certain general rules which you must adhere to. Deviation from these instructions might hamper submission of your application form. The general instruction for filling the form are listed below:
After logging in successfully to your candidate account for CAT 2017, you can begin the application process. The application form is divided in five sections. Below we are providing steps for filling each section separately.
In this section you will need to fill in the following details:
In this section you have to enter the details of your academic qualification. Here you have to enter the details of not just the qualifying examination but details of your education from class 10th onwards to the most recent academic qualification. You will need to enter the details of following academic qualifications:
The aggregate percentage will be calculated against all the subjects mentioned in the mark sheet for class 10th. In this section you will need to enter the following details:
In this case again the aggregate percentage will be calculated against all subjects mentioned in the mark sheet for class 12th. In this section you will need to enter the following details:
In this section you have enter the details of your Bachelor degree program. Do not get confused if your degree is an Honors degree. In this section you can enter details of all types of under-graduate or equivalent programs which are approved by UGC, Association of Indian Universities, or Ministry of HRD.
Candidates who are in the final year of the program should select “Yes” in the field “Are you in the final year of Bachelor Degree?” Those who have completed their Bachelor degree program should select Yes in the relevant field.
In this section you will need to fill the following details:
In this section you have to enter details of any other professional courses such as CS, CA, ICWA, or any other degree. In case of candidates who have not undergone any graduate degree, filling this section is compulsory. However, in case of multiple professional degrees, enter marks for the degree in which you have scored the maximum marks.
In this section you will need to fill the following details:
This is optional and students who have completed their PG degree only should fill these details. You will have to enter the following details:
After filling in the details click on “Save & Continue” and move to the next section.
In this section, you need to enter details of your work experience till July 31, 2016. The work experience duration should be in months and not in years.
What counts as valid Work Experience for CAT 2017 application process?
What does not fall under Work Experience for CAT 2017 application process?
Steps to fill in Work Experience details:
In this section you will have to select the name of programmes offered at various IIMs as per your preference. Along with the preference for programme you also have to enter, your choice of city for interview in an adjacent column. In case of PGP/PGDM programmes at the following IIMs, you must select same interview city:
At the end of the page you will also have to select your exam city centre preference. There is option to select four exam city centres. You cannot repeat a city as your preferred city. After selecting the exam centre preferences click on “Save and Continue” button.
Like the application process, payment method for CAT 2017 application fee is entirely online too. Applicants can choose between paying through Net banking, Credit Card, or Debit Card. While paying online, there is an additional Transaction Processing charge, which an applicant has to pay in addition to the application fees. The details of the additional charges incurred are given below:
|Payment Method||Additional Transaction Processing Fees|
|Credit Card (American Express)||2.85% of the application fees, subject to minimum of Rs. 5.|
|Credit Card (Visa/Master)||1.20% of the application fees, subject to minimum of Rs. 5.|
|Debit Card (Visa/Master)||If the application fees is less than or equal to Rs. 2000, then 0.75% of the application fees subject to minimum of Rs.5. If the application fees is more than Rs. 2000, then 1.00% of the application fees subject to minimum of Rs.5.|
|Net banking||Rs. 20 for every transaction.|
Before you begin the payment process, make sure you have the following details at hand:
In case of card payment,
In case of payment through Net banking,
To complete the payment process, follow the given steps:
During the application process, you need to upload certain documents. Without uploading these documents you will not be able to submit the application form. The list of the documents and their specification is given below:
|Required Documents||Dimension and Type of File|
The format of the caste and disability certificate is available on the official CAT website. You can download the certificate, fill the details and get it attested by the concerned authority. In case you already have the said certificates, make sure that they are in the same format as mentioned on the CAT 2017 official website.
|Download NC-OBC Certificate||Download SC-ST Certificate||Download DA/PwD Certificate|
The images which are to be uploaded in the application form should be of a definite file size and dimension. By following the process given below, you can easily convert any image file into the desired dimension and file size.
For applicants of CAT 2017, form correction is allowed only till the payment is not done. Once the application fees is paid, you cannot make any changes or corrections in the application form. So before making the payment, make sure to go through the details you have filled in the form. The following details, which you provide during the registration process, cannot be changed at any stage:
The step-by-step process for form correction is given below:
The password for your CAT 2017 login id will be sent via SMS to your registered mobile number. In case you misplace or lose your password, you can always recover it by going on the official CAT 2017 website. The process to recover your password is given below:
Ans. If your mark sheet contains the equivalent percentage for the respective grades, you will enter the percentage equivalent to the grade scored by you. If it’s not given, then contact your university and procure the equivalent percentage for your grade score.
Ans. If you have done a dual degrees, you can fill the aggregate of marks which ae equivalent to Bachelor’s degree. If there are marks given in the Master’s category fill it in the section for Master’s degree details.
Ans. You have to enter your changed name but you will have to produce relevant documents at the time of examination, interview and admission.
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