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CAT 2016: CAT Application Form Correction begins, Corrections invited till Oct 5

Last Updated - October 02, 2016

For all the CAT aspirants, the form correction provision of the Common Admission Test (CAT) is now available. In a notification that was released last week, it granted a correction window for all the CAT aspirants who wanted to edit their CAT Form. Candidates can correct their CAT Application Form 2016 from October 1, 2016 till October 5, 2016 only.

The CAT Registration for 2016-2017 ended on September 27, 2016. This year, the CAT Registrations broke past 6-years record. Nearly 2,32,434 candidates registered for CAT 2016. This year too, the CAT Registration date was extended by 5 days like the last year. However, IIM Bangalore makes open the provision of correcting the application forms of the registered candidates by October 5, 2016.

The CAT application form was filled and submitted through online mode. Students after ensuring their CAT Eligibility, can apply for Common Admission Test (CAT) for admission to postgraduate management courses. The CAT Exam will be held on a single day in two sessions across 138 Indian cities. Read the steps to correct the CAT Application Form and other related details from our article!

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CAT Form Correction 2016 Details

As you all must be aware by now, the CAT Exam now enables you to correct your CAT Application Form 2016. Candidates can edit some limited fields only. That last date for the CAT Form Correction is October 5, 2016. The login window will appear like this:

CAT Form Correction

This is for the first time that CAT Conducting authorities are giving out the provision to students to modify their forms.

  • Details which can be modified – Percentage of marks scored, work experience, programmes selected etc.
  • Details which cannot be modified – Details entered in the personal details section, academics section except the percentage marks scored, exam center city preferences. 

The option of not modifying your personal details is due to security reasons. However, if you genuinely made a mistake regarding your Date of Birth, Exam city etc., you will have to show the evidence of correct data at the time of CAT Exam/interview, else your candidature will be cancelled.

Also Read More CAT  IIM-B allows Application Form Correction

Steps to correct the CAT Application Form

Candidates can follow these simple steps to make correction in their CAT Application Form :

  • Go through the official website of CAT 2016-
  • Click on ‘Existing User’ button available on the home page of the website
  • Enter your User ID and password to login
  • Now, your application form is in front of you
  • You can edit the entries now
  • Don’t forget to take a printout of the CAT application form for further use

CAT 2016 Latest Changes and Updates

The CAT 2016 Official Notification was released on 31st July by IIM Bangalore. This year the CAT 2016 will be held on December 4 and the Application forms will be available from August 8 to September 22. Some key features of CAT 2016 are below

  1. CAT 2016 will be held on December 2nd in two sessions Morning and Evening. Check the latest CAT 2016 Exam Date Calendar
  2. Candidates can fill four preferences among 134 CAT Exam Center across India in any one of the two sessions
  3. As last year, this year questions will be divided in three section Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
  4. Some question may not be having multiple choice type answers but rather answers of these questions will have to be entered directly via keyboard
  5. Basic On-Screen Calculator will be available, so expect some quant questions beyond the scope of counting fingers

Check Out List of CAT Exam Centers

CAT Admit Card 2016

Admit Card for CAT Exam is an essential document to have on the exam day. It is certainly the single-most important requirement on the test day to get entry into a CAT Exam Center. The Admit Card contains identification information of the candidate as well as the exam center information. Candidates can download the CAT Admit Card from the official website. The admit card will be available from October 18, 2016.

Steps to download the CAT 2016 Admit Card

Candidates must follow the below listed steps to download their CAT Admit Card:

  1. Go to the official Website
  2. Login using your Id and Password
  3. Click on Download Admit Card
  4. Once Downloaded, save your Admit Card in a separate folder

CAT 2016 Result

Once the CAT Exam is held successfully, candidates will be eagerly awaiting the CAT Result. They can be downloaded from the CAT Official Website. The official CAT score will contain percentile score, scaled score and marks scored in each section in CAT exam. The percentile scored will be communicated to the candidates on the mobile number provided by them during the CAT Registration

Candidates must have a detailed knowledge of the CAT Syllabus in order to score well. The CAT Result is an analysis of the candidate’s ability as a B-school student. As a part of CAT Preparation, they must develop the habit of practicing the CAT Sample Papers. This will aid the candidates in assessing their strengths and weaknesses.

About CAT Exam

The Common Admission Test, or the CAT Exam, is a computer-based exam in India. It is known to be one of the toughest, conducted to admit students in 19 IIM’s and over 150 B-schools in the country, for admissions to MBA Programmes. The CAT 2016 is scheduled to be held on December 4, 2016. This year, IIM Bangalore is the conducting authority. Nearly 2 lacs students appear in the CAT Exam each year.

We hope that candidates will benefit from this new move ruled out by IIM Bangalore. The provision of correcting the CAT Application Form is a big deal for students. It is no less than a gift for candidates seriously aiming to crack the CAT Exam. A small mistake in filling in the CAT Application form can lead to serious repercussions. We are glad to have seen this new change and wish luck for all the CAT aspirants!

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