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CAT Application Form 2017- Registration Begins from Aug 9

Last Updated - August 09, 2017

IIM Lucknow has already released CAT Official Notification on July 29, 2017 at CAT Registration 2017 is ready to begin from August 9, 2017. The exam will be held in online mode in 140 cities of the country. The exam conducting authority has also uploaded CAT 2017 Registration guide and video at its official website.

  • The application fee is INR 900 for SC/ST/PwD candidates and INR 1800 for all other categories.
  • The fee can only be paid through online mode.
  • Candidates can reach the official website- to fill CAT Application Form.
  • Candidates will need to enter academic and work experience details in the form (as per availability), apart from personal details.
  • Candidates will also need to upload their recent passport size picture and signature in CAT application form.

The last date to submit CAT Application Form is September 20, 2017 (up to 5:00 pm). Download CAT registration guide from here- Download

Highlights of CAT Application Form 2017

Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of PaymentOnline
Form is available
CAT Registration StartsAugust 9, 2017
CAT Registration EndsSeptember 20, 2017
Window for Photo and other details correctionSeptember 20 to 27, 2017 (tentative)
CAT Application FeeINR 1800, INR 900 (as applicable)

Check CAT Official Notification

CAT 2017 Application Fee

Here are the details regarding application fee for CAT 2017:

  • IIM Lucknow has fixed the application fee for CAT 2017 at INR 900 for SC/ST/PwD candidates.
  • Application fee for all other candidates is INR 1800.
  • Application fee for CAT 2017 can be paid by using a Debit Card, Credit Card or Net Banking.

CAT 2017 – Steps for Filling CAT Application Form

There are 3 stages of completing and submitting CAT Application Form- CAT Registration, Login and Payment of Application Fee. Candidates must ensure their Eligibility for CAT before applying for the exam. They must have a valid mobile number and an email id.

Here are the steps that candidates need to follow to apply for CAT 2017-

  • Reach the official website for CAT 2017 at
  • Click on– Registration for New User.
  • Register using an email ID and a phone number.
  • After CAT Registration, login using Registration ID and Password provided to them through SMS/email.
  • Login by clicking on the link– ‘Sign in for existing user’, available on the website.
  • After Login, start filling CAT application form.
  • After filling all the required details and uploading the necessary documents, proceed ahead to make the payment.
  • CAT application form is completed after making the payment.
  • Candidates are advised to print a copy of this form, as it might be needed in future processes.

Let us take a look the details that candidate will need to fill in CAT application form:

  • Personal details – Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Gender, Category, Aadhar Number, Nationality and PwD status.
  • Communication Address – Address, Country, State, District, Town/City, PIN Code
  • SSC/10th/Equivalent details – Percentage, Marks Obtained, Maximum Marks, Month/Year of Completion, Board
  • HSC/12th/Equivalent details – Course type, Stream, Percentage, Marks Obtained, Maximum Marks, Board, Month/Year of Completion
  • Bachelor’s Degree Details – Final year status, Year in Graduation Degree, Aggregate Marks, State of University, Name of University, Name of College, Name of Degree, Month/Year of both commencement and completion
  • Master Degree Details – Candidates can opt to enter or not enter these details. Fields will be similar as Graduation.
  • Professional Degree Details – Candidates can here enter details of professional degree like CA/CS/ICWA, if they have done it or doing it.
  • Work Experience – Candidates can here enter number of months of work experience, if any up to July 2017.
  • Programs –Candidates will here be given option to select the IIMs and their course which they wish to apply. Candidates will also need to select the city in which they wish to appear for interview of such IIM or course (if shortlisted), from the given option.
  • Test Centre City Preferences – Candidates can here select any four cities, in order of their preferences, in which they would like to appear for exam.

Click Here For CAT Registration

CAT 2017 – Documents and Specifications

Let us take a look at the documents which will be needed to upload while filling the application form of candidate:

  • Passport Size Picture of Candidate
  • Signature of Candidate

Apart from these two, candidate may need to upload Class 10, 12 or Graduation certificates, and Caste/category certificate too. Candidates are advised to keep scanned copies of all their academic certificates ready, before starting to fill the application form. It is important to note that images should be in .jpg or .jpeg format with file size of maximum 80 kb.

CAT Application Form 2017 - FAQs

Candidates do have some doubts regarding the application form, which we have tried to clear through these FAQs:

Ques. What if I find CAT application form too complex or too difficult to fill?

Ans. IIM Lucknow will release a registration guide and video, which will explain the whole process of CAT Registration.

Ques. Can I use someone else’s email ID during CAT Registration?

Ans. It is really not advisable as all the communication will happen through email ID and mobile number provided in the form.

Ques. What if I do not have access to Mobile Number and Email ID provided in the form?

Ans. This can cause serious problems in future as IIMs may not be able to contact you. Candidates are advised to preserve these details with care.

Ques. Whom can I contact if I have any problem in registration?

Ans. Candidates can call on the toll-free helpline- 18002663549, in case they need any help.



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