CAT 2017 APPLICATION FORM
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
CAT Application Form- The process of filling CAT Application Form has begun from August 9, 2017 and will conclude on September 25, 2017. Candidates willing to register themselves can visit the official website i.e. www.iimcat.ac.in. This year, over 2,00,000 candidates are expected to register for CAT 2017.
The number of registrations for CAT 2017 has taken everyone aback. The record of a seven-year high in 2016 was broken with nearly 231,000 registrations this year. This number is slightly lesser than the registrations in 2016 (2,32,434).
Despite an extension in the registration dates to accommodate more students, the numbers didn’t significantly go up. Interestingly, between the 5 days extension window, about 20,000 candidates registered for CAT 2017.
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Last date to fill CAT Application Form||September 25, 2017 (5:00 pm)|
|Last date for CAT Application Form Correction||October 5, 2017 (tentative)|
|Minimum Qualification to apply for CAT||Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 50% aggregate|
|Documents required at the time of form-filling||Marksheets of class X, XII, Graduation and Caste Certificate|
|Application fee||INR 1800|
|Mode of fee payment||Online|
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It is mandatory to check CAT Eligibility before applying for CAT 2017. At the time of CAT Registration, it is recommended to keep some documents handy to avoid last minute hassle. The documents/information required for completing CAT Application Form are mentioned below-
For the convenience of candidates, the exam conducting authority has released
CAT Registration Guide and Registration Video. Check the complete CAT Registration Video below-
An aspirant has to register at iimcat.ac.in before start filling CAT application form. Through CAT Registration, a unique login id and password is generated. These credentials are vital for successfully completing CAT Application Form 2017.
Steps to apply for CAT 2017 are mentioned below:
Click here for CAT Registration
Once candidates are sure that they fulfill all eligibility norms and carry all the necessary documents, then they register for CAT and continue filling CAT Application Form. They can follow the given below steps to fill CAT Application Form-
The step 2 includes Academics. 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.
The following entries have to be filled that are shown in the picture given below-
If a candidate has any work experience till the date of July 31, 2017, they must enter the details of work experience.
CAT 2017 Application Form Fee is mentioned below according to the categories: (*fee excluding transaction charges)
|Category||Fee (in INR)|
|Non-Creamy layer OBC||1800/-|
It may be possible that some of the candidates had entered incorrect details due to lack of proper information or documents. As CAT is an important exam, the exam authority allows candidates to make corrections in their CAT Application Form. Candidates should note that, they can make corrections only in few entries.
Editable entries are enlisted below-
Corrections cannot be made under the following entered fields-
Ans: As per CAT Eligibility Criteria, you have to fill the percentage according to your university norms.
Ans: You must provide the Aggregate Percentage up to the last marks statement received from the University as per CAT Eligibility Criteria.
Ans: As per CAT eligibility criteria, you must mention the Aggregate Percentage of marks (computed using the conversion formula specified by CBSE for converting CGPA into the percentage of marks) for all the subjects irrespective of your education board regulations.
Ans: The application fee is ₹900 for SC/ST/PwD category candidates and ₹1800 for all other categories of candidates.
Ans: The fee has to be paid after completing CAT application form. The fee can be paid using a valid credit card, debit card, or net banking facility.
Ans: CAT Registration opens on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 10:00 a.m. and closes on Wednesday, September 25, 2017 05:00 p.m. Click CAT Registration to know how to register for CAT 2017.
Ans: No. A valid and unique email address must be provided. All the information related to CAT exam and the following info during CAT selection criteria of the respective IIMs will be communicated to the registered email address only.
Ans: The list of exam cities is available at iimcat.ac.in under Exam Cities tab. There, you have to select the State/Union Territory and then the names of test city will appear on the screen. The exam cities will also be available in the form of a drop-down list at the time of filling CAT Application Form.
Ans: You cannot edit certain personal details like Name, Date of Birth, email id, mobile number etc., at any stage in CAT Registration (either before or after submitting CAT application form).
If you have made a mistake in these details, you must register again with a new email ID. You can edit some personal details, such as Communication Address, Gender, Category, Educational Information, Work Experience, or Exam City preferences etc. until you have not submitted CAT Application Form.
After you submit CAT Application Form, there will be a limited time during which you can modify only a few details such as Percentage of Marks scored, Programs Selected, Work Experience, etc.
The details, that you won’t be able to change or modify are: details entered in the Personal Details section, Academics section except the percentage marks scored, Exam Centre City Preferences. You can only view and print after this.
You must preview your filled-in CAT application form before submission to ensure that all the details are correct.
Ans: If your certificate fulfills the following conditions then you can upload the same category certificate:
Ans: Refer the Government of India website www.ncbc.nic.in for details. List of Authorities empowered to issue caste/community certificates-
Steps to reach are provided below-
Ans: You must enter your changed name and provide the supporting documents for change of name at the time of examination, interview, and admission.
Ans: Click the Forgot Password option on the Existing User Login Page. Enter the captcha code and the password will be sent to your registered email ID. It will not be sent as an SMS.
Ans: You need to use the password contained in the most recent SMS you have received. In case you are not able to log in, you can simply use your user id and click ‘forgot password’. You will receive a new password through email on your registered email id.
Ans: If your university’s name does not appear in the drop down then you may select “Others” option from the drop down.
Ans: Apart from uploading photograph and signature of the candidate, following certificates have to be uploaded-
1. Category Certificate- If you have chosen NC-OBC or SC or ST as the category, then you need to upload the relevant certificate.
2. PwD Certificate- If you are a PwD category applicant, then you need to upload the relevant PwD certificate.
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