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CAT 2016: IIM-B allows application form correction, PwD candidates get additional provisions

Last Updated - September 28, 2016

CAT aspirants can ensure a sound sleep now, as they won't have to take a tension on making erroneous entries in CAT Application Form. A good news about changing the mistakes, previously entered by candidates can act as a major relief to the candidates. Now, CAT aspirants will be able to correct the details like marks scored, work experience and programmes selected, even after filling the form. This option of rectification will be available on the CAT application form web page between the tenure of October 1st to October to October 5, 2016.

Also there are major relief provisions for Pwd (Persons with disability) candidates to ensure a comfortable test for them.

CAT or Common Admission Test serves as entryway to various management courses in IIMs. It is a computer based exam in India for MBA admissions in 19 IIMs and over 150 B-schools. CAT exam is organized by 19 IIMs on a rotational basis. For this year, IIM Bangalore is organizing the test. The registration process has now been initiated from August 8th 2016, which will be ongoing till September 22, 2016. Candidates can apply for the registration between this tenure by following a registration procedure. CAT Exam will take place on December 4, 2016.

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New Initiatives and Salient Features important for CAT aspirants

  1. For the very first time, CAT 2016 is providing with the option to correct mistakes, if any, encountered even after submission of the CAT Application. This response can be tracked between October 1st and October 5th, 2016. The rectification of mistakes are limited to few corrections, which are mentioned below. CAT aspirants are restricted to correct few mistakes:

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  • Marks scored
  • Work experience
  • Programmes selected

For the assistance of the candidates, a dedicated help desk is also added to answer any queries of the candidates. The candidates can put up their queries on

  1.  Differently abled candidates will be provided with new helping measures which are mentioned as following:

           A. Every CAT Exam Centre will have a 'coordinator' to assist them personally and the important contact details of the coordinator will be provided to the applicants before CAT exam.

          B.Candidate can also request for the wheelchair as every exam centre will be equipped with wheelchairs for making PwD candidates comfortable while giving the exam.

      C. CAT application webpage altogether will have a different tab for Pwd candidates. In order to assist the candidates, this tab has been created.Candidates can request the availability of wheelchair while applying for CAT Application Form.

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By applying through this option, PwD candidates can also request the option of availing a scribe and could also request to enable the zoom feature.

  1. For the candidates who are challenged with visual disability; different graphs, pictures or maps, alternative questions will be provided. The availability of alternate questions with the same difficulty level can serve as a bonus point.
  2. Disabled candidates will be given a priority access of 15 minutes before entry of general candidates on CAT Exam DateThis is done in lieu to make candidates comfortable and to avoid trouble, which might disturb their test efficiency. 

To avoid last minute hassle and in order to caution aspirants against last-minute registrations, CAT convener, Prof Rajendra K Bandi says that "We have observed there is a huge surge in the number of registrations towards the last 2-3 days, which increases the load on the server and can impact server response time." The indication of this suggests that CAT aspirants must register themselves at the earliest, without making any delay.

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CAT 2016 Application Process- Dates to Remember

In the hustle bustle of exam preparation, candidate often tends to forget the track of important dates. You can refer to the following table and in order to get a proper idea of important dates.

Beginning of CAT 2016 Registration Process8th August 2016
End of CAT 2016 Registration Process22nd September 2016
CAT 2016 Admit Card Download18th October, 2016
CAT 2016 Exam4th December 2016
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CAT 2016- Who are Eligible Candidates?

Candidates who are keenly looking for CAT 2016 Eligibility Criteriacan have a look at the following:

  1. Graduation degree is a must, with 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. 5% relaxation is given to SC/ST and PWD category i.e. they are eligible if they score 45% marks in their graduation marks.
  2. Students appearing in the final year of graduation or equivalent examination are also eligible to apply for CAT 2016.
  3. Also, the students who are awaiting their results for graduation may also apply.

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Process for CAT 2016 Exam Registration

By following the below stated steps, an aspirant can get himself/herself registered for CAT 2016:

  1. Eligible candidates can register for CAT 2016 by visiting the official website.
  2. You will find the link of 'CAT Exam Registration Process', click on that link.
  3. Candidate is required to fill the mandatory details.
  4. Pay the required application/registration fee.
  5. 'Submit' the application and download the same for your reference and future use.
  6. The candidate has to select any four exam cities in accordance to their preference.

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CAT 2016 Admit Card

Date for downloading CAT 2016 Admit card is October 8th 2016. For a candidate, admit card carries a relevance in a sense that it is a document which is compulsory for appearing in CAT 2016 examination. The admit card for CAT 2016 will be released online on the official website for CAT 2016 and will be available for download from October 18, 2016 to December 4th 2016.


CAT 2016 which is also tagged as Common Admission Test is a doorway to various management courses in IIMs. This entrance is computer based exam, which is for M.B.A admissions in 19 IIM’S and over 150 B’ schools. CAT entrance exam is organized on rotational basis by 19 IIM’s. CAT 2016 is being organized IIM Bangalore.

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