CAT Application Form 2017


CAT Application Form 2017CAT Application Form 2017 – The CAT 2017 conducting IIM will issue the application form for the test online. To download CAT Application Form 2017, a link will be provided on this page for convenience of the aspirants. In order to fill in CAT 2017 application form, candidates are required to register for the test. To fill in the CAT registration form, one must enter the necessary details to obtain their login ID and password. With these provided login credentials, applicants must log in to access the application form and fill it. Candidates are also required to upload the necessary documents and scanned images of candidate’s photograph and signature. The images must meet the required size and format mentioned by the conducting authority. To conclude the application process of CAT 2017, candidates are required to pay the necessary fee. The CAT application fee is expected to be around Rs. 1700/- (SC/ST/PwD/DA: Rs. 850/-), which was last year’s fee. An applicant must be careful while filling in the Common Admission Test application form 2017 and avoid making mistakes. Any error in the application details will disqualify the candidates from CAT 2017. For the first time, last year, a correction window was provided to rectify the application error.

Last year, 2,32,434 MBA aspirants filled in and submitted the CAT application form. Out of the total applicants, 67% were males while 33% were females. A total of 938 candidates applied under Person with Disability category. The date for the release of the application form is yet to be announced, however, candidates can expect from the first week of August 2017.


CAT Application Form 2017 Dates

The notification for CAT 2017 is expected to be announced in the last week of July 2017. Along with the notification, the list of CAT registration dates will also be announced. However, the table below provides the list of tentative dates related to the CAT 2017 application process. These dates are prepared on the basis of previous year’s timetable and will be updated with the announcement of the schedule.

CAT Application Form 2017
S.No. CAT 2017 Events Dates
1. Commencement of the registration process 1st week of August 2017
2. Last date to apply Last week of September 2017
3. CAT 2017 will be held on 1st week of December 2017


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CAT Application Form 2017 – Registration Trends

Looking at the past 10 years of CAT registration, there has been steady ups and downs in the total number of applicants. However, last year the number of CAT applicants broke the last 7 years record. The table below provides the trends in the total number of management aspirants applying for CAT.

CAT Registration Trends
S.No. Year No. of CAT Applicants
1. 2016 232,434
2. 2015 218,664
3. 2014 196,988
4. 2013 194,516
5. 2012 214,000
6. 2011 205,000
7. 2010 204,000
8. 2009 241,000
9. 2008 290,000
10. 2007 250,000

CAT Eligibility Criteria 2017

It is important for the aspirants to check the eligibility criteria of CAT 2017 before they start with the application process. The CAT eligibility criteria are the minimum norms that candidates must fulfill to appear for the test. If candidates fail to meet any of the eligibility norms, then their candidature will be cancelled on or before the counselling rounds. To be eligible for the test, aspirants must be a graduate with at least 50% as the minimum aggregate marks of equivalent CGPA. It must be noted that with the category of candidates, eligibility norms will also vary. The MBA aspirants who are in the final year of their qualifying exams can also apply for the test. Know more about the CAT eligibility criteria 2017 by clicking on the sub-head above.

CAT Application Form 2017 – Things before Registration

The aspirants must make sure that they have the following before they start filling the CAT registration form 2017 –

  • A valid email ID and a mobile number. The ID and the number must remain active until the end of the admission process.
  • The boxed in the application form marked with “*” (asterisk) are a mandatory field.
  • The Class 10 & 12 scores and the Bachelor’s degree or equivalent exam percentage or CGPA.
  • The total years and months of work experience and other required details.
  • The names of the IIMs that they want to apply.
  • The name of the test city in which they wish to appear according to their convenience.
  • Scanned image of the candidate’s passport size photograph (coloured), signature, and the category certificate under which they are applying.
  • The Net Banking, credit card and debit card details to pay the application fee.

The following are the browsers and versions that will be supporting the CAT registration –

  • Internet Explorer (Version 7 – 11)
  • Mozilla Firefox (Version 14 – 47)
  • Google Chrome (Version 20 – 52)

Requirements of the Scanned Images

Before scanning the passport size photograph and signature and other documents, the candidates must make sure that they are aware of the prescribed size and formats. The table below provides the required specifications of the scanned images for CAT 2017.

CAT 2017 Image Specifications
Image Dimensions Size Format Other Specification
Photograph 30mm X 45mm Not more than 80 KB .jpg or .jpeg The minimum resolution must be 150 px/inch. Also, the photo must not be more than 6 months old and the background must be white.
Signature 30mm X 45mm Not more than 80 KB .jpg or .jpeg

Note: On the day of the test, the candidates are required to paste the same photograph provided in the admit card.

From the official website, the candidates must download the NC-OBC, SC, ST, PWD certificate according to the category under which they are applying for the test. Now, applicants must fill in the required details and get it attested from the appropriate authorities. After attesting the document, candidates must self-attest it and then upload the same.

CAT Application Fee 2017

The fee for CAT 2017 is expected to be similar to that of the previous year. The CAT application fee is non-refundable and can be paid via online mode. Last year, the fee was Rs. 1700/- (SC/ST/PwD/DA: Rs. 850/-). To pay the fee, the candidates can opt for Net Banking, Credit Card or Debit Card. After successful transaction, a Payment Successful message will be displayed on the screen along with the Payment Transaction Number.

CAT Application Form 2017 – Steps to fill

The MBA aspirants must make sure that they fill in the application details carefully so that they are error-free. In the case of any error in the application details, the candidature will be cancelled on or before the counselling rounds. The following are the steps that the candidates must follow while filling in the application form of CAT 2017 –

How to fill in CAT Application Form 2017
Step Action
1. Click on the appropriate link or window provided in the article to start with the registration process.
2. Enter the required details such as the candidate’s name, date of birth, email ID, mobile number and then submit the form.
3. On successful registration, a unique User ID and Password will be sent to the candidate’s registered email address mobile number.
4. Use the ID and Password to log in and access the application form.
5. The CAT 2017 application form will be divided into 5 different parts, which are personal, academics, work experience, programmes and payment. All the 5 sections must be filled carefully.
6. Upload the required documents or enclosures to the application form. These documents must meet the required specifications.
7. Now, fill in 4 test cities according to their order of preference. Based on the availability of the venues, the conducting body will assign the cities to the candidates.
8. Once the candidates have filled in all the details, the candidates are required to agree with the declaration terms.
9. Agreeing with the declaration will direct to the payment page. Here, the candidates are required to pay the application fee using the provided payment gateways.
10. On successful payment, a confirmation message will be displayed on the screen.
11. After the successful submission of the application form, the candidates can log in to their respective accounts and view their application summary.
12. Download the submitted application form and keep a copy of it for future reference.

Note: Once the candidates successfully submit the application form of CAT 2017, a confirmation message will be sent to the candidate’s registered email ID. Also, the email will contain additional details such as Admit Card download window. 

CAT Application Form 2017 – Important Points

The aspirants applying for CAT 2017 are advised to go through the list of important points provided below –

  • Candidates must make sure that they avoid making errors in the application details. Candidates will be disqualified if their application details vary with the actual data.
  • The images must be scanned properly and must meet the prescribed requirements.
  • The duration to complete the application process is 30 minutes. Candidates failing to complete the application process within this time period will have to log in again.
  • Like last year, the conducting body may provide the application correction window, for candidates to rectify the errors in CAT application form.

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Bitupan Boruah

I am an Adrian writer working as a Sub-Editor for Entrance Corner. I have been covering education events for Management Programmes offered by top B-Schools. Follow me for all the latest updates for top Management Programmes.

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