CAT Application Form 2017


CAT Application Form 2017CAT Application Form 2017 – The registration and application form of CAT 2017 will be available in online mode only. To access the CAT application form 2017, first, the aspirants are required to register for the test. Only after the candidates successfully submit the CAT registration form 2017, they will receive their login ID and password. After logging in with the provided credentials, applicants will be able to access the CAT 2017 application form. While filling in the application form of CAT, candidates are advised to enter all the details carefully. In case of any error in the entered registration or application details may lead to the cancellation of the candidature. It is not common in CAT to provide a correction window, but last year, for the first time the correction window was available. Also, the candidates are required to upload the required scanned images such as passport size photograph, signature and category certificate (if necessary). To conclude the CAT application process, the candidates are required to pay the fee. It must be noted that the application fee is non-refundable and can be paid only via online mode. The application fee amount is yet to be disclosed, however, it is expected to be close to Rs. 1700/- (SC/ST/PwD/DA: Rs. 850/-).

The CAT notification 2017 will announce the schedule for the test. The CAT application process is expected to start from the first week of August 2017. The MBA aspirants must make sure to complete the registration and application process within the end date. A total of 2,32,434 management aspirants applied for the test out of which 67% were males and 33% were females. A total of 938 candidates applied under the Person with Disability category.


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 2016 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

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

One of the best parts of Common Admission Test is the no age restrictions. The eligibility norms are the required criteria that the candidates must fulfill before filling the application form of CAT 2017. It is necessary for all the applicants to meet all the eligibility requirements of CAT 2017, else they will be disqualified on or before the pre-admission rounds. Before applying for the test, the candidates must make sure that they have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% or equivalent CGPA. However, the eligibility norms of the test will vary with the category of the candidates. Also, the management aspirants appearing for the final year of their qualifying exams are also eligible for the test. For more details on the CAT 2017 eligibility criteria, candidates can click on the subhead 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

Some of the important points about the CAT 2017 application form and process that the candidates must remember are –

  • Once the candidates submit the application form, the details will be considered final. However, last year the CAT applicants were given a chance to edit their details in case of any error before paying the application fee.
  • The scanned images must be clear and coloured.
  • The candidates must make sure that they complete the application process within 30 minutes. If candidates fail to register within the prescribed limit, then they will have to log in again.
  • In case, if the data provided in the application details vary with the actual data, then the candidates will be disqualified from taking admission.

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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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