IIMs, the conducting body of Common Admission Test (CAT) are most likely to release the application form of CAT 2017 from first week of August. CAT 2017 application form will be available only in online mode. CAT application process is a three-stage process that consists of registration, submitting the filled in CAT application form 2017 and pay the fee. Applicants need to choose four exam centers according to their preference while filling up CAT 2017 application form. Applicants will be distributed any of their picked exam centers after their registration. The test center and timetable will be conveyed to the applicants through the admit card. The session of CAT registration expires after 30 minutes; applicants are advised to finish registration process within recommended time slot. CAT seeking applicants are advised to save their login details for future use. Applicants can check about CAT 2017 registration, for example, dates, how to fill, application fee and much more from below:
Documents to keep handy before applying for CAT 2017
Before approaching to completing the application form of CAT 2017, candidates must keep the following documents prepared:
Mark sheets of Class X, Class XII, Bachelor's Degree and or higher education
Applicable certificates to upload
Scanned pictures of passport size photo and signatures. The photograph should not be over six months old and should have a white background.
List of IIM programs to apply for
How to fill CAT Application Form 2017
The CAT 2017 application form filling methodology is divided into three stages. We should make a look at the steps in details.
Step 1 – Registration
The first step to CAT application process is to register at the official site in order to produce the login credentials. For this, you need to first visit the CAT 2017 site and follow the guidelines given below:
Click on the Tab that shows 'Register Now'
Fill in the form with personal details like Name, Date of Birth, Email Address; Mobile Number in the fields gave. Make sure that you enter correct details, particularly the contact details with the goal that you don't face any problem in receiving information from IIMs in regards to the test. To avoid entering incorrect data, follow the given instructions while filling the fields on CAT 2017 registration form or application from:
Your name must be the same as that appearing in 10th Standard or SSC Certificate. If there is change of name because of marriage or whatever other reason, you need to submit valid document like court affidavits or marriage certificate
Date of birth – Use the virtual calendar to enter your date of birth. Make sure that you enter the correct date.
Email address - The email id should be valid and unique and must be functional. The CAT ID or username will be sent to this email address itself. For abroad applicants, both Username and Password will be sent through email.
Mobile number – The mobile number must be valid and unique as the password will be sent through SMS at this number itself. The number should be India based and of 10 digits. Other mobile numbers should be prefixed with area code. Special characters, for example, "0" or "+" are not permitted.
Enter the Captcha or retype the special characters shown on screen to check and confirm your registration.
You will get your CAT 2017 login credentials through Email and SMS. Your CAT Serial Number or USER ID will be sent to you to the USER ID given by you and the password will be sent as an SMS to your registered mobile number. Select the 'I Agree' checkbox to ensure successful submission of the registration form.
Step 2: Login to CAT Website
By utilizing the system generated User ID and Password, applicants can login as "Existing User" on the site and fill CAT application form 2017. In case applicants forget their password, they need to click on ‘Forgot Password' tab on the ‘Existing User' login window and new password will be sent to their registered email id.
Step 3 – Filling up CAT Application Form 2017
After getting the login credentials, the next step of filling up the application form of CAT 2017 starts. The process to fill up CAT 2017 application form is as per the following:
Visit the CAT 2017 official website
Tap on the tab 'Existing User'
Login by entering the given credentials
The CAT application form 2017 is divided into five sections:
After the submission of the CAT 2017 application form, the authorities may introduce limited window to correct your application form on select fields like percentage of marks, work experience and programs selected. Information like personal details, academic details, exam city preference etc can't be changed.
Applicants need to carefully read all the instructions before filling the information in CAT application form 2017.
CAT 2017 Application Fee Payment
The application fee can be paid in online mode only, through Credit/Debit Card and Net Banking modes. It is compulsory to click on the box corresponding to the statement 'I have seen the Application Form by clicking on the Preview Application Button and confirm that all the information reflecting in the Preview are right", and "I Agree" in the Declaration area before you click the Submit and Pay button and continue to the payment gateway. The following table conveys to you the CAT 2017 application form fee as per applicant categories.
CAT Application Fee 2017
General and NC-OBC
SC, ST and PWD
Before continuing towards payment, applicants must see the whole application form and the data provided and cross check official documents in order to avoid mistaken application which may not be rectified later.
Application Confirmation Email
After payment of application fee, applicants will get an application confirmation email at the registered email id. The email will also contain data about communication and CAT admit card 2017 details.
Candidates may also see the application summary or download the application form, however, it can't be altered unless the CAT authorities enable application correction window.