Dear CAT 2017 Aspirants,
The Online registration for CAT 2017 has begun from 9th August 2017.
As the CAT 2017 registration has begun, the information mentioned on this page shall help you to register and submit your application for CAT 2017. Students are requested to go through the guidelines and then submit the application form.
Student can click here and follow the below steps to Register and create a Profile.
The Registration process has been divided into 3 steps as given below:
For registering, you will need to verify your mobile number through OTP which will be sent to your mobile number. Your User ID will be sent to email and the Password shall be sent to the registered mobile number only when you have verified the OTP (it is not applicable for overseas candidates). Overseas candidates receive both User ID & Password on the registered email address. Using these credentials, you can log in as an Existing User to fill out the Application form. You need not complete the application in a single session. You can login multiple times to complete. You cannot edit any details on the Application form after you have made the online payment. However, after you submit the application, there will be a limited time window during which you can modify very limited details like Percentage of Marks scored, Work Experience, and Programmes Selected etc.
You will not be able to modify any of the following: any details entered in the Personal Details section, any details entered in the Academics section except the percentage marks scored, Exam Centre City Preferences. You can only view and print after this. Details are available on the application submission page. The last date to complete the CAT 2017 registration form is 25th September 2017, up to 5pm.
To understand the registration procedure for CAT 2017, see the Registration Video on the CAT website.
Kindly follow the instructions below before you start registration for CAT 2017.
Check your eligibility for CAT 2017 by referring to the Eligibility document on the website. Click here to check your eligibility.
Ensure you have a valid and unique email address and mobile number.
“*” (asterisk) indicates a mandatory field. The boxes marked with this symbol must be filled in or you will not be allowed to submit your application for CAT 2017.
On the website, www.iimcat.ac.in, click the Registration for New User button to create your user profile.
Students needs to fill the below details accurately as per the guidelines given:
*The entries on this form cannot be changed once submitted, hence, ensure that you enter the required information correctly.*
The Captcha box (as displayed) is a special set of characters displayed on the screen. You will need to retype the characters in the box provided. This is a safety feature designed to ensure that a human is entering the details and not a computer programme. If you have trouble reading the characters, click the ‘Get new image’ link to refresh the letters.
By selecting the ‘I Agree’ checkbox in the Declarationsection, you are committing to be honest and fair in all your actions and information provided in the CAT 2017 Registration Form. It is mandatory to agree to the contents in the Declaration to proceed to Submit the form.
Within minutes of submitting the Registration Form, you will receive your User ID on the registered email address from the Administrator with the subject line “Successful Registration for CAT 2017”. Ensure that you check your mailbox immediately and that it is not considered as spam mail.
You will also receive the login Password as an SMS on the registered mobile number from sender AM-IIMCAT (Not applicable for overseas candidates). Using these credentials, you may proceed to complete your application for CAT 2017 by clicking on the link given in the email. You may also login from the CAT Website.
Using the system generated User ID and Password received, you can login as “Sign In for Existing User” on the website and fill the Application Form for CAT 2017.
In future, if you forget your password, click the Forgot Password button on the Existing User login window. The new password will be sent in an email, and not as an SMS.
The next step is to fill in the Application Form for CAT 2017.
Read the instructions at the start of the form before you begin filling the information. You can Logout and exit the form any number of times to edit and complete later or Save & Continue each sections till you submit the application. However, you will not be allowed to continue, if mandatory information is not entered or the required Certificates are not uploaded.
After you complete the last section, i.e. Payment, your application for CAT 2017 will be considered complete and you will receive a confirmation mail. After this, changes to any information provided on the application form are not possible. You can only print or save the form from the website. However, after you submit the application, there will be a limited time window during which can you modify very limited details like Percentage of Marks scored, Work Experience, Programmes Selected etc. You will not be able to modify any of the following: any details entered in the Personal Details section, any details entered in the Academics section except the percentage marks scored, Exam Centre City Preferences. You can only view and print after this. Details are available on the application submission page.
The Application Form is categorised into the following five sections:
Candidate Name and Date of Birth fields will be populated automatically based on the information provided at the time of registering your profile.
Points to remember
Enter your postal address details correctly as it will be used for communication from CAT Centre 2017. You may also provide an alternate Email Address and Mobile Number here.
You will require the same photograph uploaded here, to be affixed on the admit card on the day of the test (26th November 2017)
In this section, you must upload all the mandatory documents as per your selections in the earlier sections.
Passport Size Photograph and Signature: Upload the scanned image of your passport photo within the dimensions of 30mm X 45mm. Also, upload the scanned image of your signature within the dimensions of 80mm X 35mm. The documents file format should be a .jpg or .jpeg and the file size should not be more than 80KB each. The image should be clear with a minimum resolution of 150px/inch. The photo should not be more than six months old and should have a white background.
NC-OBC/SC/ST Certificate: Click here to Download the Certificate as given on the CAT Website, enter the required information and attest signatures from the appropriate authorities, self-attest, and scan as PDF document to upload.
Click on Save & Continue to proceed to the next section.
In this section, you must enter your education details. Enter the details in all sections that are applicable to you.
The sections are as follows:
Points to remember
*Note: In case of grades / CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective board/ University/ institution. If any board/University/institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate's CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result with 100. Originals of all mark sheets will be required at the time of interview.*
Click on Save & Continue to proceed to the next section.
If you are a candidate with work experience, enter your experience in completed months until 31st July 2017. Check all the Working Areas applicable to you, with Work Experience in months for each area. Only full time experience after the graduation must be entered. Part time / project / Internship / article ship / pre-graduation work experience should not be entered and will not be counted as work experience. Work experience refers to any paid and fulltime work done post completing your Bachelor’s degree.
Click on Save & Continue to proceed to the next section.
You may select any number of Programme Names in this section. Then, select the Interview City for interview as per the cities in the respective drop down list.
*Note: Candidates applying for PGP/PGDM courses at the following IIMs are requested to select the same interview city for all the selections.*
For example, if you have selected the PGDM course at IIM Ranchi and the PGP course at IIM Kashipur, your interview city should be the same, say Chennai, from the given choices (Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai) for both the courses.
Exam Centre City Preferences
You may select up to four cities as your choices for taking the CAT 2017 exam. After the last date of registration, you will be allotted one among the 4 preferred cities and either of the two sessions. In the rare case that you cannot be not allotted to any of the preferred cities, you will be allotted to a nearby city. This information will be communicated to you on your Admit Card.
*Note: You will not be allowed to select the same city for more than one preference.*
Click on Save & Continue to proceed to the final section.
After a candidate has filled the CAT 2017 application form and before proceeding towards payment, the candidate is advised to check the information submitted once and rectify the errors if any. After you complete the last section, i.e. Payment, your application for CAT 2017 will be considered complete and you will receive a confirmation mail. After this, a change to any information provided on the application form is not possible. You can only print or save the form from the website. Check complete details below.
A General / NC-OBC candidate will be charged Rs.1,800 while an SC/ST /PWD (DA) candidate will be charged Rs.900 to take the CAT 2017 examination. The final amount will also include applicable additional charges as per the table below.
|Service Charges||Transaction Processing fees|
|Credit Card (Visa/Master)||1.20% of the value of the transaction|
|Credit Card (Amex/Diners Club)||2.85% of the value of the transaction|
|Debit Card (Visa/Master/Rupay)||0.75% of the value of the transaction for amount up to Rs. 2000.00 and 1.00% for value more than Rs. 2000|
|ATM-cum-Debit Cards||0.75% of the value of the transaction for amount up to Rs. 2000.00 and 1.00% for value more than Rs. 2000|
|Net Banking||Rs 18.00 per transaction for HDFC, ICICI AXIS and SBI
Rs 15.00 per transaction for rest of the banks
|Cash Card & Wallet||1.75% of the value of the transaction|
The Captcha box (as displayed) is a special set of characters displayed on the screen. You will need to retype the characters in the box provided. This is a safety feature designed to ensure that a human is entering the details and not a computer programme. If you have trouble reading the characters, click the ‘Get a new image’ link to refresh the letters as displayed.
It is mandatory to select the check boxes: “I have previewed the Application Form by clicking on the Preview Application Button and confirm that all the data reflecting in the Preview are correct”, and “ I Agree” in the Declaration section before you click the Submit and Pay button and proceed to the payment gateway.
It is important that you preview the application form, using the Preview Application button to check for accuracy and completeness of all the data you have entered, before proceeding with the payment. You can preview your application at any stage and any number of times before submitting your application. It is also important to read the complete Declaration before you select the I Agree check box.
The CAT 2017 payment partner, BillDesk, will be displayed as in the image below. On this page, you have various options to make the payment for the examination.
After successful transaction of your payment, a Payment Successful message will be displayed on the screen along with the Payment Transaction Number. You will then be redirected to the CAT 2017 website.
You will also receive a confirmation email stating the successful submission of your CAT 2017 Application within a few minutes. The email will also contain communication on additional details such as Admit Card download window.
Whenever you log in to the CAT website as an Existing User, you will see the Application Summary window with two tabs:
In the event you do not receive a Confirmation email or have any query or concern, you can connect with the Candidate Help Desk at 1-800-266-3549 (Monday to Saturday 9:00AM to 5:30PM) or write to them at email@example.com . Please have your User ID and/or Payment Transaction Number details at hand for reference. The CAT Candidate Helpdesk is closed on Sundays and on National/Public holidays.
You may also refer the FAQs to answer your queries regarding CAT 2017.
The information on this page is as per official IIM CAT website. For any other query you can get in touch with IMS team by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call us at 1800-1234-467(Toll free)