CAT 2018 Registration Process

Dear CAT 2018 Aspirants,

The CAT 2018 notification was out on 29th July 2018 and CAT 2018 registration process has begun! The information mentioned in this page shall help you to register and submit your application for CAT 2018. Students are requested to go through the guidelines and then submit the application form.

Overview

You can register for CAT 2018 from the official CAT 2018 website, www.iimcat.ac.in between 8th August 2018 (10: 00 AM) and 19th September 2018 (5:00 PM). Registration steps are as follows:

  • Register to get User ID and Password.
  • Log in with the generated User ID and Password to fill up the application form.
  • Submit Application form after entering details and making online payment to complete the registration and application process.

For registration, you will need to verify your mobile number through OTP which will be sent to your entered mobile number. Your User ID will be sent to the email address 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) to complete the registration process. Overseas candidates receive both User ID and Password on the registered email address. Using these credentials, you can log in as a Registered User to fill up the Application form. Applicants do not have to complete the application form in a single session. Applicants can login multiple times to complete the application form to start from the saved sessions.

Once the payment is made, applicants will not be allowed to make any changes. You can only view and print the application form after this. Details are available on the application submission page.

To understand the registration procedure for CAT 2018, see the Registration Video Link on the CAT website.

Kindly follow the instructions below before you start registration for CAT 2018.

  1. Check your eligibility for CAT 2018 by referring to the Eligibility document on the website.
  2. Ensure you have a valid and unique email address and mobile number.
  3. “*” (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 2018.

Gather all the information you will need for filling the form beforehand. Candidate is encouraged to skim through all six sections(i.e. Personal Details, Academics, and Work Experience etc.) to figure out the requirements during the application process. Scanned images of your passport size photo and signature are required to upload. The photo should not be more than six months old and should have a white background. Candidate should also bring printed copies of the same photographs on the examination day (November 25, 2018).

The Registration process has been divided into 3 steps which is given below:

Step 1: Registration to receive User ID and Password

On the website, www.iimcat.ac.in , click the ‘Register’ button under New Candidate Registration header to create your user profile. The Registration form window will open in your browser.

Note: The recommended browser to fill the form:
· Internet Explorer (version 11 and above) or
· Mozilla Firefox (version 50 to 61) or
· Google Chrome (version 50 to 69)

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The registration form to create your User Profile appears as follows:

CAT 2016 Registration Form

CAT 2016 Registration Form

To complete the registration process, generate the OTP by clicking on Generate OTP button. It will redirect to CAPTCHA to fill and to submit the OTP received on your mobile for verification.

Students needs to fill the below details accurately as per the guidelines given:

  • Name of Candidate: This should be the same as it appears in 10th/SSC Certificate.
  • Date of Birth: Use the calendar icon to select the correct date.
  • Email Address: Should be valid and unique. You will receive your User ID on this email address only (Overseas candidate will receive both User Id & Password on this email address only).
  • Mobile Number: Should be valid and unique. You will receive OTP to verify your mobile number and your Password as an SMS on this number only.
  • India based mobile number should have 10 digits.
  • Other mobile numbers should be prefixed with the respective country code. Special characters such as (0), +, - are not allowed.
  • OTP: Click on Generate OTP to receive the OTP on your mobile number once the Captcha is filled and submitted. To verify the mobile number, enter the OTP received and click on validate the OTP tab. After this you will be able to submit registration form and get the password on your mobile number and User Id on your email address.

*The entries on this form cannot be changed once submitted, hence, ensure that you enter the required information correctly.*

Step 2: CAPTCHA

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. If you have trouble reading the characters, click the ‘Get new image’ link to refresh the letters.

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Step 3: Declaration

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By selecting the ‘I Agree’ checkbox in the Declaration section, you are committing to be honest and fair in all your actions and information provided in the CAT 2018 Registration Form. Providing wrong information will lead to cancellation of right to appear in the examination or to be considered for admissions process as mandated by appropriate authority. It is mandatory to agree to the contents in the Declaration to proceed to submit the form.

Step 1: Confirmation of Registration

  • 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 CAT 2018 Login Details. 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 LMIIMCAT (Not applicable for overseas candidates). Using these credentials, you may proceed to complete your application for CAT 2018 by clicking on the link given in the email. You may also login from the CAT Website.

Step 2: Login to CAT Website

Using the system generated User ID and Password received, you can login as “Registered Candidate” on the website and fill the Application Form for CAT 2018.

In future, if you forget your User ID/Password, click the Forgot User ID/Password button on the Registered Candidate login window. The User ID/Password will be sent to your registered email address, and not on the registered mobile number.

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The next step is to fill in the Application Form for CAT 2018.

Step 3: Fill Application Form

CAT 2016 Registration Form

After login to the website, Go to “Application Form” link.

CAT 2016 Registration Form

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 2018 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. Details are available on the application submission page.

Personal Details

The Application Form is categorized into the following six sections:
• Personal Details
• Academics
• Work Experience
• Programmes
• Test City
• Payment

Candidate Name and Date of Birth fields will be populated automatically based on the information provided at the time of registering your profile.

  • Enter Father’s/Husband’s/Guardian’s Name and Mother’s Name as applicable.
  • Select the Category under which you are applying. If not General, then enter the additional details such as Serial/Entry Number of Caste/Tribe, State/Union Territory of Caste/Tribe, and Caste/Tribe Name.
  • Select your Nationality from the dropdown, else select Others

For details of the Caste/Tribe name applicable to you, click here to see the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) website:

Additionally, download the NC-OBC, SC/ST Certificates from the CAT website, enter the required information and self-attest, and scan as PDF documents to upload the certificates on the CAT website.

  • Select Yes if you are a Persons with Disabilities (PwD). Additionally, select details under PwD Category of disability, Wheelchair Support and Scribe requirement.
  • Download the Person with Disability (PwD) Certificate from the CAT website, enter the required information and self-attest, and scan as PDF document to upload the certificates on the CAT website. If you would be using the Scribe for the test, you need to arrange the scribe and also need to fill the Scribe Affidavit form available on the CAT website.
  • If you would be using the Scribe for the test, you need to arrange the scribe and also need to fill the Scribe Affidavit form available on the CAT website.

 Points to remember:

  • Communication Address Enter your postal address details correctly as it will be used for communication from CAT Centre 2018. You need to provide an alternate Email Address and emergency Mobile Number during filling up the application form.
  • Emergency Contact Details Enter the Emergency Contact Details as it will be used for communication in case of any emergencies.
  • Upload Documents:  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 6 months old and should have a white background. You will require the same photograph uploaded here, to be affixed on the admit card on the day of the test (25th November 2018).
  • 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.
  • PwD Certificate: Download the Certificate from the CAT Website, enter the required information and self-attest and scan as PDF document to upload.

Click on Save & Continue to proceed to the next section.

2. Academics

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:

  • SSC/10th/Equivalent Details
  • HSC/12th/Equivalent/Diploma Course Details
  • Bachelor’s Degree Details
  • Master ‘s Degree Details
  • Other Professional Degree Details

Points to remember:

  • For computing percentages of marks obtained in SSC or equivalent and HSC or equivalent examination, the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the mark sheet/grade sheet would be considered.
  • Select Course Type as 12th Std/Equivalent if you followed the HSC or school structure of two year education post 10th standard, else select Diploma. Enter all the relevant details. Again For computing percentages of marks obtained in 12th / Equivalent / Diploma examination, the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the mark sheet/grade sheet would be considered irrespective of the Boards regulation.
  • Enter the details based on whether you are currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree or have completed your Bachelor’s degree. This section would also apply to those who have an Honours Bachelor’s degree too.  If you selected Yesfor Are you in the final year of Bachelor Degree?, enter the current year and semester of education. Enter the percentage of marks obtained for the years/semesters of the degree course completed to date.
  • If you hold a Bachelor’s Degree, compute the percentage of marks obtained as per the norms of the University/Board. If no norms exist, enter the percentage of marks obtained for all years/semesters of the degree course.
  • If you have more than one Bachelor’s degree (for example BCom + LLB or BE + BPharm) then, Select the check box “Click here if you have more than one Bachelor's Degree” & fill the details for both the bachelor’s degrees. Note: If you have a dual degree with both a Bachelor's and a Master's (BTech + MTech or BTech + MSc) enter the appropriate details in both the Bachelor's and Master's degree sections.
  • If you have a dual degree with both a Bachelor's and a Master's (BTech + MTech or BTech + MSc) enter the appropriate details in both the Bachelor's and Master's degree sections.
  • If you have a professional degree such as CA, ICWA, CS, then select all that apply. However, enter marks only for the degree you have scored the most. Note: If you have not undergone any Bachelor Degree, then one of the professional degrees is mandatory.

*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.

3. Work Experience

If you are a candidate with work experience, enter your experience in completed months as on 31st July 2018. Check all the Industry Types applicable to you, with Work Experience in months for each Industry Type. Only Full-time experience after graduation must be entered. Part-time/Project/Internship/Articleship /Pre-graduation work experience should not be entered and will not be counted as work experience.

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Click on Save & Continue to proceed to the next section.

4. Programmes

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 courses at the following IIMs are required to select the same interview city for all the selections because of their Common Admissions Process.

  • IIM Kashipur
  • IIM Raipur
  • IIM Ranchi
  • IIM Rohtak
  • IIM Tiruchirappalli
  • IIM Udaipur

For example, if you have selected the PGP courses at IIM Kashipur, and at IIM Ranchi, your interview city should be the same, say Chennai, from the given choices (Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai) for both the courses.

Exam Centre City Preferences

You may select up to four cities as your choices for taking the CAT 2018 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.

5. Payment

After a candidate has filled the CAT 2018 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 2018 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.

Step 1: Payment

A General/NC-OBC candidate will be charged Rs.1900 while an SC/ST/PwD candidate will be charged Rs. 950 to appear for CAT 2018. The final amount to be paid may be different as it will include applicable additional charges as per the table below.

CAT 2016 Registration Form

Step 2: CAPTCHA

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. If you have trouble reading the characters, click the ‘Get new image’ link to refresh the letters.

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Step 3: Declaration

It is mandatory to select the check boxes: “I have previewed the Application Form by clicking on the Preview 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.

CAT 2016 Registration Form

It is important that you preview the application form, using the Preview 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 2018 payment partners are BillDesk, PayU and PaytM. Based on the selected payment mode, the payment gateway page will be displayed as in the image below. On this page, you have various options to make the payment for the examination.

CAT 2016 Registration Form

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 2018 website.

Step 4: Application Confirmation Email

You will also receive a confirmation email stating the successful submission of your CAT 2018 Application within a few minutes. The email may also contain communication on additional details such as Admit Card download window.

Step 5: Application Summary

Whenever you log in to the CAT website as a Registered User, you will see the Application Summary which will give the Read-only view of the details you have entered.

Candidate Help Desk

In the event you do not receive a Confirmation email after completion of application process or have any query or concern, you can connect with the Candidate Help Desk by e-mail (cathelpdesk@iimcat.ac.in ) or call on 1800 209 0830 (Toll Free). Please have your User ID and/or Payment Transaction Number details at hand for reference.

You may also refer the FAQs to answer your queries regarding CAT 2018.

  • For Registration Related CAT 18 FAQs, click here
  • For Eligibility Related - CAT 18 FAQs, click here
  • For Category Related CAT 18 FAQs, click here
  • For Admit Card Related CAT 18 FAQs, click here

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 ims@imsindia.com. You can also call us at 1800-1234-467(Toll free)

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