If your certificate fulfils the following conditions, then the same can be uploaded:
The following categories are available:
Until further communication, all candidates applying under the NC OBC category shall be inevitably considered under the NC OBC category, provided they meet the NC OBC eligibility as per Question 2 above
No changes in the category will be entertained after the closure of registration window
If you belong to the SC or ST category, your caste/tribe must be listed in the Government of India schedule. For more information, refer the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment website (http://socialjustice.nic.in/Home) and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs website (tribal.nic.in).
The caste certificate that you upload in the Application Form should be in the Government approved format. The certificate format is also available on the CAT website under the Certificates section. Download and print the certificate, and clearly state the following:
DA candidates suffering from low vision/blindness/cerebral palsy will be allowed to bring a scribe. Such candidates will also receive a time extension during the examination.
PWD candidates with or without Scribe requirement will be given a time extension of 20 minutes per section, which comes to a total extension of one hour for the full test.
Yes. For PWD candidates, the extra one hour will be distributed into 20 minutes for each section. That is, PWD candidates will have 80 minutes to attempt each section, while the other candidates will have 60 minutes per section.
There is no eligibility criterion. On the day of the test, the scribe must bring a valid proof of identity and a passport sized photograph, and sign a declaration about his/her educational qualifications at the test venue.
You need not fill a form to request for a scribe. You must indicate in the CAT application that you will be using a scribe. Please note that you will have to arrange for the scribe.
The scanned copy of /PWD DA Certificate would need to be uploaded at the time of filling online Application form.
To know whether you belong to the NC-OBC category, see the following website: http://www.ncbc.nic.in. Refer the updated list of state-wise OBCs eligible for availing the benefit of reservation, and information in respect of the creamy layer.
As per the The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPwD Act 2016), persons with benchmark disabilities qualify for reservation of seats under PwD category.
“Person with benchmark disability” means a person with not less than forty percent (40%) of a specified disability where specified disability has not been defined in measurable terms and includes a person with disability where specified disability has been defined in measurable terms, as certified by the certifying authority.
“Specified disability” means the disabilities as specified in the Schedule of the RPwD Act 2016.
The categories of disability are:
Candidates are advised to go through the RPwD Act 2016 carefully to ascertain if they belong to the PwD category.
If your certificate fulfils the following conditions, you can upload the same certificate with your application form: