How to fill CAT Application Form?

How to fill CAT Application Form?

CATApplication Form is filled online at the official websiteof exam i.e. The exam is conducted in the month of November-December.The Notification followed by invitation of Application at is released in July every year. The completely filled CAT Application Form are accepted only after payment of INR 1700 for general students and INR 850 for SC/ST and OBC students.

CATis scheduled every year in the last week of November or early December.CATAdmit Card for the successfully registered candidates is released at the official website from the third week of May. The exam is conducted for admission in various courses offered by various colleges accepting score of CAT.

CATExam Dates

Given below are the important dates related to the CAT Application Process:

Event Date
CAT 2017 Official Notification July 2017
Availability of CAT 2017 Application Form August 2017
CAT 2017 Exam Date November/December 2017
Announcement of CAT Results January 2018


CAT Eligibility

Candidate appearing for CAT must clear the mentioned eligibility to be able to appear for the scheduled exam. The eligibility for the candidates to appear in the exam is listed below.

  • In order to be eligible for CAT 2017, an aspirant must be a graduate degree holder in any stream.
  • Candidates appearing in the final year/semester of their degree program can also apply for CAT 2017.
  • The percentage requirement for CAT 2017 is different for different categories. It is explained in the table below
General and OBC 50%
Scheduled Caste 45%
Scheduled Tribe 45%
Persons with Disabilities 45%

How to FillCATApplication Form?

As mentioned earlier, candidates can apply for the exam either through Online mode only. CAT authorities encourage candidates to submit online application as it is smooth, efficient and faster method than the offline mode. Here’s how you can apply for the examination through Online mode.

New User Registration

  • Go to the official website.
  • Click on New Registration
  • Enter your official email id and contact number. The contact details mentioned should be accurate and used frequently by the candidates as all the communication between the authorities and the candidates will be made through the mentioned contacts.

Form Filling

  • Upon registering your email id and contact number successfully, the system will auto-generate you a unique registration number and communicate it to you at you registered email id and contact number.
  • Login Using the received unique registration number and password
  • Enter the details required. The details are demanded by the authorities to create a profile of the candidate for CAT. The candidates will be asked to provide certain details such as Personal Information, Academic History, Contact details and other miscellaneous information that are considered important for CAT exam

Uploading of Photograph

Candidate must attach their recent passport size colored photograph along with a scanned signature during their CATRegistration. Here are the points that must be kept in mind while attaching you recent colored photo and scanned signature.

Photograph Guideline

  • CATPhoto Size: 10 Kb to 100 Kb
  • CATPhotograph Background: White
  • Details on CATPhoto: Photograph having a white background with clearly mentioned name of the candidate along with the date of taking photograph, must be used.
  • Photograph Date: Photo must be taken on or after Jan 01,.
  • Note: Photograph should not have cap or goggles. Spectacles are allowed if used regularly.

Signature Guideline

  • CATsignature image size: 3 Kb to 20 Kb
  • CATright-hand index finger impression size: 3 Kb to 20 Kb
  • Image Format: JPG only
  • Signature Background: White
  • Signature Style: The Signature should be done with a running hand

Payment of Application Fee

Application Forms of the candidates can only be accepted by the authorities only after successful payment of Application Fees i.e. INR 1800. Candidates should make their payment through online mode only via Net banking/Debit Card/Credit Card.

Details Asked in CATApplication Form

The candidates applying for CAT must know all the details that can be required while filling CATApplication Form. In addition to the details mentioned below, candidates are also given option to choose preferred exam center from the list of available choices. The candidates will have to provide the information mentioned below

Personal Information Academic Information Contact Details
Name, Domicile Class X Marks Email ID
Guardian’s Name Class XII Marks Contact Number
Date of Birth Graduation Marks Alternate Contact Number
Sex Category Class X and XII Board Permanent Address
Medical History Graduating University Correspondence Address

CATAdmit Card

CAThall ticket is released post submission of Application. Candidates have to book the schedule through online test booking system. Here’s how you can download your CAT Hall Ticket

  • Go to the official website
  • Click on the link, “CAT Hall Ticket”
  • Enter CAT Registration Number
  • Enter CAT Password
  • Verify all the details in the Admit Card
  • Download and save CAT Admit Card

Candidates should provide the application username and online test booking password to download their CAThall ticket. Copy of the hall ticket will also be mailed to the applicants at their registered official mail id.

At least 2 print copies of the e-hall ticket on A4 size paper should be carried along at the exam center. CAT 2017 hall ticket should be preserved and produced at the time of admission process.

Candidates are required to report at the CAT test center with 2 copies of admit card along with one photocopy of CAT application form and photo identity card (Passport/Driving License/EC Voter ID card/IT PAN card or School/College photo-bearing ID card).


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