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CAT Registration 2024

The CAT 2024 application process is expected to commence in the first week of August 2024 and close by the third or fourth week of September 2024. The exam is scheduled to take place in November 2024. 

Here are the key findings on CAT 2024 registration.

What is the CAT 2024 registration date?

The registration dates for CAT 2024 are anticipated to follow a similar timeline to previous years. Last year, the registration was started from August 2 to September 21. Therefore, the CAT 2024 registration is expected to start in the first week of August 2024 and end in the third or fourth week of September 2024.

What is the CAT form's last date 2024?

The last date to submit the CAT 2024 application form is expected to be in the third or fourth week of September 2024. However, if there are any delays in the registration process, the deadline may be extended to October 2024. 

What is the official website for CAT?

The official website for the Common Admission Test (CAT) is https://iimcat.ac.in. The CAT 2024 application form is expected to be available on this official website starting from the first week of August 2024. 

What is the Process for CAT Registration 2024?

1. Register online

- Aspirants need to register at the official website, that is, www.iimcat.ac.in, in order to

generate the login credentials (username and password).

  • Click the ‘Register Now’ button to start the registration process
  • Read the instructions that follow, mainly informing the aspirants that they will receive the User ID in the registered email address and Password as SMS on the registered mobile number. Overseas candidates will receive both on registered email address. The aspirants are also instructed to fill in the details, especially Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number and Email Address in the application form, as these details cannot be changed once the registration is complete.
  • Step 1 of the Registration asks aspirants to fill in their Name (exactly as it appears in 10th standard/SSc Certificate), Date of Birth, Email Address, Country, Mobile Number. After checking the filled in details closely, click on ‘Submit’.
  • After you click on ‘Submit’, your User ID and Password will be sent to you, which you can use to login and fill up the form.
  • Click on ‘Go to Application Form’ on top right corner of the page to start filling up the form.

Points to be kept in mind while registering for CAT 2024

  • Aspirants will be required to furnish their personal details, such as Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number, Email Address to receive their User ID and Password.
  • The CAT ID is unique and is provided upon completion of online registration by email. In case you forget your CAT registration ID, check the mail from IIM CAT which reveals your official ID and CAT Registration number.
  • The CAT Registration number is the same as your registered user id for CAT 2024.
  • Aspirants should keep in mind that the session of CAT registration expires after 30 minutes, so they need to complete the registration process within the prescribed time limit.

How to fill the Application Form for CAT 2024?

  • Before filling up the online CAT 2024 application form, aspirants are advised to read the instructions carefully. The instructions are as follows:
  • All the ‘*’ marked fields are mandatory to fill.
  • Fill in the required details and upload scanned copies of all required documents
  • Click on Save & Continue to proceed to the next section.
  • Use the mouse to move between fields instead of using Tab key.
  • Aspirants can login multiple times to complete the form rather than in a single session.
  • Once the payment is made, no changes will be allowed.

Use the user id and password to access the application form by clicking the appropriate link on the website.

  • The application process is likely to be divided into five sections.
  • a. Personal Details- This includes:

    -Name- Fill in the name exactly how it appears in the 10th Standard/SSC Certificate

    -Father’s/Husband’s/Guardian’s Name

    -Mother’s Name

    -Date of Birth

    -Candidate’s Gender

    -Category- If the candidate belongs to SC/ST/OBC category, he/ she needs to provide further

    details such as the Serial Number of Caste/Tribe, State/Union Territory of

    Caste/Tribe and Caste/Tribe Name. If the candidate is a PWD category, he/ she

    needs to select the ‘Yes’ option and provide further details such as PWD Category

    and Disablility Percentage.

    -Communication Address

    -Mobile Number

    -Email Address

    -The aspirants will have to upload a scanned copy of the following documents as applicable:

  • Passport size photograph and signature
  • Category proof document
  • PWD/DA certificate
  • The dimensions of the photograph are 35mm x 45mm and the dimensions of the signature should be 1000mm x 35mm. The format of the documents should be .jpg or .jpeg and the file size should not exceed 80 KB. The images should be clear with a minimum resolution of 150px.

    b. Academics- Aspirants have to enter their past academic records in this section. In case of grades and CGPA, they need to be converted in equivalent percentage marks. This includes

  • SSC/10th Standard/Equivalent Details
  • HSC/12th Standard/Equivalent Details
  • Bachelor’s Degree Details
  • Master’s Degree Details
  • Other Professional Degree Details
  • c. Work Experience- If the applicants have prior full time work experience, they will have to furnish details of the same:

  • Industry Type
  • Work Experience (in months) - Only full time work experience after the graduation shall be considered. Part time/ project/ internship/ article ship/ pre-graduation work experience should not be entered and will not be considered work experience.
  • d. Programmes- Under this section, the aspirants have to select the programmes they wish to apply for. The aspirants can select any number of programmes. For each programme selected, the aspirants will have to select an interview city as well.

    - The aspirants will also have to select any four Test Cities as per their preference from the drop down menu. After the last date of registration, the aspirants will be allotted one among the four preferred cities and either of the two sessions.

    e. Payment

    -Aspirants can pay the application fees through Credit/ Debit Card or Net Banking after scrutinising the details filled in the form again. Application fees for General category is Rs 2000 and Rs 1000 for SC/ST and PWD, along with the additional charges.

    - After successful payment transaction, you will be redirected to the Application Summary with your payment transaction number.

What are the CAT fees for general candidates?

The CAT application fee for General, EWS, and NC-OBC candidates is INR 2,400. Applicants are required to pay this fee at the time of form filling.

What are the CAT fees for OBC candidates?

The CAT application fee for NC-OBC candidates is INR 2,400. The fee must be paid at the time of form submission. Please note that the application form will not be accepted without the payment of the requisite fee.

What are the CAT fees for SC candidates?

The CAT fee for SC candidates is INR 1,200. Applicants must pay this fee at the time of form submission.

How to apply for CAT online?

The application period for CAT 2024 likely hasn't begun yet. However, based on past years, here's the general process for applying online:

  • Visit the official CAT website: [IIM CAT]

  • Look for the "Registration" link, likely under "New Candidate Registration".

  • Register by filling out a form with your basic details like name, email, mobile number, etc.

  • Once registered, you'll receive login credentials via email/mobile. Use them to access the application form.

  • Fill out the application form meticulously, including academic details, program choices, exam city preferences etc.

  • Upload scanned copies of photograph, signature, and any required certificates (e.g., category certificate).

  • Pay the registration fee online using the available methods.

  • Remember, these are general guidelines. Double-check the official website for the exact steps and timelines closer to the registration period, which typically starts in August.

What are the document required for CAT exam?

 When preparing for the CAT exam, ensure you have the following:

  • CAT Admit Card: Mandatory for entry, along with a government-issued photo ID.

  • Government-Issued Photo ID: Acceptable IDs include PAN, Aadhaar, Passport, and Voter ID.

  • Name Change Certificate: Needed if the name on the ID doesn’t match the application form.

  • Self-Declaration Form: (If required any) must be filled out and submitted at the exam centre.

  • Authorization Form: Required for bringing exceptional items into the exam lab for medical reasons.

  • Passport-Sized Photographs: Bring a few extra, matching the ones uploaded during the application.

  • For the Application Form:

  • Class 10-mark sheet

  • Class 12 mark sheet

  • Graduation mark sheet

  • Date of birth certificate

  • Permanent address proof

  • Functional mobile phone number and email ID

  • Debit/credit card or net banking details for payment

  • Having these documents ready will ensure a smooth application and examination process.

How can one make corrections in the CAT form during the CAT correction window?

To make corrections to the CAT 2023 application form during the correction window, candidates can follow these steps:

  • Go to the official CAT website, iimcat.ac.in

  • Click on the Existing User tab

  • Enter the login credentials (User ID and Password) and click on the Login tab

  • Go to the CAT application form

  • Make the required changes, such as uploading a new photo or signature, or re-selecting test cities

  • Click on the Save tab

  • Download and take a printout of the modified CAT 2023 registration form 

  • Candidates can only make modifications to their CAT application once during the correction period. They can't change their personal information, such as their name or date of birth, through the correction window.

How to download CAT Admit card?

To download the CAT 2024 admit card, you can follow these steps:

  • Go to the official CAT website, iimcat.ac.in

  • Click Login

  • Enter your registration ID and password

  • Click Admit Card

  • Click Download and save the admit card on your desktop

  • Take a printout of the admit card on A4 size white paper

  • Affix an identical photograph that you used on the CAT application form 

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