Here is a complete guide on filling out the application form 2024. So, let us get started.
How To Fill The CAT Application Form 2024?
Before filling out the CAT application form, the candidates must fulfill the CAT eligibility criteria given on the official website. Students who fail to fulfill the eligibility criteria will stand canceled.
The CAT registration process is divided into two parts: Registration and Application. The first part of the CAT registration is for candidates applying for the first time. The second part of the application form is available for the candidates who have completed the first part of the registration.
CAT Registration: Overview
CAT 2024 Exam Important Dates
|CAT Exam Events
|CAT Exam Date 2024
|CAT 2024 notification release
|CAT exam 2024 registration dates
|03-Aug-2024 (10:00 AM) to 15-Sep-2024 (5:00 PM)
|CAT form correction
|Last week of September 2024
|CAT Admit Card 2024
|CAT exam 2024 date
|CAT answer key release
|First week of December 2024
|Answer key challenge process
|First week of December 2024
|Declaration of CAT 2024 result
|Last week of December 2024 or the First week of January 2025
|Mode of CAT Exam Registration
|CAT Registration Fees
|CAT official website
Conditions to Fill The CAT Application Form 2024
- You need to register on the official website to generate a unique user ID and password.
- Log in with the generated user ID and password to fill the CAT application form.
- You need to submit the CAT application form by entering your personal, education, and work details and making online payment to complete the CAT registration process.
- During the registration, you need to enter your valid mobile number and email address which will be used for candidate verification with the help of OTP.
- Once the OTP is verified, the candidates will receive an ID and password.
- Once you have made the payment, you will not be allowed to change your application form. So make sure you provide the right information before submitting the application form.
Note: You don’t have to fill out the application form at once. You can save the changes and continue whenever you want to.
Documents Required While Filling The CAT Application Form 2024
While filling the CAT application form, you must keep the scanned copy of the following documents:
- 10th mark sheet.
- 12th mark sheet.
- Bachelor’s degree mark sheet.
- Final year certificate from Principal and previous year mark sheet (if the candidate is in the final year college.)
- Work experience document.
- Category certificate.
- I scanned a copy of the passport-size photo and signature. [Your passport-size photo should not be more than six months old]
Note: You also need to keep a note of the IIMs you want to apply for and your online payment (credit card/debit card/net banking details).
How To Fill The CAT Application Form 2024? [Complete Guide]
Here is a step-by-step guide to fill in your CAT application form.
Step 1: Go to the CAT official website and register:
You need to register yourself if you are a new user.
Click on the “register” button and enter the following information:
- Name of the candidate (given in the Class 10th/12th mark sheet)
- Date of birth
- Valid email address
- Valid mobile number
To complete the registration process, you need to generate an OTP by clicking on “Generate OTP,” and then you will be directed to a CAPTCHA page. You need to submit the OTP you received on your registered number.
After entering the OTP, go to “Validate OTP,” and then you will receive a unique registration ID and password on your registered email ID and phone number.
Once you enter the CAPTCHA, you need to click on the “I agree” checkbox in the declaration column.
Once you register, you will receive the login details on your registered mobile number however, if you did not receive it.
Step 2: Log in to the CAT official website:
You need to log in to the official website using the CAT user ID and password. Once you have logged in, you will be redirected to the applicant’s details page.
Click on the “Go to application form” tab near the personal details.
Step 3: Fill out the CAT application form:
The CAT registration form is divided into six different categories:
- Academic qualifications
- Personal details
- Work experience
- Test Cities
Before filling out the application form, you must read the instructions properly. Although you can exit and save the details to fill out the form later, you need to know that you cannot move to the next section of the application form until you have entered all the necessary details.
Here are the details that you need to enter in the CAT registration form:
In this section, you need to enter the following qualification details:
- SSC/ 10th/ Equivalent details.
- HSC/ 12th/ Equivalent/ Diploma course details.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Master’s degree.
- Other professional degrees.
Personal And Communication Details:
- Enter Father’s/Husband’s/Guardian’s Name and Mother’s Name as applicable
- Select the Category
- If not general enter – Serial/Entry Number of Caste/Tribe, State/Union Territory of Caste/Tribe, and Caste/Tribe Name.
- Communication address details.
- Upload documents.
In this section, you need to upload the following documents:
|Passport Size Photograph
|30mm X 45mm
|.jpg or .jpeg
|Not more than 80 KB
|80mm X 35mm
|.jpg or .jpeg
|Download the certificate from the CAT official website, enter the required information and self-attest, and scan it as a PDF document.
Note: You need to enter only the full-time employment details after graduation. Other job types like Part-Time, freelancing, internships/ pre-graduation work experiences are not counted as work experience.
Once you have entered all the details, click on the “Save and continue” button.
Here, you can select any number of programs and the interview city.
|IIM Bodh Gaya
CAT Test Cities
In this section, you need to enter 6 CAT Test cities as per your preference. One out of the six preferences will be allotted to the students based on their availability.
If the preferred CAT exam center is not allotted, then the nearby test city will be allotted.
Note: You cannot choose the same city for multiple preferences.
Step 4: CAT Application Fees Payment
After filling the application form, the last step is to pay the application fees online.
The CAT application fees are different for each category:
|CAT Application Fees
Select the payment mode from any of the following:
Once you have selected the payment mode, then you need to enter the CAPTCh available on the “preview” tab. Once you have reviewed your form, you need to click on the “I agree” declaration box. Once done, click on the “Submit and pay” to make the payment.
You will be redirected to the payment gateway, where you need to choose from the following payment modes to pay the registration fees:
- Credit card.
- Debit card+ ATM PIN.
- Internet banking.
- Wallet/ Cash card.
- Debit Card.
After successfully paying the application fees, you will find the payment transaction number on the screen.
Application Confirmation Email
After completing the application process, you will receive an email stating the successful completion of the CAT registration process. The email will also provide information regarding the CAT admit card and more.
You can see your application form summary in the “read-only” view format whenever you log in to the CAT official website.
If you do not receive any confirmation email after filling the CAT application form or have any doubts, you can connect with the CAT Help Desk via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 210 1088.
Note: Before you contact the helpdesk, have your unique user ID and payment transaction number for reference.
If you want to appear for the CAT exam, then you need to fill the CAT application form. The application form will be made available on the official website in August 2024 (tentatively).
You should ensure you fill out the application form without any mistakes. To help you better, here is a complete guide on filling out the CAT application form 2024.
All the best for your exam!
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