CAT 2018 REGISTRATION
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
Registration for CAT 2018 closed on September 26. The last date to make corrections in the online CAT Application Form was September 30. Candidates who have registered successfully for the management examination can download their admit cards from October 24 (from 1 pm), available at CAT’s website i.e. iimcat.ac.in.
This year, CAT 2018 is scheduled for November 25 in the computer-based mode. The registration for the examination started from August 8. The process for applying comprises 4 steps, Online Registration, Filling of Application Form, Uploading of Documents and Payment of Application Fee. IIM Calcutta is the organising institute for CAT 2018, released CAT registration guide and video for the ease of applicants.
|CAT Admit Card||CAT 2018 Exam Dates||CAT 2018 Cut off||CAT 2018 Eligibility|
Read on to know more about CAT Registration, important dates, steps for applying, application fee, specifications for uploading photograph & signature and other such important details.
The official notification for CAT 2018 has released on July 29. The conducting body announces the schedule for CAT at the official website i.e. iimcat.ac.in. The registration window for CAT exam is generally 1 month. All important registration dates are tabulated below-
|CAT 2018 Official Notification||July 29, 2018|
|Availability of CAT 2018 Application Form||August 8, 2018|
|Last date for CAT 2018 Registration||September 26, 2018|
|Availability of CAT Admit Card 2018||October 24 – November 25, 2018|
Check Here CAT Reservation Criteria 2018
Download Here CAT Registration Guide
In case, you have any query related to CAT Exam Application Form, Payment of Fees and Admit Card, same can be asked through the query form. The steps for the same are given below-
Following this, you will be able to login to your account and open CAT Application Form. There are 5 sections that you must fill:
Below is the step-by-step guide for CAT Registration:
After successful completion of registration, you will shortly receive your login id on the email id provided. The corresponding password will be communicated through SMS at the registered number. The SMS will have LM-IIMCAT as the sender. It is advised to keep the login id and password safe for the future use.
While filling CAT Application Form 2018, there are certain guidelines that must be followed. Candidates not following the instructions might hamper submission of application form. The general instruction for filling CAT application form are listed below:
After logging in successfully to your candidate’s account for CAT Exam, you can begin the registration process. The Registration Form is divided into 5 sections. Below we are providing steps for filling each section separately.
In this section, you will need to fill in the following details:
In this section, you have to enter the details of your academic qualification. Here you have to enter the details of not just the qualifying examination but details of your education from class 10th onwards to the most recent academic qualification.
You will need to enter the details of following academic qualifications:
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The aggregate percentage will be calculated for all the subjects mentioned in the mark sheet for class 10th. In this section, you will need to enter the following details:
In this case again the aggregate percentage will be calculated against all subjects mentioned in the mark sheet for class 12th. Under this section you will need to enter the following details:
In this section, you have to enter the details of your Bachelor degree program. Do not get confused if your degree is an Honors degree. Enter details of all types of under-graduate or equivalent programs which are approved by UGC, Association of Indian Universities, or Ministry of HRD.
Candidates who are in the final year of the program should select “Yes” in the field “Are you in the final year of Bachelor Degree?” Those who have completed their Bachelor degree program should selectYes in the relevant field.
You will need to fill the following details:
Under this section, you have to enter details of any other professional courses such as CS, CA, ICWA, or any other degree. In case of candidates who have not undergone any graduate degree, filling this section is compulsory.
However, in case of multiple professional degrees, enter marks for the degree in which you have scored the maximum marks.
In this section, you will need to fill the following details:
This is optional and students who have completed their PG degree only should fill these details. You will have to enter the following details:
After filling in the details click on “Save & Continue” and move to the next section.
In this section, you need to enter details of your work experience till July 31, 2018. The work experience duration should be in months and not in years.
What counts as valid Work Experience for CAT Registration Process?
What does not fall under Work Experience for CAT Registration Process?
Steps to fill in Work Experience details:
There is a section to fill in any work experience. If a candidate have prior work experience or are working professionals, enter the about the same.
In this section, you will have to select the name of programs offered at various IIMs as per your preference. Along with the preference for programs, you also have to enter your choice of city for interview in an adjacent column.
In the case of PGP/PGDM program at the following IIMs, you must select same interview city:
At the end of the page you will also have to select your exam city center preference. There is option to select four exam city centers. You cannot repeat a city as your preferred city. After selecting the exam center preferences click on “Save and Continue” button.
CAT Registration Fee needs to be paid online only (Net banking, Credit Card, or Debit Card). The category-wise fee is given below:
|General/NC-OBC (Non-Creamy Layer Other Backward Classes)||INR 1900|
|SC (Scheduled Caste)/ST (Scheduled Tribe)||INR 950|
|PwD (Persons with Disability)/DA (Differently Abled)||INR 950|
|Payment Method||Additional Transaction Processing Fees|
|Credit Card (American Express)||2.85% of the application fees, subject to a minimum of INR 5.|
|Credit Card (Visa/Master)||1.20% of the application fees, subject to a minimum of INR 5.|
|Debit Card (Visa/Master)||If the application fee is less than or equal to INR 2000, then 0.75% of the application fees subject to minimum of INR 5. If the application fees is more than INR 2000, then 1.00% of the application fees subject to a minimum of INR 5.|
During CAT Exam Registration 2018, you need to upload certain documents. Without uploading these documents, you will not be able to submit CAT Application Form. The list of the documents required for CAT Registration along with their specifications is given below:
|Required Documents||Dimension and Type of File|
|Photograph||Dimension – 30 mm X 45 mm File Format - .jpg or .jpeg File Size - <= 80 Kb|
|Signature||Dimension – 80 mm X 35 mm File Format - .jpg or .jpeg File Size - <= 80 Kb|
|NC-OBC/SC/ST Certificate||Self-attested Scanned as pdf document|
|PwD/DA Certificate||Self-attested Scanned as pdf document|
The format of the caste and disability certificate is available on the official CAT website. You can download the certificate, fill the details and get it attested by the concerned authority. In case you already have the said certificates, make sure that they are in the same format as mentioned on the CAT 2018 official website.
The images which are to be uploaded in CAT Application Form should be of a definite file size and dimension. By following the process given below, you can easily convert any image file into the desired dimension and file size for completing CAT Registration.
|Year||Candidates Registered||Candidates Appeared|
Ques: I have completed my Bachelor’s degree recently and my University follows grading system. How do I enter marks scored?
Ans. If your mark sheet contains the equivalent percentage for the respective grades, you will enter the percentage equivalent to the grade scored by you. If it’s not given, then contact your university and procure the equivalent percentage for your grade score for completing CAT Registration.
Ques: I have completed my dual degree program (B.Tech.+M.Tech. or B.Tech.+M.Sc. or BS+MS). How should I fill my aggregate percentage for Bachelor’s program?
Ans. If you have done dual degrees, you can fill the aggregate of marks which are equivalent to Bachelor’s degree. If there are marks given in the Master’s category, fill it in the section for Master’s degree details while doing CAT Registration.
Ques: I have completed my education in the 10+2+2/10+1+1+2 pattern. How do I fill in my Bachelor’s degree details during CAT Registration?
Ans. First ascertain that your degree is recognized by UGC, AIU or other equivalent bodies. If your degree is recognized, you can fill in the details as given below:
Ques. I have changed my name by following the due procedure however my degree certificate still bears my old name. Which name should I enter in the field for Candidate’s name under CAT Registration?
Ans. You have to enter your changed name but you will have to produce relevant documents at the time of examination, interview and admission.
Ques. How to recover my password?
Ans. In case you misplace or lose your password that was generated during CAT Registration, can be recovered by going on the official CAT 2018 website. The password for your CAT 2018 login id will be sent via SMS to your registered mobile number.
The process to recover your password is given below:
Ques. My Aadhar card has a different sir name and the class 10 certificate is different. So which name should I put?
Ans. Put the name as printed in aadhar card and get the name printed in class 10 certificate modified.
Ques. I cannot see a place to give details of my category in the CAT registration form. I am suffering from polio.
Ans. The details of the physical disability have to be uploaded in the application form and not in the registration form.
Ques. I am from Jharkhand. The internet is slow in my district and I tried to fill the registration process several times but the internet does not let it happen. Can I fill it in offline mode?
Ans. No, it has to be filled in the online mode only. You can wait and keep on trying or go to a cyber cafe to work with the CAT registration process.
Ques. CAT 2018 has a registration fee of Rs.1800 or Rs.1900 for general category? Some websites say 1800. I am confused.
Ans. The application fee for CAT 2018 registration is Rs. 1900. For CAT 2017, the registration fee was Rs. 1800.
Ques. If I am from reserved category do I have to register on the same CAT website as general category students do, or some other website is there for reserved category students?
Ans. Only one website is there for reserved and non-reserved category candidates. There is no such difference.
Ques. I was working with the registration process and the system went down. Now I am trying to re-login with my credentials but it is not accepting my details. What to do?
Ans. If your registration was successful then send an email describing the issue to the authorities else do the registration again.
Ques. I have two email ids which I use personally, which email ID can I use for the CAT 2018 registration. Is there any preference for new email id over old?
Ans. No, use only 1 email id, as too many will create trouble. Keep it same for the entire process.
Ques. I took the CAT 2017 exam but failed to qualify. Can I use the same registration details for CAT 2018 exam?
Ans. No, CAT 2017 registration details cannot be used for CAT 2018.
Ques. Is there a discount for OBC candidates?
Ans. No. The discount in application fee is only for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD candidates.
Ques. I topper of Chandigarh university in B.Tech. Do I have to pay the application fee separately or no fee has to be paid?
Ans. All candidates have to pay CAT application fee. There is no exception in this rule for any candidate, so please pay the application fee otherwise the form would be rejected.
Ques. My graduation marksheets have a different name from my class 10 certificate. Will this affect my CAT registration process?
Ans. No this will not affect the registration but will affect the application process. So it is advised that get this error corrected.
Ques. I am trying to open the CAT application form in Bing. It is not opening. Can you tell me why?
Ans. The application form will work only in Google chrome or firefox or IE version 8 or above. The portal does not support any other system in the middle.
Ques. I scored 97 percent in class 12 and I am working on CAT modules since class 10. Can I write the CAT exam?
Ans. No, as it is important that you have completed your graduation. Only a graduate can write the CAT exam.
Ques. I have successfully completed the CAT 2018 registration process in a single go. So will I have some upper hand in the admission process?
Ans. No, there is no rule that by doing registration you will get an upper hand in admission. Please do not fall prey to such myths.
Ques. I completed the CAT registration in August 2018. The best part of the form was missed. So can I fill the application form in the form correction window?
Ans. No, this is not possible to fill the application form in the form correction window.
Ques. I want to apply for CAT 2018. I want to do MBA can you send me an email for details of the CAT registration form?
Ans. Sure register with our portal and an email notification would be sent related to CAT registration process.
Ques. I am getting the error “wrong email ID”. My email ID is on Rediff. What is wrong?
Ans. Generate a new email Id in Gmail and work with the CAT registration process.
Ques. I have a unique email id but the system does not accept it. It says “email already exists”. I called the helpline but no one is responding. What to do?
Ans. Drop an email regarding the issue to the authorities and keep on trying on the helpline number.
Ques. I am female category candidate. I applied for SSC and in that, I am getting the discount in the application fee. I do not get the same in CAT 2018. How can I get the concession in application fee?
Ans. There is no provision of the reduced application fee for the female category candidates. The reserved category candidates can only get the concession in the application fee.
Ques. I have registered early with CAT 2018, now will I get admission in IIM Lucknow?
Ans. No, there is no such provision of receiving admission in IIM if you register early. Do not fall prey to such myths.
Ques. Can I complete the registration in the form correction window period of CAT 2018?
Ans. No, this is not possible. Best you write CAT 2019 exam.
Ques. Do medically unfit candidates who are not physically challenged also get some benefits in the CAT registration process?
Ans. There is no inclusion of any other form of illness in the CAT 2018 registration process, so please go through the normal registration process.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College
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