CAT 2019 Form Correction: Check Photograph and Signature Details

    Karishma Khatri Karishma Khatri
    Exams Prep Master

    Form Correction Window for CAT 2019 will be active from September 28, 2019 (10.00 AM) to September 30, 2019 (5.00 PM). IIM Kozhikode closed CAT registration on September 25, 2019. CAT 2019 is scheduled for November 24, 2019 through computer-based mode. Applicants can make the form correction changes at 

    • Only images can be edited/rectified in the form through the Form Correction Facility.
    • No other changes in the form can be made using this facility.
    • However for changes in other details, you may contact CAT helpdesk –

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    As per the procedure, students can re-upload their Photograph. In case any candidate has uploaded a blurred or wrong image, then he/she can re-upload the same. Read the complete article to check detailed information regarding the same. 

    CAT 2019 Important Dates

    Check the below table for important dates of CAT 2019.

    Form Correction windowSeptember 28 – September 30, 2019
    Availability of admit cardOctober 23 – November 24, 2019
    CAT 2019 Exam dateNovember 24, 2019
    Declaration of resultJanuary 7, 2020

    How to Re-upload the Photograph?

    The process for CAT 2019 Form Correction is as follows:

    • Visit the official website i.e.
    • Click on the tab ‘CAT 2019 Form Correction’
    • Enter your user id and password and login.
    • Navigate through the different sections in the application form and check the details you have entered.
    • Change or modify the details which are incorrect or incomplete.
    • Click on “Save and Continue” or “Save” and Exit.

    Cases of Photo Rejection 

    CAT Photo Sample, CAT Photo Size
    CAT Photo Sample, CAT Photo Size
    CAT Photo Sample, CAT Photo Size

    CAT 2019 Photo Specifications

     IIM mandates the candidates to follow the guidelines laid out for the photograph and signature to be uploaded. Candidates are requested to follow the guidelines tabulated below while making the photo correction changes: 

    CAT 2019 Photo Specifications
    Dimensions30mm X 45mm
    FormatJPG or JPEG
    File Size Max. 80kb
    Minimum Resolution150px/ inch
    Preferred BackgroundWhite
    Note: If the size of the file is more than 80Kb, then adjust the settings of the scanner such as the no. of color’s, DPI resolution, etc., during the process of scanning.
    CAT Signature Specifications
    Dimensions80mm X 35mm
    FormatJPG or JPEG
    File Size Max. 80kb
    Resolution150px/ inch
    Preferred BackgroundWhite
    • Candidates need to sign with a black pen on white paper.
    • They must ensure that it is their signature and not someone else’s. If the signature on the answer sheet does not match the signature of the candidate in the application form, he/she will be disqualified to appear at CAT 2019.

    Instructions for Scanning CAT Photograph & Signature

    Candidates should note down certain technical directions mentioned below for scanning their photographs and signature properly.

    • Set the scanner resolution to a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch).
    • Set Color to True Color.
    • File Size should be as specified in the instructions.
    • Crop the image in the scanner to the edge of the photograph/signature, then use the upload editor to crop the image to the final size (as specified).
    • The image file should be in JPG or JPEG format. An example file name is: image01.jpg or image01.jpeg Image dimensions can be checked by listing the folder files or moving the mouse over the file image icon. Candidates using MS Windows/MS Office can easily obtain photo and signature in .jpeg format not exceeding 50KB & 20KB respectively by using MS Paint or MS Office Picture Manager. Scanned photograph and signature in any format can be saved in .jpg format by using 'Save As' option in the File menu and size can be reduced below 50KB (photograph) & 20KB (signature) by using crop and then resize option [Please see points mentioned above for the pixel size] in the 'Image' menu. Similar options are available in other photo editors also.
    • If the file size and format are not as prescribed, an error message will be displayed. 

    Do’s and Don’ts for CAT 2019 - Photo and Signature

    There are a few things that a candidate must keep in mind while appearing for CAT 2019:

    • During the examination, applicants should sign in the presence of invigilator, across the photograph.
    • Students must bring additional copies of the submitted passport size photographs, clearly depicting the image with proper colors.
    • The photograph should not have a cap/hat or sunglasses.
    • Spectacles are allowed only if being regularly used.
    • Polaroid photos are not acceptable.
    • Your uploaded signature must be in the running handwriting.
    • Writing full name in capital letters in the given box will NOT be accepted as the signature. Doing so can also lead to the cancellation of the application form. 

    CAT 2019 Exam Pattern

    Common Admission Test or CAT is a national level management entrance test organized by IIMs on a rotational basis for admission to MBA and PGDM programs.

    • CAT is a computer-based test
    • The question paper consists of 100 MCQ & Non-MCQ questions
    • Duration of the paper is 3 hours
    • The paper has 3 sections i.e. Verbal & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude
    • CAT Syllabus is based on the fundamentals of 10+2 curriculum
    • Each correct question carries +3 marks
    • Negative marking of -1 is also applicable

    Read more CAT Exam Pattern



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