The registration process for CAT contains the following steps-
Register to obtain CAT User ID and Password:
To start, click on “Register Now” and create your profile. The CAT 2018 registration form will be as follows.
The registration form is below as follows:
Here, the candidates should fill in their details with care as they will not be allowed to make any changes in the CAT form after they have submitted it. Applicants will need to fill to fill in the following details –
After submitting the Registration Form, the candidates will receive their CAT 2018 Login Details on their email address that they provided. The CAT Login Details will contain the User ID and Password. With the login credentials, the candidates can log into the CAT website.
Login Using CAT 2018 Credentials:
The candidates are required to log in through their CAT 2018 Login Credentials and fill in the CAT Application Form. Click on " Existing User" button, On successful login, the candidates will be able to access the CAT Application Form.
Note: If the candidates forget the password, then click on “Forgot Password" to receive a new password through their CAT registered an email address.
Fill in the CAT 2018 Application Form:
Applicants must fill in the following five sections in the form:
Reading the provided instructions before filling in the form is extremely important. Candidates are allowed to save their incomplete form and continue to fill the CAT 2018 Application Form according to their convenience. In the case of failure to fill in the compulsory fields, they will not be allowed to continue. The candidates must fill in the correct details in the CAT Application Form to avoid problems later.
The last section is where the candidates are required to pay the application fee.
After paying the CAT 2018 fee, the candidates will receive a confirmation e-mail. Here, they can take a printout of the CAT 2018 form or save the file.
Candidates are not allowed to make any changes in the CAT 2018 application form after this stage.
Step 3.1 – Personal Information to fill in the CAT 2018 Application Form:
The name of the candidate will be filled automatically according to the information provided during the CAT Registration. Here the candidates are required to fill in their –
Those who belong NC-OBC, SC/ST, They have to download the NC-OBC, SC/ST Certificates from the CAT website, enter the required information and attest signatures from the appropriate authorities, self-attest, and scan as PDF documents to upload the certificates on the CAT website.
Upload Documents In this section, you must upload all the mandatory documents as per your selections in the earlier sections.
Note: The candidates applying under the Person with disability/Differently Abled Category must download the certificate from the official CAT 2018 website. Then they are required to enter the required information and self-attest before uploading the same onto the CAT 2018 Application Form.
On completion, the candidates can click on the Save & Continue button to proceed to the next section of the CAT 2018 Application form.
What is an OBC Other Backward Caste Certificate?
An OBC Certificate is an evidence for one who belongs to a particular caste, especially in case one who belongs to any of the 'Other Backward Castes', as specified in the Indian Constitution.
Documents required for obtaining OBC Certificate:
2.A copy of Ration Card / Copy of Voter Card / Copy of Aadhaar card.
3.Report regarding caste Kulal /Dharji/ Damal/ MC / Sarpanch
a. Annual Income report.
b.No family member must be a govt employee.
c. Caste / religion report
d. In case of Women caste certificate before marriage
The Scheduled Castes(SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) are different formally assigned gatherings of truly distraught individuals in India. The terms are perceived in the Constitution of India and the different gatherings are assigned in one or other of the classes.
It means that if a Person with disabilities candidate and for those people 3% seats are reserved. And it helps in getting seats in Government reserved seats like in colleges or Govt jobs.
Documents Required to obtain the PWD Certificate:
To obtain PWD Certificate he/she shall submit an application in Form I, and the application shall be accompanied by -
Step 3.2 – Academic Details to be filled in the CAT 2018 Application Form:
In this part of the CAT Application form, the candidates are required to enter their education details. So fill in the sections applicable. The various sections are –
SSC/10th Std/Equivalent Details:
For computing percentages of marks obtained in SSC/10th/Equivalent examination, the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the mark sheet/grade sheet would be considered irrespective of the Boards regulation.
HSC/12th/Equivalent/Diploma Course Details:
Select Course Type as 12th Std/Equivalent it is equivalent to HSC or school structure of two-year education post 10th standard, else select Diploma. Enter all the relevant details. Again For computing percentages of marks obtained in 12th / Equivalent / Diploma examination, the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the mark sheet/grade sheet would be considered irrespective of the Boards regulation.
Bachelor’s Degree Details:
Enter the details based on whether you are currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree or have completed your Bachelor’s degree. This section would also apply to those who have an Honours Bachelor’s degree too.
Master Degree Details:
If you choose to enter your Master’s Degree details, then select if you are currently pursuing it or have completed it.
5 .Other Professional Degree Details:
If you have a professional degree such as CA, ICWA, CS, then select all that apply. However, enter marks only for the degree you have scored the most. Note: If you have not undergone any Bachelor Degree, then completion of any one of the above professional degrees is mandatory.
Click on Save & Continue to proceed to the next section.
The candidates must be careful while filling this section in the CAT 2018 application form.
If shortlisted in the pre-admission CAT 2018 admission rounds, the candidates are required to produce their original & copies of their academic certificates. If the information on the certificates varies with the information entered in the CAT 2018 Application form, then the candidate's CAT 2018 Admission will be cancelled.
On completion, the candidates can click on the Save & Continue button to go to the next section of the CAT 2018 application form.
Step 3.3 – Work Experience:
If the candidates have any prior work experience, then they can fill in their experience details in the CAT 2018 Application. The calculation of the experience must be in completed months until July 31, 2018. The work experience refers to
The work experience refers to the paid and full-time work done after graduation.
Click on "Save & Continue" button to proceed to the next section.
Step 3.4 – Programmes offered through CAT 2018:
In this section, the candidates are expected to fill the CAT program details such as select the number of CAT programs they wish to apply for.
Also, they must select the city for the Interview rounds from the respective drop-down list of CAT centres.
However, the candidates opting for the PGP/PGDM courses at the following IIMs are advised to select the same city for the Interview rounds for all the selections.
Exam Centre City Preferences:
You can select any four Test Cities as per your preference from the drop down menu. After the last date of registration, you will be allotted one among the 4 preferred cities and either of the two sessions. In the rare case that you cannot be allotted to any of the preferred cities, you will be allotted to a nearby city. This information will be communicated to you on your Admit Card.
While selecting the city for taking the CAT 2018 Exam, the candidates can select 4 CAT centre cities. The city allocated to the candidates will be based on the CAT test centre and its availability. The candidates admit card will furnish the name of the exam city along with other details. While selecting the city, the candidates can only select a city only once.
The candidate's CAT 2018 Admit card will furnish the name of the exam city along with other details. While selecting the city, the candidates can only select a city only once.
To proceed to the final section of the CAT 2018 Application Form, click on the Save & Continue button.
The registration fee changes every year. Currently, the form is available for INR. 1700 for General Category and for INR. 850 for SC/ST/PWD categories. Extra charges are applicable on the final amount.
For General & NC-OBC category
For SC/ST/PWD/DA categories
Step 5.Payment :
A General / NC-OBC candidate will be charged Rs.1700 while an SC/ST /PWD candidate will be charged Rs.850 to take the CAT 2016 examination. The final amount will also include applicable additional charges as per the table below.
In the final section, the Declaration window appears, tick " I agree" and click on "Submit and Pay" button.
And make the Payment using a Credit card, Debit card or Net Banking option. After the successful transaction of your payment, a Payment Successful message will be displayed on the screen along with the Payment Transaction Number. You will then be redirected to the CAT 2018 website.
You will also receive a confirmation email stating the successful submission of your CAT 2018. Application within a few minutes. The email will also contain communication on additional details such as Admit Card download window.
The test fee can be paid via Debit/Credit cards or through internet banking. Offline payment option is not available.