CAT Application Form 2017 - IIM CAT Form Submission/Correction Closed

Gareema Bali updated on : 24 Oct 2017

CAT 2017 registration and application correction has ended on September 30. Admit card for CAT 2017 to be released on October 25. All details on CAT application process here.

CAT application form

CAT Application Form 2017 - IIM CAT application form correction window closed on 30 September 2017 for all the CAT 2017 applicants. Along with this correction window, the option to request assistance for PWD candidates was also made available. Candidates interested in editing the already submitted application form were required to visit the official CAT 2017 website, or access the direct link given below to make changes in the form. The candidates were able to modify only a few details in the form such as work experience, IIMs program selected and marks/percentage. No fee was charged for modifying the CAT exam application form. For CAT form correction 2017, the candidates were required to log in to their respective student account, using their CAT 2017 login id and password. 

IIM Lucknow will be conducting CAT 2017 on November 26, 2017. This computer-based management entrance test will be conducted across 140 cities of the nation in two sessions, forenoon and afternoon. Common Admission Test 2017 registration process ended on September 25 at 5 pm, after the deadline being extended by 5 days, from September 20. This year, nearly 2.31 lakh applications have been received, which is a bit low compared to last year, when 2,32,434 CAT aspirants filled the form.  

CAT 2017 form correction ended on September 18. Downloading of IIM CAT 2017 admit card begins from October 25. Obtain your admit card using the link given below.

Click Here to Download CAT 2017 Admit Card

CAT Application Form 2017

The CAT 2017 application form was released on August 9 and the last date to submit the same was September 25, 2017 (until 5 pm). The candidates were advised to fill correct and valid details in the form but still, a lot of applicants make mistakes while filling the same in form. To rescue such candidates, IIM Lucknow has provided the opportunity of making changes in the submitted CAT 2017 application form. IIMs verify the details filled in the form at the time of PI shortlisting which makes it important for the candidates to have submitted valid and correct details in the form.

Common Admission Test 2017 applicants can check the important events and dates related to application form correction from the table below

Important Dates related to CAT Registration and Correction 2017 

S. No.


CAT 2017 Dates


CAT 2017 notification released  on

29 July 2017


Registration for CAT 2017 commenced from

09 August 2017


Last date to submit CAT 2017 application form 

25 September 2017


Availability of CAT form correction window 2017

27 to 30 September 2017


Assistance request for PwD candidates can be filled

27 to 30 September 2017


CAT 2017 Exam Date

26 November 2017


CAT 2017 Result to be announced by

Second week of January 2018

Internet Browsers to be used for CAT Application Form Correction 2017

For uninterrupted rectification of details in CAT 2017 application form, the following browsers and versions should be used by the applicants –

  1. Internet Explorer (Version 10 – 11)
  2. Mozilla Firefox (Version 48 – 54)
  3. Google Chrome (Version 50 – 59)

CAT Application Form Correction 2017

IIM CAT form correction 2017 has commenced from September 27, 2017. The application form correction window will remain operational for 4 days, till September 30, 2017. This is the last chance for CAT applicants to make changes in the form and finally submit valid and correct details. Since last 2 years, the CAT applicants are being provided with this CAT correction window to rectify limited fields in the already submitted form.

Is there any fee for editing CAT 2017 application form?

No, the facility of modifying the CAT form 2017 is being provided free of cost. You will not have to pay any fee for editing the submitted form.

What all details can be edited in already submitted CAT form 2017?

CAT 2017 applicants will be able to modify the following details in the form

  • Percentage of Marks scored
  • Work Experience
  • Programs Selected
  • Interview City Centres

Which all details cannot be modified in CAT application form 2017?

In the submitted form, the candidates will not be able to edit the following details. They will only be able to preview and print these details.
  • Personal Details section
  • Academics section
  • Exam Centre City Preferences

How to edit CAT 2017 Application Form?

To process CAT application form correction 2017, the candidates can follow these simple steps - 

  • Access the official website of IIM CAT 2017 or the direct link given on this page.
  • Logn to your respective student account using CAT 2017 user id and password.
  • Look for the link to edit the form in the login and click the same.
  • On the redirected page, make the required changes in the CAT application form 2017. Carefully rectify the allowed details in the form.
  • Preview the details edited and finally submit the form.
  • Take a print-out of the corrected form and keep it saved for future reference.

Amount of CAT Application Fee 2017 and Mode of Payment

To successfully submit the application form of CAT exam 2017, a non-refundable application fee was required to be paid by the candidates. This fee was payable in online mode only. The details of fee amount and its payment have been provided in the table below.

Category of Applicants

Amount of Application Fee

Mode of Payment
(Online Only)

General and NC-OBC

Rs. 1800

Credit Card / Debit Card / Internet Banking / Cash Card & Wallet


Rs. 900

CAT Application Form 2017 – Important points to be kept in mind

  • Details in the application form must be filled carefully. These should be valid and correct.
  • Opportunity to make changes in the submitted CAT 2017 application form has been made available for limited fields only.
  • Duration for completing CAT 2017 application process in one go was 30 minutes only. Failing which, the candidates were required to re-login.
  • Fields marked with “*” (asterisk) were mandatorily required to be filled by the candidates.  

Check if you are eligible to take CAT 2017 Exam?

Before registering for CAT 2017, the candidates were required to check the eligibility norms to appear for the test. IIM’s and other B-Schools verify the eligibility of candidates at various stages of selection and admission. In order to avoid facing disqualification at a later stage, it was advisable for the aspirants to apply for this management entrance test only after ensuring that they are eligible for it.

As per the CAT 2017 eligibility criteria, following candidates were considered eligible to appear for the exam -

  • Candidates who have completed graduation in any discipline with minimum 50% aggregate marks. However, it is 45% in case of reserved category candidates.
  • Bachelors degree should have been obtained from a recognized College/University.
  • Candidates with professional degrees such as CA, CS, ICWAI and other equivalent education as per the CAT 2017 eligibility criteria can apply for this entrance test. 
  • Students waiting for the result or exams of the final year of Bachelor’s degree were also eligible for CAT.

Prerequisites for CAT Registration 2017

There are certain requirements and enclosures which were required for processing the CAT application form submission. The eligible and interested candidates were required to arrange for this before-hand to make the registration process hassle-free.

CAT Application Form 2017 – Specifications of Photograph and Signature

The table below provides the details of specifications as required for signature and photograph.




Size (Dimensions)

35mm X 45mm

80mm X 35mm

File Format

.jpg or .jpeg

.jpg or .jpeg

File Size







Should not be more than 6 months old and should have a white background

Should be done with black or blue pen on  a white paper

How to access and fill CAT Application Form 2017?

There were majorly 3 steps involved in online CAT 2017 registration, which is as follows –

Step 1 – Register to receive the User ID & Password

At step 1, the candidates were required to fill the following details –

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Email Address 
  • Mobile Number

After entering the above-mentioned details, they were required to rewrite the image as shown in the “Captcha box” and click on “I Agree” in the declaration section. Submit these details then and within few minutes, they received their respective CAT 2017 login details via SMS and email. 

Step 2 – Login at CAT 2017 official website to access application form

Now that the candidates have their login details with them, they were required to log in to the website as an “Existing User” for accessing and filling the CAT application form.

Step 3 – CAT 2017 Form Filling

On successful login, the candidates were able to access the application form of CAT 2017. Here, the candidates were required to fill details in 5 sections, which are as follow –

  • Personal Details
  • Academics
  • 4 Exam Cities in order of preference
  • Work Experience
  • Details of Programmes you wish to study at IIMs
  • Payment of application fee

The candidates were advised to recheck the details filled in the form before submitting. Within few minutes of application form submission, the candidates received a confirmation email stating the successful submission of CAT 2017 application form. The candidates can view the application summary by logging in. Also, they can download and take a print of the submitted CAT 2017 application form.

Trends in CAT Registration

Last year, a total of 2,32,434 CAT aspirants registered for the test, out of which 67% were male and 33% were females. This registration number was the highest in preceding 7 years. Every year, 60 – 70% of the CAT applications are received by engineers yearning to study at IIMs. However, the past few year’s statistics reveal that non-engineers are also now being drawn towards CAT and IIMs are refining their selection norms in order to have a balance of engineers and non-engineers in the classrooms.

The table below provides the statistics of CAT exam applications for last 10 years.

S. No.


No. of CAT Applicants

No. of Actual CAT Examinees










































In case of any doubt or queries regarding CAT application form 2017, comment below.

1.       Percentage of Marks scored
2.       Work Experience
3.       Programs Selected


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