CAT 2015 Application Form
Updated on Nov 29, 2015 - 10:46 a.m. IST by Sreetama Datta
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CAT 2015 Application Form - The application form of CAT 2015 was available from August 6, 2015 and continued till September 25, 2015. The last date of application was extended from September 20, 2015. The announcement was made by the exam conducting body, IIM Ahmedabad on September 19 in the official website.

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The total number of registrations have increased by 11% from last year, which is 2,18,664. This is the highest number in past 5 years.

 

The application fee for CAT 2015 was same as that of last year, Rs. 1600 for General and NC-OBC Category candidates and Rs. 800 for the reserved category candidates. As per the official notification released on Sunday, July 26, 2015, the application proceudure of CAT 2015 was completely online like last year. The details of the application process are provided in this article below.

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The CAT 2015 Application Form was a 2 step process. The first step was to register yourself followed by creating your profile. Before starting the process, the candidates must have ensured that they fulfill the eligibility criteria for the test. 

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CAT 2015 Registration -

 

The first step was to register online before filling up the application form. Till 2012, the CAT vouchers had to be bought offline from select Axis Bank branches. From the year 2013, there was option of buying the vouchers either online or from Axis Bank and from 2014, the process was made completely online. For application form, the process remains same for the candidates.

 

Before filling the application form, candidates had to Ensure that they have a valid email id and mobile number for all the important communication from IIMs. After registration, the candidates were issued a username and password as their login credentials.

 

For the registration process, Candidates were required to fill up the following information:

  • Name of Candidate

  • Date of birth
  • Email address
  • Country
  • Mobile Number

Cnadidates had to enter the captcha in the box provided and click on the 'I Agree' check box before clicking on the Submit button.

 

A SMS and Email was send to every candidate mentioning their Registration ID and Password. Candidates were required to login again by clicking on the Existing User tab on the home page with these credentials.

 

CAT 2015 Application Procedure

 

The CAT 2015 Application Form was divided into 5 categories as follows:

  • Personal Details

  • Academics

  • Work Experience

  • Programmes

  • Payment

While filling up the online Application Form of CAT 2015, candidates were required to upload their recent passport size photograph and signature in .jpg or .jpeg format, not exceeding 80 KB in the given dimensions, 35mm x 45mm for photograph and 80mm x 35mm for the signature. In case if a candidate belong to NC-OBC/SC/ST/PWD-DA categories, he/she was required to upload the requisite certificates with proper attestation.

 

The candidates had to select the IIMs and programmes for which they wish to apply for. No separate application would be required for IIMs. They will also need to select the interview cities.

 

At the time of registration, the candidates had to select any four Test Cities as per their preference from the drop down menu. Candidates were allotted one among the 4 preferred Cities in any 1 of the 2 sessions after the last date of registration. The candidates could download the admit cards from 15th October, 2015 till their exam date.

The application fee was Rs.1600 (General and NC-OBC candidates) and Rs.800 (SC/ST/PWD/ DA) candidates.

 

Choosing Test Center Cities -

 

Unlike the previous years, the candidates were not allowed to choose the slot. They could only give the preference of 4 cities order wise where the test was scheduled. Last year, CAT was conducted in 354 test centers across 99 cities in India. This year the number of test cities has been increased to 136 Cities comprising of 650 Test Sites.

 

IIM were to send a confirmation email after successfully completion of the CAT 2016 Application Form.

The IIM aspirants were need not apply separately for the flagship programmes at the 19 IIMs. However, for the other CAT 2015 participating B-schools, which is above 150,  the candidates have to apply separately.

 

Unlike the previous years, you will not be able to know your test schedule then and there. You will have to wait for the Admit Card to come in order to know the test date, slot and center. The Admit Card were available from October 25, 2015. The original schedule was October 15, which got postponed for 10 days. 

 

CAT 2015 has been conducted in single day window unlike the past years. The exam pattern has undergone many changes, as the duration has been increased to 180 minutes from the erstwhile 170 minutes and sections has been increased too. As per the official information, the exam has been conducted in one day in two slots on Nov 29, 2015.

 

For CAT 2014, the total number of applicants was 1,96,988 and the actual number of test takers was 1,67,830. Since last year, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) was the testing partner for CAT. From 2009 to 2013, Prometric was the test conducting agency for the computer based CAT. After the exhaustion of the 5 year contract, TCS is the new agency.

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