How to fill CAT 2014 Application Form:  Step by step procedure
Sreetama Datta, 15 Oct 2014, #CAT
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How to fill CAT 2014 Application Form:  CAT 2014 registration procedure has started from Wednesday, August 6, 2014 onwards. Compared to past years, the application process has changed. Aspiring CAT 2014 takers have to ensure that they register and apply successfully in order to appear for the biggest MBA entrance exam of India conducted by IIMs. In order to ensure that you complete all the steps of the CAT 2014 application form successfully, this article provides you the step by step guidance on how to fill the CAT 2014 application form.

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Before starting the application procedure:

 

Before you start the registration procedure for CAT 2014, ensure that you have adequate time as it might turn out to be time consuming. Other than that, the checklist to have before registration is as follows:

  • Ensure that you have a valid email id and mobile number as your User ID and Password will be sent to you through SMS

  • Mark sheets (10th, 12th, Graduation and Post Graduation)

  • Applicable Certificates to upload

  • Scanned images of passport photograph and signature

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The CAT 2014 application procedure can be divided into 3 parts as mentioned below:

  • Register to Create Profile

  • Login with System Generated User ID and Password

  • Submit Application which includes filling details and making online payment

Step 1: Registration for User ID

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After visiting the CAT 2014 website, www.iimcat.ac.in, click on the tab Register Now. Fill up the form with your basic details such as

  • Name

  • Date of Birth

  • Email ID

  • Mobile Number

Ensure that you provide the correct mobile number as the password for your CAT 2014 profile will be sent in the number provided by you. In the field to provide mobile number, do not add ‘0’ or ‘+91’ while writing your number.

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Enter the Captcha as given in the box and click on ‘I Agree’ field. Click on ‘Submit’ button to complete the registration process.

 

You will receive the User ID and password in your email and SMS. Through this User ID and password, you have to login to the CAT website and complete the application form.

 

Step 2 – Fill Application Form

The Application Form will have 5 areas where you have to enter your details. The areas include:

  • Personal Details

  • Academics

  • Work Experience

  • Programmes

  • Payment

Personal Details

In the Personal Details section, questions like your name, father/husband/guardian’s name, nationality, Gender, Category (General, NC-OBC, SC, ST, PD) and Communication address.

 

You can download the NC-OBC, SC, ST certificates from the CAT website, fill, get attested by appropriate authorities and self and scan as PDF document to upload.

 

If you are a person with Disability, enter details under PWD/DA category of disability, Disability percentage and Wheelchair support requirement. In order to apply under the PWD/DA category, the Disability Percentage should be equal or greater than 40%. The candidates have to also download the Differently Abled certificate from the CAT 2014 website, fill and get signature of appropriate authorities, self attest and scan as PDF document to upload.

 

In the details of Communication, you have to add your full postal address, email id and mobile number. You may also add alternate email and mobile number.

 

Upload Documents

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 In this section, you have to upload your photograph, signature and other relevant documents.

  • Passport size photograph and signature: The dimension of the photograph should be 35 mm x 45 mm. Upload the scanned image of your signature should be of 80mm x 35 mm dimension. The file formats should be .jpg or .jpeg and the file size should not be more than 80 KB each. The image should be clear with a minimum resolution of 150 px/inch.

  • NC-OBC/SC/ST Certificate, PWD/DA Certificate: Download the Certificate from the CAT website, fill and get signatures of appropriate authorities, self attest and scan as PDF document to upload in the online application form.

 

Before proceeding to the next section, don’t forget to click on ‘Save & Continue’ button.

 

Academics

In this part, you have to enter your educational details, the ones which are applicable to you. The sections are as follows:

  • SSC/10th Std/Equivalent Details

  • 12th/Equivalent /Diploma Course Details

  • Bachelor Degree Details

  • Other Professional Degree Details

  • Master Degree Details

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According to IIMs, for computing percentage of marks obtained in SSC or equivalent and HSC or equivalent examination, the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the mark sheet would be considered.

 

If you are in the final year of graduation, enter the current year and semester of education. Enter the marks percentage obtained for the years or semesters completed till date.

 

If you are pursuing an integrated Masters Degree programme after 10+2, compute the percentage of marks obtained in the first 3 years as per your University/Institute norms which is considered equivalent to Bachelor’s Degree. Enter the remaining 2 years percentage in the Masters Degree marks.

 

Work Experience

If you have work experience, you have to enter the field of work and experience in number of months until July 31, 2014. Here work experience refers to any paid and fulltime work done post completing your Bachelor’s degree.

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Programmes

You can select any number of management programmes from the list of the 13 established IIMs and six new proposed IIMs. Along with that, select the interview city to appear for WAT-PI rounds in case you are shortlisted.

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Candidates applying for the six new IIMs namely IIM Ranchi, IIM Rohtak, IIM Raipur, IIM Trichy, IIM Udaipur and IIM Kashipur should select a common interview city since the new IIMs conduct Common Admission Process (CAP) which include common Written Ability Test and Personal Interview rounds.

 

CAT 2014 website mentions, “Recently, the Government of India has proposed six new IIMs in the country. Interested candidates may also choose Post Graduate Programmes (PGP) in these new locations, as well as, under the section Apply to the Proposed New Six IIMs.

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Exam City Preference

This year, the candidates have to select three exam cities as per their preference. However, the final schedule will be decided by the CAT 2014 authorities, which will be communicated to you in your CAT 2014 Admit Card, downloadable from Thursday, October 16, 2014 onwards.

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Payment

Candidates have to pay through the following modes and transaction process fee.

Payment Type

Transaction Process Fee

Visa, MasterCard based Credit Card

1.2%+ taxes as applicable of Customer Payment Amount

Visa, MasterCard based Debit Card

1)      0.85% + taxes as applicable for transaction up to Rs. 2000 of Customer Payment Amount

2)      1/1% + taxes as applicable for transactions above Rs. 2000 of Customer Payment Amount

American Express /Diner’s Cards

2.85% + taxes as applicable of Customer Payment Amount

Net/Internet Banking

Rs. 20 + taxes as applicable of Customer Payment Amount

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It is mandatory to select ‘I Agree’ checkbox in the Declaration section before proceeding to the payment gateway by clicking on Submit and Pay.

 

After the transaction, you will be redirected to the CAT 2014 website. A successful payment message will be displayed on the screen along with the Transaction Number.

 

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Application Confirmation Email

You will receive a confirmation email stating the successful submission of your CAT 2014 Application after the completion of the process. The email will also contain information on Admit Card download window.

 

Application Summary

If you log onto the CAT website as an Existing User, you will see the Application Summary window with 2 windows, Application Summary and Download Application Form.

 

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