This is what you can correct in CAT 2016 application form
Urvashi Dalal, 05 Oct 2016, #CAT
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As the CAT 2016 correction window closes on October 5, 2016, Careers360 brings you details about what you can correct in your CAT 2016 application form. IIM Bangalore, the conducting body of CAT 2016, opened application correction option for the applicants to correct or edit their application forms from October 1 to 5, 2016.

 

According to IIM Bangalore officials, candidates will be able to edit or correct data entered in three specific fields including ‘Percentage of Marks scored’, ‘Work Experience’, and ‘Programmes Selected’ in the CAT 2016 application form

 

The option brings a chance for aspirants to correct their mistakes, if any, and avoid rejection in any of the multiple stage selection process. CAT 2016 Convenor Prof. Rajendra Kumar Bandi said, “For the first time, CAT 2016 enables an option to correct mistakes, if any, discovered after submission of the CAT application.  This option will be available on the CAT Application form Webpage from 1st to 5th of October, 2016.”

 

What can you change/edit in CAT 2016 application form?

Though, there is an option for correcting mistakes in the CAT 2016 application form, candidates will have an option to correct only 3 out of the five fields namely ‘Percentage of Marks’, ‘Work Experience’, and ‘Programmes Selected’. No other details can be edited by the applicants. Find below details of what can be edited in CAT application form.

1. Percentage or Marks scored: In this section, candidates have to enter their education details. The option for the correction is only limited to the percentage marks entered in the SSC/10th Std./Equivalent Details, HSC/12th/Equivalent/Diploma Course Details, Bachelor’s Degree Details, and Master‘s Degree Details, sub-sections. Besides the percentage, an applicant will not be allowed to change any of the fields or sub-sections. Take a look at the fields, marked in red which can be edited.

Percentage or Marks scored

2. Work Experience: The second field that will be allowed to correct/edit is the ‘work experience’. A candidate will be allowed only to re-enter the number of work experience months. Look at the image, to check which field you can edit in this section.

Work Experience

3. Programmes Selected: In this section, applicants had to select any number of Programme Names along with the interview city for that programme. At the time of correction window, a candidate will only be allowed to change the preference of the programme at a particular IIM. However, there is no limit to select the number of programmes and IIMs. Check the image below for reference.

Programmes Selected

 

Who can correct/edit the CAT application form?

The option of the correction window, starting from October 1 to 5, 2016, is available for all the CAT 2016 applicants, who have submitted the application form along with the application fee.  

Cautioning the aspirants who are yet to complete the process yet, Prof. Bandi said that surge in the number of registrations in the last couple of days may impact in the server and advised them to apply as early as possible. “Going by the trends of previous years, there will be a huge surge in the number of registrations in the last 2-3 days, which increases the load on the servers, and can potentially impact the server response time. Therefore, candidates are strongly advised to register early and avoid last minute inconvenience,” says Prof. Bandi.

 

Until last year, there was no option for the applicants to edit or correct the wrong information entered in the form. Even the CAT registration guide on the official website stated, “You cannot edit any details on the Application form after you have made the online payment.” The application process, which is going on at present is scheduled to end on September 22, at 5 pm.

 

What are CAT 2016 registration steps?

The application procedure of CAT 2016 consists of the following three steps which consist of Registration, Filling Application Form, and Payment. Candidates, who still have not registered for the test, can check details of all the steps from below. Click here to fill CAT 2016 application form


CAT 2016 registration steps

 

CAT 2016 will be conducted in a single day window in forenoon and afternoon slots on December 4, 2016. The result of CAT 2016 is expected on the second week of January, 2017. The admit card of CAT 2016 will be available from October 18 which will carry information like test schedule and test venue and exam day instructions along with the candidate details. The application process had started from August 8.

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