CAT 2022: 5 Registration Form Mistakes You Must Avoid; Last Date Closes on Sept 21

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September 21, 2022
With Extended CAT 2022 Registration last date closing on September 21, you still have time to register carefully and apply for the exam. Since CAT 2022 registration form mistakes can put your candidature at risk, you should not wait till last minute to complete CAT application and make payment of application fee. Make sure to enter correct personal details, make thoughtful choice of 6 test cities in order of preference and preview your CAT application form before submission
CAT 2022 registration

CAT 2022 registration extended last date is closing at 5 PM on September 21. With many changes introduced in CAT 2022 registration process, you need to be careful while filling your CAT application form 2022. Please note that CAT Registration Form Mistakes after submission of the CAT application form can not be corrected. So, you should avoid any type of CAT 2022 Registration Mistakes and review all the application pages before submitting and making payment of CAT registration fee as the CAT 2022 Registration and application form is different from last year.

CAT 2022 Convener, Prof Ashis Mishra, faculty at IIM Bangalore has confirmed that there will be no further extension in the last date to apply for CAT 2022 beyond September 21. The CAT registration last date was extended by 7 days from September 14 to 21. Instead of waiting for last minute to complete your CAT registration, you should complete and submit it early to avoid the last minute rush and any technical problem due to a slow server. The CAT Registration is a 30 minutes process and you should collect all the required documents/material before starting the CAT registration and Application Process. Read More  

CAT 2022

  CAT 2022 exam date is November 27, 2022 and this year IIM Bangalore is conducting CAT exam in three slots of 2 hours duration each in 150 cities instead of 156 cities last year. However, it is likely that number of CAT exam cities may change further.  

You should be careful while completing your CAT 2022 Registration as there is no chance of rectifying some of the important CAT Registration Form Mistakes. Many changes are announced as clubbing the choice of some of the test cities, increase of CAT 2022 registration fees among others. As such, the filling up of CAT registration and application form needs careful data entry to avoid any wastage of your application money.

Starting CAT registration: Things you Need
Instructions contained in CAT 2022 registration Guide and video demonstrating the procedure to fill up the online application form and clarifying each and every step to systematically complete the CAT online registration and online application form must be followed in completing all the pages in CAT 2022 registration and application form.

CAT 2022 Exam Center at IIM Bangalore, has suggested to follow the 5 undernoted important instructions before you start filling up the CAT 2022 registration and application form  

  1. Gather all the information, documents, certificates regarding your date of birth, exact style of writing name, academics from class 10 onwards, caste, online fee payment instrument that you will need for filling the form beforehand
  2. Check your eligibility for CAT 2022 by referring to the Eligibility document on the CAT 2022 website.
  3. Ensure you have a valid and unique email address and mobile number.
  4. “*” (asterisk) in the CAT 2022 registration and application form indicates a mandatory field. The boxes marked with this symbol must be filled in, or you will not be allowed to submit your application for CAT 2022.
  5. Keep your Mobile phone near you to verify OTP to get CAT ID & PW. With the ID & Password received from CAT Centre, you can login to CAT 2022 registration site as registered candidate to fill application form.

Getting CAT 2022 ID & PW: Wait Patiently
After successful submission of CAT 2022 Registration form on official CAT website, you need to check your CAT registration ID and password. This CAT ID and password is required to login as registered candidate and to fill your CAT 2022 Application form.

No Need to Hurry! All candidates at Par
CAT Centre 2022 has advised the candidates not to rush for early CAT Registration 2022. You need to register and apply within the registration window. All candidates will be treated at par who apply from CAT Registration opening date and last date in slot and test centre allotment. So, take your time and register and apply when it is most convenient during the registration window.

Since the CAT 2022 registration and application form is a little changed, the CAT Centre 2022 has suggested the CAT aspirants to go through the important instructions before proceeding to fill up the CAT 2022 registration form without making any mistake and avoid losing the CAT 2022 registration fee of Rs.2300/- 

CAT 2022 Eligibility: Check Carefully
Giving a big relief to the candidates with “promotion/pass” instead of “award of marks” certificates in any of the last two years of the bachelor’s program, the candidates who completed the bachelor’s degree in 2021 or 2022 are allowed to enter the “Promotion or Pass” option in the application form instead of marks and percentage of marks.

CAT 2022 – 5 Registration Form Mistakes You Must Avoid 
While completing the 1st page of CAT 2022 registration form after login as new user and login again with the CAT 2022 user Id and password to complete the CAT application form, no specific skill is required. You simply need to be careful while filling up the CAT 2022 application form in which you have to fill up the specific academic details, upload your signature and photograph, upload required certificates and make payment. The five CAT Registration mistakes to be avoided are

1. Filling Personal Details Correctly: 1st CAT Registration Form Mistake to Avoid
The first and foremost of CAT registration form mistakes is to fill the correct particulars about your personal details. The CAT 2022 Registration Mistakes to be avoided in filling up the personal details are

1.1 Enter your name exactly in same pattern and style as it is written in your class 10/SSC certificate. Please ensure to insert correct date of birth from the menu at the column.

1.2 If you belong to SC/ST/OBC category or are a EWS/PWD candidate in General category, please carefully go through the list of serial numbers of different categories given in the application form. You should mark the correct serial number of the caste/tribe applicable to you. For details of the Caste/Tribe name applicable to you, see the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) website.

1.3 Download the NC-OBC, SC/ST Certificates from the CAT website, enter the required information and get attested from the appropriate authorities, self-attest, and scan as PDF documents to upload the certificates on the CAT website.

1.4 If you are a Person with disability (PwD), select yes. Also, select details under PwD Category of disability, Wheelchair Support and Scribe requirement.  Download the Person with Disability (PwD) Certificate from the CAT website, enter the required information and attest signatures from the appropriate authorities, self-attest, and scan as PDF document to upload the certificates on the CAT website.

2. Academic Details in CAT Form: 2nd CAT Registration Form Mistake to Avoid
The next one in the CAT 2022 Registration Form Mistakes is how to fill academic details in CAT registration and application form. This is one of the important CAT registration mistakes to be avoided while filling up your CAT form

2.1 You need to enter your education details in the 3rd page of CAT 2022 online application form. The details like percentage of marks obtained are to be entered in all sections. Required details for class 10, 12, bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and Other Professional Degree need to be entered. 

2.2 If any Board/Institute/University awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board/Institute/ University specifying the equivalent marks or the conversion procedure, and the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on this procedure as certified by the respective board/ University/ institution.

2.3 If any board / University / institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate's CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result with 100. The original equivalence certificate needs to be submitted at the time of interview, if shortlisted for the same.

2.4 Please note that for computing percentages of marks obtained in SSC/10th/Equivalent examination and HSC/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.

2.5 If the Institute/University does not award the percentage of marks, it will be calculated on the basis of the marks obtained in all subjects listed in the mark sheet.

3. Enter Correct Percentage of Marks: 3rd CAT Registration Form Mistake to Avoid
Another important among the CAT 2022 registration form mistakes is filling up of correct marks and percentage scored in different exams. This is one of the key CAT Registration Form Mistakes that you should avoid

3.1 CAT 2022 online application form provides column with ‘nnn.nn’ space to fill up your percentage of marks.  The first three ‘nnn’ can be used only when you have scored 100% marks otherwise you should use only 2 digits if your percentage of marks is anywhere between 45% and 99.99%.

3.2 You must insert the percentage upto 2 decimal digits as provided for in the CAT 2022 online application form. There is no need to prefix ‘0’ before writing your percentage of marks as it will not accept it.

Correct: 96.50; Wrong: 096.50

3.3 After inserting the first 3 digits, if you place decimal and try to write 2 decimal digits, the last digit will not be inserted and the message will be to insert 2 decimal digits. To avoid this mistake, it is advisable to write only the correct form of the percentage of marks, as shown here.

4. Carefully Select IIM Programmes: 4thCAT Registration Form Mistake to Avoid
This is one of the common CAT registration form mistakes which most applicants make while filling up the CAT application form as they do not check their program eligibility for admission. So, prior to choosing the programme and interview city, prepare a list of programmes for which you are eligible to apply. If you are a fresh graduate, you can not apply to executive MBA or one year MBA; if you are not a science, Agriculture, Biotech, Engineering or a graduate in related streams you may not apply to ABM, FABM programme. So, make sure to tick on such IIM programmes for which you are eligible

Name of the IIM offering MBA courses
List of MBA courses offered
IIM Ahmedabad
IIM Amritsar
MBA, EMBA, MBA-Business Analytics, MBA-HRM
IIM Bangalore
IIM Bodh Gaya
IIM Calcutta
IIM Indore
IIM Jammu
IIM Kashipur
MBA, MBA (Analytics), EMBA
IIM Kozhikode
PGP, PGP-BL, PGP-F, PGP-LSM, EPGP (At Kochi campus)
IIM Lucknow
IIM Nagpur
IIM Raipur
IIM Ranchi
PGP, PGP-HRM, PGP (Business Analytics)
IIM Rohtak
IIM Sambalpur
MBA, Executive MBA
IIM Shillong
IIM Sirmaur
IIM Tiruchirappalli
IIM Udaipur
IIM Visakhapatnam

5. Choose Six Test Cities Carefully: 5thCAT Registration Form Mistake to Avoid
IIMs change number and type of CAT cities every year. Sometimes CAT cities are separated and sometimes many cities are clubbed into one choice. There are fewer CAT exam cities for 2022 than last year CAT test Cities. Instead of 156 test cities where CAT exam was conducted last year, IIM Bangalore has announced to conduct the CAT 2022 exam in 150 test cities including many cities clubbed as one city. 

Responding to the query why the CAT exam cities are reduced, CAT 2022 Exam convener, Prof Ashis Mishra, Faculty at IIM Bangalore has shared various reasons but has also assured, “Our team are still working towards resolving some of these issues. The final no of test centres / cities may change.” Now as you are proceeding to complete your CAT 2022 registration and application form, you have to choose the preferred test cities otherwise your form will remain incomplete. Later when IIM Bangalore offers the opportunity to change the test cities, you may revise your preferences. Check below how to choose the preferred test cities

5.1 This year the CAT 2022 online registration form allows you to choose six test cities out of 150 cities.

5.2 Since, IIM Bangalore has clubbed many Delhi NCR test cities – for example the twin cities of Noida & Greater Noida are clubbed; Faridabad & Gurgaon are clubbed in one city, you need to be careful while making a choice of separate six test cities.

5.3 Choose the test cities after assessing the approach, travel time, means of transport and expenses involved.

How to Avoid CAT Registration Form Mistakes? Don’t Fill the Form in One Go
You can Logout and exit the CAT 2022 Application form any number of times to edit and complete later or Save & Continue each section till you submit the application.

So before submitting the application and making payment of CAT 2022 registration fee, preview the application form, using the Preview button to check for accuracy and completeness of all the data you have entered, before proceeding with the payment. You can preview your application at any stage and any number of times before submitting your application

The Application Form is compatible with Android (version 4.0 and above) and iOS (version 11 and above). IIM Bangalore has also suggested to use following browsers to fill the Application form:

  • Mozilla (85 to 102)
  • Google chrome(80 to 103)
  • Microsoft Edge(80 to 103)

Other browsers may be slow to upload your documents, in getting your details filled and in submission of application or making your fee payment. Whenever you login to the CAT website as a Registered User, it will be better to view the Application Summary that will give a Read-only view of the details you have entered.  

Please note that you cannot edit any details on the Application form after you have made the online payment. However, after the last date of CAT 2022 registration process is over, IIM Bangalore will open a limited time window during which you can re-upload your blur photograph, correct selective mistakes and can modify very limited details like Percentage of Marks scored, Work Experience, Programmes Selected.

You will not be able to modify any details entered in the Personal Details section, any details entered in the Academics section except the percentage marks scored, Exam Centre City Preferences. You can only view and print your application form after this. 

Common Admission Test (CAT) 2022 is the mandatory exam for admission to management programmes in all the 20 IIMs – old and new. CAT 2022 will also offer the admission opportunity to PGDM/MBA programs in other top management institutes in India like FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, NITIE Mumbai, SPJIMR Mumbai, Management departments of IITs, IMI Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad, JBIMS Mumbai, TAPMI Manipal and other more than 500 B-schools.

2.31 lakh candidates applied for CAT last year. This number may increase this year as during last few years CAT has seen tremendous growth in registration of candidates and test takers. IIMs alongwith other top B-schools offer admission to more than 50000 students in their different management programs. 

Important CAT 2022 Dates
CAT 2022 Registration: Important Dates

CAT Online Registration 2022 Activity
Important CAT Dates for Registration
CAT Registration Start date 2022
August 3, 2022
CAT 2022 Registration Last Date
September 21, 2022 (Extended from earlier Sept 14) 
Closing time on CAT Registration Last Date
5.00 PM
CAT Registration Fee
CAT 2022 Registration Last Date with late fee
Not Applicable

Source: CAT website

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