CAT 2022 Registration Last Chance: 5 Do’s & Don’ts; Take these steps to ensure error free registration on last day; Process closes at 5 PM Today on Sept 21

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September 21, 2022
CAT Registration last date is closing at 5 PM today on Sept 21, 2022. Prof Ashis Mishra CAT exam convener and IIM Bangalore faculty has confirmed that it will noy be extended any further. He has advised the aspirants to complete the registration well in advance to complete a hassle-free process and to avoid a last-minute rush. Check below the key Do’s & Don’ts to complete CAT registration form error free
CAT 2022 Registration Last Date Extended

The last date for CAT 2022 registration, which was extended by seven days from September 14 to September 21, 2022, will not be extended any further. Confirming the decision, Prof Ashis Mishra, CAT exam convener and IIM Bangalore faculty said, “Registration for CAT 2022 will now close at 5.00 pm on September 21, 2022 (Wednesday). There will not be any further extension of registration.” Accordingly, all the CAT 2022 aspirants should complete the CAT registration process latest by Sept 21.

In addition, the CAT exam convener has advised the aspirants to complete the process at the earliest and has sent the following message, “The CAT Convenor urges test takers to register well in advance to allow themselves a hassle-free registration process and to avoid a last-minute rush.”

MBAUniverse.com had already predicted the extension in CAT registration date on September 13, 2022 much before the announcement was made by IIM Bangalore on September 14, the closing day of CAT 2022 Registration.  While the extended CAT registration date is a good relief for the CAT 2022 aspirants who have either not been able to finalise their CAT registration fee payment even after completing their registration process or have not been able to register for the CAT 2022 exam, there should not be any confusion about any further extension in CAT registration last date which during last 7-8 years has never been extended twice.  

CAT Registration Last Date Extended Only Once: Historical Data Confirm..
Since 2015, when IIM Ahmedabad for the first time, had extended the last date for CAT registration and created history, the last date of CAT registration is extended only once for 5-7 days. There is no 2nd extension in the last date as reflected in the below shared table

CAT exam Year
Original Last Date
CAT Registration Extended Last Date 
Further Extended CAT Registration Last Date
2015
September 20, 2015
September 25, 2021
Not Extended
2016
September 22, 2016
September 27, 2016
Not Extended
2017
September 20, 2017
September 25, 2017
Not Extended
2018
September 19, 2018
September 26, 2018
Not Extended
2019
September 18, 2019
September 25, 2019
Not Extended
2020
September 16, 2020
September 23, 2020
Not Extended
2021
September 15, 2021
September 22, 2021
Not Extended
2022
September 14, 2022
September 21, 2022
Not Extended

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CAT 2022

  Extended Last Date for CAT 2022 Registration: Good Opportunity
No increase in CAT 2022 Registration fee is announced with the extended last date of CAT registration. The last date to apply for CAT 2022 was extended by another 7 days. It serves a good opportunity for the candidates living in the areas which have recently been hit by severe flood and other calamity situation and where internet services are badly hit.

Now CAT 2022 aspirants have to make sure is that they should finalize their registration before the extended last date and avoid the deadline as the last minute rush can again put them into technical glitches and they may miss the chance to get into any IIM or other top B-schools like FMS, IMI, IMT, MDI, NITIE, SPJIMR, TAPMI among others.

Key Do’s & Don’ts to Complete Error Free CAT 2022 Registration
Instead of waiting again for 5 PM on September 21, the extended last date of CAT registration 2022, you should adhere to following five points to remain free from any problem arising in CAT registration process

1. New or Already Registered for CAT 2022? Make Payment Now
If you are an already registered candidate but have not made payment as yet for CAT 2022 registration fee, the work can be completed now without any delay, despite the fact that CAT 2022 exam registration last date is extended upto 5 PM on Sept 21. CAT aspirants should make sure that they make the fee payment in time.

If you are a new candidate and plan to appear in CAT 2022, you should check the internet connectivity of your computer, gather the required documents, fee payment instruments and spend 30-40 minutes to complete the registration process and pay the fee.

2. Avoid petty mistakes
It is very much necessary that you are clear on what you have to fill in the CAT 2022 registration form and how to complete it. Petty mistakes can lead you to go for re-registration as your earlier registration will become invalid and you may have to shell out another chunk of Rs.2300/-.

3. Be Careful while Filling up the Date of Birth
As per the registration instructions for CAT 2022, no amendment is possible in Date of Birth after making the payment for registration and clicking the submit button. Format for filling up the date of birth is DD/MM/YYYY in CAT 2022 registration form and a candidate is not required to write it since the calendar icon has to be used to select the correct date. 

4. Upload the Photograph & Signature in Required Format
Upload the photograph and signature of required size and style in personal details section of CAT 2022 registration form.  Scan the photograph and signature and then upload them. Check for the required photo resolution. CAT 2022 registration form wants you to upload your recent passport size photographin .JPEG, .JPG formats.

CAT 2022 convening IIM Bangalore has clarified well on the size and style of photograph and signature which you need to upload in the CAT 2022 registration form. It will be better to understand and then upload the photograph. 

5. Apply Early: Don’t Wait for Last Minute
CAT aspirants should register early without waiting for the 4 or 5 PM on the extended last date. The candidates are advised to adhere to following don’ts while going to finalize their CAT registrations-

  • Don’t wait till last minute and register in advance
  • Don’t rule out the last day, last minute technical glitches
  • Don’t let your money stuck in transit on last day due to more response time
  • Don’t invite last minute inconvenience due to heavy rush that may increase load on servers
  • Don’t expect another extension in last date of CAT 2022 registration

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 advised to register early and avoid last minute inconvenience.

To avoid any sort of technical glitches at the last minute while uploading the documents, photograph or signature, the best is to submit it now. 

The CAT registration window whenever extended, the thought behind providing this facility is to accede to the candidates’ genuine request and help those who are serious on taking CAT exam and not for the candidates who are always late and are fond of getting into technical glitches at the last moment registration instead of finalizing the things well in time.  

CAT 2022 Registration process was opened on August 3 giving ample time for CAT aspirants to register and apply for the exam which is scheduled on Sunday November 27, 2022. There is no need to wait for the last minute to apply for CAT exam

IIM Bangalore is conducting CAT 2022 and has announced that CAT 2022 will have a combination of MCQs and Non-MCQs to provide level playing field to the students of all streams. . Read More

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