Filling up the CAT 2023 application form correctly is very crucial as the IIM selection and admission process will depend on this form. The IIMCAT 2023 application process has started. Check here how to edit CAT application form in case you need to.
CAT 2023 registration process
CAT 2023 application process started on August 2 and ended on September 21, 2023. Now, the CAT form correction window is open from September 25 to 28, 2023 for candidates to edit their forms and update information if required.
It is very important to fill the CAT registration cum application form correctly because your MBA aspiration depends on it. All the information furnished in the form will be taken into consideration for MBA admission in the CAT accepting colleges.
Filling up the CAT application form correctly is also important as the IIM selection and admission prcess is dependent on this form. The information furnished in the CAT 2023 registration cum application form is the basis on which a candidate will be selected for IIMs' WAT/GD-PI round and/or final admission. The important point to note here is that the CAT application form cannot be edited once it is submitted. Only a certain fields can be edited that too when the CAT form correction window opens. Candidates can make changes in their CAT application forms free of cost when the form correction window opens. Candidates can edit three fields – photograph, signature and test city preference.
During the CAT 2023 form correction process, candidates must make the changes if required as these CAT forms will be used by the IIMs for admission process. Information that cannot be edited in CAT form include photo, signature and selection of test cities.
CAT 203 Application Form Correction
Once the CAT 2023 application form correction window opens, you will be required to follow the steps below:
- Go to the official CAT 2023 website iimcat.ac.in
- Login with your user ID and password
- Go to your CAT application form
- Make required changes - upload new photo, signature or re-select test cities
- Save the form again
However, it will be better if you fill the CAT application form 2023 without any errors in the first attempt.
To avoid any error while filling up the CAT exam registration cum application form, you must first of all, keep all the information ready with you. Keep your marksheets and documents by your side for cross checking the information to be filled. Also keep a scanned copy of your recent passport sized photo and your signature. The photo should be of 30mm x 45mm dimension and in JPEG or JPG format. The file size should be not more than 80 KB. The dimensions of your signature should be 80mm X 35mm and the format should be JPEG or JPG format.
The most important thing to remember while filling up the CAT 2023 registration form is to cross check all the information entered before submitting it. If you make a mistake in the form, you will be left with only two options:
- Either fill the CAT application form again with new email ID and phone number and pay the application fee one more time.
- Or wait for the CAT application form correction window to open. But in this case, you will be allowed to edit only a few fields like percentage of marks scored, test centre, image, and signature.
The window to edit CAT application forms is opened for the convenience of CAT aspirants, for a few days after the application process is officially over.
Tips to fill the CAT 2023 application form without errors
- Fill the CAT 2023 application form before the last date.
- Recommended internet browsers to fill up the CAT 2023 application form are Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
- Do not use a smart phone to fill the form. Use a laptop or a desktop.
- Use the same photo on the application form that you will use on the CAT 2023 admit card.
- Use your own email ID and phone number to register for CAT 2023.
- Do not misspell or furnish erroneous information in the form.
- Mention correct age, academic year of passing, score and percentage in the form.
- Do not leave any field marked as mandatory empty.
- Make sure the CAT fee payment is successful and you have obtained acknowledgement.
- Keep a copy of the duly filled form and fee payment acknowledgement slip safe.
- CAT eligibility criteria and reservation policy
- Six check-points to ensure error free CAT 2023 registration
- Checklist of documents required to fill CAT 2023 application form
- List of CAT test cities 2023
After the form application correction window closes, no request for changes in the CAT application form will be accepted. The CAT exam centre allotment will be based on final test city selection made during the form correction. The exam centre location will be mentioned in the CAT 2023 admit card which will be issued on October 25. Check below some key points related to CAT admit card 2023.
CAT Preparation 2023
CAT 2023 exam will be held on November 26. The exam will be held in three sessions. There is no change in the CAT syllabus or pattern from last year. Check out important articles below for CAT 2023 preparation.
FAQs on CAT Form Correction
Q: What is CAT form correction?
A: CAT form correction is the facility given to candidates to edit certain fields of the form after the registration process has concluded. This is a one-time opportunity for candidates to make correction in their already submitted forms if required.
Q: For how long is CAT 2023 form correction window open?
A: The CAT 2023 form correction window will open most likely in the third week of September for two days. The last date to apply for CAT 2023 is September 13 but the deadline can be extended by a week. The form correction window will open after the conclusion of registration process. Only registered candidates, who shall have paid the application fee will be able to access their forms to make changes.
Q: Can I edit academic qualification during CAT form correction 2023?
A: The option to edit academic qualification is not available during the form correction window. Academic qualification can be edited only before the final submission of the CAT form before September 13, 2023. Candidates must ensure that they have reviewed the form properly before making the fee payment.
Q: How can I edit my CAT application form?
A: To edit CAT application form 2023, candidates need to log in to their CAT account on iimcat.ac.in by using CAT ID and password. Then, they will have to click on the application form link and make the required changes in the fields that are editable.
Q: Which fields in the CAT 2023 application form can be edited?
A: In the CAT 2023 application form, only three fields can be edited. They are – photo, signature and test city preference. No other field in the application form is editable. So, candidates must make sure that they fill valid information in their application form in the first attempt only.
Q: Is there any fee charged for CAT form correction?
A: No, the candidates do not have to pay any fee for CAT form correction. The facility is provided to candidates free of cost. However, if thay have made an error in a field that will not be available for editing during form correction, then they will have to fill a fresh form before the submission deadline and pay the CAT application fee again.
Q: Can I change my test centre after the CAT admit card 2023 has been issued?
A: No. The candidates cannot change their CAT exam centre under any circumstances, after the admit card has been issued. They will have to take the test at the centre mentioned on the CAT 2023 admit card.
Q: How will I know the location of my CAT exam centre?
A: Every candidate’s exam centre location address will be mentioned on the CAT admit card and a google map link will also be given to help the candidate in locating the exam venue. Candidates should download the CAT admit card 2023 ahead of the exam day and visit the exam venue to check distance and transportation facilities.
Q: Will the CAT 2023 form correction window re-open after the deadline?
A: No, the CAT 2023 form correction window will not re-open after the first deadline, as it is a one-time activity. Candidates are supposed to avail this opportunity to upload a fresh photo, signature or change the test city options if they wish to.
Q: When will the CAT 2023 admit card be released?
A: CAT 2023 admit card will be released on October 25 (5:00 PM). Candidates will be able to download the admit card until the exam day (November 26). They can download the CAT admit card by using their login ID.
Q: Will IIM Lucknow release exam day guidelines and mock test for CAT 2023?
A: Yes, IIM Lucknow will release the CAT exam day guidelines and mock test for CAT 2023. The institute is expected to release both online in the first week of October for candidates to understand the exam process well in advance.
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