IIM Lucknow, the conducting body of Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 released the application form of CAT on August 9, 2017. MBA aspirants who are planning to appear for the exam on November 26, must fill and submit the CAT application form 2017 before the last date of submission, which is September 20. Candidates who successfully submit the application form before the last date of submission will be issued the admit cards from October 18 onwards.
The process of filling the CAT application form 2017 is simple and hassle-free. Applicants need to register for the exam by providing a few basic details. Once the registration is complete, applicants are required to fill all the necessary details and pay the application fee to complete the application process.
Here are three common mistakes that candidates must avoid while filling application form of CAT 2017 –
Uploading poor-quality images
During the application process, candidates are required to update scanned images of photograph and signature. Uploading images of bad-quality is one of the most common mistakes made by applicants. While filling the application form, it is important for a candidate to ensure that his/ her face is clearly visible in the scanned photograph.
Entering the wrong details
Also, candidates need to ensure that the details mentioned in the CAT application form 2017 are correct. Entering wrong details, advertently or inadvertently, will lead to disqualification of candidates. Also, candidates must note that the basic details provided during the registration process cannot be edited later. However, some of the educational and work-related details can be corrected within a specified timeline.
Overlooking the Eligibility Criteria
It is important for the candidates to check the eligibility criteria of CAT 2017 exam. Ignoring the eligibility norms is one of the common mistakes made by the candidates. Only candidates who have completed their graduation with 50% marks are eligible for CAT exam. Final year graduation candidates can also apply, provided they fulfill some conditions. Before filling the form, candidates must ensure that they are eligible for the exam.
If you are an MBA aspirant who is planning to appear for CAT 2017, it is important for you to submit the application form along with the application fee before the last date of submission. Also, you must ensure that you avoid the mistakes mentioned above while filling the application form.