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Last day to apply for CAT 2017, Registration to end today at 5PM

Sep 25, 2017 11:43 IST
CAT 2017 Registration
CAT 2017 Registration

With the 5 day extension of the application deadline ending today, the CAT 2017 online registrations for MBA entrance exam will end at 5PM on 25th Sept 2017. As per the official notification available on the CAT website i.e. iimcat.ac.in; the online registration for CAT 2017 will end today at 5PM as per the schedule. If inside sources are to be relied upon, still several MBA aspirants are yet to complete their online registration process for CAT 2017 MBA admission exam. If you are also one of them, we strongly advise you to complete your CAT 2017 registration at the earliest to avoid any last minute glitches or rush.

No More Extension

What makes today’s deadline even more compelling than the earlier one of 20th Sept is that CAT convener Prof Neeraj Dwivedi had confirmed that there wouldn’t be any more extensions beyond the 5 day period. While commenting upon the extension in the CAT 2017 registration deadline, Prof Dwivedi said “Candidates are advised register and complete application at the earliest rather than waiting for the last date”.

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These words coming directly from that CAT convener Prof Neeraj Dwivedi confirms that there won’t be any further extension in the CAT 2017 registration deadline. Therefore, all candidates who are interested in applying for the biggest and most popular MBA entrance exam of the county are advised to complete the application formalities before 5PM today.

Apply Before 3PM to avoid glitches

The extension in the CAT MBA exam registration deadline has become a general trend in the last 3 years. And every year, thousands of applications are received for CAT 2017 even on the very last day. Today being the last day, heavy rush is expected on the online application portal for CAT 2017 i.e. iimcat.ac.in. If you are also planning to apply for CAT 2017 on the last day, make sure that you complete all the necessary formalities before 3 PM to avoid any last minute glitches or problems.

With thousands of MBA aspirants trying to apply for CAT 2017 at the same time, the online registration server may encounter technical problems or may suffer from slow down issues. Therefore, to avoid any such issues, candidates are requested to complete their CAT 2017 online application process before 3PM.

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1 Lakh Registrations during Extension

So far, until the initial deadline of 20th Sept, only 1 lakh candidates were able to complete their registration. The general trend with regards to overall registrations is around 2 lakhs every years. If the record of previous years is to be relied upon, generally speaking, CAT 2017 receives around 1 lakh applications during the extension period. This year, with the deadline extension of 5 days, IIM Lucknow – the organizing institute for CAT 2017 is expecting around 1 Lakh registrations. This means that on an average around 25000 candidates would be completing their online registration during the 5 days. If these estimates are to be relied upon, you could face serious technical glitches or slow down while completing the CAT 2017 registration form today.

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Complete Payment before 5PM

Finally coming to the most important part i.e. payment of CAT 2017 registration fees. The CAT online registration process has been designed in a way that allows candidates to complete the registration formalities first while the fee is to be paid later on.  Generally, candidates tend to complete the online registration first but keep the payment of the fees for the last day to incorporate any change of mind during that period. If you are one of the those candidates who have completed the online registration process but are yet to pay the fees, make sure that you do complete that today before 5PM.

There are hardly 4-5 hours left for the CAT 2017 registration to end. So, if you are a fence sitter waiting for the last minute to complete your CAT 2017 application form, we strongly advise that you complete it right now.

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