CAT 2017 online registration for the biggest MBA entrance exam of the country was expected to end yesterday i.e. 20th Sept 2017. However, following the general trend of last few years, the CAT 2017 organizing institute IIM Lucknow has announced an extension of in the MBA Entrance Exam registration deadline. The extension has given hopes to thousands of MBA aspirants who were unable to complete the registration process due to some technical glitches.
To know more about the extension in the application deadline of CAT 2017 online registration, please read on.
CAT 2017 Registration Deadline Extended
As mentioned above, the CAT 2017 convening authority IIM Lucknow has officially announced the extension in the registration deadline for the MBA entrance exam. Informing MBA aspirants about the decision CAT 2017 convenor Prof NeerajDwivedi, “The last date of registration has been extended to September 25, 2017 (5:00 pm). Candidates are advised to register and complete their applications well before this date. There will be no further extension.”
Why the extension?
The extension in CAT 2017 deadline might be good news for the aspirants, as the convening institute IIM Lucknow has heard the pleas of MBA aspirants. As per news reports, there online registration process for CAT 2017 suffered from several technical glitches during the 42 day period registration window. This meant that many candidates who were interested in registering for CAT 2017 were unable to complete the process. Taking cognizance of this, IIM Lucknow has decided to extend the CAT 2017 registration deadline by 5 days until 25th Sept.
Will there be another extension?
Just because the CAT 2017 registration deadline was extended this time for 5 days, candidates must not hope for another extension beyond 25th Sept. CAT 2017 convenor while addressing the extension in the deadline has clearly spelt out that there won’t be any further extension. This means that all the MBA aspirants who have missed out on earlier deadline must adhere to this one and complete the online registration process on time.
Shortest registration window for CAT so far
Even after the extension of 5 days, the CAT 2017 registration window still remains one of the shortest in the recent times. This time, the CAT 2017 registration was open for merely 48 days, which includes the 5 day extension until Sept 25. As per the general trend of last few years, CAT online registration window stays open for around 50 days. This year, the CAT 2017 registration window opened on Aug 9, 2017 at 10AM and the application deadline was 20th Sept 2017 until 5PM.
Important Points for CAT 2017 Registration
For those candidates who are planning to apply for CAT 2017 during the 5 day extension period, the following points will come in handy during the online registration process.
CAT 2017 will only have online registration through official website
Candidates will have to pay registration fee of Rs 1800/- or 900/- as per their category
CAT 2017 registration fee is only accepted through credit / debit cards or Netbankingfacility
IIM Lucknow will allot test centres and slots after completion of online registration window
Option to correct mistakes in CAT 2017 registration form will be available from 1st Oct onwards
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