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CAT Registration With Backlogs

One of the most frequently asked questions of students who have academic backlogs in their graduate programs is whether they can register for the CAT 2023 exam. It should be clarified that CAT aspirants who have an academic backlog during their graduate program can still apply and register for CAT 2023 without any issues.

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During CAT registration in 2019, IIM Kozhikode received several queries from the aspirants regarding their backlogs. However, there was no such mention in the notification or in the IIM admission policy that prohibits candidates with backlogs from applying for the CAT. In the CAT 2023 also, it is expected that candidates with backlogs can apply and appear for the examination.

Important Points Regarding CAT Registration 2023 for Candidates with Backlogs

There are some important points highlighted here that CAT applicants with backlogs are suggested to read through to clear any doubts they may have.

  • The CAT 2023 is open to candidates who have completed their Bachelor’s degree but have a backlog.
  • Candidates who are taking supplementary re-examinations are also eligible to apply for CAT.
  • Any aspirant who has scored more than 50% (45% for reserved category) in graduation (including supplementary re-exams) is eligible to apply for the CAT 2023.
  • In the CAT 2023 registration form, answer “Yes” to the question, “Are you in your final year of your Bachelor’s degree?”
  • Candidates must produce a certificate from the Principal/Registrar of the University (or college) stating that they have taken the supplementary re-examination and are awaiting results.
  • Candidates from reserved categories should check their eligibility properly before applying and attach a copy of their caste certificate during the registration process. It should be noted that after finishing the registration process, IIMs do not allow students to change their category.

Make Sure You Enter All the Information Accurately during Registration

It is important for CAT applicants to go through the detailed CAT eligibility criteria, as well as the step-by-step procedure, before registering for the CAT Exam 2023. Though a correction window will be available later, it is limited to certain changes. The correction window allows candidates to make changes only in three fields. So, to avoid any discrepancies later, which might lead to the cancellation of candidature, CAT aspirants should check the eligibility criteria properly before applying.

CAT aspirants are suggested to stay tuned to BYJU’S to get complete assistance for the CAT 2023 preparation. Check out the different preparation tips, notes, sample papersmock tests and CAT previous year question papers provided at BYJU’S to prepare for the CAT 2023 in a more effective way.