CAT Registration 2021: Last Date, Direct Link for Application Form, Fees, Form Edit, Eligibility

CAT Registration 2021: Last Date, Direct Link for Application Form, Fees, Form Edit, Eligibility

ByGaurav Gupta  |  Updated on: Sep 23, 2021CAT 2021 is being conducted on November 28, 2021. Check here CAT exam latest updates like exam analysis, expected cut off, calculate your CAT score, answer key, result and score card. Start preparation for CAT 2022 exam.
CAT 2021 is being conducted on November 28, 2021. Check here CAT exam latest updates like exam analysis, expected cut off, calculate your CAT score, answer key, result and score card. Start preparation for CAT 2022 exam.
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CAT Registration 2021

Last Date to Fill CAT Form 2021 has been extended. As per the latest news by IIM A, the CAT exam 2021 application form last date is 22 September 2021. CAT 2021 Registration and CAT Application form 2021 released officially on 04 August 2021 at 10:00 A.M on the official IIM website - Also, the edit application form window was live from 25 to 27 September 2021.

CAT 2021 exam date is 28th November 2021. Candidates who wish to apply for CAT exam 2021 must go through all the details about registration, CAT login 2021, change in the CAT form fee 2021 and more. 

The exam will be held in three sessions. The exam, conducting IIM i.e. IIM Ahmedabad has announced the registration dates along with the notification for CAT 2021. The IIM CAT Registration is followed by the CAT form correction window. According to previous years' statistics, roughly 2,27,835 candidates applied for CAT 2020. Learn about the CAT 2021-2022 registration process, CAT form fill up, and the exam dates below. The direct link to apply online for CAT Exam 2021 will be updated here after the release.

Latest update on CAT Exam 2021 Application Form

  • 15 September 2021: CAT 2022 application form last date extended. 
  • 04th August 2021: CAT 2021 Application form link activated.
  • CAT Exam Fees increased to Rs. 2200/- for General category. 
  • 01 August 2021: CAT Registration Date 2021 announced. CAT Form Last Date is 15 September 2021

CAT Registration Date 2021

CAT form date 2021 is announced. You can check the official date for CAT apply online 2021. It is also important to note the CAT form last date as announced in the notification. 

CAT Apply online eventsDate
CAT 2021 notification1st August 2021The IIM will publish the CAT 2021 notification and registration details on the official website. 
 CAT 2021 Application Form04 August 2021 (10:00 a.m) CAT Registration 2021 will begin. Candidates must check the CAT eligibility and other details before applying online. 
CAT Registration Last Date 202122 September 2021 (5:00 pm)

Apply before the last date for CAT registration. Check all details about CAT 2021 registration


CAT 2021 Form Correction Window25 to 27 September 2021After filling up the CAT form 2021, IIM opens up the correction window to make changes if any. 

What are the documents required for CAT registration?

Before filling the CAT Form, make sure you have all the below-mentioned documents ready. It is important to be prepared and check the following documents required for CAT registration

CAT Form documentsDimension/ SpecificationFile FormatFile Size
Photograph30 mm X 45 mm.jpg or .jpeg<= 80 Kb
Signature80 mm X 35 mm.jpg or .jpeg<= 80 Kb
NC-OBC/SC/ST CertificateSelf-attested Scanned pdf-
PwD/DA CertificateSelf-attested Scanned as a pdf document

How to register for CAT Exam 2021?

Before you begin registering for CAT 2021, please read the instructions below.

1. Review the Eligibility details to see if you are eligible for CAT 2021.
2. Make sure your email address and phone number are both correct and operational as a ll official messages will be sent to your email address and mobile number before the CAT Admission process is completed.
3. An asterisk (*) denotes a required field. If you don't fill in the fields indicated with this sign, you won't be able to proceed.

Follow the below-mentioned steps to complete CAT Registration 2021.

Step 1: CAT Registration for User ID and Password 

  1. On the registration page, Enter your name and date of birth as mentioned in your 10th standard mark-sheet
  2. Fill in a unique e-mail address and confirm the same.
  3. Select your country (Indian students will choose ‘India’ and all other students should choose ‘Others’)
  4. Enter your mobile number and confirm the same. The CAT authorities will use your e-mail and mobile number for further communications

5. .After entering the mobile number, click on ‘Generate OTP’. Enter the captcha as displayed in the box, and as soon as you validate it, you will receive an OTP on the mobile number you have entered

6. Validate the OTP received on your mobile phone. You will receive a User ID and a password for logging into CAT 2021 form filling portal on your mobile number and e-mail address

Mistakes to avoid during CAT 2021 Form Filling

During the CAT Exam Registration 2021, candidates must keep the following considerations in mind.

  • During the CAT registration, all fields marked with an asterisk (*) must be filled in as they are mandatory. 
  • Because some fields cannot be altered after registration, make sure there are no misspellings.
  • After completing each section of the CAT Form, click ‘Save & Continue.'
  • Instead of pressing the "Tab" key, click with your mouse.
  • Because the CAT form can be completed in numerous sessions, it's critical to save the data you've previously submitted after each one.
  • Up until the CAT form fees are paid, any adjustments or revisions to the CAT online registration can be done. After that, editing is not possible.
  • To ensure a successful CAT registration in 2021, use the recommended browsers.
  • Double-check all of the details before submitting the CAT exam 2021 application form.
  • Verify that the information in the CAT Exam 2021 record corresponds to the educational documents.

How to Fill CAT Form 2021?

After completing the CAT Registration, the second step is to fill the CAT form. Follow the steps for CAT form filling 2021. 

Step 2: CAT Login

  1. Visit the IIM CAT Official Website 2021. The direct link for CAT Official website 2021 will be updated here after the release. 
  2. Click ‘Login’ under the Registered Candidate Login menu. Alternatively, you can click on the direct link given below which will redirect you to the ‘candidate login’ page
  3. The application form is divided into 6 sub-sections:
    1. Personal Details
    2. Academic Qualifications
    3. Work Experience
    4. Programmes
    5. Test City
    6. Payment
CAT Form DetailsDetails to be filled
Personal Details
Enter your Father’s Name, Mother’s Name and Spouse’s Name (if applicable)
Choose your category (General/OBC/SC/ST/PwD/NC-OBC/EWS). You will have to provide a supporting certificate for the category option that you choose if you’re not choosing General
Select your Nationality from the drop-down menu
Enter your Communication Address (preferably your permanent address)
Enter an Emergency Contact Detail and your relation with that person whose number you’re providing as emergency contact
Upload supporting certificates (if applicable)
Academic Qualifications
10th standard
12th standard
Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree (if any)
Professional degree (if any)
If the marks awarded are in percentage format, enter as it is
However, if in any mark-sheet, the result is in CGPA or Grade format, convert the same into percentage and then enter the details of aggregate percentage in CAT form
Work Experience
There you will be seeing several ‘Industry Types’ which you might choose while entering your work experience
Only the jobs in which you have been working as a full-time employee after graduation should be entered
If there was any gap between two consecutive jobs, you need to enter those details as well in the box so provided
In this section, you have to choose the programmes you are interested in taking admissions amongst all the programmes offered by all the 20 IIMs
There is a check-box provided above the table to ‘Select All’. If you tick this, you will be able to take admission in any of the programmes that all IIMs would be offering for that particular session
In this section only, you also have to choose the Interview City Preference for all the programmes you are choosing
Test City
You have an option to choose from various cities in which CAT 2020 will happen
However, you can choose up to 6 preferences for test cities
You cannot choose one city for more than one time for selecting the test cities. All the 6 preferences for test cities have to be different from each other

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CAT Form Fees 2021

For CAT Form fee Payment, several payment options are made available to make payment while filling the form for CAT 2021. Recently, CAT registration fees 2021 has been increased by Rs. 100/- making it Rs, 2200 for the General category. For SC/ ST/ PwD, the CAT form 2021 fee is Rs 1,100.

Before making the payment for fees for CAT registration, do check the complete list of transaction charges through different modes of payment provided. All UPI and RuPay card payments are free from any sort of transaction charges.

  • Before making the payment, enter the captcha and tick the 2 check-boxes which say - “I have previewed the Application Form by clicking on the Preview Button and confirm that all the data reflecting in the Preview are correct”, and “ I Agree” in the Declaration section and then click the Submit and Pay button and proceed to the payment gateway.
  • Once the payment is successful, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from the CAT 2021 authorities. The e-mail might also contain additional information related to your application

CAT Registration Transaction Fees

Mode of payment

Transaction Charges for CAT 2021 registration

Credit Card (Master/ Visa)

1.20% of the transaction amount and subject to a minimum of Rs 5.

Credit Card (American Express)

2.85% of the transaction amount and subject to a minimum of Rs 5.

Debit Card (Master/ Visa)

0.75% of the transaction amount for value up to Rs 2000 and subject to a minimum of Rs 5.

0.90% of the transaction amount for value above Rs 2000.

Net Banking

Rs 20 per transaction

Other payment methods

PayU, BillDesk, and Paytm

Who is eligible for CAT 2021-2022?

To be eligible for CAT Exam 2021,

  • Applicant must have earned the requisite percentage of marks in a UGC-accredited bachelor's degree. There is no requirement of minimum marks in Graduation to apply CAT MBA Exam 2021.
  • A professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) with a minimum necessary percentage is also acceptable. 

Check the detailed CAT Eligibility 2021

Important CAT Links

CAT Notification 2021

CAT Eligibility Criteria 2021

CAT 2021

CAT Syllabus PDF

CAT Practice Set Papers

CAT Exam Pattern 2021

CAT Admit Card 2021

CAT Answer Key

CAT Cut off

CAT Analysis

CAT Question Papers

CAT Result 2021

CAT Form Correction Dates

Check the latest released CAT Application form correction dates below. 


Tentative Dates

CAT 2021 Application Form Correction begins on

September 2021

CAT 2021 Application Form Correction last date

September 2021

CAT Application Form Correction 2021- DIRECT LINK (to be released)

How to make corrections in CAT 2021-2022 Application Form

All you have to do is to log in using your ID and Password on the "Registered Candidate Login" page on the official CAT website and upload the new images (for photograph and signature) and change your test city (ONLY IF YOU WISH TO).

  1. Visit the CAT 2021 official website
  2. Click "Login" and you will be redirected a new webpage
  3. Now enter your ID and Password
  4. On the Dashboard, click on "Application Form" tab
  5. Click on "Personal Details" to upload a new scanned image of your photograph and signature
  6. Click on "Test City" to change your test city preference
  7. Enter the Captcha and click Save and Submit

The Application Form is now updated with the new information/details you have provided.

CAT Form Correction 2021: Details that can be edited

Candidates must note that not all the details can be edited on the application form. Check the details that can be corrected in the CAT form 2021.

  • Scanned photo
  • Scanned Signature
  • Exam centre

Details like Candidates full name, Date of birth, Email ID, Mobile number and State cannot be changed. 

CAT Form Correction 2021: Document Specifications

The size of the photo and signature must be Less than 80 KB and the correct format is .jpeg/ .jpg. Also, note that the Image Resolution must be 150 px/ inch.

Scanned Document

Correct Dimension


45 mm (height) x 30 mm (width)


35 mm (height) x 80 mm (width) 

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  • CAT Apply Online date is 4th August 2021. Check all the latest CAT Form Dates 2021 here

  • The CAT ID/ CAT Registration Number is a one-of-a-kind number that is emailed to you once you complete the online registration process fro CAT 2021. Check the message from IIM CAT for your official ID and CAT Registration number if you forget your CAT registration ID. Your user id for CAT 2021 is the same as your CAT Registration number.

  • The CAT Application fee is as follows:


    Application Fee

    General/EWS/NC-OBC candidate


    SC/ST/PwD candidate


  • The last date of CAT 2021 form submission is September 5th 2021, 5 PM.

  • There is no upper age limit to fill the CAT form 2021. 

  • To apply for CAT 2021, follow the below steps

    1. CAT Registration 2021
    2. CAT Application form filling
    3. payment of application fee

    Read the detailed procedure along with CAT form correction window details here