CAT Application Form

CAT is conducted every year by the IIMs and the scores are considered for admissions in the IIMs and other MBA colleges in the country.

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The exam is conducted by the end of November (tentatively) and the CAT application form is released by August 1st week by the conducting IIM.

What is CAT Application Form?

The CAT application form is a form where the CAT aspirants need to fill in certain details and acknowledge their willingness to appear for the exam. The IIMs collect the relevant data and use that to shortlist the candidates and contact them after the exam. It should be noted that the CAT application form is released in the online mode only and the payment of registration fees is only done through online modes.

What does the CAT application form Include?

The CAT application form includes several details of the applicant. Individuals need to fill in several details to successfully complete the CAT registration process. Some of the details that applicants need to fill in are given below.

For creating a user ID, candidates need the following details:

  • Email ID and mobile number
  • Full Name, Date of Birth and Address

After successfully creating the user ID and password, the applicant needs to fill in the following details carefully.

  • Personal details like Name, Father’s Name (or Guardian’s Name), Mother’s Name, Birth date, gender, category, PWD status, Nationality, etc.
  • Communication details like address and phone number.
  • Academic details which include class 10th, 12th and graduation details (marks, aggregate, etc.)
  • Work experience details
  • Preference for exam city, IIM Programmes and interview cities.
  • Payment process.

CAT applicants can also check step by step registration for CAT to check all the stages of the application form fill up process in detail. It should be noted that the CAT application fees include the application to 48 programmes offered by all the IIMs. There is no need to separately apply for individual IIMs.

Important Dates Related to CAT Application Form


Tentative Dates
Releasing date of CAT application form August 2nd Week
Closing Date of CAT Application Form September 3rd Week
Correction Window September 4th Week
Releasing of Admit Card October 4th Week
Conducting the CAT exam November 4th Week

CAT Application Fees:

CAT application fees can be only paid via online modes. Several options are provided to the applicants for the payment of application fees (via credit cards, debit cards, internet banking, etc.). It should be noted that the transaction fees will be charged as applicable.

The fees structure for the CAT application form is:

  • Rs. 1800/- for General category and
  • Rs. 900/- for SC/ ST/ PWD category.

CAT aspirants are suggested to check the CAT eligibility properly before filling the application form in order to avoid any discrepancy later. Candidates can also contact the helpline service regarding any grievances or to get additional information.

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