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CAT 2021 Login - Forgot Password, Username, Steps to Retrieve

Abhinav Chamoli
Abhinav ChamoliPublished On: February 25, 2021 | CAT

MBA candidates have a lot on their plate and, in the chaos, it is easy to forget the User ID and Password of their CAT Application form. Luckily, it is equally easy to recover them.

How to Recover CAT Login ID and Password

The important dates for CAT 2021 will be announced soon and registrations are expected to start from August 2021. Interested aspirants will have more than a month's time to submit the CAT application form and pay the CAT application fee. The application process for CAT is pretty straightforward. Candidates have to fill all of the details required in the CAT application form, upload their photograph and signature, pay the application fee and submit the application form.

However, before a candidate can move on to fill the CAT application form, they are first required to register on the application portal of CAT. Once a candidate has provided their details (such as name, date of birth, email ID etc.) and submitted the OTP received on their email ID and password (after completing a captcha), they can pat themselves on the back as they have completed the first step for taking admission to an Indian Institute of Management.

Candidates who have successfully registered for CAT, receive their login details in an auto-generated SMS, as can be seen in the screenshot below. Candidates must then use this User ID and Password to log in on the CAT website and then they are able to access their CAT application form.

SMS With CAT User ID and Password
SMS with CAT User ID and Password

Receiving the CAT log in information on SMS and Email is very helpful as it helps in keeping the login information safe. However, since the whole process of conducting CAT lasts over 3 months, it is easy to lose or forget this information.

CAT User ID and Password are very important information and essential for steps such as downloading the CAT Admit Card. If you forget your CAT User ID and Password, you will be locked out of your account and you will not be able to access the information available in your account.

Error Message on Entering Incorrect Password
Error Message Displayed on Entering Incorrect Password

But there is no need to worry since CAT has provided a quick and easy process to recover your User ID and Password for CAT. Using this method, you can recover your CAT User ID and/or Password and continue to log in to your CAT account.

Candidates who have forgotten their login details for CAT can check this article. In this, we have provided all of the information about how to recover your CAT User ID and Password.

Also Read:List of Documents Required for CAT 2021 Registration & Application Process

What You Need to Recover Your CAT User ID and Password

You will need the following to recover your CAT User ID and Password.

  • The email ID used to register for CAT along with the password.

  • A laptop or PC with working internet connection.

How to Recover CAT User ID and Password

Candidates who have forgotten their CAT User ID and password can follow the steps given below

Step 1: Visit the official website of CAT ( The recover of CAT User ID and Password is only possible from the official website.

Step 2: Click on the 'Login' button in the 'Registered Candidate Login' box on the CAT Home Page.

Login Box on the CAT Home Page
Login Box on the CAT Home Page

The CAT Login Page will open in a new window in your browser. This page will contain the fields to enter the CAT User ID and Password to Login to the CAT Application Form.

Also Read:List of Non-IIM MBA Colleges to Apply to Before & After CAT Exam

Step 3: Candidates who have forgotten their login details of the CAT Application Form must click on the 'Forgot User ID/Password?' link on the login page.

Forgor User ID Password Link on the Login Page
Forgor User ID Password Link on the Login Page

Step 4: On the next page, you will be asked to enter your Email Address. You must enter the same Email ID that you used while registering for the CAT application form. Then, just enter the captcha and click on 'Get UserID/Password' button. The User ID and Password for CAT will be sent to your registered Email address.

Enter Your Registered Email Address
Enter Your Registered Email Address

If you enter the wrong email address, the message 'You have entered wrong Email Address.' will be displayed on the screen.

Also Read:CAT 2020 Exam Day Instructions - Check Rules, What to Carry, Other Guidelines

Step 5: Log in to your registered email ID and look for a mail from Your User ID and Password will be mentioned in the mail.

CAT User ID and Password Are Sent On Registered Email ID
CAT User ID and Password Are Sent On Registered Email ID

Now, that you have the user ID and password, you will be able to log in to the CAT online portal and access all important details about CAT such as the CAT Admit Card, Application Form etc.

Candidates should ensure that they keep their CAT login details safe. However, if in case the login details have been replaced, this method can be used to recover the details any number of times.

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