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List of Documents Required for CAT 2021 Registration & Application Process

Abhinav Chamoli
Abhinav ChamoliUpdated On: August 04, 2021 | CAT

The CAT 2021 application process has begun on August 4. Before you fill the CAT 2021 application form, here is the complete list of documents that you must keep ready with you to avoid any issues or delay while filling the form.

Documents Required to Fill the CAT Application Form

CAT Registrations 2021 have begun on August 4 and will continue till September 15. The CAT 2021 notification was released on August 1 and the important dates for CAT 2021 were also announced. The CAT 2021 application process will be done from the official website iimcat.ac.in.

When filling the CAT application form, candidates are required to enter certain information related to their academic background and personal details. All of the information submitted in the CAT application form must be accurate and verifiable from the supporting documents. Therefore, it is essential that candidates fill in the information exactly as it is mentioned in their supporting documents.

Hence, it is recommended that you keep certain documents with you before filling the CAT application form. It will give you easy access to all of the important information and help you avoid any confusion, hassle or mistakes in the CAT 2021 application form. While application form correction in CAT is possible, it is only limited to certain fields, therefore you should always try to fill in the correct information on the first attempt itself.

Here is the list of documents that you should keep with you when applying for CAT 2021.

Documents Required For CAT 2021 Registration

Given below is the list of documents that a candidate will require while filling up the application form for CAT.

Contact Details

Phone Number

Email ID

Mark Sheets

Class 10

Class 12

Graduation (if cleared)


Date of Birth

Degree Certificate / Provisional Degree

ID Proof

Proof of Address

(if applicable)

Caste Certificate

PwD Certificate

Identification Affidavit

Disability Certificate

Scribe Certificate

Letter of Work Experience

Payment Details

Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking

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Documents Required To be Uploaded in the CAT 2021 Application Form

Additionally, candidates will also be required to upload certain documents along with their CAT 2021 application. Given below are the documents required to be uploaded with the application.


Passport Sized Photograph


If Applicable

SC/ ST Certificate

NC-OBC Certificate

EWS Certificate

Disability Certificate (PwD)

Instructions to Upload Documents in CAT 2021 Application Form

While uploading documents in the CAT 2021 application, candidates must ensure that they adhere to the guidelines specified by CAT. If the documents are not as per the required format, it will either be rejected while filling the application form or during later scrutiny. Here are some important points to note regarding document uploading in CAT 2021 application form.

  • All of the details in the documents should be clearly visible.

  • While scanning the documents, make sure that the resolution is not less than 150 px/inch.

  • The signature must be taken on a blank white paper in black or blue ink. 

Photo and Signature File Specifications for CAT 2021 Application Form

Candidates must ensure that the file specifications of their scanned photograph and signature are as given below.

DocumentFormatDimensionMaximum File Size
PhotographJPEG / JPG30mm x 45mm80 kB
Signature80mm x 35mm

Instructions for Uploading Category/ PwD Certificate in CAT 2021 Application Form

Some candidates will also be required to upload documents other than the photograph and signature. These include the SC / ST / NC-OBC / EWS  and PwD certificates. Given below are the steps to upload these certificate in the CAT 2021 application.

  • The different certificates required to be uploaded are available on the CAT 2021 website. Download the file for the certificate that you have to upload.

  • These certificates available on the CAT website are blank formats. Take a printout of the certificate and fill in the required information.

  • Self-attest the document and scan it. Make sure the scanned copy is in PDF format.

  • Upload the file on the CAT 2021 application where required. 

Also Read:2 Months to CAT: Useful Section-wise Tips for Aspirants

How to Change Photo and Signature in CAT 2021 Application Form

If any candidate has made a mistake while uploading the photograph and signature in their CAT 2021 application and submitted the form, there is no need to worry. They can change the uploaded files during the CAT application form correction. The article given below contains detailed information on how to change your photograph and signature in the CAT application form.

CAT 2021 Application Form Correction - Dates, Process, Guidelines

Candidates must note that the CAT application form correction opens only for a limited period of time. Also, no further changes are allowed in the CAT application form once the correction window closes.

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Here was all of the important information about the documents required for CAT 2021 registration. In case we have missed something or if you have any other doubts, please feel free to write to us on the CollegeDekho QnA Zone. Stay tuned to CollegeDekho for the latest updates on CAT 2021.


Do I need to upload my academic mark sheets and certificates in the CAT application form?

No, you will only need to enter your academic details. Uploading the documents will not be required.

Can I use my mobile phone to scan the documents for the CAT application?

Yes, but please ensure that you are using a good quality smartphone camera to scan your documents. It is also recommended to use apps such as Office Lens/ Adobe Scan for the same.

How do I scan my documents for uploading in the CAT application form?

You will need to use a document scanner for the same. You can also visit your nearest Cyber Cafe or Photocopy Shop to get your documents scanned.

Should I upload signature in black or blue ink?

You can upload your signature in any of the two. However, please note that the signature should be taken on a clear white piece of paper.

 Is a black and white photograph acceptable in the CAT 2020 application form?

No, candidates must only upload their coloured passport size photographs. Also, candidates must ensure that they are uploading their latest photographs with the face clearly visible.

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