List of Documents Required for CAT Registration: Photo Specifications, Scanned Images

Abhinav Chamoli

Updated On: April 19, 2024 05:53 pm IST | CAT

The CAT registration process requires details about the candidate's personal, academic, and professional life along with documents validating all the information provided by candidates. Find out all the documents required for the CAT application right here!

Documents Required for CAT Application Form

List of Documents for CAT Registration: When filling out 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 registration must be accurate and verifiable from the supporting documents. Therefore, candidates must fill in the information exactly as it is mentioned in their supporting documents.

It is recommended that you keep certain documents with you before registering for the CAT exam . It will give you easy access to all of the important information and help you avoid any confusion, hassle, or mistakes. 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. In this article, we have mentioned all the important details regarding the documents for CAT registration .

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List of Documents for CAT Registration & Application Form

Given below is the list of documents for CAT registration:

Contact Details

Phone Number

Email ID

Mark Sheets

Class 10

Class 12

Graduation(if completed)/Certificate


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 for CAT Registration

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

Mandatory Documents to be Uploaded for CAT Registration

Passport Sized Photograph


If Applicable

SC/ ST Certificate

NC-OBC Certificate

EWS Certificate

Disability Certificate (PwD)

Documents for CAT Registration: Instructions to Upload

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

  • 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 blank white paper in black or blue ink.

Photo and Signature File Specifications for CAT Registration

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




Maximum File Size



30mm x 45mm

80 kB


80mm x 35mm

Instructions to Upload Category/ PwD Certificate in CAT Registration

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

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

  • These certificates available on the CAT website are in 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 application where required.

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How to Change Photo and Signature in CAT Registration

If any candidate has made a mistake while uploading the photograph and signature in their CAT application, there is no need to worry. They can change the uploaded files during the CAT application form correction. Candidates must note that the CAT application form correction opens only for a limited period. No further changes are allowed in the CAT application form after the correction window is closed. The article given below contains detailed information on how to change your photograph and signature in the CAT application form.

CAT 2024 Application Form Correction

Candidates must keep the documents for CAT registration handy and fill everything on the CAT application form meticulously. Candidates may also check out the articles mentioned below to learn more about CAT!

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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 on the CAT application form. Uploading the academic documents will not be required during the CAT registration process.

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

Yes, but 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 scanning and uploading documents. You can also visit your nearest Cyber Cafe or Photocopy Shop to get your documents scanned to create digital copies for uploading.

Should I upload signature in black or blue ink?

You can upload your signature in any of the two colors as long as the signature is legible. However, please note that the signature should be done on a clear white piece of paper and the photograph should also be clear before uploading.

Is a black and white photograph acceptable in the CAT 2024 application form?

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


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