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CAT 2022 Registration - Application Process, Direct Link to Apply, Documents & Fees

Updated By Intajur Rahaman on 28 Nov, 2022 11:22

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CAT Registration 2022 (Closed)

CAT 2022 registration process is over. The application form was released by IIM Bangalore on August 5, 2022. The last date to complete the registration was extended to September 21 from September 14, 2022. The CAT exam 2022 application form correction window has also been closed. Candidates could make changes in their test city preferences and photograph and signature between September 23 to 26, 2022. Already conducted on November 27, candidates can check out the CAT 2022 memory-based question paper, Slot 1 unofficial answer key and CAT 2022 paper analysis for all slots on the links below.

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Individuals who applied for the CAT exam 2022 had to pay an application fee of Rs. 2,300 if they belong to the general category. For reserved category candidates, the application fee was Rs. 1,150. 

CAT 2022 exam candidates can check out the step-by-step application process, detailed instructions regarding the CAT exam eligibility criteria, and a list of documents required to be uploaded while filling out the form.

CAT Registration 2022 Highlights

The highlights of the CAT 2022 registration process can be checked here.



CAT 2022 Exam Conducting Body

IIM Bangalore

CAT 2022 Official Notification Release Date

July 31, 2022

CAT Official Website

Mode of the CAT Application Form


CAT Registration Fee

INR 2300 for General Category

INR 1150 for Reserved Category

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CAT Registration Dates 2022

Given below are the important dates pertaining to CAT registration 2022.


Commencement of CAT Registration 2022August 3, 2022
Last Date to Apply for CAT 2022

  September 21, 2022, at 5 PM (Closed)

CAT Registration 2022 Correction Window  September 23, 2022 (10 AM) to September 26, 2022 (5 PM)
CAT 2022 Exam DateNovember 27, 2022

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How to Apply for CAT 2022

The CAT application process involves three steps - Registration, Filling & Submitting the Application Form, and Application Fee payment. Candidates can follow the steps given below to fill out the CAT exam 2022 registration form.

  • Step 1 - Click on the CAT official website
  • Step 2 - Click on the new candidate tab
  • Step 3 - Generate registration id and password
  • Step 4 - Log in again to CAT application form
  • Step 5 - Fill in all the details in the CAT form
  • Step 6 - Upload the necessary documents
  • Step 7 - Select the six cities for the CAT exam
  • Step 8 - Also, select cities for the interview
  • Step 9 - Pay the fees for CAT application form 2022 
  • Step 10 - After submitting, download and take a printout of the form

The application fee can be paid either through Net Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card, BillDesk, Paytm, or PayU.

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CAT Registration Process 2022

Candidates must follow these basic four steps to complete the online registration for the CAT exam 2022. The detailed procedure for the CAT exam registration is mentioned below.

Step 1: Register to Receive the User ID and Password

  • In order to fill out the CAT exam 2022 registration form online, candidates need to visit the official website and click on the 'Register' tab under ‘New Candidate Registration.'
  • The registration will open where candidates will have to provide their details such as Name, Birth Date Email Address, Mobile Number, and Country. 
  • Once all the details are entered, candidates' CAT registration will be verified and authenticated through an OTP. 
  • On successful registration, candidates will receive their CAT ID and Password through Email and SMS. 
  • Those who have already registered for the exam just need to click on the 'Login' tab under 'Registered Candidate Login' to go to the next step, which is filling out the CAT exam registration form 2022.

Step 2: Log in to the CAT Website with System Generated User ID & Password

  • The next step in the CAT exam registration form filling is to log in to the official website using the system-generated User ID & Password. 
  • Using these credentials, you can log in to fill out the CAT exam registration form. You need not complete the application in a single session. You can log in multiple times to complete it. 
  • In cases where a candidate forgets his/her password, he/she can get a new password by clicking on the ‘Forgot Password’ tab given on the ‘Existing User’ login window. Candidates will receive the new password on their registered email IDs. 

Step 3: Fill out and Submit the CAT Registration Form

Once a user has logged in, his/her personal details will appear on the screen. To start the process of filling out the online application form, candidates will be required to click on 'Go to Application Form.' In the application form, candidates will have to provide Personal Details (such as Gender, Nationality, Category, Communication Address, etc.), Academics Details (such as Scores of Class X Exam, Class XII Exam, Bachelor’s Degree Details, Master’s Degree Details, and Other Professional Course Details), Work Experience Details (if applicable, it will include industry type, number of months, etc.), Programmes (this is where candidates have to mention the IIMs where they wish to study and courses they wish to pursue), Test City (candidates will be allowed to choose any four test location as per their preference), and make the Payment of CAT Application Form of Fee (BillDesk, PayU or Paytm). Candidates must upload the necessary documents (as mentioned above) in support of the details provided in the application form.

Step 4: Payment of CAT Registration Fee

After the CAT application form 2022 payment is done, the application will be considered complete and candidates will receive a confirmation mail on their registered email IDs. Candidates will be able to log in to the CAT website as registered users whenever they want in order to check the application summary.

CAT Registration Fees 2022

The CAT exam registration fee is INR 1150 for SC, ST, PwD, and INR 2300 for all other category candidates.

CAT Registration Fee Payment Mode

The registration fee for the CAT 2022 exam can be paid using a Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking, BillDesk, PayU, Paytm, and UPI.

CAT 2022 Registration Fee Payment Instructions

  • A candidate must check all the eligibility requirements before applying for the CAT 2022 exam.
  • Candidates must have a valid and unique email address and mobile number.
  • The boxes marked with the symbol 'asterisk' are mandatory fields that candidates must fill in to apply.
  • Candidates must gather all the important documents and information required for filling the form, such as educational history, mark sheets (10th/12th/Degree/Diploma), work experience, scanned images of passport size photo and signature, list of the IIM courses to apply for.
  • Candidates can select any six exam centers as per their preference during the registration process. Out of all the choices, one center will be allotted depending on availability. If a candidate is not allotted any city out of his/her preferred locations, a nearby city will be allotted to him/her.
  • The registration fee has to be paid online only. A fee of Rs 1100 will apply to candidates belonging to SC, ST, and PwD categories whereas candidates who belong to the general category have to make a payment of Rs 2300.
  • The registration fee has to be paid only once, and it will be non-refundable.
  • At the time of registration, candidates belonging to SC, ST, and PwD categories have to upload a copy of their SC/ST/PwD certificates.
  • Once the CAT exam registration is done, any change in the categories (SC, ST, OBC, etc) will not be entertained.

Documents Required to Fill CAT Registration Form 2022

Before registering and filling out the CAT application form 2022, candidates must keep the following documents handy to avoid any hassle.

  • Class X, Class XII, Bachelor’s Degree, or higher education mark sheets
  • Necessary certificates for uploading
  • Scanned images of recent passport-size photographs and signatures with white background.
  • List of IIM programs the candidates wish to apply
  • Caste category certificate (if applicable)
  • PwD category certificate (if applicable)
  • Credit/debit card or net banking credentials
  • Work experience document

Also Read:List of Documents Required for CAT 2022 Registration & Application Process

Important Instructions to Complete CAT Registration 2022

Here are some essential points that the candidates must know while gearing up for the CAT exam 2022 registration process. These pointers will be of extreme help to those aspirants who are aiming to apply for the CAT 2022 exam:

  • Edge Chromium or Mozilla Firefox (version 56 and above) and Google Chrome are the ideal web servers for filling out the CAT application form.
  • Before pressing the 'submit/save key,' double-check all of the information entered in the CAT exam registration form.
  • The registration form cannot be modified once it is uploaded. You will need to construct a separate login Information, fill out the form, and re-pay the fee.
  • Keep a copy of the CAT exam enrollment fee, acceptance slip, and a copy of duly filled CAT application form for future reference.
  • Keep the CAT registration email confirmation until the MBA admissions process is completed. It is recommended that you print the confirmation email.
  • The last date for CAT 2022 online application process may/may not be extended. Therefore, aspirants are requested to get registered and get over with the online application process without being optimistic about the extension of the last date.
  • Before filling up the online application for the CAT 2022 exam, the candidates must have a clear head regarding which program they want to pursue from the top IIMs in India.
  • The candidature of those aspirants will be canceled who have furnished the wrong information in the online application form. In such a case, the forfeiture of the online application form fee will be carried out by the authorities.
  • The aspirants will have the option of saving and exiting multiple times during CAT 2022 exam registration. They will be able to resume from where they left off previously.
  • The aspirants can only submit the application form fee once they have successfully filled up the CAT application form 2022.
  • The CAT application form will be treated as incomplete by the authorities if the candidates do not submit the fee for the online application form.

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CAT Application Form Correction

CAT 2022 application form correction window was available from September 23 to September 26, 2022. During this window, candidates can edit their uploaded images i.e. Photograph and Signature. Candidates can make modifications to the CAT 2022 application form using the login credentials created at the time of registration. The CAT 2022 application form correction process has been mentioned below:

  1. Visit the CAT 2022 website

  2. Click on ‘login’ tab

  3. Enter your User ID and password

  4. Click on 'Application Form'

  5. Go to the editable sections (photo, signature, test city) and make modifications

  6. Enter the CAPTCHA code and click on ‘continue’ to complete the process

Candidates are not required to pay any fee for application form correction. However, it is mandatory for them to make changes to their form within the deadline.

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FAQs about CAT Application Form

What is the last date of submitting the application form of CAT?

Notification regarding the application form will be updated on the official website of CAT. The tentative date for submitting the application form is September 23, 2022.

What are the consequences of filling the wrong work experience details in the CAT application form?

Colleges will reject the application form with the wrong details. However, some colleges which do not consider work experience while selecting candidates might consider your application.

Do I have to submit the reserved category certificate along with the application form of CAT?

Yes, candidates belonging to any reserved category will have to submit a copy of the reserved category certificate along with the application form of CAT.

Can I make changes to the application form of CAT?

You can make changes to the application form before submitting it. No changes will be allowed once it is submitted. However, the correction window will let you edit the application form.

How can I submit the application fee of CAT?

You can submit the application fee of CAT by any online payment mode such as net banking, debit card or credit card.

Can I recover the CAT login password?

Yes you can recover the CAT password by clicking on the tab highlighting “ forget password”. A link will be sent to the email address provided by you. You can then follow the instructions to reset your password.

What is the application fee of CAT exam?

The application fee of CAT is INR 2200 for general category and INR 1100 for the reserved category.

How can I fill the application form of CAT?

You can fill the application form of CAT from the official website of CAT. The application form will be uploaded by one of the IIMs.

Which details are required when we fill the CAT registration form?

You will have to provide your academic details, work experience, personal details and nationality while filling the application form of CAT.

Can I fill the application form of CAT offline?

No, you can only fill the application form of CAT online.

I have lost my original mark sheets of class 10 and 12 board examinations. Do I need to bring the original documents required for filling the CAT application form?

For filling the CAT application form, candidates will have to carry the mark sheets of class 10 and 12 as these are essential documents with respect to CAT exam registration. Additionally, the candidates will be required to present the original documents during the admission process of any particular management institute.

What details are mentioned in the CAT application form?

In the CAT application form, candidates can find the following details: Personal details, Academic details, Programmes, Work experience, Payment of application fee

What documents should be uploaded in the CAT application form?

Following are the documents that candidates can upload in the CAT application form: Scanned image of the signature, A recent scanned photograph, PWD/DA certificate must be signed by authorities and self-attested thereof, thus scanned and uploaded, SC/ST/OBC certificate must be signed by competent bodies and must be self-attested, and then scanned and uploaded.

What is meant by CAT Registration Number?

CAT registration number or ID is the unique number that is generated after completing the online registration for CAT. The registration number or ID of CAT is useful for downloading the admit card.

I am unable to view my Application Summary or Download Application Form tabs in my CAT application. What to do?

You will see the two tabs, Application Summary, and Download Application Form, only if your CAT application has been submitted with successful online payment of examination fees. Else, upon login, you will continue to see the five tabs of the Application Form.

What should I do if I have not received the password or have lost the SMS at the time of CAT registration?

In the event of not receiving or losing the system generated password SMS for your CAT application, simply click on 'Forgot Password' on the Existing User login page. You will be prompted to enter a Captcha code, post which a new password will be sent to you to your registered email address. Please note, regenerated passwords will not be sent as an SMS.

I have completed my 10th/12th standard from CBSE Board. Do I need to enter marks mentioned on mark list when applying for CAT?

As per CAT criteria, you have to mention the aggregate percentage of marks for all subjects irrespective of your Board regulations.

When is the exam date of CAT 2022?

The exam date of CAT 2022  has not been released yet. However, the CAT exam 2022 is most likely to be held on November 27, 2022.

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