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CAT 2021 Application Form & Registration

Updated By Abhinav Chamoli on 23 Sep, 2021 16:17

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CAT 2021 Application Form (Correction Window Opens Sep 25)

CAT 2021 application form correction window will open on 10 am on September 23 and close at 5 pm on September 27. IIMA has confirmed the CAT 2021 form correction dates. Candidates can edit their Photographs, Signature and Test City Preference in the CAT exam form correction.

CAT 2021 registrations closed on September 22 at 5 pm. IIM Ahmedabad had decided to extend the CAT 2021 registration last date by a week due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CAT 2021 Registrations began on August 4. The registration link for CAT 2021 was available on

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CAT 2021 - Apply Now (Closed)

CAT 2021 exam dates have now been confirmed and the CAT official website is now live. IIMA has released the CAT application form on the official website Candidates must complete the entire process online. Once the applications for CAT 2021 are closed, IIMs will begin the form correction process in the last week of September. The CAT 2021 notification was released on August 1. Check our video on requirements to fill the CAT 2021 Application Form given below.

The CAT 2021 application form filling process is mentioned here that includes step by step CAT 2021 application form filling, a flow chart that explains the exact procedure of application form filling for CAT 2021, important instructions, eligibility, guidelines and a list of documents that are required to be uploaded with the CAT application form 2021.

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CAT 2021 Application Dates

Given below are the CAT registration important dates 2021.


CAT 2021 Notification Release DateJuly 31, 2021
CAT 2021 Application Start DateAugust 4, 2021 (10 am)
CAT 2021 Application End Date
September 15, 2021 (5 pm)
September 22, 2021 (5 pm)
CAT 2021 Application Form Correction Begins
September 25, 2021 (10 am)
CAT 2021 Application Form Correction Window ClosesSeptember 27, 2021 (5 pm)
CAT 2021 Exam DateNovember 28, 2021

CAT 2021 Application Highlights

The highlights of the CAT 2021 Application Form Filling process can be checked here.



CAT 2021 Exam conducting body

IIM Ahmedabad

CAT 2021 official notification release date

August 1, 2021

CAT official website URL

Registration window for CAT 2021

6 weeks (42 days)

Mode of the CAT 2021 application form


CAT 2021 application fee

INR 2200 for general category

INR 1100 for reserved category

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Step by Step CAT 2021 Application Form Filling Process

Candidates must follow these basic four steps to complete the online application form filling for CAT 2021:

CAT 2021 Application Form - Flow Chart Explaining Procedure

Detailed CAT 2021 Application Form Filling Procedure

The detailed procedure for filling the CAT application form 2021 can be checked below -

Step 1: Register to Receive User ID and Password

In order to fill the CAT 2021 application form in online mode, candidates need to visit the official website of CAT 2021 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 2021 Registration 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 the CAT 2021 application form.

Step 2: Login to CAT website with system generated User ID & Password

The next step in the CAT application 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 Application form. You need not complete the application in a single session. You can log in multiple times to complete. 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 and Submit the CAT Application

Once a user has logged in, his/her personal details will appear on the screen. To start the process of filling 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 Application 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 Application Fee

After the CAT application payment is done, the application for CAT 2021 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 a Registered user whenever they want in order to check the application summary.

CAT 2021 Online Application Correction

Editing any detail on the CAT application form after the online payment will not be possible. However, there will be a limited time window during which candidates will be allowed to modify very limited details like Percentage of Marks scored, Work Experience, Programmes Selected etc. Any modification in the personal details section or academics section, except the percentage marks, scored and exam centre city preferences, will not be allowed. Check the link given below for details.

CAT 2021 Application Form Correction - Dates, Process, Guidelines

How to Apply for CAT 2021

Are you confused about the online application process of CAT 2021 exam? Do not worry, CAT 2021 application form will be been made available in the online mode from the 1st week of August 2021 and the candidates can only submit the online application for CAT 2021. It is advisable to check the detailed eligibility criteria of CAT before submitting the online application form. 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 the CAT 2021 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 in CAT exam registration form

Step 5 - Fill all the details in the CAT form

Step 6 - Upload the necessary documents

Step 7 - Select the six cities for CAT exam

Step 8 - Also select cities for interview

Step 9 - Pay the fees for CAT 2021 registration form

Step 10 - After submitting, download and take a print out of the form

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

    CAT 2021 Application Fees

    The CAT 2021 Application Fee is as follows.

    • INR 1100 for SC, ST and PwD category candidates

    • INR 2200 for all other categories of candidates

    CAT 2021 Application Fee Payment Mode

    Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking, BillDesk, PayU, Paytm and UPI.

    CAT 2021 Application Fee Payment Instructions

    • A candidate must check all the eligibility requirements before applying for the CAT 2021 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 order to submit the application.
    • 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.
    • During the registration process, a candidate can select any six exam centres as per his/her preference. Out of all the choices given by him/her, one centre will be allotted depending on the 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 in online mode only. A fee of Rs 950 will be applicable on candidates belonging to SC, ST and PwD categories whereas candidates who belong to other categories have to make a payment of Rs 1,900.
    • 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.
    • From 17th October, a tutorial to get an insight into the test’s format will be available on the official website of CAT.
    • Once the CAT registration is done, any change in the candidates' categories (SC, ST, OBC etc) will not be entertained.

    Documents Required to Fill CAT Application 2021

    Before registering and filling out the application form for CAT 2021, which is now available on the official CAT website, the candidates must keep the following documents handy to avoid any hassle during the process.

    • Class X, Class XII, Bachelor’s Degree or higher education mark sheets

    • Necessary certificates for uploading
    • Scanned images of recent passport size photograph and signatures with white background.
    • List of IIM programmes the candidates wishes to apply

    Check details at the link given below.

    List of Documents Required for CAT 2021 Registration & Application Process

    Important Instructions to Complete CAT 2021 Application Form

    Here are some important points that the candidates must be aware of while they gear themselves up for the CAT 2021 application process. These pointers will be of extreme help to those aspirants who are aiming to apply for CAT 2021:

    • The candidates will only find the CAT 2021 application form online.

    • The application process for CAT 2021 will remain active for the CAT 2021 aspirants for a month and half.

    • The last date for CAT 2021 online application process may/may not be extended which is why the aspirants are requested to get them registered and get over with the online application process without being optimistic about the extension of the last date

    • The candidates are requested to go through all the important instructions regarding the CAT 2021 application process available on this page or on the official website before they fill up the online application form for CAT 2021.

    • Before filling up the online application for CAT 2021, the candidates must have a clear head regarding which programme they want to pursue from the top IIMs in India.

    • The CAT 2021 online application form fee is INR 2000/- which must be deposited by the aspirants while applying online.

    • The candidature of those aspirants will be cancelled who have furnished 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 CAT 2021 application process can be segregated into three steps- Online Registration, filling up of application form and payment of application form fee.

    • The aspirants will have the option of saving and exiting multiple times during filling up of the online CAT 2021 application form. They will be able to resume from where they left the previous time.

    • The aspirants can only submit the application form fee once they have successfully filled up the online application form for CAT 2021.

    • The 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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    How to Fill CAT 2021 Application Form - Step by Step Video Guide

    CAT 2021 Application Form Correction

    CAT 2021 application form correction is a process in which IIMs allow you to make changes in your CAT application form. You can edit your uploaded images i.e. Photograph and Signature during the form correction window of CAT. The form correction for CAT opens for 2 days. After that, you cannot make any changes in your CAT application form. Click on the link below to check the dates and step-by-step form correction process.

    CAT 2021 Application Form Correction - Dates, Process, Guidelines

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    Hi, I am candidate of Socially and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC). can i apply for CAT 2020 from SEBC category?

    -Kunal shelkeUpdated on September 18, 2020 03:51 PM
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    Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

    Dear Student,

    CAT 2020 does not have any seat reservations for Socially and Economically Backward Students (SEBC). You can find more information about the same in our article on the CAT 2020 seat reservation policy.

    Please feel free to write back to us if you require any other information. For help with admission to MBA colleges in India, please fill our Common Application Form (CAF) or call our helpline number 18005729877.

    Thank you.


    I don't have any old EWS certificate and my new certificate will come after 16th sept. Can I submit the undertaking without any old certificate as of now??

    -AyushiUpdated on September 18, 2020 02:47 PM
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    Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

    Dear Student,

    You have to submit any available certificates with the CAT 2020 undertaking. However, CAT 2020 exam dates have now been revised and the deadline to submit the CAT 2020 application form has been extended to 23rd September to help candidates get sufficient time to arrange any certificates.

    Please feel free to write back if you have any other queries,

    Thank you.


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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 of submitting the application form is in the 3rd week of September 2021.

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

    Colleges will reject the application form with 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 1900 for general category and INR 950 for 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.

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