CAT Registration 2021 - Release Date, How to Fill Application Form
CAT Registration 2021: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) will begin CAT 2021 registration tentatively from the first week of August 2021. CAT registration 2021 will end in the third week of September. Post the closure of the registration process, the IIM will open the correction window for CAT application form 2021. Candidates who have obtained 50% qualifying marks in their Bachelor's degree are eligible to fill the registration form of CAT 2021. Also, final-year students can apply and appear for the CAT exam 2021. As per last year's trends, there are approximately 2,27,835 candidates were applied for CAT 2020. Read this article to learn about the CAT 2021 registration process, the steps to fill out the CAT application form, exam dates, and the CAT 2021 eligibility criteria.
CAT Registration 2021 - Overview
The Common Admission Test (CAT) is the national level entrance test to take admission in 20 IIMs, and SPJIMR, IITs, IMI, MDI, JBIMS, FMS as well as more than 500 B-schools in the country. Only candidates who meet the CAT eligibility criteria 2021 can able to fill the CAT registration 2021. If candidates who interested to appear for the CAT exam 2021 and going to fill the application form of CAT have to keep ready all the required documents in hand. It helps to avoid the session expired error while filling the CAT application form.
Many candidates were unable to appear for CAT 2020 due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in India. Thus candidates are focusing on CAT 2021, especially those who are pursuing their graduation. We expect this year also, IIM will going to follow the same CAT exam syllabus and exam pattern. Candidates want to know if changes happened in the CAT exam syllabus or exam pattern, then keep in touch with us.
When going to apply or fill the CAT application form, candidates have to follow some procedures. If anyone filled the CAT application form 2021 wrongly, then it won't be changed. Some of the fields only have rights to change during the CAT 2021 application form correction window. So don't be careless. While filling the application form for CAT 2021, follow the steps which we discussed in our Careers360.
CAT 2021 Highlights
Name of the Exam
Common Admission Test
Indian Institute of Management (conducted by first-generation IIM on rotational basis)
Mode of the CAT Registration 2021
CAT Registration Fee
Duration of the exam
2 Hours (120 Minutes)
Medium of CAT Exam 2021
Exam is conducted in CBT mode
CAT Official Website
CAT Registration Dates 2021
According to previous year trends CAT 2021 will be held probably on the last Sunday of November 2021 i.e. November 28, 2021. The CAT 2021 official website specifies the CAT exam registration date and the dates for downloading the admit card, some of the CAT mock test releases. Below are common admission test dates to allow all candidates to keep track of all major CAT 2021 exam events.
CAT 2021 Exam Dates
CAT 2021 notification announcement
First Week of August 2021
CAT Registration 2021 starts from
First Week of August 2021
Last Date to submit the CAT Application form
Last Week of September 2021
Correction of CAT application form
Fourth Week of September 2021
CAT Mock Test 2021
First Week of November 2021
Availability of Admit Card
Last Week of October 2021
CAT 2021 Exam Date
November 28, 2021
CAT 2021 response sheet and question paper release date
First Week of December 2021
Start and end date to challenge the CAT Answer Key 2021
First Week of December 2021
Release of Final Answer key of CAT 2021
Second Week of December 2021
CAT Result 2021
Second Week of December 2021
CAT 2021 Selection Process
April - June 2022
CAT Eligibility Criteria 2021
The conducting IIM will provide the CAT 2021 eligibility criteria which include information pertaining to academics, nationality, category, etc. Candidates who fulfill the eligibility are able to fill the CAT application form 2021.
CAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Required Marks in Graduate
50% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA (40% for SC/ ST/ PwD)
Age Limit for CAT 2021
No Age Restriction to apply for CAT 2021
Based on Category
Documents required for CAT Exam Registration 2021
Candidates should have the following details ready before starting CAT exam registration 2021. Also, the candidates have to be ready with the scanned documents in a prescribed format.
Passport Size Photograph
Work Experience Certificate (if any)
Documents to be uploaded with CAT Registration Form 2021
Colour Passport Photograph
30 mm (width) x 45 mm (height)
JPEG/JPG in 150 px/inch (min)
Maximum 80 KB
Signature (Black/ Blue)
80 mm (width) x 35 mm (height)
PwD Certificate to be uploaded during CAT 2021 registration
Download the Certificate of Disability (PwD) forms to fill up the CAT exam registration 2021 and click on the given links
SC/ ST/ EWS/ NC-OBC Certificate to be uploaded during CAT registration 2021
Click on the links provided to download the official certification forms for IIM CAT registration 2021
Guidelines to follow for CAT Registration 2021
Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome (prefer the latest version) are the recommended browsers for CAT Online Registration 2021.
Keep all required images and documents ready so that there are no delays or mistakes during uploading at the time of registering for the CAT exam 2021.
Keep all educational information and documents on hand to avoid misleading or enter wrong information during CAT online registration.
Make sure that the photo, signature, and other required documents required for CAT 2021 registration are ready to be uploaded in a prescribed format and size.
Before the final submission, please have someone check the details entered to avoid submitting errors in the CAT form.
Choose which selection centers and decide the order of preference. Select convenient and easily accessible centers with current traffic issues in mind. You must enter six cities in the CAT exam form.
Read and find out the participating institutes. This will help to fill the courses and institutes during CAT registration 2021.
Please register and complete the application before the CAT 2021 registration deadline.
Mistakes to avoid during CAT 2021 registration
Candidates are required to remember the following points during the CAT Exam Registration 2021.
It is mandatory to fill in all the fields marked “*” during the CAT 2021 exam registration.
Make sure there are no misspellings as some fields cannot be edited after registration.
Click ‘Save & Continue’ after completing each section of the CAT 2021 Registration Form.
Use the mouse to click instead of the "Tab" key.
Since the CAT form can be filled out in several sessions it is essential to save the information already entered after each session.
Any changes or corrections to the CAT online registration can be made up to the point where the CAT exam form fee is paid. Editing cannot be done after that.
There will be no change in the section after CAT registers; So be extra careful when registering for CAT 2021 and avoid mistakes.
Use the recommended browsers to confirm successful CAT registration 2021.
Before final submission of the CAT application form, double-check all the details. Make sure the details in the CAT Exam 2021 record match the educational documents.
CAT Registration 2021 - Application Form
The online registration process will start from the first week of August 2021 and the CAT exam registration's last date will be in the third week of September 2021. Candidates interested to apply are advised to submit before the CAT application form 2021 last date. To complete the registration process, the candidates must pay the CAT Registration Fees for OBC, EWS, General, SC, ST online.
If anyone has queries regarding how to fill the CAT application form, then follow the below steps. Before going to fill the application form for CAT 2021, candidates should have the required certificates keep in hand. If you take too much time to fill the CAT 2021 application form, the browser will get a timeout. So don't take a long time to fill the CAT registration form.
How to fill the CAT Application Form 2021 Online:
Interested candidates can apply for the Common Admission Test 2021 for the CAT exam in online mode. Here, we provide the procedure to fill the CAT application form 2021 online.
Step 1: First, Go to the official CAT 2021 website i.e. iimcat.ac.in
Step 2: Next, click the “New Candidate Registration” button on the right side of the official webpage.
Step 3: It will carry the applicant to the CAT registration page. From there, aspirants have to enter the below essential details such as,
Name of the Candidate
Date of Birth
Mobile Number and
Step 4: After entering all the required details, click on the “Generate OTP” button. The OTP will be sent to the applicant's registered mail id. By using the OTP, candidates can complete the CAT 2021 registration process.
Step 5: Then log in to the candidate's dashboard and fill the CAT Exam Application Form 2021 with required details like,
Other Personal Details
Emergency Contact Details
Upload Documents (in a prescribed format and size)
Step 6: Fill in the academic/ qualification details of SSC/ Class 10, HSC/ Class 12, Bachelor’s Degree Details, Master’s Degree Details, Other Professional Degree Details.
Step 7: Once the above process is done, the applicants need to enter the work experience details if any.
Step 8: Enter other personal details, communication details, emergency contact details and upload all the required documents in a prescribed format.
Step 9: Then select the work experience details (if any), IIM Programmes & Interview Cities. Choose any six preferred CAT 2021 test cities.
Step 10: Final process of the CAT 2021 registration process is to make the payment online for an application fee.
For General Category Candidates: Rs 2000
For SC/ ST/ PwD: Rs 1000
CAT 2021 Registration - Transaction Fees
Mode of payment
Transaction Charges for CAT 2021 registration
Credit Card (Master/ Visa)
1.20% of the transaction amount and subject to a minimum of Rs 5.
Credit Card (American Express)
2.85% of the transaction amount and subject to a minimum of Rs 5.
Debit Card (Master/ Visa)
0.75% of the transaction amount for value up to Rs 2000 and subject to a minimum of Rs 5.
0.90% of the transaction amount for value above Rs 2000.
Rs 20 per transaction
Other payment methods
PayU, BillDesk, and Paytm
Preview CAT Registration 2021 form
Candidates should preview the completed CAT 2021 form before paying the CAT application form fee. No change will be allowed in the CAT application form upon payment of the fee. So don’t forget to check the filled CAT 2021 application form before making payment.
Confirmation email after successful CAT registration 2021
Candidates will receive a confirmation mail once the CAT 2021 exam form fee is paid. This should be kept safe as it is proof of payment for the CAT Exam 2021 registration. As well as a confirmation message will be sent to the candidate's registered mobile.
Forgot CAT 2021 Login ID
Candidates who have forgotten their CAT login ID, do not panic. Follow the information below to retrieve a user ID.
Click the "Forgot User ID/ Password" button and enter the registered email ID and captcha to get the CAT user ID in the registered email id.
Forgot CAT 2021 Login Password
Candidates should follow the same procedure we discussed for retrieving the CAT login ID.
Click the "Forgot User ID/ Password" tab on the CAT official website and enter the registered email ID and captcha. The new password will be sent to the candidate's registered email address. If multiple passwords are used, candidates should use the password contained in the most recent SMS received from IIM.
NOTE: Regenerated CAT login passwords will not be sent as SMS.
CAT 2021 Application Form Correction Window
IIM will open the correction window for the CAT application form 2021 from the last week of September 2021 and it will close within two days. Mistakes in scanned images of photographs, signatures, or other documents can be modified during the period of the CAT application form correction window. Also, applicants can make changes to the test city option. Aspirants must log in and adjust the images as needed.
Uneditable details in CAT Exam Registration 2021
Candidates will not be able to edit the personal details entered during registration after confirmation of submission.
Date of Birth (DOB)
If they make a mistake in these details they will have to register again with a new email id.
Details entered in the latest CAT 2021 registration will be considered in such a case. CAT Admit Card 2021 will be issued for that.
Failure to re-register in such circumstances may result in cancellation of the candidature.
CAT Exam Centres 2021
CAT Exam 2021 will be held in approximately 159 test cities at more than 425 test centers across India. Major details about the CAT test venues in CAT test cities will be available on the official website of CAT 2021. Applicants will be assigned a CAT test city nearest to their address. The name of the testing center within the test city will also be printed on the CAT 2021 admit card. Here, we show some CAT 2021 exam centers with state names and exam cities.
All Delhi NCR cities were subdivided
CAT aspirants from Delhi NCR can select from six preferred test cities. Cities for Delhi NCR candidates are:
Indian Institute of Management reserves the right to cancel or change any test center/ city and/or change the test time and date as they wish. The states in which the CAT exam centers are located are:
CAT Exam Centres 2021
Andaman & Nicobar
Jammu & Kashmir
CAT Registration Year Wise Trends
As per the past ten years of CAT registration trends, the number of registration has been very. Take a look at the CAT registration trends over the last thirteen years.
CAT Application Trend Over the Past Decade
Total Number of Application
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CAT Registration 2021 - Release Date, How to Fill Application Form
Question: When CAT Notification 2021 release?
The CAT 2021 notification will be released in the first week of August 2021.
Question: When CAT Registration 2021 begins?
The CAT 2021 registration process will begin in the first week of August 2021 and it will be end on last week of September 2021.
Question: My University name is not mentioned in the drop-down list while filling the CAT application form 2021?
If your university name does not appear in the drop-down list, you can continue the registration process by selecting the "Others" option from the drop-down list.
Question: What is the fee for the CAT exam 2021?
Fee of Rs 2000 for General and NC-OBC candidates and Rs 1000 for SC/ ST/ PwD category.
Question: What is the difference between a CAT registration and an application form?
CAT Registration 2021 is the creation of the login ID and account used to fill out the application form. Applicants details should be entered in the CAT application, which is available only when a candidate registers.
Question: Who can apply under the EWS category?
Click here to see if you can apply under the EWS category.
Question: What if any candidate tries to take CAT 2021 twice?
Candidates who attempt to take the test more than once will be eliminated at any time during the selection process.
Question: How to edit CAT application form after submission?
Candidates can do the modification in the submitted CAT application form from the fourth week of September 2021. NOTE: All the data can not be edited in the CAT 2021 application form.
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4 .DMS, IIT Delhi
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As we go through previous year's cut-off then it shows that under state quota for EWS category for government BDS seat one needs to secure at least 520-30 or more marks in NEET out of 720 marks as we saw an increase of around 25-30 marks in institutional cut-offs in 2020. So if you are targeting for NEET 2021 then your aim should not be less than 520 out of 720 marks especially for Government BDS seats in Kerala.
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hello If we are in the final year of graduation and have ATKT in one of the sem we appear for CAT
Yes you are eligible even if you have ATKT you can still give CAT. Any candidate who scores above 50% for general category and 45% for the reserved category in the degree (even in supplementary) can apply for CAT 2021. As long as you clear it before or in the last semester and have scored the minimum required aggerate. The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) will begin CAT registration tentatively from the first week of August 2021.