How to fill CAT 2021 Application Form - Step by Step Form Filling Procedure
How to fill CAT 2021 Application Form: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) will begin CAT registration 2021 tentatively from the first week of August 2021. CAT 2021 registration will end in the third week of September. Candidates who are planning to appear for CAT 2021 can fill the CAT application form in online mode. Before filling the CAT registration form 2021, aspirants must ensure that they check the eligibility criteria that will be prescribed by the IIM. Candidates failing to fulfill the eligibility criteria of the CAT 2021, their candidature will stand cancelled. Read this complete article by Careers360 to know the step-by-step guide on how to fill CAT 2021 application form.
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How to process CAT registration 2021?
Aspirants must keep the required documents handy to avoid any last moment hassle while filling the application form of CAT 2021. The Common Admission Test (CAT) is the national level entrance test to take admission in 20 IIMs, and SPJIMR, IMI, MDI, IITs, JBIMS, FMS as well as more than 600 B-schools in the country. CAT 2021 is expected to be held on November 28 in online mode.
When going to apply or fill the CAT 2021 application form, aspirants have to follow some procedures. If anyone filled the CAT application form 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 the CAT exam, follow the steps which we discussed in our Careers360.
Overview of CAT 2021 Registration
Name of the Exam
Common Admission Test - CAT
Institute of Management (conducted by first-generation IIM on rotational basis)
Mode of the CAT 2021 Registration
CAT Registration Fee
CAT Official Website
Prerequisites for How to register for CAT 2021
If candidates have queries regarding how to fill the CAT 2021 application form, then follow the below steps. Before going to fill the application form for CAT 2021, students should have the required certificates keep in hand. If you take too much time to fill the CAT application form 2021, the browser will get a timeout. So don't take a long time to fill the CAT registration form.
Candidates filling the CAT registration form must keep the following documents/ information ready:
Candidates must have fulfilled the prescribed eligibility criteria of CAT 2021.
Students must have a valid mobile number and email address to retain the unique ID and password.
Keep the following scanned documents/ images ready;
Class 10/ Class 12/ Degree/ Diploma Mark sheets
Candidate’s work experience certificate
Passport size photograph in a prescribed format
Signature in a prescribed format
List of IIMs you wish to apply for
NOTE: Candidates must note that the passport size photograph must not be more than 6 months old.
Suitable browser to fill CAT application form 2021
Candidates while filling the application form of CAT 2021 must ensure to fill the form through any of the browsers mentioned below:
Google Chrome (version 80 and above)
Mozilla Firefox (version 82 and above)
Mircosoft Edge (version 1903 and above)
How to fill CAT application form 2021 - Step by step guide
Candidates who feel difficulties applying for CAT 2021 via online are advised to follow the Detailed CAT application process which is available below. This procedure will clearly be explained about How to register for CAT 2021 and how to fill the application form as well. By following the step-by-step instructions, candidates can easily know how to do CAT registration without facing any issues.
Step 1 - Go to the official IIM CAT 2021 website and register.
Before filling the complete CAT application form 2021, candidates will be required to visit the official website and enter the following details by clicking here (Link will be available soon)
Click on tab ‘register’ and enter the following information;
Name of the candidate (as in Class 10/ SSC certificate)
Date of birth (DOB)
Mobile number (India based 10 digit number)
To complete the registration process of CAT 2021 students will have to generate the OTP by clicking on the tab ‘generate OTP’ and candidates will be redirected to CAPTCHA and submit the OTP received on the registered mobile number.
After entering the OTP click on the tab ‘validate the OTP’ and students will receive the registration ID and password on the registered email ID and phone number.
Once the candidates have entered the CAPTCHA students will be required to select the ‘I agree’ checkbox in the declaration column.
Within minutes, the students will receive the login details on registered contact details. If a candidate is not able to receive the mail in the inbox they must check in the spam folder.
Step 2 - Login to the official website
Using the system generated user ID and password candidates will now have to log in on the official website of IIM CAT 2021:
After logging in aspirants will be redirected to the applicant details page. Click on the tab ‘go to application form’ which is next to personal details.
Step 3 - Fill the CAT application form 2021
The CAT registration form 2021 will be categorized into 6 categories as follows:
Before filling the completed application form students must ensure to read the instructions carefully. Aspirants will be able to exit and save the details to fill the form later also. However, candidates will not be allowed to move to the next section of the CAT application form until the necessary documents/ information is entered.
Check for the following details which have to be entered in the CAT registration form
In this section aspirants will have to enter the following qualification details:
SSC/ 10th/ Equivalent Details
HSC/ 12th/ Equivalent/ Diploma Course Details
Other Professional Degree
Personal and Communication details:
Enter Father’s/Husband’s/Guardian’s Name and Mother’s Name as applicable
Select the Category
If not general enter - Serial/Entry Number of Caste/Tribe, State/Union Territory of Caste/Tribe, and Caste/Tribe Name.
Communication address details
In this section candidates have to upload the necessary documents in the prescribed format below:
Passport size photograph
30mm X 45mm
.jpg or .jpeg
Not more than 80 KB
80mm X 35mm
.jpg or .jpeg
EWS/ NC-OBC/ SC/ ST
Download the Certificate from the IIM CAT Website, enter the required information and self-attest, and scan it as a PDF document.
Aspirants will be required to enter their total work experience until July 31, 2021. Candidates must check the industry type and work experience in months for each industry type
NOTE: Only full-time employment details after graduation must be entered. Part-time/ Project/ Internship/ Articleship/ Pre-graduation work experience will not be considered a work experience.
Once entered all details, next click on save and next button.
Aspirants will have to select any number of programme names and select the interview city for the chosen program in this section
NOTE: Applicants applying for PGP courses at the following IIMs are required to select the same interview city for all the selections because of their Common Admissions Process (CAP).
Students will be required to enter any four cities as per his/ her preference. One among the 4 preferences, one city will be allotted to the student subject to the availability. In case the preferred city is not allotted then the nearby test city will be allotted to the applicant.
NOTE: Aspirants will not be allowed to choose the same city for more than one preference.
Step 4 - Application fee payment
After successful completion of the CAT application form 2021, the last step is to pay the application form to complete the process. The CAT application fee for various categories is different as mentioned in the table below:
CAT registration Fee
General/ EWS/ NC-OBC
SC/ ST/ PwD
Select the payment mode from any of the following:
Now enter the captcha as the characters are displayed in the box.
After entering the captcha candidates will be provided with the tab ‘preview’ to check the complete CAT 2021 application form and edit the form in case of any error. After having reviewed the registration form, students must click on the tab ‘I agree’ in the declaration box and click on the tab ‘submit and pay’ to proceed to the payment gateway.
In the next step, the screen will display the payment gateway. Students can choose from the following methods to pay the application fee:
Debit card+ ATM PIN
Wallet/ Cash card
After a successful transaction, the screen will display the ‘payment successful’ message on the screen along with the payment transaction number.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - How to fill CAT 2021 Application Form - Step by Step Form Filling Procedure
Question: My University name is not mentioned in the drop-down list while filling the CAT 2021 application form?
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: How can I recover my CAT password?
In case you misplace or lose your password that was generated during CAT registration can be recovered by going on the official CAT 2021 website. The password for your CAT 2021 login id will be sent via SMS to your registered mobile number.
Question: What is the difference between a CAT registration and CAT application form?
CAT Registration is the creation of the login ID and account used to fill out the application form. Applicant’s 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: How to edit CAT application form after submission?
Students can do the modification in the submitted CAT 2021 application form from the fourth week of September. The CAT 2021 application form correction window will be available for only two days. NOTE: All the data can not be edited in the CAT application form 2021.
Question: What is the application fee of CAT 2021?
The registration fee is Rs. 2,000/- for General and OBC candidates, It is Rs. 1,000/- for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates.
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