CAT Registration 2021 - Correction Window Starts (Sep 25-27) at, Fees

CAT Registration 2021 - Correction Window Starts (Sep 25-27) at, Fees

CAT Registration 2021: The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) has opened IIM CAT 2021 application form correction window on September 25, 2021. Candidates can edit certain details such as photo, signature, and CAT exam city preference in the submitted CAT application form by visiting the official website- Candidates can make corrections in CAT application form till September 27 (5 PM).

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In order to complete the CAT exam registration 2021, candidates had to pay the CAT registration fee of Rs 2,200 for the General/Unreserved category and Rs 1,100 for SC/ ST/ OBC and other reserved categories. To know more details like how to fill the CAT application form, CAT registration fees, required documents for CAT registration, etc here.

CAT Registration 2021- Important links

CAT 2021 registered candidate loginClick here

CAT Registration 2021

Common Admission Test (CAT 2021) will be held on November 28, (Sunday) this year. The admit card of CAT 2021 has been released on October 27 for registered candidates and is available for download at

Candidates with a Bachelor's degree with 50% marks or equivalent CGPA were eligible to fill the CAT exam registration form. Also, final-year students could apply and appear for the CAT entrance exam. This year around 2.31 lakh candidates have registered for CAT 2021 exam. As per last year's trends, there were approximately 2,27,835 candidates who filled the CAT application form.

CAT Exam Registration Latest Update

  • September 25, 10 AM: CAT 2021 application correction facility opens. Check here how to edit the details.
  • September 20, 5:13 PM: IIM Ahmedabad will close CAT registration window on September 22. Check tips to ensure error-free CAT registration
  • September 15, 4:52 PM: IIM Ahmedabad has extended CAT 2021 registration date till September 22
  • September 15, 9:44 AM: IIM Ahmedabad will close CAT 2021 registration window today. IIM CAT Exam 2021 registration will open till 5:00 PM
  • September 9, 6:56 PM: IIM CAT exam 2021: How to prepare for this MBA entrance in these three months; Know patterns and best books
  • August 18, 12:38 PM: IIM Ahmedabad issued a notification in which they have mentioned changes in CAT eligibility criteria. Know more about changed CAT eligibility criteria- CAT 2021: Eligibility criteria for candidates with “promotion/ pass” certificate
  • August 12, 6:58 PM: No changes have been made to the CAT 2021 exam pattern. The exam will be for 2 hours and will have MCQs and non-MCQs. Know more-IIM CAT 2021: Here's the exam pattern and some important topics to prepare
  • August 10, 5:14 PM: Along with CAT notification, IIM Ahmedabad has released the list of test cities and exam dates. Check the entire list of CAT test centers and other details here- CAT 2021: Exam to be held on November 28 in 159 cities; Know them all here
  • August 5, 2:15 PM: IIM Ahmedabad started CAT registration on August 4, those who are going to fill CAT application form should click on this link to know Mistakes to avoid while filling the CAT form 2021
  • August 4, 10:00 AM: Check out the step by step guide to know all the details pertaining to registration-CAT 2021: Registration started at, here's how to apply
  • August 4, 7:00 AM: IIM Ahmedabad has activated the CAT registration link on the CAT 2021 official website- Know all details here- CAT 2021: Registration starting today at 10 am; Know how to apply
  • August 3: In the released CAT notification, IIM Ahmedabad specifies all the dates pertaining to CAT 2021. Know more- CAT application form 2021 releasing tomorrow at 10 am; keep these documents ready

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CAT 2021 Application Form

Candidates interested in applying for CAT this year must keep a regular track of the important dates and events related to registration. For the ease of the applicants, we list below all the important CAT application dates and events so that no deadline is missed.

CAT Exam Registration 2021: Important Dates

CAT Events

CAT Dates

CAT exam registration date starts from

August 4, 2021, at 10 AM(In Progress)

CAT last date to apply 2021

September 15, 2021September 22, 2021, at 5 PM(Closed)

Correction of CAT application form

September 25 (10 AM) to September 27, 2021 (5 PM)

Availability of CAT Admit Card

October 27, 2021, at 5 PM(Released)

CAT Exam Date 2021

November 28, 2021 (Sunday)

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CAT Application Form 2021: Check CAT Eligibility Criteria 2021 before applying for the exam

IIM Ahmedabad had released the CAT 2021 eligibility criteria which must be met by every CAT exam applicant to avoid cancellation of candidature at a later stage. Candidates are advised to commence CAT registration 2021 only after ensuring that they are eligible to apply. The table below lists the eligibility criteria of CAT 2021.

CAT exam eligibility criteria

Academic Qualification for CAT 2021

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any stream from a recognized University/ Institute
  • Final year students in graduation are also eligible to apply

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

Work Experience

Not Mandatory


Based on category

In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the CAT committee has made the following exceptions for CAT 2021 eligibility criteria.

  • Candidates in the final year- CAT applicants with "promotion/pass" instead of "award of marks" certificate in any of the last two years of the graduate program can enter the "Promotion or PPass" option in the online CAT application form. This will allow them to complete & submit the CAT application form despite the requirements of minimum (45% and 50% [or equivalent CGPA] respectively). This CAT eligibility criteria relaxation is also applicable to those final year candidates with an "award" of marks.

Note- This exception is available only to those who are completing their graduation this year or are in the final year of the bachelor's program (graduation years - 2021 and 2022)

  • Candidates graduated in 2020 and 2021- Due to the implementation of the above point and considering that there could be different evaluation patterns adopted by various universities across the country due to pandemic, the CAT 2021 committee has decided to remove the minimum percentage criteria for appearing for the CAT 2021 entrance exam.

Note- This exception is made to ensure parity to applicants who have completed their graduation in 2020 and 2021.

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CAT Registration 2021: Documents needed for filling the form

Candidates should have the following details ready before starting CAT exam registration 2021. It is advisable to keep the documents and enclosures scanned in advance in the prescribed format to avoid the expiry of the CAT 2021 login.

  • Email Address
  • Mobile Number
  • Passport Size Photograph
  • Signature
  • Personal Details
  • Academic Details
  • Work Experience Certificate (if any)
  • Payment Details

Check out this video for complete details on what all to be kept ready in advance for filling CAT application form.

CAT Exam Form 2021: Size/Format of Documents

Image/ Document


Format/ Size

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

  • Disability Certificate (PwD) Form - V: Click here
  • Disability Certificate (PwD) Form - VI: Click here
  • Disability Certificate (PwD) Form - VII: Click here

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 exam registration 2021

  • Scribe Affidavit
  • Identification Affidavit
  • Final Year Certificate
  • NC-OBC Certificate
  • EWS Certificate
  • SC/ST Certificate

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How to fill CAT 2021 Application Form?

Though IIM Ahmedabad is expected to open a CAT correction window we suggest candidates double-check the information they are filling in the CAT form to avoid any mistakes. Invalid or incorrect details in the CAT application form 2021 can lead to its rejection.

Guidelines to follow for CAT Registration 2021

  • Candidates have to apply for the CAT exam on or before the CAT registration last date (September 22, 2021).
  • Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome (prefer the latest version) are the recommended browsers for CAT exam 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 exam 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 exam 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 2021 application form.
  • Read and find out the participating institutes. This will help to fill the courses and institutes in the CAT application form 2021.
  • Please register and complete the application before the CAT 2021 registration deadline.

Also check:

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CAT notification 2021CAT Important Dates 2021
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How to fill CAT application form 2021

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 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 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 registration fees are 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 the final submission of the CAT exam 2021 application form, double-check all the details. Make sure the details in the CAT Exam 2021 record match the educational documents.

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How to register for CAT 2021?

Here's a step-by-step guide to fill the CAT 2021 application form. The candidates can follow these steps while CAT exam registration 2021 to complete the process hassle-free.

Step-by-step guide to fill CAT application form 2021

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.

Step 2: Next, click the “New Candidate Registration” button on the right side of the CAT 2021 official website.

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

  • Email Address

  • Country

  • Mobile Number and

  • Captcha

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,

  • Personal Details

  • Other Personal Details

  • Communication Address

  • 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 2200/-

  • For SC/ ST/ PwD: Rs 1100/-

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.

Net Banking

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 registration fees. 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 application 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 Ahmedabad will open the correction window for the CAT application form on September 25 (10 AM) and it will close on September 27 (5 PM). Mistakes in scanned images of photographs, signatures, or CAT exam centre preference 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.

Un-editable details in CAT Exam Registration 2021

  • Candidates will not be able to edit the personal details entered during registration after confirmation of submission.

    • Candidate Name

    • Date of Birth (DOB)

    • Email Address

    • Mobile Number

  • 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 exam registration 2021 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 the cancellation of the candidature.

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CAT Admit Card 2021

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad will release CAT 2021 admit card in online mode on the CAT 2021 official website- Registered candidates will be able to download CAT admit card by entering CAT login details. On the day of examination, it is mandatory to carry IIM CAT admit card.

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.

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CAT 2021 Highlights

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is the national level entrance test conducted by IIM Ahmedabad for the students seeking admission in 20 IIMs, and top level MBA colleges like SPJIMR, IITs, IMI, MDI, JBIMS, FMS as well as more than 500 B-schools in the country.


CAT Events

CAT full form

Common Admission Test

CAT 2021 conducting body

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad

Mode of the CAT Registration 2021


CAT Registration Fees

  • For General Category - Rs 2200

  • For Reserved Category - Rs 1100

Duration of the exam

2 Hours (120 Minutes)

Medium of CAT Exam 2021

Exam is conducted in CBT mode

CAT 2021 Official Website