CAT Registration 2024, Application Form Date - Fees, How to Apply

CAT 2024 registration window is likely to open in the first week of August. CAT application form window will remain open till the second week of September 2024. Interested and eligible candidates will be able to access CAT registration form in online mode at the official IIM CAT website- iimcat.ac.in. It is expected that more than 3.5 lakh candidates will register for CAT exam this year. Last year around 2.88 lakh candidates appeared for CAT exam out of 3.28 lakh registered eligible candidates. The overall attendance was approximately 88%.

Along with the release of CAT official notification, all the details pertaining to CAT registration will be mentioned in the same. After closing of CAT registration window, IIM will open the CAT application form correction window. Read this article to know more about how to fill CAT 2024 application form, the last date to fill CAT form, application fee for CAT exam etc.

CAT Registration 2024 - Key Facts

  • Since CAT exam is conducted by IIMs on a rotational basis, so it is expected that the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta will conduct CAT 2024 and they will open CAT application form window tentatively in the first week of August 2024.
  • Last year the registration was the highest in the history of CAT, ever since it was started in 1977. CAT registrations never touched the 3-lakh mark before.
  • Out of the total registered candidates, 88% students appeared for the CAT exam last year. Of which 65% male, 35% females and 4 candidates were transgender.
  • Also, last year CAT registrations have seen an increase in female applicants. Out of the total registered candidates, 1.17 lakh were women.

CAT 2024 Registration - Highlights

  • CAT exam registration will take place probably from first week of August to second week of September 2024.
  • Eligible candidates can fill CAT online form by visiting the official website- iimcat.ac.in.
  • While filling CAT application form 2024, candidates will have to pay CAT 2024 registration fees of Rs 2400 for candidates belonging to general category and for reserved category candidates CAT exam fee is Rs 1200
  • Post closing of CAT exam form submission, IIM will open CAT correction window probably in the last week of September.
  • Only certain details can be edited in the CAT exam 2024 registration form such as Candidate's name, date of birth, email address, and mobile number.

CAT Registration Dates 2024

It is important for candidates to know CAT important dates to keep an eye on CAT events. For now, candidates can check the exact dates. The actual exam dates will be available only after the official notification for CAT registration 2024. Have a look at the registration start date, CAT entrance exam 2024 registration date, admit card date, etc. in the table below.

CAT Application Form 2024 Dates

CAT eventsCAT dates (Tentative)

CAT registration 2024 start date

First week of August 2024

CAT 2024 registration last date

Second week of September 2024

Correction in CAT application form 2024

Last week of September 2024

CAT 2024 admit card downloading start date

First week of November 2024

CAT 2024 exam date

November 24, 2024, Sunday (Expected)

CAT Registration 2024 - Who can apply?

If a candidate does not fulfill the CAT eligibility criteria, their candidature will be cancelled. Candidates, therefore, are advised to check the eligibility criteria before applying. Those willing to apply for CAT 2024 should meet the following criteria.

  • Candidates must have a 3-year bachelor's degree in any stream from a recognized university with an aggregate of 50% marks for general category candidates and 45% for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD candidates
  • No experience required
  • No age bar to apply
  • Candidates in the final year can also apply provided they submit the pass certificate by the stipulated date for the same

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Documents Required for CAT Registration 2024

Candidates should have the following details ready before filling out the CAT online registration form. Candidates are advised to scan the documents prior to filling out the CAT form 2024. The following details will be needed to fill out the CAT application form 2024.

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

CAT Exam Form 2024: Size/Format of Documents

Image/ DocumentDimensionsFormat/ 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 Registration

Download the Certificate of Disability (PwD) forms to fill up the CAT exam registration 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

Click on the links provided to download the official certification forms for IIM CAT exam registration

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

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How to fill CAT 2024 Application Form?

Candidates will be allowed to make corrections in the CAT online form at the time of the correction window. However, it is better to fill out the CAT online form carefully to avoid any distance. Post filling all the required section in CAT exam form, candidates should double check the details before submitting the CAT application form. Make sure all the details are correctly entered to avoid rejection of your CAT application.

CAT 2024 Registration Guidelines

  • Candidates have to apply for the CAT exam on or before the CAT registration last date.
  • Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome (prefer the latest version) are the recommended browsers for CAT exam registration 2024.
  • 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 2024.
  • Keep all educational information and documents on hand to avoid misleading or entering wrong information during CAT exam registration.
  • Make sure that the photo, signature, and other required documents required for CAT 2024 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 2024 registration form.
  • Read and find out about the participating institutes. This will help to fill out the courses and institutes in the CAT application form 2024.
  • Please register and complete the application before the CAT application last date.

CAT Registration Fees 2024

While filling CAT application form, candidates will have to pay the CAT exam fee as well. Going by past year trends, candidates belonging to General category will have to pay Rs 2400 and for the reserved category (SC/ST/PWD) candidates will have to pay Rs 1200.

CategoryCAT fees
General Category CandidatesRs 2400
SC/ ST/ PwDRs 1200

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Mistakes to avoid during CAT 2024 Registration

Candidates are required to remember the following points during the CAT Exam Registration 2024.

  • 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 exam fees are paid. Editing cannot be done after that.
  • There will be no change in the section after registration for CAT 2024; So be extra careful when doing CAT registration 2024 and avoid mistakes.
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  • Before the final submission of the CAT 2024 registration form, double-check all the details. Make sure the details in the CAT 2024 registration form record match the educational documents.

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How to register for CAT 2024?

Candidates are advised to follow the steps given below in order to complete, right from registering to making the payment, the entire application process in a hassle-free manner. Steps to follow:

Step 1: First, candidates have to go to the CAT 2024 official website i.e. iimcat Registration Tab.
Step 2: Next, click the “New Candidate Registration” button on the right side of the CAT 2024 official website.

Step 3: It will carry the applicant to the "CAT 2024 registration" page. From there, aspirants will 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 will have to complete the CAT 2024 registration process.
Step 5: Then log in to the candidate's dashboard and fill the CAT exam application form 2024 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, and Other Professional Degree Details.
Step 7: Once the above process is done, the applicants will need to enter the work experience details if any.
Step 8: Enter other personal details, communication details, and 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 2024 test cities.

Step 10: The final process of the CAT 2024 registration is to make the payment application fee which needs to be paid online. Check below the details of the application fee for the CAT 2024 exam:

  • For General Category Candidates: Rs 2300/-
  • For SC/ ST/ PwD: Rs 1150/-

CAT 2024 Registration - Transaction Fees

Mode of payment

Transaction Charges for CAT 2024 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 2024 form

Preview filled CAT 2024 form before the payment of the CAT registration fee as no changes are allowed once the fee is paid. So candidates are advised to must check all the details entered before submission of the application form.

Confirmation email after successful CAT registration 2024

Candidates will receive a confirmation mail and also sent on registered mobile no. once the CAT registration fee is paid. This should be kept safe as it is proof of payment for the CAT Exam 2024 registration.

Forgot CAT Login ID?

Candidates might forget 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 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 2024 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 2024 Registration: Correction in the Application Form

The CAT application form correction window will be provided to the candidates tentatively in the last week of September. The motive behind the opening of CAT correction window to rectify the mistakes made with the time of CAT exam form filling. Mistakes in scanned images of photographs, signatures, or CAT exam centre preference can be modified during this 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.

CAT 2024 Registration: Elements that cannot be edited in the application form

  • Once the CAT 2024 form is submitted, candidates can make a change in the personal details such as:

    • 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 2024 will be considered in such a case. CAT admit card 2024 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 Entrance Exam 2024

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is the national-level entrance test conducted by IIM for the students seeking admission in 21 IIMs, and top-level MBA colleges like SPJIMR, IITs, IMI, MDI, JBIMS, FMS as well as more than 1000 B-schools in the country.

Particulars

CAT Events

Duration of the exam

2 Hours (120 Minutes)

Medium of CAT Exam 2024

The exam is conducted in CBT mode

What After CAT Registration 2024?

After closing of CAT 2024 registration window, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) will issue CAT admit card probably in the first week of November on the CAT's official website- iimcat.ac.in. Candidates will be able to download CAT admit card till the day of examination. Registered candidates can download the CAT admit card by entering CAT login details. On the day of the examination, it is mandatory to carry an IIM CAT admit card.

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CAT Registration Year-Wise Trends

As per the past ten years of CAT registration trends, the number of registrations has been very high. Take a look at the CAT registration trends over the last thirteen years.

Year

Total Number of Applications

20243.5 lakh (Expected)

2023

3.3 lakh

2022

2,55,501

2021

2,29,969

2020

2,27,835

2019

2,44,169

2018

2,41,000

2017

2,31,000

2016

2,32,292

2015

2,18,664

2014

2,18,664

2013

1,94,516

2012

2,14,000

2011

2,05,000

2010

2,04,000

2009

2,41,000

2008

2,90,000

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