CAT Exam

application process

The step by step procedure to apply for CAT 2021 is delineated beneath. The accompanying steps involve the CAT 2021 enrollment and application process.

Step 1 – CAT Registration (Generate User ID and Password)

Step 2 – Login to CAT website with generated User ID and password

Step 3 – Fill up CAT application form 2021 and pay the application fee

CAT Registration 2021- Important Instructions

To successfully complete CAT 2021 registration, candidates must follow the following guidelines:

All the fields ‘*’ marked fields are mandatory and needed to be filled.

Fill all the required information and avoid any spelling mistakes

Before proceeding to the next section, click on ‘Save & Continue’

Use the mouse to move to the next field instead of the ‘Tab’ key

The application process can be completed in multiple sessions. However, each time, the application must be saved before logging out.

It is to be noted that editing of details in the application form of CAT will be possible only till the payment of the application fee. After the payment is done, candidates will not be allowed to make any changes.

Step 1 – CAT 2021 Registration

The steps for CAT registration 2021 are

Go to the official website of CAT 2021-

Click on ‘New Candidate Registration”.

Enter the following information

Enter the following information

Name – As per the Class X or SSC Certificate. If the name has been changed after marriage or any other reason, candidates need to submit a valid document like a court affidavit or marriage certificate to support the same.

Date of birth – Use the virtual calendar to enter the date of birth to ensure that it is correctly entered.

Email address – Enter a valid email id during registration. CAT User ID will be sent to this email address. For overseas candidates, both User ID and Password will be sent through email. Hence, candidates must make sure that the information provided is correct.

Mobile number – Enter a valid mobile number since the password will be sent through SMS at this number itself. The number should be Indian and must contain 10 digits. Mobile numbers which are not Indian should be prefixed with area code.

After filling these details, click on “Generate OTP button”, enter the captcha. Check the box ‘I Agree’ and click the ‘Submit’ button. This will verify and authenticate the CAT registration form. Details entered cannot be altered once submitted.

After successful CAT 2021 registration, the candidate will receive the login credentials through Email and SMS. The USER ID will be sent to the registered email address of the candidates. The password will be sent via SMS to the registered mobile number.

Step 2 – Login to fill the application form of CAT

The next step after CAT 2021 registration is to log in using the “Registered Candidate Login” button given. They have to enter the User ID & Password to continue filling the CAT application form. Only candidates who have completed their CAT registration 2021 can log in to fill the application form.

Step 3 – Fill and submit CAT Application Form 2021

After logging in, the personal details of the candidate will be displayed on the screen/dashboard. Candidates can click on ‘Go to Application Form’ button on top right to continue filling CAT 2021 online application form. The application form will be divided into six sections, as given below:

Personal Details


Work Experience


Test City


Section 1 – Personal Details

Father’s/Husband’s/Guardian’s Name and Mother’s Name

Select Category – Candidates are from reservation category have to select the applicable category among Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Serial Number, State or Union Territory and Name of Caste and Tribe.

Aadhaar Card Number is asked for; however, it is not mandatory to mention the Aadhaar card number

Select Gender- Male/Female/Transgender

Click on Yes or No for Person With Disability (PWD) field. In order to apply under the PWD category, the Disability Percentage should be equal to or more than 40 per cent.

Select Nationality

Communication address – Enter full postal address along with alternate email and mobile number which will be used for further communication by IIMs.

Documents to be Uploaded

Candidates must upload a certain set of documents as specified in support of the information provided by them. The documents are-

Passport size photograph and signature: Applicants have to upload a scanned image of their passport size photograph. The dimension of this image file should not be more than what is prescribed by exam authorities. Refer to the below table for photograph and signature dimensions. The photograph and signature should be clearly visible and legible.

Category and PwD certificates if applicable

Section 2 – Academic Details

Enter past academic records in this section, like:

Class X/SSC/Equivalent Exam Scores

Class XII/HSC/Equivalent Exam Scores

Bachelor’s Degree Details

Master’s Degree Details

Other Professional Course Details

Under each section, candidates have to enter the Board, Subjects, Aggregate marks or CGPA. Once all the academic details are filled, click on ‘Save & Continue’.

Section 3 – Work Experience

Now, candidates need to fill the work experience. If an applicant has prior work experience or is working professionals, they have to enter the work experience in the number of months completed as on July 31, 2021. Candidates also enter the industry type. Only full-time work experience pursued after the completion of Graduation will be applicable. Internship, part-time job, articles, pre-graduation experience are not applicable.

Section 4 –  Choose Programmes

Candidates have to select the IIMs and the full-time management programmes where they wish to seek admission into a postgraduate management programme. They also need to select the interview city from the drop-down menu provided under this section.

Note that candidates applying to IIM Indore will also be considered for the Mumbai campus of IIM. The final selection will depend on the respective admission criteria of the institute.

Candidates applying for PGP or PGDM programmes at the below given IIMs are requested to choose the same interview city for all the selections:

  • IIM Udaipur

  • IIM Tiruchirappalli

  • IIM Raipur

  • IIM Ranchi

  • IIM Rohtak

  • IIM Kashipur

Section 5 – Exam Centre City

Candidates can select any four cities from the given list of CAT exam centres 2021. A total of 156 exam cities have been announced by IIM Kozhikode. After the completion of the CAT 2021 online application process, candidates will be allotted test centre in one of the four preferred cities.

Section 6 –  Pay the CAT 2021 Registration fees

After completing the CAT application form 2021, submit it along with the application fee. First, choose one of the payments mode given below and then the respective payment gateway will be enabled. After selecting the payment gateway, candidates need to enter the CAPTCHA given in the box provided and check the declaration box given. Candidates must choose the preferred payment mode for paying the application fees.


The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a computer-based online test for admission in the Management Institute. The Exam consists of Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability (VA) and Reading Comprehension (RC), Data Interpretation (DI) and Logical Reasoning (LR). The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) started this exam and utilize the test for choosing understudies for their business administration courses. The exam is composed each year by one of the IIMs based on a strategy of revolution.and students prepare for examination with the help of CAT Books.

Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) declared in August 2011, that they would likewise utilize the CAT scores, rather than the Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET), to choose the contender for their management projects beginning with the 2012-14 bunch.

Prior to 2009, CAT was a paper-based exam composed on a solitary day for all understudies. The example, various inquiries and time have seen extensive varieties throughout the years.

On 1 May 2009, it was advised that CAT would be a Computer Based exam beginning from 2009. The American firm Prometric was given with the duty of sorting out the exam from 2009 to 2013. The principal computer-based CAT was ruin with specialized issues. The issue was huge to such an extent that it provoked the Government of India to look for a report from the convener. The issue was analyzed as ‘Conficker’ and ‘W32 Nimda’, the two infections that assaulted the framework show of the exam, influencing the server to back off. From 2014 ahead, CAT has been composed by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). Feline 2015 and CAT 2016 were 180-minutes exams having of 100 inquiries (34 from Quantitative Ability (QA), 34 from Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), and 32 from Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)).


  1. A candidate is qualified to show up in CAT in the event that he/she holds a Bachelor’s Degree within any event 50% marks or proportional CGPA.
  2. The degree must have been granted by any of the Universities joined by a demonstration of the focal or state legislature in India or other instructive institutions established by an Act of Parliament or announced to be esteemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess a proportional capability perceived by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
  3. Candidates showing up for the last year of Bachelor’s degree or proportional assessment and those who have effectively finished degree examinations yet are anticipating results are also qualified. Such candidates, whenever qualified, will be permitted to join the course restrictively, just in the event that they produce an authentication from the Principal/Registrar of their University/institution.
  4. The % of marks will be determined based on the estimation example pursued by the concerned University/Institution.
  5. In case of CGPA or grades, the conversion is based on the process characterized by the concerned university or institution. On the off chance that any University/institution confirms that there is no scheme for changing over grades/CGPA into identical marks, the equivalence would be established by isolating the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and increasing the result with 100.


Admission is done either on the basis of marks obtained by candidates in qualifying degree or through a relevant entrance test. Students who are in the final year of their graduation can also apply for entrance tests conducted for Admission 2021.

MBA colleges in Delhi acknowledge scores of CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAT and furthermore lead their own entrance exams. For instance IIFT Delhi conducts its own entrance test and does not acknowledge some other test score.

  • MBA colleges with CAT
    Some of the MBA colleges in Delhi like FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, IMI New Delhi, LBSIM New Delhi, DMS-IIT Delhi accept only CAT exam scores
  • MBA colleges with CAT & XAT

    There are other MBA colleges in Delhi like IMT Ghaziabad, FORE New Delhi, BIMTECH Greater Noida who accept both CAT and XAT exam scores.

  • MBA colleges with CMAT & MAT
    MBA colleges in Delhi like IMS Ghaziabad, JIMS Rohini, Jaipuria Institute of Management Noida, NDIM Delhi, G L Bajaj Greater Noida offer admissions based on CMAT, MAT apart from CAT, XAT, exam scores. If you have 70 to 80 percentile score in CMAT or MAT, you stand a good chance of admission in these MBA colleges in Delhi.
  • MBA in Delhi with own exam
    MBA colleges like IIFT Delhi also conduct their own MBA entrance exams to facilitate the admission process for the students.


CAT (Common Admission Test)is a computer-based online test for admission in the Management Institute. The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) initiated this exam and use the test for selecting students for their business administration courses. The exam is organized every year by one of the IIMs based on a policy of rotation.

CAT Exam


XLRI conducts XAT entrance exam in the month of January every year. After finalizing the XAT exam date, XLRI has announced the complete schedule and all XAT 2020 important dates.  As the XAT is for admission to all the Xavier institutes, the XAT full form is Xavier Aptitude Test. 


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