CAT Registration and Application Process

Registration for the Common Admission Test and filling of the application form is divided into 5 pages and is to be completed online. CAT online registration remains open for about one and a half month.

  1. Personal Details
  2. Academics
  3. Work Experience
  4. Programmes
  5. Payment

The first part of CAT online registration form requires your personal details. After completing these details, you will get CAT registration ID. With this unique CAT registration ID, you can login and continue with the online registration and application form.

You have to fill your academic details, upload photograph, signature and category certificates as per the IIMs prescribed format. You have to tick by clicking on the relevant programmes of the IIMs for which you wish to attend the personal Interview Process.

Registration Form

You need to Register as a new user.

This part requires you to enter your name, date of birth, email address, country and mobile number. After this, you will get one time OTP  and with the help of the OTP it will be possible for you to login to main application form.

Complete Application Form

Step 1: Personal Details

Enter your personal details like parents' name, gender, category, nationality, communication address, among others. You also need to upload your photograph, signature and caste certificate.

Step 2: Academics

Enter your academics beginning from class 10 like exam taken, Board/University, marks obtained, maximum marks, percentage of marks among others. The details of professional degree, if any are to be entered on this page.

Step 3: Work Experience

If you have work experience, enter your experience in completed months as on 31st July. Check all the industry types applicable to you, with work experience in months for each industry type.

Step 4: Programmes

Select any number of programme names offered by IIMs. Select the IIM programme and then select the IIM Interview City for that programme as per the cities in the respective drop down list. For the new IIMs, you need to choose the same interview city.

This page also wants you to select 4 preferred exam cities to appear in CAT.

Step 5: Payment

This is the last step in aApplication form. The payment has to be made online.

Key Documents Required

Following are the mandatory items of information you need during CAT registration and application process:

  • Mark sheets (10th / 12th / Degree / Diploma)
  • Work experience, if any
  • Applicable Certificates to upload
  • Scanned images of your passport size photo
  • Signature
  • List of the IIM programmes to which you wish to apply