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CAT Registration 2018 - Apply for IIM CAT 2018 Online

CAT Registration 2018 - IIM Calcutta will be releasing CAT application online and a link will be provided on this page to access the same. Before filling the application form, candidates are required to complete CAT registration process. Only after successfully CAT registration process, candidates can fill the CAT application form 2018. Aspirants must note that after the submission of CAT registration form 2018, they won’t be able to edit any details. After successful registration, candidates are required to log in to their CAT 2018 accounts and fill the application form. While filling the CAT application form 2018, candidates must make sure that they enter all the details correctly. Also, while uploading the scanned images, they must make sure that they upload them as per the mentioned specifications. In case of any error in the entered application details, the candidature will be cancelled at any time before admission. Last year, 2,32,000 candidates applied for CAT exam. Also, the CAT application fee was Rs. 1800 for the General Category students while Rs. 900 for the reserved category candidates. On completion of the CAT 2018 registration and application process, candidates must download the confirmation page. Go through this page for more details on CAT registration, steps to fill the application form, required documents, important details, etc.

Latest Update: CAT Notification 2018 will be available from 29 July 2018.

CAT 2018 Registration – Important Dates

Before starting with the CAT registration process, candidates must make sure that they are familiar with the CAT Important Dates, so that they don't miss any deadline. Check the table below to know more about the CAT application form dates


CAT Registration Dates

Detailed Notification Release

29 July 2018

CAT Registration starts

Second Week of August 2018

CAT Registration ends

Last Week of September 2018

Application Correction

Last Week of September 2018

CAT Admit Card Available

Last week of October 2018

CAT Exam Date

25 November 2018

CAT Eligibility Criteria 2018

It is an important step to check the eligibility norms before CAT registration 2018. Failing to meet any of the CAT eligibility criteria 2018 will lead to cancellation of candidature. Check the list of CAT eligibility from the points given below -

  • Education Qualification – The candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in any stream from a recognized University/College with at least 50% (45% for the candidates who belong to the reserved category like SC, ST, OBC, and PwD). The candidates who are appearing in the final year of their graduation are also eligible to apply for the CAT exam 2018.
  • Age Limit – There is no age bar prescribed by the conducting authority to appear for CAT Exam. Not only for CAT Exam, there is also no age bar for IIM to get admission in any MBA program.

CAT Registration 2018 - Important Documents & Details

For the CAT Registration process 2018, candidates need to keep the following handy:

  • A valid Email address.
  • A Valid Mobile number. 
  • Academic details
  • Mark sheets (10th /12th/ Degree/Diploma)
  • Work Experience
  • Applicable Certificates to upload
  • Scanned images of a passport size photo and signature. (The photo should not be more than six months old and should have a white background)
  • List of the IIM programmes they wish to apply for.

CAT Registration 2018

To start with the application process, candidates are required to fill and submit CAT registration form 2018 on or before the deadline. CAT registration process is online only. Know more about CAT registration and application form 2018 from the points given below.

CAT Registration 2018 - Apply Here (Link to be activated soon)

Steps to Fill the CAT Registration Form

STEP 1: CAT Registration: To start the CAT registration process, candidates are required to click on 'Registration for New User' as shown on the image below. After clicking on the mentioned button, candidates will be able to fill the CAT registration form.

CAT Registration

Here, aspirants are required to enter the following details -

  • Name of candidate: The entered name must be same as it appears on the Class 10 or SSC Certificate
  • Date of Birth: Click on the calendar icon and select the correct date of birth
  • Email Address: The email address must be valid and remain active until the conclusion of the admission process
  • Mobile Number: Just like the email address, the mobile number also must be valid and remain valid until the CAT application process ends
  • OTP: In order to verify the mobile number, candidates 

STEP 2: Filling Application Form: The candidates will have to fill the online CAT 2018 Application Form. The Application Form is categorized into five sections: Personal Details, Academics, Work Experience, Programmes and Payment.

CAT Registration form

  • Exam Centre: While filling out the application the candidates have to give four Exam centre preferences. It has to be noted that any request for change for exam centre will not be entertained. 
  • The candidates with the dual degree like Bachelor's and a Master's (BTech + MTech or BTech + MSc) have to enter the correct details in both the Bachelor's as well as Master's degree sections.
  • Work Experience: If the candidates have any work experience, then they have to enter experience in completed months as on 31 July 2018.
  • Programs: Candidates who are applying for PGP/ PGDM courses at the following IIMs are required to select the same interview city for all the selections.
  • IIM Kashipur
  • IIM Raipur
  • IIM Ranchi
  • IIM Rohtak
  • IIM Tiruchirappalli
  • IIM Udaipur

STEP 3: Upload the Documents: The candidates have to upload their Passport Size Photograph, Signature and NC-OBC/SC/ST or PWD Certificate (if applicable). The format of Certificate can be downloaded from the official Website of CAT IIM.

Instructions related to Size and Dimensions




Pass Port Size Photograph

Not more than 80KB

30mm X 45mm, .jpg or .jpeg Minimum resolution of 150px/inch


Not more than 80KB

80mm X 35mm, .jpg or .jpeg  Minimum resolution of 150px/inch

STEP 4: Payment of CAT Registration Fees: In the final step, the candidates have to make the payment of CAT Application Fee through Credit Card/ Debit Card or Net Banking. The CAT 2018 payment partner, BillDesk’s payment page, will look like the given image. On this page, the candidates will have various options to make the payment for the CAT exam.

CAT Registration fee


CAT 2018 Registration Fee

General and NC-OBC

 Rs. 1,800


 Rs. 900

The candidates must carefully enter all the important details in the application form and check it before the final submission. It is to be noted that no further changes can be made in the CAT Application Form after the last date.

CAT Registration - List of Documents to be Uploaded

The photograph and the signature should not be more than 80 KB in size.

  • Scanned recent passport size photograph
  • Scanned Image of Candidate's Signature
  • Scanned SC/ ST and NC-OBC Certificate (The certificate should be signed by the competent authority and should be self-attested)
  • Scanned PWD/DA Certificate (The certificate should be signed by the competent authority and should be self-attested)

CAT 2018 Registration Editing

  • The CAT application form can be edited by the candidates until the end of September 2018.
  • There is no need to complete the CAT application in a single session. The candidates are allowed to login multiple times to complete the CAT application and the information can be edited as well.
  • The candidates are allowed to edit the fields in the CAT registration form such as Name, Date of Birth, Contact Details, Percentage of marks scored, Work Experience, Programmes selected, Detailed entered in the "Personal" section, and Exam centre city preference.
  • However, the candidates are allowed to edit the details on the Application form only till the application fee is paid. They are not allowed to edit the registration form after they have made the online payment.
  • After this, there will be a limited time window in which candidate can modify only limited details such as Percentage of Marks scored, Work Experience, Programmes Selected etc. 

Submission of CAT 2018 Application Form

CAT Application form has to be submitted online. After the final submission of application form, the candidates will also receive a confirmation email stating the successful submission of CAT 2018 Application. The candidates are not required to submit any hard copy of CAT Application Form 2018 to the concerned Authority. The candidates are advised to take printouts of the completely filled CAT Application Form for future use.  

CAT Registration Statistics


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About CAT 2018 Exam

CAT, Common Admission Test is a largest and popular national-level MBA entrance exam in the country conducted by one of the IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management) every year on a rotational basis. Every year, lakhs of students appear for CAT for admission to the prestigious IIMs and other management institutes. It is conducted in computer-based mode. There are total 20 IIMs that offer MBA admissions. Apart from IIMS, there are various other leading institutes that accept CAT Score to provide admissions to MBA programs.

Helpline for CAT 2018 Registration

  • Toll-Free Number: 1-800-266-3549
  • Email: cathelpdesk@iimcat.ac.in

In case, of any queries related to CAT Registration 2018, you can write us in the comment section below.

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