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CAT Registration 2018 

CAT Registration can only be done ONLINE by the candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria. CAT Registration process will start in August 2018. The candidates need not fill any separate application form for admission in any of the IIM apart from CAT Application Form. Last year, 211000 candidates registered for the Common Admission Test (CAT) which is slightly lower than the previous year. This page gives the complete step by step guidance for CAT Registration 2018.

There are in all 20 IIMs and close to 100 MBA Institutes that accept admission based on CAT Score. Before starting with CAT Registration, the candidates are advised familiarise themselves with the certain set of rules.

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CAT Registration Dates



Dates 2017                                        

Dates 2018 (will be announced soon)

CAT Registration Begins 

9 August 2017


CAT Registration Ends

25 September 2017


Editing the submitted CAT Application Form

27 to 30 September 2017


CAT Exam

26 November 2017



CAT Registration 2018 - Apply Here

CAT 2018 Registration will be completely online. The registration process will start from  August 2018. The candidates have to fill the application form through online mode on or before the due date. The link to fill the application form will be given below. The candidates are suggested to follow the link below to register themselves for CAT 2018.

Click Here to Apply Online
(Link will be available here)

The steps to fill the application form is also given on this page. Before filling up the application fee, a candidate should keep the following documents ready.

Things to keep ready before filling the CAT 2018 Registration Form

For CAT Registration and Application, the candidates must keep the following information handy:

  • Name of Candidate as on the Official Documents.
  • Date of Birth as on the Official Documents.
  • A valid Email address.

  • A Valid Mobile number. 

  • Educational history
  • Mark sheets (10th /12th/ Degree/Diploma)
  • Work Experience
  • Applicable Certificates to upload
  • Scanned images of your 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 to which you are applying

Steps to Fill the CAT Registration Form

STEP 1: CAT Registration: The candidates must visit the official website of IIM CAT and Register themselves by providing their Username and password. The candidate will receive a User ID on the registered email address from the Administrator with the subject line CAT 2018 Login Details.

CAT Registration

STEP 2: Fill the Application Form: The candidates have to fill in the online application form The Application Form is categorised into the following five sections: Personal Details, Academics, Work Experience, Programmes and Payment.

  • Exam Centre: While filling the application the candidates have to give four Exam centre preferences. Please note that any request for change for exam centre will not be entertained. 
  • The candidates with the dual degree with both a Bachelor's and a Master's (BTech + MTech or BTech + MSc) enter the appropriate details in both the Bachelor's and Master's degree sections.
  • Work Experience: If the candidate is with work experience, he/she has to enter experience in completed months as on 31 July 2018. Please note that only full-time experience after the graduation will be counted. 
  • Program: Candidates 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 candidate has to upload his/her Passport Size Photograph, Signature and NC-OBC/SC/ST or PWD Certificate (if applicable). The format of Certificate can be downloaded from the official CAT IIM Website.




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


Payment of CAT Registration Fees

The candidates must make the payment of Application Fee through Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking. The CAT 2018 payment partner, BillDesk’s payment page, will look like the given image. On this page, you have various options to make the payment for the examination.

CAT 2018 Registration Fees


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.

List of Documents to be Uploaded with CAT Application Form

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

  • Recent Scanned Photograph
  • Scanned Image of Candidate's Signature
  • SC/ ST and NC-OBC Certificate in the format given by CAT conducting body- The certificate should be signed by the competent authority and should be self-attested by the candidate and then scanned
  • PWD/DA Certificate - The certificate should be signed by the competent authority and should be self-attested by the candidate and then scanned.

Editing CAT Registration Form

  • The option to edit the CAT application form is now available, the candidates can do the correction until end of September 2018.
  • The candidates need not complete the CAT application in a single session. There is also a provision for multiple times login to complete the application, the entered information can be edited as well.
  • However, the candidates are allowed to edit the details on the Application form only till the application fee is paid. You cannot edit the registration form after you 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, ones submitted the candidate will also receive a confirmation email stating the successful submission of CAT 2018 Application. The candidates need not submit any hard copy of CAT Application Form 2018 to the concerned Authority. However, candidates are advised to take a print-out of the completely filled in CAT Application Form for future use.  

CAT Registration Form Correction 

CAT Registration Form Correction will start in October 2018. The candidates can correct the following fields in the CAT registration form:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Contact Details
  • Percentage of marks scored
  • Work Experience
  • Programmes selected
  • Detailed entered in the "Personal" section
  • Exam centre city preference

CAT Registration Statistics 


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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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