CAT Registration

CAT 2018 Registration last date is extended to September 26, 2018 till 5 PM. Earlier the CAT 2018 registration last date was September 19, 2018. The CAT convener IIM Calcutta has announced, "CAT 2018 Registration ends on Sep 26, 2018 (5:00 PM), Wednesday." CAT 2018 exam is scheduled on November 25, 2018. 


Applicants can Re-upload their Photographs
IIM Calcutta will allow the CAT 2018 applicant to re-upload their blur photographs and will open the Application Edit option from September 27 to September 30, 2018. Announcing the facility, IIM Calcutta has shared, "Candidates with improper/blur photographs can login and re-upload their photograph from Sep 27, 2018 (10:00 AM) to Sep 30, 2018 (5:00 PM). This is valid only for those candidates who have paid applicable Registration Fee and have registered successfully for CAT 2018 before the specified deadline."  


CAT is the largest MBA entrance exam leading to admission in top MBA colleges of India. IIM Calcutta is conducting CAT 2018 and has announced that CAT 2018 will have a combination of MCQs and Non-MCQs to provide level playing field to the students of all streams. With an increase of Rs.100/- in its exam fee to Rs.1900/-, the CAT Registration process has already begun and will close on September 26, 2018. No change in the CAT 2018 exam pattern has been announced by the CAT convening IIM Calcutta. Besides, the CAT exam duration remains of three hours with 100 questions divided in three sections, as was the last year.


CAT 2018 Registration Dates

CAT Registration Activity
Important Dates
CAT 2018 Registration Starts
August 8, 2018
CAT Registration Last Date
September 26, 2018 
Closing time to Complete & Submit CAT Form
5 PM
CAT 2018 Registration Fee
CAT Registration Last Date with late fee
Not Announced


All the candidates who complete their CAT 2018 registration within this CAT Registration window of more than 40 days will be treated at par in Test centre allotment and Test session allotment process. CAT 2018 exam is scheduled on Sunday November 25, 2018.


How to register for CAT 2018
CAT 2018 registration steps are simple and can be completed within the specified time although candidate can login again and again to complete the process as follows:

  • Create a Profile at CAT website 
  • Log in with system generated User ID and Password to complete the 6 page CAT Application Form
  • Submit Application after entering details and making online payment through Net banking/Credit card/Debit card 

Guidelines for CAT 2018 registration process

  • Once you create a profile after login as new candidate and receive your system generated OTP to get User ID and Password through SMS and on mail, next login should be as ‘registered candidate’ with the received ID & Password
  • Keep the entire information ready before filling up the CAT 2018 application form
  • The work experience is to be entered in completed months in CAT registration form
  • The CAT 2018 online application form need not be completed in one go. You can revisit the CAT application form several times and complete it in steps.
  • You will not be allowed to continue your CAT 2018 registration process, if mandatory information is not filled up.
  • Wherever needed, required Certificates, scanned images of photographs, signature are to be uploadedelse your registration will remain incomplete
  • If you forget your password during the CAT online registration process, you may click on the Forgot Password button on the Existing User login window. The new password will be sent in the email to you, and not as an SMS.
  • Once you have completed the last section of CAT application form, i.e. Payment, your CAT 2018 application form is considered complete and you will receive a confirmation mail. After this, changes to any information on the application form are not possible.

Step by Step CAT 2018 Registration Process 
CAT Registration 2018 and Application form can be completed in 3 steps:

Step-1: Fill in Registration form first

-You need to Register as New user 

 This part requires you to enter your name, date of birth, email address, country and mobile number. You will get one time OTP after this and with the help of the OTP it will be possible for you to login to CAT 2018 main application form


CAT Fill Registration


Step 2: Complete Application form in 5 steps


Step-2.1- Personal details: Insert your personal details like parents' name, gender, category, nationality, communication address among others. You also need to upload your photograph, signature and caste certificate 


CAT Personal Details


Step-2.2 - Academics: Insert all your academics beginning from class 10 onwards 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.


CAT Academics


Step-2.3- Work Experience: If you are a candidate with work experience, enter your experience in completed months as on 31st July 2017. Check all the Industry Types applicable to you, with Work Experience in months for each Industry Type.  


CAT Work Experience

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Step-2.4-Programmes: This page requires you to select any number of Programme Names offered by 20 IIMs in this section. 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 6 new IIMs you need to choose the same interview city.

CAT Programmes


Step-2.5-Test City: There are 147 test cities for CAT 2018. Candidates can choose 4 preferred test cities in order of preference to appear in CAT 2018. 


CAT City


Step-3-Payment: This is the last step in Application form. The payment is to be made online. A General / NC-OBC candidate needs to pay Rs.1800 while an SC/ST/PWD candidate will pay Rs.900 towards the CAT 2017 examination fee. The final amount will also include applicable additional charges as per the table below:



Important points to note about CAT 2018 registration

  • CAT 2018 registration is online process only
  • CAT 2018 registration remains open till September 19, 2018
  • When you register for CAT 2018, you will automatically apply online for CAT 2018
  • Applying online for CAT 2018 will mean that you have to opt for the relevant management programmes in all the 20 IIMs mentioned in the CAT 2018 registration form
  • The CAT 2018 exam fee is Rs.1900/- 
  • In case of filling incorrect information in CAT 2018 online application form not only the candidature of the aspirant will be treated as invalid but the CAT registration fee will also be forfeited.
  • CAT 2018 registration can be completed in 3 steps.
  • Read the instructions at the start of the CAT registration form before beginning to fill up the CAT application form.
  • You can save and exit the CAT 2018 registration form any number of times to edit and complete it later or can Save & Continue each section till you submit the application.
  • Fee for CAT exam is to be paid after completing your CAT online registration 2018 and CAT 2018 online application form.
  • If you do not pay the CAT 2018 exam fee after completing your CAT 2018 registration form, your CAT 2018 application form will remain incomplete and you will not be allowed to appear in CAT 2018 exam.

Documents Needed to Complete CAT 2018 registration and CAT 2018 Application
Following are the mandatory items of information you need during the CAT 2018 registration and CAT 2018 online application process

  • Educational history
  • Mark sheets (10th /12th/ Degree/Diploma)
  • Work experience, if any
  • 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)
  • Scanned image of Passport size photo with the dimensions 35mm X 45mm along with the scanned image of your signature with the dimensions 1000mm X 35 mm. is required to be uploaded at the time of registration for CAT 2018. Please note that the documents file format should be .jpg or .jpeg and the file size should not be more than 80KB each. The image should be clear with a minimum resolution of 150px.
  • List of the IIM programmes to which you wish to apply
  • CAT exam fee payment instruments to pay CAT 2018 exam fee – like Debit/Credit cards, Net banking

Sample Photos: Check that your uploaded photograph is as per the IIMs' prescribed criteria detailed as under to avoid rejection of your CAT 2018 Application Form 


FAQs on CAT 2018 Registration


CAT 2018 Registration FAQs

Q.1. What is the last date to register and apply for CAT 2018?
A. The last date to register and apply for CAT 2018 is September 19, 2018


Q.2. Can I apply for CAT 2018 in offline mode also?

A. No, you can submit only online application for CAT 2018


Q.3. What is CAT 2018 registration fee?

A. CAT 2018 registration fee for General category is Rs.1900/- and for reserved category it is Rs.950/-


Q.4. How to ensure that all the details that I entered in CAT 2018 registration and application form are correct?

A. Do not forget to preview all the pages of CAT 2018 application form before submission.


Q.5. Is it possible to amend mistake in CAT 2018 registration after form submission

A. After submitting the CAT 2018 online application it is not possible to rectify the errors. You will have to re-register.


Q.6 If still there remains mistake in CAT 2018 application form, how can I amend it? 

 A. Wait for the 1-2 days limited time window to open by IIMs for error correction. The error correction window is expected to open after the close of CAT registration process.


Q.7. Can I rectify the errors on all application pages of CAT 2018 registration when error correction window opens?
A. No, you can only modify the limited details like percentage of marks scored, work experience, programmes names / interview city centers. No personal details would be allowed to be modified.


Q. 8. Can my score in Masters degree compensate for bachelors degree low score? I scored 76% in Masters but 49% in graduation, can I appear in CAT 2018?
A. No, you cannot, you need minimum 50% marks in graduation to appear in CAT 2018 if you are a general category candidate.


Q.9. What is the size and type of Photograph & signature to be uploaded on CAT 2018 application form?
A. The scanned image of your passport photo must be within the dimensions of 30mm X 45mm and for signature the dimensions are 80mm X 35mm. (See more details below)


Q.10. If I, already have a category certificate, can I upload it on CAT 2018 application form or I need a new one?

A. If you already have a certificate that fulfils the prescribed criteria, you may upload the same. 


Q.11. I was awarded only grades but not percentage of marks in academics? how should I fill it in CAT registration form?
A. You should obtain a certificate from the Board/Institute/University specifying the equivalent marks which should be used for filling the online CAT 2018 application form 


Q.12. I have working experience in the Accounts & finance section of an Automobile company, what should I fill in the application form as the area of work experience - Finance or Automobile?
A. Your area of work experience is Finance but the type of company is Automobile. The work experience is to be entered in months till July 31, 2018. 


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