After submitting the details, a message on registered mobile number containing the Password and an email containing the User ID will be sent.
Post successful completion of CAT Registration, a unique login id and password is generated.
These credentials are vital for filling CAT Application Form 2018.
Click on ‘Go to Application Form’ to fill CAT Application Form.
Quick Tip: Use Internet Explorer (version 10 to 11) or Mozilla Firefox (version 48 to 54) or Google Chrome (version 50 to 59) to fill in CAT Application Form.
Aspirant Query Form
In case, you have any query concerned to CAT Exam Application Form, Payment of Fees and Hall Ticket, same can be asked via
The steps for the same are given below-
After completing CAT Registration, click on Aspirant Query Form and Create the query.
Define the Problem Category and Problem Type
Enter the Problem Statement and Submit the details.
The status of the query can be checked by providing Grievance Number and Registration Number after submitting the query under Select Your Filter Criteria.
How to Fill CAT 2018 Application Form?
For filling CAT application form, you will have to first login to the official website.
Read the information bulletin cautiously and fill in the details accordingly.
The steps to log in are described below:
After successful CAT Registration, an aspirant can move on to fill the Online Application Form.
On the right side of the homepage, click on “Existing User” tab.
A new Login window will appear.
Enter the Login id and Password sent to you to your registered email address and mobile number.
Click on the Login tab.
Following this, you will be able to login to your account and open CAT Application Form. There are 5 sections that you must fill:
Payment of Application Fee
Below is the step-by-step guide for CAT Registration:
Visit the official website of CAT 2018.
On the right side of the window, you will find a “Register Now” link. Click on the link and you will be redirected to CAT Application Form window.
It is important to offer all the details correctly as the inpatternion entered at this stage can not be edited at a later stage. The details need are: Name of Aspirant, Date of Birth, Email Address and Mobile Number.
Enter the captcha code correctly. Captcha is a security feature to ensure that the form is filled by a human and not a computer program. If the captcha code is not complete, click on “Get a New Image” link.
Now, click on “I Agree” button in the declaration box. It is mandatory as, without the declaration, the form will not be submitted.
Click on “Submit” button at the end of the form.
After successful completion of registration, you will shortly receive your login id on the email id offerd. The SMS will have LM-IIMCAT as the sender. It is advised to keep the login id and password safe for the future use. The corresponding password will be communicated via SMS at the registered number.
General Instructions for Filling CAT Application Form
While filling CAT Application Form 2018, there are certain guidelines that must be followed. Aspirants not following the instructions might hamper submission of application form. The general instruction for filling CAT application form are listed below:
You should use the following versions of web browsers for filling CAT Application Form:
Google Chrome- version 20 to 36
Mozilla Firefox – version 14 to 34
Internet Explorer- version 7 to 11
All the fields which are marked with an * are mandatory. If you leave out any * marked field, your application form will not be submitted.
After completing one part of CAT application form you can click on “Save and Continue” to move on to the next section of CAT Application Form. You can also “Save” and exit at any point and login later to clear the application.
You can use the mouse or the touchpad on your laptop to move between two sections. Do not use the tab key.
If due to any allot you ae not able to finish filling your CAT Application Form in one go, you can login again and finish it.
Recheck the data filled in different fields before making the payment for application fee. After payment of application fee, you cannot make any change to CAT Application Form.
Details Asked In CAT Application Form 2018
After logging in successfully to your aspirant’s account for CAT Exam, you can begin the registration procedure. The Registration Form is divided into 5 sections. Below we are providing steps for filling each section separately.
In this section, you will obligatory to fill in the following details:
Enter Father’s/Husband’s/Guardian’s name.
Enter Gender as eligible.
Enter Nationality as Indian. For those who are applying under the Foreign category should mention their nationality in the adjacent field “Specify your Nationality”.
Select Category from among the given options, i.e., General, SC/ST, NC-OBC
In case of Reserved Categories, you will obligatory to fill additional details such as Caste/Tribe name, State/Union Territory of Caste/Tribe and Serial Number of Caste/tribe. You can reach these details from the National Commission for Backward Classes website.
If you are a person with the disability, then select “Yes” in the Person with Disability/Variously Abled field. Here you will have to fill in the category of disability, Disability percentage, and Wheelchair Support requirement.
Enter communication address correctly.
Offer alternate email address and mobile number if available.
After filling in all the need individual details, you will have to upload necessary documents as per your selections in the application form. Uploading Photograph and Signature is mandatory for all aspirants irrespective of their category.
After uploading the documents, click on the “Save and Continue” button and move to the next section.
In this section, you have to enter the details of your academic qualification. Here you have to enter the details of not just the qualifying examination but details of your education from class 10th onwards to the most recent academic qualification.
You will obligatory to enter the details of following academic qualifications:
HSC/12th class examination /Diploma (Mandatory for all aspirants)
Bachelor Degree Details (Mandatory for all aspirants)
Post-graduation Degree Details
SSC/10th class examination (Mandatory for all aspirants)
The aggregate percentage will be calculated for all the subjects mentioned in the mark sheet for class 10th. In this section, you will obligatory to enter the following details:
Month and Year of completion of SSC/10th
Total Marks Obtained
Aggregate marks in %age
Board name for SSC/10th or equivalent examination
HSC/12th/Diploma Course Details
In this case, again the aggregate percentage will be calculated against all subjects mentioned in the mark sheet for class 12th. Under this section you will obligatory to enter the following details:
Course type – 12th or Diploma (Select the one which is eligible)
Total marks obtained in the examination
Aggregate marks in %age
Bachelor Degree Details
In this section, you have to enter the details of your Bachelor degree program. Do not get confused if your degree is an Honors degree. Enter details of all types of under-graduate or equivalent programs which are approved by UGC, Association of Indian Universities, or Ministry of HRD.
Aspirants who are in the final year of the program should select “Yes” in the field “Are you in the final year of Bachelor Degree?” Those who have finished their Bachelor degree program should selectYes in the relevant field.
You will obligatory to fill the following details:
% of marks obtained in Bachelor degree
Name of the degree program
Month and Year of Course Completion
Month and Year of Course Commencement
In case of those who are in the final year, fill in the % of marks mentioned in the latest mark sheet allotd by the College/University
Total period of Bachelor degree program
State/Union Territory of the University
Type of University/Institution
Name of the University/Institution
Other Professional Degree Details
Under this section, you have to enter details of any other professional courses such as CS, CA, ICWA, or any other degree. In case of aspirants who have not undergone any graduate degree, filling this section is mandatory.
However, in case of multiple professional degrees, enter marks for the degree in which you have scored the maximum marks.
In this section, you will obligatory to fill the following details:
Professional Inter Marks (%)
Professional Final Marks (%)
Month & Year of Course Completion
Month & Year of Course Commencement
Post-Graduation Degree Details
This is optional and students who have finished their Post Graduate degree only should fill these details. You will have to enter the following details:
Month & Year of Course Completion
Month & Year of Course Commencement
Aggregate marks in %
State/Union Territory of University
Status of Master Degree program
Type of University or Institute
Total period of degree
After filling in the details click on “Save & Continue” and move to the next section.
In this section, you obligatory to enter details of your work experience till July 31, 2018. The work experience period should be in months and not in years.
What counts as valid Work Experience for CAT Registration Procedure?
Full-time and paid work
Work done only after Graduation degree
What does not fall under Work Experience for CAT Registration Procedure?
Part-time job experience
Any job/work done before graduation
Freelancing job experience
Steps to fill in Work Experience details:
Browse via the list of Work areas and check the relevant box.
In the adjacent column, mention the number of months you have worked in this field.
If your area of work is not listed, the check the box marked as “Other”. In the adjacent column specify work area and work experience in months. You can add more rows and columns in case you obligatory to add more areas of work experience.
At the end of the section, there is a field for Total Work Experience in Months. You do not have to fill this column. Your total experience will get calculated automatically once fill in the details in the rows above.
Click on “Save & Continue” to move to the next section of the application form.
CAT Program Preference
In this section, you will have to select the name of programs provideed at different IIMs as per your preference. Along with the preference for programs, you also have to enter your choice of city for interview in an adjacent column.
In the case of PGP/PGDM program at the following IIMs, you must select same interview city:
At the end of the page you will also have to select your exam city center preference. After selecting the exam center preferences click on “Save and Continue” button. You cannot repeat a city as your preferred city. There is option to select four exam city centers.
CAT Registration Fee obligatory to be paid online only (Net banking, Credit Card, or Debit Card). The category-wise fee is given below:
General/NC-OBC (Non-Creamy Layer Other Backward Classes)
SC (Scheduled Caste)/ST (Scheduled Tribe)
PwD (Persons with Disability)/DA (Variously Abled)
The details of the additional charges incurred are given below:
While paying online, there is an additional Transaction Procedure Charge, which a participant has to pay in addition to the application fees.
Additional Transaction Procedure Fees
Credit Card (American Express)
2.85% of the application fees, subject to an at least of INR 5.
Credit Card (Visa/Master)
1.20% of the application fees, subject to an at least of INR 5.
Debit Card (Visa/Master)
If the application fee is less than or equal to INR 2000, then 0.75% of the application fees subject to at least of INR 5. If the application fees are more than INR 2000, then 1.00% of the application fees subject to an at least of INR 5.
How to Pay CAT 2018 Application Fee?
Select the relevant payment mode from the list.
Check the declaration box and Select I Agree.
Click on Submit and Pay button.
You will be redirected to the payment gateway.
Enter payment details as per your preference.
After successful payment, you will receive a transaction number which you should note down.
Once the CAT Registration Procedure is finished you will receive a confirmation email from CAT 2018 authorities stating that your application is submitted successfully.
Documents Needed for CAT 2018 Registration
During CAT Exam Registration 2018, you obligatory to upload certain documents. Without uploading these documents, you will not be able to submit CAT Application Form. The list of the documents need for CAT Registration along with their specifications are given below:
Dimension and Type of File
Dimension – 30 mm X 45 mm File Pattern - .jpg or .jpeg File Size - <= 80="">
Dimension – 80 mm X 35 mm File Pattern - .jpg or .jpeg File Size - <= 80="">
Self-attested Scanned as pdf document
Self-attested Scanned as pdf document
The pattern of the caste and disability certificate is available on the official CAT website. In case you willing have the stated certificates, make sure that they are in the same pattern as mentioned on the CAT 2018 official website. You can download the certificate, fill the details and get it attested by the related authority.
How to Compress Images?
The images which are to be uploaded in CAT Application Form should be of a definite file size and dimension. By following the procedure given below, you can easily convert any image file into the desired dimension and file size for completing CAT Registration.
Select the image file and right click.
Click on “Open With” and select Paint.
The image will open in Paint window.
Click on the “File” menu in the top left-hand corner of the window.
A small box will open where you can specify/change the width and height of the image. For Photograph it will be 35 mm X 45 mm and for Signature, it will be 80 mm X 35 mm.
Click “OK” and save the image.
CAT Form Correction 2018
In case, you have made an error while filling Application Form of CAT 2018, the same can be rectified until you have made the online payment.
However, after submitting CAT Application Form, there will be a limited time window during which the details can be modified.
Note: Only some pieces of information like Percentage of Marks scored, Work Experience, Programmes Selected etc can be edited. You will not be able to modify any of the following details: any details entered in the Individual Details, Academics section except the percentage marks scored and Exam Centre City Preferences.
How to Apply for CAT Exam Form Correction?
Open the official website for CAT 2018 i.e. iimcat.ac.in.
Click on the “Existing User” button.
Enter your login id and password and click on “Login”.
Navigate via the various sections in the application form and check the details you have entered.
Change or modify the details which are inaccurate or incomplete.
Click on “Save and Continue” or “Save” and Exit.
There is another way of modifying entries in CAT Application Form i.e. by generating a query at Aspirant Query Form. Firstly, you have selected the Problem Category and then define the Type of Problem followed by Problem Statement.
CAT 2018 Registration Trend
CAT Registration FAQs
Ques 1: I have finished my Bachelor’s degree recently and my University follows grading system. How do I enter marks scored?
Ans. If it’s not given, then contact your university and procure the equivalent percentage for your grade score for completing CAT Registration. If your mark sheet contains the equivalent percentage for the respective grades, you will enter the percentage equivalent to the grade scored by you.
Ques 2: I have finished my dual degree program (B.Tech.+M.Tech. or B.Tech.+M.Sc. or BS+MS). How should I fill my aggregate percentage for Bachelor’s program?
Ans. If you have done dual degrees, you can fill the aggregate of marks which are equivalent to Bachelor’s degree. If there are marks given in the Master’s category, fill it in the section for Master’s degree details while doing CAT Registration.
Ques 3: I have finished my education in the 10+2+2/10+1+1+2 format. How do I fill in my Bachelor’s degree details during CAT Registration?
First ascertain that your degree is recognized by UGC, AIU or other equivalent bodies. If your degree is recognized, you can fill in the details as given below:
Enter 10thmarks in the respective field.
Enter 12thor next two year’s marks in 12th/HSC field.
In the field for Bachelor’s degree marks select period as 3 years and enter the respective marks. You must not forget to select the year of commencement and completion of the program accordingly.
Ques.4 I have changed my name by following the due process however my degree certificate still bears my old name. Which name should I enter in the field for Aspirant’s name under CAT Registration?
Ans. You have to enter your changed name but you will have to produce relevant documents at the time of examination, interview and admission.
Ques. How to recover my password?
Ans. In case you misplace or lose your password that was generated during CAT Registration, can be recovered by going on the official CAT 2018 website. The password for your CAT 2018 login id will be sent through SMS to your registered mobile number.
The procedure to recover your password is given below:
Go to the official website
Click on the “Sign In for Existing User” tab.
In the login window, enter your login id and then click on the “Forgot Password” tab.
Enter the captcha string and click on Get Password.