CAT Registration 2018

CAT 2018 Registration concluded on September 25. The application procedure comprised 3 main steps:- Almost 2.31 lakh aspirants applied for CAT Exam 2018, observing a dip of 1500 from last year.

Successfully registered aspirants can Download Admit Card of CAT 2018 between October 18 – November 26, 2018. It will be available at CAT Official Website.

CAT 2018  Exam Registration Highlights

CAT 2018 Registration Last DateSeptember 25, 2018
Organizing BodyIndian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM Lucknow)
Method of ApplicationOnline 
CAT Official
At Least eligibility to fill CAT 2018 Application FormBachelor’s Degree with 50% marks
Documents need at the time of form-fillingScanned copy of all academic certificates, recent photograph, and signature
CAT Exam Application Fee 

General Category- INR 1400

Reserved Category- INR 900

Total Registrations for CAT 2018231,000
CAT Contact Details1800-2663-549 |

Registration Dates for CAT 2018

The registration window for CAT exam is generally 1 month. IIM Lucknow published CAT Official Notification on July 29, 2018. All important registration dates are tabulated below- 

CAT 2018 Official NotificationJuly 29, 2018
Availability of CAT 2018 Application FormAugust 9, 2018
CAT 2018 Registration Last DateSeptember 25, 2018
Availability of CAT Hall Ticket 2018October 18 – November 26, 2018
Check  CAT Exam Official Brochure by IIM Lucknow

How to Register for CAT 2018 Exam?

Pre-Requisites for CAT Registration

  • Valid mobile phone number
  • Details of work experiences (if any)
  • Preferred CAT Exam Center choices
  • Scanned copy of category certificate (if any)
  • Bank details (credit card, debit card or net banking) for payment of Application fees
  • Valid email address
  • Marksheets of class X, XII, graduation and/or other equivalent exams.
  • Scanned images of photograph and signature

Steps to Register for CAT

  1. Visit the official website 
  2. Click on Registration for New User on the right side of the page
  1. Read the given instructions 
  1. Enter all compulsory details to clear CAT 2018 Registration- Name, DOB, Mobile Number, Country and Email Address to generate OTP. 
  1. Enter the OTP and click on Validate OTP and submit after entering the Captcha Code.
  2. Check on  I Agree and submit CAT Application Form.
  1. After submitting the details, a message on registered mobile number containing the Password and an email containing the User ID will be sent. 
  1. Post successful completion of CAT Registration, a unique login id and password is generated.
  2. These credentials are vital for filling CAT Application Form 2018.
  3. 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-

  1. After completing CAT Registration, click on Aspirant Query Form and Create the query.
  1. Define the Problem Category and Problem Type
  1. Enter the Problem Statement and Submit the details. 
  2. 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.
  1. On the right side of the homepage, click on “Existing User” tab.
  2. A new Login window will appear.
  3. Enter the Login id and Password sent to you to your registered email address and mobile number.
  4. 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:

  • Individual Details
  • Program Preference
  • Academic History
  • Payment of Application Fee
  • Work Experience

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.

Individual Details

In this section, you will obligatory to fill in the following details:

  1. Enter Father’s/Husband’s/Guardian’s name.
  2. Enter Gender as eligible.
  3. Enter Nationality as Indian. For those who are applying under the Foreign category should mention their nationality in the adjacent field “Specify your Nationality”.
  4. Select Category from among the given options, i.e., General, SC/ST, NC-OBC
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Enter communication address correctly.
  8. Offer alternate email address and mobile number if available.
  9. 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.
  10. After uploading the documents, click on the “Save and Continue” button and move to the next section.

Academic Details

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)
  • Other Professional Degree

Check  CAT Eligibility

SSC/10th Class Examination Details

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
  • Maximum Marks
  • 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
  • Maximum Marks

Application Fee CAT 2018

CAT Registration Fee obligatory to be paid online only (Net banking, Credit Card, or Debit Card). The category-wise fee is given below:

CategoryApplication Fee
General/NC-OBC (Non-Creamy Layer Other Backward Classes)INR 1800
SC (Scheduled Caste)/ST (Scheduled Tribe)INR 900 
PwD (Persons with Disability)/DA (Variously Abled)INR 900 
  • 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.
Payment ModeAdditional 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?

  1. Select the relevant payment mode from the list.
  2. Check the declaration box and Select I Agree.
  3. Click on Submit and Pay button.
  4. You will be redirected to the payment gateway.
  5. Enter payment details as per your preference.
  6. After successful payment, you will receive a transaction number which you should note down.
  7. 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:

Need DocumentsDimension and Type of File
PhotographDimension – 30 mm X 45 mm File Pattern - .jpg or .jpeg File Size - <= 80="">
SignatureDimension – 80 mm X 35 mm File Pattern - .jpg or .jpeg File Size - <= 80="">
NC-OBC/SC/ST CertificateSelf-attested Scanned as pdf document
PwD/DA CertificateSelf-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.

  1. Select the image file and right click.
  2. Click on “Open With” and select Paint.
  3. The image will open in Paint window.
  4. Click on the “File” menu in the top left-hand corner of the window.
  5. Select “Properties”.
  6. 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.
  7. 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?

  1. Open the official website for CAT 2018 i.e.
  2. Click on the “Existing User” button.
  3. Enter your login id and password and click on “Login”.
  4. Navigate via the various sections in the application form and check the details you have entered.
  5. Change or modify the details which are inaccurate or incomplete.
  6. 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

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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?

  1. 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:
  1. Enter 10thmarks in the respective field.
  2. Enter 12thor next two year’s marks in 12th/HSC field.
  3. 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:

  1. Go to the official website
  2. Click on the “Sign In for Existing User” tab.
  3. In the login window, enter your login id and then click on the “Forgot Password” tab.
  4. Enter the captcha string and click on Get Password.

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