CAT 2021 for MBA at IIMs, IITs, FMS, JBIMS, SPJIMR: Registration closing tomorrow; Documents and how to apply

IIM Ahmedabad will close the CAT registration process tomorrow. Here’s how to apply and the list of documents needed.

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Sundararajan | Sep 14, 2021 - 3:23 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) is going to close the application window for the Common Admission Test (CAT 2021) tomorrow, September 15, at 5 pm. MBA aspirants can fill the CAT 2021 registration form in online mode till 5 pm only. The CAT application form is available at cat 2021. For the successful submission of the CAT exam form 2021, candidates have to pay a fee of Rs 2200 (Rs 1100 for SC/ ST). Candidates with a Bachelor's degree in any discipline are eligible to apply for CAT 2021. Prior to filling the CAT form, the candidates are advised to check and meet the eligibility criteria.
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IIM Ahmedabad will conduct CAT 2021 exam on November 28, 2021, in computer-based (online) mode. CAT 2021 exam question paper will have both MCQ and Non-MCQs from three sections - Data Integration & Logical Reasoning (DILR), Quantitative Aptitude (QA), and Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC).

CAT 2021: Important dates

  • CAT registration process started on: August 4, 2021, at 10 am

  • Last date of CAT registration 2021: Tomorrow, September 15, 2021, up to 5 pm

  • IIM CAT application form correction window available from: To be notified

  • Availability of CAT admit card 2021: October 27, 2021, at 5 pm

  • CAT exam date 2021 for MBA: November 28, 2021

CAT eligibility criteria 2021



Academic qualification for CAT 2021

  • Bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized University/ Institute

  • Final year students in graduation are also eligible to apply

Required marks in graduate

50% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA (40% for SC/ ST/ PwD)

Age limit for CAT 2021

No age restriction to apply for CAT exam 2021

Work experience

Not mandatory

CAT 2021 reservation

Based on category

Eligibility for past two year graduates

Bachelor’s degree holders can enter the “promotion/ pass” option instead of “award of marks” certificates

Documents required for filling CAT Application 2021

  • Scanned images of passport size signature and photograph

  • Academic certificates

  • Caste certificate

  • Sports certificate, if applicable

  • Work experience, if any

Prescribed format/size of the documents needed for CAT exam registration



Size of the file


Image resolution



Not more than 80 KB

80 mm (width) x 35 mm (height)

150 px/ inch (min)


30 mm (width) x 45 mm (height)

How to fill CAT application form 2021

  • Visit the official website of IIM CAT 2021-

  • On the CAT homepage, find and click on the link called 'Register' (if not already registered) otherwise click on 'Login'.

  • Next, fill the CAT registration form with valid details.

  • Login/ register using CAT credentials

  • Fill in the CAT 2021 application form with the required information.

  • Upload scanned documents and images in a prescribed format.

  • Pay the CAT exam registration fees in online mode using any payment method.

  • Finally, submit the completed application form of CAT 2021 and take a printout of the same for your reference.

CAT 2021 registration fees

  • CAT exam fees for OBC/ general category candidates: Rs 2,200/-

  • For reserved category candidates: Rs 1,100/-

Know the common mistakes while filling the CAT exam application form

CAT admit card 2021

Only candidates who will successfully register for CAT will be issued the admit card. The download window for the CAT 2021 admit card will open on October 27. The CAT exam admit card will have details of the allotted test centre along with the personal details of the candidates. All the exam day-related instructions will also be mentioned on the CAT admit card 2021. No candidates will be allowed to enter the test centre and sit for the exam without the CAT 2021 admit card.

About CAT 2021

The Common Admission Test (CAT Exam) is conducted every year by one of the IIMs for admission to various postgraduate management programmes offered by them and other top MBA colleges such as MDI, IMI, FMS, IMT, SPJIMR, NITIE, JBIMS, etc. A CAT percentile above 97+ is required for admission to these colleges. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their CAT exam score and performance in the Personal Interview (PI) round.

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