CAT 2021 for MBA: IIM Ahmedabad extends registration date till September 22; Fill application at iimcat.ac.in

The CAT 2021 registration window will now be available till September 22. Fill the CAT application form at iimcat.ac.in.

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Team Careers360 | Sep 15, 2021 - 4:52 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: IIM Ahmedabad, the conducting body of CAT 2021, has extended the date of registration for CAT exam 2021 till September 22. The candidates meeting the eligibility criteria for CAT 2021 can register for it at the CAT application window available at the CAT 2021 official website iimcat.ac.in. To complete the application process for CAT 2021, the candidates have to pay an application fee of Rs 2200 for General category candidates and Rs 1100 for the SC/ ST/ PwD category candidates.
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In the marquee running over the official website,iimcat.ac.in CAT 2021, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad mentions that "Candidates can now choose Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) as a preferred city for CAT 2021". According to the newly added city, the CAT exam will now be held in 159 cities across the country.

Important dates of CAT 2021 registration

CAT Events

CAT Dates

last date to fill CAT form 2021

September 15, 2021, at 5 PM
September 22, 2021, at 5 PM

Availability of CAT 2021 admit card

October 27, 2021

CAT 2021 exam date

November 28, 2021, Sunday


The aspirants who dream to pursue MBA at premier institutes in India must apply for the CAT exam 2021 as its score is accepted by over 100 MBA colleges such as FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, IMT, JBIMS, SPJIMR, PUMBA, LIBA, etc.

Revised eligibility criteria for CAT 2021

IIM Ahmedabad had revised the eligibility criteria, specifically for CAT 2021. It was due to the massive queries from the candidates whose candidature became unsure because of the pandemic situation. Refer here for the updated eligibility criteria of CAT 2021:

  • Students who completed graduation with a minimum of 50% (45% for reserved category) are eligible to apply for the CAT entrance exam 2021.

  • Final year students are also eligible to fill the application form before the CAT exam last date 2021.

  • There is no age limit for the IIM CAT exam 2021.

  • Work experience is not mandatory.

Students from the academic year of 2020-21:

  • Unlike the previous years, it is not required for the CAT candidates to have obtained minimum marks criteria of 50% for General and 45% for SC/ ST/ PwD to appear for CAT 2021.

  • Students with “promotion/ pass” instead of “award of marks” certificates in any of the last two years (2020-2021) of the bachelor’s degree can enter the “promotion/ pass” option in the CAT application form 2021.

Documents needed to fill the CAT 2021 application from

Candidates registering for CAT test 2021 must keep the documents mentioned below ready and in hand before starting filling the application for CAT 2021:

  • Email address

  • Mobile number

  • Passport size photograph

  • Signature

  • Personal details

  • Academic details

  • Work experience certificate (if any)

  • Payment details

How to fill the CAT application form 2021

Step 1: First, go to the CAT 2021 official website: iimcat.ac.in

Step 2: Then the candidate needs to click the option “New Candidate Registration” displayed on the right side of the official webpage.

Step 3: After that, provide the asked essential details in the given columns such as:

  • Name

  • Date of Birth

  • Email ID

  • Country

  • Mobile Number

  • Captcha

Step 4: Once all the required details are entered, click on the “Generate OTP” button. The OTP will be sent both to the applicant's registered mail id and provided mobile number.

Step 5: Next, the candidate needs to log in to the dashboard and start filling the CAT Exam Application Form 2021 using the login credentials.

Step 6: Then, enter the academic/ qualification details of SSC/ Class 10, HSC/ Class 12, Bachelor’s Degree Details, Master’s Degree Details, Other Professional Degree Details in the prescribed spaces.

Step 7: After that, provide the candidate’s other personal details, communication details, emergency contact details and upload all the requisite documents in the format specified.

Step 8: Select any six CAT 2021 cities preferred by the candidates.

Step 9: Finally, pay the application fee for CAT 2021 via the online mode of payment.

CAT registration fees 2021

  • For general category candidates: Rs 2,200/-

  • For reserved candidates (SC/ ST/ PwD): Rs 1,100/-

  • Mode of Payment: Online via Credit/Debit card or Net Banking

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