CAT 2021 registration window to open at from August 4, Exam to be held on November 28

IIM Ahmedabad will commence with the CAT registration process from August 4. MBA aspirants can fill CAT application 2021 at Check CAT exam eligibility criteria before applying.

CAT 2021 registration window to open at from August 4, Exam to be held on November 28
Divyosha Banda | Aug 1, 2021 - 11:17 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI - The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA), which is the conducting body of the CAT exam this year, will release the CAT application form on August 4. The CAT registration 2021 can be processed only in online mode on the IIM CAT official website, Management aspirants interested in applying for CAT 2021 should have a Bachelor's degree in any discipline to be eligible to apply.

For filling the CAT 2021 application form, the candidates will have to create their CAT 2021 login using a valid email id and mobile number. The last date to register for CAT 2021 is September 15 and the admit card will be released on October 27.

CAT exam registration 2021: Important Dates

CAT Events

CAT Dates 2021

CAT registration 2021

August 4, 2021

Last date to submit the CAT application form

September 15, 2021

CAT admit card release date 2021

October 27, 2021

CAT exam date 2021

November 28, 2021

CAT Application 2021: Know eligibility criteria

Prior to filling the CAT application form 2021, the candidates are advised to check and meet the eligibility criteria. Check out the detailed eligibility criteria of CAT 2021 from the table below.

CAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Academic Qualification

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized University/Institute.

Final year candidates 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

There is no age restriction to apply for CAT exam

Work Experience

Not Mandatory


Based on category

CAT Exam 2021: Registration process

Step 1 - Visit the official website, CAT 2021 to begin the registration process

Step 2 - Next, click on the ‘New Candidate Registration’ tab on the right side of CAT webpage

Step 3 - Now, enter the requisite details in the CAT exam form

Step 4 - Then, click on the ‘Generate OTP’ tab and enter that to login and complete the CAT 2021 registration process

Step 5 - Start filling in the CAT exam application form 2021 with:

  • Personal Details

  • Other Personal Details

  • Communication Address

  • Emergency Contact Details

  • Upload Documents (in a prescribed format and size)

Step 6 - Fill in the academic/qualification details of SSC/class 10, HSC/class 12, bachelor’s degree details, master’s degree details and other professional degree details in the CAT form 2021

Step 7 - Subsequently, enter the work experience detail (if any)

Step 8 - Now, make the requisite CAT application fee payment in online mode

CAT 2021: Application Fee


CAT Application Fee

General Category

Rs 2200


Rs 1100

CAT 2021 Registration - Transaction Fees

Mode of CAT application fee payment

Transaction charges for CAT registration

Credit Card (Master/ Visa)

1.20% of the transaction amount and subject to a minimum of Rs 5.

Credit Card (American Express)

2.85% of the transaction amount and subject to a minimum of Rs 5.

Debit Card (Master/ Visa)

0.75% of the transaction amount for value up to Rs 2000 and subject to a minimum of Rs 5.

0.90% of the transaction amount for value above Rs 2000.

Net Banking

Rs 20 per transaction

Other payment methods

PayU, BillDesk, and Paytm

About CAT 2021

Common Admission Test (CAT 2021) is conducted by different IIM each year at national level as a computer-based test for admission to the MBA/PGDM and other postgraduate management programmes offered by IIMs and other 1000+ CAT participating institutes like FMS Delhi, SPJIMR, MDI Gurgaon, NITIR, IITs, ITM Hyderabad etc. CAT 2021 will be computer based test of 2 hours duration, wherein 76 questions will asked from three section - Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), Quantitative Aptitude (QA), and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR).

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