IIM CAT Exam 2021: Registration closes today; Apply at iimcat.ac.in before 5 pm

IIM Ahmedabad is going to end the CAT exam registration 2021 today. Interested candidates can apply for the CAT exam at iimcat.ac.in.

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Team Careers360 | Sep 15, 2021 - 9:44 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, will close the registration window for CAT 2021 today, September 15. Candidates can register for the Common Admission Test (CAT 2021) at the official website iimcat.ac.in till 5 pm. Before beginning to fill the application form for CAT exam 2021, candidates must ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria and have kept the requisite documents ready with them to fill the registration form for CAT test 2021 without any trouble.
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IIM Ahmedabad is going to conduct CAT 2021 on November 28, 2021, in the online mode in three sessions at over 420 test centres in 159 cities across the country. To complete the process of application for the CAT entrance examination, candidates need to pay the CAT registration fees of Rs 2200 for the general category and Rs 1100 for the reserved category.

Important Dates of CAT 2021 registration

CAT events

CAT dates

CAT 2021 registration last date

Today, September 15, 2021, at 5 PM

Availability of CAT 2021 admit card

October 27, 2021, at 5 PM

CAT 2021 exam date

November 28, 2021, Sunday

Eligibility criteria for CAT 2021

IIM Ahmedabad has modified and brought in some relaxations in the eligibility criteria of CAT 2021.

  • The candidates who successfully completed a bachelor’s degree with 50% of aggregated marks/ equivalent CGPA (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD) are eligible to apply for the CAT exam 2021.

  • Final year students are also eligible to fill the CAT exam registration form.

  • For 2020-21 passed out students - Bachelor’s degree holders can enter the “promotion/ pass” option instead of “award of marks” certificates.

  • There is no age restriction to fill the CAT application form 2021.

Documents needed for CAT Registration 2021

It is very important for the eligible candidates to keep the below-mentioned documents in hand before starting to fill the application form for CAT 2021:

  • Personal and Academic details

  • Scanned copy of passport size photograph and signature.

  • Valid mobile number and email address

  • Work experience certificate (if any)

  • Caste certificate

  • Payment details

Prescribed Format/Size of the Documents Needed for Registration of CAT 2021



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)

Steps to fill the CAT Application Form 2021

The candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria for CAT 2021 can refer to the following steps to fill the application form of CAT 2021:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of CAT 2021 - iimcat.ac.in

  • Step 2: Find and click the link “New Candidate Registration” provided on the right middle of the home page of the CAT official website.

  • Step 3: Next, the candidate needs to enter the required personal information (such as Name, Email ID, Phone number) to create the CAT 2021 login credentials.

  • Step 4: Then, click on the tab: “Generate OTP”. The OTP will be sent to the registered email ID

  • Step 5: After that, the candidate needs to log in to the dashboard using the CAT login credentials (CAT application number and password/ date of birth) and fill the application form of CAT 2021 with the requisite details.

  • Step 6: Upload all the documents needed for CAT registration 2021 in a prescribed format and size.

  • Step 7: Then, select any six preferred CAT test cities.

  • Step 8: At last, the candidate needs to make a payment of the CAT registration fees in online mode using any payment gateway and submit the completed application form of CAT 2021.

CAT registration fees 2021


General category candidates

Reserved category candidates


Rs 2,200/

Rs 1,100/-

What after CAT 2021 registration

CAT application form correction window

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad will open the CAT application form correction window tentatively from the third week of September 2021 and it will close within two days. Mistakes in scanned images of signatures, photographs, or other documents can be modified during the period of the CAT 2021 correction window.

Also, candidates can make changes to the CAT test city option. Those interested should log in and adjust the images as needed.

CAT admit card 2021

IIM Ahmedabad will release the CAT 2021 admit card in online mode on October 27, 2021, at 5 PM. Registered students will be able to download a CAT admit card by entering CAT login credentials. On the day of the CAT examination, it is mandatory to carry an IIM CAT admit card along with original ID proof.

About CAT 2021

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a computer-based test conducted every year to provide admission in the graduate management programmes in the premier institutes of India such as IIMs, FMS, MDI, IITs, SPJIMR, etc. CAT tests the abilities of the candidates in the three sections, namely, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, and Quantitative Ability.

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