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Form Date: 04 Aug - 22 Sep 2021

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Form Date: 04 Aug - 22 Sep 2021

CAT 2021 Application Form(Extended): How to Apply?, Fees, Documents

Updated On - September 16 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

CAT 2021 Application Form has been released on 04 August 2021 & the candidates can apply till 15 September 2021 through online mode. Forms via any other mode will not be accepted. Common Admission Test is a national level entrance exam which conducts once ina year. This article contains all the important details regarding the CAT Application Form 2021.
Latest Updates:
  • CAT 2021 Registration Process has been extended till 22 September 2021.
  • CAT 2021 Online Application Form filling process has been started on 04 August 2021. Candidates can apply here--- Apply Now.

CAT 2021 Application Form Dates

Application form of CAT 2021 will be released by the conducting authority. Candidates must check the given dates related to the application form:

CAT 2021 Application Form Dates
Commencement of Online Registration04 August 2021
Last date of Online Registration15 September 2021 22 September 2021

CAT 2021 Application Form 

IIM will start the online registration of CAT 2021 from 04 August  2021. Candidates must read the detail given below to avoid any mistake while filling the form:

  • Before filling the application form, candidates must do the registration.
  • Changes to any of the information in the application form are not possible.
  • Candidates can log out and exit the form any numbers of time to edit and complete later or save & continue till they submit the application form.

An application form has six sections :

Personal Details:
  • Father/Husbands/Guardians name and Mother name is compulsory.
  • Nationality
  • Category
  • Upload Documents
Academic Qualification:
  • SSC/10th/Equivalent Details
  • HSC/12th/Diploma course details
  • Bachelor's degree details
  • Master's degree details
  • Other professional degrees details
Work Experience
  • Only full-time experience after graduation
  • Part-time/Project/Internship/Articleship/Pre-graduation will not be counted as work experience.
  • Candidates can select any number of programme and then select the interview city for that course.
Test city
  • Candidates can select any four test cities as per their preference 
  • In case, Candidate is not allotted to any of the preference test cities than candidates will be allotted nearby test city.
  • Online payment can be done via net banking/Credit card/debit card/e-wallet.

CAT 2021 Application Fee

CAT 2021 Application Fee is given Category/gender wise which must be paid Online after the completion of the Application form:
Application fee

Rs 2000/-


Rs 1000/-

Online fee payment can be done via Net Banking/Credit card/Debit card/e-wallets etc.

CAT 2021 Registration

Common Admission Test (CAT) 2021 registration will be started from the last week of July 2021on the official website. Candidates must remember the given instruction while filling the registration:

  • CAT registration is available on the official website.
  • Name of the candidates are the same as to mention in the 10th/SSC certificate
  • Candidates email id should be valid and unique. Candidates will receive their user ID on this on the given email address only.
  • Candidates will receive an OTP to verify mobile number and password as an SMS only on that number.
  • After submission, within 5 minutes candidates will receive their user-id on the email from the administration.
  • If candidates do not receive the email within a period of time, check their spam folder.  
  • Candidates user id or password will be sent on their registered email id, not on the mobile number.

How to Apply for CAT 2021?

Given below are the procedure for CAT 2021 registration, so candidates must read it very carefully:

  • Step 1: Candidates have to register themselves first then only they can fill the application form. To apply for the same. 
  • Step 2: Create your user profile.
  • Step 3: Candidates have to generate OTP by clicking on 'Generate OTP' option to complete the registration process.
  • Step 4: Candidates redirecting to CAPTCHA to fill.
  • Step 5: Submit the OTP received on your mobile for verification.
  • Step 6: If candidates forget their user id or password, click on forget user id and password button.
Steps to fill the form
  • Step 1: Go to the official website.
  • Step 2: Fill the given details carefully
  • Step 3: Uploads the required documents.
  • Step 4: Candidates pay the application fees through online modes.
  • Step 5: It is compulsory for all candidates to select the checkboxes
  • Step 6: Submit the application form.

CAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for CAT 2021 is mentioned for all candidates concerning their categories, age, educational qualification etc.

  • Age Criteria: There will be no age limit prescribed for appearing in CAT exam.
  • Qualifying Exam: Applying candidate must have passed his/her Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized Board/University.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidate must have passed his/her qualifying exam with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. For the candidates belonging to ST/SC/PWD category must have passed with a minimum of 45% marks in the qualifying examination they last appeared in.
  • Appearing candidates: Candidates appearing in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent can also apply with valid proof of documents at the time of admission otherwise their candidature will be cancelled.

CAT 2021 Test Centres

CAT 2021 will be conducted in test centres spread across around 156 test cities. Candidates will be given the option to select any six test cities in order of their preference.

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Form Start Date:

04 Aug 2021

Form End Date:

22 Sep 2021

Number of days left to submit the form:



Examination Date (Online):

28 Nov 2021

Application Fees:

₹ 2,000

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