CAT Application Form – Register for IIM CAT 2022

CAT 2022 Application Form: CAT 2020 Application Form will be released in August 2022. The Candidates can fill the Common Admission Test (CAT) application form in the online mode only at CAT 2022 is a pre-requisite for admission to various Post Graduate and Fellow programs of IIMs. CAT 2021 scores are allowed to be used by listed Non-IIM member institutions. A list of such institutions is provided on the CAT website. IIMs have no role in the selection process of Non-IIM institutions. For more information about CAT 2022 Application Form, How to Apply, keep reading this article.

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CAT 2022 Application Form

Consistently just about 2 lakh up-and-comers apply for Common Admission Test (CAT) making it one of the most famous serious assessments directed for the understudies meaning to get a confirmation in Management courses at IIMs. Check the significant dates in regards to the CAT 2021 application structure given in the table underneath.

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CAT Registration Important Dates

CAT 2021 Dates
Registration Start Aug 2022
Last Date Of Registration Sep 2022
Last Date Of Fee Payment Sep 2022
Date Of Examination Nov 2022

CAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD) categories awarded by any University or educational institution incorporated by an Act of Parliament or State legislature in India or declared to be deemed as a University.

Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s the degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the program provisionally, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal/Registrar of their University/Institution.

Candidates should fulfill any one of the following conditions:

  • Completed a Bachelor’s degree with the required percentage of marks.
  • Completed a professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) with the required percentage.
  • Should be in the final year of Bachelor’s degree with the required percentage.
  • SC/ST/PwD candidates should have a minimum of 45%. For General, EWS and NC-OBC candidates, the minimum is 50%.

CAT 2022 Registration Form

The CAT 2022 registration window will open on August 2022. The details will be available in the registration guide. At the time of registration, the candidates have to select any four test cities, as per their preference, from a drop-down menu. After the last date of registration, candidates will be allotted one among the four preferred cities subject to availability. In the rare case that a candidate is not allotted any of the preferred cities, he/she will be allotted a nearby city.

Application Fees

  • ₹1000 for SC, ST, and PwD candidates.
  • ₹2000 for all other candidates.

Please note that a candidate needs to pay the registration fee only once, irrespective of the number of institutes he/she is applying for. SC, ST and PwD candidates must upload a copy of their SC/ST/PwD certificates at the time of registration. Fees once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances.

CAT 2022 Application Form Fill up Step by Step

Gather all the information you need for filling the form before registering. Candidates are encouraged to skim through all six sections(i.e. Personal Details, Academic Qualifications, Work Experience, etc.) to figure out the requirements during the application process. Scanned images of your passport size photo and signature are required for uploading. The photo should not be more than six months old and should have a white background. Please note that candidates will be required to bring printed copies of the same photograph on the examination day.

Step 1: Registration for User ID and Password

On the website,, click the ‘Register’ button under the New Candidate Registration header to create your user profile. The Registration form window will open in your browser.

Note: The recommended browsers to fill the Application form are:

  • Internet Explorer (version 11 and above)
  • Mozilla Firefox (version 50 to 61)
  • Google Chrome (version 50 to 69)

The registration form to create your User Profile appears as shown below:

CAT Application Form

To complete the registration process, generate the OTP by clicking on the Generate OTP button. You will be redirected to CAPTCHA to fill and submit the OTP received on your mobile for verification.

Details Need to Fill

The entries on this form cannot be changed once submitted, hence, please ensure that you enter the required information correctly.

  • Name of Candidate: This should be the same as it appears in the 10th/SSC Certificate.
  • Date of Birth: Use the calendar icon to select the correct date.
  • Email Address: Should be valid and unique. You will receive your User ID on this email address only (Overseas candidate will receive both User ID & Password on this email address only).
  • Mobile Number: Should be valid and unique. You will receive an OTP to verify your mobile number
    and your Password as an SMS on this number only.
  • OTP: After filling the CAPTCHA and submitting the same, click on Generate OTP to receive the OTP on your mobile. To verify the mobile number, enter the OTP received and click on the “Validate the OTP” tab. After validation, you will be able to submit the registration form and get the Password on your mobile and User ID on your email address.
Confirmation of Registration

Within minutes of submitting the Registration Form, you will receive your User ID on the registered email address from the Administrator with the subject line CAT 2020 Application Form Login Details. Ensure that you check your mailbox immediately. If you do not receive the email within a reasonable period of time, please check your spam folder.

Step 2: Login to CAT Website

Using the system generated User ID and Password that you have received at the completion of Step 1 above, you can log in as a “Registered Candidate” on the website and fill the Application Form for CAT 2020.

After login to the website, you will be redirected to the Applicant Details page. The Applicant’s personal details will be displayed on this page. Next to Personal Details, a link “Go to Application Form” is available. Click this link to go to the application page.

Step 3: Fill Application Form

The Application Form is categorized into the following six sections:

  • Personal Details
  • Academic Qualifications
  • Work Experience
  • Programs
  • Test City
  • Payment

Read the instructions at the start of the form before you begin filling the information. You can Logout and exit the form any number of times to edit and complete later or Save & Continue each section till you submit the application. However, you will not be allowed to continue, if mandatory information is not entered or the required Certificates are not uploaded.

1. Personal Details

Candidate’s Name and Date of Birth fields will be populated automatically based on the information provided at the time of registering your profile.

  • Enter Father’s/Husband’s/Guardian’s Name and Mother’s Name as applicable.
  • Select the Category under which you are applying. If not General, then enter the additional details such as Serial/Entry Number of Caste/Tribe, State/Union Territory of Caste/Tribe, and Caste/Tribe Name.
  • Select your Nationality from the dropdown, else select Others.
1.1.  Communication Address

Enter your postal address details correctly, as it will be used for communication from the CAT Centre. You need to provide an alternate Email Address and emergency Mobile Number while filling up the Application form. The emergency mobile number should be different from the primary mobile and preferably should belong to a close relative/acquaintance who can be contacted during an emergency.

1.2. Emergency Contact Details

Enter the Emergency Contact Details that will be used for communication in case of any emergencies.

1.3. Upload Documents

In this section, you must upload all the mandatory documents as per your selections in the earlier sections.

  • Passport Size Photograph and Signature: Upload the scanned image of your passport size photo within the dimensions of 30mm X 45mm. Also, upload the scanned image of your signature within the dimensions of 80mm X 35mm. The documents file format should be a .jpg or .jpeg and the file size should not be more than 80KB each. The image should be clear with a minimum resolution of 150px/inch.
  • EWS/NC-OBC/SC/ST Certificate: Download the Certificate from the CAT Website, enter the required information and self-attest, and scan as PDF document to upload here.
  • PwD Certificate: Download the Certificate from the CAT Website, enter the required information and self -attest and scan as PDF document to upload here.

2. Academic Qualifications

In this section, you must enter your educational qualification details. Enter the details in all sections that are applicable to you. The sections are as follows:

  • SSC/10th/Equivalent Details
  • HSC/12th/Equivalent/Diploma Course Details
  • Bachelor’s Degree Details
  • Master’s Degree Details
  • Other Professional Degree Details

3. Work Experience

If you are a candidate with work experience, enter your experience in completed months as on July 31, Check all the Industry Types applicable to you, with Work Experience in months for each Industry Type. Only Full-time experience after graduation must be entered.

Part-time/Project/Internship/Articleship/Pre-graduation work experience should not be entered and will not be counted as work experience. Click on Save & Continue to proceed to the next section.

4. Programmes

You may select any number of Programme Names in this section. Select the Programme and then select the Interview City for that Programme as per the cities listed from the respective drop-down list.

Note: Candidates applying for PGP courses at the following IIMs are required to select the same interview city for all the selections because of their Common Admissions Process.

5. Test City

The applicant can select any four Test Cities as per his/her preference from the drop-down menu. After the last date of registration, one among the four preferred test cities will be allotted (subject to availability). In rare cases, if an Applicant is not allotted to any of the preferred test cities, the Applicant will be allotted to a nearby test city.

Note: You will not be allowed to select the same city for more than one preference.

CAT City Choose

6. Payment

A General/EWS/NC-OBC candidate will be charged Rs. 2000 while an SC/ST/PwD candidate will be charged Rs. 1000 to appear for CAT 2019. The final amount to be paid may be different, as it will include applicable additional charges.

Select the Payment Mode. After selecting, the respective payment gateway will be enabled for you. It is mandatory to select the check boxes: “I have previewed the Application Form by clicking on the Preview Button and confirm that all the data reflecting in the Preview are correct”, and “ I Agree” in the Declaration section before you click the Submit and Pay button and proceed to the payment gateway.

The CAT 2020 payment partners are Bill Desk and PayU. Based on the selected payment mode, the payment gateway page will be displayed as in the image below. On this page, you have various options to make the payment for the examination.

CAT paymet

After the successful transaction of your payment, a ‘Payment Successful’ message will be displayed on the screen along with the Payment Transaction Number. You will then be redirected to the CAT 2020 website.

Candidate Help Desk

In the event you do not receive a confirmation email after completion of the application process or have any query or concern, you can connect with the Candidate Help Desk by e-mail ( or call 1800 209 0830 (Toll-Free). Please have your User ID and/or Payment Transaction Number details at hand for reference.

CAT 2022 Application Form FAQs

Question: I have completed my Bachelor’s Degree. Do I need to submit the overall percentage of marks or as per my University standards?

Answer: As per the CAT 2022 eligibility criteria, you must submit the percentage according to your university norms.

Question: What is the fee for the CAT examination?

Answer: The fee is ₹1000 for SC, ST and PwD category candidates and ₹2000 for all other categories of candidates.

Question: The University name is not mentioned in the drop-down list while filling the application form?

Answer: If your university’s name does not appear in the drop-down, you may select the option “Others” from the drop-down list.

Question: How can I pay the CAT examination fee?

Answer: Use a valid Credit Card, Debit Card, or Net Banking facility.


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