How to Fill CAT Application Form 2024?: Step by Step Process

The CAT 2024 Admit Card will be issued by IIM in November 2024 on the official website The CAT exam, overseen by IIM Calcutta, is scheduled for November 2024 and will be conducted in three sessions. This year, approximately 3.3 lakh students are anticipated to take the CAT test to pursue MBA programs.

Here is a complete guide on filling out the application form 2024. So, let us get started.

How To Fill The CAT Application Form 2024?

Before filling out the CAT application form, the candidates must fulfill the CAT eligibility criteria given on the official website. Students who fail to fulfill the eligibility criteria will stand canceled.

The CAT registration process is divided into two parts: Registration and Application. The first part of the CAT registration is for candidates applying for the first time. The second part of the application form is available for the candidates who have completed the first part of the registration.

CAT Registration: Overview

CAT 2024 Exam Important Dates

CAT Exam Events CAT Exam Date 2024
CAT 2024 notification release 30-July-2024
CAT exam 2024 registration dates 03-Aug-2024 (10:00 AM) to 15-Sep-2024 (5:00 PM)
CAT form correction Last week of September 2024
CAT Admit Card 2024 25-Oct-2024
CAT exam 2024 date 24-Nov-2024
CAT answer key release First week of December 2024
Answer key challenge process First week of December 2024
Declaration of CAT 2024 result Last week of December 2024 or the First week of January 2025
Mode of CAT Exam Registration Online
CAT Registration Fees
  • For General Category – Rs 2500
  • For Reserved Category – Rs 1200 
CAT official website

Conditions to Fill The CAT Application Form 2024

  • You need to register on the official website to generate a unique user ID and password.
  • Log in with the generated user ID and password to fill the CAT application form.
  • You need to submit the CAT application form by entering your personal, education, and work details and making online payment to complete the CAT registration process.
  • During the registration, you need to enter your valid mobile number and email address which will be used for candidate verification with the help of OTP.
  • Once the OTP is verified, the candidates will receive an ID and password.
  • Once you have made the payment, you will not be allowed to change your application form. So make sure you provide the right information before submitting the application form.

Note: You don’t have to fill out the application form at once. You can save the changes and continue whenever you want to.

Documents Required While Filling The CAT Application Form 2024

While filling the CAT application form, you must keep the scanned copy of the following documents:

  • 10th mark sheet.
  • 12th mark sheet.
  • Bachelor’s degree mark sheet.
  • Final year certificate from Principal and previous year mark sheet (if the candidate is in the final year college.)
  • Work experience document.
  • Category certificate.
  • I scanned a copy of the passport-size photo and signature. [Your passport-size photo should not be more than six months old]

Note: You also need to keep a note of the IIMs you want to apply for and your online payment (credit card/debit card/net banking details).

How To Fill The CAT Application Form 2024? [Complete Guide]

Here is a step-by-step guide to fill in your CAT application form.

Step 1: Go to the CAT official website and register:

You need to register yourself if you are a new user.

CAT New Candidate Registration

Click on the “register” button and enter the following information:

  • Name of the candidate (given in the Class 10th/12th mark sheet)
  • Date of birth
  • Valid email address
  • Valid mobile number
  • OTP

Registration Process To Get User ID and Password

To complete the registration process, you need to generate an OTP by clicking on “Generate OTP,” and then you will be directed to a CAPTCHA page. You need to submit the OTP you received on your registered number.

After entering the OTP, go to “Validate OTP,” and then you will receive a unique registration ID and password on your registered email ID and phone number.


Once you enter the CAPTCHA, you need to click on the “I agree” checkbox in the declaration column.

Registration confirmation:

Once you register, you will receive the login details on your registered mobile number however, if you did not receive it.

Step 2: Log in to the CAT official website:

You need to log in to the official website using the CAT user ID and password. Once you have logged in, you will be redirected to the applicant’s details page.

CAT Candidate Login
Click on the “Go to application form” tab near the personal details.

Enter your personal details

Step 3: Fill out the CAT application form:

The CAT registration form is divided into six different categories:

  • Academic qualifications
  • Personal details
  • Work experience
  • Programmes
  • Test Cities
  • Payment

Fill out the CAT application form

Before filling out the application form, you must read the instructions properly. Although you can exit and save the details to fill out the form later, you need to know that you cannot move to the next section of the application form until you have entered all the necessary details.

Here are the details that you need to enter in the CAT registration form:

Academic qualifications:

In this section, you need to enter the following qualification details:

  • SSC/ 10th/ Equivalent details.
  • HSC/ 12th/ Equivalent/ Diploma course details.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Master’s degree.
  • Other professional degrees.
Personal And Communication Details:
  • Enter Father’s/Husband’s/Guardian’s Name and Mother’s Name as applicable
  • Select the Category
    • If not general enter – Serial/Entry Number of Caste/Tribe, State/Union Territory of Caste/Tribe, and Caste/Tribe Name.
  • Nationality.
  • Communication address details.
  • Upload documents.

In this section, you need to upload the following documents:

Documents Required Dimensions Format  File Size
Passport Size Photograph 30mm X 45mm .jpg or .jpeg Not more than 80 KB
Signature 80mm X 35mm .jpg or .jpeg
EWS/NC-OBC/SC/ST Download the certificate from the CAT official website, enter the required information and self-attest, and scan it as a PDF document.
PwD Certificate

Note: You need to enter only the full-time employment details after graduation. Other job types like Part-Time, freelancing, internships/ pre-graduation work experiences are not counted as work experience.

Once you have entered all the details, click on the “Save and continue” button.


Here, you can select any number of programs and the interview city.

IIM Kashipur IIM Raipur IIM Ranchi
IIM Sirmaur IIM Tiruchirappalli IIM Udaipur
IIM Bodh Gaya IIM Jammu IIM Sambalpur
CAT Test Cities

In this section, you need to enter 6 CAT Test cities as per your preference. One out of the six preferences will be allotted to the students based on their availability.

CAT Test CitiesIf the preferred CAT exam center is not allotted, then the nearby test city will be allotted.

Note: You cannot choose the same city for multiple preferences.

Step 4: CAT Application Fees Payment

After filling the application form, the last step is to pay the application fees online.

The CAT application fees are different for each category:

Category CAT Application Fees
General/EWS/NC-OBC Rs. 2500/-
SC/ST/PwD Rs. 1200/-

CAT payment details

Select the payment mode from any of the following:

  • BillDesk
  • PayU

Once you have selected the payment mode, then you need to enter the CAPTCh available on the “preview” tab. Once you have reviewed your form, you need to click on the “I agree” declaration box. Once done, click on the “Submit and pay” to make the payment.

DeclarationYou will be redirected to the payment gateway, where you need to choose from the following payment modes to pay the registration fees:

  • Credit card.
  • Debit card+ ATM PIN.
  • Internet banking.
  • Wallet/ Cash card.
  • Debit Card.

Payment Gateway
After successfully paying the application fees, you will find the payment transaction number on the screen.

Application Confirmation Email

After completing the application process, you will receive an email stating the successful completion of the CAT registration process. The email will also provide information regarding the CAT admit card and more.

Application Summary

You can see your application form summary in the “read-only” view format whenever you log in to the CAT official website.

CAT Helpdesk

If you do not receive any confirmation email after filling the CAT application form or have any doubts, you can connect with the CAT Help Desk via email or call 1800 210 1088.

Note: Before you contact the helpdesk, have your unique user ID and payment transaction number for reference.


If you want to appear for the CAT exam, then you need to fill the CAT application form. The application form will be made available on the official website in August 2024 (tentatively).

You should ensure you fill out the application form without any mistakes. To help you better, here is a complete guide on filling out the CAT application form 2024.

All the best for your exam!

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