How to Fill CAT 2018/2019 Application Form, Step by Step Guide Available Here

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CAT 2018 Registration filling last Date has been Extended till 26th September. The common admission test (CAT) is conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in the rotation. It is administered by IIM, Calcutta. This entrance test is done for admission to postgraduate management programs offered by IIM or the best B schools in the country. Here, candidates can verify step by step the procedure to complete the CAT 2018/2019 application form.

CAT 2018/2019 Registration – Last Date Extended

newicon CAT 2018 Registration filling last Date has been Extended till 26th September. Check here for registration details. 

Candidates can register for Common Admission Test (CAT) through online mode only.  CAT registration has been started from 8th August 2018. The registration can be done through the official website of CAT. Candidates Can be filled Application form Last Date Extended till 26th September 2018.

Steps to Register for CAT

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The CAT registration involves three simple steps:

Step-1: Registration
Step-2: Fill Application Form
Step-3: Upload Images
Step-4: Make Payment

Step-1 – Registration

Step 1.1: Registration to receive User ID and Password

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

Step-1.2: Fill Registration Form

The registration form to create your User Profile appears as follows

  • Fill the registration form that appears on the screen.
  • In the registration form, the fields are; the name of the candidate, DOB, Email Address and Mobile Number.
  • Enter the security code shown on the image.
  • Request OTP.
  • Enter OTP and click on submit.

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

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

  • Name of Candidate: This should be the same as it appears in 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 OTP to verify your mobile number and
    your Password as an SMS on this number only.
    India based mobile number should have 10 digits.
    Other mobile numbers should be prefixed with the respective country code. Special characters
    such as (0), +, – are not allowed.
    OTP: Click on Generate OTP to receive the OTP on your mobile number once the Captcha is filled and
    submitted. To verify the mobile number, enter the OTP received and click on validate the OTP tab. After
    this, you will be able to submit the registration form and get the password on your mobile number and User
    Id on your email address.


The CAPTCHA box (as displayed) is a special set of characters displayed on the screen. You will need to
retype the characters in the box provided. If you have trouble reading the characters, click the ‘Get new
image’ link to refresh the letters.

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 2018 Login Details. Ensure that you check your
mailbox immediately and that it is not considered as spam mail.

Step 2: Login to CAT Website

  • After login to the website, you will be redirected to the Applicant Details page.
  • Here, on this page, the Applicant’spersonal details will be displayed.
  • 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
• Academics
• Work Experience
• Programmes
• Test City
• Payment

1. Personal Details

Candidate 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.

information and self-attest, and scan as PDF documents to upload the certificates on the CAT website.
• Select Yes if you are a Persons with Disabilities (PWD). Additionally, select details under PWD Category
of disability, Wheelchair Support, and Scribe requirement.

1.1. Communication Address

Enter your postal address details correctly as it will be used for communication from CAT Centre 2018. You need
to provide an alternate Email Address and emergency Mobile Number during filling up the application form.

1.2. Emergency Contact Details

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

1.3. Upload Documents

  • Passport Size Photograph and Signature: Upload the scanned image of your passport 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. The photo
    should not be more than 6 months old and should have a white background. You will require the same
    photo uploaded here, to be affixed on the admit card on the day of the test (25th November 2018).
    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.

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

2.1. SSC/10th/Equivalent Details

For computing percentages of marks obtained in SSC/10th/Equivalent examination, the aggregate marks of
all subjects that appear in the mark sheet/grade sheet would be considered irrespective of the Boards

2.2. HSC/12th/Equivalent/Diploma Course Details

Select Course Type as 12th/Equivalent if you followed the HSC or school structure of two-year education post 10th standard, else select Diploma.
Enter all the relevant details. For computing percentages of marks obtained in 12th/Equivalent/ Diploma examination, the total marks of all subjects that appear in the mark sheet/grade sheet would be considered irrespective of the Boards regulation.

2.3. Bachelor’s Degree Details

Enter the details based on whether you are currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree or have completed your
Bachelor’s degree.
If you selected “Yes”, for Are you in the final year of Bachelor’s Degree? enter the current year and semester of
education. Enter the aggregate percentage of marks obtained for the years/semesters of the degree course
completed to date.

If you have more than one Bachelor’s degree (for example BCom + LLB or BE + BPharm) then, Select the
checkbox “Click here if you have more than one Bachelor’s Degree” & fill the details for both the
bachelor’s degrees.

2.4. Master Degree Details

If you choose to enter your Master’s Degree details, then select if you are currently pursuing it or have completed it and enter the relevant details as mentioned in the form.

2.5. Other Professional Degree Details

Please select the professional degrees that you have obtained from the list of professional degrees such as CA,
ICWA, CS etc. However, enter aggregate percentage only for the degree in which you have scored the maximum.

Note: If you have not undergone any Bachelor Degree, then completion of any one of the above professional
degrees is mandatory.

Note: In case of grades/CGPA, the conversion to the percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as
certified by the respective Board/University/Institution. If any Board/University/Institution confirms that
there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by
dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.
Originals of all mark sheets will be required at the time of interview.

Click on Save & Continue to proceed to the next section.

3. Work Experience

If you are a candidate with work experience, enter your experience in completed months as on 31st July 2018.
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

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.

1. IIM Kashipur
2. IIM Raipur
3. IIM Ranchi
4. IIM Rohtak
5. IIM Tiruchirappalli
6. IIM Udaipur

For example, if you have selected the PGP courses at IIM Kashipur, and at IIM Ranchi, your interview city
should be the same, say Chennai, from the given choices (Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, and
Mumbai) for both the courses.

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
case, if an Applicant is not allotted to any of the preferred test cities, 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.

Click on Save and Continue to proceed to the Payment section.

6. Payment

A General/NC-OBC candidate will be charged Rs.1900 while an SC/ST/PWD candidate will be charged Rs. 950 to
appear for CAT 2018. The final amount to be paid may be different as it will include applicable additional charges
as per the table below.


  • The Captcha box (as displayed) is a special set of characters displayed on the screen.
  • You will need to retype the characters in the box provided.
  • If you have trouble reading the characters, click on the ‘Get new image’ link to refresh the letters.

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
the section before you click the Submit and Pay button and proceed to the payment gateway.


The CAT 2018 payment partners are BillDesk, PayU and PaytM. 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.

6.1. Application Confirmation Email

You will also receive a confirmation email stating the successful submission of your CAT 2018 Application within
a few minutes. The email may also contain communication on additional details such as Admit Card download

6.2. Application Summary

Whenever you log in to the CAT website as a Registered User, you will see the Application Summary which will
give the Read-only view of the details you have entered.

6.3. 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 ([email protected]) or call on
1800 209 0830 (Toll-Free). Please have your User ID and/or Payment Transaction Number details at hand for

If candidates have any query regarding How to fill CAT 2018/2019 application form, they can ask us by commenting below.

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