CAT 2018 Application Form will be available online at official website i.e. Candidates will have to submit the application form with requisite fees (Rs 900 for SC / ST / PwD, Rs 1800 for others). Only those who submit the form with fees will be allowed to appear in the exam. Applicants will be able to download Admit Card of CAT 2018 as per scheduled date. If a candidate will make any one of the error then they will be able to make corrections. Get here complete details of CAT 2018 Application Form such as date, fees, procedure.

CAT 2018 Application Form

Dates that are relevant to CAT 2018 Application Form includes the start date of form and last date for it. An applicant must be aware of the following important dates. Candidates can check expected schedule for CAT 2018 Application Form from the table given below.

Event Date
Commencement of registration for IIM CAT 2018 First week of August 2018
Last date to register and pay fees Third week of September 2018
Date of exam 25 Nov 2018

Login here: CAT 2018 Registration Login will be available at

What You Can Do At CAT 2018 Login

If you will be registered for IIM CAT 2018, then you will click on above link to log in. Enter user ID and password to log in. Through this, you can do the following three activities.

  1. View / Print application form
  2. Check application status (if it is updated)
  3. Download admit card

What To Do If Forgot Password

In the event that you forget the password of CAT 2018 Login, first of all, go to CAT Login. Click on forgot password option. Now you will be able to enter User ID and captcha characters on screen. Immediately you will get the option to recover or reset the password.

What to do if you have made a mistake in the CAT Registration 2018?

After you submit the application, there is a limited time window during which you can modify very limited details like Percentage of Marks scored, Work Experience, Programmes Selected etc. You will not be able to modify any of the following: any details entered in the Personal Details section, any details entered in the Academics section except the percentage marks scored, Exam Centre City Preferences. You can only view and print after this. Details are available on the application submission page.

CAT 2018 Application Fees

The application fee is different for categories. Category once entered in application form cannot be changed as fee depends on it.

  • SC, ST, PwD category candidates will pay Rs 900 as application fee.
  • Other category candidates will pay Rs 1800 as application fee.
Service Transaction Processing Fees
Credit Card (Visa / Master) 1.2% of value of transaction
Credit Card (Amex / Diners Club) 2.85% of value of transaction
Debit Card (Visa / Master / RuPay) 0.75% of value of transaction for amount up to Rs 2000 and
1.00% for value more than RS. 2000
ATM – Cum Debit Card 0.75% of value of transaction for amount up to Rs 2000 and
1.00% for value more than RS. 2000
Net Banking Rs 18 per transaction for HDFC, ICICI, AXIS, and SBI
Rs.15 per transaction for rest of the banks
Cash Card and Wallet 1.75% of value of transaction

CAT 2018 Application Form: Things to do before applying

The following is a checklist of things to do prior to filling up application form for CAT exam 2018.

  • Check eligibility criteria and proceed to apply only if eligible.
  • Candidate must have a valid and unique email address and mobile number which will be used to register for CAT 2018.
  • Keep documents relevant to educational qualifications, mark sheets of class 10 to degree/diploma, work experience, caste certificate, scanned images of photograph and signature handy.
  • Work out the final list of IIM programs to apply to as that also has to be filled in the application form of CAT 2018.
  • Please note that all fields marked with an asterisk sign (*) are compulsory.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Question: I am unable to complete CAT registration as class 12 percentage is showing wrong.

Answer: Some candidates have conveyed that they are unable to move ahead in the registration process as when they fill class 12th percentage it is showing wrong. To this, some users have informed that when they faced the same issue, they were able to proceed by rounding up the class 12th percentage to two decimal places.

Question: Am I eligible to appear in CAT 2018 if I have a backlog?

Answer: Yes. Eligibility norms of CAT 2018 state that those who will complete the degree by May 2018 are eligible. However, such a candidate should select Yes to the question “Are you in the final year of Bachelor Degree”.

Question: I’m pursuing my final year of B.E. currently. I’m going to register for the CAT 2018. Do I need to attach my previous six-semester mark sheets?. My university said they can’t provide me the mark sheets?

Answer: You do not need to upload any degree mark sheets while filling up CAT 2018 application form.

Question: Can I edit the CAT registration form after submitting the form?

Answer: The following is taken verbatim from CAT 2018 FAQs:- You cannot edit personal details (Personal details, other personal details, communication address, uploaded documents) and any details in academic section except percentage marks scored after making payment. If you have made a mistake in these details, you must register again with a new email ID. Your CAT 2018 application will be considered for the latest registration and the Admit Card will be issued for the same. Please note that you will not receive a refund or Admit Card for your earlier registration. Failure to re-register in such circumstances may lead to the nullification of your candidature.

You can edit some personal details, such as communication address, gender, category, educational information, work experience, exam city preferences and interview city preferences etc. until you have not submitted the Application Form. To do so, click the Existing User Login option on the CAT website.

After you submit the application, there will be a limited time window during which can you modify very limited details like percentage of marks scored, work experience, programmes names/interview city centers. You can only view and print after this. Details are available on the application submission page.

You are strongly encouraged to review your application before submission to ensure that all the details are correct.

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There are 3 steps in registration. You must complete all steps and finally submit the form online in order to submit your candidature for the exam.

  1. Register to get user Id and Password.
  2. Log in using User ID and password
  3. Enter details in CAT Application Form 2018 and pay fees

Step 1 – Registration

In the registration step, candidates need to create a profile.

Click on the Register now button to create a user profile.

Enter the name of the candidate, Date of Birth, Email ID and Mobile number.


A captcha will appear on the screen which has to be filled by the candidate to complete the registration process.

Name – Name entered in CAT Application Form 2018 should be same as that given in class X or SSC certificate. If the name is different due to marriage or name-change case, then document proving new name needs to be submitted (court affidavits or marriage certificate).

Date of birth – A drop-down calendar appears on the screen where the date, month, and year can be selected to enter DOB. Ensure that date entered is same as in SSC certificate.

Email address – Use an email ID which you have access to at all times, and is not used by someone else, since this email ID will be one where IIML sends updates of CAT 2018 exam.

Mobile number – A valid mobile number be used, do not use a dummy number which you do not have. Password and CAT ID will be sent to mobile number entered in CAT Registration 2018. Do not use +91 or 0 or such prefixes.

OTP: Click on Generate OTP to send OTP on your mobile number once fill the captcha and submit it. To verify the mobile number, enter the OTP received and click on validate the OTP tab.
After this you will be able to submit registration from and get the password on your mobile number and user id on your email address.

By clicking on the I Agree tab in the declaration section, the candidate is confirming that all the details entered by him or her are correct in his or her knowledge.

After this step candidate will be registered and a registration ID will be send on the registered email ID of the candidate. Registered Candidates will also receive the login password through SMS on their mobile numbers. The registration process is completed.

Step 2 – Login to CAT Website

Check email ID or SMS to know CAT ID and password.

Click on Existing User button on the website.

Enter registration ID and password to login.

In case candidate forgets his or her password then click on the Forgot Password button and a new password will be sent by email.

Step 3 – Fill Application Form

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The application form of CAT 2018 will be filled in the five sections

  1. Personal Details
  2. Academics
  3. Work Experience
  4. Programmes Payment
  5. Payment

Entries To Be Made In CAT Registration 2018

Personal Details

  • Name of Father / Husband / Guardian
  • Name of Mother
  • Gender Along with all these
  • Category
  • Nationality
  • Persons with Disability

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Upload Documents

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  1. Passport size photograph: 30 mm x 45mm, JPG/JPEG, less than 80kb.
  2. Signature: 80 mm x 35mm, JPG/JPEG, less than 80kb.
  3. Caste certificate, if applicable: JPG/JPEG, less than 80kb.
  4. PWD certificate, if applicable: JPG/JPEG, less than 80kb.

If in case candidate belongs to the reserved category then he or she should download the certificates of  NC-OBC, SC/ST or PWD from the CAT website and fill it with required details. After filling self attest the certificate, scan it and upload it in the pdf format as prescribed.

Academics Details

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In Academics section, candidates have to enter the educational details such as details of the following:

  • Class SSC/10th and HSC/12th
  • Diploma Course
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree
  • Other Professional details

For the Class, 10th/12th details candidates need to enter the aggregate marks of all the subjects.

Candidates must select the course type as 12th class/ equivalent if the candidate has appeared in HSC or school structure of two year education post 10th standard, otherwise select Diploma. Enter all the relevant details such as marks obtained in class 12th in all the subjects. The marks should be filled as mentioned in the mark sheet of 12th class.

Enter the bachelor’s degree details in the space provided for that purpose. Details should be entered in accordance to whether you have completed the graduate or pursuing it. Candidates must enter the appropriate details as required.

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If in case the candidate has more than one Bachelor’s degree (BCom + LLB or BE + BPharm) then the candidate has to select the box mentioning “Click here if you have more than one Bachelor’s Degree” and fill in the details for the other bachelor’s degree.

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Note: If you have a dual degree with both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s (BTech + MTech or BTech + MSc) enter the appropriate details in both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree sections.

At last in the Academics section, enter the details of other Professional Degree Details such as  CA, ICWA, CS and enter the marks of that degree in the appropriate spaces.

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


Work Experience

The third section is the Work Experience in which candidate have to enter the details related to work experience completed as on July 31, 2018. Enter the details as Part time/ Project / Internship article ship / pre-graduation in the experience section.


In the Programmes section candidate have to select any number of programme names in the section given in the window  and then select the interview city for that programme as per the cities mentioned below:

  • IIM Kashipur
  • IIM Raipur
  • IIM Ranchi
  • IIM Rohtak
  • IIM Tiruchirappalli
  • IIM Udaipur

Exam Center City Preference

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Candidate can select the cities as per the preference. After the last date of registration, the candidate will be allotted one among the 4 preferred cities and either of the two sessions. In the rare case that you cannot be not allotted to any of the preferred cities, you will be allotted to a nearby city. After giving the preference click on the save and continue button.

Past year trends of CAT exam

It was reported that 2,32,434 aspirants had applied last year. This year also the number of applications for CAT 2018 is anticipated to be above 2,00,000.

Year Registered Appeared
2016 232434 195000
2015 218664 179602
2014 196988 167829
2013 194516 173714
2012 214000 195000

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Insofar, official details of CAT 2018 Registration have not been announced. Information on this page is as per last year brochure and for reference purpose only. As soon as Indian Institutes of Management releases CAT 2018 information brochure, details will be updated here.



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