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CAT Registration Fees 2021: Check Category Wise CAT Exam Fees & Modes of Payment
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Nikkil Visha

Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Nov 22, 2021

CAT Registration Fees 2021 was INR 2200 for GN and INR 1100 for SC/ST/PwD candidates. Other than the registration fees candidates had to pay processing fees that varied from INR 5 to 20 based on their mode of payment. CAT Registration 2021 had not been considered successful without complete payment of CAT Registration fees which was the last step in the form filling process. Check CAT 2021 Important Dates

An additional CAT Fees might also be charged during the time of CAT Form Correction depending upon the type of edits a candidate wishes to do in his application form. Other than that candidates can also check the status of CAT Registration fees paid by them by visiting the official website after completing the online payment process. 

Read the article to know more about CAT Exam Fees 2021, how to pay the fees, what is the transaction fees and much more. 

CAT Application Fee

CAT Registration Fee 2021

CAT Exam Fees can be paid online only (Net banking, Credit Card, or Debit Card). The category-wise fee is given below:

Category Application Fee
General/NC-OBC (Non-Creamy Layer Other Backward Classes) INR 2200
SC (Scheduled Caste)/ST (Scheduled Tribe) INR 1100
PwD (Persons with Disability)/DA (Differently Abled) INR 1100

Additional Transaction Fee for CAT 2021

While paying an online application fee for CAT 2021, there is an additional Transaction Processing Charge, which an applicant has to pay in addition to the application fees. The details of the additional charges incurred are given below:

Payment Method Additional Transaction Processing Fees
Credit Card (American Express) 2.85% of the application fees, subject to a minimum of INR 5.
Credit Card (Visa/Master) 0.75% of the transaction amount for value upto 2000, subject to a minimum of INR 5
Net Banking INR 20 for every transaction
Debit Card (Visa/Master) If the application fee is less than or equal to INR 2000, then 0.75% of the application fees subject to a minimum of INR 5. If the application fees are more than INR 2000, then 1.00% of the application fees subject to a minimum of INR 5.

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CAT Fee Payment

How to Pay CAT Registration Fee 2021?

First of all, candidates will be required to register and fill the online application form of CAT. 

  • Step 1: Register on the official website - Visit the official website of CAT and mention your email id, phone number, and date of birth.
  • Step 2: Fill CAT Application Form - Mention your personal details, contact information, academic details, work experience, program preference and exam center preference at this stage
  • Step 3: Upload Scanned Documents - Scan and Upload your documents (Photograph, Signatures & Required certificated) according to CAT 2021 Photo Size, Dimension, Format and Other Details
  • Step 4: Payment of Application Fee - CAT 2021 Application Fee can be paid online via net banking/credit card/debit card. 

Payment of CAT Exam Fees

  • Select the desired payment method from the list.
  • Go to the declaration box and Select I Agree.
  • Click on the Submit and Pay button option.
  • You will be redirected to the payment gateway for final transaction.
  • Enter payment details as per your preference in the boxes.
  • After successful payment candidates will receive a transaction number that should be noted down.
  • Once the CAT Registration Process is complete, a confirmation email from CAT authorities stating that your application is submitted successfully.
Recommended Browsers to Pay

Recommended Web Browsers to Pay CAT Exam Fees 2021

Candidates can use the following versions of web browsers to paying the application fee in a hassled freeway as the application portal is supported on these versions only: 

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

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CAT Modes of Payment

Modes of Payment of CAT Registration Fees 2021

The registration fee can be submitted via online mode only. The payment forms are as follows:

  • Visa or MasterCard Credit Card/ Debit Card
  • Net Banking
  • American Express Card/ Diners Card
  • IMPS
  • UPI
  • Mobile Wallets

How to Check CAT Exam Fees Status?

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 2021 Official website.

Online Payment Instructions

Instructions for Online Payment of CAT Exam Fees

While making CAT registration fee via Debit Card, Credit Card or Net Banking, candidates need to:

  • Cross Check the validity of the Debit/ Credit Card and keep it ready with them while logging on to the website for submitting the application form. Candidates should enter the information asked for and make payment through Debit/ Credit Card.
  • Through Net Banking, candidates should check the minimum balance in their account and keep all credentials ready with them while logging on to the website for submitting the application form. Candidate should Login with his/her credentials of net banking and make payment through Net Banking.
  • CAT Application fee includes fees for all participating IIMs and written exam fee as well. So make sure you are not disguised by fake websites and sources.

Mistakes to avoid during CAT Registration

  • It is mandatory for the candidates to fill all the fields marked “*” during CAT 2021 registration
  • No spelling mistakes should be made as some fields cannot be edited after registration.
  • Since CAT form can be filled in multiple sessions, it is important to save after every session to avoid losing the information already entered
  • No change in the category will be entertained after CAT registration; therefore pay close attention while registering for CAT 2021 and avoid mistakes. Also Check CAT Form Correction
  • Use the recommended browsers to ensure successful CAT registration 2021.
  • Before final submission of the CAT form, check all details twice. Make sure that the details in CAT exam 2021 registration match the academic documents.

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CAT Exam Fees Over the Years

Increase in CAT Application Fees over the years has been mentioned below: 

  • The registration fee for CAT exam witnessed a rise in 2018 when the application fee was increased from INR 1800 to INR 1900 for General candidates and whereas for SC/ST/PwD candidates the fee was increased from INR 900 to INR 950. 
  • Furthermore, new fee payment methods like PayTM and BillDesk were added to the list.
  • In case of any query regarding CAT Registration Fee candidates may contact the authorities at 1800-2663-549 or cathelpdesk@iimcat.ac.in.

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CAT Exam Fee FAQs

CAT Registration Fees 2021 FAQs 

Ques: What will be the CAT Exam Fees for the 2021 application form?

Ans:CAT Application Fees 2021 is not the same as of the previous year and has been increased i.e. INR 2000 for GN and INR 1000 for SC/ST/PwD candidates. . 

Ques: Do I need to pay any extra amount while paying CAT Application Fees 2021?

Ans: While paying an online application fee for CAT 2021, there is an additional Transaction Processing Charge, which an applicant has to pay in addition to the application fees. 

  • Net Banking – INR 20
  • Credit Card – 0.75% of the transaction amount for value up to 2000, subject to a minimum of INR 5

Ques: What are the modes of payment for CAT Application Fees?

Ans: CAT Exam fees can be submitted via online mode only. The payment forms are as follows:

  • Visa or MasterCard Credit Card/ Debit Card
  • Net Banking
  • American Express Card/ Diners Card
  • IMPS
  • UPI
  • Mobile Wallets

Ques: Can I pay CAT Application Fees during the time of form correction?

Ans: CAT form facility will only be provided to those candidates who will successfully register for the CAT exam by paying the online application fees. Otherwise, candidates will not be able to access such facilities. 

Ques: Do I need to pay the CAT Application Fees for each participating IIM?

Ans: CAT Application fee includes fees for all participating IIMs and written exam fee as well. So make sure you are not disguised by fake websites and sources.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

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