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CAT Registration 2022: Check Dates, Registration Fees and Steps to Apply

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CAT 2022 Registration will start in the 1st week of August 2022. The application forms will be released on the official website at Students fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria can fill the application forms by paying CAT 2022 Registration Fee of INR 2200 for GN Candidates and INR 1100 for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates. 

  • You will also have to upload the documents like photograph, signature, category certificates, etc to complete the CAT registration. The general CAT Document Upload Guidelines is that the images should be in JPG format of size less than equal to 80 Kb. 
  • While filling CAT 2022 application form you can choose up to 6 CAT 2022 Exam Centers out of the 425+ exam centers decided by the conducting body.
  • Students will also get the opportunity to edit a few details in their CAT application form. Only those who will pay the online application fees will be able to make the correction in the application form. Read More CAT 2022 Form Correction

Read the article to know more about the steps to complete CAT 2022 registration, important documents, registration fees, and other details. 

CAT Registration Date

CAT Registration Dates 2022

Candidates must ensure that they stay updated and register as soon as possible to get the exam city and center of their choice.

Event Dates (Tentative)
CAT Registration 2022 Start Date 1st week of August 2022
CAT Registration 2022 Last Date 4th week of September 2022
CAT 2022 Form Correction 4th ​week of September 2022
CAT Exam Date 2022 November 27, 2022 (Tentative)

Read More CAT 2022 Exam Dates

CAT 2022 Registration Statistics

In CAT 2021, a total of 1.92 lakh students appeared out of 2.30 lakh registered candidates. Out of the 1.92 lakh candidates, 35% were female candidates and 65% were male candidates, & 2 were transgender candidates.

Shifts Candidates Scheduled Candidates Present Present % Candidates Absent
Shift 1 76826 64185 83.55% 12641
Shift 2 76037 63380 83.35% 12657
Shift 3 77106 64095 83.13% 13011
Total 229969 191660 83.34% 38309

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Documents Required

Documents Required for CAT Registration 2022

Before you start registering, make sure you keep these documents and information with you for the smooth completion of the registration process.

Requisites at the time of Registration
Class 10 marksheet Class 12 marksheet
Marksheet of graduation or equivalent diploma. For candidates in the final year of graduation: marksheet of second year and final year certificate from college.
Details of work experience, if any Scanned image of signature and photograph
Certificate of category scanned as PDF, in case applicable Details for payment of application fees like net banking details, credit/debit card details etc.
List of IIM programs you wish to apply for. List of preferences for exam city and center.

Format of Documents to be Uploaded in CAT 2022

Candidates will be required to upload all the documents in the CAT Application form as per the guidelines prescribed by the conducting body. Read More

  • Photograph: CAT Photograph should not be more than 6 months old and should have a white background.
  • EWS/NC-OBC/SC/ST Certificate: Download the Certificate from the official CAT Website, enter the required information and self-attest, and scan it as a PDF document to upload while filling the application form. 
  • PwD Certificate: Again the CAT 2022 aspiring candidates need to download the Certificate from the official CAT Website, enter the required information, self-attest it, scan it as a PDF document to upload while filling the application form. 
Required Documents for CAT 2022 Registration Dimension And Type Of File Format and File Size

Dimension: 30 mm X 45 mm  

Format: .jpg or .jpeg, Size: <= 80 Kb


Dimension: 80 mm X 35 mm

Format: .jpg or .jpeg, Size: <= 80 Kb

NC-OBC/SC/ST Certificate Self-attested Scanned Copy Format: PDF, Size <=200 Kb
PwD/DA Certificate Self-attested Scanned Copy Format: PDF, Size <=200 Kb

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How to Apply for CAT?

CAT 2022 Registration: Steps to Apply

CAT 2022 registration can be completely online. It can be easily done by candidates at home provided that they have a stable internet connection and a suitable device. The application process is simple and following a few guidelines and steps properly can help you fill the CAT application form correctly. Here are all the necessary steps for CAT Registration:

Step 1: Generation of ID and Password

  • Visit the official website for CAT 2022 Application:
  • Under the “New Candidate Registration” section, click on the “Registration” tab for New User registration. 
  • A new window will open for generating User Id and password. Fill in the required information(Name, DOB, Mobile Number, Country, and Email Address) to generate an OTP. 
  • Enter the OTP and click on Validate OTP and submit after entering the Captcha Code. 
  • Select I Agree and submit.
  • After submitting the details, a message on the registered mobile number containing the Password and an email containing the User ID will be sent.
  • After successful completion of the above steps, your login details(User Id and password) will be generated for completion of further process of CAT 2022 Application. 

Step 2: Filling the CAT Application form  2022

  • Now log in with your credentials generated in above part under the “Registered Candidate Login” section on the website to complete the registration for CAT 2022.
  • A new window will open to fill the CAT Application form.
  • Fill in Personal Details: 
    • Firstly, fill in the personal details such as category, gender, parents’ information, address of correspondence, etc.
    • Enter emergency contact details. 
    • Uploading of CAT Documents. Check CAT 2022 Photo Size, Dimension, Format, and Other Details
      • Photograph and signature, NC-OBC/SC/ST, and PWD Certificates need to be uploaded. 
      • Photograph and signature are mandatory for everyone but the other certificates will be uploaded if you have filled yes in those particular columns. 
  • Fill in Academic Details:
    • ​Fill in your Academic details for classes 10, 12, and graduation.
  • Work Experience Details:
    • ​Enter the details of work experience if any. 
    • It is not a mandatory field. 
  • Select Programmes:
    • ​Select the programs.
    • Select the city for the interview process. 
  • Test City:
    • Choosing the Exam city is the most significant decision while filling the CAT 2022 Application form so that it is convenient for you in terms of travel time and distance.
    • Choose 6 preferences very wisely on this page.

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Step 3: Payment of CAT Application Fee

The detailed guide for making payment of the Application fee is given below:

  1. Select the appropriate payment method from the list.
  2. Check the declaration box and Select I Agree.
  3. Click on the “Submit & Pay” button.
  4. You will be redirected to the payment gateway.
  5. Enter payment details as per your preference.
  6. After successful payment, you will receive a transaction number which you should note down.

CAT Registration Fee needs to 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 2022

  • While paying online, 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.

Step 4: Confirmation of CAT 2022 Application submission

Once you have successfully submitted the fees, you will receive a confirmation email from the concerned CAT authorities regarding the successful submission of your CAT Application 2022. Please note that this email is very important for any further correspondence, so please do not delete it in any case.

People Also Ask

Ques: When can I apply for CAT 2022?

Ans: CAT 2022 Registration is expected to start in the 1st week of August 2022. The application forms will be released on the official website at which can be filled till the 4th week of September 2022. 

Ques: Who will release CAT 2022 Application Forms?

Ans: CAT 2022 conducting body will be announced soon. Every year, one of the 20 IIMs takes the responsibility of conducting the national level exam in the online mode. 

Ques: How many attempts are there in CAT?

Ans: There is no limit to the number of attempts in CAT. If a candidate had applied for the exam last year then they are eligible to apply for the exam this year also. 

Ques: I am not fulfilling the minimum marks criteria, can I fill CAT 2022 application form?

Ans: Last year, IIM had relaxed the minimum marks criteria, and candidates were allowed to fill the online application forms with only the Pass certificate issued by the college. However, for this year the updated eligibility criteria will be released soon. 

Ques: Is qualification in Maths mandatory to become eligible for CAT registration?

Ans: No. CAT Eligibility Criteria 2021 is that the candidate must have completed a graduation degree in any discipline. 

CAT 2022 Registration: Test City Booking

  • Choosing CAT 2022 Exam city is an important decision while filling the application form so that it is convenient for you in terms of travel time and distance.
  • Candidates can choose 6 preferences based on the order of their choice. 
  • However, the final allotment of CAT exam center will be subject to the availability of seats in that particular center.
  • CAT 2022 exam center once allotted will not be changed under any circumstances. 
CAT Form Correction

CAT Form Correction 2022

CAT 2022 Form correction window will be activated soon after the completion of registration process. CAT form correction can be accessed only for a period of 2-3 days. Only those candidates who will pay the online application fees will be able to make the correction in the application form. Candidates were able to edit the following during form correction:

  • Photographs, signatures, or other documents can be modified.
  • Applicants can make changes to the test city option. 

Details that cannot be edited are:

  • Candidate Name
  • Date of Birth (DOB)
  • Email Address
  • Mobile Number

How to Correct Disrcipency in CAT Documents?

Every year, the conducting IIM releases the guidelines for uploading the documents. If your document is not as per the specified guidelines then you can scan your images again and compress them to attain the required size. 

  • Passport Size Photograph 80kb
  • Signature 80 kb
  • NC-OBC/SC/ST Certificate 200kb
  • PwD/DA Certificate 200kb

Read More CAT 2022 Form Correction

CAT Registration 2022: Important Points to Remember

CAT 2022 Registration process requires clarity on certain points of error that you may commit while applying for the exam. It is very important that you do not make any mistakes while filling the CAT Application form as no changes will be allowed once the application is submitted, except for the signature and photograph. Follow the instructions below to avoid any mistake in application:

  • Make sure you read all the instructions carefully before proceeding with the next step in the application.
  • The NC-OBC, SC, ST, EWS, PwD Certificates are available on the official CAT website; make sure you download the same, self attest, and scan as Pdf for uploading in the Application form.
  • Don’t forget to fill the Scribe Affidavit form available on the CAT website if you need the services of a scribe of your choice.
  • Ensure that on successful completion of CAT 2022 Application, you receive an email or SMS from CAT authorities regarding the same.
  • Upload the images of scanned photograph, signature and category certificate in the right dimensions. 

Forgot CAT 2022 Registration ID and Password?

If a candidate has forgotten his/ her CAT registration ID and password then they can follow the below-mentioned steps: 

  • Visit the official website and click on candidate login.
  • After that, click on ‘Forgot Password or Forgot Registration Id’.
  • You will be redirected to the password or registration Id generation page.
  • Reset your password by generating an OTP or by answering the security question. Similarly, to get the registration Id an OPT will be shared on the registered mobile number. 

CAT Study Notes for Preparation:

CAT Registration Trends of Last 5 Years

Candidates can see a continuous rise in CAT registration over the past 5 years. An increase in CAT 2022 Registration is also expected. 

Year Total Number of Registration
2020 2,27,835
2019 2,44,169
2018 2,41,000
2017 2,31,000
2016 2,32,292
2015 2,18,664

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CAT Registration FAQs

CAT Registration 2022 FAQs

Ques. Up to which age candidates can fill CAT Registration Form 2022?

Ans. Candidates up to any age can fill CAT Registration Form. However, they need to possess a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate. The candidates need to go through the eligibility criteria for CAT before appearing for the same. 

Ques. What is the deadline for CAT Registration Form?

Ans. The last date for CAT Registration will be in the 4th week of September and soon after that, the authority will start the form correction facility to edit a few details in the dully filled form.

Ques. Can the students submit CAT Registration Form offline?

Ans. CAT Registration Form will be released in an online mode only. There will be no provision to submit the forms offline. Hence, the candidates are advised to keep a tab on the exam dates of CAT and submit the registration form on time. 

Ques. Is the hard copy of the CAT Registration Form allowed as a gateway to the examination center?

Ans. No, the candidates can’t use the hard copy of the CAT Registration Form as a gateway to the examination center. The students won’t be allowed to enter if they don’t produce the admit card of CAT. The students are advised to carefully preserve their admit cards and reach the examination center at least 30 minutes before the scheduled exam.

Ques. Which documents should be kept in hand while filling CAT Registration Form?

Ans. While filling the CAT Registration Form, the candidates need to keep in hand the following documents.

  • Class 10th Marksheet
  • Class 12th Marksheet
  • Graduation Marksheet
  • Date of Birth Proof
  • Address Proof
  • Scanned image of signature
  • Scanned image of photograph
  • Caste Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • PwD category certificate (if applicable)

Ques. Is there a provision in the CAT Registration Form to choose the medium of language?

Ans. The candidates do not have a provision to choose the medium of language in the CAT Registration Form. CAT is a national-level test and is conducted in English medium only. The candidates need to go through CAT Exam Pattern to get an idea of the exam.

Ques. How can one make corrections in CAT Registration Form?

Ans. Yes, the candidates can make corrections in CAT Registration Form. However, this can be done only when the authorities open the Form Correction Window. It is expected that for this session, the form correction window will be released in the fourth week of September 2022

Ques. Can foreign candidates fill CAT Registration Form?

Ans. Yes, the foreign candidates can fill CAT Registration Form and appear for the exam. However, they need to fulfill the eligibility criteria.

Ques. Who should the students contact in case of queries in the CAT Registration Form?

Ans. The students who have queries related to CAT Registration Form, Application and Payment Processing, Document uploading can contact on the following number and email id. 1-800-209-0830 (Toll Free) - Call

Ques: I am awaiting my final year exams to take place and have my 5th semester marksheet with me. What details should I put in the CAT application form?

Ans: If candidates do not have their final year marksheet with them- awaiting exams or results-they should provide the latest data available with them in the registration form.

Ques. I have completed my Bachelor’s degree recently, and my University follows the grading system. How do I enter marks scored in CAT Applicaion Form?

Ans. If your mark sheet contains the equivalent percentage for the respective grades, you will enter the percentage equivalent to the grade scored by you. If it’s not given, then contact your university and procure the equivalent percentage for your grade score for completing CAT Registration.

Ques. I have completed my dual degree program (B.Tech.+M.Tech. or B.Tech.+M.Sc. or BS+MS). How should I fill my aggregate percentage for my Bachelor's program?

Ans. If you have done dual degrees, you can fill the aggregate of marks which are equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree. If there are marks given in the Master’s category, fill it in the section for Master’s degree details while doing CAT Registration.

Ques. I have completed my education in the 10+2+2/10+1+1+2 pattern. How do I fill in my Bachelor’s degree details during CAT Registration?

Ans. First ascertain that your degree is recognized by UGC, AIU or other equivalent bodies. If your degree is recognized, you can fill in the details as given below

  1. Enter 10thmarks in the respective field.
  2. Enter 12thor next two year’s marks in 12th/HSC field.
  3. In the field for Bachelor’s degree marks select duration as 3 years and enter the respective marks. You must not forget to select the year of commencement and completion of the program accordingly.

Ques. I have changed my name by following the due procedure; however, my degree certificate still bears my old name. Which name should I enter in the field for a Candidate's name under CAT Registration?

Ans. You have to enter your changed name, but you will have to produce relevant documents at the time of examination, interview and admission.

Ques. My Aadhar card has a different surname, and on the class 10 certificate it is different. So which name should I put in CAT Application Form?

Ans. Put the name as printed on the aadhar card and get the same name printed on class 10 certificate by following the required process.

Ques. I cannot see a place to give details of my category in the CAT registration form. I am suffering from polio?

Ans. The details of the physical disability have to be uploaded in the application form and not during basic registration.

Ques. I am from a remote area. The internet is slow in my district, and I tried to fill the registration process several times, but the internet does not let it happen. Can I fill it in offline mode?

Ans. No, it has to be filled in the online mode only. You can wait and keep on trying or go to a cybercafe to work with the CAT registration process.

Ques. If I am from a reserved category, do I have to register on the same CAT website as general category students do, or is there another for reserved category students?

Ans. Only one website is there for reserved and non-reserved category candidates. There is no such difference.

Ques. I was working with the registration process, and the system went down. Now I am trying to re-login with my credentials, but it is not accepting my details. What to do?

Ans. If your registration was successful, then send an email describing the issue to the authorities else do the registration again.

Ques. I have two email ids which I use personally, which email ID can I use for the CAT 2022 registration. Is there any preference for new email id over old?

Ans. No, use only 1 email id, as too many will create trouble. Keep it the same for the entire process.

Ques. My graduation marksheets have a different name from my class 10 certificate. Will this affect my CAT registration process?

Ans. No this will not affect the registration but will affect the application process. So it is advised that get this error corrected.

Ques. I am trying to open the CAT application form in Bing. It is not opening. Can you tell me why?

Ans. The application form will work only in Google chrome or firefox or IE version 8 or above. The portal does not support any other system in the middle.

Ques. I am a female category candidate. I applied for SSC, and in that, I am getting a discount in the application fee. I do not get the same in CAT 2022. How can I get the concession in the CAT application fee?

Ans. There is no provision of the reduced application fee for the female category candidates. The reserved category candidates can only get the concession in the application fee.

Ques. Which are the supported browsers for CAT Registration? 

Ans. Candidates should use the following versions of web browsers for filling CAT Application Form:

  • Internet Explorer (version 11 and above) or
  • Mozilla Firefox (version 56 and above) or
  • Google Chrome (version 59 and above) or
  • Microsoft Edge 

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


For NC-OBC candidates the category certificate of year 2016 or 2017 will be applicable?
i have done a bpt course of 4.6 years what should be the duration of degree in CAT form? 4 years or 5 years?
what is the fee structure for bba after 10+2 in flame university ?

Hi Pranav, INR 7,70,000 is the annual fee for this course in Flame University. However, you may check the Fee Structure in detail from here.

i want to know whether i can take my bba in christ university banglore and mba in iim indore
Hi Devika, choice of university is totally up to you. You must choose the college as per your choice and convenience for the concerned degree.
actually due date for CAT exam already gone, but I want to fill CAT application form for late fees is it possible .
Hi Nandini, no, registration for CAT for this session is not possible.
Hi Sir, for OBC candidate, do they need to upload self attested NC-OBC certificate provided on CAT website or the original document issued by Central Govt.?
Hi Sayali, yes, students need to upload self attested and scanned caste certificate while filling the application form to avail the benefits of reservation.
I had 6 subjects in my class 12th but i failed in maths.So do i enter my marks out of 500 or 600 in the cat application form?Thankyou
Hi Ankur, candidates have to enter the overall percentage of class 12th (including marks of all the subjects). Thus, marks you will submit will be out of 600.
do we have to appear for SAT or your aptitude test or both to take admission in your university, please reply thanks a lot,.
hi, Please confirm its a regular course? i am working woman so can i apply for Ph.D also.
Can I apply in mba in fashion management with applying any entrance exam
I want to attend the hons exam but registration date is over
Hi. I wanted to know how to do apply for CAT, the registration procedures etc

Hi Rashmi, As above mentioned the Registration Process of CAT or you can read this given:-

Steps to Register for CAT

  1. Visit the official website
  2. Click on Registration for New User on the right side of the page
  3. Read the given instructions
  4. Enter all mandatory details to complete CAT 2018 Registration- Name, DOB, Mobile Number, Country and Email Address to generate OTP. 
  5. Enter the OTP and click on Validate OTP and submit after entering the Captcha Code.
  6. Check on  I Agree and submit CAT Application Form.
  7. After submitting the details, a message on registered mobile number containing the Password and an email containing the User ID will be sent. 
  8. Post successful completion of CAT Registration, a unique login id and password is generated.
  9. These credentials are vital for filling CAT Application Form 2018.
  10. Click on ‘Go to Application Form’ to fill CAT Application Form.
Can we make any changes in the form after submitting the application???
Hi Sir/mam, Yes for CAT 2018, the form-correction window will open in September.
I have completed my three years of Bsc degree. But I have got back in two subjects in 1st and 5th semester. Can I apply for CAT?
Hi Richa, No you can not apply for this Entrance exam, as you need to clear all the subject for the Application in any exam.
While entering the details in CAT registration, I have made a mistake. What should I do now?

Hi Anwesha, The details cannot be corrected in the application form once the application fee has been paid. Before the payment of the application fee, the same can be corrected.The fields where the details cannot be corrected are candidate’s full name, date of birth, mobile number, email ID, state. The fields where the changes cannot be done are address, educational information, and exam city preferences.  

I have undergone a name change after registration, can I still write the exam?

Hi Sonal, Yes, you can write the exam if you have the legal papers stating the reason for the name change and the details of the same must be signed by the concerned authority. The copy of the certificate and originals have to be deposited at CAT Exam Center before taking the exam.

I can give CAT nw? I've given my last year B Com exam in march 2017.. Can i get admission in Xaviers?
ruby pakhariya

Hi Stella, Yes, you are eligible to appear for CAT. But for taking admission in Xaviers, you have to appear for XAT. Check the details about CAT here- Common Admission Test  

For XAT, visit Xavier Aptitude Test

Hello Vijay,There is no limitation to no. of attempts. You can attempt this exam multiple times you wish to. There is no age limitation as well.

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