CAT Application Form 2021- Correction Window Opens from Sep 25 to 27
CAT Application Form 2021: Indian Institute of Ahmedabad will open the CAT application form correction window via online mode from September 25 to September 27. Applicants who wish to make any changes in the CAT application form must make corrections before September 27, 2021 at 5 pm. Interested applicants must avail CAT application correction window facility till September 27, 2021 (5 pm). CAT 2021 application form window dates have been declared by IIM Ahmedabad. CAT registration window was closed on September 22, 2021. Applicants who have registered for the CAT exam, must make changes and correct errors on the application form by September 27, 2021.
Applicants who have committed any error in the CAT application form must rectify the same. Specific corrections can be made in the form such as photograph, signature, and the test city preference. According to the latest notification, candidates can choose “Srinagar” in Jammu & Kashmir as their preferred city. CAT application correction window is open for only three days. CAT correction window will be open for those aspirants who have successfully submitted the CAT application form and paid the requisite fees. CAT is a national-level entrance exam that is mainly conducted for aspirants who wish to seek admission in Management courses. Continue reading this article to know about CAT application correction window, admit card etc.
Latest: IIM Ahmedabad has opened the CAT Application correction window on September 25 to 27, 2021. CAT Registration Closes Today (Sep 22, 2021) at 5 PM. Apply Here
Common Admission Test is mainly conducted by IIM Ahmedabad. The exam conducting body will activate the CAT correction window from September 25 (10 am) to September 27, 2021 (5 pm). Applicants who are in need to edit the CAT application form must visit the official website and click on the notification released by the officials. Applicants can edit fields such as a photograph, signature, and the test city. The candidate must make corrections within the specified time as the application correction window facility will not be available beyond September 27, 2021.
Various private and government management institutes offer admission through CAT scores. Candidates who wish to successfully register for CAT 2021 exam must check the below table carefully as this will help in a better understanding of the admission criteria. Let’s have a look at the below table.
Aspirants must check the CAT 2021 overview here. This will help in providing all the details regarding the exam.
Full Exam Name
Common Admission Test
Short Exam Name
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Frequency of conduct
Once a year
National level exam
Mode of application
Rs 2200 for General and Rs 1100 for Reserved category
Institute accepting CAT score
IIMs, IITs, IISc, and other participating institutes
The common Admission Test is scheduled to conduct on November 28, 2021. CAT registration procedure has ended via online mode on September 22, 2021, at 5pm. Applicants who are desirous of appearing for CAT exam have completed the registration procedure online. CAT facilitates admission to management courses in most prestigious institutes & Business schools. Candidates who have filled the CAT application form must check all the fields. If there is any error, the candidate must rectify the same and must changes for the same between September 25 to September 27, 2021.
CAT is one of the most sought exams that is conducted mainly for management courses. Almost 2 lakh 27 thousand candidates registered for CAT in 2021 whereas the number of candidates appearing for CAT this year is estimated to be around 2.5 Lakhs. CAT 2021 will be conducted across 158 cities in India at Prometric ION Digital Zones managed by Tata Consultancy Services. To appear for the same, one needs to complete the registration process by September 22, 2021.
CAT 2021 Important Dates
CAT Exam 2021 registration window closed on September 22, 2021. Interested eligible candidates must check all the fields on the CAT application form. Interested eligible candidates who have filled the form by September 22, 2021 must make corrections if they have made any mistakes or errors in the application form.
Candidates who are interested in filling the form must make the payment and fill all the fields in the application form. Applicants must keep regular track of all the important dates and events that are related to registration. Interested applicants must ensure that they updated and register before the last date.
Below is a tabular representation of CAT’s important dates for reference. For the ease of applicants, we have listed the important CAT application dates and events so that no deadline is missed. Let’s take a look at the table below for the common schedule.
Release of CAT Notification
July 31, 2021
Beginning of CAT 2021 Online Registration
August 4, 2021
Last Date to Apply for CAT 2021
September 22, 2021(Extended)
Release of CAT Admit Card 2021
October 27, 2021
Last Date to Download CAT Admit Card
November 28, 2021
November 28, 2021
Release of CAT Answer Key 2021
First Week of December 2021
Challenge of CAT Answer Key
Second Week of December 2021
Release of CAT Result
First Week of January 2022
CAT 2021 Selection
April 2022 to June 2022
CAT Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria for CAT exam 2021 mainly comprises the minimum qualifications, marks, nationality for an individual to be able to apply for CAT 2021. IIM Ahmedabad has released CAT eligibility criteria that must be met by every CAT applicant to avoid cancellation at a later stage. Candidates are advised to commence CAT 2021 registration only after ensuring that they are eligible to apply. Before getting into the details of the CAT application form, let’s look into the CAT eligibility criteria.
Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university, or have completed a professional degree course (CA/CS/ICWA), or be in the final year of the Bachelor’s degree program.
Candidates belonging to the General and OBC – NC category must have secured 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in the qualifying exam. SC, ST, and PwD candidates must have secured a minimum of 45% aggregate in the qualifying exam.
There is no age limit to appear for CAT 2021.
Based on Category
In order to be eligible for CAT exam, candidates must pass at least their bachelor’s degree with 50% for unreserved category and 45% for unreserved category.
The graduation degree must be recognized by MHRD.
If the university provides grades or CGPA instead of marks, then candidate must indulge the conversion factor that is used by the university. If there is no conversion factor specified by university, CGPA has to be converted into percentage by direct conversion i.e. divide the CGPA received by highest CGPA that is multiply the result by 100.
IIM has made the following exceptions for CAT 2021 eligibility criteria. Let’s read the following details:
Final-year candidate: CAT aspirants with “promotion or pass” instead of “awards of marks” certificate in the last two year of graduation must enter the “pass or promotion” option in the CAT registration form. Candidate must complete & submit the registration form irrespective of the requirement of minimum marks. This is only applicable to the aspirants who are in the final year of Graduation. This exception is applicable to the aspirants who will be graduating this year or are in the final year of graduation program.
Applicants graduated in 2020 & 2021: Due to the above mentioned point, consider that there will be different evaluation pattern which is adopted by different universities all over the country due to the pandemic. CAT 2021 committe has removed the minimum percentage criteria for appearing in CAT exam.
Documents to Upload During CAT Registration 2021
Candidates applying for CAT 2021 will be required to keep the following documents handy while filling the application form. The application form was available from August 4, 2021, to September 22, 2021. Before you start registering, make sure you must keep the following documents ready for smooth completion of the registration process. The candidate must upload the documents before September 22, 2021.
Let’s have a look at the below table that contains the list of all the documents that are highly essential during the registration procedure.
Class 10 mark sheet
Class 12 mark sheet
Marksheet of graduation or equivalent diploma
Candidates who are in the final year of graduation has to submit the mark sheet of the second year and final year certificate from the college
Details of work experience
Scanned images of signature and photograph
Certificate of category scanned
Details for payment of application fees like banking details, credit card etc.
List of IIM programs you wish to apply for
List of preferences for exam city and centre
PwD certificate as applicable
E-mail Id & mobile address.
Passport size photograph
Work experience certificate
All the above documents should be in the format and size to avoid unnecessary session expired errors. The below tables gives us an accurate idea of the size and format of documents.
Color Passport photograph
30 mm x 45 mm
JPEG/JPG in 150 px/inch Maximum 80 KB
Signature (Black/ Blue)
80 mm x 35 mm
JPEG/JPG in 150 px/inch Maximum 80 KB
PwD Certificate to be uploaded during CAT 2021 Registration
The candidate must download the certificate of disability form to fill up CAT exam registration 2021.
SC/ ST/ EWS/ NC-OBC Certificate to be uploaded during CAT registration 2021
Candidates must have to download official certification forms for the following: Scribe Affidavit Identification Affidavit Final year certificate NC-OBC certificate EWS Certificate SC/ST certificate
Format of Documents To Be Uploaded in CAT 2021
Aspirants who wish to apply for the CAT application form must apply until the CAT registration window closes. Candidates will be required to upload all the documents in CAT application form as per the guidelines prescribed by the IIM Ahmedabad. While filling online application form candidates will have to upload the photographs & documents as per the guidelines. Candidates who submit duly filled in CAT application form 2021 with the requisite fee will be considered eligible to appear for the exam.
Photograph: CAT registration form should not hold any photograph that is more than 6 month old and must have a white background.
EWS/NC-OBC/SC/ST Certificate: Candidate must download the certificate from the official CAT website. Candidate must enter all the required details and self-attest it. Candidate must scan the PDF document and upload the same while filling the application form.
PwD certificate: Aspirants need to download the certificate from the official website by enter the required information. Candidate need to self-attest it and scan the PDF document and upload it in the application form during registration procedure.
IIM Ahmedabad has extended the CAT registration for a week now. Applicants who are able to meet the CAT eligibility parameters must fill the form by September 22. CAT application window will close today at 5 PM. No delay must be followed by aspirants in registering successfully on the official portal as this will result in the cancellation of candidature.
Incomplete registration will not be marked submitted and admit cards will not be generated for candidates who fail to register successfully before the last date. CAT registration process is online so all the fields have to be paid online. Candidates who are in the final year of graduation can also apply for the same.
The whole CAT registration comprises 3 steps. All the steps involved in the registration procedure are explained below for better understanding. Filling up of CAT 2021 Registration & Application Form involves the following steps:
Registration to generate User ID and Password.
Logging in with your User ID and Password.
Filling up CAT application form & payment of CAT application fee.
How to Fill CAT 2021 Application Form?
IIM Ahmedabad is expected to open a CAT correction window by end of September but we suggest that candidates must check the information they are filling in the CAT form to avoid any mistakes. Invalid or incorrect details in the CAT application form can lead to the rejection of the form. Before applying for CAT, check the below registration steps:
CAT Registration- Generate User ID & Password
Candidates who are interested in applying to CAT 2021 are required to submit the online application form. Follow the steps as under to do CAT 2021 Registration and generate your User ID and Password:
Click on “Register” under ‘New Candidate Registration’
A new page will open. Read the instructions provided here carefully.
Enter the necessary details – Name, Date of Birth, Email Address, Country, and Mobile Number. Make sure you enter a valid/active email address and mobile number.
Click on “Generate OTP”.
You will be redirected to a new page where you will have to enter a captcha and check the box against the declaration statement.
Enter the OTP sent to your mobile number in the specified field and click on the validate the OTP option.
Submit your CAT 2021 registration & application form.
Once the registration is complete, you will receive your User ID and Password in your registered email address and mobile number. Note them down.
CAT 2021 Application Form- Login With Your User ID & Password
CAT 2021 application form can be filled after successful collection of user ID and password. This will help in carrying the procedure forward. After you have received your User ID and Password, follow ‘How to fill CAT 2021 application form step by step process:’
Visit the official website of CAT – iimcat.ac.in.
Click on “Login” under ‘Registered Candidate Login’.
Enter your User ID and Password.
Click on the “Login” button.
Filling Up Of CAT 2021- Application Form
Enter the following details after logging in to your account: a. Personal Details: i. Father’s/Husband’s/Guardian’s Name and Mother’s Name ii. Category of the Candidate iii. Nationality iv. Whether or Not a PwD Candidate
In the case of SC/ST/OBC-NC/PwD category, download the necessary certificate, enter the necessary details, self-attest the certificate, and scan it as a PDF document to be uploaded. In addition to this, you have to: – Provide your Communication Address – Postal Address, Alternate Email Address, Emergency Mobile Number – Upload scanned images of your Photograph, Signature, and SC/ST/NC-OBC and/or PwD certificates (as applicable).
The specifications for Photograph and Signature are as under: Photograph: Passport sized photo with white background not older than 6 months, 30mm X 45mm dimension Signature: 80 mm X 35 mm dimension The size of Photograph and Signature shouldn’t exceed 80 kb and the minimum resolution should be 150 px/inch. Both should be in .jpg or .jpeg format
b. Academic Details: i. SSC/10th/Equivalent Details – Aggregate of all subjects in the mark sheet irrespective of the regulation of the Board. ii. HSC/12th/Equivalent/Diploma Course Details – Aggregate of all subjects in the mark sheet irrespective of the regulation of the Board iii. Bachelor’s Degree Details – Aggregate as per the norms of the University/Board iv. Master ‘s Degree Details – v. Other Professional Degree Details – Aggregate for the degree in which you have scored the maximum.
c. Work Experience: Full-time work experience for all industry types in months
d. Programs: i. Programs ii. Interview City from the drop-down menu
e. Test Cities: Choice of six test cities in order of preference
Click on “Save & Continue” to go to the Payment section.
Verify if all the details entered by you are correct.
Select the Payment Mode from any of the three options available: a. Credit Card b. Debit Card c. Internet Banking/Wallets/Cash Cards.
Make the payment of the CAT application fee.
After successful payment, a message will be displayed on the screen. Take a screenshot of the same. A confirmation email will also be sent to you in your registered email address.
CAT 2021- Application Form Fee
The registration fee for the General category and SC, ST is different. The CAT application form fee for different categories are as under:
CAT Application Fee 2021
The registration fee will be non-refundable and the processing fee will also be charged. The mode of payment is online.
Candidates will be charged transaction fees on the mode of payment. Let us have a look at the below transaction charges for CAT 2021 registration.
Mode of payment
Credit card (Master or Visa)
1.20% of transaction amount & minimum amount is Rs 5
Credit Card (American Express)
2.85% of the transaction amount
Debit card ( Master or Visa)
0.75% of the transaction amount amount
Rs 20 for transaction
Other payment methods
PayU, Billdesk and Paytm
Preview CAT Registration 2021 Form
Candidates must preview the completed CAT 2021 form before paying the CAT registration fee as after paying the fees, the candidate can bring no change to the registration form. So, don’t forget to check the filled CAT 2021 application form before making payment.
Confirmation Email After Successful CAT Registration 2021
After paying the registration fee, candidates will receive a confirmation mail. This should be kept safe as this is proof of fee payment for CAT exam 2021 registration. The candidate will even receive a confirmation message that will be sent to the candidate’s registered mobile.
So, now you know everything about CAT application form 2021. We hope you do not face any difficulty while applying for the exam. Focus on your CAT preparation and finish the entire CAT syllabus most effectively.
Forgot CAT 2021 Login ID & Password?
Often it is seen that candidates forget the login ID and password, candidate must not panic as this can be retrieved easily. The candidate must click on the “Forgot user ID/ password” option and enter the registered email ID and the captcha to get the user Id.
The same procedure will be followed for retrieving the password.
Mistakes to Avoid During CAT 2021 Registration
Candidates who wish to fill the CAT 2021 application form must remember the following points during the CAT registration procedure. These includes:
It is mandatory to fill all the details that are marked “*” during CAT registration.
Candidate must ensure that there are no spelling errors as some fields cannot be edited later.
Candidate must click on “Save & Continue” after completing each section of CAT form.
As CAT form can be filled in several sessions, it is essential to save the information after each session.
Any changes or correction can be made until the form payment fees point arises. Editing cannot be done further after this point.
There will be no change in section after CAT registers, so be careful when registration to avoid mistakes.
Before the final submission of CAT 2021, double check all the fields filled in order to make sure that details in CAT exam matches the educational documents.
CAT Registration 2021: Key Points
Eligible aspirants must use the recommended browsers i.e. Mozilla Firefox or Google chrome for faing any issue during the registration procedure.
Candidate must keep the required documents ready in order to make any delay in the time of registration.
Candidate must keep all the academic details and certificate ready for smooth procedure of the CAT registration.
Aspirants must ensure that they have the right photo, signature and required document with right specification for quick uploading.
Before the submission, aspirant must give a quick review at the details filled by them.
Choose the selection centers and decide the order of prefrence. Select convenient and easily accessible centre.
CAT Application Form 2021: Correction Window
Common Admission Test will be conducted on November 28, 2021. Aspirants can make corrections in uploading images of photograph, signature and can even change the test city choice according to the applicants choice. CAT correction window is open for candidates who have successfully filled the CAT form and paid the fees. Candidates who have committed any mistake in the CAT form must edit the CAT form within specific time. Candidates who have made a mistake in the email ID, birth date, mobile number will have to register again. If candidates face any issue in the CAT form must contact the CAT help desk.
CAT Application Form 2021: How To Make Corrections
CAT application form 2021 can be edited after successful submission of the form and when the correction window open. The application correction window will open Tomorrow ( Sep 25). The last date to make corrections in the CAT application form is September 27, 2021. Candidates who wish to make any corrections in the CAT application form must follow the below mentioned steps:
Candidate must visit the official website.
Click on tab of “Existing user”.
Candidate must enter the login credentials i.e. User ID & Password and then click on “Login” tab.
Candidate must change the images of photograph & signature and make further changes in the test city.
After making all the changes, candidate must click on Save option.
After this, candidate must download the modified CAT registration form.
Un-editable Details in CAT Exam Registration 2021
Aspirants who have filled CAT application form must make a note of the field that cannot be edited after submission of the application form. These includes:
Candidates will not be able to edit personal details entered during registration after confirming submission. This includes candidate name, Date of birth, email address, mobile number.
If candidate has committed any mistake in the above field, then candidate will have to register again with a new valid email id.
Details entered in latest CAT 2021 registration will be considered and candidates will be issued admit card on that basis.
Failure in re-registration may end in cancellation of the candidature.
Editable Details in CAT Application Form
Candidates who have committed any mistake must make corrections in the fields such as personal details, address details, educational details, test city preferences.
Applicants must note that the changes in CAT application form can be made from September 25 to September 27, 2021.
CAT Application Form 2021: Errors to Avoid
CAT 2021 application form can be edited after submission when the correction window opens. The application form correction window allows candidates to edit only a few edits so it is better to fill the form error-free in the first attempt.
Candidate must keep one functional email ID and phone number for getting all the updates regarding CAT registration.
Candidate must select CAT test city carefully as once the exam centre is allotted.
Candidate must slect the six cities in order of 1-6.
During the registration procedure, candidate must select the IIMs carefully.
Accurate academic documents for Class 10, 12 and Graduation must be uploaded.
Enter work experience details carefully as this will be kept in notice while shortlisting students for IIMs.
Candidate must upload valid caste certificate along with the application form.
Do’s & Don’t For Uploading CAT 2021 Photograph
Candidates who are willing to fill the application form must consider the following Do’s and Don’t regarding the uploading of photographs for smooth completion of the application form. Let’s have a look at the below instructions:
Do’s with CAT Photograph
Candidate’s photograph must be latest one i.e. it should nit be old than six months.
The background in the photograph should be white.
Candidate must be facing towards the camera and face should be clearly visible.
In the photograph, eyes, nose and hair of candidate must be visible.
In the passport size photograph, the shoulders of the candidate must also be visible.
Photo must be clicked by a professional photographer.
Don’t with CAT Photograph
Candidate must not upload the pictures that have a landscape background.
Picture that is not straight will lead to cancellation of application form.
Photograph in which candidate is not facing in straight will not be acceptable.
Self-taken photographs or selfies are not acceptable in the application form.
Candidate should not edit their photographs by adding filgters into them.
No shadow in the photograph is acceptable.
CAT 2021 Signature Details:
Candidate needs to sign with black pen on white paper.
Candidate must ensure that they do the right signature. If the signature does not match with the attendance sheet then the candidate is considered disqualified.
What’s New in CAT 2021?
CAT exam will be conducted considering the pandemic guidelines and candidates have to prescribe for following physical distancing & safety precautions. Few changes have been incorporated for the CAT exam:
CAT eligibility criteria of scoring 50% marks in Graduation has been relaxed for aspirants pursuing bachelor’s degree in pandemic years.
Applicant just have to mention pass or promotion in the graduation score column.
Total exam centers has been incraesed to 159 cities and the exam will be conducted in three slots.
This year even Srinagar in J&K has been added in the list of CAT test centres. Applicants must choose it as prefrred test city.
CAT Application Process: 5 Major Changes
In comparison to the previous years, few changes have been observed in the application form. This includes:
CAT 2021 Registration fee is increased by 10%. The CAT application fee for General Category is Rs 2200 and For unreserved category is Rs 1100.
Choice of test cities in Delhi NCR is now split into individual test cities such as Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad etc.
Candidates can now choose 6 test cities.
Your work experience after graduation willl be calculated.
CAT 2021- Exam Pattern
CAT 2021 exam will be conducted through online mode, i.e., CBT. In this, both objective and subjective questions will be asked. The total duration of the exam has been reduced to 120 minutes. The marking scheme of this includes that three marks will be given for the correct answer and one mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. Let’s check the CAT exam pattern
CAT exam duration
Total number of questions
No of the questions in the VARC sections
No of the questions in the DILR section
No of the questions in the QA sections
Perks For Women Candidates
CAT is a national-level entrance exam that is mainly conducted for candidates who are seeking admission into MBA management courses. Female candidates get an opportunity to take the test in their domicile city. This encourages candidates to take the test eagerly and invites more participation from both genders without bias. This aims at enhancing the gender diversity in IIMs.
CAT 2021- Marking Scheme
Candidates appearing for the CAT 2021 on November 28, 2021, must know about the CAT marking scheme.
CAT Marking scheme
Correct answer: 3 marks Wrong answer: -1 Unanswered question: no marks No negative marking for Non-MCQs
What After Filling the CAT Application Form 2021?
After successfully filling the CAT application form, the candidate must download the admit card on October 27, 2021. IIM Ahmedabad will release CAT 2021 admit card online. The candidate must visit the official website and enter the CAT login details for downloading the same. It is highly mandatory to carry IIM CAT admit card on the exam day.
CAT admit card 2021 will not be required only at the exam center but also in some of the procedures post CAT 2021. CAT admit card contains several details such as name, CAT 2021 exam center, CAT 2021 time slot, category, CAT registration number, password, exam center instructions, authorized candidate signatory, declaration form, candidate’s photograph. The personal details have to be carefully checked at the time of release in order to ensure that there is no mistakes.
CAT Registration 2021: Instructions for Reserved Category Students
Candidates who belong to the reserved category must follow the below instructions. These include:
CAT 2021 application form will contain the certificate upload option.
Submission of reserved category form is mandatory. Download EWS, NC-OBC, SC/ST certificate from CAT official website.
Candidate must fill & self-attest and scan PDF document and upload the same on CAT website.
Candidates who are applying under the category of Person with Disability category must download the certificate by entering the required information and self-attest along with scaning the same as PDF document to upload the certificate.
Candidate must select details under PwD category i.e. wheelchair support and scribe requirement.
If candidate is using scribe to write the exam for you, fill the scribe affidavit form available on the CAT website.
CAT 2021- Candidate Helpdesk
Students with any doubts regarding the application process or eligibility details can contact the officials between 9 A.M to 6 P.M from Monday to Saturday. The contact details are:
Frequently Asked Questions on CAT Registration & Application
While filling the registration form or applying for CAT a lot of questions arise in a candidate’s mind. Here we have listed them:
Q: Can candidate cancel CAT registration form after making mistakes in CAT application form? Ans: Candidates cannot cancel CAT registration form, candidates who have committed any mistake in email ID, name, date of birth, phone number will have to create one. Candidates who have paid the application fee will not be refunded.
Q: What is CAT 2021 form correction date? Ans: CAT 2021 Form correction window will be activated from September 25 to September 27, 2021.
Q: Can candidate modify the percentage if candidate has written wrong percentage? Ans: Candidates can modify the details when the CAT correction window opens. CAT application correction window will be activated from September 25 to September 27, 2021.
Q: Do candidates have to carry CAT registration form to the examination center? Ans: No, applicants don’t have to use the hard copy of the CAT registration form as a gateway for the examination center. Applicants will have to produce CAT admit card. Students are advised to carefully preserve the admit card as this acts as a gateway for entry to the exam venue.
Q: How can candidate make corrections in CAT application form? Ans: Candidates can make correction in the CAT application form by visiting the official website and clicking on the “existing user” tab. Candidates will have to enter the login credentials and then candidate can modify the photograph, signature and test city. After making all the corrections, candidate must save the changes.
Solve a sufficient number of CAT practice questions for every topic and take CAT mock tests regularly. You can take the Bank PO Mock Test Series of Embibe at the initial stages of your preparation as some sections of the CAT exam is similar to that of the banking paper. But eventually, you will have to get used to the level of the actual exam.
In the above article, we have mentioned complete details about CAT application 2021. Candidates must check all the details such as application mode, eligibility, dates, etc. Candidates are advised to fill their application form carefully to avoid any kind of mistakes. In this article, you can check the step-by-step procedure to apply for CAT 2021.
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