CAT Exam Application Form 2018: Registration Process Started, Steps to Complete Application Form

Published on : 8th August 2018    Author : Nandita Gupta
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The Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta has extended the last date for CAT 2018 registration. Candidates can now apply for the management entrance test till 26th September 2018.

“CAT 2018 Registration ends on Sep 26, 2018 (5:00 PM), Wednesday.” reads the official notification on IIM CAT 2018 website.

Earlier, the last date for registration was 19th September 2018.

The online registration process for the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2018 has started on 8th August 2018. The CAT registration process is online and applications for the exam will not be accepted through any other mode. IIM Calcutta is the exam conducting authority for this year’s exam which is scheduled to be held on 25th November 2018 (Sunday).

CAT is a national level exam conducted every year by the Indian Institutes of Management on a rotational basis. Candidates seeking admission in management courses offered by top B schools have to qualify CAT for getting admission. Qualifying the exam is a dream for many aspirants who wish to pursue MBA from top B-Schools. The article below will give you detailed guidelines about the commencement of registration, application process and other relevant information related to CAT 2018 exam.

Overview of CAT Exam 2018



CAT notification released on

29th July 2018

CAT Registration Process

8th August 2018

CAT application form last date

26th September 2018 till 5 PM

CAT application form correction

4th week of September 2018

CAT admit card release date

24th October 2018 onwards

CAT exam

25th November 2018 (Sunday)

CAT 2018 Registration – Important Documents

Here are the important documents that candidates must keep in hand in order to speed up the registration process:

  • Marksheet of class X, XII, and Bachelor’s degree.
  • Scanned images of signature and photograph. Make sure the photograph is not more than 6 months old and must have a white background. Photograph and signature size ≤ 80Kb.
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Disability certificate (if applicable)

CAT 2018 Important Instructions

To ensure successful submission of CAT exam application form, here are some points you need to keep in mind while filling in the application form:

The fields that are marked with (*) are compulsory to fill.

  • Aspirants need to upload the scanned copy of their original documents along with a recent and clear passport size photograph in the stated columns.
  • Do not move to the next page without clicking on the “Save and continue” button.
  • The aspirants can continue to fill the application even after logging out only if the previous information was saved.
  • The aspirants must make a clear understanding of what information they have furnished and check the application multiple times to avoid rejection of the application.
  • The aspirants should use the mouse to move ahead in the next field/column instead of the tab key.

CAT Exam 2018 Application Procedure

Here are the steps that you need to follow for filing the CAT application form 2018 accurately:

  • Visit the official website –
  • Find the link to apply for the exam and click it.
  • Complete the CAT registration process by providing your Email Id and mobile number.
  • Your username and password will be sent to your registered mobile number and the email id.
  • Log in with the given username and password.
  • The application form is divided into 5 sections – personal details, academic details, work experience (if any), list of programmes and payment. You have to fill out all the sections carefully avoiding mistakes and make payment of the application fee.
  • Once the application is completed, submit it and do take a print out of the confirmation page for future reference. 

CAT 2018 Exam Application Fee

The application fee for General and OBC students is ₹ 1900/- and for SC/ST/PwD is ₹ 950/-