CAT 2018 Registration related FAQs

Online registration for CAT 2018 opens on Wednesday, 8th August 2018 and closes on Wednesday, 26th September 2018 05:00 p.m.

Candidates with improper/blur photographs can login and re-upload their photograph from 27th September 2018 (10:00 AM) to 30th September 2018 (5:00 PM). This is valid only for those candidates who have paid applicable Registration Fee and have registered successfully for CAT 2018 before the specified deadline.

The fee is Rs.1,900/- for General , NC-OBC and all other Candidates. However, if you belong to the SC/ST/PWD (DA) category the applicable fee is Rs.950./-

No. You must provide a valid and unique email address. All correspondence pertaining to CAT 2018 and subsequent information during the selection stages of the respective IIMs will be communicated to the registered email address.

List of exam cities will be available on the CAT website before the start of registration. You can view the Exam cities on here

You cannot edit personal details (Date of birth, email address, mobile number etc.) entered during registration once you confirm the submission. 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 nullification of your candidature. It is recommended to preview your application form before submission to ensure all the details are correct.

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

If the registration website is not accessible for any reason, please close the Internet browser (delete browsing history, cache & cookies of the web browser) and try again. Also, ensure that you are using the correct version of the Internet browser recommended:

The Registration/Application form is best viewed in Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers.
Contact the CAT Helpdesk for more instructions:

You must enter your changed name and provide the supporting documents for change of name at the time of examination, interview, and admission.

As per CAT 2018 eligibility criteria, you have to give percentage according to your university norms.

As per the CAT 2018 eligibility criteria, you must provide the Aggregate Percentage up to the last marks statement received from the University.

After successful registration, you can use the system generated User ID and Password to log in to the website. Upon logging in, you will first see the Registration Summary page. Click on Go to Application Form. This will direct you to the application form page.

If you have not received the password or have lost the SMS, click the Forgot User ID/Password option on the Existing User login page. You will be prompted to enter your registered Email ID and a Captcha string. The new password will be sent on your registered email address.

Note: Regenerated passwords will not be sent as an SMS.

1. If you have chosen NC-OBC or SC or ST as the category, then you need to upload the relevant certificate.
2. If you are a PwD category applicant, then you need to upload the relevant PwD certificate

You need to use the most recent message you have received from us. In case you are not able to login you can simply use your user id and click in forgot password. You will receive the new password through email on your registered email id.

If your university’s name does not appear in the drop down, you may select option as “Others” from the drop down.

The FAQs, online guides, and videos are designed to enable self-learning. You are requested to use these tools to guide you through the entire process and help answer most of your queries. In case you still face issues, the CAT Candidate Helpdesk is available by phone, Monday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. To 6:00 p.m.

The CAT Candidate Helpdesk is closed on Sundays and on National/Public holidays.

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