Simplified Guidelines to Register Online for CAT 2016

Step 1

Registration (Be Careful!) Go to & click - Register Now!
As you cannot change the information provided on this page so be very careful in filling information. Following information is required on this page:
Name Write name as it appears in your 10/12th certificate.
E mail address Write a valid e-mail address (you will receive user ID on this e mail ID only).
Mobile Write 10 digit valid mobile number (you will receive your password on this number only). Date of Birth -Use the calendar icon to select the correct date.

Step 2

Log in using ID & Password, Complete Application Form & Make Payment You must enter the site using the ID & Password (Sent to you via email & Mobile). Once you log on you have to complete five sections of the application form:
  1. Personal Details
  2. Academics
  3. Work Experience
  4. IIMPrograms.
  5. Payment.

Personal Details

The field marked with * are mandatory here. The required information here is Father's / Husband's Name, Mother's Name. Other Personal Details Category, Nationality, Gender, Disability (if any).

Communication Address

Write your complete address & PIN code. In case the name of your city does not figure in the list, select others. Once you select others, a box will appear. Here you can enter the desired city name.

Upload Documents

Photograph & Scanned Signatures:

Please Upload the scanned image of your passport photo within the dimensions of 30mm X 45mm. Also, upload the scanned image of your signature within the dimensions of 80mm X 35mm. The documents file format should be a .jpg or .jpeg and the file size should not be more than 80KB each. The image should be clear with a minimum resolution of 150px/inch. The photo should not be more than 6 months old and should have a white background.

NC-OBC/SC/ST Certificate:

Download the Certificate from the CAT Website, enter the required information and attest signatures from the appropriate authorities, self-attest, and scan as PDF document to upload

  • Academics SSC / 10th Percentage & Board

    Write 10th / SSC %age marks up to two decimal points e.g.: 56.63 Select the name of SSC / 10th board & year of completion. The aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the mark sheet / grade sheet will be considered (including optional subjects) irrespective of the board's regulation.
  • 12th / HSC %age / Board & Stream

    Write 12th / HSC %age marks up to two decimal points e.g.: 56.63 Select the name of 12th / HSC board & year of completion. The aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the mark sheet / grade sheet will be considered (including optional subjects) irrespective of the boards regulation. Those who have done diploma course after 10th must write the diploma details in this space. Tick the applicable discipline in 12th
  • Bachelors degree %age if complete / Incomplete

    Calculate your degree %age up to two decimal points. Tick complete only if you have cleared all the subjects in your graduation and you have certificates for the same. Tick Incomplete in case you are in final year / you have a compartment or re-appear in any of your graduation subjects / if you have given all the graduation papers but result is not yet declared. Select incomplete if you are in the final year of integrated master’s program. If you have Ticked the bachelor’s degree complete then add all the marks obtained in all the subjects and divide it by the total to reach at the percentage marks (average of all the subjects you have appeared in the graduation). If you have ticked the bachelor’s incomplete then add all the marks obtained in all the subjects till pre-final year / all the subjects which you have cleared (if compartment or re-appear case) and divide it by the total to reach at the Percentage marks (average of all the subjects you have cleared in the graduation). If compartment, then exclude the compartment paper / s & then calculate percentage.
  • Type of University, State of University, Name of University & Discipline

    Select the applicable type of University. Write the name & state of university as applicable. Select the applicable graduation discipline. Select “Others” if your exact discipline / degree name is not in the options listed. In this case, once you select “others”, a box will appear. Here you can enter the desired information.
  • Masters degree %age in different years

    Write your master degree %age & discipline if applicable. Otherwise leave it blank if it is not applicable. We suggest you not to mention about your masters degree if you have just enrolled for the same in current session.
  • Professional Course

    Applicable only if you are doing CA / CS / ICWA & have cleared at least inter. Otherwise select “No”
  • Work Experience & Sectors

    Mention Work experience only if it is i)after graduation & ii) is paid & Full time. Calculate no of months till 31st July, 2016. Do not mention fudged work experience if you have not worked at all. You might get in to trouble at interview stage. Any work experience which is less than one year does not carry great significance. Select the relevant sector/s of your work experience if any. Click “Save & Continue” if you do not have any work experience.
  • Application to Programs of IIMs

    All Students Must Select (except those only interested in PhD): IIM Ahmedabad PGP, IIM Amritsar PGP, IIM Bangalore PGP, IIM Bodh Gaya PGP, IIM Calcutta PGP PGDM, IIM Indore PGP, IIM Indore PGP Mumbai, IIM Jammu PGP, IIM Kashipur PGP, IIM Kozhikode PGP, IIM Lucknow PGP, IIM Nagpur PGP IIM Raipur PGP, IIM Ranchi PGDHRM, IIM Ranchi PGDM, IIM Rohtak PGP, IIM Sambalpur PGP, IIM Sirmaur PGP, IIM Tiruchirappalli, PGP IIM Udaipur PGP, IIM Visakhapatnam PGP, RGIIM Shillong PGP Optional Programs: Students who have agriculture / dairy / food tech / strong interest in agriculture must also select ABM programs. Students having more than 2 years experience must see eligibility criterion for executive programs on respective IIM websites. IIM Ahmedabad PGP FABM, IIM Bangalore PGP EM , IIM Indore EPGP , IIM Kashipur EPGPM , IIM Lucknow PGP ABM, IIM Lucknow PGPSM, IIM Raipur PGPWE, IIM Rohtak EPGP, RGIIM Shillong PGPEX, IIM Tiruchirappalli PGPBM Fellow Programs (Ph D): IIM Ahmedabad FPM, IIM Bangalore PGP PM, IIM Bangalore FPM, IIM Calcutta FPM, IIM Indore FPM, IIM Kashipur FPM, IIM Kozhikode FPM, IIM Lucknow FPM, IIM Raipur EFPM, IIM Raipur FPM, IIM Ranchi FPM, IIM Rohtak FPM, RGIIM Shillong FPM, IIM Tiruchirappalli FPM,IIM Udaipur FPM, IIM Kashipur EFPM
  • Application Form Section 4: Programmes (Contd.)

    Interview City
    Select the city choice for IIMs mentioned which is nearest to your location if you get a call from IIMs.
    Candidates applying for PGP / PGDM courses at the following IIMs are requested to select the same interview city for all the selections. 1. IIM Kashipur 2. IIM Raipur 3. IIM Ranchi 4. IIM Rohtak 5. IIM Tiruchirappalli 6. IIM Udaipur 7. IIM Jammu
    Exam Centre City Preferences
    You can select any four preferred cities for the CAT 2016 examination. However, city allocation will be subject to availability. Following are the available test cities: Agra, Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Ajmer, Allahabad, Alwar, Ambala, Amravati, Anand, Asansol, Aurangabad, Aurangabad, Bahadurgarh, Balasore, Banglore, Bareilly, Belgaum, Berhampur, Bhilai, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bidar, Burdwan, Chandigarh, Chennai, Chikballapur, Chittoor, Cochin, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Davanagere, Dehradun, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Durgapur, Faridabad, Fatehgarh Sahib, Gandhinagar, Gaya, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hassan, Hooghly, Howrah, Hyderabad, Indore, Itanagar, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jalgaon, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jodhpur, Kalyani, Kanpur, Karim Nagar, Kasaragod, Khammam, Khanna, Kolar, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kollam, Kota, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madgaon, Madurai, Malappuram, Mandya, Mangalore, Mathura, Meerut, Mohali, Mumbai(Mumbai,Navi Mumbai,Thane), Muzaffarpur, Mysore, Nagpur, Namakkal, Nanded, Nashik, Nellore, New Delhi, Noida, Palwal, Panipath, Pathankot, Patiala, Patna, Phagwara, Port Blair, Puducherry, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ramnagara, Ranchi, Ratnagiri, Rohtak, Roorkee, Ropar, Rourkela, Sagar, Sambalpur, Sangrur, Satara, Shillong, Shimoga, Sikar, Silchar, Siliguri, Simla, Solapur, Sonipath, Surat, Thanjavur, Thrissur, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelvelli, Tirupati, Trivandrum, Tumkur, Udaipur, Udupi, Vadodara, Varanasi, Verna, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
  • You can pay using Net Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card. Try to make payment using Net Banking or Debit Card as the transaction processing fee is nominal. The transaction fee is very high for credit cards. Enter “Captcha code”, select ‘I Agree’ & click on “Submit & Pay”. From here you will be redirected to Payment Gateway for Payment. Please Note: We advise you to thoroughly check the first four sections before proceeding to Payment section. Once payment is made you cannot edit any part of the information provided in the form. Any wrong information may lead to rejection of your candidature at later stage