How to Register for CAT Exam?

Published On: 26 Aug 2011

 | Last Updated On: 12 Aug 2014

CAT 2014Common Admission Test (CAT) is one of the key tests for obtaining admissions into management courses in India. The Indian Institute of Management conducts the CAT Aptitude Test every year. The CAT 2014 will be conducted in four sessions at 354 examination centers spread across 99 cities on Sunday, November 16, 2014 and Saturday, November 22, 2014.

How to apply for CAT exam 2014 -

You can register for CAT 2014 from the official CAT 2014 website between the period of Wednesday, August 06, 2014 and Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

Registration steps to CAT 2014 are as follows:

  • Register to create a profile
  • Login with system generated user ID and password
  • Submit application which includes filling details and making an online payment

Upon creating a profile, you will receive a user ID on email and password on your mobile number. Using these credentials you can log in as existing user to fill out the application form.

Step 1: Registration to get User ID and Password -

On the website,, click on ‘Register Now’ for creating your user profile. The registration form window will open in your browser to create your user profile. The entries on this form cannot be changed once submitted, hence, ensure that you enter the required information correctly.

Within minutes of submitting the registration form, you will receive a user ID on the registered email address from the Administrator with the subject line CAT 2014 login details. Ensure that you check your mailbox immediately and that it is not considered as spam mail.

You will also receive the login password as an SMS on the registered mobile number from sender LM=IIMCAT. Using these credentials, ypu may proceed to complete your application for CAT 2014by clicking on the link given in the email. You may also login form the CAT website.

Login to CAT website: Using the system generated user ID and password received, you can login as “Existing User” on the website and fill the application form for CAT 2014.

Step 2: Fill Application Form -

The application form is categorised into the following five sections:

  • Personal Details
  • Academics
  • Work Experience
  • Programs
  • Payment

Read the instructions at the start of the form before you begin filling the information. You can save and exit the form any number of times to edit and complete later or save and continue each section till you submit the application. However, you will not be allowed to continue, if mandatory information is not filled or the required certificates are not uploaded.

Once you have completed the last section, i.e. payment, your application to CAT 2014 is considered complete and you will receive a confirmation mail. Post this, changes to any information provided on the application form is not possible. However, you may print or save the form from the website.

Payment - A general/NC-OBC candidate will be charged Rs. 1600/- while an SC/ST /PWD (DA) candidate will be charged Rs. 800/- to take the CAT 2014 examination. The CAT 2014 payment partner, BillDesk, will be displayed. On this page, you have various options to make the payment for the examination.

Post successful transaction of your payment, you will be redirected back to the CAT 2014 website. A payment successful message will be displayed on the screen along with the payment transaction number.

Application Confirmation Email - You will also receive a confirmation email stating the successful submission of your CAT 2014 application within a few minutes. The email will also contain communication on additional details such as admit card download window.

Application Summary - Going forward, when you log onto the CAT website as an existing user, you will see the application summary window with two tabs:

  • Application Summary: Read only view of the details you have entered.
  • Download Application Form: Download the application summary to save or print.

For more CAT information, please visit here.

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