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September 25, 2023

CAT 2023 Registration Closed on Sept 21 with 3.30 Lakh candidates; Error Correction Window Open from September 25 for 3 Days; Check Type of errors and the Process to Edit


Last chance to register and apply for CAT 2023 has closed at 11 AM on September 21, 2023 with all time high registration numbers. CAT 2023 exam registrations have gone up by 30% at 3.30 lakh candidates from 2.55 lakh last year. Besides this is the highest number of CAT registrations so far. CAT aspirants are like to face greater competition than earlier. However, the number of seats in IIMs have also gone up substantially and more MBA colleges like IIM Mumbai and IIFT have joined as CAT accepting colleges for MBA admission 2024.   



CAT 2023 exam date is Sunday, November 26, 2023 and the exam will be conducted in 3 slots in 160 cities on the same day.

CAT 2023 Registrations: Key Highlights

  • CAT 2023 Registrations go up by 30% as compared to last year – highest increase so far
  • Total CAT Registration Numbers 2023 are 3.3 lakhs as against 2.55 lakhs last year
  • CAT 2023 has witnessed highest number of registrations since inception of CAT exam
  • 75000 More Candidates applied for CAT 2023 as compared to CAT 2022
  • 1.17 Lakh (38%) Female Candidates have registered for CAT 2023 out of 3.3. lakhs
  • Sharing with, CAT convener has attributed this rise to Efforts of the entire CAT team in sending timely reminders to the candidates, media outreach/publicity especially tier-II & small cities, growing interest among youth about management education, addition of more number of test cities this year, more number of non-IIM institutes accepting CAT scores

CAT Application Error Correction: Open from September 25

After the closure of the CAT registration window, a very short CAT application edit window of 3 days is  made available to the registered applicants. Candidates can edit the following fields in the CAT 2023 application form (if required) only once:

  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Test City Preferences

This option will be valid only for those candidates who have paid the applicable registration fee and have registered successfully for CAT 2023 within the specified deadline.


CAT 2023 registration last date was extended to September 21 till 11 AM, 2023 from earlier Sept 13. CAT exam convener Prof Sanjeet Singh had also confirmed that CAT deadline will not be extended again and had urged the test takers to register well in advance to have a hassle-free registration during the extended period instead of waiting for the last minute to avoid last-minute technical glitches. CAT 2023 exam date is Sunday, November 26, 2023 and the exam will be conducted in 3 slots in 160 cities on the same day.


Conducted by one of the old IIMs on annual basis, Common Admission Test (CAT) is the mandatory exam for MBA Admission 2024 in 21 IIMs – including the recently added IIM Mumbai. From this year IIFT will also accept CAT exam score apart from FMS, SPJIMR, IITs, MDI among others. 

CAT 2023

CAT 2023 Registration Steps at a Glance

CAT 2023 conducting IIM Lucknow had shared following three registration steps with CAT registration 2023: latest changes

  • Register to generate CAT User ID and Password
  • Log in with the generated User ID and Password to fill in the Application form.
  • Submit Application form after entering details and making online payment to complete the registration and application process.

Key Points to Note during CAT 2023 Exam Registration & Application Process

  • During registration, the mobile number and email address provided by the you will be verified through an OTP sent to that mobile number and email address
  • Once the OTP is verified, the User ID and the Password will be sent on the registered email address and or on the registered mobile number to complete the registration process.
  • You can complete the application form in a single session or in multiple sessions
  • Save your current completed CAT application pages and login later to complete the remaining Application Form
  • Once the payment is made and the Application Form is submitted, you cannot make any changes
  • You can only view and print the CAT 2023 Application Form after submitting it

Conducted by one of the older IIMs by rotation, CAT is the mandatory exam for MBA admission in 21 IIMs, FMS Delhi, IIFT Delhi/Kolkata, SPJIMR Mumbai, MDI Gurugram, IITs, and other top B-schools in India offering MBA/PGDM programmes 

CAT Registration 2023: Latest Changes

Before you proceed for CAT 2023 Registration, diarise the following 5 key changes in the registration and application process to complete your application form hassle free.

  1. Two OTPs for Registration: You will receive 2 OTP messages this year at the first step of registration process- one on your Mobile and other on your mail Id. Verify both of them
  2. Photo Size 1200x1200 Pixels: Don’t be misled by the prescribed photo size as given on the relevant photo upload page which is 30x45 pixels. This size is not accepted by CAT exam centre and page will not move forward. The actual size needed is 1200x1200 pixels within 1 MB. So, check and upload carefully
  3. Academic Percentage of Marks: Earlier CAT application forms used to calculate the percentage of marks obtained in class 10 & 12 automatically when you entered maximum marks and marks obtained. However, for CAT 2023, you need to manually calculate your percentage and enter in the relevant column.
  4. Delhi NCR Cities Clubbed: In CAT 2023 application form, Faridabad and Gurgaon are treated as one city in Haryana; Noida and Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh are also treated as one city. Earlier, they were treated as separate cities. Now if you opt for any combination, you may be allotted either of the two cities
  5. CAT Exam Registration Fee Increased: IIMs have increased CAT 2023 registration fees to Rs.2400 from earlier Rs.2300

Read below and understand the how and when to Register and apply for CAT 2023, key documents required for registration, CAT Exam Fees  

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Table of Contents

1. How to Register for CAT 2023

2. CAT Exam 2023 Registration: Step by Step Process

3. CAT Exam Registration 2023: Getting Ready for the Process

4. How to Upload Photograph & Signature in CAT Registration Form 2023?

5. Ten Key Documents for CAT Registration 2023

6. Eligibility Criteria to Register for CAT 2023

7. Why to Register for CAT 2023? Importance of CAT Exam

8. CAT 2023 Registration Guide

9.  CAT 2023 Registration Process: 5 Major Changes

10. How to Avoid mistake in Registration Process? 10 Points for Error Free Application Submission 

11. CAT 2023 Registration Dates

12. CAT Registration Trends

13. How to Select Correct CAT Exam Photo Size to Upload on CAT Application Form 

14. CAT FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions on CAT Registration

1. How to Register for CAT 2023? CAT 2023 Registration Highlights

Now, coming to the most important point -- how you should Register for the CAT 2023 exam. CAT Registration 2023 highlights are as below and the process can be completed easily following this step by step guide:

1. Login to CAT website and Create Profile
2. Fill in the Registration & Application Form in following steps
2.1 Fill in Personal Details in Application Form
2.2 Submit Academic Details from Class 10 onwards
2.3 Fill in your Work Experience
2.4 Select IIMs & Programmes that you wish to apply
2.5 Select your Preferred CAT Exam Cities ( IIMs offer a choice of 6 test cities)
3. Make Online payment of CAT Registration Fee 


Refer image below. We will give you all the details on how to register for CAT 2023 and will take you through step by step process as below:


CAT Registration


The CAT exam pattern comprises of the combination of MCQs and Non-MCQs to provide level playing field to the students of all streams. 

2. CAT Exam 2023 Registration: Step by Step Process

As you proceed to register for CAT 2023, you can easily complete the registration form. CAT exam registration process is given below with step by step process:

Step1: Login to CAT website to Create your Profile

First step is to visit Official CAT Website -- Look for section that says ‘New Candidate Registration’. You need to click this button to Register as New User. Once you click ‘Register’, a new page titled ‘Register to get User ID and Password’ will open at CAT 2023 official website.

Image 1: New Candidate Registration Button

CAT home page

Step-1.1: Register to Get User ID & Password

On ‘Register to get User ID and Password’ Page (see image below), enter your Name, Date of Birth, Email, Country, and Mobile Number. Then, click ‘Generate OTP’ button. You will get one-time OTP on Mobile as well as on your Email. This you need to verify. After verification you will get CAT 2023 user Id and password. Save it and use to login to fill CAT 2023 main Application Form. You also need to click on ‘I agree’ box in Declaration section. Refer image 1.1 below.

1.1: ‘Register to get User ID and Password’

CAT Fill Registration

1.2: Registration Successful

Immediately on completion of CAT exam registration page, you will get the message ‘Registration Successful’ along with the CAT 2023 User Id and Password. You will have to use the CAT user ID and Password to complete your CAT application form


CAT Fill Registration

Step-2: Begin to Complete CAT 2023 Application Form in Steps as below:

Once you have completed Step 1 as above you need to login at 'Registered candidate login' window on, as below. Make sure that you enter correct ID and password. In case of doubt, click on Forgot CAT 2023 User Id and Password. It will retrieve the same. After login, you will be directed to fill in the details in your CAT application as in steps below.   


CAT Personal Details

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Step-2.1: Fill in Personal Details in Application Form

First, fill your personal details like parents' name, gender, category, nationality, communication address among others. Then, you also need to upload your Photograph, Signature and Caste Certificate.

Important Guidelines to Upload Documents in CAT Form 2023

  • Upload the scanned image of passport size photo within the dimension of 1200 X 1200 pixels
  • Upload the scanned image of signature within the dimensions of 80mm X 35mm
  • Documents file format should be a .jpg or .jpeg
  • File size should not be more than 80KB each
  • Image should be clear with a minimum resolution of 150px/inch
  • Your Photo should not be more than 6 months old
  • Photo should have a white background
  • You will need the same photograph to be affixed on the admit card on the day of the test

CAT Academics

Step-2.2: Fill in Academic Details from Class 10 onwards

After filling your Personal Details, next you will be directed to fill in all your academics beginning from Class 10 onwards like exam taken, Board/University, marks obtained, maximum marks, percentage of marks among others in the CAT 2023 form . The details of professional degree, if any are to be entered on

this page.


CAT Programmes

Step-2.3: Fill the Work Experience obtained after Graduation

After filling your Academic Details, next page on registration form that opens, is for work experience. If you are a candidate with work experience that you have earned after graduation, enter your experience in months as on 31st July 2023. Select which all industries (like Banking, Auto, IT…) you have worked and enter months of employment.


Select IIM Programmes

Step-2.4: Select IIM Programmes & Interview Cities

This registration page requires you to select preferred Programmes offered by 20 IIMs. It is advisable to check your eligibility and then choose the programmes for which you are eligible. For example, if you are eligible for IIM Ahmedabad PGP programme, you may not be eligible for its FABM or executive programmes. So, select the best IIM programmes and then select the IIM Interview City for that programme from the respective drop down menu.

CAT Registration Fee

Step-2.5 Select Test Cities

You can select 6 most preferred test cities out of 155 cities in which CAT 2023 exam is scheduled. CAT Center 2023 will make all out efforts to allot you your first preferred test city. However, in case due to any reason it is not allotted, you will be allotted the next preferred test city. Some of the key changes made in CAT test cities are as under:

  • Noida and Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh are clubbed into one test city for CAT exam.
  • Faridabad and Gurgaon in Haryana are clubbed as one Test city for CAT exam.

CAT Registration Fee

Step-3: Make payment online for CAT registration Fee 

CAT 2023 exam fee is Rs.2400. Payment of registration fee for CAT exam 2023 is the last step while completing your Registration & Application form. The payment is to be made online. A General / NC-OBC candidate needs to pay Rs.2400 while an SC/ST/PWD candidate will pay Rs.1200 towards the registration & examination fee. The final amount will also include applicable additional charges.


CAT website accepts credit cards, debit cards and net banking, so make sure that you are making payment through one of them. Below is shared the last year CAT fee payment window


cat 2023

Please note that if you miss any step, your registration process will remain incomplete and if you fill in any wrong information in CAT registration form, you will not get admission in any IIM even after scoring high percentile in CAT 2023 exam.

3. CAT Exam Registration 2023: Getting Ready for the Process

CAT exam 2023 registration process is online. So, you need a computer with good connectivity. Following are the important pre-requisites for CAT registration and key check points you should know before proceeding for CAT exam 2023 registration

3.1 Check your Laptop/Desktop for fast connectivity

3.2 The Application Form is compatible with Android (version 4.0 and above) and iOS (version 11 and above)

3.3 The recommended browsers to fill the Application form are:

Mozilla (version 94 to 112)

Google chrome(88 to 113)

Microsoft Edge(88 to 113)

The Application Form is compatible with Android (version 4.0 and above) and iOS (version 11 and above)

3.4 Make sure that your E-mail Id is working as you will need it throughout the CAT exam and even after till the admission process in IIMs is not completed

3.4 Make sure that you have with you all your academic details from class 10 onwards; details about your work experience if any; Category reservation certificate (if applicable)

3.5 Keep the instruments ready to pay the CAT registration fee like Net Banking, Credit/Debit card

4. 4. CAT Registration 2023:CAT Exam Photo Size Guidelines

CAT 2023 registration guidelines are issued for the aspirants with CAT registration images to avoid mistakes in the process. In accordance with the CAT registration 2023 guidelines issued by IIM Lucknow, following are the photosize guidelines released by CAT Exam Centre regarding the upload process of applicant’s photograph and signature in CAT Registration & Application form

4.1 How to Upload Photograph in CAT Registration Form 2023? Check below

  • Upload your recent passport size photograph of not more than 6 months old.
  • The dimension of the photograph should be 1200 pixels x 1200 pixels.
  • Maximum file size: 1 MB
  • File Formats: Only JPEG, JPG
  • Please upload the same photograph, that you will affix on the Admit Card on the day of the test
  • The photo-print should be clear and with a continuous-tone quality. It should have a white/offwhite background, full face, neck and shoulders, front view, eyes open.
  • Ensure that the photograph is scanned properly using a scanner only. Do not use mobile phone or other mobile applications to scan your photograph.

4.2. How to Upload Signature in CAT Registration Form 2023?

  • Upload your signature only in JPEG, JPG formats
  • Maximum File Size is 80KB

5. Documents Required for CAT Registration 2023: 10 Key Documents

Before you begin with the Registration process, remember to organize the documents required for CAT registration 2023. Check the following 10 key documents

  1. Documents related to your Educational history from class 10 onwards
  2. Mark sheets – Class-10
  3. Mark Sheet – Class 12th
  4. Mark sheet – Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma
  5. Final Year Certificate from the HoD/Principal (If in final year of bachelor’s degree) also previous year mark sheet
  6. Work experience Document, if any
  7. Applicable Certificates to upload (Category/Affidavits). Check and understand the size and format of Documents to be Uploaded
  8. Scanned images of your passport size photo and signature. See detail below.
  9. Keep ready the list of the IIM programmes to which you wish to apply, before you fill in the application form.
  10. Keep ready the online fee payment instruments like Debit/Credit cards, Net banking. 

6. Eligibility Criteria to Register for CAT 2023

CAT Registration Eligibility Criteria require that you should have one of the following academic qualifications

  • A graduate in any discipline with minimum 50% marks in bachelor’s degree, if you a general category candidate; or
  • Appearing in final year of graduation in 2023; or
  • A graduate in any discipline with minimum 45% marks in bachelor’s degree, if you a reserved category candidate

7. Why to Register for CAT 2023? Importance of CAT Exam

CAT 2023 is the mandatory exam for MBA admission in 20 IIMs and other top MBA colleges. To appear in CAT 2023 you must register for the exam first. Key features of CAT are detailed below

7.1 CAT 2023 Offers Admission Opportunity in 21 IIMs & Other Top B-Schools

By completing your CAT 2023 registration process and appearing in CAT exam, you become eligible to be considered in all the following 21 IIMs including IIM Mumbai for admission 2024 final selection process:

CAT Media Release

IIM Ahmedabad
IIM Indore
IIM Rohtak
IIM Nagpur
IIM Bangalore
IIM Kozhikode
IIM Tiruchirappalli
IIM Sambalpur
IIM Calcutta
IIM Kashipur
IIM Udaipur
IIM Sirmaur
IIM Lucknow
IIM Ranchi
IIM Amritsar
IIM Visakhapatnam
IIM Shillong
IIM Raipur
IIM Bodhgaya
IIM Jammu  
IIM Mumbai (NITIE)

In addition to 21 IIMs, more than 500 B-schools including FMS Delhi, IIFT Delhi/Kolkata, SPJIMR Mumbai, MDI Gurgaon, SJMSoM IIT Mumbai, DoMS IIT Delhi among others accept CAT scores. Check list of Top MBA Colleges Accepting CAT. So, successful CAT Registration is the first and important step to get into IIMs and Top B-schools in India.  

7.2 Key Features & Careful Understanding of CAT Registration 2023 Process:

CAT 2023 registration is Online process. Key features are

  • CAT Exam Registration Window: CAT 2023 Exam Registration window is of minimum 45 days. The CAT Registration date has started from August 2 and the CAT registration last date is September 13, 2023
  • What does the CAT Registration Fees include? The CAT Registration Fees, IIM application Fee and CAT exam fee is included in the CAT Registration Fees
  • 1st Step for IIM Admission? CAT exam registration 2023 is the first step to become eligible to appear in CAT 2023 exam
  • Where to Find CAT Exam Registration Details? All the details on CAT Exam Registration 2023 process for CAT exam are released on official CAT 2023 exam website
  • No. of Candidates in CAT Exam Registration? Around 2,50,000 candidates are expected to register for CAT 2023 online. Last year 2.55 Lakh candidates had registered for CAT exam 2022
  • When to Register for CAT? It is advisable to complete the process before the last date of CAT registration 2023. While the CAT exam registration last date is extended by a few days every year, there is no point to wait for CAT registration last date. The confusion on the extension of CAT form 2023 last date may put your candidature in jeopardy, if you do not apply early. So, it is advisable to register and apply before the CAT 2023 exam last date to avoid any last minute technical glitches.
  • Why to be Careful in CAT Exam Registration? In case the CAT application form is not properly filled in and submitted at the last minute of CAT exam registration or the Online registration fee payment is stuck in transit, you will have to register and apply again. It is advisable to complete your CAT Online Registration 2023 as early as possible without waiting for CAT registration last date 2023

8. CAT 2023 Registration Guide

IIMs have released CAT exam Registration guidelines at The CAT exam registration guide helps the CAT applicants to fill and submit CAT exam registration & Application form with accuracy. The CAT 2023 Registration guide and CAT Registration Video comprise all the key details how to register and how to fill CAT 2023 application form, important instructions and do’s & don’ts that you should adhere to while filling in your registration & application form.  

8.1 CAT Registration 2023 Guidelines Issued by IIM

Take note of the following important CAT 2023 registration guidelines. Check for the mistakes to avoid during CAT 2023 registration

  1. Take note of CAT Registration requirements and keep the entire information like academic details, scanned photo & signature images, registration fee payment instruments ready before filling up the registration & application form
  2. After receiving CAT ID and Password do not copy paste it to login window and for filling up application form as it may give mismatch message. Better to write it in the given spaces
  3. Move carefully to fill your CAT registration form as given in the step by step process above
  4. It takes half an hour to complete the CAT registration and application form. However, you may complete it in parts also. Please ensure to save the application part that you have completed.
  5. You will not be allowed to move further on registration form, if mandatory information is not filled up.
  6. Wherever needed, required Certificates, scanned images of photographs, signature are to be uploadedelse your registration will remain incomplete
  7. If you forget your password during the online registration process, you may click on the Forgot Password button on the Existing User login window. The new password will be sent on the email to you, and not as an SMS.
  8. Once you have made payment of registration fee and submit the application, you will receive a confirmation mail. After this, changes to any information on the application form are not possible. 

9. CAT 2023 Registration Process: 5 Major Changes

Compared to previous years, important changes in CAT Online Registration 2023 are as under:

  • A few CAT 2023 Test cities are clubbed into one. For example you cannot choose Noida and Greater Noida as separate test cities. Both the cities are made as one in CAT registration form. Similarly, Faridabad and Gurgaon are also clubbed as one test city
  • CAT Exam Registration fee 2023 is increased by Rs.100. The CAT exam fees 2023 has gone up at Rs.2400 from Rs.2300 last year.
  • The CAT 2023 applicants can choose upto 6 preferred CAT test cities
  • Your work experience after graduation will be calculated in days in CAT 2023 instead of months as was in previous years    
  • CAT Registration last date was extended in previous years. It is expected to be extended by a few days after the first closing date 

10. Mistakes to Avoid during CAT 2023 Registration Process? 10 Points

Please note the following to successfully complete your CAT registration 2023 form:

  1. Login with correct CAT ID and Password. If you have misplaced the ID or PW, click on Forgot CAT 2023 User ID and Password. It will help you to retrieve it.
  2. Carefully enter all the personal details in CAT 2023 registration form, no correction is allowed later. Review all the details you have entered on each page
  3. Please upload correct size of scanned images of your photograph & signature
  4. Download the EWS, NC-OBC, SC/ST, PwD Certificates from the CAT website, enter the required information and self-attest, scan as PDF documents & upload the certificates on the CAT website
  5. If you are a Person with Disability (PwD), Select yes in the Registration form, else you may not be provided assistance at the test centre like wheel chair support and Scribe
  6. If you need to use a Scribe for the test, arrange the Scribe and fill the Scribe Affidavit form available on the CAT website.
  7. After you submit the Registration form and make payment of CAT exam Fees 2023, no Editing is allowed, so be careful
  8. IIMs may open 2-3 days CAT Application form correction window 2023 after the last date is over. During the CAT 2023 Application form correction window you may re-upload your right size photograph, may edit a few details but no correction in Personal Details will be allowed
  9. Check that your registration & application form is successfully submitted and you have received the SMS from CAT Exam Centre after form submission
  10. In case you have made a mistake in the registration form, you must register again with a new email ID. Your CAT 2023 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 for erroneous submission of application form nor will you get the Admit Card for your earlier registration.

11. CAT 2023 Registration: Important Dates

Important CAT exam dates – including CAT 2023 exam last date to apply, CAT exam last date 2023 are shared below:

CAT Online Registration 2023 Timeline
Important CAT Dates for Registration
CAT Registration Start date 2023
August 2, 2023
Last Date of CAT Registration 2023
September 21, 2023 (Extended from Sept 13)
Closing time of CAT 2023 Registration on last date
11.00 AM
CAT Exam 2023 Registration Fees
CAT 2023 Application Form Error Correction – Opening & Closing Dates
To Open after 3 days from CAT last date to apply 2023 is over. Will remain open till 5 PM on last date of error correction window
Type of Application Errors You can Edit
  1. Photograph
  2. Signature
  3. Test City Preference
CAT Application Form 2023 Fees
No Separate fee for CAT Application form 2023. CAT registration fees covers CAT Application form Fees and CAT Exam Fees
CAT 2023 Registration & Application Error Correction Fees
No Fees, Facility is free of cost

Source: CAT website


*While it is expected that CAT 2023 exam last date to apply may be extended, any extension in the last date of CAT registration 2023 has not been announced so far.


All the candidates who complete their CAT 2023 registration within the Registration window of more than 45 days will be treated at par in Test Centre Allotment and Test session allotment process. The exam pattern is likely to remain same as that of last year and the exam will be conducted in 3 slots as was conducted last year.

12. CAT Registration Year-Wise Trends

CAT exam registrations have gone up substantially in last few years. 2.56 lakh candidates had registered for CAT 2022 registering an increase of 11% over last year. The number is also the highest during last 12 years. CAT registration year wise trends with Number of candidates registering for CAT during last ten years is shared below:

CAT Year
Candidate Registrations
% Increase/Decrease
2023 After last date is over --

Source: IIMs Data Analysis by

13. How to Select Correct Photos for CAT Application Form: Check CAT Exam Photo Size

Check that you upload photograph as per the IIMs' prescribed criteria. The CAT exam photo size is detailed as under that will ensure rejection of your registration and application Form 


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14. CAT FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions on CAT Registration

Q. How many times CAT exam is conducted in a year?
Ans. CAT exam is conducted only once in a year by IIMs


Q. Is there any increase in number of IIMs and other CAT accepting colleges this year?
Yes, Govt of India has launched 21st IIM in Mumbai. NITIE Mumbai has been renamed as IIM Mumbai. Besides, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) has announced to accept only CAT 2023 score for MBA admission 2024 at its Delhi and Kolkata campuses


Q. What is the increase in number of seats for admission 2024 with one more IIM and IIFT joining CAT 2023?
IIM Mumbai adds 550 to 600 seats and IIFT also adds around 600 MBA seats through CAT 2023


Q. How I can apply for IIM Mumbai Admission 2024?
You need to register and apply for CAT 2023 and should separately apply for IIM Mumbai Admission 2024.


Q. What are the CAT 2023 Registration dates?
Ans. CAT Registration process is to open from August 2, to September 20, 2023


Q. What is the CAT exam registration fee?
CAT 2023 exam registration fee is Rs.2400 for General category and Rs.1200 for SC/ST category


Q. Is the IIM Mumbai application fee included in CAT registration Fees?
No, you have to pay additional Rs.2000 as application fee while applying for IIM Mumbai Admission 2024.


Q. What are the programmes offered by IIM Mumbai?
From the academic session 2024-25, IIM Mumbai will offer three full time MBA programmes of 2 years duration, namely, MBA, MBA Operations and Supply Chain Management and MBA Sustainability Management


Q. NITIE eligibility criteria required Engineering or technology degree. Is there any change in the IIM Mumbai eligibility criteria?
Yes, like other IIMs, IIM Mumbai also requires minimum 50% marks in graduation in any discipline from a recognized university/institute. Engineering degree is no longer a mandatory requirement for admission.


Q. I am married and have changed my name after marriage. I am appearing in CAT for the first time which name I should enter in the CAT registration form – Changed Name or as per the degree certificate?
Ans. Please enter your changed name. Provide the supporting documents for change of name at the time of examination, interview and admission.


Q. I have not received the CAT Registration Password although the registration was successful and registration fee has been paid. What to do now?
Ans. Click on 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. You will get your new password on your registered email address but not by SMS. 


Q. If I apply for CAT after 5 PM on the last date of CAT registration, can I get successful registration message from IIMs?
Ans. No, you should complete your CAT registration process before 5 PM. Usually IIMs close the registration process but in case of any technical glitches it may remain open for few hours more. However, the move is fraught with risk chances


Q. Can I apply for CAT 2023 in offline mode also?
Ans. No, you can submit only online application for CAT 2023


Q. Is it possible to amend mistake in CAT 2023 registration after form submission?
Ans. After submitting the CAT 2023 online application it is not possible to rectify the errors. You will have to re-register.


Q. Can my score in Masters degree compensate for bachelor’s degree low score? I scored 76% in Masters but 49% in graduation, can I appear in CAT 2023?
Ans. No, you cannot, you need minimum 50% marks in graduation to appear in CAT 2023 if you are a general category candidate.


Q. What is the size and type of Photograph & signature to be uploaded on CAT 2023 application form?
Ans. The scanned image of your passport photo must be within the dimensions of 30mm X 45mm and for signature the dimensions are 80mm X 35mm.


Q. If I already have a category certificate, can I upload it on CAT 2023 application form or I need a new one?
Ans. If you already have a certificate that fulfils the prescribed criteria, you may upload the same. 


Q. I was awarded only grades but not percentage of marks in academics? How should I fill it in CAT registration form?
Ans. You should obtain a certificate from the Board/Institute/University specifying the equivalent marks which should be used for filling the online CAT 2023 application form 


Q. I have work experience in the Accounts & finance section of an Automobile company, what should I fill in the application form as the area of work experience - Finance or Automobile?
Ans. Your area of work experience is Finance but the type of company is Automobile. The work experience is to be entered in months till July 31, 2023


Q. I am EWS category candidate. What is the fee I need to pay for CAT 2023 apply online?
The CAT registration fee 2023 for General, EWS, NC-OBC candidates is same. So it is likely to be Rs.2400 which is the fee for CAT to apply online


Q. What is the minimum percentage of marks required from EWS category candidate in graduation? I scored 49% in the Bachelor’s degree and am EWS candidate, am I eligible to apply online for CAT 2023?
No, an EWS category candidate must have scored minimum 50% marks in graduation to become eligible for CAT 2023 apply online. 


Q. If there remains some mistake in CAT application form, how can I amend it?
After submitting the CAT online application it is not possible to rectify the errors. Either you have to re-register or wait for the 1-2 days limited time window to be opened by IIMs for error correction. The error correction window is expected to open after the close of CAT registration process.


Q. How to ensure that all the details that I entered in CAT registration 2023 and application form are correct?
. Do not forget to preview all the pages of CAT 2023 application form before submission


Q. What is the last date of CAT Registration 2023?
The Last date to register for CAT 2023 is extended to September 21, 2023 from earlier September 13


Q. Will the last date for CAT registration be extended?
It was extended by 7 days to Sept 20 then by few hours till 11AM on Sept 21 During the last 5 years also, IIMs have extended the last date to register for CAT exam by 5 to 7 days. 

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