CAT Registration 2020: Application Process, Fees, Last Date
CAT 2020 Registration and Application Form (Commenced) - IIM Indore has started CAT registration 2020 on August 5 at official website iimcat.ac.in. CAT 2020 registration last date is September 16 (5 PM). CAT exam 2020 registration is completely online and the first step in CAT 2020 exam registration is to generate a login ID and password. IIM Indore has announced a slight increase in CAT online registration fees. General category candidates now have to pay CAT exam 2020 registration fees of Rs 2000 while reserved category candidates have to pay Rs 1000. The payment mode of CAT exam 2020 registration fees is online through debit/credit cards or net banking. CAT 2020 exam date is November 29 as per the CAT notification released by IIM Indore. CAT exam will be held in two sessions as per the exam notification. Correction of mistakes may be allowed after September 16 when IIM CAT registration closes. Read on to know all about the CAT 2020 exam registration process, steps to fill the form, documents required, eligibility criteria etc.
Latest: Click here for CAT exam registration direct link. CAT 2020 registration last date is September 16.
What is CAT?
Common Admission Test is a national level entrance test for admissions to the 20 IIMs, and IITs, SPJIMR, IMI, FMS, MDI, JBIMS as well as 500 plus Bschools in the country. Only candidates who meet the CAT eligibility criteria can apply for CAT online registration successfully. Candidates also have to choose six exam cities while filling the CAT form unlike 4 in the previous year. This is in line with the safety arrangements on account of COVID-19 pandemic.
CAT Registration 2020 - Overview
|Conducting Institute||IIM Indore|
|CAT registration 2020 official website||iimcat.ac.in|
|CAT exam registration mode||Online|
|CAT 2020 registration fees||Rs 2000 (gen category), Rs 1000 (reserved category)|
|Documents and details required for CAT registration 2020 (as applicable)||Photograph, Signature, Disability Certificate, Scribe Affidavit, Identification Affidavit, Final Year Certificate, NC-OBC Certificate, EWS Certificate, SC/ST Certificate|
What are the major changes in CAT 2020 registration?
IIM Indore has announced some major changes in CAT exam 2020 registration. One major change is the increase in CAT registration fees. The second is the number of exam cities to choose during CAT online registration 2020.
- The cat exam 2020 registration fees has been increased to Rs 2000 for general category (an increase of Rs 100). For reserved categories the CAT 2020 registration fee is now Rs 1000 (an increase of Rs 50).
- Students now have to choose six exam cities as per their preference while filling their CAT registration forms.
- Now two interview cities should be chosen along with programmes and institutes for the admission process.
CAT 2020 Registration Dates
IIM Indore has announced the CAT exam date as November 29. CAT 2020 official website mentions the CAT registration date as well as the dates to download the admit card, release of CAT mock test to name a few. Common Admission Test dates are given below in the table to allow all aspirants to keep track of all important CAT exam events.
CAT Registration Dates 2020
CAT exam notification
July 29, 2020
Starting date CAT exam registration 2020
August 5, 2020
Last date of CAT registration 2020
September 16, 2020 (till 5 PM)
Availability of admit card to download
October 28, 2020
CAT 2020 exam date
November 29, 2020
Documents required for CAT 2020 registration?
Candidates need to keep the following details ready before they start CAT exam 2020 registration 2020:
Documents to upload with the CAT form
Format and File Size
30 mm (width) x 45 mm (height)
File Size Not more than 80 KB
150 px/inch (min)
80 mm (width) x 35 mm (height)
PwD Certificate to be uploaded during CAT 2020 registration
Click the given links to download and fill the Disability Certificate (PwD) forms to fill CAT exam registration
EWS/NC-OBC/SC/ST Certificate to be uploaded during CAT exam registration
Click the given links to download the official certificate formats for IIM CAT registration
Guidelines to follow for CAT registration 2020
- Recommended browsers for CAT online registration are Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
- Prepare and keep all images and documents ready so that there is no delay or mistakes made while uploading.
- Keep all academic information and documents on hand to avoid entering wrong information or making mistakes during CAT online registration.
- Ensure that the photograph, signature and other required documents required for CAT 2020 registration are ready for uploading.
- Before final submission, get someone to proof read the details entered to avoid submitting errors in CAT form
- Decide which exam centres to choose and the order of preference as this matters. Tick centres that are convenient and easy to reach keeping the COVID situation in mind and the existing transport problems. Six cities have to be entered in the CAT exam form
- Read and know the participating institutes. This will be helpful to fill courses and institutes during CAT registration 2020
- Try to complete the registration and filling of application before CAT 2020 registration last date which is September 16.
Steps for CAT exam 2020 registration
- Visit CAT official website - iimcat.ac.in
- Register and generate login ID and password
- Login to fill the application form, upload documents and pay the CAT exam 2020 registration fees
Mistakes to avoid during CAT 2020 registration
It is important for the candidates to remember the following points as they register for CAT 2020.
It is mandatory to fill all the fields marked “*” during CAT exam registration
Ensure that there are no spelling mistakes as some fields cannot be edited after registration.
After filling each section in CAT 2020 registration form click on ‘Save & Continue'
Use the mouse instead of “tab” button.
Since CAT form can be filled in multiple sessions, it is important to save after every session to avoid losing the information already entered
Any changes or correction in the CAT online registration can be done till the stage where CAT exam 2020 registration fees are paid. Thereafter editing cannot be done.
No change in the category will be entertained after CAT registration; therefore pay close attention while registering for CAT 2020 and avoid mistakes.
Use the recommended browsers to ensure successful CAT registration 2020.
Before final submission of the CAT form, check all details twice. Make sure that the details in CAT exam 2020 registration match the academic documents.
Quick Read: CAT 2020 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Check Video on "CAT 2020 Registration - Step by step Guide"
Click on “New Candidate Registration” tab on the official website link (iimcat.ac.in) . CAT online registration process will be initiated. Fill the following information -
Step 1 - CAT Registration
- Name of the candidate - The name to be entered must be the same as mentioned in their Class X or SSC certificate. For any change in name due to marriage or any reason, then provide a valid document or court affidavit in support of the same.
- Date of Birth - Use the given virtual calendar to enter the date of birth in CAT registration form.
- Email Address - Provide a valid email address to receive all official CAT information.
- Mobile Number - Provide a mobile number to allow IIM Indore to send all official CAT SMSes. The mobile number should be Indian and must have 10 digits. For a non -Indian mobile number, candidates must provide the area prefix with the number.
- OTP Generation - After filling in the above details in the CAT form, click on “Generate OTP” tab. Enter the security code displayed on the screen in a new page and check the box which says 'I Agree.' Click on the "Submit: tab to authenticate the CAT 2020 registration form.
- Login Details - After successful CAT registration, IIM Indore will send the CAT login credentials via email and SMS.
Step 2 - Login to fill CAT Application Form 2020
On completion of CAT registration 2020, re-login by clicking on "Registered Candidate Login" button. Now enter the user id and password that was generated at the time of CAT 2020 registration.
Step 3 - Fill CAT 2020 Form
There are six sections in the CAT application form which candidates have to fill
Section 1 - Personal Details: While date of birth of the candidate will be automated as per information entered during generation of login ID in CAT registration, the other details to be entered are Father’s, husband’s guardian’s and mother’s name, category and nationality. PwD candidates must indicate Wheelchair Support and Scribe Requirement
Upload Documents as specified: Candidates also have to upload the requisite photo and signature, documents (category, EWS, Final year, PWD etc) as applicable. Documents must be as per the given formats (download from links given above), self attested and in PDF format. Next candidates must mention their address.
Section 2 - Academic Details: Candidates have to fill the following academic details in their CAT online registration 2020 form. The details have to be entered from each level.
Class X/SSC/Equivalent Exam Scores
HSC/12th/Equivalent/Diploma Course Details
Graduation degree details
Post Graduation degree details
Other professional course details
Section 3 - Work Experience
Candidate with work experience have to provide details for the same, month wise as on January 31, 2020 in the CAT 2020 registration form. Only full time work experience after graduation should be considered and entered in CAT form.
Note: Candidates must remember that Internship, Articleship, Pre-graduation, project, part-time work experience will not be counted as work experience for CAT registration. Enter ‘save and continue’
Section 4 - Programmes
The next step in CAT registration 2020 is to choose the IIMs and programmes as per preference. Two CAT interview cities must also be chosen Candidates who are applying for the PGP courses at some IIMs listed below have to choose two interview cities for all selections under the Common Admission Process
|IIMs List||Interview Cities|
Section 5 - Choose CAT Test Centre
While filling the CAT 2020 registration form, candidates will have to choose six cities from the given list of CAT 2020 exam centres. CAT 2020 will be conducted in 156 cities. Candidates will be allotted a test centre in one of the six preferred cities only after the CAT registration process closes on September 16.
Section 6 - Pay the CAT registration fee 2020
Once the candidates have filled the CAT 2020 registration form, its time to pay the fee. CAT registration fee is different for general and reserved categories. During CAT registration 2020, candidates will have to choose the preferred mode of payment as given in the table below. After choosing the payment gateway, they have to select the suitable payment gateway, enter the CAPTCHA given and tick the declaration check box.
CAT 2020 Registration Fees
Mode of Payment
SC, ST and PWD
Bill Desk, Paytm, PayU, BillDesk - Net banking, Credit/Debit Cards
General and NC-OBC
Note: Candidates have to pay the online transaction charges as per mode of payment with CAT registration fees.
CAT 2020 Registration - Transaction Fees
Mode of payment
Transaction Charges for CAT 2020 registration
Credit Card (Visa/Master)
1.20 percent of the transaction amount and subject to a minimum of Rs. 5
Rs. 20 per transaction
Credit Card (American Express)
2.85 percent of the transaction amount and subject to a minimum of Rs. 5
Debit Card (Visa/Master)
0.75 percent of the transaction amount for value up to Rs. 2000 and subject to a minimum of Rs. 5
1.00% of the transaction amount for the value
Other Payment methods
BillDesk, PayU, and Paytm
Preview CAT registration 2020 form
Any preview of the filled-in CAT form is before payment of the CAT registration fees. Once the payment has been made no change will be allowed to be made in the CAT application form.
Additional Read: How to prepare for CAT 2020 without coaching
Confirmation email after successful CAT registration 2020
Once CAT 2020 registration fees have been paid, candidates will receive a confirmation mail. This is to be kept safe as it is proof of the payment made for CAT exam 2020 registration.
Forgot CAT 2020 User ID
Click on "Forgot User ID/Password" button and enter the registered Email ID and Captcha string to receive the CAT User ID/Password on the registered Email ID.
Forgot CAT Password
Click on "Forgot User ID/Password" tab on the official CAT website and enter the registered Email ID and a Captcha string. The new password will be sent to the registered email address. It is to be noted regenerated passwords will not be sent as an SMS. In case of multiple passwords, candidates must use the password contained in the most recent SMS received by them from IIM Indore.
CAT application form 2020 correction
Indian Institute of Management, Indore will provide the correction window for CAT 2020 application form after the CAT exam 2020 registration 2020 ends on September 16. Errors in scanned images of photograph, signature or other documents can be rectified during this correction window. Candidates must login and rectify the images as required. Any other changes can be doen with the help of the CAT helpdesk at IIM Indore.
Details that cannot be corrected in CAT form 2020
Candidates cannot edit personal details (Date of birth, email address, mobile number etc.) entered during registration once they confirm the submission. If they have made a mistake in these details, they must register again with a new email ID. The details entered in the latest CAT 2020 registration will be considered in such a case. CAT admit card will be issued for the same. It is to be noted that candidates will not receive a refund or admit card for any earlier CAT registration 2020. Failure to re-register in such circumstances may lead to nullification of the candidature.
CAT Registration Trends
Number of Applications
Number of Applications
Number of applications
Download CAT admit card 2020
Candidates will be able to download the CAT 2020 admit card from October 28. In order to download the admit card of CAT 2020 candidates will have to mention the necessary login details which they had received during CAT registration 2020. The CAT hall ticket is an important document which the candidates must carry to the test centre along with a valid identity proof. Some of the important details which the CAT admit card 2020 contains is the name, roll number of the candidate, exam day guidelines, scanned image of the candidate and exact address of the CAT test centre.
Also Check: How do I prepare for CAT 2020?
CAT Registration 2020 - Doubts on Category, Certificates to upload
Q. Under which categories can a student apply for CAT?
Candidates can opt for anyone of the following categories
- Economically Weaker Section (EWS)
- Scheduled Caste (SC)
- Non-creamy Other Backward Class (NC-OBC)
- Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Note: No changes in the category will be entertained after the closure of the CAT 2020 registration window.
Q. I belong to the SC/ST category. Which documents must I submit?
Your caste/tribe must be listed in the Government of India schedule. Refer to the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment website www.socialjustice.nic.in/Home and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs website www.tribal.nic.in
Format to follow: The caste certificate should be in the Government approved format. The certificate format is also available on the CAT official website. The certificate should clearly state the following:
- Whether you belong to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe.
- District and the State or Union Territory of residence.
- The appropriate Government of India schedule under which your caste/tribe is approved; whether Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe.
- Signatures of required authorities.
Q. How do I know if my NC-OBC category is recognized for CAT 2020? What is the validity date for the certificate?
Check ncbc.nic.in/Home. Refer to the list of state-wise OBCs eligible for availing of the benefit of reservation, and information in respect of the creamy layer. Click here to check for the validity guidelines.
Q. Can I use the SC/ST/ OBC certificate I have or should I use the one available on the CAT 2020 website?
If your certificate fulfills the following conditions, you can upload the same certificate:
- The certificate should have been issued by a competent authority.
- The name of the caste and caste number should appear in the certificate.
- The Ministry's resolution/order number should be mentioned.
- The category certificate should be in Hindi or English only.
- Competent authorities to issue the certificate are: District Magistrate /Additional District Magistrate /Collector /Deputy Commissioner /Additional Deputy Commissioner / Deputy Collector / I Class Stipendiary Magistrate /City Magistrate /Taluka Magistrate /Executive Magistrate / Extra Assistant Commissioner /Chief Presidency Magistrate / Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate /President Magistrate /Revenue Officers not below the rank of Tahsildar /Sub Divisional Officer of the area where the person and his family normally resides /Development Officer .
Q. Who can apply under EWS category?
Check here to know if you can apply under EWS category
CAT Registration Helpdesk
- Toll free: 18002090830
- Email: email@example.com
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CAT Registration 2020: Application Process, Fees, Last Date
Question: How do I apply for CAT 2020?
Steps for CAT 2020 registration - Go to the official website of CAT 2020 exam. Register as new candidate, generate the login ID and password. Fill the CAT application form 2020 and upload the documents and images as asked. Pay the CAT registration fees as per your category.
Question: What are the CAT registration dates?
CAT 2020 registration dates are August 5 to September 16. Candidates may note that the window for CAT exam registration is 42 days.
Question: What is the difference between CAT registration and application form?
CAT registration 2020 is to create a login ID and account which will be used to fill the application form. The details of the candidate have to be entered in the CAT application which is available only when an aspirant registers.
Question: I have done 5 years integrated course of B.Tech and MBA. As per my university norms first 3.5 years is considered to be B.Tech and remaining 1.5 years is considered to be MBA. How do I enter my marks?
According to IIMs, candidates who have pursued integrated course have to enter the aggregate percentage of first 3.5 years under Bachelor’s Degree and the remaining 1.5 years under Master’s degree.
Question: I have completed a 5-year dual degree course (BTech+MTech, BS+MS, B.Tech+MSc etc.)? How do I enter my marks for the bachelor degree?
As per the university norms and as stated by the CAT officials, candidates pursuing 5-year dual degrees have to enter the aggregate of marks that are equivalent to Bachelors’ Degree under the Bachelor’s Degree section and the equivalent Marks for the Masters’ degree under the Master Degree section under the CAT registration form.
Question: What are the timings to contact the Candidate Helpdesk?
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.
If you have any query, please contact the CAT Helpdesk:
Question: When will CAT 2020 be held and can I choose an exam date during or after CAT 2020 registration?
The CAT exam will be held on November 29, 2020, in two slots (forenoon and afternoon). Candidates will not be given the option to select their slots. They would be allotted a slot at the CAT exam centre in one of the six preferred cities entered by them during the CAT registration 2020 process. The final venue and slot will be communicated to the candidates through the CAT admit card.
Question: Can I appear for more than one slot for CAT 2020?
Candidates are not allowed to appear for more than one slot. Candidates who attempt to take the test more than one will be eliminated anytime during the selection process. In order to ensure that candidates appear only once, their CAT admit card, photo ID cards, biometrics would be scrutinized thoroughly.
Question: What if any candidate will attempt to take CAT 2020 twice?
Candidates who attempt to take the test more than once will be eliminated anytime during the selection process.
Question: If I want to apply and register for more than one institute, should I pay the exam fee each time?
You need to pay registration fee only once, irrespective of the number of institutes you are applying to.
Question: I have completed my Bachelor’s degree in May-June 2020 but have backlogs, am I eligible to apply for CAT 2020?
Yes, according to the CAT 2020 eligibility regulations, applicants who are completing their degree by May 2020 are eligible to appear for CAT. However, the candidate should select the option ‘Yes’ to the question “Are you in the final year of Bachelor Degree?”
Question: My University name is not mentioned in the drop-down list while filling the application form?
If your university’s name does not appear in the drop-down list, you may select the option as “Others” from the drop-down and continue the registration process.
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today is my scholarship test of cat which type of questions come in test
Scholarship tests are taken to test the ability of students so that they can be availed scholarship based on their performance i.e. merit in the test. This is generally conducted for meritorious candidates who cannot afford their educational needs. This is basically a financial assistance.
We cannot predict which type of questions will be asked in the Examination. You can look for the pattern of the examination. However, to see the type of questions you can take the help of previous year questions. This will surely tell you the type of questions asked in the examination concerned.
All the very best.
what is the cat cut off for mba from NIT surthal?
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which documents are REQUIRED TO BE UPLAODED for NCL OBC CATERGORAY FOR CAT OR CET EXAMS ?
For CAT & CET examination you need some basic document to be upload
- Class 10 marksheet.
- Class 12 marksheet.
- Graduation marksheets/certificate.
- Date of Birth certificate.
- Address proof.
- Caste category certificate (if applicable)
- PwD category certificate (if applicable)
- Scribe certificate (if applicable)
Hope that you get your answer.
Best of luck for your examination.
Is 3A belongs to OBC or General..
According to the Indian Constitution 3A comes under Other Backward Castes (OBC) category because there is no seperate category of OBCs and backward classe.
Under 3A especially Vokkaligas gets reservation in employment and education sector.
I hope this information cleared your doubts.
Do we have to upload any documents in the Academic Details section of the from ? I ask this because I still havent got my provisional degree certificate. I graduated this year by the way.
No, you don't have to upload your academic certificates. The only documents that you need to upload while filling CAT online application are your passport size photograph, signature and category certificate if applicable. Apart from these you don't have to upload any documents. Application for CAT is now open, the last date to apply is September 16, 2020. Please read our article on CAT 2021 https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/cat/amp