CAT Registration 2020: Application Process, Fees, Last Date, Documents Required
CAT Registration 2020 - Indian Institute of Management, Indore will commence CAT registration on August 5 at iimcat.ac.in. CAT exam registration 2020 closes on September 16 at 5 PM. Candidates must generate a login ID and password for registration and to complete the CAT 2020 registration form. IIM Indore has announced a slight increase in CAT registration fees. Candidates now have to pay Rs 2000 (gen category) and Rs 1000 (reserved category) respectively through debit/credit cards or net banking. CAT exam 2020 registration is completely online. IIM Indore has announced that the CAT 2020 exam date is November 29. CAT exam will be held in two sessions as the CAT 2020 exam notification. Editing of mistakes will be through a correction window which will be opened after September 16 when CAT 2020 registration closes. Read on to know all about the CAT registration process, steps to fill the form, documents required, eligibility criteria etc.
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 2020 exam 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.
Latest: CAT 2020 application form to be released on August 5, 2020. CAT 2020 official website is live now.
What are the major changes in CAT 2020 registration?
While most things have not changed much, some major changes in CAT registration are the slight increase in application fee payable as well as the number of exam cities to choose during CAT registration 2020. Check below
- The application fee has been increased to Rs 2000 for general category (an increase of Rs 100). For reserved categories the CAT 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 forms.
CAT 2020 Registration Dates
IIM Indore has announced the CAT exam dates along with the dates for registration, admit card, 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 2020 Dates
CAT 2020 exam notification
July 29, 2020
Start date for CAT exam registration 2020
August 5, 2020
End date to register for CAT exam 2020
September 16, 2020 (till 5 PM)
Availability of admit card
October 28, 2020
CAT 2020 exam date
November 29, 2020
What to keep ready before CAT 2020 registration?
Candidates need to keep the following details ready before they start CAT 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)
Click the given links to download and fill the CAT Disability Certificate (PwD) forms
Click the given links to download the official CAT certificate formats
Guidelines to follow when applying for CAT 2020
- IIM Indore recommends that candidates use Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers to fill their CAT 2020 form.
- Prepare and keep all images and documents ready so that there is no delay or mistakes made while uploading.
- Keep all academic information on hand to avoid entering wrong information or making mistakes during CAT registration.
- Before final submission, get someone to proof read the details entered to avoid submitting errors in CAT application 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.
- Read and know the participating institutes. While filling in the institutes, ensure you fill the correct institutes and programmes.
Steps to fill CAT Registration Form 2020
The steps that are listed below need to be followed while filling the CAT application form 2020. The entire CAT registration process is online.
Step 1 - Go to the official website of CAT 2020. Register and generate user id as well as password password
Step 2 - Login to access the CAT 2020 form.
Step 3 - Fill CAT 2020 application form with the following information
Selection of six CAT 2020 exam centres
Payment of CAT registration fee
Mistakes to Avoid During CAT Registration 2020
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 which are marked “*”
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'
For CAT registration 2020, candidates will have to 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
Any changes or correction in the application form can be done till the fee payment stage.
No change in the category will be entertained after CAT registration; therefore applicants are advised to pay close attention while registering for CAT 2020 and avoid mistakes.
Quick Read: CAT 2020 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Click on the official website link www.iimcat.ac.in and then click on “New Candidate Registration” tab. CAT 2020 registration process is 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 registration of CAT 2020.
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, 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 registration form 2020. The details have to be entered fro 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. Only full time work experience after graduation should be considered while filling the CAT form.
Note: Candidates must remember that Internship, Articleship, Pre-graduation, project, part-time work experience will not be counted as work experience. Enter ‘save and continue’
Section 4 - Programmes
Candidates will have to choose the IIMs from where they want to pursue the programmes. They also have to choose the CAT interview city. Candidates who are applying for the PGP courses at the IIMs listed below have to choose the same interview city for all selections under the Common Admission Process
The other choices of cities are:
Section 5 - Selection of CAT Test Centre
While filling the CAT 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.
Section 6 - Pay the application fee for CAT Registration 2020
Once the candidates have filled the CAT 2020 registration form, they will have to pay the fee as per their category. After choosing the payment gateway, they will have to select the respective payment gateway and enter the CAPTCHA given and check the declaration box. While registering for CAT 2020, candidates will have to choose the preferred mode of payment.
CAT Registration 2020 - Fees
Mode of Payment
SC, ST and PWD
Bill Desk, Paytm, PayU, BillDesk - Net banking, Credit/Debit Cards
General and NC-OBC
Apart from the registration fees, candidates will have to pay the online transaction charge which is different for various modes of payment.
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Transaction fee for CAT Registration 2020
Mode of payment
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
Candidates can preview the registration of CAT 2020 before paying the fee for the application form. Once the payment has been made no change will be allowed to be made.
Additional Read: How to prepare for CAT 2020 without coaching
Confirmation Email for CAT Registration 2020
Once the fee for the registration form of CAT 2020 has been paid, candidates will receive a confirmation mail in this regard. Candidates will have the option to check the details about the CAT application form by logging in to it.
If the candidate forgets the password to login then they will have to click on the forget password tab and then an email will be sent which will contain the new password.
CAT Application Form 2020 Correction
The Indian Institute of Management, Indore will provide the correction window for CAT 2020 application form. Candidates who made an error in uploading their own scanned image and that of the signature, they will be given an opportunity to rectify it within the stipulated time. Such candidates will have to login using their registered credentials and make the necessary changes. If they wish to make any other change in the CAT application form, then they will have to get in touch with the authorities concerned and get it rectified.
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 CAT 2020 application will be considered for the latest registration done and the 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 earlier registration. 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
What after application form - 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 at the time of the registration process. The CAT hall ticket is an important document which the candidates must carry to the test centre along with 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.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CAT Registration 2020: Application Process, Fees, Last Date, Documents Required
Question: Is the registration process of CAT separate from the application process?
Not really. CAT 2020 registration is part of the application process and it is the first step without which candidates cannot move on to apply for the CAT 2020 exam.
Question: Can I use my coaching institute’s or a friend’s email address during CAT 2020 registration?
No, candidates are not allowed to use someone else's email address in order to complete CAT registration 2020. They must register with a valid and unique email address which they use regularly on their own. Since all correspondence or information related to CAT 2020 and further admission process of IIMs would be communicated through the registered email address, hence, it must be a functional one which they regularly log in to and check.
Question: Is it mandatory to fill the application form immediately after CAT 2020 registration is successfully completed? Can I fill the form at a later point of time?
No, Candidates will receive a User ID and password after successfully completing their CAT registration 2020. Thereafter they can fill the application form any day before the last date.
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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