CAT Registration 2019
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CAT Registration 2019 - Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozikhode has closed on September 30 at 5:00 pm. Earlier it has opened the correction window in which students can make changes in signature and photograph only. Meanwhile CAT 2019 registration on September 25 (5 pm). Previously, the last date for registration for CAT 2019 was September 18 (5:00 pm). CAT registration 2019 started on August 7 at 10 am in online mode at This year it is found that 244169 candidates have registered for CAT which is 3831 more if compared to it's previous year 2018 (in which 240338 candidates has applied). CAT registration was the first step in the application process where candidates must enter their name, mobile number, and a valid email address, etc. After successful CAT 2019 registration, candidates received the CAT User Id and password at their registered email and mobile number. They must use these credentials to login and fill the CAT 2019 application form, upload documents as specified and pay the CAT registration fee of Rs.1900 (Rs.950 for SC/ST category applicants). Four exam cities must be entered during registration of CAT 2019 from the list of 156 cities given. Common Admission Test scores will be used for admissions to 20 IIMs and over 1000 BSchools all over India. Check the article below to know the detailed step by step CAT registration 2019 procedure.
Latest: IIM Kozhikode released the mock test for CAT 2019 on October 16, 2019. Admit card for CAT 2019 will be available on October 23, 2019.

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CAT Registration 2019 - Important Dates



CAT 2019 Notification

July 26, 2019

CAT 2019 registration start date

August 7, 2019 (10 am)

Last date for CAT registration (Extended)

September 25, 2019 (5 pm)

Re-upload of photograph in CAT application form

September 28, 2019 at 10:00 am to September 30, 2019 5:00 pm

CAT 2019 exam

November 24, 2019

CAT 2019 Application Correction

As registered candidates in 2018 were allowed to re-upload their photographs if they had uploaded improper or blurred photographs, in 2019 also the authorities have allowed the same.The authorities has now closed the correction window for images on September 30, 2019 at 5:00 PM. Edit option was only available for your photograph and signature. For the rest of the fields, candidates need to contact the CAT help desk in [email protected] and Toll-free: 18002090830 do appropriately depending on your call. With the help of the CAT 2019 Application Form Correction window, candidates can correct their errors in CAT 2019 Application Form. CAT 2019 application will be considered for the latest registration and the Admit Card will be issued for the same. Please note that candidates will not receive a refund or Admit Card for your earlier registration.

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Documents to upload with CAT 2019 Application Form


File size


File Format

Image Resolution


Not more than 80 KB

30 mm (width) x 45 mm (height)


150 px/inch (min)


80 mm (width) x 35 mm (height)

NC-OBC/SC/ST CertificateDownload the category certificates from the CAT website and enter the required information and get them attested by appropriate authorities, self-attest, scan as PDF and upload
PwD CertificateDownload the Certificate from the CAT Website, enter the required information and self-attest and scan as PDF document to upload

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CAT Registration - How to fill CAT Application Form 2019?

The step by step procedure to apply for CAT 2019 is depicted below in a pictorial representation. The following steps comprise the CAT 2019 registration and application process.

  • Step 1 – CAT Registration (Generate User ID and Password)

  • Step 2 - Login to CAT website with generated User ID and password

  • Step 3 – Fill up CAT application form 2019 and pay the application fee


CAT Registration 2019 - Important Instructions

To successfully complete CAT 2019 registration, candidates must mind the following guidelines:

  • All the fields ‘*’ marked fields are mandatory and must be filled.

  • Fill all the required information and check carefully for any spelling mistakes

  • Before proceeding to the next section, always click on click on ‘Save & Continue'

  • Use the mouse to move to the next field instead of the ‘Tab’ key

  • The application process can be completed in multiple sessions. However, each time, the application must be saved before logging out.

  • It is to be noted that editing of details in application form of CAT will be possible only till the payment of the application fee. After the payment is done, candidates will not be allowed to make any changes.

CAT Registration screen looks like the image below


Step 1 - CAT 2019 Registration

The steps for CAT registration 2019 are

  1. Go to the official website of CAT 2019 -

  1. Click on ‘New Candidate Registration".

  2. Enter the following information

  1. Enter the following information

    • Name - Should be same as in Class X or SSC Certificate. If the name has been changed due to marriage or any other reason, candidates need to submit a valid document like court affidavit or marriage certificate to support the same.

    • Date of birth – Use the virtual calendar to enter date of birth to ensure that it is correctly entered.

    • Email address – Enter a valid email id during registration. CAT User ID will be sent to this email address. For overseas candidates, both User ID and Password will be sent through email. Hence, candidates must make sure that the information provided is correct.

    • Mobile number – Enter a valid mobile number since the password will be sent through SMS at this number itself. The number should be Indian and must contain 10 digits. Mobile numbers which are not Indian should be prefixed with area code.

  1. After filling these details, click on "Generate OTP button", enter the captcha or retype the special characters displayed on the screen. Check the box which says 'I Agree' and click 'Submit' button. This will verify and authenticate CAT registration form. Details entered cannot be altered once submitted.

  1. After successful CAT 2019 registration, candidates will receive the login credentials through Email and SMS. The USER ID will be sent to the registered email address of the candidates. The password will be sent via SMS to the registered mobile number.

Step 2 - Login to fill application form of CAT

The next step after CAT 2019 registration is to log in using the "Registered Candidate Login" button given.They have to enter the User ID & Password to continue filling the CAT application form. Only candidates who have completed their CAT registration 2019 can log in to fill the application form.

Step 3 - Fill and submit CAT Application Form 2019

After logging in, the personal details of the candidate will be displayed on the screen/dashboard. Candidates can click on 'Go to Application Form' button on top right to continue filling CAT 2019 online application form. The application form will be divided into six sections, as given below:

  • Personal Details

  • Academics

  • Work Experience

  • Programmes

  • Test City

  • Payment

Section 1 - Personal Details

  • Father’s/Husband’s/Guardian’s Name and Mother’s Name

  • Select Category – Candidates who do not belong to the General category have to select the applicable category among Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Serial Number, State or Union Territory and Name of Caste and Tribe.

  • Aadhaar Card Number is asked for; however, it is not mandatory to mention the Aadhaar card number

  • Select Gender- Male/Female/Transgender

  • Click on Yes or No for Person With Disability (PWD) field. In order to apply under the PWD category, the Disability Percentage should be equal to or more than 40 per cent.

  • Select Nationality

  • Communication address - Enter full postal address along with alternate email and mobile number which will be used for further communication by IIMs.

Documents to be Uploaded

Candidates must upload a certain set of documents as specified in support of the information provided by them. The documents are-

  • Passport size photograph and signature: Applicants have to upload a scanned image of their passport size photograph. The dimension of this image file should not be more than what is prescribed by exam authorities. Refer to the below table for photograph and signature dimensions. The photograph and signature should be clearly visible and legible.

  • Category and PwD certificates if applicable

Section 2 - Academic Details

Enter past academic records in this section, like:

  • Class X/SSC/Equivalent Exam Scores

  • Class XII/HSC/Equivalent Exam Scores

  • Bachelor’s Degree Details

  • Master’s Degree Details

  • Other Professional Course Details

Under each section, candidates have to enter the Board, Subjects, Aggregate marks or CGPA. Once all the academic details are filled, click on 'Save & Continue'.

Section 3 - Work Experience

Now, candidates need to fill the work experience. If the applicants have prior work experience or are working professionals, they have to enter the work experience in the number of months completed as on July 31, 2019. Candidates have to also enter the industry type. Only full-time work experience pursued after the completion of Graduation will be applicable. Internship, part-time job, articles, pre-graduation experience should not be entered.

Section 4 - Choose Programmes

Candidates have to select the IIMs and the full-time management programmes where they wish to seek admission into a postgraduate management programme. They also need to select the interview city from the drop-down menu provided under this section.

Note that candidates applying to IIM Indore will also be considered for the Mumbai campus of IIM. The final selection will depend on the respective admission criteria of the institute.

Candidates applying for PGP or PGDM programmes at the below given IIMs are requested to choose the same interview city for all the selections:

Section 5 - Exam Centre City

Candidates can select any four cities from the given list of CAT exam centres 2019. A total of 156 exam cities have been announced by IIM Kozhikode. After the completion of the CAT 2019 online application process, candidates will be allotted test centre in one of the four preferred cities.

Section 6 - Pay the CAT 2019 Registration fees

After completing the CAT application form 2019, submit it along with the application fee. First, choose one of the payments mode given below and then the respective payment gateway will be enabled. After selecting the payment gateway, candidates need to enter the CAPTCHA given in the box provided and check the declaration box given. Candidates must choose the preferred payment mode for paying the application fees.

CAT Registration fees


Registration FeesPayment Mode

General and NC-OBC

Rs. 1900

BillDesk - Net banking, Credit/Debit Cards



SC, ST and PWD

Rs. 950

Along with the above-mentioned registration fee, candidates have to also pay the online transaction charges, which varies according to the mode of payment.

Transaction Fee for CAT 2019 Registration

Mode of Payment

Transaction Charges

Net Banking

Rs. 20 per transaction

Credit Card (Visa/Master)

1.20 percent of the transaction amount and subject to a minimum of Rs. 5

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 methodsBillDesk, PayU, and Paytm

Submission of Application Form of CAT 2019

Before proceeding towards payment, candidates must preview the entire CAT 2019 online application form and the information provided and cross-check with official documents in order to avoid mistakes and erroneous details which cannot be rectified later.

Application Confirmation Email

After payment of CAT 2019 registration fee, candidates will receive a confirmation email to their registered email id. The email will contain information about communication and CAT admit card 2019 details. Candidates can check the application summary whenever they want by logging in to the CAT website as a registered user.

Forgot Password?

  • Click on ‘Forgot Password’ tab on the ‘Existing User’ login window
  • A new password will be sent to the registered email id.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CAT Registration 2019

Question: Is the registration process of CAT separate from the application process?


Not really. CAT 2019 registration is part of the application process and it is the first step without which candidates cannot move on to apply for the CAT 2019 exam.

Question: Can I use my coaching institute’s or a friend’s email address during CAT 2019 registration?


No, candidates are not allowed to use someone else's email address in order to complete CAT registration 2019. 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019. 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:

Toll-free: 18002090830
Email: [email protected]

Question: When will CAT 2019 be held and can I choose an exam date during or after CAT 2019 registration?


The CAT exam will be held on November 24, 2019, 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 four preferred cities entered by them during the CAT registration 2019 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 2019?


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 2019 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 2019 but have backlogs, am I eligible to apply for CAT 2019?


Yes, according to the CAT 2019 eligibility regulations, applicants who are completing their degree by May 2019 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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Your question seems incomplete, please complete your querry so that we can help you.

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Im in the final year of my and preparing for CAT.While filling up the form for the same I entered the last cgpa that is of 6th semesters .Will that be considered for score normalisation or they will ask again for the final cgpa,i.e after completion of my degree and then normalise my score ?

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Hello Manash

Shortlisting: Results/Mark-sheets of all semesters available till form-filling.

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I wished to apply for the CAT exam but now its not possible to apply because I was too late to apply bur when is the next CAT exam conducted so that I can apply and I need some recommendations and guidance from the authorized management so that I can prepare well for the upcoming year exam

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 21st Oct, 2019
Dear Harini, we can suggest some books. Before that, we shall help you with the exam pattern. CAT exam paper can be Categorised into 3 parts:

Quantitative Ability
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

NCERT books will sharpen your basics and you need strong basics for preparing for any entrance examination. Once your basics are in place, because the time period for preparation is quite less, your preparation should be extensive and thorough.

Quantitative Aptitude covers almost 30% of the CAT question paper. QA can be categorised into Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Mathematics. Practise chapter by chapter and develop mental calculations. Like practise more of basic summation, subtraction, fractions and tables. Numbers, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportionality, Time-Distance, Time-Work, Mixtures, Averages, Partnership, Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory, Progression and Series, Line, Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygon, Circles, Ares, Volume, Height and Distance, Coordinate Geometry, Basic Trigonometry are few important topics.

Preparation tips:

Because this section involves mathematics and takes most of your time, your focus should be on solving the problems efficiently in the beginning. Even if it takes time, practise upto perfection. Practise as many questions as you can in the conventional way. As and when you get a grip on the subject, you can go for short cuts. Memorise tables, square roots, cube roots, conversion from percent to fraction, etc. Solve sample papers on Mathematics. In the beginning, do not worry about the time it takes. As you practise, you will get the hang of the subject and it will be easier for you.

In Verbal Ability session, command on your English, Grammar, Vocabulary, Understanding of the given paragraph are of more importance. Reading English NewsPaper will also help you in your preparation.

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Read articles from time to time. Follow newspapers, magazines, and watch the news channels and browse the internet to keep yourself updated. You will need a lot of reading to help you in the comprehension section. You will need speed to help you in this section and you can achieve that only by thorough practise and reading. Take time to understand the question because most answers are interlinked.

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning needs to be practised as much as possible. Comparison of data, Data Analysis, taking clues, interpreting missing data, coming to conclusions and making future projections will be covered under this Category. The questions here are interlinked and so if you get one formula correct, cracking the next few questions will be easy. So it's important to memorise and practise formulae. You should cover topics like Data tables, Data Charts, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Graphs, Data Comparison and Analysis.

Preparation tips:

As this is the most tricky section, this needs a lot of practise. Solve as many sample papers as possible to get the hang of the section. Make notes when required. Regular practise can help you understand and solve the questions easily as time goes on.

Overall,once you know the syllabus, it's easier from there on.Go through the previous papers to analyse and prepare a comprehensive plan and set priorities according to the importance of different topics across sections. Customise your own study plan based on your strengths and weaknesses. Gauge your preparation from time to time by taking mock tests. Solve questions to check your levels of preparation but not to set any targets. Remember, its ok to have cheat days and relax. But make sure you have a plan and stick to it for the next few months. We can recommend a few books for you:

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Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 20th Oct, 2019

Dinesh, CAT is the entrance examination for admission to all the 20 IIMs and more than 1000 participating Institutions which include India's top B-Schools. So the competition is tight and you need to prepare as hard as possible. No time is early for preparing for an exam like CAT. IIMs do not have a specific syllabus for CAT. An assumption is drawn based on previous question papers. So, it inviolves Mathematical formulae and analytical thinking. For being good at these, you need to start preparing as early as possible. You are eligible for appearing for CAT once you are in your final year. So, if you start from this year as well, you can get into a decent top B-School.

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