How to fill CAT 2019 Application Form - Step by Step Guide
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How to fill CAT 2019 Application Form - Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode has closed the CAT 2019 registration on September 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM. The CAT 2019 application process was completely online and there has not been any change in the process as compared to last year. This year saw registration of 244,169 candidates for CAT 2019. There has been addition of 3431 students as compared to the previous year, 2018. If you are applying for the first time, the step by step guide on 'How to fill CAT Application Form 2019' will ease the process for you. Registration for CAT 2019 has been closed,
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Although the official CAT website mentions that the process of how to fill CAT application form 2019 will take approximately 30 minutes, it might take more than that owing to the fact that you have to put accurate data of your past academic records, upload photograph, signature and requisite documents, selecting the IIM programmes, test and interview cities etc. which may take around one hour or so. Read on to know how to fill CAT 2019 application form.

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What to Keep Ready before filling CAT Application Form 2019

Before starting to fill the CAT 2019 Application Form, ensure that you have the following information and documents handy.

1. Check whether you fulfil the eligibility criteria for CAT 2019 or not.

2. Candidates have to ensure that they have a valid and properly functioning email address and mobile number, as the IIMs will keep you updated regarding the exam through email and SMS

3. Keep all important information and documents handy during filling the CAT application form 2019, such as:

  • Education document

  • 10th/12th/Degree/Diploma Mark sheets

  • Candidate’s work experience documents

  • Applicable Certificates to upload

  • Scanned images of passport size photograph and signature. (Photograph should not be more than six months old and should have a white background)

  • List of IIM programmes to which you want to apply

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How to fill CAT 2019 Application Form - Step by Step Guide

Know the each and every step to how to fill CAT application form 2019 which is given below:

Step 1 - CAT 2019 Registration

Firstly, New candidates will have to go to the official website of CAT, This is how the page looks, Now, Click on ‘New candidate Register’ tab.


The first step is to register for which you need to enter your name, DOB, Email address, country and mobile number and OTP will be generated now. Enter the captcha on the given field and check on the ‘I agree’ tab before clicking on Submit Button.

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To generate the OTP, click on Generate OTP button, it will redirect to captcha. After entering the captcha, OTP will be sent to your mobile number for verification. You will receive the CAT User ID and password through email Administrator with the subject line CAT 2019 Login Details. You will also receive the login Password as an SMS on the registered mobile number from sender LM-IIMCAT.

Step 2 - Fill up CAT 2019 Application Form

After the login, you will be redirected to the applicant's details page. On this page, the applicant's personal details will be displayed and next to personal details, a link ‘go to the application form is available, click on this link to go the application page


A new page will be displayed and it will have the following 6 sections which are

  • Personal Details
  • Academics
  • Work Experience
  • Programmes
  • Test City
  • Payment


Fields with '*' (asterisk) mark are mandatory to fill. After completing filling up a section with mandatory details, click on Save & Continue tab to move further.

Personal Details

Under the personal details section, you have to fill up the information regarding parents’/guardian’s name, full address, date of birth, gender, category, and nationality. Although the field which requires one to fill Aadhaar card number is present, it is not mandatory to enter it.


After filling up the form, you will have to upload the scanned recent passport size photograph and signature. The photograph should be of 30 mm x 45 mm. The dimension for the signature is 80 mm x 35 mm. The file size in both cases should not exceed 80 KB. The photograph and signature should be in .jpg or .jpeg format.


  • NC-OBC/SC/ST Certificate: Download the Certificate from the CAT Website, enter the required information and attest signatures from the appropriate authorities, self-attest, and scan as PDF document to upload here.

  • PWD/DA Certificate: Download the Certificate from the CAT Website, enter the required information and attest signatures from the appropriate authorities, self-attest, and scan as PDF document to upload here.


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In this section, you will have to enter the aggregate percentage, total obtained marks, maximum marks, Board/University name, stream, subject and degree obtained in the following stages of academics.

  • SSC/10th Std/Equivalent Details

  • 12th/Equivalent/Diploma Course Details

  • Bachelor Degree Details

  • Other Professional Degree Details

  • Master Degree Details

For computing percentages of marks obtained in SSC or equivalent and HSC or equivalent examination, the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the mark sheet/grade sheet would be considered.

For graduates and postgraduates, the percentage of marks awarded by the Institute/University will be treated as final. If the Institute/University does not award the percentage of marks, it will be calculated on the basis of the marks obtained in all subjects listed in the mark sheet.

If any Board/Institute/University awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board/Institute/University specifying the equivalent marks which should be used for filling the online CAT application form.

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If you are in the final year of your Bachelor’s Degree, enter the current year and semester of education. Enter the marks percentage or equivalent CGPA obtained for the years or semesters completed till date.

If you are pursuing an integrated Masters Degree programme after 10+2, calculate the percentage of marks obtained in the first 3 years as per your University/Institute norms which is considered equivalent to Bachelor’s Degree. Enter the remaining 2 years percentage in the Master Degree marks.

Work Experience


This section is applicable only for candidates with prior full-time work experience. You have to select the working area given in the list. In case it does not match your professional experience, select ‘Other’. Mention the work experience in months.

Selection of IIM Programmes and Interview Cities

You may select any number of Programme Names in this section. Then, select the Interview City for an interview as per the cities in the respective drop down list.

Note: Candidates applying for PGP/PGDM courses at the following IIMs are requested to select the same interview city for all the selections.

1. IIM Kashipur

2. IIM Raipur

3. IIM Ranchi

4. IIM Rohtak

5. IIM Tiruchirappalli

6. IIM Udaipur

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Exam city preference

You have to give the choice of four cities in order of preference for taking CAT 2019. IIM, Kozhikode will allocate the city and CAT exam centre to you on the basis of centre and availability. You will not be allowed to choose the same city more than once.


Step 3 - Payment

The last and final step is that of fee payment. For General and NC/OBC candidates, the application fee will be Rs. 1900 and for the SC/ST/PWD (Differently Abled) candidates, the application fee would be Rs. 950. Payment of application fee can be made using Credit card/Debit Card/Netbanking and two new modes - Paytm and PayU have been added this year. The final amount will include the additional charges as given in the table below.

CAT 2019 Application Form Fee payment details

BillDesk Charges:


Transaction Processing Fee

Net Banking

Rs. 18 per transaction for HDFC, ICICI, Axis Bank and SBI and Rs. 15 for rest of the banks

Credit Card (Visa/Master)

1.20 per cent of the value of transaction

Credit Card (American Express/Diners)

2.85 per cent of the value of transaction

Debit Card (Visa/Master/Rupay)

Zero per cent


Zero per cent

Cash Card and Wallet

1.75 per cent of the value of transaction

If payment is made using Paytm, the transaction processing charges are as follows:


Transaction Processing Fee

Net Banking

Rs. 5

Credit Card (All cards except Amex)

0.78 per cent of the value of transaction

Credit Card (American Express

1.2 per cent of the value of transaction

Debit Card (all cards) and UPI

Zero per cent

Paytm Wallet

One per cent of the value of transaction


Zero per cent

If payment is made using PayU, the transaction processing charges are as follows:


Transaction Processing Fee

Net Banking

Rs. 16 for SBIs, Rs. 11 for ICICI and HDFC and Rs. 8 for all other banks

Credit Card (Visa/Master)

0.9 per cent of the value of transaction

Debit Card (Visa/Master/Rupay)

Zero per cent

ATM cum Debit cards

Zero per cent


Rs. 11

It is mandatory to select the 'I Agree' checkbox in the Declaration section before you click the Submit and Pay button and proceed to the payment gateway.

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After the successful transaction of your payment, a Payment Successful message will be displayed on the screen along with the Payment Transaction Number. You will then be redirected to the CAT 2019 website.


Application Confirmation Email

You will receive a confirmation email from CAT 2019 authorities after your application process is over. The email will also contain communication on additional details such as Admit Card download window etc.

CAT 2019 Admit Card:

Now that you know how to fill CAT application form 2019, you must successfully register and complete the application procedure without much ado. After the successful registration of CAT 2019, candidates will be able to download the CAT admit card from the official website from October 23, 1 pm onwards.

In 2017, CAT was conducted by IIM Lucknow where the number of applicants was around 2,31,000. The actual number of test takers was 1,99,632.

CAT 2019 is being conducted on November 24, 2019, in two slots across 156 cities. As per the CAT exam pattern, the test is divided into three sections with a total duration of 180 minutes. There is a sectional time limit of 60 minutes for the candidates to answer each section. There will be some non-MCQ questions in each section which will not carry any choice of answers. A basic on-screen calculator will be provided for calculation purposes. Each question will carry three marks and each wrong answer, except Non-MCQs, where negative marking scheme is not applied.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - How to fill CAT 2019 Application Form - Step by Step Guide

Question: How to recover my password?


In case you misplace or lose your password that was generated during CAT Registration can be recovered by going on the official CAT 2019 website. The password for your CAT 2019 login id will be sent via SMS to your registered mobile number.

Question: Is there a discount for OBC candidates?


No. The discount in application fee is only for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD candidates.

Question: What is the application fee of CAT 2019?


The registration fee is Rs.1900/- for General and OBC candidates, It is Rs.950/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates. The CAT 2019 exam duration remains of three hours with 100 questions divided into three sections, as was the last year. Registration for CAT 2019 has now been closed on September 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM

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i would like to know how many times i can give cat exam?

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020
Hello aspirant,
You can appear for cat entrance exam as many times you want. The minimum eligibility criteria for appearing in cat exam is as follows:-
In order to be eligible for the CAT Exam, the candidate has to pass at least their Bachelor's degree with at least 50% (for General Category and for candidates from the NC-OBC caste). For SC/ST and Differently Abled (DA) candidates, the percentage required is 45%.

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I am a CAT aspirant & have appeared for CAT, XAT,& SNAP & scored 90%ile. With acads 10th-7.4CGPA, 12th-82% & in graduation(2018)-64% with no work experience due to family problem. Would I able to secure a seat in good college? I have been shortlisted for TAPMI, FORE, IIMV for round one till now.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020


its true that iims and some of other top ranked institute shortlisted candidates as per their academic record and  cat or any other management aptitude  test score. see right now which of institute name you have mentioned is also comes under tier 1 college. now you need to focus on your presentation skills, communication approach  to get shortlisted in final rounds. so keep calm and focus on your goal, I think you will surely crack it.


dear sir, I have 67 percentile bin cat, which colleges should I apply??

Shiksha 16th Feb, 2020


You can target a few average collges like IBS Hyderabad, mdi murshidabad, amity noida, NBS Ahmedabad, ITM navi mumbai (good colleges)

Others are: vit vellore, isbr pune, ndim delhi, pibm pune, aims banglore, mit pune, ims ghaziabad, etc

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tell me proper cat syllabus and full knowledge of mba colleges admissions

Ina 16th Feb, 2020

Hi aspirant,

Hope everything is going well.

The entrance exams through which candidates can get admission in MBA course are CAT (Common Admission Test), MAT (Management Aptitude test), XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test), CMAT (Common Management Admission Test), SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test)) and ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions).

Specifically,  For your question,

CAT Syllabus will be prescribed by the exam conducting authority. CAT (Common Admission Test) will be managed by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), Kozhikode.
The CAT Syllabus divided into four sections: Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning.

Quantitative Ability or Mathematics: This section consists of 10+2 difficulty level & Fundamental mathematics. The topics are:

  • geometry
  • number system
  • interest
  • quadratic & linear equations
  • probability
  • trigonometry
  • time & work
  • percentages
  • profit & loss
  • algebra
  • LCM & HCF
  • averages
  • permutation
  • ratio & proportions
  • complex numbers, etc

Data Interpretation: In this section, student’s ability to solve problems accurately & understanding of the data are tested. Students can study the topic of:

  • graphs (line, area)
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  • Charts (Column, bar, pie)
  • tables
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Verbal Ability & English: This section contains the usage of Standard English grammar & questions on comprehension. The topics are:

  • verbal reasoning
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  • critical reasoning
  • syllogisms
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Logical reasoning: It includes:

  • Direction sense
  • clocks & calendars
  • puzzles
  • binary logic
  • seating arrangement
  • coding- decoding
  • blood relations
  • logical sequence
  • data structure
  • assumption
  • premise
  • conclusion
  • linear and matrix arrangement, etc.


general cat. lives in haryana percentile 86,any good college in india.

jishua thomas 16th Feb, 2020

hello aspirant..

for admission through the jee mains you need to qualify the examination. Which is know with the declaration of the cutoff for the examination. As per the expected cutoff for  this year it is about 89.75 for the general  category. Work hard and do well in the next session of the jee mains for getting admission in excellent colleges.

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