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 begun the CAT 2019 registration form from Wednesday, August 7, 2019. The CAT 2019 application process is completely online and there has not been any change in the process as compared to last year. 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.

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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.


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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.


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 will be conducted on November 24, 2019, in two slots across 156 cities. As per the CAT exam pattern, the test will be divided into three sections with a total duration of 180 minutes. There will be 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 teh 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.

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I am unable to fill my 10 board marks in the CAT application form. I am from CBSE board and my aggregate marks are 405 out of 500. Please help me out.

Simran Kaur 15th Sep, 2019
Dear Simran, CAT interface accepts marks in the form of nnn.nn format. So for example if your score is 405, pkease enter 405.00 as your marks in the 10th column. This should work fine. For your convenience and many other CAT aspirants, we shall elaborate the CAT Application process:

You need to:


Fill the Application form

Payment and Receipt

For registering you will need to fill in your Personal and Contact details like Name, Email Id, Mobile number and Country. Before you click on 'Agree', make sure you have entered all Correct details because you cannot go back and undo any detail on this page. Generate the OTP and you will receive it at the Mobile no# you have just given. Complete the formalities and you will be given a CAT User Id and Password . These details will be sent to your Registered Email and Mobile no#.

For filling the application form, log in using the user id and password. The application form has 5 Categories which are:

Personal Details


Work Experience



While filling in the form, please remember that Aadhar card is not mandatory but there are clear specifications for photograph and signature file sizes to be uploaded.

Photograph: 30mm * 45mm

Signature: 80mm*35 mm

The file size in both cases should not exceed 80kb. The photograph and signature should be in .jpeg or .jpg format.

Regarding Documents like PWD/DA/OBC-NC/SC/ST: Download the CAT certificate from the website, fill in the necessary details, get it attested with authorities, self attest it and scan it as PDF and upload the same.

Under Academics section, enter the aggregate percentage, total marks, Board/University, stream, subject and degree details wherever applicable.

In regards to Selection of IIM Programmes and Cities, you can select any no.of programmes and cities. Make sure you select the same city for Interview across. And for exam centre, you can give 4 options and the authorities will select your exam city for you. You cannot select the same city more than once. Delhi and NCR Cities have been clubbed together so please remember this.

The application fees for General/OBC-NC is Rs. 1900 and its Rs. 950 for SC,ST,PWD. You can make the payment through NetBanking/Credit Card/Debit Card/Paytm and Pay U. After making the payment, you will receive a transaction number and please save it for future references. Post successful submission, you will receive a confirmation mail. And you are finally done. The last date to fill in the application form is September 18th, 2019.

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Dear Vivek, CAT is an entrance examination for admission to Master's programmes in 20 IIMs and almost 1000 participating Institutions. CAT is an online examination of 3 hours duration.The questions in the exam will be of MCQ and TITA type totaling 100 questions. MCQ are multiple choice questions, for which candidates get multiple answer choices. Each Question has 3 marks and a wrong answer takes away 1 mark. However Type in the Answer questions are exempted from Negative Marking.

CAT exam paper can be Categorised into 3 parts:

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The Verbal Ability section and Reading Comprehension has 34 Questions, Data interpretation-Logical Reasoning section has 32 MCQ questions and Quantitative Ability has 34 MCQ questions totalling up to 100 questions. Each Question has 3 marks and a wrong answer takes away 1 mark.

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.

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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

mam /sir I want to change my category to EWS in CAT form . Is this possible in correction window and also I had made an error in aggregate %age. Does I rectify this error. pls suggest me the necessary actions to perform for the blunder I create.

Kdh djdjd 14th Sep, 2019
You might be able to make changes to your Academic profile. You might not make changes to your Category. What we would suggest you is to wait for the correction window to make changes to your Academic percentage and regarding EWS Certificate, please wrote to [email protected] They will help you further.
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