CAT 2020 Application Form & Registration

Updated By Abhinav Chamoli on 26 Sep, 2020 14:00

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CAT Application Form 2020

Registrations for CAT 2020 closed on September 23, 2020, at 5:00 PM. The CAT 2020 Application Form Correction Window will open on September 27 at 10:00 AM. Candidates will be able to edit their Photograph, Signature and Test City Preference till the CAT form correction window closes on September 29 at 5 PM.

CAT 2020 registration began on August 5, 2020, and the last date to apply for CAT 2020 was extended till September 23, 2020. The announcement was made by the CAT Convener in a Media Release on the official website of CAT. The Media Release also specifies that no further extensions in registration dates will be provided.

CAT 2020 Media Release Regarding Extension of Application Deadline

Candidates interested in applying for CAT 2020 must dill up the application form and pay the fee before the last date. The direct link for CAT 2020 Application Form can be found given below.

CAT 2020 Application Form (Applications Closed) - Direct Link to Apply

In order to help the candidates understand the exact procedure for filling the CAT application form for 2020, we have prepared a simplified version to explain the online process for filling and submitting the application form for CAT here.

The CAT 2020 application form filling process is mentioned here that includes step by step CAT 2020 application form filling, a flow chart that explains the exact procedure of application form filling for CAT 2020, important instructions, eligibility, guidelines and list of documents that are required to be uploaded with the CAT application form 2020.

The important dates for filling the CAT application form 2020 will help the candidates to submit the same within the specified dates. CAT applicants will have to strictly follow the dates mentioned by the exam authority for submitting the CAT application form. The important dates for CAT 2020 application form filling can be checked here.

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CAT 2020 Application Form Filling - Important Dates


CAT 2020 Application Start DateAugust 5, 2020
CAT 2020 Application End DateSeptember 23, 2020 5:00 PM (Closed)
Last date to fill the CAT application form with late fee of Rs. 500Not Applicable
CAT 2020 Application Form Correction BeginsSeptember 27, 2020 (10:00 AM) 
CAT 2020 Application Form Correction Window ClosesSeptember 29, 2020 (5:00 PM)
CAT 2020 Exam DateNovember 29, 2020

CAT 2020 Registration Highlights


CAT 2020 Exam conducting bodyIndian Institute of Management, Indore
CAT 2020 official notification release dateJuly 29, 2020
CAT official website
Start date for CAT 2020 registrationAugust 5, 2020
Last date for CAT 2020 exam registrationSeptember 23, 2020 (Extended)
Mode of the CAT 2020 application formOnline mode
CAT 2020 application feeRs 2000 for general category
Rs 1000 for reserved category

Step by Step CAT 2020 Application Form Filling Process

Candidates must follow these basic four steps to complete the online application form filling for CAT 2020:

CAT Application Form 2020 - Flow Chart Explaining Procedure

Detailed CAT 2020 Application Form Filling Procedure

The detailed procedure for filling the CAT application form 2020 can be checked below -

Step 1: Register to Receive User ID and Password

In order to fill the CAT 2020 application form in online mode, candidates need to visit the official website of CAT 2020 and click on the 'Register' tab under ‘New Candidate Registration’. The registration will open where candidates will have to provide their details such as Name, Birth Date Email Address, Mobile Number, and Country. Once all the details are entered, candidates' CAT registration will be verified and authenticated through an OTP. On successful registration, candidates will receive their CAT 2020 Registration ID and Password through Email and SMS. Those who have already registered for the exam just need to click on the 'Login' tab under 'Registered Candidate Login' to go to the next step, which is filling the CAT 2020 application form.

Step 2: Login to CAT website with system generated User ID & Password

The next step in the CAT application form filling is to log in to the official website using the system generated User ID & Password. Using these credentials, you can log in to fill out the Application form. You need not complete the application in a single session. You can log in multiple times to complete. In cases where a candidate forgets his/her password, he/she can get a new password by clicking on the ‘Forgot Password’ tab given on the ‘Existing User’ login window. Candidates will receive the new password on their registered email IDs. 

Step 3: Fill and Submit the CAT Application

Once a user has logged in, his/her personal details will appear on the screen. To start the process of filling the online application form, candidates will be required to click on 'Go to Application Form'. In the application form, candidates will have to provide Personal Details (such as Gender, Nationality, Category, Communication Address, etc.), Academics Details (such as Scores of Class X Exam, Class XII Exam,  Bachelor’s Degree Details, Master’s Degree Details and Other Professional Course Details), Work Experience Details (if applicable, it will include industry type, number of months, etc.), Programmes (this is where candidates have to mention the IIMs where they wish to study and courses they wish to pursue), Test City (candidates will be allowed to choose any four test location as per their preference), and make the Payment of Application of Fee (BillDesk, PayU or Paytm). Candidates must upload the necessary documents (as mentioned above) in support of the details provided in the application form.

Step 4: Payment of CAT Application Fee

After the CAT application payment is done, the application for CAT 2020 will be considered complete and candidates will receive a confirmation mail on their registered email IDs. Candidates will be able to log in to the CAT website as a Registered user whenever they want in order to check the application summary.

CAT 2020 Online Application Correction

Editing any detail on the CAT application form after the online payment will not be possible. However, there will be a limited time window during which candidates will be allowed to modify very limited details like Percentage of Marks scored, Work Experience, Programmes Selected etc. Any modification in the personal details section or academics section, except the percentage marks, scored and exam centre city preferences, will not be allowed.

How to Apply for CAT 2020

Are you confused about the online application process of CAT 2020 exam? Do not worry, CAT 2020 application form has been made available in the online mode from August 5, 2020, onward and the candidates can only submit the online application for CAT 2020. It is advisable to check the detailed eligibility criteria of CAT before submitting the online application form. 

The CAT application process involves three steps – Registration, Filling & Submitting the Application Form and Application Fee payment. Candidates can follow the steps given below to fill the CAT 2020 registration form.

  • Step 1 - Click on the CAT official website
  • Step 2 - Click on the new candidate tab
  • Step 3 - Generate registration id and password
  • Step 4 - Log in again in CAT exam registration form
  • Step 5 - Fill all the details in the CAT form
  • Step 6 - Upload the necessary documents
  • Step 7 - Select the six cities for CAT exam
  • Step 8 - Also select cities for interview
  • Step 9 - Pay the fees for CAT 2020 registration form
  • Step 10 - After submitting, download and take a print out of the form

The application fee can be paid either through Net Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card, BillDesk, Paytm or PayU.

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    CAT 2020 Application Fees

    • INR 1000 for SC, ST and PwD category candidates

    • INR 2000 for all other categories of candidates

    CAT 2020 Application Fee Payment Mode -

    Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking, BillDesk, PayU, Paytm and UPI

    CAT 2020 Application Fee Payment Instructions

    • A candidate must check all the eligibility requirements before applying for the CAT 2020 exam. 
    • Candidates must have a valid and unique email address and mobile number.
    • The boxes marked with the symbol 'asterisk' are mandatory fields that candidates must fill in order to submit the application.
    • Candidates must gather all the important documents and information required for filling the form, such as educational history, mark sheets (10th /12th/ Degree/Diploma), work experience, scanned images of passport size photo and signature, list of the IIM courses to apply for.
    • During the registration process, a candidate can select any six exam centres as per his/her preference. Out of all the choices given by him/her, one centre will be allotted depending on the availability. If a candidate is not allotted any city out of his/her preferred locations, a nearby city will be allotted to him/her.
    • The registration fee has to be paid in online mode only. A fee of Rs 950 will be applicable on candidates belonging to SC, ST and PwD categories whereas candidates who belong to other categories have to make a payment of Rs 1,900.
    • The registration fee has to be paid only once and it will be non-refundable.
    • At the time of registration, candidates belonging to SC, ST and PwD categories have to upload a copy of their SC/ST/PwD certificates.
    • From 17th October, a tutorial to get an insight into the test’s format will be available on the official website of CAT.
    • Once the CAT registration is done, any change in the candidates' categories (SC, ST, OBC etc) will not be entertained.

    Documents Required Before Filling CAT Application 2020

    Before registering and filling out the application form for CAT 2020, which is now available on the official CAT website, the candidates must keep the following documents handy to avoid any hassle during the process. 

    List of Documents Required for CAT 2020 Registration & Application Process

    • Class X, Class XII, Bachelor’s Degree or higher education mark sheets

    • Necessary certificates for uploading
    • Scanned images of recent passport size photograph and signatures with white background.
    • List of IIM programmes the candidates wishes to apply  

    Important Instructions to Complete CAT Application Form

    Here are some important points that the candidates must be aware of while they gear themselves up for the CAT 2020 application process. These pointers will be of extreme help to those aspirants who are aiming to apply for CAT 2020:

    • The candidates will only find the CAT 2020 application form online. 

    • The application process for CAT 2020 will remain active for the CAT 2020 aspirants for a month and half.

    • The last date for CAT 2020 online application process may/may not be extended which is why the aspirants are requested to get them registered and get over with the online application process without being optimistic about the extension of the last date

    • The candidates are requested to go through all the important instructions regarding the CAT 2020 application process available on this page or on the official website before they fill up the online application form for CAT 2020.

    • Before filling up the online application for CAT 2020, the candidates must have a clear head regarding which programme they want to pursue from the top IIMs in India.

    • The CAT 2020 online application form fee is INR 2000/- which must be deposited by the aspirants while applying online.

    • The candidature of those aspirants will be cancelled who have furnished wrong information in the online application form. In such a case, the forfeiture of the online application form fee will be carried out by the authorities.

    • The CAT 2020 application process can be segregated into three steps- Online Registration, filling up of application form and payment of application form fee.

    • The aspirants will have the option of saving and exiting multiple times during filling up of the online CAT 2020 application form. They will be able to resume from where they left the previous time.

    • The aspirants can only submit the application form fee once they have successfully filled up the online application form for CAT 2020.

    • The application form will be treated as incomplete by the authorities if the candidates do not submit the fee for the online application form

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    Hi, I am candidate of Socially and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC). can i apply for CAT 2020 from SEBC category?

    -noUpdated on September 18, 2020 03:51 PM
    • 1 Answer
    Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

    Dear Student,

    CAT 2020 does not have any seat reservations for Socially and Economically Backward Students (SEBC). You can find more information about the same in our article on the CAT 2020 seat reservation policy.

    Please feel free to write back to us if you require any other information. For help with admission to MBA colleges in India, please fill our Common Application Form (CAF) or call our helpline number 18005729877.

    Thank you.


    I don't have any old EWS certificate and my new certificate will come after 16th sept. Can I submit the undertaking without any old certificate as of now??

    -AyushiUpdated on September 18, 2020 02:47 PM
    • 1 Answer
    Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

    Dear Student,

    You have to submit any available certificates with the CAT 2020 undertaking. However, CAT 2020 exam dates have now been revised and the deadline to submit the CAT 2020 application form has been extended to 23rd September to help candidates get sufficient time to arrange any certificates.

    Please feel free to write back if you have any other queries,

    Thank you.


    If I am taking bank and SSC railway coaching. Is it helpful for CAT?

    -AnonymousUpdated on September 09, 2020 10:26 AM
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    Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

    Dear Student,

    Yes, the syllabus of banking and CAT exam is almost the same. However, the level of difficulty of the CAT exam is very difficult compared to the banking exam. The SSC or IBPS PO coaching will help you understand the basics of Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English Language. You can directly proceed to solve the advance level questions of CAT exam without going through the basics. The coaching will help you while preparing for other MBA entrance exams such as MAT, CMAT, GMAT or XAT. You can check the detailed syllabus of CAT exam provided here. Besides ...


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    FAQs about CAT Application Form

    What is the last date of submitting the application form of CAT?

    Notification regarding the application form will be updated on the official website of CAT. Tentative date of submitting the application form is 25th September 2020.

    What are the consequences of filling the wrong work experience details in the CAT application form?

    Colleges will reject the application form with wrong details. However, some colleges which do not consider work experience while selecting candidates might consider your application.

    Do I have to submit the reserved category certificate along with the application form of CAT?

    Yes, candidates belonging to any reserved category will have to submit a copy of the reserved category certificate along with the application form of CAT.

    Can I make changes to the application form of CAT?

    You can make changes to the application form before submitting it. No changes will be allowed once it is submitted. However, the correction window will let you edit the application form.

    How can I submit the application fee of CAT?

    You can submit the application fee of CAT by any online payment mode such as net banking, debit card or credit card.

    Can I recover the CAT login password?

    Yes you can recover the CAT password by clicking on the tab highlighting “ forget password”. A link will be sent to the email address provided by you. You can then follow the instructions to reset your password.

    What is the application fee of CAT exam?

    The application fee of CAT is INR 1900 for general category and INR 950 for reserved category.

    How can I fill the application form of CAT?

    You can fill the application form of CAT from the official website of CAT. The application form will be uploaded by one of the IIMs.

    Which details are required when we fill the CAT registration form?

    You will have to provide your academic details, work experience, personal details and nationality while filling the application form of CAT.

    Can I fill the application form of CAT offline?

    No, you can only fill the application form of CAT online.

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