CAT 2020 Application Form - CAT Registration

Nupur Kaushik Updated On: 10 Jan, 2020 14:19 IST

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CAT Application Form 2020

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, guidelines and documents that are required to be uploaded with 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.

CAT 2020 Application Form Filling - Important Dates


CAT 2020 Application Start Date

First week of August 2020

CAT 2020 Application End Date

Last week of September 2020

CAT 2020 Exam Date

November 2020

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

The detailed CAT 2020 application form filling procedure is elaborated below. Candidates can check the video, flow chart and procedure that details the CAT application form filling process 2020:

How to Fill CAT Application Form 2020 - Step by Step Video Guide


Are you confused about the online application process of CAT 2020 exam? Do not worry, CAT 2020 application form will be available in online mode, and the candidates can only submit the online application for CAT 2020 in online mode. Usually, the online application submission for CAT begins in the second week of August. An official information brochure for CAT will be released, which contains all the details about the entrance exam. 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. After registering for CAT, candidates' CAT User ID and Password will be generated and sent to them on their registered email and mobile number. With the help of login credentials, candidates will be required to login to the official website and fill the CAT 2020 application form. While filling up the CAT application form 2020, candidates will be required to shortlist four exam centers in order of their preference.

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 950 for SC, ST and PwD category candidates

  • INR 1900 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 four exam centers as per his/her preference. Out of all the choices given by him/her, one center 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. 

  • 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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