CAT 2020 Application Fees (Increased): Category Wise Fees & Modes of Payment

    Urvashi Singhal Urvashi Singhal
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    CAT 2020 Application Process has been extended and will continue till September 23, 2020 (5:00 PM). Registration is an essential process where a candidate must be aware of all the documents required and fees incurred at the time of CAT application form filling. CAT 2020 is scheduled for November 29, 2020.Check Exam Calendar here

    CAT 2020 Application fee has been increased by the conducting body across all categories. General candidates now have to pay INR 2000 whereas SC/ST/PwD candidates have to submit INR 1000. Application form will not be considered successfully submitted without complete payment of registration fee which is the last step in form filling process. The payment could be carried out via online options offered at the time of registration. Candidates will be charged an additional transaction processing fee at the time of online payment.

    • Candidates should have the following documents handy:
    • Scanned copies of their respective caste
    • Candidate information certificates in relevant formats
    • Bachelor and master’s degree marks certificates and provisional certificates
    • Scanned photograph and signature. (Candidates are required to have a recent (not older than 6 months) photograph with a white background.)

    CAT Application Fee Payment

    In case of any query regarding CAT Registration Fee candidates may contact the authorities at 1800-2663-549 or 

    CAT 2020 Registration and Application Fee Payment

    Step 1: Register on the official website - Visit the official website of CAT and mention your email id, phone number, and date of birth.

    Step 2:Fill CAT Application Form - Mention your personal details, contact information, academic details, work experience, program preference and exam center preference at this stage

    Step 3:Upload Scanned Documents - Scan and Upload your documents (Photograph, Signatures & Required certificated) according to CAT 2020 Photo Size, Dimension, Format and Other Details

    Step 4: Payment of Application Fee - CAT 2020 Application Fee can be paid online via net banking/credit card/debit card. 


    • Number and ID must be active and valid, as the entire communication related to the exam will be done on it.
    • Candidates can resize the documents using MS Paint or MS Office Picture Manager. The steps are available on the link given above.
    • If any information is found incorrect, there is a risk of application rejection. A one-time facility to make corrections in the form is also provided. 

    CAT Application Fee Category Wise

    CAT 2020 Application Fee: Category Wise Fee Structure

    CAT Registration Fee needs to be paid online only (Net banking, Credit Card, or Debit Card). The category-wise fee is given below:

    CategoryApplication Fee
    General/NC-OBC (Non-Creamy Layer Other Backward Classes)INR 2000
    SC (Scheduled Caste)/ST (Scheduled Tribe)INR 1000
    PwD (Persons with Disability)/DA (Differently Abled)INR 1000

    Additional Transaction Fee for CAT

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    Additional Transaction Fee for CAT 2020

    While paying online application fee for CAT 2020, there is an additional Transaction Processing Charge, which an applicant has to pay in addition to the application fees. The details of the additional charges incurred are given below:

    Payment MethodAdditional Transaction Processing Fees
    Credit Card (American Express)2.85% of the application fees, subject to a minimum of INR 5.
    Credit Card (Visa/Master)0.75% of the transaction amount for value upto 2000, subject to a minimum of INR 5
    Net BankingINR 20 for every transaction
    Debit Card (Visa/Master)If the application fee is less than or equal to INR 2000, then 0.75% of the application fees subject to a minimum of INR 5. If the application fees are more than INR 2000, then 1.00% of the application fees subject to a minimum of INR 5.

      CAT Exam Fee Over the Years

      The registration fee for CAT exam witnessed a rise in 2018 when the application fee was increased from INR 1800 to INR 1900 for General candidates and whereas for SC/ST/PwD candidates the fee was increased from INR 900 to INR 950. Furthermore, new fee payment methods like PayTM and BillDesk were added to the list.

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      How to Pay CAT Application Fee?

      How to Pay CAT 2020 Application Fee?

      1. Select the desired payment method from the list.
      2. Go to the declaration box and Select I Agree.
      3. Click on the Submit and Pay button option.
      4. You will be redirected to the payment gateway for final transaction.
      5. Enter payment details as per your preference in the boxes.
      6. After successful payment candidates will receive a transaction number which should be noted down.
      7. Once the CAT Registration Process is complete,  a confirmation email from CAT 2020 authorities stating that your application is submitted successfully will be recieved.

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      Recommended Web Browsers to Pay CAT 2020 Registration Fee

      Candidates can use the following versions of web browsers to pay application fee in a hassled free way as application portal is supported on these versions only: 

      • Internet Explorer (version 11 and above) or
      • Mozilla Firefox (version 50 to 61) or
      • Google Chrome (version 50 to 69) 

      Modes of Application Fee Payment

      Modes of Application Fee Payment for CAT 2020

      The registration fee can be submitted via online mode only. The payment forms are as follows:

      • Visa or MasterCard Credit Card/ Debit Card
      • Net Banking
      • American Express Card/ Diners Card
      • IMPS
      • UPI
      • Mobile Wallets

      How to Check CAT 2020 Fee Payment Status

      CAT Payment mode

      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 2020 website.

      Successful Transaction fee photo

      Points to keep in mind

      Points to keep in mind while paying through Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking

      While making CAT registration fee via Debit Card, Credit Card or Net Banking, candidates need to:

      • Cross Check the validity of the Debit/ Credit Card and keep it ready with them while logging on to the website for submitting the application form. Candidates should enter the information asked for and make payment through Debit/ Credit Card.
      • Through Net Banking, candidates should check the minimum balance in their account and keep all credentials ready with them while logging on to the website for submitting the application form. Candidate should Login with his/her credentials of net banking and make payment through Net Banking.
      • CAT Application fee includes fees for all participating IIMs and written exam fee as well. So make sure you are not disguised by fake websites and sources.
      Mistakes to avoid during CAT 2020 registration

      Mistakes to avoid during CAT 2020 registration

      • It is mandatory for the candidates to fill all the fields marked “*” during CAT 2020 registration
      • No spelling mistakes should be made as some fields cannot be edited after registration.
      • Since CAT form can be filled in multiple sessions, it is important to save after every session to avoid losing the information already entered
      • No change in the category will be entertained after CAT registration; therefore pay close attention while registering for CAT 2020 and avoid mistakes.
      • Use the recommended browsers to ensure successful CAT registration 2020.
      • Before final submission of the CAT form, check all details twice. Make sure that the details in CAT exam 2020 registration match the academic documents.

      *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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