CAT 2020 Registration (Apply before Sep 23), Application Fee, Process & Eligibility

    Urvashi Singhal Urvashi Singhal
    Exams Prep Master

    Candidates planning to appear for CAT 2020 have a last chance to register for the test. CAT application form will be made available till 5:00 pm on September 23, 2020. No further extension in registration process is expected to take place. Hence, it is advised that candidates get themselves registered as soon as possible to avoid last minute online traffic congestion. Candidates who haven’t registered till now are requested to go through CAT registeration online process where they have to create login ID, fill detailed application form and pay the required fees. Check Detailed CAT Eligibility

    CAT 2020 notification was released on July 29 by IIM Indore on official website announcing exam date to be November 29, 2020. Check Details Here Last year a record number of candidates 2.44 lakh registered for the exam. Aspirants appearing or having passed graduation with minimum 50% marks are eligible to appear for CAT.

    Table of Contents

    1. CAT 2020 Application Dates

    2. Documents Required for Registration

    3. Recommended Web Browsers

    4. CAT 2020 Registration Process

    5. CAT 2020 Application Form Details

    6. CAT Form Correction 2020

    7. CAT 2020 Test Cities

    8. Frequently Asked Questions

    • Relexation of 5% marks is granted to candidates belonging to reserved categories.
    • Eligible Candidates can register by paying fee of INR 2000 for General category. While for individuals belonging to other SC/ST categories will be INR 1000. Read Details on CAT Application Fees
    • Candidates who successful register for CAT can download their admit cards from October 28, 2020 till the exam day.
    • Form Correction Facility for CAT 2020 will be provided by conducting body in case candidates make mistakes while filling the application form.
    • It should be noted that for filling CAT Application form certain web browsers are required versions of which have been upgraded for 2020 session.

    There have currently not been any new changes to the CAT exam pattern. It will have a duration of 3 hours and will contain 100 questions.In case of any questions regarding CAT 2020 Registration, you may contact the authorities at 1800-2663-549 or 

    Direct Link to Apply for CAT 2020

    Download CAT 2020 Registration Guide 

    CAT 2020 Application Dates (Officially Announced)

    All important registration dates regarding CAT 2020 registrations are tabulated below:-

    EventDate Details
    Availability of CAT 2020 Application FormAugust 5, 2020From 10 am onwards
    Last date for CAT 2020 Registration September 23, 2020Online Form filling at till 5:00 PM
    CAT 2020 Form CorrectionSeptember 28-September 30, 2020Editing of Scanned Photograph and Signature allowed
    Availability of CAT Admit Card 2020October 28 –  November 29, 2020In online mode uptill exam day

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    Documents Required for CAT 2020 Registration

    During CAT Registration 2020, you need to upload certain documents. Without uploading these documents, you will not be able to submit CAT Application Form. The list of the documents required for CAT Registration along with their specifications is given below:

    Required DocumentsDimension and Type of File
    PhotographDimension – 30 mm X 45 mm File Format - .jpg or .jpeg File Size - <= 80 Kb
    SignatureDimension – 80 mm X 35 mm File Format - .jpg or .jpeg File Size - <= 80 Kb
    NC-OBC/SC/ST CertificateSelf-attested Scanned as a pdf document
    PwD/DA CertificateSelf-attested Scanned as a pdf document

    The format of the caste and disability certificate is available on the official CAT website. You can download the certificate, fill the details and get it attested by the concerned authority. In case you already have the said certificates, make sure that they are in the same format as mentioned

    Recommended Web Browsers for CAT 2020 Registration

    Candidates should use the following versions of web browsers for filling CAT Application Form:

    • Internet Explorer (version 11 and above) or
    • Mozilla Firefox (version 56 and above) or
    • Google Chrome (version 59 and above) or
    • Edge Chromium

    CAT 2020 Registration Process

    Here’s a list of what all you should be ready with before starting the application process:

    • Valid email address and mobile phone number
    • Marksheets of class X, XII, graduation and/or other equivalent exams.
    • Details of work experiences (if any)
    • Preferred CAT Exam Center choices
    • Scanned images of photograph and signature
    • Scanned copy of category certificate (if any)
    • Bank details (credit card, debit card or net banking) for payment of application fee. 

    Steps to Register for CAT 2020

    1. Visit the official website
    2. Click on “Registration” for New User on the right side of the page
    3. Read the given instructions 
    CAT Registration
    1. Fill in all necessary details to complete CAT 2020 Registration- Name, DOB, Mobile Number, Country, and Email Address to generate OTP. 
    CAT registration
    1. Enter the OTP and click on Validate OTP and submit after entering the Captcha Code.
    2. Check on  I Agree and submit CAT Application Form.
    3. After submitting the details, a message on registered mobile number containing the Password and an email containing the User ID will be sent.
    4. Post successful completion of CAT Registration, a unique login id and password is generated.
    5. These credentials are vital for filling CAT Application Form 2020.
    6. Click on ‘Go to Application Form’ to fill CAT Application Form.

    Common Questions on CAT

    Ques: Is there any extra fee to be paid for CAT form correction?

    Ans: Application form edit option in CAT is available only for scanned documents that are photograph and signature specifications. No other form edit is allowed in CAT. Also no extra fee is required to be paid to edit the form.

    Check Here CAT 2020 Reservation

    CAT Candidate Query Form

    In case, you have any query related to CAT Exam Application Form, Payment of Fees and Admit Card, same can be asked through the query form. The steps for the same are given below-

    1. After completing CAT Registration, click on Candidate Query Form and Log new Query.
    CAT Query
    1. Define the Problem Category and Problem Type
    CAT query
    1. Enter the Problem Statement and Submit details. 
    1. Status of query can be checked by providing Grievance Number and Registration Number after submitting query under.Selectour Filter Criteria

    Also Read CAT Preparation Tips

    Common Questions on CAT

    Ques. Should I opt for taking the CAT or the GMAT?

    Ans: Each examination has it’s pros and cons. Although both of them have similar stream goals, the objectives and goals that are required differ.

    For individuals that wish to pursue a management course from a reputed Indian Institute, CAT is a better choice. CAT is conducted by one of the most prestigious management institutes every year on a rotational basis for their best courses. Many big establishments like JBIMS, FMS, and SPJIMR also accept CAT Scores. More than a 1000 B-schools in the country accept CAT scores. Check Top 30 Colleges Other than IIMs.

    Alternatively, GMAT has a wider global reach. The world’s top business schools like Harvard Business School and INSEAD require GMAT scores as well as some top Indian schools like ISB accept GMAT too.

    Steps to fill CAT 2020 Application Form

    • After successful CAT Registration, a candidate can move on to fill the complete Online Application Form.
    • Read information bulletin carefully and fill in details accordingly.
    • For filling CAT application form, you will have to first login to the official website of CAT.
    • The steps to log in are described below:
    1. Click on “Existing User” tab.
    2. A new Login window will appear.
    3. Enter Login id, and Password sent to you to your registered email address and mobile number.
    4. Click on Login tab.

    Following this, you will be able to login to your account. There are 5 sections that you must fill:

    • Personal Details
    • Academic History
    • Work Experience
    • Program Preference
    • Payment of Application Fee

    Application Confirmation Email

    You will receive a confirmation email from CAT 2020 authorities after your application process is over. The email will also contain communication on additional details such as Admit Card download window etc.

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    CAT 2020 Application Fee 

    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 2020

    • While paying online, 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 Payment mode

    The format of the caste and disability certificate is available on the official CAT website. You can download the certificate, fill the details and get it attested by the concerned authority. In case you already have the said certificates, make sure that they are in the same format as mentioned on the CAT 2020 official website.

    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

    How to Pay CAT 2020 Application Fee?

    1. Select the appropriate payment method from the list.
    2. Check the declaration box and Select I Agree.
    3. Click on Submit and Pay button.
    4. You will be redirected to the payment gateway.
    5. Enter payment details as per your preference.
    6. After successful payment, you will receive a transaction number which you should note down.
    7. Once the CAT Registration Process is completed, you will receive a confirmation email from CAT 2020 authorities stating that your application is submitted successfully.

    Instructions for CAT 2020 Application Form

    While filling CAT Application Form 2020, certain guidelines must be followed. Candidates not following the instructions might hamper submission of the application form. The general instruction for filling CAT application form are listed below:

    1. All the fields which are marked with an * are compulsory. If you leave out any * marked field, your application form will not be submitted.
    2. After completing one part of CAT application form, you can click on “Save and Continue” to move on to the next section of the CAT Application Form. You can also “Save” and exit at any point and log in later to complete the application.
    3. You can use the mouse or the touchpad on your laptop to move between two sections. Do not use the tab key.
    4. If due to any issue you are not able to finish filling your CAT Application Form in one go, you can login again and finish it.
    5. Recheck the data filled in various fields before making the payment for the application fee. After payment of application fee, you cannot make any change to CAT Application Form.

    Mistakes to avoid in the CAT Application Form 2020

    • The candidate needs to make sure that they have spelt their name in their application form the same way that it is spelled in their class 10 certificate. In case there have been any changes, documents that support the transition including newspapers etc will be required for authentication and verification.
    • The .jpg or .jpeg file that will be used to upload the scanned photograph should not be more than 80 KB. The dimensions should also fit the image of the signature.
    • For the individuals that it is required for, CAT offers relaxation and reservation as per the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC)
    • Candidates that focus on applying for PGP courses at several IIMS need to all select the same interview city for all of their selections due to Common Admissions Process (CAP).

    CAT 2020 Application Form Details

    After logging in successfully to your candidate’s account for CAT you can begin the registration process. The Registration Form is divided into 5 sections. Below we are providing steps for filling each section separately.

    Personal Details of the Candidate

    In this section, you will need to fill in the following details:

    1. Enter Father’s/Husband’s/Guardian’s name.
    2. Enter Gender as applicable.
    3. Enter nationality as Indian. For those who are applying under the foreign category should mention their nationality in the adjacent field “Specify your Nationality.”
    4. Select category from among the given options, i.e., General, SC/ST, NC-OBC
    5. In the case of reserved categories, you will need to fill additional details such as Caste/Tribe name, State/Union Territory of Caste/Tribe and Serial Number of Caste/tribe. You can access these details from the National Commission for Backward Classes website.
    6. If you are a person with a disability, then select “Yes” in the Person with Disability/Differently Abled field. Here you will have to fill in the category of disability, Disability percentage, and Wheelchair Support requirement.
    7. Enter the communication address correctly.
    8. Provide the alternate email address and mobile number if available.
    9. After filling in all the required personal details, you will have to upload necessary documents as per your selections in the application form. Uploading Photograph and Signature is compulsory for all candidates irrespective of their category.
    10. After uploading the documents, click on the “Save and Continue” button and move to the next section.
    CAT Personal details
    CAT Personal details

    Academic Details of the Candidate

    In this section, you have to enter the details of your academic qualification. Here you have to enter the details of not just the qualifying examination but details of your education from class 10th onwards to the most recent academic qualification.

    You will need to enter the details of following academic qualifications:

    • SSC/10th class examination (Compulsory for all candidates)
    • HSC/12th class examination /Diploma (Compulsory for all candidates)
    • Bachelor Degree Details (Compulsory for all candidates)
    • Other Professional Degree
    • Post-graduation Degree Details
    CAT Academics details
    CAT Academics details
    CAT Academics details

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    ExaminationDetails Required
    SSC/10th Class Examination DetailsThe aggregate percentage will be calculated for all the subjects mentioned in the mark sheet for class 10th. In this section, you will need to enter the following details:

    Aggregate marks in Percentage

    Total Marks Obtained

    Maximum Marks

    Board name for SSC/10th or equivalent examination

    Month and Year of completion of SSC/10th

    HSC / 12th / Diploma Course DetailsIn this case, again the aggregate percentage will be calculated against all subjects mentioned in the mark sheet for class 12th. Under this section you will need to enter the following details:

    Course type – 12th or Diploma (Select the applicable one)

    Aggregate marks in % age

    Total marks obtained in the examination

    Maximum Marks

    Bachelor Degree DetailsIn this section, you have to enter the details of your Bachelor degree program. Do not get confused if your degree is an honors degree. Enter details of all types of undergraduate or equivalent programs which are approved by UGC, Association of Indian Universities, or Ministry of HRD. Candidates, who are in the final year of the program should select “Yes” in the field “Are you in the final year of Bachelor Degree?” Those who have completed their Bachelor degree program should select Yes in the relevant field. You will need to fill the following details:

    The total duration of the Bachelor degree program

    Percentage of marks obtained in Bachelor degree

    In case of those who are in the final year, fill in the % of marks mentioned in the latest mark sheet issued by the College/University

    Type of University/Institution

    State/Union Territory of the University

    Name of the University/Institution

    Name of the degree program


    Month and Year of Course Commencement

    Month and Year of Course Completion

    Other Professional Degrees DetailsUnder this section, you have to enter details of any other professional courses such as CS, CA, ICWA, or any other degree. In case of candidates who have not undergone any graduate degree, filling this section is compulsory. However, in case of multiple professional degrees, enter marks for the degree in which you have scored the maximum marks. In this section, you will need to fill the following details:

    Professional Inter Marks (%)

    Professional Final Marks (%)

    Month & Year of Course Commencement

    Month & Year of Course Completion

    Post – Graduation Degree DetailsHere is a section to fill in any work experience. If a candidate has prior work experience or is working professionals, enter the about the same.

    Browse through the list of Work areas and check the relevant box.

    In the adjacent column, mention the number of months you have worked in this field.

    If your area of work is not listed, then check the box marked as “Other.” In the adjacent column specify work area and work experience in months. You can add more rows and columns in case you need to add more areas of work experience.

    At the end of the section, there is a field for Total Work Experience in Months. You do not have to fill this column. Your total experience will get calculated automatically once fill in the details in the rows above.

    Click on “Save & Continue” to move to the next section of the application form.

    Work Experience (if any) of the Candidate

    CAT Work Experience

    In this section, you need to enter details of your work experience until July 31, 2021. The work experience duration should be in months and not in years.

    Work Experience required for CAT 2020

    Work is done only after Graduation degree is considered by IIMs.

    • Full-time and paid work
    • Any job/work done before graduation
    • Part-time job experience
    • Freelancing job experience
    • Volunteer/unpaid work

    Steps for CAT 2020 Work Experience Form

    There is a section to fill in any work experience. If a candidate has prior work experience or is working professionals, enter the about the same.

    1. Browse through the list of Work areas and check the relevant box.
    2. In the adjacent column, mention the number of months you have worked in this field.
    3. If your area of work is not listed, then check the box marked as “Other.” In the adjacent column specify work area and work experience in months. You can add more rows and columns in case you need to add more areas of work experience.
    4. At the end of the section, there is a field for Total Work Experience in Months. You do not have to fill this column. Your total experience will get calculated automatically once fill in the details in the rows above.
    5. Click on “Save & Continue” to move to the next section of the application form.

    Program Preference 

    In this section, you will have to select the name of programs offered at various IIMs as per your preference. Along with the preference for programs, you also have to enter your choice of city for an interview in an adjacent column.

    In the case of PGP/PGDM program at the following IIMs, you must select the same interview city:

    At the end of the page, you will also have to select your exam city center preference. There is an option to select four exam city centers. You cannot repeat a city as your preferred city. After selecting the exam center preferences click on “Save and Continue” button. 

    To find out the requirements for admission into FMS Check FMS Delhi Admission Procedure Through CAT 2019.

    At the end of the page, you will also have to select your exam city center preference. There is an option to select four exam city centers. You cannot repeat a city as your preferred city. After selecting the exam center preferences click on “Save and Continue” button. 

    CAT Programmes

    How to Edit Images as per CAT Requirements?

    Please note that you need to follow the CAT centre 2020 instructions to upload the right kind of photograph on CAT 2020 application form. IIMs have shared the sample photographs to choose the right photograph to be uploaded on CAT application form 2020:

    CAT Photos

    The images which are to be uploaded in CAT Application Form should be of definite file size and dimension. By following the process given below, you can easily convert any image file into the desired dimension and file size for completing CAT Registration.

    1. Select the image file and right-click.

    2. Click on “Open With” and select Paint.

    3. The image will open in the Paint window.

    4. Click on the “File” menu on the top left-hand corner of the window.

    5. Select “Properties.”

    6. A small box will open where you can specify/change the width and height of the image. For Photograph it will be 35 mm X 45 mm, and for Signature, it will be 80 mm X 35 mm.

    7. Click “OK” and save the image.

    Prospective applicants unintentionally may make mistakes in uploading their CAT application documents, or in their photo specifications. This may cause issues and lead to non acceptance of the candidte’s application form. Check CAT 2020 Photo Size, Dimension, Format and Other Details. 

    CAT Form Correction 2020

    • In case, you have made any mistake while filling Application Form of CAT 2020; the same can be rectified until you have made the online payment.
    • However, after submitting CAT Application Form, there will be a limited time window during which the details can be modified.
    Note: Only some pieces of information like Percentage of Marks scored, Work Experience, Programmes Selected, etc. can be edited. You will not be able to modify any of the following details: any details entered in the Personal Details, Academics section except the percentage marks scored and Exam Centre City Preferences.

    Apply for CAT Exam Form Correction

    1. Open the official website for CAT 2020, i.e.,
    2. Click on “Existing User” button.
    3. Enter your login id and password and click on “Login.”
    4. Navigate through the different sections in the application form and check the details you have entered.
    5. Change or modify the details which are incorrect or incomplete.
    6. Click on “Save and Continue”

    Common Questions on CAT

    Ques: What is ‘Reference Number’ in CAT Admit Card?

    Ans: Reference number is mentioned on admit card of CAT for candidates to find their floor/wing/system on the day of exam. It is a helpful number to spot the system in which candidates have to sit and give their exam. There is no use of the reference number after the exam gets over.

    CAT 2020 Test Cities

    Port BlairHamirpurMumbai
    Bhilai NagarJabalpurJaipur
    New DelhiJabalpurMadurai
    Greater NoidaUjjainChennai
    SuratNavi MumbaiBareilly

    Each of the IIMs (all 20) announce their annual admission policy and the CAT percentile score cut-offs required shortly before CAT is conducted. Aspirants willing to appear for CAT 2020 can refer to Tips and Resources for Online Preparation amidst COVID-19 pandemic.

    CAT Registration Trend Over the Years

    CAT 2019 Registrations went up by approximately 3000 in comparison to last year’s 2.41 lakh registrations. This is the highest number of registrants since 2010. With such high competition, candidates should speed up their preparation for the exam which is less than a month away now.

    YearCandidates Registered Candidates Appeared

    CAT 2020 Exam Day Instructions

    There are certain instructions that one needs to follow to make sure that they are properly prepared on the day of the exam. 

    1. The candidate must carry their admit card, ID proof, and all the other certificates required for the exam registration.

    2. The candidate is not allowed to carry or wear their footwear inside the exam hall.

    3. Only 1 writing pad will be available to the test taker.

    4. The individual must submit their admit card, test pad, and pen before leaving the exam hall.

    5. Test takers must report at 7:30am for the morning test session (no entry will be allowed after 8:45am)

    6. The second slot is at 1pm for the afternoon shit (entry is not allowed after 2.15am)

    7. There are three main sections in the exam (data interpretation and logical reasoning, verbal and reading comprehension, and quantitative ability). Candidates will get 1 hour for each section (totalling to a total of 3 hours or 180 minutes). PwD candidates may avail 4 hours for the test or one hour and 20 mins.

    8. Any prospective candidates should avoid wearing jackets, watches and other forms of jewelry. There are no shoes or any type of footwear allowed in the exam hall.

    9. Any clothes that the candidate chooses to wear should not have any pockets.

    10. Socks, plain clothes or pullovers, sweaters, cardigans with no pockets are allowed.

    CAT 2020 Registration FAQs

    Ques: I am awaiting my final year exams to take place and have my 5th semester marksheet with me. What details should i put in CAT application form?

    Ans: In cases where candidates do not have their final year marksheet with them- awaiting exams to take place or results, they should provide latest data available with them in the registration form.

    Ques: What are Application dates for CAT 2020?

    Ans: CAT application process started on August 5, candidates can fill the form till September 16, 2020. It is a 45 day window to complete the registration process.

    Ques: When will CAT 2020 take place?

    Ans: IIM Indore will be conducting CAT 2020 on November 29, 2020. Any delay due to COVID-19 depends on governmnet regulations and decision taken by IIMs.

    Ques. I have completed my Bachelor’s degree recently, and my University follows the grading system. How do I enter marks scored?

    Ans. If your mark sheet contains the equivalent percentage for the respective grades, you will enter the percentage equivalent to the grade scored by you. If it’s not given, then contact your university and procure the equivalent percentage for your grade score for completing CAT Registration.

    Ques. I have completed my dual degree program (B.Tech.+M.Tech. or B.Tech.+M.Sc. or BS+MS). How should I fill my aggregate percentage for Bachelor’s program?

    Ans. If you have done dual degrees, you can fill the aggregate of marks which are equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree. If there are marks given in the Master’s category, fill it in the section for Master’s degree details while doing CAT Registration.

    Ques. I have completed my education in the 10+2+2/10+1+1+2 pattern. How do I fill in my Bachelor’s degree details during CAT Registration?

    Ans. First ascertain that your degree is recognized by UGC, AIU or other equivalent bodies. If your degree is recognized, you can fill in the details as given below

    1. Enter 10thmarks in the respective field.
    2. Enter 12thor next two year’s marks in 12th/HSC field.
    3. In the field for Bachelor’s degree marks select duration as 3 years and enter the respective marks. You must not forget to select the year of commencement and completion of the program accordingly.

    Ques. I have changed my name by following the due procedure; however, my degree certificate still bears my old name. Which name should I enter in the field for Candidate’s name under CAT Registration?

    Ans. You have to enter your changed name, but you will have to produce relevant documents at the time of examination, interview and admission.

    Ques. How to recover my password?

    Ans. In case you misplace or lose your password that was generated during CAT Registration, can be recovered by going on the official CAT 2020 website. The password for your CAT login id will be sent via SMS to your registered mobile number.

    The process to recover your password is given below

    1. Go to the official website
    2. Click on the “Sign In for Existing User” tab.
    3. In the login window, enter your login id and then click on the “Forgot Password” tab.
    4. Enter the captcha string and click on Get Password.

    Ques. My Aadhar card has a different sir name, and the class 10 certificate is different. So which name should I put?

    Ans. Put the name as printed in aadhar card and get the name printed in class 10 certificate modified.

    Ques. I cannot see a place to give details of my category in the CAT registration form. I am suffering from polio.

    Ans. The details of the physical disability have to be uploaded in the application form and not during basic registration.

    Ques. I am from a remote area. The internet is slow in my district, and I tried to fill the registration process several times, but the internet does not let it happen. Can I fill it in offline mode?

    Ans. No, it has to be filled in the online mode only. You can wait and keep on trying or go to a cybercafe to work with the CAT registration process.

    Ques. CAT 2020 has a registration fee of Rs.1900 or Rs.1800 for a general category? Some websites say 1800. I am confused.

    Ans. The application fee for CAT 2020 registration is INR 2000 for general category (It has been increased from 2020 session onwards) and INR 1000 for reserved categories.

    Ques. If I am from a reserved category, do I have to register on the same CAT website as general category students do, or some other website is there for reserved category students?

    Ans. Only one website is there for reserved and non-reserved category candidates. There is no such difference.

    Ques. I was working with the registration process, and the system went down. Now I am trying to re-login with my credentials, but it is not accepting my details. What to do?

    Ans. If your registration was successful, then send an email describing the issue to the authorities else do the registration again.

    Ques. I have two email ids which I use personally, which email ID can I use for the CAT 2020 registration. Is there any preference for new email id over old?

    Ans. No, use only 1 email id, as too many will create trouble. Keep it the same for the entire process.

    Ques. I took the CAT 2019 exam but failed to qualify. Can I use the same registration details for CAT 2020 exam?

    Ans. No, CAT 2019 registration details cannot be used for CAT 2020.

    Ques. Is there a discount for OBC candidates?

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

    Ques. I topper of Chandigarh university in B.Tech. Do I have to pay the application fee separately or no fee has to be paid?

    Ans. All candidates have to pay CAT application fee. There is no exception in this rule for any candidate, so please pay the application fee otherwise the form would be rejected.

    Ques. My graduation marksheets have a different name from my class 10 certificate. Will this affect my CAT registration process?

    Ans. No this will not affect the registration but will affect the application process. So it is advised that get this error corrected.

    Ques. I am trying to open the CAT application form in Bing. It is not opening. Can you tell me why?

    Ans. The application form will work only in Google chrome or firefox or IE version 8 or above. The portal does not support any other system in the middle.

    Ques. I scored 97 percent in class 12, and I am working on CAT modules since class 10. Can I write the CAT exam?

    Ans. No, as it is important that you have completed your graduation. Only a graduate can write the CAT exam.

    Ques. I have completed the CAT 2020 registration process in a single go. So will I have some upper hand in the admission process?

    Ans. No, there is no rule that by doing registration you will get the upper hand in admission. Please do not fall prey to such myths.

    Ques. I completed the CAT registration in August 2020. The best part of the form was missed. So can I fill the application form in the form correction window?

    Ans. No, this is not possible to fill the application form in the form correction window.

    Ques. I want to apply for CAT 2020. I want to do MBA can you send me an email for details of the CAT registration form?

    Ans. Sure register with our portal and an email notification would be sent related to CAT registration process.

    Ques. I am getting the error “wrong email ID.” My email ID is on Rediff. What is wrong?

    Ans. Generate a new email Id in Gmail and work with the CAT registration process.

    Ques. I have a unique email id, but the system does not accept it. It says “email already exists.” I called the helpline, but no one is responding. What to do?

    Ans. Drop an email regarding the issue to the authorities and keep on trying on the helpline number.

    Ques. I am a female category candidate. I applied for SSC, and in that, I am getting the discount in the application fee. I do not get the same in CAT 2020. How can I get the concession in application fee?

    Ans. There is no provision of the reduced application fee for the female category candidates. The reserved category candidates can only get the concession in the application fee.

    Ques. I have registered early with CAT 2020, now will I get admission in IIM Lucknow?

    Ans. No, there is no such provision of receiving admission in IIM if you register early. Do not fall prey to such myths.

    Ques. Can I complete the registration in the form correction window period of CAT 2020?

    Ans. No, this is not possible. Best you write CAT 2020 exam.

    Ques. Do medically unfit candidates who are not physically challenged also get some benefits in the CAT registration process?

    Ans. There is no inclusion of any other form of illness in the CAT 2020 registration process, so please go through the normal registration process.

    *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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    Sherry Yadav

    For NC-OBC candidates the category certificate of year 2016 or 2017 will be applicable?

    13 Sep, 2020 00:20
    amreen khan

    i have done a bpt course of 4.6 years what should be the duration of degree in CAT form? 4 years or 5 years?

    12 Sep, 2020 00:20
    nalam pranav sriram

    what is the fee structure for bba after 10+2 in flame university ?

    26 Dec, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Pranav, INR 7,70,000 is the annual fee for this course in Flame University. However, you may check the Fee Structure in detail from here.

    26 Dec, 2019 11:42
    devika nair

    i want to know whether i can take my bba in christ university banglore and mba in iim indore

    27 Oct, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Devika, choice of university is totally up to you. You must choose the college as per your choice and convenience for the concerned degree.

    30 Oct, 2019 17:37
    nandini kataria

    actually due date for CAT exam already gone, but I want to fill CAT application form for late fees is it possible .

    11 Oct, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Nandini, no, registration for CAT for this session is not possible.

    11 Oct, 2019 10:23
    Sayali Sonawane

    Hi Sir, for OBC candidate, do they need to upload self attested NC-OBC certificate provided on CAT website or the original document issued by Central Govt.?

    12 Sep, 2019 16:05
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Sayali, yes, students need to upload self attested and scanned caste certificate while filling the application form to avail the benefits of reservation.

    12 Sep, 2019 17:29
    Ankur Kapoor

    I had 6 subjects in my class 12th but i failed in maths.So do i enter my marks out of 500 or 600 in the cat application form?Thankyou

    11 Sep, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Ankur, candidates have to enter the overall percentage of class 12th (including marks of all the subjects). Thus, marks you will submit will be out of 600.

    11 Sep, 2019 11:42


    13 Aug, 2019 00:20
    kiran singh

    do we have to appear for SAT or your aptitude test or both to take admission in your university, please reply thanks a lot,.

    02 Jul, 2019 00:20
    anjali patial

    hi, Please confirm its a regular course? i am working woman so can i apply for Ph.D also.

    07 Jun, 2019 00:20

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