CAT Exam Application Form 2020: Registration Process, Steps to Complete Application Form

Last Modified: 23 Jun 2022

The official notification for CAT 2020 will be tentatively released in August 2020. However, considering the present COVID-19 situation across the globe, nothing can be said about the exact dates. Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode has successfully conducted the CAT 2019 examination on 24th November and the result for the same was announced on 4th January 2020.

There is no announcement on the 2020 exam conducting authority yet. Here we are covering the registration process for CAT 2020. The CAT registration process is online and applications for the exam will not be accepted through any other mode.

CAT is a national level exam conducted every year by the Indian Institutes of Management on a rotational basis. Candidates seeking admission to management courses offered by top B schools have to qualify CAT for getting admission.

Qualifying the exam is a dream for many aspirants who wish to pursue an MBA from top B-Schools. The article below will give you detailed guidelines about the commencement of registration, application process and other relevant information related to CAT 2020 exam.

Overview of CAT Exam 2020



CAT notification released on

August 2020

CAT Registration Process

First week of August 2020

CAT application form last date

Fourth week of September 2020

CAT application form correction

Fourth week of September 2020

CAT admit card release date

Last week of October 2020

CAT exam

Last week of November 2020

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CAT 2020 Registration – Important Documents

Here are the important documents that candidates must keep in hand in order to speed up the registration process:

  • Marksheet of class X, XII, and Bachelor’s degree.
  • Scanned images of signature and photograph. Make sure the photograph is not more than 6 months old and must have a white background. Photograph and signature size ≤ 80Kb.
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Disability certificate (if applicable)

CAT 2020 Important Instructions

To ensure successful submission of CAT exam application form, here are some points you need to keep in mind while filling in the application form:

The fields that are marked with (*) are compulsory to fill.

  • Aspirants need to upload the scanned copy of their original documents along with a recent and clear passport size photograph in the stated columns.
  • Do not move to the next page without clicking on the “Save and continue” button.
  • The aspirants can continue to fill the application even after logging out only if the previous information was saved.
  • The aspirants must make a clear understanding of what information they have furnished and check the application multiple times to avoid rejection of the application.
  • The aspirants should use the mouse to move ahead in the next field/column instead of the tab key.

CAT Exam 2020 Application Procedure

Here are the steps that you need to follow for filling the CAT application form 2020 accurately:

  • Visit the official website –
  • Find the link to apply for the exam and click it.
  • Complete the CAT registration process by providing your Email Id and mobile number.
  • Your username and password will be sent to your registered mobile number and the email id.
  • Log in with the given username and password.
  • The application form is divided into 5 sections – personal details, academic details, work experience (if any), list of programmes and payment. You have to fill out all the sections carefully avoiding mistakes and make payment of the application fee.
  • Once the application is completed, submit it and do take a print out of the confirmation page for future reference.

CAT 2019 Exam Application Fee -

The application fee for General and OBC students is ₹ 1900 and for SC/ST/PwD is ₹ 950.

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