How to Fill CAT 2020/2021 Application Form, Step by Step Procedure

How to fill CAT Application FormCAT 2020/2021 Registration has been started from 5th August 2020. Common Admission Test (CAT) is conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) rotationally. It is administrated by the IIM, Indore. This entrance test is conducted for admission to postgraduate management programmes offered by IIMs or top B-schools of the country. Here, candidates can check step-by-step procedure about How to fill CAT 2019/2020 application form.

CAT 2020/2021 Registration

Candidates will register for Common Admission Test (CAT) through online mode only. CAT 2020 registration has been started from the 5th August 2020. The registration will be done through the website. The last date to register for CAT examination will be till 16th September 2020.

Also Check:

CAT 2020 Exam Dates

CAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Steps to Register for CAT

The CAT registration involves three simple steps:

Step-1: Registration
Step-2: Fill Application Form
Step-3: Upload Images
Step-4: Make Payment

Watch the Complete Video of How to fill CAT Application Form (Previous Year):

Step-1 – Registration

Step-1.1: Visit Official Website

  • Go through the official website of CAT (link is given above).
  • Click the ‘Registration for New User’ button.

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Step-1.2: Fill Registration Form

  • Fill the registration form that appears on the screen.
  • In the registration form, the fields are; the name of candidate, DOB, Email Address and Mobile Number.
  • Enter the security code shown on the image.
  • Request OTP.
  • Enter OTP and click on submit.


Step-1.3: Declaration Section

  • Read the declaration, check the box “I Agree” and click on ‘Submit’ button.
  • By selecting the I Agree” box, you are confirming that all the details you are provided in registration form are correct.
  • Once the registration form is submitted, you will receive an OTP.
  • OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number.

Step-2 – Fill Application Form

  • Click on “Go to Application Form”.
  • The application form will be displayed on your screen.
  • Application form will consist of five sections namely,
    • Personal Details
    • Academics
    • Work Experience
    • Programmes

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Step-2.1: Enter Personal Details

  • Candidate’s name and DOB will be automatically entered based on details provided during registration.
  • Enter Father’s/Husband’s/Guardian’s Name and Gender.
  • Select your category and Nationality.
  • If you are Person with disability/Differently Abled then select ‘Yes’, otherwise ‘No’.


Step-2.1.1: Enter Address Details

Enter your postal address as it is required for future communication. Here, candidates can also enter an alternate email address and mobile number.


Step-2.1.2: Upload scanned image of Photograph and Signature

  • Click on choose file.
  • choose the specific photo and signature.
  • click on upload.
  • close the window.


Specifications of Photograph and signature:

  • The dimensions of Photograph and signature should be 35mm X 45mm and 80mm X 35mm respectively.
  • The format of the files should be .jpg or .jpeg and should not exceed 80 KB.
  • The photograph should not be six years old and should have white background.

Step-2.1.3: Enter Academic details

Enter SSC/10th Std/Equivalent Details

Candidates need to enter their 10th class details like aggregate marks, total marks obtained, maximum marks, SSC/10th board name and month/year of completion.

Enter 12th Std/Equivalent/Diploma Course Details

In this section, candidate’s have to select the course type from the options 12th or diploma. Enter your 12th class aggregate marks, total marks obtained and maximum marks.

Enter Bachelor Degree Details

Here, candidates will be asked whether they are currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree or have completed their Bachelor’s degree. Also, candidates have to fill fields that include total duration of degree, percentage of marks awarded by University/institute, type of University/institution, University name, degree name, year of course commencement and year of completion.

Fill Other Professional Degree Details

If candidate’s have professional degree such as CA, ICWA, CS or others then select the degree and enter marks, year of course commencement and year of course completion.

Enter Master Degree Details

If you have master’s degree then select yes in the field of “Do you want to enter Master degree details?”. Enter all other details required in this section. Click on ‘Save and Continue’ to move to next section.


Step-2.1.4: Work Experience

If you have a work experience then enter your work experience details. Enter work experience in months. Click on the check box of your work area and enter work experience for that. Click on ‘Save and Continue’ to proceed further.


Step-2.1.5: Programmes & Exam Centre

Select the programme name. Candidates may select any number of programme names. Also, select the city for interview from the drop down list. Students can select maximum 4 different cities for appearing the exam. Test centre allotment will be based on centre and node availability.


Step-3 – Fee Payment

The application fee for GEN/NC-OBC candidates is Rs. 1900/- while for SC/ST /PWD (DA) candidates, it is Rs. 950/-. Additional transaction charges also included in application fee. Net Banking/Credit card/debit card are the modes for the payment of application fee. After successful payment, a message regarding the successful payment of fee will be displayed on the screen along with payment transaction number.


Step-3.1: Confirmation Email

You will receive a confirmation mail after the successful completion of last section i.e., payment. Candidates can take the printout of filled-in application by login to the CAT website as an Existing User.

Click here to view CAT Registration Guide.

If candidates have any query regarding How to fill CAT 2020/2021 application form, they can ask us by commenting below.

Displaying 65 Comments
  1. Neha says:

    I have not registered for CAT 2019 yet. is there any way to apply now or any other way I could appear for the exam?
    Kindly help

  2. Bhavya says:

    I have done my graduation from Uttrakhand technical University, but it is not showing in the form, how to mention than the university name??

  3. Nikita says:

    How many times can we appear ?

  4. Kannupriya says:

    I have 6 subj. In class 12th so in calculation of my %age, they will consider the marks of 5 subj. Or 6 subjs?

  5. Hari says:

    How should we enter marks or aggregate marks for BBA final year to apply for CAT

  6. Rishi says:

    What options in programme names i have to select to apply for MBA Finance?

  7. Sudarshan Darshana Jadhav says:

    Updating my degree name

  8. supriya says:

    i graduated in may 2019.i have a back in one subject. so shud i write the percentage till 5th semester. wat percentage and year should i write?

  9. Santhoshi says:

    Am having a back in one sub which will be cleared dis yr,so what should I enter in percentage and yr of completion of graduation…plz reply me through email

  10. Sonali says:

    I really need your guidance. 4 years of my btech has been completed in 2017. I still have 2 backlogs which I’ll clear in December 2019. From which category do I belong? What semester should I fill in?

  11. Farah says:

    Is it necessary for an applicant to select programs during cat registration process

  12. Manasi says:

    Maharashtra Board had Best of five system during our batch. While entering my score should I enter it according to marksheet or should I enter it including the sixth subject?

  13. shweta says:

    unable to enter 12th standard percentage. it is saying invalid

  14. naveena says:

    any certificates required like income cast certificates

  15. Meenu says:

    I got above 60% for my degree and 10th but only 58% marks in my 12th.I belong to a general category.So will I be able to apply for CAT Exam for an admission in IIM.

  16. Alex says:

    How to convert 10th CGPA (9.8) into marks obtained and maximum marks?

  17. RAjat says:

    I have entered a wrong year in my 10th qualification .Does it create any issue in selection procedure?

  18. Vimala says:

    Every year we get new community certificate (sc) or we used last year community certificate

  19. Cherry says:

    wt shud I fill in graduation column while filling CAT form as i hv back in 1 sbjct wich will be cleared dis yr.
    wt total marks and yr of completion of graduation shud i fill…??
    plz email me the answer…

  20. Vidhi kashyap says:

    Is it necessary that we should have bachlore degree

  21. murli rayudu says:

    I have completed my diploma after 12th. and presently working for MNC. can I apply for CAT and mba.

  22. raidu murli says:

    i have completed my diploma this year after completing my 12 th. I am currently working for MNC .can I apply for MBA.

  23. Satya sai says:

    I have problem with my fingerprints as they are invisible due to sweat and cant be read by fingerprint scanner.will it create a problem for thumb impression for cat exam

  24. Anjali patil says:

    I am not able to register my self as a new registration,please help me out,,, plz send me link for that

  25. shubham pandey says:

    The photo that is been uploaded is not having white as background color..will it gonna cause any problem or it can be neglected

  26. ravi says:

    Sir, I m graduating this year. but when I was graduating on that time due to some reasons i will have to take a gap between first and second year. so my Bsc program completed in 4yrs which was supposed to complete in 3. so can I write the cat exam . and what will be the effect of this on my college and all

  27. Prakhar Verma says:

    what are these programs for? is that compulsory to choose a program? i need details about those programs refer to step no 2.1.5

    • Hanif Khan says:

      All programmes are in same virtue but the name is slightly different as per the different IIMs. If any students need to get a scecific programme name and specific IIM then he may select only that IIM. Other wise anyone can choose any number or all numbers of IIMs.

  28. tanay sharma says:

    How to fill my 10th marks when it is 8.8 cgpa and aggregate, obtained, total marks

  29. Your Name... says:

    I have done diploma and then degree,what marks of diploma I need to put, final year aggregate only,or aggregate of all semesters(6) of diploma

  30. Fahad says:

    Do i need to send the printout of application form of CAT2017 via post….?

  31. Prabhu.T says:

    Hello sir,
    I have completed my BE mechanical in the year of 2013. Now im working as a engineer in aerospace manufacturing sector. I have a wish to do MBA in aircraft management. Is there a possibility me to appear in CAT? I need your clarification on this please…

  32. Vinay says:

    My degree is compkted and My subject is back of 7th semester then wat should i fill in aggregate marks and semester?

  33. JOBS says:

    What is meant by pgp,fpm,pgpbm in program list

  34. neha says:

    same problem. im trying to put in my 10th percentage – 89.30.. but ut keeps on saying “enter correct percentage” please help.

  35. average says:

    I got 574/600 in my ssc Andhra pradesh board.When i enter my percentage as 95.66 it says enter correct percentage.What to do

  36. Priya janani says:

    please send me the link for cat application form

  37. RAHUL KUMAR says:

    sir CAT ka form apply karane ke leye kya kya qualification lagata hai
    please reply answer
    please just fast answer

  38. Brijesh says:

    While filling up the CAT exam form do we have to round off the percentage of marks obtained or do we have to put them in decimal ?

  39. BABA says:

    i wnt to apply is there some more time to apply or it was finished

  40. soumita ghosh says:

    please give me information about the application form of cat 2016 by mailing me …….

  41. Sachin says:

    By mistake I uploaded the scanned pdf of my actual obc certificate in the form and submitted it . Will it cause any disqualification from the exam or any consequences. Help..

  42. Digvijay says:

    Postal address is not complete….. will it cause any problem…… as evry thing is done by mail

  43. digvijay says:

    postal address is not complete and form has been submitted.
    will this cause any problem as admit card will b delivered on my email id….

  44. amit says:

    pic uploaded does not bear white background….. is there any issue in future????

  45. Bikash sahoo says:

    I’m in bba 1st year is it possible for me to appear cat or I have to wait till I complete my bba please suggest me

  46. Shantanu says:

    Actually by mistake in graduation percentage i have filled my last year percentage and not the aggregate one.what should i do? Is it fine or not.

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