CAT 2020 Exam Registration Live Updates - Application Started

CAT 2020 Exam Registration Live Updates - Application Started
Richa Kapoor | Aug 5, 2020 - 12:16 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI - Indian Institute of Management, Indore has begun CAT 2020 exam registration from August 5 at in online mode. CAT registration date 2020 is August 5 to September 16. IIM CAT registration consists of the generation of a login ID and password and filling the CAT application form 2020. after successful CAT registration, candidates will be able to get the 2020 login to fill the form. Common Admission Test 2020 will be conducted on November 29 in computer-based mode across 156 cities in the country. Stay connected to check latest updates on IIM CAT registration

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What's new in CAT Registration 2020?

  • A slight increase in CAT Registration fees have been seen this year.
  • Candidates now have to choose 6 exam cities instead of 4.

IIM CAT Registration Date 2020

  • Start Date of CAT registration 2020- August 5, 2020 at 10 am
  • Last to apply for CAT exam 2020- September 16, 2020 at 5 pm
  • Release of admit card- October 28, 2020
  • CAT Exam 2020 date- November 29, 2020

Only candidates who meet CAT eligibility criteria can fill the online CAT exam form. Due to COVID19 outbreak, students are suggested to follow the necessary guidelines at the exam centres.

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Live updates

IIM CAT Registration 2020 has commenced at 10 am on August 5, 2020. Access the CAT 2020 registration direct link here. CAT registration date 2020 is from August 5 to September 16.

Aug. 5, 2020 | 12:16 PM IST

Filling application form after CAT exam registration

The next step after CAT registration 2020 is to use the generated login ID and password to fill the application form. There are six stages for filling the form through IIM CAT registration. They are

1. Personal Details - the information like Name, Category etc mentioned here has to match the class 10 certificate details. 

2. Academic Qualifications - All the information regarding the academic qualifications as applicable have to be filled. Details required may be as follows

  • SSC/10th/Equivalent Details
  • HSC/12th/Equivalent/Diploma Course Details 
  • Bachelor’s Degree Details 
  • Master’s Degree Details 
  • Other Professional Degree Details

 3. Work Experience - Candidates with work experience must enter their experience in days as on July 31, 2020. They must check all the Industry Types applicable to them, with Work Experience in days for each Industry Type. Only Full-time experience after graduation must be entered. 

4. Programmes - They can select all programmes at once by clicking on the “Select All” checkbox above the programme section. They can individually also check their preferences. They must select the Programme followed by selection of the Interview City for that Programme (from the cities listed from the respective drop-down list). 

5. Test City  - Six cities must be chosen from the given list. IIM Indore has also listed the CAT exam cities on the official website in the top menu.

6. Payment of CAT 2020 exam registration fee - This can be paid online and is Rs 2000 for general category candidates and Rs 1000 for reserved category candidates. Bank charges are additional.

After submission, candidates will receive a confirmation email stating the successful submission of their CAT 2020 Application within a few minutes. The email may also contain communication on additional details such as Admit Card download window 

Aug. 5, 2020 | 11:31 AM IST

CAT Exam 2020 registration process in detail

Candidates have to generate a unique login ID and password through CAT Registration. The steps involved are

  • Click here
  • Enter name, date of birth, email, country and mobile number. 
  • Submit and wait for OTP verification prompt.
  • Once it is received, submit the same and complete the first step in IIM CAT regsitration.

Some important guidelines during CAT  exam registration are:

  • Details entered by domestic candidates will be verified through an OTP sent to that mobile number and email address. 
  • Once the OTP is verified, the User ID and the Password will be sent on the registered email address and or on the registered mobile number to complete the registration process. 
  • Using these credentials, candidates can login as a Registered User to fill up the CAT Application form. 

Candidates must remember that the CAT registration date 2020 is up till September 16 only.

Aug. 5, 2020 | 11:23 AM IST

CAT registration in three simple steps

IIM CAT registration is in three simple steps as given below

Step 1: Registration for User ID and Password

Step 2: Login to CAT Website.

Step 3: Fill Application Form.

Aug. 5, 2020 | 10:37 AM IST

CAT Registration Fee Details - Amount, Payment Mode and more..

This is the last step in the CAT application process. After registering for CAT 2020 and filling the application form, candidates will have to pay the  registration fees  through debit card, credit card or netbanking. CAT registration fees are Rs 2000 for general category and Rs 1000 for reserved category. Payment is online only. Bank charges applicable as per the mode chosen. Check image below

CAT registration fee payment has to be paid once and is inclusive of the common admission process. Candidates can choose any number of institutes (IIMS) of their preference and there will be no extra charges for this.

Aug. 5, 2020 | 10:29 AM IST

CAT registration 2020 - Link to fill form

Candidates can click here to fill CAT 2020 registration form 

Aug. 5, 2020 | 10:06 AM IST

CAT 2020 registration- Browsers to be used

At the time of CAT registration, candidates will have to use Edge Chromium or Mozilla Firefox (version 56 and above) or Google Chrome (version 59 and above) browser

Aug. 5, 2020 | 10:00 AM IST

CAT 2020 registration begins

IIM Indore has started the CAT registration 2020 now.

Aug. 5, 2020 | 09:56 AM IST

CAT registration 2020 to begin anytime soon

IIM Indore will soon begin the CAT 2020 exam registration. 

Aug. 5, 2020 | 09:45 AM IST

CAT registration 2020 - format and size of documents

The scanned image of the candidate and the signture has to be in JPEG/JPG format and the size of the file should not be more than 80 KB. 

Aug. 5, 2020 | 09:36 AM IST

Mistakes to avoid in CAT exam registration

Some common mistakes to avoid in IIM CAT registration are listed below.

  • Spelling mistakes. These are very common so candidates must ensure that their name and all other details are free from such mistakes.
  • Category - since it is mandatory that candidates have to upload their category certificate which should be valid, they should avoid entering a category for which they have no documents or which is not in the central list as mentioned by IIM Indore.
  • They should keep their academic details in hand while filling the CAT Exam 2020 registration to avoid making a mistake in the same.
  • It is advisable to use the prescribed browsers as mentioned -  Edge Chromium  OR Mozilla Firefox (version 56 and above) OR Google Chrome (version 59 and above)
  • “*” (asterisk) indicates a mandatory field. The fields marked with this symbol must be filled in or candidates will not be allowed to submit their CAT exam form 2020.
  • All details like name and such should  be according to 10th/SSC Certificate 
Aug. 5, 2020 | 09:30 AM IST

CAT Exam Registration- Documents to be kept ready

At the time of registering for CAT 2020 exam, candidates must keep their photograph, signature, disability certificate, final year certificate,scribe afidavit, identification affidavit, NC-OBC Certificate, EWS Certificate, SC/ST Certificate

Aug. 5, 2020 | 09:23 AM IST

CAT registration 2020 - multiple sessions

Those who are filling the CAT 2020 registration form, they can do so in multiple sessions. However they need to save each time all the information that they have provided. 

Aug. 5, 2020 | 09:21 AM IST

Save and Continue for CAT registration

Once the candidate has filled each section of CAT registration 2020 form, they must click on the save and next tab. 

Aug. 5, 2020 | 09:16 AM IST

Generate Login id and password for CAT registration 2020

Candidates must fill the necessary details to generate the  rehistered id and password which they can use for CAT exam registration.

Aug. 5, 2020 | 09:12 AM IST

Check official website for CAT registration

Those filling the CAT registration form must visit the official website for the same which is

Aug. 5, 2020 | 09:05 AM IST

IIM CAT Registration instructions released

IIM Indore has released the instructions for the CAT exam registration. The instructions are in the form of a PDF and a video. Candidates aiming to fill the IIM CAT registration can follow these instructions to apply successfully in a smooth manner

Check the CAT Exam 2020 registration pdf here 

Aug. 5, 2020 | 08:57 AM IST

Valid e-mail address and mobile number for CAT Registration 2020

Candidates must ensure that they keep a valid e-mail address and mobile number ready with them  as they proceed to fill the CAT 2020 registration form. All CAT related official communication and information will be mailed and messaged to the registered email ID and mobile number of the candidates.  This information should be entered by candidates during the initial CAT 2020 registration process.

Aug. 5, 2020 | 08:53 AM IST

CAT 2020 registration form - Choose 6 cities

In view of the COVID pandemic, candidates filling the CAT exam registration form will have to choose at least 6 cities as per their preference. CAT exam centre will be allotted to the candidates after the conclusion of the CAT registration process. The number of cities to be opted has been increased to 6 from 4 to allow candidates to have a wider choice of cities and centres keeping the social distancing norms in mind on account of COVID-19.

Aug. 5, 2020 | 08:49 AM IST

CAT registration fees

There has been an increase in the CAT 2020 registration fees. Those who are from the unreserved category will have to pay Rs 2000 while those who are from the reserved category they will have to pay Rs 1000 as CAT registration fees.

Aug. 5, 2020 | 08:42 AM IST

Eligibility Criteria for filling CAT

Candidates must be gradautes and those who are from unreserved category they will have to score at least 50 % marks or equivalent CGPA and those who are from reserved category they will have to score at least 45%. 

Aug. 5, 2020 | 08:39 AM IST

CAT Exam 2020 Registration Time

The registration process for CAT 2020 exam will begin today from 10:00 a.m in online mode. Candidates must check all the details before they fill the application form 

Aug. 5, 2020 | 08:39 AM IST

More about CAT eligibility criteria 2020

Students who are in the final  year of graduation they can also fill the IIM CAT registration form.

Aug. 4, 2020 | 10:28 PM IST

Check CAT 2020 Exam Cities

Indian Institute of Management, Indore mentioned on the official website of CAT 2020 that the Common Admission Test will be conducted in 156 cities across India in computer based mode on November 29. 

Aug. 4, 2020 | 07:49 PM IST

List of documents to be uploaded in the CAT exam registration form

Candidates can check the list of documents which they need to upload in CAT 2020 exam registration form:

List of Documents



Size of the file 


Image resolution 



Not more than 80 KB

80 mm (width) x 35 mm (height)

150 px/inch (min)


30 mm (width) x 45 mm (height)

PwD certificate to be uploaded during CAT 2020 registration 

  • Disability Certificate (PwD) Form – V: Click here

  • Disability Certificate (PwD) Form – VI: Click here

  • Disability Certificate (PwD) Form – VII: Click here

EWS/NC-OBC/SC/ST Certificate to be uploaded during CAT exam registration

  • Scribe Affidavit - Click here

  • Identification Affidavit - Click here

  • Final Year Certificate - Click here

  • NC-OBC Certificate - Click here

  • EWS Certificate - Click here

  • SC/ST Certificate - Click here

Aug. 4, 2020 | 07:03 PM IST

Information that needs to be kept ready before filling CAT 2020 registration form

Candidates must ensure that they keep the following details ready with them as they fill the CAT registration 2020 form: 

  • Valid and unique email address
  • Valid mobile phone number
  • Netbanking details
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Academic details
Aug. 4, 2020 | 06:28 PM IST

Know what to keep ready before registering for CAT entrance exam 2020

While proceeding to fill the CAT exam registration form 2020, candidates must ensure that they have all the information and documents ready with them. The documents should be in accordance with the dimensions and specifications that are mentioned in the official brochure as well as in the application form. 

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