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CAT 2020 Application Form - Registration, Application Fees, Process

Updated On - September 18 2019 by Kartik Arya

CAT 2019 application has been released on 07 August 2019 to 25 September 2019 (extended) on the official website. This year CAT organizing authority is Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode.  Common Admission Test is a national level entrance exam which conducts once ina year. This article contains all the important details regarding the CAT Application Form 2019.  

CAT 2019 Application Form 

IIM has extended the last date of filling the CAT application form i.e. 25 September 2019. Candidates must read the detail given below to avoid any mistake while filling the form:

  • Before filling the application form, candidates must do the registration.
  • Changes to any of the information in the application form are not possible.
  • Candidates can log out and exit the form any numbers of time to edit and complete later or save & continue till they submit the application form.

An application form has six sections :

Personal Details:

  • Father/Husbands/Guardians name and Mother name is compulsory.
  • Nationality
  • Category
  • Upload Documents

Academic Qualification:

  • SSC/10th/Equivalent Details
  • HSC/12th/Diploma course details
  • Bachelor's degree details
  • Master's degree details
  • Other professional degrees details

Work Experience

  • Only full-time experience after graduation
  • Part-time/Project/Internship/Articleship/Pre-graduation will not be counted as work experience.


  • Candidates can select any number of programme and then select the interview city for that course.

Test city

  • Candidates can select any four test cities as per their preference 
  • In case, Candidate is not allotted to any of the preference test cities than candidates will be allotted nearby test city.


  • Online payment can be done via net banking/Credit card/debit card/e-wallet.

CAT Application Form Dates

Application form of CAT 2019 will be released on the official website. Candidates must check the given dates related to the application form:

Events Dates
Release of Notification 07 August 2019
Commencement of Online Registration 07 August 2019
Last date of Online Registration 25 September 2019
Window for Corrections Fourth to last week of September 2019
CAT 2019 Exam Date
24 November 2019

CAT 2019 Application Fee

CAT 2019 Application Fee is given Category/gender wise which must be paid Online after the completion of the Application form:


Application fee


INR 1900/-


INR 950/-

Online fee payment can be done via Net Banking/Credit card/Debit card/e-wallets etc.

CAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for CAT 2019 is mentioned for all candidates concerning their categories, age, educational qualification etc.

  • Age Criteria: There will be no age limit prescribed for appearing in CAT exam.
  • Qualifying Exam: Applying candidate must have passed his/her Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized Board/University.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidate must have passed his/her qualifying exam with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. For the candidates belonging to ST/SC/PWD category must have passed with a minimum of 45% marks in the qualifying examination they last appeared in.
  • Appearing candidates: Candidates appearing in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent can also apply with valid proof of documents at the time of admission otherwise their candidature will be cancelled

CAT 2019 Registration

Common Admission Test (CAT) 2019 registration is started from the 07 August 2019 on the official website. Candidates must remember the given instruction while filling the registration:

  • CAT registration is available on the official website.
  • Name of the candidates are the same as to mention in the 10th/SSC certificate
  • Candidates email id should be valid and unique. Candidates will receive their user ID on this on the given email address only.
  • Candidates will receive an OTP to verify mobile number and password as an SMS only on that number.
  • After submission, within 5 minutes candidates will receive their user-id on the email from the administration.
  • If candidates do not receive the email within a period of time, check their spam folder.  
  • Candidates user id or password will be sent on their registered email id, not on the mobile number.

How to Apply for CAT 2019 Registration

Given below are the procedure for CAT 2019 registration, so candidates must read it very carefully:

  • Step 1: Candidates have to register themselves first then only they can fill the application form. To apply for the same. Click Here
  • Step 2: Create your user profile.
  • Step 3: Candidates have to generate OTP by clicking on 'Generate OTP' option to complete the registration process.
  • Step 4: Candidates redirecting to CAPTCHA to fill.
  • Step 5: Submit the OTP received on your mobile for verification.
  • Step 6: If candiade forget their user id or password, click on forget user id and password button.

How to Apply for CAT 2019 Application Form

  • Step 1: Go to the official website.
  • Step 2: Fill the given details carefully
  • Step 3: Uploads the required documents.
  • Step 4: Candidates pay the application fees through online modes.
  • Step 5: It is compulsory for all candidates to select the checkboxes
  • Step 6: Submit the application form.

Previous Years CAT (Common Admission Test) Registration Trend

Year Number of Registration
2018 241000
2017 231000
2016 232292
2015 218664
2014 196988
2013 194516
2012 214000
2011 205000
2010 204000
2009 241000
2008 290000

The candidates can get an idea about the number of registrations in previous years.

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