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CAT 2019 Registration: CAT Exam aspirants are informed that 30th September is the last day to make changes in the online CAT Application form. The Image correction window is open till 5:00 p.m. This is the last chance to make amends in the CAT registration form in case you have uploaded an incorrect image. 

Post the CAT registration process, IIM Kozhikode allowed the candidates to make changes in the online CAT application form. Therefore, IIM-K opened the CAT 2019 Image correction window from 28th September 2019, 10:00 a.m. onwards. Candidates who have registered for the CAT 2019 exam successfully can edit their photograph and signatures in the online CAT 2019 application form. The image correction window allows candidates to make requisite changes in the photograph and signature being uploaded incorrectly.  

Here  is the official notification that flashed on




The CAT 2019 registration window closed on 25th September 2019 at 5:00 p.m. IIM Kozhikode, the conducting body of CAT 2019, had previously extended the deadline for the CAT 2019 exam registration which was earlier supposed to close on 18th September. As per the revised deadline, the CAT registrations are open till 25th September for the interested and eligible candidates. So candidates, if CAT 2019 is what you are aiming for, apply before 5 PM today. 

Take a look at the official notification:

To register for the CAT exam, candidates need to visit the official website i.e. Eligible and interested candidates can apply for the CAT exam by filling the online CAT application form. However, before applying for the exam, do read the CAT eligibility criteria carefully. Candidates are also required to pay CAT application fee through online mode.  

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CAT 2019: QA Books

Quantum CAT by Sarvesh K Verma

The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation by Nishit Sinha 

How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT: This reference book by Arun Sharma

CAT 2019: DI & LR Books

How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT Common Admission Test by Arun Sharma

Pearson Guide to Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT and Other MBA Entrance Examinations

How to prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT Common Admission Test

CAT 2019: VARC Books

Word Power Made Easy

Barron’s Pocket Guide to Vocabulary

How to Prepare for the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay (Tata McGraw-Hill)

Wiley ExamXpert Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension: Capt. A K Kalia

After the release of CAT notification on 28th July, all the important dates related to CAT exam events were released. Aspirants planning to appear in the CAT exam are informed that CAT 2019 will be conducted on 24th November in two sessions. CAT exam is conducted for admission to postgraduate courses i.e. MBA/PGDM offered by the IIMs. There are other non-IIM institutes that accept CAT score for admission to MBA courses. You can apply for the non-IIMs through

Here are the instructions that will help you during the CAT registration process. Read them carefully to apply for the MBA entrance exam:

CAT 2019 Registration Process

IIM Kozhikode opened the registration window on 7th August 2019. Before registering for the CAT exam, candidates have to register to generate a User ID and Password. CAT User ID is an important element using which candidates will be able to register for the CAT exam, make fee payment, download the CAT admit card. Like previous year, CAT registration form is expected to be a single document divided in 5 pages. Applicants would be required to provide their personal details in the 1st part of CAT registration form. The 2nd part will be about academic information, so if this year, the CAT registration form followed the same pattern, keep the documents ready to fill the marks scored in the 10th, 12th and graduation. The 3rd part is generally about work experience and finally aspirants are required to choose programmes and IIMs in the order of their preference.  

CAT 2019: Exam Registration Guide

The CAT website i.e. is made available for the purpose of exam registration. The exam conducting body i.e. IIM K has released a registration guide and video that aids the candidates in understanding how to fill the form and make fee payment. Before you register for the CAT exam, it is recommended that ‘do watch the video and read the registration guide’ which talks about the forms that you would need at the time of CAT exam registration. Any discrepancy at the time of registration can cost you re-registration and payment of fee again. This process might seem time taking but would help you avoid blunders during registration.

How to Register for CAT 2019

Read the instructions mentioned below before you fill the CAT application form:

Before filling CAT application form

Here are a few instructions that you must keep in mind before getting registered for the CAT 2019 exam.

1) The registration process begins with the 'New Candidate Registration' where you will receive a new User ID and Password to apply for the CAT exam.

2) You will receive the CAT User ID on your registered email address and Password on your registered mobile number (via SMS). Fill the online CAT application form using the registered CAT User ID and Password.

3) Provide correct information pertaining to Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number and Email Address. Double check before submitting the CAT application form because these information cannot be changed at a later stage when the CAT application correction window is opened.

You can click on the image below, to directly reach the 'New Candidate Registration' page:

1. Visit the official website of IIM CAT i.e.

2. Click on the 'Registered Candidate Login' option which is provided on the right side of the homepage.

3. You will be redirected to another window.

4. Provide your geneated CAT User ID and Password to fill the CAT application form 2019

5. Create your Profile with true and correct information. In the CAT application form, there are five windows in which details such as: Personal Details, Academic qualifications, Work Experience, Programmes, Test City of preference, are to be filled.

6. Submit the CAT Application form after providing all the necessary details.

7. The final step is to make online payment through Net banking/Credit card/Debit card. The CAT 2019 application fee payment partners are Bill Desk and PayU. The fee payment window will appear like this:

CAT Exam Application fees

Another crucial aspect of CAT registration is the CAT Application fee. Te good news is that the CAT registration fee remains same this year. IIM Kozhikode has not raised the CAT application fee:


Registration Fee(s)

General / NC-OBC

Rs. 1900/-


Rs. 950/-

In 2017, IIM Lucknow decided the CAT application fee to be Rs. 1800/- in comparison to the CAT registration fee that was to be paid in 2016. For the other reserved category aspirants the application fee for CAT exams was Rs. 900/- only.

CAT exam conducting body has also stated that once the fee is paid, it will not be refunded under any circumstances. So, candidates are advised to fill the CAT registration form carefully.

Perks for Women Candidates

CAT exam will be conducted in 156 test cities; however, female candidates will get an opportunity to take the test in their domicile city. This move is aimed at encouraging the female candidates take the test eagerly and would also invite more participation from both the genders without a bias.

This perk is also aimed at enhancing the gender diversity in the IIMs. It is expected that after this announcement the absentee ratio among the female candidates to take the exam will gradually reduce. When the first time this initiative commenced in 2015, it became a hit and an increase in the attendance of females was quite evident.

For other candidates, CAT will provide an opportunity to choose up to 4 test centers depending upon the convenience of the candidate. The final decision to allot the test center is reserved with the exam conducting body i.e. IIM Calcutta.

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Rectification of errors in CAT Registration form

Caution! Once you press the ‘SUBMIT button’ after filling all the details, you will not be able to make any changes in the CAT application form. Rectification of errors is not welcomed so it is advisable that you double check the filled in information or else you might end up re-registering and paying application fee. Do not submit your CAT registration form unless you are sure of all the details put in the form.

For further assistance, candidates can contact at the CAT helpdesk in and can also use the toll-free no. - 18002090830.

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I have completed my Bachelor’s Degree. Do I need to submit the overall percentage of marks or as per my University standards?

As per the CAT 2020 notification, all candidates are required to enter their marks or percentage in accordance with the norms followed by their university.

How to change details in CAT 2020 Application?

There are three ways in which you can change / edit the information that you have submitted in your CAT Exam application. 1. Change Prior to the Payment of Fees: a. Details you can change: Academic Details, Exam Centres, Courses Selected b. Details you can’t change: Name, State, Date of Birth, Email ID, Phone Number 2. Re-register for CAT Exam: For this you will need a fresh email id and phone number and would also have to repay the requisite exam fees 3. During CAT Application Correction Window: Generally, CAT Application Correction Window is announced 10 days after the last day of registration. The window stays open for three days during which candidates can change the following details a. Percentage of Marks entered in the application form b. Work experience listed in the application form c. Course details entered in the form d. Test centres

I have completed my 10th/12th standard from CBSE Board. Do I need to enter the marks mentioned on the Mark list?

CAT 2020 notification suggests that candidates from CBSE Board use the conversion formula specified by CBSE for converting CGPA into percentage of marks. Candidates are required to submit the Aggregate Percentage of marks for all subjects in the CAT 2020 application form.

I have not completed my Bachelor’s Degree/I am in final year of Bachelor’s degree. What marks do I need to enter in the Application form?

As per the CAT 2020 notification, candidates who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree need to enter the aggregate percentage of marks from the last marks statement in the CAT 2020 application form.

In case the website does not work and I am unable to complete my application, what should I do?

Generally, you would not face any such problem. However, in case you encounter any technical glitch while accessing the CAT website, please close the browser (delete browsing history, cache & cookies of the web browser) and try again. In case the problem persists, you can call CAT Helpdesk at 033-24679178 or email them at

Where can I pay the CAT exam fee?

The entire CAT application process is online including the payment of fees. Candidates can pay the CAT 2020 Fee online using debit/credit cards or netbanking facility.

I have completed my Bachelor’s Degree. Do I need to submit the overall percentage of marks or as per my University standards?

As per the CAT 2020 notification, all candidates are required to enter their marks or percentage in accordance with the norms followed by their university.

What is the fee for the CAT exam?

The exam fees for CAT 2020 is INR 1900/-. For the general and for the NC-OCB category candidates and SC/ST/PwD category the CAT fee is INR 950/-.

I have completed dual Bachelors’ degree courses (BCom+LLB, BPharm+BTech etc.). How do I enter my marks for two Bachelor degrees?

On the CAT application form, you must select the option indicating that you have dual Bachelors’ Degrees. You can then enter the details of both qualifications.

I have completed 5-year dual degree course (BTech+MTech, BS+MS, BTech+MSc etc.). How do I enter my marks for the bachelor degree?

As per your university norms, you must enter the aggregate of marks that are equivalent to Bachelors’ Degree under the Bachelor’s Degree section and the equivalent Marks for the Masters’ degree under the Master Degree section.

I have done 5 years integrated course of B.Tech and MBA. As per my university norms first 3.5 years is considered to be B.Tech and remaining 1.5 years is considered to be MBA. How do I enter my marks?

As per your University norms, you will enter the aggregate percentage of first 3.5 years under Bachelor’s Degree and the remaining 1.5 years under Master’s degree.

I have made a mistake(s) while registering/entering the details in my CAT 2020 application. What should I do now?

CAT 2020 registration process doesn’t allow changes in certain fields like Name, Date of Birth, email id, mobile number etc, at any stage of the registration process. In case you have made a mistake in these details, you are expected to register again for CAT 2020 using a new email ID. Your earlier registration will be cancelled and admit card will be issued only on the basis of the new registration information provided by you. However, in case you fail to re-register for CAT 2020 after cancelling the earlier registration, it may lead to the nullification of your candidature. CAT 2020 allows changes in certain other fields like Communication Address, gender, category, educational information, work experience, or exam city preferences etc. However, these fields are open to changes only until the submission of the Application Form. You can edit these details by clicking on Existing User Login option on CAT website. After the submission of the CAT 2020 application, candidates are provided limited time window to edit certain fields like Percentage of Marks scored, Work Experience, Programmes Selected etc. However, any personal details or academic details apart from percentage or marks scored will not be open to changes. To avoid any mistakes during the registration process, candidates are advised to preview their application form and ensure all entries are correct, before submitting the final form.

Can I use my coaching institute’s or a friend’s email address when registering for CAT?

No. All candidates have to provide their own personal and unique email address for CAT 2020 registration process. All communication with regards to CAT 2020 and other information will be shared with the candidates through their Email ID. Therefore, it is advised that candidates use their own personal Email ID to register for CAT 2020.

When and how do I register for CAT 2020?

As stated in the table above, the CAT registration process will be floated from 8th August 2020 and is expected to end on 19th September 2020. The CAT 2020 application process is completely online and needs to be completed on the official portal You can also find valuable help resources and video tutorials to help you along the way to complete your application process there.

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