CAT 2020


    CAT 2020: Exam (Nov 29), Admit Card (OUT), Exam Day Guidelines, Syllabus, Preparation & Cut Off

    Urvashi Singhal Urvashi Singhal
    Exams Prep Master

    IIM Indore will be conducting Common Admission Test 2020 November 29, 2020 (Sunday) in CBT mode. The management entrance test will be administerd in more than 425 centers . COVID-19 exam day guidelines and center details have been provided in CAT Admit Card available on official website for download.

    Some major changes have been introduced this year, Instead of 2 sessions there will be 3 sessions. Also, time duration has been reduced from 180 mins to 120 mins. Check CAT Exam Pattern

    • A total of 100 MCQ & Non-MCQ questions are to be attempted in a duration of 2 hours, with sectional time limit of 40 minutes.
    • Candidates will be tested on their Quantitative, Verbal/Reading, Data Interpretation and Reasoning Skills. Download CAT Practice Papers

    ​​Around 2.3 lakh candidates have registered for CAT 2020. The minimum CAT Eligibility to apply is graduation with 50% marks. The registration window was closed on Sept 23, 2020. CAT 2020 Result is expected to release in second week of January 2021. Check CAT Expected Cut off

    ​Latest Updates

    • Nov 23, 2020- CAT 2020 Convenor Rejects Exam Postponement News.Read details here
    • Nov 12, 2020- IIM Indore releases CAT 2020 exam day workflow
    • Nov 5, 2020- CAT official Mock Test link has been activated online. Attempt Now
    • Oct 28, 2020- CAT 2020 Admit Card has been released at 5:00 p.m. Get Download Link
    • Sept 19, 2020- IIMCAT has released score calculation method for assesing 3 days slots this year. Check Here
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    CAT 2020 Exam Highlights

    CAT 2020 Conducting BodyIIM Indore (Conducted by 1st Generation IIM on rotational basis )
    CAT 2020 Official
    Duration2 Hours (120 Minutes; Sectional duration of 40 minutes)
    Number of Sections3 (Quantitative Ability-34, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension-34, and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning-32)
    CAT Application ModeOnline (August 5 – September 23, 2020)
    Medium of ExamEnglish (Exam is conducted in CBT mode)
    CAT; 1800-2090-830

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    CAT 2020 Exam Dates

    EventDates (Officially Announced)
    CAT 2020 Official NotificationJuly 29, 2020
    CAT 2020 Application Form StartAugust 5, 2020 (10 am onwards)
    CAT 2020 Application Form ClosingSeptember 23, 2020 (Uptill 5:00 pm)
    Release of CAT Admit Card 2020October 28 – November 29, 2020 
    CAT 2020 Mock TestNovember 6, 2020
    CAT 2020 Exam DateNovember 29, 2020 
    CAT Result Date 2020Second Week of January 2021 (Tentative)

    Ques: Which IIM will be coordinating CAT 2020?

    Ans: IIM Indore in an official statement declared that it will be coordinating CAT 2020. Official notification with complete details will release on last saturday of July 2020

    CAT 2020 पंजीकरण के बारे में हिंदी में पढ़ें

    Changes in CAT 2020

    • The time duration of the exam has been reduced from 180 minutes to 120 minutes with a sectional time limit of 40 minutes. 
    • The number of exam slots has been increased from two to three. The exam timings are: Slot 1 (Morning)- 8:30 AM to 10:30 PM, slot 2 (Afternoon) - 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM, slot 3 (Evening) - 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

    CAT 2020 Slots & Report Timing

    SessionsTime SlotLast Entry TimeReporting Time
    Morning8:30 AM – 10:30 AM8:15 AM7:00 AM
    Afternoon12:30 PM – 2:30 PM12:15 PM11:00 AM
    Evening4:30 PM – 6:30 PM4:15 PM3:00 PMa
    • CAT application fee has been increased from Rs 1,900 to Rs 2,000 for General category students. For SC/ST/PwD candidates, the fee has been increased from Rs 950 to Rs 1,000.
    • CAT 2020 asprants can select upto six cities for allotment of CAT exam centre.Till last year, the number of preferred test cities was limited to four.

    CAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria: Who can apply?.

    Educational Eligibility for CAT 2020

    • Applicants with Bachelor’s degrees – These should be from accredited universities. Furthermore, students should have at least 50% marks or the equivalent GPA.
    • Applicants with a professional degree, such as a CA, CS, or ICWA, with the same marks as the Bachelor’s candidates.
    • Students in their final year of their Bachelor’s degrees.

    The applying candidate will have to have university or institution certify the marks. If the university doesn’t have a system for converting CGPA into marks accepted by the IIM, then the testmakers are suggested to divide their CGPA by the maximum CGPA possible, then multiply it by 100.

    Student Eligibility for CAT 2020

    Students who wish to continue their studies right after their undergraduate degrees are often in bewliderment if they are eligible for CAT. Students pursuing their final year are very well eligible to apply for CAT 2020. If selected for an IIM program, such candidates will have to then submit a certificate from their university or institution to show that they have completed the requirements.

    Disadvantaged/Disabled & Reservation Eligibility for CAT 2020

    CAT eligibility criteria for disadvantaged and disabled students as well as students who fall under the reserved category is slightly different.

    CategoryPercentage Required
    General and OBC50%
    Scheduled Caste45%
    Scheduled Tribe45%
    Persons with DisabilitiesCAT45%

    Ques. Are students in the final year of examination eligible to apply for the Common Admission Test?

    Ans. Yes, students can apply but their admission on the basis of their CAT result will be provisional until they produce their final year graduation marksheet.

    Read More About CAT 2020 Eligibility

    Ques. I am a final year student but have 2 supplementary in my first semester,am I eligible to appear for CAT exam?

    Ans.Candidates who are appearing for supplementary re-exams are eligible to apply for CAT, there is no restriction for such candidates. Given the condition they score more than 50% in graduation (45% for reserved candidates) even in re-exams. Though IIMs have their own shortlisting criteria and consider overall academic profile of the candidate, supplementary can affect candidates selection. 

    How to Apply for CAT 2020?

    Candidates can register for CAT exam via an online form available at the IIM’s official website and are advised to go through the instructions prior to filling up CAT application formStudents with a Bachelor’s degree from any recognized institute/college/university are eligible for CAT exam. In case any of the information provided is found to be incorrect, the candidature will be treated as invalid.

    Step 1:Registration - Register for the exam by visiting the official website.

    Note: Applicants must provide an active and valid Mobile Number and email ID, as the entire communication related to the exam will be notified on the same.

    Step 2:Filling Application Form - Enter personal details like contact information, academic details, work experience, program preference and exam center preference.

    Note: In case, any of the information provided is found incorrect, there is a risk of application rejection. However, a one-time facility to make corrections in the form will be provided. 

    Step 3:Uploading Documents - The next step includes scanning and uploading documents (Photograph, Signatures & Required certificated) according to CAT Exam Photo Size, Dimension, Format and Other Details

    Note: Candidates can resize the documents using MS Paint or MS Office Picture Manager. 

    Step 4:Payment of Application Fee - As per the official news, CAT Application Fee for the next session is expected to increase by a sum of INR 100 and can probably go up to INR 2,000. The application fee can be paid online via net banking/credit card/debit card.

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    CAT 2020 Application Fee

    Category wise application fee for CAT 2020 is mentioned below in a tabulated format:

    CategoryApplication Fee (in INR)
    Note: The exam authority allows candidates to make corrections in a few entries only. Thus, applicants are advised to check the application process before filling up the exam form. 

    Read about CAT Form Correction

    Ques. What details are asked in CAT 2020 Application Form? 

    Ans. You will find the following fields in the form:

    • Personal details
    • Academic details
    • Work experience
    • Programmes
    • Payment of application fee

    CAT Admit Card 2020(Out)

    CAT admit card 2020 has been issued by IIM Indore in online mode on October 28 for all the candidates who have successfully registered for the entrance exam. Candidates who have successfully registered for CAT 2020 can download their admit cards by entering their login credentials, i.e. CAT Login ID and Password.

    How to download CAT Admit Card 2020?

    • Visit the official website or Click Here
    • Click on Login tab present under the heading Download CAT Admit Card 2020.
    • To access the admit card of CAT, use your login credentials, i.e. CAT User ID and Password and click on login button.
    • Enter the details and submit, the admit card will appear on the screen.
    • Download the admit card now. Take a print out of the admit card for future use.


    How to locate your CAT 2020 Exam Center?

    Google map link is a new feature that has been added to the IIM CAT 2020 Admit Card. Candidates can now find out the exact location of their exam centers and any kind of last-minute chaos can be avoided. Here’s how to use the Google Map Link:

    • Download your CAT admit card.
    • Click on the google map link provided in your admit card.
    • You will be directed to the google maps wherein you can find the exact distance between your location and CAT exam center, and preferred mode for commuting.

    The contact number of CAT exam center is also available through this facility, candidates can use this number for any kind of location-related queries. If you’re using the facility through your laptop, you can use the ‘Send the directions to your phone’ option, to get the directions on your phone. 

    CAT 2020 Exam Center Guidelines (Dos and Don'ts)

    Overall CAT 2020 Exam Pattern

    Once a candidate has decided to take the Common Admission Test, figuring out the CAT exam pattern is one of the first things one should do to make taking the exam more manageable. While the test can-and does-change from year to year, varying factors like from the number of questions to the test date, having a firm grasp of CAT exam pattern and the materials previously covered on the CAT will provide the candidate with a solid basis for beginning test preparation.

    SectionTotal questionsNumber of MCQ questionsNumber of Non-MCQ questions
    Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC)34 (RC-24, VA-10)24-277-10
    Quantitative Aptitude (Quant)3422-2410-12
    Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)32 (DI-16, LR-16)248

    Candidates will have one hour for each section, making a total of 100 questions to answer in 120 minutes. The format of CAT exam was primarily multiple-choice, though it now includes non-multiple choice questions too. 3 marks are awarded for every correct answer and 1 mark is deducted for each incorrect one, Thus, candidates are advised to leave doubtful questions answered as it will not fetch them negative marking.

    CAT 2020 Exam Pattern for Verbal and Reading Comprehension

    Candidates who have earlier appeared for CAT encountered questions covering a variety of topics related to English language comprehension. These included items aiming to test their vocabulary, understanding of grammar, and comprehension of longer passages. Read detailed VA/RI CAT Exam Pattern

    • Passage-based questions (8 passages with 3 questions each for a total of 24 questions): The topic demanded candidates to read short passages (several paragraphs long, approximately 300-500 words), and then answer a series of questions about them. Subject tests include vocabulary, grammar, summary, and tone.
    • Summary-based questions (3 questions): The topic will contain a brief passage, then summaries of that passage. Candidates will be required to choose the summary that best matches the passage.
    • Sentence order (4 questions): The topic will include five sentences, out of sequence, that when in sequence create a logical paragraph. Test-takers have to put them in the most logical order.
    • Odd sentence out (3 questions): Candidates will have to choose which from among five possible sentences makes the least amount of sense in a paragraph with the others.

    CAT 2020 Exam Pattern for Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

    In Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, candidates will have to work with information provided in graphics, word problems, or a combination of the two to answer questions. Each graphic will have four accompanying questions, and candidates can expect to see any of the following types of stimuli:

    Line GraphsBar Graphs
    Pie ChartsTables
    Word Problems

    Though the list above does not form the entire sectional pattern, major number of questions will be asked from the above mentioned topics. Read Detailed DI/LR CAT Exam Pattern

    CAT 2020 Exam Pattern for Quantitative Ability

    The Quantitative Ability section of the CAT exam has the widest variety of topics, though candidates should note that several topics, including ratios, triangles, circles, combined rates of work, and proportions, all have appeared repeatedly in the CAT official mock exam. Read Detailed CAT Quant Exam Pattern

    Overall, sectional test includes the following topics:

    FunctionsExponentsPercentages and fractions
    Squares (especially in combination with other geometric figures)Rectangles (especially in combination with other geometric figures)Word problems
    SequencesSetsRates and combined rates (including speed)
    AveragesMixturesAlgebraic expressions

    CAT 2020 Section Wise Important Topics and Weightage 

    Planning is as important as hard work while preparing for a competitive exam like CAT 2020. Candidates should definitely try to cover all the aspects of CAT 2020 Syllabus, but one should always prioritize topics with higher weightages. Here is some information on section wise important topics for CAT 2020, number of expected questions and difficulty level of each topic along with what will be considered a good attempt in the three sections.

    Check Complete CAT 2020 Syllabus

    Important Topics for CAT DILR

    • DILR section consists of 32 questions in total.
    • The section is often considered to be the most unpredictable out of the three.
    Topic Number of Questions (Expected)
    Seating Arrangement, and Data Arrangement5-6 Questions
    Graphs Related5-8 Questions
    Syllogisms and Venn Diagrams2-3 Questions
    Blood Relations2-3 Questions
    Clocks & Calendars1-2 Questions
    Assumption and Binary Logic1-2 Questions
    Puzzles1-2 Questions
    Tables and Caselets3-5 Questions
    Data Sufficiency3-5 Questions

    Pro tip for CAT Aspirants: The difficulty level of this year is highly dependent on the conducting IIM. In case the section is of a higher difficulty level, an attempt of 15+ is considered good.For a good score of 95 percentile, candidates need to attempt approximately 20+ questions in this section.

    Important Topics for CAT Quantitative Aptitude 

    • Quantitative aptitude is considered to be the toughest by some and probably one of the most crucial sections in CAT
    • Candidates have to solve 34 questions in 60 minutes.
    • The exam pattern contains both MCQs and TITAs. 
    Topic Number of Questions (Expected)
    Number System, Basic Arithmetic5-10 Questions
    Algebra6-7 Questions
    Geometry & Mensuration6-7 Questions
    Time, Speed, and Distance1-2 Questions
    Probability1-2 Questions
    Permutation & Combination1-2 Questions
    Trigonometry, Logarithms, and Sets1-3 Questions
    Profit, loss, and Discounts1-2 Questions
    Time and Work1-2 Questions
    Simple Interest and Compound Interest1-2 Questions

    Pro tip for CAT aspirants: Since Number system and geometry topics have more weightage, it will be good to start with these topics and maintain a strong base on these.  A good attempt for a score of 95+ will require an attempt of 25+ questions. 

    Ques: How to prepare for Quant Section for  CAT 2020?

    Ans: QA segment of CAT has 4 significant section - Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Mensuration, Numbers and Number Systems. Give a month and a half to Arithmetic, become proficient at Arithmetic which has the most elevated weightage in CAT. Similarly, you can prepare Algebra - another significant subject in CAT. In the event that you center around simply Arithmetic and Algebra, you can conceivably comprehend 20 questions out of 34 in CAT 2020, [based on past trends]. 

    Add to that a Geometry and Mensuration, on the off chance that you don't do well in this area, it is simply because of your feelings of dread or your deviousness towards the work that is required to break CAT.

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    Important Topics for CAT VARC

    • VARC section comprises 34 questions, out of which a minimum of 17 questions is from Reading comprehensions.
    • Experts have often suggested for candidates to give the first 40 minutes of your sectional time limit to the RC part of the section.
    Topic Number of Questions (Expected)
    Reading Comprehension 22-24 Questions
    Para-Summary2-3 Questions
    Para-Jumbles 3-4 Questions 
    Sentence Completion and Correction2-3 Questions
    Fill in the Blanks1-2 Questions
    Odd Sentences1-2 Questions
    Vocabulary Based 1-2 Questions

    Pro tip for CAT aspirants: Candidates should primarily focus on the reading comprehension passages as a majority of questions will be from this topic. For a good attempt to score 95 percentile, candidates should attempt to answer 26+ questions.

    CAT 2020 Paper Analysis

    According to experts view, Quantitative Aptitude is expected to come as a surprise in CAT 2020 as it can be more challenging than CAT 2019. At the same time, Verbal Ability might fall in difficulty level, making DILR the game changer.

    CAT 2019 Exam Analysis & Cut Off

    Section NameTotal QuestionsTotal number of MCQsTotal number of non-MCQsCut Off
    Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)34277655750
    Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)32248483932
    Quantitative Ability (QA)342311554333
    • In terms of difficulty level, VARC was slightly trickier with 2 difficult passages in CAT 2019.
    • Quantitative Aptitude was slightly easier than CAT 2018. Overall, the difficulty level of the paper was less in comparison to last year.

    CAT 2018 Exam Analysis

    SectionNo. of QuestionsNo. of non-MCQ questionsDifficulty LevelGood Attempts
    Verbal Ability and Reading comprehension347Easy28+
    Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning328Moderate16+
    Quantitative Ability3412Difficult15+

    CAT Result 2020

    CAT 2020 result is expected to be out in 2nd week of January 2021. IIM Indore will be releasing CAT scorecard on the official website. Candidates can get access to the scorecards by using their login ID and username. It will be after the declaration of CAT result that IIM’s will begin shortlisting candidates on the basis of cut offs. Click here to check CAT 2020 Result

    How to download CAT 2020 Result?

    CAT Result 2020 will be made available in online mode only. Candidates need to follow the below mentioned steps to download CAT Score card:

    • Visit the official website of IIM CAT
    • Click on 'CAT login'
    • Enter CAT 2020 ID and password
    • Click on scorecard tab
    • Download CAT scorecard

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    New IIMs Ranking & Placement

    The process of establishing new IIMs began in 2008 and the number was further increased in 2015, when new institutes were added to the list of IIMs accepting CAT scores. Below mentioned are the new IIMs in and after 2008 with their NIRF rank, fees, and placement offers.

    NameYear of EstablishmentNIRF Ranking 2020Average Salary 2020
    IIM Shillong200830Rs 18.76 LPA
    IIM Ranchi200920Rs 15.11 LPA
    IIM Rohtak200921Rs 13.70 LPA
    IIM Raipur201019Rs 15.20 LPA
    IIM Kashipur201133Rs 13.82 LPA
    IIM Trichy201115Rs 14.96 LPA
    IIM Udaipur201117Rs 13.84 LPA
    IIM Sambalpur2015--Rs 11.61 LPA
    IIM Sirmaur2015--Rs 11.28 LPA
    IIM Bodh Gaya2015--Rs 11.02 LPA
    IIM Nagpur201540Rs 13.13 LPA
    IIM Amritsar2015--Rs 12.61 LPA
    IIM Visakhapatnam2015--Rs 13.08 LPA
    IIM Jammu2016--Rs 10.64 LPA

    CAT 2020 Cut off for Top Management Colleges

    Institute NameCAT Cutoff Percentile
    IIM, Ahmedabad99.6
    IIM, Bangalore99.5
    IIM, Calcutta99.5
    IIM, Lucknow99.5
    IIM, Rohtak97.11
    IIM, Kozhikode96.3
    IIM, Indore94.7
    IIM, Trichy94.0
    IIM, Raipur90.0
    IIM, Ahmedabad99.6
    IIM, Bangalore99.5
    IIM, Calcutta99.5
    IIM, Lucknow99.5
    IIM, Rohtak97.11
    IIM, Kozhikode96.3
    IIM, Indore94.7
    IIM, Trichy94.0
    IIM, Raipur90.0
    Department of Management Studies (IIT Delhi) New Delhi85-90
    K J Somaiya Mumbai80-85
    IRMA Anand80-85
    Welingkar Mumbai80-85
    TAPMI Manipal80-85
    Great Lakes Institute Of Management, Chennai80-85
    MICA Ahmedabad80-85
    GIM Goa80-85
    Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai80-85
    Christ University Bengaluru80-85
    LBSIM New Delhi80-85
    FORE School of Management (FSM) New Delhi80-85
    BIMTECH, Greater Noida80-85
    ICFAI Business School Hyderabad75-80
    IFIM Business School Bangalore75-80
    XIME Bangalore75-80
    Indus Business Academy (IBA) Bangalore75-80
    SDMIMD Mysore75-80
    Sri Balaji University, Pune70-75
    IFMR Graduate School of Business at KREA University70-75
    KIIT School Of Management - KSOM Bhubaneswar70-75
    Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani70-75
    ITM Navi Mumbai70-75
    ISB&M Pune


    CAT Score Vs Percentile

    The four ranges of CAT percentiles for which the actual CAT score Vs Percentile data are presented as:

    • 95.01 percentile and above
    • 90.01 to 95 percentile
    • 85.01 to 90 percentile
    • 80 to 85 percentile
    CAT Score (out of 300)CAT Percentile

    Selection Process of IIMs Through CAT 2020

    The four major phases of selection in IIMs based on CAT 2020 scores are mentioned below:

    Phase 1: Shortlisting of Candidates

    • First of all, candidates are shortlisted based on CAT scores or CAT Cut off decided by each IIM. 
    • Candidates qualifying minimum percentile criteria will be shortlisted and become eligible for the next round. 

    Phase 2: WAT/GD-PI

    Phase 3: Scoring of Candidates’ Performance

    • The break up of parameters based on which candidates are selected is mentioned below.
    CAT ParametersWeight
    CAT 202025
    10th board10
    12th board5
    Weighted Work Experience10

    Phase 4: Preparation of Final Merit List

    • The admission criteria vary for each IIM but majorly the selection of candidates is done based on the parameters mentioned above. 
    • IIMs release their final list with the names of the candidates selected for admission. 

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    Common Admission Process CAP in CAT 2020

    • IIMs participating in CAP will send the list of shortlisted candidates for WAT - PI to the IIM conducting CAP.
    • After that WAT-PI round for all the CAP participating IIMs will be conducted. 
    • Here the qualifying CAT cut-off and other selection parameters will remain unchanged. 
    • After the completion of CAP, participating IIM will assess the performance of candidates and make their individual merit list. 
    • Selected candidates will be able to check their names on the official websites of respective IIMs. 

    IIMs participating in CAP admission process based on CAT 2020 Result are mentioned below.

    IIM UdaipurIIM Trichy
    IIM JammuIIM Sirmaur
    IIM KashipurIIM Bodhgaya
    IIM RanchiIIM Sambalpur 

    CAT 2021 – Next Year Plan

    Going by previous year trends, CAT 2021 is expected to be conducted on last sunday of November 2021. Candidates having 50% qualifying marks in their Bachelor’s (from any stream) are eligible to apply for the exam, final year graduation students can appear for the same. The application fee will be INR 2000 for General/OBC candidates and INR 1000 for reserved categories. The paper will consisit of 100 questions from 3 sections: Quantitative ability, Data interpretation-Logical reasoning and Verbal Ability-Reading Comprehension with a sectional time limit of 60 minutes

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    CAT 2021 Exam Dates

    Issue of notificationLast week of July 2021
    Starting of registration process1st week of August 2021 (In online mode only at
    Last date for registration4th week of September 2021 (Form Correction facility available for image correction)
    Admit card releaseOctober 2021 (In Online mode only)
    Date of examNovember 2021
    Answer key release dateDecember 2021 (Seperate release of Provisional and Final answer Keys)
    Result declarationJanuary 2022

    CAT 2020 Frequently Asked Questions

    Ques. Will there be any assistance provided to Pwd candidates while writing CAT 2020?

    Ans. A PwD candidate will get the following assistance while writing CAT:

    • Scribe/ reader- candidates suffering from visual impairment or cerebral palsy are allowed to bring a scribe as an assistant, who has filled or submitted affidavits which ensure scribe’s authenticity. 
    • Other allowed devices- an abacus without a calculator is allowed to candidates suffering from visual impairment or hearing impairment.

    Ques. What is the minimum academic eligibility criteria for writing CAT 2020?

    Ans. A bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute is compulsory and mandatory for writing CAT 2020, this must meet the minimum percentage requirement of 50% in the qualifying examination.

    Ques: When  should i start taking Mock Test for CAT?

    Ans: The first mock test that you have to take is in the start of June or end of May, to test where you stand. At that point, step through 3 exams in July, 4 tests in August, and from September to November, step through 5 examinations in every month." That's over 20+ ridicules from June till CAT 2020.

    Ques. Is there any age restriction for taking CAT 2020?

    Ans. No, there is no age restriction to take CAT 2020.

    Ques. Do the non-MCQ type questions carry equal marks as MCQs?

    Ans. Yes, all questions carry equal marks. However, for non-MCQ type questions, you must type the answer on the computer screen in the given space.

    Ques.  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?

    Ans. As per CAT guidelines, 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 CAT 2020 application form. 

    Ques. Is there any equivalent qualification to bachelor’s degree?

    Ans. Candidates may possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India, including the Associate Membership Examination (AMICE) of the Institution of Civil Engineers (India) as an equivalent qualification.

    Ques. I am appearing for CAT 2020 and had also appeared for CAT in 2019. So can I use the highest scores of two to participate in the admission process?

    Ans. No. Since the validity of CAT score is only 1 year you cannot use the previous year’s score to get admission in IIMs. Only CAT 2020 scores will be applicable for admission in the upcoming session. 

    Ques. Can I apply for CAT 2020 Result revaluation?

    Ans. There is no such facility provided by the authority to the candidates. However, candidates can raise objections giants answer keys within a stipulated time period. 

    Ques. When will CAT Answer key be released and how can check my answer key?

    Ans. CAT 2020 response sheet of each candidate will be provided online a few days after the conclusion of the exam. The final answer keys will be released after the completion of objection against answer key process. 

    Ques. What details can I check in my CAT Answer Key?

    Ans. In CAT 2020 answer key you can check the following:

    • Section-wise questions & answers 
    • Answers selected by you
    • Status of the answers i.e. right, wrong, or unattempted
    • Marks scored against each answer

    Ques. How much I need to pay to raise objections against CAT 2020 Answer Key?

    Ans. The fee to raise objections against CAT 2020 Anwer key is Rs 1,000 per question. The fees can be paid online through net banking or credit/debit card. 

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    Can CAT exam be given even if I am in first year of college?

    22 Nov, 2020 23:26

    Hii Rashmi, Greetings from collegedunia. No, you can't apply for CAT exam as only Candidate who have completed his/her Bachelor’s degree program in any stream from a recognized university or have an equivalent qualification which is recognized by the Ministry of HRD, India. For more details Click Here

    23 Nov, 2020 10:13
    Mohammed Najamuddin

    Will CAT 2021 be postponed?

    22 Nov, 2020 18:56

    Hii Mohammad, Greetings from collegedunia. No, CAT 2021 will be conducted as usual on last sunday of November going by previous year trends. For more details Click Here

    22 Nov, 2020 20:41
    Bhagyashri Kene

    How do I start preparing for CAT?

    22 Nov, 2020 18:40

    Hii bhagyashri,  CAT is a hard nut to crack therefore early preparation of the exam can help you to ace the same with flying colours. Students in the final year of graduation or working professionals need a lot of efforts to prepare for the exam. They must start preparing for the same 6-7 month before.

    22 Nov, 2020 20:42
    Nafisa Khatoon

    What is the cutoff for admission in IIM?

    21 Nov, 2020 21:33


    Expected IIM CAT cut off 2020

    IIM campusExpected CAT Cut Off 2019 (in percentile)
    IIM Ahmedabad | IIM Bangalore | IIM Calcutta99-100
    IIM Lucknow | IIM Indore | IIM Kozhikode97-98
    IIM Amritsar | IIM Nagpur | IIM Sambalpur95-96
    IIM Trichi | IIM Raipur | IIM Ranchi | IIM Kashipur94-95

    21 Nov, 2020 22:57
    Utkarsha Khatri

    When can I apply for CAT 2021?

    19 Nov, 2020 22:58

    Hi, The students who want to apply for CAT 2021. They can apply online.

    19 Nov, 2020 23:04
    Vanshika Chandra

    What is the purpose of CAT exam?

    19 Nov, 2020 22:51

    Hi, Common Admission Test (CAT) is the entrance exam for aspiring candidates who desire to make a career in management and business administration i.e. MBA. ... The CAT score is considered for admission by most of the top B-schools across India apart from IIMs.

    19 Nov, 2020 23:03
    Sadim Ansari

    Can I give CAT being in 2nd year of graduation?

    16 Nov, 2020 19:11

    Hello Sadim,

    No, a second-year student can not apply for CAT. An eligible candidate should either have graduated or should be in the final year of their graduation. 

    16 Nov, 2020 22:02
    Bhagyashri Kene

    Can I give CAT even though I am in final year of graduation?

    15 Nov, 2020 22:59

    Hi, Yes they can! A student in the final year of graduation is eligible to write CAT and sit for interviews. The only caveat is that once the interviews are cleared, the college will usually ask for your graduation certificate/equivalent as proof that you have cleared the graduation level.

    15 Nov, 2020 23:04
    Vanshika Chandra

    Does CAT score remain valid for more than 1 year?

    12 Nov, 2020 22:26

    Hi Vanshika, CAT score is valid for 1 year. For more details visit: CAT EXAM

    13 Nov, 2020 22:36
    Anuj Singh Chauhan

    How many attempts are possible for CAT exam throughout the lifetime?

    11 Nov, 2020 17:08

    Hi Anuj. There is no maximum limit to give the exam. You can attempt once in a year.

    11 Nov, 2020 21:39

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