CAT 2020 EXAM CENTERS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
CAT 2020 Exam Centers list is released in the official notification by the conducting body IIM Indore. The exam will be conducted in 156 cities at more than 375 exam centers. Uptill 2018 it was conducted in 147 cities. The final allotted center will be mentioned on Admit Card which can be downloaded till exam day. Candidates can now mention 6 exam center preferences while filling up CAT Application Form instead of 4.
Update: CAT Registration has started from August 5 and will be available till September 16, 2020 on iimcat.ac.in. Apply Here!
|New Exam Centers|
|Bhatinda in Punjab||Purnea in Bihar||Waknaghat in Himachal Pradesh|
|Samba in J&K||Dharwad and Gulbarga in Karnataka||Ernakulam in Kerala|
|Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra||Dhenkanal in Odisha||Bankura in West Bengal|
Common Admission Test is a gateway to 20 IIMs and 100+ premier management institutes and is conducted annually by one of the older IIMs on a rotational basis. CAT judges a candidate’s ability through 3 sections - Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.
Following is a list of all state wise CAT 2020 Exam Centers:
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
|Andhra Pradesh||Guntur; Kakinada; Kurnool; Nellore; Rajahmundry; Tirupathi; Vijayawada; Visakhapatnam|
|Assam||Dibrugarh; Guwahati; Silchar|
|Bihar||Aurangabad; Muzaffarpur; Patna; Purnea|
|Delhi||Delhi; New Delhi|
|Gujarat||Ahmedabad; Anand; Gandhinagar; Rajkot; Surat; Vadodara|
|Haryana||Ambala; Bahadurgarh; Faridabad; Gurgaon; Hisar; Palwal; Panipath; Rohtak; Sonipat|
|Himachal Pradesh||Simla; Waknaghat|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu; Samba|
|Jharkhand||Bokaro; Dhanbad; Jamshedpur; Ranchi|
|Karnataka||Banglore; Belagavi (Belgaum); Dharwad; Gulbarga; Hubli; Mangalore; Mysore; Udupi|
|Kerala||Ernakulam; Kasaragod; Kollam; Kozhikode; Malappuram; Thrissur; Trivandrum|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal; Gwalior; Indore; Jabalpur; Sagar|
|Maharashtra||Ahmednagar; Amravati; Aurangabad; Jalgaon; Kolhapur; Mumbai, Navi Mumbai; Nagpur; Nanded; Nashik; Pune; Raigad; Satara; Solapur; Thane; Ulhasnagar|
|Odisha||Balasore; Berhampur; Bhubaneswar; Cuttack; Dhenkanal; Sambalpur; Rourkela|
|Punjab||Bhatinda; Chandigarh; Fatehgarh Sahib; Jalandhar; Ludhiana; Mohali; Pathankot; Patiala; Ropar; Sangrur|
|Rajasthan||Ajmer; Alwar; Jaipur; Jodhpur; Kota; Sikar; Udaipur|
|Tamilnadu||Chennai; Coimbatore; Madurai; Namakkal; Thanjavur; Tiruchirappalli; Tirunelvelli|
|Telangana||Hyderabad; Karim Nagar; Warangal|
|Uttar Pradesh||Agra; Allahabad; Barabanki; Bareilly; Ghaziabad; Gorakhpur; Greater Noida; Kanpur; Lucknow; Mathura; Meerut; Muzaffarnagar; Noida; Varanasi|
|West Bengal||Asansol; Bankura; Burdwan; Durgapur; Hooghly; Howrah; Kalyani; Kolkata; Siliguri|
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For candidates called for CAT Interview, given below are the interview cities for respective IIMs. For the 9 newest IIMs, IIM Rohtak will conduct the interview round.
|IIM Ahmedabad||Ahmedabad, Bangalore, New Delhi, and Kolkata|
|IIM Bangalore||Bangalore, Kolkata, and New Delhi|
|IIM Lucknow||Bangalore, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Hyderabad|
|IIM Indore||Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi|
|IIM Calcutta||Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai|
|IIM Kozhikode||Kozhikode, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata|
|IIM Shillong||Shillong, Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai|
|IIM Rohtak||Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai|
|IIM Ranchi||Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai|
|IIM Raipur||Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai|
|IIM Trichy||Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai|
|IIM Udaipur||Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai|
|IIM Kashipur||Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai|
|IIM Bodh Gaya||IIM Calcutta|
|IIM Vishakhapatnam||IIM Bangalore|
|IIM Amritsar||IIM Kozhikode|
|IIM Sambalpur||IIM Indore|
|IIM Sirmaur||IIM Lucknow|
|Details on CAT Admit Card|
|Name of the Candidate||Registration Number|
|Category and PwD Status||Date of Birth|
|Google Map Link||Date and Day of the Test|
|Test Time and Session||Test City and Center|
|Reference Number||Set of Instructions|
The e-version of CAT 2020 Admit card contains a google map link facility through which candidates can know the exact location of their exam center. Such a feature will be very helpful in eliminating the last-minute chaos during reaching the test center. Candidates are advised to visit the exam center once before the actual test day. A contact number of the center is also available through the link, candidates can use it for any sort of center related queries. Check How to Use Google Map Link Facility on CAT 2020 Admit Card?
Read More CAT 2020 Exam Pattern
Ques. Can we choose our exam centers and slot for CAT 2020?
Ans. While filling the CAT 2020 Application form, candidates are asked to list their 4 preferred exam cities. Out of which the test center is alloted to the candidate. The conducting authority will try its best to allot everyone their desired exam center, but it doesn’t guarantee the same. However, slots are assigned by the conducting body and candidates can not choose the same.
Ques. How to use the google map facility link given in the admit card?
Ans. Google map facility link on the e-version of CAT 2020 Admit Card can be used to know the exact location of CAT 2020 Exam Center. The steps to use the link are as follows:
Ques. Till when can we expect CAT 2020 Admit Card?
Ans. CAT 2020 Admit Card will release tentatively in third week of October. Candidates can download the same from the official CAT website.
Ques. Who will release the list of exam centers for CAT 2020?
Ans. IIM Kozhikode will be releasing the list of exam centers at its official website iimcat.ac.in.
Ques. Where can we check our final allotted exam center?
Ans.Final allotted exam center will be mentioned on the admit card. All students must carefully check their exam center as soon as they receive their admit cards.
Ques. Can we change our exam center?
Ans. No, once the examination center is allotted on the admit card, under no circumstances will it be changed.
Ques. In how many cities will CAT 2020 be conducted?
Ans.CAT 2020 will be conducted in 156 cities across the country at more than 400 test venues.
Ques. How many preferences for test cities can we provide?
Ans.While registering for CAT 2020, you can provide up to 4 test cities, according to your preference and comfort.
Ques. On what basis time slot for CAT 2020 will be allotted?
Ans.Time slots for CAT Exam are generally allotted randomly. There is no such basis to decide.
Ques. Which are the new test-centers added for CAT Exam?
Ans.Last year, 9 new test centers were added by IIM Lucknow to accommodate the growing number of test-takers. Given below is the list of them:
Ques. Is it compulsory to bring a hard copy of CAT Admit Card to Exam Center?
Ans.Yes, it is very important to bring CAT admit card to the exam center, with photograph same as the one uploaded in the application form affixed to it.
Ques. What will happen if we forget to bring the admit card?
Ans.Any student who doesn’t bring the admit card to the exam center, will not be allowed to give the exam.
Ques. Which documents are we supposed to bring to the exam center?
Ans.On the exam day, a hard copy of admit card and an original valid ID proof will have to be presented at the gates of the exam centers. Without these, entry to the examination hall will not be permitted. No other documents are allowed inside the exam center.
Ques. What can be a valid ID proof?
Ans.Aadhar Card, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Driving License, College ID, Employer ID, or Identification Affidavit can be considered as a valid ID proof. Note that all these should be original, photocopies will not be accepted.
Ques. Will we have to remove the footwear?
Ans.Yes, before entering in the examination hall, all students will have to remove their footwear.
Ques. Is a calculator allowed inside the examination hall?
Ans.No, calculators, jewelry, watches, mobile phones, or any other metal item or electronic gadget are not allowed inside the exam centers.
Ques. Will more exam centers be added?
Ans.Usually, every year, new exam centers are added to the list, so, the same is expected for this year also.
Ques. How many sessions of the exam are conducted?
Ans.At every exam center, there are two sessions of exam, forenoon & afternoon.
Ques. What is the timing for the forenoon session?
Ans.Forenoon session is from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, for which the reporting time is 7:30 am.
Ques. What is the reporting time for the afternoon session?
Ans.Afternoon session is from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm, for which students are supposed to report at 1:00 pm.
Ques. Until when, is the entry allowed for forenoon session?
Ans.For forenoon session, an entry in the exam centers will end at 8:45 am. Students are advised to report early on the exam day. Entry after 8:45 am will not be allowed under any circumstances.
Ques. Until when, is the entry allowed for the afternoon session?
Ans.For the afternoon session, no entry will be permitted after 2:15 pm under any circumstances.
Ques. Is it a pen-paper test or computer based?
Ans.CAT 2020 is a computer-based test consisting of three sections. There will be both MCQ and Non MCQ questions in the question paper.
Ques. How much time is allotted to complete the exam?
Ans.Three hours (180 minutes) are allotted to complete the test having 100 questions of both MCQ and Non-MCQ nature.
Ques. How many rough sheets will be provided in the exam hall?
Ans.They will provide you with unlimited rough sheets, but still practice consuming less rough sheets and minimize usage.
Ques. Are we allowed to carry stationery items?
Ans.As CAT 2020 is a computer-based test, students are advised to carry minimum stationary item. In the examination hall, you will be provided with a pencil and a rough sheet. You can carry a pen with you if you want to.
Ques. Is mehendi allowed in the examination hall?
Ans.No, Mehendi is not allowed in the examination hall, as your digital fingerprint scan will be captured in the exam center. If your fingerprints cannot be digitally scanned due to reasons like applying Mehndi/any cosmetic colors etc., then they will not be permitted to take the test.
Ques. How will we perform the calculations in the exam hall without a calculator?
Ans.In the examination hall, all students will be provided a basic On-screen Calculator for Computing. Therefore, you will be able to access the on-screen calculator and are not allowed to take any personal calculators for the test.
Ques. Won’t a soft copy of admit cards be enough to enter in the exam center?
Ans.No, soft copies of admit card will not be enough for entry to the exam center. You must carry a print out of your admit card on an A4 size sheet.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College