CAT 2020 Exam Date (Out): Check Official Notification, Registration,and Result Dates

    CAT is one of the most sought after management entrance exam. The scores are accepted not only by IIMs but also by top notch B-schools across the country. Candidates aiming to appear for the exam this year must be aware of the important dates and make their preparation schedule accordingly. CAT 2020 notification has been released on July 29, 2020 and the exam will take place on November 29, 2020

    Latest Update: CAT Registration has started from August 5 and will be available tillSeptember 16, 2020 on iimcat.ac.in. Apply Here!

    • CAT Eligibility allows candidates who have completed a graduation degree with a minimum of 50% marks to appear for the exam.
    • Around 2.44 lakh candidates registered for CAT 2019 which is the highest in the past 9 years. The exam will be conducted in 156 Exam Cities in two sessions morning and afternoon.  
    • CAT Admit Card will be made available from October 28 till exam day. Candidates will be able to download the document from the official website. 
    • Official Mock Test for CAT 2020 will be released on October 16 by IIM Indore as a tutorial for aspiring candidates.

    CAT 2020 Exam Dates

    CAT 2020 Exam Dates (Officially Announced)

    CAT official notification 2020 will be released by authorities in last week of July. It is a comprehensive document containing all the necessary information regarding CAT 2020 important dates. A brief of the same is given below:

    EventDate 
    CAT 2020 NotificationJuly 29, 2020
    Start of CAT 2020 Registration August 5, 2020
    End of CAT 2020 Registration September 16, 2020
    Form Correction WindowSeptember 27- September 30, 2020
    Release of CAT Official Mock Test October 16, 2020
    CAT Admit Card AvailabilityOctober 28, 2020
    Exam DateNovember 29, 2020
    CAT Answer Key Availability1st week of December, 2020
    Declaration of CAT ResultJanuary 7, 2020 (Tentative)

    Check CAT Eligibility Criteria

    CAT 2020 Registration Dates

    CAT 2020 Notification

    CAT 2020 Notification has been released on July 29 at its official website and in many leading newspapers. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore will be organizing the exam this year. Interestingly, the institute is organizing CAT Exam after a gap of 7 years. CAT is one of the most distinguished management exams, whose score is accepted in 20 IIMs and other leading institutes across India. Each year, more than 2 lakh candidates appear for it and compete for nearly 4000 seats available in these institutes.

    • With the release of official notification, candidates are able to know the confirmed exam dates that is November 29, 2020.
    • Announced dates are contingent and depends upon Govenment mandates owing to increasing number of COVID-19 cases in India and several prominent exams getting delayed and cancelled. 
    • There has been no increase in exam centers across India, CAT 2020 will be conducted in 156 cities in two sessions morning and afternoon.

    CAT 2020 Registration

    Registrations for CAT 2020 will start from August 5 and will last till September 16, 2020. Applicants can visit the official CAT website iimcat.ac.in to complete the application process in online mode only. 

    • valid email ID and phone number are mandatory for CAT registration process. 
    • A unique user ID and password will be sent to the email ID and phone number provided by the candidate during registration. 

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    CAT 2020 Admit Card Dates

    CAT 2020 Form Correction Dates 

    Candidates have a one time facility to edit image and signature at iimcat.ac.in. Existing user can login using their existing credentials. CAT 2020 Form Correction dartes are tabulated below:

    EventDates (Tentative)
    Opening of Form Correction WindowSeptember 28, 2020
    Closing of Form Correction WindowSeptember 30, 2020 (uptill 5 pm)

    CAT 2020 Admit Card Dates

    CAT Admit Card will be made available to download by conducting body on October 28, 2020. It is a mandatory document to be carried on the exam day as it contains all the important details related to the exam schedule and venue. Successfully registered candidates can download CAT 2020 Admit Card from the official website. 

    EventDate 
    Release of Admit CardOctober 28, 2020
    CAT 2020 Exam DateNovember 24, 2020

    Written Ability Test replaces Group Discussion in CAT Selection Process. Read More

    Details Mentioned on CAT 2020 Hall Ticket

    Name of the CandidateUser ID/Registration Number
    Date of BirthCandidate’s Category
    PwD StatusDate and Day and Time of the Test
    Google Map LinkTest City and Center
    Reference NumberSet of Instructions for the Candidate
    Note: Candidates must download CAT Admit Card and affix the same passport-sized photograph as uploaded in the application form.

    Google Map Link Facility in CAT Admit Card

    This is a new addition to the e-version of CAT 2020 Admit Card. Candidates will be provided the exact location of their through a google map link, this facility will be highly useful in removing the last-minute chaos regarding the center location. Candidates can also contact the exam center authorities using the provided contact number in the maps. Read More  

    CAT 2020 Exam Day Schedule

    CAT 2020 Exam Day Schedule

    • CAT 2020 will be conducted on last sunday of November 29, 2020
    • The exam will be conducted in two sessions- forenoon and afternoon.
    • The forenoon session will be conducted from 9:00 AM– 12:00 PM.
    • The afternoon session will be conducted from 2:30 PM-5:30 PM. 
    • Candidates are supposed to reach the exam centers by 7:30 AM for forenoon session and 1:00 PM for the afternoon session.
    • Entry at the exam centers will stop at 8:45 AM for the forenoon session and 2:15 PM for the afternoon session.

    Official CAT 2020 Mock Test : IIM convening the exam this year will release official CAT 2020 Mock Test on October 16, 2020. Students can download the official mock test in order to get familiar with exam pattern. Try some of the Mock Tests prepared by collegedunia based on previous years’ CAT exams.

    Download Free Sample Papers for CAT

    CAT 2020 Exam Day Instructions

    • The printed copy of the hall ticket should be clear and legible
    • Paste the passport size color photograph in the space provided.
    • Sign in front of the provided space in the presence of the exam invigilator.
    • Only Admit Card and Photo ID card will be allowed in the exam hall.
    • The Photo ID shouldn’t be damaged or smudged. 
    • Candidates attempting to sit for CAT 2020 more than once will be disqualified. 
    • Carry at least 2 copies of CAT 2020 admit card, of which, one copy has to be submitted to the invigilator.
    • Check the exam venue and reporting timing properly. For the first slot, the reporting time is 7.30 AM whilst for the second slot, the timing is 1 PM. 
    • Applicants will be allowed to carry only CAT admit card and photo id proof to the exam hall.
    • Rough sheets and pencils will be provided inside the exam hall.

    CAT 2020 Result Dates

    CAT 2020 Result Dates

    CAT 2020 Result is generally released in first week of January the following year. The exam conducting authority of CAT 2020 will release the scorecards at the official website by January 6, 2021. An SMS will also be sent to all test-takers, informing them about their CAT Percentile. CAT Score is valid for one year. 

    EventDate (Tentative)
    Result DeclarationJanuary 6, 2020
    Selection Process StartsJanuary 8, 2020

    CAT 2020 scorecard will contain the following information-

    1. Personal details name, contact details, CAT registration number, gender, date of birth, category, PwD status.
    2. Date and time of the test
    3. Section-wise scaled score and percentile
    4. Overall scaled score and percentile
    Note: An SMS of overall percentile scored will be sent to all the candidates on the registered phone number.

    CAT 2020 Selection Process

    • Each IIM will select candidates based on the CAT percentile score, academic record, extracurricular, and work experience.
    • A personalized call letter will be sent to the selected candidates.
    • IIMs conduct Group Discussions (GD) and/or Written Ability Test (WAT) in the selection process.
    • All IIMs conduct a personal interview with each selected candidate.
    • Candidates have to clear all the rounds to convert into IIM(s).

    Check Detailed CAT Counselling Procedure

    Frequently Asked Questions

    CAT 2020 Dates FAQs

    Ques: How many times a year is CAT conducted?

    Ans: CAT is conducted once in a year by one of the IIMs on a rotational basis. Candidates willing to take the exam can apply for the same from August 5, 2020. 

    Ques: What is the exam date of CAT 2020?

    Ans: CAT 2020 will be conducted  on November 24, 2020 (Sunday) in two sessions across 156 exam cities.

    Ques: What is the last date to register for CAT 2020?

    Ans: Last date to register for CAT this year will be September 16, 2020 till 5:00 PM. 

    Ques: What is the test timing for CAT 2020?

    Ans: CAT exam will be held in two sessions i.e. forenoon and afternoon session. Candidates will be assigned a single session after depending upon the availability of exam centre. 

    Ques: Can I take CAT exam in more than one/multiple session?

    Ans: No, candidates can not appear in more than one slot to take CAT exam. In case a candidate does the same, it will be considered as fraud and their candidature will be cancelled. 

    Ques: From when can I download CAT 2020 Admit card?

    Ans: CAT 2020 Admit card will be available from 5:00 PM on October 28, 2020. Candidates will be able to download the admit card from the official website itself. The hall tickets will not be sent via mail or post. 

    Ques: When will the result for CAT 2020 available?

    Ans: CAT 2020 result will be available in the second week of January 2021. After the release of CAT result, IIMs will release their individual cutoffs for 2021-23 admissions. 

    Ques: In case of any query related to the exam, when can I contact the candidate helpdesk?

    Ans: Candidates having any query related to CAT exam can contact the helpdesk by phone from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. It is to be noted that the CAT helpdesk is closed on Sunday and national holidays. 

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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