CAT Mock Test 2020

Nikkil Visha Nikkil Visha
Exams Prep Master

CAT is a management entrance exam conducted by IIMs on a rotational basis to select candidates for admission into prestigious B-Schools of India. But every year the level of competition is increasing as more candidates register for CAT. In 2019, more than 2.09 lakh students had participated in the examination. Candidates planning to appear for CAT 2020 must practice CAT Mock Test to score a high percentile. 

  • A mock test is a replica of the real examination which is conducted online with the same time duration, question numbers, etc.
  • To get a better understanding of CAT Exam Pattern, marking scheme, type of questions, etc. candidates must take the mock tests.
  • The facility of online mock test is provided free of cost by the authorities. 

Candidates are advised to take at least 10-15 mock tests so that they can analyze their level of preparation and work on weaker areas. This will help you in improving the score. CAT Mock Tests are designed in such a way that they give the feel of a real examination. Read the article to know how to access CAT online mock test series, benefits of mock tests, and much more. 

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Highlights of CAT Mock Test

Highlights of CAT 2020 Mock Test

CAT 2020 Mock Test AvailabilityOctober 2020 (Tentative)
Mode of CAT 2020 Mock TestOnline
Time Limit in CAT 2020 Mock Test3 Hours 4 Hours for PWD Candidates
Total Number of Sections3
CAT 2020 Exam November 2020 (Tentative)

CAT Mock Test by IIM

CAT 2020 Mock Test by IIM

IIM will release the official online mock test series of CAT 2020 in the month of October 2020 (tentatively). Moreover, the authorities will also provide the special mock test facility for PWD candidates who have low vision so that they can also take benefit of the same. 

The major purpose of CAT 202 online mock test is to help candidates to understand the marking scheme, exam pattern, type of questions, etc. As the exam is conducted in an online mode, candidates will also get familiar with the navigation process of online test. 

How to Access CAT Mock Test by IIM?

To access CAT Mock Test Online candidates can follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Visit the official website 

  • Candidates can check the availability of CAT mock test series by visiting the official website. 
  • One month before the exam, the link of CAT mock test series gets activated and you can access it. 

Step 2: Click on Link and Login

  • Click on CAT Mock Test link and a new window will appear. 
  • Enter your valid login credentials to access the same.

Step 3: Read the Instructions and Start the test

  • Instructions will appear on your screen. 
  • Read all the instructions carefully. All the instructions will be similar to the final CAT paper. 
  • The instruction includes points like how to answer the questions, what will be marking scheme, etc.
  • After reading all the instructions, click on “I am ready to begin”.
  • You will start immediately after clicking that button. 

Read How to Prepare for CAT 2020?


How to Answer MCQs in CAT Online Test Series?

How to Answer MCQs in CAT Online Test Series?

  • The first question will appear on your screen and if you do not want to answer that question then you can click on or select any question number from the questions palette. 
  • If you are confident that the answer is correct then click on “save and next” tab and the next question will be displayed on the screen.
  • If you are not very confident about your answer then click on the tab “Mark for Review & Next”. 
  • In case the candidate does not choose any option, then the answer to that question will not be saved.
  • The same will be applicable in the final CAT 2020 examination. 

Status of Answers/Questions in CAT 2020 Mock Test

Color on Question NumberWhat does it Mean?
GrayYou have not visited the question yet
RedYou have not answered the question
GreenYou have answered the question
PurpleYou have not answered the question, but have marked it for review
Purple with a green tickYou have answered the question but marked it for review.

Key Features of CAT 2020 Mock Test

Key Features of CAT 2020 Mock Test

On Screen Calculator

  • The calculator is available on the top, right-hand side of the screen.
  • This calculator will help candidates in doing the lengthy calculation. 
  • Getting familiar with the use of on screen calculator is important so that you do not waste your time during actual examination in understanding the use of this calculator. 

On Screen Timer

  • The total test time duration of the online test is 180 minutes that is 60 minutes each for three sections. 
  • The total test time duration of the online test is 240 minutes that is 80 minutes each for three sections. 
  • Candidate can check the time left for a section looking at the timer on the top, right-hand side of the screen, and just below the calculator. 

On Screen Keyboard

  • Candidates will also get on screen keyboard. 
  • When the candidate selects a question from the question palette, the candidate may type in the answer or select one of the options from multiple choices through the on-screen keyboard.

Expanding the Question Area and Navigating between Sections

  • Candidates can expand the questions area to get a better view of the question. 
  • The test has three sections: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Quantitative Ability (QA).
  • Sections as above will be displayed on the top bar of the screen. 
  • From a section you will be able to move to the next section only after completing 60 minutes, i.e. the time allocated to each section.
  • The section that you will be currently viewing or answering will be highlighted. 

Read How to Prepare Online for CAT 2020?


Benefits of CAT Mock Test by IIM

Benefits of CAT Mock Test by IIM

  • CAT Mock Test by IIM are as per the CAT syllabus and exam pattern.
  • The scores obtained in CAT Mock Test will help you in getting an idea about the percentile that you can score with your current preparation level.
  • You can devise a better time management strategy for the exam day
  • You can understand the level of difficulty of CAT examination and you can make the required changes in your preparation strategy. 
  • You can work on your speed and accuracy of answering the questions. 
  • You can get familiar with the Online Virtual Calculator.
  •  You can also get familiar with other options that you will get during the final CAT exam like how to zoom in or out, how to expand question screen area, how to navigate from one question to another, and much more. 

Make One Month Preparation Plan

Make One Month Preparation Plan

As we know that CAT Online Mock Test free of cost is released one month before the examination. So candidates must prepare a proper strategy to incorporate this into their preparation plan. 

  • While taking CAT Mock test, you can also check or get an idea that whether the questions are asked from the topics you had already revise or there some new topics. 
  • If there are some new topics then you can include those topics in your one-month preparation plan. 
  • After taking 3-4 mock tests you can also get an idea about the topics that might be dropped by the authorities. 
  • You can exclude such topics from your revision plan. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Can anyone take these mock tests or only those who will register for CAT 2020?

Ans. Yes. Only those candidates who will register for CAT 2020 examination will be able to access CAT mock test series. During the online mock test candidates will have to enter the valid login and password to access the same which is only provided to the registered candidates. 

Question: Is CAT online mock test similar to the final paper?

Ans. Yes. If we talk about exam pattern, weightage of questions, marking scheme, type of questions, etc then the online mock tests are similar to the final paper. But the questions will never be same in mock tests and final paper. 

Question: What are the benefits of CAT online mock test series?

Ans. There are many benefits and some of them are listed below:

  • You can work on your speed and accuracy of answering the questions. 

  • You can get familiar with the Online Virtual Calculator.

  •  You can also get familiar with other options that you will get during the final CAT exam 

Question: What will be the time duration of CAT Mock Test series?

Ans. The time duration of the online mock test is 3 hours that is the same time provided to candidates during the final examination. 

  • The total test time duration of the online test is 180 minutes that is 60 minutes each for three sections. 

  • The total test time duration of the online test is 240 minutes that is 80 minutes each for three sections. 

Question: How many sections will be there in CAT 2020 Mock Test?

Ans. The test has three sections: 

  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

  • Quantitative Ability (QA)

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