CAT 2020: Admit Card (Released), Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus

cat 2020CAT 2020 Mock Test has been released through login. Admit Card has been released on 28th October 2020. It is organized by Indian Institutes of Management (IIMS). Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national level entrance exam organized by IIMS on rotational basis every year. This entrance test is conducted to offer admission into management programmes in various colleges and institutions situated in India. Number of private and government management institutions provides admission into MBA programmes through CAT scores. In this article, students will get to know the details related to CAT 2020.

CAT Exam Notifications – Mock Test Released

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CAT 2020 Highlights

Who is the coordinating IIM for CAT 2020 ? – IIM Indore

When is the application process of CAT 2020 starting ? – 5th August 2020, Check application form

When will be CAT 2020 exam conducted ? – 29th November 2020

Will there be any changes in the exam mode of CAT 2020 due to the pandemic? – No, it will be held in online CBT mode.

Admissions Open 2020

    Is there any changes made in the exam pattern or syllabus of CAT 2020 ? – No, Check syllabus & exam pattern

    Will the number of exam centres increase for CAT 2020 as per the social distancing norms ? Yes, it is expected.

    Exam Dates Application Form Eligibility

    Exam Pattern FAQs Syllabus

    CAT 2020 Important Dates

    Check all the official exam dates of CAT 2020 including the application dates, admit card release date, exam date, result date, etc.

    Release of CAT 2020 Notification29th July 2020
    Starting of Online Registration5th August 2020
    Last date to fill the application form23rd September 2020
    Correction window27th to 29th September 2020
    Release of Admit card28th October 2020
    Mock test6th November 2020
    CAT 2020 Exam29th November 2020
    Release of Answer KeyNovember 2020
    Last date to submit objectionDecember 2021
    Announcement of ResultsJanuary 2021

    CAT 2020 Admit Card

    The CAT admit card has been released on the website after the completion of application process. Students can download their admit card on 28th October 2020 by accessing the download link provided on the website and entering their registered user id and password. No candidate can get their admit card through offline mode.

    With the admit card candidates have to show their valid photo id proof for identity verification. Without showing the admit card and photo id proof, no candidate will be allowed to take the examination.

    CAT 2020 Exam Pattern

    Below candidates can check the complete details of the exam pattern of CAT 2020:

    • Exam Mode and Date: CAT 2020 exam will be conducted on 29th November 2020 in three sessions  through online (CBT) mode.
    • Number and Type of Questions: The exam will contain total of 100 questions. The questions asked will be of objective and subjective type.
    • Total Marks: The exam will be of total 300 marks.
    • Time Duration: Time duration of 120 minutes will be allotted to complete the paper.
    • Marking Scheme: For every correct response, 3 marks will be given. -1 mark will deducted for every incorrect answer.

    In the below table, we have provided the section wise number of questions, time duration and maximum marks:

    SectionsSubjectsTime AllottedNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
    IData Interpretation and Logical Reasoning60 minutes3296
    IIVerbal Ability and Reading Comprehension60 minutes34102
    IIIQuantitative Ability60 minutes34102
    Total180 minutes100 questions300 marks

    CAT 2020 Syllabus

    The Syllabus of CAT 2020 will contain various topics from the subjects of Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension and Quantitative Ability. Detailed syllabus can be checked by the candidates from the website.

    Also Check:

    CAT Books

    CAT 2020 Preparation Tips

    To score good marks and qualify the CAT 2020 test successfully, candidates can take help from the below preparation tips:

    • Before starting the exam preparation, prepare a proper study routine.
    • Review complete syllabus, exam pattern, marking scheme and other details of the exam. These details will be available on the website.
    • Prepare notes while studying various important topics. Note each and every important concept, formulas and points.
    • Solve previous year exam papers and sample papers for a good practice and experience.
    • Attempt online or offline mock tests and analyze the exam preparation level.
    • Prepare for the entrance exam from mostly recommended sources of study material.

    FAQ’s (Most Asked Questions)

    Answer: The Registration process of CAT 2020 has been started from 5th August 2020.

    Answer: You can fill the application form of CAT 2020 through online mode from the registration link provided on the website.

    Answer: The Registration process of CAT 2020 will end on 23rd September 2020.

    Answer: Yes, you can correct images and other editable details from September 2020.

    Answer: UR candidates have to pay application fee of Rs.2000. For the ST/SC/PWD candidates the application fee is Rs.1000.

    Answer: The admit card of CAT 2020 can be downloaded by the candidates from 28th October 2020 through the website by entering their registered user id and password.

    Answer: The entrance test of CAT 2020 will be organized on 29th November 2020. The test will be held in online (CBT) mode.

    Answer: Yes, -1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

    CAT 2020 Answer Key

    After the completion of exam, the board will publish the provisional answer key of CAT 2020. The answer key will be released on November 2020.

    In case of any error in the answer key, candidates can also challenge the answer key before the last date of it. After considering the objections, the final answer key will released by the board.

    CAT 2020 Result

    CAT result will be announced in January 2021 on the website. To check the result and download the scorecard, candidates have to enter their User id and Password. After the release of results, board will publish the list of candidates who have successfully qualified the exam and selected for further admission process.

    The scorecard contain the details of the candidates and their performance shown in the entrance exam. It contain overall and sectional marks and percentile secured by the candidates in the test.

    CAT 2020 Cut Off

    The exam conducting authority will release the cut off for various category after the releasing of result. The cut off can also be released after the written examination. The candidates those will obtain the marks equal or above than the cut off marks can participate for the admission. The cut off will be varied every year for each category.

    The cut off will be released in the month of November 2020. Candidates can check the cut off marks through online mode. Candidates should carefully check the cut off marks and appear for admission process in various participating institutions as per the cut off marks of the respective institutions in which they wants to apply.

    Also Check:

    CAT Percentile

    CAT Score Card

    CAT 2020 Admission Procedure

    For admission into management programmes through CAT 2020 score, various participating institutions will announce their respective cut off marks. Candidates have to qualify the individual cut off score of the respective institute to get selected for admission. No centralized counselling will be held for admission.

    Shortlisted candidates will be intimated by various IIMS and participating institutions. Candidates have to appear for Written Ability, Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds at the allotted institutions within the prescribed time period.

    CAT 2020 Application Form

    Check the details of application form of CAT 2020 below:

    • CAT 2020 application form filling process has been started from 5th August 2020.
    • Complete application procedure like registration, filling the application, submitting the application, uploading images and making application fee payment will be done in online mode.
    • The registration process can be done till 23rd September 2020.
    • Candidates must make sure to go through the complete eligibility criteria and other details to fill application form.
    • At the time of registration, candidates also have to make choices of six exam cities as per their preferences.
    • Candidates of SC/ST/PwD category have to upload a copy of their category certificates during registration process.
    • The Board also provide facility of application correction after the completion of application process. Candidates are able correct images and other editable details in the application before 29th September 2020.
    • Take the printout of submitted online application form and keep it till admission process.

    Application fee:

    The application fee prescribed for various category candidates is given below:

    CategoryApplication Fee
    Unreserved CandidatesRs.2000
    ST/SC/PWD candidatesRs.1000

    Applicants have to pay the application fee before the last date through online mode.
    Online payment modes which can be used are debit/credit cards/net banking/wallet or cash cards.

    Check here- How to Fill CAT Application Form

    CAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

    The complete eligibility criteria given below must be checked by the candidates before applying for CAT 2020:

    • Qualifying Exam: Applying candidate must have passed his/her Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized board or university.
    • Minimum Marks: Candidate must have passed his/her qualifying exam with minimum of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. For the candidates belonging to ST/SC/PWD category must have passed with minimum of 45% marks.
    • Age Criteria: There will be no lower or upper age limit prescribed for appearing in CAT exam.
    • Candidates who possess an equivalent exam degree recognized by MHRD, Government of India (including AMICE of the Institution of Civil Engineers) are also eligible.
    • Appearing candidates: Candidates appearing in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent can also apply.

    If you have any query regarding CAT 2020, you can ask your query in the comments box given below.

    Displaying 52 Comments
    1. Venu gopal says:

      If it is possible for change’ of examination centre from Bangalore to kerala

    2. Somnath says:

      I will pass out in September2021 btech in industrial engineering from iiie mumbai,(similar to amie) registration 2018.
      Can i eligible for cat exam.


    3. Sumanth Velpula says:

      Iam pursuing B.Tech. in Electrical. Engg. Due to covid-19, my 6th semester exam. held up. But I will complete my degree in 2021. Can I apply for CAT-2020 ? Please reply. Thanks.


    4. nithin says:

      i belong to BE 2016 to 2020 batch. Due to the pandemic my final semester exams were not conducted yet. What should i apply in bachelor’s degree.should i apply as pursuing final year or completed the case i should apply as pursuing final year should i need a final year form in future

    5. Deepti says:

      I passed 12th exam this year am I eligible for CAT exam please reply.

    6. Anshuman Nayak says:

      I am pursuing B.Tech. in Mechanical. Engg. Due to covid-19, my 6th semester exam. held up. But I will complete my degree in 2021. Can I apply for CAT-2020 ? Please reply. Thanks.

    7. And human Nayak says:

      I will complete my B
      Tech. Examination in 2021. Can I be eligible to apply for CAT-2020 ?

    8. Ashish Kumar says:

      No, firstly you clean your compartment exam and in all summester you must score 50% or more then that then only you can apper in this CAT exam

    9. Mrinmayee says:

      I want to know male are allowed for bsc nursing .. please reply

    10. Garima kapoor says:

      Sir i complete my 2nd yr from du sol… Now I am in 3rd year…so i can eliglble for cat exam Or not

    11. Mo.Amaan says:

      12th student give CAT Exam

    12. Mohd amir says:

      Sir I am year student and my final exam will be in may or June 2021 can I also give the exam or not

    13. Rishabh says:

      I want to take admission for mba….but cat results announced date is in january…. Can i take admission for mba college?

    14. Rupanshi says:

      Just a query
      while filling the CAT 2020 form
      The caste certificate of 2016 will do or we need the latest one to upload ??
      Please inform I am a SC category student

    15. Rupanshi says:

      Just a query
      while filling the CAT 2020 form
      The caste certificate of 2016 will do or we need the latest one to upload ??

    16. prajwal says:

      2 compartment in bcom can i registered in cat exam

    17. Vishi says:

      I am a third year student and my final exam will be in march 2021 .can I also give exam or not.

    18. Sourav says:

      My caste certificate validity has been expired and it can take up to 2 months to make a new one plzz reply what should I do?

    19. Bharath says:

      Now IAM degree final year
      But only one backlog.
      Can I eligibil cat
      Please reply

      • Sarvgyan Team says:

        Yes you are still eligible but you must satisfy all eligibility norms & have to upload copy of any one of the marks sheets of the final year.

    20. Raichal martin says:

      What are the documents needed for cat registration?

    21. Ramya Sri says:

      I need to know about if i write cat exam at 2020. Mba admission starts from 2021-2023

      • Sarvgyan Team says:

        No dates has been announced yet regarding same. It will be updated in our article when dates will be announced.

    22. mounika says:

      what is the passing score of the ST cataegory students in 2020..

    23. Paromita Barua says:

      What is the cut off marks for students appearing for CAT 2020? Which is the best book for quant if anyone is preparing alone without any help from coaching centres.?

    24. Pooja says:

      I’m general category ….. I have 49.5% can I appear in CAT examination… Please reply

    25. Hg Mercury says:

      I must say….this is one of the best site for gaining exact information about exams and all such stuff. You are doing well.

    26. Ritika Rimjhim says:

      I have done my graduation in music. Can i persue MBA as PG?

    27. Balsing Valvi says:

      I will be completed to finel year bsc of April 2020. and i feel i will doing an MBA so can choice that’s

    28. Harith says:

      hi . Im an instrumentation engineer. i have 4 years working experience in india and abroad. I have completed my engineering in 2013. Is there is any age limit for CAT examination ?

    29. Pankaj Sethi says:

      I have done my in year 2012 from correspondence examinations, can i appear for 2020 exam. and is the 2 n half moth for preparation is sufficient time.

    30. venkatramana reddy says:

      now i am final year can i write cat exam.

    31. nikhil says:

      I have an supplimemtary exam in the month of december 2019 that is after cat exam . can i appear for cat exam?

    32. Nikhil kumar says:

      A total of 100 questions with 1300 what is the pass mark so I can be selected

    33. PHULSINGH says:

      Can I know in CAT paper in Hindi

    34. Anagha N says:

      Can I get MBA admission in kerala through cat exam

    35. Bhavna bhadouriya says:

      I am in the second year of b. Com. Can I apply for the cat exam?

    36. Sanjana Sood says:

      I have compleatee B.COM 2nd year in MAY 2019. In which year i will be eligiible for giving CAT exam

    37. Neha Pandey says:

      sir/madam kindly suggest some good books for the CAT exam.

    38. saqib raza... says:

      i want to know the syllabus of cat exam 2020

    39. Rani Gupta says:

      I want to know the detailed Syllabus of CAT exam.
      And Please suggest a good online mock test platform.

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