CAT 2020 Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

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Common Admission Test 2020 or CAT 2020 is the entrance examination for admission to MBA, PGDM, PGPM and FPM. CAT 2020 is conducted by IIM Indore.

CAT for the year 2020 has been announced by IIM Indore and will be held on 29/11/2020. The application forms will be available from 05/08/2020 till 23/09/2020. The exam is in online mode. The duration of the exam will be 180 minutes. It is being conducted in English language. Admit card will be available from 28/10/2020. Result is expected to be announced on 02/01/2021.

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CAT 2020 Conducting Body

IIM Indore

CAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The minimum Academic Qualifications required for CAT 2020 required are passed Bachelors with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% for candidates belonging to the SC  / ST / PWD categories] from a recognized university. 

Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelors or equivalent examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply for CAT 2020. However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be given admissions provisionally, only if they submit a certificate issued by University / Institution stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelors degree or equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate. IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process.

For detailed information refer to the prospectus.

CAT 2020 Exam Centers

Online Dates

Date Centers
29/11/2020 Port Blair, Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Itanagar, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur, Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Chandigarh, Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur, Delhi, New Delhi, Mapusa, Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Ambala, Faridabad, Hisar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Rohtak, Gurugram, Shimla, Jammu, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Belgaum, Bengaluru, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi, Dharwad, Kalaburagi, Ernakulam, Kannur, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Palghar, Pune, Raigad, Satara, Solapur, Thane, Ulhasnagar, Vasai, Shillong, Aizawl, Kohima, Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Amritsar, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur, Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Tiruchirappalli, Puducherry, Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Greater Noida, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida, Varanasi, Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee, Asansol, Bankura, Burdwan, Durgapur, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri

CAT 2020 Important Dates

Events Start Date Last Date
Application Form 05/08/2020 23/09/2020
Application Form Correction 27/09/2020 29/09/2020
Admit Card Release Date 28/10/2020 29/11/2020
CAT 2020 Exam Date Online Dates
  • 29/11/2020
  • OMR Sheet Image Display 08/12/2020 -
    Declaration of result 02/01/2021 -
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    CAT 2020 Prospectus

    CAT 2020 Application Form

    Application Form Fee

    SC, ST and PwD category candidatesRs .1000/-
    All other categories of candidatesRs. 2000/-

    Note - A candidate has to pay application fees only once, irrespective of the number of institutes applying for. Fees once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances.

    Application Form Filling Instructions

    Students applying for the CAT 2020 have to fill up the application form on the official site. The student can submit the application only once. Multiple forms will be rejected.

    Requirements to be readied before you start filling up the Application Form of CAT 2020:

    • PC or a Laptop with Internet connectivity 
    • Qualification details
    • Scanned copy of passport photograph in JPG or JPEG format and Scanned copy of signature in JPG or JPEG format.
    • Functional e - mail Id as all communication are made through email; Parents email id is recommended.
    • Mobile number as all information is sent through SMS too. Parents phone number can be used.
    • For online payments, usually a valid debit or credit card as well as Net Banking facility Service is a must.
    • Printer is required for keeping hard copies; if there is no printer, one can save the printouts, transfer them on to a pen drive and get it printed from a cyber - cafe.
    • It is recommended to download the information Bulletin Brochure and read it carefully so that you understand various requirements to fill up the form.

    The Usual Steps in filling up the Online Application Form of the CAT 2020: 

    • Step-1: Students have register for Online Application Form. A login and Password are created. 
    • Step-2: Student has to Complete the Application Form and its various sections.
    • Step-3: Required documents in the form of Scanned Images of Candidate’s Photograph, Candidate’s Signature.
    • Step-4: Payments have to be made by Debit / Credit Card / Net Banking / UPI.

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    Candidates must declare and maintain a valid and unique email account and a mobile phone number throughout the selection process.

    CAT 2020 Syllabus


    The Subjects included for CAT 2020 are:

    • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
    • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
    • Quantitative Ability

    CAT 2020 Admit Card

    Admit Card Download Start Date 28/10/2020
    Admit Card Download End Date 29/11/2020    7:00 am

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    CAT 2020 Exam Day Instructions

    Online Dates

    • 29/11/2020

    Examination Day Instructions

    Before entering the Exam Centre

    • Try to reach the exam centre one hour prior to the time advised in the admit card. 
    • Before leaving for the site, please have a hearty breakfast or light lunch depending on the session. Drink plenty of fluids; as in summers dehydration can set in affecting your performance in the exam.
    • Have a cookie or a chocolate just before entering the centre; this prevents hypoglycaemia and thus helps you stay alert longer improving your results.
    • If it is a busy centre, then don’t wait till last for the entry and security check.
    • Centre will not allow you to enter after the stipulated time of closing the doors.
    • Admission to the Exam Centre is with the Admit Card; no candidates shall be admitted to the test without the production of the Admit Card at the Test Centre.
    • Usually no bags are allowed.
    • No eatables are allowed.
    • No communication equipment such as mobile phones / pager / wireless set, scanner, camera or any such electronic / digital gadget etc are allowed in the exam centre; carrying one will lead to disqualification.

    After entering the centre 

    • Once candidates enter the centre, they should locate their designated hall and seat. 
    • After all the formalities, candidates should enter the allotted hall and take the designated seat. 
    • No candidate shall be allowed to leave the examination hall/room before the expiry of half of the time allotted for the respective paper.
    • For Objective Type question papers, rough work is to be done in the space provided for this purpose. No rough work is allowed on the OMR Answer Sheet under any situation.
    • Copying, use of unfair means of any kind, talking, asking questions from other candidates or borrowing of material inside the Test Centre is strictly prohibited.
    • Smoking is a not allowed.
    • Misbehaviour of any kind can lead to expulsion of the candidate.
    • Caught copying helping in copying will mean cancellation of the candidature.

    More Information

    • The mode of availability of the admit card is online.
    • Admit Card can be downloaded from the official site
    • The admit card of CAT 2020 contains lot of information including  
      • Name
      • Roll Number
      • Test Centre
      • Date and time of the Exam
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    CAT 2020 Results

    Result Declaration02/01/2021

    More Information

    The Objection Management tab for CAT 2020 will be active from 10.00 AM on December 8, 2020 till 5:00 PM on December 11, 2020. Candidates will be able to see the Answer Key as well as their Individual Responses to Questions during this duration.

    Candidates CAT 2020 rank cards will be made accessible on the official website. Candidates may also be  intimated individually by SMS. The CAT 2020 results are likely to be declared by the second week of January, 2021. The CAT 2020 score is valid only till December 31, 2021 and will accordingly be accessible on the website. Thereafter, no queries related to the issuance of CAT 2020 scorecards will be entertained. 

    CAT 2020 Admission Procedure

    Please note that each IIM is independent to mandate their own eligibility criteria and follow different selection processes. Performance in the CAT 2020 is an important component for consideration in the selection process. IIMs may also use the previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience and other similar inputs in short-listing of candidates at various stages of the selection process. For more information, refer to the admissions policies of individual IIMs on their respective websites.

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