CAT 2020 Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Dates, Pattern & Syllabus

CAT 2020CAT 2020 or the Common Admission Test: – is an examination conducted at a national level for selecting eligible candidates for admission into various postgraduate management programs taught across IIMs in India. There are about 20 IIMs imparting quality education to eligible bachelor degree holders aspiring to pursue a management course in one of the reputed institutes.

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The institutes in Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bodh Gaya, Calcutta, Indore, Jammu, Kashipur, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Nagpur, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shillong, Sirmaur, Tiruchirapalli, Udaipur and Vishakapatnam mandate the candidate to appear for two phases of CAT tests. The first phase is the written examination namely the CAT Exam 2020, conducted during the month of December 2020. According to the candidate preference for IIMs, the institutes choose eligible candidates and intimate them for the second phase of examination grouped into different sections like the Written Ability Test, Group Discussions, Personal Interview, etc., according to the management criteria of the IIM conducting the test.

CAT 2020 Notification – Released:

  • CAT Exam 2020 Notification has been released in July 2020.
  • Aspirants can apply for CAT Exam Registration in August 2020.
  • The deadline also announces for the CAT Exam Registration, The last date to submit the application form is in September 2020.

CAT 2020 Exam Date:

The CAT 2020 Exam Date is expected to be held on 28th July 2020. A candidate may download the admit card during the month of 23rd October 2020 to be able to appear for the examination at respective centers. The center of examination is decided as per the availability of the seats and on a first come first serve basis. A candidate is required to choose any four test centers from the given choices during the registration process. These choices must be different and unique. A candidate is allotted the test center in any one of the chosen cities. There are also cases where the candidate is not allotted to the chosen city. In such a situation, the applicant is allotted the nearest city to the chosen one.

EventsExam Date
CAT Exam 2020 Notification Release Date29th July 2020
CAT 2020 Registration8th August 2020
Last date of Online Application form:27th September 2020
Window Open for image correction27th to 30th September 2020
CAT 2020 Mock Test dateSeptember 2019
Admit Card Available24th October to 25th November 2020
CAT 2020 Exam Date25th November 2020
Answer Key Release Datelast week of November 2020
Last date to submit an objection1st week of December 2020
Result Announced1st week of  January 2021

 CAT 2020 Application Form:

The advertisement seeking eligible candidates to register for application form is expected to be out during the month-end of July 2020. The registration for the same usually begins by the second week of the next month, which is tentative during the second week of August 2020. The registrations are allowed until the last week of September 2020. A candidate must register with valid and correct personal and communication details before enrolling for the examination. The enrollment is via online application form only. There are no other kiosks or offline modes of application for CAT 2020. The official website www.iimcat.ac.in showcases important dates for CAT 2020 once the advertisement is released. A candidate is advised to read all the documents uploaded for registration, eligibility, selection, scoring & disclaimers pertaining to the CAT 2020 from the official website to avoid confusion. A candidate may also take a mock test, once he/she is registered and has been communicated with login credentials.

CAT Exam 2020 Registration:

Prior to the CAT Exam 2020 Registration, a candidate must have in readiness the scanned copies of the caste and candidate information certificates in required legal formats with visible legal attestations, bachelor and master degree marks certificates and provisional certificates if any, scanned photograph and signature images. The photograph must be in a white background and not older than 6 months. A fee of 1700 INR for the unreserved candidate is applicable for payment. Payment must be carried out via online options provided at the stage of registration. An additional transaction processing fee is applicable for online fee payment.

Find below More Details About CAT Exam 2020:

CAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria:

A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum aggregate of 50% or its equivalent CGPA score. For the reserved category, this aggregate is reduced to 45%. Candidates who have appeared for their final year graduation paper and are awaiting their results are also eligible to appear for the exam. Students who are scheduled to sit for their final year exams can also apply for the CAT 2020-21 examination. Candidates who have completed the Master’s program may also apply with relevant work experiences. Reservations to the candidates according to Caste, and PWD certificate is as dictated by the Central Government list and provision act. A candidate is required to apply with necessarily scanned copies of the caste certificate recognized in a legal format as mentioned in the certificates and performance section on the official website of the CAT 2020.

CAT Exam 2020 Application fee:

Those who wish to take admission to the courses commence by CAT 2020-21. Candidates need to make payment of Rs 1900/-. The application fee and Rs 950/- for those who belong to categories such as ST, SC, and PWD.

Reservations for CAT Exam 2020:

Indian Government Policy for CAT 2020 split into 4 categories which are as follows:

  • Scheduled Caste, the total number of seat reserve 15%.
  • Scheduled Tribe, the total number of seat reserve 7.5%.
  • Backward Classes (OBC, NC), the total number of seat reserve is 27%
  • PWD Differently Able candidates, the total number of seat reserve is 3%

CAT Syllabus 2020:

The CAT 2020 is a computer-based test requiring the candidate to choose the correct answer for each question by clicking on the option. This should not be confused with the Internet-based test format. This test is available only on selected computer terminals allotted to each candidate at the examination center. A candidate is not allowed to carry any calculator to the examination. He/she is free to use the on-screen calculator. Hence, a candidate is advised to take mock tests from the CAT Exam 2020-21 websites to get the right kind of practice for the examination.

The paper is divided into three sections and each section will have a certain number of MCQs and non-MCQ questions to be answered by the candidate. All the MCQ type questions carry a negative marking of -1. A correct answer is awarded 3 marks. All the questions are awarded equal marks. There is no negative marking for the non-MCQ type questions.

The CAT Syllabus 2020 is not confined or described by the IIMs. Generally, the sections that test the candidate’s ability include Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Ability.

CAT English/Verbal Ability: Reading comprehension, Fill in the blanks, syllogisms, analogies, sentence correction, Verbal reasoning, Idioms, Antonyms & Synonyms.

Maths/Quant Ability: Mensuration, Percentages, Averages, Geometry, Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Permutation Combination, Trigonometry, probability, algebra, Number systems, quadratic and linear equations.

CAT Data Interpretation: Charts (column, bar, pie), Venn diagram graphs (line, area), Tables, Interpretation and analysis of data based on text, etc.

Logical Reasoning: Blood Relations, Clocks, Logical Sequence, Seating Arrangement, Calendars, Binary logic, premise, Conclusion, Assumption, Linear and matrix arrangement, etc.

Exam Pattern:

  • The exam is divided into two different sections such as Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation.
  • Exam duration will be for 170 minutes
  • The questions in each section consisted of 50 in number
  • Every correct answer candidates get 3 marks and wrong answer candidates 1 mark will deduct.

Candidates can find below tables Total Number of Question, Exam Time Duration, Maximum Marks, etc:

SectionsSubjectsExam Duration No. Questions Marks
IData Interpretation and Logical Reasoning1 Hours3296
IIVerbal Ability and Reading Comprehension1 Hours34102
IIIQuantitative Ability1 Hours34102
Total3 Hours 100 Questions 300 Marks

CAT Exam 2020 Admit Card:

To avail the admit card, use the online mode. You require for using the official website and soon collect the admit card. This card is required for use while moving to the examination center which consisted of details of name, address, exam center, date of exam and time, etc.

CAT 2020 Exam Centers:

The Exam for CAT 2020 will take place in 136 cities of India. Some of them are as follows:

Vijayawada, Ahmedabad, Blair, Purnea, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, Rohtak, Chandigarh, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Rajkot, Gaya, Bahadurgarh, Anand, Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Itanagar, Raipur, Sonipat, Palwal, Panipat, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Dhanbad, Pune, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Jabalpur, Sagar, Gwalior, Indore, Ahmednagar, Nagpur, Nanded, Solapur, Thane, Shillong, Surat, Vadodara, Bhubaneswar, Madgaon, Amravati, Nashik, Gandhinagar Aurangabad, Navi Mumbai, Verna, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Bengaluru, Bidar, Bhopal, Kollam, Kolhapur, Chikballapur, Davanagere, Mangalore, Mysore, Trivandrum, Jalgaon, Ramnagara, Thrissur, Berhampur, Ambala, Ratnagiri, Satara, Belgaum, Hasan, Kolar, Mandya, Kasaragod, Cuttack, Kochi, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Jammu, Balasore, Rourkela & Sambalpur:

CAT Result 2020:

The result will be announced in the first week of January 2021. candidate must download the result to check their score. Candidate can check their result using their login ID and password.

12 thoughts on “CAT 2020 Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Dates, Pattern & Syllabus

  • now i am in second year . so can i give CAT 2020 examination or not ??

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    • A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum aggregate of 50% or its equivalent CGPA score. For the reserved category, this aggregate is reduced to 45%. Candidates who have appeared for their final year graduation paper and are awaiting their results are also eligible to appear for the exam. Students who are scheduled to sit for their final year exams can also apply for CAT 2020-21 examination. Candidates who have completed Master’s program may also apply with relevant work experiences. Reservations to the candidates according to Caste, and PWD certificate is as dictated by the Central Government list and provision act. A candidate is required to apply with necessarily scanned copies of caste certificate recognized in a legal format as mentioned in the certificates and performance section in the official website of the CAT 2020.

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  • Now I’m degree final year student so I’m eligible for 2020 cat entrance exam please reply me sir.

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  • I’m degree final year student I’m eligible for 2020 entrance exam test.

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  • what are the certificates needed to apply for cat exam

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    • Get ADMISSION FOR MBA,PGDM IN TOP B SCHOOL through management quota in MUMBAI,BANGLORE,DELHI,PUNE,CHENNAI CITY.
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  • My percentange is 47% in B.Com. Is there any possibility or way to attempt for CAT.

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    • u need to have a minimum percentage of 50% which is clearly mentioned in the elidgibility criteria if u are not from sc or st

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    • I am a 12th passed student, may i eligible for CAT examination for MBA or should i have a bachelor’s degree for CAT examination

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  • I have secured 46% in TYBCOM, I have done correspondence. I will prepare for mba entrance. Can I give CAT/ATMA/MAT??
    Reply plzzz..

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  • Without tancet exam I write CAT exam
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