CAT 2020 Notification: Important dates and related information

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Thousands of students prepare for various management entrances such as CAT, XAT,IIFT, SNAP, etc. But CAT is considered one of the toughest entrances and it is a gateway to one of the IIMs and other premier B-Schools across the nation. CAT is conducted every year by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) on a rotational basis. CAT is a computer-based test held for admissions in elite B-Schools across India. A two-year post-graduate degree in management from one of the top IIMs is an assurance for a bright career in the corporate sector. Apart from financial remunerations, candidates get to learn management principles and develop leadership qualities while working in top multinational companies. CAT remains one of the most sought-after competitive examinations and attracts graduates from all streams. Many working professionals also appear for CAT to step up the corporate ladder. The score is not only accepted by the IIMs, but also by other 100+ top-notch B- Schools across the country. Approximately 4,000 seats are offered by the IIMs.
The official registration of CAT begins in the month of August and the test will be conducted in November, we bring you the important dates of the commencement of the CAT so that you have a fair idea about CAT and plan your preparation accordingly. A well- structured plan and a step- by -step approach is required for covering the entire syllabus to score well in the Common Admission Test 2020.
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CAT 2020 will be conducted on November 29, 2020.
CAT 2020 Important Dates
CAT 2020 Exam Details CAT 2020 Exam Dates
CAT Notification release date July 29, 2020
CAT 2020 Registration Start Date August 5, 2020
CAT 2020 Last Date for Online Registration September 23, 2020 (5PM)
CAT 2020 Issue of Admit Card October 28, 2020
Last Date for CAT 2020 Admit Card Download November 29, 2020
CAT 2020 Exam Date November 29, 2020
Releasing of Answer Key 1st week of December, 2020
CAT 2020 Result Announcement Second week of January, 2021 (Tentative)
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Note Students should visit the CAT official website to go through the mock tests/ tutorials and understand the new exam pattern. These mock tutorials will be uploaded in the month of October.
CAT 2020 Important Facts
A quick overview of important facts about CAT:
Name of test Common Admission Test (CAT)
Purpose of test Qualifying test for admission to 20 IIMs and over 100 B-schools across India
CAT 2020 Exam Date November 29, 2020
CAT Entrance exam sessions 3 Sessions/Slots
Slot Timing Slot 1 (8.30 am to 10.30 am)
Slot 2 (12.30 pm to 2.30 pm)
Slot 3 (4.30 pm to 6.30 pm)
Conducted by IIM Indore
Exam type National level
Periodicity Once in a year
Score/Percentile Validity One Year
Annual Number of Test Takers Over 2.44 lakh in 2019
Pattern of Test MCQs and Non-MCQs
Number of Questions -
Test Duration 2 hours/120 minutes
Marking Scheme +3 for every correct answer
-1 for each wrong answer
Syllabus Questions from VARC, QA and DI & LR
Mode of Conduct Computer-based
CAT 2020 Convenor Professor Harshal Lowalekar
Application Fee Rs. 2000/-
Reservation of seats in IIMs and B-schools As per the Government of India regulations
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