CAT 2020 Notification: Important dates and related information

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One of the biggest MBA entrance exams, CAT is conducted every year by 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 seat in these institutions promises high pay-packages and a rewarding career in the corporate world. As such, CAT remains one of the most sought-after competitive examinations and attracts graduates from all streams. 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.
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Though the official registration of CAT will start 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.
Most likely, CAT 2020 will be conducted on November 29, 2020 .
CAT 2020 Important Dates (Tentative)
CAT 2020 Exam Details CAT 2020 Exam Dates
CAT Notification release date July 27, 2020
CAT 2020 Registration Start Date August 4, 2020
CAT 2020 Last date for Online Registration September 18, 2020
CAT 2020 Issue of Admit Card October 24, 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 January 5, 2021
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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 Conducted in 2 sessions – Morning & Afternoon on same day
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 100
Test Duration 3 hours
Negative Marking -1 for each wrong answer in MCQs
No negative marking for Non-MCQs or TITA
Syllabus Questions from VARC, QA and DI & LR
Mode of Conduct Computer-based (Online test)
CAT 2020 Convenor To be announced
Application Fee Rs. 2000/-
Reservation of seats in IIMs and B-schools As per the Government of India regulations
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