The CAT 2020 notification has been released as on 29th July 2020. IIM Indore, which is conducting CAT 2020, has updated the official website announcing the CAT exam date as 29th November 2020 and the CAT registration process as had been the practice in the previous CAT Notifications. On 15th September, a press release on the official CAT website indicated a change in the CAT 2020 Exam Pattern with the exam duration being reduced to 2 hours (40 minutes per section).
The CAT 2020 Admit Cards have been released as of 28th October 2020! Download it from the official CAT Website.
Here are the details given in the CAT Notification
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There is an eligibility criteria for CAT 2020 like there is for any year's CAT exam. The exact CAT 2020 eligibility criteria have been released as a part of the CAT 2020 notification. The CAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria is given below:
According to the CAT 2020 Notification, the CAT 2020 registration will begin on 5th August 2020. The last date to register for CAT 2020 is 23rd September 2020. The CAT 2020 Registration Fees has been updated as per the CAT 2020 Notification and is given below:
According to the CAT 2020 Notification, each candidate has to fill out the CAT 2020 application form from the official CAT 2020 site in order to appear for the exam.
The steps in filling out the CAT 2020 Application form are detailed below according to the previous years’ CAT Application forms:
Some of the documents required for this process are:
The CAT 2020 Notification has been released. Each candidate has to fill out the CAT 2020 application form (starting from the 5th August 2020) from the official CAT 2020 site by the 23rd September in order to appear for the CAT 2020 exam. The CAT 2020 notification has also disclosed the CAT application fee:
The CAT 2020 exam syllabus will remain the same as the syllabus for CAT 2019. There are three sections in the form of:
The VARC and QA sections consist of 34 questions while the DILR section consists of 32 questions.
Here is the expected marking scheme of CAT 2020.
Therefore the candidate needs to be competent across all sections rather than scoring heavily in any one or two sections. In the same spirit, there are usually sectional cutoffs for most of the better colleges.
The VARC section is majorly interpretation based and not vocabulary based, due to which it does not have a fixed syllabus. Thus reading level and grammar rules of Class X and some practice would allow the candidate to adequately prepare for the CAT exam 2020 syllabus for the VARC section.
The DILR section has no fixed exam syllabus and only practicing different types of sets can help the aspirants prepare for the DILR section of the CAT 2020.
The QA section, like the VARC section, consists of topics from the CBSE Class X syllabus. The major topics in QA include:
The CAT 2020 Admit Card is one of the most crucial documents for every CAT 2020 Aspirant. It will be released on 28th October 2020 as per the CAT 2020 Notification. The CAT 2020 Admit card can be downloaded at any time till the date of the CAT 2020 Exam.
It is required not only at the CAT 2020 Exam Center but also in some of the procedures post CAT 2020. The CAT Admit Card contains several details such as:
The personal details have to be carefully examined at the time of release to ensure that there are no mistakes in the CAT 2020 Admit Card. If there are some errors, the authorities should be contacted at the earliest to clarify these mistakes as soon as possible.
The CAT 2020 exam result will be uploaded on the official website (https://iimcat.ac.in) and each candidate will be able to download his/her scorecard in its entirety after logging in. The CAT Exam result will be applicable only for the current academic year and will be declared in the second week of January, 2021 tentatively.
This page will be updated once the official dates are declared.
As mentioned above, the CAT Exam is held for admissions into some of the best MBA colleges in India. Some of these colleges include:
...and many more Tier 2 and 3 college
The official CAT 2020 Exam dates have been released, the CAT 2019 Notification including the Important Dates and the CAT Exam Date 2019 can act as a guideline to the approximate timeline post the CAT Exam and how the aspirant can plan for the preparation of the exam. Some of these important dates are mentioned below:
|Details||Date||CAT 2019 Notification||28th July, 2019|
|CAT 2019 Registration Start||7th August, 2019|
|CAT 2019 Registration Deadline||25th September, 2019|
|CAT 2019 Admit Card Release||23rd October, 2019|
|CAT 2019 Exam Date||24th November, 2019|
|CAT 2019 Result Declaration||4th January, 2019|