CAT 2020: The Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) is going to conduct an online-based Common Admission Test 2020 (CAT 2020). As per the notification, the exam of Post Graduate Programs in Management (PGP) and Fellow Program in Management (FPM) (Doctoral) is going to be scheduled on November 29, 2020 (Sunday).
Every year lakh number of candidates apply for the exam and due to which the competition becomes stiff. The exam will conduct in two sessions. Check the complete details here of CAT 2020.
IIM CAT Exam Date 2020
The registration for IIM CAT 2020 will begins from 5th August 2020. Check the complete examination dates below.
05 August 2020
16 September 2020
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28 October to 29 November 2020
29 November 2020
2nd week of January 2021
CAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Before applying for CAT 2020 candidates should check the eligibility criteria. It’s mandatory that candidates should match with the CAT Exam 2020 Eligibility Criteria which is mentioned below:
Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% for candidates belonging to ST, SC, and PwD categories] provided by any University or educational institution.
Candidates who are in the final year of the Bachelor’s the degree/ equivalent qualification examination and those who completed degree requirements and waiting for there result can also apply.
Note: If the candidates selected on the basis of the above (2nd point) are allowed to join the program provisionally if they submit the certificate from the Principal/ Registrar of their University stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/ equivalent qualification on the date of issue of the certificate.
Candidates need to fulfill any one of the following conditions:
Bachelor’s degree (Completed) with the required percentage of marks.
Professional degrees must be completed (CA/ CS/ ICWA) with the required percentage.
Should be in the final year of Bachelor’s degree with the required percentage.
The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated on the practice as followed by the respective University/ Institution.
IIMs can verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process, the details which are available on the website. Candidates should note that mere fulfillment of the minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for shortlisting by IIMs.
CAT Syllabus 2020
There is no specific syllabus provided by the IIMs. As per the analysis of the question paper, we are mentioning here the topics which are covered till now in CAT Examination.
The most common topics which generally comes in the exam is as follows:
Simple & Compound Interest
Permutation & Combination
Mixture and Allegation
Profit and Loss
Speed, Time and Distance
Ratio & Proportion
Time & Work
Verbal Ability and Comprehension
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Assertion and Reasoning
Sequences and Series
Clocks and Calendars
CAT Exam Pattern
As per the notification released the CAT 2020 Exam Pattern is mentioned is given below. The duration of the exam will be 3 hours and conducted via online mode.
CAT Exam Duration
3 hours; 60 minutes for each section.
Candidates can’t move from one section to the other randomly.
They need to complete one section after that they can move to another section
Mode of Exam
Computer Based Test (CBT)
Number of Question
100 Multiple Choice Question
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
3 marks for every correct answer and - 1 mark for every wrong answer.
Negative marking for non-MCQs or TITA (Type In The Answer) questions are not available
CAT Admit Card 2020
The admit cards for Common Admission Test (CAT-2020) will be available from 28 October 2020- November 29, 2020. Only those candidates who successfully submitted the application form can download there CAT Hall Ticket till the date of the test.
IIM CAT Practice Test
The previous year’s paper helps the candidates to understand the exam pattern. As there is a various online portal that provides the IIM CAT Practice Test. Candidates can check papers and prepare for the exam according to that.
CAT Answer Key
The examination authorities of CAT provides the answer key. Candidates can check their answers via the CAT Answer Key which is provided by the authorities. If any candidate finds any objection then they can submit their details to the exam authorities.
CAT Result 2020
Candidates can check there CAT 2020 scorecards on the official website of CAT. As per the schedule released the CAT 2020 Result is expected to be released on the 2nd week of January 2021.
CAT Admission Process
Each IIM is independent to mandate their own eligibility criteria and follow different CAT Selection Process. IIM can also use the previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience, and other similar inputs in the short-listing of the candidates.