CAT Application Form 2020 Check Eligibility Criteria, Application Process

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The Indian Institute of Management has released the CAT Application Form for the students in 2020. The students who possess the relevant qualification can apply for the CAT Application Form 2020 from the official website. In this article, I have discussed the IIM criteria for the Common Admission Test 2020 and the complete procedure for filling up the application form. keep scrolling to collect more information about CAT 2020.

CAT Application Form

The top Indian Institute of Management will release the Common Admission Test for the students in July 2020 last week. This year the IIM Indore will conduct the CAT exam for the year 2020. The applications for the same will be filled in from 4 August 2020 to 31 August 2020. The written exam for the same will be conducted post the nationwide lockdown on 29 November 2020. A total of 20 IIMs participate in the CAT 2020 examination, apart from them over 120 management Business Schools also participate in the Common Admission Test. The students who will be successful in the written exam and interview will be given the final selection and admission in the top IIMs and B- Schools.

Summary of CAT Application Form

Recruiting OrganisationIIM Indore for the year 2020.
Notified ExamCAT/ Common Admission Test
Notification Date27 July-28 July 2020
Online RegistrationAugust 5, 2020, at 10 AM
Application ProcessOnline
Latest Exam DatesComputer Based Test- 29 November 2020
Personal Interview- To be notified later
Total IIMs participating20 IIMs, and top B-schools in India
QualificationThe candidate needs to have completed his graduation in any of the disciplines as notified in the notification.
The candidate needs to possess work experience.
Selection processComputer Based Test
Group Discussion and Personal Interview
Official notificationTo be released in the last week of July 2020
Official WebsiteClick Here

Eligibility Criteria of CAT Application Form

The candidate having the following eligibility can apply for CAT 2020:

  • The candidate must possess a minimum of 50% marks in his graduation to appearing in CAT 2020.
  • A final year student in graduation can also appear in CAT conducted by IIMs but the result of the final year must be released before the GD/PI.
  • There is no age limit to apply and appear in CAT 2020.

CAT 2020 Important Dates

Event Date
Release of Official Notification02 August 2020
Online Application Start From05 August 2020
Last Date for Application Form16 September 2020
CAT Admit Card Available From28 October 2020
CAT 2020 Exam Date29 November 2020
CAT Answer Key 20201st Week of December
Release of CAT Result2nd Week of December
Selection ProcessApril to June

How to apply for CAT Application Form?

The students who wish to fill the CAT Application Form must follow the given guideline. This guideline will help you to fill up your application form for CAT 2020 from the official website. Follow simple steps which are given below to submit your CAT Application Form 2020.

  1. Go to the official website: 
  2. Click on the “Apply” tab on the home page.
  3. Click on CAT Application Form 2020 and read it carefully.
  4. After reading CAT notice, click on the proceed button.
  5. Enter your details to complete the registration process.
  6. After that login again using your Registration ID and Password.
  7. Now upload required scanned documents and make a payment of application fees.
  8. The application fee for the general candidate is Rs 2000 while it is Rs 1,000 for SC/ST/PWD.
  9. After paying your application fees click on the submit button and take a print out of your application form.

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Exam Pattern of CAT

The exam pattern of CAT is based on a written examination and a Personal Interview, the written exam will be a computer-based test. The students will be given 3 marks for each correct answer while 1 marks will be deducted for each wrong objective type questions. There will be no negative marking for Type In The Answer (non-MCQ) type questions. The written examination will have the following pattern:

SubjectNo of QuestionTotal MarksDuration
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)3410260 minutes
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)329660 minutes
Quantitative Ability (QA)3410260 minutes
Total100300180 minutes

Selection Process of CAT

The selection process of CAT is based on a computer-based test and the Group Discussion and Personal Interview. The students who will be successful in both the levels will be selected by the candidates for further admission. The top IIM colleges devise weightage criteria to select the students for admissions. There are some of the criteria which are mentioned below on the basis of which the students are selected.

Common Admission Test 2020 score25
Written Ability Test (WAT)10
Personal Interview30
Class 10 Board Results10
Class 12 Board Results5
Undergraduate Programme Final Score10
Weighted Work Experience10

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Syllabus of Common Admission Test

Verbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionAlgebra, Geometry, Number System, Probability & Statistics, Sequence & Series, Mensuration, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Permutation & Combination, etc
Data Interpretation and Logical ReasoningVenn Diagram, Data Sufficiency, Coding & Decoding, Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Puzzles, Blood Relations, Logical Sequence, Binary Logic, Graphs, Charts, Tables, etc
Quantitative AbilityAlgebra, Geometry, Number System, Probability & Statistics, Sequence & Series, Mensuration, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Permutation & Combination, etc

Top Colleges Participating in CAT

The IIMs conduct the CAT mainly for admission to MBA/PGDM programs offered at different 20 IIMs. The IIMs are the first preference for the students, apart from them over 120 management Business Schools participate in the Common Admission Test. The top B-schools which participate in CAT are Manipal University, ITM Delhi, Chandigarh University, FMS, MDI, NTIE, SP Jain, Department of Management Studies at IITs.

Top IIM CollegeCAT Cut-off
IIM, Bangalore90
IIM, Calcutta90
IIT, Roorkee90
IIM, Lucknow90
IIM, Kozhikode90
IIM, Indore90
IIM, Rohtak90
IIM, Raipur90
IIM, Ahmedabad80
IIM, Trichy90

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