CAT 2020 Notification, Exam Date, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card

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CAT 2020: The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct the Computer based Common Admission Test (CAT 2020) for the admission of the applicants to the various management programs of IIMs. The last date to submit the application form was 23-09-2020. According to the official notification, IIM will conduct the examination on Sunday, 29th November 2020 in three Sessions.

CAT 2020 scorecard will be released on the official website of CAT and will also be informed individually by SMS. The CAT Result is expected to be declared by the second week of January 2021. After the declaration of the result, the list of the shortlisted candidates will be available on the official website of the respective IIMs. The shortlisted candidates will receive the interview letters and need to appear for the further Selection Process. The Selection Process will consist of a Written Ability Test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview. Students are advised to regularly check the official website for the latest update of the exam. You can get the complete details about CAT 2020 from this article.

CAT 2020

Indian Institutes of Management conducts Computer based Common Admission Test for the for the admission of the applicants to the various management programs of IIMs. every year. The management released the application form of CAT 2020 from 5th August 2020. The last date to submit the application form was on or before 23-09-2020. According to the official notification, IIM will conduct the examination on Sunday, 29th November 2020 in three Sessions and the admit card for the same will be released from 28th October 2020.

CAT Application Form

The CAT Result is expected to be declared by the second week of January 2021 on the official website of CAT and will also be informed individually by SMS. After the declaration of the result, the list of the shortlisted candidates will be available on the official website of the respective IIMs. The shortlisted candidates will receive the interview letters and need to appear for the further Selection Process. The Selection Process will consist of a Written Ability Test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview. Read this article to know the complete detail about the CAT 2020.

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CAT 2020 Exam Dates

The applicants can check the exam dates of the CAT 2020 from the table given below:

EventsDates
Application Form5th August 2020-23rd September 2020
Admit Card28th October 2020
CAT 2020 Exam Dates29th November 2020
ResultTo be notified later
Official WebsiteClick here

CAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The applicants can check the eligibility criteria from the table given below:

Educational QualificationThe applicants must have completed Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum 50% marks from a recognized University or equivalent The applicants appearing for final year of Bachelors Degree or equivalent or who are awaiting for the result of the same are also eligible to apply.

CAT Exam Pattern

The applicants can check the exam pattern from the below table

Name of the examCAT 2020
ModeOnline
TypeMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Non- Multiple Choice Questions (Non-MCQs)
Total Questions100
Total Marks300
Duration2 hours
Negative MarkingFor MCQs- Yes For Non-MCQs- No
Medium of ExamEnglish
Number of Sections3
SubjectsVerbal & Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

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CAT 2020 Distribution of Marks

The applicants can check the distribution of marks from the table given below:

SectionQuestionsTime allotted for each section
Verbal & Reading Comprehension3440 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude3440  minutes
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning3240 minutes
Total100120 minutes

CAT 2020 Marking Scheme

The CAT exam will be conducted in three sessions and therefore difficulty level of all the slots may be different from each other. To ensure fairness and equity in the marking process in both the sessions, the process of Normalization is followed to scale the score of each candidate.  The Scaled Scores obtained by this process shall be converted into percentiles for short-listing the candidates. Students are advised to visit the official website for further information of the normalization process.

You can check the steps given below to calculate the score:

  • For every correct answer, add 3 marks
  • For every incorrect answer, deduct 1 marks
  • For every un-attempted question, add 0 marks

CAT 2020 Syllabus

The applicants can check the table given below to know the syllabus for CAT 2020:

SubjectSyllabus
Quantitative AptitudeSimplification, Discount, Interest, LCM & HCF, Averages, Set theory, Time and Distance Surds & Indices, Trigonometry, Permutations & Combinations Inequalities, Speed, Time and Work, Logarithm, Percentages, Profit & Loss Venn Diagrams, Binomial Theorem and etc
Data Interpretation & Logical ReasoningDecision Making, Series, Visual Memory, Arithmetical Reasoning and Figural Classification, Venn Diagrams, Problem Solving,  Similarities and Differences, Syllogism, Coding & Decoding, Statement-Conclusion, Analogy, Bar Diagram, Pie Chart and etc
Verbal and Reading ComprehensionVocabulary, Error Spotting, Sentence Structure, Jumbled Paragraphs, Sentence Completion, Fill in the blanks, Synonyms/Antonyms, Word usage, Reading Comprehension, and etc

CAT 2020 Important Books

There is a wide variety of books available in the market, it just that the applicant need to select the right source in order to qualify this exam. Here we are sharing list of the names of the book which the applicants can consider while applying for the exam:

Verbal and Reading Comprehension

Name of the BookAuthor Name
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability & Reading ComprehensionArun Sharma
Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis
High School English Grammar & CompositionWren & Martin

Quantitative Aptitude

Name of the BookAuthor Name
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsR S Aggarwal
Advance MathsRakesh Yadav
How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CATArun Sharma

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

Name of the BookAuthor Name
Modern Approach to Verbal & Non Verbal ReasoningR.S Agrawal
How to prepare for Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CATArun Sharma
Logical Reasoning and Data InterpretationNishit Sinha

CAT Admission Process

After the declaration of the CAT Result, the list of the shortlisted candidates will be available on the official website of the respective IIMs. The shortlisted candidates will receive the interview letters and need to appear for the further Selection Process. The Selection Process will consist of a Written Ability Test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview.

CAT Admit Card

Indian Institutes of Management will release the admit card on the official website.  The admit card is expected to be released by 28th October 2020. The applicants need to carry the admit card to appear for the exam. The admit card comprises of Roll No, Candidate name, and many other important and relevant details. The admit card will not be sent via post at any stage of the examination. The admit card will be uploaded on the official website from where all the eligible applicants need to download it via their correct credentials. Candidates need to check the official website frequently for the further updates on exam.

Direct Link: Download CAT Admit Card

How to download

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on “CAT Admit Card 2020” available in the homepage
  • Now enter your credentials like Registration ID & Password
  • Click on ‘Login’ and the admit card will appear on the screen
  • Now you can download and take the print out for future reference

CAT Result

Indian Institutes of Management will release the result on the official website.  The result is expected to be released the second week of January 2021 on the official website of CAT and will also be informed individually by SMS. The candidates need to check the official website to view and download the result and the scorecard for the same. They can download the result via their correct login credentials such as Roll No and other relevant details. The applicants can check the official website frequently for the further updates on exam.

How to download

  • Visit the official website
  • Now click on the link “CAT Result 2020” available at the homepage
  • A new login page will be displayed on the screen
  • Now enter your Registration ID, Password and other required details
  • Now you can check and download the result

CAT 2020 Cut-Off (Expected)

The applicants can check the expected cut off marks expected for CAT Exam 2020 from the table given below. They must note that the facts and figures given below in the table are just for reference purpose and has got no relation with actual CAT Cut off. To check the actual and official CAT Cut Off 2020 students must visit the official website.

IIMsCAT 2020 Cut-Off (Expected)
IIM Ahmedabad98-100
IIM Amritsar93-97
IIM Bangalore98-100
IIM Bodh Gaya93-95
 IIM Calcutta98-100
IIM Indore96-98
IIM Jammu93-95
IIM Kashipur93-95
IIM Kozhikode96-98
IIM Lucknow96-99
IIM Nagpur93-97
IIM Raipur95-96
IIM Ranchi92-96
IIM Rohtak90-95
IIM Sambalpur94-95
IIM Shillong89-91
 IIM Sirmaur90-92
IIM Tiruchirappalli93-95
IIM Udaipur94-95
IIM Visakhapatnam94-96

How to prepare for CAT 2020

In this article we will discuss relevant details to the eligible candidates who want to appear and qualify the CAT to get admission into the management programs of IIMs. We have suggested below tips and tricks that can be a great source of guidance for the candidates who will be appearing for the exam for the first time or anyone who wants to change their strategy of the exam preparation. Read further to know the tips and tricks to preparation of the exam:

  • Analyze and understand the exam pattern and syllabus carefully before starting the exam preparation
  • Clear the basic concept of each and every topics of all the subjects
  • Create a study plan and a daily routine and follow it in a disciplined and effective manner
  • Find the important books and right study material both online and offline mode for the preparation of the exam. You can check the “Important Books” section from this article.
  • Practice previous year question paper and attempt mock test to improve your speed and accuracy.
  • Mark the important questions from the notes and mock tests for the quick revision.
  • Analyze the previous year cut off to understand the marking scheme well.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the CAT 2020 be conducted?

According to the official notification, IIM will conduct the examination on Sunday, 29th November 2020 in three Sessions. Check the official website regularly for the further updates on exam.

What is the selection process after the declaration of the CAT Result?

After the declaration of the result, the shortlisted candidates will receive the interview letters and need to appear for the further Selection Process. The Selection Process will consist of a Written Ability Test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview for the admission process.

When will admit card for the CAT 2020 be released?

The admit card will be released a few days before the commencement of exam on the official website. The admit card is expected to be released by 28th October 2020 on the official website. All the interested and eligible applicants have to download it via their correct credentials. Check the official website regularly for the further updates on exam.

Is there any negative marking in the exam of CAT 2020?

Yes, there is negative marking for incorrect answers.

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