CAT 2020: Answer Key (Released), Result, Cut Off and Counselling

CAT 2020

Common Admission Test CAT 2020 is one of the management Examination conducted at national level annually. CAT is conducted by the National Testing Authority (NTA) for more than 600 MBA Colleges AICTE approved B Schools. It is a computer based online exam held in India for admissions in post graduate management courses. Its scores are taken into preference for admission process. It acts as a getaway for most job oriented field of management program. IIM Kozhikode the expected body of CAT 2020 conducting Examination in India.

CAT 2020 Latest Updates

  • NTA has released the date for Entrance Examination of CAT 2020.
  • CAT 2020 Examination has been conducted by IIM Indore on 29 November, 2020 on Sunday in three shifts across 400 centers of the country. It is a compulsory Examination for MBA 2020 admissions in top 20 IIMs and other top Management Colleges in India.
  • CAT 2020 results are expected to be released in the first-second week of January 2021.

CAT 2020 Important Dates

Complete CAT 2020, Notification, Registration & Application, Admit card date, Exam Dates, Result Date is mentioned below:

               EventsImportant dates of CAT Examination
CAT Examination Notification Date29 July, 2020.
CAT  Registration Date05 August, 2020.
CAT last registration date23 September, 2020.
Application correction dates27-29 September, 2020.
CAT Admit Card Download Date28 October, 2020 onwards.
CAT last date to Download Admit Cards29 November, 2020.
CAT Examination date29 November, 2020.
CAT Results dateSecond week of January, 2021.



CAT 2020 Overview

Purpose of TestTo provide the qualified candidates for management and MBA programs.
Test patternMultiple and Non multiple choice Questions.
No. of Questions100 questions divided into 3 sections.
Durations3 hours.
Minus marking1 marks for each Question.
SyllabusQuestions will be asked from VRC, QA, LR and DI.
Examination ModeOnline Computer Based Test.
Registration feesINR 2000.
Registration date29 July, 2020.
Admit cards dates29 November, 2020.
Examination date29 November, 2020
 Results DateSecond week of January, 2021.
Reservation of Seats in IIMs and collegesAs per the regulations of the education Ministry of India.


CAT 2020 Eligibility criteria

Interested candidates seeking for the CAT 2020 examination have to fulfill the required eligibility criteria to take the Exams. Eligibility criteria are mentioned below;

There is no age limit bar for the candidates wants to appear in the Exams.

Aspirants have to hold their bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% marks or equals to CGPA for General category candidates and 45% marks for the Candidate belonging to the ST/SC /OBC categories from a recognized University.

According to the procedure the candidates who are pursuing third year and waiting for the results, can also apply for the CAT Entrance examination 2020.

CAT 2020 Application Process

Application Process for the CAT 2020 have been started a week before the announcement of the Examination or other important dates. The Date finalize by the conducting body for the registration process is 29 July, 2020 and it will remain open for more than 1+ month, so the interested candidates have to go for the official site and register themselves for CAT 2020 Examinations. The last date of registration is 23 September, 2020.

CAT 2020 Application Forms

CAT 2020 Application forms can be filled only by online method. Applicants have to fill a separate Application form for the college once the results are announced.

Candidates have to log into the official site of the CAT for filling Application.

Candidate have generate an email id and password for filling form, candidate have to enter some other important details necessary for the registration process.

Other Details include Personal details, academic details, contact information, work experience, program preference and work center preference.

Candidates have to upload a photograph, Signature, Finger Impressions and category certificate.

Registration fees will be accepted only by online mode.

Take a printout of fee Submitted confirmation page for future recommendation.

CAT 2020 Examination Pattern

Common Admission Test CAT 2020 is divided into 3 sections. CAT exams hours are divided into three shifts morning, afternoon and evening, each shift consist 180 minutes for Examination. Total 100 questions will be asked during the examination. Question will be divided into three sections of VARC, DILR and Quantitative ability type questions. There are 25 questions of Non MCQ category and 75 questions of MCQ; there is no minus marking in Non MCQ types Questions.

Minimum 70 to 90 percentile are required in each three sections for admission in IIMs and other B-Schools. Other than this Candidate must possess good academic profile and diversity for being admitted in IIMs.

Quantitative ability341021 hour.
DILR32961 hour.
VARC341021 hour.
Total1003003 hours.


CAT 2020 Examination Syllabus

During the last three years CAT Examination Syllabus has been considerably changed. Mostly changes are being done in the pattern of Questions and syllabus of Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehensive ability. Similarly there are few changes taken in Quantity Ability.

Verbal and Reading Comprehension

It consists verbal reasoning, antonyms, synonyms, sentence correction, fill in the blanks, idioms, syllogism and analogies.

Data Interpretation

Area graph, Line Graph, Chart, tables, ven Diagrams.

Logical reasoning

Cock and calendar, directions, Binary logic, Coding-decoding, Blood relation, Syllogism, linear and matrix arrangements.

Quantitative Ability

Number system, Geometry, Simple and compound interest, Profit and Loss, Quadratic and Linear Expression, Algebra, ratio and Proportion, Time and work, trigonometry.

CAT 2020 Selection Procedure

CAT 2020 Selection Process will be divided into two sections. Candidates who will get qualified the cutoff marks will be called by the colleges and institutes for Group discussion, WAT and personal Interview. The Ratio is 1:4 for admission in IIMs but it varies from college to college.

Group discussion

Group discussion is a process for selection. In GD a topic is given to the formed group to discuss about the given topic. The topic can be related with general awareness and Current Affairs. By this process students knowledge, basic etiquettes and team building membership will be judged by the judges under a specified time.

Writing Ability Test

In writing Ability test student’s writing skill will be judged and sometimes a case study is given to solve and write the solution for it. Students can also be asked to write an essay on a given topic.

Personal interview

This round includes a panel of 4-5 interviewers to test the student’s communication skill, his academic profile, general behavior, family background and work experience.

CAT 2020 Admit Cards

The admit card is one of the important document for CAT Examinations. Admit card of CAT 2020 examination has been released on 28 Oct 2020 on the official website of the CAT. Candidate are requires to carry their Admit card with them to the Examination Centers along with the other necessary documents. The Admit card contains the details about the candidate’s name, venue of examination, Date of Exams, Roll no. and signature.

Steps for downloading Admit card 2020;

  • Go for the Official Website
  • Enter login and use ID and user password.
  • Click on ‘login’ to proceed and open the account of the Student.
  • Once the Account is successfully opened go to the given link and press it to download the admit card.
  • Download it and keep it safely for future use.
  • Admit card is valid only for a year.

CAT 2020 Cut off

IIMCAT cut off (qualifying)
IIM Ahmedabad80
IIM Bangalore80
IIM Calcutta85
IIM Lucknow90
IIM Kozhikode85
IIM Indore90
IIM Rohtak90
IIM Visakhapatnam90
IIM Trichy95
IIM Udaipur90
IIM Ranchi95
IIM Amritsar90
IIM Shillong75
IIM Kashipur90
IIM Sambalpur90
IIM Jammu95
IIM Sirmaur95
IIM Nagpur90
IIM Raipur95
IIM Bodhgaya95


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