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CAT 2020: Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation Strategy, Result and Selection Process

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MBA aspirants in India are sieved through various standard entrance tests, Common Admissions Test (CAT) being one of the key tests focuses excruciatingly on candidates aptitude and interpretive skills. An arch to 20 IIMs and over 1200 B-schools, it is conducted annually on a rotational basis by any one of the IIMs.

CAT Results for the 2019 session have been declared on January 4, 2020 on the official website iimcat.ac.in. If you are lost amidst all the hustle of scores, percentile, result and selection, Let’s focus on the CAT 2020 session!! As they say it is never too early to start preparing, whether you are a fresh graduate or appearing again, it's time you get going with the Exam Pattern, Syllabus along with preparation. 

CAT 2020 Application Form is expected to release in the month of July . The exam carries with itself the perception of being one of the toughest entrance tests, hence getting intimidated by it is pretty obvious. This discernment arises from the huge competition for a few thousand (around 12400) seats in premier IIM institutes. CAT 2019 which was conducted on 24 November by IIM Kozhikode saw 2.44 lakh registrations, highest interest shown in the exam during the past one decade.

Check Detailed CAT 2020 Exam Pattern

CAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Accounting for such a huge number of applicants, CAT 2020 like every year will be conducted in two shifts (Morning and afternoon) on a single day. The papers are different in both the sessions hence a score normalization process is undertaken to ensure fairness in the selection process. 

  • Candidates with minimum Bachelor's Degree in any discipline with minimum 50% marks are eligible to apply for CAT 2020.
  • 5% relaxation in minimum marks is granted to reserved SC/ST categories.
  • Candidates appearing in their final year examination are eligible to appear for CAT 2020 examination.

CAT 2020 - Examination Dates

The dates mentioned below are just tentative and based on previous years trends. The confirmed dates for 2020 will be released in July.

CAT 2020 Events
CAT 2020 Dates
CAT 2020 Notification Release
4th week of July
CAT 2020 Registration Begins
4th week of July or 1st week of August
Registration Deadlines
4th week of September
CAT 2020 Form Correction
4th week of September
CAT 2020 Mock Test and Official Form Release
2nd week of October
CAT 2020 Exam
29th November, 2020
CAT 2020 Answer Key Release
2nd week of December
CAT 2020 Declaration of Results
1st week of January, 2021

CAT 2020 - Registration Process

The registration process for CAT 2020 will begin in the 4th week of July or 1st week of August and will continue until the 3rd or last week of September. The CAT 2020 application form will be available at IIMCAT (CAT 2020) website. Application process for CAT 2020 includes filling up the application form and paying the required sum of fees. 

Following steps must be completed to successfully register for the CAT 2020 Examination.

  • Open the CAT 2020 website in a new window.
  • Click on “New Registration”.
  • Enter necessary information such as name, date of birth, phone number and email id.
  • Use the OTP sent to your email id for verification and further process.
  • Upload documents such as signature and photographs with specified dimensions.
  • Make the fee payment.

CAT 2020 - Registration Fees

The registration fees for the CAT 2020 examination is tabulated below:

General/NC-OBC
INR 1,900
SC/ST/PWD/EWS
INR 950

CAT 2020 Admit Card

Admit card is a very crucial document as students will not be allowed to sit for the examination without it. Candidates can download the CAT 2020 Admit Card from the official website. Also,candidates will only get their CAT 2020 Admit Card if their registration process is complete.

Following steps must be followed to download the CAT 2020 Admit card:

  • Visit the website
  • Log in 
  • Click on the Admit Card tab.
  • Download the soft copy of the Admit card.

Candidates are required to carry two hard copies of the CAT 2020 Admit Card and a photo ID card issued by the Government.

CAT 2020 - Exam Centers

There are approximately 156 exam centers all over India where CAT 2020 is likely to be conducted. You will get the updated list at the time of registration.

Port Blair
Hamirpur
Mumbai
Guntur
Jammu
Nashik
Nellore
Bokaro
Satara
Vijayawada
Dhanbad
Palghar
Kakinada
Hazaribagh
Ulhasnagar
Rajahmundry
Jamshedpur
Shillong
Visakhapatnam
Ranchi
Aizawl
Kurnool
Belagavi(Belgaum)
Kohima
Tirupathi
Bengaluru
Balasore
Vizianagaram
Hubballi(Hubli)
Cuttack
Itanagar
Mysuru(Mysore)
Sambalpur
Dibrugarh
Kalaburagi(Gulbarga)
Berhampur
Silchar
Shivamogga(Shimoga)
Dhenkanal
Guwahati
Dharwad
Bhubaneswar
Tezpur
Mangaluru(Mangalore)
Rourkela
Jorhat
Udupi
Puducherry
Aurangabad-Bihar
Kannur
Pathankot
Darbhanga
Ernakulam
Ludhiana
Arrah
Kollam
Amritsar
Muzaffarpur
Kottayam
Bhatinda
Bhagalpur
Kozhikode
Patiala
Patna
Thrissur
Jalandhar
Mohali
Trivandrum
Sangrur
Chandigarh
Bhopal
Ajmer
Bhilai Nagar
Jabalpur
Jaipur
Bilaspur
Ujjain
Sikar
Raipur
Gwalior
Alwar
Delhi
Sagar
Jodhpur
Faridabad
Indore
Udaipur
Gurugram
Satna
Bikaner
Ghaziabad
Bhopal
Kota
New Delhi
Jabalpur
Madurai
Greater Noida
Ujjain
Chennai
Noida
Gwalior
Salem
Meerut
Sagar
Trichy
Panaji
Indore
Coimbatore
Ahmedabad
Satna
Vellore
Mehsana
Amravati
Tirunelveli
Vadodara
Jalgaon
Hyderabad
Anand
Nagpur
Karimnagar
Rajkot
Pune
Warangal
Gandhinagar
Solapur
Allahabad
Surat
Navi Mumbai
Bareilly
Ambala
Ahmednagar
Kanpur
Hisar
Kolhapur
Muzaffarnagar
Karnal
Nanded
Agra
Kurushetra
Raigad
Gorakhpur
Panipat
Thane
Lucknow
Rohtak
Vasai
Varanasi
Shimla
Aurangabad
Aligarh
Jhansi
Moradabad
Dehradun
Haldwani
Roorkee
Asansol
Durgapur
Bankura
Burdwan
Kolkata
Hooghly
Kalyani
Siliguri
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CAT 2020 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

The CAT 2020 test pattern has been on the same lines since 2015, though changes in number and type of questions and their sectional course of action is witnessed every year. This uncertainty adds to the difficulty level of the exam. 

Conducted in online mode for a duration of 3 hours, CAT examines candidates' aptitude based on 100 questions from 3 sections: Verbal ability and reading comprehension, Data interpretation and logical reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude. In addition to MCQ type questions, certain non MCQ questions are also framed in each section. 

Section
MCQs
Non-MCQs
Total Questions
Verbal Ability and logical reasoning
24-27
7-10
34
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
24
8
32
Quantitative Ability
23-27
7-11
34

Marks awarded to each correct answer is 3 bringing the total to 300 marks. MCQ questions carry negative marking while Non-MCQ questions are not negatively marked. When it comes to CAT Syllabus, no official parameter is defined by the IIMs but being an aptitude test it is guided likewise based on previous year question papers:

Verbal Ability: Reading comprehension, para jumbles, odd one out, word usage, sentence correction, statement-assumption-conclusion, critical reasoning, cloze test, analogies.

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning: Unstructured case lets, pie charts, bar graph, line graph, blood relations, set theory, selection and grouping, ordering and sequencing, coding-decoding, calendar, clock, syllogism.

Quantitative Ability: Number system, sequence and series, mensuration, logarithm, geometry, time-speed-distance, average-allegation, quadratic equation, Probability, graphs, function, permutation and combination.

Recommended Book
Author/Publication
How to Prepare Quantitative Aptitude for CAT
Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude for CAT
Nishit K Sinha
Quantum for CAT
Sarvesh K. Verma
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT
Nishit K Sinha
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT
Nishit K Sinha
CAT Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
Gautam Puri

The syllabus may not seem very exhausting but what reflects is the intensity of the questions asked. CAT 2020 like every year will require an eye for speed with accuracy and time management.

CAT 2020 Preparation Strategy

Given its popularity amongst MBA aspirants, CAT is surrounded by a lot of confusion in terms of reliable books, resources and strategy. Remember to strategize your preparation on facts and not on hearsay. Strategy of previous year toppers and expert tips can help you ace the exam. A culmination of some of them is jotted down below:

The decisive Quants, in simple sense Maths: This is one such particular section not everyone is comfortable with. Pick the difficult topics as per you and go ahead with them. On a general note, assign 3-4 topics to yourself every week and alarm it. Conceptual clarity in quants is of utmost importance. 

In case you have Maths phobia, turn towards the basics- NCERT’s followed by R.S Aggarwal’s beginner guide. There's no shame in doing so, until you make up to a decent level. For candidates well acquainted with the subject, mainstream publishing on quants will work well. A couple of popular books include Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Nishit K Sinha and Quantitative Aptitude by Sarvesh Verma. 

The tricky DILR demands for two skills-raw mathematical ability and calculation. Considered one of the toughest sections of CAT in the past few years. It can be tricky as there are questions with basic concept and direct application but still difficult to attempt. Thus a need to cover the basics is relevant. Simple put: develop the ability to make connections between the data. Dig into puzzles, say by Ravi Narula or George J Summers or play some reasoning games for instance sudoku. Concretely refer to How to prepare Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma and practice 3-4 sets per week. 

The unpredictable VARC, or what u call English: one of the most striking ways to build a chord with this section is to READ. Though considered a scoring section overall, it can be unpredictable at times as answers in verbal ability cannot be marked with great conclusiveness and are much more a case of elimination. 

The first choice is to read newspapers from The Hindu, Economic Times to International newspapers, but be selective with the papers as editorials can be exhaustive and unrelated to what is needed. You can pick up selective writers as well like Bachi Karkaria for his wit and vocabulary, SA Aiyar for his economic analysis and so on. Invest your time in reading Books especially short books along with books on Verbal Skill Development as Word Power Made Easy. Utilise the online tools, they are an effective way to enhance vocabulary. 

CAT 2020 Mock Test

Strategies and Tips though tried and tested can seem repetitive and not work in every candidates favour. Ability and articulation is unique in each candidate, thus stressed should be laid upon CAT Practice Papers and Mock Test. An official mock test is also released by the conducting IIM at iimcat.ac.in generally a month before the actual exam. In addition there is an abundance of free Mock tests on educational portals online.

Though Mocks are a representation of your preparation level, there is no need to worry if you don't score well in mocks. Note the mistakes done, identify the weak sections that are to be worked upon and practice again. 

CAT 2020 - Answer Key

After the examination, IIMCAT releases an answer key, individual response sheet and question paper. The answer key helps candidates evaluate their performances in the examination. 

The answer key for CAT 2020 will be released in two phases - Preliminary and Final.The intention of the first phase is to object and challenge the CAT 2020 answer key. 

The second phase is released after evaluating the objections raised in the first phase. Candidates can download the answer key from the IIMCAT official website.

CAT 2020 Result

The conducting body of CAT 2020 will release the result tentatively in the month of January 2021. Candidates who have appeared for CAT 2020 will be able to check their result by entering their login credentials on the official website iimcat.ac.in. CAT result 2020 will include candidate’s score and percentile. Candidates will also get their section-wise marks as well as their overall score in CAT Result.

Steps to download CAT 2020 Result

CAT 2020 results will tentatively be released by the 1st week of January, 2021. Following steps must be followed to download the CAT 2020 result.

  • Visit the official website.
  • Login 
  • Click on the Scorecard Tab.
  • Download your scores and save it for future.

CAT 2020 - Cut off

For admission to top IIMs, candidates need to score at least 99 percentile in CAT. It is very important for candidates to know that there are two types of CAT cut offs for admission to IIMs i.e. qualifying cut off and final cut off. CAT 2019 cut off is the minimum percentile that one needs to obtain in order to qualify for the next round involved in the selection process. CAT 2019 was held in two slots on November 24 and the result of the same is going to be announced on January 6, 2020.

The Cut-off of CAT 2020 will depend on a number of factors including the total number of students appearing for the examination, the difficulty level of exam, total number of seats etc. It is mandatory for candidates to qualify the sectional as well as the overall cutoff in order to get shortlisted for further admission rounds involved in the CAT 2019 selection process.

CAT Cut-Off 2020 – Deciding Factors

The CAT Cut-Off generally depends on a large number of factors. Some of the important factors which contribute in determining the CAT 2019 Cut-Off are provided below:

  • Level of difficulty of the examination
  • Number of students appeared for CAT 2019
  • Number of candidates qualifying for the further rounds of selection procedure
  • Number of seats available
  • Ranking of the institute

CAT Cut Off Trends

IIM Rohtak CAT Cutoff 2019

Category
Percentile
Quantitative Aptitude
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
Verbal and Reading Comprehension
Overall percentile
General/ EWS
70
70
70
95
OBC (Non Creamy Layer)
60
60
60
78
Scheduled Caste
50
50
50
60
Scheduled Tribe
30
30
30
40
DAP
30
30
30
40

The CAT Cutoff 2020 will be released by the IIMs after the declaration of CAT result. However, candidates can estimate the CAT 2019 Cut-Off by looking at the previous year’s CAT Cut-Off.

IIM Ahmedabad CAT Cut off 2019

Category
VARC
DI & LR
Quantitative Aptitude
Aggregate
General
70
70
70
80
NC-OBC cum Transgender
65
65
65
75
Scheduled Caste
60
60
60
70
Scheduled Tribe
50
50
50
60
PwD (General, NC-OBC-cum-Transgender, SC)
60
60
60
70

IIM Calcutta CAT Cut off 2019

Category
VARC
DI & LR
Quantitative Aptitude
Percentile
General
Greater than or equal to 80
Greater than or equal to 80
Greater than or equal to 80
Greater than or equal to 90
NC-OBC cum Transgender
Greater than or equal to 75
Greater than or equal to 75
Greater than or equal to 75
Greater than or equal to 85
Scheduled Caste
Greater than or equal to 65
Greater than or equal to 65
Greater than or equal to 65
Greater than or equal to 70
Scheduled Tribe
Greater than or equal to 60
Greater than or equal to 60
Greater than or equal to 60
Greater than or equal to 70
PwD (General, NC-OBC-cum-Transgender, SC)
Greater than or equal to 60
Greater than or equal to 60
Greater than or equal to 60
Greater than or equal to 70

IIM Lucknow CAT Cut off 2019

Category Name
PGP
PGP-ABM
PGP-SM
-
VARC
DI & LR
QA
Aggregate
VARC
DI & LR
QA
Aggregate
VARC
DI & LR
QA
Aggregate
Unreserved
85
85
85
90
80
80
80
85
80
80
80
85
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
77
77
77
82
72
72
72
77
72
72
72
77
Scheduled Caste
55
55
55
70
55
55
55
65
55
55
55
65
Scheduled Tribe
50
50
50
65
50
50
50
60
50
50
50
60
Persons with Disability
50
50
50
65
50
50
50
60
50
50
50
60

IIM Udaipur CAT Cut off 2019

Category
VARC
DI & LR
Quantitative Aptitude
Overall
General
80
80
80
90
Scheduled Caste
50
50
50
60
Scheduled Tribe
30
30
30
40
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
60
60
60
78
DAP
30
30
30
40

IIM Visakhapatnam CAT Cut-Off 2019

Name of the Category
VARC
DI & LR
Quantitative Aptitude
Overall
General
80
80
80
90
Scheduled Caste
50
50
50
60
Scheduled Tribe
30
30
30
40
OBC (Non Creamy Layer)
60
60
60
78
DAP
30
30
30
40

IIM Indore CAT Cut off 2019

Name of the Category
Quantitative Aptitude
DI & LR
VARC
Aggregate
General
80
80
80
90
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
70
70
70
80
Scheduled Caste
55
55
55
60
Scheduled Tribe
45
45
45
50
PwD
45
45
45
50

IIM Bangalore CAT Cut off 2019

Category Name
Quantitative Aptitude
DI & LR
VARC
Percentile
General
80
80
80
90
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
70
70
70
80
Scheduled Caste
55
55
55
60
Scheduled Tribe
45
45
45
50
PwD
45
45
45
50

IIM Kozhikode Cut off 2019

Category
VARC
DI & LR
QA
Overall
General
80
80
80
90
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
70
70
70
80
Scheduled Caste
50
50
50
65
Scheduled Tribe
40
40
40
55
PwD
40
40
40
55

IIM Ranchi CAT Cut off 2019

Category
VARC
DI & LR
Quantitative Aptitude
Aggregate
General
80
80
80
95
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
60
60
60
78
Scheduled Caste
50
50
50
60
Scheduled Tribe
30
30
30
40
DA
30
30
30
40

IIM Nagpur CAT Cut off 2019

Category
VARC
DI & LR
Quantitative Aptitude
Aggregate
General
72
72
72
90
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
65
65
65
81
Scheduled Caste
50
50
50
65
Scheduled Tribe
40
40
40
40
DAP
40
40
40
55

IIM Raipur CAT Cut off 2019

Category
VARC
DI & LR
Quantitative Aptitude
Aggregate
General
80
80
80
95
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
60
60
60
78
Scheduled Caste
50
50
50
60
Scheduled Tribe
30
30
30
40
DAP
30
30
30
40

IIM Rohtak CAT Cut off 2019

Category
VARC
DI & LR
Quantitative Aptitude
Aggregate
General
80
80
80
95
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
60
60
60
78
Scheduled Caste
50
50
50
60
Scheduled Tribe
30
30
30
40
PwD
30
30
30
40

IIM Trichy CAT Cut off 2019

Category
VARC
DI & LR
Quantitative Aptitude
Aggregate
General
80
80
80
95
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
60
60
60
78
Scheduled Caste
60
60
60
78
Scheduled Tribe
30
30
30
40
PwD
30
30
30
40

IIM Shillong CAT 2019 Cut off

Category
VARC
DI & LR
Quantitative Aptitude
General
75
75
75
Scheduled Caste
60
60
60
Scheduled Tribe
50
50
50
DA
50
50
50

IIM Jammu CAT 2019 Cut off

Category
VARC
DI & LR
Quantitative Aptitude
Aggregate
General
80
80
80
95
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
60
60
60
78
Scheduled Caste
50
50
50
60
Scheduled Tribe
30
30
30
40
PwD
30
30
30
40

IIM Sambalpur CAT Cut off 2019

Name of the Category
DILR percentile
VARC Percentile
QA Percentile
Aggregate
General
80
80
80
95
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
60
60
60
78
Scheduled Caste
50
50
50
60
Scheduled Tribe
30
30
30
40
DAP
30
30
30
40

As the Cut-Off of CAT depends mainly on the level of difficulty of the entrance exam, it is very important for candidates to know that the exam conducted last year was moderately tough on the difficulty level.

As the CAT result 2019 will be released on January 6, 2020, the CAT participating institutes will shortlist candidates on the basis of their Cut-Offs and also on fulfillment of other eligibility criteria. Candidates who qualify the Cut-Off will be called for further selection rounds which include Writing Ability Test (WAT) or Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). 

CAT Selection Process: Written Ability Test and Personal Interview 

Getting selected to the prestigious IIMs is not restricted to appearing in the written test only. A follow up process of Written Ability Test/GD and Interview takes place before finally shortlisting the candidates. The average cut off for most of the IIMs lie between 95-99%. Candidates clearing the cut off for the written test are called up for consequent rounds.

GD/PI processes vary in each institute, with different weightage given to each parameter. An over academic profile is taken into consideration, which includes CAT score, Academic record, Work experience, Gender diversity and so on. This is the traditional selection process. In addition to this, a Common Admission Process (CAP) is conducted mainly by third generation IIMs. All the participating CAT IIMs prepare an individual merit list, candidates need to appear for the counselling-WAT/PI round and a final admission list is prepared.

CAT 2019 just concluded and aspirants must be awaiting their results, in case of disappointment there are ample chances to make a cut at good management institutes through XAT, MAT and other MBA entrances. For those aiming firmly on IIMs only, have ample time to take the test again in 2020 with full throttle.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ques: What is the minimum required eligibility criteria to write CAT 2020?

Ans: A bachelor's degree from a recognized institute is compulsory and mandatory for writing the CAT 2020 exam, this must meet the minimum percentage requirement of 55% in the qualifying examination.

Ques:. What is the application fee for CAT 2020?

Ans: The registration fee for CAT exam is INR 1900/- for General/OBC candidates and INR 950 for SC/ST/PwD candidates.

Ques: What is the Difficulty level of CAT?

Ans: CAT is an aptitude test designed to evaluate an applicant's Quantitative, Verbal/reading, Data Interpretation, and Reasoning Skills. The toughest section in the entrance exam is Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) on the basis of the previous papers analysis. The Quantitative section is the easiest among all. Remaining sections i.e. verbal ability and reading comprehension are the moderate sections of the exam.

Ques: What PG Management Programmes are offered through CAT?

Ans: Through CAT, IIMs offer MBA, PGP, PGP-FABM, PGPEM, PGDM, EPGP PGPSM, PGPWE, PGDHRM, PGPEX, and PGPBM.

Ques: What is the Purpose of CAT 2020?

Ans: CAT helps management course aspirants to get admission in Top Management Colleges in India. The number of applicants for CAT 2020 is expected to be more than 2 lakh. Last year around 2.41 lakh candidates had registered themselves for this exam. It is conducted once every year.

Ques: What are the Preparation Tips for CAT 2020 Exam?

Ans: CAT is often considered as one of the most difficult exams in India. CAT 2019 was recently conducted in November. Check the preparation tips given below to ace in the test and also the Candidates are advised to read the syllabus thoroughly. 

  • Start with basics: Basics are very important and one has to be thorough with the basics to solve all kinds of problems. 
  • Take Mocks: Equally important to basics is taking mocks. Mocks should be taken in the beginning phase to understand the strength and weakness and grip on each section and this will help you to prepare according to it. Then you can build your strategies accordingly and work your way to glory.
  • Practice: It is important to stick to a practice regime and follow it religiously. A lot of practice is required to increase the speed of the solving of answers and also the accuracy is must by strengthening the concepts.

Ques: How to apply for CAT 2020?

Ans:. The application process of CAT 2020 is a four-step procedure which is mentioned below:

Registration: Go to the official website www.iimcat.ac.in. Enter your mobile number, email id and date of birth in order to register yourself for the exam. Candidates are advised to provide a valid and working mail ID & phone number as all further communications will be notified on the same.

Fill CAT Application Form: This step will ask a candidate to provide details like personal details, contact information, academic details, work experience, program preference and exam centre preference for CAT 2020 Application Form completion.

Uploading Documents: The uploading of documents is to be done at this step, documents like scanned image of photograph and signature and other academic documents to be uploaded in the form. All the specifications are given in the form so the documents should be uploaded by following those specifications only. The necessary documents for the reserved category are also required to be uploaded.

Payment of Application Fee: The registration fees for CAT 2020 can be paid in various way like using net banking, credit card, debit card but it can be paid online only. Find category-wise application fees for CAT 2019:

Category
Fee (INR)
General/OBC
1900/-
PWD
950/-
SC/ST
950/-

Ques: What are the Payment modes for paying CAT Application Fee?

Ans: Payment of CAT 2020 Application Fee can be made online via Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Internet Banking only. Offline payment is not entertained.

Ques: What is the CAT 2020 Exam Date?

Ans: CAT exam dates had been released on the official website in July for last year. The conducting authority, IIM Kozhikode had released CAT exam dates for 2020. IIM will commence registrations tentatively from August 7, 2020. The last date to apply for CAT 2020 is expected to be September 25, 2020.

Ques: What is CAT 2020 Exam Pattern?

Ans: As per the exam pattern for CAT 2020, the paper will consist of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions. CAT 2020 examination will be conducted Online (Computer-based test). Two types of questions are included in CAT 2020 paper i.e. Multiple choice questions and non MCQs. There is a time span of 3 hours that is given to the candidates to complete the examination which means there is one hour of time for each section. 

Ques:What kind of assistance will be provided to PwD candidates at the exam centre?

Ans: For PWD candidates, the following privileges will be extended at the exam centre:

Scribe/ reader- candidates who are suffering from visual impairment or cerebral palsy will be allowed to bring along a scribe as an assistant, the scribe must have filled or submitted affidavits which ensure the scribe's authenticity.

Other allowed devices- candidates suffering from hearing impairment or visual impairment, then he will be allowed to carry an abacus but it should be without a calculator.

Ques: What steps are supposed to be followed to correct details in the CAT 2020 Application Form?

Ans: Follow the st

eps given below to edit details in the CAT 2020 application Form:

  1. Open the official CAT 2020 website.
  2. Click on the “existing user” tab.
  3. With the help of Username and password candidates should login the portal. 
  4. Check the date supplied in the fields.
  5. Edit the information that needs to be corrected.
  6. Continue after saving once the whole form has been edited. 

Ques. Will transgenders be allowed to write the exam?

Ans: Yes, transgenders will be allowed to write the exam. From year 2015 the concerned authorities have allowed the transgenders also to take up the exam for CAT.