CAT 2020- Common Admission Test

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About CAT 2020

CAT (Common Admission Test) is a national-level management entrance exam, which is conducted for the admission in Post Graduate management programmes offered by premier institutes in India like IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management).

Candidates who are aspiring to pursue MBA/ PG management programmes in IIMs/ CAT score accepting non-IIM institutes can register for CAT 2020 exam. The online application form for CAT 2020 can be filled through the official website of the CAT exam, and the candidates can check the CAT application form 2020 section here to have a glance at the detailed guidelines for filling the online application form for CAT exam 2020.

CAT 2020 notification will have all the details pertaining to the major aspects of the components of the CAT exam 2020. CAT aspirants need to check the detailed notification of CAT 2020 before applying or submitting the CAT 2020 online application form. All the major details included in the CAT 2020 notification are elaborated here for the benefit of CAT aspirants. If you have any doubts or queries pertaining to CAT 2020 exam, you can ask your query through the Q & A section of CollegeDekho.

Here, you can find all the major details about CAT exam such as the eligibility criteria for CAT, exam pattern and syllabus of CAT, preparation strategy for the CAT exam, etc. If you have any doubts/ queries about the CAT exam, you can ask the same through the Q & A section of CollegeDekho.

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CAT 2020 Conducting Body

IIMs are responsible for conducting CAT exam every year on a rotational basis. The authority of conducting CAT exam is responsible for conducting all the activities of the exam such as the release of CAT official notification, CAT online application form, conducting the exam and declaration of results. Through CAT exam, one can aspire for admission in 20 IIMs and more than 100 management schools across the country. IIM LucknowIIM Calcutta, IIM Ahmedabad, and IIM Bangalore. are regarded as some of the top premier B-Schools in India..

CAT 2020 Important Dates

Candidates can check the official schedule of CAT exam here. CAT 2020 exam is scheduled to be conducted in the month of November 2020..



CAT 2020 Notification Date

Last week of July 2020
CAT 2020 Registration Process Start Date

First week of August 2020

CAT 2020 Registration Process End Date

Last week of September 2020

CAT 2020 Admit Card Start Date

Third week of October, 2020

CAT 2020 Answer Key Release Date

A week after the exam

CAT 2020 Exam Date

November 2020

CAT 2020 Result Date

First week of January 2021

All About CAT 2020

Here are all the required details about the CAT 2020 examination which one has to know while appearing for CAT 2020

Highlights about CAT 2020

There are some important highlights of the CAT 2020 examination. Here are the ones which the applicants will have to keep in mind.

Name of the Examination

Common Admission Test

Frequency of the Examination


Mode of Examination


Duration of Examination

3 hours

CAT score accepting colleges

3763 colleges

What is CAT 2020? 

One of the most popular national level management exams in India is the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020. The CAT 2020 is conducted by Indian Institute of Kozhikode for admission in 20 IIMs across pan India. CAT 2020 is a computer-based examination conducted for 3 hours. There are numerous centres for CAT 2020 across 147 cities all over the country. There will be 100 questions in this examination which will be provided in the form of Multiple Choice Based Examination.

CAT 2020 Registration and Eligibility

Applicants of CAT 2020 must know the CAT Registration and Eligibility criteria before they apply for the CAT 2020. The candidates must have secured at least 50% in the graduation or equivalent CGPA. Applicants belonging to the 3rd year of the graduation are also eligible to appear for the CAT 2020. There are several reservations for SC/ST/PwD/OBC and EWS which the applicants can check from the Registration and Eligibility of CAT 2020. Read More@CAT 2020 Registration and Eligibility

What is new in CAT 2020?

The CAT conducting body which is the IIMs have brought up some changes in the CAT 2020 exam pattern. Earlier there were less MCQs and more TITA questions till 2018. In the new CAT exam pattern, the number of MCQs have been increased. There will be 3 sections to this examination which carries 100 marks. There will be 34 questions on Quantitative Aptitude and 32 questions on Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning. In the final section of the question paper, there will be 34 questions on Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. 

CAT 2020 Selection Procedure

More than 2 lac candidates appear for the CAT examination every year and the ones who secure the qualifying marks in the CAT would be guided further for the CAT Selection Procedure. The CAT 2020 selection procedure comprises of certain parameters such as the applicants will have to get through the CAT 2020 cut-off. The applicants of CAT 2020 will be called for certificate and document verification also cross-verification of CAT 2020 reserved category. Check the detailed CAT 2020 selection procedure to find out the required details about CAT selection. Read More @CAT Selection Procedure

CAT 2020 Mock Test

College Dekho has created CAT 2020 mock test for the test takers of CAT. It is convenient for the applicants to appear for the CAT 2020 only if they appear for CAT 2020 mock test. The applicants who appear for CAT 2020 mock test would get an idea about the CAT 2020 and hence would be able to attend the paper in time and score really high. Taking CAT 2020 mock text is always considered advantageous for the applicants of CAT 2020. Read more @CAT 2020 Mock Test

How to Prepare for CAT 2020

CAT 2020 is a national level examination and a large number of candidates appear for this examination every year. So all the candidates must know how to prepare for CAT 2020 in order to qualify for CAT 2020. There are several tips and tricks to prepare for CAT 2020, test-takers can know about how to prepare for CAT

CAT 2020 Exam Pattern 

CAT 2020 exam pattern must be clear to the applicants of CAT 2020. As mentioned above the CAT 2020 exam pattern has been changed after CAT 2018. The CAT 2020 exam pattern would have all the new changes incorporated in the question paper. Candidates appearing for CAT 2020 must know the detailed CAT 2020 exam pattern in order to qualify the exam with good score. Read more @CAT 2020 Exam Pattern 

CAT 2020 Syllabus

The CAT 2020 syllabus is given in a subject-wise manner. The candidates who are appearing for the CAT 2020 must also know the CAT 2020 syllabus to be able to prepare accordingly. There are 3 subjects for the applicants to prepare for CAT 2020. Hence the CAT 2020 syllabus can be covered with a proper strategy. Read more @CAT 2020 Syllabus

CAT Previous Year Question Paper

The CAT 2020 applicants must practice the CAT 2020 Previous years’ question paper. The old questions papers are available here. All the applicants of CAT 2020 must practice the CAT old question papers or previous years’ question paper. Read more @CAT Previous Years' Question Paper.

CAT 2020 Exam Day Guidelines

Candidates appearing for CAT 2020 must know some of the important guidelines for the day of examination. 

Things to be CarriedThings Not to be Carried
Admit Card, Identity Proof, Name Change Document (if Any)Calculator, Watch, Phone, Bags, Purse, Eatables and Jewellery 

Selecting CAT Test Cities

CAT 2020 candidates will have to fill in the required preferences to choose the city or centre of examination for CAT 2020. The candidates of CAT 2020 can select up to 4 cities. The candidates must choose the options as per their preferences of colleges. The exam city is allocated basis availability. If the first prefered city not available, then the second one would be allocated.

CAT 2020 Exam Centers

CAT 2020 is expected to be conducted in 147 cities across the country. Out of the various CAT test centres in these cities, candidates will get the option to choose 4 test cities in order of their preference. Last year, the total number of test cities for CAT exam was 144. It has been increased in order to accommodate all the CAT test-takers in both the sessions. However, the test centres will be allotted to candidates basis their availability. The list of CAT 2020 test centres can be checked below. 

Name of the State

Exam Cities

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Port Blair


Dibrugarh, Guwahati

Arunachal Pradesh

Chittoor, Kurnool, Nellore, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam


Aurangabad, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea




Raipur, Bhillai


New Delhi


Madgaon, Verna


Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara


Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Palwal, Panipath, Rohtak, Sonipath

Himachal Pradesh


Jammu and Kashmir



Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi


Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Chikballapur, Davanagere, Hasan, Kolar, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Ramnagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi


Kasaragod, Kochi, Kollam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thrissur, Trivandrum

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar


Ahmednagar, Amravati, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Ratnagiri, Satara, Solapur, Thane




Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur




Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Ropar, Sangrur


Ajmer, Alwar, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur

Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Namakkal, Thanjavur, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelvelli


Hyderabad, Karim Nagar, Khammam

Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Greater Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Noida, Varanasi


Dehradun, Roorkee

West Bengal

Asansol, Burdwan, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri

Contact Details

Candidates applying for CAT exam must note that they are free to contact the concerned authorities if they have any issues or queries related to the exam. 

For any query on the Registration Process, Payment, and Document Uploading related to CAT 2019, 

Call on the Toll-free number 1-800-209-0830 (Toll-Free) Monday to Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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  • CAT 2019 test takers will have to agree to a Non-Disclosure Agreement, which means that the test takers are barred from disclosing any sort of content pertaining to the CAT exam. Candidates who violate the rules will have to face a punishment of up to three years in jail and should also pay a fine of up to Rs. 2,00,000. 
  • During the admission or selection process, if it is found that a candidate has furnished any incorrect information or has violated any process, he/she will be barred from participating in the selection process. Also, the candidate will not be allowed to appear for the CAT in future.


Important Dates

CAT 2020 Important EventsDates
Registration Date 07 Aug to 25 Sep, 2020 (*Tentative)
Exam Date 24 Nov, 2020 (*Tentative)

FAQs about CAT

Who has a better chance of success at CAT and MBA Entrance Exams - a fresher or a person with work-experience?

There is no factor that determines the success of a fresher or a working professional. Both cases have their own advantages and disadvantages. A fresher is more in touch with the academic requirements and prepared for intense learning mode. Whereas, a working professional brings along the real world knowledge and reasoning that is a key requirement to succeed in entrance exams like CAT.

Who is the conducting body for CAT?

CAT is conducted by the IIM's on a rorational basis. Usually, the older IIM's conduct it and the CAT 2019 was conducted by IIM Kozhikode.

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