CAT Result 2020

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CAT 2020 Result

The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020 result is expected to be announced in the 2nd week of January 2021. The exact date of declaration of CAT 2020 results is yet to b released by IIM Indore. The CAT result will be released in the form of a Scorecard, which will display the total marks/ percentile scored by a candidate in the exam.

In CAT 2019, 10 candidates out of 2.44 lakh candidates scored 100 percentile in CAT. All the candidates who scored 100 percentile in the CAT are from Engineering background. The highest number of toppers in CAT 2019 were from Maharashtra where four candidates scored 100 percentile. Almost 21 candidates scored 99.99 percentile, and 19 of them were from Engineering background.

Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), which conduct the exam on a rotational basis every year, do not send the hard copy of the CAT result. As part of their selection process, IIMs and other participating management institutes will generate a list of shortlisted students on the grounds of CAT results and their individual selection processes.

The scorecards will not be sent via post but can be viewed online using login details (CAT User ID and password). After viewing the result, candidates will have to download the result and take a printout of the CAT scorecard for further use. A list of shortlisted candidates on the basis of CAT result will be generated by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and other participating management institutes, as part of their selection process.

For CAT cutoff, you can click on the link, and you can check the IIM-wise CAT percentile for admission. Aspirants, in the meanwhile, can check the detailed CAT Exam Analysis 2019 to know what was the difficulty level of last year's exam. Candidates can also predict their percentile using our CAT Percentile Predictor to find out their chances of admission at IIMs and other top B-Schools in the country.

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    CAT 2020 Result - Important Dates



    CAT 2020 Exam Date

    November 29, 2020
    CAT 2020 Result Announcement

    2nd week of January 2021 (Tentative)

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    How to Download CAT 2020 Result

    • Click on the link available to access CAT 2020.
    • You will be redirected to a page wherein you will have to login using your credentials- (User ID and Password).
    • Click on the ‘Login' tab provided.
    • Click on the ‘Score Card' tab and download your scorecard.
    • Save, take a print copy and keep the CAT 2020 scorecard for future reference.

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    CAT 2020 Result via SMS

    Candidates who will appear for the CAT 2020 examination will receive the overall CAT result on their registered mobile numbers. The detailed result will be available on the official website of CAT. 

    CAT 2020 Result cum Scorecard

    Considered as an extremely important document, CAT 2020 scorecard will be required at the time of the admission process. Not just IIMs, many other institutes that accept CAT score ask for the official CAT Scorecard during their process of admission. When you receive your CAT result cum scorecard, make sure it has the following details printed on it:

    • Candidate's Registration number/User ID
    • Name, category, and gender of the candidate
    • Candidate's Date of Birth (DOB)
    • Date and time when the examination was taken by the candidate
    • Contact details and email ID provided by the candidate
    • Scaled Score & Percentile of Section 1 (Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension)
    • Scaled Score & Percentile of Section 2 (Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning)
    • Scaled Score & Percentile of Section 3 (Quantitative Ability)
    • Overall Scaled Score (the sum of candidates' scaled scores in the three sections)
    • Overall Percentile (the percentage of candidates who receive the score less than or equal to the score obtained by the candidate)
    • Instructions to be followed post the CAT 2020 result

    Calculation of CAT Result 2020

    The result for CAT 2020 will be calculated based on the exam's marking scheme. As per the marking scheme, candidates are awarded 3 marks for every correct answer and they lose one mark for every wrong answer. There is no negative marking for non-MCQs.

    CAT 2020 Percentile

    The CAT result is announced by IIMs in the form of percentile. IIMs and other CAT participating institutes shortlist candidates on the basis of CAT percentile. The CAT normalisation process adopted by the IIMs will be used to calculate the CAT 2020 percentile.

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    All About CAT Normalisation Process

    CAT is carried out in two sessions, and each session has a different question paper. Also, the difficulty level of each question set varies. Therefore, adopting the normalisation process ensures fairness and equity in the marking process for candidates across both the sessions.

    The CAT normalisation is done on the same lines as GATE scoring, where the normalisation process is done on the basis of the fundamental assumption that the distribution of candidates' abilities is similar across all the sessions. The normalisation followed in GATE considers all the variations in the question papers' difficulty levels across the different sessions.

    The scorecard of CAT comprises the scaled scores for each section (Section I: Verbal and Reading Comprehension, Section II: Quantitative Ability and Section III: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning) and total along with the percentiles.

    The scaled scores are obtained through the normalisation process, which involves adjusting location and scale differences of score distributions across different forms. The scaled scores are then converted into percentiles, which are considered for shortlisting candidates for further admission rounds at IIMs.

    CAT Score Validity

    The CAT score is valid for one year only. For CAT Result 2020, the score validity will be until 31st December 2021. Any query related to the scorecard will not be entertained beyond this date.

    What After CAT 2020 Result

    Once the CAT results are published, IIMs and CAT 2020 participating institutes will declare their official cut-off. Based on the cut-offs, candidates will be shortlisted for the further admission rounds, which may include Writing Ability Test, Group Discussion/Group Exercise/Case Study and Personal Interview. The cut-off percentile will vary from institute to institute. While some of the top B-schools including the IIMs announce their selection criteria as well as the cut-off prior to the announcement of the result, there are many management institutes that announce their cut-offs post the announcement of CAT result. Based on the candidates' performance in CAT 2020, selection rounds and overall profile, the final merit will be prepared for admissions.

    CAT Result Dates of Previous Years


    No. of RegistrationsNo. of Candidates Who AppearedCAT Result DateConducting Body

    CAT 2019

    244,1692,09,9267th January 2020IIM Kozhikode

    CAT 2018

    2,40,3382,09,4055th January 2019IIM Calcutta
    CAT 2017



    8th January 2018

    IIM Lucknow

    CAT 2016



    9th January 2017IIM Bangalore
    CAT 2015



    8th January 2016IIM Ahmedabad

    List of CAT 2019 Toppers

    List of CAT 2018 Toppers

    Student's Name

    Overall Percentile

    Rounak Majumdar


    Amit Bikram


    Jagesh Golwala


    Rishabh Gupta




    Mayur Arora


    Utkarsh Gupta


    Kushaagr Panwar


    Pratik Mishra


    Misal Avinash


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    Hi, I am candidate of Socially and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC). can i apply for CAT 2020 from SEBC category?

    -noUpdated on September 18, 2020 03:51 PM
    • 1 Answer
    Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

    Dear Student,

    CAT 2020 does not have any seat reservations for Socially and Economically Backward Students (SEBC). You can find more information about the same in our article on the CAT 2020 seat reservation policy.

    Please feel free to write back to us if you require any other information. For help with admission to MBA colleges in India, please fill our Common Application Form (CAF) or call our helpline number 18005729877.

    Thank you.


    I don't have any old EWS certificate and my new certificate will come after 16th sept. Can I submit the undertaking without any old certificate as of now??

    -AyushiUpdated on September 18, 2020 02:47 PM
    • 1 Answer
    Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

    Dear Student,

    You have to submit any available certificates with the CAT 2020 undertaking. However, CAT 2020 exam dates have now been revised and the deadline to submit the CAT 2020 application form has been extended to 23rd September to help candidates get sufficient time to arrange any certificates.

    Please feel free to write back if you have any other queries,

    Thank you.


    If I am taking bank and SSC railway coaching. Is it helpful for CAT?

    -AnonymousUpdated on September 09, 2020 10:26 AM
    • 3 Answers
    Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

    Dear Student,

    Yes, the syllabus of banking and CAT exam is almost the same. However, the level of difficulty of the CAT exam is very difficult compared to the banking exam. The SSC or IBPS PO coaching will help you understand the basics of Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English Language. You can directly proceed to solve the advance level questions of CAT exam without going through the basics. The coaching will help you while preparing for other MBA entrance exams such as MAT, CMAT, GMAT or XAT. You can check the detailed syllabus of CAT exam provided here. Besides ...


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    FAQs about CAT Result

    Can I save my CAT result?

    Yes, you can download your CAT scores from the official website of CAT. You can also take a print out of the score card for future reference.

    How the result of CAT calculated?

    CAT 2020 results are calculated on the basis of the marking scheme decided by the conducting body. As per the marking scheme, 3 marks will be awarded for each correct answer while one mark will be deducted for an incorrect answer.

    Will I receive CAT results on my mobile number?

    No, you will just receive notifications regarding the CAT result on your registered email address.

    What is the difference between CAT score and CAT percentile?

    CAT score is the marks obtained by the candidate in the exam while CAT percentile shows the position secured by the candidate.

    What details are mentioned in the CAT result?

    Some important details such as Candidate's Registration number/User ID, Overall Scaled Score, Overall Percentile and Scaled Score of each section are mentioned in the CAT result.

    What is the highest CAT score?

    Highest CAT scores varies every year. However, the topper will be decided on the basis of the percentile. The candidate who scores 100 percentile will be the CAT topper.

    What happens after CAT result?

    Once the CAT results are out, IIMs will release the cutoff scores. Candidates who meet the cut off will be selected for WAT and the GD-PI round.

    Is 80 percentile good in CAT?

    All the IIMs select students with more than 97 percentile. If you have scored 80 percentile, you can apply to other MBA colleges.

    How can I check CAT result 2020?

    You can check the result of CAT 2020 from the official website of CAT. You will have to enter your login ID and password to check your score.

    What is a good CAT score?

    The average score of CAT is between 86 to 114. Candidates who score above this are good performers. 132 is well above average. 133 is above average score.

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