CAT 2020 LIVE Updates - CAT 2020 Scorecard Released @

Anjani Chaand
Anjani ChaandPublished On: January 02, 2021 | CAT | Indian Institute of Management, Indore

Candidates who appeared for CAT 2020 on November 29 will have to wait until the 1st week of January 2021 for the CAT 2020 Results. Check the latest news and updates from CAT 2020 here.

CAT 2020 LIVE Updates

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore conducted Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020 on November 29, 2020. Slot 1 was conducted from 8:30 am to 10:30 am, Slot 2 or the Afternoon slot from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm and the evening slot was conducted from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The number of questions in CAT 2020 was reduced to 76 from 100 last year. The exam followed a similar pattern of difficulty level as the previous year with DILR being reported as the most difficult section and the QA section being the easiest. CAT 2020 Results have now been announced and the scorecard downloading began at 5 pm on January 2, 2021. The final answer key for CAT 2020 was released on December 30, 2020. The CAT 2020 Provisional Answer Key was released for the candidates on December 8 for the candidates who appeared for the exam. The last date to file objections to the CAT 2020 Answer Key was December 11, 2020.

CAT is one of the most widely-taken management entrance exams in the world. While the exam is mainly conducted for admission to the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), it is also accepted for admission by almost all of the other MBA colleges in India as well. Candidates preparing for a top-tier MBA entrance exam such as CAT 2020 should stay on top of any latest news and releases for CAT 2020. Here are the CAT 2020 [LIVE] Updates to help all applicants stay updated with the latest information surrounding CAT 2020.

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CAT 2020 Latest News and Updates [LIVE]

January 2, 2021

CAT 2020 Results have been released on the official website. The link to download CAT 2020 scorecard is now live. Candidates can log in to their CAT profile with their User ID and Password, and check their CAT 2020 results. The direct link to download your CAT 2020 scorecard, as well as other important details, can be checked at the link below.

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December 30, 2020

CAT 2020 Final Answer Key was released on December 30 at 

December 21, 2020

The results of CAT 2021 are expected to be released in the 1st week of January 2021. Last year, CAT results were declared on January 7, 2020.

December 8, 2020 10:36 am

CAT 2020 Answer Key has been released by IIM Indore @ Candidates can check their responses in the CAT 2020 and the correct responses through the Objection Management Tab on the CAT portal. Objections to the CAT 2020 Answer Key can also be filed through the official website itself. The last date to file objections is December 11 by 5:00 pm.

November 29, 2020 3:00 pm

83.5% attendance was reported in CAT 2020 as per Prof. Himanshu Rai, the Director of IIM Indore.  Prof. Rai said that the attendance was at par with previous years. He lauded the efforts of CAT Convenor and his team for making this possible amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

November 29, 2020 7:59 pm

We are out with our detailed analysis of CAT 2020 Slot 3 question paper. Check the difficulty level, number of questions and important topics for various sections in CAT 2020.

November 29, 2020 7:12 pm

Expected Score vs Percentile in CAT 2020

Raw ScoreExpected Percentile
42 - 4540 - 4240 - 45125+99.5+ percentile
40 - 4335 - 3740 - 42110 - 11599 percentile
33 - 3527 - 2830 - 3290 - 9595 percentile
28 - 3024 - 2525 - 2675 - 8090 percentile

November 29, 2020 7:12 pm

Another student has shared their issues with the timer in CAT 2020 Slot 1 in Chennai.

November 29, 2020 6:43 pm

What after CAT 2020?

All three slots of CAT 2020 have now been conducted with a couple of technical issues reported by the candidates on Twitter. The CAT 2020 Answer Key will be released in the next 4-5 days through which candidates would be able to calculate their estimated scores in the exam.

November 29, 2020 6:43 pm

Another student who appeared for CAT 2020 Slot 1 has reported a technical issue in their Delhi centre.

November 29, 2020 6:31 pm

Slot 3 of CAT 2020 has just concluded. We will soon find out if the Slot 3 exam pattern was similar to the Forenoon and Afternoon sessions or was there any other twist.

November 29, 2020 5:26 pm

A CAT 2020 aspirant reported a technical glitch in the exam. From the time of the Tweet, it can be assumed that he appeared in the first slot.

November 29, 2020 4:16 pm

Good Attempts in Slot 2

Following is the number of good attempts in CAT 2020 Slot 2 with decent accuracy.

SectionGood Attempts
VARC16 - 18
DILR12  - 14
QA17 - 18
Total45 - 50

November 29, 2020 4:16 pm

Entry at the CAT 2020 exam centres for Slot 3 is now closed. The exam will begin at 4:30 pm. Stay tuned for all fo the latest updates.

November 29, 2020 3:40 pm

The difficulty level of CAT 2020 is ranging from Moderate to Difficult. Candidates must make the most of their times and try to attempt around 35 - 45 questions for a good score. Attempt all of the TITA questions and make full use of the 2 hours available.

November 29, 2020 3:15 pm

Candidates started reporting to their respected examination centres of CAT 2020 for the third and final slot. Candidates appearing for Slot 3 must refer to the detailed exam analysis of CAT 2020 Slot 2 to improve their performance in the exam.

November 29, 2020 3:00 pm

Difficulty Level of CAT 2020 Slot 2


November 29, 2020 2:52 pm

Good Score for 99 percentile

Following is a good raw score expected to get 99 percentile in CAT 2020. For details, go through How Many Questions to Attempt in CAT 2020.

SectionTotal MarksExpected Score for 99 percentile
VARC7840 - 45
DILR7230 - 35
QA7840 - 45
TOTAL228110 - 125

November 29, 2020 2:32 pm

CAT 2020 Slot 2 has now ended and candidates will soon be coming out of the examination halls. We are bringing your live analysis of CAT 2020 Slot 2 based on student reactions. Stay tuned!

November 29, 2020 1:30 pm

We are halfway through the Slot 2 of CAT 2020 and more updates regarding the same will be out starting 2:30 pm. As per the initial reports, the difficulty level of this year's exam is being reported to be quite similar to last year but QA and DILR have been reported to be a bit easier to attempt. Initial reports suggest that an attempt from 40-50 with high accuracy would be an excellent attempt in this year's exam.

November 29, 2020 12:36 pm

CAT 2020 Slot 2 have started and we now know that candidates will be required to answer 76 questions in the next 2 hours. So far, the Slot 1 difficult level has been bit easier than last year. We wait for more updates regarding Slot 2.

November 29, 2020 12:16 pm

Gates of CAT 2020 for Slot 2 have closed and the session will begin from 12:30 pm. Stay tuned for all of the latest updates from the CAT 2020 question paper.

November 29, 2020 11:55 pm

No. of Good attempts in CAT 2020 Slot 1

SectionFor 95 percentileFor 99 percentile
VARC13 - 1415 - 16
DILR10 - 1215 - 18
QA13 - 1518 - 20

November 29, 2020 11:08 am

No. of TITA Questions in CAT 2020 was as follows.

SectionNo. of TITA Questions

November 29, 2020 11:01 am

Reporting for Slot 2 of CAT 2020 has started and candidates have started moving into their examination centres. The gates of CAT 2020 exam centres for Slot 2 will close on 12:15 pm.

November 29, 2020 10:45 am

The difficulty level of CAT 2020 Slot 1 was Moderate, as reported by the candidates. The section-wise difficulty level is as follows.


November 29, 2020 10:43 am

76 questions were asked in CAT 2020. The section-wise breakup is as follows:

SectionNo. of QuestionsTime
VARC2640 minutes
DILR2440 minutes
QA2640 minutes
TOTAL100120 minutes

November 29, 2020 10:31 am

Slot 1 of CAT 2020 has concluded and students will soon be coming out of the examination centre. We will be out with the student reactions soon and stay tuned for a detailed exam analysis of CAT 2020 Slot 1.

November 29, 2020 10:00 am

Once Slot 1 concludes, we will have a definite answer to how many questions are there in CAT 2020. This year, there were talks of reducing the number of questions as the duration was reduced to 2 hours from 3 hours but as per the CAT 2020 Mock Test, the number of questions is expected to be 100.

November 29, 2020 9:41 am

CAT 2020 Slot 1 is being conducted as per the revised exam pattern given below.

SectionNo. of QuestionsTime
VARC3440 minutes
DILR3240 minutes
QA3440 minutes
TOTAL100120 minutes

November 29, 2020 8:30 am

CAT 2020 Slot 1 begins. Candidates can check CAT 2020 Slot 1 Exam & Question Paper Analysis, Answer Key, Solutions here once the exam is over.

November 29, 2020 7:50 am

Candidates have reached the CAT 2020 test centres and undergoing the registration process for CAT 2020 slot 1.

November 28, 2020 4:00 pm

Finally, the day is almost here when many aspirants across the country are going to appear for the biggest MBA entrance exam in India - CAT 2020 tomorrow. Make sure you report to the CAT exam test centre an hour before the commencement of the exam.

November 27, 2020 2:15 pm

Are you all set for the CAT 2020 exam being conducted on the day after tomorrow? Check out the dress code tips for CAT 2020 exam day here in detail. You should be aware of what you can wear to the CAT Test Centre. If there is any violation in this regard, the candidate may be prohibited from entering the examination hall.

November 26, 2020 10:43 am

CAT 2020 is about to be conducted in 3 days and with the admission status of thousands of students at stake, it is better to be prepared than sorry. Do not forget to go through these exam day tips for CAT 2020 and make sure you take note of the shift timings and reporting time for CAT 2020 exam.

November 25, 2020 11:28 am

With the last 4 days remaining for CAT 2020 preparation, candidates should now only focus on studying in a strategic manner. Focus on trying to improve any weak areas and do not start any new topics right now. Check the important topics and subject-wise weightage for CAT 2020. Also, go through some of the CAT Sample Papers to up your game for the exam.

November 24, 2020 11:00 am

Just 5 days left! With just 5 days left for CAT 2020, candidates must make sure they start preparing for how they are going to conduct themselves on the day of the exam. Check some of the Common Mistakes to Avoid on The Exam Day and make sure these are included in your strategy to dominate on the exam day!

November 23, 2020 6:00 pm

Prof. Harshal Lowalekar, the Convenor of CAT 2020, refuted any reports of CAT 2020 being postponed. He has confirmed to that the exam will be conducted as per the schedule on November 29. Check our detailed coverage of Will CAT 2020 be postponed? for other insights.

November 23, 2020 11:00 am

We have finally made our way to the FINAL WEEK of CAT 2020 preparation. Stress is high and candidates are busy solidifying their preparation strategies for the exam. However, this is also a time when one can get distracted and ruin their efforts for the D-Day. Stay focused, take care of your health, remember to take breaks and check these 10 last-minute tips to crack to CAT 2020.

November 22, 2020

Hey, peeps! CAT 2020 will be conducted on the next Sunday and you must make sure that you are ready for the exam day! Make sure you get your Admit Card printed (seriously, do it today if you haven't) and make sure you have an original valid ID card. Also, check the CAT 2020 Exam Day Workflow given below. For details, check the exam day instructions and COVID-19 guidelines of CAT 2020.

CAT 2020 Exam Day Workflow

November 5, 2020 6:67 pm

The CAT 2020 Mock Tests have been released on the IIMCAT official website. The mock test has been created by the official body using previous year question papers of CAT 2020. No login is required for the mock test and anybody can access and attempt the test from the official website. Check all about how to attempt the CAT 2020 Mock Test here.

October 28, 2020 5:10 pm

CAT 2020 admit card has been released. Candidates can log in on the official website to access the admit card.

October 27, 2020 11:30 am

CAT 2020 admit card download will begin tomorrow on October 28, 2020 @ Know how to download your CAT Admit Card.

October 15, 2020, 2:44 pm

Prof. Harshal Lowalekar, the CAT 2020 Convenor, has confirmed that CAT 2020 will be conducted in more than 425 test centres and the number of nodes will also be doubled. The number of CAT 2020 test centres is being increased due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic affecting the nation. Check the state-wise list of CAT exam centres here.

October 8, 2020 6:06 pm

With less than 2 months left for the CAT 2020 exam, candidates must be aware of the best 2-month preparation tips for CAT 2020. We will keep bringing you all of the latest updates regarding CAT 2020.

September 28, 2020 2:26 PM

CAT 2020 registrations see a decline of 5.73% as compared to last year. 2.3 lakh candidates register for CAT 2020. Check the year-wise registration trends of CAT 2010-2020 here.

September 27, 2020 10:01 AM

CAT 2020 Application Form Correction window has opened. Candidates can now log on to the iimcat website to edit their Photographs, Signature and Test City Preferences (as required) in the CAT 2020 Application Form.

September 26, 2020 2:08 PM

The application form correction dates for CAT 2020 have been announced. The window will stay open from September 27 10:00 AM till September 29 5:00 PM.

September 23, 2020 5:00 PM

Registrations for CAT 2020 have closed! The application form correction dates for CAT 2020 will be announced soon.

September 21, 2020 12:10 PM

Since IIM Indore has reduced the exam duration of CAT 2020, more changes can be expected soon. The number of questions in CAT 2020 might be reduced and candidates can also expect changes to the CAT 2020 marking scheme. Stay tuned for all of the latest updates from CAT 2020.

Septemeber 15, 2020 10:03 PM

CAT 2020 LIVE Updates: Exam Duration Reduced to 2 hours

The total allotted time for CAT 2020 has been reduced from the current 180 minutes to 120 minutes. Candidates appearing for CAT 2020 will be allotted 40 minutes per section of CAT 2020. Switching between sections will still not be possible and no change have been made in that respect. The number of questions and marking scheme of CAT will, however, remain the same as before.

September 15, 2020 9:57 PM

CAT 2020 LIVE Updates: Application Deadline Postponed to September 23

IIM Indore has decided to postpone the last date to apply for CAT 2020. Candidates now have until September 23, 2020 to submit their CAT application form, which can be accessed from the official website of CAT 2020 ( The registrations will be close on 5.00 PM on the said date.

Read MoreCAT 2020 Exam Duration Revised - Check New Exam Changes Here

September 14, 2020 12:02 PM

CAT 2020 LIVE Updates: Here's How to Recover Your Lost Password

It can get impossible to complete the registration and further requirements of CAT if you forget your user ID and password. The good news is that there is a straightforward way to recover your CAT 2020 User ID and Password easily. Check this article to know how to recover your CAT User ID and Password.

August 7, 2020 2:17 PM

CAT 2020 LIVE Updates: Undertaking for Category Certificates

Keeping in mind that candidates might have difficulty in procuring certificates from the concerned authorities. Candidates who are unable to procure the required documents can fill and submit the undertaking format of CAT 2020 and submit it along with any available category certificates.

Read MoreCAT 2020 Undertaking for Category Certificates

August 5, 2020 10:03 AM

CAT 2020 LIVE Updates: Registrations Open: Apply Now!

The registrations for CAT 2020 are now open and candidates can begin filling the CAT application form. The last date to apply for CAT 2020 is September 16, 2020 5:00 PM. Candidates should complete their registrations for CAT as early as possible to avoid any possible delays in the future.

July 29, 2020 12:05 PM

CAT 2020 LIVE Updates: Official Notification Released; CAT Registrations Commence on August 5

The official website of CAT 2020 is now live and IIM Indore will soon begin accepting applications for CAT 2020. This year, CAT 2020 will be conducted in 156 test cities. The fee for CAT 2020 has also been revised to Rs. 2,000 for General candidates and Rs. 1,000 for reserved category candidates.  With the talk of cancellation of board exams and other national-level entrance exams such as the NEET 2020, a lot of speculations were also being raised about whether CAT 2020 will be cancelled. However, IIM placed all of those speculations to rest by releasing the CAT 2020 notification on July 29, 2020.

July 20, 2020 6:13 PM

CAT 2020 LIVE Updates: Official Website to be Launched in 1st Week of August

Prof. Harshal Lowalekar, the official convenor of CAT 2020, has confirmed that the official website of CAT 2020 is likely to be launched in the 1st week of August. IIM Indore will also release the official notification for CAT 2020 along with the official website. Prof Lowalekar has also confirmed that CAT 2020 will be conducted in the last week of November.

July 16, 2020

CAT 2020 LIVE Updates: IIM Indore Announces CAT 2020 Convenor

IIM Indore has announced that Prof. Harshal Lowalekar, the Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques faculty at the institute, will be the convenor for CAT 2020.

July 11, 2020

CAT 2020 LIVE Updates: No Changes in CAT 2020 Exam Pattern As of Now

Prof. Ram Mohan, the Incoming Chairperson of IIM Ahmedabad, has confirmed that they are not planning any changes in the CAT 2020 exam pattern. However, he also added the CAT Core Group will be assessing the COVID-19 situations before taking any further decisions in this matter. It was also confirmed that IIMA is exploring available technology-based options to conduct CAT 2020 as a remote proctored exam.

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How many test centres will CAT 2020 have?

CAT 2020 will be conducted in more than 425 test centres across India. The number of nodes planned for CAT 2020 have also been doubled this year.

Will the CAT 2020 exam pattern remain the same as last year?

No, the CAT 2020 exam pattern has been changed due to situations developed due to COVID-19. The exam duration has been dropped from 3 hours to 2 hours and the exam will be conducted in 3 shifts instead of 2 to ensure social distancing.

When will CAT 2020 be conducted?

CAT 2020 will be conducted on November 29, 2020 in the online mode.

Who is the convenor of CAT 2020?

IIM Indore faculty member Prof. Harshal Lowalekar has been appointed as the Convenor of CAT 2020.

Which IIM is conducting CAT 2020?

CAT 2020 is being conducted by IIM Indore.

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