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CAT 2020 notification has been released on July 29, 2020, and CAT 2020 will be conducted on November 29, 2020, by IIM Indore and CAT 2020 result will be declared on January 3, 2021, as per the current schedule. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the schedule of MBA entrance exams has been disrupted and the MBA admission process has been thrown off tracks.
The trend is not limited to these, JEE Main has been postponed and an updated schedule for NEET has been declared. In such a scenario, it is but natural for students to wonder if CAT 2020 will be postponed.
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Will CAT 2020 Be Postponed?
This is a question that currently haunts every MBA aspirant in India. CAT is the most widely-accepted MBA entrance exam in India. It is the only exam accepted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). Many other top MBA colleges in India also base their admission on CAT cutoff score.
Currently, there has been no news regarding any changes to the CAT 2020 schedule but the exam might be postponed to ensure the safety of students and follow the ongoing social distancing protocols to curb the spread of Coronavirus. However, this currently remains a distant probability.
In the present state, it is best to follow the current schedule and prepare for CAT accordingly. 6 months to 1 year is the ideal preparation time for CAT according to experts. Students should keep up their efforts and should not make any changes to their study plans as of now.
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Will CAT 2020 Be Cancelled?
The decision to cancel CAT 2020 will only be taken under dire circumstances or with the absence of any other means to conduct the exam. Cancellation of CAT 2020 would spell disaster for the students who have been religiously preparing for the exam.
Taking a look at the present scenario, it seems highly unlikely that CAT 2020 will be cancelled. Even if IIMs are not able to conduct CAT on the previously scheduled dates, they will either postpone the exam or find an alternative way to conduct the exam.
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