Exam Information


Application form:- 05 Aug 2020- 16 Sep 2020

Result Announce:- 05 Jan 2021

Exam Mode:- Online Test

Common Admission Test or CAT is a national-level management exam, conducted by one of the IIM’s on a rotational basis. It is a gateway to all 20 IIMs and other top B-schools in India. More than 2 lac candidates are expected to appear for CAT 2020 Exam. For this year, IIM Calcutta will conduct the exam and few changes are expected to be made in the paper pattern. READ MORE


CAT 2020 Registration

  • The application forms for CAT 2020 will be released from August 5, 2020, register at official website i.e. www.iimcat.ac.in.
  • The registration will be done online till September 16, 2020.
  • Candidates need a valid email ID and phone number for registration.
  • A unique registration ID and login password will be sent to the email ID and phone number used in registration.
  • These credentials can be used to fill CAT application form, download the admit card, and access the result later.

CAT 2020: Registration Dates

Event Date
Release of Notification July 29, 2020
Registration Starts August 05,2020
Registration Ends September 16, 2020
Form Correction  window last week of September 2020

CAT 2020 Admit Card

CAT Admit Card will be released from October 28, 2020 onwards. The document acts as an identity document that must be produced as and when asked on the exam date.

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Event Date
Release of Admit Card October 28, 2020
Release of Official Mock Test October 20, 2020
CAT 2020 Exam Date November 29, 2020

Details in CAT Hall Ticket

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Registration Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Candidate’s Category
  • PwD Status
  • Date and Day of the Test
  • Test Time and Session
  • Test City and Centre
  • Test System Number
  • Set of Instructions for the Candidate

Note: Candidates must download CAT Admit Card and affix the same passport sized photograph as uploaded in the application form.

CAT 2020 Exam Day Schedule

  • CAT 2020 will be conducted on November 29.
  • The exam will be conducted in two sessions– forenoon and afternoon
  • The forenoon session is from 9:00 AM– 12:00 PM
  • The afternoon session is from 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
  • Candidates are supposed to reach the exam centers by 7:30 AM for forenoon session and 1:00 PM for afternoon session.
  • Entry at the exam centers will stop at 8:45 AM for forenoon session and 2:15 PM for afternoon session.
CAT Exam Pattern Highlights
CAT Exam Date 2020 November 29, 2020
Number of sections 3 (Verbal & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude)
Duration of exam 180 minutes (60 minutes per section)
Number of questions 100
CAT Exam Total Marks 300
Language of paper English
Number of answer choices 4
Mode of examination Online
CAT Marking scheme +3 marks for correct answer -1 mark for incorrect answer