CAT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 2020
CAT FAQs 2020 - The frequently asked questions on CAT 2020 includes all the query or issues related to the entrance test. Basically, under CAT 2020 FAQs section candidates generally asked questions pertaining to important dates, registration process, eligibility criteria, etc. Apart from that, CAT FAQs 2020 also contain answers to such questions related to admit card, exam day instructions that needed to be followed on the day of exam or result. The exam conducting body will conduct CAT 2020 on November 29 in CBT mode. Candidates can check the provided FAQs of CAT 2020 so that they can get aware of all the events and regulations of the CAT. Read the full article by Careers360 for clearing all the doubts or queries of CAT 2020.
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Most of the questions came up related to the pattern of CAT. It is much necessary to clear all the doubts of candidates pertaining to CAT 2020. The CAT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are divided into following sections.
CAT Registration FAQs 2020
CAT Exam Pattern FAQs 2020
CAT Admit Card FAQs 2020
CAT Result FAQs 2020
CAT Category Selection FAQs 2020
CAT Person with Disability FAQs 2020
CAT FAQs 2020 - Registration
The conducting body will release the CAT 2020 application form on August 5. Below are the answers of questions that relate to the CAT 2020 registration.
Question - Can I edit or make changes in CAT 2020 application form, once I have made payment?
Answer - After paying the amount of application fee, no changes will be allowed to be made in CAT application form. However, the correction window opened where candidates could edit their photograph and signature only.
Question - I have done my graduation. Do I need to enter the overall percentage of total marks as per my university standards?
Question - I am pursuing the final year of graduation. Am I eligible to appear for CAT 2020?
Answer - Candidates need to provide the aggregate percentage of the last marks statements received by their university.
Question - Is there any age criteria for CAT 2020?
Answer - No, there is no age bar to appear for CAT 2020.
Question - What is the fee for the CAT exam?
Answer - Candidates belonging to General and NC-OBC category candidates need to pay Rs 2000. Those belonging to reserved category (SC/ ST/ PWD) need to pay Rs 1000.
Question - I am not pursuing a Bachelor's degree or any other professional qualification degree. Am I eligible to appear for CAT 2020?
Answer - If you are not pursuing any bachelor’s degree or have not completed any professional degree then you are not eligible to appear for CAT 2020.
Question - When and how do I register for CAT 2020?
Answer - CAT 2020 online registration has begun from August 5 till September 23. Candidates can use the registration guide and video which will be published on the official website.
Question - Where can I pay the CAT registration fee?
Answer - Candidates can pay the registration fee while doing CAT registration. Payment of application fee can be done via payment gateway. Candidates will have to use a valid credit or debit card and net banking facility is also available.
Question - Can I use my coaching institute or friend’s email ID while registering for CAT?
Answer - No, candidates need to provide a valid email address. All the further communication of IIMs will be communicated to the registered email address.
Question - I have done a 5 years integrated course of B.Tech and MBA. As per my university norms first 3.5 years is considered to be B.Tech and remaining years is considered to be MBA. How do I enter my marks?
Answer - As per your university norms, candidates need to enter the aggregate percentage of first 3.5 years under Bachelor's degree and remaining 1.5 years they will have to enter under Master’s degree.
Question - I have done dual Bachelor’s degree courses (BCom+LLB, BPharma+BTech etc). How do I enter my marks for two bachelor’s?
Answer - Candidates need to select the option indicating that they have dual bachelor’s degree. After that candidates can enter all the details of both qualifications.
Question - I have completed a five year dual degree course (BS+MS, BTech+MTech, BTech+MSc etc)? How can I enter my marks for a bachelor degree?
Answer - As per your university norms, candidates need to enter the aggregate of marks that are equivalent to Bachelor’s degree and enter under Bachelor’s section and equivalent marks for Master’s degree under Master’s section.
Question - When will CAT 2020 be held and can I choose an exam date?
Answer - CAT 2020 to be tentatively held on November 29, 2020 (In 2 slots). Based on your preferred test city selection, the session slot, test city and centre will be allotted.
Question - I have made some mistakes while entering/registering the details in my CAT 2020 application. What should I do now?
Answer - One cannot edit certain personal details like Name, DOB, email ID, mobile number etc. If anyone has made such kind of mistake then they have to register again with a new email ID. Your CAT 2020 application form will be considered for the latest registration and the admit card will be issued for the same. Candidates will not receive any refund and admit card for their earlier registration.
Question - Can I appear for more than one slot for CAT 2020?
Answer - No, candidates can not appear for both slots. It will be considered as a fraudulent activity if one attempts to appear for both slots. To ensure that one has only one attempt, photo IDs, admit card, candidates pictures and biometric information will be verified.
Question - I have an SC/ ST certificate in the format uploaded on the CAT 2020 website. Can I use the same certificate or do I have to download the certificate template from the CAT website and fill it again?
Answer - If the category certificate fulfills the following conditions; then in such case one can upload the same certificate.
The name of the caste and number should appear in the certificate.
The certificate should have been issued by a competent authority.
The certificate should be in English or Hindi only.
The ministry’s resolution/ order number would be available.
Question - I have changed my name with the due procedure after completing my degree. Should I enter my name as per the degree or the changed name?
Answer - Candidates need to enter their changed name and provide the supporting documents for change of name at the time of exam, interview and admission.
Question - In case the website does not work and I am unable to complete my application, what should I do?
Answer - If the registration window or website is not accessible for any reason, then close the internet browser (clear cache & cookies, browsing history of the web browser) and try again.
Question - I have received multiple passwords. Which password should I enter to login?
Answer - Candidates need to use the password contained in the most recent SMS you have received. If still a problem persists, then simply use your user ID and click on the “forgot password” button. Now candidates will receive a new password on registered email ID.
Question - I have done my graduation in May-June 2020 but have backlogs, am I eligible to apply for CAT 2020?
Answer - Yes, candidates who are completing their bachelor’s degree by May 2020 are eligible to apply for CAT 2020. However, candidates should select Yes to the question “Are you in the final year of Bachelor’s degree”.
Question - My university name is not listed in the drop-down list while filling the application form?
Answer - If your university’s name does not appear in the drop-down, then one can select the option as “Others” from the drop down list.
CAT FAQs 2020 - Admit Card
Question - What details will be mentioned in the CAT 2020 admit card?
Answer - The following details will be mentioned on your CAT 2020 admit card.
Test centre details
Question - If I do not get my CAT admit card, whom should I contact?
Answer - The CAT 2020 admit card needs to be directly printed from the official website, candidates can use their credentials such as User ID and Password. The CAT admit card will not be mailed to candidates residence.
If one is unable to view their CAT admit card after logging in, candidates can use CAT helpdesk
Question - When should the CAT admit card be produced?
Answer - The CAT 2020 admit card is a mandatory document required for the CAT entrance test. Candidates need to print the CAT admit card and bring it to the examination centre on the exam day. Candidates should follow the instructions which are provided on the CAT admit card. Candidates should affix the same photograph in the physical admit card during the process of registration.
CAT FAQs 2020 - Exam Pattern
Question - Can I take the exam from any computer?
Answer - Candidates must take the exam on the allotted examination centre. The venue details will be printed on the CAT admit card.
Question - How is the Computer-based format different from the paper-based (PBT) format?
Answer - In Computer-based mode, candidates read a question on a computer and click on the correct answer from among the given options or candidates have to type such answers where no options are available. Additionally, the timer on the computer screen will tell you the remaining time to complete the present question.
In the paper-based (PBT) mode, candidates need to read a question on a paper booklet and use a pencil to darken the ovals in an Answer -sheet.
Question - Where can I select my preference to test date and shift?
Answer - The exam shift (forenoon or afternoon) will be allocated for each registered candidate based on the city preference made at the time of registration. Candidates cannot select the shift.
Question - How many sections are there in CAT 2020?
Answer - CAT 2020 will have three sections.
Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
Section III: Quantitative Ability (QA)
Question - What does a CBT exam look like?
Answer - CAT practice test will be available on the official website of CAT (www.iimcat.ac.in). Candidates can familiarise themselves with the navigation and functionality of the actual CAT entrance exam.
Question - How many non-MCQs are there in each section.
Answer - The number of questions varies and cannot be disclosed.
Question - Can I bring a calculator to the testing centre?
Answer - Candidates are not allowed to bring the calculators to the examination centre. Candidates can use on-screen calculators which will be available throughout the exam.
Question - Is there a specific order for answering sections? Can I attempt sections the way I want?
Answer - Candidates have to answer the sections in a specified order and this order will remain the same for all test takers.
Question - Are there negative marking for non-MCQs?
Answer - No, there is no negative marking for non-MCQs type questions.
Question - Does CAT 2020 have a syllabus for the preparation?
Answer - No, the CAT does not have a defined syllabus for CAT 2020 preparation. During preparation days candidates can take CAT 2020 mock test to understand the exam structure and pattern as well as the type of questions. Candidates need to check the CAT website regularly for the announcement of the CAT mock test.
Question - What is the marking scheme for CAT 2020?
Answer - For MCQs, 3 marks will be assigned for “correct answer” and no marks for “Unattempted or incorrect answer”
Scoring scheme for Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) is as follows.
For each correct answer, 3 marks will be awarded.
-1 mark for each incorrect answer
No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.
CAT FAQs 2020 - Answer Key
Question - When will the exam conducting body release the CAT 2020 answer key?
Answer - IIM Indore will release the CAT 2020 answer key tentatively in the first week of December 2020.
Question - What is the difference between CAT answer key and response sheet 2020?
Answer - The CAT response sheet will display the answers provided by the test taker and CAT 2020 answer key will display the correct answer for each section.
CAT FAQs 2020 - Result
Question - How to check the CAT 2020 result?
Answer - Candidates are able to check the CAT 2020 result in online mode only.
Visit the official website and log in through the registration credentials.
Now click on “Scorecard”
Download and take a print of CAT 2020 result
Question - When will authorities release the result of CAT 2020?
Answer - Authorities will release the CAT 2020 result tentatively in the second week of January 2021.
CAT FAQs 2020 - Category Selection
Question - Which documents must I submit if I belong to the SC/ ST category?
Answer - If one belongs to SC or ST category, then your caste/ tribe must be listed in the Government of India schedule. For more details, visit the Ministry of Tribal Affairs website (tribal.nic.in) or refer to the Ministry of Social Justice. The caste certificate that one has uploaded in the CAT application form should be in the Government approved format. The certificate is also available on the official website of CAT. Candidates need to download and print the certificate which clearly states the following.
Caste name/ tribe
Whether one belongs to the Scheduled caste of scheduled tribe.
State and district or Union Territory of candidates ordinary residence.
The appropriate GOI schedule under which candidates caste/ tribe is approved, whether Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe.
Signature of required authorities.
Question - Under which category can I apply for CAT 2020?
Answer - One can apply under the following categories:
Non- Creamy Other Backward Class (NC-OBC)
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Question - Do I belong to the NC-OBC category?
Answer - To know whether someone belongs to the NC-OBC category, visit to the https://www.ncbc.nic.in.
CAT FAQs 2020 - Persons with Disability
Question - Which are the acceptable testing devices that I can use/ bring to the test centre?
Answer - The approved means of testing assistance are:
Abacus (without the calculator)
Locomotive Disability/ Cerebral Palsy
Test center, on request in Application form
Visually Impaired/ Cerebral Palsy
Test Centre on request (System Inbuilt feature)
Question - Who is eligible to take the test under the PWD category?
Answer - As per the “PwD Act, 1995”, a candidate qualifies to be a PwD, if he/ she suffers for any of the following disabilities for not less than 40 percent as certified by a competent medical authority in the prescribed format. The certificate format is available on the official website of CAT.
Low Vision/ Blindness
Cerebral Palsy/ Locomotive Disability
Question - I am a PwD candidate with low vision/ cerebral palsy or Blindness. What privileges will I receive on the day of examination?
Answer - Candidates suffering from blindness/ low vision/ cerebral palsy will be allowed to bring a scribe. Such candidates will also receive some time extension during the examination.
Question - What will be the time extension given to a PWD candidate?
Answer - PWD candidates with or without scribe will be given a time extension of 20 minutes per section, which comes to a total time extension of one hour for the full exam.
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