CAT Important Dates 2020
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 - 10:21 a.m. IST by Richa Kapoor
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CAT Important Dates 2020 - The notification for CAT 2020 important dates will be announced probably be announced by Indian Institute of Management, which will conduct the exam in the last week of July. The complete schedule related to the Common Admission Test will be mentioned in CAT important dates 2020. The institute will mention the date for the release of the notification, start and end date for filling the application form, application correction date, release of mock test, admit card, answer key and result date will be part of CAT 2020 important dates. CAT exam will be conducted in the last week of Sunday. Candidates can check the complete article to know all the information related to CAT important dates so that they do not miss any important event.

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CAT 2020 Important Dates

The tentative schedule for important dates of CAT 2020 is given below in the table. Candidates must keep themselves abreast will all the information so that they do not miss onto any event related to the exam.

CAT Important Dates 2020

S. No

Event

Date

1

Issue of CAT 2020 notification

Last week of July 2020

2

Start date for filling CAT 2020 application form

First week of August , 2020

3

Last date to register for CAT 2020

Third week of September 2020

4

Start and end date to make corrections in CAT registration form

Last week of September 2020

5

Release of CAT Mock Test 2020

Third week of October , 2020

6

Availability of CAT admit card 2020

Last week of October 2020

7

Issue of CAT 2020 guidelines

Second week of November 2020

8

CAT 2020

Last week of November 2020

9

Release of CAT 2020 response sheet and question paper

Last week of November 2020

10

Start and end date to challenge the CAT Answer Key 2020

First week of December 2020

11

Release of Final Answer key of CAT 2020

First-Second week of December

12

Announcement of CAT Result 2020

First week of January 2020

13

CAT 2020 Selection Process

April- June 2020

CAT Notification 2020

IIM Indore which is likely to conduct CAT 2020 will release the notification in the last week of July. In the notification of CAT 2020, candidates will get to know all about the start and end date for registration, availability of the admit card, mock test, exam pattern so on and so forth.

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CAT Registration 2020

According to the CAT 2020 important dates, the IIM which will conduct Common Admission Test will begin registration process tentatively from the first week of August. The last date for CAT 2020 registration will probably be third week of September. Candidates are likely to get an opportunity to make certain changes in the CAT registration form if they have made any mistake while filling it in the last week of September.

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CAT Mock Test 2020

As per the CAT important dates 2020, the mock test for the Common Admission Test will be released tentatively in the third week of October. With the help of CAT mock test 2020, candidates will get to know what are the type of questions that will be asked in the entrance exam. Candidates will know how to navigate between different sections and how they should answer the questions.

CAT Admit Card 2020

The admit card of CAT 2020 will be issued in online mode. As per the CAT 2020 important dates, the hall ticket will probably be released in the last week of October. CAT admit card 2020 is an important document which the candidates must carry with them to the test centre. Also, candidates need to carry with them a valid photo identity proof to the test centre and adhere to the guidelines that have been laid down.

CAT 2020

Going by the past year’s trends, CAT 2020 will be conducted on the last Sunday of November. The exam will be conducted in computer based mode and in two slots. The past few years have seen an increase in the number of candidates who appear for one of the most coveted management entrance exams.

CAT Answer Key 2020

Candidates who appear for the exam, they will be able to check the answer key of CAT 2020 which will be released within a week’s time after the exam. By going through the answer key of CAT, candidates will be able to assess how many marks they are likely to score in the entrance exam. If there is any discrepancy in the CAT answer key, then in such a case they will get an opportunity to challenge it.

CAT Result 2020

According to the CAT important dates, the result of the Common Admission Test will be announced tentatively in the first week of January. Candidates will have to login by using the CAT id and password. The result will be in the form of a scorecard. It will contain the overall score and the section marks and the percentile.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CAT Important Dates 2020

Question: When will the IIM release the notification for CAT 2020?

Answer:

In all probability, the notification for Common Admission Test will be issued tentatively in the last week of July?

Question: What is the start and end date for registration for CAT 2020?

Answer:

In all probability, the application form for CAT 2020 will be released in online mode tentatively in the first week of August and the last date to fill the same will be the third week of September.

Question: When can we expect the result of CAT 2020 to be announced?

Answer:

The result of CAT 2020 will be declared around the first week of January.

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Sampriti Student Expert 25th Jan, 2020
With your CAT percentile you may not get a call from IMT Ghaziabad, XIM Bhubaneshwar or IMI Delhi as they require a minimum of 90 percentile in CAT.  These colleges consider only the overall CAT scores and not the sectional percentile so it may be a little difficult for you. But you have a pretty decent CAT percentile so you can definitely expect a call from the following colleges, provided that you've applied for them
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  • IIFM Bhopal
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These are also very reputed colleges with almost similar placements as IMI or IMT. The academics is also good and they have a pretty strong alumni base.

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From where how I will take preparation for CAT as beginner? I only know its a entrance exam for MBA and get good college, other I dont know anything thing about it. please help me from first step.

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 25th Jan, 2020
We cannot vouch for any coaching center for any CAT preparation and its success. But what we can do is help you with CAT exam pattern, syllabus and preparation tips.
CAT is an online examination of 3 hours duration.The questions in the exam will be of MCQ and TITA type totaling 100 questions. MCQ are multiple choice questions, for which candidates get multiple answer choices. Each Question has 3 marks and a wrong answer takes away 1 mark. However Type in the Answer questions are exempted from Negative Marking.

CAT exam paper can be Categorised into 3 parts:

Quantitative Ability
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The Verbal Ability section and Reading Comprehension has 34 Questions, Data interpretation-Logical Reasoning section has 32 MCQ questions and Quantitative Ability has 34 MCQ questions totalling up to 100 questions. Each Question has 3 marks and a wrong answer takes away 1 mark.

First things first, know the syllabus. And go through the previous papers to analyse and prepare a comprehensive plan and set priorities according to the importance of different topics across sections.Customise your own study plan based on your strengths and weaknesses. Gauge your preparation from time to time by taking mock tests. Solve questions to check your levels of preparation but not to set any targets. Remember, its ok to have cheat days and relax. But make sure you have a plan and stick to it for the next few months because even Rome wasnt built in a day.


NCERT books will sharpen your basics and you need strong basics for preparing for any entrance examination. Once your basics are in place, because the time period for preparation is quite less, your preparation should be extensive and thorough.

Quantitative Aptitude covers almost 30% of the CAT question paper. QA can be categorised into Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Mathematics. Practise chapter by chapter and develop mental calculations. Like practise more of basic summation, subtraction, fractions and tables. Numbers, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportionality, Time-Distance, Time-Work, Mixtures, Averages, Partnership, Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory, Progression and Series, Line, Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygon, Circles, Ares, Volume, Height and Distance, Coordinate Geometry, Basic Trigonometry are few important topics.

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Because this section involves mathematics and takes most of your time, your focus should be on solving the problems efficiently in the beginning. Even if it takes time, practise upto perfection. Practise as many questions as you can in the conventional way. As and when you get a grip on the subject, you can go for short cuts. Memorise tables, square roots, cube roots, conversion from percent to fraction, etc. Solve sample papers on Mathematics. In the beginning, do not worry about the time it takes. As you practise, you will get the hang of the subject and it will be easier for you.


In Verbal Ability session, command on your English, Grammar, Vocabulary, Understanding of the given paragraph are of more importance. Reading English NewsPaper will also help you in your preparation.

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Read articles from time to time. Follow newspapers, magazines, and watch the news channels and browse the internet to keep yourself updated. You will need a lot of reading to help you in the comprehension section. You will need speed to help you in this section and you can achieve that only by thorough practise and reading. Take time to understand the question because most answers are interlinked.


Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning needs to be practised as much as possible. Comparison of data, Data Analysis, taking clues, interpreting missing data, coming to conclusions and making future projections will be covered under this Category. The questions here are interlinked and so if you get one formula correct, cracking the next few questions will be easy. So it's important to memorise and practise formulae. You should cover topics like Data tables, Data Charts, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Graphs, Data Comparison and Analysis.

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As this is the most tricky section, this needs a lot of practise. Solve as many sample papers as possible to get the hang of the section. Make notes when required. Regular practise can help you understand and solve the questions easily as time goes on.

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Devraj choudhary Student Expert 25th Jan, 2020

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Sampriti Student Expert 25th Jan, 2020
VGSOM IIT Kharagpur requires a minimum of 90 percentile in CAT and it only considers the overall percentile and not the sectional ones. So it may be a little difficult to get a call from there. But since you've a pretty decent CAT percentile so you can still get some very good colleges like
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All of them are good in terms of academics and placements with strong alumni base. So you must try to appear for their GD/PI processes, given that you've registered for them.

Moreover among these colleges also BIM Trichy, BIMTECH Noida and LBSIM Delhi will offer you placement opportunities as good as IIT Kharagpur with an average compensation package of 10-12 lakhs.

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