CAT result 2020 will be declared by IIM in the first week of January 2021. In order to download their CAT 2020 result, candidates will be required to enter their credentials i.e. CAT user ID and password. CAT result 2020 contain details related to candidate's name, contact details, category, photo, registration number, sectional score, overall score, sectional percentile, overall percentile and instructions. CAT result will be available in online mode only on official website. No candidate will receive the hard copy of the CAT 2020 result personally from IIM. Post the declaration of result, IIM shortlisting will begin based on indiviual CAT cut offs. In this article of CAT result 2020, Careers360 provides complete details on the exam dates, steps to check and download the result, details provided on the scorecard, cutoff, main institutes accepting CAT scores, CAP. Along with that, details related to the normalization process, score vs. percentile, cutoff much more is provided in this article. Common Admission Test is India's toughest exam which is conducted once in a year by IIMs. The validity of CAT result 2020 will be one year and qualifying candidates will be able to take admission in CAT 2020 participating institutes across India.

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CAT Result Dates 2020

Candidates must keep themselves updated according to the exam date of the CAT 2020 result. The result of CAT 2020 will be available in the form of a scorecard. Complete details related to the exam dates of CAT 2020 result are given below in this article. CAT 2020 is scheduled to be conducted in the last week of November. Note that the dates are tentative and subject to change.

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CAT Exam Dates 2020:



CAT 2020

Last week of November 2020

Release of CAT 2020 response sheet and question paper

Last week of November 2020

Final Answer key of CAT 2020 Availability

First/Second week of December 2020

Declaration of CAT Result 2020

First week of January 2021

CAT 2020 Selection Process

April to June, 2021

How To Download the Result of CAT 2020

To check their CAT 2020 result, candidates will have to visit the official website i.e. For safety purposes, candidates must keep a copy of the CAT 2020 result with them. After checking the result of CAT 2020, candidates must ensure that they have downloaded and printed the same for future reference. Given below is the step-by-step process of downloading the result of CAT 2020 which can be followed by candidates-

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Step 1: Visit the official website

Step 2: Click on CAT Result 2020 Tab and Enter Login Details

Step 3: Click on “Score Card”

Step 4: CAT 2020 Result will appear

Step 5: Download CAT 2020 result

Let us look at each step one by one carefully:


Step 1: Visit the official website

Candidates need to go to the official site of the Common Admission Test i.e. to check their result of CAT 2020. The link of the article will be provided in this article once it is released by the authorities.

Step 2: Click on CAT Result 2020 Tab and Enter Login Details

Once on the official website, candidates must click on the tab “CAT result 2020” to login. Now they need to enter their CAT user ID and password to proceed further. Make sure to enter correct login credentials else you will not be able to login and may face delay in checking your CAT 2020 result.

Step 3: Click on “Score Card”

After entering login details, click on the visible tab “scorecard”.

Step 4: CAT 2020 Result will appear

The result of CAT 2020 will appear on screen. Candidates are advised to take a picture of the CAT result 2020 for future reference. Check all the details and in case of any discrepancy in the result of CAT 2020, contact the exam conducting body i.e. respective Indian Institute of Management.

Step 5: Download CAT 2020 result

For further selection process of CAT, candidates are advised to download his/her scorecard as will be a proof. Candidates must also download and try to keep extra copies of CAT result 2020 for future reference.

Details Mentioned On CAT Result 2020

Below mentioned details will be visible to candidates in the CAT 2020 result. Note that the result will be in form of a scorecard which will contain the following details-

  • Candidate’s name, contact details

  • Email ID of candidate

  • Candidate’s photo i.e. test day and uploaded at the time of registration

  • Signature of Candidate

  • CAT 2020 registration number

  • PwD status

  • Category

  • Date and time of the test

  • Sectional scaled scores

  • Sectional percentile obtained by candidate

  • Overall scaled score

  • Overall percentile of CAT 2020

  • Instructions related to result of CAT 2020

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How is CAT Result Calculated?

To maintain transparency, IIM releases the CAT Percentile score calculation method of the CAT result. The raw scores obtained by candidates are first converted into scaled scores and then the scaled scores are converted into percentile scores. Note that raw scores will be obtained on the basis of exam pattern of CAT 2020 i.e. three marks will be awarded for correct answer and one mark will be deducted for incorrect answer.

CAT Score Validity- The scores of CAT are valid for one year only.

Analysis of CAT Result (Previous Data)


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Calculation of Scaled Score in CAT 2020

The result of CAT 2020 will contain section wise scaled score and overall scaled. To calculate the scaled score of each section, below-mentioned steps are likely to be followed by IIM in CAT result 2020.

Let us understand the calculation of scaled score with the help of an example -

Step 1: Calculate the mean & standard deviation (SD) of the raw scores in the VARC section for all candidates who will appear in the morning shift.

Let Mean be M1

Let SD be S1

Therefore, G1 = M1 + S1

Step 2: Calculate the mean and the standard deviation (SD) of the raw scores in VARC section for all candidates who will appear in the afternoon shift.

Let Mean be M2

Let SD be S2

Therefore, G2 = M2 + S2

Step 3: Calculate the mean and the standard deviation (SD) of the raw scores in the VARC section for all candidates who will appear for(both morning and afternoon shifts).

Let Mean be M

Standard Deviation be S

Therefore, G = M + S

Step 4: Now calculate the mean raw score in the VARC section of the top 0.1% candidates who will appear in the morning shift & denote it by 𝑀1 0.1

Step 5: Similarly, calculate the mean raw score in the VARC of top 0.1% candidates in the afternoon shift & denote it by 𝑀2 0.1

Step 6: Now calculate the mean raw score in the VARC of top 0.1% candidates appearing in CAT for both morning and afternoon shifts and denote it by 𝑀0.1.


Follow this for all three sections to calculate the scaled score. The total scaled score will be the sum of scaled scores of all three sections i.e. QA, VARC and DILR.

i.e. Total scaled score = Sum of scaled scores of QA, VARC and DILR.

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CAT 2020 Percentile Calculation:

To calculate the CAT percentile 2020, the scaled scores will be used. The process of calculating percentiles will remain the same for all sections. The more the percentile the greater will be the chances of selection. The given below process will be used by IIM to calculate CAT 2020 percentile-

Step 1: Take the total number of candidates who appeared for CAT in both morning and afternoon shifts.

Total no. of candidates = N

Step 2: Assign rank = R, on the basis of the scaled scores obtained by candidates in VARC (can take any of the three) sections of all candidates who will appear for CAT 2020. If two or more candidates will obtain identical scaled scores in the VARC section, identical ranks will be assigned to them.

For example if two candidates obtain the highest scaled score in the VARC section, then both these candidates will be assigned rank 1.

Candidate(s) obtaining the second highest scaled score in the VARC section will be assigned a rank of 3.

Step 3: Now calculate the percentile score (P) of a candidate with rank (r) in the VARC section as shown in the picture below:


Step 4: Now round off the calculated percentile score (P). This can be done up to two decimal points.

For example, all percentile scores greater than or equal to 99.995 will be rounded off to 99.

CAT 2020 Normalization Process

CAT 2020 will be conducted in online i.e. computer-based mode and in different shifts. Hence, it becomes mandatory for IIMs to follow a normalization process to avoid discremination. Normalization process of CAT 2020 will change scale differences of score distributions across different forms. Normalization process is followed by IIMs as it is an established practice for comparing candidate scores across multiple forms. CAT 2020 will also see a normalization process as it is a practice which is done to equate the scores and also to ensure that none of the candidates from either slot will be in an advantaged or disadvantaged position.

CAT 2020 Score Vs Percentile

Score of CAT 2020 simply will be the marks allotted to candidates on the basis of the marking scheme of CAT i.e., the total marks obtained by candidates in all sections. Whereas, percentile of CAT 2020 will be the relative scores which will indicate the rank of candidates. On the basis of previous year CAT results, the expected score and percentile of CAT are given below in tabular form:

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CAT Cutoff 2020

The minimum percentile required to be obtained by candidates to enter the next round of selection process will be called as cutoff of CAT 2020. While calculating the cutoff of CAT 2020 certain factors such as difficulty level of CAT, number of candidates appearing for exam, seat intake, previous year cutoff etc., are considered. Given below is the IIM’s cutoff of CAT 2020 in tabular form which can be referred by candidates.

IIM’s CAT Cutoff 2020 (Expected)


Cutoff of CAT 2020 (Expected)

IIM Ahmedabad

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IIM Bangalore

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IIM Calcutta

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IIM Lucknow

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IIM Indore

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IIM Kozhikode

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IIM Shillong

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IIM Raipur

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IIM Ranchi

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IIM Rohtak

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IIM Kashipur

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IIM Trichy

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IIM Udaipur

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IIM Amritsar

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IIM Bodh Gaya

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IIM Nagpur

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IIM Sambalpur

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IIM Sirmaur

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IIM Visakhapatnam

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IIM Jammu

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IIM Kozhikode Cutoff






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IIM Visakhapatnam Cutoff






IIM Bodh Gaya Cutoff*






IIM Ranchi Cutoff






IIM Kashipur Cutoff*






IIM Udaipur Cutoff






IIM Nagpur Cutoff






Post CAT Result 2020 - Selection Procedure

After IIM will declare the result of CAT 2020, eligible candidates will be able to take part in selection process of IIMs. Apart from IIMs many other top B-School’s will accept CAT scores. Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for WAT, GD-PI rounds i.e. Writing Ability Test, Personal Interview and Group Discussion.

CAT Admission Criteria:

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Common Admission Process (CAP) 2021

Out of the 20 IIMs, it is most likely that around 8 IIMs will conduct a joint admission round. CAP 2021 will consist of two stages - shortlisting for personal appearance round (PA) and final selection. The selection of candidates will be based on the final composite score which will be released category-wise i.e. General, NC-OBC, SC, and ST, PwD, EWS. The dates will be announced soon after the declaration of CAT 2020 result. After the completion of the WAT and PI round a Consolidated Merit List will be issued.

CAP Factors:



CAT Score


WAT Score


PI Score


Profile of candidate




List of Participating IIMs in CAP 2021:

  • IIM Bodh Gaya

  • IIM Jammu

  • IIM Kashipur

  • IIM Raipur

  • IIM Trichy

  • IIM Udaipur

  • IIM Sambalpur

  • IIM Sirmaur

CAT 2019 Statistics:









CAT Toppers 2019

  1. Rahul Gupta

  2. Rishi Mittal

  3. Somansh Chordia

  4. Lakshya Kumar

  5. Rahul Manglik

  6. Anumay Aashish

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CAT Result 2020

Question: When will the selection process of CAT 2020 begin?


As per the exam dates, the selection process of CAT 2020 will begin from April 2021.

Question: Is there any difference between CAT score and CAT percentile?


IIM clearly states that CAT score is the marks obtained by candidates as per the exam marking scheme, whereas percentile shows the position secured by candidates. Read CAT score vs percentile to know complete details.

Question: What was the highest percentage in CAT 2019?


As high as 100 percentile was received by candidates in CAT 2019.

Question: Why is it necessary to keep a copy of CAT 2020 result downloaded?


Selected candidates will have to show a proof that they have qualified CAT 2020. Hence, they are required to keep a copy of CAT 2020 with them at all time to avoid any software failure issues at the end moment.

Question: What if I do not qualify in CAT 2020? Can I re-apply?


To give CAT, there is no restriction set by IIMs. A candidate can appear any many time he/she may want to.

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my overall marks in board is 60%. individually I passed all sub but individually not 50 mark in each pcb but I from obc cat. and gujarat board phy the+pra 39+41 ,bio the +prac 68+36 and che the+prac 41+41 am I eligible for neet 2020 and its counseling?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 25th May, 2020
You needn't score 50% or 40% individually in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. If you belong to OBC, you shpuld score 40% on average in Physics, Chemistry and Biology to be eligible for NEET. With your marks, you will be eligible for NEET 2020. So nothing to be worried about.

my pcb theory +practical 60% I passed 2020 guj board 2020.obc cat. am I eligible for neet 2020

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 24th May, 2020
For a Candidate belonging to OBC, he/she should have completed his/her 12th, passed in all subjects including theory and secure a minimum aggregate of 40% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. This 40% should include Theory and Practicals. With 60%, you have secured marks more than required for your aggregate. And so you are eligible for NEET 2020.

Does Jbims accept CAT score of Mumbai base students?

Shubham Dhane 23rd May, 2020


To get admission in Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai you need to give MAH MBA CET and qualify the exam. Final admission of the candidates will be based on the performance in written test and group discussion. Please click the below link to know more.


im done my gradution with 45.91%an now i want to do mba in retail Management so can you guide me for that and also show me eligibility CAT and CET

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 24th May, 2020

Vicky, CAT is the entrance examination for admission to all the 20 IIMs and over 1000 participating Institutions for their Management programmes. To be eligible for CAT, you should have completed your Graduation in any discipline with a minimum aggregate of 50%. It is 50% for General Category and 45% for Reserved Categories. Now if you belong to General Category, unfortunately you do not qualify for CAT. Regarding CET, ever State has its own CET and so please do help us with the State you belong to.


When to start preparing for CAT, get to admission in Top IIM(ABC)? And preparation strategies.

pritamsingh5798 23rd May, 2020

Hey there

You should start preparing for CAT as soon as possible as few months are left for the exam. CAT has got the largest applicants in india and the toughness of question is also very good in the exam. So

1. There are three sections verbal and reading comprehension, quantitative, LR and DI.

2. Out of three quantitative is the section one should practice a lot as it becomes a deciding factor and students find it tough. Read arun sharma book for quantitative

3. Verbal again arun sharma book is good and besides you can read newspaper editorials etc.

4. LR and DI Arun Sharma book is again fantastic for it. I have suggested his boon as his book is the best and is 1st choice for maximum cat aspirants.

Check the link

Good luck

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