- Indian Institute of Management, Indore opened the CAT 2020 application correction window in online mode on September 27 at 10 am and the last date to edit the photo, signature or test city preferences is September 29. Meanwhile, IIM Indore has introduced a change in the CAT exam pattern wherein the CAT exam time has been reduced from three hours to two hours. CAT 2020 exam will be held on November 29, 2020 in morning session (8:30 AM – 10:30 AM), afternoon session (12:30 PM – 2:30 PM) and evening session (4:30 PM – 6:30 PM). The sectional time limit has also been reduced from 60 minutes to 40 minutes.
Candidates could complete their
CAT 2020 registration
till September 23. According to the IIM Indore Director, Himanshu Rai, approximately 2.3 lakh candidates have registered for the exam.
CAT 2020 Mock Test
will be released in the last week of October. CAT is a computer based test for admissions to 20 IIMs, IITs, FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, IMI, JBIMS & 500plus Bschools across the country.
will be conducted in 156 cities across India.
Latest : Correction window of
CAT 2020 registration
to open on September 27.
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IIM Indore has introduced changes in
CAT 2020 exam pattern
IIM Indore will facilitate the CAT 2020 admit card download from October 28. CAT 2020 result will be announced in the second week of January 2021. CAT scores will be valid for one year only. IIM selection process includes CAT scores and qualifying in WAT, GD and PI. More than 2,40,000 students had registered for the CAT exam in 2019.
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Common Admission Test is the full form of CAT. It is a computer based test held by one of the six designated Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) in rotation. Cat exam for what - IIM and other MBA admissions are through the exam. CAT exam is designed to gauge the quantitative ability, verbal ability and reading comprehension, data interpretation and logical reasoning skills of the candidates who appear for it to try for admissions at the
and other leading BSchools. CAT exam scores are used not just by the IIMs but also by the
Indian Institutes of Technology
which also offer MBA programmes.
Full name of the exam
Common Admission Test
Periodicity of CAT exam
Once a year
CAT exam type
Computer based national level exam
CAT 2020 exam date
November 29, 2020
CAT eligibility and age
CAT exam pattern
Questions: 100 Multiple Choice Questions
Duration: 2 hours
Sections in CAT exam with number of questions
CAT 2020 application fee
Rs. 2000 (general category); Rs 1000 (reserved category)
376 centres across 156 cities (2019). Students have to choose 6 cities instead of 4.
CAT Participating Institutes and score using institutes
20 IIMs, IITs, MDI, FMS, SPJIMR, JBIMS and more than 500 management schools in the country
Admission Process after CAT exam
Separate applications to all IIMs and other MBA colleges. However, students do not need to pay a separate application fee for IIM admissions.
December 31, 2021
Mistakes in the application form can be corrected through CAT application correction window which has now opened on September 27. To make the corrections, they must login and rectify the details and submit them in the CAT exam 2020 registration form. Students should note that not all fields can be corrected. Candidates will be allowed to make changes in their scanned image, signature and test city preference if required. No other correction in the application form of CAT 2020 will be allowed to be made. Last date to edit the CAT Registration Form is September 29 till 5:00 p.m.
The notification has mentioned that CAT 2020 will be held in 374 exam centres across 156 cities in the country. Candidates must choose six test cities while filling the CAT 2020 registration form. The CAT 2020 test centre allotted will be mentioned on the admit card/hall ticket with complete address details and the location code. The list of states and the number of CAT 2020 test cities are given below
CAT Exam Centres and States
IIM Indore has announced that CAT 2020 exam date is November 29. CAT exam dates are mentioned in the table below. Candidates can use the same to keep track of the important CAT exam events and plan their preparation.
Release of CAT 2020 notification
August 2, 2020.
CAT registration dates
August 5 to September 23, 2020
Application correction date
September 27 to 29, 2020
Mock test release date
October last week, 2020
Issue of CAT admit card 2020
October 28, 2020
November 29, 2020 to be held in tree sessions.
Morning session (8:30 AM – 10:30 AM),
afternoon session (12:30 PM – 2:30 PM) and evening session (4:30 PM – 6:30 PM), on
November 29, 2020
Release of candidate's response sheet
First week of December 2020
Release of CAT answer key 2020
Second week of December 2020
CAT 2020 result date
Second week of January 2020
Validity of CAT Score
Till December 31, 2021
IIM Indore has released CAT 2020 application for rm on August 5 in online mode. The last date of CAT exam 2020 registration was September 23. Steps to fill CAT application form are given below:
Step 1 - Generate CAT user id and password
Step 2 - Use CAT 2020 Registration Login and fill details
Step 3 - Upload required documents and images
Step 4 - Pay the CAT exam fee through debit card/ credit card or net banking and submit.
SC, ST and PwD candidates
All other candidates
No. of Registrations
No. of Test Takers
There has been a change in the exam pattern of CAT 2020 as per the official CAT notification. According to the new paper pattern of CAT, the exam will be held in three sessions. Each session will be of two hours instead of three hours and sectional time limit is 40 minutes. One important factor in CAT 2020 preparation is the knowledge of how the CAT exam paper is like. Every aspirant has to know how many sections, subjects, types of questions, marking scheme etc to crack the exam. Check the CAT 2020 exam pattern detailed in the table below to know this and more.
CAT exam duration
2 hours; 40 minutes for each section. Candidates cannot move from one section to the other randomly. They can move to another section after completing one.
Mode of the CAT 2020 exam
Computer based test
Total number of questions asked and type
100 Multiple Choice Questions
CAT exam subjects
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR)
3 marks for every correct answer and - 1 mark for every wrong answer. No negative marking for non-MCQs or TITA (Type In The Answer) questions
One way to cement preparation is to test what a candidate has studied. This is where the previous year question papers of CAT and sample papers as well as mock test play a role. CAT exam question papers of previous years must be solved by the candidates as it will help them to analyse the level of their prepration.
CAT Question Papers with Answer Key
Applicants appearing for the exam must meet the CAT 2020 eligibility criteria which include academic qualifications, age and nationality and other parameters as given below:
How to prepare for CAT 2020? Big question that is asked by most aspirants. However, there is no simple answer or shortcut for CAT preparation. It involves not just knowing CAT exam details but also checking out CAT subjects, books, tips from experts, CAT toppers and constantly solving CAT exam papers. The below table has been compiled keeping all these aspects in mind. Aspirants can use this concrete CAT 2020 preparation plan to ace the exam.
CAT Syllabus – Resources, Books and Materials
A crucial need to ace CAT exam 2020 is having the right CAT preparation material on hand. Now, most of these can be bought or even referred online. These cover the entire CAT syllabus and are a must for every CAT exam aspirant.
CAT Preparation Strategy – 1 Year to Last Minute
It is well known that the CAT exam preparation strategy differs from stage to stage. A one year preparation would need different handling while the monthly preparation would need different strategy. The reason being that as time passes, students may get familiar with the subjects, topics and would need more revision and practice than studying.
What is the best way to prepare for CAT 2020?
Every student has a method of preparation. Each aspirant has his/her own limitations and way of working and studying. This is why CAT preparation strategy matters if one has to crack the exam. The various types of CAT preparation strategies are given below suitable for all types of aspirants appearing for CAT exam.
CAT Preparation Tips – Toppers and Experts
Most toppers who have cracked the CAT exam have some or other other personal experiences, tips that helped in this journey of theirs. Mentors also experts who have coached many such aspirants know strategies to prepare for CAT that help. While the fact is that most have succeeded with a lot of hard work and dedication, one can always see if there is some tip that may help in CAT preparation 2020. Check such experts and toppers just to be motivated, understand some good tips and aim for the best results.
IIMs don't specify any particular CAT exam syllabus. The CAT 2020 syllabus given below is based on the
CAT exam analysis
of the past years. Candidates can also download the
CAT syllabus pdf
to keep it handy during preparation.
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR)
Number Systems, LCM & HCF,
Synonyms Antonyms (Vocabulary Based)
Caselets and Tables
Profit, Loss & Discount, Percentages
Grammar or English Usage
Bar Graphs and Column Graphs
Speed, Time & Distance, Time & Work
Correction in Sentence
Simple & Compound Interest
Fill in the blanks
Line Charts & Pie Chart
Ratio & Proportion, Averages
Combination of two or more types linked to each other
Logarithm, Binomial Theorem
Number and Letter Series
Coordinate Geometry & Mensuration, etc.
Jumbled Paragraph and Close Passage
Calendars, Cubes and Clocks
Complex Numbers, Quadratic & Linear Equations
Sequences & Series, Surds & Indices,
Analogies and Reverse Analogies
Seating Arrangement, Syllogism
Probability, Permutation and Combination
Logical Matching, Connectives. Sequence
Set Theory, Functions & Geometry,
Mixtures & Allegations, Trigonometry
Facts Inferences Judgements, etc.
Blood Relations, etc
The official mock test of CAT 2020 will be released on October 16. CAT mock test gives a true picture of the test. While IIMs only give one or two mock tests, candidates can get these on the net from various coaching centres and otherwise too. CAT mock tests should be an integral part of preparation as this allows students to know how exactly to time their answers, navigation between sections and more. The
CAT official mock test
(2019) can be used in the meantime to understand how the test goes.
IIMs have a separate mock test for PwD candidates. These candidates get twenty minutes extra for each section and need to complete CAT 2020 in four hours or 240 minutes. So the CAT mock test for PwD is released separately along with the regular one. The 2019
official CAT mock test for PwD
candidates can be used for practice in the meantime.
It is mandatory for all candidates to carry and show the CAT 2020 admit card at the exam hall while appearing for the exam. CAT admit card 2020 can be downloaded by registered candidates from October 28 after entering their login details. The admit card of CAT 2020 will mention the exact address of the test centre and CAT exam day instructions to be followed . CAT hall ticket must be printed on A4 size paper. Any mistakes or discrepancies in the CAT hall ticket must be rectified by writing an email to the authorities at
or calling them on 1800-266-3549.
Candidates must bring with a valid government identity proof along with the hall ticket
A Medical certificate is mandatory if the candidate requires a scribe
CAT 2020 dress code specifies that plain pullovers, sweaters, cardigans without pockets are permitted inside the test centre
Candidates with a metal implant, pacemaker, etc. in their body must bring the medical certificate to the CAT test centre.
Some instructions are given for CAT exam by the authority and these are printed on the admit card. All candidates appearing for the exam must follow them.
CAT 2020: 10 Dos and Don'ts for the exam day
are a compilation of the instructions to be followed by candidates. Also the other important pointers to note are
CAT 2020 Mistakes you must avoid on exam day
Post exam, CAT 2020 exam analysis will be provided for the overall and sectional papers. CAT exam analysis from students who have appeared for the exam will be available. In addition, in depth CAT 2020 exam analysis by experts from the coaching institutes will also be available after the exam concludes. The difficulty levels of the exam and expected cutoffs can be gauged from this analysis.
All candidates who have appeared for the exam can download their CAT 2020 response file after it is released by IIMs in the first week of December by entering the CAT login id and password. The response file of CAT 2020 will mention the answers which the candidate gave to a particular question. The details of the unanswered questions will also be given.
IIMs is expected to release the final CAT 2020 answer key in online mode around December 12. The final answer key will contain the correct responses to the questions asked in the test. Candidates can challenge it within a stipulated time with proof in support of their claim. They will be required to pay Rs 1200 per question. The authorities will refund the amount only for all challenges found correct. Candidates can gauge their probable CAT 2020 score.
Candidates can know their qualifying status in the second week of January when the authorities release the CAT 2020 result. To download their CAT 2020 scorecard, aspirants must use their registered CAT ID and password. The scorecard of CAT 2020 will contain sectional and overall scaled scores and percentiles. Candidates must take the print out of the CAT result 2020 and keep it safely till the completion of the admission process. CAT scorecard will be valid for a year.
Since the CAT exam is conducted in three slots, the equivalence of the papers is ensure through the normalization process adopted by the IIMs. The details of the CAT 2020 normalization process are given on the official website. The CAT normalization process takes adjustment for location and scale differences of score distributions across different forms into account before the normalizing the scores. Achieved CAT scaled scores will be converted into percentiles to shortlist candidates for selection. The overall scaled score is computed by adding scaled scores of the three sections.
Once the exam concludes, candidates are curious to know about the likely percentile which they would score. The CAT 2020 percentile predictor is a tool which can be used by the candidates to know their probable percentile. BY using this tool, candidates will be able to know their overall and sectional score even before the announcement of CAT result. By knowing the percentile well in advance, candidates will get an idea as to which IIMs and other B-schools they can apply to. By judiciously using the CAT percentile predictor, candidates will be able to prepare for the next round of selection.
The minimum qualifying marks which are required by the candidates to be eligible for next round of selection are referred to as the CAT 2020 cutoff. The minimum percentile is generally referred to as the CAT cutoff 2020. Some of the important factors which are taken into account while determining the CAT cutoff 2020 are the overall difficulty level of the entrance exam, the total number of candidates who appeared for the entrance test, the seats that are offered in different programmes.
Expected Cutoff of CAT
DMS, IIT Delhi
SJMSOM, IIT Bombay
National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai
DMS, IIT Madras
Candidates who clear the entrance exam will have to participate in the selection procedure of CAT 2020 that include shortlisting of candidates by the IIMs for the next round of selection. IIM will comprise Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI). Some of the important components of CAT 2020 selection procedure include academic performance of the candidates at the school and college level, gender, requisite work experience etc. The respective IIMs determine their own cutoff on the basis of which they shortlist the candidates and also allocate weightage to different sections.
All the IIMs and the management institutes follow the reservation criteria that has been laid down by the candidates. The category wise reservation percentage is given below in the table:
ST (Scheduled Tribe)
PWD (Person with Disability)
OBC-NC (Other Backward Class – Non-Creamy Layer)
SC (Scheduled Caste)
Candidates must understand that CAT participating institutes are of two types- IIIMs and Non- IIMs. About 115 CAT 2020 participating institutes allow admission to their MBS and postgraduate programmes. Non-IIMs have to apply to the conducting IIM before being declared one of the CAT participating institutes. 20 IIMs and other institutes like 6 IITs, NITs, IISc Bangalore, JNU, IPU, IMT Ghaziabad, MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai to name a few use CAT scores.
Name of the institute
IIM Admission Criteria
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
PGP, PGP-FABM, ePGP
IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2020-22
Indian Institute of Management Amritsar
IIM Amritsar Admission Criteria 2020-22
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
PGP, PGPEM, PGPPM, PGPBA
IIM Bangalore Admission Criteria 2020-22
Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya
IIM Bodh Gaya Admission Criteria 2020-22
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2020-22
Indian Institute of Management Indore
IIM Indore Admission Criteria 2020-22
Indian Institute of Management, Jammu
IIM Jammu Admission Criteria 2020-22
Indian Institute of Management Kashipur
IIM Kashipur Admission Criteria 2020-22
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
PGP, PGP-BL, PGP-F, EPGP (Kochi Campus & IL)
IIM Kozhikode Admission Criteria 2020-22
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
PGP, PGP-ABM, PGP-SM
IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria 2020-22
Indian Institute of Management Nagpur
IIM Nagpur Admission Criteria 2020-22
Indian Institute of Management Raipur
IIM Raipur Admission Criteria 2020-22
Indian Institute of Management Ranchi
IIM Ranchi Admission Criteria 2020-22
Indian Institute of Management Rohtak
IIM Rohtak Admission Criteria 2020-22
Indian Institute of Management Sambalpur
Indian Institute of Management, Sirmaur
IIM Sirmaur Admission Criteria 2020-22
Indian Institute of Management Shillong
IIM Shillong Admission Criteria 2020-22
Indian Institute of Management Trichy
PGPM, PGPBM, PGPM-HR
IIM Trichy Admission Criteria 2020-22
Indian Institute of Management Udaipur
IIM Udaipur Admission Criteria 2020-22
Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam
IIM Visakhapatnam Admission Criteria 2020-22
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CAT exam is conducted once a year. Its scores are also valid till December 31 of the admission year.
Any graduate who has scored 50% and above will be eligible to sit for the CAT exam 2020. There is no restriction of the stream or age for CAT.
IIM Indore is conducting CAT 2020. It has announced that CAT exam date will be held on November 29 in three sessions.
Yes. IIM Indore is conducting CAT 2020. It has released the CAT 2020 notification and exam dates as well as the information brochure.
You should ideally start preparing as soon as you can as CAT requires more practice for speed and technique improvement. About 6 months of dedicated preparation is enough to crack CAT.
CAT is for admissions to MBA and other PG management programmes at IIMs, IITs, NITs and other leading institutes and universities.
You can attempt the CAT exam only once in a year. There is no age restriction so you can attempt the exam every year.
Yes. For IIM admissions they do. The admission criteria for IIMs is based on not just CAT exam scores but also the academic performance in class 12 and graduation too.
There's no reason not to. CAT syllabus covers topics like reasoning, verbal ability, quantitative aptitude which has got more to do with the way a person thinks and logically applies his/her brain to. The CAT exam does not have any core subjects so a weak student who may be strong in these areas but disinclined to study core subjects may perform well in CAT 2020.
The application fee has increased. Also candidates have to choose 6 exam cities instead of 4.
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As you have not mentioned your home state so considering it as Rajasthan according to your profile.
See it is little bit difficult to predict exactly whether you will get seat in any government medical college or not because different colleges have different cut-offs for State quota and All India Quota. Also, cut-offs are bound to change every year depending upon various factors such as the number of candidates appearing in an examination, the number of candidates qualifying an examination, difficulty level of the paper, and so on.
But if we go through previous years NEET cut-off trends in Rajasthan then there are good chances for you to get seat in some of the GMCs, the reason being is last year the lowest cut-off marks was 564 for Government Medical College, Barmer for Management quota seat under Home State quota for OBC category.
You can check the previous years cut-offs through the link given below :-
To have a list of all those colleges which you can get based upon your marks, category, and state you can use NEET College Predictor:-
I hope this information helps you.
Hope you're doing well.
Your academics are quite strong. MBA colleges such as IIMs, FMS, etc , they look for people who have a good academic record, CAT percentile of more that 95, mostly. And, if you have a good hold of communication skills(professional), you'll surely be preffered.
Apart from CAT preparation, During your Bcom, just focus on your studies and try to keep your CGPA decent and good. Try to engage in extra curricular activities. Work on developing your skills. And, if you have working experience, more preference would be given to you. So, you should do a few internships and if possible get some job experience after completing Bcom. You should follow books like RS agarwal and arun sharma for a good hold of quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning, data interpretation, verbal and nonverbal reasoning.
All the best.
As per your rank in EWS CAT in Banaras Hindu University, you are eligible to get admission in main campus. Also you are more preferable to get admission in affiliated colleges of Banaras Hindu University which offer Msc Zoology. Visit the official website for regular updates regarding counselling and other admission process.
As per the NEET Marks you have secured & your Estimate RANK is 2409, As per marks specified by you and based on the community BC-B Women there is a chance to get MBBS seat in following colleges as per the last year admissions
1. Govt. Medical College Govt. General Hospital Road, Anantapur,
2. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences Putlampalli, Cuddapah District,
3. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences Srikakulam, Srikakulam District,
4. G.S.L.General Hospital & Medical College NH-5, Laxmipuram, Rajahmundry-533294, East Godavari District,
5. Katuri Medical College Katuri Nagar, Chinakondrupadu, Guntur-522019, Guntur District.
As per the last year admissions with last rank admitted in various colleges,
For more details on NEET Cutoff, Fee, Colleges Information on NEET Predictor please refer below mentioned link :
The preparation time totally depends upon your background knowledge and the source and method you are following. It really depends from people to people and 4 months is also good, if you have enough knowledge for preparing according.
In this 4 months you can solve sample paper and solve last years paper.
For more information ,go through the given link below:-
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