What After CAT 2020 Result? - Are you planning to appear for CAT, but unsure about what after the CAT 2020 result? Every MBA aspiring candidate wants to take admission in IIMs, but they are confused as to what they will have to do after the CAT 2020 result is declared. In this article of what after CAT 2020 result, Careers360 will help you understand what are the basic steps required from your side once the result of CAT 2020 is declared by IIM. Common Admission Test i.e. CAT 2020 will be conducted in online mode tentatively in the last week of November. The CAT 2020 result will be declared in the first week of January 21. Post CAT 2020, the only thought that will occur in the mind of candidates will be “What after CAT result 2020?” The anxiety of candidates is obvious as candidates are willing to know how the further selection process of IIMs is conducted. On the basis of percentile obtained by candidates,they will be called further rounds of WAT, GD-PI rounds.

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What After CAT 2020 Result?

Exam Dates of CAT 2020

The application process of CAT 2020 will begin in the first week of August 2020. According to the CAT 2020 exam dates, the exam will be conducted tentatively in the last week of November. Given below dates are tentative and will be updated accordingly.

CAT Exam Dates 2020:


Tentative Dates

Commencement of Application Process of CAT 2020

First week of August 2020

End of CAT 2020 application process

Third week of September 2020

Admit card release date

Last week of October 2020

CAT 2020

Last week of November 2020

Result Declaration

First week of January 2021

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Steps To Follow - What After CAT 2020 Result?

Once the result is out, the first thing candidates should do is check their CAT 2020 result carefully and find out if any detail is missing. Deciding the next step may become challenging for candidates who will fail as well as candidates who will excel CAT 2020. For those who fail, they either switch to take up any job or decide to re-attempt the CAT exam. Those who excel after performing well in the exam start their preparation for further rounds of admission. The selection process of IIM’s for CAT 2020 will include Written Ability Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds. Nowadays, all B-Schools other than IIMs also conduct WAT, GD PI rounds to provide admission to candidates.

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Major Steps After CAT 2020 Result is Declared:

  • Analyse CAT 2020 Score and Search for Institutes

  • Apply for Admission in B-School - Check Application Deadlines of Colleges

  • Prepare Requisite Documents

  • Specialisation Selection

  • Prepare for WAT-GD-PI (Gear Up for Next Level of Evaluation

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Analyse CAT 2020 Score and Search for Institutes

Test takers will be able to check their CAT 2020 result in online mode on the official website. After receiving their scorecards and checking details on it, candidates must begin their college screening process. They should focus on shortlisting the institutes that they wish to apply to. Any percentage between 90-70 will also help them grab a seat at any Top MBA Colleges in India Accepting CAT.

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Apply for Admission in B-School: Check Application Deadlines of Colleges

Soon after the declaration of the CAT 2020 result, not much time will be available with the candidates to sort out the colleges, fill and submit application forms of colleges before the application process deadline. To assess their performance, candidates can also use CAT Percentile Predictor 2020. So, candidates are suggested to track the best B-Schools and check out their admission process beforehand to avoid last minute delays. Getting a call from IIMs will be a dream come true, but what if not? Hence, it is better to have options rather than wasting the whole year. The next step for candidates would be to look at other major B-Schools apart from IIMs.

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Prepare Requisite Documents

In the counselling round of CAT 2020, apart from CAT result, various other documents will be required by institutes like certificate of graduation, marksheets of 10th and 12th standard, work experience letter (if any). Hence, it becomes necessary for candidates to prepare a list of pre-required documents and make them available beforehand. Moreover, certificates are to be attested.

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Specialisation Selection

While selecting the institute, it is necessary that candidates also select their prefered choice. Most of the candidates first define the college and then select the specialization. While some select colleges on the basis of specialization they wish to choose. Both the approaches are correct. Candidates just need to be clear with what they actually want.

Prepare for WAT-GD-PI (Gear Up for Next Level of Evaluation)

As specified above, after clearing the CAT entrance test, candidates will have to appear for a further selection round. Admission criteria of IIMs and other B-schools include Writing Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI). Some of the institutes may also use Essay Writing as a part of selection. Nowadays, prior work experienced candidates are given more preference and have additional points for that as well. Hence, candidates should focus on preparing themselves for these rounds and learn to master in the preferred skill set. Note that only on the basis of the overall performance i.e. CAT score, WAT, GD-PI, Past Academic Records, work experience, the candidates will be offered admission.

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cat cutoff marks for agribusiness management in IIM lucknow?

harshita sharan Student Expert 27th May, 2020

Hello aspirant,

If you belong to general category, then the cut off for you at Indian Institute of Management Lucknow for Agri business management course is 85 percentile with sectional cut off of 80 percentile.

For more details on IIM Lucknow cat cut off visit the link below:


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I have a 9 CGPA in 10th, 89% in 12th, 5.8 CGPA in B.Com. and 6 CGPA in M.Com. So how much do I need to score in CAT for admission in NIBM, Pune being a General? Also, I have done internships in reputable organisations along with few diplomas.

Anuja 27th May, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

NIBM is one of the finest Institute in India

According to some past year data, the cut off through CAT ranges between 85-90 percentile general category

But the safer score could be more than 90 percentile. As cut off may differ every year depending upon how many candidates appear the exam and difficulty level of the exam

Hope this helps

All the best


i am a ca student My profile Class 10th 10 cgpa Class 12th 95% Bcom (open) 71% Ca cpt AIR 10 Marks 92.5% Ca ipcc 67% Went into depression in feb 2018 Recovered now But lost my interest in ca Now aiming for cat 2020 will i get good iim if I score well in cat?

Yash Dev Student Expert 27th May, 2020

Hello student yes you've a very well academic background you'll definitely get admission in top MBA colleges if you've score good marks in CAT entrance examination and PI. But if your first aim was CA and you've clear till 2nd stage with good score I'll suggest you not to Quit now its okay if you get demotivated for some time but CA course need lot of patience and hard work you're just few step away to become a chartered accountant so ask yourself if you really want to quit or its something else.

Feel free to comment if you have any doubt

Good luck


93% in 10th(ICSE), 84% in 12th(CBSE), 8.0 CGPA in grads(B.E Jadavpur University). Please evaluate my profile for top IIMs through CAT.

Shivang Dubey 27th May, 2020

Hey Mohit

Indian Institute of Management have set criteria for calling candidates for Interview round to which 10th, 12th and Graduation marks contribute. The AR is very crucial for overall CAT score, which is calculated through 0.5*(10th marks) + 1.5*(12th marks) + 2.5*(Graduation marks). [for IIM Ahmadabad]

In your case, you need to score at least 99.5+ percentile in CAT written examination to be called for esteemed and old IIMs'.

Later to which, you will be facing WAP and Personal Interview round, and if you excel in all rounds, your admission would be successful.



harshita sharan Student Expert 27th May, 2020
Hello aspirant,

Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Department of Business Economics and DFS delhi CAT cut off is high and It is around 80-85 percentile for sc students.
The cut of for Master of Business Administration (MBA) in University Business School (UBS CHANDIGARH) is around 65 percentile for sc category students.

However the cut off changes every year so you must try scoring more than the approximate percentile to be on a safer side.

Good Luck
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