CAT 2020: Admit Card, Exam Date, Exam Pattern & Exam Syllabus

CATCAT 2019/2020 Admit Card will be available on 23rd October 2019. CAT is widely known as the Common Admission Test conducted nation-wide on the instruction of (IIMK). The CAT (Common Admission Test) is conducted by the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode.

Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national level entrance exam organized by IIMK on a rotational basis every year. The exam brings a definite purpose to the aspiring candidates in the PG Management courses. There is a diverse range of IIM which offers the MBA above courses.

A number of private and government management institutions provide admission into MBA programs through CAT scores. In this article, students will get to know the details related to CAT 2020.

CAT 2019/2020 Notification – Admit Card Available on 23rd Oct

NewCAT 2019 Admit Card will be available on 23rd October 2019. Click Here to Check Admit Card Details.

NewCAT 2019 Exam Date has been Announced by IIM Kozhikode. Click Here to Check Exam Details.

CAT 2020 Quick Links

Latest Applications For Various UG & PG Courses Open 2020:

    1. Manipal University 2020 Admission Open For UG & PG Courses. Apply Now
    2. UPES, Dehradun – Enroll Yourself for the Academic Year 2020. Apply Now
Notification (Released)Click Here
Important Dates (Announced)Click Here
Application/Registration Form  (Started)Click Here
How to Fill Application Form (Available)Click Here
Admit Card (Available soon)Click Here
Answer Key Click Here
Result Click Here
Cut OffClick Here
Counseling/Admission ProcedureClick Here
SyllabusClick Here
Exam PatternClick Here
Preparation TipsClick Here
Participating InstituteClick Here

CAT 2020 Highlights

Exam NameCAT
Exam Full FormCommon Admission Test
Exam TypesPG Level
Exam LevelNational
Exam CoursesMBA/ PGDM Courses Management
Conducting BodyIndian Institute of Management Kozhikode
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOnline (CBT)
Exam Date24th November 2019
Exam Duration03 Hours
Official Websitewww.iimcat.ac.in
Helpline033-24679178
Email[email protected]

CAT 2019 Important Dates

Check all the dates of CAT 2020 including the application dates, admit card release date, Exam Date, Result date, etc.

EventsDates (Announced)
Release of CAT 2020 Notification26 July 2019
Starting of Online Registration7th August 2019
Last date to fill the Application Form25th September 2019
Image correction window opens28th Sep. – 30th September 2019
Mock Test3rd week of October 2019
Release of Admit Card23rd October 2019
CAT Exam24th November 2019
Release of Answer Key1st week of December 2019
Announcement of Results2nd week of January 2020

CAT 2020 Application Form

Check the details of Application form of CAT 2020 below:

  • The application form will be filled in large number for pursuing various MBA courses.
  • The CAT 2019 Application form becomes accessible from the 7th of August 2019.
  • The registration process is expected to end on 25th September 2019 (Extended).
  • To begin the registration, aspirants should check the website for the link.
  • Candidates can be Edit Application for Photo & Sign from 28th September – 30th September 2019.
  • Fill up each data as per specification over the application form. The aspirant’s password and ID no will be created on the page.
  • Attach the primary information including your details, study qualification and many more.
  • Attaching the scanned image of passport size photo and signature along with other relevant details is commendable.
  • Submit the application fee online and keep the hard copy of the CAT 2020 Application Form.

CAT 2020 Application Fee

  • The application Fee which charges the General and NC-OBC aspirants is RS.1900
  • The Reserved aspirants (SC/ST) will require submitting RS.950
  • Make sure to pay the fee by the online process includes credit card, debit card, and net banking.
CategoryApplication Fee
Unreserved CandidatesRs.1900
ST/SC/PWD candidatesRs.950

Application Correction

The institution will provide the installation of correction in the application. The full details of the correction are mentioned below:

  • The Application Correction will be Started on 28th September – 30th September 2019.
  • The correction will be made only in some details.
  • Last year, the correction will only be allowed for certain personal details, such as an address, category, sex, work experience, educational information, city preferences, city exam preferences. etc.
  • If the candidates have made mistakes in the personal data, other personal data, the communication address, the downloaded documents, they must register again with a new email identifier.
  • The candidates will make the correction through the user identification and password.

CAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria 

Qualification– Aspirants are required to complete their Bachelor degree with any relevant course from the reputed university.

Marks– In the exam, aspirants need to get at least 50% of the marks which applies to General categories, and 45% of the marks need to be obtained by SC/ST and PwD.

Appearing Applicants– If the willing candidates are still in their final year of the exam or have acquired the qualifying degree will be considered for the CAT 2020 Exam.

Other Qualification– Those who are bearing CA/CS/ICWA degrees will be considered for the exam.

  • Qualifying Exam: Applying candidate must have passed his/her Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized board or university.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidate must have passed his/her qualifying exam with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. For the candidates belonging to ST/SC/PWD category must have passed with a minimum of 45% marks.
  • Age Criteria: There will be no lower or upper age limit prescribed for appearing in CAT exam.
  • Candidates who possess an equivalent exam degree recognized by MHRD, Government of India (including AMICE of the Institution of Civil Engineers) are also eligible.
  • Appearing candidates: Candidates appearing in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent can also apply.

CAT 2020 Exam Pattern 

  • The CAT 2020 Exam will be a Computer Based Test(CBT) that is online.
  • The timing of the exam will be 180 minutes.
  • In the question paper, there will be two sets of questions- Objective and Subjective.
  • The exam paper will comprise of 100 questions.
  • For the correct response, three marks are given.
  • Exam Mode and Date: CAT 2020 exam will be conducted in the 4th week of November 2019 in online (CBT) mode.
  • Number and Type of Questions: The exam will contain a total of 100 questions. The questions asked will be of an objective and subjective type.
  • Total Marks: The exam will be of total 300 marks.
  • Time Duration: Time duration of 180 minutes will be allotted to complete the paper.
  • Marking Scheme: For every correct response, 3 marks will be given. -1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

For incorrect response, one mark is removed.

SectionNo. of QuestionDurationTotal Marks
Quantitative Ability3460 Min102
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension3460 Min102
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning3260 Min96
Total100180 Min300

CAT 2020 Syllabus 

  • Aspirants will need to get through the mock test to comprehend the syllabus and exam pattern.
  • The questions will cover the topics given below.
  • There is no specific syllabus for CAT Exam.
  • For obtaining good marks, aspirants will need to prepare for the exam.
  • The syllabus comprises four parts- Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability & English, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability or Mathematics.

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC):

Reading Comprehension: Includes comprehension passages of average duration, ranging from 250 to 500 words. The question will be formulated directly and inferentially.

Use in English: Includes questions of grammar and verbal reasoning, such as Fill in blanks, Grammar, Correction of sentences, Oral reasoning, Synonyms, Antonyms, etc.

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DI & LR):

Data Interpretation: Bar Graph, Data Sufficiency, Combination of Graphs, Line Graph, Caselet, Pie Chart, Tables, etc,

Logical Reasoning: Blood Relations, Binary Logic, Matching Puzzles, Clocks, and Calendars, Seating Arrangement, Family Tree, Proposition, Venn Diagram, Statements, Sets, Syllogism, etc.

Mathematics or Quantitative Ability (QA):

Number System, Algebra, Geometry, Higher Maths, Arithmetic, Modern Mathematics, Mensuration, Trigonometry, etc.

Preparation Tips

Candidates should consult some preparation tips and tips on how to prepare for the CAT exam:

  • First, understand the pattern of the exam and the curriculum through the question papers from previous years and the official guidelines.
  • Study material and reliable books.
  • Take brief notes on tips and important topics.
  • Avoid unhealthy foods/drinks and stay fit and healthy.
  • Try to solve a simulated test online every day.
  • Review each section of the exam in a week.

CAT 2020 Admit Card 

  • The admit card for CAT 2020 will be produced by the online process at the website.
  • The admit card will only be provided to the aspirants who have registered for the exam and submitted the fee.
  • It will be available for downloading by online, and there is no other way to access it.

The admit card must have the sign bearing a resemblance to the one given at the time of registration. Since no student has permission to provide the exam so it must regularly be carried during the exam. The admit card will incorporate the aspirant’s name, rolls no, exam date, PWD status, etc.

The answer key will bear the correct answers to the ones asked in the exam. It will be produced to post the exam. They will be able to make an estimation of the marks in the examination.

CAT Cut Off 2020

  • The program of admission to the management program will be based on the CAT 2020 cut marks. Check here the launch date, the mode, the previous year, etc.
  • The cut will be launched after a few days of online review in the last week of November 2020.
  • Rest will be announced according to categories, sections, and IIM.

Check last year’s marks:

InstitutionsCategories
GeneralNC-OBCSCSTDA/PwD
IIM, Ahmedabad8075706070
IIM, Bangalore9080757575
IIM, Calcutta>90>85>70>70>70
IIM, Kozhikode9080655555
IIM, Indore9080605050

CAT Answer Keys 2020

The correction key and the CAT question document will be published in the first week of December 2020. Applicants will receive the CAT 2020 response code only in online mode on the website.

Candidates will question the answer key by completing the objection form and presenting it on the last date. The answer key and the questioned document can be verified by logging in with the user ID and password.

CAT 2020 Result

  •  The result will be made known to the students in the second week of January 2020. The CAT Score Card has to be downloaded by providing the date of birth and roll no.
  • The aspirants may load the result through the link available at the website.
  • The copy of the result has to be brought to the counseling center.

After the result, the merit list is put up on the website which is made on the scores and ranks obtained in the exam. The result will be made of total marks, ranks, status, etc. CAT 2020 Cut Off will be generated on the website after the announcement of the result. The cut off will rely upon son several factors including the number of seats, number of seats, difficulty of questions, etc.

CAT 2020 Counselling 

  • The CAT 2020 Counselling wills are held after the result is published on the official website.
  • Each college will have their admission procedures such as IIM.
  • The admission will be taken as per cut off which is generated through IIMs.

They will need to go through several rounds including Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI), and Written Ability Test (WAT). The selected students are invited for admission round after the announcement of the result. They need to appear at the counseling center with the necessary documents and certificates and scrutinize them. They are allotted the selection letter, and they will need to submit the counseling fee for the selection of choices as college and course. During seat distribution, they will be provided with a seat for a particular course at college.

Those who remain absent during counseling will not be considered for admission and the seat owned by them will be given to some other student.

CAT 2020 Admission Procedure

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    1. Manipal University 2020 Admission Open For UG & PG Courses. Apply Now
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There will be no centralized advice made by the installation. Each school has its own eligibility and admission criteria (including school thresholds and relative weight) for admission to management courses. Each IIM will send visiting letters directly to the shortlisted candidates. The selection criteria for preselection vary from IIM to IIM.

After the CAT qualification exam, candidates must take the written aptitude tests (WAT), group discussion (GD) and personal interview (PI). Admission will be based on the applicant’s previous academic performance, relevant work experience and the pre-selection of candidates.

Shortlisted candidates will be intimated by various IIMK and participating institutions. Candidates have to appear for Written Ability, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview rounds at the allotted institutions within the prescribed time period.

If you have any other questions about CAT 2020, you can write your queries in the comments box below.

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