CAT is undoubtedly the most popular test for aspirants of MBA / PGDM.

CAT Exam 2020

Updated as on June 01, 2020 . The CAT 2020 shall be conducted by IIM Indore, official notification will be released around last week of July 2020 and Registration is expected to begin in 1 st week of Aug 2020. Generally Cat Exam is held in 3 rd /4 th week of Nov but due to Covid 19 pandemic, this year the exam is supposed to be held in 2st week of Dec 2020 tentatively. (Last year CAT 2019 was held by IIM Kozhikode and the dates were released on July 28 th 2019 and the test was conducted on Nov 24th.)

CAT exam is conducted for admission to post graduate management programmes offered at 20 IIMs and other top B Schools of the country. The 20 IIMs include the seven flagship IIMs and 13 newer IIMs. Other than IIMs, FMS Delhi University, JBIMS, UBS Chandigarh, all IIT - Business Schools, DMS NIT, private management institutes like SPJIMR, MDI Gurgaon, NITIE, XIMB, IMT Ghaziabad, IMI Delhi, FORE School, Tapmi, GIM Goa, IRMA, and 100 others accept CAT Score.

 

Check: IIM Admission 2020, Placement 2019, fees, seat and CAT Cut-off || List DMS IIT MBA Admission 2020, placement 2019, Fees, seat and CAT Cut-off

 

The scorecards are made accessible on the CAT website. Candidates may also be intimated individually by SMS. The results are declared by the second week of January.

 


Also read: All about IIM CAP Admission 2020


Important Dates (Tentative)

 

Event
Dates
CAT Exam 2020 Notification
Last week of July 2020
Application begins
2nd Week of Aug 2020
Application Closed
3rd week of Sep 2020
Admit Card available
1st week of Nov 2020
CAT 2019 Exam
1st week of Dec 2020
CAT 2019 Exam Result
2nd week of Jan 2021
Registration fees
1900 for all other candidates.
Registration fees
950 for SC, ST and PwD candidates

 

More than 2 Lac candidates appear in CAT exam every year. Last year 2.41 Lacs candidates had registered and applied for CAT while 2.09 Lac sat in exam.

 

Eligibility for CAT 2020 : If you have completed Bachelor's degree with 50% marks or completed professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA), or are in the final year of Bachelor's degree you can appear in CAT exam. There is no Age bar to apply and appear for CAT exam.

 

CAT 2020 Exam Pattern : 180 Minutes duration CAT exam will be a computer delivered test will have 100 questions divided in 3 sections of VARC, DILR and Quantitative Ability. 25% No Penalty Questions: Out of 100 questions in CAT 2019, more than 25 questions will not have negative marking. CAT 2019 is divided into MCQ and Non-MCQ type of questions will not carry negative marking. In case any non-MCQ has negative marking, a few MCQs may be changed to no negative marking questions.

 

CAT Year & Number of Questions

VA
DI-LR
Quant
CAT Exam 2019
VARC-34. RC-24, (All MCQs), Verbal-10 (non MCQs)
DILR-32, DI-16, LR-16, MCQs-24, Non-MCQs-8
Total-34. MCQs 23, Non-MCQs-11

Reservation : As per the legal requirements, 15% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates, 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates, 27% for Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “Non-Creamy” layer (NC-OBC), up to 10% for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) candidates and 5% for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD).

List of IIMs with program offered, Fees and placement

IIM
Program offers
Seat
Fees

Placement

(Avg Sal'20)

IIM A
MBA, MBA FABM
450
23
N.A
IIM B
MBA
500
21
N.A
IIM C
MBA
450
21
27.9
IIM L
PGP, PGP SM
450
14
24.35
IIM K'Kode
PGP, PGP FM
475
17.5
23.08
IIM I
PGP, IPM
450+150
16
22.9
IIM Shillong
PGP
210
14
18.
IIM Ranchi
PGP, PGPHRM
240
15.3
15.11
IIM Raipur
PGP
280
14.6
15.3
IIM Rohtak
PGP, IPM
210+150
15.2
13.7
IIM Kashipur
MBA, MBA Ana
180+60
15.2
13.
IIM Trichy
PGP
210
18
14.96
IIM Udaipur
MBA
180
14.1
N.A
IIM Amritsar
MBA
120
12
12.65
IIM N'pur
MBA
120
13.75
13.1
IIM V
PGP
120
13.65
13.08
IIM Sirmaur
MBA
120
11.75
N.A
IIM S'pur
PGP
120
10
N.A
IIM BG
PGP
120
10.6
N.A
IIM Jammu
MBA
120
13.2
10.6

 

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