CAT Exam Result : Check Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern. MBA Admission 2021

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

Updated as on Jan 02, 2021CAT 2020 results will be declared by on January 02, 2021. CAT Exam 2020 application form submission deadline is extended till Wednesday, Sep 23, 2020. The CAT Exam 2020 shall be conducted by IIM Indore, official notification will be released around last week of July 2020. The Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) will conduct a computer- based Common Admission Test 2020 (CAT 2020) on November 29, 2020 in two sessions. Detailed information on CAT 2020 may be obtained from the CAT website. Application is open now. Cnddaues can check on official website.

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.

READ: MBA Admissions 2021: Application Fees and last date to apply

IIM Indore is the coordinating IIM for CAT 2020. Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM Indore) has released application form and MoU for non-IIM institutes who want to use CAT 2020 score. In order to obtain Non-IIM CAT

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020 examination final answer key has been released on the official website

Professor Harshal Lowalekar, Faculty Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques, is the convener for the Common Admission Test (CAT 2020). 

Know the CAT convenor – Professor (Dr.) Harshal Lowalekar is a Mechanical engineer from Ujjain Engineering College & has been a Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Fellow at W.P. Carey School of Business Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA and completed his Fellow Programme in Management (Production and Quantitative Methods) from IIM A. Presently he is a Professor of Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques at IIM Indore.

CAT Exam Exam Time Changed: The revised duration of the test will be 120 minutes. There will be three sections: Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension; Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and Section III: Quantitative Ability. Candidates will be allotted exactly 40 minutes for answering questions in each section and they will not be allowed to switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section. Tutorials to understand the format of the test will be available on the CAT website from October 2020.

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.

CAT Exam 2020 NotificationJuly 29th, 2020
Application beginsAug 5th, 2020 (Register Now)
Application ClosedSep 23rd, 2020 (Extended)
Admit Card availableOct 28th, 2020 ( Admit Card Download Begins at 10:00 PM )
CAT 2019 ExamNov 29th , 2020
CAT 2019 Exam ResultJan 02, 2021. Declared
Registration fees2000 for all other candidates.
Registration fees1000 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.

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

wdt_IDIIMProgram offersSeatFeesPlacement
1(Avg Sal’20)
3IIM BMBA5002326.18
4IIM CMBA45022527.9
5IIM LPGP, PGP SM4501924.35
6IIM K’KodePGP, PGP FM47517523.08
7IIM IPGP, IPM4501622.9
8IIM ShillongPGP2101418
9IIM RanchiPGP, PGPHRM30015315.11
10IIM RaipurPGP28014615.3
IIMProgram offersSeatFeesPlacement