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The Common Admission Test is a premium management entrance examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Management's. A computer based test, this is a highly competitive one – It will open the doors for 20 IIMs and more than 100 other top Business schools for MBA aspirants. Around 2.5 lakh candidates take the exam every year for approximately 5000 seats in the IIMs.

The CAT paper comprises questions from three sections – Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, and Logical Reasoning. Registration for the exam has begun from August onwards and the last date of registration Deadline is September, 2020.  Admit cards will be available online too. Candidates can register online only through the official website. It is being predicted that The Indian Institute of Bangalore will be hosting this year’s exam though the decision has not been finalized yet.

In order to appear for CAT, candidates must have acquired a minimum 50% in their graduation or an equivalent CGPA. Eligibility criteria are the same for those appearing from their final year of graduation. The examination is scheduled to be held on 26th November, 2020. Results will be announced by the second week of January 2021.

The duration of the exam would be 180 minutes (3 hours) and it’ll carry 100 questions divided into three sections. Negative marking is given for wrong answers and there will be no marking for the unanswered questions. Keep your eyes on our website for all information regarding CAT 2020. Don’t miss out on any details from now!.

Information to Candidates for CAT 2020

CAT 2020  Application start date- 5th Aug 2020

CAT 2020  Application Deadline End date- 20th September 2020

CAT 2020  Admit card download date- 24th October 2020

CAT 2020  Exam- 24th November 2020

CAT 2020  Result- 7th January 2021

CAT Exam Application Fee

Rs.2000/-, application process is online only

CAT Nov 2020 Exam Pattern

  • 180 Minutes Exam: CAT exam is a computer delivered test of 3 hours duration but it is not an Online Exam
  • 100 Questions: CAT exam will have 100 questions divided in 3 sections of Verbal and reading comprehension, Data interpretation and logical reasoning and Quantitative Ability.
  • 25%-30% are No Penalty Questions: 25 out of 100 questions in CAT 2020, will not have negative marking.
  • Type of Questions: CAT 2020 is divided into Multiple Choice Question and Non-Multiple Choice Question and the Non-MCQs do not carry negative marking. In case any non-MCQ has negative marking, a few MCQs are changed to no negative marking questions.
  • 70-75% Questions with Negative Marking: More than 70% questions in CAT 2020 are of MCQ type and will carry penalty of 1/3 negative marking.

CAT Nov 2020 Exam Syllabus

CAT 2020 Syllabus for VARC with 34 Questions & 102 Marks

CAT English/Verbal Ability:

Reading comprehension, verbal reasoning, syllogisms, analogies, antonyms and synonyms, fill in the blanks, sentence correction, idioms, etc.

CAT 2019 Syllabus for Quant with 34 Questions & 102 Marks

CAT Maths/Quant Ability:

Number systems, geometry, trigonometry, probability, permutation combination, algebra, mensuration, time and work, averages, percentages, profit and loss, quadratic and linear equations, etc.

Syllabus for DILR with 32 Questions & 96 Marks

CAT Data Interpretation:

Interpretation and analysis of data based on text, tables, graphs (line, area), charts (column, bar, pie), venn diagram, etc.

CAT Logical Reasoning:

Clocks, calendars, binary logic, seating arrangement, blood relations, logical sequence, assumption, premise, conclusion, linear and matrix arrangement, etc.