CAT exam 2020 or the Common Admission Test is a computer-based MBA entrance test for admissions into the IIMs and several other prestigious B-Schools in the Country.
CAT exam is conducted every year by the IIMs on a rotational basis and CAT exam 2019 was conducted by IIM Kozhikode and the results are expected in January 2020.
The CAT 2020 date and the registration details are expected to be released by July last week. Some of the main details of CAT 2020 like what is CAT exam and CAT 2020 are explained below.
Important Date of CAT Exam 2020
|CAT Exam 2020 Conducting Institute||IIM|
|CAT Exam Mode||Only Online|
|CAT Exam Date 2020||November 2020 (tentative)|
|CAT Exam Question Types||MCQs and TITA (Type In The Answer)|
|CAT Application Mode||Online Only|
CAT is a highly competitive exam and almost a quarter of a million students appear for it every year. Only a handful of the total applicants make it their preferred institute. For the CAT exam, it is important to note certain details before registration. The important exam details that should be checked are:
- What is CAT Exam?
- CAT Exam Date
- CAT Exam Eligibility
- CAT Exam Pattern
- CAT Syllabus
- CAT Registration
- Eligibility Verification
- Admission Process
All these details about the CAT are explained below. Before going to the CAT exam details, it is important to note what the CAT exam actually is and why is it important.
CAT Exam 2020 Highlights
|Exam Name||Common Admission Test (CAT)|
|Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|Exam Duration||180 minutes|
|Exam Pattern||100 questions in MCQ and non-MCQ format|
|Exam Fees||Rs 1900 (General category) and Rs 950 (Reserved category)|
|Number of Applications Received||2.44 lakh|
|Exam Purpose||Admission into IIMs, SPJIMR, FMS, MDI, IMT and over 1200
B Schools in India
|No. of Test Cities||156|
|Exam Helpdesk No.||0495-2809219|
CAT Exam 2020 Dates & Events
|CAT 2020 Event Description||Event Date (Tentative)|
|CAT Exam Online Registration Start Date||August 2020 (First week)|
|CAT Exam Online Registration Close Date||September 2020 (Last week)|
|CAT Admit Card Release Date||October 2020 (3rd week)|
|CAT exam Date||November 2020 (Last week)|
|CAT Exam Result Declaration||2nd Week of January, 2020|
Pattern of Exam
The paper pattern for the CAT has changed several times in the past. For the last 2 years, the pattern has remained the same with respect to the total marks and no. of sections. A brief detail about the pattern is given.
|Total Questions in CAT Exam||100|
|Total Duration||180 Minutes|
|Negative Marking||-1 for Each Incorrect Attempt|
|Sectional Details||Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability
& Reading Comprehension,
and Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation.