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MBAUniverse.com News Desk |
July 30, 2020
CAT 2020 will be held on November 29 and Registrations will start on August 5. CAT 2020 Notification was released on July 29 along with the launch of official CAT 2020 website. CAT Exam Testing Mode will remain same. However, IIM Indore has cautioned that all dates are subject to COVID 19 situation.
CAT 2020 Notification Release

Its official now! As highlighted by MBAUniverse.com on July 20, CAT 2020 will be held on November 29 and Registrations will start on August 5. CAT 2020 Notification was released on July 29 along with the launch of official CAT 2020 website. CAT Exam Testing Mode will remain same. However, IIM Indore has cautioned that all dates are subject to COVID 19 situation.

Here are 4 Important Dates for CAT 2020 that you must take note of:

  • CAT 2020 Registration Starts on August 5, 2020
  • CAT 2020 Registration Ends on September 16, 2020
  • CAT 2020 Admit Card Download Begins on October 28, 2020
  • CAT 2020 Test Day is November 29, 2020

MBAUniverse.com was the first media platform in India to have announced the CAT date much in advance. In MBAUniverse.com Interview with Prof Himanshu Rai, IIM Indore Director, released on July 20, Prof Rai had shared that CAT 2020 will be held in November end. MBAUniverse.com also published on July 16 that Professor Harshal Lowalekar, Faculty for Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques area at IIM Indore, is the Convener of CAT 2020.

IIM Indore has clarified that CAT 2020 dates are subject to COVID Situation and Government Announcements. “The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020 is to be conducted taking into account the COVID-19 crisis. The information provided on the CAT 2020 website is contingent upon the decisions and directions issued from time to time by the Central, & State governments, and CAT Group. Candidates are advised to regularly check CAT websites for further information” says IIM Indore.

So, what should be your next step? Read this step by step guide to CAT Registration process and get ready for Registration.

The following are the salient features of CAT 2020:

  • CAT 2020 will be conducted on November 29, 2020 (Sunday) in two sessions.
  • Registration for CAT 2020 will open on August 5, 2020 and will close on September 16, 2020.
  • CAT 2020 will be conducted in test centres spread across approximately 156 cities.
  • Candidates will be given the option to select six test cities in order of preference. Cities and centres will be assigned to the candidates only after the last date for CAT 2020 registration.
  • The concerned authorities will try their best to assign candidates to their first preferred city. In case this is not possible, they will be assigned a city following their given order of preference. In the rare case that a candidate is not allotted any of the preferred cities, he/she will be allotted an alternate city. However, candidates will not be able to select the session because it will be assigned randomly.
  • Candidates must pay the registration fee through online payment modes only, which will include credit cards, debit cards and net banking.
  • After submission of the application, candidates will be permitted to download their examination admit card from October 28, 2020 onwards, till the date of the test.
  • The duration of the test will be 180 minutes. There will be three sections:
  • Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
  • Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
  • Section III: Quantitative Ability
  • Candidates will be allotted exactly 60 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.
  • Some questions in each section may not be of multiple-choice type. Instead, direct answers will have to be typed on the screen. The tutorials will clearly explain this. Also, we will allow use of a basic on- screen calculator for computation.

Remember, Common Admission Test or CAT 2020 is the mandatory entrance exam for admission to MBA/PGDM 2021-23 batch in all the 20 IIMs, FMS Delhi, SPJIMR Mumbai, MDI Gurugram, IMI New Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad, JBIMS Mumbai and 500 + B-schools in India. This year the responsibility to convene CAT is assigned to IIM Indore. Last year IIM Kozhikode conducted CAT exam. CAT is a computer-based exam of three hours duration with 100 questions divided into three sections. There is steady rise in number of CAT exam takers during last three years. There were 199,632 test takers in CAT 2017 which increased to 209,405 in CAT 2018 and to 209,926 test takers in CAT 2019.

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