CAT 2020 Result Released: 9 out of 190,144 CAT Takers Score 100 Percentile; IIMs to Announce Shortlist Soon; Check top MBA colleges Available for Admission News Desk |
January 5, 2021
IIM Indore released the CAT 2020 Result on January 2, 2021 at 4 PM. Out of 190144 candidates who appeared in CAT 2020, nine candidates have scored 100 percentile. IIM Indore has now released the complete CAT data with diversity count and announcement of shortlists by IIMs. You can download your CAT Score Card from the official CAT exam website by login with your CAT Id & password
CAT 2020 Result Release

CAT 2020 result was released by IIM Indore on January 2, 2021 at 4 PM instead of earlier announced CAT result date second week of January. Going by the past trends the CAT Result 2020 release date has been the earliest date so far. You can download your CAT Score card from official CAT website in a single click after login with your CAT ID and password.

CAT 2020 Result: Key Highlights

  • Fastest Result So Far: CAT result has never been released so early so far. This is the first time that IIM Indore has released CAT exam result on January 2.
  • Number of CAT Toppers with 100 Percentile Go Down: There are 9 Candidates who have scored 100 percentile in CAT 2020 as against 10 candidates last year
  • No Female scored 100 Percentile: All the candidates who scored 100 percentile are men this year.
  • IITians dominate the Space: Out of 9 CAT toppers, 5 are from IITs
  • Inspiration to CAT Aspirants: In an inspiring story of courage and determination, Anand Rajkumar Mishra has scored 99.92 percentile in CAT 2020 despite spinal muscular atrophy, a disorder that makes it difficult for him to walk without braces.

IIM Indore Shares CAT 2020 Result Diversity Data & Shortlist Announcements by IIMs
After releasing the CAT 2020 exam result on January 2, 2020, IIM Indore has released key highlights of CAT 2020 Result on January 4, 2021 in a media release: 

  •  A total of 1,90,144 candidates out of total number of 227,835 applicants, had appeared for the examination. The gender distribution of candidates who appeared for CAT 2020 is as follows:
    • Number of female candidates: 66,755
    • Number of male candidates: 1,23,388
    • Number of transgender candidates: 01
  • 9 candidates have scored an overall 100 percentile in the CAT 2020 examination. They are all males.
  • 7 out of the nine candidates receiving the highest overall percentile are from the engineering/technology background, 1 candidate is from mathematics background and 1 is from management background.
  • Of the nine candidates, 5 candidates are from the IITs, and the remaining four candidates are from IIM Indore (IPM program), BITS Pilani, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, and YMCA institute of Engineering respectively.
  • Of the candidates scoring an overall 100 percentile, 3 candidates are from Rajasthan and the remaining six candidates are from Delhi, Haryana, Maharashtra, Punjab, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh respectively.
  • 19 candidates have scored an overall 99.99 percentile in CAT 2020, of which 18 are male and 1 is female. Out of these candidates 16 are from the engineering/technology, 2 are from economics and 1 is from management background
  • IIMs will now release their shortlists for subsequent admission processes based on, among other things, the CAT 2020 scores
  • More than 94 non-IIM institutions will also use CAT 2020 scores this year for admission into their management programmes.

How to Access and download CAT Result 2020
The steps to have access to your CAT Result 2020 are:

Step-1: Go to the CAT website and login to begin the CAT 2020 score card download process

Step-2: Check the icon ‘Score Card’ and click on “ Click here to download the score card for CAT 2020”

Step-3: Your CAT score card is downloaded. After downloading the CAT result 2020, it is suggested to take print of your score card for CAT Result 2020. Your CAT score card contains your scaled and percentile scores.

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CAT 2020 Result Release: Important Dates

Below is the CAT 2020 Result Expected Date and the official CAT Result Announcement Date along with the important remarks

CAT Result 2020 Activity
Important Date
Official CAT Result Announcement Date
January 2021, 2nd Week
As announced by IIMs
CAT Result 2020 Actual Date
January 2, 2020
Fastest Release so far
CAT 2020 Result Release Time
4 PM
For the first time IIM CAT 2020 Result is released at 4 PM
Start of Score Card Download Process after CAT 2020 Result Release
Alongwith the IIM CAT Result Release
Score card is uploaded on official IIMCAT website with the CAT 2020 Result Release

CAT Result 2020 will lead to the admission not only in 20 IIMs but also in more than 1000 MBA/PGDM colleges in India for 2021-23 batch, including some of the top B-schools in India. Read More on top CAT accepting colleges with cut offs

IIM Indore, led by its Director Dr. Himanshu Rai, conducted CAT 2020 exam on November 29, 2020 in three slots in 159 test cities and 430 test centres– highest number of CAT test cities and test venues so far.  Prof Harshal Lowalekar, faculty at IIM Indore, was the Convener of CAT exam 2020. Braving the challenges of Covid-19, the CAT convener conducted CAT 2020 on time in three slots with reduced time limit of two hours and reduced number of 76 questions. This is the first time that Common Admission Test (CAT) was conducted in three slots and was a good success. 

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IIMs Start Shortlisting Process after CAT Result Release
With the early declaration of CAT result 2020, the candidates who appeared in CAT 2020 exam will be able to know whether they are shortlisted by one of the top 5-6 IIMs or new IIMs. While IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta will release their shortlists in a day or two from the date of CAT result 2020 declaration, other IIMs will announce their shortlists after a few days. It will be better to check your chances of getting call from IIMs with the help of IIM Call Predictor

Please note that all the IIMs and other top MBA colleges have announced their shortlisting criteria and minimum CAT 2020 score cut off for shortlisting the candidates. Read more

Top Non-IIMs: To Announce Shortlist a Week After CAT 2020 Result Release
Not only 20 IIMs but also other top B-schools like FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, IITs, NITIE, XIMB will also accept CAT exam score for admission 2021. These top non IIMs accepting CAT score will also announce their shortlists for final selection round after a week or so from the date of IIM CAT Result 2020 Release.

While IIMs have minimum sectional score requirement, you should be ready for admission in other top MBA colleges for example FMS Delhi, SPJIMR Mumbai, MDI Gurgaon, IMI New Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad among others, provided you have already applied for admission in these B-schools as the application process in these top B-schools is closed now. However, if any of them reopens the application process, you can apply immediately.

MBA Admission 2021: Process Open in Many Top MBA Colleges
MBA admission 2021 based on overall CAT exam percentile scores is open in many top MBA colleges for a few days. Immediately after declaration of CAT 2020 result and completing your CAT score card download, you can apply online for MBA admission in these B-schools. MBA admission is open in

MBA departments of IITs, TAPMI Manipal, IRMA, MICA, Great Lakes, IFMR, GIM Goa, LIBA, XIMB, BIMTECH and other top B-schools. You can exercise the choice without waiting any further. Check Here to Check Best MBA Admission Options 2021

CAT Result 2020: Test takers Over the Years
Total number of CAT 2020 applicants has gone down marginally but the actual number of test takers is to be announced shortly by IIM Indore. Nonetheless it is expected that around 1.90 lakh test takers must have appeared in CAT 2020. Comparative trend of last 5 years is given below:

CAT exam year
Total applicants
Total Actual test Takers
(Official Count yet to be released)

CAT Result Trends
The CAT 2020 result release on Jan 2, 2021 has been the fastest declaration so far. During the last 5 years, CAT exam result dates have remained as below:

CAT Exam year
CAT Result date
CAT Exam date
CAT 2020
Jan 2, 2020
Nov 29, 2020
CAT 2019
Jan 4, 2020
Nov 24, 2019
CAT 2018
Jan 5, 2019
Nov 25, 2018
CAT 2017
Jan 8, 2018
Nov 26, 2017
CAT 2016
Jan 9, 2017
Dec 4, 2016
CAT 2015
Jan 8, 2016
Nov 29, 2015

You may get a higher or lower percentile while viewing your score card on the CAT exam 2020 result date. However, in both cases you need not worry and should check the available options in best MBA colleges accepting CAT score in the percentile range that you have secured.

Stay tuned to for more updates on CAT 2020