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July 18, 2020

CAT 2020 answer key will be released by IIMs 2-3 days after the CAT 2020 exam date. Since CAT 2020 exam date is November 29, 2020, the CAT answer keys are expected to be released on or before December 3, 2020 on official CAT website. You can download your CAT 2020 answer key from official CAT website, by login with your CAT login ID and password.  IIMs will release the CAT 2020 Slot 1 and slot 2 answer key separately with solutions to enable the CAT exam takers to file objection to the answers which are considered wrong by the IIMs. 


The last date to raise CAT 2020 answer key objection is 3 days after the release of CAT answer key. The CAT 2020 objection form to challenge the official CAT answer keys will be released a day after from the date of release of CAT 2020 answer key. No changes are allowed after submission of your CAT answer key objection form. An objection fee of Rs.1200/- to challenge each official answer key will have to be paid per objection. You can raise only one objection at a time. 


How to Download CAT 2020 Slot 1 and 2 Answer Keys
You should follow the 5 point process to check CAT 2020 answer key and related questions as below:

  1. Log on to CAT official website and Submit your CAT Login and User ID on “Login"
  2. Your Personal CAT Page will appear. This has 2 tabs:
    1. Applicant Details
    2. Candidate Response
  3. The icon on CAT website means that you can check here the CAT 2020 answer key, your answer status, and the correct answer to the respective question. 
  4. Next step is to click on ‘Candidate Response’ Tab. This will enable you to download your CAT answer key for the slot in which you appeared in the CAT exam and check each question, its answer status and the correct answer option marked in green by IIM Kozhikode. The complete document contains CAT 2019 answers with questions. This contains all CAT answers & questions that appeared to you in your slot of CAT exam with official correct answer keys.  The CAT answer keys contain your own marked answers also for the CAT questions for the respective slot.
  5. If you have any doubt on official CAT answer key to any question in your slot of CAT exam, you can submit your doubts in the ‘Objection Form’. But remember, there is a cost which runs in thousands for filing each objection to the CAT official answer key 

The CAT Answer keys were first released by IIMs for the CAT exam held in 2017.  CAT 2020 Slot 1 Answer Key and CAT 2020 Slot 2 Answer Key will be released simultaneously to enable the candidates who have appeared in either slot 1 or slot 2 of CAT exam to check the CAT questions and CAT Answer Key for his/her respective CAT question paper.  


CAT Answer Keys Download: Step by Step Process 
The five steps involved last year to access the CAT answer keys are shared screen by screen as below.

  1. Step-1: Log on to CAT official website: Submit your CAT Id and Password

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  1. Step-2: Your Personal CAT Page will appear. This has 5 tabs



Step-3: Click on ‘Candidate Response’ Tab to view your Response Sheet which contains your own marked answers in the exam.

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Important Instructions to File Objection to CAT Answer Key
Candidates should follow important instructions shared below and as released by IIMs to file objection to CAT answer key:

  1. The candidate can look at the Question Id from the Question Paper PDF available beside the "Candidate Response" tab. Candidate should ensure that the Question Id is as per the Question Paper PDF only.
  2. After the candidate has filled all the required fields such as Section Name, Question Id etc., (s)he should click on "Pay & Submit" button to complete the payment process and submit the objection successfully.
  3. Applicable fee is Rs. 1200* per objection. This fee does not include transaction Processing Fee and applicable GST (if any).
  4. Objection fee (excluding transaction charges) will be refunded in case your objection is found valid by CAT expert panel.
  5. Objections once submitted cannot be edited later.
  6. Only one objection can be raised at a time.
  7. Response of the concerned examination authority will be treated as final against the objections raised. In case this process leads to any change in the evaluation mechanism, the decision taken by the concerned authority will be treated as final.
  8. Wherever applicable, the indicated mark of 1 for wrong answer is the mark deducted for incorrect answer.  

Eligible Candidates who can Check CAT Exam Answer Key
The CAT answer keys will be available for view and download only for the CAT 2020 test takers who have actually taken the CAT exam 2020.


A candidate who appears in Slot 1 can check CAT 2020 Slot 1 Answer Key and the candidate who appears in Slot 2 can verify his answers with the CAT 2020 Slot 2 Answer Keys. If you have appeared in Slot 1, you are not eligible to check CAT 2020 Slot 2 answer keys and if you have appeared in Slot 2, you are not eligible to view and check CAT 2020 slot 1 answer keys.


Alongwith the CAT answer keys, there will an objection form to raise objection in case the CAT test taker is not satisfied with CAT answer keys published on the official CAT exam website. The CAT answer keys can be accessed with CAT login ID and Password.


Who will Release CAT Answer Keys?
CAT 2020 exam Conducting IIM, the IIM Indore will release the CAT 2020 answer keys along with CAT 2020 question paper after 2-3 days from the CAT 2020 exam date. The CAT 2020 Question Papers with solutions pdf for all the sets will be live on official CAT website


Why the CAT Answer Keys are released?
The CAT answer keys pdf is released for the CAT exam alongwith an objection form suggesting the CAT exam takers to submit their queries and objections in case they are not satisfied CAT question paper with solutions.


A period of 3 days is allowed for the candidates to raise and submit their objections against the CAT solutions.


CAT Answer Keys: Consists of Question papers & correct solutions
CAT answer keys have 100 answers. Total questions in CAT are also 100 and are divided into MCQs with negative marking for wrong answers and Non-MCQs without negative marking. The CAT previous year question paper with solutions are released for both the slots and for all the four question paper sets by IIMs. However, on login to CAT official website, the test taker can access only the CAT question paper with answer keys pdf that he attempted in his slot.  


Browser to Check CAT Answer Keys 2020
Since there is heavy rush of the test takers who wish to check the CAT 2020 Slot 1 and Slot 2 answer keys when they are released and to file the objection queries on  CAT 2020 website, it is advisable to open the CAT 2020 website in mozila firefox with the recommended version to get faster navigation through the page.


10 Key Facts About CAT Answer Keys 2020

  1. CAT 2020 answer keys will be released by IIM Indore, the CAT exam convener in December 2020 first week
  2. CAT answer keys 2020 will be available only for those candidates who have appeared in CAT 2020 exam
  3. CAT answer key will enable the test takers to check & verify their CAT answers and thereby arrive at their expected CAT score to explore chances for MBA admission 2021 in IIMs, FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, IITs and other preferred colleges.
  4. CAT 2020 answer keys can be accessed by login to CAT official website with CAT 2020 login ID and password
  5. CAT answer keys Pdf is released with a Query-cum-objection form and the candidates who are not satisfied with the CAT 2020 answer keys can challenge any answer by submitting objection to CAT centre 2020 to get the same redressed after paying requisite fee of Rs.1200/-. If an objection raised by a candidate is found to be valid, the remedial measures taken by IIMs will be applicable to all the candidates.
  6. The objections received for CAT answer keys 2020 by the CAT centre will be reviewed. If there is no change perceived by experts in the CAT answer key, the objection will not be entertained
  7. CAT solutions Pdf 2020 will be released for all type of questions MCQs & Non-MCQs that appear in CAT exam
  8. CAT solutions 2020 will contain CAT 2020 answer keys with detailed solutions for the three sections – Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC); Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR); and Quantitative Ability (QA)
  9. All the answer keys for CAT 2020 for MCQs after taking into account the negative marking and only all correct CAT 2020 answer keys for Non-MCQs are counted for percentile calculation in CAT exam 2020
  10. CAT answer keys 2020 will consist of CAT 2020 Question Paper with solutions pdf for all the question sets that appear in CAT exam 2020

CAT 2020 Answer Keys: Know the Scoring Pattern
Each correct answer in CAT 2020 will carry +3 marks and each wrong answer will impose a negative penalty of -1 mark for MCQ type questions. However, there is no negative marking for wrong answers on Non-MCQ type questions. What you attempt in CAT 2020 exam, if you remember a good part of it, you may arrive at your near CAT raw scores and on its basis check what percentile you could get with the help of CAT answer keys. Following table will guide you about your expected score as per the CAT 2020 sectional composition:

No. of Questions
Max Marks per correct answer
Negative Marking for each wrong answer
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
-1 (Only for MCQs)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
-1 (Only for MCQs)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
-1 (Only for MCQs)

Every year, there are grumblings on the ambiguous answer options in CAT exam. The release of CAT 2020 answer keys will help candidates to raise their genuine queries against such answers which are not found correct and the candidates are not satisfied with them.

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