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Updated on
July 29, 2020

IIM Indore, the CAT 2020 conducting IIM, has released CAT Notification 2020 on July 29, 2020 digitally through web portals along with the launch of CAT 2020 official website. Professor Harshal Lowalekar, Faculty at IIM Indore, and the Convener of CAT 2020 has taken care to release the CAT notification on time despite Covid-19 pandemic disruptions.

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CAT Notification 2020 has been released as per schedule. The exam date is November 29, 2020. IIM Indore Director Dr Himanshu Rai in the interview with had shared that CAT 2020 Exam will be held in the last week of November 2020 like previous years without any change in the testing mode. 


CAT Notification 2020: Key Dates
The CAT exam 2020 complete schedule and CAT testing mode as per the CAT 2020 notification release are given below. CAT 2020 Exam Notification contains all details about CAT exam - Registration dates & fee, Admit card dates, CAT exam date and mode, CAT Result Date and other details as below

CAT 2020 Notification Exam Activity Schedule
Important Dates in CAT Notification 2020
CAT Notification Date 2020 through Web Portals
July 29, 2020
CAT Notification Release date in News Papers
 July 30, 2020
CAT 2020 Website Launch
July 29, 2020
CAT 2020 Registration Process
Starts on August 5; Closes on September 16, 2020
CAT 2020 Registration Fee
CAT 2020 Admit Card Download
From October 28, 2020 till CAT exam Date
CAT 2020 Exam Date
November 29, 2020
CAT 2020 Test Cities
CAT 2020 Result
January 5, 2021

CAT 2020 Notification: Important Information
CAT Notification Media Release and CAT Notification 2020 in news papers contain important features of CAT exam and other important details as under:

  • IIM Indore will conduct CAT 2020 on November 29, 2020
  • The CAT notification is released online through web portals a day before the Notification release in print media
  • CAT 2020 Notification is a comprehensive information document about the CAT exam 2020 and contains details about the MBA admission 2021 in various management programmes offered by IIMs.
  • CAT Notification consists of CAT 2020 eligibility, CAT testing mode, CAT exam date & sessions, registration start and last date, Result date among others
  • CAT 2020 Notification shares information about number of test centres which are 157 cities. Candidates have the option to select four test cities in order of preference
  • After submission of the application, candidates are permitted to download their examination admit card from October last week onwards till the date of the test
  • The duration of the test will be 180 minutes
  • There will be three sections in CAT 2020: 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
  • The CAT 2020 Notification also contains details about CAT website, which goes live in August 2020. There is a section on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that addresses some of the commonly asked queries regarding CAT 2020
  • Candidates may also contact the CAT helpdesk over email or phone for any queries
  • Tutorials to understand the format of the test will be available on the CAT website from October 2020 third week. Candidates are advised to work on the tutorials available on the CAT website well in advance. 
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Save CAT 2020 Notification Pdf Download
With the Notification release, the document of CAT 2020 Notification Pdf download is available on for your convenience. You can download CAT Notification Pdf and save it with you for future reference. 

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CAT Notification 2020: Key Points to Note
Apart from all the dates for CAT exam, the CAT Notification contains various other CAT details like Programmes offered by IIMs, key exam related activities among others.


The CAT Notification defines the CAT Eligibility to apply and details about the MBA programmes offered by all the 20 IIMs. The key contents of CAT 2020 Notification are:

  • CAT Notification 2020 has a list of 20 IIMs and programmes offered by them
  • Only those Management programmes offered by IIMs are mentioned in CAT notification where admission is offered through CAT exam
  • CAT notification 2020 describes the changed reservation pattern of intake in IIMs consequent upon the changes in reservation policy announced by Government of India
  • CAT Notification contains the names and numbers of CAT test centres which are spread across India
  • CAT Exam Notification further describes when the test Cities and centres will be assigned to the candidates. Since 2014, each CAT Notification has clarified that the CAT centres are allotted only after the last date for CAT registration is over. Accordingly CAT exam notification suggests that candidates need not rush to block slots and cities in the initial days of registration.
  • CAT notification shares the exam registration fee which is Rs.____  and the mode of payment of CAT 2020 exam fee. Candidates must pay the registration fee through online payment modes only, which includes credit cards, debit cards and net banking.
  • CAT 2020 Notification clarifies how to submit the application for CAT
  • CAT Notification shares information about the CAT score card availability date.
  • CAT Notification 2020 has CAT help desk number as well as CAT exam centre Mail ID.
  • A paragraph with information on IIM admission process in CAT Notification 2020 is also inserted to apprise the candidates to know about the Admission details.

Actual CAT 2020 Notification with Programs offered by IIMs
Actual CAT 2020 Notification as appeared in News papers is given below. The details contained in it clarifies the actual details available in the CAT Notification:

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CAT Notification 2020: Digital Release
A day before the CAT Exam 2020 Notification Release Date in new papers, IIMs have released the CAT Notification to web portals in digital mode.


Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020 is the mandatory entrance exam for admission to MBA/PGDM 2021-23programmes in all the 20 IIMs, FMS Delhi, SPJIMR Mumbai, MDI Gurugram, IMI New Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad, JBIMS Mumbai, TAPMI Manipal and other hundreds of highly ranked B-schools in India. One or other older IIM conducts CAT every year. 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.



Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020 is the mandatory entrance exam for admission to MBA/PGDM 2021-23 programmes in all the 20 IIMs, FMS Delhi, SPJIMR Mumbai, MDI Gurugram, IMI New Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad, JBIMS Mumbai, TAPMI Manipal and other hundreds of highly ranked B-schools in India. One or other older IIM conducts CAT every year.

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