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March 27, 2020

CAT 2020 Exam Result date is January 5, 2021. IIMs will release the CAT 2020 Result in morning hours. Last year CAT result was declared for 2,09,926 test takers who appeared in CAT exam.


CAT 2020 exam date is November 29, 2020. The exam will be held in morning and afternoon sessions.  Along with the CAT result for MBA admission 2021 in 20 IIMs and other top B-schools, IIM Indore will release the CAT 2020 Score Card on its official website. Candidates have to login with their CAT Id on CAT website to download their CAT 2020 score card.


The official CAT exam website mentions the CAT 2020 exam Result date as in the second week of January 2021. However, the result is declared much ahead of the schedule every year. Number of CAT test takers is continuously increasing. Last year CAT had reported the largest number of test takers during the last 10 years. The exam also witnessed highest percentage of  candidates taking the test out of the total 2.44 Lakh registered candidates. CAT 2020 will be held in 155+ test cities at 375+ test centres which is the highest number of test cities for any MBA entrance exam in India.    

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CAT 2020 Result: Key Points to Note

  • CAT 2020 Result Date & Time is announced on Official CAT website
  • After CAT result declaration IIMs inform ‘CAT Score Card is live’
  • You can download you CAT 2020 score card immediately after CAT result declaration
  • IIMs send CAT score through SMS to all candidates who appear in CAT exam
  • CAT 2020 Score Card will contain your scaled score and percentile.
  • You can download your CAT score card in 3 steps from official CAT website 
  • CAT 2020 score is valid only till December 31, 2021 and will accordingly be accessible on the website

Details to check in CAT Result 2020
Your CAT Result 2020 will contain the details of your CAT exam date and time in slot-1 or slot-2, Sectional and overall scaled score, sectional and overall CAT percentile so that you may anticipate your call from the preferred B-school to which you have applied. 


Key details in CAT 2020 Score Card are:

  • Your personal details like Name, Address, photograph, Date of Birth, Email ID
  • CAT 2020 Registration number/User ID – Both should be the same
  • Your category – General/OBC/SC-ST
  • Gender – Male/Female
  • PWD Status
  • Date & Time of CAT 2020 exam
  • Section-wise CAT 2020 exam Scaled Score and Section-wise CAT percentile score
  • Overall CAT 2020 Scaled Score and overall Percentile score 
  • Important Instructions related to CAT result 

How to Download CAT 2020 Result with Score Card?
As per the last year CAT result download process, you need to take following steps to check CAT 2020 Results and to download your CAT 2020 Rank Card when the CAT score card 2019 is released: (Based on last year CAT result Download process)


How to Download CAT Result

Step by Step Process to Download CAT Result 2020


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

To download your CAT Exam Result 2020, enter your registered CAT id and password at ‘Login For Score Card CAT 2020’ window on  CAT official iimcat website, as shown in the image below:


cat login


Step-2: Now you can view and download your CAT 2020 score card. Please remember that after downloading your CAT 2020 Rank card, you should take print of the CAT Result 2020 as it contains your scaled and percentile scores. Below is shared the copy of actual CAT score card of last year CAT 99+ percentiler:

CAT Score Card

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CAT Exam Result on SMS
CAT 2020 Score card by means of SMS on your mobile phone will also be sent by IIMs after CAT Result declaration. The glimpse of your score card contains your sectional and overall score & percentile 


CAT 2020 Exam Result: Important instructions
Following are the important CAT result related instructions issued by IIMs for the benefit of CAT 2020 exam takers regarding the CAT 2020 score card download:

  • Only candidates who have taken the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020 are entitled to receive the score card. The print-out of the score card is for your information pertaining to CAT 2020. You will not receive score card by email or by post.
  • The Scaled Scores of Section-1 (Verbal Ability & reading Comprehension); Section-2 (Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning) and Section-3 (Quantitative Ability) are not additive. The Overall Scaled Scores is based on the total raw scores earned by the candidate.
  • Percentile refers to percentage of candidates who receive score less than or equal to the score obtained by the candidate.
  • IIMs and Non-IIM member institutions independently decide how to use CAT 2020 scores on the basis of their own selection process. The scores are to be used only for selecting the candidates to their Post Graduate / Fellow Programme(s) in Management.
  • All queries regarding post-CAT 2020 selection process must be directed to respective IIMs. CAT Centre will not answer post-CAT related queries.
  • CAT 2020 score is valid until 31st December 2021 and subject to meeting the minimum eligibility marks in the qualifying examination.

Shortlisting by IIMs: Post CAT Result Process
Immediately after CAT results are announced, the top 3-4 IIMs like IIM Calcutta, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow announce the shortlist of candidates for final selection process. Each IIM sends interview letters to the shortlisted candidates directly on email/registered/speed post. The criteria for shortlisting vary across IIMs. 


CAT Exam Result: Rising number of Test Takers
Candidates who appear in CAT are rising year after year. There were 3000 more candidates who had registered and applied for CAT last year and there were 500 more test takers in CAT exam last year. Data on CAT Result Trends during last four years will bring home this fact:

CAT Exam Year

Total Applicants

Actual CAT Takers

CAT 2020 (Expected)



CAT 2019



CAT 2018



CAT 2017


1, 99,632

CAT 2016


1, 95,679

CAT Toppers of Last Year

  • 10 candidates scored an overall 100 percentile in the CAT examination in 2019. All of them were from engineering and technology back ground.
  • 21 candidates had scored 99.99 percentile
  • 2 candidates with 99.99 percentile were from Non-Engineering back ground. Read More about CAT 2019 Toppers 

Must Check Shortlists by IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta & Top PGDM Colleges
IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta release their shortlists in a day or two from the date of CAT result declaration. IIM Lucknow, Indore, Kozhikode, Shillong and IIM Rohtak (which is not participating in CAP round), will also release their shortlists in one week from the CAT result date. IIM Kashipur, Raipur, Ranchi, Tiruchirappalli, Udaipur will announce their shortlists for CAP round. The seven baby IIMs announce their shortlists in March/April 2021. You can check your chances of getting IIM Call accurately with the help of IIM Call Predictor.


Some of the following top B-schools will announce their shortlists for final selection round in January last week/February 2021 -  FMS Delhi, SPJIMR Mumbai, MDI Gurgaon, IMI New Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad, FORE School of Management New Delhi, LBSIM Delhi    

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