Exam Date


Application Date

2020-08-05 to 2020-09-23

Result Date

Exam Description


Comman Admission Test (CAT)


CAT 2020 will conduct by IIM’s (Indian Institute of Management). Examination will held once in a year. Various B-Schools also accepts CAT Score for their admission in MBA, PGDM etc. Basically student who are aspiring to take admission in IIM’s will prepare for this exam.


Entrance Exam Highlights:



Common Aptitude Test

Organized by

Indian Institute of Management, Indore

Exam Type

National level


once a year

Official Website

Mode of Registration


Exam Mode


Total Questions


Negative marking




Exam pattern


No. of Participating Colleges

20 IIMs and over 1200 B-schools in India

Score Validity

One year


Important Dates for CAT 



Dates (officially announced)

CAT 2020 Official Notification

July 29, 2020

CAT 2020 Application Form Start

August 5, 2020 (10 am onwards)

CAT 2020 Application Form Closing

September 23, 2020 (5 pm onwards)

Release of CAT Admit Card 2020

October 28, 2020

CAT 2020 Exam Date

November 29, 2020

CAT Result Date 2020

January 02, 2021


Courses offered:


Applicants can take part in the following courses offered by 20 IIMs and other top B-schools in India on the basis of a CAT score:

  • PGPEM (Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management)
  • PGP-UAE (Post Graduate Programme at UAE)
  • PGPBM (Post Graduate Programme in Business Management)
  • PGP-ABM (Post Graduate Programme in Agri-Business Management)
  • PGP (Post Graduate Programme)
  • PGP-Mumbai (Post Graduate Programme at Mumbai)
  • PGPWE (Post Graduate Programme for Working Executive)
  • PGPEX (Post Graduate Programme for Executives)
  • PGPPM (Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy & Mgmt.)
  • PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management)
  • EPGPM (Executive Post Graduate Programme)
  • PGDHRM (Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management)
  • PGPSM (Post Graduate Programme in Securities Markets)


CAT 2020 Eligibility


  • A applicant must be a holder of graduate degrees in any stream. Candidates appearing in their degree program's final year/semester may also apply for CAT 2020.
  • Candidates with a CA/CS/ICWA degree are also eligible (Gen: 50 percent & SC/ST/ PWD: 45 percent).
  • As for the CAT Age Limit, there is no specified minimum/ maximum limit and a student can attempt 8 times in a life.


Admission Process for CAT 2020:


CAT 2020 Application Form:


CAT 2020 Application Form will be made available from August 5 and will be available till September 23, 2020.The entire application process will be conducted in online mode at

Quick Facts

  • IIMs send a special CAT registration ID and password to the Common Admission Test online portal to log in.
  • While applying online you have to opt for management programs in all the 20 IIMs givenin the registration form.

Steps to Apply for CAT 2020

Registration for the exam is a four-step procedure.

  • Step 1: Registration - Please visit the official CAT website and enter your e-mail address, contact information and date of birth.
  • Step 2: Fill CAT Application Form – Enter your personal information, phone numbers, academic details, job experience, preference for the program and preference for the exam center.
  • Step 3: Upload Documents – Scan and Upload your documents according to CAT 2020 Photo Size, Dimension, Format and Other Information (Photo, Signatures & Needed Certified)
  • Step 4: Payment of Application Fee - Candidate can pay the CAT 2020 Application Fee through net banking/credit card/debit card online. The category wise application fee for CAT 2020 is listed below:


CAT 2020 Application Fee (in INR)








CAT 2020 Exam Pattern:


  • Mode of Exam: Computer-based test
  • Total Questions: 100
  • Number of Sections (has 3 sub-section): Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
  • Exam duration: 3-hour test duration, where each segment is given an hour.
  • Questions with negative marking (MCQs): 75
  • Questions without negative marking (non-MCQs): 25
  • Marking Scheme: +3 marks for the correct answer; -1 mark for incorrect responses


CAT 2020 Syllabus:


  • IIMs do not give a defined syllabus for CAT. However, after analysing previous year exam papers, list of frequently occurring topics is given below.
  • Quantitative Aptitude: Geometry, Arithmetic progression, Installments Payments, Arithmetic mean, Logaritm, Work and time
  • DILR: Graphs, Critical reasoning, Statements and assumptions, Syllogism, Venn diagrams
  • VARC: Verbal reasoning, Idioms, sentence correction, sentence completion, Analogies, Comprehension