Common Admission Test or CAT 2020 notification will be announced in July and the exam will be conducted on the last Sunday of November or first Sunday of December. The CAT exam is a gateway to India’s top MBA institutes, the IIMs and over 1200 other business schools. About 2.4 lakh candidates register for CAT exam every year. The exam is conducted by one of the IIMs on rotational basis for IIMCAT. CAT 2019 was conducted by IIM Kozhikode on November 24, 2019 and the CAT result was announced on January 4, 2020. The name of CAT convening institute for 2020 exam will be announced in the month of May. CAT 2020 registration will begin in August and close by the end of September.

CAT 2020 result will be announced in the first week of January 21. Following the announcement of result, IIMs will begin shortlisting of candidates for admission. In this article, you will read all about CAT 2020 exam including eligibility criteria, dates, registration process, fees, exam pattern, syllabus, result, cut off and cat 2020 preparation.

CAT 2020 eligibility criteria

Candidates having a graduation degree with an aggregate of 50 percent marks or equivalent CGPA (45 percent for reserved category) can apply for CAT 2020.

Candidates who have completed professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) with 50 percent marks or equivalent (45 percent for reserved category).

Candidates in their final year of graduation degree are also eligible to apply for CAT 2020.

Note: The percentage of marks obtained by a candidate will be calculated based on the formula practiced by the institute or university. In case, there is no scheme of converting CGPA into equivalent marks, at the said institute or university, the same would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result with 100.

CAT 2020 Dates

Given below are tentative CAT 2020 dates for reference. The exact dates will be updated once the CAT 2020 notification is released.

CAT 2020 Events

CAT 2020 Dates

CAT 2020 notification release

Last week of July

CAT Registrations start

First week of August

Registrations end

Last week of September

CAT form correction

Last week of September

CAT mock test and official tutorial release

Second week of October

Admit card release

Third week of October 

CAT 2020 exam

Last Sunday of November or first Sunday of December

Answer key release

Second week of December

Result declaration

First week of January

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