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Geetha Nishad | Updated: Jan 16, 2021, 12:22 IST

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CAT Exam Date 2021 - Check IIM CAT Exam Date, Pattern, Eligiblity, Latest Updates and Notification at iimcat.ac.in
CAT Exam Date 2021 - CAT Exam Date Sheet 2021 will be available at iimcat.ac.in, candidates can check the IIM CAT 2021 will be tentatively conducted on November, 2021, in the same pattern and mode as was held in previous years. Candidates can check the IIM CAT official notification for CAT Exam Date 2021 on its official website. Candidates can download the CAT Admit Card 2021 from the official site. Get more information related to CAT Exam Date 2021, Latest Updates from this article.


CAT Exam Date 2021 - Check IIM CAT Exam Date, Pattern, Eligiblity, Latest Updates and Notification at iimcat.ac.in

CAT Exam Date 2021 To be Announced

New Update: CAT Exam Date 2021 - CAT Exam 2021 will be conducted in the last week of November on Sunday as per the previous trends. Going by the trend of CAT exam in the past few years, it may be held tentatively on November 28, 2021. CAT is a national level MBA entrance exam conducted by the IIM for admission to over 1,200 B-Schools across India. CAT exam is conducted in online mode at over 400 test centres across India.

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Important Dates related to CAT Exam 2021

CAT 2021 exam date will be announced in the last week of July. Take a look at the table below for the schedule of CAT 2021.

CAT 2021 - Exam Events

CAT 2021 Exam Dates

CAT 2021 notification release

Last week of July, 2021

CAT 2021 registrations start

First week of August, 2021

Registrations end

Third week of September, 2021

Admit card release

Fourth week of October, 2021

CAT exam 2021

28-Nov-2021 (tentative)

CAT answer key release

First week of December, 2021

Answer key challenge process

First week of December, 2021

CAT result 2020 declaration

Second week of January, 2022

Past Update

CAT Exam Important Dates 2020 @ iimcat.ac.in

CAT Exam Important Dates 2020 - The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore has released the CAT Exam Important Dates 2020. The CAT exam will be conducted on November 29, 2020. The CAT 2020 result will be announced in the second week of January 2021, at iimcat.ac.in. The CAT 2020 exam will be conducted on November 29, 2020, in the same pattern and mode as was held in previous years. Download the CAT 2020 admit card till November 29, 2020. CAT Mock Test 2020 was released on November 5.The exam will be held in two slots in the Morning & Evening.CAT 2020 offers the option to select six test cities in order of preference instead of four cities last year. CAT 2020 exam pattern remains the same as it was last year with 100 questions divided into three sections. Candidates can check the complete details from this article. Candidates can check all the details and get the CAT Exam Important Dates 2020 from this article.

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CAT Exam Important Dates 2020

CAT Exam Important Dates 2020 Events

CAT Exam Important Dates 2020

CAT 2020 notification release

29-July-2020

Closing Date To Apply 23rd September 2020 by 5 PM
Application Form Correction 27th To 29th September 2020
Availability Of CAT Application Form Released On 5th August 2020 by 10 AM
CAT Admit Card Download 28th October 2020
CAT Exam Date 2020 29th November 2020
Answer Key December 2020

CAT official tutorial release 

16-Oct-2020

Admit card release

28-Oct-2020

CAT exam 2020

29-Nov-2020

Availability Of Final CAT Answer Key January 2021

CAT result 2020 declaration

The second week of January 2021

Last Date for CAT 2020 Admit Card Download

November 29, 2020

CAT 2020 Result date

January 5, 2021 

CAT Exam Time

Slots Exam Time Reporting Time
Forenoon Session 08.30 am to 10.30 am 7:00 am (Not allowed entry post 8:15 am)
Afternoon Session 12.30 pm to 02.30 pm 11:00 am (Not allowed entry post 12:15 pm)
Evening Session 04.30 pm to 06.30 pm 3:00 pm (Not allowed entry post 4:15 pm)

What is CAT Exam 2020?

In recent years, it’s challenging to get MBA admission into top colleges all over the world. This is because those who would like to pursue an MBA degree should attend the entrance exams conducted by the top B-schools. There are numerous entrance exams out there, and the CAT is one amongst those. Common Admission Test is a computer-based exam that is held once in a year. Hence, aspirants who want to do an MBA degree in the best-reputed colleges should undergo CAT conducted by the top IIMs. Every year, the CAT 2020 Exam Date is announced after the release of the CAT 2020 Notification. This year, CAT will conduct on 29th November 2020. 

CAT Exam 2020 Features

Exam Type

Online

Question Type

MCQs and Non-MCQs

Number of Questions

100

Number of Sections

Three

CAT Conducting Authority

IIMs

CAT Scorecard Validity

1 Year

Previous Updates

What are the CAT 2020 Exam Important Dates?

CAT Aspirants can check the important dates for the CAT Exam 2020 mentioned in the following table below.

CAT Exam 2020 Events

Important Dates(Tentative)

CAT Notification 2020 July 28, 2020

CAT 2020 Registration Process

August 7, 2020

CAT 2020 Registration Ends 

September 25, 2020

CAT Application Correction Window 2020 September 27, 2020, to September 30, 2020
CAT Mock Test 2020(Official) October 16, 2020

CAT 2020 Admit Card

October 23, 2020

CAT 2020 Exam

November 24, 2020

CAT 2020 Answer Key Release

December 1 st Week of 2020

CAT 2020 Result Announcement

January 7, 2020

What is the CAT Exam 2020 Schedule?

  • CAT 2020 will conduct on the last Sunday of November 2020 or the first Sunday of December 2020.
  • The exam will conduct in two sessions, like forenoon and afternoon.
  • The forenoon session will conduct from 9:00 AM– 12:00 PM.
  • The afternoon session will conduct from 2:30 PM-5:30 PM. 
  • Students are supposed to reach the exam centers by 7:30 AM for the forenoon session & 1:00 PM for the afternoon session.
  • Students must enter at the exam centers will stop at 8:45 AM for the forenoon session & 2:15 PM for the afternoon session.

Why the CAT Exam 2020 for MBA Admission?

The CAT is an entrance test to get into management programs, and it is compulsory to take CAT exams for admissions into top B-schools in India. Every year, the CAT exam is conducted by the Indian Institute of Management on a rotational basis. Lots of students take part in CAT, and now it is considered the most competitive exams in the country. Moreover, the CAT is the mother of all management entrance programs. The CAT 2020 Exam Date was announced by the appropriate exam conducting body. As per the latest news, the CAT 2020 Exam will conduct on 24th November 2020. 

When will CAT 2020 Notification be released?

Are you waiting for CAT 2020 Notification? If yes, put an end to your long wait. CAT 2020 Notification will be released soon by the CAT authorities at its official site. After that, candidates can start their CAT registration process. There are various details needed to fill in the CAT application form. Fill in all the required fields without any error to overcome further risks. One can get to know the CAT 2020 Exam date from the notification itself.

In some cases, the exam date for CAT 2020 will be announced later by the exam conducting body. But, before that, candidates should start their exam preparation to crack the exam effectively. Here are some of the key points to take from CAT Notification 2020, 

  • CAT notification Releasing authority
  • Notification release date
  • Registration process starting and ending date.
  • Last date for application form correction
  • CAT 2020 Exam Date
  • Exam Pattern
  • CAT Exam eligibility
  • CAT Syllabus
  • CAT 2020 Admit card date
  • CAT Cut off
  • Result release date

These are some of the details one can get from the Common Admission Test (CAT) notification. 

Who can apply for CAT Exam 2020?

To apply for CAT, candidates should meet some eligibility criteria mentioned by the CAT authorities. Those who don’t meet the criteria are not eligible to apply for CAT 2020. The eligibility criteria are different for each category (academic qualification, equivalent degrees, final year students, work experience). Here is an overview of the CAT 2020 eligibility, 

  • Those who have completed a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent are eligible.
  • Candidates who have scored 50% marks in their graduation can apply.
  • In the case of the reserved category, they should have at least 45% marks based on the latest grades.

What type of questions will ask in CAT Exam 2020?

CAT Exam 2020 is a computer-based exam. It consists of questions from three sections. And, the total exam duration for CAT is 3 hours. The number of questions from each section is 34, excluding the DILR section as this section comprises of 32 questions. Usually, the question type of CAT is multiple choice. Apart from MCQs, CAT 2020 exam consists of non-MCQs. These types of TITA (Type in the Answer) questions were present in last year's CAT also. To attempt non-MCQs, candidates have to write direct answers. There is no negative marking for the wrong answers of the non-MCQs. (Also Read CAT Syllabus 2020)

CAT authorities test the knowledge of candidates in the following sections,

  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
  • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)
  • Quantitative Ability.

How to Select CAT Exam 2020 Centres?

  • The registration for CAT starts from August 2020 and ends in September 2020. People who are interested in applying for CAT should visit the official website of the exam conducting body. Later, they can apply easily by clicking the CAT 2020 Exam link available there. As per the latest news, the CAT 2020 Exam will conduct in 144 centers all over India. 
  • Candidates are allowed to select a maximum of 4 centers based on their convenience and interest. CAT aspirants are advised to complete the registration process as early as possible to get their preferred exam center. 
  • The CAT authorities will allot the exam center to the candidates. In case if the selected exam center is not available, the authorities will allot the center that is nearest to them. Candidates can know the CAT exam center allotted for them through their admit cards. 

Quick Note:

  • One can select a maximum of 4 exam centers.
  • CAT authorities are having the right to allot the exam center to the candidates.
  • Candidates can know their exam center through their CAT admit card.

Previous year CAT Exam Date 2019

Looking for CAT 2019 Exam date? Don’t know how to check the CAT exam date? It is quite simple to check the CAT 2019 Exam Date as there are various sources available on the internet. This is the page that describes the important dates of CAT 2019 in a detailed manner. 

Event

Dates

Notification Release Date

28th July 2019

Application begins

7th August 2019

Application ends

25th September 2019

Exam Date

24th November 2019

Admit Card Release Date

23rd October 2019

Result Date

2nd week of January 2019

CAT 2020 Exam Day Guidelines

  • The printed copy of the CAT Admit Card should be clear and legible. And Paste the passport size photograph in the space provided.
  • Sign in front of the provided space in the presence of the exam invigilator. Only CAT Admit Card and Photo ID card will be allowed in the CAT exam hall.
  • The Photo ID shouldn’t be damaged. Students attempting to sit for CAT 2020 more than once will disqualify. 
  • Carry at least two copies of the CAT 2020 admit card, of which one copy has to submit to the invigilator.
  • Students must check the exam venue and reporting timing properly. For the first slot, the reporting time is 7.30 AM, while for the second slot, the timing is 1 PM. 
  • Students will be allowed to carry only CAT admit card 2020 and photo id proof to the exam hall.
  • Rough sheets and pencils will provide inside the CAT exam hall.

These are some of the important information that one should know before checking the CAT 2020 Exam date. Put your full effort in CAT preparation to score high marks.

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CAT Exam 2020 Important Dates 2021 - FAQ

1. When will release the CAT 2020 Notification?

CAT 2020 exam notification was announced in July along with the commencement of the registration process.

2. Can I Know the CAT Exam Date 2021?

CAT Exam 2020 will conduct on 28-Nov-2021 (tentative).

3. How to Calculate the CAT 2020 Scores?

The percentage of marks obtained by the CAT 2020 applicant will be calculated based on the formula practiced by the institute or university.

4. What is the Registration fee For CAT 2020?
  • General/NC-OBC-Rs 1900
  • SC/ST/PWD/EWS-Rs 950

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