All about CAT 2020 Exam


CAT exam is a gateway to all IIMs as well as many Non-IIMs in India. CAT 2018 was given by 2,40,338 students out of which 2,09,405 appeared for the exam. Every year the number increases. So, should we worry? The answer is No. Everyone who registers for CAT won’t be giving it with full dedication so numbers are just illusionary or can seem like an obstacle.

CAT 2019

Once you understand the CAT exam, syllabus, registration process etc. details, you will be in a better position to score as well as to predict MBA college possible with your score.

What is CAT?

  • CAT stands for Common Admission Test is a National Level MBA Entrance test conducted by different IIMs every year.
  • CAT 2018 was conducted by IIM Calcutta whereas IIM Kozhikode conducted CAT 2019 exam
  • CAT is an (online computer-based) exam
  • The registration fee is Rs. 1900 for General category & NC-OBC and Rs. 950 for Reserved Category (SC, ST, PwD)

CAT 2020 Timeline

Particulars Tentative Dates
Online registration August 2019 to September 2019
Hall Ticket October 2019
Exam Date November 2019
Result Date January 2019

CAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Every MBA entrance exam comes up with eligibility criteria that every student should pass to appear for the actual exam. More or less the criteria remain the same for most of the MBA entrance exams. Let’s explore more about CAT 2019 Eligibility because it is the first checkbox to consider.

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CAT 2020 Exam Pattern

  • Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning/Data Interpretation
Section Total Questions MCQ’s Non-MCQ’s
VA RC 34 24 10
DI LR 32 24 8
QA 34 24 to 27 7 to 10

Duration of Exam

The exam duration is of 3 hours i.e 180 minutes.

Total of 100 questions

CAT 2020 Marking Scheme

  • +3 for a correct answer
  • -1 for an incorrect answer
  • No negative marking for Non-MCQs or TITA

CAT 2020 Syllabus

You cannot reach your goals without knowing the process of achieving it. On similar notes, one must know the syllabus of all sections to figure out the best strategy for the final exam and explore strong and weak areas.

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CAT 2020 Preparation Books

To be frank, there is tons of free material on the Internet for preparation purpose. An offline book consisting of structured information will definitely streamline your studies and help gain more command on CAT syllabus.

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Top B-Schools Accepting CAT 2020 score

List of IIMs

List of Non-IIMs

CAT 2020 Registration 

The registration process will start in the month of August 2019 and will last till September 2019. The exam will be held in the last week of November 2019. One should know the different steps involved in online registration to avoid mistakes in the form.

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CAT Question Papers with Solutions


CAT 2020 Online Preparation

There are many online platforms that provide coaching through vides like TestFunda, 2IIM, Cracku, etc. Kindly go for a Demo Lecture and then decide to acquire one that you really like.

CAT Test Series 2020

UOT MBA provides CAT mock test series at an Additional Student Discount. So get access to the most affordable CAT test series in the market with one click.

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Scoring high percentile in CAT is not enough. You must be prepared for Group Discussion and Personal interview. So why don’t you take a small step and start today itself?


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