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CAT 2020

CAT 2020 is an online exam conducted by one of the Top 6 IIMs every year to shortlist the candidates for IIMs. Many other colleges also are giving importance to CAT score. So, the CAT score becomes very important. Yearly lakhs of students are attempting this exam to get an Admission in Management. It gains a lot of popularity among graduates.

In this blog, we tried to answer most important questions about CAT like Exam Date, Registration, Exam Pattern, Exam Eligibility, syllabus and frequently asked questions.

Details about CAT Exam 2020

CAT Official Website:

CAT exam details

CAT 2020 Exam Date:

Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020 will be held in the month of November. Official notification will be released in August 2020 and registrations will start after that.

CAT 2020 Exam Pattern:

It has 3 sections
1. Quantitative Ability
2. Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
3. Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

With 3 hours of Time resulting 1 hour for each section. You can’t Jump between sections while writing the exam. Questions are in the format of MCQs and Non-MCQs. For Multiple choice questions, four choices will be given. For Non Multiple choice questions candidates have to type an answer. TCS is now powering the CAT exam.

Age Limit for CAT exam:

There is No Age limit for CAT exam.

CAT 2020 Application Form:

There is no official application form as of now. We will update it here as soon as it is released.

CAT 2020 Results:

Results will be updated here once they were released.


1. Who is eligible for CAT exam?
If you’re a graduate with minimum 50% then you’re good to go. For SC, ST, and DA It is 45%.

2. How can we prepare for the CAT exam?
It’s not a small question to answer here. Read how to crack the CAT exam.

3. Is a calculator allowed in CAT?
As it is a Computer-based exam you can access the on-screen calculator all the Time. But No physical calculator is allowed.

4. How many years is the CAT score valid?
It is valid only for one year.

5. What is the use of the CAT exam? / What is the CAT exam for? / What is the purpose of the CAT exam?
All three questions are identical. The answer to those questions is also identical.

CAT means Common Admission Test. If you want to get an admission in an IIM then you have to crack CAT. There is also the other alternative called GMAT.

6. How should I start preparing for CAT?
First, analyze your strengths and weakness and then prepare a Time-Table accordingly. Usually, Mock Tests are better to know your Present day

7. Is GMAT easier than CAT?
No, both syllabus is almost identical but you can’t use a calculator for GMAT. CAT is designed by IIMs. So candidates who prepared for CAT can easily adjust to the IIM’s study environment.

8. What is the CAT score for IIM?
Minimum 99% is required to eligible for an IIM.

9. What is IIM course?

IIM means Indian Institute of Management. IIMs offer Post Graduation courses like FPM, PGP, PGP-FABM, PGPX, FDP, AFP.

10. Are CAT and GMAT similar?
You can say that there are some differences but they are almost similar.

11. What is the eligibility for CAT?
Any Graduation degree with 50 percent from a recognized college or University.

12. How many attempts are there for CAT?
There is no Limit in attempting CAT. You can Attempt it as many times you want.

13. How many questions are asked in CAT?

100 questions in total. 34 questions in Quantitative Ability (QA), 34 questions for Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) and 32 questions for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR).

14. How many questions to be attempted in CAT?

Maximum marks are 300. For every correct answer, you will be awarded 3 marks and for every wrong answer of MCQs, you will lose 1 mark. No marks will be deducted for attempting the wrong answer to Non-MCQs. So Plan accordingly.

15. What is the Exam fee for CAT 2020?
CAT exam fee is 1900/-. For Reserved candidates, it is 950/-.

CAT 2020 Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude Verbal Ability Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
Number System Reading Comprehension Tables
LCM and HCF Sentence Correction Column Graphs
Geometry and Coordinate Geometry Critical Reasoning Bar Graphs
Trigonometry Para Jumbles Line Charts
Mensuration Synonyms & Antonyms Pie Chart
Percentages Grammar Venn Diagrams
Profit, Loss & Discount Paragraph Completion
Simple Interest and Compound Interest Fill in the Blanks Arrangements
Speed, Time & Distance Cloze Passage Distribution
Time and Work Summarizing Paragraph Games & Tournaments
Averages Verbal Reasoning Selections
Ratio and Proportion Judgements & Facts Cubes
Linear Equations Logical Sequence
Quadratic Equations Logical Deduction
Complex Numbers Logical DI
Permutations & Combinations
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