Considered as one of the most competitive exams in India, CAT (Common Aptitude Test) certainly is a big deal for management aspirants. 20 IIMs, 100+ Top B-schools, 4,000 seats and years of preparation, and all applicants eye for the best seat on offer. Such is the power of CAT!
The CAT 2020 Test is composed of a total of 100 objective and subjective questions.This year CAT exam has 3 sections- Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, Section III: Quantitative Ability. Candidates will be allotted exactly 40 minutes for answering questions in each section and they will not be allowed to switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section.
CAT 2020 is not far away! It will be conducted by IIM Indore in three slots and the duration of CAT 2020 will be 120 minutes. The results would be announced in the first week of January 2020. With the announcement of cut-offs, the admissions will commence.
Get, set go! CAT 2020 – Important dates and details
1. CAT Registration start date – 5th August 2020
2. CAT Registration last date has been extended till 23rd September 2020 (5.00 PM)
3. CAT Admit card release date – 28rd October
5. CAT Exam date – 29th November 2020
6. CAT Result announcement date – Second week of January 2021
How to Apply – Process of Registration
The registration process for CAT 2020 begins from the first week of August 2020. Visit https://iimcat.ac.in for online registration. Once the registration process is completed, the login details to fill the application form are sent via email.
Once the candidate receives the login details, the application form can be filled. The form requires details that include personal information, communication mode, educational qualification, scanned photograph, and signature. The application fee for general/OBC candidates is Rs. 2000 and Rs. 1000 for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
As per the official eligibility criteria of CAT, the candidates for the exam should meet the following parameters –
– A bachelor’s degree in any discipline with minimum 50% marks or equivalent CGPA from a recognized institute or university.
– There’s no age limit to appear for CAT 2020
– The candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category need to score a minimum of 45% in bachelor’s or any discipline from a recognized institute or university
The students who have appeared for their final year bachelor’s degree exam and are awaiting results can apply for CAT 2020
CAT will be conducted in centres spread across around 156 test cities. Test cities will be mentioned in the CAT website and the name of the test centre will be indicated in the Admit Card.
IIMs reserve the right to change or cancel any test centre/city and /or change the test time and date at their discretion.
How to get into Jaipuria Institute of Management?
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow, Noida, Indore, and Jaipur accept MAT score for entry to its Post Graduate Diploma in Management. If selected, applicants got to sit in group discussion and personal interview rounds.
Below is the selection parameter with due weightages.
Score in CAT/MAT/XAT/ATMA/GMAT/CMATL: 45%
Case Based Group Discussion : 15%
Personal Interview : 20%
Academic Performance in X Std., XII Std., Degree/Post Graduate Degree : 15%
Work Experience, Sports & Extra Curricular Activities : 05%