The official CAT 2020 notification has now been released. As anticipated, the CAT 2o20 exam will be conducted on 29th November 2020, which is a Sunday. Registrations for CAT 2020 will begin at 10:00 AM on 5th August 2020, and will end at 5:00 PM on September 16th 2020. The coordinating IIM for CAT 2020 will be IIM Indore, which has previously also conducted the CAT 2013 and CAT 2014 exams.
CAT 2020 Notification - Important Dates
The following are important dates you need to keep in mind as a CAT 2020 aspirant.
|CAT 2020 Exam||29th November 2020|
|CAT 2020 Registrations Open||5th August 2020|
|CAT 2020 Registrations Close||16th September 2020|
|CAT 2020 Admit Card Download||28th Oct. to 29th Nov.|
|CAT 2020 Result Declaration||Second week of Jan. 2021
You will be able to register for CAT 2020 on the official CAT 2020 website. Registrations open on Wednesday, August 5th at 10:00 AM. Additionally, now, you can choose up to 6 preferred cities to attempt the test in.
Registering for CAT 2020 will cost you Rs. 2000 if you're from the General Category, and Rs. 1000 if you're from the SC, ST, and PwD category.
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CAT 2020 Paper Pattern - What Has Changed?
As per the official CAT 2020 website, there has been no change in the CAT 2020 paper pattern. The duration of the test will be 180 minutes. There will be three sections:
- Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
- Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
- Section III: Quantitative Ability
Candidates will be allotted exactly 60 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.
Some questions in each section may not be of multiple-choice type. Instead, direct answers will have to be typed on the screen (TITA questions). The tutorials will clearly explain this. Also, the use of a basic on-screen calculator for computation will be allowed.
Tutorials to understand the format of the test will be available on the CAT website from October 16, 2020. Candidates are advised to work on the tutorials available on the CAT website well in advance.
So, How Will CAT 2020 Be Conducted Given The Coronavirus Crisis?
The CAT 2020 exam will be conducted in two sessions, as has been done for the past few years. Morning or evening slots are expected to be assigned to candidates to attempt the CAT 2020 exam. The following is the information provided on the official CAT 2020 website.
"CAT 2020 process is to be conducted taking into account the COVID-19 crisis. The information provided by the CAT website is contingent upon the decisions and directions issued from time to time by the Central & State governments and IIMs. Candidates are advised to regularly check the CAT website for further information."
CAT 2020 Official Notification - What's Next?
Now that the official CAT 2020 notification has been released, you can now expect many of the IIMs to begin releasing their shortlisting and selection criteria on their respective websites. If you're new to this, this is what the selection criteria of the IIMs look like.
All selection criteria for the IIMs and other top business schools will be made available on InsideIIM.com as and when they're released.
It's real now - the official date for the D-day has now been released! So what do you do now? If you're a serious CAT 2020 aspirant, the most important thing you can do now is to plan out a solid strategy for the CAT exam, and to help you with that, we have special sessions with the CAT maestro - ARKS Srinivas! Join the special CAT 2020 Masterclass Prime series and take your CAT prep. efforts to the next level. Enroll now!
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