CAT 2020 exam will be conducted by IIM in various cities across India in November. This year, IIM Indore will conduct CAT exam. Read all about CAT exam 2020 to start preparation of admission to IIMs and all top MBA colleges in India.

Common Admission Test or CAT 2020 exam notification will be announced in July along with commencement of registration process. CAT 2020 will be conducted on the last Sunday of November or first Sunday of December. The CAT exam is conducted by one of the IIMs on rotational basis and is a gateway to India’s top MBA institutes, the IIMs and over 1200 other business schools. About 2.4 lakh candidates register for CAT exam every year. CAT 2019 was conducted by IIM Kozhikode on November 24, 2019 and the CAT result was announced on January 4, 2020. CAT 2020 will be conducted by IIM Indore on November 29 across 150 cities in India.

CAT 2020 registration will begin in July and close by the end of September. CAT 2020 result will be announced in the first week of January 2021. Following the announcement of result, IIMs will begin shortlisting of candidates for admission. In this article, you will read all about CAT 2020 exam including eligibility criteria, dates, registration process, fees, exam pattern, syllabus, result, cut off and cat 2020 preparation.

  • Candidates having a graduation degree with an aggregate of 50 percent marks or equivalent CGPA (45 percent for reserved category) can apply for CAT 2020.
  • Candidates who have completed professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) with 50 percent marks or equivalent (45 percent for reserved category).
  • Candidates in their final year of graduation degree are also eligible to apply for CAT exam.

Note: The percentage of marks obtained by a candidate will be calculated based on the formula practiced by the institute or university. In case, there is no scheme of converting CGPA into equivalent marks, at the said institute or university, the same would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result with 100.

CAT 2020 Dates

Given below are tentative CAT 2020 dates for reference. The exact dates will be updated once the CAT 2020 notification is released in July

CAT 2020 Events

CAT 2020 Dates

CAT 2020 notification release


CAT Registrations start


Registrations end


CAT form correction

September 4th week, 2020

CAT mock test and official tutorial release

October 2nd week, 2020

Admit card release

October 3rd week, 2020

CAT 2020 exam


Answer key release

December 2nd week, 2020

Result declaration

January 1st week, 2021

CAT 2020 Registration cum Application Process

CAT 2020 registrations will begin in the last week of July and conclude by the third week of September. IIM Indore is expected to conduct the exam, this year. The candidates will be required to fill an online application form and pay the requisite fee to register for the exam. The CAT 2020 application form will be available on IIMCAT (CAT 2020) website. Given below is the step by step process of CAT 2020 registration:

  • Open CAT 2020 website in a new window
  • Click on 'New Registrations'
  • Enter personal details like name, date of birth, phone number and email ID
  • An OTP will be sent to your email ID
  • Use that OTP to authenticate phone number and email ID and follow further instructions
  • Upload scanned signature and image in prescribed dimension and make fee payment to complete CAT registration process

CAT 2020 Registration Fees

CAT 2020 registration fee is different for general and reserved category candidates. Check the category-wise CAT exam fees:


CAT fees


Rs 1,900


Rs 950

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CAT 2020 Admit Card

CAT 2020 admit card will be issued only to the registered candidates. The admit cards will be issued online to be downloaded from the official website. Candidates can download their CAT admit card 2020 from the scheduled date to the exam day.

  • How to download CAT 2020 admit card
  • Open CAT 2020 website in a new window
  • Click on login
  • Go to admit card tab
  • Click on download button to save a copy of your CAT admit card