CAT 2020 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Last Updated on : 31/07/2020

CAT 2020 examination is scheduled to be held on 29th November 2020. Candidates can participate in the CAT 2020 application process from 05th August 2020 to 16th September 2020. Have any doubt about the CAT exam? These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) will help you in knowing the CAT examination format in a better way and answer your queries.

Question 1: How many MBA colleges accepts CAT 2020 scores for admission?

Over 1200 MBA colleges apart from 20 IIMs across India accept CAT score for admission.


Question 2: What is the difficulty level of CAT exam?

CAT is considered to be the most difficult MBA entrance exam in India. The difficulty level of the exam is usually high to crack.


Question 3: What is the composition of CAT question paper?

CAT question paper comprises three sections – Quantitative Ability (QA), Data Interpretation & Logical reasoning (DILR) and Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC).


Question 4: When will be the CAT 2020 application form available?

The CAT 2020 application forms will be available from the 05th August 2020 and will available till 16th September 2020. Candidates can avail the application forms from the official website.


Question 5: Who is the exam conducting authority for Common Admission Test 2020?

IIM Indore is the exam conducting authority for Common Admission Test 2020.


Question 6: If I take the 2020 CAT exam, will my score be considered valid till 2021?

Yes, the CAT 2020 score will remain valid till 31st December 2021.


Question 7: Do candidates belonging to PwD category require to fill separate form for Scribe?

No. Such candidates must indicate in their CAT application form about the requirement of the scribe. Candidates are required to arrange the scribe themselves.


Question 8: I belong to PwD category. Do I need to maile the PwD certificate to the exam conducting authority?

No. The scanned image of the PwD certificate must be uploaded while filling the CAT 2020 application form.


Question 9: My friend belongs to SC category. He has scored 47% in graduation. Can he apply for the exam?

Yes, candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD categories with 45% marks in graduation are eligible for the exam.


Question 10: What’s the age limit? If I’m 25 years old, can I take the test?

There is no prescribed age limit for the CAT Exam.


Question 11: Do colleges or institutions, other than IIMs, accept the CAT score?

Besides IIMs, IITs, IISc and top-ranked B-schools accept the CAT score for admission to various management programmes.


Question 12: What is the complete admission process of getting oneself into IIMs?

Every IIM college has a set of standards to select candidates for the second stage of selection. Students are selected on the basis of Written Test, Group Discussion, Personal Interviews and Work-experience.


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