IIM CAT 2020 Live Updates: Slot 1, 2 & 3 Analysis, Answer Keys, Score vs Percentile

IIM CAT 2020 Live Updates: Slot 1, 2 & 3 Analysis, Answer Keys, Score vs Percentile
Team Careers360 | Nov 29, 2020 - 8:07 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: IIM Indore has conducted CAT 2020 exam today in three slots for 2,27,835 students at 430 test centres. A total of 76 questions were asked in CAT 2020 question paper of each slot. Overall, the VARC section was moderate to easy, DILR was difficult section while Quant was easy to moderate. Overall CAT analysis 2020 states that slot 1 and 2 exam difficulty level was moderate. Coaching institutes are also releasing detailed IIM CAT 2020 exam analysis, cutoff and answer key.
Check Slot 1 analysis - Moderate to difficult paper with 76 questions
- Slot 2 analysis - Exam moderately difficult
- Slot 3 analysis - DI and LR was difficult

Students can refer to the slot 1, slot 2 and slot 3 CAT 2020 analysis to know the difficulty level and type of questions asked in all slots. Experts provide CAT exam analysis 2020 based on students' reactions and inputs. Some institutes may also release CAT 2020 answer key for the memory-based questions provided by students.

CAT Exam 2020 Highlights

  • Exam full name: Common Admission Test
  • Number of questions in cat 2020: 76
  • Total test centres: 430
  • CAT slot 1 exam analysis: Moderate
  • Total exam cities: 159
  • CAT analysis 2020 for slot 2: Moderately difficult
  • Total students: 2,27,835
  • CAT 2020 Slot 3 analysis: Moderate
  • CAT answer key 2020: Will be available soon

This exam is organized for MBA admission to 20 IIMs, IITs and other participating institutes. Students can use the unofficial CAT 2020 solution to know their probable scores and match it with the expected CAT 2020 cutoff marks to know the chances of selection for the next round.

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Live updates

IIM Indore has conducted the CAT exam 2020 slot 3 exam today on November 29. CAT 2020 exam time for all three slots: Morning shift (8:30 to 10:30 am), afternoon shift (12:30 to 2:30 pm) and evening shift (4:30 to 6:30 pm). Check CAT 2020 exam analysis, answer key, student reactions below for slot 1, 2 and 3.

Nov. 29, 2020 | 08:06 PM IST

CAT 2020 Answer Key

IIM Indore will release official answer key by December 5, 2020, in the format of individual CAT response sheet. Candidates will get to know what are the responses that they have given in CAT 2020 and they will get an opportunity to challenge it within the specified time period. CAT answer key 2020 will be provided to all the candidates who appeared in 3 different slots. The answer key of CAT 2020 will be available online on iimcat.ac.in. Students will be able to download CAT 2020 answer key through the login window by entering user ID and password.

However, some institutes may release CAT 2020 answer key before the official one. But one should wait for official answer key to know their exact probable score as unofficial answer keys are prepared as per students' feedback.

Nov. 29, 2020 | 07:00 PM IST

CAT slot 3 vs slot 2 vs slot 1 - Exam difficult level

SectionSlot 3Slot 2
Slot 1
HighModerate to difficult
Easy but trickyModerate
moderate to difficult
Nov. 29, 2020 | 06:52 PM IST

CAT 2020 slot 3 analysis

Slot 3 exam of CAT 2020 was a bit difficult as compared to slot 1 and 2 exam. DILR was a very difficult part, VARC was moderate to difficult and QA was doable. Quant had some questions from geometry and arithmetic topics. 

Nov. 29, 2020 | 06:40 PM IST

Students are coming out of their CAT 2020 exam centre

Nov. 29, 2020 | 06:30 PM IST

CAT 2020 slot 3 exam concludes

The last shift exam of CAT 2020 has been concluded at 6:30 pm. Today, all three slot exams were conducted smoothly. But some student faced technical glitch and reported for the same on Twitter. As CAT was organized during COVID-19 pandemic, candidates and exam centre officials wear a mask, maintained proper social distancing and followed other guidelines.  

Nov. 29, 2020 | 06:09 PM IST

CAT 2020 slot 2 analysis by T.I.M.E.


No. of Questions

No. of Non-MCQs



RC - 18


2 passages of 5 questions each
2 passages of 4 questions each

VA - 8


3 para formations
2 odd one out
3 para summary




2 sets of 6 questions each
3 sets of 4 questions each




26 individual questions





Nov. 29, 2020 | 06:04 PM IST

A student reported technical glitch during CAT exam 2020

Nov. 29, 2020 | 05:47 PM IST

CAT 2020 slot 3 analysis

At 6:30, the exam will conclude and students will share their experience and CAT exam review. Slot 1 and slot 2 exam was of moderate difficulty level.  Slot 3 CAT 2020 analysis will be provided soon after the exam. Stay tuned here to get all CAT 2020 updates.   

Nov. 29, 2020 | 05:08 PM IST

What after CAT 2020 exam?

After the exam, coaching institutes may provide the answer key. The official answer key is expected to be out in the first or second week of December 2020.  Using which, students can calculate their probable scores. They should compare the estimated marks to calculate percentile. Match percentile and score with cutoff marks to know chances of selected for next round.

Nov. 29, 2020 | 04:41 PM IST

CAT 2020 Official answer key date

Students can check the expected answer key and other dates below:

  • Exam date: November 29
  • Official answer key date:  First/Second week of December 2020 
  • Result date: Second week of January 2021 (Expected)
Nov. 29, 2020 | 04:30 PM IST

CAT slot 3 exam started

IIM Indore has started conducting third slot exam of CAT 2020. This is the last slot of exam which will continue till 4:30 pm. Throughout the day, COVID-19 guidelines were followed and social distancing maintained by students and exam centre officials. We wish all the best to all students for their CAT result 2020 and future endeavours. 

Nov. 29, 2020 | 04:00 PM IST

CAT 2020 exam time for slot 3

Shift 3Activities
3.00 pmReporting Time
03.10 pmScrutiny of admit card
03.25 pmFrisking of the candidates
03.50 pmSign on the attendance sheet
03.55 pmRegistration Process
04.10 pm

Receives the scribble pad from the invigilator

04.15 pmLogin to Test screen
04.30 pmTest Starts
06.30 pm

Test concludes & candidate shares the feedback

06.35 pmReturn scribble pad
06.45 pmExit the Test centre
Nov. 29, 2020 | 03:43 PM IST

CAT cutoff 2020 for slot 2

Career Launcher has announced the expected cutoff of CAT 2020 slot 2 exam. Overall cutoff marks can range between 100 and 102. Check the following image to know more about expected CAT 2020 cutoff: 

Nov. 29, 2020 | 03:22 PM IST

CAT 2020 exam review by a student - Paper was easy than last year

Nov. 29, 2020 | 03:10 PM IST

CAT slot 1 vs slot 2 exam - Difficult level

SectionSlot 1Slot 2
HighModerate to difficult
Nov. 29, 2020 | 02:59 PM IST

CAT 2020 slot 2 exam analysis by student 

Paper was of moderate level. Verbal section was a bit lengthy. Check complete details below:

Nov. 29, 2020 | 02:46 PM IST

CAT slot 2 analysis 2020 - Section-wise difficulty level

  • DILR- Moderate to difficult
  • Quant- Moderate
  • Verbal- Easy
Nov. 29, 2020 | 02:41 PM IST

CAT 2020 slot 2 analysis

Now, experts of coaching institutes will provide CAT slot 2 analysis 2020 based on student's reactions and inputs. This CAT exam slot 2 analysis 2020 is helpful for slot 3 students to know important aspects of the exam.

Some key points of CAT 2020 analysis by students are given below:

  • English and DILR were tough in slot 2.
  • A total of 76 questions were there. Question-wise breakup: DILR- 24, Quant- 26 and Verbal- 26 questions.
Nov. 29, 2020 | 02:31 PM IST

CAT 2020 slot 2 exam over

CAT 2020 exam has been over at 2:30 pm. The exam was conducted smoothly. Now students will come out after submitting their scribble pad and will share their CAT 2020 exam review. some students can also share CAT 2020 questions along with the solution. CAT 3 students can use their experience to plan slot 3 paper attempt strategy. 

Nov. 29, 2020 | 02:15 PM IST

Negative marking in CAT exam 

As per the CAT 2020 exam review, there will be negative marking. For every wrong answer, one marks will be deducted. No mark is deducted or awarded for unattempted questions. Three marks are given for each correct answer.

Nov. 29, 2020 | 01:53 PM IST

CAT 2020 Cutoff

Institutes have released their CAT 2020 analysis, now they are sharing expected CAT cut off 2020 for slot 1. As per Bulls Eye, the slot 1 CAT cutoff marks will reduce this year as compared to last year. The cutoff marks of CAT 2020 is expected to decrease due to reduction in total marks. However, CAT 2020 cutoff marks will be go down but CAT 2020 cutoff percentile is expected to remain the same. Students can check expected CAT cutoff 2020 marks and percentile below:

CAT cutoff 2020 by Bulls Eye

Overall Attempt
VA & RC AttemptDI & LR AttemptQA AttemptProbable Score
Expected Percentile
Nov. 29, 2020 | 01:46 PM IST

CAT slot 1 analysis 2020 by CATKing

As per Rahul Singh (Director, CATKing), the overall difficulty level was tough. DILR and VARC both parts were time-consuming and lengthy. Students also shared their experience with CATKing. One student's CAT 2020 review is given below:

“The paper was very structured but lengthy and time crunching. VARC was time consuming with concerns with the inference based questions in all Reading comprehensions not many factual questions. LR/DI was the trick section set selection was the key so now let’s hope for the best.” – Sabuj

Nov. 29, 2020 | 01:28 PM IST

CAT 2020 analysis by Career Launcher

One will have to score 105-110 to grab 99 percentile, as per Career Launcher. Student can check detailed section-wise CAT 2020 review in the following table:

CAT analysis 2020 slot 1 by Career Launcher - VARC Part


No. of Questions

Ideal Attempt

Reading Comprehension

18 (5+5+4+4)


Verbal Ability - Parajumbles



Verbal Ability - Summary



Verbal Ability - Parajumbles (Odd-sentence out)



DILR CAT analysis by Career Launcher


No of Questions

Ideal Attempt

Drivers and Ratings



Students and Exams



Set on Patients



Institutes  Vendors



Set on Musicians



Quat CAT slot 1 review by Career Launcher


No of Questions (MCQ/non-MCQ)

Ideal Attempt

Number System









Modern Math



Geometry & Mensuration



Nov. 29, 2020 | 01:06 PM IST

CAT analysis 2020 by Bulls Eye for slot 1

IIM MBA admission slot 1 exam analysis by Bulls Eye states that the paper was of moderate difficulty level. Students can check section-wise CAT 2020 review by Bulls Eye below:

Verbal Ability Review: The difficulty level was of moderate. There were four RC passages of 450-500 words each. Two passages had 4 questions each and two passages had 5 questions. Para jumbles and odd one out were all TITA questions. and 4 questions were of summary.  Overall an attempt of 17-20 with high accuracy will fetch 99 percentile. 

DILR: This was the most difficult section among all. There were a total of 5 sets of questions. 2 sets comprised of 6 questions each and 3 sets had 4 questions each. One set was from Venn diagram. Table set was lengthy but doable. An attempt of 10-14 questions with good accuracy will fetch 99 percentile.

Quant: This was the moderately easier section. Questions were asked from commercial maths and ratio based topics. However the difficulty level was not high, but the questions were time-consuming. An attempt of 14-18 questions with good accuracy level, will fetch 99 percentile.

Nov. 29, 2020 | 12:51 PM IST

Dress code for CAT 2020 slot 3

IIM Indore has announced that students should not wear the following types of clothes and jewellery while appearing for the CAT 2020 examination:

  • Garments with large buttons
  • Shoes/footwear with thick soles
  • Nose pins, earrings, bangles or any other metallic ornaments
  • Clothes with pockets
  • Do not apply mehndi or henna on hands
Nov. 29, 2020 | 12:31 PM IST

CAT 2020 slot 2 exam starts

IIM Indore has started slot 2 exam of CAT 2020 at 430 exam centres. It was observed that candidates and exam centre officials followed COVID-19 guidelines and maintained social distancing. CAT 2020 number of questions in slot 1 exam were 76 in total. CAT exam pattern 2020 and analysis for slot 2 will be provided soon after the exam. 

Nov. 29, 2020 | 12:26 PM IST

CAT 2020 marks vs percentile

It is important for a student to know the difference between CAT score and percentile. The scorecard of CAT result 2020 will contain a total of 2 main scores: CAT score and the CAT percentile. Students 

CAT 2020 score vs percentile

CAT scores are the actual marks a student obtains in the CAT exam. This is calculated as per CAT 2020 exam pattern and marking scheme. This is the sum of total marks obtained in all sections.

CAT percentile is the relative performance of all those candidates who appeared for CAT 2020. The marks obtained in CAT exam are converted into a scale ranging from 100 to 0. CAT percentile scores are normalized for each section and then to compute the overall CAT percentile scores also.

Overall CAT Marks Vs Percentile 2020 (Expected)

CAT percentile rangeCAT overall score
Nov. 29, 2020 | 12:09 PM IST

CAT 2020 slot 1 analysis by Endeavor Careers

Srinivas Belvi, Academic Head at South, Endeavor Careers has provided CAT 2020 exam review for slot 1. He says, "CAT 2020 morning slot was a balanced paper both with respect to difficulty level as well as number of questions. There were 76 questions with about 20 TITA questions." The section-wise break up of CAT 2020 number of questions is given below:

  • DILR- 24
  • Quant- 26
  • Verbal- 26

Someone with adequate preparation would have handled this paper with ease. There were no glitches & any kind of lapses with respect to test administration.

Nov. 29, 2020 | 12:00 PM IST

CAT 2020 result

IIM Indore is expected to release CAT result 2020 by the second week of January 2021. The exact CAT result date will be announced soon. Students will be able to access CAT 2020 result online on iimcat.ac.in by entering user ID and password. Around 2.28 lakh students will access CAT result 2020 for slot 1, 2 and 3 exam in online mode. No hard copy of iimcat.ac.in result 2020 will be provided by the authority.

Nov. 29, 2020 | 11:55 AM IST

How to check CAT 2020 Result?

Students can follow the given steps to check CAT result 2020:

  • Visit the official website: iimcat.ac.in and click on CAT 2020 result tab.
  • Enter CAT user ID and password in the login window.
  • Click on the submit button and candidate dashboard window will be shown on the screen.
  • Click on 'Score Card' and CAT result 2020 will be shown on the screen.
  • Take a printout or screenshot of the same to use later.

Nov. 29, 2020 | 11:42 AM IST

CAT 2020 review by student

Nov. 29, 2020 | 11:25 AM IST

CAT 2020 exam pattern and duration

After the slot 1 exam, students have revealed the number of questions in cat 2020. Based on their CAT 2020 review, we have tabulated the number of questions and CAT exam duration for each section:

CAT paper pattern 2020

Name of the Section

Number of Questions

Time Duration

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)


40 minutes

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

24 (6 Questions of 2 Sets and 4 Questions of 3 Sets)

40 minutes

Quantitative Ability (QA)


40 minutes

Total Number of Questions


120 minutes
Nov. 29, 2020 | 11:06 AM IST

CAT 2020 review by slot 1 student

Slot 1 exam student shared his exam day experience on Twitter. According to him, a total of 76 questions were asked and the time duration of 120 minutes is given. VARC part contains 26 questions, DILR contains 24 questions and quant part comprise of 24 questions. According to him, TITA questions were easy and one should attempt them on priority. DILR part was easier among all and English consists of tricky questions. Check the student's tweet of cat exam analysis below:

Nov. 29, 2020 | 10:42 AM IST

Section-wise CAT analysis 2020 for Slot 1

The overall difficulty level was moderate as per students' CAT slot 1 analysis 2020. Section-wise CAT exam analysis is given below:

CAT 2020 analysis and total questions

SectionTotal QuestionsDifficulty level
Nov. 29, 2020 | 10:36 AM IST

Number of questions in CAT 2020

A total of 80 questions were asked in CAT 2020 exam. Students had 120 minutes to attempt these all questions. Section-wise CAT 2020 no. of questions break up is given below:

  • VARC - 26
  • DILR - 24
  • Quant - 26
Nov. 29, 2020 | 10:35 AM IST

CAT 2020 total questions

CAT 2020 exam has been concluded. Soon, students will come out and will reveal the total number of questions in CAT 2020. They can also tell the section-wise number of questions along with types of questions. Slot 2 students are curious to know CAT 2020 question pattern so that they can make their question attempt plan. 

Nov. 29, 2020 | 10:29 AM IST

CAT analysis 2020 slot 1 paper concludes

First slot exam of CAT 2020 has been concluded and it was conducted smoothly. Now students will return scribble pad to the invigilators and come of their test labs and exam centres. After that, they will share the experience and reveal CAT 2020 number of questions. Experts will provide CAT slot 1 analysis 2020 and it will be helpful for slot 2 and slot 3 students to know exact CAT 2020 question pattern. 

Nov. 29, 2020 | 10:17 AM IST

CAT 2020 exam date and time at a glance

Students can know the CAT 2020 exam date and time for all slots in the following list:

  • Exam date for all slots: November 29, 2020
  • Exam day: Sunday
  • Slot 1 exam time: 8:30 am to 10:30 am
  • Slot 2 exam time: 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
  • Slot 3 exam time: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Nov. 29, 2020 | 10:14 AM IST

CAT 2020 analysis - COVID-19 guidelines followed

Students share exam centre picture on Twitter. Today social distancing and other COVID-19 guidelines were followed by students and officials.

Nov. 29, 2020 | 09:51 AM IST

CAT 2020 number of questions 

This year, IIM Indore has come up with changes in CAT 2020 paper pattern and has not revealed the total number of questions. Based on the mock test, it is expected that CAT 2020 will contain a total of 100 questions. 

Nov. 29, 2020 | 09:37 AM IST

CAT cutoff 2020

The cutoff marks of CAT 2020 exam are the minimum marks required to get selected for next round. IIM CAT 2020 cutoff is released separately by coaching institutes. IIM Bangalore and some more institutes have released MBA IIM admission 2021 cutoffs while others will release soon after the exam. Students can use CAT analysis 2020 slot 1 and solution to know their probable score and match with cutoff marks to know the chances of selection.

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Nov. 29, 2020 | 09:14 AM IST

CAT 2020 slot 1 analysis - Section-wise time duration


Total CAT 2020 Number of questions

During of Exam except for PwD categories

Quantitative Ability (QA)


40 minutes

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)


40 minutes

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)


40 minutes

Nov. 29, 2020 | 09:00 AM IST

CAT slot 1 analysis 2020 release time

First slot exam will over at 10:30 am for the morning session. After this, students will share their experience and expectations. Based on their inputs, experts and coaching institutes will prepare CAT 2020 slot 1 analysis. It is expected that CAT slot 1 analysis 2020 will be available tentatively by 11:30 am. This CAT analysis 2020 slot 1 will be helpful for slot 2 and slot 3 students to know the number of questions, difficulty level and other important aspects.

Nov. 29, 2020 | 08:52 AM IST

CAT 2020 dress code

IIM, Indore has prescribed the CAT exam dress code for slot 1, slot 2 and slot 3 exam. As per dress code for CAT 2020, the students are not allowed to wear the following types of clothes and jewellery on exam day:

  • Garments with large buttons
  • Clothes with pockets
  • Shoes/footwear with thick soles
  • Nose pins, earrings, anklets, necklaces, bangles or any other metallic ornaments
  • Do not apply mehndi or henna on hands else it may create a problem if biometric is taken.
Nov. 29, 2020 | 08:30 AM IST

IIM CAT 2020 slot 1 exam starts

Slot 1 exam of CAT 2020 has been started today at 8:30 am and COVID-19 guidelines were followed by officials and students. The exam will continue until 10:30 am. Students are taking the test in online mode. After the exam, they will come out and share their experience. Based on the same, experts will analyze the paper and will share CAT 2020 slot 1 exam analysis in a short time.

Nov. 29, 2020 | 08:16 AM IST

CAT 2020 analysis - Entry gates closed

As per CAT 2020 exam schedule, the entry gates has been closed at 8:15 am. Now, no student is allowed to enter the exam hall. IIM MBA admission exam will commence soon.

Nov. 29, 2020 | 08:06 AM IST

CAT 2020 exam - What ID proof to carry?

Students can carry any of the following document as ID proof to the CAT 2020 exam centre:

  • PAN Card
  • Voter ID
  • Passport
  • Aadhar Card
  • UID
  • Employer ID
  • Driving License
  • College ID
Nov. 29, 2020 | 07:58 AM IST

CAT 2020 analysis - What to carry?

Each student should bring the following documents to the exam hall

  • CAT hall ticket
  • ID proof
  • Candidate's photograph
  • Stationery items
  • Authorized form
  • Medical certificate and scribe affidavit
  • Name change document
  • Mask, sanitizer and other COVID-19 related items
Nov. 29, 2020 | 07:49 AM IST

CAT exam analysis 2020 - Colour panel Indication

CAT 2020 is a computer-based online test. At CAT 2020 test screen, each colour indicates the status of a question. Students can check the meaning of each colour indication:

  • Red - The Question has not been answered and not has been marked for review
  • Green - Question has been answered and not marked for review
  • Grey - The question has not been viewed or visited
  • Violet - Question has been marked for review and not answered
  • Violet with green tick - Question has been marked for review and answered
Nov. 29, 2020 | 07:40 AM IST

CAT cutoff marks 2020

The cutoff marks for MBA admission are announced separately by IIMs. Students who secure equal to or more than CAT cut off marks are called for the next round. IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Raipur have already announced their minimum marks for MBA admissions, while others will declare it soon after the CAT exam 2020. Along with CAT exam analysis 2020, the coaching institutes may also announce expected cutoff marks.

Nov. 29, 2020 | 07:33 AM IST

Students have reached their respective exam centres and waiting for their entry. 

Nov. 29, 2020 | 07:28 AM IST

CAT 2020 exam pattern - Marking scheme

Going through the past years’ CAT analysis, it is observed that candidates are given three marks for each correct answer. For every incorrect answer, one mark is deducted, so avoid guessing. There is no mark awarded or deducted for unattempted questions. A total of 100 questions are asked which carry 300 marks in total.

Nov. 29, 2020 | 07:24 AM IST

IIM CAT exam time for slot 1

Shift 1


7.00 am

Reach test centre and locate test lab number 

7.10 am

Scrutiny of admit card

7.15 am

Deposit personal belongings (mobile phone, bag etc.)

7.25 am

Frisking of candidates

7.30 am

ID and admit card checking

7.40 am

Reach test labs

7.50 am

Go to the registration desk and sign on the attendance sheet

7.55 am

Registration Process

8.10 am

Receive scribble pad

8.15 am

Login to Test screen

8.20 am

Verify & confirm the profile information

8.25 am

Read & agree to the declaration

8.30 am

CAT 2020 exam starts

10.30 am

Test concludes & candidate shares the feedback

10.35 am

Return scribble pad

10.40 am

Exit Test Lab and collect the deposited belongings

10.45 am

Exit the Test centre

Nov. 29, 2020 | 07:17 AM IST

CAT 2020 time duration

As per CAT 2020 analysis, there will be a total of 3 sections and students will have 40 minutes to attempt each section. But PwD candidates will have a duration of 53 minutes and 20 seconds to attempt each section of CAT 2020.

Nov. 29, 2020 | 07:04 AM IST

Candidate are reaching exam centres

Candidates have started to reach their respective exam centres. They are checking all guidelines given by test centres officials. Now, students will locate their test lab number and seat number. Officials will get them to enter the centre after scrutiny of admit card. CAT 2020 slot 1 analysis will be provided by experts after the exam. 

Nov. 29, 2020 | 06:53 AM IST

CAT exam day guidelines

Students must be well-aware of the CAT 2020 exam day guidelines in advance to avoid facing any unnecessary stress. Students are advised to follow all the guidelines given by authorities. Some of the most important    CAT 2020 exam day guidelines are given below:

  • Reach the exam centre at least 30 minutes before the reporting time to avoid the last-minute hassles.
  • Do not forget to carry all necessary stationery items and other documents such as duly filled admit card, ID car, ballpoint pen, additional photograph, hand sanitizer (50 ml), and a water bottle.
  • Mobile phones, laptops or any other electronic gadgets are strictly prohibited at the examination centre. If any student is found carrying the same will not be allowed to appear for the CAT 2020 examination.
  • Follow COVID-19 guidelines: Due to the novel Coronavirus, every student is mandated to follow all the COVID-19 guidelines to avoid the spread of the same.
Nov. 29, 2020 | 06:44 AM IST

96.5% students got test centre in city of their choice

This year, around 2.28 lakh students registered for CAT 2020 examination and they choose 6 exam cities as per their preference. Out of the total, around 2.19 lakh students have been allotted test centres as in their first preferred city.

Nov. 29, 2020 | 06:34 AM IST

CAT 2020 exam time

MBA admission exam or CAT is being conducted today in computer-based online mode in three slots. Students must be about the CAT 2020 timings of their shift and reach before the time to avoid last-minute hassles.

CAT slot 1, 2 and 3 exam time and activities


Shift 1

Shift 2

Shift 3

Candidate reporting time

7.00 am

11.00 am

3.00 pm

Scrutiny of admit card

7.10 am

11.10 am

03.10 pm

Frisking of the candidates

7.25 am

11.25 am

03.25 pm

Sign on the attendance sheet

7.50 am

11.50 am

03.50 pm

Registration Process

7.55 am

11.55 am

03.55 pm

Candidate receives the scribble pad

8.10 am

12.10 pm

04.10 pm

Login to test screen

8.15 am

12.15 pm

04.15 pm

Test starts

8.30 am

12.30 pm

04.30 pm

Test concludes & candidate shares the feedback

10.30 am

02.30 pm

06.30 pm

Candidates return scribble pad

10.35 am

02.35 pm

06.35 pm

Candidates exit the test centre

10.45 am

02.45 pm

06.45 pm

Nov. 29, 2020 | 06:24 AM IST

CAT 2020 exam analysis

CAT 2020 is being conducted in three different slots. After every slot, experts will provide CAT exam analysis based on students’ inputs. By checking CAT 2020 exam analysis, next slot students can identify the section-wise difficulty level of CAT 2020. 

Based on the mock test and previous year papers, CAT exam analysis 2020 is given below:

  • The CAT 2020 exam duration is 120 minutes with the sectional time limit of 40 minutes.
  • The total number of questions asked in the VARC section is 34.  Most of the questions are asked from RC.
  • In the Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning section, 32 questions are asked.
  • QA section contains a total of 34 questions. Last year most of the questions came from Algebra, number system, modern math, arithmetic and mensuration.
Nov. 29, 2020 | 06:13 AM IST

CAT exam analysis 2020 - Paper pattern

This year, there are some changes in the CAT 2020 exam pattern for all slots. The total duration has been reduced to two hours from three hours and the number of slots has been increased from two to three. 

MBA admission exam pattern (Based on mock test)

Section name

Total number of questions 

Total number of (Non-MCQs)

Total number of MCQs

















Nov. 29, 2020 | 05:55 AM IST

Changes in CAT exam 2020

  • CAT 2020 is being conducted in three slots i.e. morning (8:30 am to 10:30 am), afternoon (12:30 pm to 2:30 pm) and evening session (4:30 pm to 6:30 pm). While in 2019, the exam was conducted in two slots.
  • CAT 2020 total time duration has been reduced from 180 minutes to 120 minutes for non-PwD candidates. 
Nov. 29, 2020 | 05:42 AM IST

CAT exam 2020 statistics

As per past years’ CAT exam analysis, the difficulty level of the exam is kept moderate. This year, a total of 2,27,835 students have registered for the CAT 2020 exam. While in 2019, 2,44,169 candidates registered and 2,09,926 appeared for the exam.

Previous years’ CAT exam statistics


Total Registered

Total Appeared



















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