Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) has amended the exam pattern for Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020. The major change in the exam, informed by IIM Indore is that the duration of CAT 2020 will be 120 minutes, instead of 180 minutes. However, the number of sections in the exam remains the same. There will be 3 sections in the exam, and each will have allotted 40 minutes for the candidates to complete them.
The 3 sections will be as usual – Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, and Section III: Quantitative Ability.
Tutorials to understand the format of the test will be available on the CAT website, iimcat.ac.in, in the month of October 2020.
Until last year CAT was held over a period of 1 day having 2 sessions. However, in 2020, CAT will be held over a period of 1 day but 3 sessions.
More changes, if any, in CAT 2020 will be reflected on the website, iimcat.ac.in from September 20, 2020.
Other than this, the last date to apply for CAT 2020 has also been extended. Now, the candidates can apply until September 23, 2020. Earlier, the last date was September 15, 2020. This decision has been taken by the IIMs as due to COVID-19 many candidates are facing difficulty in procuring documents for the application process.
However, it has been also been notified, that the registration will not be extended any further than this. The eligible candidates can register for CAT 2020 at iimcat.ac.in. The candidates have been advised that they must complete the registration in advance to avoid last-minute rush.
The CAT 2020 application form correction window will open after the registrations are closed. The application form correction process will be available for a specific duration of time. The registered candidates will be able to edit only their photograph, signature, and test city preferences in the application form correction period if needed.
CAT 2020 will be held on November 29, 2020.
Common Admission Test is a national level entrance test that is conducted by one of the IIMs to offer admission into MBA / PGP courses. CAT is a computer-based test. It consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and Type in the answer type questions (TITA). Apart from the IIms, 200+ Business schools offer admission to students in the MBA course based CAT scores. It has questions from topics like Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), Verbal Ability, and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Quantitative Aptitude. Apart from the computer-based test, the candidates need to appear for Personal Interview (PI), Group Discussion (GD), Written Ability Test (WAT) for admission in the IIMs. These 3 constituent parts of the admission process decide the final admission of the candidates.