CAT 2020: Application Ends September 23 by 5pm, Register Now, Details Here

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Aspirants who intend to register for CAT 2020 can still apply by today, September 23, 2020 (5 pm) at Read the details below.

Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) will end the application process Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020 by 5 pm on September 23, 2020.

MBA aspirants who intend to take admissions in the IIMs and premier MBA Colleges in India have to take CAT 2020 examinations. The exam is held once every year (around November/December) and the CAT scores remain valid for 1 year only.

CAT 2020 is slated to be held on November 29, 2020, across 156 test cities. The tentative result date is the second week of January 2021; CAT 2020 score will be valid till December 31, 2021.

The schedule is made available on the official website of IIM CAT ( that reads, “CAT 2020 application form submission deadline is extended till Wednesday, September 23, 2020.”

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Interestingly, CAT registration is itself an application for top 20 IIMs. Students in their final year of graduation can also apply for MBA Admission 2021.

Candidates facing any issues can contact the Help Desk Number: 18002090830.

CAT 2020: Key Highlights 

Name of Examination

Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020

Name of Institute 

Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)

Year of Admission


Application Opening Date

August 5 (10 AM)

Application Closing Date

September 23, 2020 (5 pm)

Registration Fee

INR 1000 (SC/ ST / PWD)

INR 2000 (Other Categories)

Application Link

Admit Card Release Date 

October 28, 2020 (5 PM) Onwards 

CAT 2020 Exam Date 

November 29, 2020 (Sunday)

CAT 2020: How to Apply?

Follow these steps to apply online for CAT 2020 by today:

  1. Visit the official website of the CAT 2020 exam. 
  2. Click on “Registration” for New User on the right side of the page
  3. Enter details and check on I Agree. 
  4. For new registrations, generate the login ID and password. 
  5. Fill the CAT application form 2020.
  6. Upload the documents and images as asked. 
  7. Make CAT 2020 registration fee payment as per your category.

Check details here.

CAT 2020: Exam Pattern Revised 

This year, CAT 2020 will be held for a total duration of 120 minutes (2 hours). Candidates have to attend 3 sections with 40 minutes devoted to each. The three sections are Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability.

Check: CAT 2020 Practice Papers

The authorities of IIM CAT will release a test tutorial on its official website ( from October for students to be acquainted with the CAT new exam pattern

About CAT 2020:

CAT is a qualifying examination for admission in postgraduate or fellow programs in management studies at the IIMs. CAT scores are also considered for several non-IIM MBA colleges in India. However, IIMs do not intervene in the admission processes of such colleges.