CAT Counselling 2020-21: Know the Seat Allotment/Document Verification

CAT(Common Admission Test) is one of the topmost MBA entrance exams across India. It is an all- India computer-based selection test conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) on rotational bases. Through this examination, candidates are admissions in 20 IIMs and over 100 B-schools.

Every IIMs will select the candidates for further stages of selection which will be independent of each previous process. The process of admission will include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI).

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[Page Index]
1. CAT 2020 Useful Resources
2. Important Dates
3. CAT 2020 Counselling Procedure
4. Document Required
5. CAT Seats Reservation 2020
6. Entrance Exam in India
7. Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
8. List of Top Colleges in India

CAT 2020 Useful Resources

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CAT 2020 Counselling Procedure

CAT Counselling begins from the third week of January 2020. Given below are the important dates related to CAT Selection Procedure 2020:

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Important Dates

Name of the ExamCommon Admission Test 2020
Application Form Released5th August 2020 (Announced)
CAT 2020 Application Form End23 September 2020 (Announced)
Release of CAT Admit Card 202028 October 2020 (Announced)
CAT 2020 Exam Date29 November 2020 (Announced)
CAT 2020 Result declaredAnnounced soon

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Note: This is the tentative schedule, any of the dates and other details as mentioned above is subject to change at the discretion of the University.

CAT 2020 Counselling Procedure

Candidates are assigned a venue where the counselling sessions will be held. The venue will be allotted on the call letter sent on mail. Candidates have to report to the allotted centre in person, with all the required documents. Given below are the steps for CAT Counselling:

Step 1: Receival of Call Letter

  • Selected candidates will receive call letters on their registered CAT email ID.
  • The call letter contains the following information-
    1. Registration link
    2. Last date to complete the registration
    3. Date of WAT/GD and PI
    4. Venue of WAT/GD and PI
    5. Slot of WAT/GD and PI

Step 2: Report to Venue and Verify Documents

  • Report at the allocated venue on the date mentioned in the call letter.
  • Reach the helpline centre with the original and photocopies of the required documents.

Step 3: Lock Choice

  • After the verification process, visit the official website of the college.
  • Fill the form to register.
  • Select and lock your choice before submission.
  • You receive an intimation via SMS or email.
  • After confirmation of the seat, visit the allocated institution and submit the seat allotment order.

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Document Required

Candidates must bring the documents listed below in Original for verification during admission and candidates must submit one Attested copy set of following documents during counselling.

  • Scorecards: Your CAT 2020 Score Card should be taken along with other original documents for document verification session.
  • Marksheet: Candidates are required to produce Original and self-attested Photocopy of 10th, 12th and graduation Marksheets in CAT 2020 Counselling.
  • Photographs: 4 passport size photographs are required at the time of CAT 2020 Counselling.
  • Admit card: Original and Photocopy of CAT 2020 Admit Card will be required for the admission process.
  • Caste certificate: Original and Photocopy of Caste certificate signed by authorized authority is required for those candidates who come under the reserved category.
  • Final Year Candidates: In case you are in the final year of the bachelor’s degree or equivalent, then it is mandatory for you to submit an original certificate from the Principal/Registrar/Director of the university/Institution.

Read Also: CAT 2020 Experts Recommended Books: Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Much More!

Some Highlight Points of CAT 2020

  • IIMs send personalized call letters to the qualifying candidates. 10 out of 19 IIMs have their selection procedure.
  • It includes Written Ability Test (WAT) and /or Group Discussions, and Personal Interview. IIM Rohtak conducts the selection process of 9 newest IIMs.
  • This year, nearly 4000 seats in IIMs will be filled through CAT 2020.
  • The exam will be conducted in two sessions– forenoon and afternoon.

CAT Seats Reservation 2020

Candidates belonging to reserved categories and planning to appear in CAT this year should know the reservation policies of IIMs for a clear understanding. The different number of seats are reserved for each category as per the rules of Government of India.

CategoryReservation (%)
Scheduled Caste15%
Scheduled Tribe7.5%
Non-Creamy Other Backward Classes27%
Person with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD)5%
Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)Up to 10%

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Read Also: CAT 2020 Exam Pattern & IIM Selection Procedure.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

Q. When should I start preparing for CAT 2020?

Ans. If you start CAT 2020 preparation now, you should finish the core syllabus of CAT by July-August. Thereafter start solving previous years CAT question papers, mock test series and sample papers to develop speed and accuracy. The last three months (Sept-November) before CAT should be entirely dedicated to mock tests.

Q. Will cats be conducted in 2020?

Ans. There is no proposal to postpone or cancel CAT 2020, says IIM Indore. Instead, the process of conducting the exam is already on. … No change in CAT 2020 Testing Mode. Professor Harshal Lowalekar, Faculty and Chair Admissions at IIM Indore has been appointed as the Convener of CAT 2020 exam.

Q. Is coaching necessary for CAT?

Ans. Many CAT toppers and experts suggest that taking mentorship and coaching for CAT is beneficial to a great extent. But it is not always mandatory. According to one of the CAT 2020 toppers Anumay Aashish, taking coaching for CAT is not the most essential part through which a candidate can secure good marks.

Q. How can I get 99 percentile in CAT?

Ans. Study hard but more importantly, study smart! Focus equally on all sections – Quantitative Aptitude And Data Interpretation, Verbal Aptitude And Reading Comprehension, and Logical Reasoning are the three sections of the test. No one has managed to score a 99 percentile by ignoring any of these sections during prep.

Q. How difficult is cat?

Ans. The overall difficulty level of CAT 2020 was moderate to tough. Out of the three sections, Verbal Ability Reading Comprehension was the toughest while Quantitative Aptitude and DILR were both equally intimidating. The overall difficulty level of CAT 2020 was moderate to tough.

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