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CAT 2020-21 Eligibility Criteria, Age, Nationality, Qualification & More!

Attention Aspirants, the IIM-Kozhikode (Governing body of this year CAT Exam) has recently advertised a notification for this year Common Admission Test 2020-21. The advertisement is made to conduct an online written examination for the selection of students in various Indian Institutes of Management.

The authority has released the CAT 2020 admit card and going to conduct the examination on 29th November 2020. Throughout the article, we will discuss the CAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria. Get updated information on Age, Nationality, Reservation and Educational Qualification before filling up the form of CAT 2020.

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[Page Index]
1. Cat 2020 Useful Resources
2. Important Dates
3. CAT Eligibility Criteria
4. Educational Qualification
5. Nationality
6. Age Limit
7. Entrance Exam in India
8. Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
9. List of Top Colleges in India

CAT 2020 Useful Resources

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Important Dates

EventsDates
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
Mode of ExamOnline (Computer Based)

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CAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Before we speak about Eligibility for Common Admission Test 2020 Exam, let us first have a look at the basic details about this very prestigious exam.

CAT Eligibility Criteria

To appear for the Common Admission Test 2020, one should have all these important eligibility criteria. A candidate should verify the notified rules that he/she is eligible for admission to the examination. Keep in mind that the conditions prescribed cannot be relaxed.

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Educational Qualification

Here We will provide educational qualification of all categories like General /OBC /SC/ST.

For General /NC OBC Caste
  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA.
  • Candidates in the final year of Graduation are also eligible to apply for CAT
  • 2020 If selected, the final year candidates will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if she/he submits
  • certificate latest by June 30, 2020, from the Principal/ Registrar of the College/Institute (issued on or before June 30, 2020) stating that the candidate has completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate
  • Candidates who have completed a professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) with 50% marks
For SC/ST Caste
  • Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) category candidates need  45% marks in graduation.
  • Candidates in the final year of Graduation are also eligible to apply for CAT
  • 2020
  • Candidates who have completed a professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) with 45% marks

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Nationality

  • Citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or a subject of Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

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Age Limit

  • Minimum Age: 20 years
  • Maximum Age: No Upper Age Limit.

No of attempts in CAT 2020 Exam

The CAT exam does not put any barrier over the number of attempts. A candidate is allowed to appear for infinite times. There is no limit for the CAT exam candidates to the number of attempts of giving the exam. But here is to be noted that a candidate appearing for the CAT 2020 exam must fulfil the complete eligibility criteria mentioned by the board.

Reservation of Seats

The category wise Seat Reservation in Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) is given below:

CategoryPercentage of Reserved Seats in IIMs
Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST)  7.5%
Other Backward Classes of NC-OBC27%
PwD3%

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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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