CAT 2020 Undergoes Major Changes in Exam Pattern and Duration

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In a press release issued on Tuesday (15th September 2020), the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore has announced some major changes in the pattern of the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020. As per the new pattern, the exam will be conducted on 29th November 2020 in three sessions, with the revised exam duration being of 120 minutes. Until last year, the exam was conducted in two sessions, each being of three hours. 

As per the released statement, the question paper will comprise of 3 sections – verbal ability and reading comprehension, data interpretation and logical reasoning, and quantitative ability. The candidates will get 40 mins for answering each section and switching between one section to another while answering questions in a section will not be allowed.

The announcement further stated that tutorials to help students understand the new format of the exam will be available on the official CAT website from October 2020. Candidates are advised to start working on these tutorials available on the CAT website in advance to make themselves familiar with it.

Also Read: CAT Syllabus

The last date for registering for the IIM-CAT 2020 has also been extended – students can now register till 5 pm on 23rd September. The exam is scheduled to be held on 29th November. After the registration window is closed, candidates will be given a chance to edit some details in their registration form including their test city preference, signature and photograph.

The Common Admission Test or CAT is an essential prerequisite for candidates looking for admission to various postgraduate level and fellow programs at the IIMs. Listed non-IIM member institutions are also allowed to use the scores of the CAT 2020 exam for admitting students. A list of these member institutions can be found on the official CAT website. The IIMs do not play any role in the selection process of these non-IIM institutions.

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