Common Admission Test (CAT)
Exam Date: 29/11/2020 Exam State: All India Last Date: 23/09/2020

Exam Details

CAT 2020 is a pre-requisite for admission to various Post Graduate and Fellow programs of IIMs.

CAT 2020 scores are allowed to be used by listed non-IIM member institutions.

The CAT results are likely to be declared by the second week of January, 2021.

The CAT 2020 score is valid only till December 31, 2021.

A list of such institutions is provided on the CAT website. IIMs have no role in the selection process of non-IIM institutions 

Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs): Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bodh Gaya, Calcutta, Indore, Jammu, Kashipur, Kozhikode, Lucknow,Nagpur, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shillong, Sirmaur, Tiruchirappalli, Udaipur, Visakhapatnam.

These programs are:

Post Graduate Programs in Management (PGP):


Institutes- Programs- Website Addresses

IIM Ahmedabad -PGP, PGP-FABM, ePGP

IIM Amritsar- PGP


IIM Bodh Gaya-PGP

IIM Calcutta- MBA


IIM Jammu- PGP

IIM Kashipur -PGP, EPGP

IIM Kozhikode- PGP, PGP-BL, PGP-F, EPGP (Kochi Campus & IL)


IIM Nagpur- PGP

IIM Raipur- PGP



IIM Sambalpur- MBA


IIM Sirmaur PGP

IIM Tiruchirappalli -PGPM, PGPBM, PGPM-HR

IIM Udaipur -MBA

IIM Visakhapatnam- PGP


Fellow Programs in Management (FPM) [Doctoral]

Institutes: Programs

IIM Ahmedabad-PhD

IIM Amritsar- FPM

IIM Bangalore- FPM

IIM Bodh Gaya- PhD (FPM)

IIM Calcutta- Doctoral

IIM lndore- FPM

IIM Kashipur- FPM, EFPM

IIM Kozhikode- FPM

IIM Lucknow- FPM


IIM Ranchi- PhD, EPhD


IIM Sambalpur- PhD

RGIIM Shillong- FPM

IIM Sirmaur- PhD

IIM Tiruchirappalli- FPM

IIM Udaipur- PhD

IIM Visakhapatnam- FPM

Test Centres: CAT will be conducted in centers spread across around 156 test cities.


The CAT exam will be held on Sunday, November 29, 2020 with three sessions (forenoon, afternoon and evening).


There is no age restriction for taking the CAT examination.

Candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent (45% SC/ST/PWD).

The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice as followed by the respective University/Institution.

Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s Degree/equivalent qualification examinationand those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.  

Reservations: As per the legal requirements, 15% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC), 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates, 27% of seats for Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “Non-Creamy” layer (NC-OBC), and 5% for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD).

As defined in The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPwD Act 2016), “person with benchmark disability” means a person with not less than forty percent (40%) of a specified disability where specified disability has not been defined in measurable terms and includes a person with disability where specified disability has been defined in measurable terms, as certified by the certifying authority.

“Specified Disability” means the disabilities as specified in the Schedule of the RPwD Act 2016.

The categories of disability are:

a) blindness and low vision,

b) deaf and hard of hearing,

c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy,

d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness, and

e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d)

f) other 'specified disabilities' mentioned in 'The Schedule' of the RPwD Act 2016


CAT 2020 registration fee:

Rs. 1000/- for SC, ST and PwD category candidates.

Rs. 2000/- for all other categories of candidates.

Admission process

Interested candidate may visit official website of the CAT to apply for entrance exam.

New Applicant has to register first

After successful registration, you can use the system generated User ID and Password to log in to the website.

Upon logging in, you will first see the Registration Summary page.

Click on ‘Go to Application Form’. This will direct you to the Application Form page.

Candidate needs to pay registration fee only once, irrespective of the number of institutes he/she is applying for.

SC, ST and PwD candidates must upload a copy of their SC/ST/PwD certificates at the time of registration.

Fee once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances. 

After registration no change in the category will be done, applicants are advised to pay attention while registering.

Admit Card

The Admit Card will be available for view and print from Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 5:00 p.m. onwards.

The Admit Card will appear only if your online application form is submitted successfully.

You will receive an automated email confirmation upon successful submission.

You can then log into the CAT website using your registered User ID and view/print the Admit Card.

The Admit Card will contain the following details:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Test date
  • PwD status
  • Test centre details
  • Examination session and time

If you are unable to view your Admit Card after logging in, contact the CAT Helpdesk:

Toll free: 18002090830


Test Centres

Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bodh Gaya, Calcutta, Indore, Jammu, Kashipur, Kozhikode, Lucknow,Nagpur, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shillong, Sirmaur, Tiruchirappalli, Udaipur, Visakhapatnam.

Qualifying Marks

Minimum marks shall be required for the Entrance Exam is 50% for General and 45% for SC/ST and Person With Disability (PwD) categories.

Important Dates

CAT 2020 Dates

CAT 2020

29 November 2020

Registration starts

05 August 2020

Registration ends

23 September 2020

Admit card downloading begins

28 October 2020

CAT Centre
Admissions Office
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
Diamond Harbour Road,
Kolkata- 700104