CAT 2020 Slot 1, Slot 2 & Slot 3, Updated Exam Pattern, Score Calculator, Percentile Predictor, Exam Analysis, B-School Advisory
CAT EXAM 2020 will be conducted on November 29th, 2020. It will be conducted in three slots this year instead of two. It has been decided to curb the threat posed due to the outbreak of COVID -19. Three slots will enable to maintain safety protocols required to avoid any community transfer of COVID-19 amongst the contestants. The CAT exam duration has also been abridged from 180 minutes to 120 minutes.
CAT 2020 will be conducted at multiple exam centres in 156 cities all over India. The exam timings have been given the following timings slot-wise these are:
Slot 1 – 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Slot 2 – 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Slot 3 – 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM.
There will be a break of two hours between the exam slots to sanitize the exam centre, maintain social distancing and maintain staggered entry of students.
Let us discuss some significant information necessary to qualify CAT 2020 EXAM
There will be live updates available at IBT portal to keep the aspirants updated with the exam analysis of all the slots after the exam is over.
IIM Call Predictor & B-School Advisory
The above mentioned tools are the proficient enough to offer an edge to understand the level maintained in all the slots of CAT 2020. Understanding the significance of these tools will enable the aspirants to know their probable score and percentile they are going to get in the CAT EXAM 2020. One can easily know the status of the relevant admission details regarding the college they may get.
CAT 2020 Score & Percentile Predictor:
This is a significant tool that enables the candidates to estimate their performance on the day of the CAT EXAM. It will further assist you to plan the future steps leading to the preparation of B-School interviews or other relevant MBA Entrance Exams.
Now let us understand the basic difference between CAT score and CAT percentile.CAT score and CAT percentile are two diverse scores and both are evenly imperative as they both openly influence the probability of admission into IIMs and other top B-schools.
CAT score is the total marks scored by a candidate in the exam while, CAT percentile is a virtual score i.e. the total number of candidates who succeed in the exam
CAT percentile assists to screen the candidates for the first round of IIM admission, i.e. Written Ability Test and Personal Interview (WAT-PI). In other words, CAT percentile is a gauge to obtain relative score by categorizing a candidate on the basis of their presentation compared to other candidates. This qualified score is arrived at by analyzing marks scored in the CAT exam along with a few other limits. CAT 2020 result will be declared in the first week of January 2021, and MBA admissions can be pursued thereafter.
CAT 2020 Analysis & Expected Cut Off:
It is imperative to understand the tendency of the exams held in the previous years hence you can make sensible calculations of the prospect. This is precisely the grounds to pay attention to the CAT 2020 Analysis as it can assist to have an idea about how the CAT 2020 Exam is going to be i.e. the exam pattern and type of questions to be asked. The analysis will be available for all the slots and each slot will be highlighted separately to understand the difficulty level so that it makes the mentally prepare to face the competition accordingly and prepare for it effectively.
- CAT 2020 Slot 1: The first slot will start at 8:30AM and will end at 10:30AM. The investigation would be made available by 12:00AM on the examination day.
- CAT 2020 Slot 2: The second CAT 2020 slot will start at 12:30PM and will end at 2:30PM. The analysis for the same would be made available by 4:00PM.
- CAT 2020 Slot 3: The third CAT 2020 slot will start at 4:30PM and will end at 6:30PM. The analysis for the same would be made available by 7:30PM.
CAT 2020 Analysis Webinar:
Every student is eager to know about his or her status after taking CAT Exam regarding the results, probable colleges to be allocated and other options available. All these factors depend upon the score which one can easily estimate on the basis of the analysis. Candidates must attend the WEBINAR which will be well organised by the highly experienced CAT EXAM experts and affluent faculties who are taking CAT coaching classes at IBT JALANDHAR.
IBT will be organizing CAT WEBINAR to present CAT 2020 ANALYSIS. Candidates who will to attend the same may get answers to all the probable questions. There will be 3 webinars for the 3 separate slots to give you the relevant information required.
CAT 2019 was conducted on November 24 in two slots - forenoon and afternoon. The slot 1 was over at 12 pm and the first impression of the CAT question paper was that it is simpler than last year. While VARC was difficult with two difficult RC passages; the QA and DILR sections were simple. According to specialists, an overall raw score of 157-160 will get 99 percentile. One can check out the detailed CAT 2019 analysis with sectional cut offs and good attempts of the exam.
- The CAT question paper was simpler than last year
- VARC as the first section, had the accustomed long and short RC passages with questions in the form of para jumbles and odd sentence
- RC passages were complicated and on the difficult side
- There were a lot of critical reasoning questions in RC, which gave students a hard time
- DILR section was easy and focused on pie-charts, matrix, set-theories, denominations’, etc
- The Quant section was simple as judge against to other sections of CAT 2019 question paper
- QA section subjugated by number system, algebra, arithmetic, modern math, geometry and mensuration
- According to students, the VARC and QA sections were hard and lengthy
- In general raw score of 157-160 can get 99 percentile
CAT 2019 question paper included both MCQs and non-MCQs. The break-up of the question paper is given below for a quick reference. The difficulty level of the CAT 2019 question paper was moderate.
|Name of the Section
|Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
|Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation (LRDI)
|Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
CAT 2019 Marking Scheme
- It had a total 300 marks
- For every right answer 3 marks will be granted
- For every wrong question 1 mark will be subtracted
- There is no negative marking for the questions not attempted
CAT 2020: Expected Cut Offs
The expected cut-off for CAT 2020 can be estimated on the basis of previous year cut-offs. Have a look at the tables contain expected CAT cut offs of IIMs as well as non-IIM institutes of the expected cut off of IIMs and non-IIMs for 2020 admission.
||Expected CAT Cut Off
|IIM Ahmedabad | IIM Bangalore | IIM Calcutta
|IIM Lucknow | IIM Indore | IIM Kozhikode
|IIM Amritsar | IIM Nagpur | IIM Sambalpur
|IIM Trichi | IIM Raipur | IIM Ranchi | IIM Kashipur
|IIM Vizag | IIM Udaipur | IIM Bodhgaya
|IIM Shillong | IIM Sirmaur
||Expected Cut Off
|IIT Bombay (SJMSOM)
|IIT Delhi (DoMS)
||Top 10 percentile
Exam Analysis of CAT 2018
Exam analysis of CAT 2018 EXAM is given below stating the slot-wise difficulty Level of the question papers.
CAT 2018 exam had a moderate difficulty level, overall. The VARC section of the first slot exam was simpler than that of CAT 2017. The DILR section was of moderate difficulty level, where as QA again turned out to be a hard nut to crack. Have a look at the section-wise difficulty level of both the slots of CAT 2018.
|Name of the CAT sections
||CAT 2018: Slot 1
||CAT 2018: Slot 2
||Moderate to Difficult
||Moderate to Very Difficult
CAT 2019-20 Analysis FAQs
Q: May I the difficulty level of CAT?
A: The difficulty level of CAT exam is generally moderate to difficult. Nevertheless, one or the other may be tough or tricky every year.
Q: Who is responsible to set the CAT question paper?
A: The responsibility of setting the CAT question paper lies with exam conducting body. A team of mentors appointed by IIMCAT set the question paper every year.
Q: Are CAT question papers of slot 1 and slot 2 diverse?
A: Yes, the CAT question papers of slot 1 and slot 2 are somewhat diverse to avoid copying and leaking of the questions. Because the two questions papers have different questions, one happens to be more difficult than the other.
Q: Does the difficulty level of question papers of slot 1 and slot 2 be different in CAT 2020?
A: Yes, the difficulty level of slot 1 and slot 2 question papers will be dissimilar as compared to the previous years.