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CAT Examination 2020

Common Aptitude Test also known the CAT is a computer-based MBA entrance examination conducted for admission into IIMs and other Business schools in the country

About CAT

Common Aptitude Test also known the CAT is a computer-based MBA entrance examination conducted for admission into IIMs and other Business schools in the country. The Indian Institutes of management also known as the IIMs initiated this exam using it as a base for selecting students for their business administration programs. It is conducted by one of the IIMs every year, on a rotational basis. IIM Kozhikode conducted the CAT 2019 on 24th November 2019. In 2011, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) announced that would use the CAT scores, to filter students for their management programs starting with the 2012-14 batches. About 24, 00,000 students apply for CAT every year and the numbers are only increasing.

History

Prior to 2009, CAT had been an offline paper-based examination conducted on a single day. In May 2009, it was announced that thereafter CAT should be conducted online. From 2009 to 2013, the test was programmed by an American firm named “Prometric”. Since 2014, Tata Consultancy Services took over the responsibility of conducting the CAT.

Exam structure

Exam Name

Common Aptitude Test

Skills

Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency, Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, and Analytical Reasoning

Examination Mode

Computer Based (Online)

Duration

3 hours

Score Range

-100 to 300

Exam Languages

English

Frequency

Once every year

Test Cities

354 test centers in 99 cities all across India

Total Marks

300

Website

https://iimcat.ac.in/

 

Eligibility Criteria

To appear for CAT, candidates need to fulfill the following criterias:-

  • For general category – Should hold a bachelor’s degree & 50% marks or equivalent CGPA.

  • For SC, ST, PwD/DA (Differently Abled) - Should hold a bachelor’s degree & 45% marks or equivalent CGPA.

  • Degree to be awarded by any university under the governance of central/state legislature, or any institution established by an act of parliament, or deemed as a University under sec. 3 of the UGC Act, or an equivalent qualification recognized by the MHRD, India.

  • Candidates appearing for their final year of bachelor’s degree and those who have completed their undergrad degree requirements are eligible to apply.

Important Dates

CAT 2020 Events

Dates (Tentative)

CAT 2020 Official Notice Release

4th week of July 2020

Start of Online Registration

1st week of August 2020

Deadline for Online Registration

4th week of September 2020

Form Correction Window Availability

4th week of September 2020

Mock Test and official tutorial release

2nd week of October 2020

Admit Card Release

3rd week of October 2020

Examination Date

4th week of November 2020

Answer Key Release

2nd week of December 2020

Result Declaration

2nd week of January 2021

 Best Colleges

Rank

Business Schools

Cut-Off Percentile CAT 2019 Range

1

Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) New Delhi

97-98

2

JBIMS Mumbai

95-97

3

Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon

94-95

4

International Management Institute (IMI) New Delhi

90-92

5

Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad

90-92

6

XIM-Xavier University Bhubaneswar

90-93

7

SPJIMR, Mumbai

85-90

8

IIT BOMBAY Mumbai

90-92

9

Department of Management Studies (IIT Delhi) New Delhi

85-90

 Syllabus

Though there’s no pre-defined syllabus for CAT 2020, preparation from elementary level topics can easily help a candidate clear the exam.

  • Quantitative Aptitude – Elementary level topics from class 8-10 like number system, geometry, algebra, etc.

  • Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation – This section consists of questions based on seating arrangement, direction sense, data case lets and graphs.

  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension – This section contains questions based on comprehension passages, grammar, etc.

 Registration Process

CAT 2020 registrations are scheduled to commence from the 4th week of July to 3rd/4th week of September 2020. To register for the exam, candidates need to fill up an online application form and pay the registration fee. The Application form will be available on IIMCAT (CAT 2020) website. Following are the steps to register for CAT 2020:-

  • Open CAT 2020 website https://iimcat.ac.in/

  • Click 'New Registrations'.

  • Enter credentials like Name, D.O.B., phone number and mail ID

  • Use that OTP, sent to your mobile phone, to authenticate phone number and email ID and follow further instructions.

  • Upload scanned signature and image in the dimensions mentioned and complete fee payment to complete CAT registration process.

Admission Process

Some important points to follow:-

  • Every IIM selects candidates for their 2nd round of selection independently.

  • The selection process consists of a Written Ability Test (WAT) and a Personal Interview (PI).

  • Performance in CAT 2020 plays a crucial role in their selection process.

  • IIMs do consider previous academic records, relevant work experience or any equivalent during the short listing process.

  • For more info, visit respective IIM websites.

 

Required Documents

Shortlisted candidates for WAT and PI by any of the IIMs have to appear with the following documents:-

  • Mark sheets and Degree Certificate.

  • Reservation Category Requirements – For SC, ST, NC-OBC, and DA candidates.

  • Original certificate from the Principal/Registrar/Director of the University/institution certifying that the applicant has obtained 50% marks or equivalent (45% for the SC, ST, and DA category candidates) – For Final Year Undergrad candidates.

 Fees Structure

For General category candidates

Rs.1,900/-

For SC/ST/PwD/DA candidates

Rs.950/-


Admit Card

CAT 2020 Admit Cards will be released on the 3rd week of October 2020. To download the admit card, please visit the official website. Candidates are required to carry their Admit Cards and photo ID proof to their respective test centers.

Steps to download you Admit Card:-

  • Open CAT 2020 website https://iimcat.ac.in/

  • Click “Login”. Enter your credentials.

  • Go to “Admit Card” tab.

  • Click on the “Download” option.

 Answer Key Release

IIMCAT releases answer key, individual response sheet and question paper, before the declaration of the CAT result. Applicants can download the CAT answer key from the website to predict their CAT scores. The answer key is meant to be released in 2 phases - preliminary and final. After the release of the preliminary answer key, an objection raising option will be available to challenge CAT 2020 answer key. After all the evaluation, a final answer key will be released after revising all the doubts.

CAT 2020 answer key is scheduled to be released in the 2nd week of December 2020.

 Results

CAT 2020 results are to be declared on 1st week of January 2021.

Following are the steps to download the Results:-

  • Open the CAT 2020 website https://iimcat.ac.in/

  • Click “Login”. Use your credentials.

  • Go to “scorecard” tab

  • Click on download button to download the result.

 

Test cities

Here’s a list of endless number cities where you can appear for CAT 2020:-

Port Blair, Hamirpur, Mumbai, Guntur, Jammu, Nashik, Nellore, Bokaro, Satara, Vijayawada, Dhanbad, Palghar, Kakinada, Hazaribagh, Ulhasnagar, Rajahmundry, Jamshedpur, Shillong, Visakhapatnam, Ranchi, Aizawl, Kurnool, Belagavi(Belgaum), Kohima, Tirupathi, Bengaluru, Balasore, Vizianagaram, Hubballi(Hubli), Cuttack, Itanagar, Mysuru(Mysore), Sambalpur, Dibrugarh, Kalaburagi(Gulbarga), Berhampur, Silchar, Shivamogga(Shimoga), Dhenkanal, Guwahati, Dharwad, Bhubaneswar, Tezpur, Mangaluru(Mangalore), Rourkela, Jorhat, Udupi, Puducherry, Aurangabad-Bihar, Kannur, Pathankot, Darbhanga, Ernakulam, Ludhiana, Arrah, Kollam, Amritsar, Muzaffarpur, Kottayam, Bhatinda, Bhagalpur, Kozhikode, Patiala, Patna, Thrissur, Jalandhar, Mohali, Trivandrum, Sangrur, Chandigarh, Bhopal, Ajmer, Bhilai Nagar, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Bilaspur, Ujjain, Sikar, Raipur, Gwalior, Alwar, Delhi, Sagar, Jodhpur, Faridabad, Indore, Udaipur, Gurugram, Satna, Bikaner, Ghaziabad, Bhopal, Kota, New Delhi, Jabalpur, Madurai, Greater Noida, Ujjain, Chennai, Noida, Gwalior, Salem, Meerut, Sagar, Trichy, Panaji, Indore, Coimbatore, Ahmadabad, Satna, Vellore, Mehsana, Amravati, Tirunelveli, Vadodara, Jalgaon, Hyderabad, Anand, Nagpur, Karimnagar, Rajkot, Pune, Warangal, Gandhinagar, Solapur, Allahabad, Surat, Navi Mumbai, Bareilly, Ambala, Ahmednagar, Kanpur, Hisar, Kolhapur, Muzaffarnagar, Karnal, Nanded, Agra, Kurushetra, Raigad, Gorakhpur, Panipat, Thane, Lucknow, Rohtak, Vasai, Varanasi, Shimla, Aurangabad, Aligarh, Jhansi, Moradabad, Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee, Asansol, Durgapur, Bankura, Burdwan, Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri.

FAQs

Q. I am a 1st year B.Com student; can I appear for CAT 2020?

A. No, after you complete your graduation course and get your bachelor’s degree, you will be eligible to sit for CAT.

Q. What is the exam date for CAT 2020?

A. The exam date for CAT 2020 is on the last week of November 2020.

Q. I lost my class 12 mark sheets; can I apply for CAT 2020?

A. No, you will have to present all your mark sheets and degree certificates to register for CAT 2020.

Q. Is there any negative marking for wrong answers in CAT 2020?

A. Yes, 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer attempted in CAT 2020.

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants
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IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

Students participated in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) June 2020 TEE, and December 2019 TEE exam will now be allowed to apply for the xerox copies of answer booklets. Indira Gandhi National Open University has decided to allow the students for the revaluation and re totalling of marks, they scored in these examinations.

The results of IGNOU June 2020 TEE were announced on October 1. With the upcoming facility of issuance of the photocopy of answer booklets, the students who were dissatisfied with their results can apply for the revaluation of marks scored in the term-end examinations and the photocopies of IGNOU TEE answer sheets. 

The application for the same will have to be made online on the official website of the university. Students simply need to go to the IGNOU website and click apply on the designated link. After which, a few details need to be filled, followed by the payment of the application fee and submission of the application form. 

It must be noted that the applications for revaluation and photocopies of IGNOU December 2019 TEE and IGNOU June 2020 TEE of exams comprising MCQ type questions are disallowed. 

According to the statement in the IGNOU revaluation window,  “Reevaluation and copy of Answerscripts is not available for the Following Exam for Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type and conducted on OMR sheets.”

Students can apply for and get the photocopies of the answer booklets of IGNOU June TEE and IGNOU December TEE examinations if the answer copy has not been handled for Re-evaluation. Students can either first make an application for the copy of Answer Sheet, followed by an application for Re-evaluation or go for both simultaneously. 


 

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper
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UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

Education expenses of NEET topper Akansha Singh will be paid by Uttar Pradesh Government. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has made an announcement about the disbursement of her graduation expenses. These expenses will include the expenditure of food and lodging during all the academic levels of her graduation.

Akansha Singh lives in Kushinagar district of UP and has achieved 100% score in NEET 2020 exam.  

Though Akansha was given second rank in the examination, she has been declared as top-ranked along with Soyeb Aftab who is native of Odisha state. On the direction of CM Yogi Adityanath, a letter is to be sent by the chief secretary of UP state, to the authorities concerned for the declaration of NEET 2020 ranks to declare Akansha Singh and Soyeb Aftab, both as the first rankers of NEET 2020 examination as they both have scored 720 marks out of maximum score of 720. 

Besides, personal wishes are sent from UP CM to the family members and parents of AKansha Singh, laurelled the top- scorer as an ideal for all the girls. CM Yogi Adityanath appreciated the hard -work she has made and the high perseverance she has maintained throughout her preparation. 

On the other side, Shoyeb Aftab has also created a history with a full score of 720/720 and All India Rank of 1. He is the first-ever candidate to score 100% in NEET examination. From Odisha state also, he is the first student to Top NEET. With this high score, he hopes to get admission in AIIMS New Delhi. 

NEET 2020 comprises a sum of 180 MCQ type questions for a maximum of 720 marks. Qualified candidates who have scored at least or more than NEET 2020 cut-off are considered eligible to participate in the counselling process of NEET 2020. This implies that the candidates with scores more than NTA NEET 2020 cut-off will be eligible for enrollment to state-quota seats India quota (AIQ) seats through NEET 2020 counselling. The NEET 2020 cutoff for students who belong to General Category is 147. The highest number of students who have qualified NEET 2020 are from Uttar Pradesh followed by Maharashtra.

 

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card
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KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association, KPPGCA has released the admit card for KMAT 2020 for the eligible candidates who applied for the examination by filling the application form and paying the prescribed application fee. The admit card has been released via online mode on the official website of KPPGCA on 27th October 2020. 

Successful candidates need to download their admit card from the official website i.e. kmatindia.com. using their login credentials.

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 is an entrance examination that will be conducted by KPPGCA (Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association) to offer enrollment to the qualified candidates in 189+ AICTE or University accredited Management Schools established in Bangalore and Karnataka. This year, the examination will be conducted on 29th October 2020 for admission to management institutes in the state. 

The exam will take place via online mode, keeping in mind all the precautionary measures amid COVID-19. All the participants must carry along their KMAT Admit Card otherwise the entry to the exam hall is prohibited. Check below the simple steps to download the KMAT 2020 Admit Card. 

Step 1: Go to the official website i.e. kmatindia.com.

Step 2: Click on the link that reads KMAT Admit Card 2020.

Step 3: Enter the details asked on the page and download the KMAT 2020 admit card.

Step 4: Save a copy of KMAT Admit Card 2020 for future reference.

KMAT 2020: Official notice

According to the latest official notification on the website, Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 will be conducted throughout the country and in more than 10 cities in Karnataka and Karnataka. Anyone from any part of India or world is allowed to apply for the examination.


 

 

 

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan
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230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

According to an official statement by Raghu Sharma, Rajasthan Health Minister, approval for the additional seats in MBBS in Rajasthan has been granted. 230 additional seats have been green signalled for the MBBS programmes at four medical schools in the state. 50 additional seats will be given to the medical schools in Udaipur and Ajmer. As far as Barmer Medical College is concerned, there will be an increment of 30 seats this year. 

In comparison to last year when there was a total increment of 550 seats, seats added this year are lower. However, if taken together, the total addition in MBBS seats in the last two years reaches 880 in Rajasthan, thereby making a sum of 2830 total MBBS seats in Rajasthan, today. 

The initiation of Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar has also received approval by the National Medical Science Commission. The Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar will be started in the session 2020-21. 

Sikar is a native district and approval of a medical college in Sikar was great news for Govind Singh Dotasara, Congress State President, who expressed extreme joy through a tweet over the approval.

"The much-awaited Sikar Medical College has received the approval of the National Medical Science Commission. It is a result of the strong will power of the Congress government of the state that the Sikar people have got their right, their medical college," a tweet by Mr Dotasara.

NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register
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NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register

The news highlights the commencement of first round of NEET 2020 Counselling from Tomorrow

The first round of the NEET 2020 Counselling will start from 27th of October 2020 by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The first round of seat allotment under this process will commence from tomorrow. The counselling process will be conducted only for those candidates who have qualified the NEET 2020 exam. Unqualified aspirants will not be able to take part in the same. However, the registration is mandatory for the eligible candidates to participate in the counselling. 

Registration for the first round of seat allotment needs to be done on the official website of MCC - mcc.nic.in. and will remain open till 2nd November 2020 before 5 pm. It must be noted that registration must be done before the deadlines otherwise the participation in the seat allotment process is prohibited. 

NEET 2020 registration process seeks the names of the courses and colleges preferred by the candidates that means the candidates will have to fill in their choices about the college and the course during the registration process. However, the candidates will be allowed to fill in their preference within a specific course of time i.e. from 28th October 2020 to 2nd November 2020, after that the preferences will be frozen. 

Followed by the 2nd round of seat allotment, details about which will be notified very soon, the 1st round will be conducted on 3rd and 4th November and the results of the same will be declared on 5th November 2020. Here is the process to register for the counselling process of NEET 2020:

NEET counselling 2020: Online registration process

Step 1: Go to the official website of MCC i.e. mcc.nic.in.

Step 2: Find and click on the ‘UG Medical Counselling’ link available on the homepage.

Step 3: Click on ‘New Registration’.

Step 4: Save your new login ID and password that will appear on the screen.

Step 5: Click on ‘Candidate Login’ and enter your new login credentials.

Step 6: Enter all the details asked.

Step 7: You will get a registration slip after filling all the details. 

Step 8: Make a payment of the registration fee. 

The registration fee needs to be paid before the deadline and the due date for the payment of the registration fee for NEET 2020 Counselling's first round is 2nd November 2020.