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Indian Institutes of Management

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

Common Admission Test 2020

CAT 2020

Information Bulletin

The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct a computer-based Common Admission Test 2020 (CAT 2020) on Sunday, November 29, 2020. CAT 2020 will be conducted by IIMs as a prerequisite for admission to various management programmers of IIMs.

These programmes are:

Post Graduate Programmes in Management (PGP)
CAT Online Mock Test Series
Institutes Programmes Website Addresses
IIM Ahmedabad PGP, PGP-FABM, ePGP www.iima.ac.in
IIM Amritsar PGP www.iimamritsar.ac.in
IIM Bangalore PGP, PGPEM, PGPPM, PGPBA www.iimb.ac.in
IIM Bodh Gaya PGP www.iimbg.ac.in
IIM Calcutta MBA www.iimcal.ac.in
IIM Indore PGP, PGP-HRM www.iimidr.ac.in
IIM Jammu PGP www.iimj.ac.in
IIM Kashipur PGP, EPGP www.iimkashipur.ac.in
IIM Kozhikode PGP, PGP-BL, PGP-F, EPGP (Kochi Campus & IL) www.iimk.ac.in
IIM Lucknow PGP, PGP-ABM, PGP-SM www.iiml.ac.in
IIM Nagpur PGP www.iimnagpur.ac.in
IIM Raipur PGP www.iimraipur.ac.in
IIM Ranchi PGP, PGP-HRM www.iimranchi.ac.in
IIM Rohtak PGP, EPGPX www.iimrohtak.ac.in
IIM Sambalpur MBA www.iimsambalpur.ac.in
RGIIM Shillong PGP, PGPEX www.iimshillong.ac.in
IIM Sirmaur MBA www.iimsirmaur.ac.in
IIM Tiruchirappalli PGPM, PGPBM, PGPM-HR www.iimtrichy.ac.in
IIM Udaipur MBA www.iimu.ac.in
IIM Visakhapatnam PGP, PGPEx www.iimv.ac.in

Fellow Programmes in Management (FPM) [Doctoral]

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Institutes Programmes
IIM Ahmedabad PhD
IIM Amritsar FPM
IIM Bangalore FPM
IIM Bodh Gaya PhD (FPM)
IIM Calcutta Doctoral
IIM lndore FPM
IIM Jammu PhD
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 PhD

Separate advertisements may appear for programmes other than PGP, specific to each participating IIM.

Before a prospective candidate makes a decision to appear for CAT 2020, he/she must visit the website and/or read the programme advertisement of the concerned IIM and specific programmes to ensure accurate and updated information on the programmes he/she wants to apply for, including eligibility requirements and admission processes.

The CAT 2020 scores are allowed to be used by listed non-IIM member institutions. The list of non-IIM member institutions that have registered to avail o f the CAT 2020 scores is provided at www.iimcat.ac.in. Please note that IIMs have no role in the selection process of non-IIM institutions.


CAT website: www.iimcat.ac.in

Help Desk Number: 18002090830



The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD) categories], awarded by any University or educational institution as incorporated by an Act of Parliament or State legislature in India or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognised by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice as followed by the respective University/Institution. In case of grades/CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective University/Institution. If any University/Institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result with 100.

Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal/Registrar of their University/Institution (issued on or before the date as stipulated by the respective IIM) stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate. IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process.

For more details on eligibility, candidates are advised to visit the “CAT 2020 Eligibility” section of the CAT website.

Candidates should note that the mere fulfillment of the minimum eligibility criteria would not ensure consideration for shortlisting by IIMs.


As per the legal requirements, 15% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates, 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates, 27% for Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “Non-Creamy” layer (NC-OBC), up to 10% for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) candidates 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 t h e specified disability has not been defined in measurable terms and includes a person with disability where the 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:

  1. blindness and low vision,
  2. deaf and hard of hearing,
  3. locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy,
  4. autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness, and
  5. multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d)
  6. other ‘specified disabilities’ mentioned in ‘The Schedule’ of the RPwD Act 2016.

For the purpose of being considered for reservation, the applicable Central Government list as on the last date of CAT registration shall be binding. No subsequent changes will be effective for CAT 2020 and any subsequent selection process of the IIMs.

The candidates belonging to the reserved categories need to also note the eligibility requirements carefully before applying. It should be noted that while it is the endeavor of IIMs that the candidates belonging to SC/ST/NC-OBC/EWS/PwD categories join the programme in proportions mandated by the law, they have to meet the minimum eligibility criteria and a certain minimum level of performance to be considered for the admission process. The candidates should read the updated description of the selection process followed by each IIM on their respective websites.

No change in the category will be entertained after CAT registration; hence, applicants are advised to pay attention while registering.


announce later!

The CAT 2020 registration window opens on August, 2020 and will close  on September, 2020.


CAT will be conducted in centres spread across around 156 test cities. Test cities will be mentioned in the CAT website and the name of the test centre will be indicated in the Admit Card.

IIMs reserve the right to change or cancel any test centre/city and/or change the test time and date at their discretion.


Candidates’ CAT 2019 scorecards will be made accessible on the CAT website. Candidates may also be intimated individually by SMS. The CAT results are likely be declared by the second week of January, 2020. T h e CAT 2019 score is valid only till December 31, 2020 and will accordingly be accessible on the website. Thereafter, no queries related to the issuance of CAT 2019 scorecards will be entertained.


Please note that each IIM is independent to mandate their own eligibility criteria (including academic cut-offs and relative weights) and follow different selection processes. Performance in the CAT 2020 examination is an important component for consideration in the selection process. IIMs may also use t h e previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience and other similar inputs in short- listing of candidates at various stages of the selection process. For more information, refer to the admissions policies of individual IIMs on their respective websites.


Instances of any incorrect information or process violation detected at any stage of the selection process will lead to immediate disqualification of the candidate from the selection process and he/she will not be allowed to appear for CAT in future. If such instances go undetected during the current selection process but are detected in subsequent years, such disqualification will take place with retrospective effect.

Candidates must retain this Information Bulletin for future reference. Any dispute concerning CAT 2020 would be subject to the jurisdiction of the competent courts within the territorial jurisdiction of the city of Kochi only.


Candidates must declare and maintain a valid and unique email account and a mobile phone number throughout the selection process.

Note:- the above information is the best to my knowledge.

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