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CAT 2020 Official Answer Key by IIM Indore
Update on 06 December 2020:
It is now officially announced that IIM Indore will release the CAT 2020 official answer key on 08 December 2020 at 10 AM. Candidates can check the answer key from iimcat.ac.in at the objection management tab. Last date to access it will be 11 Dec 2020.
Initially the date of issuance of CAT answer key was looked forward to be December 03 or 04, 2020. Then reports arose that it will be by the last week of December. The delay in release of CAT 2020 official answer key by IIM Indore at iimcat.ac.in was attributed to the pandemic and the longer list of pre-key release activities for they have to complete.
In the years 2019 and 2018, the organizing IIMs had released the official answer keys of CAT exam exactly 5 days after the exam date. Therefore this year, the biggest contender for the CAT answer key release date was December 04, 2020. But reports first indicated that the key will release on December 03, 2020. Then reports stated that there will be a delay, and the issuance of the answer key can be postponed to as much as the end of this month. However finally IIM Indore clarified the dates by announcing that answer key will release on December 08, 2020.
Why was there a delay anticipated in releasing the Official CAT answer key 2020?
Due to the restrictions of the pandemic, post-exam activities are seemingly taking more time. This is reported to be playing a key role in the delay.
IIM Indore has given the official statement on date or time of issuing the official answer keys. You can check CAT 2020 key from 8 Dec 2020 (10 AM) to 11 Dec 2020.
Importance of CAT 2020 official answer key by IIM Indore
Interestingly, what makes the official answer key important is not the key alone – but the fact that it releases with the response sheet.
What is the CAT 2020 response sheet? – The CAT exam response sheet is a copy of the answers that a test taker had marked in the exam. As you know that Common Admission Test is a computer based test and thus candidates cannot take back any sort of hard copy of question papers with their answer marked, or OMR sheet copy. Hence the response sheet is the only way of knowing which answers were stored by the system upon their marking in the exam.
With the CAT 2020 answer key by IIM and the response sheet, candidates can know the following
- All the questions
- Correct answers as per IIM
- The answers they had marked
With the last 2, one can easily calculate raw score.
Raw Score in CAT Exam = No. of correct answers x 3 – No. of incorrect MCQs
There is no negative marking in TITA questions.
How to download the Official Answer Key of CAT 2020?
As and when IIM Indore releases the official answer key, you will be able to download it from the CAT 2020 candidate login.
At this very moment, if you open the login, you will see a “Date Expired” page with the following text: The Login to form will be available only between 05-08-2020 09 Hours 55 Minutes to 29-11-2020 20 Hours 00 Minutes.
But once the key is released, you will see the login form. Whence you can login with your user id and password to download the response sheet and answer key.
Note – The CAT 2020 answer key is not released as a pdf file or some table with Qs no, and correct answer option. Instead, you see the question, its options, and the correct answer marked in green.
For example, see the image below
Important Points About CAT 2020 Official Answer Key by IIM
- IIM Indore will release the official answer key of the MBA Entrance exam in online mode only at iimcat.ac.in.
- Only those candidates who registered for CAT 2020 exam will be able to login to check it.
- The answer key will be in the form of question paper, with correct answers, and response sheet.
- You can challenge the answer key (if you find any question or answer to be wrong).
- Also, you can challenge the response sheet (if you think that any answer has been wrongly marked).
- However, you will have to pay a requisite fee to challenge the CAT 2020 official answer key, and response sheet.
- Nevertheless, it is expected that if your challenge was correct, then IIM will refund your fee.
- On the basis of challenges received, IIM will revise the answer key and response sheet.
- CAT 2020 result will be announced on the basis of the final (revised) answer key and response sheets.
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