CAT 2020 Answer Key (Official Out at Direct Link, How To Check

CAT 2020 Answer Key

IIM Indore has released official CAT 2020 answer key at With it, response sheet has also been released. You can check and challenge both until the last date that is 11 December 2020. The answer key of CAT contain questions, answers, responses of all 76 questions of DILR, VARC, QA asked in Common Admission Test held on 29 November. Use this to predict score before CAT 2020 result is announced. Get here complete details of CAT 2020 answer key including releasing date, time, direct link, how to check and challenge, challenge fee and last date, and more.

Download CAT 2020 Official Answer Key: Click Here to login and download CAT 2020 answer key and response sheet.

CAT 2020 Slot 2 Answer KeyDirectly download PDF for CAT 2020 slot 2 answer key.
CAT 2020 Slot 3 Answer KeyDirectly download PDF for CAT 2020 slot 3 answer key.

All important dates pertaining to CAT 2020 answer key are as follows:

CAT Answer Key 2020Important Dates
CAT 2020 exam date29 Nov 2020
Publication of CAT 2020 official answer key and response sheet08 Dec 2020 (10 AM)
Submission on objection in CAT answer key starts from08 Dec 2020 (10 AM)
Last date to submit objection11 Dec 2020
Release of CAT 2020 final answer keyto be announced

You can also go through previously published answer keys of CAT exam for slots 1, 2, and 3, their analysis and review here.

CAT 2020Exam TimeAnswer KeyAnalysis
Slot 1 (Morning) 8:30 AM to 10:30 AMGet Here Get Here
Slot 2 (Afternoon)12:30 PM to 2:30 PMGet HereGet Here
Slot 3 (Evening)4:30 PM to 6:30 PMGet HereGet Here

How to Download CAT 2020 Official Answer Key from login?

The official answer key for CAT 2020 is released by online mode only. Hence, to download it exactly like candidates downloaded the admit card of CAT, by following these steps below.

1st Step: Click on the direct link which is provided on this page to download CAT 2020 answer key.

2ns Step: Next, candidates have to log in by entering their user id and password.

3rd Step: Click on the “Login” button.

4th Step: In the next screen, click on the “Candidate response” tab.

5th Step: Next, click on the relevant link to download the answer key and start cross-checking your answers.

Deciphering The Official Answer Key:- The official answer key of CAT 2020 is provided in the login and has following details:

  • Green tick is shown in front of the correct answers and in front of the wrong answers, red cross is displayed.

Other than this, following details are also mentioned in the start of the CAT answer key:

  • Subject name
  • Total marks
  • Section-id
  • Section number
  • Section type
  • Number of questions in each section
  • Section marks, etc.

Use CAT 2020 Answer Key and Response Sheet to Calculate Raw Score, Predict Percentile

To add and deduct marks, use the CAT 2020 marking scheme, which is as follows.

Type of questionsMarks for correct answerMarks for incorrect answer
MCQ+3 marks-1 marks
TITA+3 marks00 marks
*Note: There is no negative marking in TITA questions.

After you have your total number of correct and incorrect questions, use the following formula to calculate marks.

CAT raw score = 3 X (no. of correct answers) – 1 X (number of wrong MCQs)

CAT 2020 Percentile Predictor – There is no fixed formula to calculate percentile against raw score. However a number of CAT percentile predictors are available online. Such as the ones by Career Launcher, Hitbullseye, TIME. You can use those to get an idea of what percentile to expect against the score. Moreover, there are some useful videos on youtube, by serial CAT 100 percentilers that also throw some good light on percentile prediction this time.

CAT2020 Expected Percentiles | CAT | Patrick Dsouza | 6 times CAT 100%iler

What is Official CAT Answer Key 2020?

The official answer key of CAT is that key which the conducting IIM releases after exam. So, this year, IIM Indore will release it. Candidates can download the official CAT answer key on the official website, which is The answer key is made available on the CAT exam login, for each candidate who appears for the exam.

First IIM releases CAT provisional answer key and candidates can challenge it. Experts review the challanges. Per it, the officials identify valid changes are make relevant changes in the answer key. The subsequent answer key becomes the final CAT 2020 answer key. On its basis, the IIM compiles CAT results.

Download CAT Official Answer Key: Candidates can check CAT 2020 answer key as per the schedule above at

How to Raise Objection in CAT Answer Key?

The candidates are allowed to raise objections in the answer key of CAT 2020. However, the objection can be raised under the respective logins of the candidates using the steps below:

  • Click on the direct link which is given on this page to submit objection in CAT answer key.
  • Next, log in by entering their user id and password.
  • Click on the “Login” button, after this, in the next screen, see 5 options:
    • Applicant Details
    • Application PDF
    • Candidate Response
    • Official answer keys & Questions PDF
    • Objection Form
  •  Click on the “Objection Form” tab and then click on the “+” sign.
  • Next you need to select name, question number, type of objection and any 1 of the 3 options:
    • None of the options is a correct answer
    • More than one option is a correct answer
    • The answer key is incorrect
  • Then, enter remark for objection which can be only of up to 500 words.
  • Next, to pay objection fee and finally submit the objection form.

Here is the visual guide for it

What is Memory Based Answer Key of CAT 2020?

Common Admission Test is a computer-based test and hence, the hard copy of the question papers is not available after the exam. Therefore, after the exam, the CAT candidates share the questions that they can recall. (Note – Keep in mind that there is an NDA in place for all CAT 2020 aspirants. Hence it is recommended to not share questions in any form.) Based on these questions, answers to them are provided. Soon after the end of each of the shifts, memory-based questions and answers shall be available as images, PDFs, video solutions, etc.

CAT 2020 Question Paper

The question paper of CAT is released later on by IIM. Since, CAT has been turned into a computer based test, IIMs have only released official CAT question paper twice, for last 2 years. However, questions are also given in CAT answer key 2020. It is basically a question-answer key and candidates can use it to check questions, options, responses, and correct answer.

CAT 2020 Result

The result of CAT 2020 is released online on the official website. It is released as scorecard and is valid for 1 year. Candidates can check and download it by entering user id and password. In the scorecard of CAT, section wise marks, section wise scaled score, section wise percentile score, total scaled score, and total scaled percentile score are mentioned.

About CAT 2020 Exam

Common Admission Test (CAT) is the biggest MBA entrance exam. It is conducted every year, as per the guidelines provided by Indian Institute of Management (IIM). The exam is held on computer-based mode, around the nation. There are 4 sections in the exam for verbal ability and reading comprehension, quantitative ability, and data interpretation and logical reasoning.

The score of CAT is accepted by 20 IIMs and over 200 B-Schools. CAT qualifiers have to apply individually for each college. Then, on the basis of CAT percentile, the colleges call candidates for group discussion and personal interview rounds. Henceforth, final admission is granted on the basis of CAT percentile score and performance in GD / PI.

CAT Answer Key Archives

Candidates can check previous years CAT answer key from the links below:

2019CAT answer key – Shift 1 | Shift 2
2018CAT answer key – Shift 1 | Shift 2
2017CAT answer key – Shift 1 | Shift 2

Frequently Asked Questions on CAT 2020 Answer Keys

What are memory based answer keys?

Since CAT is an online exam, after the exam, answer keys are released that are based on the memory of the candidates. These answer keys have the answers to the questions that the students remember after the exam, thus are called memory based answer keys.

How can I calculate the score using CAT answer key?

Use the marking scheme for the exam. That is +3 for correct answers and -1 for each wrong answer.

Can I challenge the CAT answer key?

Yes, the official CAT answer key is available for challenge. After the challenge, a final answer key is released that cannot be challenged.

How can I check the CAT answer key?

IIM releases CAT answer key under the login of the students. Use the user id and password of CAT to access the answer keys under your login.

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