Appearing for CAT 2020? Check here time slots of the exam, and more.
The Common Admission Test will be held tomorrow, i.e. Sunday November 29, 2020. And in total there are 3 slots for the exam this time. Each slot of the exam is of 2 hours duration and candidates need to appear for the exam at the allocated exam center, within the reporting time. IIM Indore is conducting CAT this year for around 2.5 lakh candidates.
Important: Check CAT 2020 Answer Keys 🗝️ here after exam
CAT 2020 Time Slots
Last year, there were 2 slots for CAT but this time the number of slots has been increased. Each candidate is allocated 1 slot only and it is mentioned on the admit card of CAT.
The exam slots for CAT 2020 are as follows:
- Slot 1 – Morning Session (08:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
- Slot 2 – Afternoon Session (12:30 PM to 02:30 PM)
- Slot 3 – Evening Session (04:30 PM to 06:30 PM)
The exam slots for PwD candidates in CAT 2020 are as follows:
PwD candidates with or without scribe requirement will be given a time extension of 20 minutes per hour,. That means for a 2 hours test the PwD candidates will get 40 minutes extra.
- Slot 1 – Morning Session (08:30 AM to 10:30 AM + 40 mins)
- Slot 2 – Afternoon Session (12:30 PM to 02:30 PM + 40 mins)
- Slot 3 – Evening Session (04:30 PM to 06:30 PM + 40 mins)
Reporting Time for CLAT 2020 Exam
it is important to note that the CAT exam 2020 reporting time is specified for each of the time slots. The reporting time will be also intimated to the candidates on the registered phone number via SMS and it is also mentioned on the CAT admit card.
The reporting for each slot of CAT 2020 is as follows:
|Slot||Reporting Time||Deadline to enter||Exam Time|
|1 – Morning||07:00 AM||8:15 AM||08:30 AM to 10:30 AM|
|2 – Afternoon||11:00 AM||12:15 PM||12:30 PM to 02:30 PM|
|3 – Evening||03:00 PM||04:15 PM||04:30 PM to 06:30 PM|
Candidates are advised to reach the Test center at least 30 minutes prior to gate closure time.
CAT 2020 admit card has the reporting time for the candidates as shown in the image below:
Important: Download CAT 2020 Exam Day Guidelines by IIM.
Exam Day Timeline for CAT 2020
The exam day timeline of CAT 2020 can be checked below. The candidates have to stay on time for all the activities at the exam hall as each of the activity is important for the candidates.
|Slot 1||Slot 2||Slot 3||Activity|
|7.00 AM||11.00 AM||3:00 PM||Arrive at Test center|
(as per candidate’s reporting time)
|7.05 AM||11.05 AM||3:05 PM||Locate your Test Lab number|
|7.10 AM||11.10 AM||3:10 PM||Scrutiny of admit card|
|7.15 AM||11.15 AM||3:15 PM||Deposit the personal belongings|
(mobile phone, bag, etc.)
|7.25 AM||11.25 AM||3:25 PM||Frisking of the candidates|
|7.30 AM||11.30 AM||3:30 PM||Document (id card and admit card)|
checking at the Test Lab entrance
|7.40 AM||11.40 AM||3:40 PM||Candidates reach their Test Labs|
|7.50 AM||11.50 AM||3:50 PM||Candidates go to the registration desk and|
signs (manual) on the attendance sheet
|7.55 AM||11.55 AM||3:55 PM||Registration Process|
|8.05 AM||12.05 PM||4:05 PM||Candidates check their photo in the|
registration terminal to ensure it is their photo
|8.10 AM||12.10 PM||4:10 PM||Candidate receives the scribble pad|
from invigilator and sits at the terminal
|8.15 AM||12:15 PM||4:14 PM||Login to Test screen|
|8.20 AM||12:20 PM||4:20 PM||Verify & confirm profile information|
|8.25 AM||12:25 PM||4:25 PM||Read & agree to Declaration|
|8.30 AM||12:30 PM||4:30 PM||Test Starts|
|10.30 AM||2:30 PM||6:30 PM||Test concludes & candidate|
shares the feedback
|10.35 AM||2:35 PM||6:35 PM||Return scribble pad|
|10.40 AM||2:40 PM||6:40 PM||Exit Test Lab and collect|
the deposited belongings
|10.45 AM||2:45 PM||6:45 PM||Exit the Test center|
Helpline Number for CAT 2020
For any help regarding the CAT exam or to clear any doubts, candidates can contact the helpline numbers and email ids given below:
For queries regarding CAT Registration, Application and Payment Processing, Document uploading please call only on
- 1-800-209-0830 (Toll Free)
- [email protected]
CAT center office (Monday to Friday excluding holiday, from 9:30am to 5:30pm): Contact for Academic queries like eligibility, category, and PwD certificate at
- [email protected]
- CAT Centre, Indian Institute of Management Indore
Rau – Pithampur Road,
Indore- 453556, Madhya Pradesh, India
CAT 2020 Mock Test
The last minute preparation for CAT 2020 must include practice of at least one mock test. Below candidates can check CAT official mock test and free mock tests:
CAT 2020 free mock tests:
|Test||Duration – No. of ques||Link|
|Full length||2 hours – 100||Start|
|Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning|
|40 mins – 32||Start|
|Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension|
|40 mins – 34||Start|
|40 mins – 34||Start|
Some Important Exam Day Guidelines for CAT 2020
With the new normal ahead of us, candidates of CAT 2020 must take care of their health at the exam hall. Here are some points to note for CAT 2020 exam day in the midst of COVID-19:
- At the exam center candidates have to carry their personal masks, gloves, hand sanitizer (50 ml), transparent water bottle, and 2 simple pens.
- Candidates must sign the declaration appropriately and show the same to the centre staff at the entry into the test center.
- The candidates must not wear Shoes / footwear with thick soles and garments with large buttons are not permitted. Also, candidates must not wear any jewellery or other items containing metal.