CAT Exam 2020 Time Slots, Helpline Number

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)

–> CAT 2020 Official Mock Test <–

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:

SlotReporting TimeDeadline to enterExam Time
1 – Morning07:00 AM8:15 AM08:30 AM to 10:30 AM
2 – Afternoon11:00 AM12:15 PM12:30 PM to 02:30 PM
3 – Evening03:00 PM04:15 PM04:30 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 1Slot 2Slot 3Activity
7.00 AM11.00 AM3:00 PMArrive at Test center
(as per candidate’s reporting time)
7.05 AM11.05 AM3:05 PMLocate your Test Lab number
7.10 AM11.10 AM3:10 PMScrutiny of admit card
7.15 AM11.15 AM3:15 PMDeposit the personal belongings
(mobile phone, bag, etc.)
7.25 AM11.25 AM3:25 PMFrisking of the candidates
7.30 AM11.30 AM3:30 PMDocument (id card and admit card)
checking at the Test Lab entrance
7.40 AM11.40 AM3:40 PMCandidates reach their Test Labs
7.50 AM11.50 AM3:50 PMCandidates go to the registration desk and
signs (manual) on the attendance sheet
7.55 AM11.55 AM3:55 PMRegistration Process
8.05 AM12.05 PM4:05 PMCandidates check their photo in the
registration terminal to ensure it is their photo
8.10 AM12.10 PM4:10 PMCandidate receives the scribble pad
from invigilator and sits at the terminal
8.15 AM12:15 PM4:14 PMLogin to Test screen
8.20 AM12:20 PM4:20 PMVerify & confirm profile information
8.25 AM12:25 PM4:25 PMRead & agree to Declaration
8.30 AM12:30 PM4:30 PMTest Starts
10.30 AM2:30 PM6:30 PMTest concludes & candidate
shares the feedback
10.35 AM2:35 PM6:35 PMReturn scribble pad
10.40 AM2:40 PM6:40 PMExit Test Lab and collect
the deposited belongings
10.45 AM2:45 PM6:45 PMExit 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

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

  • +91-731-2439410
  • [email protected]
  • CAT Centre, Indian Institute of Management Indore
    Prabandh Shikhar,
    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:

TestDuration – No. of quesLink
Full length2 hours – 100Start
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
40 mins – 32Start
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
40 mins – 34Start
Quantitative Ability
40 mins – 34Start

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. 

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