CAT Official Answer Key 2020 (Out): Link to Download, How To Check

CAT 2020 Official Answer Key

The CAT 2020 official answer key and the response sheet has been released on December 08, 2020, at 10 AM. The last date to check and challenge it is December 11, 2020. The link to download is available below.

IIM Indore has released CAT official answer key 2020 at You also get question paper and response sheet with it. To download the CAT 2020 official answer key, you have to access the candidate login and login by entering user id and password. The purpose of releasing official CAT answer key is to allow test takers cross-check their answers and calculate their probable exam score.

IIM first releases the provisional answer key. You can submit objections against it. On the basis of the objections, IIM will then release the final answers. Note that calculation of marks for the result of CAT 2020 is as per the final official answer key! Know how to download CAT official answer key 2020, details in it, how to challenge and more here.

Direct Link to Check CAT 2020 Official Answer Key

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

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CAT 2020 Official Answer Key Release Date

Aspirants can check the schedule for release of CAT 2020 answer key from the table below: 

CAT 2020 Answer Key EventsImportant dates
CAT 2020 exam date29 Nov 2020
Release of CAT exam 2020 answer key08 Dec 2020
Facility to submit objections, starts on08 Dec 2020
Last date to submit the objection in the official answer key11 Dec 2020

Use CAT 2020 Official Answer Key to Calculate Score

Candidates can use the answer key for CAT 2020 exam to cross-check their answers and based on that estimate their chances of qualifying the exam.

CAT 2020 Marking scheme – 

Type of QuestionsCorrect AnswerIncorrect Answer

Formula to calculate CAT score 

Total Score = No. of correct responses * 3 – No. of incorrect responses in MCQs * 1

CAT 2020 Official Answer Key – Provisional and Final

CAT 2020 provisional answer key: The first set of answer key that IIM Indore will release will be the provisional answer key. This key will be available for challenge. Once the objection is received by the IIM, they are scrutinised and if any objection is found valid then changes are made in the provisional key.

CAT 2020 final answer key: After the objections are received if any changes are made in the key, the final answer key is released. This key has the answers as per which the result of the exam will be calculated.

Note: Last year no changes were made in the CAT 2020 provisional answer key based on the challenges.

CAT 2020 memory based answer key: The unofficial answer key of CAT is released by coaching institutes on the exam day. This is already available.

How to Download CAT 2020 Official Answer Key?

The official answer key for Common Admission Test (CAT) is released by online mode only. To download it from the login of CAT, you may follow the instructions as provided below: 

#1: Click on the direct link on this page to download the official answer key. 

#2: Next, the students will need to login by entering the following details – User ID, Password.

#3: Click on the ‘login’ button to submit the details after which the candidate dashboard will appear. 

#4: On the candidate dashboard, now you need to click on the tab for ‘Candidate responses’. 

#5: After this, click on the relevant link for downloading the answer key. 

#6: Now, you can start cross-checking your answers as given in the official answer key. 

Details in CAT 2020 Official Answer Key – CAT 2020 answer Key / response sheet consists of the details of the candidate and the responses as marked by the candidates in the exam. You will see that the following information is provided

  • Candidate’s name
  • Registration number
  • Exam centre
  • Exam date
  • Timings
  • Question
  • Type of Qs
  • Question ID
  • Status (answered / unanswered/ marked under review, etc)
  • Right option/answer

This is how your CAT answer key / response sheet looks like…

CAT 2020 Official Answer Key Objection Facility

From the year 2018 onwards, the answer key for CAT exam were released and candidates were allowed to submit the objection for the responses marked in the key. You can submit an objection in the answer key if you are not satisfied with the option(s) marked in the key. Along with the objection, candidates will need to submit relevant documents in proof for the objection raised and pay the necessary amount of fee. 

Amount for submitting objection – Candidates will need to pay an amount of Rs. 1000 per objection through credit/debit card or net banking. 

How to Submit Objection in CAT Answer Key 2020?

In order to submit objection in CAT 2020 official answer key, you may follow the steps as provided below: 

#1: Click on the direct link provided on this page above. 

#2: Now, login by entering your User ID and password. 

#3: Click on the ‘submit’ button after which you need to click on the Objection tab as provided on the candidate dashboard. 

#4: After this, click on the ‘+’  sign to add an objection. 

#5: Next, select the question number and enter the relevant details as needed. 

#6: Finally, you will need to pay the required amount of objection fee. 

Important Points to Note for CAT 2020 Official Answer Key

Here are some of the pointers for CAT answer key you can take a look at – 

  • After reviewing the objection by the concerned authorities, if it is found to be correct, the amount for the objection fee is refunded to the candidates. 
  • Objections once submitted by the candidate cannot be edited later. 
  • You can select as many options as you want for submitting the objection. 
  • If the objections as submitted by the candidate is found correct, IIM Indore will release a final answer key. 
  • CAT 2020 final answer key is further used for preparing the result. 

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