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IIM announces major changes in exam pattern for CAT 2020

September 16, 2020

On Tuesday, September 15, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore announced some major changes in the exam pattern for Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020. The institute said in a press release that the exam will be conducted on November 29 in three sessions. It further said that the revised duration of the test will be 120 minutes. Till last year, the exam was conducted in two sessions of three hours each.

According to the statement, there will be three sections in the question paper namely: verbal ability and reading comprehension, data interpretation and logical reasoning, and quantitative ability and candidates will get 40 minutes to solve each section and they will not be allowed to switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section.

“Tutorials to understand the format of the test will be available on the CAT website from October 2020. Candidates are advised to work on the tutorials available on the CAT website well in advance,” the release further stated.

The last date to register for IIM-CAT 2020 has also been extended from September 16 to September 23. The examination is slated to be held on November 29. The candidates who wish to apply for CAT 2020 examination are advised to visit the official website of the exam – iimcat.ac.in – to register for the test, if not completed yet. 

Candidates will be allowed to edit their registration form after the registration window is closed. Candidates will be able to edit their test city preference, signature and photograph in the application form.

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a prerequisite for admission to various postgraduate and Fellow programmes of the premier IIMs. CAT 2020 scores are allowed to be used by listed non-IIM member institutions as well. A list of such institutions is provided on the CAT website. IIMs have no role in the selection process of non-IIM institutions.

Source: Hindustan Times

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