Media Release for CAT 2020 September 15, 2020 :

In response to disruptions caused by COVID during the Common Admission Test 2020 (CAT 2020) registration period and the continuing difficulty faced by candidates in procuring the

documentation necessary for timely registration, the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have  decided to extend the CAT 2020 registration deadline to September 23, 2020.

According to CAT Centre 2020, the following are the important announcements to the candidates appearing for CAT 2020:

1.  Registration Deadline:

Registration for CAT 2020 will now close at 5.00 pm on September 23, 2020

(Wednesday). There will be not be any further extension of registration.

2.  The CAT convenor urges test takers to register well in advance to allow themselves a hassle-free

registration process and to avoid a last-minute rush.

3. Registration Form Edit Window: After the closure of the registration window a candidate will be able

to edit the below mentioned fields in the application form (if required).

1. Photograph

2. Signature

3. Test City Preferences.


After the closure of the registration window a very short edit window will be made available to the registered

applicants. This option will be valid only for those candidates who have paid the applicable registration fee and

have registered successfully for CAT 2020 within the specified deadline.

1. CAT 2020 will be conducted on November 29, 2020 (Sunday) in three sessions.

2. The revised duration of the test will be 120 minutes. There will be three sections:


Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

Section III: Quantitative Ability


Session 1 : Morning   8:30 A.M  to  10:30 A.M.
Session 2 : Aternoon 12:30 P.M. to  2:30 P.M.
Session 3 : Evening   4: 30 P.M.  to  6:30 P.M.   

Candidates will be allotted exactly 40 minutes for answering questions in each section and they will not be

allowed to switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section. 


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