CAT Answer Key 2020 to be released next week

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The CAT 2020 answer key will allow candidates to assess how well they performed in the examination held earlier this year.

By U2B Staff 

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The CAT or Common Admission Test is commonly taken by Indian candidates as the first step towards applying for MBA programmes. This year CAT convener, Prof Harshal Lowalekar announced that the date for the release of the CAT answer key 2020 will be announced on the second week of December.

Candidates eagerly waiting for the release of the CAT Answer Key 2020 will be able to access the information on the official website —

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) Indore that conducted CAT 2020 will provide the individual CAT response sheet along with the question paper so that the candidates are able to assess their performance in the exam.


The CAT 2020 answer key will allow candidates to ascertain their performance as it will enable them to estimate test scores by identifying which questions they had answered correctly and which of them incorrectly.

The release of the answer key will also enable candidates to discover discrepancies in the CAT answer key which has been released.

This will provide an opportunity to challenge the answers within the stipulated time frame.


The CAT examination was conducted successfully in late November this year, in three slots amid the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) had earlier announced changes to the exam pattern for CAT exam (Common Admission Test) 2020 in September of this year and had decided to extend the CAT 2020 registration deadline.

This year, the duration of the examination was shortened from three hours to two hours. Additionally, the total number of questions that were asked in CAT 2020 was reduced from 100 to 76.

The CAT examination is generally divided into three sections: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Quantitative Aptitude (QA) featuring 34, 32, and 34 questions respectively for each section.