CAT Answer Key 2020 – IIM Indore will be releasing CAT 2020 answer key at iimcat.ac.in. The candidates can check the memory-based as well as the official answer key of CAT on this page. The memory-based answer keys come out on the day of the exam. They are entirely based on the memory of the candidates of their online test. On the other hand, the official CAT answer key has the correct answers to all the questions asked in the exam and is the only reliable way to calculate the probable score in the exam before the result is out. The official answer key is open for challenge too. To know all about CAT answer key 2020, read below.
CAT Answer Key 2020
Once the challenges in the official answer key are reviewed by CAT 2020 authorities they upload a final answer key with all the changes, if any. The final answer key has the answers that are used as a reference to compile the CAT 2020 result. Last year, no challenges in the answer key were accepted and hence no final answer key was released.
|CAT Answer Key 2020||Important Dates|
|CAT 2020 exam date||29 Nov 2020|
|CAT 2020 answer key and response sheet releases on||Nov 2020|
|Submission on objection in CAT answer key starts from||Nov 2020|
|Last date to submit objection||Nov 2020|
|Release of CAT 2020 final answer key||to be announced|
Check answer key: Candidates can check CAT 2020 answer key as per the schedule above at iimcat.ac.in.
Last year the CAT answer key was released on November 29 and the exam was held on November 24. A year before, the CAT answer key was issued on December 7 and the exam was held on November 25. Thus it can be expected that IIMs release the CAT answer key within a week or so of the exam. This year too, candidates can expect the CAT 2020 answer key to be available in 5 to 11 days after the exam is over.
Memory Based CAT Answer Key 2020
Once the exam is over, candidates can check memory-based CAT 2020 answer key on this page. The memory-based answer keys are not exactly the questions asked in the exam but based on the memory of the candidates of the questions asked in the online exam. These keys can be used for discussion and a rough idea of the performance in the exam.
CAT 2020 is scheduled in 3 shifts. Soon after the end of each of the shifts, memory-based questions and answers shall be available as images, PDFs, video solutions, etc.
The shift of the CAT 2020 exam are:
|CAT 2020 Sessions||Timing|
|Session 1 – Morning||8:30 AM – 10:30 AM|
|Session 2 – Afternoon||12:30 PM – 2:30 PM|
|Session 3 – Evening||4:30 PM – 6:30 PM|
How to Calculate Score Using CAT 2020 Answer Key?
The candidates can check below the steps using which they can calculate the score of CAT 2020.
Step 1: Click on the direct link provided on this page for downloading CAT official answer key.
Step 2: Download the answer key at CAT 2020 candidate login by entering your user id and password
Step 3: After downloading the answer key, candidates need to add and deduct marks as per the marking scheme. Follow the below given marking scheme:
|Type of questions||Marks for correct answer||Marks for incorrect answer|
|MCQ||+3 marks||-1 marks|
|TITA||+3 marks||00 marks|
Step 4: Marks obtained by adding and deducting marks is the total score of the candidate.
CAT raw score = 3 X (no. of correct answers) – 1 X (number of wrong MCQs)
*For a Non-MCQ type question, the candidates need not require to deduct any marks, as there is no negative marking in these questions.
How to Download Official CAT Answer Key 2020?
The official answer key for CAT 2020 is released by online mode only. Hence, to download it, candidates can follow the steps as provided below:
Step 1: Click on the direct link which is provided on this page to download CAT 2020 answer key
Step 2: Next, candidates have to log in by entering their user id and password.
Step 3: Click on the “Login” button.
Step 4: In the next screen, click on the “Candidate response” tab.
Step 5: Next, click on the relevant link to download the answer key and start cross-checking your answers.
Note: Last year the answer key and response sheet of CAT were released together. This means in the same PDF the correct answer to the questions and the chosen option by the candidates was made available. In fact, the same PDF shall also have the questions.
Features of CAT Answer Key 2020
The official answer key of CAT 2020 is provided in the login and has following features:
- Green tick is shown in front of the correct answers and in front of the wrong answers, red cross is displayed.
Other than this, following details are also mentioned in the start of the CAT answer key:
- Subject name
- Total marks
- Section id
- Section number
- Section type
- Number of questions in each section
- Section marks, etc.
How to Raise Objection in CAT Answer Key 2020?
The candidates are allowed to raise objections in the answer key of CAT 2020. However, the objection can be raised under the respective logins of the candidates using the steps below:
Step 1: Click on the direct link which is given on this page to submit objection in CAT answer key.
Step 2: Next, the candidates have to log in by entering their user id and password.
Step 3: Click on the “Login” button, after this, in the next screen, candidates will get to see 5 options:
- Applicant Details
- Application PDF
- Candidate Response
- Official answer keys & Questions PDF
- Objection Form
Step 4: Click on the “Objection Form” tab and then click on the “+” sign.
Step 5: Next you need to select name, question number, type of objection and any 1 of the 3 options:
- None of the options is a correct answer
- More than one option is a correct answer
- The answer key is incorrect
Step 6: Then, the candidates have to enter remark for objection which can be only of up to 500 words.
Step 7: Next, candidates need to pay objection fee and finally submit the objection form.
Refund in Objection Fee: If the challenge is accepted, the fee against it shall be refunded to the student’s account from which the payment was submitted.
How to Retrieve Login Details to Download CAT Answer Key 2020?
The official answer key for CAT 2020 exam is released at the candidate’s login, hence, to download it candidates require their login details. However, in case if a candidate does not remember their login details, then in such a case, they can retrieve their login credentials by following the instructions as provided below.
How to Retrieve CAT 2020 Login details?
Step 1: Click on the direct link which is given above to get your login details.
Step 2: Next, you have to enter your registered email id as provided at the time of CAT registration.
Step 3: Click on the “Get User id/ password” button and your CAT login details will be sent on your registered email id.
About CAT 2020
Common Admission Test (CAT) is the biggest MBA entrance exam. It is conducted every year by one of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM). The exam is held on computer-based mode, around the nation. There are 4 sections in the exam for verbal ability and reading comprehension, quantitative ability, and data interpretation and logical reasoning.
The score of CAT is accepted by 20 IIMs and over 200 B-Schools. CAT qualifiers have to apply individually for each college. Then, on the basis of CAT percentile, the colleges call candidates for group discussion and personal interview rounds. Henceforth, final admission is granted on the basis of CAT percentile score and performance in GD / PI.
CAT Answer Key Archives
Candidates can check previous years CAT answer key from the links below:
|2019||CAT answer key – Shift 1 | Shift 2|
|2018||CAT answer key – Shift 1 | Shift 2|
|2017||CAT answer key – Shift 1 | Shift 2|
Unofficial key – Candidates can check the previous year unofficial answer key for CAT exam from the link below.
- Click here to download answer key for CAT exam year 2018 by TIME.
CAT Answer Key by IMS – 2018
CAT Answer Key 2020 FAQs
Since CAT is an online exam, after the exam, answer keys are released that are based on the memory of the candidates. These answer keys have the answers to the questions that the students remember after the exam, thus are called memory based answer keys.
Use the marking scheme for the exam. That is +3 for correct answers and -1 for each wrong answer.
Yes, the official CAT answer key is available for challenge. After the challenge, a final answer key is released that cannot be challenged.
IIM releases CAT answer key under the login of the students. Use the user id and password of CAT to access the answer keys under your login.
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