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CAT 2020 analysis of first, second and third slots are now available. According to experts the CAT 2020 question papers of all the three slots were moderate difficulty level. The total number of questions this year is 76. The difficulty level of CAT 2020 exam is higher than CAT 2019. About 105-115 good attempts can fetch 99 percentile this year. 

The CAT exam analysis contains section-wise difficulty level, topic-wise distribution of questions, difference and similarities between the three test slots and sectional cut offs. Various MBA experts have shared their analysis of the CAT 2020 question paper along with estimated number of good attempts and CAT cut offs. Read paper analysis of slot 1, 2 and 3 of CAT 2020.

CAT 2020 Analysis: Highlights

CAT 2020 exam was conducted amid COVID-19 pandemic and around 83.5 per cent candidates appeared for the exam. Check the CAT exam highlights below.

  • The duration of CAT 2020 exam was 120 minutes and the sectional time limit was 40 minutes
  • The exam was conducted in accordance with COVID-19 protocols and guidelines
  • The total number of questions in CAT 2020 question paper was 76
  • VARC section had 26 questions. The section will have maximum questions from RC.
  • DILR section had 24 questions from tables and charts
  • QA section had 26 dominated by Number System, Algebra, Arithmetic, Modern Math, Geometry and Mensuration

CAT 2020: Analysis of Question Paper

➤ CAT 2020 Exam Pattern

Given below is the break-up of CAT 2020 question paper. The total number of questions were 76 and the test takers said, 120 minutes were enough to attempt all the questions.

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CAT 2020 Analysis: Section Wise

Section 1: VARC

This section had four Reading Comprehension passages and only one passage was difficult. Two of the RC passages had four questions and the other  two had five questions. The VA part comprised three Para jumbles, three Para summary questions and two Odd Sentence Para jumbles questions. One can consider the VARC section of CAT 2020 as lengthy and slightly tricky. For a score of 99 percentile in this section, experts feel one needs to score somewhere around 40-42 marks.

➤ Section 2: DILR

The DILR section of CAT 2020 question paper had five sets in total. Two sets had six questions each while the remaining sets had four questions each. Overall, the difficulty level of the DILR section was similar to that of CAT 2019. To score 99 percentile, one needs to score around 32-34 marks.

➤ Section 3: DILR

In CAT 2020 question paper Arithmetic and Algebra dominated the the QA section. According to the experts, the difficulty level of the QA section this year was similar to CAT 2019. To score 99 percentile in this section, one needs to score around 46-48 marks.


CAT 2020 Score vs Percentile

Here are the predicted scores versus percentiles of all three slots by Endeavor Careers:

➤ CAT 2020 Slot 1

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CAT 2020 Slot 2

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➤ CAT 2020 Slot3

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CAT 2020: Expected Cut Offs

Given below are the tables indicating expected CAT cut offs for admission to 2020 academic session. The tables contain expected CAT cut offs of IIMs as well as non-IIM institutes.

Take a look at the CAT 2020 expected cut off of IIMs and non-IIMs for 2020 admission:

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