CAT Examination Answer Key
The final CAT 2020 answer key is unlikely to be released as the objections raised by candidates have been found to be invalid.
IIMCAT published the following statements on their official website, “The objections received against questions in CAT 2020 were carefully examined by the expert panels. The answer key remains unchanged after careful examination of the various objections that had been received and examined by the expert panel”.
IIM Kozhikode released the preliminary CAT answer key along with the question paper and the objection form on November 29, 2020. The window to raise an objection to the official response sheet was opened from December 4 to 6, till 5:00 pm, by paying an amount of Rs. 1000 as fees. Once the window to challenge CAT answer key closes, no request for the same will be entertained. The revised CAT answer key will be released after taking into consideration objections filed by candidates. The CAT result 2020 will be announced by January 6, 2020.
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CAT Answer Key: Raising Objection
The IIMCAT introduced this provision of raising objections in 2018. The test takers can challenge the official answer of any question asked in the exam if they are convinced it is wrong. If the objection raised is correct, the official answer will be revised. The objection fee will also be refunded to candidates whose objections are found to be valid.
How to Submit CAT Answer Key Objections
In case a candidate wishes to challenge the CAT 2020 answer key, they can fill the CAT answer key objection form. The candidates can fill the objection form by using their CAT credentials. An Objection fee of Rs 1000 per question will be charged and the fee should be paid online.
Following are the steps to fill the objection form:
- Visit the official website of CAT 2020
- Click on Login
- Enter your CAT login credentials
- Go to Objection tab
- Click on ‘+’ sign to add an objection
- Check the question number from the PDF of the question paper on the official website
- Enter relevant details
- Pay the objection fee of. Rs. 1000 per objection raised via credit/debit card or net banking
Raising Objection to CAT Answers: Points to Remember
- The objection fee will not be refunded in case of an invalid objection
- Objections once submitted cannot be edited
- There is no limit to the number of objections that can be raised
- CAT 2020 result will be announced only after the objection process
- No objections to the answer key will be accepted after the release of the final CAT answer key
- Re-checking the question paper is not permitted under any given circumstances
How to Download CAT Answer Key?
CAT 2020 candidates can check their CAT answer keys to evaluate their performance and anticipate their final scores by using their CAT login ID and password. To download CAT answer key 2020, candidates should follow the below-mentioned steps:
- Visit the official website of CAT
- Click on the ‘login‘ tab
- Enter CAT login ID and password
- CAT 2020 answer key will appear on the screen
The candidates are advised to take a printout of the CAT answer key or CAT response sheet for future reference.
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Information Given on CAT Answer Key
The CAT 2020 answer key/response sheet contains each question, its status (your answer) and the correct answer along with the candidate’s details. The following details are mentioned on the CAT answer key 2020:
- Name of the candidate
- CAT registration number
- CAT 2020 exam centre
- Test date
- Test time
- Question type
- Question ID
- Right option/answer
How to Calculate CAT score
To calculate the CAT score with the help of the answer key, follow the steps below.
- For each correct answer 3 marks are awarded, which means if the candidate has got 80 answers right, the score will be 80×3= 240 marks.
- As there is negative marking, -1 is deducted for every incorrect answer. So, if a candidate has marked 20 questions incorrectly, then the negative marks are -20.
- Subtract total marks deducted from total marks scored to get CAT Raw score which is 280 – 20 = 260.
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CAT Marking Scheme
The candidates must be aware of the CAT marking scheme to rightly assess the answer key and raise valid objections if required. The table below indicates the marking scheme of the CAT 2020 exam:
|Type of Questions||Correct Answer||Incorrect Answer|
There will be no deduction of marks for unanswered questions.
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CAT Answer Key FAQs
A: CAT 2020 answer key is now available for download on the official website iimcat.ac.in.
A: The CAT answer key will be released by the authorities that conduct the exam on the official website. Candidates can check the answer key by using their CAT login credentials.
A: No, the final answer key of CAT 2020 will not be released as the examination body has found out that the objections raised by candidates are invalid.
A: CAT answer key contains section-wise questions & answers, answers selected by the candidate, status of the answers (right, wrong or unattempted) and marks scored for each answer.
A: To raise your objection, the candidates are required to fill a CAT answer key objection form available on the official website of CAT. The window to raise objection is open for two days, from December 4-6, 2020.
A: An objection amount of Rs 1000 per question is to be paid online through credit/debit card or net banking.
A: The opening and closing dates of the CAT answer key objection process will be announced after the release of answer key. Objections if any are to be raised during this period only. Any request after that or after the result declaration will not be accepted by the authorities.
A: The objection fee will be refunded only if the objection raised is found to be valid.
A: There will not be an individual response for each objection raised. Candidates, whose objections are found to be valid, will be contacted and the fee will be refunded.
A: No, there is no option of getting the questions re-checked and re-evaluated.
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