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CAT Result 2019 is expected to be released on January 6, 2020
CAT 2019 - IIM Kozhikode has activated the objection management tab against the CAT 2019 answer key on December 4. Candidates can challenge the incorrect answers as per the format prescribed by IIM KOzikhode till December 6 (5:00 p.m). Earlier IIM Kozikhode released the CAT 2019 candidate response sheet for Slot 1 and Slot 2 on November 29, 2019. Candidates can know their response and know the correct answer for the same. The final answer key of CAT 2019 will be released tentatively on December 7, 2019. Authorities conducted slot 1 and slot 2 of CAT 2019 across 156 cities. The second slot ended at 5:30 p.m and candidates in both the slots found the VARC section difficult as compared to previous year. According to the candidates, the CAT 2019 was moderately difficult as compared to past years this year the candidates found the Verbal Ability and Reading comprehension section time consuming and slightly difficult. Most other candidates found DI easy and Quantitative Ability section difficult. Check the CAT analysis by leading institutes over here. The authorities had released the CAT 2019 test day guidelines. The details about the guidelines have been given in the link that is provided in the article. Authorities released a detailed workflow which the candidates must follow on the day of CAT 2019. It includes all the information related to the admit card of CAT 2019, Do's and Dont's to be followed on exam day as well as the exam pattern. CAT was held at 376 centres in 156 cities across India with more than two lakh students expected to appear for the exam. CAT 2019 result is expected to be announced by the second week of January 2020 and the validity of CAT scores is till December 31, 2020 only. The admission process is separate for each IIM as well as other institutes and candidates must apply separately for each. The selection process includes consideration of valid CAT 2019 scores and factors like performance in WAT, GD and PI. To know all pertinent detailed information about CAT 2019 like important dates, eligibility criteria, application form, exam pattern, syllabus, vital preparation tips and more, read the article below.Latest: IIM Kozikhode activates the link to challenge CAT 2019 Answer Key on December 4. Candidates can raise objections till December 6 ( till 5: 00 p.m). CAT 2019 response sheet is now available along with the question paper that was released on November 29.
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CAT is a computer-based national level entrance examination for admission to MBA/PGDM courses at 20 IIMs as well as more than 1000 B-Schools across the country. CAT registration 2019 began from August 7 and the last date to apply online was extended till September 25. The authorities closed the CAT 2019 correction window on September 30. The edit window had opened on September 28 at 10:00. Candidates could edit their signature and photograph only. CAT registration 2019 ended on September 25, 2019. The total number of candidates who registered for CAT 2019 is 244,169 and 2,09, 926 candidates appeared for the exam. Last year 240,338 candidates had applied for CAT and 2,09,405 appeared for the exam. IIM Kozhikode had released the CAT 2019 percentile calculation method on September 16. The institute started CAT registration from August 7, 2019 at 10 am. The authorities had released all the important details related to CAT 2019 on its official website iimcat.ac.in which was launched on July 28.
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Earlier, IIM Kozhikode has released the CAT admit card on October 23, 2019. Candidates can download the CAT 2019 admit card by entering the CAT id and password. The authorities had released the CAT mock test on October 16. The authorities had also provided the link of the mock test of CAT 2019 for PwD category candidates. Candidates can practice the mock test and get an idea about how to navigate between the sections and also know the type of questions that will be asked. CAT 2019 was conducted on November 24.
Name of test
Common Admission Test (CAT)
Purpose of test
Qualifying test for admission to the PGP, FPM programmes at the IIMs and PGDM as well as MBA programmes at other B-Schools
Once in a year
Score or Grade Validity
Till December 31, 2020
Total Number of Registrations in 2019
Number of Test Takers in 2018
2,09,405 out of 2,40,338 registrations
Pattern of Test
MCQs and Non-MCQs
Number of Questions
+3 for every correct answer
-1 for each wrong answer in MCQs
No negative marking for Non-MCQs or TITA
Questions from VARC, QA and DI & LR
Mode of Conduct
CAT 2019 Convener
Reservation of seats in IIMs and B-schools
As per the Government of India regulations
CAT 2019 Official Website
CAT 2019 Helpdesk contact details
Dr. M.G. Sreekumar
Head, Media Relations, IIMK |
+91- 9447654066 |
CAT centre office contact details
Score or Grade Used by
20 IIMs and 1000 plus B-schools in India
It is an important part of exam strategy to be aware of the exam deadlines and other dates. CAT 2019 dates are listed below for the reference of all CAT aspirants. Knowing the important dates of CAT 2019 will aid them to avoid missing application deadlines, chalking a preparation strategy for success and checking all important information on time.
Release of CAT 2019 Notification
July 28, 2019
August 7, 2019 (10 a.m)
Last date to apply
September 25, 2019 (ended)
Re-upload of blur/improper photograph in CAT Application form
September 28, 2019 (10:00 am to September 30, 2019 (5:00 pm)
Issuing Admit Card
October 23, 2019 (5 p.m)
CAT 2019 Tutorial/Mock Test
October 16, 2019
CAT 2019 Exam
November 24, 2019 (Forenoon Slot - 9 am-12 pm)
November 24, 2019 (Afternoon Slot - 2:30 pm-5:30 pm)
Candidate Response File
November 29, 2019
Releasing of Answer Key
Last date to file objection (if any) based on the official answer key
First week of December 2019
Announcement of CAT 2019 Result
January 6, 2020
December 31, 2019
IIM Kozhikode has activated the link to raise objections against the CAT Answer Key. Candidates can raise the objections till December 6 (till 5:00 p.m after which the link will be deactivated). Moreover, candidates who will challenge CAT answer key or questions, they will hvae to pay Rs.1200 per question. Based on the validity of the challenge, CAT 2019 conducting IIM would take appropriate action and refund the challenge application fee. However, if the challenge related to CAT answer key 2019 is found inappropriate, the fee will be forfeited.The official answer key of CAT 2019 was released on November 29, 2019. With the help of the answer key, test takers can check the correct answers and calculate their estimated scores. Candidates will need to login to the official website to view and download the CAT 2019 answer key.
The CAT 2019 IIM has released the Candidate Response File (CRF) on November 29, 2019 along with the answer key tab. The candidates who appeared for the exam can check their responses by logging in to the official website using their CAT user id and password. It will allow them to check and verify whether their responses were registered correctly or not during the exam. After the release of the candidate response sheet, IIM officials will release the finalk answer key tentatively on December 7, 2019.
Once CAT is over, many students are anxious to check their probable scores and analyse their performance so that they can prepare for admissions. The CAT Percentile Predictor is the answer. A tool that is designed exclusively for CAT test takers, it allows candidates to predict their CAT percentile right after appearing in the exam. The CAT Percentile Predictor tool allows candidates to estimate their overall and sectional CAT percentile even before the actual result is announced. It can aid them in estimating their chances of securing admission in popular IIMs Like IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta and Lucknow etc or new IIMs like Amritsar, Ranchi, Sirmaur, Sambalpur etc. , FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, IITs, to name a few institutes. The best time to use the CAT percentile tool is after checking the CAT 2019 answer key. Furthermore, using the CAT percentile predcitor will help aspiring candidates prepare accordingly for the selection rounds of whichever management institutes or B-schools they wish to apply to.
CAT 2019 result will be released in online mode on January 6, 2020. To download the result, test takers need to login to the official website and follow steps to view and download the CAT result 2019 which would be published in the form of a scorecard. Candidates can login with their registered CAT user ID and password to download the PDF file of the result. The result or scorecard of CAT 2019 will consist of sectional and overall scaled scores and percentiles. Candidates should take print out of the CAT 2019 scorecard and preserve the CAT result until the entire admission process is completed. CAT 2019 scores will only be valid till December 31, 2020.
Check and download the result of CAT 2019 (pdf format)
IIM Kozikhode has released the CAT percentile calculation method on September 16. As CAT 2019 will be conducted in multiple slots across single day window, CAT scores will be normalized to ensure equivalence in difficulty levels of the exam for both slots. IIM Kozhikode will normalize the CAT 2019 scores using perentile equivalence. The process includes adjustment for location and scale differences of score distributions across different forms and then the scores will be further normalized across different sections. The scaled scores thus obtained will be converted into percentiles for shortlisting and selection purposes.
IIM Kozhikode is expected to release the question paper for 2019 tentatively in the first week of December, 2019 for both the slots. Candidates aspiring to appear for CAT must download the CAT question paper in order to know the types of questions and topics to expect in the upcoming CAT 2019. CAT question papers are available since the past two years unlike the previous years when they were not released.
To Download CAT 2018 Question Paper and Answer Key - Click here
CAT cutoff 2019 refers to the minimum percentile to obtain in order to get shortlisted by the CAT participating institutes. The CAT 2019 cutoff will vary among various management institutes. The reputed B-schools have a higher range of cutoff and higher admission criteria. The cutoff of CAT 2019 will generally depend on factors like difficulty level of the exam, number of test takers, number of seats among others.Most of the IIMs and other participating institutes have already released the CAT cutoff 2018 for different categories. As the admission procedure has already begun, the table here projects the respective cutoff scores pertaining to CAT 2018 (academic batch -2019-21).
Here is the CAT 2018 cutoff for the IIMs who have released it officially.
NC-OBC cum Transgender
PWD (General, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC)
Expected Cutoff of CAT 2019
DMS, IIT Delhi
SJMSOM, IIT Bombay
National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai
DMS, IIT Madras
Each participating institute conducts its individual admission process and thus has its own CAT selection procedure 2019. The first step to shortlist candidates and this will be done considering the CAT 2019 cutoff. The shortlisted candidates will then be invited to appear for further selection rounds including Group Discussion (GD) or Writing Ability Test (WAT) or both and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. The new IIMs conduct Common Admission Process (CAP) where the shortlisted candidates from all participating IIMs have to appear for WAT and PI rounds. The CAT 2019 selection procedure will be followed by an announcement of the merit lists where each IIM will publish its own merit list for final admission. CAT selection procedure of different participating B-schools is based on multiple criteria such as performance in CAT 2019, GD/WAT & PI rounds, candidate’s profile, past academic records and/or work experience (if applicable). The criteria or parameters vary across institutes. All IIMs will release their detailed admission criteria after the CAT notification.
IIMs and other Government management institutes follow the reservation criteria of candidates. The following table displays the category-wise seat reservation percentage.Category wise seat reservation
PWD (Person with Disability)
ST (Scheduled Tribe)
SC (Scheduled Caste)
OBC-NC (Other Backward Class – Non-Creamy Layer)
A total of 115 B-schools accept CAT scores out of which 114 are in India and one is in Singapore. Since last year, an international CAT participating institute was added. It is none other but Singapore Management University, who joined the list of CAT participating institute and became the first ever international B-school to accept the CAT score. It is expected that more than 100 B-schools in India and abroad will register for being the CAT 2019 participating institutes. Out of the total number of participating institutes, 20 are IIMs (including old and new IIMs)CAT 2019 participating institutes include public and private institutes. The noted public institutes are IITs, NITs, FMS Delhi, MANAGE Hyderabad, IISc Bangalore to name a few. The top private participating institutes include MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai, IMT Ghaziabad to name a few.
From the academic year 2019-21 onwards, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, will also accept the CAT score for admission to its MBA programme offered by the School of Management and Entrepreneurship. CAT scores are used as a screening test for exams like MICAT 2020 for admissions to PGDM courses offered by MICA.
Fee INR (Lakh)
Number of Seats
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
PGP, PGP-FABM, ePGP
Indian Institute of Management Amritsar
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
PGP, PGPEM, PGPPM
Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
Indian Institute of Management Indore
PGP (Indore, Mumbai), EPGP, PGP-HRM
Indian Institute of Management, Jammu
Indian Institute of Management Kashipur
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
PGP, PGP-ABM, PGP-SM
Indian Institute of Management Nagpur
Indian Institute of Management Raipur
Indian Institute of Management Ranchi
Indian Institute of Management Rohtak
PGP, EPGP, EPGPX
Indian Institute of Management, Sambalpur
Indian Institute of Management, Sirmaur
Indian Institute of Management Shillong
Indian Institute of Management Trichy
Indian Institute of Management Udaipur
Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam
After the conclusion of CAT exam, it is customary that experts of various coaching institutes release the CAT analysis. The CAT analysis includes both sectional and overall scrutiny for the convenience of the test takers. Most of the experts of various coaching institutes are of the view that quantitative ability section was overall difficult but easy as compared to last year. Verbal ability and reading comprehension section was not that was easy but it was time consuming. Data interpretation and logical reasoning section was moderately easy. Quantitative Ability section was moderately difficult but easy as compared to past years. the toughest followed by Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning.
Check the CAT 2019 analysis by coaching institutes over here.
Name of Section
Number of Non-MCQ questions
Level of Difficulty
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
The admit card of CAT 2019 released on October 23, 2019 in online mode at 5:00 pm. Candidates have to login and download the same as IIM Kozhikode will not send the CAT admit card through any other means. Only applicants who have successfully completed their CAT registration 2019 will be able to download the CAT admit card 2019. Since the admit card of CAT 2019 is an important identity document, it must be carried to the exam hall on the exam day for identification purposes. Candidates are advised to keep the CAT admit card safe till the completion of admission process and they must also check all the details that are mentioned on the admit card. It is important for the candidates to print the admit card of CAT 2019 on A4 size paper. While doing so candidates must ensure that their signature and photograph are legibly printed. Also, candidates must affix the photograph as required in the space provided on the admit card before they hand over the same to the invigilator.
Open the CAT 2019 official website
Login using CAT User ID and Password (created during registration)
Click on the tab ‘Admit Card’
The admit card will appear on the screen
Download the admit card and keep a soft copy for future use
Take print copies and keep it safe.
Name of the candidate
Date of birth of the candidate
CAT 2019 Registration Number and User ID
Category – Whether the candidate belongs to General category or Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe or Differently Abled
Date and slot of CAT 2019
Name of the CAT exam centre including address
Exam day instructions
Note - A new inclusion since last year: Google Map Link- The exact location of the test centre will be displayed on the admit card which can be checked on Google Maps by clicking on the Google Map link.
For any discrepancy in the CAT 2019 Admit Card/Hall Ticket, applicants must contact the exam authority immediately to get it rectified/ corrected. Helpline details are as follows
Candidates should reach CAT exam centre at least an hour early as candidates will have to undergo frisking before entering the hall.
Cooperate with Test centre staff during document Verification and Frisking
Use the Reference Number printed on CAT 2019 Admit Card, to check the location of Exam Lab from the List displayed on the Notice Board at the Test Centre
Return Writing Pad with all pages intact and Pen post the Exam to the Invigilator
Ask for any help only from Test Centre Invigilator during the exam
Provide attendance in the Form with the signature when asked for in the Exam Lab
Post the Exam, hand over Admit Card duly signed to Invigilator present in the Exam Lab
Candidates will have to undergo biometric registration wherein the candidates left thumb impression and photograph would be captured
One cannot appear for CAT 2019 exam more than once. Candidature will be cancelled if a candidate is found to appear for both the exam slots.
Do not request entry to the CAT exam centre after the closing time as mentioned on the admit card of CAT 2019.
Do not involve yourself in any arguments with fellow test takers or Test centre staff or attempt to copy or cheat. The decision of concerned authority will be treated as final on the test day.
Do not use the keyboard at any point in time; this will lock your computer system.
Do not request for change of CAT Test Centre/Exam Lab/Console on the Exam Day.
Do not waste writing pad pages as it is will be distributed only once per candidate during the tenure of the exam.
Admit Card of CAT 2019 (clear copy)
Photo Identity Proof
Required Medical certificate and Scribe affidavit (if applicable)
Socks, plain Pullovers / Sweaters / Cardigans (without any pockets) are allowed
Candidates with the metal implant, pacemaker, etc. in their body should bring a medical certificate of the same at the CAT Test Centre.
If CAT 2019 candidates get the above-mentioned articles along with them, they must submit the same outside the exam hall and collect them after the completion of the examination.
Candidates can understand the exam pattern of CAT 2019 from the details below
Type of Question
MCQ (multiple choice questions)
The table below displays the detailed CAT exam pattern 2019 -
No. of MCQs
No. of Non-MCQs
Questions from each section
Time allotted to each section (minutes)
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR)
IIMs do not release the syllabus officially for CAT. The syllabus given here has been formulated with the help of experts, exam analysis and the topics covered in CAT question papers from previous years. CAT 2019 syllabus will cover the following topics
Caselets and Tables
Synonyms Antonyms (Vocabulary Based)
Number Systems, LCM & HCF,
Bar Graphs and Column Graphs
Grammar or English Usage
Profit, Loss & Discount, Percentages
Correction in Sentence
Speed, Time & Distance, Time & Work
Line Charts & Pie Chart
Fill in the blanks
Simple & Compound Interest
Combination of two or more types linked to each other
Ratio & Proportion, Averages
Number and Letter Series
Logarithm, Binomial Theorem
Calendars, Cubes and Clocks
Jumbled Paragraph and Close Passage
Coordinate Geometry & Mensuration, etc.
Complex Numbers, Quadratic & Linear Equations
Seating Arrangement, Syllogism
Analogies and Reverse Analogies
Sequences & Series, Surds & Indices,
Logical Matching, Connectives. Sequence
Probability, Permutation and Combination
Blood Relations, etc
Facts Inferences Judgements, etc.
Set Theory, Functions & Geometry,
Mixtures & Allegations, Trigonometry
After applying for CAT 2019, the first question that will occur in candidates’ minds is how to get the sample papers of CAT exam! Candidates can download the CAT 2019 Sample Papers from the Careers360 Sample Paper Store for free. By solving the CAT sample papers, prospective test takers will be able to analyse their preparation status, understand the flow of the exam and last but not the least, be familiar with the test-taking process that helps in the management of time.To Download CAT 2019 Sample Paper – Click here
With the aim to help the future aspirants, CAT 2018 toppers share some valuable tips so that the students can sail through the exam with ease.
According to Manaswi, who scored 99 percentile in CAT 2018, he adopted a different strategy for each section. In order to strengthen his vocabulary as well as his English, he used to read newspapers every day and also novels. Each day, he used to choose 21 words from the newspaper and used to check and learn the meaning. This used to help him to enhance his vocabulary
As far as data interpretation and logical reasoning were concerned, at the coaching institute, Manaswi learnt that one should not attempt all the questions and answer only those about which they are confident. One must take up mock tests to strengthen their data interpretation and logical reasoning.
Another topper of CAT 2018, Jagesh Golwala who scored a 100 percentile is of the view that candidates appearing for common admission test (CAT), they must solve at least twenty to thirty mock tests ahead of the final exam. This will help them to identify their strong and weak areas.
Kaustabh Vyas, who got 99.99 percentile states that in order to do well in CAT one needs to manage their time well and practice mock tests without taking any break. The aim was not to get myself burnt out ahead of the exam and also ensure that I crack the exam by identifying my weak areas and overcoming them.
CAT is considered to be one of the most competitive entrance tests and it measures the aptitude of aspirants who are aspiring to pursue management studies. Now, “How should aspirants prepare for CAT 2019?”
What one needs is a lot of hard work accompanied by smart strategy and accurate planning. For ensuring a higher rate of success in CAT, Careers360 brings some important tips and tricks pertaining to CAT 2019 preparation -
Be thorough with the CAT syllabus 2019
Check the basic concepts, especially Mathematics and English
Prepare a day-to-day timetable
Plan for dedicated study hours
Practise Previous Years’ CAT Question Papers and Sample Papers
Evaluate the CAT papers and work on the weaker sections
Take more and more Mock Tests which will give you the real feel of the actual exam
Refer to the important CAT Books that cover the entire syllabus.
Apart from the smart strategy and planning, the most important aspect of CAT 2019 preparation includes taking good care of one’s health and stay positive for the entire tenure of CAT preparation 2019.
Best books for CAT preparation
CAT 2019: When and how to start preparations
How to prepare for CAT without Coaching
Sectional Time Management Tips for CAT 2019
IIM Kozhikode released the CAT 2019 mock test on October 16, 2019, to help the applicants understand the exam pattern/structure of CAT 2019. The mock test enables the test takers to practice and get accustomed to the online test format and navigation process. The test applicants are advised to take at least 8-12 CAT mock tests prior to appearing the main exam which will be held on November 24, 2019. Last year, IIM Calcutta had released two mock tests. One was for all the candidates and the other for the PwD candidates with low vision. Both the test links were made available on the official website (iimcat.ac.in).
CAT 2019 mock test is designed in such a way that candidates will be able to check the usage of the online calculator and timer along with the question pattern of CAT. However, aspirants must note that the mock test of CAT 2019 is meant for practice purpose only and the questions should not be treated as sample questions as there will hardly be any qualitative similarity in the questions.
CAT Mock Test 2019 for PwD Category has been released in online mode for candidates with low vision. Such candidates will be given 20 minutes extra for each section. This means that the total time in which the candidates can complete the exam is 240 minutes.
The application trends for CAT for the past ten years are given below in the table and they indicate an increase in the number of candidates who have appeared in the entrance exam.
Application Trends for CAT Exam
No. of Registration
No. of Test Takers
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode, the conducting body released CAT notification 2019 on July 28. The notification of CAT 2019 gives all the important dates pertaining to eligibility criteria, application form, admit card, response sheet, answer key and result. Details of the participating IIMs and the programmes offered is available in the CAT notification 2019.
Applicants who have made mistakes in their CAT application form could make the changes in the image and in the signature. The authorities opened the correction window for images on September 28, 2019 at 10:00 a.m and the facility was available until September 30, 2019 (till 5:00 pm). For the rest of the fields, candidates need to contact the CAT help desk in email@example.com and Toll-free: 18002090830 do appropriately depending on your call.The correction window facility opened only after the completion of the CAT application process. Corrections will NOT be allowed in personal details, academic details, exam city preference etc. after submission of the application form. If candidates have made a mistake while filling the application form like ((Date of birth, email address, mobile number etc), candidates must register again with a new email ID. CAT 2019 application will be considered for the latest registration and the admit card will be issued for the same. Please note that candidates will not receive a refund or admit card for your earlier registration.
The CAT 2019 eligibility criteria specifies the following parameters-
Candidates should obtain a Bachelor’s Degree across disciplines from a recognized University or Institute
General and OBC-NC category candidates must secure at least 50 per cent marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA. For reserved category candidates, the minimum percentage to obtain is 45.
The duration of the graduation programme in any discipline should be a minimum of three (3) years.
Final year graduation students are also eligible to apply for CAT 2019 provided they complete their undergraduate studies within the stipulated schedule.
Age Limit - There is no age limit for applying to or appearing in CAT 2019 exam
CAT correct window will open on September 28 at 10:00 am and close on September 30 at 5:00 pm. Candidates can edit their photograph and signature only. The CAT 2019 application form was released by the IIM Kozikhode on August 7. The last date to apply for CAT 2019 was extended till September 25, 2019 (till 5:00 pm). Earlier the last date for registration of CAT 2019 was September 18 till 5 PM. The mode of CAT 2019 registration process was completely online.
For filling the CAT 2019 application form, applicants, first need to register and create their unique User ID and Password. Post-registration, they need to login again and fill up the application form by entering the required information accurately.
Step 1 - Click on the official link to register
Step 2 - Fill the necessary details and generate the login id and password
Step 3 - Relogin and fill the application form of CAT 2019Step 4 - Upload all the documents while registering
Step 5 - Pay CAT application fee
Step 6 - Submit the application form
Step 7 - Download and take print out of the form
The application form of CAT 2019 will be divided into the following categories -
Work Experience, if any
Selecting IIMs to apply to
Selecting Test Centres and Interview Cities
After filling up information on each page, applicants need to click on the tab ‘Save & Next’. Then, they would be prompted to upload their photograph and signature in the stipulated dimension. The last step is to pay the application fee through Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking.
Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking, BillDesk, PayU and Paytm
CAT 2019 exam centres will be located across 156 cities in India and it will be conducted at 376 test centres. In 2018, two new exam states have been added- Mizoram and Nagaland and exam was held in 147 cities. While filling the CAT 2019 registration form, CAT applicants are required to select four exam centres city in the order of preference. The final CAT exam centre will be allotted by the exam conducting IIM and the exam centre details including address and Google map will be printed on the CAT admit card 2019.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Kurnool, Nellore, Kakinada, Guntur, Rajahmundry, Vizianagaram
Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur
Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Aurangabad, Gaya, Darbhanga
Bhillai, Raipur, Bilaspur
Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Mehsana
Panipat, Rohtak, Hisar, Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal
Jammu and Kashmir
Bokaro, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh
Belagavi(Belgaum), Bengaluru, Dharwad, Hubballi(Hubli), Kalaburagi(Gulbarga), Mangaluru(Mangalore), Mysuru(Mysore), Shivamogga(Shimoga), Udupi
Kannur, Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Thrissur, Trivandrum
Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain
Amravati, Ahmednagar, Aurangabad-Maharashtra, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Raigad, Satara, Solapur, Ulhasnagar
Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur
Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Tirunelveli, Trichy
Karim Nagar, Warangal, Hyderabad
Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Varanasi
Roorkee, Dehradun, Haldwani
Asansol, Bankura, Burdwan, Durgapur, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri
After submitting the CAT 2019 registration/application form in online mode, a pop-up message will appear on the display screen with information pertaining to the application status (success/reject). Also, an SMS will be sent to the registered mobile number along with an email to the registered email ID confirming the same.Once the application form is successfully submitted, the application status appears as “Successfully Submitted.” In case there is an error it will appear as “Application Rejected.”
As per CAT eligibility criteria 2019, you have to submit the percentage as per your university norms and regulations.
If you are in your final year of graduation, you have to produce your aggregate percentage up to the last marks statement received from the recognised University.
You should enter your changed name and provide the supporting documents for change of name at the time of examination, interview, and admission process.
In your case, you will need to enter the aggregate percentage of first 3.5 years under Bachelor’s Degree and the remaining 1.5 years under Master’s degree level.
A candidate must take the exam on a workstation assigned at the exam venue based on the city selected while registering for CAT. The venue details including address and Google map link will be printed on the CAT Admit Card.
The exam shift (forenoon or afternoon) is allocated for each registered candidate based on the city preference made at the time of application/registration. However, candidates will not be allowed to select their exam slots/shifts.
To know whether you belong to the NC-OBC category, check the following website: https://www.ncbc.nic.in. Refer to the updated list of state-wise OBCs eligible for availing the benefit of reservation/relaxation and information in respect of the creamy layer.
PwD candidates suffering from low vision/blindness/cerebral palsy will be allowed to bring a scribe. Such candidates will also receive a time extension during the examination. Moreover, last year IIM Calcutta had released a special mock test for the PwD candidates with low vision.
PwD candidates with or without Scribe requirement will be given a time extension of 20 minutes each section, which comes to a total extension of one hour for the full test.
No. Cat score 2019 will be used to shortlist candidates only. The final admission will be offered on the basis of various other parameters. They are -
GD/WAT & PI rounds
Candidate’s diverse profile
Past academic records
Work experience (if applicable)
Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria of CAT 2019 that is laid down by the IIM which will conduct the exam. Before filling the CAT application form 2019, candidates must ensure that they meet all the academic parameters as well as other conditions that are laid down by the exam conducting body.
You must produce the aggregate of marks that are equivalent to Bachelor's’ Degree under the Bachelor’s Degree section and the equivalent Marks for the Masters’ degree under the Master Degree section.
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Your academic career seems very good. You have done good in CAT. 80 - 83 Percentile range shows that you can definitely expect IIM.
Talking about IIMs, as you might have researched about the last few years' cutoff, the cutoff for OBC of all IIMs range from 80 Percentile and above.
As per the rankings of IIMs, the top five IIMs are-
1. IIM Bangalore
2. IIM Ahmedabad
3. IIM Lucknow
4. IIM Calcutta
5. IIM Tiruchirappalli
You should definitely give priority for the above five IIMs and try to get admission there. Considering last few years' cutoff, you should definitely get admission in any of the IIMs.
There are many colleges where you can get admission if you got 80-85 percentile in CAT.
I am mentioning some best college where you can go with this score-
Here's the top 5 college where you can get admission if you varies between 80-85 percentile,also you can check more information about some other colleges here
Hope This Helps
Good Luck For Your Future!
Hello there. Hope you are doing good. The cutoff for XIMB goes around 90 percentile every year. It could be high or low depending on the cutoff scores that varies every year. Since your score is near to 90 percentile and if you have a work experience that is worth considering for admission into MBA program. Then you can at least give it a try. You never know what will be the exact situation in the upcoming admission processes.
So, my suggest for you is to definitely give it a try.
I hope you found this answer helpful. Good luck for your future.
Hello there. Hope you are doing good. I would like to tell you that the cutoff varies every year. There are several factors determining the cutoff such as:-
However, based on previous years cutoffs, it is expected that the Cat and XAT cutoff for OBC NCL candidates will be somewhere around 70 percentile. For your reference, I am sharing a link with you which consists of all the necessary information of the exam along with the expected cutoff.
I hope you found this answer helpful. God luck for your future.
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