CAT Answer Key 2019
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CAT Answer Key 2019 - IIM Kozikhode has opened the objection window to challenge the CAT response sheet on December 4. Candidates can challenge the responses till December 6 (5:00 pm). The candidates will also be able to raise objections against the released answer key of CAT 2019, if any, tentatively till the second week of December. For every objection, the candidates will have to pay Rs. 1200. If any objection is found correct, then the necessary changes will be done by CAT authorities. However, before the release of official answer key, candidates will be able to check the answer key provided by the coaching institutes. This will help them get an idea about how many marks they are likely to score. IIM Kozikhode released the official answer key and response sheet of CAT 2019 on November 29. Candidates can download their individual response sheet to questions that were asked for both the slots on All of the correct responses to the questions asked in the entrance examination are made available through the CAT 2019 answer key. Candidates can now access the CAT answer key 2019 in online mode after logging into their account using the required credentials. The correct responses are marked in green while the wrong options are marked red. Read the full article to know more about CAT Answer Key 2019.
Latest: Click Here on the Login tab and then raise objections against wrong answers till December 6 (till 5:00 pm). The Final CAT 2019 answer key will be released in the first week of December.

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CAT 2019 was conducted on November 24 in a computer-based examination. This year examination was conducted across 156 cities approximately. In the previous year, the examination was conducted in 374 test centres located in 147 cities with around 2.41 lakh participating candidates.

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Important Dates of CAT 2019 Answer Key



Important Dates


CAT 2019 examination

November 24, 2019


Release of response sheet and question paper of CAT exam

November 29, 2019


Start and end date to challenge the CAT Answer Key 2019

December 4 to December 6, 2019 (Till 5: 00 P.M)


Declaration of CAT 2019 result

January 6, 2020

Raising Objection to CAT 2019 Answer Key

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If any kind of discrepancy is found, the candidates can file the objections till December 6 (5:00 p.m). The candidates will also have to pay the required fee to raise objection against the released answer key of CAT 2019. The fee will be refunded if the objection is found valid by the expert panel and the required remedial measures will be undertaken for that particular response for all candidates.

Steps to Object CAT Answer Key 2019

The candidates can raise objections, if any, till December 6, 2019 (5:00 p.m) against the answers of the questions asked in CAT exam 2019. The given steps can be followed by the candidates to file an objection against the answer key of CAT 2019 which will be released by the authorities.

  • For objection of the released answer key, the candidates will have to log in using the required credentials.

  • Click on “Objection Form”.

  • The candidates will have to click on “+” sign to raise an objection.

  • The section name, question number and type of objection has to be selected. One of the three options given below have to chosen by the candidates;

    • None of the options is a correct answer

    • More than one option is a correct answer

    • The answer key is incorrect

  • Candidates will be able to add remarks (upto 500 words)

  • Next, the candidates will have to pay the required fee of Rs. 1200 (per objection). It should be noted that a submitted objection cannot be edited.

  • The candidates will be able to raise as many objections as they wish to.

  • Wherever applicable, the indicated mark of 1 for the wrong answer is the mark deducted for an incorrect answer.

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Procedure to Download CAT Answer Key 2019

Candidates can follow the given steps to access the answer key of CAT 2019. The authorities released the answer key on November 29, 2019.

  • The link to access the CAT 2019 answer key has been updated in this article.

  • Candidates will have to log in using the required credentials i.e., CAT registration ID and password.

  • The shift for which the candidates were present has to be selected.

  • The answer key will be displayed on the screen. Candidates will be able to download it for future reference.

  • The correct answer option will be marked in green along with a tick mark while the incorrect answer will be marked red along with a “X” symbol.


CAT authorities had announced last year that if any organization, either official or other institutes, would have to bear legal consequences if they released the answer key of CAT 2019. One of the main objectives of the answer key is to make the entire process transparent and to strengthen its credibility.

As per the Non-Disclosure Agreement of CAT, discussion or disclosure of any item of the question paper or exam or release CAT answer key in public domain or social media platforms by the candidates will not be allowed.

Steps to Calculate CAT Answer Key 2019

One of the most important functions of the answer key of CAT 2019 is that it will allow the candidates to calculate their probable secured score before the result is announced. The given steps can be followed to calculate the marks in the CAT make the calculation:

  • The correct answers given in the CAT 2019 answer key has to be checked and compared with the candidate’s responses.

  • The official marking scheme of CAT 2019 has to be followed by the candidates.

  • The total calculated will be the probably secured score of the candidates in CAT 2019.

Marking Scheme of CAT 2019

Marking Scheme



Correct Answer

3 marks will be awarded

3 marks will be awarded

Wrong Answer

1 mark will be deducted

No negative marking

Unattempted Questions

No marks will be given

No marks will be given

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CAT Percentile Predictor Tool

Careers360 has prepared CAT Percentile Predictor tool to help candidates calculate their probable percentile before the result is announced for CAT exam. Using the scores calculated through the answer key, the candidates can estimate their overall and sectional percentile along with a personalized profile analysis and assessment of performance vis-a-vis other test takers. It should be noted that the percentile generated using the tool will be indicative in nature.

CAT Result 2019

Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode will announce CAT 2019 result in online mode on January 6. All the candidates who appeared for the entrance exam on November 24 can check CAT result 2019 by entering the registered ID and password. The result of CAT 2019 will include the score and percentile. Candidates will also get to know the marks scored by them in different sections as well as overall score.

CAT Cutoff 2019

Candidates can check the previous year’s cutoff of CAT 2019 given below to know the probable percentile that has to be secured for higher chances of admissions in the participating institutes.

Previous Year’s CAT Cutoff







IIM Ahmedabad






IIM Bangalore






IIM Calcutta






IIM Lucknow






IIM Indore






IIM Kozhikode






Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CAT Answer Key 2019

Question: When will be answer key for CAT 2019 will be released?


IIM Kozhikode, the conducting body of CAT 2019 released the answer key for CAT 2019 on November 29, 2019.

Question: How can someone who have appeared in CAT 2019 can verify his answer from Answer key?


Before releasing the answer key, a response sheet of every candidate has been released which the candidate can download by logging on the official website of CAT. 

Question: When will the result for CAT 2019 will be declared?


The result for CAT 2019 will be declared on first week of January. 

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hi i am nc-obc female candidate .my 10 percentage is 96 and 12th percentage is 92 graduation 7.42 and cat percentile in range 80 to 83 .which iim call can i expect

KUNAL LANJEWAR 6th Dec, 2019

Hello Pooja,

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.

Best wishes.


I want to know Ill appear for b design so I have to appear for both GAT and CAT or only CAT

Sharon Rose Student Expert 6th Dec, 2019

There are 2 sections in NIFT entrance 2020

  1. Creative Ability Test (CAT)
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Candidates who wish to get admission in B.Des must appear for both GAT and CAT. Candidates who seek admission in B.F.Tech you need to only appear for GAT. Those qualify the tests have to appear for situation test. So yes, if you want to get admission in B.Des then you need to appear for GAT and CAT. For information about syllabus, exam pattern etc you can refer our article by using the link below

I have got 84 marks in CAT 2019. Which are the best colleges i can apply for?

Yashu Shrivastava 6th Dec, 2019

Hello Rohit

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-

  • SP Jain Institute Of Research And Management,Mumbai
  • Xavier Institute Of Management And Entrepreneurship,Bangalore
  • Institute Of Financial And International Management,Bangalore
  • Institute Of Management Studies,Banaras Hindu University,Varanasi
  • Institute Of Financial Management And Research,Changambakkam

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!

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I just appeared for the CAT 2020 and my projected percentile is around 88. I have CGPA 8.4 for 10th grade, 76.8 for 12th, and 6.78 CGPA for Graduation. I have 1 year of Work Experience as well. I would like to know if it is worth it to apply for XIMB. Usually the cutoff is around 90 percentile? 5th Dec, 2019

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.

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What is the cutoff for OBC in CAT & XAT for IRMA ? What is the good percentile to get converted in IRMA for OBC NCL? 5th Dec, 2019

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:-

  • Number of candidates appearing in IRMASAT 2020 exam.
  • Level of difficulty of  IRMASAT exam.
  • Number of candidates passing IRMASAT 2020

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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