CAT Answer Key 2019 - IIM Kozikhode issued a notification on December 12 in which it has stated that the objections that were raised against the CAT 2019 questions were reviewed by the experts and there has been no change in CAT 2019 answer key. Authorities had opened the objection window to challenge the CAT response sheet on December 4. Candidates could challenge the responses till December 6 (5:00 pm). For every objection, the candidates had to pay Rs. 1200. If any objection is found correct, then the necessary changes would be done by CAT authorities. However, before the release of official answer key, candidates could check the answer key provided by the coaching institutes. This helped them get an idea about how many marks they are likely to score. IIM Kozikhode released the official CAT 2019 answer key and response sheet 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.
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CAT Answer Key 2019

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)

5Decision of IIM Kozikhode on CAT 2019 Answer KeyDecember 12, 2019


Declaration of CAT 2019 result

January 4, 2020

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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 had to pay the required fee to raise objection against the released CAT answer key 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 2019. The given steps can be followed by the candidates to file an objection against the CAT 2019 answer key which was 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 CAT answer key 2019. The authorities released the CAT 2019 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 CAT answer key 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 CAT 2019 answer key 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 has announced CAT 2019 result in online mode on January 4. 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.

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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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Hlo....mam or sir! Im Rajlaxmi frm Odisha.. How to preparation for CAT ... during bba 2nd yr... how to crack CATexam ..

Prateek Sinha 30th Mar, 2020

Prepare for the syllabus according to the weight age of each section.  Give mock tests and improve upon your timing skills. if you join a coaching class it would be good as you will get a clearer idea.


why these exams are conducting

Aniket Sharma 29th Mar, 2020

hi lramprasad,

CAT is commencing on 25th November in 2020. So it does not need to get postponed/cancel due to corona virus. The situation should get better till November. So, we can't argue why CAT is conducting.

Please elaborate your query and provide more details so that we can help you better!!



Can i apply for MBA at JK Lakhmipat University if i have not given CAT?

Megha 29th Mar, 2020

Hello Abhishek !

Yes ,you can apply at JK Lakhmipat University if you have not given CAT , because as per their eligibility criteria for getting admission their the candidates must have appeared in CAT/MAT/ATMA/XAT/CMAT or any other national level entrance test.

In case the candidate has not appeared for any of the mentioned tests, they will have to appear in the JKLU Management Entrance Test (MET) to qualify for the programme.

So, you can apply there by appearing in their Entrance test.

Hope it helps !


What is the CAT exam pattern ?

Aashima Puri 29th Mar, 2020

Hello aspirant, hope you are doing well!

CAT ( Common admission test) is a very reputed entrance exam conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) for admissions into various colleges for MBA. The duration of the exam is 3 hours for all the categories and 4 hours for the PwD category. The sectional duration for each section is 60 minutes each whereas it is 80 minutes for the candidates of the PwD category.

The total number of questions asked in the entrance exam are 100. It is a computer based examination.

Candidates lose 1 mark for each incorrect answer and gain 3 marks for every correct answer. No marks are deducted for the questions which the candidate didn't attempt.

The examination consists of 3 sections namely - Quantitative ability , Data interpretation & logical reasoning and Verbal ability and reading comprehension. These sections consists of 34,32 and 34 questions each respectively.

The candidates are not allowed to switch between the sections. He/she can move to the next section only after attempting the previous section which he/she was completing. Though, the candidates are allowed to switch between questions within the same section.

These were some of the main points to be kept in mind for the CAT exam.

Further you can go through this link to know everything about CAT exam.

Hope it helps! All the very best for your future endeavours!


cat coaching Institute in hyderabad along with fees structure and coaching timings

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 29th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Following is the list of top CAT coaching institutes in Hyderabad:

  • IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd., Begumpet
  • Abhyaas, Kukatpally
  • Career Launcher India Ltd
  • TIME Institute
  • CRACKIIM-CAT Preparation Training in Hyderabad

The fees structure differs on the basis of students past academic records and batches. However, you can expect an approximate fees of 40,000 for the year. I'll recommend you to contact the coaching personally for batch details.

Good Luck

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