CAT Answer Key 2019
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CAT Answer Key 2019 - The concerned authorities will be releasing the official answer key of CAT 2019 tentatively in the first week of December. All of the correct responses to the questions asked in the entrance examination will be made available through the CAT 2019 answer key. Candidates will be able to access the CAT answer key 2019 in online mode after logging into their account using the required credentials. The correct responses will be marked in green colour while the wrong options will be marked red. 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. Along with CAT 2019 answer key, the response sheet will also be released by the authorities tentatively in the last week of November. Read the full article to know more about CAT Answer Key 2019.

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CAT 2019 will be conducted tentatively in the fourth week of November as a computer based examination. 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 (Tentative)


CAT 2019 examination

Fourth week of November 2019


Release of response sheet and question paper of CAT exam  

Last week of November 2019


Availability of CAT answer key 2019

First week of December 2019


Last date to submit objections 

Second week of December 2019


Declaration of CAT 2019 result

First week of January 2020

Procedure to Download CAT Answer Key 2019

Candidates can follow the given steps to access the answer key of CAT 2019. The authorities will be releasing the answer key tentatively in the first week of December 2019.

  • The link to access the CAT 2019 answer key will be updated in this article as soon as it is released.

  • 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

Raising Objection to CAT 2019 Answer Key

If any kind of discrepancy is found, the candidates will be able to file objections within the allotted time. 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 will have to raise objections, if any, tentatively before the last week of December 2019 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. 

Transaction Processing Fee for CAT 2019 Answer Key Objection

Mode Of Payment

Transaction Fees

Credit Card (Visa/Master)

1.20% of the value of the transaction

Credit Card (Amex/Diners Club)

2.85% of the value of the transaction

Debit Card (Visa/Master/Rupay )

0.75% of the value of the transaction for value up to Rs 2000 and 1.00% for value more than Rs. 2000

ATM-cum-Debit Cards

0.75% of the value of the transaction for value up to Rs 2000 and 1.00% for value more than Rs. 2000

Net Banking

Rs 18.00 per transaction for HDFC, ICICI, AXIS and SBI Rs 15.00 per transaction for rest of the banks

Cash Card & Wallet

1.75% of the value of the transaction.

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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 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 







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IIM Indore






IIM Kozhikode






This article has been written as per last year’s information. Updated details will be available here as soon as it is released by the authorities.

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