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CAT Cutoff 2019 - The CAT 2019 cutoff depends on the difficulty level of the exam and other factors. Experts will release the expected CAT cutoff 2019 after the exam got over. The cutoff of CAT 2019 refers to the minimum percentile a test taker must obtain in order to qualify for the next round of selection process. Almost all the 20 IIMs including IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow and IIM Calcutta will release the CAT cutoff for the academic year 2020-22. CAT was will be conducted in two slots, forenoon and afternoon on November 24. The result will be announced in the first week of January, 2020.Latest: CAT 2019 admit card released on October 23, 2019. Authorities have released the workflow for CAT 2019.CAT cutoff 2019 will depend on various factors such as the total number of test-takers, the difficulty level of the exam, the total number of seats, etc. Candidates appearing for CAT 2019 exam must qualify the sectional as well as the overall cutoff in order to get shortlisted for the next rounds of the CAT 2019 selection process – WAT-GD/PI. CAT is conducted every year by IIMs on a rotational basis for admission MBA/PGDM course offered by IIMs and 100 other top B-schools in the country. This article brings to you the estimated CAT cutoff 2019 of the 20 IIMs and the other top B-schools.
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Important Dates related to CAT 2019 Cut off
CAT 2019 exam
November 24, 2019, Sunday
CAT 2019 Answer Key
First week of December 2019
CAT 2019 Result
Second week of January , 2020
Declaration of Shortlisted candidates
Final selection rounds at CAT participating B-schools
The cutoff percentile/marks of CAT 2019 depend on various factors. Some of the factors determining CAT 2019 cutoff are mentioned below:
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Difficulty level of exam
Number of test-takers
Number of candidates qualifying for the next rounds
Number of seats
Institute repute or ranking
Usually, the CAT cutoff for old IIMs and top B-schools such as FMS (University of Delhi), MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai, etc. goes over 99 percentile. New IIMs including IIM Sambalpur, IIM Ranchi, etc. and other top B-schools have cutoff 90 percentile and above. On the other hand, the cutoff for B-schools belonging to tier two to four range from 80 to 50 percentile.
Cutoff for CAT 2019 will be released by the IIMs after the declaration of result. However, on the basis of previous year cutoff, candidates can estimate the CAT 2019 cutoff.IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta, and IIM Lucknow released the CAT 2019 cutoff category-wise and the rest of the IIMs were expected to release the same. There was no change in the cutoff.
Previous Year CAT Cutoff
Let’s have a look at the CAT cutoff for various B-schools and IIMs.
IIM Ahmedabad CAT Cutoff 2018
DI & LR
NC-OBC cum Transgender
PWD (General, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC)
IIM Calcutta CAT Cutoff 2018
IIM Lucknow CAT Cutoff 2018
IIM Udaipur CAT Cutoff 2018
IIM Visakhapatnam CAT Cutoff 2018
IIM Indore CAT Cutoff 2018
IIM Bangalore CAT cutoff 2018
IIM Kozhikode CAT Cutoff 2018
IIM Ranchi CAT Cutoff 2018
Section 1 (VARC)
Section 2 (DI & LR)
Section 3 (QA)
IIM Nagpur CAT Cutoff 2018
IIM Raipur CAT Cutoff 2018
IIM Sirmaur CAT Cutoff 2018
IIM Rohtak CAT Cutoff 2018
IIM Trichy CAT Cutoff 2018
IIM Kashipur CAT Cutoff 2018
IIM Bodh Gaya CAT Cutoff 2018
Section – 1
Section – 2
Section – 3
CAT 2018 Cutoff for IIM Shillong
CAT 2018 Cutoff for IIM Jammu
IIM Sambalpur CAT Cutoff 2018
IIM Kashipur CAT Cutoff 2017
CAT Cutoff for IIM Amritsar
Now let us take a look at the expected CAT cutoff of non-IIM CAT participating institutes.
CAT Cutoff for Various Colleges
CAT Cutoff (expected)
Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi (FMS, DU)
DMS, IIT Delhi
SJMSOM, IIT Bombay
Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras
Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon
SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai
Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB)
Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad
National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai
T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal
Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai
As the CAT cutoff depends largely on the difficulty level of the exam, it’s important to know that the exam last year was moderately tough on the difficulty scale.
As the CAT 2019 result will be declared in the second week of January, 2020, the participating institutes will shortlist candidates based on their cutoffs and other CAT eligibility criteria. Shortlisted candidates will appear for the selection procedure which includes Writing Ability Test (WAT) or Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. More than 4000 seats are offered by 20 IIMs through CAT exam.
IIMs and other non-IIM B-Schools accepting CAT score for admissions release their category-wise cut-offs for admissions.
Yes, candidates are supposed to clear each section separately as the IIMs and other participating B-Schools shortlist based on overall Cut-Off as well as sectional Cut-Off.
That is subjective to several factors like several candidates appearing for CAT 2019, the difficulty level of the exam, etc.
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Ayush, CAT exam paper can be Categorised into 3 parts:
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
The Verbal Ability section and Reading Comprehension has 34 Questions, Data interpretation-Logical Reasoning section has 32 MCQ questions and Quantitative Ability has 34 MCQ questions totalling up to 100 questions. Each Question has 3 marks and a wrong answer takes away 1 mark.
Quantitative Aptitude covers almost 30% of the CAT question paper. QA can be categorised into Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Mathematics. Practise chapter by chapter and develop mental calculations. Like practise more of basic summation, subtraction, fractions and tables. Numbers, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportionality, Time-Distance, Time-Work, Mixtures, Averages, Partnership, Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory, Progression and Series, Line, Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygon, Circles, Ares, Volume, Height and Distance, Coordinate Geometry, Basic Trigonometry are few important topics.
In Verbal Ability session, command on your English, Grammar, Vocabulary, Understanding of the given paragraph are of more importance. Reading English NewsPaper will also help you in your preparation.
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning needs to be practised as much as possible. Comparison of data, Data Analysis, taking clues, interpreting missing data, coming to conclusions and making future projections will be covered under this Category. The questions here are interlinked and so if you get one formula correct, cracking the next few questions will be easy. So it's important to memorise and practise formulae. You should cover topics like Data tables, Data Charts, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Graphs, Data Comparison and Analysis.
IIMs shortlist candidates for the interview stage based on their own criteria, which may be independent of each other. The process may include Written Ability Test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interviews. Performance in the CAT examination is an important component in the admission process. IIMs may additionally use other factors such as the previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience, gender and academic diversity and other similar inputs in shortlisting and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process. The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs. Now based on your Category, to be shortlisted for an IIM, you should score atleast 85 and more percentile.
Now the IIMs part has been cleared, you need to decide one among MBA in India via CAT or go abroad for higher studies. You cannot be double minded on this. You know your strengths and capabilities and so this should be completely your call.
If you are planning to get your details corrected in the form of CAT 2019, then now you don't have any option as it is now too late. The exam is scheduled for 24th November, 2019 which is just a week away.
However, in the meantime you can ask on the helpline for any assistance if they can provide.
Hope this helps. Thank you.
Yes I'll enlist down some of the top institutes for MBA whose cutoffs are between 80 to 90 percentile.
Thank-you. Best wishes.
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