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CAT 2019 Cutoff by IMS Learning - The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2019 cutoff by IMS Learning will release after the test is conducted on November 24, 2019. The CAT cutoff 2019 by IMS Learning will mention the probable minimum marks required for candidates to qualify for MBA admissions in various reputed institutes. Experts at IMS Learning determine the CAT 2019 cutoff by going through various aspects like difficulty level of the paper, number of test-takers, previous years’ CAT cutoff, etc. By knowing the CAT 2019 cutoff by IMS Learning, candidates will be able to figure out where they stand in the race towards the best B-schools in the country. Along with an estimated cutoff, IMS Learning will also release a complete analysis of CAT so that candidates can compare the difficulty level, predict their score and/ or prepare accordingly for future attempts. To know more about CAT cutoff 2019 by IMS Learning, read the full article given below. Registration for CAT has been closed on September 25 at 5:00 PM. Correction window for photograph and signature was available from September 28, 2019 to September 30 2019 till 5:00 PM. CAT correction window has been closed now.Latest: Authorities have released CAT admit card 2019 on October 23. Authorities have released the workflow for CAT 2019.
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There are various determinants which are taken into account by the experts at IMS Learning while formulating the cutoff of CAT 2019. After knowing the expected CAT 2019 cutoff which will be released by IMS Learning, candidates will be able to analyse their admission options even before the result declaration. Check the influencers of CAT cutoff 2019 by IMS Learning:
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Number of test takers
Difficulty level of CAT 2019
Number of seats
To further understand the CAT 2019 cutoff and analysis which will be released by IMS Learning, it is essential for candidates to check the exam pattern and marking scheme. Check the CAT 2019 exam pattern and marking scheme provided below:
CAT is conducted in the computer-based mode for a duration of 3 hours. Candidates are required to answer 100 questions- MCQs as well as non-MCQs/ TITA questions. As per the exam pattern of CAT 2019, Each of these carries 3 marks whereas every incorrect response deducts 1 marks (not applicable for TITA questions). Check the distribution of questions in CAT 2019 below:
CAT 2019- Section
No. of MCQs
No. of Non-MCQs
Questions from each section
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
60/ 80 (PwD)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
180/ 240 (PwD)
Type of Question
MCQ (multiple choice questions)
Since IMS Learning will declare the expected CAT 2019 cutoff after the computer-based test is conducted by IIM Kozhikode (Tentative), candidates can check the CAT 2018 cutoff by IMS Learning to get a fair idea about the cutoff trends. Check below to know the CAT cutoff 2018 predicted by IMS Learning:
Candidates who could attempt the above-mentioned number of questions with 85% accuracy were expected to score 90%. The CAT 2018 cutoff predicted by IMS Learning for both the slots are as follows:
Slot 1- Forenoon
Slot 2- Afternoon
Needless to say, the top B-schools set their CAT cutoff as high as 90% to shortlist candidates with high competency. But for tier 2 and tier 3 B-schools, the CAT cutoff ranges from 70-80 and around 50-60 percentile respectively.
Number of Possible attempts
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
CAT 2019 scores will be accepted by 20 IIMs and over 100 B-schools across India. The CAT result 2019 will be declared in the first week of January 2020. Candidates will need their login credentials to obtain their result which will be available in online mode only. Based on the cutoff set by various participating institutes of CAT 2019, candidates will be shortlisted to participate in the CAT 2019 selection procedure which includes Writing Ability Test (WAT) or Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds.
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Note: Registration for CAT 2019 has been closed. Correction window was available from September 28, 2019 to September 30, 2019 till 5:00 PM.
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Common Admission Test (CAT) is the most popular national level management entrance exam. CAT 2019 application process has been completed and the exam is scheduled to be conducted on 24th November 2019.
Application forms were available from 07 Aug, 2019 - 25 Sep, 2019.
Aspirants seeking admission to the MBA course have to appear for entrance exams such as CAT/XAT/MAT/SNAP/etc. After the entrance test, candidates have to apply to colleges for admission.
Check the details about the CAT exam using the link below and do let us know if you have any other queries.
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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