CAT 2019 Cutoff by IMS Learning
Naureen Gurung, 30 Apr 2019, #CAT
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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 in the last week of November 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.

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Factors affecting CAT 2019 Cutoff by IMS Learning

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:

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CAT Exam Pattern 2019

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. 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

Marks

Time limit(minutes)

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

24

10

34

102

60

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR)

24

8

32

96

60

Quantitative Ability (QA)

27

7

34

102

60

Total

75

25

100

300

180

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Type of Question

Correct Response

Incorrect Response

MCQ (multiple choice questions)

3

-1

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:

CAT Expected Cutoff 2019

Percentile

VA-RC

DI-LR

QA

90

26-28

11-14

24-26

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:

CAT 2019 Expected Cutoff by IMS Learning - Sectional and Overall

Percentiles

Slot 1- Forenoon

Slot 2- Afternoon

VA-RC

DI-LR

QA

Overall

VA-RC

DI-LR

QA

Overall

75

30

12

25

65

30

18

24

70

80

36

19

30

80

36

25

29

85

85

45

26

38

95

45

30

36

105

90

50

33

44

110

50

38

42

120

95

60

35

50

130

60

40

48

140

99

73

42

65

150

73

46

63

160

99.5

80

48

75

175

80

53

72

185

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.

CAT 2018 - Section-wise Possible Attempts

Section

Number of Possible attempts

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

28-30

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

18-28

Quantitative Ability

19-21

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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