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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: Link for CAT 2019 mock test activated on October 16. CAT 2019 admit card to release on October 23, 2019.
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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:
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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You have to score a minimum of 99 percentile to get at least one good IIM call as your academics are not good. You could get a call from new IIMs if you score 99 percentile as the top tier IIMs will not give you a chance due to your poor acads.
Colleges you could look for are like IIM Nagpur, Kashipur, Shillong, etc. These colleges if you study well will provide you with a good package of 10-12 lpa.
Hope this helps. Thank you.
You will not be able to get any good business school like top IIMs, MDI, IIFT, or FMS. However, you can still get a good MBA tier 3/4 college if you increase your percentile to 98 percentile.
However, according to your grads, you must not be disappointed if you don't get a call at 99 because your marks are not good.
Hope for the best. Thank you.
Eligibility for CAT is graduate in any discipline from a recognized university with 50% aggregate, for SC/ST/PwD it's 45%.
So, people from any background can apply for CAT, provided they have required aggregate at their graduation level against their category.
Now, coming to the syllabus for CAT, there's no specific syllabus for CAT, one needs to rely on past years sample papers to get a fair idea about the pattern and weightage given to each topic and section.In general, questions are mostly from middle school level English and Mathematics.
There are mainly three sections in CAT-
Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation which includes topics such as Tables, Graphs, Data Caselets, Seating Arrangement, Blood Relation, Syllogism etc.
Quantitative Aptitude which includes topics such as Geometry, Algebra, Time and Work, Mensuration, Number System etc.
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension which includes topics such as Sentence completion, Questions based on reading comprehension, Para-jumbles & para-summar, inferences etc.
To know the detailed topics, kindly go through the following link-
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