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CAT Exam Pattern 2019 - The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode, which conducted the Common Admission Test released the mock test of CAT 2019 on October 16, 2019. The authorities mentioned CAT 2019 exam pattern in the media release as well as on the official website. With the help of CAT exam pattern 2019, candidates were able to assess how much time they need to devote to each section. Candidates also got to know in CAT 2019 exam pattern about the marking scheme, duration of the exam, the total number of questions that will be asked and names of different sections. In CAT exam pattern, candidates also got to know the weightage that is given to every section from which questions will be asked. CAT 2019 was conducted in computer-based mode on November 24. To know all the information pertaining to the exam pattern of CAT 2019, go through the complete article. Now, let us have a look at the overall and sectional structure of the exam. First, check the sectional structure of the exam. According to the CAT 2019 exam pattern, the test has three sections carrying a total of 100 questions. The number of questions in each section is different and it may or may not change this year. Latest: CAT 2019 answer key can be challenged by the candidates till December 6 (5:00 p.m).
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CAT 2019 Exam Pattern
Candidates can check the table that is given below to know all the details about the CAT exam pattern 2019. Download CAT 2019 exam pattern E-book - Click Here.
Duration of the CAT 2019 entrance exam
3 hours - Other Categories
4 hours- PwD Category
Mode of CAT 2019
Total Number of questions
Duration of each section of CAT 2019
Negative marks for every wrong answer
Marks for each question
The exam pattern of previous years of CAT will help the candidates know how many questions are asked in different sections.
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Total number of questions asked in each section
Quantitative Ability (QA)
60 minutes each for every section.
80 minutes for each section (only for PwD category)
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
According to the exam pattern of CAT 2019, for each section, the allotted time was one hour. Whereas, time allotted to PwD candidates for each section is 20 minutes extra that is a total of 80 minutes oer section. PwD candidates could submit their answers for each section at any point of time after completion of 60 minutes. While answering questions in the CAT exam 2019, candidates must remember that they were not allowed to switch between sections. CAT exam pattern 2019 indicates that candidates were able to move to the next section only after they have completed the previous section. Candidates had the option to switch between questions with each section as per CAT 2019 exam pattern.
Since 2015, IIMs have introduced subjective questions which the candidates have to answer at the space provided in the CAT entrance exam 2019. There are no options in non-multiple choice questions and there is no fixed number also. Depending on the previous year’s CAT exam pattern, candidates can check the table that is given below to know the total number of multiple and non-multiple choice questions that are asked.
Name of the section
Total number of questions
Total Number of Multiple Choice Questions
Total Number of Non-Multiple Choice Questions
Important Points to Remember for CAT 2019
Ahead of the entrance exam, the IIM which was conducting the test issues CAT 2019 mock test so that candidates could practice on it and get an idea about the type of questions that are likely to be asked as well as how to go about navigating between each section.
Total Number of Questions
Name of the exam conducting body
Quantitative Ability (QA) - 34Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC) - 34Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR) - 32
+3 for correct answer-1 for wrong answer
No negative marking for Non-MCQs
Introduction of Calculator/ Induction of Non-MCQ
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI) - 50Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning (VA & LR) - 50
+3 for correct answer
-1 for wrong answer
Test was divided into two sections/Introduction of two-day test window
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI) - 30Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning (VA & LR) - 30
Same as previous year
The syllabus of CAT 2019 comprises the topics that are asked in each section. Candidates can go through the topics and accordingly draw a strategy to prepare for the CAT exam.
Bar Graphs, Caselets, Column Graphs, Tables, Blood Relations, Calendars, Cubes, Clocks, Number and Letter Series, Binary Logic, Seating Arrangement, Line Charts, Venn Diagrams, Pie Chart, Combination of two or more types linked to each other, Syllogism etc.
Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
English Usage or Grammar, Jumbled Paragraph, Close Passage, Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Synonyms Antonyms, Verbal Reasoning, Facts-Inferences-Judgements etc.
Trigonometry, Arithmetic, Higher Maths, Mensuration, Algebra, Geometry, etc.
CAT 2019 - What is Provided at the exam centre?
On-Screen Calculator- Candidates are provided with a non-scientific on-screen calculator that they can use while appearing for CAT 2019. The objective is to aid the candidates with basic computations in the CAT exam.
Rough Sheet - At the CAT 2019 exam centre, candidates are provided with a rough sheet so that candidates can use it for any calculations which they wish to make.
CAT result is scheduled for release by IIM Kozhikode on January 6, 2020. The CAT result 2019 will be available on the official website of IIMCAT. Registered candidates can access their result and download the scorecard by using credentials. CAT 2019 result will include section wise score and percentile as well as with the help of CAT result candidates will also get to know the overall score.
CAT mock test 2019 released on October 16, 2019. Admit card released on October 23, 2019.
It is difficult to tell as of now if there will be a change in CAT 2019 exam pattern. IIM Kozhikode which will conduct the has not changed the CAT exam pattern 2019.
The authorities will release CAT 2019 mock test in online mode on October 16 and candidates can practice it and get the hang of how to navigate between different sections.
It is difficult to state the exact number of questions that will be asked in CAT 2019. Though for the past two years, 100 questions were asked in CAT.
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Your academic career seems very good. You have done good in CAT. 80 - 83 Percentile range shows that you can definitely expect IIM.
Talking about IIMs, as you might have researched about the last few years' cutoff, the cutoff for OBC of all IIMs range from 80 Percentile and above.
As per the rankings of IIMs, the top five IIMs are-
1. IIM Bangalore
2. IIM Ahmedabad
3. IIM Lucknow
4. IIM Calcutta
5. IIM Tiruchirappalli
You should definitely give priority for the above five IIMs and try to get admission there. Considering last few years' cutoff, you should definitely get admission in any of the IIMs.
There are many colleges where you can get admission if you got 80-85 percentile in CAT.
I am mentioning some best college where you can go with this score-
Here's the top 5 college where you can get admission if you varies between 80-85 percentile,also you can check more information about some other colleges here
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Good Luck For Your Future!
Hello there. Hope you are doing good. The cutoff for XIMB goes around 90 percentile every year. It could be high or low depending on the cutoff scores that varies every year. Since your score is near to 90 percentile and if you have a work experience that is worth considering for admission into MBA program. Then you can at least give it a try. You never know what will be the exact situation in the upcoming admission processes.
So, my suggest for you is to definitely give it a try.
I hope you found this answer helpful. Good luck for your future.
Hello there. Hope you are doing good. I would like to tell you that the cutoff varies every year. There are several factors determining the cutoff such as:-
However, based on previous years cutoffs, it is expected that the Cat and XAT cutoff for OBC NCL candidates will be somewhere around 70 percentile. For your reference, I am sharing a link with you which consists of all the necessary information of the exam along with the expected cutoff.
I hope you found this answer helpful. God luck for your future.
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