CAT Important Dates 2019
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CAT Important Dates 2019 - The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode will conduct the Common Admission Test (CAT)on November 24. Authorities have released the admit card for CAT 2019 on October 23, 2019. CAT registration 2019 began from August 7 and the last date to fill the form was extended to September 25. CAT correction window for making changes in the image and in the signature closed on September 30 (5:00 pm) . Important dates of CAT 2019 were released by authorities on July 26, 2019. The official website was launched on July 28, 2019. CAT important dates 2019 comprises the complete schedule of the admission process and it also contains the CAT exam date. CAT 2019 important dates also include the date for issue of notification, start and end date for filling the application form. In the important dates of CAT 2019, candidates would get to know about the date from when they would be able to download the admit card of CAT 2019 after which the authorities will declare the answer key and later on the result. CAT is conducted in computer-based for admissions to IIMs. To know all the information pertaining to CAT important dates, read the complete information given below on this page.
Admit card for CAT 2019 released on October 23, 2019. IIM Kozhikode has released the workflow for CAT 2019.

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CAT 2019 Important Dates

Candidates can check the complete schedule of CAT 2019 in the below-given table.

Important Dates of CAT 2019





Notification of CAT exam 2019

July 26, 2019


Start date for the availability of CAT Application form 2019

August 7, 2019


End date for filling CAT 2019 application form

September 25, 2019 (closed)


Start and end date when candidates can upload the correct scanned images

September 28 from 10:00 am to September 30, 2019 till 5:00 pm (now closed)


CAT Mock Test 2019

October 16, 2019 onwards


Start date for downloading of CAT admit card 2019

October 23, 2019 onwards


CAT 2019 Exam

November 24, 2019


Availability of CAT response sheet 2019

Last week of November 2019


Availability of CAT Answer Key 2019

First week of December 2019


End date to raise objections against CAT Answer Key 2019

Second week of December 2019


CAT Result 2019

Second week of January, 2020


CAT 2019 Selection Process

April- June 2020

CAT Important Dates 2019

CAT Registration 2019 - IIM Kozikhode released the CAT 2019 application form in online mode on August 7, 2019. The end date for filling the CAT 2019 registration form was extended from September 18 to September 25 (till 5:00 pm). If there is any discrepancy in the uploading the images, candidates could rectify it from September 28 from 10:00 am to September 30 till 5:00 pm. During this period candidates could provide the correct image in terms of all the specifications and dimensions.

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CAT Mock Test 2019- Mock test for CAT 2019 has been released on October 16, 2019. The objective to provide the CAT 2019 mock test is to help the candidates get an idea about the kind of questions that would be asked in the entrance exam. By practicing the mock test of CAT 2019, candidates will also get an idea as to how to navigate through sections.

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CAT Admit Card 2019 - The authorities has issued the admit card of CAT 2019 from October 23, 2019 onwards. CAT admit card 2019 can be downloaded by entering the necessary login details. Candidates will get an opportunity to download the admit card till the day of CAT 2019.

CAT 2019 - The Common Aptitude Test will be conducted in computer-based mode on November 24, 2019. The CAT 2019 entrance exam will be conducted in two sessions on the specified date.

CAT Candidate Response File 2019 - IIM Kozikhode which will conduct CAT 2019 will issue the candidate response file in online mode in last week of November. Candidates would be able to download the response file of CAT 2019 by entering the necessary login details.

CAT Answer Key 2019 - The answer key of CAT 2019 will be available in first week of December. With the help of CAT 2019 answer key candidates would be able to match the responses that they had given in the entrance exam and also get an idea about the likely percentile that they would score. In case of any discrepancy in CAT answer key, candidates would get an opportunity to challenge it within the stipulated time.

CAT Result 2019 -IIM Kozikhode that will conduct the exam will release the CAT 2019 result in online mode tentatively in second week of January. Candidates will be able to check the CAT result 2019 by entering the login details and the scorecard will be displayed on the screen. CAT 2018 result was announced on January 5.

CAT Selection Process 2019 - Candidates who qualify the entrance exam, they would have to participate in CAT 2019 selection process which comprises Writing Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). Those who qualify CAT 2019 and then clear this stage, depending on the cutoff of the respective IIM, they would be offered admission.

In 2019, 2,44,169 candidates registered for the entrance exam. In 2018, 2.41 lakh candidates registered for CAT out of which 2,09,405 appeared in the exam. Apart from 20 IIMs, there are at least 100 more b-schools in different parts of India, which will admit candidates on the basis of CAT 2019 score.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CAT Important Dates 2019

Question: What is the last date to fill the registration form of CAT 2019?


The last date to fill the CAT 2019 registration form is September 25, 2019.

Question: When can i download mock test papers?


Mock test for CAT 2019 will be available from October 16, 2019 on the official website.

Question: When will the CAT selection process begin?


CAT 2019 selection procedure will begin tentatively in April 2019.

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I have less than 50% marks in high school, can I apply for cat,mat and GMAT???

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 19th Nov, 2019
CAT, MAT and GMAT are entrance examinations for admission tio Post Graduation courses. Now as their eligibility criteria, CAT has a condition that Candidates should score a minimum aggregate of 50% in the Graduation. It is 5% for General Category and 45% for Reserved Categories. MAT has no minimum aggregate requirement. Your High school aggregate is not counted for eligibility criteria of these exams. In fact, it is only considered for the shortlisting process.

i have got 50 percent marks in graduation..if i will get good percentile in CAT OR MAT. will i get admission in good college or should i stop dreaming of mba?

Shareef 19th Nov, 2019
No, Never give up. When there's a will, there is a way.
Now, getting admission into MBA is not based on your graduation marks, most of the Institutes only care about your performance in CAT/MAT examinination.
If you a good percentage in your entrance examination, then most of the Institutes don't consider your graduation percentage, where few Institutes need a minimum percentage in graduation.
Don't get tensed about your graduation percentage, you have a minimum percentage which is news for getting admission.
So, don't get tensed about it, just prepare best, and give your best. Best of luck

i m 34 yrs old, having work ex of 5 yrs as an Officer in Ministry of Defence. I wanted to do full time MBA from top IIM-A/B/C through CAT exam. M having poor academics record below 65%, also belongs to Reserve category. is thr any chance for me to get into TOP IIMs, nt interested in Exe-MBA.plz help

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 19th Nov, 2019
Mr. Gupta, each IIM has its own selection procedure. While CAT percentile remains the main criteria, there are other factors as well. Here we shall help you with the criteria, cut offs and the selection procedure. 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.

IIM Ahmedabad:


General: 70 70 70 80
NC-OBC/Trans: 65 65 65 75
SC: 60 60 60 70
ST: 50 50 50 60
PwD-UR,OBC,SC: 60 60 60 70
PwD: ST: 50 50 50 60

10th Rating:

Percent score Rating Score

<= 55 1

> 55 and <= 60 2

> 60 and <= 70 3

> 70 and <= 80 5

> 80 and <= 90 8

> 90 10

The same rating score is used for 12th Science /Commerce Streams. For Arts/Humanities:

Percent score Rating Score

<= 45 1
> 45 and <= 50 2
> 50 and <= 60 3
> 60 and <= 70 5
> 70 and <= 85 8
> 85 10

Work Experience in Months as on July 31, 2019 Rating Score

< 12 months 0

> 36 months 5

Work-experience Multiplication Factor (MF) = 0.20

Minimum cut offs for Average percent of marks scores:
Stream in 12th UR NC- OBC/Trans SC ST PWD PWD -ST

Science 80 75 70 65 70 65

Commerce 77 72 67 62 67 62

Arts & Humanities 75 70 64 59 64 59

From each Academic sectors top 5% from each stream and each Category will be short listed. It might look like:

Category Upper Limit

General 100

NC-OBC-cum-transgender 57

SC 32

ST 16

PwD 6

After shortlisting the Candidates, the selected Candidates will have to go through WAT and PI rounds. Selection at this stage will strictly be based on the shortlisting of the candidates done separately for each Category on the basis of their Final Composite Score. . The numbers selected in different reservation categories will be in proportions mandated by law.

Personal Interview Multiplication Factor (PIF) = 0.50

AWT Multiplication Factor (AWTF) = 0.10

CAT Score Multiplication Factor for Final Composite Score (CATF_FCS) = 0.25

Application Rating Multiplication Factor for Final Composite Score (ARF_FCS) = 0.15

After the AWT & PI round, admission offers are made by IIMA to successful candidates. The final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which includes performance in CAT, performance in AWT & PI, academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements, work experience, etc.

General: 80 80 85 90
NC-OBC: 70 70 75 80
SC: 65 65 70 75
ST: 60 60 60 70
PwD: 50 50 50 60
For all the Candidates shortlisted, the 10th and 12th board results are initially adjusted by dividing each such score by 90th percentile score of that board. And then an adjusted score is calculated for the Bachelor's degree for each of the candidates based on the final scores obtained by the candidate are used for the Bachelor's degree and professional degrees. For example,
CAT = 40
10th board = 20
12th board = 10
Bachelors = 20
Gender Diversity = 2
Work Experience = 8
The 40 points for CAT are derived from the performance in each of the three sections as follows:
Verbal & Reading Comprehension - 14 points
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning - 16 points Quantitative Aptitude - 10 points.

OPEN: 75 80 80 85
NC-OBC: 65 65 70 75
EWS: 65 65 70 75
SC: 60 60 65 70
ST: 55 55 55 65
PWD: 55 55 55 65

And the final selection is based on:
CAT 2019 Score 30
Personal Interview 48
Written Ability Test 10
Academic Diversity 04
Work Experience 08
Total 100

What IIMs also look for apart from Academics is the diversity factor. So with your work experience, that might actually work in your favour. So secure atleast 85-90 percentile and you can be shortlisted for any of the IIMs.

hii ths is jitesh, i jst want to make it clear tht i m t good in maths n bczx of ths i he fear of cat exam so can i do mba from abroad n wat are the examinations tio be gvn fr abroad ??/ plzz somone reply

Niveditha 19th Nov, 2019

Hi Jitesh...

Firstly do not be scared of maths just because of CAT exam. It is not just the mathematics which you do as your subject but it is an aptitude test test your mathematics skills obviously along with your thinking ability to solve the problem.

So coming to your question first thing you have to keep in mind when have to do MBA abroad is the minimum requirements to do MBA abroad.

The second thing is the exams that you must attend.

Firstly lets looks at the eligibility requirements where the candidate must must have minimum of 3 years of bachelor's degree of any discipline,

A masters or doctoral is also acceptable. Some colleges in abroad also accept distance or the education in correspondence.

Unlike the MBA colleges in India, the colleges abroad ask for minimum two years of work experience or the work exposure for pursuing MBA. The do not need your technical skills or the marks which you have scored , rather than that they need your managerial skills.

The exams that must be given for MBA abroad are GMAT or GRE.

GMAT score is highly predict your verbal and aptitude level to manage the strees and workload of MBA.

TOFEL for US, Canada

IELTS or PTE for UK,Australia,New Zealand

CAE or CPE for UK

CELPIP for Canada

TOFEL , IELTS is conducted to check the vocabulary and the English proficiency. This evaluates the listening, speaking,writing and reading skills of English.

Even the GRE and GMAT exams have a section similar to the quantitative ability which you are probably scared of .

The subject quantitative ability will not be for these competitive exams but also in your placements you attend after your education.

The foreign universities also assess your application on the basis of your achievements, experience, leadership qualities at work and other academic achievements.

MBA is not just learning theory in the class rooms, it is the application of the experience that you gain.

All the best!!!


I have 96% in 10th, 92.4% in 12th and 81.1% in Engineering. What percentile should I score in CAT to get calls from IIM Indore, Kozikhode and Trichy(NC- OBC Category)?

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019


your score is good until now. You have did your best all the way. For CAT exam, IIM Consider 90% to get an admission.

For IIM Kozhikode:- 75% for CAT,Sectional Cutoff:- 65% for  10th:- 60% and for 12th 60%.

For IIM Trichy:- 78% for OBC-NC

for IIM Indore :- 80% for OBC-NC

for OBC category there will very less relaxation. But there is high competition but number of seats available is very less.

So you have to prepare accordingly and get an admission.

CAT exam score hold a 45-50 % weightage for admission at IIM Kozhikode. You have so good qualification in the rest. If you put more effort into it then you can get it.

Hope it helps!

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