CAT 2019 Question Papers
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CAT 2019 Question Papers: IIM Kozikhode will release the CAT 2019 question papers in the first week of December 2019. In 2017, it is for the first time that official question paper of CAT was released by IIM Lucknow then IIM Calcutta for CAT 2018 as well. CAT 2019 will be conducted on November 24, 2019. Students will download the CAT 2019 question paper to know the structure and difficulty level of the exam. CAT 2019 question paper will contain four sections which are logical reasoning, verbal ability, data interpretation and quantitative aptitude and comprehension. With the help of previous question papers of CAT, candidates know about the type of questions, topics covered in the exam and the pattern of the exam. By solving the CAT question papers, candidates will be able to understand the marking scheme of the exam, syllabus, exam duration, etc. In this article, candidates will find that how to download the CAT question papers, benefits of CAT 2019 question papers, exam pattern etc.
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Important dates of CAT Question Papers 2019



CAT 2019 Exam

November 24, 2019 (First Slot - 9 am - 12 pm)

November 24, 2019 (Second Slot - 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Releasing of CAT 2019 Answer Key

First week of December, 2019 (tentative)

CAT 2019 Result Announcement

Second week of January, 2020

How to download CAT Question Papers 2019

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CAT Exam Pattern 2019

Before knowing the question papers, let’s have a look at the CAT exam pattern. It will allow candidates to understand the CAT question paper in a better way.

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CAT Exam Pattern


No. of Questions

Total Marks


Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)



60 minutes

Quantitative Ability (QA)



60 minutes

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)



60 minutes





The exam is divided into three sections as mentioned in the above table. The duration of the exam is 3 hours and each section gets 1 hour. Each question carries 3 marks which means each correct answer will get 3 marks and each incorrect answer will deduct 1 mark. The exam will have both subjective questions (type the answer) and multiple choice questions (options given to choose the right answer).

Benefits of CAT Question Papers 2019

  • After solving the CAT question papers 2019, candidates will manage their time according to the exam duration. It is very important to complete the exam in a given time so candidates have to manage and save your time.

  • With the help of CAT 2019 question papers, candidates will be clear about their strong point and weak point. CAT question papers will help candidates to identify their weak and strong areas.

  • It will also allow the candidates to enhance their time management skills. They will also get to know how immediately they need to solve a question, which question to attempt and which question to leave, etc.

CAT Sample Papers 2019

Candidates can use CAT sample papers to prepare for the exam. With the help of CAT sample papers, candidates will understand the exam pattern, type of questions asked in the exam, and the marking scheme. Candidates can download the CAT sample papers by following the below steps:

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CAT 2019 Question Papers

Question: How many times in a year CAT exam is conducted?


CAT is conducted only once a year.

Question: How should candidates start their preparations for CAT 2019?


Candidates must form their strategies planning before the preparations for CAT. Some of the strategic planning are:

  1. Follow exam pattern and syllabus

  2. Time management

  3. Basic strong and chapter-wise preparation

  4. Make a preference to opt for coaching centres or self-study

  5. Take Mock tests and solve sample papers

Question: Will there be any age limit for taking the CAT 2019 exam?


No, there is no age limit for appearing in the CAT 2019 exam.

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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!


when can I apply for CAT and when are the admissions for MBA open?

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 18th Nov, 2019


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.

Good Luck!


what is the pass mark of cat exam

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 17th Nov, 2019
There is no pass or fail marks for CAT. For example if you get 70 percentile, it means that ypu have done better than 70% of the Candidates who appeared for the exam.

How I crack CAT examinations for MBA to take admission in IIMs.. I also want to go abroad for further studies after completing my bcom degree but i am confused so much what path can I go for future if I want to earn good money ?? Please give me advice guys..

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 17th Nov, 2019

Ayush, CAT exam paper can be Categorised into 3 parts:

Quantitative Ability
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.


Cat Application form correction course by mistake type BAA instead of BBA

Rehan Alam Student Expert 17th Nov, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

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.

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