CAT Result 2019
Updated on Jan 16, 2020 - 5:20 p.m. IST by Saakshi Lama

CAT Results 2019 has released on January 4, 2020.

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CAT Result 2019 - IIM Kozikhode has declared the CAT 2019 result at 11.30 am on January 4, 2020. CAT result 2019 can be downloaded on the official website by entering the CAT login id and password. The result of CAT 2019 contains section-wise scores, total scores and percentile obtained by candidates in the exam. The last date to download the result of CAT 2019 is December 31, 2020. CAT 2019 result will be the basis for admissions to MBA and other management programmes to 20 IIMs and more than 1000 BSchools. The validity of CAT result 2019 cum score card is one year. CAT was held on November 24 in two slots in 376 centres across 156 cities. Read the article to know the steps to check and download the CAT result 2019 along with dates, percentile calculation and validity, read the article below. Also, know the IIM admission criteria on the basis of CAT result.
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CAT 2019 Toppers

Name of the CandidatePercentile Scored
Priyanshu Singh100
Rahul Gupta100
Rishi Mittal100
Somansh Chordia
Lakshya Kumar99.99
Rahul Manglik99.99
Anumay Aashish99.98
Prabal Gupta99.98
Kislay Jha99.96
Ankit Desai99.91
Aaryan Sarupria99.89
Manisha Barnwal99.89
Ronit Banerjea99.8
Vineet Jain99.77
Bitanesh Bhattacharya99.66
Christy Rajan99.57
Monisha Goyal99.51
Avinash Singh99.48
Suman Gande99.43
Supratik Sinha99.35
Elliot Anderson99.12
Karal Maheshwari99.03
Sukumar Chowdary99.03

CAT Result 2019 Highlights

  • IIM Kozhikode has declared the CAT 2019 result at the official CAT website ( to download their score card. Candidates must have received an SMS on their mobile intimating them of the CAT result declaration.
  • Ten candidates have scored 100 percentile as per result of CAT 2019. All are male candidates and belong to engineering and technology background.
  • The statistics of the CAT 2019 result divulges that 6of the toppers are from the IITs, 2 from the NITs, and 1 candidate from Jadavpur University.
  • Other details mentioned in CAT result 2019 press release reveal that 4 toppers are from Maharashtra while the remaining are from Jharkhand, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand and West Bengal respectively according to Shubhasis Dey, CAT Convener, 2019.
  • CAT result 2019 repoort also states that 21 candidates have scored an overall 99.99 percentile with 19 candidates from the engineering/technology background.
  • Total applicants this year are 2,44,169 as compared to 2,40,338 last year. This is the highest registration figure since CAT 2008.
  • A total of 75004 female candidates, 134917 male candidates and 5 transgender candidates sat for CAT 2019.
  • Inspite of women constituting 36% of the applicants, there were none at the top. The last CAT had women toppers was in 2017.
  • There is no common counselling for CAT 2019 for older IIMs like IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Lucknow, Kolkata etc.
  • Common Admission Process (CAP 2020) will be conducted by IIM Raipur for admissions to MBA programmes at IIM Kashipur, Raipur, Trichy, Udaipur, Bodh Gaya, Jammu, Sambalpur, and Sirmaur. IIM Rohta will not be a part of CAP 2020.

CAT 2019 Result Dates



Important Dates


CAT 2019

November 24, 2019

Forenoon slot - 9 am-12 pm

Afternoon slot - 2:30 pm-5:30 pm


Release of candidate response sheet

November 29, 2019


Availability of CAT 2019 answer key

November 29, 2019


Declaration of CAT result 2019

January 4, 2020 (Declared)


Shortlisting by IIMs

After January 4, 2020


Selection process

February - March 2020


Final selection and admissions

April 2020

How to Check CAT 2019 Result?

IIM Kozhikode has declared the result of CAT 2019 on January 4 in online mode only. In addition, the CAT result 2019 was intimated through SMS to the candidates. CAT 2019 result can be downloaded as per the steps given below

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  • Go to the CAT official website (

  • Click on the link for CAT Result 2019. The login window will open.

  • Log in using CAT User ID and password.

  • Next, click on “Score Card”

  • The result of CAT will be displayed on the screen.

  • After checking the result, the candidates can download it for future reference.

  • CAT result will be required for admission purposes hence its advisable to download it.


The CAT 2019 result login window image is as given below:


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Steps after CAT result 2019 is downloaded

  • First check all the given details in the result of CAT 2019.
  • Ensure they are all accurate.
  • For any discrepancy, contact IIM Kozhikode.
  • If all details are correct, save a soft copy of CAT 2019 result for future reference.

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#Disclaimer: The video is based on CAT result 2018.

Details mentioned in CAT 2019 Result / Score Card

The following details are mentioned on the result of CAT 2019.

  • Details of Candidate - Name, Contact details, Email, Gender, Date of Birth

  • Candidate’s photo - test day and uploaded

  • Signature of Candidate

  • CAT 2019 registration number

  • PwD status

  • Category

  • Date and time of test

  • Scaled Score and percentile of Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension section

  • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning section - scaled score and percentile

  • Scaled Score and percentile of Quantitative Ability section

  • Total overall scaled CAT 2019 scores and percentile

  • General instructions

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CAT Result 2019 - Normalization Process

Since the test is a computer-based one held in two sessions, normalization is used to ensure equivalence. The official CAT 2019 normalization procedure is as follows:

  • Normalization process is first done across different forms to adjust for location and scale differences of score distributions.
  • After this, the obtained scores will be further normalized across different sections to calculate scaled scores.
  • Next, these scaled scores will be converted into percentiles for shortlisting.
  • The scaled scores of the three sections are added to get the total scaled scores and thereafter the percentiles published in result of CAT 2019

Calculation of CAT 2019 Scaled Score of a candidate

The following steps are used to calculate the scaled score of a section mentioned in CAT result 2019. Here the QA section is used as an example.

Step 1: Calculate the mean and the standard deviation (SD) of the raw scores in QA section for all candidates appearing in the morning session.
Let Mean = M1 and SD = S1 and G1 = M1 + S1.

Step 2: Calculate the mean and the standard deviation (SD) of the raw scores in QA section for all candidates appearing in the afternoon session.
Let Mean = M2 and SD = S2 and G2 = M2 + S2.

Step 3: Calculate the mean and the standard deviation (SD) of the raw scores in QA section for all candidates appearing in CAT 2019 (both morning and afternoon sessions).
Let Mean = M and SD = S and G = M + S.

Step 4: Calculate mean raw score in QA section of the top 0.1% candidates in the morning session and denote it by 𝑀1 0.1.

Step 5: Calculate mean raw score in QA of top 0.1% candidates in the afternoon session and denote it by 𝑀2 0.1.

Step 6: Calculate the mean raw score in QA of top 0.1% candidates appearing in CAT (both morning and afternoon session) and denote it by 𝑀0.1.


This will be the process to be followed for all the three sections - QA, VARC and DILR.
The total scaled score = Sum of scaled scores of QA, VARC and DILR.

How to calculate CAT Percentile 2019?

Scaled score are used to calculate the percentiles. Here, the QA section has been taken as an example. The procedure for VARC and DILR as well as total percentile is also the same. The process is as given below

Step 1: Calculate the total number of candidates (N) who appeared for CAT (both morning and afternoon sessions).

Step 2: A rank (r), will be assigned on the basis of the scaled scores obtained in the QA section to all candidates who appeared for the exam. If two or more candidates obtain identical scaled scores in the QA section, identical ranks will be assigned to them. For example if two candidates obtain the highest scaled score in the QA section, then both these candidates will be assigned a rank of 1. Next the candidate(s) obtaining the second highest scaled score in the QA section will be assigned a rank of 3 and so on.
Step 3: Calculate the percentile score (P) of a candidate with rank (r) in the QA section as given below:
CAT-2019-percentile-calculationStep 4: Round off the calculated percentile score (P) of a candidate up to two decimal points.

For example, all percentile scores greater than or equal to 99.995 will be rounded off to 100. Similarly all percentile scores greater than or equal to 99.985 but strictly less than 99.995 will be rounded off to 99.99 and so on.

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CAT 2019 Score Vs. Percentile (Expected)


























CAT 2019 Cutoff

The minimum percentile to qualify for the next round of selection process is the cutoff of CAT. All IIMs and top B-Schools have released the CAT cutoff 2019 for their admission processes. The cutoff is determined on the basis of CAT result 2019 and factors such as difficulty levels of exam, total number of test takers, seat intake etc.

CAT Cutoff for IIMs Admissions







IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff






IIM Bangalore Cutoff*






IIM Calcutta Cutoff





≥ 75

IIM Kozhikode Cutoff






IIM Lucknow Cutoff






IIM Indore Cutoff






IIM Visakhapatnam Cutoff






IIM Bodh Gaya Cutoff*






IIM Ranchi Cutoff






IIM Kashipur Cutoff*






IIM Udaipur Cutoff






IIM Nagpur Cutoff






What after CAT Result 2019?

After IIM Kozhikode has released the result of CAT 2019, its time to apply for the admissions to the IIMs and other good institutes. Most of the IIMs have already declared their CAT admission criteria, cutoff and such. Shortlisting for the next round of selection - Writing Ability Test, Personal Interview and Group Discussion will be on the basis of the CAT 2019 result and cutoffs announced.

IIMs Admission Criteria

The older IIMs have already released the cutoff marks, selection criteria and more for the academic year 2020-21. The following table gives details of the admission criteria for the top eight IIMs.

Admission criteria for top 8 IIMs

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria

IIM Bangalore Admission Criteria

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria

IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria

IIM Indore Admission Criteria

IIM Rohtak Admission Criteria

IIM Kashipur Admission Criteria

IIM Kozhikode Admission Criteria

Common Admission Process (CAP) 2020

A common counselling namely CAP 2020 will be held for 8 IIMs. CAP 2020 consists of two stages - shortlisting for personal appearance (PA) and final selection. Selection is based on the final composite score for each category (General, NC-OBC, SC, and ST). WAT and PI in CAP 2020 will be held at - Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi. The dates are yet to be announced. After the completion of the WAT and PI process, the admission offers will be released through a Consolidated Merit List also called as CML which is explained below:

CAP 2020 CML factors

CAT Score30%
WAT Score10%
PI Score30%

CAP 2020 participating IIMs

  1. IIM Kashipur
  2. IIM Raipur
  3. IIM Trichy
  4. IIM Udaipur
  5. IIM Bodh Gaya
  6. IIM Jammu
  7. IIM Sambalpur
  8. IIM Sirmaur

Note: Last year IIM Rohtak was also a participant but has chosen to conduct its own admission for 2020-22.

CAT Result Statistics 2019

The following details have been released by IIM Kozhikode. These show that:

  • 10 toppers have scored 100 percentile. All are male and belong to an engineering or technology background. Out of these 4 are from Maharashtra and the rest from Jharkhand, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal respectively.
  • 6 toppers are from IITs, 2 from NITs and 1 from Jadavpur University. This is similar to CAT 2018 which also had toppers from a similar background and were from IITs, NITs and Jadavpur University too.
  • 21 candidates have scored 99.99 percentile this year too with 19 from engineering or technology background.
  • There are no female toppers as per CAT 2019 result. This is inspite of 36% of applicants being female.

CAT Gender Wise Applicants

Female candidates75,00473,326
Male candidates1,34,9171,36,075

CAT 2019 Toppers Statistics

YearNo of Toppers who scored 100 percentileGender
201910Male -10
201811Male - 11
201720Male - 18
Female - 2
201620Male - 20


CAT Result Statistics over the past years


Total Registrations

Total Candidates

CAT Result Date

CAT Result - Organizing IIM

Scores for 100 percentile

January 4, 2020
IIM Kozikhode
To be notified




January 5, 2019

IIM Calcutta

To be notified




January 8, 2018

IIM Lucknow





January 9, 2017

IIM Bangalore

220.09 – 241.68




January 8, 2016

IIM Ahmedabad

254.61 – 249.90




December 27, 2014

IIM Indore

268.700 – 261.740

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CAT Result 2019

Question: Will the result of CAT 2019 be available only in online mode?


Yes, candidates will be able to access the result for CAT 2019 only in online mode. However, the overall result will also be sent through SMS to the candidate’s registered mobile number.

Question: If I appear for CAT 2019 in the second slot, will my result be declared on the same day as slot 1?


Yes. The CAT 2019 result of both slot 1 & 2 has been declared by IIM Kozhikode on January 4.

Question: What is the validity of CAT 2019 scores? Can I use my CAT result for admission next year?


The CAT result 2019 is valid till December 31, 2020. The result will be invalid thereafter. So if you admissions are in 2020, before December 31, you can use the result.

Question: How to apply for IIMs after the CAT result is declared?


Download the score card using the link given on the official website. Decide on the IIMs you wish to apply for. Check the admission criteria and apply using your CAT result 2019.

Question: How many times can I appear for CAT?


There is no restriction. You can appear any number of times.

Question: How many institutes will accept CAT 2019 score?


Apart from 20 IIMs, over 100 B-schools across India will accept the CAT score 2019. Around 4,000 seats are offered by 20 IIMs through CAT exam.

Question: Can I get my CAT score re-calculated if I find that it is not accurate?


CAT 2019 result after declaration is not open to scrutiny. Canidates have to accept the result as the final verdict.

Question: Will my CAT score be valid if I get a backlog in the final year of my graduation?


Your CAT result 2019 has nothing to do with your graduation. To avail admissions, you need to clear the backlog and you can apply till December 31 for admissions if there are any available.

Question: Shouold i download and save my CAT 2019 result?


Yes. The result of CAT means downloadable scorecard which is the document required for admissions so please download and keep it saved.

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You can target a few average collges like IBS Hyderabad, mdi murshidabad, amity noida, NBS Ahmedabad, ITM navi mumbai (good colleges)

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Ina 16th Feb, 2020

Hi aspirant,

Hope everything is going well.

The entrance exams through which candidates can get admission in MBA course are CAT (Common Admission Test), MAT (Management Aptitude test), XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test), CMAT (Common Management Admission Test), SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test)) and ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions).

Specifically,  For your question,

CAT Syllabus will be prescribed by the exam conducting authority. CAT (Common Admission Test) will be managed by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), Kozhikode.
The CAT Syllabus divided into four sections: Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning.

Quantitative Ability or Mathematics: This section consists of 10+2 difficulty level & Fundamental mathematics. The topics are:

  • geometry
  • number system
  • interest
  • quadratic & linear equations
  • probability
  • trigonometry
  • time & work
  • percentages
  • profit & loss
  • algebra
  • LCM & HCF
  • averages
  • permutation
  • ratio & proportions
  • complex numbers, etc

Data Interpretation: In this section, student’s ability to solve problems accurately & understanding of the data are tested. Students can study the topic of:

  • graphs (line, area)
  • Interpretation and analysis of data based on text
  • Charts (Column, bar, pie)
  • tables
  • paragraph
  • venn diagram, etc.

Verbal Ability & English: This section contains the usage of Standard English grammar & questions on comprehension. The topics are:

  • verbal reasoning
  • antonyms and synonyms
  • sentence correction
  • fill in the blanks
  • critical reasoning
  • syllogisms
  • analogies
  • idioms, etc.

Logical reasoning: It includes:

  • Direction sense
  • clocks & calendars
  • puzzles
  • binary logic
  • seating arrangement
  • coding- decoding
  • blood relations
  • logical sequence
  • data structure
  • assumption
  • premise
  • conclusion
  • linear and matrix arrangement, etc.

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