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CAT Sample Paper 2019 – To ace the country’s most competitive exam, management aspirants must prepare by solving CAT sample papers regularly. CAT 2019 sample paper/question paper allowed the candidates to understand the complete exam pattern, exam structure, marking scheme and more. The questions in the CAT sample paper may not align with the difficulty level of the exam but it certainly helped the candidates get an overall idea of the exam. IIM Kozhikode conducted CAT on November 24, 2019, in online mode. To help the management aspirants who are planning to appear for CAT 2019, Careers360 brings to you CAT 2019 sample paper, how to download etc.Latest: Authorities has released CAT result 2019 on January 4, 2020.
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Before downloading the CAT sample paper, knowing the exam pattern is important for the candidates. The CAT exam pattern remains more or less same every year. The number of questions in each section may change. Let’s have a look at the last year’s exam pattern to get an idea about the same.
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Candidates could practice from the sample papers of the past years and get an idea about the type of questions that are likely to be asked in the entrance exam. This helped the candidates to get an idea about the possible number of questions that will be asked in the entrance test. It also aided the candidates to know how much time they need to allot to every section. It’s time to download and solve the sample paper of CAT. Here is the step by step process to download CAT sample paper.
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Before solving the CAT sample paper or question paper, candidates must ensure that they know the entire CAT syllabus. The exam pattern is likely to be the same as last year.
The application process of CAT 2019 began from August 7 and ended on September 25. Previously the last date to register was September 18. Candidates were needed to register first for the exam to fill the application form of CAT 2019. IIM Kozhikode conducted CAT 2019 in computer-based mode on November 24.
CAT Exam Pattern
No. of Questions
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
60/ 80 (PwD)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
180/ 240 (PwD)
Every section has both MCQs and Non-MCQs. However, the majority of the questions are multiple choice questions (MCQs). The questions without options are called non-MCQs and the candidates would have to write the answer in the space provided.
As per the CAT marking scheme, each question carries four marks and there is negative marking of one mark for each wrong answer. There is no negative marking scheme for unattempted questions and non-MCQs.
CAT 2019 comprises three sections, namely,
Candidates are prohibited from bringing calculators to the CAT testing centre 2019. You may use the on-screen calculator that will be available as throughout the exam as well.
Yes, all questions carry equal marks. However, for non-MCQ type questions, you must type the answer.
The number of questions varies and cannot be disclosed.
For questions other than MCQs, 3 marks are assigned for ‘correct answer’ and no marks for ‘incorrect answer or no attempt.
The scoring scheme for Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) is as follows:
PwD candidates with or without Scribe requirement will be given a time extension of 20 minutes per section, which comes to a total extension of one hour for the full test.
Yes. For PwD candidates, the extra one hour will be distributed into 20 minutes for each section. That is, PwD candidates will have 80 minutes to attempt each section, while the other candidates will have 60 minutes per section.
If you belong to the SC or ST category, your caste/tribe must be listed in the Government of India schedule. For more information, refer the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment website (http://socialjustice.nic.in/Home) and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs website (tribal.nic.in).
The caste certificate that you upload in the Application Form should be in the Government approved format. The certificate format is also available on the CAT website under the Certificates section. Download and print the certificate, and clearly state the following:
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There are many colleges u can apply woth these scores depending upon the kind of investment you are willing to do and the return on investment you get i.e. placements scenario.
Institutions like CHRIST UNIVERSITY, BIMM,IMI KOLKATA,IMI BHUBANESWAR, XISS, etc.
For more colleges through CAT visit the link:
Hello aspirant. So cat is the entrance exam for admission into IIMs and other bschools for MBA. I would personally suggest to take offline coaching. For the offline coaching, one of the best platforms is TIME
Apart from that, few of the best coaching platforms are
1. Career Launcher
4. PT Education.
Hope this helps
All the best
As per the eligibility criteria of top B-schools the minimum marks required in aggregate in qualifying examination is 50% for general category and 45% for reserved categories. However, with an aggregate of less than 50% in graduation it is difficult to aim for top b-schools like IIMs, S.P.Jain, Xavier and Symbiosis. However, to notch for other top bschools you will be have to outperform in GD-PI process of colleges.
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