What After CAT 2019 Result
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What After CAT 2019 Result - IIM Kozikhode conducted CAT 2019 on November 24, 2019. The CAT scorecard will be released on the official website and can be downloaded in PDF format. The most prominent entrance examination for getting into management studies is undoubtedly the Common Admission Test, well-known as CAT. IIMs conduct the test on a rotational basis. CAT 2019 will be conducted by IIM Kozikhode on November 24, 2019. Post exams, the only thought that keeps revolving in test-takers’ mind is the CAT scores! IIM Kozikhode will release the CAT result 2019 anytime between January 6 and 9 on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 1 PM. All eager eyes will be fixed on the screens to check their scores and percentiles. The anxiety is obvious, however, candidates should remember that CAT result 2019 is not the final goal; rather it is just a stepping stone towards a much wider and larger goal one has to attain. CAT scores will let candidates qualify for the further rounds of selection processes pertaining to admission to different management institutes. CAT result declaration will be followed by yet another sought-after examination, XAT 2019 to be conducted on Sunday, January 5, 2020. In this article, Careers360 will render guidance to management aspirants pertaining to the events after the announcement of CAT result 2019.
Latest: IIM Kozhikode has activated the tab for objection to CAT Answer Key 2019. Candidates can raise objection till December 6, 2019.

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Candidates will be able to check their scores on the basis of the CAT answer key 2019 which will be officially declared tentatively in the first week of December. So, after the receiving the CAT scorecard, one can check their percentile and start shortlisting the institutes they might get admissions into. Any percentile between 80-95 can fetch a seat at any reputed management institute.

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The following table will provide information on colleges accepting CAT 2019 score-



CAT Cutoff for Flagship Programme*


IIM Ahmedabad

80 Percentile


IIM Bangalore

90 Percentile


IIM Calcutta

90 Percentile


IIM Lucknow

90 Percentile


IIM Indore

90 Percentile


IIM Kozhikode

90 Percentile


IIM Trichy

90 Percentile


IIM Udaipur

90 Percentile


IIM Shillong

80 Percentile


IIM Raipur

90 Percentile


IIM Kashipur

90 Percentile


IIM Rohtak

96 Percentile


IIM Ranchi

95 Percentile


IIM Nagpur

95 Percentile


IIM Vishakhapatnam

90 Percentile


IIM Amritsar

90 Percentile


IIM Bodh Gaya

95 Percentile


IIM Sirmaur

95 Percentile


IIM Sambalpur

90 Percentile


IIM Jammu

95 Percentile

*The information is based on past year.

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Prepare Academic Documents

CAT 2019 results are out. Post declaration of the CAT result, excitement and anxiety might sweep away important aspects from one’s mind. For further rounds, candidates must keep their academic and professional certificates handy. Moreover, certificates should be attested, especially the degree and mark sheets.

Check Application Deadlines of Colleges
There isn't much time left in the admission process to start and it is very important to fill and submit application forms of colleges before the deadline. There might not be too many application forms available at this stage, and missing the ones which are available is not recommended. So, candidates should start tracking the application status.

Check Selection Parameters of Management Institutes

More than two lakh candidates appeared for CAT 2019 which was conducted by the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. Candidates are shortlisted for the admission process in different IIMs on the basis of their CAT scores. There are 20 IIMs in the country and each one of them has different admission criteria. It is imperative to have a thorough knowledge of the selection parameters of management institutes. All the IIMs usually follow a two-step selection process. They are -

  • Common Admission Test (CAT)

  • Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI)

However, all IIMs do not conduct any common counselling process. The six new IIMs conduct Common Admission Process (CAP) which includes common WAT and PI rounds. The newly formed IIMs, IIM Sirmaur and IIM Jammu, both mentored by IIM Lucknow do not conduct WAT-PI rounds and declare merit list based on CAT score, past academic records, work experience and diversity factors.

Gear Up for Next Level of Evaluation

As already mentioned, apart from CAT, there are various other evaluating rounds which B-Schools exercise for selecting candidates, namely Writing Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI), Essay Writing. Moreover, a few of the institutes consider work experience as well. After CAT results, candidates should focus on equipping themselves with relevant skills to master in the mentioned skill sets. This stage varies from college to college. Based on the overall performance (CAT score, PI, GD, Past Academic Records, etc), the college will offer admission to candidates.

Few Questions that might be asked in the Personal Interview (PI) round are -

  • Why MBA?

  • Why pursue MBA from this college?

  • Why do you want to do MBA in (name of specialisation)?

  • How do you spend your leisure time?

  • Introduce yourself

  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?

  • Why should we select you?

  • Questions from the work domain

  • Questions from your current Company & its financial state, if applicable

  • Questions from your graduation academic area

  • Learn about social issues in India and the global economy.

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hi i am nc-obc female candidate .my 10 percentage is 96 and 12th percentage is 92 graduation 7.42 and cat percentile in range 80 to 83 .which iim call can i expect

KUNAL LANJEWAR 6th Dec, 2019

Hello Pooja,

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.

Best wishes.


I want to know Ill appear for b design so I have to appear for both GAT and CAT or only CAT

Sharon Rose Student Expert 6th Dec, 2019

There are 2 sections in NIFT entrance 2020

  1. Creative Ability Test (CAT)
  2. General Ability Test (GAT)

Candidates who wish to get admission in B.Des must appear for both GAT and CAT. Candidates who seek admission in B.F.Tech you need to only appear for GAT. Those qualify the tests have to appear for situation test. So yes, if you want to get admission in B.Des then you need to appear for GAT and CAT. For information about syllabus, exam pattern etc you can refer our article by using the link below

I have got 84 marks in CAT 2019. Which are the best colleges i can apply for?

Yashu Shrivastava 6th Dec, 2019

Hello Rohit

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-

  • SP Jain Institute Of Research And Management,Mumbai
  • Xavier Institute Of Management And Entrepreneurship,Bangalore
  • Institute Of Financial And International Management,Bangalore
  • Institute Of Management Studies,Banaras Hindu University,Varanasi
  • Institute Of Financial Management And Research,Changambakkam

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 https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/what-if-my-cat-percentile-between-80-and-90-do-i-have-any-chance-at-top-b-schools

Hope This Helps

Good Luck For Your Future!

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I just appeared for the CAT 2020 and my projected percentile is around 88. I have CGPA 8.4 for 10th grade, 76.8 for 12th, and 6.78 CGPA for Graduation. I have 1 year of Work Experience as well. I would like to know if it is worth it to apply for XIMB. Usually the cutoff is around 90 percentile?

rishabh5978@gmail.com 5th Dec, 2019

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.

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What is the cutoff for OBC in CAT & XAT for IRMA ? What is the good percentile to get converted in IRMA for OBC NCL?

rishabh5978@gmail.com 5th Dec, 2019

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:-

  • Number of candidates appearing in IRMASAT 2020 exam.
  • Level of difficulty of  IRMASAT exam.
  • Number of candidates passing IRMASAT 2020

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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