What After CAT 2019 Result
Updated on Jan 4, 2020 - 2:39 p.m. IST by Ranjini Basu
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What After CAT 2019 Result - IIM Kozikhode conducted CAT 2019 on November 24, 2019. The CAT scorecard is now available 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 was 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 has released the CAT result 2019 on January 4, 2020. 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 released CAT 2019 result on January 4, 2020.

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What to Expect - Analyse CAT Score and Search for Institutes

Candidates were able check their scores on the basis of the CAT answer key 2019 which was officially declared 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

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I got 8.6 cgpa in class 10, 77% in class 12 and 7.8 cgpa in my graduation and I am expecting my percentile around 90 in CAT. so what are chances to get a call from IIMs and other top MBA colleges?

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020
Hello aspirant,

  • As per the details provided by you, your academics are average for selection into iims. And with 90 percentile it's very difficult for you to get a call from top IIMs. Although you can get calls from new IIMs but the chances are pretty low.. Even don't expect to get call from IITs at 90 percentile.. If you are planning to get into top MBA Institutes then I'll recommend you to sit for another attempt..otherwise you can also take following colleges:
  • Welingkar Mumbai
  • Tapmi
  • Bimtec
  • DTU

All the best

is there any scholorship available for cat top scrores

Shareef 17th Feb, 2020

GITAM Hyderabad Business School has no scholarship facilities for students who have been toppers. CAT is not only the entrance exam that is accepted in this college so CAT toppers or any exam toppers for MBA entrance exam do not get any scholarships. But Gitam College, Visakhapatnam offers merit scholarships and you can check them at: https://gim.gitam.edu/admissions/merit-scholarship


i would like to know how many times i can give cat exam?

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020
Hello aspirant,
You can appear for cat entrance exam as many times you want. The minimum eligibility criteria for appearing in cat exam is as follows:-
In order to be eligible for the CAT Exam, the candidate has to pass at least their Bachelor's degree with at least 50% (for General Category and for candidates from the NC-OBC caste). For SC/ST and Differently Abled (DA) candidates, the percentage required is 45%.

All the best

I am a CAT aspirant & have appeared for CAT, XAT,& SNAP & scored 90%ile. With acads 10th-7.4CGPA, 12th-82% & in graduation(2018)-64% with no work experience due to family problem. Would I able to secure a seat in good college? I have been shortlisted for TAPMI, FORE, IIMV for round one till now.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020


its true that iims and some of other top ranked institute shortlisted candidates as per their academic record and  cat or any other management aptitude  test score. see right now which of institute name you have mentioned is also comes under tier 1 college. now you need to focus on your presentation skills, communication approach  to get shortlisted in final rounds. so keep calm and focus on your goal, I think you will surely crack it.


dear sir, I have 67 percentile bin cat, which colleges should I apply??

Shiksha 16th Feb, 2020


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

Others are: vit vellore, isbr pune, ndim delhi, pibm pune, aims banglore, mit pune, ims ghaziabad, etc

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