CAT or Common Admission Test, the most popular national level management entrance exam was conducted on November 24 by Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode for admission to 20 IIMs and in more than 1000 B-schools across India. The candidates response sheet for CAT has been released on November 29. The admit card for CAT 2019 was released on October 23. The notification for the same was released on July 26. Around 2.5 lakh MBA aspirants have reportedly appeared for the test this year. CAT 2019 was a 3-hour computer-based test consisting of 100 Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) and Non-MCQ type questions. There were three sections, namely Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR). CAT 2019 was held on in two slots - Forenoon (9 AM to 12 PM) and Afternoon (2:30 PM to 5:30 PM). The result of CAT 2019 will be announced by January 6, 2020, and the selection procedure initiates with the release of CAT cutoff. Each of the participating institutes of CAT 2019 will execute their individual admission process, however, the shortlisting would be done based on CAT 2019 cutoff. Next, the shortlisted candidates will be called for further selection rounds, namely, Group Discussion (GD) or Writing Ability Test (WAT) or both and Personal Interview (PI) rounds for the final admission. Additionally, the newly formed IIMs will administer the Common Admission Process (CAP) where the shortlisted aspirants from all participating IIMs need to appear for WAT and PI rounds.
Past Dates and Events
04 Dec, 2019 - 06 Dec, 2019
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29 Nov, 2019
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Response Sheet of CAT - Start Date | Mode: Online
24 Nov, 2019
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23 Oct, 2019 - 24 Nov, 2019
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16 Oct, 2019
Mock test - Start Date | Mode: Online
28 Sep, 2019 - 30 Sep, 2019
Application Correction - Correction Date | Mode: Online
07 Aug, 2019 - 25 Sep, 2019
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IIM Kozhikode has formulated the CAT 2019 eligibility criteria. As per the official eligibility criteria of CAT 2019, a candidate should meet the following parameters-
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IIM Kozhikode opened the online application process of CAT 2019 from August 7, 2019 till September 25, 2019. The authorities have extended the last date of CAT registration 2019 till September 25, 2019. The application is a three-step process, CAT registration, filling the application form, and paying the application fee. Post-registration, candidates receive a User ID and Password on their registered email and mobile number which has to be used to login to the official website to fill the CAT application form 2019. Candidates needed to select four exam centres as per their convenience.
CAT 2019 application fee- The application fee could be paid through net banking, debit card, credit card, BillDesk, PayU and Paytm.
CAT Registration/Application Fee
General and NC-OBC
Perseverance, strategic planning and execution clubbed with positivity pave the path towards success in the most coveted entrance exam, CAT. Candidates would need to start preparing at least 6-8 months prior to the exam to yield the best results.
Thorough knowledge of the CAT 2019 Syllabus along with the concepts should be the primary focus for all the aspiring test takers followed by practice of previous years' question papers and sample papers. Candidates are advised to take as many timed mock tests as possible to enhance their proficiency. Apart from academic preparation, one should be cautious about their health as well. Staying fit and positive is immensely important until the exam day.
As per the CAT 2019 exam pattern, the computer-based test had three timed sections (VARC, DILR, and QA) carrying a total of 100 questions. The types of questions are both MCQ as well as Non-MCQ questions. Following were the three CAT sections including the sectional durations and marks allotted-
CAT Exam Pattern 2019
Name of Section
No. of Questions
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
The IIM Kozhikode will conduct CAT 2019 and it has released the official mock test of CAT on October 16. The mock test or the practice test released explains the exam format, pattern as well as the marking scheme and the navigation system to the prospective test takers.
The total duration of CAT mock test 2019 is 3 hours and it included the following-
The Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode issued the online CAT 2019 admit card on October 23, 2019 onwards. It will comprise of candidates' personal and test venue details along with exam day guidelines. It is a mandate for all candidates to carry their CAT admit card 2019 on the day of the exam.
The admit card of CAT 2019 will be available only in online mode. Candidates needed to download the admit card from the official website using their login credentials (user ID and password) and take prints of the same for the exam day, which will be held in last week of November.
IIM Kozhikode conducted the exam and released the answer key of CAT 2019 on November 29. The answer key consists of CAT 2019 questions along with the correct answers marked in green colour. The CAT 2019 answer key is available for download on the official website of the exam. The document will be available for all the test takers. Candidates who appeared for the exam on November 24, 2019 can login to the official website to download the pdf file of the answer key.
Test takers are permitted to file an objection if they find any discrepancy in the CAT answer key 2019. The objection filling can be done December 6 by paying a fee of Rs. 1200. Last year, the fee for filing objection was Rs. 1000.
The result of CAT 2019 will be announced by the exam conducting IIM in the second week of January. The CAT 2019 result will be made available in online mode only. Based on the result, test-takers will be shortlisted for further selection rounds by respective IIMs and other CAT 2019 participating institutes.
For downloading the result of CAT 2019, candidates need to insert their login credentials created during registration (User ID and Password). The CAT 2019 scorecard reflects the sectional and overall scores and percentiles obtained by the examinee.
The minimum marks or percentile any test taker must secure in order to qualify for further selection rounds is called the CAT cutoff marks/scores. All the IIMs and other participating institutes will release the CAT 2019 cutoff to shortlist the candidates for the selection procedure.
The factors that affect the cutoff of CAT 2019 are-
Name of the institute
To be available soon
The selection procedure of CAT 2019 is a two-step process followed by all the IIMs and other CAT score accepting management institutes. Candidates will first have to appear for CAT 2019. Based on the performance of the test, examinees will be shortlisted for the second CAT selection process. All shortlisted candidates will be called for Group Discussion (GD), Writing Ability Test (WAT), and Personal Interview (PI). The participating institutes and IIMs will render some weightage to each mentioned factor as per their respective admission processes before finalising the students for admissions to management programmes.
As per the notification issued by IIM Kozikhode, it is likely to be announced in the second week of January. Going by past years trends, CAT result 2019 will be announced on January 6.
Individual IIMs will release the CAT 2019 cutoff for the batch of 2020-2022. Each IIM will release their own cuoff for the next round of selection. The cutoff of CAT 2019 that is released by individual institutes is different for various categories.
Every year approximately 2 Lakh students appears for the CAT examination and the competition is very high. If your expected score is 83 percentile then as per past year trends, the expected cut off for
this year will be
and for the IIMs it will be more than 90 percentile. Still you have a hope to get a call from
as its cut off for the year 2018 General Category was
. You never know when miracle happens so let's hope for the best.
Good Luck and Have a great Day!
As everyone CAT aspirant should know that the best MBA colleges are IIM Ahemdabad, IIM Bangalore and IIM Chennai.
On the basis of the cutoff of these colleges we can know the actual cutoff required.
For general category Candidates,
Cutoff of 2017 - 80
For OBC Candidates,
Cutoff of 2017 - 70
For ST/SC Candidates,
Cutoff of 2017 - 60-70
Keep in mind that all cutoffs of 2017 and are only for IIM Ahemdabad.
IIM Ahmadabad is the top ranked Institute of Management in India. By taking into consideration all the cutoffs of CAT till date, IIM Ahmadabad has the highest cutoff on average.
The cutoff percentile of IIM Ahmadabad of CAT 2017 are given below:
1. General : 80 percentile
2. OBC / NC / Transgender : 75 percentile
3. SC : 70 percentile
4. ST : 60 percentile
5. PWD : 60 percentile
For reserved category, the eligibility is that the candidate must have completed bachelor's degree from a recognised university with a minimum aggregate score of 45%. So,
yes you are eligible to appear for CAT 2020.
Hope this helps!
NMAT Cut-off for XIMB for some selected courses only 220 marks
GMAT Cut-off for XIMB 550 marks
Similar to CAT cut off figures, XAT cut off is around
You may refer the link for other cut-offs of XIMB:
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