About CAT 2019

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 is announced on January 4, 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.

Exam level: National Level Exam
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
Duration 3 Hours

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CAT 2019 Important Dates

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04 Jan, 2020

Result | Mode: Online

04 Dec, 2019 - 06 Dec, 2019

Answer Key - Raise Objection | Mode: Online

29 Nov, 2019

Response Sheet of CAT - Start Date | Mode: Online

29 Nov, 2019

Answer Key | Mode: Online

24 Nov, 2019

Exam | Mode: Online

23 Oct, 2019 - 24 Nov, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Online

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

Application | Mode: Online

CAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

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-

  • Obtain a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with minimum 50 per cent marks or equivalent CGPA from a recognised university or educational institute.
  • The reserved category candidates, such as Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD), should secure minimum 45 percentage in Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognised university or educational institute.
  • The final year students of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification exam and those who have completed degree course and are awaiting results can apply for CAT 2019 as well.
  • Aspirants with any professional degree with requisite percentage of marks will be eligible to appear for the exam.
  • Age Limit: There is no limit pertaining to age for appearing in CAT.
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Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | NEFT | Paytm | Other

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                                                                              



Category            

Application Fee

        
            

General and NC-OBC

            

Rs. 1900

SC, ST and PWD            

Rs. 950

        

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, General Online Transgender, Female, Male ₹ 1900
OBC, General PWD Online Transgender ₹ 950
SC, ST Online Transgender ₹ 950

Student Appearing Vs Seat Available

Year Student Appeared Seats Available
2018 209405 None
Verbal ability and reading comprehension
Data interpretation and logical reasoning
Quantitative ability (qa)

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

        
            

Total Marks

        
            

Duration

        
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)            

34

        
            

102

        
            

60 minutes

        
            

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)        

            

32

        
            

96

        
            

60 minutes

            

Quantitative Ability (QA)

            

34

        
            

102

        
            

60 minutes

        
            

Total

        
            

100

        
            

300

        
            

180 minutes

        


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-

  • Exam instructions
  • Mock questions pertaining to each section (VARC, DI & LR, and QA)

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.

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Documents Required at Exam

  • CAT 2019 admit card
  • Photo ID

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.

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The result of CAT 2019 has been announced on January 4. The CAT 2019 result is 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.

CAT 2019 Toppers

Name of the Candidate

Percentile Scored

Sectional Scores

Elliot Anderson

99.12

78/72/67

Rahul Gupta

100


Ronit Banerjea

99.80


Manisha Barnwal

99.89


Aaryan Sarupria

99.89


Bitanesh Bhattacharya

99.66


Kislay Jha

99.96


Monisha Goyal

99.51


Vineet Jain

99.77


Sukumar Chowdary

99.03


Avinash Singh

99.48


Supratik Sinha

99.35


Rahul Manglik

99.99


Anumay

99.98


Suman Gande

99.43


Karal Maheshwari

99.03


Christy Rajan

99.57

95/86/80.4

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-

  •    The total number of CAT test takers 
  •    The level of difficulty of the exam
  •    Number of test takers qualifying for the next rounds 
  •    The total number of seats 
  •    Institute of repute or ranking.

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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.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • 10th, 12th, graduation, and professional (if applicable) mark sheets
  • 10th, 12th, graduation, and professional (if available) degree certificates
  • Proof of date of birth
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Admission letter
  • CAT admit card
  • Address proof of parents
  • Passport size photographs (colour/black & white)
  • Others

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: When can we expect the CAT 2019 result to be announced?

Answer:

 As per the notification issued by IIM Kozikhode, has announced the CAT result 2019 on January 4. 

Question: Is there going to be a common cutoff for CAT 2019 for the next round of selection?

Answer:

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. 

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My cat score is 90.83. Colleges that I can apply for?

Manisha Gupta Expert 28th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

As a general Category the chances are very less to get a call from IIMs. The other colleges you can apply in colleges-

DMS, IISc Bangalore

K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

TAPMI, Manipal

Goa Institute of Management

Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, New Delhi

But CAT marks are not the only parameter involved in the selection procedure. After CAT exam every college in which you apply prepares a merit list to call students for next round of interview based on your aggregate score which comprises of many parameters such as CAT marks, 10th, 12th and graduation percentage, work experience etc. whose weight age varies for all different colleges. After the round of interview again a merit list is prepared which includes marks of your interview, GD and WSAT which along with CAT marks generally have the highest weightage.

You can also use CAT Pathfinder tool given below to know your other admission possibilities.

https://bschool.careers360.com/pathfinder/cat

Good Luck!

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Hi Team Careers360, my cat 19 score is 95.49. I am fresher, nonengineer, male general. Can i expect a call from IIMs CAP? if not what are the other alternatives?

Sampriti Student Expert 28th Jan, 2020
You have a pretty good CAT percentile and considering the fact that you are a fresher you can expect a call from the new IIMs. The new IIMs are yet to declare their shortlist and the newest IIMs will release their list on their respective websites soon whereas IIM Bodhgaya has already declared their list. Depending on your academic background you'll receive a call from the newer IIMs now.

The selection process will take place with the new IIMs in the CAP round.

Good Luck
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i scored 86 percentile in jee main 2020(7 jan ,2 shift) can u tell that can i get any govt engineering college in india me from general cat?

Raj Aryan Sharma 28th Jan, 2020

Hi Ayushi.

The official cutoff of JEE Mains will be released long with the final results after the April Mains. The NTA will announce category wise cutoffs then. But you can still check your estimated rank using the formula (100-your total percentile)*869010/100. So with this percentile, you estimated All India rank is around 1,21,000. Now, if the number of candidates giving the exam in April increase, you rank will go higher up.

Well, yes with that percentile, you might be able to get some GFTIs like (Mentioning refering to Other State quota) -

  • Agricultural Engineering in Assam University, Silchar .
  • You can get other GFTIs given they are in your Home State.

You can refer to the following link - https://engineering.careers360.com/articles/jee-main-cutoff-for-top-gftis

Also, to predict your college, you can use this college predictor-

https://engineering.careers360.com/jee-main-college-predictor

All the best!

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could you please tell me the best authour for cat preparation???

Kanupriya Gupta 28th Jan, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

Preparing for CAT is a step towards fulfilling your dream of an MBA, so how you choose to prepare becomes the deciding factor of your exam. It is not an easy exam because of being one of the most competitive exams in the country. So here are some basic steps to prepare and ace it!

Know the exam pattern and syllabus in detail : The duration of the exam is 3 hours and you will roughly have an hour to complete each section. This will be a computer-based test with a total number of 100. Each correct answer will secure 3 marks and there will a negative marking of 1 mark for every wrong answer. There are three sections: Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR). Out of this DILR will have 32 questions and the other two sections, i.e., QA and VARC will have 34 questions. There will be 7-10 non MCQ type questions in each section.

The syllabus is-

DILR- Bar Graphs, Caselets, Column Graphs, Tables, Blood Relations, Calendars, Cubes, Clocks, Number and Letter Series, Binary Logic, Seating Arrangement, Line Charts, Venn Diagrams, Pie Chart, Combination of two or more types linked to each other, Syllogism etc.

QA- Trigonometry, Arithmetic, Higher Maths, Mensuration, Algebra, Geometry, etc.

VARC- English Usage or Grammar, Jumbled Paragraph, Close Passage, Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Synonyms Antonyms, Verbal Reasoning, Facts-Inferences-Judgements etc.

Choose your study material wisely : To prepare for CAT, here are some books you can consider.

  • NCERT books from class 6th to 10th
  • Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Nishit Saxena
  • Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT by Sarvesh Sharma
  • How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha
  • High School Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension For The CAT by Nishit Sinha
  • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT by Nishit Sinha
  • A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
  • How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma

Other than this, solve question papers . Find one of the question banks here:

https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/cat-sample-paper

This will help you analyse your progress so far and what are your strengths and weaknesses and aid your course of preparation.

Be sincere, confident and dedicate your time religiously to the discourse of preparation. Be with people who motivate you to move forward in this discourse and use the internet for guidance from time to time.

Hope this helps. All the best!

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Hi All, I want to apply for IIMs and I have a query regarding EWS certificate. I had applied for EWS but I got it in my regional format (marathi). The college I am applying is not accepting this format. And I am confused of how to apply the format that they want. Does that format has any name ? TIA

Akram Khan 28th Jan, 2020

Hi,

Many institution give the format of the document required in their information brochure or at the official site. So visit the official site of CAT exam. There in the certificate section you will find the format of all the certificate required.

From there download the  EWS certificate. And after proper attestation submit it.

Hope it helps.

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