CAT 2019 Admit Card – Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode is releasing CAT Admit Card on October 23, 2019, from 5:00 PM onwards. The mock test link to practice for CAT is active, and the direct link is given below. Admit Card of CAT 2019 can be downloaded online at iimcat.ac.in. CAT 2019 Admit Card can be downloaded till November 24, 2019. To download it, you require user id and password. It is mandatory for candidates to carry it on the day of the test along with id proof. Check more details on CAT 2019 Admit Card from this page.
Latest: Before the release of CAT admit card, IIM Kozhikode has released the Mock Test link for practice. Access the link from below.
CAT 2019 Admit Card
The recommended browsers for downloading CAT Hall Ticket 2019 are Internet Explorer (version 11 and above), Mozilla Firefox (version 50 to 61), Google Chrome (version 50 to 69). Candidates can check the complete schedule for CAT 2019 Admit Card from the table below.
|CAT 2019 Admit Card||Important Date|
|Issuance of CAT Admit Card 2019||23 Oct 2019|
|Last date for downloading CAT Admit Card||24 Nov 2019|
|CAT 2019 exam date||24 Nov 2019|
- Download Here: Candidates can download the CAT 2019 Admit Card as per the schedule from the official website, iimcat.ac.in.
- Mock Test: Click here to access the CAT 2019 Mock Test.
CAT 2019 Mock Test
The candidates can access the CAT Mock Test from the direct link on this page. IIM Kozhikode has released the link at iimcat.ac.in. Here is how to access the Mock Test:
How to access the CAT 2019 Mock Test?
Step 1: Click on the direct link on this page above. On doing so the below window opens. In that window you don’t have to enter any details, just click on the blue sign in button. The login window is just fro reference.
Step 2: On signing in, you can check the next page with general instructions, these shall be same as that of the CAT exam day. Read and understand them and click on the ‘next’ button.
Step 3: On click the next button, trhe candidates can check the declaration box which they need to check.
Step 4: After that the CAT 2019 Mock Test commences.
All about the CAT 2019 Computer Based Test
Below is the explanation of the CAT 2019 CBT:
The CBT exam interface shall be like the one below:
#1 – Sections in CAT 2019: This section shows the name of all the sections in CAT 2019 exam. The section in blue is the section that you are currently attempting. You cannot move to another section without completing one totally.
#2 – Question: This is where you can read the question you are attempting.
#3 – Indicators: This area shows the meaning of various indicators. The same is shown in the image below.
#4 – Profile: Here you can check your photo and name.
#5 – Virtual calculator: Students can check the virtula calculator here. Clicking it opens the calculator on your screen for any calculations.
#6 – Clock: This vitual clock shows you the time left for the exam to complete. The exam interface closes automatically when the time is up.
#7 – Question palette: This is the section where you can check the questiosna nd the action taken against each of them. The actions mean –
– The question number is in green: It means you have answered and submitted the same successfully.
– The question number is red: That means the question has been not answered.
– The question number is purple with a ‘0’ mark inside: Means you have not attempted the question and have marked it for review.
– The question is number is purple with a ‘0’ mark inside and with a green mark on it: This means you have answered the question but have still marked it for review.
#8 – Save and Next: To submit the answer you have to click this button and move to the next question.
#9 – Submit: This button submits the entire test. The students must click this button only after they complete their test.
#10 – Clear Response: This button removes the answer to any question you choose.
#11 – Review: If you feel there are mistakes in the question and you wish to mark it for reviewing, click this button.
#12 – Active Section: Here you can see the name of the section that you are attempting.
CAT 2019 Admit Card Release Date
As per previous year observation, it is observed that there has been no delay in the release of the CAT Admit Card and it is released as per the schedule given by the conducting IIM. However, in the year 2017, 2016 and more it is observed that the CAT Admit card released after the scheduled date. However, it is expected for CAT 2019 exam that the admit card shall release on the scheduled date. Candidates can check the CAT Admit Card date trends for past 05 years from the table below.
|Year||Initial admit card release date||Released on|
|2018||24 Oct 2018||24 Oct 2018|
|2017||18 Oct 2017||25 Oct 2017|
|2016||18 Oct 2016||24 Oct 2016|
|2015||15 Oct 2015||25 Oct 2015|
|2014||16 Oct 2014||19 Oct 2014|
What is Required to Download CAT 2019 Admit Card?
To download the CAT Admit Card 2019, it is important that the candidates must ensure that they have the following ready beforehand.
✔️ CAT 2019 Login details
✔️ Good Internet connection
✔️ A printer connected to your device
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CAT 2019 Dress Code
It is important that the candidates must follow the dress code for CAT exam. It is as important as carrying the admit card on the day of the test. The following shall not be accepted at CAT 2019 Test Center:
|Half sleeves||Full Sleeves|
|Slippers and Sandals||Shoes|
Note: This is not a compulsion to wear half sleeves or light color clothes. If you want to wear long sleeves or dark colored clothes due to cultural/customary reasons, it is advised that you should reach the test center an hour or two before the reporting timings so that the invigilator get enough time to check the candidate for unfair means.
CAT 2018 Exam Day Instructions
Candidates can take a look at the following instructions so as to avoid doing it on the day of the exam:
#1. Carry your Documents: You have to carry only two (02) documents on the day of the test. First is the print out of your CAT Admit Card and the second is your id proof in original as advised in the Admit Card.
#2. Report as per the Reporting Timing: CAT exam is conducted in two sessions. It is advised that for the Morning session, candidates must report at the test centre by 7:30 AM and by 01:00 PM for afternoon session. IIMs also sends an SMS to the candidates against getting delayed to report at the test centre. It is better to locate your test centre a day or two before the exam date.
#3. Do not wear Shoes: As per last year’s information, you are not allowed to wear shoes and even if you do, your shoes and socks shall not be allowed inside the testing room. It is henceforth advised to wear Chappals/Sandals or slippers.
#4. Mehndi, a big NO: At the CAT test center, verification of candidates is done by capturing their photo and digital finger print scan. Now, applying Hina (Mehndi) on palm side may be a hindrance in getting your biometrics captured. hence, avoid applying Mehndi prior to the test.
#5. Do not wear Jewellery: Inside the CAT testing room, you are not allowed to wear any metal jewellery or jacket. There is no arrangement for safekeeping the same.
#6. Be well familiar with navigation for CBT: CAT 2019 is a computer-based and hence it is important that the candidates must be well familiar with the status of their question and answer. The Question Palette is displayed on the right side of screen which shows the status of each question, whereas, on the right side, there are 04 colour symbols to indicate the status of the question. These symbols as:
Green – Answered question; Red – Unanswered question; White – Question not viewed; Violet – Question marked for review.
Other Important Instructions for CAT Aspirants
- The test duration for CAT 2019 exam is of 03 hours.
- PWD/DA candidates with scribe requirements will get an extra hour to complete the test
- Candidates must remain seated on their seats for the entire duration of the test even if they complete their test early.
- The sectional Submit button is enabled only upon completion of sectional test time of 60 minutes
- For any issues during the test, examinees must raise their hand to notify the invigilator. Under no circumstance, you should move out from your seat until the end of the exam time.
CAT Admit Card 2019 Download if Forgot Login Details
The Admit Card for CAT 2019 is released by online mode only at the Candidate Login. However, in case if a candidate does not remember their user id/ password, they can retrieve it by simply following the instructions as below.
Forgot User ID/ Password: Click Here to get your User id/ Password for CAT Login.
Often candidates forget CAT user id/ password, there is no need to worry as it can be easily retrieved from the CAT Login. Follow these instructions to get your User id:
Step 1: Click on the direct link on this page to get your User id for CAT 2019 Login.
Step 2: Next, the candidates have to enter their email id as provided by them at the time of CAT registration.
Step 3: Click on the “Get User id/ password” button to submit the details.
Step 4: After which the candidates will get the user id/ password at their registered email id.
Problem in Downloading CAT 2019 Admit Card? Check Solution Here
In case you face difficulty getting the CAT Admit Card, here a few things that you can try:
If the admit card screen doesn’t load:
- In such case, you must check that you are connected to the internet or the internet speed is enough for the CAT admit card to download.
- Refresh the page of admit card if the above point doesn’t work
The website is not working:
- Sometines the official website faces issue as the number of candidates trying to download their admit card at the same time increases.
- This is a technical error and is resolved asap by the authorities only.
- Be patients and keep trying in an interval of one or half-hour.
Cannot log in into your CAT account:
- You must recheck your User ID and password.
- If you cannot remember the password then use the method given on this page to retrieve the same.
How to Download CAT 2019 Admit Card?
Follow these steps to download the CAT Admit Card 2019:
Step 1: Click on the direct link which will be available on this page to download CAT
Step 2: In the next screen, the candidates have to log in by entering their User id and password.
Step 3: On submiting the login details the candidates have to click on the “Admit Card” tab.
Step 4: In the next screen, click on the “Download” button as shown in the image below.
Step 5: Check details on the downloaded admit card and take its print in an A4 sized paper.
What to Carry to Test Center Other than CAT 2019 Admit Card?
On the day of the entrance exam, candidates must carry the ID proof in original. The acceptable ID proof for the CAT exam are as follows:
- College ID
- Employer ID
- Driving license
- PAN card
- Voter ID
- Aadhaar card
- Identification affidavit.
- If you are using the services of a scribe, then scribe affidavit is required.
What Not to Carry to CAT 2019 Exam Center?
Other than the above-mentioned documents, candidates should not carry anything else. Carrying items other than the admit card and id proof shall result to cancellation of candidature. Check the list of disbarred items in the exam hall below:
1.Stationery Item –
- Textual material (printed or written)
- Papers or chits
- Geometry or Pencil Box
- Plastic Pouch
- Writing Pad
- Pen Drives
- Log Table
- Electronic Pen / Scanner, etc.
2. Electronic Device –
- Mobile Phone
- Health Band, etc
3. Any Other items –
- Cap, etc
- Watch / Wrist Watch
- Camera, etc
- Eatable item
Details on CAT 2019 Admit Card
The admit card for IIM CAT 2019 consist of the following information:
- Candidate’s Name
- Registration number
- Date of birth
- PwD status
- Space to affix a photograph (same as the one uploaded in the application form)
- Candidate’s Photo
- A space for the sign of the candidate in presence of the invigilator
- Test date and day
- Test time/session
- Exam center name and address
- Reference number
- Emergency Contact
- Google map link of the exam center location
What is Reference Number?
The reference number as printed on your CAT Admit Card is your guide to designated seat. CAT 2019 Admit Card shall consist of distinct 10 digit Reference Number which is different from your CAT registration number. Your seat allocation at the designation work station will be as per to your Reference number and not as per your registration number. So, it is advised to check it in advance to avoid any inconvenience on the exam day.
Which Errors to Look out for in CAT Admit Card?
The candidates shall check the below given details on their admit card carefully and note if there are any errors in them:
- Check the spelling of your name
- Check that you photo is clear and same as the one you have uploaded in the application form
- Note the registration number. It must be the same as the one you have received after registration
- Make sure the date of birth is printed correctly
- category status is correct
- Check which test city you have been allotted and if it is one of the 4 centers you had selected in the form
What to Do if there is Error in CAT Admit Card?
In rare cases the candidates witness any error in their CAT 2019 Admit Card. However, in case if there is an error in the detail printed on the CAT 2019 Admit Card, then in suich a case, the candidates must contact the concerned authorities immediately at the follows:
- Helpline Number: 18002090830
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CAT 2019 Admit Card Important Instructions
Check the below-given instruction that is a mandate to follow after you download the admit card:
The candidates have to paste a photo on the CAT admit card in the space available. The photo must be the same as the one uploaded in the CAT 2019 Application Form.
Do not sign in the space for signature after you download the CAT 2019 admit card. The signature is to be done on the day of the exam in the presence of the invigilator.
Carry an original valid photo identification card with CAT Admit Card. It could be a college ID, employer ID, driving license, passport, PAN card, voter ID, Aadhaar card, identification affidavit. The photo ID card should not be damaged or smudged
CAT 2019 Exam Pattern
Candidates can check the complete exam pattern for CAT 2019 from below:
- Duration of the exam – This National level exam is of 03 hours duration
- Mode of the exam – CAT is conducted in online mode, which means it is a computer-based test.
- Language of the Questions – The questions in the test are asked in English language only
- Number of Questions – There are a total of 100 number of question
- Type of Questions – In CAT, there are two type of question – MCQs and Type in the answers type questions (TITA)
- Name of the section – There are three section in CAT exam, these are, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. (VARC); Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR); Quantitative Ability (QA)
- Marking scheme – For a correct answer, candidates get 03 marks and there is a deduction of 01 marks for incorrect answers.
Candidates can check the distribution of the questions from the table below:
|Section||Question Per Section||Marks Per Section|
CAT 2019 Test Center
IIM-Kozhikode is conducting CAT 2019 in 156 cities. Candidates can check the complete list of test cities from the table below:
|State / Union Territory||City|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
|Andhra Pradesh||Guntur, Kakinada. Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Tirupathi, |
Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
|Assam||Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur|
|Bihar||Aurangabad-Bihar, Arrah, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, |
|Chhattisgarh||Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur|
|Delhi NCR||Delhi, Faridabad, Gurugram, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, |
Meerut, New Delhi, Noida
|Gujarat||Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Mehsana, |
Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
|Haryana||Ambala, Hisar, Karnal, Kurushetra, Panipat, Rohtak|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu|
|Jharkhand||Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi|
|Karnataka||Belagavi (Belgaum), Bengaluru, DharwadHubballi (Hubli),|
Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Mangaluru (Mangalore),
Mysuru (Mysore), Shivamogga (Shimoga), Udupi
|Kerala||Kannur, Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Thrissur, Trivandrum|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain|
|Maharashtra||Amravati, Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, |
Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Raigad,
Satara, Solapur, Thane, Palghar, Navi Mumbai, Vasai, Ulhasnagar
|Odisha||Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, |
|Punjab||Pathankot, Bhatinda, Jalandha, Ludhiana, |
Patiala, Sangrur, Amritsar
|Rajasthan||Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, |
|Tamil Nadu||Madurai, Trichy, Vellore, Chennai, Coimbatore, |
|Telangana||Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Warangal|
|Uttar Pradesh||Allahabad, Agra, Aligarh, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, |
Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Moradabad,
|Uttarakhand||Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee|
|West Bengal||Asansol, Bankura, Burdwan, Durgapur,|
Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri
CAT 2019 Answer Key
IIM-K release the CAT 2019 Answer Key online at Candidate login. To download the answe rkey, candidates require their user id and password. Along with the CAT Answer Key, the conducting IIM also release the response sheet for the candidates. Use both key and response sheet to cross-check your answers and calculate your probable score. Candidates will also get the opportunity to submit an objection in it, if they are not satisfied with the response marked in the CAT 2019 Key. The answers marked in the CAT 2019 Key is used for the preparation of result.
About CAT 2019
Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national level test which is conducted by various IIMs on a rotational basis. It is conducted in online mode and is used a shortlisting criteria for admission in PGP, FPM programmes in 20 Indian Institute of Management (IIMs). Other than IIMs, various Management schools/ university/ Institute all over India also accepts CAT score. Each IIM and B-school have their own se of selection criteria which generally includes Group Discussion, Personal Interview.
About IIM Kozhikode
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) is situated in the Kunnamangalam Area in Kerala. The campus is spread over about 112.5 acres of land. The Institute started with a batch of 42 students and now has grown tremendously over the years with a current batch strength of 356 odd students, making it the fastest growing management school in the country.
CAT 2019 Admit Card Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : No. It is strictly prohibited. However, an on-screen calculator is available on the computer screen of the candidates during the exam.
Ans : If you do not have your user ID or password, then please go to Existing User Login and click ‘Forgot User ID/Password’ button. Then key in registered Email ID and captcha that appears on the screen. You will then receive User ID/Password on registered Email ID.
Ans : No, CAT Admit Card 2019 shall not be sent by post or any means. Only the online mode is available to download the admit card.
Ans : No, the candidates cannot carry a calculator in the exam center.
Ans : Yes, it is necessary to carry a photo Id proof with the CAT admit card in original. Do not carry a photocopy.
Ans : Candidates belonging to the PwD category, they will be given 20 minutes extra for each section in CAT, which means that they will have to complete the test in four hours instead of three hours.
Ans : No the exam center as printed on the CAT admit card is the final one and cannot be changed.
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