CAT 2019 Answer Key – IIM Kozhikode released the CAT answer key for Slot 1 and 2 online at iimcat.ac.in. Candidates could download the answer key from login usign their user id and password. On the basis of the objection submitted by the candidate, the conducting body releases the final answer key for CAT 2019. The correct response in the key is given in green, along with question and other details. Candidates can use it to calculate probable score. For a correct answer, add 03 marks and deduct 01 marks for incorrect answer in case of MCQ type questions. You can check more details on CAT 2019 answer key like release date, how to download it, submitting objection, how to calculate score, etc from this page.
Latest: CAT 2019 answer key objections were reviewed by the experts and it has been announced that there will be no change in the answer key. Hence, CAT 2019 scores will be prepared on the basis of provisional answer key.
CAT 2019 Answer Key
The conducting body first releases CAT response sheet and then the answer key is released for the candidates. The result of CAT 2019 is prepared on the basis of final answer key, which is released after considering all the challenges again the provisional official answer key. Check the schedule for release of CAT 2019 official answer key from the table below.
|CAT 2019 Answer Key||Important Dates|
|CAT 2019 exam date||24 Nov 2019|
|CAT 2019 response sheet releases on||29 Nov 2019|
|Release of CAT 2019 Official answer key pdf||Dec 2019|
|Submission on objection in CAT answer key starts from||05 Dec 2019|
|Last date to submit objection||06 Dec 2019 (05:00 PM)|
|Release of CAT 2019 final answer key||Dec 2019|
|Declaration of CAT 2019 result||02nd week of Jan 2020|
- Click here to submit an objection in CAT 2019 answer key.
- Click here to download CAT 2019 answer key for shift 2.
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- Click here to download response sheet.
Objection in CAT Answer Key 2019
The conducting body allows the candidate to submit objection in the CAT 2019 answer key in case if a candidate is not satisified with the option marked in it. The challenge(s) in the official answer key cdfan be submitted by online mode only. Candidates can raise only one objection can be raised at a time. Note that objections once submitted cannot be edited later.
Objection fee – Candidates have to pay the following amount for the objection fee:
- Rs. 1200 per objection
Mode of Payment: Candidates have to pay the required objection fee amount by online mode only.
How to Submit Objection in CAT 2019 Answer Key?
The process to raise objections against CAT 2019 answer key is as give below:
Step 1: Click on the direct link which is given on this page to submit objection in CAT answer key.
Step 2: Next, the candidates have to log in by entering their user id and password.
Step 3: Click on the “Login” button, after this, in the next screen, candidates will get to see 5 options:
- Applicant Details
- Application PDF
- Candidate Response
- Official answer keys & Questions PDF
- Objection Form
Step 4: Click on the “Objection Form” tab and then click on the “+” sign.
Step 5: Next you need to select name, question number, type of objection and any 1 of the 3 options:
- None of the options is a correct answer
- More than one option is a correct answer
- The answer key is incorrect
Step 6: Then, the candidates have to enter remark for objection which can be only of upto 500 words.
Step 7: Next, candidates need to pay objection fee and finally submit the objection form.
Refund in Objection Fee:
If the challenge is accepted by IIM-K, the fee against it shall be refunded to the student’s account from which the payment was submitted.
Get CAT 2019 Answer Key and Question Paper Here
CAT question paper for CAT 2019 and answer key for slot 2 is given below. Kindly share slot 1 answer key with us at email@example.com and help your fellow candidates.
How to Calculate Score Using CAT 2019 Answer Key?
Candidates can use the answer key to cross-check their answers and calculate their probable CAT score. Calculation of marks is to eb done as per the instructions provided below:
Step 1: Click on the direct link which will be provided on this page for downloading CAT official answer key pdf.
Step 2: Download the answer key at CAT 2019 candidate login by entering your user id and password
Step 3: After you have downloaded the answer key, you need to add and deduct marks as per the marking scheme. Follow the below given marking scheme:
|Type of questions||Marks for correct answer||Marks for incorrect answer|
|MCQ||+3 marks||-1 marks|
|TITA||+3 marks||00 marks|
Step 4: Marks obtained by adding and deducting marks is the total score of the candidate.
CAT raw score = 3 X (no. of correct answers) – 1 X (number of wrong MCQs)
*For a Non-MCQ type question, the candidates need not require to deduct any marks, as there is no negative marking in these questions.
CAT 2019 Expected Score to Get 99 Percentile
On the basis of CAT 2019 analysis, coaching institute have started to release expected score needed to get 99 percentile. Check it below.
|CAT section||Score needed for 99%tile|
CAT 2019 Cutoff
You need to score a minimum percentile score in overall and each section of CAT 2019 to get admission in the IIMs. The CAT 2019 cutoff has been released by various IIMs. You can check it from the table below.
|IIM Calcutta||≥ 75||≥ 80||≥ 80||≥ 85|
Cutoffs of other B-schools that accept CAT scores, as per last year:
|B-schools||Overall cutoff marks needed|
|Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi||95|
|S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai||85|
|Management Development Institute, Gurgaon||90|
|Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad||90|
How to Download CAT 2019 Official Answer Key?
The official answer key for CAT 2019 is released by online mode only. Hence, to download it, candidates can follow the steps as provided below:
Step 1: Click on the direct link which is provided on this page to download CAT 2019 answer key.
Step 2: Next, candidates have to log in by entering their user id and password.
Step 3: Click on the “Login” button.
Step 4: In the next screen, click on the “Candidate response” tab.
Step 5: Next, click on the relevant link to download the answer key and start cross-checking your answers.
How to Download CAT 2019 Answer Key if Forgot Login Details?
The official answer key for CAT 2019 exam is released at the candidates login, hence, to download it candidate’s require their login details. However, in case if a candidate does not remember their login details, then in such a case, they can retrieve their login credentials by following the instructions as provided below.
Forgot Login details: Click here to retreive your CAT 2019 user id/ password.
How to Retrieve CAT 2019 Login details?
Step 1: Click on the direct link which is given above to get your login details.
Step 2: Next, you have to enter your registered email id as provided at the time of CAT registration.
Step 3: Click on the “Get User id/ password” button and your CAT login details will be sent on your registered email id.
CAT 2019 Response Sheet
The response sheet of CAT 2019 contains record of all the answers marks by the candidate. It is uploaded for individual candidate at the login and can be downloaded by following the steps as provided below.
Step 1: Click on the direct link which will be provided on this page to download CAT 2019 response sheet.
Step 2: Next, the candidates have to log in by entering their user id and password.
Step 3: Click on the “Login” button to submit the details.
Step 4: In the next screen, candidate’s dashboard will appear on the screen. Click on the relevant action link for downloading the response sheet.
Step 5: Finally download CAT response sheet on your device.
CAT 2019 Unofficial Answer Key
The unofficial answer key for CAT 2019 is released by the reputed coaching institute at their respective websites. Last year, T.I.M.E, and IMS released the unofficial answer key for CAT exam for both Slot 1 and Slot 2. The unofficial answer key is released soon after the release of CAT 2019 response sheet and question paper. It shall not be 100% correct, however, till the time, the official key is released, candidates can use the unofficial key for cross-checking their answers.
What is a memory based answer key? Candidates who appear for the exam, tell questions which they remember to the coaching institutes. These institute take such data for numerous candidates and on the basis of it, releases answer key. It is called as memory based answer key.
CAT 2019 Unoffiical answer key by TIME – Will be provided here soon.
CAT 2019 Unofficial answer key by IMS – Will be provided here soon.
CAT 2019 Question Papers
The response sheet of the candidates acts like the question paper too as the response sheet has the questions, the question type, the question Id and the response of the candidates. Since the exam is held in online mode, after the exam, question paper is not available for the students. After the exam, CAT question papers of the online exam is uploaded under the login of each candidate who appeared for the exam.
The question paper has the below details:
- Question number
- Question type
- Question ID
- Chose option by the candidate
- Status -answered/marked for review/unanswered/etc.
Features of CAT 2019 Official Answer Key
The official answer key of CAT 2019 is provided in the login and has following features:
Green tick is shown in front of the correct answers and in front of the wrong answers, red cross is displayed.
Other than this, following details are also mentioned in the start of the CAT answer key:
- Subject name
- Total marks
- Section id
- Section number
- Section type
- Number of question in each section
- Section marks, etc.
CAT 2019 Exam Analysis
CAT 2019 exam is over and approximately 2.44 lakh candidates applied for the entrance exam. However, as per sources, 14.02% candidates skipped their CAT 2019 exam. Slot 1 of CAT 2019 was conducted from 9 AM to 12 Noon and slot 2 of CAT exam was held from 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM on same day. Candidates can check below the exam analysis for CAT 2019 for Slot 1 and 2.
CAT 2019 Slot 1 Analysis
As per student’s review, the Slot 1 of CAT-2019 was more or less on similar lines as that of last year in terms of difficulty level. There were no surprises or new question types in CAT 2019 exam. It is reported that an overall attempt of 68-70 questions with an accuracy of 85percent shall be classified as a good performance and will fetch around 99 percentile. Candidates can check the expected final percentile on the basis of CAT 2019 slot 1 analysis below.
|Percentile||Score VA-RC||Score DI-LR||Score QA||Overall Score|
CAT 2019 Slot 2 Analysis
Slot 2 was more or less similar to the first slot and previous year of CAT exam in terms of difficulty level. As per the student’s review, it is estimated that an overall attempt of 67-69 questions with an accuracy of 85 percent should be classified as a good performance in this test and fetch around 99 percentile. Expected Final percentile shall be as follows for CAT 2019 Slot 2 exam:
|Percentile||Score VA-RC||Score DI-LR||Score QA||Overall Score|
CAT 2019 Result
IIM- K will announce result of Common Admission Test on iimcat.ac.in. It is prepared based on final answer key of CAT. To check the result, candidates have to access candidate login by submitting user id and password. The scorecard contains following details:
- Contact detail of candidate.
- Photo of candidate.
- Town / city.
- CAT registration number,
- PwD status.
- Date of birth.
- Date and time of test.
- Section wise scaled score.
- Section wise percentile.
- Overall scaled score.
- Overall scaled percentile.
In CAT, the result is the percentile secured by the candidate. Raw marks of the candidate are turned to percentile to ensure fairness in both session of exam. IIMs and over 200 B-Schools call candidates for GD / PI round on the basis of percentile score in CAT. Last year a total of 2,09,405 candidates took CAT and 11 of them got a perfect 100 percentile.
About CAT 2019
Common Admission Test (CAT) is the biggest MBA entrance exam. It is conducted every year by one of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM). The exam is held on computer based mode, around the nation. Graduate in any disciple can apply for the exam. There are 4 sections in the exam for verbal ability and reading comprehension, quantitative ability, and data interpretation and logical reasoning.
The score of CAT is accepted by 20 IIMs and over 200 B-Schools. Furtermore, for the academic session 2020-22, IIMs are offering more than 4576 seats. To get admission, CAT qualifiers have to apply individually for each college. Then, on the basis of CAT percentile, the colleges call candidates for group discussion and personal interview rounds. Henceforth, final admission is granted on the basis of CAT percentile score and performance in GD / PI.
About IIM Kozhikode
The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K) is located in Calicut (Kozhikode), Kerala. It was the fifth IIM to be established by the Government of India. The current student’s count in the Institute is 900 graduate students and 79 doctoral students. Admission in PGP course in IIM-K is provided on the basis of candidate’s performance in CAT conducted by IIMs. IIM Kozhikode was ranked sixth among management schools in India by the NIRF Ranking 2018.
CAT Answer Key Archives
Candidates can check previous years CAT answer key from the links below:
Unofficial key – Candidates can check the previous year unofficial answer key for CAT exam from the link below.
- Click here to download answer key for CAT exam year 2018 by TIME.
CAT Answer Key by IMS – 2018
CAT 2019 Answer Key Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : CAT answer key is a document where you can check the correct answers to all the questions asked in the exam.
Ans : IIM releases CAT answer key under the login of the students. Use the user id and password of CAT to access the answer keys under your login.
Ans : Yes, the official CAT answer key is available for challenge. After the challenge, a final answer key is released that cannot be challenged.
Ans : Use the marking scheme for the exam. That is +3 for correct answers and -1 for each wrong answer.
Ans : Since CAT is an online exam, after the exam, answer keys are released that are based on the memory of the candidates. These answer keys have the answers to the questions that the students remember after the exam, thus are called memory based answer keys.
Ans : You will get the CAT objection fee back only if the objection is considered by the authorities.
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