CAT 2019 – IIM Kozhikode has released the scorecard of CAT 2019 for the exam held on November 24, 2019. To check the result candidates have to use their user ID and password at iimcat.ac.in. IIM Kozhikode conducted Common Admission Test (CAT) 2019 for admission in MBA / PGDM courses in 20 IIMs and other 200+ B schools of the nation. On the basis of CAT score, candidates are called for group discussion and personal interview round by the IIMs. Candidates can check more details on CAT 2019 and IIM admission from the page below.
Latest: CAT 2019 result is out. Check your score here!
For CAT 2019, approx 2.44 lakh candidates applied for the entrance exam. The test has been conducted at 376 test centres spread across 156 cities in India. Check all the important dates on CAT 2019 from the table below.
|Media Release Publication||26 Jul 2019|
|Notification Release||28 Jul 2019|
|CAT 2019 Registration Starts On||07 Aug 2019|
|Registration Last Date|
|Image correction facility|
|Issuance Of Admit Card||23 Oct 2019|
|CAT 2019 Exam Date||24 Nov 2019|
|Release of CAT 2019 Answer Key||29 Nov 2019|
|Release of CAT 2019 final answer key||answer key not declared|
|Declaration Of Result||4 Jan 2020|
- Application Form
- Form Correction
- Admit Card
- Answer Key
- Response Sheet
- Question paper
- Exam Analysis
CAT 2019 Result
IIM releases result online at the official website. The result of CAT will be declared in scorecard form. Candidates who have appeared for the exam can check the result by entering user ID and password. Result is compiled on the basis of the scaled score and percentile in each course. After the result, on the basis of performance in CAT candidates are selected for the interview round. Admission into courses is given on the basis of the CAT cutoff, interview and other qualifying marks.
Expected score needed to get 99 percentile: On the basis of the CAT exam analysis, candidates can check here the expected score they need to get 99 percentile.
|CAT section||Score needed for 99%tile|
CAT 2019 Cut Off Marks for Admissions
Every year IIM releases cutoff marks for admission into IIM campuses. Check the minimum cut off requried for session 2020-22 from below:
Check the CAT 2019 cutoff marks for the IIMs for 2020-22 session from below:
|IIM Calcutta||≥ 75||≥ 80||≥ 80||≥ 85|
Cutoff for B-School
Also, you can check the CAT cutoff scores for other top Bschool of the nation based on last year’s CAT exam:
|B-schools||Overall percentile cutoff|
|Faculty of Management Studies, DU||95|
|S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai||85|
|Management Development Institute, Gurgaon||90|
|Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad||90|
Reservations Details In The IIMs
IIMs provide benefits of the reservation policy to the reserved candidates. Check the percentage of seats reserved from table below:
Seats Offered through CAT 2019 in IIMs
Candidates can admission into 20 institutes of IIMs and more than 200 B-School across India through CAT score. Candidates can check the seats offered by IIMs from the table below:
|4||IIM, Bodh Gaya||60|
CAT 2019 Answer Key
IIM-K released the official answer key for CAT 2019 alogn with the question paper and response sheet. The answer key was uploaded inside the login of the candidates and it had correct answers of all the questions asked in the exam.
CAT raw score calculation formula using answer keys = 3 X (no. of correct answers) – 1 X (number of wrong answers)
*For a Non-MCQ type question, candidates need not require to deduct any marks for a wrong answer.
Unofficial CAT 2019 answer key: The candidates who take the exam can check the various memory based answer key on the day of the exam. The memory based answer key means the answers of the questions that is based on the memory of the test takers after the exam.
– Unofficial or memory based answer keys are uploaded by various sources other than the official conducting body.
– Such bodies include teachers, coaching centers, fellow students and subject experts.
– These answer keys are available in video format, PDF format, social media uploads etc.
– Unofficial answer keys can be used to calculate a rough score after the exam to know how well a candidates performed in the test.
CAT 2019 Exam Day Instructions
CAT 2019 exam day is here and the candidates who are appearing for the exam can have a quick glance at the important exam day guidelines:
– CAT 2019 test day: November 24, 2019 (Sunday)
– What to carry on the day of test: Admit card and original ID proof.
– When to reach the exam centres: 7.30 am for the forenoon session and on 1.00 pm for the afternoon session.
CAT exam schedule: CAT 2019 is being held in 2 schedules the forenoon and afternoon session. The same can be checkde from te table below:
|Session||CAT exam time||Reporting time||Deadline to reach center|
|Forenoon||9 am to 12 pm||7:30 am||8:45 am|
|Afternoon||2.30 pm to 5.30 pm||1:00 pm||2:15 pm|
Apart from the above details here are some other important points to take care of:
Before the exam starts
- Ensure to affix the same photo on the admit card as uploaded in the application form.
- Use the reference number printed on the admit card, to check the location of exam room n the exam center.
While taking the exam
- While taking the exam never use the keyboard. This locks your system.
- Do not argue with the invigilators or take any bio-breaks, unless you have medical emergencies.
- Do not use any other gadgets inside the exam room.
- Do not waste Writing pad pages as it is distributed only once.
After the exam is over:
- After the exam the signed admit card must be handed over to the invigilator.
- Do not leave the room, unless the invigilators say to.
CAT 2019 Analysis
After the exam is over for slot 1 and slot 2, candidates can check the nalaysis of the exam. Via the CAT 2019 analysis, candidates can get an idea about the following:
- What was the difficulty level of the exam
- How were the marks distributed among the various sections of the exam
- Weightage of the topics in the paper
- Section-wise difficulty level in both the slots
To check the detaied CAT 2019 analysis after the exam – Click here.
CAT 2019 Admit Card
The admit card of CAT 2019 can be downloaded online only from iimcat.ac.in. The admit card can be downloaded using the steps below:
|Step 1||Visit iimcat.ac.in|
|Step 2||Visit CAT login page|
|Step 3||Login using CAT 2019 application number and password|
|Step 4||On your dashboard the link for CAT Admit Card is activated.|
Click on the link to generate the admit card
|Step 5||Download the admit card in PDF format and take it’s print|
On the exam day, candidates to carry it as a print out and along with it, carry 1 original photo id proof and scribe affidavit (if applicable).
The valid id card can be:
- College ID
- Employer ID
- Driving license
- PAN card
- Voter ID
- Aadhaar card
- Identification affidavit.
On the admit card of CAT 2019, the candidates have to paste a passport size photograph, in the provided space. Other than this, the space for signature is also available in the admit card. The candidates should not sign in advance. It is to be done, in the presence of the invigilator.
CAT 2019 Exam Pattern
You can check the complete exam pattern of CAT 2019 from below:
Duration: 3 hours.
Mode: CAT 2019 is a computer based test (CBT)
Language: It is held in English language only.
Sections: There are 3 sections in CAT, namely:
- VARC: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension.
- DILR: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning.
- QA: Quantitative Ability.
Type of Questions: 2 types of questions are asked in the CAT 2019 and these are:
- MCQs: Multiple choice type, in which candidates have to choose 1 answer options multiple choices.
- TITA: Type in the answers type questions. Here, the candidates have type the answer using the virtual keyboard.
Total Number of Questions: There will be 100 questions in the exam.
Marking Scheme: Each question is of 3 marks and for selecting incorrect answer, negative marking of 1 mark is done.
The distribution of questions and marks in the exam is never disclosed before the exam. Candidates can also know their estimted exam score from the CAT 2019 exam analysis page. However, for the past few years, the distribution has been as follows:
|Section||Question Per Section||Marks Per Section|
CAT 2019 Syllabus
As such there is no syllabus for CAT 2019, prescribed by IIM Kozhikode. However, the generalized syllabus for CAT, as per previous year exam is as follows:
|Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)||Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)||Quantitative Ability (QA)|
|Sentence Corrections||Family Tree||Arithmetic|
|Idioms||The course of Action||Ratio and Proportion|
|Meaning-Usage Match||Pie Chart||Probability|
|Summary Questions||Calendars||Permutation and Combination|
|Reading Comprehension||Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments||Mensuration|
|Verbal Reasoning||Puzzles||Time and work|
|Syllogisms||Series||LCM & HCF|
|Antonyms and Synonyms||Coding & Decoding||Clocks|
|Fill in the blanks||Column Graphs||Higher Maths|
|–||Numeric Grid||Geometric Progression|
|–||Syllogisms||Installments & Payments|
|–||Graphs representing Area||Profit and Loss|
|–||Linear and Matrix Arrangements||Percentages|
|–||–||Pipes and Cisterns|
|–||–||Cubes and Cones|
|–||–||Mean, Median, Mode|
|–||–||Quadratic and linear equations|
|–||–||Angles and Triangles|
How to Prepare for CAT 2019
CAT 2019 is not a speed based test, instead it access the understanding and analytical skills of the candidates. To prepare well for the exam, keep following in mind:
Attempt mock test and sample papers: Not much time is left for CAT. Putting studying to practice, candidates should attempt at mock test / solve sample paper in every 3 days. As the exam will come close, increase the frequency of giving the test. Solving CAT previous year question paper also help in improving the understanding of the examination.
Increase number of accurate attempts: In CAT, candidates have to perform well in all the 3 sections. Access your performance in mock test and sample papers and find out the average number of accurate answers. Increasing 1 accurate answer in each section will directly add 9 more marks to your total score.
Read article, books, magazines, etc: This is highly recommended that the aspirants of CAT 2019 read articles, good fiction / non-fiction books, and magazines. This helps improve RC and VA section immensely.
– CAT – Dealing with RC passages for the computer-based test
– The three phases of CAT – Preparation | CAT Preparation for working professionals
– Tips for solving DI & LR problems in computer-based CAT
Best Books for CAT 2019
Buying a book is the most crucial step. Here, are few suggestions for good books which you can try to prepare for Common Admission Test 2019.
CAT 2019 Book
CAT 2019 Best Books for Quantitative Ability
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT
Wiley’s ExamXpert Quantitative Aptitude (QA) Simplified for CAT 2019
CAT 2019 Best Books for VARC
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT
Word Power Made Easy
Mastering the Verbal Ability for Cat Common Admission Test
CAT 2019 Best Books for DILR
How to Prepare for DATA INTERPRETATION for CAT
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT
Nishit K Singh
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning CAT 2019
Do check these to prepare better for trhe exam:
IIMs and Courses Offered
In total there are 20 Indian Institute of Management (IIMs). These offer post graduate and fellow programs. The list of these is as given below:
|Institute||Post Graduate Programmes in Management (PGP)||Fellow Programmes in Management (FPM) [Doctoral]|
|IIM Ahmedabad||PGP, PGP-FABM, ePGP||PhD|
|IIM Bangalore||PGP, PGPEM, PGPPM, PGPBA||FPM|
|IIM Bodh Gaya||PGP||PhD (FPM)|
|IIM Indore||PGP, PGP-HRM||FPM|
|IIM Jammu||PGP||FPM, EFPM|
|IIM Kashipur||PGP, EPGP||–|
|IIM Kozhikode||PGP, PGP-BL, PGP-F, EPGP (Kochi Campus & IL)||FPM|
|IIM Lucknow||PGP, PGP-ABM, PGP-SM||FPM|
|IIM Raipur||PGP||FPM, EFPM|
|IIM Ranchi||PGP, PGP-HRM||PhD, EPhD|
|IIM Rohtak||PGP, EPGPX||FPM, EFPM|
|RGIIM Shillong||PGP, PGPEX||FPM|
|IIM Tiruchirappalli||PGPM, PGPBM, PGPM-HR||FPM|
CAT Statistics Over the Years
You can check statistics for CAT, for past 10 years, from below:
|S.No.||Year||Number of candidates registered||Number of candidates appeared|
CAT 2019 Form Correction
IIM Kozhikode allows the candidates to make correction in their CAT 2019 Application Form but only in the uploaded images. The candidates can change their uploaded scanned photo and signature only.
What details can be corrected?
For correction in all other details?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The candidates have to mention their errors and if CAT authoroties allow they can go ahead for changes as per the instructions given.
To make correction in the images the candidates have to login on iimcat.ac.in using their User ID and password. They can then access their dashboard and edit their images in the form therein.
CAT 2019 Registration
The registration for CAT 2019 can only be done online, from iimcat.ac.in. The basic steps of registration include:
- Online Registration.
- Filling Details in the CAT 2019 Application Form.
- Payment of Application Fee
CAT 2019 Online Registration: To register for CAT, the candidates need to visit the official website and click on red button with “Registration for New User” mentioned on it. On clicking the link, a form will open and in it, candidates need to enter:
- Date of Birth.
- E-mail Address.
- Mobile Number.
Once these details are entered, click on “Generate OTP”. A captcha will be displayed by entering it, login will open.
Fill Details in CAT 2019 Application Form: The candidates now need to enter details in the application form. The details to be entered are:
- Personal Information
- Academics Information
- Work Experience (if any)
- Test City
Paying CAT 2019 Application Fee: Last step is to pay the application fee. The amount can be submitted online, via Net Baking, Credit Card, Debit Card, Cash Card Wallet, UPI, etc. The amount of application fee is as follows:
|Categories||Application Fee charges|
|SC, ST, PwD||Rs. 950|
|Other category candidates||Rs. 1900|
For better understanding check official CAT registration video:
List of Documents Needed During CAT 2019 Form Filling
During the application process the candidates will be needing below mentioned documents and things:
- Valid e-mail id and phone number
- NC-OBC / SC / ST / PwD Certificate
- Class 10 and 12th mark sheet
- Graduate Degree
- Master’s Degree
Photograph and signature specifications is as follows:
|Dimension||30 mm x 45 mm||80 mm x 35 mm|
|Format||.jpg or .jpeg||.jpg or .jpeg|
|Min. Resolution||150 px||150 px|
|How to Upload||Scanned copy||Scanned copy|
|Other factors||– Should be clear.|
– More than 70% of the face should be visible.
– No red eye, glare, hat, etc.
|– Should not be in all caps.|
– Image of it should be clear.
– Do it on a plain white sheet.
CAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria
Those who are looking to get admission through Common Admission Test 2019 must fulfil the eligibility criteria of the examination. It is as follows:
Age Limit: – There is no age limit.
Education Qualification: The education qualification needed to appear for CAT 2019 is as follows:
- The candidate must have a Graduation degree, in any discipline, with a minimum of 50% marks.
- The minimum mark requirement for SC / ST / PwD candidates is 45%.
- Candidates in final year of their Degree course may also apply.
- Institution / University from which the Degree has been attained should be recognized by Govt. of India.
How to convert your CGPA into Percentage to see if you are eligible for CAT 2019?
If you received CGPA inseated of marks in Degree course, then conversion of your CGPA score to percentage is to be done as per the procedure certified by your University / Institution. However, if the University / Institute declares that it does not uses any set method then you may use the following method to convert your CGPA into Percentage:
Step 1 – Divide (÷) your CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA.
Step 2 – Multiply (x) divided score with 100.
CAT 2019 Exam Centers
This year, CAT is being held in 156 cities. The candidates need to submit 4 center choices in the application form and after the end of registration process, IIM Kozhikode will assign the center. The candidates should submit the choices for the center in the order of priority.
|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 Naga, rBilaspur, 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||Bhopa, lGwalior, 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, Bhubaneswa, 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,|
Hooghl, yKalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri
Which IIM will be CAT Conducting Body Next Year?
Only IIMs hold CAT in rotational basis. Mostly the old IIMs hold the examination, in every 6 years. As per this, it is expected that next year Common Admission Test will be held by Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore.
|CAT Year||IIM Conducted the Exam|
CAT 2019 Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : There is no age limit to appear for the CAT exam.
Ans : No, only the undergraduate candidates can apply for the CAT exam.
Ans : Yes, both class 10 and 12 marks are considered while taking admission in the IIMs. Thus yes, class 10 and 12 marks are important for CAT.
Ans : Yes, those who have completed professional degree like CA/CS/ICWA with the required percentage, i.e., 50% and 45% in case of SC/ST/PWD are eligible for CAT 2019.
Ans : IIM Kozhikode is responsible for the conduction of Common Aptitude Test (CAT) 2019.
Ans : CAT 2019 syllabus has topics from these major sections: Verbal and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning.
Ans : CAT exam or the Common Admission Test is conducted by one of the IIMs each year for admission in the MBS courses that the IIMs offer. Also, many top notch B schools accept only CAT scores for admission.
Ans : CAT is a Computer Based Test (CBT).
CAT 2019 Notification and Information Brochure
You can check information brochure and notification for CAT 2019 from below:
- Click Here to download CAT 2019 information brochure.
- To check the notification for CAT, see the image below.
Official Website: iimcat.ac.in
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