CAT 2019: Answer Key (Released), Result, Cut Off, Score Card, Counseling Procedure

CATCAT 2019 Response & Question with Answer key has been released on 29th November 2019. It will be conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) on a rotation basis. The CAT (Common Admission Test) is conducted by the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode.

CAT full form is the Common Admission Test, and it is a national level examination. CAT 2019 exam is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) on a rotation basis.

This exam is organized for providing admission to various management courses offered by the IIMs. Candidates can get admission into other management colleges through CAT 2019 scores.

In this article complete information is provided about CAT 2019 Application form, exam dates, eligibility, exam pattern, admit cards, and syllabus, etc.

CAT 2019 Notification – Answer Key Released

New CAT 2019 Response & Question with Answer key has been released on 29th November 2019.  Click Here to Check Answer Key Details.

New CAT 2019 Exam Date has been Announced. Click Here to Check Exam Details.

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How to Fill Application Form (Available) Click Here
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Counseling/Admission Procedure Click Here
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Syllabus Click Here
Exam Pattern Click Here

CAT Highlights

Exam Name CAT
Exam Full Form Common Admission Test
Exam Types PG Level
Exam Level National
Exam Courses MBA/ PGDM Courses Management
Conducting Body Indian Institute of Management (IIM)
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online (CBT)
Exam Date 24th November 2019
Exam Duration 03 Hours
Official Website www.iimcat.ac.in
Helpline 033-24679178
Email [email protected]

CAT 2019 Exam Dates

Candidates appearing for entrance exam should know all important dates of CAT 2019.

CAT 2019 exam dates contain Notification Release, Application Correction Starts, Admit Card Downloading Starts, and CAT Aptitude Test, etc.

Check here the Official dates of the CAT 2019 examination. Whenever actual dates are released, we will update below:

Events Dates (Announced)
Notification Release 26th July 2019
Online Registration Starts 7th August 2019
Last date for Registration 25th September 2019 (Extended)
Application Editing 28th Sep – 30th September 2019
Admit Card Downloading Starts 23rd October 2019
Mock Test October 2019
CAT Aptitude Test 24th November 2019
Cut Off Release Last week of November 2019
Answer Key Release 29th November 2019
Result Announcement January 2019

CAT Answer Keys 2019

CAT 2019  Response & Question with Answer key has been released on 29th November 2019. Applicants will receive the CAT 2019 response code only in online mode on the website.

Candidates will question the answer key by completing the objection form and presenting it on the last date. The answer key and the questioned document can be verified by logging in with the user ID and password.

CAT 2019 Admit Card 

The CAT 2019 Admit Card has been available on 23rd October 2019. Admit card for CAT 2019 will be produced by the online process on the website. The admit card will only be provided to the aspirants who have registered for the exam and submitted the fee. It will be available for downloading online, and there is no other way to access it.

The admit card must have the sign bearing a resemblance to the one given at the time of registration. Since no student has permission to provide the exam so it must regularly be carried during the exam. The admit card will incorporate the aspirant’s name, rolls no, exam date, PWD status, etc.

The answer key will bear the correct answers to the ones asked in the exam. It will be produced to post the exam. They will be able to make an estimation of the marks in the examination.

CAT Registration 2019

CAT Online Registration 2019 has been started from 7th August 2019 and the Last date Registration is 18th September 2019.

Fill and submit the application form before the due dates mentioned.

In this section, candidates can get information about CAT 2019 registration details such as starting date, fee, documents, etc.

  • The registration window for the exam will be opened from the 7th August 2019 through online mode.
  • CAT 2019 Registration Last date 25th September 2019 (Extended).
  • The application can be filled Online only.
  • After filling the application, candidates have to Upload their images (Photograph Dimension: 30mm X 45mm, Size: not more than 80KB) and (Signature Dimension: 80mm X 35mm, Size: not more than 80KB) in a JPG/JPEG
  • Upload your category certificate(If belong to NC-OBC/SC/ST/PWD category) at the time of registration.
  • Candidates also have to fill choices of four test cities per their preferences.
  • Candidates should keep a print copy of CAT application form 2019 for, further use.

Registration Fees: 

All candidates have to pay application fees according to candidate’s category wise. Payment can be done through online mode.

  • Candidates can pay the registration fee through online payment modes.
  • The online payment modes are credit cards (Visa/Master/Amex/Diners Club), debit cards (Visa/Master/Rupay), net banking and Cash Card & Wallet.

The application fee details are given below:

Category Fees
All other categories Rs. 1900 + Transaction Procession Fee
SC, ST, and PWD Rs. 950 + Transaction Procession Fee

Check Here – How to Fill CAT 2019 Application Form

Application Correction:

The institution will provide the correction facility in the application. All related correction details are mentioned below:

  • Candidates can correct the application form on 28th September 2019 through online mode.
  • The correction will be done only in some particulars.
  • Last year, the correction will be allowed only in some personal details such as an address, category, gender, work experience, educational information, interview city preference, exam city preferences, etc.
  • If candidates have made a mistake in personal details, other personal details, communication address, uploaded documents, then they have to register again with a new email ID.
  • Candidates will do the correction through User ID & password.

CAT 2020

The CAT 2020 Examination is managed by the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode to offer admission to the applicants in MBA courses at 20 Indian Institutes of Management and more than 100 B-schools across India. The CAT 2020 Application Form has been Released from 7th August till the 18th of September 2019.

Courses Offered through CAT 2019

On the basis of CAT score, candidates can take admission to the following courses offered by 20 IIMs and other top B-schools in India:

List of courses offered via CAT 2019

S.No. Course
1 PGPEM (Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management)
2 PGPBM (Post Graduate Programme in Business Management)
3 PGP (Post Graduate Programme)
4 PGPWE (Post Graduate Programme for Working Executive)
5 PGPPM (Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management)
6 EPGPM (Executive Post Graduate Programme)
7 PGPSM (Post Graduate Programme in Securities Markets)
8 PGDHRM (Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management)
9 PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management)
10 PGPEX (Post Graduate Programme for Executives)
11 PGP-Mumbai (Post Graduate Programme at Mumbai)
12 PGP-ABM (Post Graduate Programme in Agri-Business Management)
13 PGP-UAE (Post Graduate Programme at UAE)

CAT Eligibility Criteria 2019

Candidates should know the full eligibility criteria of the CAT 2019 examination. Before applying all candidates should check whether they are eligible to apply or not.

CAT 2019 eligibility criteria contain details Qualifying criteria, Age criteria, and Minimum Marks etc.

The detailed CAT eligibility 2019 is given here:

Age Criteria:

  • There will be no age restriction for taking the CAT examination.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates must have a bachelor’s or equivalent degree.
  • Minimum Marks: Pass the above exam with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% marks for SC/ST/PWD categories).
  • Appearing candidates the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination can also apply.
  • Candidates, who possess an equivalent examination recognized by the MHRD, Government of India (including AMICE of the Institution of Civil Engineers (India) as an equivalent qualification) can also apply.

CAT Exam Pattern 2019

Candidates must know the CAT 2019/19 Exam Pattern and syllabus of the CAT 2019 entrance exams.

The exam is conducted in online mode means digital or Computer Based Test. The complete paper within 3 hours no candidates will be given extra time.

Candidates, check this section to know complete details about the exam pattern:

  • Exam Mode: The examination will be digital or Computer Based Test (CBT).
  • Session: The examination will be held in two sessions.
  • Duration: The duration of the examination will be 180 minutes (3 hours).
  • Type of Questions: In the examination, objective & subjective type questions will be asked.
  • Number of Questions: Total 100 questions will be asked in the examination.
  • Marking Scheme: For the correct answer, three marks will be allotted to the candidates.
  • Negative Marking: The will be no negative marks for subjective type questions, For MCQs type question, one mark will be deducted for the wrong answer.
Mode of exam Online
Number of questions 100
Sections in paper 3 (Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability and Verbal and Reading Comprehension)
Maximum Marks 300 marks
Marking Scheme +3 marks for every correct answer
Negative Marking Yes, one mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer
Duration of exam 3 hours (60 minutes for each section)
The medium of language English

CAT 2019 Sections Subjects

Sections Subjects Time Allotted Number of Questions Total Marks
Section I Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 60 minutes 34 102
Section II Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 60 minutes 32 96
Section III Quantitative Ability 60 minutes 34 102
Total 180 minutes 100 300

Preparation Tips

Candidates should check some preparation tips & tricks for How to prepare for CAT exam:

  • Candidates should know the exam pattern syllabus of CAT 2019 exam.
  • Candidates all doubt will be clean by going through previous years question papers& official guidelines.
  • Candidates can study from reliable study material& books.
  • Make notes on important topics and study them before the exam.
  • Avoid stress and stay fit & healthy.
  • Candidates can solve online mock test every day.
  • Revise each topic from the chapter from the syllabus within a week.

CAT Syllabus 2019

Authority will not prescribe Syllabus for CAT 2019 entrance exam. Candidates have to be prepared for an Exam

Candidates can prepare for the exam as per the sections, i.e., Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning & Quantitative Ability. Study all topics from the chapter and give equal time to all subjects.

Section Sub-topics
Verbal and Reading Comprehension Verbal reasoning, antonyms and synonyms, analogies and reverse analogies, sentence correction, facts inference judgments, critical reasoning, fill in the blanks, syllogism, summary questions, passage-based questions
Data Interpretation Area graph, Venn diagram, Line and Pie Charts, Column and Bar graphs, Caselets and Tables
Logical Reasoning Number and letter series, Syllogism, Clocks, calendars and cubes, Directions, Blood relations, Binary Logic, Coding-decoding, Logical sequence, Matrix, and linear arrangement
Quantitative Ability Number system, Geometry, Algebra, Permutation and Combination, Mixtures and Allegations, Ratio & Proportion, Logarithm, Time & Work, Functions, Trigonometry, Coordinate Geometry, and Mensuration

CAT 2019 Result

CAT 2019 Result will be Declared in January 2019. Candidates got shortlisted for the next level will be published through online mode on the website.

  • Candidates attain exam can check CAT scorecard 2019  of entrance exam after a few weeks of the exam.
  • Authority will publish the results on the official portal.
  • The result contains the qualifying status of candidates.
  • Candidates can download their result by entering User ID & Password.

CAT 2019 Cut Off

The top 3 IIMs- Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Calcutta have a cut of over 99 percentile.

Cut off for other top business schools like FMS, JBIMS, and SPIJMR is over 95 percentile.

The expected CAT cut off for top management colleges is-

Name of Institute CAT Cut off in Percentile
IIM, Ahmedabad 99.6
IIM, Bangalore 99.5
IIM, Calcutta 99.5
IIM, Lucknow 99.5
IIM, Shillong 98.5
FMS, Delhi 99
JBIMS 99
IIT, Bombay 98.5
IIM, Kozhikode 96.3
IIM, Indore 94.7
Institutions Categories
General NC-OBC SC ST DA/PwD
IIM, Ahmedabad 80 75 70 60 70
IIM, Bangalore 90 80 75 75 75
IIM, Calcutta >90 >85 >70 >70 >70
IIM, Kozhikode 90 80 65 55 55
IIM, Indore 90 80 60 50 50

CAT 2019 Admission Procedure

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The Institution will not conduct centralized counseling. Each IIM will send interview call letters to the shortlisted candidates directly.

A merit list will be prepared on the bases of candidates score marks in CAT 2019 entrance exam

  • Candidates have to appear in the Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) & Personal Interviews (PI) rounds.
  • Those who are invited for counseling have to remain present on that date for counseling.
  • At the counseling candidates have to carry there all required documents with yourself in counseling it will be needed for verification.

If you have any other queries about CAT 2019, you can leave your query below in the comment box.



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