CAT 2019: Result (Declared), Score Card, Cut Off, Counselling Procedure

CATCAT 2018 Result has been Declared Now. It will be conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) on a rotation basis.

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 2018 Notifications – Result Declared on 5th Jan 

New CAT 2018 Result has been Declared on 5th January 2019.  Click Here to Check Result Details.

New CAT 2018 Answer key has been Available through login. Click Here to Check Details.

New CAT 2018 Objection form and Question Paper PDF with Answer Key are live, Candidates who have taken CAT 2018 test successfully can log in to raise an objection (if any) based on the Question Paper PDF until 10-Dec-18 (05:00). Click Here to Check Answer Key Details.

 CAT 2018 Admit Card can be Download until 25th November 2018. Click Here to Check Admit Card Details.

 NOTE – Media Release, Test Day Help Guide and Animated Test Day video is live for CAT 2018  Aspirants. Please check Quick Tour section of the website. Click Here to Check Notice Details.

CAT 2018 Mock Test has been Released now. Click Here To Check Preparation Details.

CAT 2018 Examination will be conducted on 25th November 2018. Check here for other dates.

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CAT 2019 Quick Links

Latest Applications For Various UG & PG Courses Open 2019:

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    2. Pearl Academy, Mumbai – Admission for UG Courses 2019. APPLY NOW >
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    5. Maharishi Markandeshwar University (Haryana) Application Available. APPLY NOW >
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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 25th November 2018
Exam Duration 03 Hours
Official Website
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 Official dates of the CAT 2019 examination. Whenever actual dates are released, we will update below:

Events Dates
Notification Release 29th July 2018
Online Registration Starts 8th August 2018
Last date for Registration 26th September 2018
Application Correction Starts 27th September to 30th September 2018
Admit Card Downloading Starts 24th October – 25th November
Mock Test 17th  October 2018
CAT Aptitude Test 25th November 2018
Cut Off Release Last week of November 2018
Answer Key Release 1st week of December 2018
Result Announcement 5th January 2019

CAT Answer Keys 2019

Authority will issue the answer key along with CAT 2019 question paper on official portal.

CAT 2018 Answer Key has been Available Through login. Candidates will get the CAT 2019 answer key only through online mode on the website.

  • The CAT 2019 Answer key can be download through online mode on the website.
  • By using user ID & password, candidates can check the answer key & question paper.
  • To challenge the answer key candidates have to fill objection form & submit it till the last date

CAT Admit Card 2019

Candidates who have applied have to download their CAT 2019 admit card from the official website of CAT 2019.

Candidates can only download the admit cards through online mode.

  • CAT 2019 Admit Card has been Released on 24th October 2018.
  • Note that all candidates have to carry their CAT 2019 admit card to their test center, if fails to they will not be allowed to appear for the entrance exam.

CAT Registration 2019

CAT Online Registration 2019 has been started from 8th August 2018 and the Last date Extended for Registration is 26th September 2018.

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 8th August 2018 through online mode.
  • CAT 2018 Registration Last date has been Extended till 26th September 2018 (5:00 PM).
  • CAT 2018 Image Correction (For improper/blur photographs ) has been Started from 27th September 2018 to 30th September 2018 through login.
  • The application can be filled Online only.
  • After filling 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 from 27th September 2018 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 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 will be available from 2nd week of August till the last week of September 2020.

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 full eligibility criteria of 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 its 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, those 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 2018/19 Exam Pattern and syllabus of CAT 2019 entrance exams.

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

Candidates, check this section to know complete details about 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 patternsyllabus of CAT 2019 exam.
  • Candidates all doubt will be clean by going through previous years question papers& official guidelines.
  • Candidates can study from the reliable study material& books.
  • Make notes on important topics and study it 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 has been Declared 5th January 2019. Candidates got shortlisted for the next level will be published through online mode on the website.

  • Candidates attain exam can check CAT score card 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
IIT, Bombay 98.5
IIM, Kozhikode 96.3
IIM, Indore 94.7
Institutions Categories
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

Latest Applications For Various UG & PG Courses Open 2019:

    1. Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida – Admission for 2019. APPLY NOW >
    2. Pearl Academy, Mumbai – Admission for UG Courses 2019. APPLY NOW >
    3. Vogue Institute of Art and Design, Bengaluru – 100% Placements guaranteed. APPLY NOW >
    4. Chandigarh University (Punjab), Admissions Open for All Courses 2019. APPLY NOW >
    5. Maharishi Markandeshwar University (Haryana) Application Available. APPLY NOW >

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 at 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.


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