CAT 2019: Notification, Registration, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Pattern

cat 2019CAT 2019 will be conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) on a rotation basis. It is organized for providing admission to various management courses offered by the IIMs. CAT (Common Admission Test) is a national level examination. On the basis of CAT score, candidates can also get admission into other management colleges. This year, it will be regulated by IIM, Kozikhode. In this article, we have mentioned complete information about CAT 2019 notification, application form, eligibility, exam dates etc.

Registration Eligibility Exam Dates

 Syllabus FAQs  Exam Pattern

CAT 2019 Exam Notifications:

newiconAs per the sources, CAT 2019 examination will be organized by IIM, Kozikhode.

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CAT 2019 Exam Dates

Check here tentative dates of the CAT 2019 examination:

Notification ReleaseLast week of July 2019
Online Registration Starts2nd week of August 2019
Last date for RegistrationLast week of September 2019
Image CorrectionLast week of September 2019
Admit Card Downloading Starts4th week of October 2019
Mock Test3rd week of October 2019
CAT Aptitude TestLast week of November 2019
Responses released1st week of December 2019
Answer Key Release2nd week of December 2019
Result Announcement1st week of January 2020

CAT Registration 2019

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 2nd week of August 2019 through online mode.
  • Candidates will register for exam till the last week of September 2019.
  • Upload your images (Photogrpah Dimension: 30mm X 45mm, Size: not more than 80KB) and ( Signature Dimension: 80mm X 35mm, Size: not more than 80KB) in a JPG/JPEG format.
  • At the time of registration, candidates must upload their category certificate (If belong to NC-OBC/SC/ST/PwD category).
  • During registration, candidates also have to fill choices of four test cities as per their preferences.
  • Take a print copy of CAT application form 2019 for further use.

Registration Fee:

  • 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:
All other categoriesRs. 1900 + Transaction Procession Fee
SC, ST and PwDRs. 950 + Transaction Procession Fee


Application Correction:

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

  • Candidates can make a correction in the images from last week of September 2019 through online mode.
  • Corrections in other details will be announced soon.
  • The CAT 2019 application 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 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 Eligibility Criteria 2019

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 of 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 2020

CAT is a national level entrance exam organized by IIMS on rotational basis every year. This entrance test is conducted to offer admission into management programmes in various colleges and institutions situated in India. Admission is provided to the qualifying students into MBA programme through CAT scores in various private and government management institutions.

CAT Exam Pattern 2019

Candidates, check this section to know complete details about CAT 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.
SectionsSubjectsTime AllottedNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
Section IVerbal Ability and Reading Comprehension60 minutes34102
Section IIData Interpretation and Logical Reasoning60 minutes3296
Section IIIQuantitative Ability60 minutes34102
Total180 minutes100300

CAT Syllabus 2019

There will be no prescribed syllabus for the CAT 2019 examination. Candidates can prepare for the examination as per the sections, i.e. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning & Quantitative Ability. The detailed CAT 2019 syllabus are given below:

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC):

Reading Comprehension: It includes comprehension passages of medium length, carrying 250 to 500 words. The question will be asked direct and inferential.

English Usage: It includes questions from grammar and verbal reasoning such as Fill in the blanks, Grammar, Sentence Correction, Verbal Reasoning, Synonyms, Antonyms, etc.

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DI & LR):

Data Interpretation: Bar Graph, Data Sufficiency, Combination of Graphs, Line Graph, Caselet, Pie Chart, Tables, etc,

Logical Reasoning: Blood Relations, Binary Logic, Matching Puzzles, Clocks and Calendars, Seating Arrangement, Family Tree, Proposition, Venn Diagram, Statements, Sets, Syllogism, etc.

Mathematics or Quantitative Ability (QA):

Number System, Algebra, Geometry, Higher Maths, Arithmetic, Modern Mathematics, Mensuration, Trigonometry, etc.

Preparation Tips

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

  • Firstly, understand the exam pattern & syllabus by going through previous years question papers & official guidelines.
  • Study from the reliable study material & CAT books.
  • Make short notes on short tricks & important topics.
  • Avoid unhealthy food/drinks and stay fit & healthy.
  • Try to solve one online mock test every day.
  • Revise each section of the exam within a week.

FAQs (Most Asked Question)

Answer: You have to fill the aggregate percentage up to the last marks statement received from the University.
Answer: No. If you attempt the exam more than once slot then, it will be deemed as a fraudulent activity.
Answer: Correction will not be allowed in personal details, other personal details, communication address, uploaded documents & any details in academic section except percentage marks scored after making payment. You can edit other details in the month of September/October 2018.
Answer: No. You can appear in the examination on the test center printed on the admit card.
Answer: No. There will be no defined syllabus for CAT exam.
Answer: No. The fee can be deposited through credit cards, debit cards & net banking.

CAT Admit Card 2019

Candidates will download their admit card from the fourth week of October 2019. For some more information, candidates can check this section.

  • The CAT 2019 admit card will be issued through online mode only.
  • Candidates can get the CAT hall ticket only after by entering their USER ID & Password.
  • There is no offline mode to get the admit card.
  • On the day of the exam, candidates should bring a valid admit card along with one photo ID proof.

CAT Answer Keys 2019

Candidates can check the answer key of CAT after the examination. The official answer key along with CAT question paper will be published in the second week of December 2019. Candidates can get the CAT 2019 answer key only through online mode on the website.

Candidate’s responses will be released in the first week of December 2019.  Candidates can challenge the answer key by filling objection form & submit it till 2nd week of December 2019. The answer key & question paper can be checked through login by using user ID & password.

CAT 2019 Result

The result details including releasing date, mode, score card, etc are given here:

  • Candidates can view their results in the first week of January 2020.
  • The list of shortlisted candidates for the next level of selection will be published through online mode on the website.
  • CAT score card 2019 will be available through online mode on the official website.
  • The Institution also intimate the individual candidates by SMS.
  • The scorecard will be valid for one year.
  • Candidates can download the scorecard by entering User ID & Password.

CAT Cut Off 2019

The admission to management programme will be based on CAT 2019 Cut Off marks. Check here cut off releasing date, mode, previous year cut off etc.

  • The cut off will be released after a few days of examination through online mode in the last week of November 2019.
  • The cut off will be announced as per the categories, sections & IIMs.
  • Check last year cut off marks below:
IIM, Ahmedabad8075706070
IIM, Bangalore9080757575
IIM, Calcutta>90>85>70>70>70
IIM, Kozhikode9080655555
IIM, Indore9080605050

Also Check:

CAT Percentile

CAT Score Card

CAT 2019 Admission Procedure

There will be no centralized counselling conducted by the Institution.

Each Institution has its own eligibility & admission criteria (including academic cut-offs and relative weights) for admission into management courses.

Each IIM will send interview call letters to the shortlisted candidates directly. The selection criteria for shortlisting vary from IIM to IIM.

After qualifying CAT exam, candidates have to appear in the Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) & Personal Interviews (PI) rounds.

The CAT admission will be given on the basis of candidate’s previous academic performance, relevant work experience & short-listing of candidates.

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

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  1. Muhasin says:

    Sir,I am studying in class 12th. Can I register for CAT this year

  2. Akshi says:

    When can i apply for cat examination,I am in class 12 th

  3. Amarpreet says:

    I have done mphil commerce in 2011 , can I apply for MBA?

  4. Manoj Kumar says:

    Sir, I am Manoj. I want to prepare for CAT 2020 . Can you explane its exam criteria & this admission processes?

  5. Sakshi says:

    I am graduated in hons from sol can I apply??

  6. Jitendra nishad says:

    Im in last year of bsc & belong to hindi medium can i also aply for cat 2019

  7. Divyanshi tyagi says:

    I hv cmpltd my graduation this year by 49.03%.Can I eligible for cat exam..??

  8. Akanksha Naithani says:

    I’m in bsc 5th sem (last year ) and having back in a subject in 1st semester whose result is pending yet.. am I eligible for CAT 2019 in January?

  9. komal says:

    i’m a class 11 CA student and i want tk prepare for this exam so i want to know about each and evrything so that i would be able to prepare for it and to get the required marks

  10. Kirankumar Hirematha says:

    I don’t have any kind of work experience , after the CAT examination , if I got good percentile in exam then am I eligible for IIM’s

  11. Priya says:

    Now i am in 5th semester of bt my 4th sem result is not declared due to some office fault my result shows cancelled so plzz tell me can i apply for cat exam or not

  12. shweta sharma says:

    iam in last yr .5 sem so can i applicable for cat exam suggest me

  13. PD says:

    I’m 28 yrs old btech pass but govt. bank employee by profession.presently I’m working in manager post.4 yrs service what will be the best option for my career growth in terms of salary package

  14. Beena says:

    Now I am 7th sem BE… now i can apply for cat 2018 or 2019.which one shall I apply

  15. Aryan says:

    i have completed section A in AMIE ,
    am i eligible for CAT

  16. Sikha says:

    I have 1 backlog in 6th sem of bsc IT. Can i apply for the CAT 2019 exam?

  17. Akash says:

    I am in 5th semester of B.E. now. Can I apply in November 2019?

  18. Venkat says:

    I am in final year can I ?

  19. Parul says:

    I have completed my BCA this year. Am I eligible for CAT?

  20. Shilpi says:

    This one is IIM specific or we can get admission into other management schools as well?

  21. Manoj madhesh says:

    I’m studying B.E final year can I apply for this exam

  22. Prateek raj says:

    I m graduated from this year but I have back log in 1 year now the backlog was clear
    Can I apply for cat 2019

  23. Rahul ray says:

    I am in last year of but my 2nd year result not dicleard can i egible for cat??

  24. SAMRI says:

    I am in 3rd year Engg now. which year CAT ca I appear ?

  25. naveen says:

    i am 3 year i can apply for CAT exam?

  26. Divyanshu pandey says:

    sir now I am second year in accounting and finance
    so can I apply for CAT examination 2018 in November
    because it is valid for 1 year

  27. Roshni says:

    I m persuing my BA honours in English.But I have one year will it effect me in my future corporate job?


    i am studying 2nd year can i apply to CAT exams this year

  29. Roses says:

    I have completed MBA in 2012 can i apply for the CAT 2019 exam?

  30. Puja pal says:

    I am studied BSC general final year. Can I appear?

  31. Ravikumar Chikatimamilla says:

    I’m studying final year of btech cse background with 2 backlogs in 3 2 sem can i apply for CAT 2019?


    Sir can I appear in CAT after completing my M.Sc.

  33. Navya says:

    Now iam studying last year of degree.Can i apply for CAT exam for this Nov attempt?

  34. Lakshay says:

    Sir I am doing graduation in hotel management .this is my final year but I have one back paper in 2nd year can I appear for cat this year .

  35. mayank vajpeyi says:

    I m in 5 sem of bca can i apply for CAT in 2018??

  36. Bhanu Pratap says:

    Please let me something about work experience because I can’t understand what kind of work experience is required so plllllzzz discribe the work experience

  37. sujit kumar panda says:

    Sir i am in final year.can i apply for cat2019?

  38. Rahul says:

    Sir i am pursuing my degree in an open University final year ( b.a economics) i applicable for CAT exam for this year.

  39. Farukh arshad khan says:

    MerA graduation 2019 mein complete hoga toh kya mei iss saal cat k exam de skta hu ???

  40. dogga siva says:

    is work experience really required for admission into iim if then how can i get work experience my branch biotech

  41. Soumyadip Paul says:

    I’ve year gap as I failed in 12th standard on 2011 and then cleared successfully in the year 2012. Am I eligible for CAT exam? Does organisations like IIM Bangalore or Christ University will accept my admission if I clear the exam?

    Please do reply. Thank You.

  42. Farhin says:

    In 2019 by the end of june my btech would be cleared.can i seat for the exam.this year?

  43. Susmita says:

    I’m pursuing BBM and right now I’m in 5th Sem.. Which year Should I apply for CAT 2018 or 2019 ??

  44. Cat says:

    I m in 12th standard can I appeared in this exam

  45. Diksha says:

    Hello, sarvgyan team
    Can I give this exam on my 12th basis or bachelor degree is mandatory?

  46. shivi says:

    i m bsc 3rd year student… can i apply for cat 2019…

  47. Santsharan Doshi says:

    For admission in IIM ahmedabad , they consider 10th & 12th marks for admission?

  48. Afreen says:

    Now iam last year of degree can I apply for cat exam ??

  49. Umamahesh says:

    I am studing 4th year Can i apply for the CAT 2019 exam?

  50. D Mahendra says:

    I have previous question papers

  51. Palak says:

    Can we include internships as a work experience in resume for IIM’s?

  52. Anonymous says:

    My 10 th and 12 th cgpa is 5.8 but at btech 7.0. i am eligible for cat exam.

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