CAT 2019: Answer Key, Cut Off, Result, Score Card, Admission

cat 2019CAT 2018 Answer Key has been released on 7th December 2018. It is 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 is regulated by IIM, Calcutta. CAT 2018 Candidate’s Responses has been released. In this article, we have mentioned complete information about CAT 2019 admit card, exam dates, syllabus & exam pattern.

Answer Key Cut Off Exam Dates

 Result FAQs

CAT Exam Notifications – Answer Key Released

newiconCAT 2018 Answer Key has been released through login. Candidates can file objections till 10th December 2018 (5:00 PM).Check here for answer key details.

newiconCAT 2018 Candidate’s Responses File has been released. Candidates can check their respective question paper & responses through login. Check here for responses details.

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CAT 2018 Admit Card has been released on 24th October 2018.Click here to get admit card details.

CAT 2018 Exam Day Instructions has been released. Check here for details.

CAT 2018 Mock Test is available for practice now. Check here for mock test & other preparation tips.

CAT 2018 Examination has been conducted on 25th November 2018. Check here for complete dates.

In CAT 2018, Candidates with improper/blur photographs can login and re-upload their photograph from 27th September to 30th September 2018. Check here for image correction details.

CAT 2018 Registration last date has been over by 26th September 2018. Check here for registration details.

CAT 2019 Exam Dates

Check here official dates of the CAT 2019 examination:

EventsDates
Notification Release29th July 2018
Online Registration Starts8th August 2018
Last date for Registration26th September 2018
Image Correction27th – 30th September 2018
Admit Card Downloading Starts24th October 2018 onwards
Mock Test17th October 2018
CAT Aptitude Test25th November 2018
Responses released1st December 2018
Answer Key Release10th December 2018
Result Announcement2nd week of January 2019

CAT Answer Keys 2019

Candidates can check the answer key of CAT after the examination. The official answer key along with CAT question paper has been published on 7th December 2018. Candidates can get the CAT 2019 answer key only through online mode on the website.

Candidate’s responses has been released on 1st December 2018.  Candidates can challenge the answer key by filling objection form & submit it till 10th December 2018. The answer key & question paper can be checked through login by using 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 2018.
  • The cut off will be announced as per the categories, sections & IIMs.
  • Check last year cut off marks below:
InstitutionsCategories
GeneralNC-OBCSCSTDA/PwD
IIM, Ahmedabad8075706070
IIM, Bangalore9080757575
IIM, Calcutta>90>85>70>70>70
IIM, Kozhikode9080655555
IIM, Indore9080605050

CAT 2019 Result

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

  • Candidates will view their results in the second week of January 2019.
  • 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 will 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.

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.

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.

Click here to view more FAQs on CAT 2018.

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 has been opened from the 8th August 2018 through online mode.
  • Candidates will register for exam till the 26th September 2018.
  • 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:
CategoryFee
All other categoriesRs. 1900 + Transaction Procession Fee
SC, ST and PwDRs. 950 + Transaction Procession Fee

 

Application Correction:

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

  • Candidates can make a correction in the images from 27th September 2018 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 Admit Card 2019

Candidates can download their admit card from 24th October 2018. For some more information, candidates can check this section.

  • The CAT 2019 admit card has been 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 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.

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

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  1. Akshi says:

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

  2. Amarpreet says:

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

  3. Manoj Kumar says:

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

  4. Sakshi says:

    I am graduated in b.com hons from sol can I apply??

  5. Jitendra nishad says:

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

  6. Divyanshi tyagi says:

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

  7. 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?

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Priya says:

    Now i am in 5th semester of b.com 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

  11. shweta sharma says:

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

  12. 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 completed.so what will be the best option for my career growth in terms of salary package

  13. Beena says:

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

  14. Aryan says:

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

  15. Sikha says:

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

  16. Akash says:

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

  17. Venkat says:

    I am in b.com final year can I ?

  18. Parul says:

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

  19. Shilpi says:

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

  20. Manoj madhesh says:

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

  21. Prateek raj says:

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

  22. Rahul ray says:

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

  23. SAMRI says:

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

  24. naveen says:

    i am b.tech 3 year i can apply for CAT exam?

  25. 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

  26. Roshni says:

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

  27. VASANTHA VENKATA DIVYA says:

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

  28. Roses says:

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

  29. Puja pal says:

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

  30. 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?

  31. DHANANJAY KUMAR GOSWAMI says:

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

  32. Navya says:

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

  33. 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 .

  34. mayank vajpeyi says:

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

  35. 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

  36. sujit kumar panda says:

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

  37. 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.

  38. Farukh arshad khan says:

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

  39. dogga siva says:

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

  40. 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.

  41. Farhin says:

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

  42. Susmita says:

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

  43. Cat says:

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

  44. Diksha says:

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

  45. shivi says:

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

  46. Santsharan Doshi says:

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

  47. Afreen says:

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

  48. Umamahesh says:

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

  49. D Mahendra says:

    I have previous question papers

  50. Palak says:

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

  51. 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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