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CAT 2019 Exam Date (Released): Check CAT Exam Schedule

Updated On - October 4th 2019 by NEHA RANI

CAT 2019 Exam Dates were announced with the release of official notification on July 28, 2019. Candidates seeking admission in an MBA program from IIMs or top colleges of the country can apply for this test. CAT will be held on November 24, 2019, in an online-based mode. CAT 2019 registration began on August 7, 2019. The entrance exam is a mandatory step for taking admission in an MBA program of IIM and other top B-Schools. Salient features of CAT 2019 are: 

  • Application Mode: Online 
  • Expected Registration: nearly 3 lakh
  • Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks
  • Mode of Exam: Computer-based mode
  • Exam Centers: 156 cities – Check CAT 2019 Exam Centers

CAT 2019 Exam Dates

CAT 2019 NotificationJuly 28, 2019
CAT 2019 Registration StartedAugust 7, 2019
CAT Registration EndsSeptember 25, 2019
Form Correction WindowSeptember 27- September 30, 2019
CAT Admit Card AvailabilityOctober 23, 2019
Exam DateNovember 24, 2019
CAT Answer Key Availability2nd week of December
Declaration of CAT ResultJanuary 6, 2019

Check CAT Eligibility Criteria

CAT Notification 2019 has been released by IIM Kozhikode on July 28, 2019. CAT notification is a comprehensive document containing all the necessary information regarding CAT 2019 dates and dates. A brief of the same is given below:

CAT 2019 Registration Dates

Registrations for CAT 2019 exam started on August 7, 2019 and will last till September 25, 2019. Applicants can visit the official CAT website. CAT registrations are only available via online mode. 

  • Application form for CAT 2019 has been available since August 7, 2019. Candidates can register themselves at the official website, i.e.,
  • Last date for CAT Registration is September 25, 2019.
  • Candidates need a valid email ID and phone number for the registration process.
  • A unique user ID and password will be sent to the email ID and phone number provided by the candidate during registration. 

CAT 2019

CAT 2019 Admit Card

CAT Admit Card will be available from October 23, 2019 onwards. This is a mandatory document to be carried on the exam day as it contains all the important details related to the candidates and exam. 

Release of Admit CardOctober 23, 2019
Release of Official Mock TestOctober 16, 2019
CAT 2019 Exam DateNovember 24, 2019

Written Ability Test replaces Group Discussion in CAT Selection Process. Read More

Once the registration process is over, the exam conducting body will offer the candidates to edit certain details in their previously submitted CAT form through CAT 2019 Form Correction Facility 

Details in CAT Hall Ticket

Name of the CandidateRegistration Number
Date of BirthCandidate’s Category
PwD StatusDate and Day of the Test
Test Time and SessionTest City and Center
Test System NumberSet of Instructions for the Candidate

Note: Candidates must download CAT Admit Card and affix the same passport-sized photograph as uploaded in the application form.

CAT 2019 Exam Day Schedule

  • CAT 2019 will be conducted on November 24, 2019.
  • The exam will be conducted in two sessions- forenoon and afternoon.
  • The forenoon session will be conducted from 9:00 AM– 12:00 PM.
  • The afternoon session will be conducted from 2:30 PM-5:30 PM. 
  • Candidates are supposed to reach the exam centers by 7:30 AM for forenoon session and 1:00 PM for the afternoon session.
  • Entry at the exam centers will stop at 8:45 AM for the forenoon session and 2:15 PM for the afternoon session.

Official CAT 2019 Mock Test : IIM Kozhikode will release the official CAT 2019 Mock Test in the second week of October. Students can download the official mock test in order to get familiar with CAT 2019 Exam Pattern. Try some of these Mock Tests prepared by collgedunia based on previous years’ CAT exams.

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CAT 2019 Result

CAT 2019 Result is expected to release in the 2nd week of January 2019. The exam conducting authority of CAT 2019 will release the scorecards at the official website. An SMS will also be sent to all test-takers, informing them about their CAT Percentile. CAT Score is valid for one year. 

EventDate (tentative)
Result DeclarationJanuary 6, 2019
Selection Process StartsJanuary 8, 2019

CAT 2019 scorecard will contain the following information-

  1. Personal details name, contact details, CAT registration number, gender, date of birth, category, PwD status.
  2. Date and time of the test
  3. Section-wise scaled score and percentile
  4. Overall scaled score and percentile
Note: An SMS of overall percentile scored will be sent to all the candidates on the registered phone number.

CAT 2019 Selection Process

  • Each IIM will select candidates based on the CAT percentile score, academic record, extracurricular, and work experience.
  • A personalized call letter will be sent to the selected candidates.
  • IIMs conduct Group Discussions (GD) and/or Written Ability Test (WAT) in the selection process.
  • All IIMs conduct a personal interview with each selected candidate.
  • Candidates have to clear all the rounds to convert into IIM(s).

Check Detailed CAT Counselling Procedure

Frequently Asked Questions

Ques: How many times a year is CAT conducted?

Ans: CAT is conducted once in a year by one of the IIMs on a rotational basis. Candidates willing to take the exam can apply for the same till September 25, 2019. 

Ques: What is the exam date of CAT 2019?

Ans: CAT 2019 will be conducted on November 24, 2019 (Sunday) in two sessions across 156 exam cities.

Ques: What is the last date to register for CAT 2019?

Ans: Last date to register for CAT 2019 is September 25, 2019 till 5:00 PM. 

Ques: What is the test timing for CAT 2019 exam?

Ans: CAT exam will be held in two sessions i.e. forenoon and afternoon session. Candidates will be assigned a single session after depending upon the availability of exam centre. 

Ques: Can I take CAT exam in more than one/multiple session?

Ans: No, candidates can not appear in more than one slot to take CAT exam. In case a candidate does the same, it will be considered as fraud and their candidature will be cancelled. 

Ques: From when can I download CAT 2019 Admit card?

Ans: CAT 2019 Admit card will be available from 5:00 PM on October 23, 2019. Candidates will be able to download the admit card from the official website itself. The hall tickets will not be sent via mail or most. 

Ques: When will the result for CAT 2019 exam available?

Ans: CAT 2019 result will be available in the second week of January 2020. After the release of CAT result. IIMs will release their individual cutoffs for 2020-22 admissions. 

Ques: In case of any query related to the exam, when can I contact the candidate helpdesk?

Ans: Candidates having any query related to CAT exam can contact the helpdesk by phone from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. It is to be noted that the CAT helpdesk is closed on Sunday and national holidays. 

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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