CAT 2019 RESULT & COUNSELLING
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CAT 2019 was successfully conducted on November 24, 2019. The conducting body, IIM Kozhikode will release CAT Result expectedly on January 7, 2020 at the official CAT website - iimcat.ac.in. Prof. Shubhasis Dey, Convener CAT 2019 and faculty member at IIM Kozhikode commented, “CAT 2019 results will be tentatively announced in the second week of January 2020.”
Latest: IIM Kozhikode has released CAT 2019 Answer keys PDFs on November 29, 2019 at iimcat.ac.in.
About CAT –CAT 2019 received a total of 2.44 lakh applications, which is the highest in the past 10 years. Common Admission Test or popularly recognized as CAT is the most significant management entrance examination of the country. Read More
The exam is a gateway to 20 IIMs and 100+ premier management institutes and is conducted annually by one of the older IIMs on a rotational basis. CAT judges a candidate’s ability through 3 sections - Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. With CAT 2019 almost here, we wish all the aspirants good luck for the test day!
Qualifying CAT Cut off of various CAT Participating colleges is the first step in your MBA Admission process. IIMs announce their admission criteria based on the CAT score as well as the WAT (Written Ability Test), GD (Group Discussion), and PI (Personal Interview). While the older IIMs hold independent GD/PI/WAT rounds, the 11 new IIMs will follow a Common Admission Process (CAP). Many big establishments like JBIMS, FMS, and SPJIMR also accept CAT scores. Check CAT 2019 Counselling
|CAT 2019 Exam Date||November 24, 2019|
|Announcement of CAT 2019 Result||January 7, 2020 (tentative)|
|List of shortlisted candidates for WAT, GD and PI rounds||4th week of January 2020|
|Final Selection||April 2020|
CAT 2019 Scorecard can be downloaded from CAT official website, on the declaration of CAT Result. Non-IIMs accepting CAT score also require students to submit their official CAT Score Card during their admission process. Candidates are advised to check all the information mentioned on CAT 2019 scorecard carefully. For a sample, here is a CAT 2018 Scorecard:
The details given in CAT Score card are as follows:
Note: For any questions regarding CAT 2019 Result, you may contact the authorities at 1800-2663-549/ email@example.com.
CAT 2019 Result can be accessed from the official CAT website. Candidates will also receive CAT 2019 Result updates on their officially registered email and mobile numbers. The steps to download CAT 2019 Score Card are as follows:
Step 1: Visit the Official website of CAT Exam 2019
Step 2: Click on Download CAT Score Card.
Step 3: You will be redirected to the login page.
Step 4: Enter your User Id and Password.
Step 5: You will be redirected to your candidate’s account page.
Step 6: Click on the Download Scorecard link and download it for future correspondence.
CAT Result 2019 will be declared in January 2020. However, candidates can use Collegedunia's exclusive CAT Percentile Predictor to determine their ranks based on their respective percentiles.
Depending upon their CAT performance, candidates shall be eligible to appear in the next rounds of admission of various colleges. With CAT rank predictor, you can predict your accurate CAT Percentile and shortlist your colleges accordingly:
With CAT being conducted at such a large scale, IIM releases CAT Percentile Score Calculation method to maintain transparency in the result process. CAT raw scores are first converted into scaled scores and finally into CAT Percentile. As per CAT Exam Pattern each question holds 3 marks. For each wrong answer, 1 mark is deducted as penalty. There is no negative marking for Non-MCQ questions.
CAT 2019 Percentile – CAT Result is declared in the form of a percentile score. The higher the percentile score, the greater are the chances to get shortlisted for the admission procedure. These percentile scores are determined by the normalization of scores.
CAT Score Validity – CAT Score is valid for one year only, candidates can apply for the management academic sessions of various colleges, right after their CAT results.
CAT 2019 Score vs Percentile – CAT percentile vs score signifies percentile corresponding to the score. There is no defined criteria for knowing what scaled score results in a certain percentile. For the convenience of candidates, here’s an expected CAT Score Vs Percentile record based on the past year records:
|CAT Percentile||CAT Score|
99.02 to 99.95
155.85 to 200.49
98.03 to 98.98
142.83 to 155.24
97.05 to 97.84
134.6 to 141.07
96.02 to 96.99
128.23 to 134.27
95.08 to 95.97
123.36 to 127.97
CAT 2019 will be conducted in two different shifts and each shift will have a different set of question papers. The difficulty level for each question set varies. Hence, to ensure fairness and equity in the marking process, CAT exam authority follows a normalization process where marks of each candidate are scaled.
"The Normalization process adjusts for location and scale differences of score distributions across different forms. After normalization across different forms, the scores will be further normalized across different sections."
Example- To explain further, let’s suppose 1000 students appeared in both the shifts in two cities A and B. The question paper in the second shift was tougher on the second shift. Also, the students from City B are from Hindi medium background but the question paper was in English. Now, the average score of students in the first shift is 110 and the average score of students in the second shift is 100. Also, the average score of students in city A is 120 and city B is 100.
Now, comparing the scores of all the students on the same parameter would not be fair. So the scores of the students in the second set and city would be multiplied by a number which is arrived at by careful consideration of multiple factors such as:
Lakhs of aspirants try their luck at CAT each year. A total of around 2.5 lakh aspirants sat for CAT 2019. With the competition increasing every year, scoring a higher percentage in CAT has become very difficult. The table below gives you past year CAT Result Trends so that you get a clearer picture of what to expect from this year’s CAT Result. Have a look:
CAT 2017 observed a decrease in total applicants. However, the actual test takers were more in 2017. A comparative analysis of 2016, 2017 & 2018 is given below:
Total actual test-takers
CAT Result trend from the year 2014 to 2018 is tabulated below:
|Year||No. of candidates appeared||Scores obtained||Conversion into percentile|
|CAT 2017||199632||230.17 – 232.31||100|
|CAT 2016||195000||220.09 – 241. 68||100|
|CAT 2015||179602||254.61 – 249.9||100|
|215.54 – 215.43||99.89|
|CAT 2014||167829||268.700 – 261.740||100|
IIM Kozhikode will be releasing CAT 2019 Answer Key within a week after the exam day i.e. November 24, 2019. Candidates who appeared for the exam can download the CAT 2019 Answer Key from the official website. Applicants will get a copy of their recorded responses to CAT 2019 in the last week of November. Candidates can match their responses with the Answer Key to be sure of their score.
The stepwise process to apply for IIMs is as follows:
Check CAT 2019 Counselling
After the declaration of result, each CAT Participating College releases its own cut off/ percentile. As many as 20 IIMs will accept the scores of CAT 2019 along with 100 B-schools of India. The table below represents CAT Cutoff 2019 as well as the seats available in each institute:
|B-Schools||Cut off in Percentile||Available Seats|
|IFMR Chennai||80+ Percentile|
|SP Jain CAT Cutoff & Admission Criteria 2019||Click Here|
|LIBA CAT Cutoff & Admission 2019||Click Here|
|NITIE CAT Cutoff & Admission Criteria 2019||Click Here|
|UBS Chandigarh CAT Cutoff & Admission Criteria 2019||Click Here|
|FMS Delhi CAT Cutoff & Admission 2019||Click Here|
|LBSIM CAT Cutoff & Admission 2019||Click Here|
|XIMB CAT Cutoff & Admission 2019||Click Here|
To inspect the eligibility of a candidate, documents are verified at the time of the IIM selection process. The authorities there verify the eligibility criteria of the waitlist candidates on the following guidelines:
Here is a list of candidates who topped the chart of CAT Previous year results and a brief on their CAT experience:
“I would like to say that every student should know his/her own strengths and weaknesses and prepare to keep that in mind, rather than trying to follow someone else's strategies,” says CAT Topper 2018, Amit Bikram (100 percentile)
He opted for the self-study method and started in May 2018. He primarily spent the first two months focusing on making his fundamentals stronger and revising by himself. The month before the CAT exam, he took one mock a day and attempted more than 30 mocks overall. He mentions the fact that he was weak in both LRDI and VARC and thus used different tactics such as intense practice and using a variety of different mocks to get better.
“There is no shortcut to the road of success in CAT,” says CAT topper, Niranjan Prasad (100 Percentile)
Niranjan mentions starting his preparation from December 2017. He did not take the coaching route either and instead opted to self-study. He focused mainly on two aspects of exam preparation. The first included knowing enough about the topics that he covered, thus the subject knowledge and the second was understanding the time distribution in the paper, thus time management.
“At the end of the day, CAT tests speed and aptitude more than knowledge which can only be developed by practicing a lot.” says CAT topper Swapnil Suman (100 Percentile)
Swapnil mentioned that the secret of his success is attempting various mock tests. He stated that he attempted more than 50 mock tests for his CAT 2018 preparation. He expressed that VARC was always his weakest section. So, to improve his verbal and reading skills, he used to read novels and non-fiction books.
|CAT 2018 Toppers||Overall Percentile|
Ques. If I have used an email that does not belong to me, will it cause any problems during my results?
Ans. All communication with prospective candidates in regards to CAT 2019 will be communicated through either email or SMS. Thus, all candidates have to provide their own personal email accounts through which they can be reached directly. This will also include result updates. Therefore, it is not advisable for an individual to create an email ID that does not belong to them.
Ques. I do not have any work experience. Will it affect my performance in CAT?
Ans. The presence or absence of your work experience will not affect your CAT exam conduction. It may impact your final selection since that also includes a GD (Group Discussion) and PI (Personal Interview). Although significant weightage is not given to the work experience, students with additional work exprience may have an edge due to more practical knowledge. Read CAT 2019 More Weightage to Academics and Work Experience
Ques. What is the marking or grading scheme for CAT? Is there any negative marking for the Non-MCQ questions?
Ans. CAT 2019 will include both MCQ and non-MCQs. There are different marking and grading strategies for both.
For all the non-MCQs, each question would contain 3 marks and there is no negative marking for incorrect answers.
For all questions that are MCQs, they will all carry 3 marks as well and there is negative marking involved. 1 mark is deducted for each wrong answer. In case a test taker skips an MCQ, no marks will be added or deducted from the final tally.
Ques. Will I receive an SMS when the CAT results come out?
Ans. CAT 2019 Result will be posted on the IIM Kozhikode official website and candidates who have given the exam will be informed through email/SMS
Ques. What is the stipulated time of IIM Kozhikode taking out their CAT 2019 Result?
Ans. The result are set to come out on January 7, 2020. The tentative timing for the results to come out is 10 am, considering that has been the trend from last year.
Ques. Will there be a common shortlist for all the IIMs for the next stage?
Ans. No. Each IIM will separately release their list of candidates that have been shortlisted. The lists will be made available on each IIMs website as per their discretion. All the IIMs will individually send interview letters to candidates directly.
Ques. I have done B.Tech Biotech, and I am an IIM aspirant. Will my previous degree affect my selection in IIM based on CAT result?
Ans. No, your previous education will not affect your performance in CAT results. Your previous education is irrelevant to your CAT exam. The only requirement is completion of a candidate’s graduation without any backlogs.
Ques. While filling options in the CAT application form, I accidentally selected the IIM PGP program. Can I get any other program in IIM after the result is out?
Ans. You will be evaluated on the basis of your choices filled. The chances of getting a program other than choices filled by you are rare. Once the counseling process of IIM is over, the next round will be done homogeneously from the top rankings, where again the preference is given to the choices submitted by the candidates initially.
Ques. If I score more than 85 % in Common Aptitude Test and I get selected in all the GD, PI, WAT, then am I eligible for the admission in IIM without any work ex?
Ans. Yes, you are but for IIMs. Generally, the trends are more than 95 percent. Also, it’s the percentile score that matters and the percentage come second on the list. Read CAT COUNSELLING
Ques. I appeared for CAT 2016 and CAT 2019. Can I apply to colleges with the higher of two scores or not?
Ans. No, the CAT score is valid for only 1 year. So the CAT score for the year 2019 is valid for the present academic year only.
Ques. My last name is different in class 10 and class 12 certificate. Will this affect my CAT result?
Ans. No, this will not affect your CAT results but this can affect your admission process at any institute. Better create an affidavit supporting the change of the last name.
Ques. If my CAT score is between 123 and 128, what method can I use for calculation of CAT percentile score?/
Ans. Your CAT percentile will be used for seat allotment, so your percentile can come between 95.08 to 95.97. The same can be calculated with the help of the CAT Percentile Predictor tool
Ques. I am from OBC category, Punjab state. Can I get admission in LIBA Chennai on 68 percentile?
Ans. This will depend on the cut off declared for the categories. However, to get admission in LIBA Chennai, the minimum percentile required is 80. Read LIBA CAT Cutoff and Admission Criteria 2020
Ques. If I appeared for an improvement exam in CBSE in class 10, will my CAT result be affected by it or not?
Ans. Your improvement exam score will not affect your performance in the CAT exam. But this may affect your admission process.
Ques. I have written CAT 2019 exam. My final semester result has released now and it shows that I have backlogs. So is my CAT score valid or not?
Ans. The score will be valid, but you cannot get admission in any B.School with backlogs in the final semester.
Ques. If I score a good percentile in CAT, but I have a backlog of my graduation degree, can I get admission in IIM?
Ans. No, you can get admission only if you do not have any backlogs.
Ques. What is the minimum score needed for admission into the IIT and IIM MBA program?
Ans. A minimum of 95 percentile is required for admission into any of the IIT and IIM program.
Ques. If I do not clear the minimum CAT Cutoff, will I still be eligible for admission?
Ans. You need to clear the minimum cut off for the admission process. If you fail on this step, you cannot get admission in any of the IIMs. Maybe in some private college, depending upon their admission rules.
Ques. I wrote the CAT 2019 exam is shift II. So will get the result on the same day as that of the shift I?
Ans. Yes, the result will be declared for all the CAT aspirants on the same day irrespective of the shift you wrote the exam in.
Ques. I am from Haryana. Will I get some state reservation in MDI, Gurgaon on the basis of CAT score?
Ans. No, there is no state reservation in MDI Gurgaon or any other MBA institute.
Ques. My password is not working on the CAT website, what do I do?
Ans. If the password is not working on the CAT website, then you can reset the password by clicking on the “forgot password” link.
Ques. What is the validity period for my CAT 2019 score?
Ans. CAT score will remain valid only until December 31, 2019, and not after that.
Ques. Will my scaled score be displayed on my CAT scorecard?
Ans. Yes, your scaled score will be displayed on the CAT scorecard.
Ques. Is there a process of a centralized counselling on the basis of CAT score?
Ans. There is centralized counselling only for the IIM’s. For the rest of the institutes, a separate counselling is conducted by each of the participating institutes.
Ques. If I have part-time work experience in a managerial position, will that be considered at the time of the selection process?
Ans. No, only full-time work experience is considered by the management institutes.
Ques. Will I get an SMS stating that the CAT result is announced on the day of result declaration?
Ans. Yes, there is a provision of SMS and email circulation process.
Ques. Ques. What is the weightage of work experience in my selection process?
Ans. The weigtage to the various parameters are as follows:
Aggregate CAT Score
SSC (12th score)
Diversity factor: Gender
Diversity factor: academic discipline
Ques. I want to get my CAT score rechecked, who should I contact?
Ans. There is no provision of recheck of the CAT score; the score once announced will not be changed under any circumstances.
Ques. My photograph is blurred on my CAT scorecard, what to do?
Ans. You may send the present CAT scorecard to the authorities on their email id listed and they would issue a new scorecard. The contact details are 1800-2663-549/ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ques. If I have left a section un-attempted in CAT 2019 exam, will I still get a percentile?
Ans. You will get a percentile but your score will be invalid as you have left the section unattempted.
Ques. I am from Chennai. Can I get admission in FMS Delhi on the basis of CAT score? Is there any state quota?
Ans. No, there is no state quota in the admission process of FMS Delhi. All the students will have clear FMS CAT Cut off to get selected for further rounds of admission in FMS, once the result is declared the admission will be made on the basis of the performance in GD and PI along with the CAT score. CAT Cut off for FMS generally falls between 97- 99%.
*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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