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IIM Kozhikode will conduct CAT 2019, Notification released

Last Updated - July 16, 2019

CAT 2019 will be conducted by IIM Kozhikode. Every year, the exam is governed by IIMs on a rotational basis. The official notification for CAT 2019 will be released on July 28, 2019. As the examination is conducted on the last Sunday of every November, CAT 2019 is expected to be held on November 24, 2019. 

  • IIM Calcutta conducted CAT 2018 in online mode.
  • More than 2 lakh MBA aspirants appeared in the exam.
  • CAT Registration will start tentatively on August 5, 2019.
  • Candidates will be able to register from the official CAT website by entering their personal, educational, and other details. Check CAT Eligibility
  • CAT registration fee may increase this year, and it could be around Rs. 2000 (Rs. 1000 for the reserved category).

About 2.31 lakh candidates have registered for the entrance test last year and it is expected that more than 2.5 lakh candidates will apply for CAT 2019 as well. The exam score is accepted by more than 200 B-Schools including the 20 IIMs. Thus, candidates seeking admission in PGDM/MBA courses must prepare well for the exam to get into the best MBA institute of the country. 

Also Read CAT 2019 Preparation Tips

Past Trend of CAT Conducting Body

CAT is conducted by IIMs on a rotational basis. The past 5-year trend of the exam authority is given below. 

Exam YearExam Conducting Body
2018IIM Calcutta
2017IIM Lucknow
2016IIM Banglore
2015IIM Ahmedabad
2014IIM Indore

Also Check CAT Participating Institutes


CAT 2019 Important Dates

CAT 2019 will be conducted in two slots. Candidates will get the exact dates of the CAT events once the official notification is released, till then the candidates may consider the tentative details mentioned below. 

Event Date (Tentative)
CAT Official Notification July 28, 2019
Registration StartsAugust 5, 2019
Registration EndsSeptember 20, 2019
Admit Card Issue DateOctober 24, 2019
CAT Exam DateNovember 24, 2019 (Sunday)
CAT Result DeclarationJanuary 7, 2020

CAT Application Form 2019 will be made available soon after the release of official notification on the official website of exam from August 5, 2019. Candidates are given more than 1 month to apply for the exam. The application fee for General Category is expected to increase up to Rs 2000 and reserved category the fee me increase up to Rs 1000.


CAT 2019 Marking Scheme and Exam Pattern

It is assumed that CAT 2019 will be conducted on the same guidelines as of last year. The exam duration will be 180 minutes. Candidates have to attempt 3 sections namely Verbal Reasoning and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation and logical reasoning.

As CAT 2019 will be conducted on November 24. CAT aspirants have approximately 6 months of preparation. There are numerous books in the market for CAT Preparation but candidates need to find the best ones for themselves. Additionally, candidates are advised to practice mock tests for understanding the exam well.

CAT Result is usually released in the second week of January and those who clear the exam will be eligible for admission to management courses including PGP, PGDM, EPGP, PGPEX, at various IIMs and B-Schools across the country. 


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