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CAT 2019 (Common Admission Test) is a national level entrance exam held for the candidates seeking admissions in MBA, PGDM and other postgraduate management courses in India. The exam is conducted annually by the IIMs on a rotational basis. The entrance test is conducted in 2 sessions across 140 exam centres. CAT 2019 will be held on November 25, 2019.
The below table shows all the important highlights of the CAT 2019 exam.
|Conducting body||Indian Institute of Management (IIM)|
|Mode of CAT 2019||Online (computer-based test)|
|Eligibility||Graduation degree with 50% aggregate|
|Courses offered||Admission to MBA/ PGDM courses|
|CAT 2019 Participating Institutes||IIMs, IITs, FMS, ISB and other business schools|
|Official Notification||July 2019|
|Date of examination||November 2019|
|Duration of CAT 2019||3 hours (180 minutes)|
|Sections||3 (Quantitative Ability, Verbal and Reading Comprehension, and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning)|
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The schedule proposed for CAT 2019 is given below. The important dates regarding the admission process will be available on the official website of the organizing institute.
|Event||Date (Tentative)||Reference Links|
|Official Notification of CAT 2019||July 29, 2019||Check CAT 2019 Official Notification|
|CAT 2019 Application Form||August 8, 2019||CAT Application Form ends on September 19, 2019|
|CAT 2019 Form Correction Window||September 27- September 30, 2019||-|
|Release of CAT Admit Card 2019||October 24 – November 25, 2019||Download CAT Admit Card 2019 from iimcat.ac.in|
|CAT 2019 Exam Date||November 25, 2019||Exam duration will be of 3 hours|
|CAT Result Date 2019||Second Week of January 2019||Check CAT Result 2019 online at iimcat.ac.in|
The detailed CAT Eligibility 2019 is given here:
CAT 2019 Application Form will be available from August 8, 2019. Candidates will be required to fill up general details like personal information and academic qualifications. The application forms can be filled via online mode only on the official website i.e. iimcat.ac.in. The application process consists of 3 steps which are given below:
Candidates can go through the following guidelines to apply for the exam:
If candidates make mistakes while filling CAT 2019 Application form, they can rectify it within the limited time when the forms are open for correction. The conducting authority allows candidates to make corrections in selected entries only. The correction window will open once the application process is over.
The details that can be corrected are as follows:
Steps to make corrections in CAT 2019 Application Form are mentioned below.
CAT 2019 Admit Card will be issued to applicants who have successfully registered for the exam. It will be released in the second week of October 2019. The admit cards can be downloaded from the official website of CAT. The governing body will not send hard copies of the hall ticket by post.
Steps to download CAT 2019 Admit Card are given below:
Candidates must check the CAT Exam Pattern before appearing in the exam so that they can perform well.
|Sections||Subjects||Time Allotted||Number of Questions||Total Marks|
|Section I||Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension||60 minutes||34||102|
|Section II||Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning||60 minutes||32||96|
|Section III||Quantitative Ability||60 minutes||34||102|
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The detailed CAT 2019 Syllabus is given below:
|Verbal and Reading Comprehension||Verbal reasoning, antonyms and synonyms, analogies and reverse analogies, sentence correction, facts inference judgments, critical reasoning, fill in the blanks, syllogism, summary questions, passage-based questions|
|Data Interpretation||Area graph, Venn diagram, Line and Pie Charts, Column and Bar graphs, Caselets and Tables|
|Logical Reasoning||Number and letter series, Syllogism, Clocks, calendars and cubes, Directions, Blood relations, Binary Logic, Coding-decoding, Logical sequence, Matrix and linear arrangement|
|Quantitative Ability||Number system, Geometry, Algebra, Permutation and Combination, Mixtures and Allegations, Ratio & Proportion, Logarithm, Time & Work, Functions, Trigonometry, Coordinate Geometry and Mensuration|
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CAT 2019 Result will be declared by the second week of January 2019. The results will be announced on the official website in the form of a scorecard. These scorecards will contain the sectional and overall marks and percentile obtained by individuals in the exam.
It is valid for only this academic year. The results can be checked by following these few steps:
The cutoff for CAT exam depends on various factors like the total number of applicants, the difficulty level of exam, seats available and previous years’ cutoff. Each IIM will announce its cutoff for shortlisting aspirants for the selection process separately.
Candidates must clear sectional and overall cutoff to be eligible for the subsequent rounds. The overall cutoff for IIMs usually falls between 90-99 percentile.
The top 3 IIMs- Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Calcutta have a cut off over 99 percentile. The cutoff for other top business schools like FMS, JBIMS and SPIJMR is over 95 percentile. The expected CAT Cutoff for top management colleges are-
|Name of Institute||CAT Cut off in Percentile|
All the participating institutes have their shortlisting criteria for admission. The basic norm is to clear the sectional and overall CAT 2019 Cutoff of the respective institutes. Applicants who fulfil such criteria will appear in the next stage of the selection process.
CAT Selection Procedure followed by IIMs consists of Group Discussion (GD), Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. These are explained briefly as follows-
Many top business schools follow a similar selection process. After all the rounds are conducted the institutes publish the final merit list. This list is created after considering all rounds of selection and CAT 2019 scores. Candidates are offered admission to various courses based on this merit list.
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