CAT 2018 NEWS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
CAT 2019 (Common Admission Test) is a national level qualifying exam for admission into MBA, PGDM and other postgraduate management courses in India. It is conducted annually by the IIMs on a rotational basis. The entrance test is conducted in 2 sessions across 140 exam centers.
CAT 2018 Online Registration has started from August 8. Candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks can register at the official website i.e. iimcat.ac.in.
|CAT Eligibility 2019||CAT 2019 Exam Dates||CAT Cut off 2019|
|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||December 2019|
|Duration of CAT 2019||3 hours (180 minutes)|
|Sections||3 (Quantitative Ability, Verbal and Reading Comprehension, and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning)|
The schedule proposed for CAT 2019 is given below. The important dates regarding admission process will be available on the official website of the organizing institute.
|Event||Date (Tentative)||Reference Links|
|CAT 2019 Official Notification||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 the second week of August 2019. Participants 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:
Students can go through the following the guidelines to apply for the exam:
If candidates make mistakes while filling CAT 2019 Application form, they can rectify it during the limited time when the forms are open for correction. The conducting authority allows students to make corrections in selected entries only. The correction window will open after the application process is over.
The details which can be corrected are as follows:
Steps to make corrections in CAT 2019 Application Form:
CAT 2019 Application Form will be submitted successfully only after the payment of application fee. Students will be required to pay the application fees according to their category at the time of registration. Those individuals who do not remit the application fee will not be eligible for CAT 2019.
Fee can only be rendered through the online mode. Aspirants can use Credit/ Debit card, Net Banking or Cash Card & Wallet facility to pay the fees. The category wise fee for CAT 2019 is mentioned below:
|General (UR)||INR 1800|
|NC- OBC||INR 1800|
|SC/ ST||INR 900|
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. 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, check this section to know complete details about CAT Exam Pattern:
|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|
There is no set syllabus for CAT 2019 but we can determine the syllabus based on the analysis of previous exam patterns. Questions asked in the exam are upto 10+2 level covering a multitude of topics. The detailed CAT 2019 Syllabus are 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 Alligations, Ratio & Proportion, Logarithm, Time & Work, Functions, Trigonometry, Coordinate Geometry and Mensuration|
CAT 2019 Result will be declared by the second week of January 2019. The results will be announced on the official CAT 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 cut off for CAT 2019 will be decided after considering factors like number of applicants, difficulty level of exam, seats available and previous years’ cut off. Each IIM will announce its cut off for shortlisting aspirants for the selection process separately.
Candidates must clear sectional and overall cut off to be eligible for the subsequent rounds. The overall cut off for IIMs usually falls between 90- 99 percentile.
The top 3 IIMs- Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Calcutta have a cut off over 99 percentile. Cut off for other top business schools like FMS, JBIMS and SPIJMR is over 95 percentile. The expected CAT Cut off for top management colleges is-
|Name of Institute||CAT Cut off in Percentile|
All the participating institutes have their own shortlisting criteria for admission. The basic norm is to clear the sectional and overall CAT 2019 Cut Off of the respective institutes. Applicants who fulfill such criteria will move forward to the next stage of selection process.
The 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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