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CAT 2019 Results, Question Papers, Answer Key, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus Common Admission Test

CAT 2019 Results, Question Papers, Answer Key, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus Common Admission Test

Exam Dates – CAT 2019

Here, we are providing the tentative dates of CAT 2019:

EventsDates (Tentative)
Start Date of Online ApplicationAugust 2019
Last date to submit the application formSeptember 2019
Correction windowOctober 2019
Admit Card Download DateOctober 2019
CAT 2019 Exam DateDecember 2019
Result Announcement DateJanuary 2020

Common Admission Test (CAT) , the Guru of all MBA entrance examinations, is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) to enroll students for Post-graduate and Fellow Programs. Several other top management institutes all over India also use valid CAT score for admissions. CAT is held in the month of Nov.

Eligibility Criteria – CAT 2019

QualificationUniversityPass Percentage
The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s DegreeRecognized by the MHRD/UPSC/AICTEAt least 50% (45% for SC, ST and PWD candidates)
Bachelor’s Degree from any UniversityAt least 50% (45% for SCAt least 50% (45% for SC, ST and PWD candidates)
Students who are pursing final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and can also applyContinuing Graduation from University. Recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/ AICTE/ UGCAt least 50% (45% for SC, ST and PWD candidates)

Exam Pattern – CAT 2019

SectionQuestionsSectional TimeTotal Time
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension3460 Mins180 Mins
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning3260 Mins
Quantitative Ability3460 Mins

Exam Format: CAT is a computer based test, conducted in multiple cities.

Application Form Fee – CAT 2019 (Approximately)

  • The application fee is Rs. 1700 for General category candidates and Rs. 850 for reserved category candidates.
  • The mode of application fee payment is through Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking.

Last year, the number of CAT applications was 2,32,434, which was highest in past six years. The actual number of test takers was around 1,95,000.

Selection Process of IIMs | RESULTS – CAT 2019

Information related to CAT  results will be tentatively available starting 2 nd week of January on website. The list of candidates shortlisted for the next level of selection will be made available on the website of the respective IIMs. Each IIM will send interview letters to the shortlisted candidates directly. The criteria for shortlisting vary from IIM to IIM. Please visit the admission hotlinks of the respective websites of IIMs for further information.

Admission Process – CAT 2019

Please note that each IIM shortlists candidates for second stage of selection which may be independent of each other. The process may include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI). Performance in CAT  examination is an important component in the admission process. IIMs may additionally use other factors like previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience and other similar inputs in short listing and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process. The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs. For more information, refer the admissions policies of IIMs from their respective websites.

Eligibility Verification – CAT 2019

If a candidate is shortlisted for interviews by any IIM, he/she must comply with the following eligibility verification: Mark sheets and Degree Certificate A candidate must show all the mark sheets and submit attested copies to prove his/her eligibility at the time of interview. Further, if a candidate is selected for a programme, original degree certificate and mark sheets of all semesters/years along with their attested copies must be submitted for verification at the time of joining the programme.

Reservation Category – CAT 2019

  • Requirements If shortlisted for interview, SC, ST, NC-OBC and PWD candidates must show the original caste/class and/or disability certificate and submit a photocopy at the time of interview.
  • Further, if a candidate is selected for a programme, the original certificate of qualifying degree and attested copy of the same must be submitted for verification at the time of joining a programme.
  • Candidates in the Final Year of Graduation If shortlisted for interview, candidates appearing for the final bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification examination must show an original certificate from the Principal / Registrar / Director of the university/ institution certifying that the candidate has obtained 50% marks or equivalent (45% in case of the candidates belonging to SC, ST, and PWD category) based on latest available grades/marks.
  • He/she must submit an attested copy of the original certificate at the time of interview.
  • For the Post Graduate Programmes of IIMs, such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme PROVISIONALLY, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal / Registrar of their University/institution (issued on or before the date as stipulated by the respective IIM) stating that they have completed all the requirements (the results may, however, be awaited) for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.
  • Their admission will be confirmed only when they submit original mark sheet and qualifying degree certificate of having passed the bachelor’s degree / equivalent qualification referred to in the certificate issued by Principal /Registrar of their college/institute.
  • They must obtain at least 50% marks or equivalent (45% in case of the candidates belonging to SC, ST, and PWD category).
  • They also must submit an attested copy of the mark sheets and qualifying degree certificate.
  • The deadline for submission of the mark sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2019.
  • NONFULFILLMENT OF THIS CONDITION WILL AUTOMATICALLY RESULT IN THE CANCELLATION OF THE PROVISIONAL ADMISSION.
  • Provisional admission will also be cancelled if it is found that the certificate is found to be incorrect subsequently

Scoring and Equating Process – CAT 2019

  • CAT 2019 shall be conducted in two sessions. Two different Test Forms shall be administered in two Test Sessions.
  • In order to ensure fairness and equity in comparison of performances of the candidates across different test sessions, the scores of the candidates shall be subjected to a process of Normalization.
  • The Normalization process shall adjust for location and scale differences of score distributions across different forms.
  • After normalization across different forms, the scores shall be further normalized across different sections.
  • The scaled scores obtained by this process shall be converted into percentiles for purposes of shortlisting.
  • For reporting purposes, Scaled Scores for each section(Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Section III: Quantitative Ability (QA)) and Total along with the Percentiles shall be published.
  • The process of Normalization is an established practice for comparing candidate scores across multiple Forms and is similar to those being adopted in other large educational selection tests conducted in India, such as Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). For normalization across sections, we shall use the percentile equivalence.

Syllabus – CAT 2019

CAT Syllabus is divided into Three sections: Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning. Candidates preparing for the CAT exam, must be aware of the CAT 2019 syllabus. The syllabus comprises of  Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning. Candidates have to master these topics in order to score well in the exam. It is a computer based test which contains multiple choice questions (MCQ). Some of the question will be of subjective types.

The syllabus of CAT is divided into 3 sections:

  • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
  • Quantitative Ability
Data Interpretation & Logical ReasoningVerbal Ability & Reading ComprehensionQuantitative Ability
  • Caselets and Tables
  • Bar Graphs and Column Graphs
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Line Charts & Pie Chart
  • Combination of two or more types linked to each other
  • Number and Letter Series
  • Calendars, Cubes and Clocks
  • Binary Logic
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Logical
  • Matching
  • Logical Sequence
  • Logical
  • Connectives
  • Blood Relations
  • Synonyms Antonyms (Vocabulary Based)
  • Grammar or English Usage
  • Correction in Sentence
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Jumbled Paragraph and Close Passage
  • Analogies and Reverse Analogies
  • Meaning/Usage Match
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Summary Questions
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Facts Inferences Judgements
  • Number Systems
  • LCM & HCF
  • Profit, Loss & Discount
  • Percentages
  • Speed, Time & Distance
  • Time & Work
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Averages
  • Quadratic & Linear Equations
  • Complex Numbers
  • Logarithm
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Sequences & Series
  • Surds & Indices
  • Inequalities
  • Probability, Permutation and Combination
  • Set Theory
  • Functions & Geometry
  • Mixtures & Alligations
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate Geometry & Mensuration

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