CAT 2019 - Common Admission Test

CAT 2019: Exam Date, Registration, Syllabus, Preparation, Books
Updated on August 19, 2019

 

Common Admission Test (CAT) 2019 exam will be held on Sunday November 24, 2019 in morning and afternoon sessions. IIM-CAT is the mandatory MBA entrance exam for admission to the flagship PGP (Post Graduate Programme in Management) in all the 20 IIMs.

 

CAT Registration 2019 last date has been announced by IIM Kozhikode which is conducting CAT exam this year. The last date for CAT Registration 2019 is September 18, 2019. The deadline to submit the CAT Registration form 2019 is upto 5PM on the last date of CAT Registration. CAT 2019 Registration fee is Rs.1900/- (Rs.950 for SC/ST category). No other application fee has to be paid to apply for any Indian Institute of Management. You need to complete CAT Registration online for MBA admission 2020 in 20 IIMs by login at official CAT official website and complete your CAT

 

CAT Registration

 

IIM Cut offs for PGP Admission 2020

Indian Institutes of Management accept only CAT exam scores for admission to their flagship PGP programmes which are the 2 years Post Graduate programmes in management. Each of the 20 IIMs announces its admission policy and CAT percentile score cut offs for the PGP Programmes before the CAT exam is held. PGP is the short from of IIMs’ Post Graduate Programme in Management which in fact has become the MBA programme as per the IIM Act 2017. Now, the students of PGP programmes at IIMs are awarded MBA degree instead of diploma, although many IIMs have not changed their programme name from PGP to MBA. The CAT 2019 percentile cut offs as announced by IIMs and shared below, for their 2 years PGP -Post Graduate Programme in management are the threshold percentile scores which the candidates have to obtain in CAT exam 2019:

 

CAT 2019: IIM Cut offs, Fee, Intake

Check the fee, number of seats and programmes offered by IIMs in the table given below:

Indian Institute of Management

Fee (Rs.in Lakhs)*

Seats*

Flagship PGP Programmes

CAT 2019 Cut off Percentile

IIM Ahmedabad

23.00

388

PGP, PGP (FABM)

80

IIM Calcutta

22.60

280

PGP

85

IIM Bangalore

21.45

430

PGP

85

IIM Lucknow

14.16

478

PGP, PGP-ABM

90

IIM Indore

16.00

476

PGP

90

IIM Kozhikode

17.50

480

PGP

90

IIM Kashipur

13.15

255

PGP

95

IIM Ranchi

15.10

120

PGP

95

IIM Rohtak

14.75

240

PGP

95

IIM Raipur

14.20

260

PGP

95

IIM Shillong

14.60

180

PGP

80

IIM Tiruchirappalli

14.00

240

PGP

95

IIM Udaipur

15.92

260

MBA

95

IIM Amritsar

10.5

160

PGP

85

IIM Bodhgaya

10.6

120

PGP

90

IIM Jammu

12.75

140

PGP

90

IIM Nagpur

12.10

122

PGP

90

IIM Sambalpur

10.00

120

PGP

90

IIM Sirmaur

10.34

 63

MBA

90

IIM Visakhapatnam

13.00

 60

PGP

90

FMS Delhi

  0.25

220

MBA

98

MDI Gurgaon

 21.34

240

PGPM

94

SPJIMR Mumbai

16.00

276

PGDM

85

IMI New Delhi

16.49

240

PGDM

88

*May increase for 2020-22 batch

 

CAT 2019 exam has brought number changes in this year exam pattern, Mock Test among others.  CAT Notification 2019 contains all the MBA programmes in IIMs where admission is through CAT exam.

 

CAT 2019: Important Changes
The CAT 2019 exam and its registration process has following changes over Last year:

  • CAT Exam is conducted by IIM Kozhikode
  • CAT Exam 2019 Date is November 24, 2019
  • Number of Test Cities for CAT 2019 has increased to 156 from 147 last year
  • An option to choose 4 out of 156 test cities will be available while applying for CAT 2019
  • No Choice for Delhi NCR Candidates as only 'Delhi NCR' as test city is available for the candidates from Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon 
  • CAT 2019 Exam duration remains of 3 hours
  • CAT exam 2019 will be conducted in two separate sessions-Morning and Afternoon
  • CAT 2019 Exam will be divided into MCQs and Non-MCQ type questions
  • Tutorials to understand the format of CAT 2019 Test and question pattern will be available on the CAT website from October 16, 2019

It is officially announced by IIM Kozhikode now although MBAUniverse.com had announced it months back that CAT 2019 Exam date is November 24, 2019. Common Admission Test (CAT) 2019 is the mandatory entrance exam for admission to MBA 2020 in 20 IIMs and other top MBA colleges in India. The exam is therefore referred to as IIM CAT and is conducted by IIMs on annual basis.

 

CAT 2019 Exam will be conducted by IIM Kozhikode in two sessions on Sunday Nov 24, 2019 as computer based test at more than 400 testing venues in 156 test cities across the country. More than 2 lakh candidates are expected to appear in Common Admission Test (CAT) 2019. CAT is conducted by one of the older IIMs every year. Last year 2.41 lakhs candidates had registered and applied for CAT exam.

 

CAT 2019: Key Facts
Following are the salient features of CAT 2019 exam:

CAT Full Form
Common Admission Test, conducted on yearly basis for MBA admission by one of the 6 older IIMs 
CAT 2019 exam date
November 24, 2019
CAT 2019 Exam sessions
Conducted in 2 sessions – Morning & Afternoon on same day
CAT 2019 Convening IIM
IIM Kozhikode
Type of CAT exam
CAT 2019 is a computer based exam but not an online exam
CAT 2019 Application Fee & Process
Rs.1900/-, application process is online only
Application fee for IIMs
CAT 2019 Registration Fee covers application fee of all 20 IIMs 
Maximum Age Limit to apply
No Age Limit, Graduates with 50% marks can apply
Number of Questions in CAT 2019
100 questions divided in 3 sections
Time duration of CAT 2019 exam
3 hours with individual time limit of 1 hour for 1 section
Name of sections and number of questions
VARC-34 Questions; DILR-32 questions; Quant-34 questions
Difficulty level of CAT exam
Moderate to Difficult
Order of Sections
Pre-fixed, no change allowed
Colleges Accepting CAT 2019 for MBA admission
20 IIMs, FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, IITs, IMI, JBIMS & 500 other MBA colleges

CAT 2019 Important Dates
Complete CAT 2019 exam schedule beginning with CAT 2019 Notification, registration & application start dates is shared below:

Events
Important Dates
CAT Exam Notification Date in News Papers
July 28, 2019
CAT 2019 Registration Start Date
August 7, 2019
Last Date to Apply for CAT 2019
September 18, 2019 
CAT Exam Registration & Application Fee
Rs./-1900
CAT Exam Admit card Download Start date
October 23, 2019
Last Date for CAT 2019 Admit Card Download
November 24, 2019
CAT 2019 Exam date
November 24, 2019
CAT 2019 Result date
January 7, 2020 

CAT exam is the largest MBA entrance test leading to admission in top MBA colleges of India. CAT Exam will offer admission opportunity for MBA admission in 2020 to 20 IIMs and more than 500 other top MBA/PGDM colleges including FMS, SPJIMR, MDI, among others . CAT exam will have a combination of MCQs and Non-MCQs to provide level playing field to the students of all streams. No change in the CAT 2019 exam pattern has been announced. The CAT exam duration remains of three hours with 100 questions divided in three sections, as was the last year.

 

CAT 2019 Eligibility
If you have completed Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks or completed professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA), or are in the final year of Bachelor’s degree you can appear in CAT exam. There is no Age bar to apply and appear for CAT exam.

 

CAT 2019 will therefore offer a stiff competition for admission to top MBA colleges accepting CAT. Over the years the candidates applying for CAT aptitude test leading to IIM admission have been increasing year after year.. Read More

 

CAT 2019 Notification
The CAT Notification 2019 has been published on July 28 in all the leading news papers and after one week of its publication IIM CAT exam registration starts on August 7. The CAT Notification 2019  contains details about CAT Registration dates, CAT Admit card dates, CAT exam date and CAT Result Date. Apart from this, the CAT official notification has details about the CAT Eligibility criteria and the details about the MBA programmes offered by all the 20 IIMs. Read More

 

CAT 2019 Exam Registration & Application Process
Registration process for CAT 2019 starts on August 7, 2019 at 10 AM. The CAT registration  process will remain open for more than one and a half month. The last date to apply for CAT 2019 is September 18, 2019. During the last three years, CAT exam application last date was extended by 5-7 days due to various reasons.  Read More

 

CAT 2019 Exam Registration & Application Process
Registration process for CAT 2019 starts after a week from the date of CAT exam notification. As such the CAT registration  process will start on August 5, 2019 at 10AM and will remain open for more than one and a half month. During the last three years, CAT exam application last date was extended by 5-7 days due to various reasons. The last date to apply for CAT exam is to close on September 18, 2019 going by the past trends.. Read More

 

CAT 2019 Exam: Pattern

  • 180 Minutes Exam: CAT exam is a computer delivered test of 3 hours duration but it is not an Online Exam
  • 100 Questions: CAT exam will have 100 questions divided in 3 sections of VARC, DILR and Quantitative Ability.
  • 25% No Penalty Questions: Out of 100 questions in CAT 2019, more than 25 questions will not have negative marking. CAT 2019 is divided into MCQ and Non-MCQ type of questions and the Non-MCQs do not carry negative marking. In case any non-MCQ has negative marking, a few MCQs are changed to no negative marking questions.
  • 70-75% CAT Questions with Negative Marking: More than 70% questions in CAT 2019 are of MCQ type and will carry penalty of 1/3 negative marking
  • Minimum CAT Score Requirement by IIMs: A Minimum qualifying score between 70 and 90 percentile in CAT 2019 is required by IIMs in each of the 3 sections to shortlist candidates for final admission round
  • Other Criteria with CAT score: Apart from High score in each of the 3 sections in CAT exam, you need to have good academic profile, diversity, to get into IIMs.

CAT 2019 Exam Syllabus
During the last 3 years, CAT exam syllabus has substantially changed. The biggest change is in type of questions some of which are no penalty questions now. Most of the changes in CAT syllabus have taken place in the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Section. The topics and number of questions in VARC section have changed. Similarly a few changes in CAT syllabus have been introduced in Quantitative Ability section also.

 

Although CAT exam Syllabus is not pre-defined by IIMs, it overall tests the candidate on Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension; Quantitative Aptitude; Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning..Read More about CAT Syllabus

 

CAT Exam 2019: Preparation
The best way to prepare for CAT exam is to devise your own preparation strategy and then find out whether you need to join CAT coaching institute.  

 

CAT exam toppers have advised following CAT preparation strategy:

  1. Choose Best CAT Preparation Books
    Making the right choice of subject wise CAT preparation books to crack CAT 2019 is the first step in your CAT preparation journey. It is better to choose the best CAT preparation books for each of the 3 sections in CAT exam namely Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension; Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Ability. If you make a wise choice of books, your CAT preparation journey is well begun.. Read More
  2. How to Prepare for VARC for CAT 2019  
    Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension is the first section in CAT Exam. The composition of VARC Section in CAT is:
CAT 2019 VARC Component
Comprehension and Verbal Ability pattern
Section Name
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Total VARC Questions
34
Total Verbal Ability Questions
10
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Time to attempt the section
60 Minutes
Marks for Each Correct Answer
+3
Negative Marks for Each Wrong Answer
-1
Difficulty Level of Verbal Ability Questions
Moderate to High
No Negative Marking Questions in CAT Verbal Ability section
8-10

Best Books for VARC Preparation for CAT 2019:

  • How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT’- by Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay
  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT’ - by Nishit K Sinha
  • Arihant Book on Verbal Ability: Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension by Ajay Singh.. Read More
  1. How to Prepare for DILR for CAT 2019?
    Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) is the 2nd Section in CAT 2019. The section is divided in two parts DI with 16 questions and LR with 16 questions:
CAT 2019 DILR Section
Questions in DILR 2019 Section
Section Name
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Total DILR Questions
32
Number of Data Interpretation Problems for CAT
  4
Type of DI Questions for CAT
Questions are in sets of 4 based on 4 DI problems
Total questions Based on Data Interpretation problems for CAT
16
Number of Logical Reasoning Problems
4
Total Questions Based on LR problems
Questions are in sets of 4 based on 4 LR problems
Bifurcation of DI & LR Based Questions
12 MCQs for DI & 12 for LR
 4 Non-MCQs for DI and 4 for LR
DILR Time to attempt the complete section
60 Minutes
Marks for Each Correct Answer
+3
Negative Marks for Each Wrong Answer
-1
Difficulty Level of DILR Questions
Moderate to High
Number of DILR questions with No-Negative Marking
8

Best DILR Preparation Books
More than one best CAT preparation books are available to prepare for DILR:

  • ‘How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT’ - by Arun Sharma (Published by McGraw Hill)
  • ‘How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT’ - by Arun Sharma (Published by McGraw Hill)
  • Other Material for CAT preparation on DILR by Arun Sharma like practice questions, solved test papers, Mock tests are also available
  • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT by Nishit K. Sinha
  • CAT Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning by Gautam Puri.. Read More
  1. How to Prepare for Quant for CAT 2019
    Quantitative Ability (QA) in CAT exam is the last but most important section which can improve or reduce your CAT score substantially. Arithmetic is the key to crack the Quant in CAT exam. The composition of Quantitative Ability for CAT 2019 is on the following pattern:
Quant 2019 Section
Composition of Quantitative Aptitude Questions for CAT
Section Name
Quantitative Ability
Total Questions in Quant 2019
34
Type of Quant Questions
24-27 MCQs with negative marking
7-10 Non-MCQs without Negative marking
Quant 2019 section time
60 Minutes
Marks for Each Correct Answer
+3
Negative Marks for Each Wrong Answer
-1
Difficulty Level of Quantitative Ability Questions
Moderate to High

Best Books for Quant preparation for CAT 2019
Different preparation strategy focused only on Quantitative Aptitude questions on different topics is required to get through the QA section in CAT. Following are the most recommended books for Quant preparation:

  • How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma
  • Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT by  Sarvesh K Verma
  • Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Aggarwal.. Read More
  1. Prepare with Previous CAT Exam papers
    CAT Previous Year Papers are the best guide to prepare for the CAT question paper 2019. IIMs have now started to officially release the CAT Question Paper. So far, IIMs have released the actual CAT previous year question papers for the year 2017 and 2018.. Previous Attempt Previous CAT Test Papers
  2. Prepare with CAT Mocks
    IIMs will release the CAT exam full length Mock Test in the third week of October 2019. However, the past CAT Mock tests are available to prepare for the CAT 2019 exam. IIM-CAT official mock test with 100 questions helps and guides to understand the exact CAT exam pattern since the CAT pattern goes on changing every year. CAT Mock is a good preparation tool. The official CAT Mock Test is the most authentic source to familiarise yourself with the actual CAT exam pattern, changes in topics in CAT 2019 syllabus, sectional composition, type and pattern of questions expected in CAT exam and the scoring pattern.. Read More

CAT 2019 Mock: Key Points
IIMs have incorporated three important changes in release of CAT Mock Test:

  1. Separate CAT Mock Test Navigation Guide PDF is Released
  2. Separate login link is provided for candidates with normal vision
  3. Login Link is separately provided for the candidates who have low vision with two magnifying glass icons at the top of the screen. You can click on icon to zoom-in and click on icon to zoom out the question.  Read More on CAT Mock Test  

CAT 2019 Admit Card
CAT Admit Card download will start immediately with the release of the CAT hall ticket by IIMs. IIMs will upload the CAT Admit card at 5 PM on October 24, 2019. The CAT admit card release date may be extended by a few days in case the last date of registration for CAT exam is extended. The last date to download the CAT Admit Card is CAT 2019 exam date.. Read More

 

CAT 2019 cut offs for Admission 2020
IIMs announce CAT score cut offs for shortlisting every year. These are the minimum overall and sectional CAT score cut offs required by the IIM to shortlist a candidate for final selection round. The CAT score cut offs for the batch 2020-22 is expected to remain as under:

Name of the IIM
Required CAT 2019 Percentile
Weightage in Shortlisting for 2020-22 batch
IIM Ahmedabad
80
70%
IIM Calcutta
90
56%
IIM Bangalore
90
40%
IIM Lucknow
90
60%
IIM Indore
90
20%
IIM Kozhikode
90
75%
IIM Tiruchirappalli
90
100%
IIM Ranchi
95
100%
IIM Visakhapatnam
90
100%
IIM Udaipur
90
40%

CAT Full Form
CAT is the abbreviated form of the Common Admission Test. For the last 5 decades since IIMs have been conducting the Common Admission Test for admission to their various PGDM programmes, the full form of CAT is seldom used except in the release of CAT notification, advertisement and other official CAT documents. So despite carrying the official full form Common Admission Test, the exam is more known by CAT – the abbreviated form of Common Admission test.  

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CAT 2019: Important Points

  • Low Cost Exam: CAT Registration and CAT exam application fee taken together comes to Rs.100 per IIM for General category and Rs.50/- per IIM for Reserved category. No fee to be paid to apply for any individual IIM
  • One Day Exam: CAT exam will be held in single day on Sunday November 24, 2019 in Morning and Afternoon sessions. CAT is a Computer Based Test. Earlier it was held in 15 to 20 days testing window till 2013 by IIMs. Since 2014, CAT exam testing window has been shortened to one day only.
  • 45 Days CAT 2019 Registration Window: The CAT Application process opens on August 5 and will close on September 18, 2019
  • Dual Degree Accepted: A candidate with dual bachelor's degree should mention the academic scores of both the bachelor's degree programme in CAT application form
  • Single Fee for MBA Admission: CAT 2019 provides admission opportunity in 20 IIMs with the single point payment of CAT registration fee of Rs.1900/- for General candidates and Rs.950/- for reserved category. 
  • Choice of 50 MBA Programmes in IIMs: CAT 2019 offers a choice of more than 50 management programmes in 20 IIMs without any additional application fee for admission.

CAT 2019 Result & IIMs’ Admission Process
CAT exam result will be declared on January 7, 2020 in morning hours. Immediately after the CAT result declaration, IIMs will start announcing their shortlist on the basis of CAT scores and other parameters in their shortlisting criteria for final selection round. The final admission offer will be made to the candidates in the months of April/May 2020 by IIMs

 

8 Steps Admission Process to IIMs through CAT 2018

 

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Exam dates and schedule

  • Notification date: 28-07-2019 06:00 AM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 07-08-2019 10:00 AM to 18-09-2019 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 23-10-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 09:30 (Confirm)
    Result: 07-01-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)

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CAT Notification 2019

CAT Notification 2019 has been released on Sunday, July 28, 2019 by IIM Kozhikode in all leading news papers with all the details. Two days before the CAT notification release, IIM Kozhikode hads released CAT 2019 Notification via Media Release. 

 

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CAT 2019 Syllabus

CAT Syllabus 2019: Download Section Wise Latest CAT Exam Syllabus
Updated on April 01, 2019

 

CAT 2019 Syllabus is the first thing you should know before getting ready for IIM CAT exam.  Based on the past CAT exam pattern and the changes introduced by IIMs in the forthcoming CAT exam, the syllabus for CAT 2019 has four major components:

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CAT Exam Pattern

CAT Exam Pattern 2019: Check Here CAT 2019 Exam Pattern 
Updated on July 27, 2019

 

CAT 2019 will be held on November 24, 2019 as a computer based test of 3 hours duration in Morning and afternoon slots – this information has been confirmed by IIM Kozhikode in its notification released for CAT 2019 on July 28, 2019. This year IIM Kozhikode will conduct CAT 2019 and brings about aspirant friendly changes in CAT exam 2019.  

 

5 Key Highlights of CAT 2019 Pattern

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CAT 2019 Registration

CAT Registration 2019: Last Dates, Fees, Process, How to Apply Online
Updated on August 14, 2019

 

CAT Registration 2019 last date is September 18, 2019. As announced and confirmed by IIM Kozhikode the CAT registration 2019 will close at 5 PM on Sep 18. CAT registration fee 2019 is Rs.1900/- and is same as of last year. 

 

CAT Registration 2019 process had started on August 7, 2019 at 10 AM on the IIM CAT 2019 official website. The category wise CAT Registration 2019 fee is different for General and Reserved category candidates. While General and OBC candidates have to pay Rs.1900/- towards CAT  registration 2019 fee, the SC/ST/PWD candidates need to pay Rs.950/- towards CAT registration 2019 fee.

 

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CAT Preparation

CAT Preparation: Preparation Strategy for CAT Exam 2019, Tips, Material
Updated on July 18, 2019

 

Before you start your CAT preparation for CAT exam 2019, you need to ask yourself a few questions and then follow the most appropriate CAT Preparation strategy:

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CAT Preparation Books

CAT Preparation Books: Best Books, Section-Wise CAT Books
Updated on April 01, 2019

 

Making the right choice of subject wise CAT preparation books to crack CAT 2019 is the first step in your CAT preparation journey. But with so many CAT preparation books flooding the market, it is not only difficult but also confusing to choose the best and most relevant preparation books for CAT exam. But don’t worry MBAUniverse.com comes to help you with the guidelines to choose the best CAT preparation books.

 

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CAT Coaching

CAT Coaching: CAT Coaching Centres, Best CAT Coaching Institute 
Updated on June 01, 2019

 

CAT coaching centres help you not only in scoring high in the exam but they also help you to take the CAT exam with ease and without stress. It requires intensive preparation to crack CAT exam with high score and while preparing for CAT 2019, you will be looking for best CAT Coaching institute that can help you score high in CAT exam. This year CAT exam date is November 24, 2019 and as such very short time is left to select best Coaching Classes for CAT and start your CAT preparation without further loss of time.

 

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CAT Online Preparation

CAT online Preparation: CAT Exam 2019 Online Preparation, MBA Preparation 
Updated on June 03, 2019

 

Online CAT Preparation has become a time saving and cost effective CAT 2019 preparation tool alongwith the self preparation. CAT online preparation is found suitable not only for working professionals but also for those who want to utilize their commuting time in CAT preparation.

 

Many of the CAT aspirants are devoted to self-study pattern while many others are preparing with online coaching or offline with the support of one or other coaching centres. Since, at number of times we lag behind in following a tough classroom CAT study schedule offline, the CAT 2018 preparation online proves to be a good alternative.

 

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Verbal Ability for CAT

Verbal Ability for CAT 2019: Questions And Preparation, Tips
Updated on May 01, 2019

 

The largest MBA entrance exam leading to admission 2020 in IIMs, FMS, SPJIMR, MDI, IITs, IMI, IMT, NITIE among other top MBA colleges, CAT 2019 is scheduled on November 24, 2019 as a computer based test. This year IIM Kozhikode is conducting CAT 2019 exam in morning and afternoon sessions on the same day.

 

Verbal Ability (VA) is an important part of CAT preparation for VARC section. CAT Verbal Ability questions will constitute 33% share in Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) Section in the CAT 2019 exam to be held on November 24, 2019. 

 

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Reading Comprehension (RC) For CAT

Reading Comprehension (RC) For CAT 2019: RC Tips For CAT, RC Questions
Updated on August 17, 2019

 

Reading Comprehension is one of the most important sections and high scoring area in CAT exam. The weightage of Reading Comprehension for CAT is higher than in any other MBA entrance exam. The Reading comprehension in CAT exam commands not only high sectional weightage but also high weightage in overall CAT exam.

 

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Data Interpretation For CAT

Data Interpretation For CAT 2019: DI Questions and Answers, Tips
Updated on April 01, 2019

 

Preparing for Data Interpretation in CAT 2019 is an important part of overall CAT preparation. It commands 16% weightage in overall CAT exam and 50% weightage in DILR section. Scoring high in Data Interpretation can take you through the IIMs admission process.

 

Many candidates who scored 99 percentile in CAT could not get a call from any IIM only because of the reason that their score in DILR was below the IIMs cut off. The CAT Data Interpretation proved to be the most difficult and time consuming section resulting in a low score for them.

 

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Logical Reasoning for CAT

Logical Reasoning for CAT 2019: LR Questions and Answers, Tips
Updated on July 18, 2019

 

How to prepare Logical Reasoning for CAT, depends upon your understanding of topics and type of questions that appear in CAT LR section. If you can develop good logic in your approach to understand and solve a Reasoning problem, you can learn faster than those who find it difficult to logically approach a problem. LR preparation for CAT therefore, depends upon how much efforts and practice on variety of LR questions you have done.

Good attempt of Logical Reasoning questions in CAT can be your score booster upto 48 core marks leading to an improvement of overall percentile by 20-25 in CAT 2019.

 

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Quantitative Aptitude for CAT

Quantitative Aptitude for CAT 2019: CAT 2019 Quant, Quantitative Ability
Updated on July 18, 2019

 

Three dimensional approach to prepare Quantitative Ability for CAT goes from strengthening your basics and formulae in Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Modern Math and allied topics, practicing on variety of questions and finally solving previous CAT papers and Mocks for each topic. The more you do it, the more expertise in Quant section for CAT, you will get.  

 

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CAT Previous Year Question Papers

CAT Previous Year Question Papers: Solved Paper - Free PDF‎
Updated on April 01, 2019

 

CAT Previous Year Papers are the best guide to prepare for the CAT question paper 2019.IIMs have now started to officially release the CAT Question Paper With Solution Pdf. So far, IIMs have released the actual CAT previous year question papers for the year 2017 and 2018. It is a big change as CAT previous year question papers with solutions were never released by IIMs earlier.

 

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CAT Sample Paper

CAT Sample Paper: Solved Sample Papers PDF - Download 
Updated on April 01, 2019

 

CAT 2019 Sample Papers are the right source to guide you about the CAT question paper 2019.  CAT sample paper pdf consists of probable CAT questions with answers of varying difficulty level.

 

Sample Question Papers for CAT 2019 are prepared by CAT experts. These CAT sample papers online are based on actual CAT papers. The sample question papers for CAT 2019 are full length CAT model papers. You can begin with online model paper for CAT of moderate difficulty level to higher difficulty level online model paper for CAT.

 

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CAT Mock Test

CAT Mock Test 2019: Free CAT Mock Tests Series
Updated on April 01, 2019

 

CAT Mock Test 2019 release will be done by IIMs in mid October 2019. The CAT 2019 official Mock test to guide about the CAT question paper will provide more than a month to practice with the free mock test for CAT 2019. It will be officially provided by IIMs to all the candidates preparing for the CAT exam.  The CAT actual test on November 24, 2019 will be based on CAT Mock Test 2019 released by IIM Kozhikode which is conducting CAT exam this year. However, IIMs do not release CAT Mock Test Pdf nor you can download CAT Mock Test from IIM CAT website.

 

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CAT Eligibility 2019

CAT Eligibility Criteria 2019: check here cat exam eligibility criteria
Updated on July 27, 2019

 

There is no change in CAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria for General & Reserved category candidates. CAT 2019 exam date is November 24, 2019 and the last date to apply is September 18, 2019. IIM Kozhikode CAT 2019 Notification released on July 28, 2019 in news papers has kept the CAT 2019 eligibility criteria similar to last year criteria. The only change in CAT eligibility 2019 is the date of qualifying exam. The CAT eligibility  defines different percentage of marks in the qualifying graduation degree for different category of candidates. However, there is no age bar for either category candidates to apply for IIMCAT 2019 exam.

 

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CAT 2019 Application Form

CAT Application Form 2019: Dates, Process and How to Apply
Updated on August 20, 2019

 

September 18, 2019 is the last date to fill CAT Form 2019. The time to submit the CAT Application form 2019 is 5 PM on the last date of CAT form submission. As announced and confirmed by IIM Kozhikode the CAT Application process 2019 will close at 5 PM on September 18. CAT 2019 Application form fee is Rs.1900/- and is not increased for CAT 2019. The cost of application comes to less than Rs.100/- to apply for each of the 20 IIMs with a common and single CAT application form which is same as of last year. 

 

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CAT Admit Card 2019

CAT Admit Card 2019: Download - CAT Hall Ticket @ iimcat.ac.in
Updated on July 28, 2019

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CAT Percentile Predictor

CAT Percentile Predictor 2019: Check CAT Percentile Here
Updated on April 01, 2019

 

CAT Percentile Predictor for MBA admission 2019 is live now. Fill your details below and check your expected Score & Percentile. You will also be able to check the IIM and other top MBA college recommended for you after matching your percentile with CAT 2018 percentile predictor.

 

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IIM Call Predictor

IIM Call Predictor 2019: See Eligibility and CAT Cut offs
Updated on April 01, 2019

 

CAT 2018 Result was released on January 5, 2019. IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta and other IIMs will release IIM Calls based on candidate Scores, Percentile and Academic Profile very soon. 

 

Now that you know your likely CAT Percentile, you can check your IIM Call chances with MBAUniverse.com IIM Call Predictor. This predictor is based on actual IIM Admission Criteria 2019. Register by providing your details in Form below, and you will move to IIM Call Predictor page.

 

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CAT Exam Centers

CAT Exam Centers 2019: Check State Wise Test Centers List
Updated on July 27, 2019

 

CAT 2019 will be held in 156 test cities at more than 400 exam centres across the country. There are 10 test cities of Delhi NCR which have been clubbed into one exam city as NCR. However, IIM Kozhikode in its release dated July 26 confirms that the candidates would be allotted the nearest test city to their address. In comparison to last year, number of CAT 2019 test cities have been increased to 156 from 147 to accommodate higher number of test takers. The important details about the CAT test venues in these CAT test cities 2019 are available on the CAT 2019 website. The name of the CAT test centre within the test city is indicated in the CAT Admit Card.  

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CAT Exam Analysis

CAT Exam Analysis: Slot 1 Analysis and Slot 2 Analysis 
Updated on Nov 25, 2018

 

CAT 2018 Slot 2 Analysis
CAT 2018 Slot-2 exam has got over at 5.30PM. Candidates have reported a difficult DILR and moderate to difficult Quant. The CAT 2018 slot 2 exam has remained on similar pattern as that of Slot-1 exam except that DILR and Quant were reported on slightly higher difficulty level.

 

Here is the detailed CAT 2018 Slot-2 exam Analysis. While there was no surprise element in the test structure of CAT 2018 Exam Slot-2, it had a few changes as compared to slot-1 exam.

 

CAT 2018 Exam Analysis: Slot 2 Pattern

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CAT Answer Key

CAT Answer Key: Download Question Paper, Answer Key - Slot 1 and 2 
Updated on April 01, 2019

 

CAT Answer Key 2018 are live now! IIM Calcutta has released the Official CAT 2018 Answer Key on December 7, 2018. Official CAT Question Paper is also available with your CAT login ID and Password at CAT 2018 website. A ticker on CAT 2018 official website is running with the information, "CAT 2018 Objection form and Question Paper PDF with Answer Key are live, Candidates who have taken CAT 2018 test successfully can login to raise objection (if any) based on the Question Paper PDF until 10-Dec-18 (05:00 PM)." You can check the CAT Answer Keys by following simple steps explained below.

 

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CAT Results

CAT Result: Download CAT Result, Percentile, Scorecard @ iimcat.ac.in
Updated on 19 Mar 2019

 

IIM Calcutta has released the CAT 2018 result at 10AM on Saturday, January 5, 2019. Earlier CAT Result was scheduled to be declared at 1PM. An announcement by IIM Calcutta on official CAT website was placed at 10AM ‘CAT Score Card is live’.  CAT Score Card contains your scaled score and percentile. You can download your CAT score card in 3 steps from official CAT website 

 

CAT 2018 Result Highlights

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CAT Score Vs Percentile

CAT Score Vs Percentile Analysis - Check here
Updated on 05 Jan 2019

 

CAT 2018 Score Vs Percentile is out with the release of CAT 2018 Score cards of the candidates on January 5, 2019. You can very well assess now your admission chances in IIMs with the help of CAT scaled score with percentile. Even before the release of CAT score with percentile, you could understand what percentile you could get with the respective CAT 2018 raw score and the CAT scaled score. The process to calculate CAT raw score vs percentile is announced by top CAT experts well in advance before declaration of CAT Result.

 

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