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Entrance Exam Date - Sunday, 24 Nov 2019

About CAT 2019

Common Admission Test (CAT)

Cat exam is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as a pre-requisite for admission to the post graduate and fellow programs in management offered by the premier institutes and b-schools in the country. Each year Indian Institute of Management (IIM) conducts Common Admission Test (CAT) on the rotational basis in order to judge the skills of potential applicants and choose the suitable ones. Over 100 reputed and known B-schools accept CAT scores to carry out their admissions. After completion of the course, the students are placed in reputed companies at very high packages.

The CAT exam is conducted by one of the IIMs on behalf of IIMCAT, in online mode at various test centres in over 156 cities. In 2018, about 2.41 lakh candidates applied for the CAT exam. The number of applications received was the highest since 2010. CAT 2019 will be conducted by IIM Kozhikode.

These B-schools promise high pay-packages and a rewarding career, so people from the country try their best in order to get selected. Therefore, with time CAT remains one of the most competitive examinations and attracts graduates from all streams from across the country. Apart from the top notch B schools, CAT score is also accepted by other 100+ top notch B- Schools across the country. 4,000 seats (approx.) are offered by the IIMs.

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.

Important Dates for CAT 2019

EventsImportant Dates
Official Notification of CAT 2019July 28, 2019
CAT 2019 Application FormAugust 7 – September 18, 2019
CAT 2019 Form Correction WindowSeptember 27- September 30, 2019
Release of CAT 2019 Admit CardOctober 23 – November 24, 2019
CAT 2019 Exam DateNovember 24, 2019
CAT 2019 Result DateJanuary 7, 2020

Highlights of CAT 2019

CAT 2019 Conducting BodyIndian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM Kozhikode)
CAT Official Websiteiimcat.ac.in
Total Section3 (Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning)
CAT 2019 Exam Pattern3 Hours (180 Minutes- 60 Minutes for Each Section)
CAT 2019 Exam DateSunday, 24 Nov 2019
CAT 2019 Eligibility CriteriaThe candidate must have bachelors degree with minimum 50% marks from recognized University/ Institutions. Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD) categories must have at least 45% marks.
CAT 2019 Application ModeOnline
CAT 2019 Participating InstitutesIIMs, IITs, FMS, ISB and Other Management Institutes
Number of SessionsTwo (Morning and Evening)
Courses OfferedAdmission to MBA/PGDM Courses

CAT 2019 Mock Test

The IIM Kozhikode will conduct CAT 2019, it will release the official mock test of CAT. The mock test or the practice test will be released to explain the exam format, pattern as well as the marking scheme and the navigation system to the prospective test takers.

The total duration of CAT mock test 2019 is 1 hour and it included the following-

  • Exam instructions
  • Mock questions pertaining to each section (VARC, DI & LR, and QA)

Admit Card

How to download CAT 2019 Admit Card

Step 1: Visit the official website at iimcat.ac.in
Step 2: Click on the option Click here to download admit card for CAT 2018
Step 3: Enter your registration number and submit
Step 4: Download your Admit Card and take a print out for further reference

Test Centres

This year, the CAT exam will be conducted in around 140 cities across the country. Last year, the test was conducted in 136 cities. Each year, the number of test centers is increasing in order to provide convenient to the students. While filling in the application process, candidates have to select four test cities in the order of priority.