CAT 2019 - Common Admission Test

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About CAT 2019

CAT 2019 will be conducted on November 24, 2019, and official notification has been released on July 28, 2019, on the CAT official website. CAT 2019 online application form is available now.

CAT Latest Updates 2019 - CAT 2019 Application Form 

CAT (Common Admission Test) is a national-level management entrance exam, which is conducted for admission in Post Graduate management programmes offered by premier institutes in India like IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management). Candidates who are aspiring to pursue MBA/ PG management programmes in IIMs/ CAT score accepting non-IIM institutes can register for CAT 2019 exam. The online application form for CAT 2019 can be filled through the official website of the CAT exam, and the candidates can check the CAT application form 2019 section here to have a glance at the detailed guidelines for filling the online application form for CAT exam 2019.

CAT 2019 notification will have all the details pertaining to the major aspects of the components of the CAT exam 2019. CAT aspirants need to check the detailed notification of CAT 2019 before applying or submitting the CAT 2019 online application form. All the major details included in the CAT 2019 notification are elaborated here for the benefit of CAT aspirants. If you have any doubts or queries pertaining to CAT 2019 exam, you can ask your query through the Q & A section of CollegeDekho.

CAT 2019 Notification

Here, you can find all the major details about CAT exam such as the eligibility criteria for CAT 2019, exam pattern and syllabus of CAT, preparation strategy for the CAT exam etc. If you have any doubts/ queries about the CAT exam, you can ask the same through the Q & A section of CollegeDekho.

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CAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The CAT 2019 eligibility criteria will be prescribed by the conducting IIM. For all CAT 2019 applicants, a Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 50% marks in aggregate is the basic CAT eligibility 2019. Those who are in the final year of their Graduation may also apply for the CAT exam 2019. SC, ST and PwD candidates have a relaxation of 5% in graduation marks as per the CAT 2019 eligibility criteria.

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CAT 2019 Syllabus

The IIMs, which are responsible for conducting the CAT exam every year, has not fixed any syllabus for CAT. Experts and academicians have observed the exam pattern of CAT over the years and they have shared the tentative CAT 2019 syllabus accordingly. To know the syllabus, candidates should first carefully study the Exam Pattern of CAT 2019. You can also compare the CAT exam syllabus with other MBA entrance exam syllabus here.

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CAT 2019 Exam Pattern

The conducting IIM will prescribe the CAT 2019 exam pattern. With the help of the CAT 2019 exam pattern, candidates will know what exactly has to be prepared for the entrance examination. CAT 2019 will have three sections - Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. Each section has to be answered within the time limit of 60 minutes while the total duration of the paper is 180 minutes. There is no flexibility to skip nor go back to ...

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How to Prepare for CAT 2019/ CAT Preparation Strategy

Preparing for a competitive exam like CAT is not an easy task to do. However, if candidates have prepared well with a strategic and systematic plan then attempting a national level examination can become simple. Common Admission Test (CAT) will take place on 24th November 2019, at different test centers all over India. Candidates must have started preparing for it but those who have not yet started with the preparation, reading this article becomes important them, as the article will ...

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CAT 2019 Participating Colleges

Getting into the top B-schools in India is the dream of any MBA aspirant looking to make a career in the business world. The Common Admission Test, also referred to as CAT, is the most popular MBA entrance exam that has helped many students realise this dream. Started in the 1950s, conducted and controlled by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), CAT scorers are able to grab a place in the interested field of business administration countrywide. 

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CAT 2018 Exam Analysis

Both exam slots of CAT 2018 are over, and you can get all the reactions from experts and test takers right here. IIM Calcutta conducted the Common Admission Test (CAT) on 25th November in online mode. The CAT 2018 was conducted in 2 slots, and CollegeDekho has provided a detailed analysis for both. Those who've taken the exam may also predict their CAT percentile using our CAT 2018 Percentile Predictor.

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CAT 2019 Result

The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2019 result for the exam that will be conducted on November 24, 2019 will be announced on first week of January, 2020. Test takers, in the meanwhile, can check the detailed CAT Exam Analysis 2018 and predict their percentile using our CAT 2019 Percentile Predictor in order to find out their chances of admission at IIMs and other top B-Schools in the country.

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CAT 2019 Selection Process

The CAT selection process involves two rounds, which are conducted by the participating institutes once the results are out. Based on the candidates' performance in CAT, participating institutes shortlist candidates for further rounds, which may include Group Discussion/Written Ability Test and Personal Interview.

The CAT selection procedure is held separately at the participating institutes except for the new IIMs. Once the shortlisted candidates appear for these rounds, the list of selected candidates is released by participating institutes separately.

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CAT 2019 Cut-off

Once the CAT results are announced, a cut-off list is prepared by individual IIMs and other participating institutes. CAT cut-off list is prepared for colleges to shortlist qualified candidates for further rounds of the selection process. Only those candidates who meet the cut-off marks/percentage will be shortlisted for Group Discussion, Written Ability Test, and Personal Interview. These candidates can go through some of the tips for leading and cracking Group Discussion for MBA admissions and then acing the Personal Interview ...

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Best Books for CAT 2019

Candidates aspiring to appear in the CAT 2019 entrance should be well aware of best books for CAT 2019. CAT is one of the most popular management entrances in India which in turn establishes the fact that the level of competition in this exam is very high. To ace such an entrance knowledge about which books to refer for preparation is very important. We have provided all the information related to the topic in this section. 

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CAT 2019 Percentile Predictor (LIVE)

CAT Percentile Predictor is a unique tool that candidates can use to predict their percentile soon after appearing for the exam. CAT is an important examination for management aspirants who wish to study in the prestigious IIMs and other premier business schools of the country. It is therefore inevitable that such test takers get anxious after taking the exam. With Collegedekho's CAT Percentile Predictor, candidates can at least get an idea of how they performed in the exam. The percentile predictor not ...

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CAT 2019 Admit Card (Releasing on October 23)

CAT 2019 admit card will be issued in online mode for all the candidates who have successfully registered for the entrance exam. Once the CAT admit card 2019 is released, candidates can download and print the same by entering their login credentials, i.e. CAT Login ID and Password.

The admit card of CAT 2019 will have details such as the candidate's name, roll number, exam schedule and complete address of the exam centre. Before appearing for the CAT entrance exam 2019 ...

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CAT Application Form 2019 (Available Now)

CAT 2019 application form is now available in online mode, and the candidates who are eligible for the entrance exam must submit the application form for CAT 2019 by visiting the official website, i.e In order to help the candidates understand the exact procedure for filling the CAT application form for 2019, we have prepared a simplified version to explain the online process for filling and submitting the application form for CAT here.The 2019 CAT ...

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CAT 2019 Answer Key

CAT 2019 answer key will be released after the exam has been conducted. The answer key of CAT 2019 will be released prior to the declaration of CAT 2019 results in online mode for the candidates who appeared in the entrance exam. With the help of the CAT 2019 Answer Key, candidates can draw a relation between their expected CAT Score vs CAT Percentile. Meanwhile, candidates can check the detailed CAT 2018 exam analysis and predict their CAT percentile using the CAT Percentile Predictor tool ...

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CAT 2019 Mock Test

To help the CAT aspirants understand the exam pattern well. The conducting IIM will release the CAT 2019 mock test. All CAT applicants must go through this online tutorial to familiarise themselves with the latest CAT exam pattern and to know other important instructions that must be followed at the exam center.

Appearing for a computer-based exam like CAT without the knowledge of how it actually works is certainly not a good idea. In order to have a complete understanding of the exam, candidates should ...

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CAT 2019 College Predictor

CollegeDekho has introduced a unique CAT College Predictor Tool that test takers can use to find out the colleges where they can get admission based on their percentile. While the CAT 2019 exam is yet to be conducted, you can go through our last year's CAT College Predictor.

After the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2018 result was announced, candidates used our CAT College Predictor 2018 tool to get the list of all the colleges that were best suited for them as per their CAT percentile ...

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CAT Coaching Institutes

CAT coaching institutes can guide the management aspirants to succeed in the CAT (Common Admission Test), which is one of the most popular MBA entrance exams in India. For candidates who wish to pursue their career in the field of management, MBA is a prestigious master's degree. CAT, being a gateway to India's most prestigious B-schools, aims to judge candidates’ intellect and aptitude, and whether or not they are capable of studying at India’s premier MBA institutions. As part of the ...

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CAT 2019 Conducting Body

IIMs are responsible for conducting CAT exam every year on a rotational basis. The authority of conducting CAT exam is responsible for conducting all the activities of the exam such as the release of CAT official notification, CAT online application form, conducting the exam and declaration of results. Through CAT exam, one can aspire for admission in 20 IIMs and more than 100 management schools across the country. IIM LucknowIIM Calcutta, IIM Ahmedabad, and IIM Bangalore. are regarded as some of the top premier B-Schools in India. 

CAT 2019 Important Dates

CAT 2019 notification has been released, and the candidates can check the official schedule of CAT exam here. CAT 2019 exam will be conducted on November 24, 2019.


CAT 2019 Notification Date July 28, 2019
CAT 2019 Registration Process Start Date

August 07, 2019

CAT 2019 Registration Process End Date

September 18, 2019

CAT 2019 Admit Card Start Date

October 23, 2019

CAT 2019 Answer Key Release Date

To be Notified

CAT 2019 Exam Date

November 24, 2019

CAT 2019 Result Date

First week of January 2020

All About CAT 2019

Here are all the required details about the CAT 2019 examination which one has to know while appearing for CAT 2019.

Highlights about CAT 2019

There are some important highlights of the CAT 2019 examination. Here are the ones which the applicants will have to keep in mind.

Name of the Examination

Common Admission Test

Frequency of the Examination


Mode of Examination


Duration of Examination

3 hours

CAT score accepting colleges

3763 colleges

What is CAT 2019? 

One of the most popular national level management exams in India is the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2019. The CAT 2019 is conducted by Indian Institute of Kozhikode for admission in 20 IIMs across pan India. CAT 2019 is a computer-based examination conducted for 3 hours. There are numerous centres for CAT 2019 across 147 cities all over the country. There will be 100 questions in this examination which will be provided in the form of Multiple Choice Based Examination.

CAT 2019 Registration and Eligibility

Applicants of CAT 2019 must know the CAT Registration and Eligibility criteria before they apply for the CAT 2019. The candidates must have secured at least 50% in the graduation or equivalent CGPA. Applicants belonging to the 3rd year of the graduation are also eligible to appear for the CAT 2019. There are several reservations for SC/ST/PwD/OBC and EWS which the applicants can check from the Registration and Eligibility of CAT 2019. Read More@CAT 2019 Registration and Eligibility

What is new in CAT 2019?

The CAT conducting body which is the IIMs have brought up some changes in the CAT 2019 exam pattern. Earlier there were less MCQs and more TITA questions till 2018. In the new CAT exam pattern, the number of MCQs have been increased. There will be 3 sections to this examination which carries 100 marks. There will be 34 questions on Quantitative Aptitude and 32 questions on Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning. In the final section of the question paper, there will be 34 questions on Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. 

CAT 2019 Selection Procedure

More than 2 lac candidates appear for the CAT examination every year and the ones who secure the qualifying marks in the CAT would be guided further for the CAT Selection Procedure. The CAT 2019 selection procedure comprises of certain parameters such as the applicants will have to get through the CAT 2019 cut-off. The applicants of CAT 2019 will be called for certificate and document verification also cross-verification of CAT 2019 reserved category. Check the detailed CAT 2019 selection procedure to find out the required details about CAT selection. Read More @CAT 2019 Selection Procedure

CAT 2019 Mock Test

College Dekho has created CAT 2019 mock test for the test takers of CAT. It is convenient for the applicants to appear for the CAT 2019 only if they appear for CAT 2019 mock test. The applicants who appear for CAT 2019 mock test would get an idea about the CAT 2019 and hence would be able to attend the paper in time and score really high. Taking CAT 2019 mock text is always considered advantageous for the applicants of CAT 2019. Read more @CAT 2019 Mock Test

How to Prepare for CAT 2019

CAT 2019 is a national level examination and a large number of candidates appear for this examination every year. So all the candidates must know how to prepare for CAT 2019 in order to qualify for the CAT 2019.  There are several tips and tricks to prepare for CAT 2019, test-takers can know about how to prepare for CAT 2019

CAT 2019 Exam Pattern 

CAT 2019 exam pattern must be clear to the applicants of CAT 2019. As mentioned above the CAT 2019 exam pattern has been changed after CAT 2018. The CAT 2019 exam pattern would have all the new changes incorporated in the question paper. Candidates appearing for CAT 2019 must know the detailed CAT 2019 exam pattern in order to qualify the exam with good score. Read more @CAT 2019 Exam Pattern 

CAT 2019 Syllabus

The CAT 2019 syllabus is given in a subject-wise manner. The candidates who are appearing for the CAT 2019 must also know the CAT 2019 syllabus to be able to prepare accordingly. There are 3 subjects for the applicants to prepare for CAT 2019. Hence the CAT 2019 syllabus can be covered with a proper strategy. Read more @CAT 2019 Syllabus

CAT Previous Year Question Paper

The CAT 2019 applicants must practise the CAT 2019 Previous years’ question paper. The old questions papers are available here. All the applicants of CAT 2019 must practise the CAT old question papers or previous years’ question paper. Read more @CAT Previous Years' Question Paper.

CAT 2019 Exam Day Guidelines

Candidates appearing for CATT 2019 must know some of the important guidelines for the day of examination. 

Things to be Carried Things Not to be Carried
Admit Card, Identity Proof, Name Change Document (if Any) Calculator, Watch, Phone, Bags, Purse, Eatables and Jewellery 

Selecting CAT Test Cities

CAT 2019 candidates will have to fill in the required preferences to choose the city or centre of examination for CAT 2019. The candidates of CAT 2019 can select up to 4 cities. The candidates must choose the options as per their preferences of colleges. The exam city is allocated basis availability. If the first prefered city not available, then the second one would be allocated.

CAT 2019 Exam Centers

CAT 2019 is expected to be conducted in 147 cities across the country. Out of the various CAT test centres in these cities, candidates will get the option to choose 4 test cities in order of their preference. Last year, the total number of test cities for CAT exam was 144. It has been increased in order to accommodate all the CAT test-takers in both the sessions. However, the test centres will be allotted to candidates basis their availability. The list of CAT 2019 test centres can be checked below. 

Name of the State

Exam Cities

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Port Blair


Dibrugarh, Guwahati

Arunachal Pradesh

Chittoor, Kurnool, Nellore, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam


Aurangabad, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea




Raipur, Bhillai


New Delhi


Madgaon, Verna


Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara


Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Palwal, Panipath, Rohtak, Sonipath

Himachal Pradesh


Jammu and Kashmir



Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi


Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Chikballapur, Davanagere, Hasan, Kolar, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Ramnagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi


Kasaragod, Kochi, Kollam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thrissur, Trivandrum

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar


Ahmednagar, Amravati, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Ratnagiri, Satara, Solapur, Thane




Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur




Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Ropar, Sangrur


Ajmer, Alwar, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur

Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Namakkal, Thanjavur, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelvelli


Hyderabad, Karim Nagar, Khammam

Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Greater Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Noida, Varanasi


Dehradun, Roorkee

West Bengal

Asansol, Burdwan, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri

Contact Details

Candidates applying for CAT exam must note that they are free to contact the concerned authorities if they have any issues or queries related to the exam. 

For any query on the Registration Process, Payment, and Document Uploading related to CAT 2019, 

Call on the Toll-free number 1-800-209-0830 (Toll-Free) Monday to Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Email ID:


  • CAT 2019 test takers will have to agree to a Non-Disclosure Agreement, which means that the test takers are barred from disclosing any sort of content pertaining to the CAT exam. Candidates who violate the rules will have to face a punishment of up to three years in jail and should also pay a fine of up to Rs. 2,00,000. 
  • During the admission or selection process, if it is found that a candidate has furnished any incorrect information or has violated any process, he/she will be barred from participating in the selection process. Also, the candidate will not be allowed to appear for the CAT in future.


Important Dates

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CAT 2019 Important Events Dates
Exam Date 24 Nov, 2019
Official Notification Date 28 Jul, 2019
Registration Date 07 Aug to 18 Sep, 2019
Admit Card Date 23 Oct, 2019
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