CAT Result 2019 (Released)

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 10 Jan, 2020 13:53 IST

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CAT 2019 Result (Released)

The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2019 result has been announced on January 04, 2020 at 11 am. The CAT result was released in the form of a Scorecard, which will display the total marks/ percentile scored by a candidate in the exam. Read All About CAT Score vs CAT Percentile

CAT 2019 Result - Direct Link

CAT 2019 Toppers List

This year, 10 candidates out of 2.44 lakh candidates scored 100 percentile in CAT. All the candidates who scored 100 percentile in the CAT are from Engineering background. The highest number of toppers in CAT 2019 are from Maharashtra where four candidates scored 100 percentile. Almost 21 candidates scored 99.99 percentile, and 19 of them were from Engineering background.

Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), which conduct the exam on a rotational basis every year, do not send the hard copy of the CAT result. As part of their selection process, IIMs and other participating management institutes will generate a list of shortlisted students on the grounds of CAT results and their individual selection processes.

The scorecards will not be sent via post but can be viewed online using login details (CAT User ID and password). After viewing the result, candidates will have to download the result and take a printout of the CAT scorecard for further use. A list of shortlisted candidates on the basis of CAT result will be generated by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and other participating management institutes, as part of their selection process.

For CAT cutoff 2019, you can click on the link, and you can check the IIM-wise CAT percentile for admission. The examination was conducted on November 24, 2019. Aspirants, in the meanwhile, can check the detailed CAT Exam Analysis 2019 to know what was the difficulty level of this year's exam. Candidates can also predict their percentile using our CAT Percentile Predictor to find out their chances of admission at IIMs and other top B-Schools in the country.

In 2018, 11 candidates obtained 100%ile in the CAT entrance exam whereas 21 candidates scored an overall 99.99 %ile. In 2017, 20 candidates scored 100 percentile.

A total of 2,09,405 candidates qualified for the CAT entrance exam in the year 2018. Meet the CAT 2018 Toppers who scored outstanding percentile in the national-level management entrance exam.

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CAT 2019 Result Dates



CAT 2019 Exam Date

24th November 2019
CAT 2019 Result Announcement

January 04, 2020

List of Candidates Shortlisted for GD/PI & WAT

4th Week of January 2020

Final Selection

April 2020

Check Important Dates of Other National-Level and State-Level MBA Entrance Exams

Steps to View CAT Result 2019

  • Click on the link available to access CAT 2019.
  • You will be redirected to a page wherein you will have to login using your credentials- (User ID and Password).
  • Click on the ‘Login' tab provided.
  • Click on the ‘Score Card' tab and download your scorecard.
  • Save, take a print copy and keep the CAT 2019 scorecard for future reference.

CAT 2019 Result via SMS

Candidates who will appear for the CAT 2019 examination will receive the overall CAT result on their registered mobile numbers. The detailed result will be available on the official website of CAT. 

CAT 2019 Result cum Scorecard

Considered as an extremely important document, CAT 2019 scorecard will be required at the time of admission process. Not just IIMs, many other institutes that accept CAT score ask for the official CAT Scorecard during their process of admission. When you receive your CAT result cum scorecard, make sure it has the following details printed on it:

  • Candidate's Registration number/User ID
  • Name, catgeory, and gender of the candidate
  • Candidate's Date of Birth (DOB)
  • Date and time when the examination was taken by the candidate
  • Contact details and email ID provided by the candidate
  • Scaled Score & Percentile of Section 1 (Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension)
  • Scaled Score & Percentile of Section 2 (Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning)
  • Scaled Score & Percentile of Section 3 (Quantitative Ability)
  • Overall Scaled Score (the sum of candidates' scaled scores in the three sections)
  • Overall Percentile (the percentage of candidates who receive the score less than or equal to the score obtained by the candidate)
  • Instructions to be followed post the CAT 2019 result

Calculation of CAT Result 2019

The result for CAT 2019 will be calculated based on the exam's marking scheme. As per the marking scheme, candidates are awarded 3 marks for every correct answer and they lose one mark for every wrong answer. There is no negative marking for non-MCQs.

CAT 2019 Percentile

The CAT result is announced by IIMs in the form of percentile. IIMs and other CAT participating institutes shortlist candidates on the basis of CAT percentile. The CAT normalisation process adopted by the IIMs will be used to calculate the CAT 2019 percentile.

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All About CAT Normalisation Process

CAT is carried out in two sessions, and each session has a different question paper. Also, the difficulty level of each question set varies. Therefore, adopting the normalisation process ensures fairness and equity in the marking process for candidates across both the sessions.

The CAT normalisation is done on the same lines as GATE scoring, where the normalisation process is done on the basis of the fundamental assumption that the distribution of candidates' abilities is similar across all the sessions. The normalisation followed in GATE considers all the variations in the question papers' difficulty levels across the different sessions.

The scorecard of CAT comprises the scaled scores for each section (Section I: Verbal and Reading Comprehension, Section II: Quantitative Ability and Section III: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning) and total along with the percentiles.

The scaled scores are obtained through the normalisation process, which involves adjusting location and scale differences of score distributions across different forms. The scaled scores are then converted into percentiles, which are considered for shortlisting candidates for further admission rounds at IIMs.

CAT Score Validity

The CAT score is valid for one year only. For CAT Result 2019, the score validity will be until 31st December 2020. Any query related to the scorecard will not be entertained beyond this date.

Post the Announcement of CAT 2019 Result

Once the CAT results are published, IIMs and CAT 2019 participating institutes will declare their official cut-off. Based on the cut-offs, candidates will be shortlisted for the further admission rounds, which may include Writing Ability Test, Group Discussion/Group Exercise/Case Study and Personal Interview. The cut-off percentile will vary from institute to institute. While some of the top B-schools including the IIMs announce their selection criteria as well as the cut-off prior to the announcement of the result, there are many management institutes that announce their cut-offs post the announcement of CAT result. Based on the candidates' performance in CAT 2019, selection rounds and overall profile, the final merit will be prepared for admissions.

CAT Result Dates of Previous Years

Year No. of Registrations No. of Candidates Who Appeared CAT Result Date Conducting Body
CAT 2017



8th January 2018

IIM Lucknow

CAT 2016



9th January 2017 IIM Bangalore
CAT 2015



8th January 2016 IIM Ahmedabad

List of CAT Toppers 2018

Student's Name

Overall Percentile

Rounak Majumdar


Amit Bikram


Jagesh Golwala


Rishabh Gupta



Mayur Arora 99.88

Utkarsh Gupta

Kushaagr Panwar 99.56
Pratik Mishra 99.33

Misal Avinash


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