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CAT 2019 Notification

One of the biggest MBA entrance exams, CAT is conducted every year by Indian Institute of Management (IIM) on a rotational basis. CAT is a computer-based test held for admissions in elite B-Schools across India. A seat in these institutions promises high pay-packages and a rewarding career in the corporate world. As such, CAT remains one of the most sought-after competitive examinations and attracts graduates from all streams. The score is not only accepted by the IIMs, but also by other 100+ top notch B- Schools across the country. Approximately 4,000 seats are offered by the IIMs.

Though the official registration of CAT started in the month of August and the test will be conducted in November, we bring you the important dates of the commencement of the CAT so that you have a fair idea about CAT and plan your preparation accordingly.

CAT 2019 will be conducted on Nov 24, 2019 (Sunday) in two slots.

CAT 2019 Important Dates

CAT 2019 Exam Details CAT 2019 Exam Dates
CAT Notification release date July 28, 2019
CAT 2019 Registration Start Date August 7, 2019 (10:00 am)
CAT 2019 Last date for Online Registration September 18, 2019 (5:00 pm)
CAT 2019 Issue of Admit Card October 23, 2019
CAT 2019 Exam Date November 24, 2019
Releasing of Answer Key 1st week of December, 2019
CAT 2019 Result Announcement Second week of January, 2020

A quick overview of important facts about CAT:

Name of test Common Admission Test (CAT)
Purpose of test Qualifying test for admission to 20 IIMs and over 100 B-schools across India
Conducted by IIM Kozhikode
Exam type National level
Periodicity Once in a year
Score/Percentile Validity One Year
Annual Number of Test Takers 2,09,405 in 2018
Pattern of Test MCQs and Non-MCQs
Number of Questions 100
Test Duration 3 hours
Negative Marking -1 for each wrong answer in MCQs
No negative marking for Non-MCQs or TITA
Syllabus Questions from VARC, QA and DI & LR
Mode of Conduct Computer-based (Online test)
CAT 2019 Convenor Prof. Shubhasis Dey
Application Fee Rs. 1900/- for General & NC-OBC candidates
Rs. 950/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates
Reservation of seats in IIMs and B-schools As per the Government of India regulations
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