CAT 2019Set Exam Alert

Application Date : August 8th, 2019 to September 26th, 2019                                  Exam Date : November 24, 2019


Exam Information

CAT Exam (Common Admission Test) is a computer-based selection test conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as a prerequisite for admissions to their business administration programs. Apart from the IIMs, the CAT is also a prerequisite for admissions into numerous other prestigious management colleges across India which includes institutes like S.P Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Management Development Institute (Gurgaon), Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), International Management Institute (IMI), National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) and several others.

CAT Exam Info

CAT Exam 2019 Conducting InstituteIIM Kozhikode (Expected)
CAT Exam ModeOnly Online
CAT Exam Date 2019November 24, 2019 (tentative)
CAT Exam Question TypesMCQs and TITA (Type In The Answer)
CAT Application ModeOnline Only

Registration & Eligibility

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1. A candidate is eligible to appear in CAT 2019 if he/she holds a Bachelors Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA.
The candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) categories, need at least 45% marks.
2. The degree must have been awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
3. Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelors degree or equivalent examination and those who have already completed degree examinations but are awaiting results are also eligible. Such candidates, if qualified, will be allowed to join the course conditionally, only if they produce a certificate from the Principal / Registrar of their University/institution.
The candidate needs to submit the certificate by June 30, 2019 (issued on or before June 30, 2019) stating that the candidate has fulfilled all the requirements for obtaining the bachelors degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.
4. The percentage of marks will be calculated based on the calculation pattern followed by the concerned University/Institution. 
In case of CGPA or grades, the conversion is based on the process defined by the concerned university or institution. If any University/institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting grades/CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidates CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.
NBIIMs will not shortlist applicants incapable of fulfilling the eligibility criteria.

News Updates / Preparation Tips

CAT Preparation Tips 2018: CAT is one of the most competitive exams in our country. More than 2.4 lakh candidates compete for 4000 seats in 20 IIMs. The number of applicants increases each year and the IIMs have also started diversifying their intake pool. Adding to the above factors, a candidate needs to score really high in CAT to get a call from any IIM. Thus, an extensive CAT preparation is of primary importance.

  • Go through the exam pattern of CAT
  • List down your strong and weak topics and areas in all the sections.
  • Gather all the preparation material, apps and books for CAT Preparation.
  • Take as many mock tests so as to analyse your weak and strong areas.
  • For VARC, read as many novels/ articles/ newspapers/ conversing with people in English/ watching English channels as possible.