CAT 2019 Notification: Important dates and related information

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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).
CAT 2019 Important Dates (Tentative)
Notification release dateLast week of July, 2019
Registration commencement2nd week of August, 2019
Last date for Online RegistrationLast week of September, 2019
Issue of Admit Card4th week of October 2019
CAT Exam DateNovember 24, 2019
Releasing of Answer Key1st week of December, 2019
Result Announcement2nd week of January 2020
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A quick overview of important facts about CAT:

Name of testCommon Admission Test (CAT)
Purpose of testQualifying test for admission to 20 IIMs and over 100 B-schools across India
Conducted byIIM Calcutta
Exam typeNational level
PeriodicityOnce in a year
Score/Percentile ValidityOne Year
Annual Number of Test Takers2,09,405 in 2018
Pattern of TestMCQs and Non-MCQs
Number of Questions100
Test Duration3 hours
Negative Marking-1 for each wrong answer in MCQs
No negative marking for Non-MCQs or TITA
SyllabusQuestions from VARC, QA and DI & LR
Mode of ConductComputer-based (Online test)
CAT 2018 ConvenorProf. Sumanta Basu
Application FeesRs. 1900 for General/NC-OBC category
Rs. 950 for SC/ST/PWD/DA category
Reservation of seats in IIMs and B-schoolsAs per the Government of India regulations
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