CAT 2019 Analysis

The CAT 2019 examination will take place of 24 November 2019 across various cities in the country. The CAT exam is the gateway of getting into various business schools across India - including the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM), MDI, FMS etc. The CAT exam is taken by close to two lakh candidates across the country each year.
CAT Exam Pattern - Total Number of MCQ Vs Non-MCQ Questions
The paper will consist of three sections: namely, 'Quantitative Aptitude (QA)', 'Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)', 'Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)', with 34, 32 and 34 questions, respectively. The order of the sections was fixed, with a sectional time limit of 60 minutes.
SDA
There were 100 questions (3 Sections) and the time allotted was 3 hours. The three sections were as follows:
Section No.
Section Name
Total Number of Questions
Number of Multiple Choice Questions
Number of Non-MCQs (TITA Questions)
I
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
34
24
10
II
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
32
24
8
III
Quantitative Ability
34
27
7
 
TOTAL
100
75
25
B-School Cut-offs
The CAT score is used as a primary screening tool by business schools for short listing candidates for the GD/PI round. Apart from CAT percentile, other factors which are taken in to account for generating calls include academic performance in 10th, +2, graduation and duration of work experience. Normally, the cut offs for old IIMs are higher than those for new IIMs.

Following is a comprehensive list of institutes based on their CAT Cut Offs:
Rating Approx. cut-off percentiles Gen. Institutes
A+ CAT Percentile 94+ FMS, MDI-G, IISc-B, JBIMS, IIM-RH, IIM-RN, IIM-RP, IIM-KS, IIM-UP, IIM-T, IIM-BG, IIM-J, IIM-Sam, IIM-Srm, IIT-R
CAT Percentile 90+ (includes profile-based) IIM-B, IIM-C, IIM-K, IIM-I, IIM-N, IIM-V, IIT-B, IIT-D, IIT-KH
CAT Percentile 80+ (includes profile-based) IIM-A, IIM-L, SPJIMR, NITIE, IIM-Asr, IIT-KN
A CAT Percentile 90+ IMT-G, UBS-CHD, GLIM, PUMBA, DU
CAT Percentile 80+ IMI-D, IMT-N, FSM, IRMA, TAPMI, KJSIMSR, NIRMA, WIMDR-M/B, IIFM, LBSIM, LIBA, IFMR
CAT Percentile 70+ MICA, IMT-H, BIM, BIMTECH, MISB, ISBM-P, MDI-M
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