CAT 2019 is the Common Entrance Test held each year in India for selection to various management or business schools in india, including all IIMs.
Conducting Body: Indian Institutes of Management, Kozhikode
Date of Test: CAT 2019 will be conducted on November 24, 2019 (Sunday) in two sessions. Registration for CAT 2019 will start on August 7, 2019 and will close on September 18, 2019.
Cat 2019 Test Centers: Test will be conducted in test centres spread across approximately 156 cities. Candidates will be given the option to select four test cities in order of preference. Cities and centres will be assigned to the candidates only after the last date for CAT 2019 registration and hence candidates need not rush to block slots and cities in the initial days of registration. It will be tried to assign candidates to their preferred cities. In the rare case that a candidate is not allotted any of the preferred cities, he/she will be allotted an alternate city. However, session will be assigned randomly and selection is not allowed.
Registration: Fee is paid through online payment modes only, which will include credit cards, debit cards and net banking.
CAT 2019 Admit Card: After submission of the application, candidates will be permitted to download their examination admit card from October 23, 2019 onwards, till the date of the test.
Duration of CAT 2019 Test: The duration of the test will be 180 minutes. There will be three sections; Section 1 will have Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Section 2 includes Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and Section 3 will have Quantitative Ability. Candidates will be allotted exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section and they will not be allowed to switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section.
CAT 2019 Question Style: Some questions in each section may not be of multiple-choice type. Instead, direct answers will have to be typed on the screen. The tutorials will be provided to explain this. Also, we will allow use of a basic on-screen calculator for computation.
Tutorial Dates: Tutorials to understand the format of the test will be available on the CAT website from October 16, 2019. Candidates are advised to work on the tutorials available on the CAT website well in advance.
CAT 2019 Help Desk: The CAT website contains a section on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) that addresses some of the commonly asked queries regarding CAT 2019. Candidates may also contact the CAT help desk over email or phone.