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Common Admission Test 2019 or CAT 2019 is the entrance examination for admission to EPGP, Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management, PGP (Public Policy and Management), PGP (HRM), PGP (Management) and other courses. CAT 2019 is conducted by Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode.

CAT for the year 2019 has been announced by Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode and will be held on 24/11/2019. The application forms will be available from 07/08/2019 till 25/09/2019. The exam is in online mode. The duration of the exam will be 180 minutes. It is being conducted in English language. Admit card will be available from 23/10/2019. Result is expected to be announced on 04/01/2020.

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CAT 2019 Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode

CAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD) categories], awarded by any University or educational institution as incorporated by an Act of Parliament or State legislature in India or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognised by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice as followed by the respective University / Institution. In case of grades / CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective University / Institution. If any University/Institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result with 100.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree / equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal / Registrar of their University / Institution (issued on or before the date as stipulated by the respective IIM) stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree / equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate. IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process.
  • Candidates applying for CAT 2019 should fulfill any one of the following conditions:
    • Completed Bachelor’s degree with the required percentage of marks* 
    • Completed professional degree (CA / CS / ICWA) with required percentage*. 
    • Should be in the final year of Bachelor’s degree with required percentage*.

* SC / ST / PWD candidates should have minimum 45%. For General and NC-OBC candidates, minimum is 50%.

  • The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice as followed by the respective University/Institution. In case of grades / CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective University/ institution. If any University/institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result with 100.
  • IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process, the details of which are provided at the official website . Applicants should note that the mere fulfilment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for short listing by IIMs. Candidates must declare and maintain a valid and unique email account and a phone number throughout the selection process.

Reservation

  • As per the legal requirements, 15% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates. 27% of the seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “non-creamy” layer (NC-OBC). Up to 10% of the seats are reserved for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) candidates.
  • For the purpose of being considered for reservations, the applicable Central Government list as on the last date of CAT registration shall be binding. No subsequent changes will be effective for CAT 2019 and any subsequent selection process of the IIMs. For an updated central list of state-wise OBCs eligible for availing of the benefit of reservation and information in respect of the creamy layer, visit the official website.
  • As per the provisions of The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPwD Act 2016), 5% seats are reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD). “Person with Benchmark Disability” means a person with not less than forty percent (40%) of a specified disability where a specified disability has not been defined in measurable terms and includes a person with disability where the specified disability has been defined in measurable terms, as certified by the certifying authority. “Specified disability” means the disabilities as specified in the Schedule of the RPwD Act 2016. The categories of disability are:
    • a)      Blindness and low vision
    • b)      Deaf and hard of hearing
    • c)     Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy.
    • d)      Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness
    • e)      Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d).
    • f)      Other 'specified disabilities' mentioned in 'The Schedule' of the RPwD Act 2016
  • The candidates belonging to the reserved categories need to note the eligibility requirements carefully before applying. It should be noted that while it is the endeavor of IIMs that the candidates belonging to SC / ST / NC - OBC / EWS / PwD categories join the Programme in proportions mandated by the law, they have to meet the minimum eligibility criteria and a certain minimum level of performance to be considered for the admission process.
  • The candidates should read the updated description of selection process followed by each IIM on their respective websites. No change in the category will be entertained after CAT registration; hence, the applicants are advised to give attention while registering.

CAT 2019 Exam Centers

Online Dates

Date Centers
24/11/2019 Port Blair, Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Itanagar, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur, Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Chandigarh, Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur, Delhi, New Delhi, Mapusa, Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Ambala, Faridabad, Hisar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Rohtak, Gurugram, Shimla, Jammu, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Belgaum, Bengaluru, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi, Dharwad, Kalaburagi, Ernakulam, Kannur, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Palghar, Pune, Raigad, Satara, Solapur, Thane, Ulhasnagar, Vasai, Shillong, Aizawl, Kohima, Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Amritsar, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur, Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Tiruchirappalli, Puducherry, Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Greater Noida, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida, Varanasi, Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee, Asansol, Bankura, Burdwan, Durgapur, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri

CAT 2019 Important Dates

EventsStart DateLast Date
Application Form07/08/2019 25/09/2019
Admit Card Release Date23/10/2019 -
CAT 2019 Exam Date Online Dates
  • 24/11/2019
  • Declaration of result04/01/2020-
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    Additional Information for SC, ST, NC - OBC, and PWD Candidates

    • If a candidate belongs to SC or ST categories, respective caste / tribe must be listed in the Government of India schedule. The caste certificate that the candidate submits to IIM should be in the Government approved format and should clearly state: (a) Name of the caste/tribe; (b) Whether the candidate belongs to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe; (c) District and the State or Union Territory of candidate’s ordinary residence; and (d) the appropriate Government of India schedule under which candidate’s caste / tribe is approved by it as Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe.
    • A copy of the SC / ST / NC - OB C / PWD certificate(s) must be uploaded at the time of CAT Application registration. Failure to upload a copy of the caste / class certificate will result in the rejection of your CAT registration.
    • The SC / ST / NC - OBC / PWD certificate(s) must be shown and a photocopy should be submitted at the time of interviews. Moreover, the certificate(s) must be submitted at the time of joining the programmes of any of the IIMs. Failure to do so during the post CAT selection process will result in the candidate not being considered under the reserved category.

    TEST CENTRES

    CAT will be conducted in test centres spread across around 156 test cities. Candidates will be given the option to select any four test cities in order of their preference.

    IIMs reserve the right to change or cancel any test centre / city and / or change the test time and date at their discretion. 

    ADMISSION PROCESS

    Please note that each IIM is independent to mandate their own eligibility criteria (including academic cut-offs and relative weights) and follow different selection processes. Performance in the CA 2019 examination is an important component for consideration in the selection process. IIMs may also use the previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience and other similar inputs in short-listing of candidates at various stages of the selection process. For more information, refer to the admissions policies of individual IIMs on their respective websites.

    CAT 2019 shall be conducted in two sessions. Two different Test Forms shall be administered in two Test Sessions. In order to ensure fairness and equity in comparison of performances of candidates across different test sessions, the scores of candidates shall be subjected to a process of Normalisation. The Normalisation process shall adjust for location and scale differences of score distributions across different forms. After normalisation across different forms, the scores shall be further normalised across different sections. The Scaled Scores obtained by this process shall be converted into percentiles for purposes of shortlisting.

    CAT 2019 Application Form

    Application Form Fee

    Rs 950 for SC, ST and PwD category candidates.

    Rs1900 for all other categories of candidates.

    Please note that a candidate needs to pay registration fees only once, irrespective of the number of institutes he / she is applying for. Fees once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances.

    Application Form Filling Instructions

    You can register for CAT 2019 at the official CAT 2019 website, between 10:00 am on August 7, 2019 and 5:00 pm on September 18, 2019. The registration steps are as follows:

    • Register to generate unique User ID and Password.
    • Log in with the generated User ID and Password to fill in the Application form.
    • Submit Application form after entering details and making online payment to complete the registration and application process.

    During registration, the mobile number and email address provided by the domestic candidates will be verified through an OTP sent to that mobile number and email address. Once the OTP is verified, the User ID will be sent to the email address and the Password will be sent to the registered mobile number to complete the registration process. Overseas candidates will receive the OTP on their email address only. Once the OTP is verified, both the User ID and Password will be sent to the registered email address. Using these credentials, you can login as a Registered User to fill up the Application form. Applicants do not have to complete the application form in a single session. Applicants can save their current session and login later to complete their Application form. This can be done multiple times. 

    Once the payment is made and the Application form is submitted, applicants will not be allowed to make any changes. You can only view and print the Application form after submitting the Application form. Details are available on the Application submission page.

    To understand the registration procedure for CAT 2019, see the Registration Video (which will be uploaded by 2.00 pm on August 7, 2019) on the CAT website.

    Before You Register

    Kindly follow the instructions given below before you start registering for CAT 2019.

    • Check your eligibility for CAT 2019 by referring to the Eligibility document on the website.
    • Ensure that you have a valid and unique email address and mobile number. Please ensure that you retain this  email address and mobile number until the CAT Admission process is completed as all official communications will be done using this email address and mobile number only. 
    • “*” (asterisk) indicates a mandatory field. The fields marked with this symbol must be filled in or you  will not be allowed to submit your application for CAT 2019.

    Gather all the information you need for filling the form before registering. Candidates are encouraged to skim through all six sections (i.e. Personal Details, Academic Qualifications, Work Experience etc.) to figure out the requirements during the application process. Scanned images of your passport size photo and signature are required for uploading. The photo should not be more than six months old and should have a white background. Please note that candidates will be required to bring printed copies of the same photograph on the examination day (November 24, 2019). Please carefully verify the accuracy and authenticity of the information submitted as part of CAT 2019 application form. For all subsequent admission processes, the information provided in this Application form will be taken as final and no request for change will be entertained at any future stage.

    • Step 1: Registration for User ID and Password
    • Step 2: Login to CAT Website
    • Step 3: Fill Application Form
      • The Application Form is categorized into the following six sections:
      • Personal Details
      • Academic Qualifications
      • Work Experience
      • Programmes
      • Test City
      • Payment

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    IMPORTANT

    Candidates must declare and maintain a valid and unique email account and a mobile phone number throughout the selection process.

    CAT 2019 Syllabus

    • Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
    • Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
    • Section III: Quantitative Ability

    CAT exam does not have a defined syllabus for CAT preparation. However, you can attempt the mock test to understand the pattern of exam and types of questions. Check the CAT website regularly for the announcement of mock test.


    Subjects


    CAT 2019 will have three sections:
    • Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
    • Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
    • Section III: Quantitative Ability

    CAT 2019 Admit Card

    Admit Card Download Start Date23/10/2019

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    CAT 2019 Exam Day Instructions

    Online Dates

    • 24/11/2019

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    It is mandatory for every candidate to carry their CAT 2019 admit card to the exam centre. Any candidates found not carrying the admit card will not be allowed to take the test.

    CAT 2019 Admit Card Download Begins at 5:00 PM

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    CAT 2019 Results

    Result Declaration04/01/2020

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    • NORMALISATION OF CAT SCORES IN 2019

    CAT 2019 shall be conducted in two sessions. Two different Test Forms shall be administered in two Test Sessions. In order to ensure fairness and equity in comparison of performances of candidates across different test sessions, the scores of candidates shall be subjected to a process of Normalisation. The Normalisation process shall adjust for location and scale differences of score distributions across different forms. After normalisation across different forms, the scores shall be further normalised across different sections. The Scaled Scores obtained by this process shall be converted into percentiles for purposes of shortlisting.

    For reporting purposes, Scaled Scores for each section (Section I : Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Section II : Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Section III : Quantitative Ability (QA) and Total along with the Percentiles shall be published.

    The process of Normalisation is an established practice for comparing candidate scores across multiple Test Forms and is similar to those being adopted in other large educational selection tests conducted in India, such as the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). For normalisation across sections, we will use the percentile equivalence.

    • Percentile Score Calculation

    Calculation of percentile score of a candidate :

    The steps described below are followed to calculate the CAT 2019 overall and sectional percentile scores obtained by a candidate. While illustrating the percentile score calculation process, QA section is chosen as an example. Similar process is followed for the overall percentile score calculation and for the other two sections, i.e. DILR and VARC in CAT 2019.

    • Step 1 : Calculate the total number of candidates (N) who appeared for CAT (i.e. including both morning and afternoon sessions). 
    • Step 2 : Assign a rank (r), based on the scaled scores obtained in the QA section, to all candidates who appeared for CAT. In the case of two or more candidates obtaining identical scaled scores in the QA section, assign identical ranks to all those candidates.
      • As an illustration suppose exactly two candidates obtain the highest scaled score in the QA section, then both of those candidates are assigned a rank of 1. Moreover, the candidate(s) obtaining the second highest scaled score in the QA section are assigned a rank of 3 and so on.
    •  Calculate the percentile score (P) of a candidate with rank (r) in the QA section as : P = ((N - r) / N)  x 100
    • Step 4 : Round off the calculated percentile score (P) of a candidate up to two decimal points.
      • For example, all percentile scores greater than or equal to 99.995 are rounded off to 100, all percentile scores greater than or equal to 99.985 but strictly less than 99.995 are rounded off to 99.99 and so on.

    A methodology similar to the one described above is used for the computation of the overall CAT percentile scores and for the percentile scores of other sections.



    Individual College/University Counselling


    CAT 2019 result cut-off for session 2020

    January 04, 2020

    CAT 2019 result cut-off for session 2020

    IIM CAT 2019 result will be declared shortly by second week of January. The Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) in India are the leading management colleges of India. These are twenty autonomous institutes which are of national importance.
     
    IIM Kozhikode conducted the Common Admission Test (CAT) on November 24, 2019. Over 2 lakh candidates took the test and are awaiting results. CAT 2019 results are expected to be announced in the first or second week of January 2020. The result will be announced on the official site, www.iimcat.ac.in. It will be declared as a scorecard, in which the scaled score along with sectional and overall percentile of the candidate will be mentioned.
     
    Admission in each IIM is granted on the basis of CAT percentile scores. The conducting IIM  determines a CAT cut off and candidates scoring above that percentile apply for admission. On the basis of percentile and number of seats, a call letter is sent to the candidate. These selected candidates then appear for the personal interview and written ability tests  and other rounds.
     
    Each IIM has its own criteria apart from the basic selection criterion These in depth selection criteria for each IIM varies and can include extracurricular activities, work experience, class marks, medals, recognitions etc.
     
    This year’s cut-off and selection criteria for most IIMs have been released and are available on the respective website of the institute: Read More...

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