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Father of All MBA 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) in two slots.

Here are all the essential details regarding CAT 2019 examination:

CAT 2019 Exam Conducting Body

IIM Kozhikode

CAT  2019 Exam Mode

Online / Computer-Based Test

CAT 2019 Exam Level


CAT  2019 Exam Notification Date

Sunday, 28th July 2019

CAT 2019 Exam Registration Window

7th August 2019, 10:00 AM to 18th September 2019, 5:00 PM

CAT 2019 Admit Card Release

23rd October 2019 to 24th November 2019

CAT  2019 Exam Date

Sunday, 24th November 2019 (2 Slots)

CAT 2019 Exam Result

2nd Week of Jan 2020 (Tentative)

CAT  2019 Exam Duration

3 Hours or 180 Minutes (60 minutes per section)

CAT  2019 Exam Sections


CAT  2019 Exam Section Details

  1. Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
  2. Quantitative Ability (QA)
  3. Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

CAT 2019 Exam Maximum Questions

VARC – 34

QA – 34

DILR – 32

Total – 100

CAT 2019 Exam Question Type

  1. MCQ – 75
  2. Non-MCQ or TITA (Type in the Answer) – 25

CAT 2019 Sectional Breakup

  1. Section
  1. MCQ
  1. Non-MCQ
  1. VARC
  1. 24
  1. 10
  1. QA
  1. 27
  1. 7
  1. DILR
  1. 24
  1. 8

CAT  2019 Exam Marking Scheme

MCQ / Non-MCQ Correct Answer: +3

MCQ Incorrect Answer: - 1

Non-MCQ Incorrect Answer: No Negative Marking


CAT 2019 Difficulty Level

High or Tough

CAT  2019 Sectional Jump

Not Allowed

CAT  2019 Test Centers

156 test cities across cities

Choice of CAT  2019 Test City


CAT  2019 Exam Fee (Non-Refundable)

Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Differently Abled categories - ? 950

Other Categories - ?1900

CAT  2019 Exam Payment Mode

Online – Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking, ATM-cum-Debit Cards, Cash Card & Wallet

CAT  2019 Eligibility

Any graduate with 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% for candidates belonging to SC, ST, PwD) or a Final year student. Further details in the CAT notification

CAT 2019 Scorecard

Scorecard will be available on the CAT website

CAT 2019 Score Normalization

CAT 2019 is conducted in two slots. To ensure fairness of performances of the candidates in both the slots, the scores are normalized (adjustment across slots and sections accordingly)

CAT 2019 Scorecard Validity

Valid only till December 31, 2020

CAT 2019 IIMs

Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bodh Gaya, Calcutta, Indore, Jammu, Kashipur, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Nagpur, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shillong, Sirmaur, Tiruchirappalli, Udaipur, Visakhapatnam

CAT 2019 Applicable Post Graduate Programs (for IIMs)


CAT 2019 Applicable Fellow Programs (FPM)


CAT 2019 Contact Information


Help Desk Number: 18002090830

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