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CAT 2019: Application begins next week. Steps to apply, exam date, notification, eligibility here

CAT 2019 notification out: Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) has released the notification for IIM-CAT 2019 today on July 28. Check eligibility criteria, important dates and other details here

education Updated: Aug 04, 2019 12:36 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
CAT 2019 : Everything you need to know about
CAT 2019 : Everything you need to know about (Hindustan Times File)

Indian Institutes of Management Kozhikode will conduct the common admission test (CAT) 2019. The official notification has been released already.

The application process for CAT 2019 will begin from August 7, Wednesday and will close on September 18, 2019.

Candidates can check the official advertisement and information bulletin on its official website at

The CAT 2019 will be conducted on November 24, 2019 in 156 cities across the country.

The candidates will be able to download the admit card for the exam from October 23 onwards, till the date of the test.

Important dates:

Registration opens: August 07, 2019 (10:00 am)

Registration closes: September 18, 2019 (5:00 pm)

Admit card download: October 23 – November 24, 2019

Test date: November 24, 2019

Result declaration: Second week of January, 2020 (Tentative)

Scheme of exam: The exam will be of three hour duration and will be divided into three sections: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability. Candidates will get 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. Some questions in each section may not be of multiple-choice type. Instead, direct answers will have to be typed on the screen. Candidates will be allowed use of a basic on-screen calculator for computation during the exam.

Tutorials to understand the format CAT 2019 will be released on the CAT website from October 16.

Eligibility Criteria:

The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in the 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 an University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognised by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

Check IIM-CAT eligibility criteria here

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, EWS and NC-OBC candidates, the minimum is 50%.

Application fees:

₹950 for SC, ST and PwD category candidates.

₹1900 for all other categories of candidates.

Check IIM-CAT information bulletin here