The CAT 2019 notification has been released in all the newspaper dailies on 28th Jul 2019. However, IIM Kozhikode has come out with a press release announcing the CAT exam date and the CAT registration process as had been the practice in CAT 2018 notification and the CAT Exam notifications before that.
Here are the details given in the CAT Notification
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The CAT 2019 Notification has been released on the 27th July 2019. The CAT 2019 Notification will also be released via the following two mediums on 28th July 2019:
However, IIM Kozhikode, the IIM conducting CAT 2019, has already come out with a press release with all the important information regarding CAT. It contains all the operational details that a candidate needs for the CAT 2019 Exam. Another thing included in the CAT 2019 Notification is the details of the programs offered by the IIMs.
There is an eligibility criteria for CAT 2019 like there is for any year’s CAT exam. The CAT 2019 eligibility criteria will be a part of the CAT 2019 notification. The following is the CAT eligibility criteria.
According to thr CAT 2019 Notification, the CAT 2019 registration will commence on 7th August 2019. The last date to register for CAT 2019 is 25th September. The CAT 2019 Notification will further brief the students about the application process and the registration fees.
According to the CAT 2019 Notification, each candidate has to fill out the CAT 2019 application form from the official CAT 2019 site in order to appear for the exam.
The steps in filling out the CAT 2019 Application forms are detailed below:
Some of the documents required for this process are:
With the release of the CAT 2019 Notification, each candidate has to fill out the CAT 2019 application form (starting from 7th August 2019) from the official CAT 2019 site by 25th September in order to appear for the exam. The CAT 2019 notification will also disclose the CAT application fee. Given below is the application fee of CAT 2018.
The CAT 2019 exam syllabus will remain the same as the syllabus for CAT 2018. There are three sections in the form of:
The VARC and QA sections consists of 34 questions while the DILR section consists of 32 questions.
Here is the marking scheme of CAT 2019.
Therefore the candidate needs to be competent across all sections rather than scoring heavily in any one or two sections. In the same spirit, there is usually sectional cutoffs for most of the better colleges.
The VARC section is majorly interpretation based and not vocabulary due to which it does not have a fixed syllabus. Thus reading level and grammar rules of Class X and some practice would allow the candidate to adequately prepare for the CAT exam 2019 syllabus for the VARC section.
The DILR section has not fixed exam syllabus and only practice of different types of sets can be done for preparation by the aspirants.
The QA section, like the VARC section, consists of topics from the CBSE Class X syllabus. The major topics in QA include:
The CAT 2019 Admit Card is one of the most crucial documents for every CAT 2019 Aspirant. It is required not only at the CAT 2019 Exam Center but also in some of the procedures post CAT 2019. The CAT Admit Card contains several details such as:
The personal details have to be carefully examined at the time of release to ensure that there are no mistakes in the CAT 2019 Admit Card. If there are some errors, the authorities should be contacted at the earliest to clarify these mistakes as soon as possible.
The CAT 2019 exam result will be uploaded on the official website (https://iimcat.ac.in) and each candidate will be able to download his/her scorecard in its entirety after logging in. The CAT Exam result will be applicable only for the current academic year and will be declared in the second week of January, 2020 tentatively.
This page will be updated once the official dates are declared.
As mentioned above, the CAT Exam is held for admissions into some of the best MBA colleges in India. Some of these colleges include:
...and many more Tier 2 and 3 college
Until the official dates are released, the CAT 2018 Notification includes Important Dates and the CAT Exam Date 2018 can act as a guideline to the approximate timeline and how the aspirant can plan for the preparation of the exam. Some of these important dates are mentioned below:
|CAT 2018 Notification||29th July, 2018|
|CAT 2018 Registration Start||8th August, 2018|
|CAT 2018 Registration Deadline||19th September, 2018|
|CAT 2018 Admit Card Release||24th October, 2018|
|CAT 2018 Exam Date||25th November, 2018|
|CAT 2018 Result Declaration||5th January, 2018* (Preponed)|
In order to establish a trend, we can look at the CAT 2017 Notification so that we can check the important dates including the CAT 2017 Exam Date. This will give also give the aspirant an idea about the timeline. The important dates regarding the CAT 2017 Notification are:
|CAT 2017 Notification||30th July, 2017|
|CAT 2017 Registration Start||9th August, 2017|
|CAT 2017 Registration Deadline||20th September, 2017|
|CAT 2017 Admit Card Release||18th October, 2017|
|CAT 2017 Exam Date||26th November, 2017|
|CAT 2017 Result Date||8th January, 2018|