CAT Result 2019

The CAT Result is something that each aspirant eagerly awaits. It is, after all, the culmination of their efforts of the entire year. This anticipation makes the CAT Result extremely special.

The CAT Result is communicated to the aspirants through the SMS on their registered mobile number. It will also be available online in the first week of January on the official website.

Downloading the CAT Result 2019

In order to download the CAT Result from the official website, some steps have to be followed:

  • The link to the CAT Result Page will be made available here in due course.
  • Log on to your account created at the time of registration
  • Click on "Score Card" for the CAT Result
  • This should open a new window your CAT Result
  • This window should also allow you to download the CAT Result Score Card

The SMS will carry only the overall percentile details. In order to identify the sectional CAT Result, the online Score Card will have to be downloaded. The score of the CAT Result is only valid for 1 year and there have been talks about the CAT Result being declared only in the online mode with no offline variant.

CAT Result 2019: Important Dates

The CAT Result 2019 is sure to inspire some butterflies amongst the candidates. One way of reducing those butterflies is by having a look at the expected timeline of the CAT Result 2019.

No need to fear, Career Launcher has developed an expected timeline of the CAT Result 2019 which is given below:

Sr. No.


Approximate Date


CAT 2019 Exam

Last Week of November, 2019


CAT Answer Key

First Week of December, 2019


Declaration of CAT Result 2019

First Week of January, 2020


Selection Procedure

February-March, 2020

Details available in CAT Result 2019

There are some details that the candidates should check on their Score Card in case there is some discrepancy. The chances of any discrepancy are minute however if there are any issues, the authorities have to be contacted at the earliest in order to sort out any confusion.

  • Name and Gender
  • Contact and Address Details
  • Email
  • Category
  • Date and Time of Exam
  • Overall Score and Percentile (Can be verified from the SMS that the candidate should receive)

CAT Score vs Percentile

The CAT Result of the aspirant consists of two vital information: the Scaled Score and the Percentile. The scaled score of the individual is calculated on the basis of the difficulty level difference between the two slots.

The scaled score is calculated through a process of normalization where the score of the 0.1%ilers in the CAT exam and the 0.1%ilers in your slot are compared. Apart from this, the standard deviation and mean of candidates in your slot and the overall exam is also compared. Using these comparisons, the Normalized Score is calculated using the formula,

Mn = Mo - (Masd*Mi) - Miasd ( Mij - Miasd )+ Masd
Mn is the Normalized Score calculated for the candidate in the ith slot of the exam.
Mij is the actual marks obtained by the jth candidate in the ith slot,
Mo is the mean marks of the top 0.1 % candidates in all slots,
Masd is the sum of average and standard deviation of marks of all candidates in all slots,
Mi is the sum of marks of top 0.1 % candidates in the ith slot,
Miasd is the sum of average and standard deviation of marks of all candidates in the ith slot.

The Percentile that the candidate receives is the percentage of people who received less marks than them in the CAT Exam. This also means that the famed 100%ile does not truly exist. After as the topper of the exam, you cannot score more than yourself. Thus the 100%ile is simply indicative and given to a group of candidates who have scored the highest or very close to the highest marks.

Procedure after CAT Result 2019

After the euphoria of the CAT Result 2019 ends, most candidates realize that they are unclear about the procedure post the CAT Result. This section will enlighten the candidates on the procedures for various top B-Schools.
For most B-Schools, the procedure after CAT Result includes the WAT-GD-PI. This stands for Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). However there are several B-Schools which pick and choose the procedures or have some modifications in it.

  • For all the top IIMs (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, and Indore), the procedure followed is the WAT and PI. Earlier, these colleges used to have a round of Group Discussion as well however it has recently been replaced by the Written Ability Test (WAT).
  • For IIM Kozhikode, the procedure consists of the entire sequence of WAT-GD-PI in that order. The shortlisted candidates are asked to write a brief essay on a particular topic post which there is a GD held on the same topic. These are non-elimination rounds where the panel marks each student. Following the GD round, the PI is held with the panel and the scores for each round are added to decide on the final selection.
  • For the new IIMs, the procedure is held together with one of the IIMs presiding over it each year. This process is known as CAP or Common Admission Process. The procedure is similar to that of the top IIMs consisting of a WAT followed by a PI round.
  • For SP Jain, the procedure is slightly different. The shortlisted candidate has to fill out an elaborate form which questions the candidate on the past achievements, failures and several other parts of their profile. Following the short listing of the candidates on the basis of their profile or their CAT/XAT score, the candidates are called for a group interview. This is a procedure unique to the SP Jain admission procedure. It is a combination of group discussion and personal interview being more orderly than the group discussion. There is a second group interview for candidates chosen in the first group interview which is largely psychometric in nature with the panel testing the candidate's temperament and ethics.
  • NITIE is one of the best colleges for Operations Management. The admission procedure for NITIE includes a Group Discussion and a Personal Interview. The Group Discussion includes around 15 people which is higher than the number of people generally included in B-School Admission GDs. Following this, the candidate is called for the Personal Interview which closest to the traditional interview amongst all the B-Schools. The candidates with Work Experience are generally quizzed on their Work Experience while freshers are generally quizzed on their undergraduate subjects.
  • FMS, Delhi is considered to be one of the best colleges after IIM-A,B and C in India. Following short listing based on the CAT Result, the candidates are selected based on a two part selection procedure. These include the extempore followed by a personal interview.
  • IITs also have their own Schools of Management which are highly reputed. The best Management Programs amongst the IITs are in Bombay, Delhi, Kharagpur and Chennai. The procedure for most of the IITs include the Group Discussion and Personal Interview. The focus of the Personal Interview is similar to NITIE where the Work Experience candidates are asked about their Work Experience while freshers are asked about the Undergraduate subjects.
  • IMT Ghaziabad is quite well reputed for their Marketing Program and have a slightly different admission procedure. The shortlisted candidates are given a group exercise rather than a group discussion. Using this procedures, the candidate's leadership qualities as well as ability to work in a group are tested apart from the candidate's ability to think on his feet. Following the group exercise, the candidates undergo a personal interview which is the final selection procedure.
  • MDI Gurgaon is one of the best B-Schools in India. It has a relatively traditional admission process including the WAT-GD-PI. The candidate undergoes the Group Discussion (GD) followed by the Written Test (WAT). These processes are followed by the Personal Interview.

For more information on Group Discussion, please visit this page.
In order to learn more about preparation for the Group Discussion and Personal Interview, please visit our page on the Personality Development Program (PDP) where we train candidates to give their best on whichever calls they receive after the CAT Result 2019.

Opportunities from CAT Result 2019

As the above passage talked about, the CAT Result 2019 opens doors to several of the best B-Schools in India for candidates who are able to capitalize on the opportunity. Given below is a table on the number of seats available in some of those colleges in order to emphasize upon the candidates, the scope of challenge still remaining post the CAT Result 2019.





IIM Ahmedabad


IIM Sirmaur


IIM Bangalore


IIM Sambalpur


IIM Calcutta


IIM Amritsar


IIM Lucknow


IIM Jammu


IIM Kozhikode


SP Jain


IIM Indore



274 + 39

IIM Shillong




IIM Udaipur




IIM Trichy




IIM Ranchi




IIM Raipur


MDI Gurgaon


IIM Rohtak


IMT Ghaziabad


IIM Kashipur


XIM, Bhubaneshwar


IIM Nagpur


IIM Bodh Gaya


IIM Visakhapatnam


Note: This list of colleges is not exhaustive nor in a ranked order.

CAT Exam Result: Trends of Test Taker Numbers

The number of candidates in the CAT exam emphasizes on the level of achievement of securing a good percentile in the CAT Result.


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