CAT 2018-19 Exam, Notification, Application Form, Date, Syllabus

The Indian Institutes of Management has been released the notification for CAT admission session 2018. The application form will be started from 8th August 2018 to 19th September 2018. The CAT 2018 exam will be organized by IIIMs as a pre-requisite for admission to various management programmes of IIMs.

Short Information

CAT 2019 Exam


Start Date End Date

29th July 2018

Application Form

8th August 2018 19th September 2018
Application Fee GEN/OBC- 1900/ SC/ST/PWD-950/
Application Correction Start Last week of September
Admit Card

From 24th October 2018

Mock test

3rd Week of November
Exam Date

25th November 2018


Last Week of November 2018

First week of March 2019

Answer Key

1st Week of December
Result Announcement

2nd week of January 2019

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CAT 2019 Application Form

The application form of CAT 2019 exam has been started from 8th August 2018 via online mode. The last date of form submission is 19th September 2018. Candidates must read the notification before fill the application form.

  • The size of photo should be (Dimension: 30mm x 45mm, size not more than 80 KB and the size of signature Dimension: 80mm x 35mm, size more than 80 KB) in jpg/jpeg format.
  • Candidates have to upload their category certificate at the time of application form submission.
  • At the time of registration candidates have to fill choices of four test cities as per their preference.
  • After the completion of application form, candidates take a print out of application form for further use.

Application Form Correction of CAT 2019

The organization provides the facility of application form correction in CAT Exam. The candidates who had made a mistake in application form at the time of filling can change details. The candidates can update their information only few area like address, category, experience, gender, education information, interview city preference, exam city preference etc. By user Id and password candidate can change in details.

CAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who want to apply for CAT 2019 exam can read the eligibility criteria of CAT exam which is given below.

Age limit: There is no age limit for CAT exam.


  • Candidates must have a bachelor degree or its equivalent degree from a recognized board or university.
  • The candidates must have passed 50% for Gen/OBC and 45% for SC/ST/Pwd categories.
  • The candidates who have been appearing in final year of bachelor degree programme can apply.

CAT 2019 Exam Pattern:

The CAT exam is held online mode (Computer based). The examination will be held in two sessions. The duration of examination will be three hours (180 minutes). Objective and subjective type of question will be asked in examination. The number of question will be hundreds (100) and each question carries three marks. No marks will be deducted to wrong answer for subjective type questions. But one mark will be deducted as a penalty for wrong answers to multiple choice questions.


Subject Time Allotted Number of Questions

Total Marks


Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 60 Minutes 34 102
II Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 60 Minutes 32



Quantitative Ability 60 Minutes 34 102
Total   180 Minutes 100


CAT 2019 Syllabus

The candidates who has been applied for CAT exam must aware the syllabus of CAT exam. The syllabus is help to candidates to prepare the exam.

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC):

Reading Comprehension: It includes comprehension passages of medium length, carrying 250 to 500 words. The question will be asked direct and inferential.

English Usage: It includes questions from grammar and verbal reasoning such as Fill in the blanks, Grammar, Sentence Correction, Verbal Reasoning, Synonyms, Antonyms, etc.

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DI & LR):

Data Interpretation: Bar Graph, Data Sufficiency, Combination of Graphs, Line Graph, Caselet, Pie Chart, Tables, etc,

Logical Reasoning: Blood Relations, Binary Logic, Matching Puzzles, Clocks and Calendars, Seating Arrangement, Family Tree, Proposition, Venn Diagram, Statements, Sets, Syllogism, etc.

Mathematics or Quantitative Ability (QA):

Number System, Algebra, Geometry, Higher Maths, Arithmetic, Modern Mathematics, Mensuration, Trigonometry, etc.

CAT 2019 Admit Card

The candidates who have been applied CAT exam can download their admit card from official website.  The admit card will be downloaded online mode only. Candidates must know User Id & Password to download their admit card. Candidates must bring a valid Id proof along with one photo ID proof. The admit card will not sent via post.

CAT 2019 Answer Key

The answer key of CAT 2019 will be released officially. Candidates can download their answer key and check their score. The question paper and answer key will be uploaded in the first week of December 2018. The Candidates can match their answer key and challenge their answer key by filling objection form till the last date.

CAT 2019 Result

The result of CAT 2019 will be published online mode from official website on second week of January. The organization also send individual message to all candidates on registered mobile number. Candidates can download their scorecard by entering User ID & Password. CAT Scorecard will be valid for one year.

CAT 2019 Cutoff

The CAT admission will depend on the cutoff marks. The cutoff score of each institution is different. Cutoff score is released category wise by the institution. The cutoff score will be published after days of examination in the last week of November. Candidates can check here previous year cutoff.

Category wise previous year cutoff:


General OBC-NC SC ST


IIM, Ahmedabad

80 75 70 60 70
IIM, Bangalore 90 80 75 75


IIM, Culcutta

>90 >85 >70 >70 >70
IIM, Kozhikode 90 80 65 55


IIM, Indore

90 80 60 50


Procedure of CAT 2019 Admission

In the CAT admission process, the Institution does not organize the centralized counseling.

  • The eligibility criteria and admission criteria like academic cutoff and relative weight for admission into management courses.
  • The shortlisted candidates will receive interview call latter by each IIMs.
  • The candidates who have been selected in CAT exam have to participate in the Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) round.

The CAT admission will be also preferred to candidates who have previous academic performance, relevant work experience and short listing of candidates.


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