CAT 2019 Application form | Common Admission Test 2019 Exam Date, Eligibility and Syllabus

CAT 2019 – The most awaited exam !

CAT 2019 is one of the most prestigious exam conducted all over country . CAT is always conducted by IIM’s . IIM’s are top institute of the country for whose admission candidate dreams . Student can get admission in top IIM’s by giving CAT exam and scoring 99 + percentile . CAT is considered one of the toughest exam in country .

Things to know about CAT Exam :

CAT is always conducted in the month of November. Most probably last week of November . It helps candidate to fulfill their dream of evolving career in management sector . With high competition , candidate find it tough to get through exam . But with hard work , consistency and dedication everything is possible . Candidate fear to take CAT exam , questioning themselves for their capabilities . but dear student , nothing in this world is easy , once you get into sea ,” you will surely learn to swim ” , similarly , start solving , you will get through it . Just don’t stop believing in yourself . CAT 2019 notification is expected to be out in the month of August .

Schedule for CAT 2019 exam (this schedule is tentative based on previous year schedule . No official notification is out yet ).

Online registration for CAT exam starts on – 8th  August 2019
Online registration for CAT exam end on – 19th September 2019 ( upto 5 pm )
CAT 2019 exam Admit Cards available on website 24th October 2019 –  25th November 2019
CAT  2019 exam date 24th November 2019
Declaration of result of CAT 2019 exam Second week of January 2020 ( Tentative )

How to apply online for CAT 2019 exam :

Candidate can register online for CAT 2019 exam from the month of August . In order to register online , Candidate needs to visit IIM official website which is . Candidate needs to register online before September second week ( Tentative ) . Steps given below can be followed while doing registration for CAT 2019 –

Step 1 :Candidate need to visit official website of IIM in order to register for Cat 2019 . Cat 2019 registration form will be available on .

Step 2 : – Since notification will  be out till then , candidate needs to click on new registration .

Step 3 : – CAT 2019 registration form will be available . Candidate needs to enter the details as instructed in the form , starting with personal details as name , address, mail id , contact number etc .

Step 4 : – Candidate needs to now enter their educational qualification with marks scored all exams respectively  .

Step 5 : –  Candidate can now upload relevant documents as stated in the CAT 2018 registration form . Candidate however need to upload scanned photo and scanned signature .

Step 6 : –  Candidate now needs to select their interview center for IIM .When candidate fill cat 2019 registration form , they also fill form application form of IIM’s . that is IIM application form and cat 2019 registration form is one at the same . candidate needs to be carefully while filling up their interview location for different IIM’s .

Step 7 : –  Candidate can now pay registration fees online . Once the fees is paid , form gets submitted .

Step 8 :Candidate can download the form .

After registration candidate will get their registration num .they can use registration number for future log in on website . registrationnum and password is forwarded on candidate registered mail id and contact num . so be careful while giving your personal contact information .

Registration fees for CAT 2019 Exam !

Candidate need to pay registration fees as decided by exam board of CAT . CAT fees is decided as per category . Given below is the detail of fees to be paid online on official website . Fees can be paid online by net banking , credit / Debit cards as per candidate wish .

Sr no. Category . Fees .
1. General / OBC / all Category candidates Rs 1900 /-
2. SC / ST / PwD category candidates Rs 950 /-

Candidate make sure you pay the fees before deadline , otherwise your form will not ne considered for Cat 2019 exam !

CAT 2019 Exam paper pattern !

Cat 2019 exam will be conducted in three sections . Sections in Cat 2019 exam will be Verbal section , quantitative  ability section , Logical reasoning and data interpretation section . CAT 2019 exam is of 300 marks in total , divided among three sections 100 , 100 , 100 each .

Sr. No. Section : – Marks No. of question
1 . Verbal Ability and reading comprehension section . 100 marks 34 questions
2. Quantitative  ability section 100 marks 34 questions
3. Logical reasoning and data interpretation section 100 marks 32 questions
Total 300 marks 100 questions

As you have seen above . There are in all 100 questions for 300 marks .

Marking scheme for CAT 2019 exam !

There are in all three sections in Cat 2019 exam .Verbal Ability and reading comprehension section  ,Quantitative  ability section and Logical reasoning and data interpretation section comprise of CAT paper . Each section is of 100 marks .

For every correct answer in CAT 209 you are awarded with +3 marks and for every wrong answer I mark is deducted . Multiple type questions are asked in all three section .there are 4 option for every question , among which only one answer is correct . Candidate needs to be very careful while selecting the correct option as it may lead to negative marking . Also in cat exam accuracy matters a lot .because accuracy and attempt decides your percentile . So candidate must analyze and answer with correctness .

Syllabus for Cat 2019 exam !

There is no fix syllabus given by IIM’s for Cat exam .however observing previous year question paper we have syllabus to be structured . candidate can go through previous year question papers in order to get acquainted with  sort of questions asked and also difficulty level will be more cleared there .

  1. Syllabus for verbal ability and reading compression : – This  is one of the section in cat 2019 exam . it is of 100 marks . it has in all 4 questions , with reading comprehension question to be 24 . rest contain grammar , para jumble , sentence completion , vocab etc .
  2. Syllabus for Quantitative ability section : – Quant contain geometry , trigonometry , Arithmetic progression , numerical ability , logs , time and work , time speed and distance , ration and proportion , averages , percentages , allegations , etc .
  3. Syllabus for Logical reasoning and data interpretation section : – it contains data interpretation , puzzles , sitting arrangements , logical arguments , pie chart , bar graph etc .

Preparation strategy for Cat 2019 : 

Candidate needs to be aware of the recent pattern asked in exam. Importantly they must go through previous year question paper .solve solve and solve . Solve as much as you can for quant section .try understanding all new sort of questions asked , prepare your mind so hard that it can assimilate max number of ques . in such competitive exam candidate feels depressed , loses all sort of confidence but don’t you give up . firstly never jump to difficuilt questions , learn to solve easy one . Build your basic concept .prepare your basics so hard that you get aware of all formulas and concept . never see shortcuts , the really wont help in long term . give yourself time , get knowing pattern of ques .

For RC ,your can start with reading any simple novel and can  then move onto newspaper especially THE HINDU , read editorials , it enhances your mind capability as well . Read as much as possible .and solve number of RC . read articles . try solving different levels of question in RC . for logical as well , get to know the way questions are asked . learnlearn and learn .

At the end give as many number of mocks you can . Mocks help you best to analyze your weak points and strong points .give every week one mock and try increasing it with time .During exam period give as much as mock possible . concentrate and improve your weaker sections .this will increase your confidence in problem solving .

Have good food , sleep well , study .Also if possible do go for exercise , it helps to boost you up and keep your energy high , Good luck !

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