CAT is one among the prestigious national Level Management Exam conduted by Indian Institute of Management(IIM). CAT scores will not only be accepted by the 20 IIMs in India, but also 100 B-schools across the country. Around 4,000 seats are offered through the 20 IIMs. CAT is the MBA entrance test taken by more than 2 lakh candidates every year. This examination is conduted annually. Registration for CAT begins in August-September and the exam is held in November-December. Results will be declared by first week on January. 

CAT 2019 (Common Admission Test) is a national level qualifying exam for admission into MBA, PGDM and other postgraduate management courses in India. It is conducted annually by the IIMs on a rotational basis. The entrance test is conducted in 2 sessions across 140 exam centers.

1.The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD)/Differently Abled (DA) category) awarded by any recognized University or institute.

2.Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. If selected, such candidates will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if she/he submits a certificate within the stipulated date.

3.There are reservations of seats based on category like General,OBC,PWD,SC,ST.

There will be no age restriction for taking the CAT examination.

5.Candidates must have a bachelor’s or its equivalent degree.

6.Pass the above exam with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% marks for SC/ST/PwD categories).

7.Candidate of the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination can also apply.

CAT 2019Application Form Fee

1.The mode of application fee payment is through Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking.

2. The examination will be digital or Computer Based Test (CBT).

The examination will be held in two sessions.

4.The duration of the examination will be 180 minutes (3 hours).

5. In the examination, objective & subjective type questions will be asked.

6.Total 100 questions will be asked in the examination.

7. For the correct answer, three marks will be allotted to the candidates.

8. The will be no negative marks for subjective type questions, For MCQs type question, one mark will be deducted for the wrong answer.

Know the Exam Syallbus and Pattern

Mode of Exam: Online
Exam Format: Objective and non-MCQ
Negative Marking: Yes(1 Mark)
Exam Duration:Three hours(One hour for each section).
Marks alloted for Each Question:3Marks
Number of Sections: Three

Note:There is no negative marking for non-MCQs or unattempted questions.



Questions from each section




Quantitative Ability (QA)





Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI LR)





Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VRC)








Since there is no specify syallbus provided, based on the previous analysis topics are given 

1.Quantitative Ability

  • Number Systems
  • LCM & HCF
  • Profit, Loss & Discount
  • Percentages
  • Speed, Time & Distance
  • Time & Work
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Averages
  • Quadratic & Linear Equations
  • Complex Numbers
  • Logarithm
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Sequences & Series
  • Surds & Indices
  • Inequalities
  • Probability, Permutation and Combination
  • Set Theory
  • Functions & Geometry
  • Mixtures & Alligations
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate Geometry & Mensuration

2.Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI LR)

  • Caselets and Tables
  • Bar Graphs and Column Graphs
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Line Charts & Pie Chart
  • Combination of two or more types linked to each other
  • Number and letter Series
  • Calendars, Cubes and Clocks
  • Binary Logic
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Logical
  • Matching
  • Logical Sequence
  • Logical
  • Connectives
  • Blood Relations

3.Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VRC)

  • Synonyms Antonyms (Vocabulary Based)
  • Grammar or English Usage
  • Correction in Sentence
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Jumbled Paragraph and Close Passage
  • Analogies and Reverse Analogies
  • Meaning/Usage Match
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Summary Questions
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Facts Inferences Judgements
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