The exam pattern for CAT has been changed several times in the past years by the conducting IIMs. Since 2015, the CAT pattern, with respect to the total marks, duration and total questions, have remained the same. It is extremely important for the CAT aspirants to know the CAT paper pattern as it helps to devise personal test-taking strategies. Here, the latest exam pattern followed by CAT 2019, which can help the CAT 2020 aspirants to get acquainted with the latest pattern and prepare accordingly.
|Total Questions in CAT Exam||100|
|Total Exam Duration||3 Hours|
|Mode of Paper||Online Only|
|Question Types||MCQs and Non MCQs (TITA)|
|Marking Scheme||+3 For Correct Answers|
|-1 For Incorrect Answers|
|0 For Unattempted Questions|
|Section Names||1. Quantitative Aptitude|
|2. Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension|
|3. Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation|
|Section Name||Number of Questions||Duration (mins)|
|Quantitative Aptitude (QA)||34||60|
|Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)||VA:10||60|
|Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)||DI:16||60|
|TOTAL||100||180 (3 hours)|
|CAT tutorial to be available||Oct-19|
|Download CAT Admit card||Oct-19|
|CAT 2019 Exam||24-Nov-19|
|Declaration of result||Second week of January, 2020|
CAT will be conducted in centres spread across around 147 test cities. Test cities will be mentioned in CAT website and the name of the test centre will be indicated in the Admit Card. IIMs reserve the right to change or cancel any test centre / city and / or change the test time and date at their own discretion.
All Capital cities and prominent cities in the state are test centers for the exam. Test Centres in Maharashtra and Gujarat are - Amravati, Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Raigad, Satara, Solapur, Ulhasnagar, Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara.
|Sr. No.||Institute Name Fee (Rs. in lakhs)||Fee (Rs. in lakhs)||Average salary (Rs. in lakhs)|
|1||INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (IIM) AHMEDABAD||22||24.45|
|2||INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (IIM) CALCUTTA||21||24.2|
|3||INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (IIM) BANGALORE||21||22.76|
|4||INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT ,LUCKNOW||16||18.45|
|5||INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (IIM) INDORE||16||18.17|
|6||INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (IIM) KOZHIKODE||17||17.1|
|8||RAJIV GANDHI INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (IIM) SHILLONG||14||15.5|
|9||INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (IIM) TRICHY||13||14.28|
|12||INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (IIM) KASHIPUR||12.5||12.19|
|21||FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES (FMS) NEW DELHI||0.25||21.1|
|22||SYDENHAM INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES AND RESEARCH AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION (SIMSREE) MUMBAI||1.36||10.92|
|23||JAMNALAL BAJAJ INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES (JBIMS) MUMBAI||2||18.91|
|24||VINOD GUPTA SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT (VGSoM) IIT KHARAGPUR||6||16.29|
|25||DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES (IIT DELHI) NEW DELHI||8||16.54|
|26||NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING (NITIE) MUMBAI||8.5||17.09|
|27||INSTITUTE OF RURAL MANAGEMENT ANAND (IRMA)||12.1||11.39|
|28||T A PAI MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE (TAPMI) MANIPAL||13||12|
|29||GOA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (GIM) GOA||15.98||10.58|
|30||S. P. JAIN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH (SPJIMR) MUMBAI||16||22.24|
|31||SHAILESH J MEHTA SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT (IIT BOMBAY) MUMBAI||16||19.06|
|32||INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE (IMI) NEW DELHI||16.95||12.23|
|33||XAVIER INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (XIM) BHUBANESWAR||17.3||12.91|
|34||INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY (IMT) GHAZIABAD||17.5||11.6|
|35||MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (MDI) GURGAON||21.34||19.17|
|PGPEM (Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management)||PGP-ABM (Post Graduate Programme in Agri-Business Management)|
|PGP-Mumbai (Post Graduate Programme at Mumbai)||PGP-ABM (Post Graduate Programme in Agri-Business Management)|
|PGPBM (Post Graduate Programme in Business Management)||PGPSM (Post Graduate Programme in Securities Markets)|
|PGPEX (Post Graduate Programme for Executives)||EPGPM (Executive Post Graduate Programme)PGP (Post Graduate Programme)|
|PGPPM (Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management)||PGPWE (Post Graduate Programme for Working Executive)|
|PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management)||PGDHRM (Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management)|
|PGP-UAE (Post Graduate Programme At UAE)||-|
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
Logical reasoning / Data Interpretation
Belos is the table containing information of Percentile vs Marks for CAT 2018. This will help you get an idea of average marks required to score 99+ percentile.
|Percentile||Overall (Scaled) Marks||Verbal||LR DI||Quant|
The steps described below are followed to calculate the CAT 2019 overall and sectional percentile scores obtained by a candidate.
While illustrating the percentile score calculation process, QA section is chosen as an example. Similar process is followed for the overall percentile score calculation and for the other two sections, i.e. DILR and VARC in CAT 2019.
Calculate the total number of candidates (N) who appeared for CAT (i.e. including both morning and afternoon sessions).
Assign a rank (r), based on the scaled scores obtained in the QA section, to all candidates who appeared for CAT. In the case of two or more candidates obtaining identical scaled scores in the QA section, assign identical ranks to all those candidates.
As an illustration, suppose exactly two candidates obtain the highest scaled score in the QA section, then both of those candidates are assigned a rank of 1. Moreover, the candidate(s) obtaining the second highest scaled score in the QA section are assigned a rank of 3 and so on.
Calculate the percentile score (P) of a candidate with rank (r) in the QA section as:
P = (N-r)/N x 100
Round off the calculated percentile score (P) of a candidate up to two decimal points.
For example, all percentile scores greater than or equal to 99.995 are rounded off to 100, all percentile scores greater than or equal to 99.985 but strictly less than 99.995 are rounded off to 99.99 and so on.
A methodology similar to the one described above is used for the computation of the overall CAT percentile scores and for the percentile scores of other sections.