CAT 2019 Notification

CAT 2019 NotificationIndian Institutes of Management releases the CAT Notification 2019 in the last Sunday of July 2019. Looking at the previous year trends, the paper-based notification will issue on 28 July. So for the academic session 2019-20, IIMs are once again about to release the official CAT 2019 Notification. It mentions details regarding exam dates, a number of test centres, reservation policy etc. To get the latest updates, aspiring candidates must regularly visit this space or the IIM CAT’s official website ( So as to get the most authentic and correct details regarding CAT Notification 2019.

CAT 2019 Notification

The CAT notification issues in paper and web based modes. Although the notification release in all India National newspaper on Sunday. The web-based notification does get uploaded on the official website one day before it. So, candidates can keep track either of the CAT 2019 Notification modes to know the details of the upcoming exam.

CAT 2019 Notification Date – Students can check the table below to track the CAT 2019 Events.

Events Dates
Release of CAT 2019 Notification 28 Jul 2019
Registration Starts First Week of Aug 2019
Closing of Registration 3rd Week of Sep 2019
Availability of Admit Card 4th Week of Oct 2019

When is CAT 2019 Notification Releasing – Know the Trends

As per previous year trends, the IIM CAT official notification releases by the last Sunday of the July month. The official online notification issues one day prior to the date mentioned for the newspaper release. So, it is highly likely that CAT 2019 Notification announces on 29 July (Sunday). Look at the trends in the image below.

CAT 2019 Notification Date Trends

7 Things to Check on CAT 2019 Notification

As soon as the notification is available by CAT 2019 Exam Conducting Body, candidates must look at the important details on it. This does not specify the detailed information but the basic information required to inform candidates for the upcoming exam. The things to notice are:

  1. Eligibility
  2. Reservation Policy
  3. Registration Fees
  4. Important Dates
  5. Test Centres
  6. Disclaimer
  7. Important Notes about Registration

–CAT 2019 Notification will appear like this–

cat notification sample

CAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

According to the eligibility criteria of CAT 2019, a candidate must be a graduate with a minimum of 50% marks. Or equivalent CGPA so as to apply for CAT 2019 examination. SC, ST, PWD students must have 45% in the graduation. Also, mere fulfilling all the eligibility criteria as laid down by the IIMs does not guarantee anyone selection. Final admission to candidates is at the sole discretion of the participating IIMs and other b-schools.

Those candidates who are in their last year of graduation or are awaiting the result can also apply. However, candidates can get admission only if they able to show there final mark-sheet/ result before the last date mentioned by any b-school.

CAT 2019 Application Form

The CAT 2019 Notification specifies the start date of the registration process. However, until now it is likely that it releases in the first week of August 2019. Once it is available, candidates can fill the same and submit before the last day to avoid any hassles later. You can also visit the official website of IIM CAT for all the latest information regarding the same. The application fee may be as follows.

  • For SC/ST/PWD Category Candidates: Rs. 1000/-
  • For all the other Category Candidates: Rs. 2000/-

CAT 2019 Admit Card

The Admit Card issues to all the registered candidates for a period of one(1) month. All the candidates who apply for the CAT 2019 examination must download it before the last date. Also, take a clear printout of the admit card to use in the future process. Importantly, candidates without a valid admit card are not allowed to sit for the written examination of CAT 2019.

CAT 2019 Test Centre

IIM CAT 2019 may conduct in more than 147 cities all over India. The candidates when filling up the registration form need to select four cities of their choice as per their preference. From the selected choice of four cities, students get one city as their examination/test centre.

All the candidates who are planning to apply for the IIM CAT 2019 should note that IIM reserves the right to change or cancel any test centre / city and / or change the test time and date at their own sole discretion.

CAT 2019 Reservation

IIM CAT 2019 Notification also mentions about the reservation policy. This year, EWS reservation may also add. Point to note here is that the rules and regulations as set by the Govt. of India regarding the Reservation Policy. It shall remain the same until the admission process. The table below shows the reservation against each category:

Category Percentage
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 7.5%
Other Backward Classes(Non- Creamy)Layer (NC-OBC) 27%
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWD) 5%

About CAT 2019

As you all know that Common Admission Test, 2019 better known as CAT 2019. It is one of the most premier exams that conducts every year for young, bright and dynamic professionals/ management aspirants. CAT is one stop destination who want to pursue Post Graduation or Executive programs in the field of Management so as to take their career to new heights.

IIM CAT is such an exam of repute that its scorecard is accepted and considered by various B-schools for admission purposes. So we would just say here that if you really want to get into one of the IIMs of your choice then better have a solid plan and start working on it day and night so as to make it come true!

For all the latest updates, tips and tricks on how to crack CAT stay tuned with us! If you have any sorts of questions regarding the same, do let us know in the comments sections and we will revert ASAP.

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