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CAT 2019 (Common Admission Test) 2019
Exam Date: 24/11/2019 Exam State: All India Last Date: 18/09/2019
Exam Details:

CAT 2019 is a pre-requisite for admission to various PostGraduate and Fellow programmes of IIMs. CAT 2019 scores areallowed to be used by listed non-IIM member institutions. A list ofsuch institutions is provided on the CAT website. IIMs have norole in the selection process of non-IIM institutions 

Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs): Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bodh Gaya, Calcutta, Indore, Jammu, Kashipur, Kozhikode, Lucknow,Nagpur, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shillong, Sirmaur, Tiruchirappalli, Udaipur, Visakhapatnam

These programmes are:

Post Graduate Programmes in Management (PGP):


Institutes- Programs- Website Addresses

IIM Ahmedabad -PGP, PGP-FABM, ePGP

IIM Amritsar- PGP


IIM Bodh Gaya-PGP

IIM Calcutta- MBA


IIM Jammu- PGP

IIM Kashipur -PGP, EPGP

IIM Kozhikode- PGP, PGP-BL, PGP-F, EPGP (Kochi Campus & IL)


IIM Nagpur- PGP

IIM Raipur- PGP



IIM Sambalpur- MBA


IIM Sirmaur PGP

IIM Tiruchirappalli -PGPM, PGPBM, PGPM-HR

IIM Udaipur -MBA

IIM Visakhapatnam- PGP

Fellow Programmes in Management (FPM) [Doctoral]

Institutes: Programmes

IIM Ahmedabad-PhD

IIM Amritsar- FPM

IIM Bangalore- FPM

IIM Bodh Gaya- PhD (FPM)

IIM Calcutta- Doctoral

IIM lndore- FPM

IIM Kashipur- FPM, EFPM

IIM Kozhikode- FPM

IIM Lucknow- FPM


IIM Ranchi- PhD, EPhD


IIM Sambalpur- PhD

RGIIM Shillong- FPM

IIM Sirmaur- PhD

IIM Tiruchirappalli- FPM

IIM Udaipur- PhD

IIM Visakhapatnam- FPM

Test Centres: CAT will be conducted in centers spread across around 156 test cities.


Candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent (45% SC/ST/PWD).

The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice as followed by the respective University/Institution.

Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examinationand those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.  

Reservations: As per the legal requirements, 15% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC), 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates, 27% of seats for Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “Non-Creamy” layer (NC-OBC), and 5% for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD).

As defined in The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPwD Act 2016), “person with benchmark disability” means a person with not less than forty percent (40%) of a specified disability where specified disability has not been defined in measurable terms and includes a person with disability where specified disability has been defined in measurable terms, as certified by the certifying authority.

“Specified Disability” means the disabilities as specified in the Schedule of the RPwD Act 2016.

The categories of disability are:

a) blindness and low vision,

b) deaf and hard of hearing,

c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy,

d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness, and

e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d)

f) other 'specified disabilities' mentioned in 'The Schedule' of the RPwD Act 2016

How To Apply:

CAT registration fee:

Rs. 950/- for SC, ST and PwD category candidates.

Rs. 1900/- for all other categories of candidates.

Please note that a candidate needs to pay registration fee only once, irrespective of the number of institutes he/she is applying for.

SC, ST and PwD candidates must upload a copy of their SC/ST/PwD certificates at the time of registration.

Fee once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances. 


Important Dates:

CAT 2019 Dates

CAT 2019

24 Nov 2019

Registration starts

07 August 2019

Registration ends

18 September 2019

Admit card download

23 Oct- 24 Nov 2019

Result declaration

Second week of Jan 2020 (Tentative)

CAT Centre
Admissions Office
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
Diamond Harbour Road,
Kolkata- 700104
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