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Updated on
December 6, 2019

The last date to raise CAT 2019 answer key objection is December 6, 2019 till 5 PM.  The CAT 2019 objection form to challenge the official CAT answer keys was released on December 3, 2019 at official CAT website. No changes are allowed after submission of your CAT answer key objection form. An objection fee of Rs.1200/- to challenge each official answer key has to be paid per objection. You can raise only one objection at a time. 

IIM Kozhikode had released the CAT 2019 answer key on November 29, 2019 on official CAT website. You can download your CAT 2019 answer key from official CAT website, by login with your CAT login ID and password.  IIM Kozhikode released the CAT 2019 Slot 1 and slot 2 answer key separately with solutions to enable the CAT exam takers to file objection to the answers which are considered wrong by the IIMs. 


Important Instructions to File Objection to CAT Answer Key
IIM Kozhikode has released following important instructions for the candidates before they proceed to file objection to CAT 2019 answer key:

  1. The candidate can look at the Question Id from the Question Paper PDF available beside the "Candidate Response" tab. Candidate should ensure that the Question Id is as per the Question Paper PDF only.
  2. After the candidate has filled all the required fields such as Section Name, Question Id etc., (s)he should click on "Pay & Submit" button to complete the payment process and submit the objection successfully.
  3. Applicable fee is Rs. 1200* per objection. This fee does not include transaction Processing Fee and applicable GST (if any).
  4. Objection fee (excluding transaction charges) will be refunded in case your objection is found valid by CAT expert panel.
  5. Objections once submitted cannot be edited later.
  6. Only one objection can be raised at a time.
  7. Response of the concerned examination authority will be treated as final against the objections raised. In case this process leads to any change in the evaluation mechanism, the decision taken by the concerned authority will be treated as final.
  8. Wherever applicable, the indicated mark of 1 for wrong answer is the mark deducted for incorrect answer.  

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CAT 2019 exam was conducted on November 24, 2019 in two slots. The exam was rated moderate as compared to last year. The cut offs for 99 percentile in CAT 2019 are expected to go beyond 160 marks. Now, within a few days CAT 2019 Answer Keys have been released by IIM Kozhikode slot wise along with the CAT question paper and official solutions. The CAT Answer keys were first released by IIMs for the CAT exam held in 2017.  CAT 2019 Slot 1 Answer Key and CAT 2019 Slot 2 Answer Key are released simultaneously to enable the candidates who have appeared in either slot 1 or slot 2 of CAT exam on November 24, 2019 to check the CAT questions and CAT Answer Key for his/her respective CAT question paper.  

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How to Download CAT 2019 CAT 2019 Slot 1 and 2 Answer Keys

You should follow the 5 point process to check CAT 2019 answer key and related questions as below:

  1. Log on to CAT official website and Submit your CAT Login and User ID on “Login"
  2. Your Personal CAT Page will appear. This has 2 tabs:
    1. Applicant Details
    2. Candidate Response
  3. The icon on CAT website means that you can check here the CAT 2019 answer key, your answer status, and the correct answer to the respective question. 
  4. Next step is to click on ‘Candidate Response’ Tab. This will enable you to download your CAT answer key for the slot in which you appeared in the CAT exam and check each question, its answer status and the correct answer option marked in green by IIM Kozhikode. The complete document contains CAT 2019 answers with questions. This contains all CAT answers & questions that appeared to you in your slot of CAT exam with official correct answer keys.  The CAT answer keys contain your own marked answers also for the CAT questions for the respective slot.
  5. If you have any doubt on official CAT answer key to any question in your slot of CAT exam, you can submit your doubts in the ‘Objection Form’. But remember, there is a cost which runs in thousands for filing each objection to the CAT official answer key 

CAT Answer Keys: Step by Step Process The five steps involved last year to access the CAT answer keys are shared screen by screen as below.

  1. Step-1: Log on to CAT official website: Submit your CAT Id and Password

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  1. Step-2: Your Personal CAT Page will appear. This has 5 tabs



Step-3: Click on ‘Candidate Response’ Tab to view your Response Sheet which contains your own marked answers in the exam.

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Eligible Candidates who can Check CAT Exam Answer Key
The CAT answer keys will be available for view and download only for the CAT 2019 test takers who have actually taken the exam on November 24, 2019.


A candidate who appears in Slot 1 can check CAT 2019 Slot 1 Answer Key and the candidate who appears in Slot 2 can verify his answers with the CAT 2019 Slot 2 Answer Keys. If you have appeared in Slot 1, you are not eligible to check CAT 2019 Slot 2 answer keys and if you have appeared in Slot 2, you are not eligible to view and check CAT 2019 slot 1 answer keys.


Alongwith the CAT answer keys, there will an objection form to raise objection in case the CAT test taker is not satisfied with CAT answer keys published on the official CAT exam website. The CAT answer keys can be accessed with CAT login ID and Password.


Who will Release CAT Answer Keys?
CAT 2019 exam Conducting IIM Kozhikode will release the CAT 2019 answer keys along with CAT 2019 question paper after 4-5 days from the CAT 2019 exam date. The CAT 2019 Question Papers with solutions pdf for all the sets will be live on official CAT website


Why the CAT Answer Keys are released?
The CAT answer keys pdf was released for the first time for the 2017 CAT exam alongwith an objection form suggesting the CAT exam takers to submit their queries and objections in case they were not satisfied CAT question paper with solutions.


A period of 3 days is allowed for the candidates to raise and submit their objections against the CAT solutions 2019.


CAT Answer Keys: Consists of Question papers & Correct solutions
CAT answer keys which were released for the first time in 2017 had 100 answers. Total questions in CAT were also 100 and were divided into MCQs with negative marking for wrong answers and Non-MCQs without negative marking. The CAT previous year question paper with solutions was released for both the slots and for all the four question paper sets by IIMs. However, on login to CAT official website, the test taker could access only the CAT question paper with answer keys pdf that he attempted in his slot.  


Browser to Check CAT Answer Keys 2019
Since there is heavy rush of the test takers who wish to check the CAT 2019 Slot 1 and Slot 2 answer keys when they are released and to file the objection queries on  CAT 2019 website, it is advisable to open the CAT 2019 website in mozila firefox with the recommended version to get faster navigation through the page.


10 Key Facts About CAT Answer Keys 2019

  1. CAT 2019 answer keys will be released by IIM Kozhikode, the CAT exam convener in December 2019 first week
  2. CAT answer keys 2019 will be available only for those candidates who have appeared in CAT 2019 exam
  3. CAT answer key will enable the test takers to check & verify their CAT answers and thereby arrive at their expected CAT score to explore chances for MBA admission 2020 in IIMs, FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, IITs and other preferred colleges.
  4. CAT 2019 answer keys can be accessed by login to CAT official website with CAT 2019 login ID and password
  5. CAT answer keys Pdf is released with a Query-cum-objection form and the candidates who are not satisfied with the CAT 2019 answer keys can challenge any answer by submitting objection to CAT centre 2019 to get the same redressed after paying requisite fee of Rs.1200/-. If an objection raised by a candidate is found to be valid, the remedial measures taken by IIMs will be applicable to all the candidates.
  6. The objections received for CAT answer keys 2019 by the CAT centre will be reviewed. If there is no change perceived by experts in the CAT answer key, the objection will not be entertained
  7. CAT solutions Pdf 2019 will be released for all type of questions MCQs & Non-MCQs that appear in CAT exam
  8. CAT solutions 2019 will contain CAT 2019 answer keys with detailed solutions for the three sections – Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC); Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR); and Quantitative Ability (QA)
  9. All the answer keys for CAT 2019 for MCQs after taking into account the negative marking and only all correct CAT 2019 answer keys for Non-MCQs are counted for percentile calculation in CAT exam 2019
  10. CAT answer keys 2019 will consist of CAT 2019 Question Paper with solutions pdf for all the question sets that appear in CAT exam 2019

CAT 2019 Answer Keys: Know the Scoring Pattern
Each correct answer in CAT 2019 will carry +3 marks and each wrong answer will impose a negative penalty of -1 mark for MCQ type questions. However, there is no negative marking for wrong answers on Non-MCQ type questions. What you attempted in CAT 2019 exam on November 24, 2019, if you remember a good part of it, you may arrive at your near CAT raw scores and on its basis check what percentile you could get with the help of CAT answer keys. Following table will guide you about your expected score as per the CAT 2019 sectional composition:

No. of Questions
Max Marks per correct answer
Negative Marking for each wrong answer
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
-1 (Only for MCQs)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
-1 (Only for MCQs)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
-1 (Only for MCQs)

Every year, there are grumblings on the ambiguous answer options in CAT exam. The release of CAT 2019 answer keys will help candidates to raise their genuine queries against such answers which are not found correct and the candidates are not satisfied with them.

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