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Updated on
January 3, 2020

CAT 2019 Result Released: Download Your Score Card Now; Check Cut offs for Admission Options with IIMs & Top B-schools

IIM Kozhikode has released CAT 2019 Result at 11 AM on January 4, 2020 for 2,09,926 test takers who appeared in CAT 2019 exam on November 24, 2019 in morning or afternoon session. had already predicted that CAT 2019 result would be released on January 4, 2020 instead of 2nd week of January. Along with the CAT result for MBA admission 2020 in 20 IIMs and other top B-schools, IIM Kozhikode has released the CAT 2019 Score Card on its official website. Candidates have to login with their CAT Id on CAT website to download their CAT 2019 score card.


Earlier the CAT convener had announced to release the CAT 2019 exam Result in the second week of January 2020. However, the result has been declared much ahead of the schedule. CAT 2019 has reported the largest number of 209,926 test takers during the last 10 years. CAT 2019 also witnessed highest percentage of  candidates taking the test out of the total 2.44 Lakh registered candidates. There were 75004 female candidates, 134917 male candidates and 05 transgender candidates who appeared in CAT 2019 on November 24, 2019. CAT 2019 was held in 156 test cities at 376 test centres which is the highest number of test cities in the history of CAT   


CAT 2019 Toppers

  • 10 candidates have scored an overall 100 percentile in the CAT 2019 examination. All of them are from engineering and technology back ground.
  • 21 candidates have scored 99.99 percentile in CAT 2019
  • 2 candidates with 99.99 percentile are from  Non-Engineering back ground. Read More about CAT 2019 Toppers 

CAT score card 2019 is available for download till December 31, 2020. Only those candidates who have appeared in the Common Admission Test (CAT 2019) are entitled to download CAT 2019 score card. 


Check Shortlists by IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta & Top PGDM Colleges
IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta release their shortlists in a day or two from the date of CAT result declaration. IIM Lucknow, Indore, Kozhikode, Shillong, IIM Rohtak which is not participating in CAP round this year, are also all set to release their shortlists in next one week. IIM Kashipur, Raipur, Ranchi, Tiruchirappalli, Udaipur will announce their shortlists in next 10-15 days. The seven baby IIMs will announce their shortlists in April/May 2020. You can check your chances of getting IIM Call accurately with the help of IIM Call Predictor.


Some of the following top B-schools will announce their shortlists for final selection round in January last week/February 2020 -  FMS Delhi, SPJIMR Mumbai, MDI Gurgaon, IMI New Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad, FORE School of Management New Delhi, LBSIM Delhi    


Admission is Open in Many Top PGDM Colleges
IMT Ghaziabad has reopened its application process from January 6, 2020 for a few days. IMI and FORE are also expected to reopen their Applications for a few days after CAT result release. MBA/PGDM Admission is currently open at IITs, JBIMS, IMT Ghaziabad, TAPMI Manipal, Great Lakes, K J Somaiya, IRMA, MICA, IFMR, GIM Goa, LIBA, XIMB, BIMTECH and other top B-schools. You can review and apply immediately without waiting any further. Check Admission 2020 Application process & Last Dates on MBA Admission 2020 Channel, and apply accordingly. 


CAT 2019 Result: Key Points to Note

  • CAT 2019 Result Date & Time is announced on Official CAT website
  • After CAT result declaration IIMs inform ‘CAT Score Card is live’
  • You can download you CAT 2019 score card immediately after CAT result declaration
  • IIMs send CAT score through SMS to all candidates who appear in CAT exam
  • CAT 2019 Score Card will contain your scaled score and percentile.
  • You can download your CAT score card in 3 steps from official CAT website 
  • CAT 2019 score is valid only till December 31, 2020 and will accordingly be accessible on the website

Details to check in CAT Result 2019
Your CAT Result 2019 will contain the details of your CAT exam date and time in slot-1 or slot-2, Sectional and overall scaled score, sectional and overall CAT percentile so that you may anticipate your call from the preferred B-school to which you have applied. 


Key details in CAT 2019 Score Card are:

  • Your personal details like Name, Address, photograph, Date of Birth, Email ID
  • CAT 2019 Registration number/User ID – Both should be the same
  • Your category – General/OBC/SC-ST
  • Gender – Male/Female
  • PWD Status
  • Date & Time of CAT 2019 exam
  • Section-wise CAT 2019 exam Scaled Score and Section-wise CAT percentile score
  • Overall CAT 2019 Scaled Score and overall Percentile score 
  • Important Instructions related to CAT result 

How to Download CAT 2019 Result with Score Card
You need to take following steps to check CAT 2019 Results and to download your CAT 2019 Rank Card when the CAT score card 2019 is released: (Based on last year CAT result Download process)


How to Download CAT Result


Step-1: Go to the CAT website to login and begin the CAT result 2019 score card download process.  

To download your CAT Exam Result 2019, enter your registered CAT id and password at ‘Login For Score Card CAT 2019’ window on  CAT official iimcat website, as shown in the image below:


cat login


Step-2: Now you can view and download your CAT 2019 score card. Please remember that after downloading your CAT 2019 Rank card, you should take print of the CAT Result 2019 as it contains your scaled and percentile scores. Below is shared the copy of actual CAT score card of last year CAT 99+ percentiler:


CAT Score Card


CAT Exam Result on SMS
CAT 2019 Score card by means of SMS on your mobile phone has also been sent by IIM Kozhikode after CAT Result declaration. The glimpse of your score card contains your sectional and overall score & percentile 


CAT 2019 Exam Result: Important instructions
Following are the important CAT result related instructions issued by IIMs for the benefit of CAT 2019 exam takers regarding the CAT 2019 score card download:

  • Only candidates who have taken the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2019 are entitled to receive the score card. The print-out of the score card is for your information pertaining to CAT 2019. You will not receive score card by email or by post.
  • The Scaled Scores of Section-1 (Verbal Ability & reading Comprehension); Section-2 (Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning) and Section-3 (Quantitative Ability) are not additive. The Overall Scaled Scores is based on the total raw scores earned by the candidate.
  • Percentile refers to percentage of candidates who receive score less than or equal to the score obtained by the candidate.
  • IIMs and Non-IIM member institutions independently decide how to use CAT 2019 scores on the basis of their own selection process. The scores are to be used only for selecting the candidates to their Post Graduate / Fellow Programme(s) in Management.
  • All queries regarding post-CAT 2019 selection process must be directed to respective IIMs. CAT Centre will not answer post-CAT related queries.
  • CAT 2019 score is valid until 31st December 2020 and subject to meeting the minimum eligibility marks in the qualifying examination.

Shortlisting by IIMs: Post CAT Result Process
Immediately after CAT results are announced, the top 3-4 IIMs like IIM Calcutta, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow announce the shortlist of candidates for final selection process. Each IIM sends interview letters to the shortlisted candidates directly on email/registered/speed post. The criteria for shortlisting vary across IIMs. 


CAT Exam Result: Rising number of Test Takers
Candidates who appear in CAT are rising year after year. There are 3000 more candidates who have registered and applied for CAT 2019 over last year. In 2019 there were 500 more test takers in CAT exam as compared to CAT 2018. Data on CAT Result Trends during last three years will bring home this fact:

CAT Exam Year
Total Applicants
Actual CAT Takers
CAT 2019
CAT 2018
CAT 2017
1, 99,632
CAT 2016
1, 95,679

CAT Result last year
IIM Calcutta had released the CAT 2018 result at 10AM on Saturday, January 5, 2019. Earlier CAT Result was scheduled to be declared at 1PM. An announcement by IIM Calcutta on official CAT website was placed at 10AM. 


CAT Result 2018: Highlights

  • 11 Students scored 100 Percentile in CAT
  • 7 out of 11 toppers are from Maharashtra, 2 from West Bengal, 1 each from Karnataka and Bihar
  • No candidate from Delhi NCR scored 100 percentile
  • No Female this year has scored 100 percentile
  • All the 100 percentilers are male and are from Engineering back ground
  • 21 candidates have score 99.99 percentile
  • 2,09,405 candidates appear in CAT 2018 on November 25, 2018
  • 1,36,075 Male candidates and 73326 women candidates appeared in CAT exam
  • IIM Calcutta was the first IIM to announce the shortlist with 1990 candidates

Earlier IIM Calcutta had announced the CAT result time at 1 PM on January 5, 2019. As reported first on, a partial leak of CAT 2018 Results on January 1 had prompted IIM Calcutta to prepone CAT results release date. 

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Read More: CAT 2019 - Exam Date, Registration, Syllabus, Preparation, Books

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