CAT 2019 Exam Analysis and Expected Cutoffs for Slot 1 & Slot 2

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CAT 2019 analysis will help the candidate in assessing their performance in the exam and their admission chances in top MBA institutes. Check CAT exam analysis for Slot 1 & 2  by top MBA experts, here. 

CAT 2019 analysis

CAT 2019 analysis - The slot 1 question paper was of moderate difficulty. The VARC section was more difficult and lengthy compared to the other sections. Shiksha brings to you question paper analysis of the CAT 2019 exam in detail. The CAT 2019 analysis includes in-depth evaluation of the question paper, difficulty level, question paper break up, paper review, expected sectional and overall CAT cut offs and number of good attempts that will get a candidate excellent score.

CAT 2019 exam was held at 376 centres in 156 cities across India. The candidates must analyse their performance after the exam with the help of CAT analysis by experts to assess how much will they score and their admission chances in top MBA institutes in India.

CAT 2019 Analysis: Highlight

  • Overall, the CAT 2019 question paper was easier than 2018
  • VARC section was toughest of all the three sections
  • There were 5 RC passages in both the slots. One-two passages were tricky and complicated
  • DILR and QA sections can be considered easy as compared to VARC
  • QA had many questions from Arithmetic, Algebra and Geometry
  • An overall raw score of 157-160 can fetch 99 percentile

Section-wise break up of questions in CAT 2019:

Sections

Number of Questions

Number of MCQs

Number of non-MCQs

Break up of Questions

VARC

34

27

7

VA: 10

RC: 24

DILR

32

24

8

8 sets of four questions each

QA

34

23

11

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Section-wise CAT 2019 Analysis

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

The VARC section was tougher than the other two questions. There were five RC passages. Four passages had five questions and one passage had four questions. One of the RC passages was complicated and verbose; which made it difficult for many candidates to comprehend.

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

The DILR section of CAT 2019 was the easiest in the last three years. The composition of this section was 24 MCQs and eight non-MCQs. There were eight sets of four questions out of which three DI sets.

Quantitative Ability

The Quant section of CAT 2019 had 23 MCQs and 11 non-MCQs, but the candidates faced no problem in solving them as the section was easy. The questions were on the expected lines and from Time, Work and Distance, P&L, Ratios, Equations, AMA & SI-CI, Geometry, Mensuration, Numbers, Algebra, Trigonometry and Permutations & Combinations.

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CAT 2019 Analysis for Slot 1 & Slot 2: Understanding CAT Exam Pattern

CAT Exam Pattern

Highlights

Sections

  • Section 1: VARC
  • Section 2: DILR
  • Section 3: QA

Total number of questions

100

Section-wise number of questions

  • VARC: 34
  • DILR: 32
  • QA: 34

Total marks

300

Sectional marks

  • VARC: 102
  • DILR: 96
  • QA: 102

Marking scheme

+3 for each right answer

Negative marking

-1 for each wrong answer

Section-wise difficulty level

  • VARC: Easy to Moderate
  • DILR: Moderate to Difficult
  • QA: Difficult

CAT 2019: Student Reactons & Reviews

CAT Percentile predictor prepared by Shiksha.com helps students to get their predicted CAT 2019 percentile on the basis of their expected exam score. So, predict your CAT 2019 score by clicking the link below:

CAT Percentile Predictor

CAT 2019 Expected Cutoffs:

Take a look at the CAT 2019 expected cut off of IIMs and non-IIMs for 2020 admission.

IIM Campus

Expected CAT Cut Off

IIM Ahmedabad | IIM Bangalore | IIM Calcutta

99 %ile

IIM Lucknow | IIM Indore | IIM Kozhikode

97-98%ile

IIM Amritsar | IIM Nagpur | IIM Sambalpur

95-96%ile

IIM Trichi | IIM Raipur | IIM Ranchi | IIM Kashipur

94-95%ile

IIM Vizag | IIM Udaipur | IIM Bodhgaya

92-94%ile

IIM Shillong | IIM Sirmaur

90%ile

College Name

Expected Cut Offs

IIT Bombay (SJMSOM)

99%ile

JBIMS, Mumbai

99%ile

FMS, Delhi

98.5%ile

IIT Delhi (DoMS)

98%ile

SPJIMR, Mumbai

97%ile

NITIE, Mumbai

95%ile

MDI, Gurgaon

95%ile

IIT Madras

95%ile

IIT Kharagpur

95%ile

IIT Kanpur

95%ile

IIT Roorkee

95%ile

MICA

Top 10%ile

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Which college can I get with 75 percent marks in CAT?

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Harsh Pandey

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At LPU the eligibility for MBA at LPU is Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or MAT or XAT or NMAT or CMAT^ and Interview. The student should have 80 Percentile or above in CAT or MAT or XAT or All India Rank upto...At LPU the eligibility for MBA at LPU is Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or MAT or XAT or NMAT or CMAT^ and Interview. The student should have 80 Percentile or above in CAT or MAT or XAT or All India Rank upto 20000 in CMAT or 230 and above score in NMAT then LPU NEST is exempted.

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Which colleges can I get with 75 %ile in CAT?

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Navneet Kaur

Guide-Level 14

4 days ago

LPU is known for its MBA. LPU provides quality education, with great scholarship programs plus holistic learning opportunities. As per the eligibility at LPU, student need to Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or...LPU is known for its MBA. LPU provides quality education, with great scholarship programs plus holistic learning opportunities. As per the eligibility at LPU, student need to Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or MAT or XAT or NMAT or CMAT and Interview or Completed Company Secretary CS from Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) or Completed Chartered Accountancy CA from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) or Completed Cost & Management Accountancy (CMA) from Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI). Applicant should have 80 percentile or above in CAT or MAT or all India rank upto 20000. For more detials you can check the website.

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Harsh Pandey

Guide-Level 12

a week ago

At LPU the eligibility for MBA at LPU is Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or MAT or XAT or NMAT or CMAT^ and Interview. The student should have 80 Percentile or above in CAT or MAT or XAT or All India Rank upto...At LPU the eligibility for MBA at LPU is Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or MAT or XAT or NMAT or CMAT^ and Interview. The student should have 80 Percentile or above in CAT or MAT or XAT or All India Rank upto 20000 in CMAT or 230 and above score in NMAT then LPU NEST is exempted.

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What CAT score do I need to get into FABM? I'm from B.Sc. Agriculture.

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Srishti Pranjal

Beginner-Level 5

5 days ago

General cut off to get into FABM for general is 80, for OBC, it is 70 and for SC and ST, it is 60.

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Can I get admission for MBA in IPS Business School without giving CAT or any other exam?

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Sharanya B

Beginner-Level 4

5 days ago

Hello Priyanka, CAT is one of the most commonly accepted exam. CMAT XAT MAT exams are also accepted in IPS business school.

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Neha Sudarshini

Beginner-Level 1

5 days ago

Although CAT percentile is kept as a criterion in most colleges, there are other management entrance exams too. Few of the different exams are MAT XAT NMAT etc. These scores again are accepted by numerous number of colleges.

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While filling CAT 2022 form, I followed the best of 5 marking pattern for SSC which is not correct. Can I fill the form again?

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yash sahani

Contributor-Level 9

a week ago

We should avoid common mistakes while filling the CAT form are:1. Not having the required documents: when applying for CAT not having your documents ready can significantly increase of chances of error. 2. Entering personal details incorrectly: Another common mistake candidates usually make it wh...We should avoid common mistakes while filling the CAT form are:
1. Not having the required documents: when applying for CAT not having your documents ready can significantly increase of chances of error.
2. Entering personal details incorrectly: Another common mistake candidates usually make it while entering their personal details.
3. Uploading unclear photograph and signature: uploading your photograph is the last step of entering your personal details in the CAT application form.

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Harsh Rastogi

Beginner-Level 5

a month ago

No, you cannot fill the form again. You should always read the instructions carefully before filling any form.

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I have heard that UGC has given regulations for CAT eligibility that the colleges can accept CAT eligibility for the past two years. Is it?

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Harsh Verma

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a week ago

An entry to the MBA world requires the candidates to appear for entrance exams of which the most popular is the CAT or Common Admission Test. The CAT Score allows the candidate to be eligible for most of the best B-Schools in India including the IIMs which hold the CAT Exam. The CAT exam eligibil...An entry to the MBA world requires the candidates to appear for entrance exams of which the most popular is the CAT or Common Admission Test. The CAT Score allows the candidate to be eligible for most of the best B-Schools in India including the IIMs which hold the CAT Exam. The CAT exam eligibility has remained more or less the same in the past years. As per the CAT notification for CAT the same criteria will be followed without any changes. Aspirants should review the criteria, given below in detail, to check if they are eligible for the exam before they begin preparing. They should understand the factors and requirements to appear for CAT 2022 to avoid disqualification at any stage of the admission process. Moreover, candidates should also identify the eligibility criteria for the B-schools separately along with the difference in the eligibility requirements for CAT and the IIM.

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ANKIT Tiwari

Beginner-Level 5

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The CAT score card is valid for a period of one year only. After which candidates will have to take the following years' CAT exam for admissions in respective institutes. Most of the Institutions/Universities in India accept the CAT score for admissions.

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What percentile should I score in CAT exam to get MDI Gurgaon under defence quota?

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Harsh Verma

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

Going by my own experience and of others who have a similar profile as yours, you can expect a call from MDI at about 96.5 -97 percentile. A few people from my batch had received calls at a lower percentile as well but that again varies from year to year. So all in all, 97 percentile would be a s...Going by my own experience and of others who have a similar profile as yours, you can expect a call from MDI at about 96.5 -97 percentile. A few people from my batch had received calls at a lower percentile as well but that again varies from year to year. So all in all, 97 percentile would be a safe bet.

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Utkarsh Tiwary

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

The MDI Gurgaon is the best college which has defence quota. The percentile which is required by MDI Gurgaon under defence quota is expected as 94 percentile. It is also the best college for defence.

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How to start preparing with CAT and IIFT?

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Sunit Chatterjee

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

To start first start with your basics remember these 4 to 5 points 1) read 1 hour every day
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5. Give ample amount of mock and sectional test thanks.

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I am applying for CAT 2022 and also had applied for CAT last year. Do I need to re-register or should use last year's credentials?

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ANISHKA LUNAWAT

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Yes, you have to apply for the CAT form again from the beginning even if you have registered last year also. Since exam score is valid for only one year.

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I have a gap year in my engineering. What should I fill in the duration of course in CAT form? Should I fill 4 or 5 years?

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Sonima Dwivedi

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It will still be counted as 4 years.

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