MBA aspirants always prepare for their dream management examinations. Only a few lucky students out of lakhs of candidates grab a seat in IIIMs and top business schools. CAT is another popular name after IIMs and business schools. Now, the CAT examination is known to be as the parent of all management entrance exams. Though there are many other management entrance exams, CAT is the most popular one in the business field. Aspirants are already busy into CAT preparation days from the past couple of months. Today I’ll discuss the complete schedule of CAT 2019 examination. I’ll also focus on Executive MBA programmes, which are also an interesting concept for all future managers.
- What are Executive MBA programmes in India?
Since, past couple of years, Executive MBA programmes are a unique option for aspirants. Each year, many students are opting for Executive MBA programmes across the world. Such programmes are more beneficial than two-year full-time MBA programmes for the students. Students who want to pursue an MBA more in a practical manner rather than grasping long theories can opt for executive programmes. As there are changes and improvement in the way of education, business schools are also adopting the new methods of learning. Distance MBA, Part-time and online management courses are the latest ways of learning. Such courses are also beneficial for working employees even for individuals who want to continue their education.
There are many best MBA institutes such as IIMs who are offering executive MBA at nominal prices. IIM Executive MBA is considered as one of the best management program globally. Other distance learning management programs is expensive compared to IIM executive MBA program. Now let’s converse about the complete schedule of CAT 2019 examination.
- What is the CAT examination?
CAT entrance exam is one of the crucial events in the management field. As each month is passing, rumours, news, different exam strategies can be seen over the internet. The competition level in CAT examination is rapidly increasing every year. For MBA aspirants, this is the gate to achieve success with flying colours. From the past few months, there were rumours about the CAT 2019 examination conducting body. But in the previous week of July, it is confirmed that IIM Kozhikode will manage CAT 2019 examination. CAT (Common Admission Test) will be a computer-based examination. CAT 2019 will offer management degree to the shortlisted students in 20 IIMs. The relevant CAT 2019 dates, registration process and important CAT exam details will be disclosed on 28th July. This year, it is expected that more than 2.5 lakh candidates will appear for CAT 2019 examination.
This was all about CAT 2019 examination. Now let’s read about the important dates and events. I hope that you understand all the essential points of CAT 2019 examination.
- Comprehensive details of CAT 2019 dates and events
As everyone knows that the final dates and important notifications will be released at the end of this month. The wait is now ended for the CAT aspirants, but I have still gathered all the relevant information from various resources. All the details will be mentioned below in a tabular form. You can go through all the dates of a particular event just for reference. These dates can also be the same and change too. But, such changes are not expected. Still, you have to wait for the final dates.
|CAT 2019 events||Important dates|
|Announcement of CAT 2019 notification||Final week of July 2019|
|Start of CAT 2019 registration||Initial week of August 2019|
|End of CAT 2019 registration||Third week of September 2019|
|Beginning of form correction||Last week of September 2019|
|Ending of form correction||Final week of September 2019|
|Release of CAT 2019 admit card||Third week of October 2019|
|Exam date of CAT 2019||Final week of November 2019|
|Announcement of CAT 2019 results||Initial week of January 2020|
These dates are also based on previous year stats. Hopefully, the dates mentioned above remain unchanged. Let’s move onto CAT 2019 selection process, which is also one of the important events for CAT aspirants.
- Essential details about the CAT selection process
To grab a seat in the prestigious IIMs, students have to go through different stages and give their best to get shortlisted. Each IIM sets different cut-off for the students. These stages will be live until 2 to 4 months. I will share the whole CAT 2019 selection process from beginning to end
- CAT 2019 written examination
As we are talking so much about CAT examination, basically you have to give your best to achieve somewhere around 98 to 99 percentile. IIMS only shortlist candidates who score more than 90 percentile. Various IIMs have different cut-offs and slightly different selection phases. You can check the cut-off marks of all IIMs once the results are disclosed. If you are eligible, then a personal interview will be your next crucial phase.
- Written ability test (WAT) or Group discussion (GD)
This is the second stage where shortlisted candidates have to appear for GD or WAT. Remember newer IIMs conduct WAT instead of GD. But, still many IIMs are following traditional IIMs are conducting GD. You can check the details of whole selection process and solve your query related to GD and WAT.
- Personal interview
This is the third stage, which is interesting and can also make candidates nervous. The candidates are judged on their previous academic and work experience. Even the CAT results matter a lot here. Seeing the overall performance and skills, you will be shortlisted by the official authorities.
- CAT 2019 admit card
CAT admits cards will be issued and disclosed in the last week of October 2019. Students can download their admit cards from the respective website of IIMCAT. Students are recommended to print a hard copy which will be required in the examination venue. This will be the most important document of the examination day.
- CAT 2019 results
As stated above; CAT results will be announced in January 2020. The results will be disclosed on IIMCAT official website. Students can download their scorecards by entering their login ID and passwords. Make sure you take a hard copy for your scorecards.
This is all about CAT 2019 examination; I hope you are familiar with all the crucial steps and essential notifications. If you are a CAT aspirant, then all the above facts are essential. You can just wait for the official release of notification.
Best of Luck for CAT!