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CAT Result 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: Know the success stories of toppers

CAT Result 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: Of these 10 candidates, 6 candidates are from the IITs, 2 candidates are from the NITs, and 1 candidate is from Jadavpur University.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 5, 2020 6:06:44 pm
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CAT Result 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode declared the result for the Common Admission Test (CAT) today – January 4, as per the official notification. The results can be checked at the official website, iimcat.ac.in.

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At least 10 candidates have scored an overall 100 percentile in the CAT 2019 examination. All the candidates are male and are from the engineering/technology background. Of these candidates, 6 candidates are from the IITs, 2 candidates are from the NITs, and 1 candidate is from Jadavpur University.

CAT 2019: Two friends from IIT-Bombay among top scorers

IIMs will now release their shortlists for subsequent admission processes based on, among other things, the CAT 2019 scores. More than 115 other non-IIM institutions will also use CAT 2019 scores this year for admission into their management programmes.

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CAT result 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: Check steps to download scorecard, interview schedule, cut-off for admission to IIM and other colleges

18:06 (IST)05 Jan 2020
Inspiring stories from Tricity

Muktesh Singh Anand, 21, is in the final year of Computer Engineering at Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology and scored 99.79 percentile. He had been preparing for the examination since 2018. “I think your basics should be clear if you have to crack the exam with a good percentile and one must take regular mock tests,” he said.

11:06 (IST)05 Jan 2020
CAT results 2019: Know the success stories from Chandigarh

Dejected by his continuous non-selection for the civil services, 27-year-old Sahil Singla on Saturday found himself among the toppers of Common Admission Test (CAT) in Tricity with 99.88 percentile. Inspired by the message of movies like 3 Idiots and Taare Zameen Par, the computer science graduate never lost hope and finally excelled.

08:27 (IST)05 Jan 2020
Why mostly engineers crack CAT?

A data shows in the last year, 87 per cent students of the 2018-20 PGP batch of IIM Calcutta are from the engineering background. “The percentage of engineers was 87 per cent in 2018-20 PGP batch of IIM-Calcutta and this may be because engineer applicants are higher than any other stream,” said IIM Calcutta convenor Sumanta Basu

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08:09 (IST)05 Jan 2020
Welcome to CAT 2019 Live blog

Hi, welcome to our CAT live blog. The results of the CAT examination was declared on Saturday, January 4, 2020, and this year all the toppers are male candidates.

The toppers have one thing common to be from engineering/ technology background. Of these candidates, 6 candidates are from the IITs, 2 candidates are from the NITs, and 1 candidate is from Jadavpur University.

Please stay tune to our live blog to know the success stories of the toppers and how they cracked the b-school entrance examination.

17:23 (IST)04 Jan 2020

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17:03 (IST)04 Jan 2020
How two IITians cracked CAT 2019

Rahul and Somansh – both students of the final-year mechanical engineering programme have emerged as top scorers in the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2019. From mock tests to improving communication skills, read how the engineering duo emerged as a topper in CAT. 

16:47 (IST)04 Jan 2020
IIM, non IIM institutions to use CAT score for admission

Apart from the IIMs, more than 115 other non-IIM institutions will also use CAT 2019 scores this year for admission into their management programmes.

15:42 (IST)04 Jan 2020
CAT 2019: Highest number of candidates in last 10 years

CAT 2019 saw the highest number of CAT test takers of the last 10 years. While a total of 75,004 female students appeared for the exam this year, the number of male candidates stood at 1,34,917. Five transgender candidates also appeared for the exam.

15:39 (IST)04 Jan 2020
CAT 2019: Two friends from IIT-Bombay among top scorers

Two friends from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay – Rahul and Somansh – both students of the final-year mechanical engineering programme have emerged as top scorers in the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2019.  Read more

15:28 (IST)04 Jan 2020
21 candidates score 99.9 percentile

21 candidates have scored an overall 99.99 percentile in CAT 2019. Out of these candidates, 19 candidates are from the engineering/technology background.

15:22 (IST)04 Jan 2020
10 candidates score 100 percentile, all male

At least 10 candidates have scored an overall 100 percentile in the CAT 2019 examination. All the candidates are male and are from the engineering/technology background. Of these candidates, 6 candidates are from the IITs, 2 candidates are from the NITs, and 1 candidate is from Jadavpur University.

14:06 (IST)04 Jan 2020
Shortlisted candidates

The list of candidates shortlisted for the next level of selection will be made available on the website of the respective IIMs. Each IIM will send interview letters to the shortlisted candidates directly. The criteria for shortlisting vary across IIMs.

14:03 (IST)04 Jan 2020
IIM CAT cut-off

The CAT cut-off and selection criteria for most IIMs have been released and are available on the respective website of the institute. For IIM Ahmedabad, the minimum CAT 2019 cut-off in VARC, DILR, and QA section is 70. However, the overall percentile score must be above 80. IIM Calcutta has decided that the overall CAT cut-off should be ≥ 85, whereas, the cut off in QA, DILR, and VARC should be ≥ 75, ≥ 80, and ≥ 80, respectively.

14:02 (IST)04 Jan 2020
CAT 2019 score card direct link

13:51 (IST)04 Jan 2020
CAT scorecard out

The IIM Kozhikode has released the result for CAT 2019 at its official website, iimcat.ac.in. Candidates can download their scorecard by following these steps - 

Step 1: Visit the official website, iimcat.ac.in
Step 2: On the homepage, click on 'log-in' button
Step 3: Log-in using credentials
Step 4: Result in the dashboard
Step 5: Download the scorecard 

Candidates can take a print out of the result for future references.

13:44 (IST)04 Jan 2020
Boys claim top spots

Despite more female enrolment, the top ranks were obtained by male candidates. In CAT 2108 result, the top rank with 100 percentile marks was shared by 11 male candidates, the female topper of CAT 2018 was ranked at all-India Rank 3 with 99.99 percentile score.

13:38 (IST)04 Jan 2020
IIM CAT: Female registration at six year high

The registration of women candidates in the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2019 has gone up to over a six-year high with as many as 85,810 female candidates applying for the test. Despite the rise, females still mark only 35.14 per cent of the total applicants, at 2.44 lakh.

13:30 (IST)04 Jan 2020
64.5% seats reserved in IIMS

As per the legal requirements, 15% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates, 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates, 27% for Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “Non-Creamy” layer (NC-OBC), up to 10% for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) candidates and 5% for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD). Thus, a total of 64.5% seats are reserved. Rest all seats are available to all. 

13:25 (IST)04 Jan 2020
CAT 2019 difficult

Based on the candidates' reactions for the CAT 2019, the exam was found to be difficult. Many considered the Quantitative Aptitude and DILR sections to be 'intimidating'. While for others, the verbal section was quite tricky. Thus, the result is not expected to be very kind for the 2.44 lakh candidates, based on exam analysis.

13:15 (IST)04 Jan 2020
The history of CAT

While the CAT was introduced in 1984, it was shifted to online mode only in 2009. IIM-Ahmedabad conducted the first computer-based CAT. 

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IIM CAT 2019 result HIGHLIGHTS: In case of any issue, candidates can get in touch with authorities through toll-free number – 1-800-209-0830 from 9 am to 6 pm or email at cathelpdesk@iimcat.ac.in. One can also call at 0495-2809219 from Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.

The CAT 2019 exam was conducted on November 24, 2019, at 376 test centres spread across 156 cities and the answer keys were released on November 29, 2019. The overall applications have witnessed a rise of nearly 3,000 from last year as a total of 2,44,169 candidates applied this year against 2.41 lakh last year.

Last year, SMSes were also sent to candidates informing them of their overall percentiles. The same is expected this year too. For admission to IIMs, candidates will have to wait for the respective institute to release their cut-off score. Those who match the cut-off will be called for interview. IIM admission criteria is different than over 100 other institutions also which enrol through CAT score.

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