Published: 18th September 2019
CAT 2019: Last date of registration extended by a week to September 25 due to natural calamities
CAT 2019 will be conducted on November 24, 2019, in two sessions across 156 cities. Candidates will have to select four test centres in order of preference
The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have decided to extend the deadline for registration for the Common Admission Test (CAT) by a week to September 25, 2019, till 5 pm. The registration started on August 7. The test, scheduled for November 24, earlier had a registration deadline of September 18.
Dr Shubhasis Dey, IIM Kozhikode, Convener of the CAT 2019 said that the decision to extend the date was taken in wake of natural calamities during the registration period and the continuing difficulty of candidates to procure the necessary documentation, The Economic Times reported.
CAT 2019 will be conducted on November 24, 2019, in two sessions across 156 cities. Candidates will have to select four test centres in order of preference while registering on the official site (iimcat.ac.in). Cities and centres will be assigned to the candidates only after the last date for CAT 2019 registration. After successful submission of the application, candidates will be able to download the admit card from October 23 till the date of the test.
Candidates' scorecards will be available on the CAT website. Candidates may also be intimated individually through SMS. The CAT results are likely to be declared by the second week of January 2020. The CAT 2019 score is valid only till December 31, 2020.
Each IIM is independent to mandate their own eligibility criteria (including academic cut-offs and relative weights) and follow different selection processes. Performance in the CAT 2019 is an important component for consideration in the selection process. IIMs may also use the previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience and other similar inputs in short-listing of candidates at various stages of the selection process.