Pre-CAT Test Details

At IMS, we believe in offering a truly accurate representation of the CAT to our students. That’s why even our students say the SimCAT is the closest to CAT.

Take a Pre-CAT at a CAT Test Center: Get the Real CAT Experience with IMS Pre-CAT!

The IMS Pre-CAT will be conducted across 25 cities* in India for all CAT 2019 aspirants on Sunday, 10th November 2019!

The IMS Pre-CAT will expose students to the actual CAT Test Engine, at an actual CAT Center where CAT will be held on November 24.

Test Cities

Ahmedabad Chandigarh Guwahati Kolkata Patna
Allahabad Chennai Hyderabad Lucknow Pune
Anand Cochin Indore Ludhiana Surat
Bengaluru Coimbatore Jaipur Mumbai Vadodara
Bhubaneswar Delhi Kanpur Nagpur Varanasi
Ahmedabad Chandigarh Guwahati
Kolkata Patna Allahabad
Chennai Hyderabad Lucknow
Pune Anand Cochin
Indore Ludhiana Surat
Bengaluru Coimbatore Jaipur
Mumbai Vadodara Bhubaneswar
Delhi Kanpur Nagpur

Important Dates

Online Registration starts Friday, 4th October 2019
Last date for Online Registration Saturday, 26th October 2019
Last date for Online Registration (With late fee) Wednesday, 30th October 2019
Admit Card download Saturday, 2nd November 2019
Test Date Sunday, 10th November 2019
Result Declaration Thursday, 14th November 2019 (6 pm)

Structure and Pattern of Pre-CAT 2019

The IMS Pre-CAT 2019 has been scientifically designed to test students on the same lines as the CAT, with three separate sections just like CAT 2019!

Section No Section Name No. of Ques. Time
Section 1 Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 34 60 Minutes
Section 2 Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 32 60 Minutes
Section 3 Quantitative Ability 34 60 Minutes

Marking Pattern: Three (3) points will be awarded for each correct answer; one (1) point will be deducted for each incorrect answer for MCQ questions; no penalty for TITA and unanswered questions.

Pre-CAT 2019 will be conducted as an online test on Sunday, 10th November 2019. Test takers will get National Percentiles. Detailed video solutions will be provided!

Why take a Pre-CAT

Conducted at Actual CAT Test venues

Take the Pre-CAT at actual CAT test venues with fellow CAT 2019 aspirants!

Test Engine identical to CAT Test Engine

Experience the actual CAT 2019 test engine with IMS Pre-CAT test!

Total rewards worth Rs. 1 Lakh for 10 rankers

Take the Pre-CAT and if you are amongst the top 10 toppers, be eligible for cash rewards!

How to Register?

  • Registration Closed
  • Please enter all data as entered in the CAT application form. No revisions can be made later
  • Registration Fee: Rs. 500/-
  • Last date to register for Pre-CAT extended till 26th October 2019.
  • Last date to register for Pre-CAT (With additional Late fee of Rs. 200/-) is 30th October 2019.

On Pre-CAT day:

Rewards and Recognition

Rank Reward
1 Rs. 30,000/-
2 Rs. 20,000 /-
3 Rs. 15,000/-
4 - 10 Rs. 5,000/- each

Terms and Conditions

  • Employees of IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd., its affiliates (partners), and their family members are not eligible to participate in the Scholarship Offer.
  • The reward is not transferable or redeemable.
  • The Toppers shall be declared by IMS and IMS reserves the right to make changes if any.
  • The rewards to the toppers shall be disbursed latest by 25th November 2019



Jagesh Golwala
CAT 2018 - 100%iler / Final Admits to IIM A, B, C, XLRI.

Even as a test series student, the Application Builder Question Bank gave me access to a large variety of questions. I also found the SimCATs very helpful, especially the VARC sections, which were very close to CAT 2018 and 2017. The take home SimCATs were quite challenging, specifically the Quant section, and that proved to be a good practice before the actual CAT 2018 (which had a difficult Quant section). Appearing for the IMS Pre-CAT also helped, since I got an exposure to the actual CAT interface before appearing for CAT18.


Rounak Majumdar
CAT 2018 - 100%iler

The SimCAT analysis interface was extremely smooth, and the website was also pretty adept at handling high traffic-scenarios, thus ensuring minimal downtimes. The Experts’ Note which was released along with each SIMCAT mock result was also very useful, and provided us with some fascinating insights into test taking strategies. To top it all off, the IMS Pre-CATeven ensured that we were comfortable with the exact interface of the actual CAT test, right down to the watermark which bamboozled and irritated a lot of people during the actual CAT, but not the Pre-CAT takers.


I have not filled CAT 19 form. Which document should I upload? Ans:- Any other exam form like NMAT / SNAP / IIFT etc.

I will write CAT 20. Which document should I upload? Ans:- Any photo Id.

I enrolled for Pre-CAT but missed taking the test on 10th November 2019? Can I take it later? Ans:- No, however, you will be able to view the question paper and solutions.

Will I get a Video Solution also? Ans:- Yes

After 10th November, will the Pre-CAT test be made available to students who have not registered for Pre-CAT? Ans:- No

I am not enrolled with IMS. Am I eligible to appear for Pre-CAT? Ans:- Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • IMS reserves the right to change, discontinue, extend the associated dates, or modify the terms and conditions thereof without giving any prior notice.
  • Aspirants registering in the Pre-CAT 2019 test authorize IMS to send voice messages and SMS alerts/messages to their mobile/landline numbers. Subscribers who have opted for DND (Do Not Disturb) facility with their respective service providers may not receive the aforesaid messages / alerts.
  • Students will NOT be able to take the Computer Based Test from home. It will have to be conducted in a proctored environment like the Center or the Computer Lab of a college as per allotment.
  • No request for change of centre for the test shall be entertained.
  • If a student did not appear for the Pre-CAT, NO REFUND will be made and NO such request will be entertained.
  • IMS reserves the right to cancel any of the Test Centers and/ or add other centers, at its discretion, depending upon the response, administrative feasibility, etc.
  • IMS reserves the right to allot the candidate to any centre other than the one he/she has opted for.
  • Candidates appearing for the Pre-CAT 2019 test at a test centre do so at their own risk and expenses and IMS will not be responsible for any injury or losses etc. of any nature.
  • Any unruly behavior / misbehavior at the test venue may result in cancellation of candidature whilst appearing for the Pre-CAT 2019 conducted by IMS.