The CAT Result is generally released by the last week of December or the first week of January. In 2022, CAT exam result was declared on 21 November 2022. The candidates who will appear for the exam can get the CAT Result cum scorecard in PDF format on the official website of IIM CAT 2023.
The CAT Result is an important document and it is required to be submitted during the final selection process. CAT Scorecard contains details related to candidates’ names, application numbers, category division, photos, scores (sectional and overall) and percentile (sectional and overall). Here, we have shared all the details related CAT Result Date, download process, percentile calculation process and other related things for your ready reference.
What is CAT Result?
The exam conducting body will declare CAT 2023 result tentatively by the last week of December 2023. It will be released in the format of a scorecard and the candidates have to download their CAT Results online by using their login details. Candidates should be aware that the authority will not send the IIM CAT Exam Result offline.
CAT Result Highlights
Check the table below to get some important highlights related to the CAT result date. In order to determine the CAT Percentile, IIM begins the score normalisation technique as it computes the CAT Result.
|Mode of Availability||Online|
|CAT Score Validity||1-year|
|Requirements to Download CAT Result 2023||CAT Login Details|
|Details Mentioned in CAT Scorecard||Candidate’s Name, Roll Number, Percentile, etc.|
|Colleges Accepting CAT Score||All the IIMs and other top B-Schools|
CAT Result Date 2023
The exam conducting body will release the CAT Scorecard declaration date after the exam. In the table below we have shared the tentative schedules for CAT result 2023, considering last year’s trends.
|CAT Exam Date 2023||November 2023|
|CAT Result Date 2023||December 2023|
CAT Result Date of Previous Years
The CAT Exam result of the previous years was always released within the first week of January every year. The trend of releasing the CAT results is given in the following table for the years 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.
|CAT Exam||Conducting Institute||Exam Date||Result Date|
|CAT 2022||IIM Bangalore||November 27, 2022||December 21, 2022|
|CAT 2021||IIM Ahmedabad||November 28, 2021||January 3rd, 2022|
|CAT 2020||IIM Indore||November 29, 2020||January 2nd, 2021|
|CAT 2019||IIM Kozhikode||November 24, 2019||January 4th, 2020|
|CAT 2018||IIM Calcutta||November 25, 2018||January 5th, 2019|
Last Year’s Statistics of CAT Result
- CAT 2022 was conducted in three shifts in 154 cities across the country on 27 November 2022.
- Almost 2.55 lakh candidates had registered for the CAT 2022 exam. Out of which, 2.22 lakh candidates appeared for the exam.
- The overall difficulty level of the exam ranged from moderate to difficult.
- CAT result 2022 were declared on 21 December 2022.
- The IIMs have begun the shortlisting of candidates on the basis of their CAT percentile and other parameters for WAT and PI.
Steps for CAT Exam Result Download PDF
- First, visit the official CAT 2023 website, i.e., iimcat.ac.in
- Click on the “Download CAT Score Card”, which will be available after the results are released.
- Login using the user ID and password to view the CAT Result 2023
- Your result will be displayed on the screen.
- Download it and save it for future reference
It should be noted that the CAT score is valid only for a year, and for CAT 2023, the score will be valid until 31 December 2024. After the CAT Result is released, candidates will be shortlisted based on various factors, and the final list for WAT and PI will be released by the end of January 2023. The final selection list will be released by April 2024 (tentative).
Note: The candidates will also be intimated through SMS, and the scorecard will be valid until 31 December 2024. In addition to the CAT scorecard, candidates should carry verified copies of all the relevant documents during the admission process.
Can I check CAT Scorecard on Mobile?
Yes, the candidates can also check and download CAT Result on their mobiles. But it is always recommended to check the result and download the CAT scorecard PDF on Laptop or Desktop, as sometimes the website details are not available in the mobile version.
CAT Result Analysis Over the Years
Almost a quarter of a million MBA aspirants register for the CAT Exam every year, and only a handful of them make it into the top percentiles. An overview of the results for CAT 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 are given below for your reference.
CAT Result Analysis 2022
CAT 2022 was successfully conducted on 27 November 2022 by IIM Bangalore. The exam conducting authority released CAT 2022 results on 21 December 2022 on its official website for all the appeared candidates.
According to the press release from IIM CAT 2022,
- Out of 2.55 lakh registered eligible candidates, approximately 2.22 lakh candidates have appeared for the exam.
- The overall attendance of CAT 2022 was approximately 87%.
- 35% were females, 65% were males, and 4 candidates were transgender out of the 2.22 lakh candidates who appeared in the exam.
- No female candidates got 100 percentiles.
- Out of 22 candidates, who got 99.99 percentiles, 21 were male candidates, and 1 was a female candidate.
- Out of 22 candidates, who got 99.98 percentiles, 19 were male candidates, and 3 were female candidates.
- 11 candidates bagged 100 percentiles (10 from engineering backgrounds and 1 from non-engineering backgrounds).
CAT Result Analysis 2021
IIM Ahmedabad successfully convened CAT 2021. IIM-CAT released the CAT 2021 results on their official website-www.iimcat.ac.in.
According to the press release from the CAT Centre, IIM Ahmedabad,
- Only 1.90 candidates out of the 2.30 registered candidates had appeared for the exam. There were approximately 83% present, with 35% females, 65% males, and 2 transgender candidates.
- 9 candidates bagged 100 percentiles (7 from engineering backgrounds and 2 from non-engineering backgrounds).
- No female applicant made it to the 100 percentile list for the fourth straight year, despite the low number of female applicants taking the CAT.
- Out of the 9 candidates, 4 candidates were from Maharashtra, 2 from Uttar Pradesh and the other three were from Haryana, Telangana, and West Bengal.
No. of Candidates
No. of Candidates
|IIM Ahmedabad||2.30 lakh
|1.92 lakh candidates|
CAT Result Analysis 2020
On 2 January 2021, IIM Indore published the CAT 2020 results on their official web page. IIM Indore made significant changes to the CAT 2020 test pattern.
- There were 1.47 lakh male candidates and nearly 80,000 female candidates among the 2.27 lakh registered candidates.
- Until last year, the exam was held in two sessions of 180 minutes each. The duration was also reduced from 180 minutes to 120 minutes.
- Out of a total of 2.27 lakh candidates, 1.90 lakh candidates took the exam.
- In CAT 2020, nine students, all of whom are male, received a perfect score of 100 percentile. Eight of the candidates were engineers, while one candidate was a graduate of IIM Indore’s integrated management programme.
- Despite the Covid crisis, the overall attendance was around 83.5 per cent. The number of slots for CAT 2020 was increased due to the pandemic.
No. of Candidates
No. of Candidates
CAT Result Analysis 2019
CAT 2019 recorded a giant leap in the number of test-takers in the past 10 years.
- Out of the 244,190 registered candidates, 2,09,926 candidates took the exam successfully.
- There were 35.73 per cent more females competing in CAT 2019 than in CAT 2018, up from 35.02 per cent.
- The difficulty level was moderate, and when compared to CAT 2018, it was considerably easier.
No. of Candidates
No. of Candidates
CAT Result Analysis 2018
CAT 2018’s overall difficulty level was moderate to difficult.
- The exam took place in two slots across 147 cities in the country.
- In 2018, there were 73326 female candidates, 136075 male candidates, and four transgender candidates, who took the exam.
- All 100 percentile achievers were men with an engineering background, with 21 candidates scoring 99.99%.
- Among the 100 percentilers, all those with a technical background were men. Twenty-one of these candidates scored at the 99.99 percentile.
- A shortlist of 1990 candidates was released shortly after the CAT 2018 results were announced on January 5, 2019, for the PI-WAT phase for 2,09,405 test-takers who took the exam on November 25, 2018.
No. of Candidates
No. of Candidates
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Details Mentioned in CAT Exam Result
The candidates’ scorecard is the most important document to be selected in the IIM admission process.
- The CAT Result 2023 will be declared on the official website of the IIM. Following the viewing of scorecards, candidates should analyse their scores and start the shortlisting process of the colleges they want to apply to.
- The CAT scorecard 2023 will include the sectional and overall scaled score of the candidates and percentile, along with personal details like name, registration number, etc.
- The score will be valid only for 1 year. The CAT score is one of the major criteria for selecting candidates for WAT and PI.
- For any discrepancies in the scorecard, candidates can contact the CAT helpline number (18002090830) or email them at email@example.com.
CAT Result – Calculate the Percentile
In the CAT, each accurate response is worth three points, while each erroneous response is worth one point less. In non-MCQ-type questions, incorrect responses do not result in a loss of points. Three phases are involved in CAT percentile calculation. See the CAT result computation steps below:
Prior to calculating the overall score, each candidate is first assigned marks in each segment based on the quantity of correct and incorrect tries.
In order to arrive at a scaled CAT score, these section-by-section and overall scores (raw scores) are then normalised.
The CAT Result cum scorecard offers percentiles that are derived from the normalised scores.
CAT Normalization Process
The CAT exam is administered in three sessions, each of which has a different level of difficulty. After the declaration of CAT Result, the authorities adopt a normalisation method whereby the marks of each applicant are scaled to bring them to the same plane in order to ensure equity in the marking process. The following variables are taken into account during the CAT normalisation process:
- Highest score
- Lowest score
- Mean score
- Median score
- Top 10 percentiles
- Lowest 10 percentiles
CAT Exam Result – Toppers 2022 List and Statistics
Approximately 2.22 lakh students took the CAT in 2022. But the percentage of 100 percentile in CAT 2022 was less than in CAT 2021. The table below lists the top scorers for the CAT 2022.
|Overall Percentiles||Number of Candidates||Gender||State-Wise Numbers|
|100 Percentiles||11||Males Candidates Only||Delhi – 2
Gujarat – 1
Haryana – 1
Kerala – 1
Madhya Pradesh – 1
Maharashtra – 2
Telangana – 2
Uttar Pradesh – 1
|99.99 Percentiles||22||21 Males
|Delhi – 2
Gujarat – 3
Karnataka – 2
Madhya Pradesh – Maharashtra – 3
Punjab – 1
Rajasthan – 1
Tamil Nadu – 1 Telangana – 1
Uttar Pradesh – 2
West Bengal – 3
|99.98 Percentiles||22||19 Males
|Andhra Pradesh – 1 Bihar – 1
Delhi – 2
Haryana – 2
Karnataka – 1
Kerala – 1
Madhya Pradesh – 1 Maharashtra – 4
Odisha – 2
Rajasthan – 5
Uttar Pradesh – 1
West Bengal – 1
CAT Result – Important Points to Be Noted
Candidates must take note of all the crucial instructions for the IIMs’ CAT Exam Result. To learn about the things to keep in mind for the CAT results, read the points below.
- It is only made available online on the CAT website. The exam organisers won’t deliver it to your registered address by mail or courier. You will get a notification on your registered contact details for the CAT result date declaration.
- It includes both the sectional and overall scores.
- CAT Results are only valid for a year following the date of result declaration. For example, your CAT 2022 Score will be valid till 31 December 2023.
- Final admission to MBA colleges in India is not guaranteed by the CAT score card. To provide final admission, both IIMs and non-IIMs will publish their respective cut-offs and use a selection process.
What is After CAT Result 2023?
The candidates who will clear the cutoffs will be shortlisted for further selection rounds. Here, we have listed the percentile-wise MBA colleges for your assistance.
Explore the List of MBA Colleges Accepting 85-100 Percentile
This year also, it is expected that 18-20 students will score a perfect percentile, i.e. 100. Even candidates from non-engineering backgrounds have started to secure the 100 percentile mark in recent years. For example, in CAT 2017, there were two female candidates and 3 candidates from non-engineering backgrounds who scored 100 percentile. Candidates can take a look at the approximate number of correct questions and estimated percentile to get a fair idea of which colleges could call them for the next stage of selection, i.e. WAT and PI:
|CORRECT QUESTIONS||TOTAL MARKS IN 300||PERCENTILE||CALL FROM COLLEGES|
|61||183||99.5||Minimum 3 IIMs|
|57||171||99||At least 1 IIM + FMS|
|56||168||98||At least 1 IIM + FMS|
|54||162||97||FMS + SJMSOM|
|51||153||95.5||MDI GR+ IMT GZB|
|49||147||95||NITIE + TAPMI|
|48||144||94||FORE + NIRMA + TAPMI|
|44||132||92||IIFM, NIT Tiruchirappalli|
|41||123||91||Welingkar Great Lakes Chennai|
|39||117||90||IMI New Delhi|
Shortlisting Criteria by the IIMs
- With the announcement of the CAT result, candidates who have met the shortlisting cut-off have to log in using their CAT Exam credentials on the respective website of the IIMs.
- Following the shortlisting of candidates on the basis of the IIM shortlisting criteria, those who are selected to participate in the interview are notified by email.
- In the last round, the IIMs evaluate the candidate based on the composite score that takes into account a variety of factors to determine eligibility. Based on past academic performance, work experience, PI, and WAT scores, the composite score criteria differ from IIM to IIM.
We, at BYJU’S, wish our students good luck for scoring high percentile. Rest assured, our expert team takes care that students are well-prepared for the next stage of their selection, i.e., WAT and PI. Stay tuned to BYJUS to get notified about the other details regarding CAT 2023.
Frequently Asked Questions on CAT Result
When will CAT results be out?
It cat be expected that CAT results for all the appeared candidates will be released tentatively by the last week of December 2023.
Can I check the scaled score on my CAT Exam Result 2023?
Yes, the candidates can view scaled scores as well as their sectional and overall percentiles on the CAT Exam Result 2023.
What is CAT Result Date 2023?
The exam conducting body still has not declared CAT Result Date 2023. It will be released after the exam is conducted successfully.
Is the CAT Exam Result considered for final selection?
No, the CAT exam result is not considered for the final result. The respective colleges will conduct the GD-PI round for final selection.