After the commencement of CAT exam, the results are generally announced after a month. The score reflects the detailed performance of the candidates in the exam. The score has extreme importance as it can lead the candidates to their dream institutes and pursue their MBA program.
How is the CAT Score Evaluated?
The CAT examination is conducted in two sessions after which a process of normalisation takes place which ensures fairness and equality in the performance of the candidates across different locations. As such, the CAT scorecards are generated after a sub-normalisation process under the three parts of the exam which are
- Quantitative Reasoning
- Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
- Verbal and Reading Comprehension.
As such, the marks scored by the candidates are converted to the percentile format which facilitates the process of shortlisting. The score calculator is available online. The highest CAT scores are further noticeably highlighted so that the level of competitiveness is clearly visible to all those who wish to apply. Candidates can visit CAT score vs percentile to know about the process in a detailed way.
CAT Score Calculation:
In CAT exam also the percentile is calculated just like many other examinations. All the papers of the candidates are evaluated and sorted in descending order of their CAT marks. Also, for CAT, the percentile is calculated up to three decimal places and is then rounded off to the next closest possible number.
Importance of CAT Score:
The CAT scores are used as a shortlisting criterion by all the 20 IIMs and several other prestigious management schools in the country. The IIMs also take the sectional scores into consideration while shortlisting the candidates for WAT and PI.
For CAT 2017, the score card was available for download after the results were declared by IIM Lucknow. Important dates of the CAT 2017 are given below:
|Filling of CAT Application Form||9th August- 25th September, 2017|
|Correction Window||27th to 30th September 2017|
|Downloading of Admit Card||25th October, 2017|
|CAT 2017 exam date||26th November, 2017|
|CAT 2017 Results||8th January, 2018|
How to Check CAT Score:
The CAT scorecard can be checked from the official website: iimcat.ac.in by following the mentioned steps:
- Visit the Official site of CAT.
- Click on the Scorecard tab.
- Enter User ID and password to log in.
- View the score and/or print the Score Card.
The CAT Score Card will mention the following details:
- Name and contact details of the candidate.
- Registration number, category and PWD status.
- Gender and Date of birth.
- Date and time of the test.
- Sectional Score and percentile of the candidate.
- Overall scaled score and percentile.
Discrepancies in CAT Score Card:
In case of any discrepancies in CAT scorecard, the candidates can contact CAT helpdesk by either calling them or emailing them. The contact details are mentioned below.
- CAT Helpdesk Toll-free Number: 1800-266-3549
- CAT Helpdesk Email: email@example.com.
CAT Score Validity:
The CAT score card is valid for a period of ONE YEAR only. After which candidates will have to take the following years’ CAT exam for admissions in respective institutes.
Most of the Institutions/Universities in India accept the CAT score for admissions. The candidates shortlisted for the IIMs will have to appear for the Written Ability Test and Personal Interview; based on which they will be selected. The pre-admission process might vary for the non-IIMs.
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