The CAT scorecards are available on the official website of CAT. After the commencement of the CAT exam, the results are generally announced after a month. The scorecard of CAT reflects the detailed performance of the candidates in the exam. The CAT score has extreme importance as it can lead the candidates to their dream institutes and pursue their MBA program. Here, the complete details of the CAT scorecard are explained along with its validity to help the CAT aspirants have a better understanding of it.
How is the CAT Score Evaluated?
The CAT examination is conducted in two sessions after which a process of normalization 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-normalization 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 2019, the scorecard was available for download after the results were declared by IIM Kozhikode. Important dates of the CAT 2021 are given below:
|Filling of CAT Application Form||August- September 2021|
|Correction Window||3rd week of September 2021|
|Downloading of Admit Card||October 2021|
|CAT 2021 exam date||November 2021|
|CAT 2021 Results & Scorecard Availability||1st Week of January 2022|
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 the CAT scorecard, the candidates can contact the CAT helpdesk by either calling them or emailing them. The contact details are mentioned below.
- CAT Helpdesk Toll-free Number: 18002090830
- CAT Helpdesk Email: email@example.com.
CAT Score Card 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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