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Top IIMs: Check out the Expected CAT Cut off 2018

CAT results are expected to be released in January 2018. Once they have been uploaded, you can check the results by visiting the official website. But through this article, you will know the expected score or cut off for getting admission in the top IIMs.

Common Admission Test, commonly known as CAT, is an entrance test for admission into the Masters in Business Administration program of the prestigious IIMs. Various other B-schools also accept the CAT score for admissions into their MBA program. CAT is conducted by any one of the IIMs on a rotation basis. This year, it was conducted by IIM Lucknow on 26th November, 2017.

The official answer key has already been released online. You can tally your answers there and check your correct answers and a tentative score beforehand.

About CAT Scaled Score and Percentile

CAT percentile is based on your CAT score relative to everyone else’s CAT score. The scoring process was implemented by the IIMs in 2009, with the introduction of Computer base test.

The scoring process consists of CAT involves scaling and normalizing of scores using complex calculations. Normalisation is applied to the score to ensure that in all the multiple renditions of the paper, including both the paper slot 1 and 2 of the CAT exam, the difference in the level of difficulty will not influence the final score. It also ensures that the distribution of abilities of candidates is same across all the sessions.

The highest scaled score for CAT 2017 that can be obtained by a candidate is 300, which is the total score. Each question carries three marks and for each wrong answer, there is negative marking of one mark. For the non-Multiple Choice types or Type in The Answer (MCQ & TITA) questions, there are no negative marks.

CAT Score Vs Percentile

This is the CAT scaled score with its corresponding percentile for CAT 2016. For 2017, the data will only be available after the declaration of results.

The CAT scaled score and corresponding CAT percentile for the previous year is given as follows.

CAT Scaled Score CAT Percentile
155.24 98.98
155.85 99.02
156.05 99.03
159.24 99.19
159.4 99.2
160.02 99.23
162 99.31
163.14 99.34
166.49 99.47
170.65 99.61
172.54 99.66
174.34 99.7
179.2 99.78
182.19 99.82
190.04 99.9
200.49 99.95

 CAT Cutoff for IIMs expected in 2018

The following tables bring to you the expected cutoff for 2018 admission into IIMs, in detailed categories with sectional cutoff provided for easier understanding.

CAT Cutoff for IIM Shillong

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall
General 70 70 70 70
SC 60 60 60 60
ST 50 50 50 50
NC-OBC 70 70 70 70
PWD 50 50 50 50

 

CAT Cutoff for IIM Rohtak

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall
General 80 80 80 85
SC 45 45 45 60
ST 40 40 40 60
NC-OBC 70 70 70 75
PWD 50 50 50 60

CAT Cutoff for IIM Raipur

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall
General 80 80 80 90
SC 60 60 60 75
ST 50 50 50 65
NC-OBC 72 72 72 81
PWD 50 50 50 65

CAT Cutoff for IIM Trichy

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall
General 80 80 80 90
SC 60 60 60 75
ST 50 50 50 75
NC-OBC 72 72 72 81
PWD 50 50 50 65

CAT Cutoff for IIM Udaipur

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall
General 80 80 80 90
SC 60 60 60 75
ST 50 50 50 65
NC-OBC 72 72 72 81
PWD 50 50 50 65

CAT Cutoff for IIM Kashipur

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall
General 80 80 80 90
SC 60 60 60 75
ST 50 50 50 65
NC-OBC 72 72 72 81
PWD 50 50 50 65

CAT Cutoff for IIM Nagpur

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall
General 80 80 80 90
SC 60 60 60 75
S\T 50 50 50 65
NC-OBC 72 72 72 81
PWD 50 50 50 65

CAT Cutoff for IIM Sirmaur

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall
General 75 75 75 80
SC 50 50 50 70
ST 45 45 45 65
NC-OBC 68 68 68 72
PWD 50 50 50 70

CAT Cutoff for IIM Jammu

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall
General 75 75 75 80
SC 50 50 50 65
ST 45 45 45 60
NC-OBC 68 68 68 72
PWD 50 50 50 70

CAT Cutoff for IIM Sambalpur

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall
General 80 80 80 90
SC 50 50 50 35
ST 30 30 30 35
NC-OBC 65 65 65 75
PWD 30 30 30 35

CAT 2017 paper analysis

CAT exam was conducted in two slots, slot 1 in the morning, and slot 2 in the evening. There were three sections to the paper, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Ability.

Slot 1 exam was in line with the CAT 2016 in terms of difficulty, although the general consensus was that the Data Interpretation and logical reasoning section was the most difficult part.

For slot 2, the paper was relatively harder, with the hardest part again being the Data Interpretation and logical reasoning portion, while Quantitative analysis was the easiest part.

We hope this article helped you with all your queries. Please check the cut-off list carefully so that you know where to apply after the results are declared. You should also keep calm and do not panic. All the best for your results!

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