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CAT Result Analysis and Highlights

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CAT 2019 is still a few months away but keep on watching this space, you will be updated on all important dates related to CAT 2019 but in all likelihood CAT 2019 will be conducted in the month November 2019 and results to this effect will be out in January 2020. 

Historically based on last 5 years trend on numbers of CAT registrations, it can be predicted that over 2 Lakh CAT aspirants will compete for CAT 2019.

The CAT results for CAT 2018 was released by IIM Calcutta, sealing the fate of more than 2 lakh candidates who registered for CAT 2018. As CAT opens the doors to the best management institutes of the country such as the IIMs, the CAT results are crucial and awaited with much excitement.

CAT 2017 Highlights

CAT 2017 results were declared on 8th January 2018. Approximately 2 lakh candidates appeared for the CAT 2017 exam held across 140 cities. 20 candidates scored an overall 100 percentile in CAT 2017.  Out of these 20 candidates, two candidates were women and three candidates were non-engineers.

Steps to check CAT 2018 Results

1. Visit the official website of CAT 2018 and click on the CAT Score Card

2. Enter your User ID and Password

3. Download the Score Card

CAT 2018 Score Card

The CAT 2018 Score Card is an important document, which is required during further admission rounds. The score card contains the following details:

  • Personal Details
  • Contact Details
  • Category Details
  • Test Details
  • Scaled Score

Scores are scaled to ensure fairness to all the candidates and remove the variation arising due to different difficulty levels of the exam papers offered in the two slots.

  • Percentile Score

A percentile score reveals the candidate’s relative score in comparison to other candidates. For example, if 100 candidates appeared and a candidate’s rank is 35, this means that 65 candidates scored less that that particular candidate. So, the percentile score of that particular candidate will be 65/100 x 100= 65 percentile

  • Instructions for post CAT 2018 result activities   

All candidates should note that the CAT 2018 result is valid for one year only, that is, till 31st December 2019, and subject to fulfilling the minimum eligibility marks in the qualifying examination.

CAT 2018 Analysis

  • Over 2 lakh aspirants appeared for CAT 2018
  • 11 students scored 100 percentile in CAT 2018
  • Toppers are mainly from West Bengal, Karnataka and Bihar
  • No aspirant from  Delhi NCR scored 100 percentile
  • All the 100 percentilers are men from Engineering
  • 21 aspirants scored 99.99 percentile
  • IIM Calcutta has announced the first shortlist with 1990 candidates

Post CAT 2018 Results

Now that the CAT 2018 result has been declared, the aspirants should brace themselves for the next round of the admission process. The following points need to be kept in mind:

  • The official cutoff will be declared by the IIMs and the institutes will shortlist the candidates for further selection rounds like WAT, GD and PI. The CAT 2018 percentile will vary from institute to institute.
  • A majority of other business schools will declare their cutoffs after the CAT 2018 result is declared
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be invited to participate in the selection procedure, which includes WAT, GD, Extempore, Case Study and Personal Interview (varies from institute to institute).
  • The final merit list will be prepared by the institutes on the basis of a candidate’s performance in CAT 2018, selection rounds and overall profile.

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