CAT Result 2021 will be declared in the 1st week of January 2022 on the official website. CAT 2021 will be conducted by IIM-Ahmedabad and the institute will also be responsible to announce the result. CAT Result 2021 will be released in the form of scorecards containing sectional score, overall score, sectional percentile, and overall percentile of the candidates. Check CAT Cut off
CAT Scorecard will have a validity of one year. Also, soon after the declaration of CAT Result, IIMs shortlisting process will begin. IIMs and other participating institutes will release separate qualifying cut off based on which candidates will be shortlisted for the further rounds like WAT, PI.
CAT Latest Updates:
- June 5: Individuals who will qualify CAT cutoff will be called for the CAP conducted for new IIMs like Bodhgaya, Kashipur, Sambalpur, etc. Check Here
- June 1: CAT Percentiles are calculated after normalization of raw CAT scores. Check Here
Read the article to know more about how to download CAT result and scorecard, what is CAT normalization method, and much more.
CAT Result 2021 Important Dates
Given below are all the important dates for the CAT 2021 Result-
|Event||Important Dates (Tentative)|
|CAT Exam Date 2021||4th week of November 2021|
|CAT Answer Key 2021||1st week of December 2021|
|CAT Result Date 2021||1st week of January 2022|
|IIM Shortlist for WAT, GD, and PI rounds||January to February 2022|
|Final Selection||April 2022|
For more information, Check CAT 2021 Important Dates
How to Check & Download CAT Result 2021?
To check CAT results online, applicants need to follow simple instructions, as mentioned below(when they are released):
- Step 1. Visit the official website of CAT at iimcat.ac.in
- Step 2. Click on “Download CAT Score Card 2021”
- Step 3. Log in using your previously registered credentials, ie user ID and password.
- Step 4. You will now be redirected to the CAT scorecard.
- Step 5. Download the scorecard and save it to your device.
- Step 6. Take a print out of the CAT scorecard for use at the time of admission.
Details Mentioned on CAT Scorecard
|Name, Address, Photograph, Date of Birth, Email ID||CAT 2021 Registration number/User ID|
|Category i.e. General/OBC/SC-ST||Gender – Male/Female|
|PWD Status||Date & Time of CAT 2021 exam|
|Section-wise CAT 2021 Scaled Score||Section-wise CAT percentile score|
|Overall CAT 2021 Scaled Score||Overall Percentile score|
Sample of CAT Scorecard
CAT scorecards 2021 can be downloaded only from the official CAT website till Dec 31, 2022. No Hard copy of CAT Scorecard will be shared with candidates hence candidates are advised to keep the soft copy safe with them as CAT Result or scorecard copy will not be issued after the download window closes for CAT 2021 process.
How is CAT Percentile Calculated?
- IIM releases CAT Percentile and Score Calculation method to maintain transparency in the CAT result process.
- CAT raw scores are converted into scaled scores and then into CAT Percentile.
- As per CAT Exam Pattern, each question holds 3 marks. For each wrong answer, 1 mark is deducted. However, there is no negative marking for Non-MCQ questions.
Three important steps in calculated the CAT percentile are:
- First of all, the section-wise scores are calculated and after that CAT overall scores are calculated.
- In the second step, both section-wise and overall raw scores are normalized to calculate the scaled CAT scores.
- In the last step, these normalized scores are converted into CAT percentiles.
Calculation of CAT Score (Raw Scores)
- CAT Score = No. of Correct Answer * 3 - (No. of Incorrect Answers * 1)
Calculation of CAT Percentile
- Step 1: Take Total no. of candidates = N, who have appeared in both shifts
- Step 2: Assign rank = R, based on the scores obtained in a section. If two candidates have scored the same scores then the same ranks will be assigned.
- Step 3: Calculate the CAT Percentile P, for a candidate who has scores rank R using formula P= (N-r)/ N ) *100
- Step 4: Round off the CAT Percentile P, like 99.995 is rounded off to 100 but if the percentile is less than 99.995 it will be rounded off to 99.99
CAT Score vs Percentile
|QA||DI & LR||VARC||Percentile||Overall|
- CAT Percentile and Score Calculation method
- CAT Score vs Percentile Calculation
- CAT Percentile Predictor 2021: Know Colleges based on CAT Score
What is CAT Score Normalization?
- CAT scores are normalized to ensure fairness in the assessment procedure.
- The Normalization process adjusts for location and scale differences of score distributions across different forms.
- After normalization across different forms, the scores will be further normalized across different sections.
- Authorities have not revealed the procedure for normalization.
- However, the official brochure reveals that the process is adjusted for location and then scales the differences of score distribution across different forms. After this process, the scores obtained are again scaled for different sections. The score thus obtained is then converted to percentiles.
Parameters for CAT Score normalization
- Top 10 percentiles
- Lowest 10 percentiles
- Mean score
- Median score
- Highest score
- Lowest score
What after CAT Result 2021?
After the announcement of CAT Result 2021, IIMs like Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta will release their shortlisting CAT Cut off on their official website. Candidates will be required to apply for the admission process based on the qualifying CAT cutoff decided by the institute.
- Candidates who will meet the qualifying criteria will be informed via Email, SMS, etc or they can also check the IIMs shortlisting result by visiting the official websites of the respective IIMs.
- Now the shortlisted candidates will have to participate in the selection process for IIMs which generally consists of a Written Ability Test and a Gropu Discussion & Personal Interview.
- Some IIMs still have group discussions but most have replaced the GD round with a WAT.
- On completion of the procedure, a separate merit list of shortlisted candidates is released by all CAP participating IIMs. Read more about IIMs Shortlist Criteria
Quick Links of Top IIMs Selection Process:
CAT Result Analysis
For the CAT 2020 paper, there was a noticeable drop in the number of applicants and the actual test takers due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation at the time. Here is the general trend for CAT results -
|Total actual test-takers||1,90,143||2,09,926||2,09,405||199,632||195,679|
|Scores obtained||NA||NA||154||230.17 – 232.31||220.09 – 241. 68|
|Conversion into percentile||NA||NA||99||100||100|
CAT Cut Off 2021
Given below are the cutoffs for the major IIMs -
|B-Schools||Cut off in Percentile||Available Seats|
|IFMR Chennai||80+ Percentile||240|
For more detailed Cut Off analysis, Check CAT Cut Off
CAT Toppers of Previous Years
CAT Toppers list is generally released by the conducting IIM soon after the declaration of the CAT 2021 Results. Here is a list of toppers and their percentile -
|CAT Toppers||Overall Percentile|
|Manas Kumar Pradhan||99.78|
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CAT Result 2021 FAQs
Question: If I have used an email that does not belong to me, will it cause any problems during my results?
Ans. All communication with prospective candidates in regards to CAT 2021 will be communicated through either email or SMS. Thus, all candidates have to provide their email accounts through which they can be reached directly. This will also include result updates. Therefore, an individual shouldn’t create an email ID that does not belong to them.
Question: I do not have any work experience. Will it affect my performance in CAT?
Ans. The presence or absence of your work experience will not affect your CAT exam conduction. It may impact your final selection since that also includes a GD (Group Discussion) and PI (Personal Interview). Although significant weightage is not given to the work experience, students with additional work experience may have an edge due to more practical knowledge.
Question: Will I receive an SMS when the CAT results come out?
Ans. CAT 2021 Result will be posted on the IIM Kozhikode official website and candidates who have given the exam will be informed through email/SMS
Question: Will there be a common shortlist for all the IIMs for the next stage?
Ans. No. Each IIM will separately release its list of candidates that have been shortlisted. The lists will be made available on each IIMs website at their discretion. All the IIMs will individually send interview letters to candidates directly.
Question: I have done B.Tech Biotech, and I am an IIM aspirant. Will my previous degree affect my selection in IIM based on the CAT result?
Ans. No, your previous education will not affect your performance in CAT results. Your previous education is irrelevant to your CAT exam. The only requirement is the completion of a candidate’s graduation without any backlogs.
Question: While filling options in the CAT application form, I accidentally selected the IIM PGP program. Can I get any other program in IIM after the result is out?
Ans. You will be evaluated based on your choices filled. The chances of getting a program other than choices filled by you are rare. Once the counseling process of IIM is over, the next round will be done homogeneously from the top rankings, where again the preference is given to the choices submitted by the candidates initially.
Question: If I score more than 85 % in CAT and I get selected in all the GD, PI, WAT, then am I eligible for admission in IIM without any work ex?
Ans. Yes, you are eligible for IIMs. Generally, the trends are more than 95 percent. Also, it’s the percentile score that matters and the percentage comes second on the list.
Question:My last name is different in class 10 and class 12 certificates. Will this affect my CAT result?
Ans. No, this will not affect your CAT results but this can affect your admission process at any institute. Better create an affidavit supporting the change of the last name.
Question: If my CAT score is between 123 and 128, what method can I use for the calculation of the CAT percentile score?
Ans. Your CAT percentile will be used for seat allotment, so your percentile can come between 95.08 to 95.97. The same can be calculated with the help of the CAT Percentile Predictor tool
Question: If I appeared for an improvement exam in CBSE in class 10, will my CAT result be affected by it or not?
Ans. Your improvement exam score will not affect your performance in the CAT exam. But this may affect your admission process.
Question: Is my CAT score valid if I have backlogs?
Ans. The score will be valid, but you cannot get admission in any B.School with backlogs in the final semester.
Question: What is the minimum score needed for admission into the IIT and IIM MBA program?
Ans. A minimum of 95 percentile is required for admission into any of the IIT and IIM programs.
Question: If I do not clear the minimum CAT Cutoff, will I still be eligible for admission?
Ans. You need to clear the minimum cut off for the admission process. If you fail this step, you cannot get admission to any of the IIMs. Maybe in some private college, depending upon their admission rules.
Question: Will the results for all the shifts in CAT be announced on the same day?
Ans. Yes, the result will be declared for all the CAT aspirants on the same day irrespective of the shift you wrote the exam in.
Question: My password is not working on the CAT website, what do I do?
Ans. If the password is not working on the CAT website, then you can reset the password by clicking on the “forgot password” link.
Question: What is the validity period for my CAT 2021 score?
Ans. CAT 2021 score will remain valid only until December 31, 2022, and not after that.
Question: Will my scaled score be displayed on my CAT scorecard?
Ans. Yes, your scaled score will be displayed on the CAT scorecard.
Question:Is there a process of centralized counseling based on CAT scores?
Ans. There is centralized counseling only for the IIM’s. For the rest of the institutes, separate counseling is conducted by each of the participating institutes.
Question: If I have part-time work experience in a managerial position, will that be considered at the time of the selection process?
Ans. No, only full-time work experience is considered by the management institutes.
Question: Will I get an SMS stating that the CAT result is announced on the day of the result declaration?
Ans. Yes, there is a provision of SMS and email circulation processes.
Question: I want to get my CAT score rechecked, who should I contact?
Ans. There is no provision of recheck of the CAT score; the score once announced will not be changed under any circumstances.
Question: My photograph is blurred on my CAT scorecard, what to do?
Ans. You may send the present CAT scorecard to the authorities on their email id listed and they would issue a new scorecard. The contact details are -
Phone Number - 1800-2663-549
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Question: What is the CAT Standardization Process?
Ans. To maintain integrity in the grading process, CAT Authorities follow a Standardization process according to which every student is marked. The CAT exam is conducted in two slots and the level of difficulty also varies accordingly.
Parameters that are taken into consideration during the standardization process :
- Highest score
- Lowest score
- Mean score
- Median score
- Top 10 percentiles
- Lowest 10 percentiles
Question:If I have left a section un-attempted in CAT 2021, will I still get a percentile?
Ans. You will get a percentile but your score will be invalid as you have left the section unattempted.
What to do after CAT 2021 Result?
Ans. After the declaration of the CAT 2021 result, candidates will be invited for Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview(PI) rounds.
The applicants who will meet the minimum cut off marks for shortlisting for these rounds will be required to apply on the official website of the IIMs they selected in the CAT application form for admission.
Subsequently, the institutes will shortlist candidates on their overall and sectional CAT percentile and academic record.
The IIM Admission Process involves three stages. Given below is provided a brief description of the IIM admission process:
- Screening of candidates based on CAT score and academic history
- Written Ability Test(WAT), Group Discussion(GD), and Personal Interview (PI) round.
- Final selection of the candidates
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.