CAT 2020 SCORE CALCULATION
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A stepwise method for CAT Percentile Calculation is followed which includes generating a scaled score, assigning sectional ranks and rounding of percentile scores to arrive at a final rank. By using CAT Rank Predictor one can assess their rank probability as well as their eligibility status for various different management institutes. The marks of all examinees are calculated through a normalization process so that the abilities of all candidates are weighted equally.
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To maintain equality in scores, Percentile Score Calculation method will be followed in Common Admission Test. Normalization helps in equating marks, allotting ranks, and identifying candidate’s scores across multiple forms. Since there are different sets of question papers released all across the country, it is imperative to equalize all the scores on the basis of the level of difficulty, location, session and other factors to ensure that candidates don’t face any discrimination or disparity in their final scores.
Keeping Quantitative Ability (QA) as an example, the stepwise procedure for the calculation of overall score and percentile score is as follows:
For example, if two candidates obtain the highest scaled score in the QA section, then the assigned rank of both the candidates will be 1. The candidate(s) obtaining the second highest scaled score in the QA section will be assigned Rank 3 and so on.
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CAT exam generally maintains a consistent level of difficulty throughout the examination process. CAT Exam is designed in a manner which makes it difficult for candidates to answer all the questions correctly and thus chances for a perfect score are minimal.
Equating CAT follows a psychometric process to adjust differences in difficulty level. The process is followed to keep a tab on comparable metric and be justified to candidates who test across multiple days. There are three phases in equating the CAT Exam
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Ques: What is the difference between Raw Score and Scaled Score in CAT?
Ans: CAT raw score is the actual score that a candidate receive in CAT exam. The raw score is then converted into percentile score. This is done through the process of normalisation as the exam is conducted in two slots. Therefore, in order to judge each candidate on the same scale, normalisation is done to calculate the percentile score.
Ques: Is 80 percentile in CAT considered good?
Ans: Getting 80 percentile in CAT exam can be a tricky situation as candidates getting such as score can not be placed into the old IIMs. IIMs have high cutoff ranging between 98-100. Therefore, candidates can not make it to the IIMs with 80 percentile. Despite of that, they can get into other top B-schools such as:
Ques: What is the validity of CAT score?
Ans: CAT score is valid for a period of one year.
Ques: How much should I score in CAT exam to get 99 percentile?
Ans: Depending upon the previous year's trends, percentile score vs raw score is given in the table below:
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Ques: Which IIMs give the highest weightage to CAT Score?
Ans: Admission in IIMs is done depending upon different factors such as CAT score, class 10th and 12th percentile, performance in WAT/GD, and PI. Different weightage is assigned to different factors. Depending on the previous year trends, IIMs with high weightage to CAT score are given below:
Ques: What is the minimum score that IIMs accept for its admission in PGPM?
Ans: IIMs sets a very high benchmark score to get into the program offered by the institute. One cannot define a particular score as every year IIMs releases their own cutoff score. Candidates taking CAT exam must aim to score minimum 95 percentile score in order to get into IIMs.
Ques: What is the minimum percentile needed to get admission in MBA program of IIM Ahmedabad?
Ans: Admission in IIMs is based on CAT score. After the release of CAT score, each IIMs will release their cutoff list. Depending upon the same one can decide the minimum percentile score. IIM Ahmedabad will release its minimum cutoff after the declaration of CAT result. Last year, the overall minimum percentile to score expected was 80.
Ques: Are the score of class 10th and 12th also important for admission in IIMs?
Ans: Yes, class 10th and 12th scores are equally important for getting admission in MBA program in one of the IIMs as the scores are evaluated while selecting a candidate into the program. As per the admission policy of IIMs, candidates are assigned rating depending upon their percentage score in class 10th and 12th.
Ques: In which non-IIMs can I get admission with a 85-90 percentile score?
Ans: There are several non-IIMs which have high NIRF ranking in which candidates may get into if they fail to secure a seat in one of the IIMs. The institutes are mentioned below:
Ques: What is the highest score of CAT exam?
Ans: IIMs release cat cutoff after the declaration of CAT result. Depending upon the trends of the past year raw score ranging between 182-200 is considered to the higher in CAT.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College