CAT 2020 Result will be released in the first week of January 2021 in online mode at the official website i.e. iimcat.ac.in. Candidates who will appear in the exam can check their scores by using their login id and password. CAT scorecard will include the sectional score, overall score, sectional percentile, and overall percentile.
Common Admission Test 2020 is a pathway to get admission into various management institutes for MBA and PGDM courses. All the IIMs and the top B-schools consider CAT scores to shortlist the candidates. CAT 2020 Results will be declared tentatively on January 4, 2020 on the official website iimcat.ac.in and the CAT 2020 result was announced by IIM Kozhikode.
After the CAT Results are declared, IIMs start shortlisting the candidates based on their scores in the exam. Candidates who were able to clear the cut-off will be eligible for the selection process of IIM. They can apply to those IIMs, whose cut-off they were able to clear. The selection process would include the written ability test, group discussion, and a personal interview.
Check Detailed CAT 2020 Exam Pattern
|Exam date of CAT 2019||24th November, 2019|
|CAT 2019 result published||4th January, 2020 (Released)|
|Date of WAT, GD and PI rounds for shortlisted aspirants||4th week of January 2020|
|Final round of selection||Not yet decided (Postponed due to the outbreak of Covid 19)|
The aspirants can check their result from the official website of CAT. Apart from this, they would be sent their scorecard to their registered email id apart from sending the score to their mobile numbers. In order to check from the official website, you should follow the below mentioned instruction:
The students are eligible to download their score cards from the official website of CAT. The below mentioned details represent the CAT score cards of the aspirants:
CAT is conducted in two sessions, i.e., the morning and afternoon sessions. And both the sessions had a different form of questions. In order to ensure fairness and equality in the performance of the candidate, the scores are subjected to the process of normalisation. The scaled scores are obtained after normalisation, and then they are converted into percentiles for the selection process.
Calculate the scaled score of each section and then add the scaled score of all the three sections which are VARC, DILR and QA, to obtain the overall scaled score. Here we will be taking the QA section as an example to calculate the scaled score. Follow the following steps mentioned below:
Let Mean = M1 and Standard Deviation (SD) = S1, then G1 = M1 + S1
|Let Mean = M2 and Standard Deviation (SD) = S2, then G2 = M2 + S2.|
|Let mean = M and standard deviation (SD) = S, then G = M + S|
R = (R - G1) x (M 0.1 - G/ M1 0.1 - G1) + G
The raw score for the afternoon session will be calculated as:
R = (R - G2) x (M 0.1 - G/ M2 0.1 - G2) + G
Percentile Score Calculation
Candidates can calculate their sectional and overall percentile score by following the steps mentioned below. Here, we are taking the QA section as an example. Other sections will be calculated in the same way.
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|CAT percentile||CAT score|
|99.02 to 99.95||155.85 to 200.49|
|98.03 to 98.98||142.83 to 155.24|
|97.05 to 97.84||134.6 to 141.07|
|96.02 to 96.99||128.23 to 134.27|
|95.08 to 95.97||123.36 to 127.97|
In order to check your answers, the candidates should check and go through the Answer Key Pdfs of CAT 2020, which is published in the official website. You are advised to check the answer key and you can be assured about the score of your exam.
Only 10 candidates got 100 percentile score out of 2.09 lakh aspirants. Among 10 candidates, 6 were from IIT graduates. 2 toppers were from NIT and 1 from Jadavpur University. Apart from this, 21 students scored 99.99 percentile in CAT 2019 result.
|Name of CAT 2019 Toppers||Overall percentile|
All the IIMs and the top B-schools release their minimum cut-off for admission. The cut-off for all the 20 IIMs will be declared on the 2nd week of January 2021. The old IIMs like IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, and IIM Kozhikode and the top B-schools like FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai, etc. always had a higher cut-off of 99+ percentile. The new IIMs like IIM Ranchi, IIM Sambalpur, etc. have a cut-off of 90 percentile and above. The B-schools belonging to the tier 2 to 4 range from 80 - 50 percentile. In order to secure a good score and ace the exam a well thought out and rigorous CAT Preparation is required.
The MBA aspirants can get an idea of the cut-off through the previous year’s cut-offs of various institutes.
|IIM Bodh Gaya||>90||>55||>35||>75||>65|
|IIM Bodh Gaya||>90||>55||>35||>75||>65|
|Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi||98.20 percentile|
|DMS, IIT Delhi||98+ percentile|
|SJMSOM, IIT Bombay||99+ percentile|
|Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras||95+ percentile|
|Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon||95+ percentile|
|Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB)||90+ percentile|
|Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad||90+ percentile|
|SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai||85+ percentile|
|National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai||95+ percentile|
|TA Pai Management Institute (TAPMAI), Manipal||85+ percentile|
|Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai||90+ percentile|
The shortlisted candidates will receive a call letter in their CAT registered email id for the written ability test, group discussion, and personal interview. The call letter would contain a link to register for the WT/ GD-PI. They will have to verify certain documents at the venue. The admission will be confirmed only after the candidate has successfully passed the WAT/ GD-PI.
Documents Required for Verification
Ques: How to check CAT 2020 Result?
Ans: IIM is expected to release CAT 2020 Results in the 2nd week of January 2021. Scorecards will be published online along with the results. The percentile what the Candidates will achieve will be sent via SMS to their registered mobile number and the scoring for the same is valid for the span of 1 year. The institutes will start publishing their CAT 2020 cut off percentile or scores on their website once the results are announced. The process to get the result of CAT 2020 is given below step by step:
Ques: What is the process of CAT 2020 Percentile Calculation?
Ans: CAT 2020 Results will be announced on January 4, 2021 (tentatively as per the official website). On the basis of the performance score i.e. percentile obtained in CAT 2020 the candidates are being selected.
Ques: What was the IIM interview cut off last year?
Ans: The cutoff for different IIMs is enumerated below:
|Institute||Interview Cut Off Percentile||Cut off percentile for admission|
Ques: What is the minimum percentage required to be eligible for the CAT 2020?
Ans: A bachelor's degree from a recognized institute is compulsory and mandatory for writing the CAT 2020 exam, this must meet the minimum percentage requirement of 55% in the qualifying examination.
Ques: Will candidates scoring less than the cut-off still get admission to the participating institutes?
Ans: The candidate must clear the minimum cut off else they will not be allowed to take admission in IIM. The private institutions may call for an interview while having less cut off because it depends on the students applied and their admission policy.