CAT 2018/2019 Percentile, How to Calculate Percentage in CAT

CAT 2018/2019 Preparation TipsCAT generally known as Common Admission Test is a national level entrance test. This exam is regulated by the 19 Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) on a rotation basis. CAT is organized to provide admission into management programme offered by the various top management colleges. It is a computer based test. It will be conducted by IIM, Calcutta. Here, we are providing the information related to the CAT 2018/2019 Percentile.

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CAT 2018/2019 Percentile

A Percentile represents the rank of the candidates in the examination. To calculate the percentile, the institutions follow the CAT marking scheme. The answers will be checked & a total score will be determined. The total score will be adjusted through a process called “equating”. Then, the score will be normalized across different sections. Thereafter the normalized score secured by the candidates will be further converted into percentiles for the purposes of shortlisting. The CAT result will be announced in the month of January 2019. Candidates can download their CAT score card via online mode.

The top B-Schools have a higher range of CAT cut-offs, 90+ percentile, while the mid rung B-School cut-off range, 75 to 80 percentile & the lower rung B-Schools have cut-off range is around 50 percentiles. The CAT result will be released in the month of January 2019.

Candidates will get a call from different IIMs & other non-IIM management institutions on the basis of CAT percentile, CAT score & along with the sectional cut-offs for the next round.

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CAT Percentile Calculations As per IIMs

Basically, IIMs gives weightage to CAT score in the range of 60 to 80% and the remaining is contributed by a candidate’s academic record & work experience.

IIM Ahmedabad: The Institution gives 70% weightage to CAT Score & 30% to the academic record, work experience & extracurricular activities. The Cut-off of IIM Ahmedabad is probably to be 99.5 percentile.

IIM Calcutta: This Institution gives 67% weightage to CAT score & 30% of the academic records. The remaining 3% are given to the girls candidates. The Cut-off of IIM Calcutta is likely to be 99 percentile.

IIM Bangalore: The Institution does not have the tough percentile criteria for a second round of short listing. The Institution gives major emphasis to the candidates academics record (Class 10, 12 and Bachelors) & CAT Percentile.

IIM Lucknow & IIM Kozhikode: These Institutions gives 70 to 80% weightage to the CAT Score.

Other IIM Institutions: All the other Institutions give overall weightage to the CAT score.

The lowest percentile expected for a call from the new IIMs should be in the range of 96-97 percentiles.

Previous year Overall CAT Percentile

Total Marks In 300Correct QuestionsPercentagePercentile
1926464100
183616199.5
171575799
168565698
162545497
153515195.5
147494995
144484894
138464693
132444492
123414191
117393990
111373789
99333385

Expected Percentile Range 2018

CategoryQuantitative AbilityData Interpretation & Logical ReasoningVerbal AbilityOverall Percentile Rank
GEN80808090
NC-OBC75757585
SC70707080
ST60606070
DA/PwD70701080

CAT Admission Process 2018

The CAT admission process will begin after the announcement of result. There will be no centralized counselling will be organized for providing admission in management courses. Students are required to participate in the counselling process organized by IIMs separately to get admission. Other colleges will also conduct admission rounds like personal interview, group discussion, etc. Candidates also have to qualify these admission rounds to get admission.

Any candidates have a doubt regarding to the CAT 2018/2019 Percentile, they can leave comments in the comment box.

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  1. Ashok says:

    The cutoffs released by IIM A for OBC are 65,65,65 and overall 75.
    What does it mean?
    If I score 65 in all sections then Will I be called by IIM A?
    ALSO, what does the overall score of 75 means?
    If I secure such marks then I will be called by IIM A for further admission rounds ?

  2. Shivam says:

    Is cat score calculated by dividing total number of students or total number of students falling in the student’s category?

  3. Your Name... says:

    I scored 18.37 percentile. Can you please convert it into percentage

  4. rony says:

    I got 54% in cat exam.in general category would I get admission in good college.

  5. Kalpana rajendrasing pardeshi says:

    My son got 86.59percentile…from which college he will get call

  6. Siddharh says:

    I have scored overall scaled score-32.60 & overall percentile-33.95. Is there any chance to get admitted in any of the IIM?

  7. Your Name... says:

    I got 5.51 percentile.. Will i get admission ??

  8. #sneha says:

    hey I have got 1.19 percentile can u convert this into percentage n tell me

  9. Ranjith says:

    got 42 percentile in cat exam..will get admission

  10. Bhavna says:

    Hey sir i got 2.85% plz tell me which clg best for me

  11. Dhanajay deekonda says:

    Sir i got 13.56 percentile if any calls from imm’s

  12. Anjali says:

    I got 17.79 in overall percentage. what should I do now?

  13. radhika says:

    got 4.32 percentile in cat will i be getting any calls

  14. Shagun priya says:

    I have got overall 55.61 percentile,whether it is good or bad?whether I m selected or not?

  15. shradha agrawal says:

    i got 13.32 percentile.is it good or bad

  16. Nikunj Rwal says:

    Sir, what is minimal academic requirment of any of the IIM ?

  17. umamaheswari ilangovan says:

    what is the minimum score and percentile in CAT 2018 required to get minimum of 10 calls from the reputed colleges?..,.. also the minimum score and percentile which is considered to be as PASS in the CAT 2018….Kindly reply for this.

  18. Subham says:

    Sir
    I am btech(comp science ) student with 7.5 cgpa but my 12th in 44% ,and 10th in 60% .can I get 100pencentile in cat if I score good in qa,va,lr,and di(cat exam)

  19. S.V.MADHURI DIXITH says:

    sir i got 9.03 percentile say whether am i qualified or not, if qualified say whether is it good or bad score

  20. J BHARGAV KUMAR says:

    I got 10.43 in overall percentile. Can you please tell me whether it is a good or bad score

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