CAT 2020/2021 Percentile, How to Calculate Percentage in CAT

CAT 2020 PercentileCAT 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 is conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIMs). Here, we are providing the information related to the CAT 2020/2021 Percentile.

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CAT 2020/2021 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 can be checked & a total score is determined.

The total score is adjusted through a process called “equating”. Then, the score is 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 2020 result will be announced in January 2020. Candidates will be able to download their CAT 2020 score card via online mode.

The top B-Schools have a higher range of CAT 2020 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.

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 2020

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

CAT Admission Process 2020/ 2021

The CAT 2020 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 2020/2021 Percentile, they can leave comments in the comment box.

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  1. Pranav Surana says:

    How to get the rank from percentile score or just from percentile admissions are done?

  2. Prasansha kattel says:

    I’ve got 50.75 percentile,will I be getting admission? M in my 3rd year fifth semester.what will be wise?

  3. Arya Srivastava says:

    I got 32.62 can i able to take admission in colleges?? Or it is good or not please reply

  4. Aparna says:

    I am appearing for CAT again this year. What should be my percentile to get into an IIM? Pls only serious candidates reply

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