CAT Result 2016


cat-resultCAT Result 2016 – IIM Bangalore has announced the result of CAT 2016 at 11.40 AM on January 9, 2016. The CAT 2016 Result is available online and the candidates can access the same from this article. Also, the IIMs have started releasing the PI shortlist for 2017-19 admission. To check the same, result and download CAT 2016 scorecard, the candidates are required to enter their login credentials. The result is available in online mode only. There is a possibility that the result can be sent via SMS to the candidates like last year. The scorecard furnishes the sectional and total scaled score & percentile obtained by the candidates. CAT 2016 was held on December 4, 2016 in forenoon and afternoon session across 138 cities. According to the reports, more than 1.95 lakh candidates took the test. Using the CAT score, the candidates will be able to take admission to 20 IIMs and over 100+ B-Schools of the nation. Read this article further to check your result, download scorecard, score & percentile, normalisation and all information on CAT 2016 Result.

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Latest – IIMs have started announcing the admission status for 2017-19. Check the PI shortlist here below.

CAT Result 2016 

On the basis of the CAT 2016 percentile, the admission criteria announced by the IIMs and the CAT 2016 Cutoff, the candidates will now be short-listed for the next level of selection. The criteria for short-listing the candidates for further rounds of admission varies from IIM to IIM. The candidates who will be shortlisted will be sent an interview letter. Also, a list furnishing the names of the shortlisted candidates will be published on the official websites of the respective B-Schools. 

The CAT Result furnishes the following –
  1. Scaled scores for each section and total score
  2. Sectional percentile and total percentile
Check your CAT Result 2016 and download Scorecard from the window below.

How to check CAT Result 2016 and download scorecard?

The candidates must follow the below-listed steps for obtaining their result.

  1. Click on the link or access the above window to check your CAT 2016 Result.
  2. Enter your CAT login details correctly, CAT 2016 User ID and Password. Then, click on the button “Login” for logging in and checking your result.
  3. Upon successful login, search for the respective link to download the CAT 2016 Result cum scorecard and click the same.
  4. On clicking, the result will be displayed on the screen and candidates must download the same.
  5. Open the downloaded result file in any PDF reader software and take its printout on an A4 sized sheet for future reference. Keep the downloaded copy saved till the admission process is completed.
Specimen of CAT 2016 Scorecard

cat resultEvery year lakhs of candidates appear for CAT with a dream of cracking the same with high percentile and taking admission into nation’s best B-Schools. CAT Result 2016 will play a very important role in the careers of the management aspirants. Their CAT percentile is the key that can help the candidates unlock the lock of the gates which can lead to IIMs and other top B-Schools of the country.

Schedule of Important Dates – CAT Result 2016

Event Date
CAT 2016 held on  December 4, 2016 (forenoon & afternoon session)
Date of announcement of Result January 09, 2017 
List of shortlisted candidates to be published by IIMs on their respective websites Last week of January 2017 

Where will the CAT 2016 Result be available?

  • The result will be available in online mode. It will be uploaded on the official website of IIM-CAT and a link to access the same will be provided here on this page. 
  • The candidates must note that the CAT 2016 scorecard will not be sent to any of the candidate in hard copy through post neither will it be sent via email.
  • The CAT 2016 score will remain valid till December 31, 2017.

Will the CAT Result 2016 be sent via SMS?

Last year, due to some technical glitch, the candidates had access to their result before it was officially announced. Therefore, the overall CAT percentile was sent to the candidates on their registered mobile number via SMS. This may or may not happen this year, however, there is a chance that the result might be sent via SMS to the candidates.

Past Year’s CAT Result Trends 

2015 2014
Number of Registrations 2,18,664 Number of Registrations 1,96,988
Number of candidates who took exam 1,79,602 Number of candidates who took exam 1,67,829
Score obtained Percentile it converted to Score obtained Percentile it converted to
254.61 – 249.9 100 268.700 – 261.740 100
242.33 99.99 245.92 99.97
235.33 99.98 227.65 99.87
215.54 – 215.43 99.89 178.02 98.07
180.02 99  

CAT 2016 Result – Score and Percentile

Following the CAT Marking Scheme, the answers will be checked and a total score will be determined. This score will then be adjusted through a process called “equating”. Here this score shall be normalized across different sections. Thereafter, the normalized score obtained by the candidates shall further be converted into percentiles for the purposes of short-listing.

Along with the score obtained in CAT, the past academic record, relevant work experience of the candidates are taken into consideration for the purpose of short-listing and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process.

CAT Result 2016 – Attempts & Expected Percentile Table

One cannot really judge the performance just on the basis of number of questions attempted, as there would be some genuine attempts as well as mere guesswork. The candidates can draw an idea about the overall & section wise attempt vis-a-vis probable score & percentile from the table given below –

Morning Slot

Overall Attempt VA & RC Attempt DI & LR Attempt QA Attempt Probable Score Expected Percentile
72+ 26-28 16-22 22-26 170+ 99.5+
64-72 20-24 14-18 20-24 150+ 99+
57-64 16-24 12-16 18-22 135+ 97+
46-57 16-24 10-14 16-20 125+ 95+
40-46 16-22 9-12 13-16 110+ 90+
35-40 14-20 6-10 12-15 100+ 80+

Evening Slot

Overall Attempt VA & RC Attempt DI & LR Attempt QA Attempt Probable Score Expected Percentile
72+ 26-28 15-20 20-24 165+ 99.5+
64-72 20-24 14-18 19-22 145+ 99+
57-64 16-24 12-16 17-20 130+ 97+
46-57 16-24 10-14 15-18 125+ 95+
40-46 16-22 9-12 13-16 110+ 90+
35-40 14-20 6-10 12-15 100+ 80+

After CAT 2016 Result Announcement

Based on the CAT 2016 percentile, the candidates must apply to Non-IIMs as applying to IIMs is not required. The candidates must keep a check on the application dates of various other renowned B-schools, where they wish to seek admission and apply accordingly. 

Selection on the basis of CAT 2016 Result

The selection process for Indian Institute of Management (IIM) is an extremely rigorous process that requires quite a lot of preparation. The process for most of the IIMs these days includes a WAT and a PI except for IIM-K & IIM-S where there is also a GD. Each IIM will the send interview letters to the short listed candidates directly. To understand the process in a better way, let’s break it into 3 stages, which are as follow –

Stage 1 – Common Aptitude Test (CAT)

The first step is to write CAT (or even the GMAT for foreign nationals). The purpose of the CAT is to sift out candidates for the final interview. The criteria for getting a call from IIM is discussed below and an admission varies from year to year, but the percentile cutoffs are generally high.

Stage 2 – The Interview

The interview at the IIMs (Group Discussions are not there at IIM A/B/C but are there at others) are usually taken by a group of people associated with the IIM, be it the faculty, ex-faculty or in some cases even alumni. The interviews are generally very open ended and very contrary to what most people believe, not random. Everything they ask is related to you or something you talk about.

In the IIM interview, try putting your case forward as to what you can bring to the institute, how you can contribute to the learning process and how your experience makes you well equipped to pick up what will be taught.

Stage 3 – Conversion

Every institute has laid down certain criteria for selection, where CAT score, academic history and performance in interview are taken into consideration. Using the admission criteria, a list is drawn and the candidates are finally selected.

How will I get a call from Management Institutes?

Getting a call from IIMs or other Management Institutes in India entirely depends on certain attributes, which are as follow –

  1. Overall percentile score of CAT
  2. Sectional cutoffs of CAT
  3. Overall CAT Score
  4. Academic Record and Work Profile of the candidates
  5. Work Experience

In the last week of January 2017, the IIMs are expected to issue the first shortlist furnishing the names of the candidates who will be called for the further selection process. This first shortlist will be prepared on the basis of CAT score/percentile and candidates profile. Individual admission criteria have been issued by each IIM and they will follow the same for short-listing the candidates for further stages. The candidate’s performance in CAT 2016 will play an important role in the short-listing process.

A balanced high percentile is required for being short-listed. Along with the overall percentile, the candidates will also need high percentile across all the 3 sections. For the new IIMs, the sectional cutoff percentiles is expected to be around 85+ and 90+ for the existing ones. So it means that a candidate who scores in totality around 96 percentile with 90 in DI & LR, 94 in Quant and 86 in Verbal might get a call from IIMs. However, a candidate with an overall score of 99 percentile getting 97 in Quant but 78 in Verbal would miss out the call. The list of short-listed candidates will be made available on the respective official websites of IIMs.

Important Documents Required for IIM Selection 

In case the candidate gets a call from IIM, he/she will be required to furnish the following documents for the purpose of eligibility verification –

  1. Mark sheets and Degree certificates – Original mark sheets along with attested copies of the same.
  2. If belonging to Reservation Category, then certificates supporting the same – Original copy must be brought for furnishing and a photocopy of the same must be submitted there.
  3. Candidates still pursuing last year of graduation – Need to submit an attested copy of the original certificate obtained from concerned authority specifying the fulfillment of required marks.

CAT Result – Last Year Trend

Approx. 2.18 lakhs registered for CAT 2015 and out of this, 179602 candidates actually appeared for the test. Major changes were made to the CAT Exam Pattern like a new section was added, descriptive questions were introduced in each section then duration of the test was also extended. Result was declared on 8 January 2016. There was no candidate who scored a perfect 100 percentile. The students were able to check their results even before they were officially declared, due to some technical glitch.

Using some source code, they were able to access their result and were posting the result on various social platforms. This technical defect was corrected in few minutes and the conducting authorities rubbished the hack of result. Then in the late afternoon, the students received their total score via SMS on their registered mobile number and there was notification on the official website regarding the release of the scorecard around 7.30 PM. 

CAT 2016


    • Hi

      Exam will be held in November (most probably in last week) and the registration for the test will commence in first week of August 2016.