CAT Result 2017


CAT Result 2017CAT Result 2017 – The date for the availability of CAT 2017 result is yet to be announced. However, the CAT Result 2017 is expected to be announced around the second week of January 2018. The CAT 2017 score card will be issued online by the exam conducting IIM. For the convenience of the candidates, a link will be provided in this article to access the CAT result. To check the score card of CAT 2017, the candidates are required to log in with their User ID and Password. The result of CAT 2017 will provide the candidate’s sectional & total score, and the percentile. A total of 20 IIMs and over 100+ top B-Schools of the nation will be accepting the CAT 2017 score card. Last year, 2,32,343 candidates applied for the test and 1,95,000 appeared for the test. On the basis of the candidate’s CAT score and percentile, the IIMs will release the shortlist of candidates for the Personal Interview rounds. Know more about the CAT Result 2017, process to check the scorecard, normalization, etc. from this article.


CAT Result 2017 Dates

The CAT 2017 notification is yet to be announced. However, the table below provides the list of important dates related to the CAT Result 2017.

CAT Result 2017
S.No. Event Date
1. CAT 2017 to be held on First week of December 2017
2. CAT 2017 result to be announced Second week of January 2018
3. Issuance of the list of shortlisted candidates for PI rounds by IIMs Last week of January 2018

Note: The table above will be updated with the announcement of the CAT 2017 notification.

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CAT Result 2017 – Steps to check CAT Scorecard

To check the result of CAT 2017, the candidates can follow the steps provided below –

  • Click on the link provided in this article.
  • Enter CAT 2017 User ID
  • Enter Password
  • Click on Login
  • Now click on Score Card
  • Save and print the CAT Scorecard.

Note: Keep the CAT Score Card 2017 safe till the completion of the admission process.

CAT Result 2017 – Year wise trend

On the basis of the previous year’s result, the table below provides the score analysis and the conversion of percentile.

CAT Result Trends
Year No. of candidates appeared Scores obtained Conversion into percentile
CAT 2014 167829 268.700 – 261.740 100
245.92 99.97
227.65 99.87
178.02 98.07
CAT 2015 179602 254.61 – 249.9 100
242.33 99.99
235.33 99.98
215.54 – 215.43 99.89
180.02 99

CAT Scorecard 2017 – Details printed

The following are the details that will be printed on the score card of CAT 2017 –

CAT Score Card
Personal Details CAT 2017 Details Performance Details
  • Candidates name
  • Candidate’s contact details
  • Email Address
  • CAT Registration Number
  • Category of the candidate
  • Gender
  • PWD status
  • Date of birth
  • Date & time of the test
  • Sectional Score
  • Sectional Percentile
  • Overall Scaled Score
  • Overall Percentile

Note: Also, the scorecard of CAT 2017 will furnish the candidates the instructions regarding the result and scorecard.

IIM Normalization of CAT Score

Based on the marking system of CAT 2017, the total marks will be calculated. Then through “equating”, the scores of the candidates will be adjusted and normalized across various sections. Now, for the process of shortlisting, the candidate’s normalized score will be converted into percentiles.

The IIMs follow the “Percentile Equivalence” formula on which the normalization is done. However, complete details regarding the formula are not yet disclosed. For more details on the normalization process of CAT score, check the points provided below –

  • The Normalization process is similar to the GATE score calculating process. This process is used to ensure that candidate’s performances are compared through a fair process.
  • Through various forms, this process adjusts location and scale differences. Across different sections, the scores will be normalized after adjustment across different forms.
  • To shortlist candidates for the IIM selection procedure, the “Equating” process will be used to convert the normalized score into a percentile.
  • The candidate’s scores in each section, total score and the percentile will be published on the CAT result 2017.

No. of Attempts & Expected Percentile

On the basis of previous year’s exam analysis, the table below provides the expected percentile according to the number of questions in each section attempted. It must be noted that the figures provided below are based on guesswork and analysis of last year examination. Check the table for the estimated required attempts overall and sectional to obtain the required percentile –

Attempts & Expected Percentile for CAT 2016 Morning Slot
VA & RC DI & LR QA Overall Expected score Expected percentile
25 – 28 15 – 22 20 – 26 72+ 170+ 99.5+
20 – 24 14 – 18 20 – 24 64 – 72 150+ 99+
16 – 24 12 – 16 18 – 22 57 – 64 135+ 97+
16 – 24 10 – 14 16 – 20 46 – 57 125+ 95+
16 – 22 9 – 12 13 – 16 40 – 46 110+ 90+
14 – 20 6 – 10 12 – 15 35 – 40 100+ 80+
Attempts & Expected Percentile for CAT 2016 Evening Slot
VA & RC DI & LR QA Overall Expected score Expected percentile
26-28 15-20 20-24 72+ 165+ 99.5+
20-24 14-18 19-22 64 – 72 145+ 99+
16-24 12-16 17-20 57 – 64 130+ 97+
16-24 10-14 15-18 46 – 57 125+ 95+
16-22 9-12 13-16 40 – 46 110+ 90+
14-20 6-10 12-15 35 – 40 100+ 80+

CAT 2017 Cutoff Scores

The cutoff scores for CAT 2017 will be prepared by the various IIMs. After considering various factors, these CAT cutoff scores will be prepared. It must be noted that the cutoff scores will vary with the IIMs and category of the candidates. Only the candidates obtaining the minimum required cutoff marks will be shortlisted for the pre-admission rounds. After the announcement of the CAT Result 2017, the cutoff marks will be released by the individual IIMs. The CAT Cutoff 2017 are expected to be similar to last year’s cutoff. The table below provides the cutoff scores of the top IIMs. For more details on the cutoff marks, click on the sub-head above.

CAT Cutoff 2016 Scores
IIM Ahmedabad 80 60 75 70 70
IIM Bangalore 90 80 75 75 75
IIM Kozhikode 90 80 65 55 55
IIM Raipur 90 81 75 65 65
IIM Calcutta 80 75 65 60 65
IIM Lucknow 90 82 70 65 7

Required CAT 2017 Cutoff for IIM Interview rounds

CAT Cutoff for PI
S.No. IIM Stated required cutoff in admission criteria Required cutoff
1. IIM Ahmedabad 90 98.75
2. IIM Ranchi 90 96.5
3. IIM Raipur 90 96
4. IIM Trichy 90 96
5. IIM Udaipur 90 96.82

After CAT Result 2017

The candidates applying for CAT 2017 are not required to apply separately for all the IIMs. However, they are required to apply for the other B-Schools in order to get shortlisted for the pre-admission rounds. Right after the announcement of the CAT 2017 result, the IIMs will start preparing the list of candidates eligible for the Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. The candidates scoring the required cutoff marks will be sent Interview letters by each of the IIMs.

The shortlisted candidates are required to appear for the pre-admission rounds, which are –

  • Written Ability Test
  • Group Discussion
  • Group Exercise
  • Case Study
  • Personal Interview

Based on the candidate’s CAT 2017 score, performance in the pre-admission rounds, academic profile, etc. the final result will be prepared. These candidates will be able to take admission in the PGDM programmes of the various IIMs. Check the seat matrix of the top 10 IIMs from the table below –

IIM Seat Matrix
S.No. Indian Institute of Management No. of seats
1. IIM Bangalore 412
2. IIM Ahmadabad 385
3. IIM Calcutta 462
4. IIM Lucknow 436
5. IIM Kozhikode 353
6. IIM Indore 550
7. IIM Shillong 120
8. IIM Rohtak 170-180
9. IIM Raipur 210
10. IIM Trichy 180

Required documents for IIM Selection Procedure – On the day of the pre-admission process, the candidates must make sure that they carry the following documents to the IIMs –

  • Original and photocopies of the Degree mark sheets and certificates.
  • The candidates belonging to the reserved category are required to produce the original and submit the photocopy of the reservation certificate.
  • The candidates who are appearing in the final year of the qualifying exam are required to submit the original certificate which specifies the fulfillment of the required marks from the concerned authority.

CAT Result 2017 – FAQs

Some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the CAT result 2017 are:

Q. Where will the CAT result be available?

Ans. The result for CAT will be available only online. The official website will host the link to check the CAT result. However, a link will also be provided in this article to check the CAT Scorecard.

Q. What details will the CAT 2017 Result provide?

Ans. The CAT score card will provide the candidate’s scores (sectional and total) and percentile (sectional and total).

Q. Will the CAT Result be sent via SMS?

Ans. The CAT 2015 result cum scorecard was sent to the candidates via SMS due to some technical glitches. Candidates are requested to wait for the official confirmation regarding this.

Bitupan Boruah

I am an Adrian writer working as a Sub-Editor for Entrance Corner. I have been covering education events for Management Programmes offered by top B-Schools. Follow me for all the latest updates for top Management Programmes.

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    • 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.