CAT Result 2017


CAT Result 2017CAT Result 2017 – The result of CAT 2017 exam is likely to be announced online in the second week of January 2018. With the announcement of the result, CAT 2017 scorecard will be made accessible to the candidates. On the basis of CAT result 2017, the IIMs will shortlist the candidates for the next level of the selection process. As the CAT 2017 exam will be conducted in two sessions, the IIMs will follow a normalization process to ensure scaled scores. These scaled scores will be converted into percentiles, which will be used to shortlist the candidates. In the second stage of selection process, the candidates will be required to appear for Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). CAT scorecard 2017 will remain valid until December 31, 2018. For the convenience of the candidates, a link to access the CAT 2017 result will be made available here. The candidates will be required to log in with their CAT user ID and password to access the scorecard. CAT 2017 exam is scheduled to be conducted on November 26. For more information on CAT result 2017, the candidates are advised to read this article thoroughly.


CAT Result 2017 Dates

The official notification of CAT 2017 exam, which was released on July 30, states that the tentative date of CAT exam is the second week of January 2018. The candidates can take a look at the table given below for more information on the CAT result dates –

1.CAT 2017 exam dateNovember 26, 2017
2.Announcement of CAT result 2017Second week of January 2018
3.List of shortlisted candidates for WAT, GD and PI roundsLast week of January 2018

CAT Result 2017 – Steps to check CAT Scorecard

The result of CAT 2017 will be available online. The test takers can check the steps provided below to download the CAT result 2017 –

  • Step 1: Click on the link provided above
  • Step 2: Enter the provided CAT 2017 User ID
  • Step 3: Enter password
  • Step 4: Click on the Login button
  • Step 5: Click on Scorecard
  • Step 6: Check the details and download the CAT score card.

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

Previous year CAT Result Trends

Every year, lakhs of candidates appear for CAT. Based on previous year scores and percentile, Entrance Corner provides the scores obtained and the percentile converted.

CAT Result Trends
YearNo. of candidates appearedScores obtainedConversion into percentile
CAT 2014167829268.700 – 261.740100
CAT 2015179602254.61 – 249.9100
215.54 – 215.4399.89

CAT Scorecard 2017 – Details printed

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

Personal DetailsCAT 2017 DetailsPerformance 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.

CAT Result 2017 – Normalization of Score

Marks will be given according to the marking scheme of CAT 2017. The CAT scores will be adjusted and normalized through “equating”. The normalization process will be applied to the score to convert them into percentile. Based on the candidate’s CAT 2017 percentile, they will be shortlisted for the counselling rounds of the IIMs and other B-Schools.

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 given 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 & RCDI & LRQAOverallExpected scoreExpected percentile
25 – 2815 – 2220 – 2672+170+99.5+
20 – 2414 – 1820 – 2464 – 72150+99+
16 – 2412 – 1618 – 2257 – 64135+97+
16 – 2410 – 1416 – 2046 – 57125+95+
16 – 229 – 1213 – 1640 – 46110+90+
14 – 206 – 1012 – 1535 – 40100+80+
Attempts & Expected Percentile for CAT 2016 Evening Slot
VA & RCDI & LRQAOverallExpected scoreExpected percentile
20-2414-1819-2264 – 72145+99+
16-2412-1617-2057 – 64130+97+
16-2410-1415-1846 – 57125+95+
16-229-1213-1640 – 46110+90+
14-206-1012-1535 – 40100+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 Ahmedabad8060757070
IIM Bangalore9080757575
IIM Kozhikode9080655555
IIM Raipur9081756565
IIM Calcutta8075656065
IIM Lucknow908270657

Required CAT 2017 Cutoff for IIM Interview rounds

CAT Cutoff for PI
S.No.IIMStated required cutoff in admission criteriaRequired cutoff
1.IIM Ahmedabad9098.75
2.IIM Ranchi9096.5
3.IIM Raipur9096
4.IIM Trichy9096
5.IIM Udaipur9096.82

To do list 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 ManagementNo. of seats
1.IIM Bangalore412
2.IIM Ahmadabad385
3.IIM Calcutta462
4.IIM Lucknow436
5.IIM Kozhikode353
6.IIM Indore550
7.IIM Shillong120
8.IIM Rohtak170-180
9.IIM Raipur210
10.IIM Trichy180

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 of CAT will be available only in online mode. 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. In 2015, the candidates could not access the CAT result online. Therefore, it was sent to the candidates via SMS. This year too, the candidates may be intimated individually by SMS.

Aditya Arya
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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.