CAT Result 2017

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CAT Result CAT Result 2017 – IIM Lucknow has declared the CAT Result of CAT 2017 on January 8 around 9:30 am. Candidates who have appeared for the exam can now download CAT 2017 score card with their user id and password. To get a hard copy of CAT result candidates have to login and then download it. CAT result 2017 includes candidate’s section wise, overall scaled scores and percentiles obtained in the entrance test. CAT Result helps candidates know whether they are shortlisted by IIMs or other top MBA colleges for admission to 2018-20 batch. As CAT 2017 exam was conducted in two sessions, normalisation process has been adopted to get scaled scores of candidates which has again been converted into percentiles to determine candidates’ marks/scores. According to officials, candidates can use CAT result 2017 for admission to management programmes only for one academic year. CAT 2017 result cum scorecard will be valid till December 31, 2018. The examination authority has announced CAT Result 2017 for approximately 1,99,632 candidates who have attempted CAT in the computer based mode on November 26. IIM Lucknow has announced that it has made no changes in the answer key of CAT 2017 and that the CAT result has beed declared after analysing the objections raised by students. For more information on CAT result 2017 read the article below.

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How to check CAT result and download CAT scorecard - A stepwise procedure

CAT result 2017 has been announced online. Therefore candidates must know how to check their CAT result 2017. The stepwise procedure to check CAT Result 2017 is explained below.

Step 1: Click on the link provided to check CAT result 2017
Step 2: A dialog box will open where candidates have to login in
Step 3: Enter the provided CAT 2017 User ID and password
Step 4: Click on the login button
Step 5: Click on Scorecard tab to download – CAT Result 2017 and scorecard
Step 6: Save and print CAT scorecard

NOTE: CAT result 2017 and scorecard is an important document which has to be shown during the interview and admission process. Therefore, candidates are advised to keep their CAT result till the completion of admission process.

The CAT 2017 result window looks like the image given below.

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CAT 2017 Result and Scorecard Snapshot

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CAT Result 2017 Dates

CAT 2017 Result Events
Important Dates
CAT result declared on 
January 8, 2018
CAT 2017 Answer Key released on
December 7, 2017
CAT 2017 Exam held on
November 26, 2017
IIM to release list shortlisted candidates
January 2018 (Fourth Week)
IIMs Selection Procedure
February-March, 2018
List of selected candidates in IIMs
April 2018


CAT Result 2017 Details: Understand your CAT result

After downloading their CAT result, candidates must thoroughly check it so that they  know their section wise scaled and percentile scores. Also, CAT result 2017 includes the overall percentile of candidates to be used for shortlisting candidates for Written Aptitude Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). The details below helps candidates to understand their CAT result.

Personal Details
CAT 2017 Exam Details
CAT 2017 Score Details
Contact address
Email Id
CAT registration Number/User Id
Date of Birth
PWD status
Exam date & slot
VARC scaled score and percentile
DILR scaled score and percentile
QA scaled score and percentile
Overall Score out of total marks 300
Overall Percentile

Highlights of CAT Result 2017

  • Only candidates who have taken the Common Admission Test (CAT 2017) have received the CAT 2017 result and scorecard

  • Keep printouts of this scorecard for your information pertaining to CAT 2017

  • You will not receive CAT result 2017and scorecard by email or by post

  • The CAT 2017 overall scaled score is the sum of the scaled scores of the candidate in different components

  • Percentile refers to percentage of candidates who receive score less than or equal to the score obtained by the candidate

  • IIMs and Non-IIM member institutions independently decide how to use CAT 2017 scores on the basis of their own selection process. The scores are to be used only for selecting the candidates to their Postgraduate/Fellow Programmes in Management

  • Detection of instances of incorrect information and process violation by a candidate at any stage will lead to disqualification of the candidate

  • Candidate score will become null and void and he/she will not be allowed to appear for CAT in future. If such instances go undetected during the current selection process but are detected in subsequent years, such disqualification will take place with retrospective effect

  • All queries regarding post-CAT 20I7 selection process must be directed to respective IIMs. CAT Centre will not answer post-CAT related queries

  • CAT result  2017 is valid only until December 31, 2018, and subject to meeting the minimum eligibility marks in the qualifying examination

CAT Result 2017: A total 199632 candidates appeared in CAT

In CAT 2017, the total number of applicants is less but the number of test takers is greater as compared to last year. This year, the total number of applicants is 231,067 while last year the total applicants were 232,436. Though CAT 2017 has seen marginal decline in application number but number test takers has been increased by 3953. The comparative analysis of CAT 2017 vs 2016 in terms of applicants and test takers is given below.

CAT exam year
Test Takers
Increase/decrease in 2017
1369 (Decreased)
+ 3953 (Increased)


How is CAT Result 2017 calculated

While calculating CAT result the examination authority uses the process of normalization and marking scheme of the exam. Details related to CAT result calculation procedure are explained below.

CAT Marking Scheme: Based on the CAT 2017 marking scheme, the scores of candidates has been calculated as per the number correct and incorrect responses marked during the exam.

Sr. No.
Total Marks
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
Quantitative Ability
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

CAT Normalisation: As CAT 2017 was conducted in two sessions, two different sets of question booklet was provided to candidates in each session. In order to ensure fairness and equity in comparison of performances of the candidates across different CAT test sessions, the scores of the candidates is subjected to a process of Normalisation. This process adjust and scale differences of score distributions in different exam slots. After normalisation the scores has been further normalized across different sections – DLIR, VARC and QA. The scaled scores obtained by this process has been converted into CAT percentiles for the purpose of shortlisting for the selection process.

According to officials “For reporting purposes, Scaled Scores for each section (Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Section III: Quantitative Ability (QA)) and Total along with the Percentiles shall be published. The process of Normalization is an established practice for comparing candidate scores across multiple Forms and is similar to those being adopted in other large educational selection tests conducted in India, such as Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). For normalization across sections, we shall use the percentile equivalence.”

CAT Normalization Process based on GATE

CAT Scaled Score: Scaling of CAT scores is a systematic procedure which ensures fairness based on the performance of candidates in the exam. CAT is conducted in two slots and each test session has separate test papers with a different difficulty level. The question paper in one exam slot may be tough  compared to the other exam slot. In such cases, the scores of candidates may vary as per the exam difficulty level. Thus to ensure fairness among candidates and competency level the method of scaled score is adopted. Therefore, the examination authority publishes section wise scaled score and overall scaled score of candidates.

CAT Percentile Score: Percentile scores refer to test takers score compared to the scores of other test takers within a particular group and exam slot. CAT percentile represents the percentage of test takers below in the merit list as compared to your score. It is rank of candidates to the rank in relation to other candidates.

CAT Result 2017 - CAT Percentile Vs CAT Score

CAT percentile vs score signifies percentile corresponding to the score. The table below shows CAT Percentile Vs CAT Score of academic year 2016.

CAT Percentile
CAT Score
99.02 to 99.95
155.85 to 200.49
98.03 to 98.98
142.83 to 155.24
97.05 to 97.84
134.6 to 141.07
96.02 to 96.99
128.23 to 134.27
95.08 to 95.97
123.36 to 127.97


CAT Percentile Vs CAT Score of last three years:

The table below represents CAT Percentile vs CAT Score of last three years.

Test Takers: 195000
Test Takers: 179602
Test Takers: 167829
Obtained Score
Obtained Score
Obtained Score
Percentile it converted to
220.09 - 241.68
254.61 – 249.9
268.700 – 261.740
99.5 but less than 100
215.54 – 215.43

CAT 2017 Expected Cut off:

The expected CAT 2017 cut off score has been released by experts and coaching institutes. Candidates can check the table below to know the expected CAT cut off score 2017 of slot 1 and 2.

Career Launcher
IMS Learning
Bulls Eye
Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 1
Slot 2
 75 - 85
 75 - 85
 39 - 63
 30 - 80
 15 - 31
36-38 (raw score)


Required CAT 2017 Cutoff for IIM Interview Rounds

IIM Ahmedabad 80 75 70 60
IIM Bangalore 90 80 75 75
IIM Calcutta 90 85 70 70
IIM Lucknow for PGP programmes 90 82 70 65
IIM Kozhikode 90 80 65 65
IIM, Indore 90 80 60 50
IIM Visakhapatnam 85 75 60 50
IIM Bodh Gaya 80 55 50 30
IIM Ranchi  90 78 60 40
IIM Sambalpur 90 78 60 40


What after CAT Result 2017 is declared?

After declaration of CAT result 2017, participating institutes will release the list of shortlisted candidates for the next rounds of the selection procedure - Writing Ability Test, Group Discussion/Group Exercise/Case Study and Personal Interview. The admission authority of CAT participating institutes will shortlist only those candidates who  have the required cut off score and percentile. CAT 2017 cut off percentile will differ from institute to institute. Based on the candidate's performance in CAT 2017 and selection rounds candidates will be selected for admission to management programmes and colleges. Most of the IIMs and top B schools had announced their CAT cut off and admission criteria.

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 of CAT is 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 scorecard provides the candidate’s scores (sectional and total) and percentile (sectional and total).

Q. Will the CAT Result be sent via SMS?

Ans. The information related to declaration of CAT result 2017 has not  been intimated to candidates through SMS. 

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