CAT 2018 Result Released; Here Are the Details

Educationby Ariana Smith19 January 2019

CAT Result

CAT Result 2018 has been made public on the authorized website previous to the allocated time. On the word of a previous notice, the result was scheduled to be released at 1:00 pm on January 5. However, the result has been announced in advance and candidates who appeared for the examination are now able to download their respective scorecards from the official website currently.

CAT 2018 exam was held in computer-based mode on November 25, 2018. The exam held in two sessions. As stated by the upcoming reports, 11 students have managed to score 100 percentile in the CAT 2018 exam and 21 students have scored 99.99 percentile. As said by The Hindu, all 100 percentile scorers are from the technical backdrop.

According to a notice on the CAT Result, the protestations acknowledged in opposition to the questions in CAT 2018 were cautiously scrutinized by the specialist boards. Those aspirants who had raised oppositions will be given individual rejoinders to their particular protests by the use of their recorded email ID. The answer key remains unaffected subsequent to the cautious assessment of the different doubts that had been acknowledged and inspected by the specialist boards.

CAT Result 2018: How to Check Your Result:

In order to check the result of CAT 2018, the applicants are required to follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Go to the official website of CAT 2018:

Step 2: Click on the Login tab

Step 3: Enter the necessary information

Step 4: Click on the submit button and view your scorecard

Step 5: As the message pops up as “Click here to download the Score Card for CAT 2018”, click on “here”.

Subsequent to logging in, you are required to download your scorecard for the reason that it will be essential at the time of applying to the management institutes for the selection rounds. Generally, the link to download the scorecard is kept active for approximately one year and is removed after that. It is to be remembered that the scorecard can only be downloaded until December 31, 2019.

The CAT 2018 scorecard will include the following information:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Address
  • Email id
  • The photo that was taken on the test day
  • Uploaded photo
  • CAT registration number
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Category
  • PWD status
  • Date and time of the exam
  • Section-wise scaled scores
  • Section-wise percentiles
  • Total score
  • Overall percentile score
  • Instructions

Percentile score is the decisive factor which will be utilized by business schools to pick up aspirants. With the exception of the general percentile score, an applicant will require to accomplish sectional percentile score prerequisite for the purpose of making it to the selection as well. Candidates are required to check the official websites of the renowned B-schools and IIMs to get informed about the admission details.

CAT Result 2018: How to Understand the Percentile Scores:

In an order to analyze the exam performance and to make an idea of the probable percentile score at the end of the exam, every CAT aspirant is required to understand the process of the calculation of the percentile scores. Following are the details:

Marks scored= (number of MCQs answered correctly) – (number of MCQs answered incorrectly) + (number of non-MCQs answered correctly)

For the purpose of ensuring that each candidate is provided with the fair scoring system, the raw scores are normalized and for this procedure, the general normalization formula is followed in CAT as in the GATE exam. The two steps of the normalization process of CAT result are:

  • Normalization across Slot 1 and 2
  • Normalization across sections

After this normalization, the scaled scores are converted to the percentile scores that determine the candidates’ positions on the ranking list. The percentile score is calculated in the following way:

CAT percentile= (number of candidates who scored equal to or lower than your marks÷ total number candidates appeared in the exam) ´ 100

CAT Result 2018: Cutoff:

There is no general cut-off in the CAT 2018 result. The level of marks is set by the IIMs and the B-Schools in order to provide admission to the aspirants. That is why it can be said that no particular level of the score can be predicted to be a guarantee of getting admitted to your favourite B-school as the cut-off will get changed according to the number of candidates appeared for the exam and the standard of competition.

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Ariana Smith is a freelancer content writer and enthusiastic blogger. She is a regular contributor at The Daily Notes.

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