CAT Result 2017 – Indian Institute of Management Lucknow has announced the result of IIM CAT 2017 on 8 January 2018. The result ia available on the official website of CAT 2017, www.iimcat.ac.in. and the candidates can check the same by entering their login details. To check the CAT 2017 result, candidates need their CAT user id and password. The result furnishes the section wise & overall score and percentile obtained by candidates in all 3 sections. The CAT 2017 percentile and score will remain valid for a year only, till December 31, 2018. It must be noted that scorecard of CAT is available only in online mode and it will not be sent through email or post.
On the basis of CAT exam score, the management aspirants can take admission into various post graduate management courses offered by 20 IIMs and other 100+ B-schools of India. IIMs will shortlist eligible candidates for the further rounds of selection process based on their CAT 2017 percentile. The shortlist status of the candidates will be updated on the respective websites of the IIMs after the announcement of CAT 2017 exam result.
CAT 2017 was held on November 26, 2017. This computer-based test was conducted in two sessions on a single day. This year, almost 1,99, 632 candidates applied for the exam and around 1,95,679 candidates actually appeared for it.
CAT Result 2017
CAT 2017 result plays a very important role in the careers of the management aspirants. Based on this exam’s percentile, the IIMs admission criteria 2018-20 and the CAT 2017 cutoff, the candidates will be shortlisted for next level of selection. The criteria for shortlisting the candidates for further rounds of admission varies from IIM to IIM. The candidates who will be shortlisted will be intimated via official websites of the respective Institutes and will also be sent interview letter.
Important Dates related to CAT 2017 Result
CAT 2017 Exam Date
26 November 2017
Date of CAT 2017 Result announcement
8 January 2018
List of shortlisted candidates to be published by IIMs on their respective websites
Third week of January 2018
Steps to check CAT 2017 Result and Download Scorecard
For viewing and downloading the CAT 2017 scorecard, the candidates can follow the below guidelines –
- Visit official website of IIM-CAT on any internet-enabled computer system or click on the direct link provided here on this page. On the homepage of official website, click on “Scorecard for CAT 2017”
- After clicking, the candidates will be redirected to a page where they will be required to enter their login details, such as CAT 2017 User Id and Password.
- Fill in the login details correctly and click on the button “Login” for logging in and checking your CAT 2017 result.
- Upon successful login, search for the respective link to download the CAT result 2017 cum scorecard and click the same.
- On clicking, the result will be displayed on the screen and candidates must download the same.
- Open the downloaded CAT 2017 scorecard 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 time you take admission into one of the Management Institutes.
Details furnished on CAT 2017 Scorecard
CAT 2017 result card is an important document and it will contain important information related to the candidate concerned. The CAT exam result 2017 will furnish the following –
- The registration number/user id of the candidate concerned
- Name of the Candidates
- Category of the Candidate
- Candidate’s DOB with Gender
- Date and time of the CAT Exam
- Email ID and the contact detail of the candidate
- CAT Percentile of Section 1 (VARC)
- Scaled CAT 2017 score of Section 1 (VARC)
- CAT 2017 Percentile of section 2 (DI & LR)
- Scaled CAT 2017 Score of Section 2 (DI & LR)
- Scaled CAT Score of Section 3 (QA)
- Percentile of Section 3 (QA)
- Overall CAT 2017 Percentile
- Overall Scaled Score
CAT 2017 Result – Normalization of Score and Percentile
IIMs follow the “Percentile Equivalence” formula for normalizing the CAT score. A percentile, calculated based on CAT normalisation process that IIMs adopt, is a measure, which is used to indicate the value under which a given percentage of a test taker falls. Following the CAT 2017 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 CAT 2017 percentiles for the purposes of short-listing.
What after CAT 2017 Result Announcement?
Based on the CAT 2017 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 2017 Result
The selection process for an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) is an extremely rigorous process that requires quite a lot of preparation. The further selection rounds of IIMs and B-schools involve a written test and personal interview rounds. Each IIM will the send interview letters to the shortlisted candidates directly. To understand the process in a better way, let’s break the IIM selection process into 3 stages, which are as follow –
Stage 1 – Common Admission Test (CAT)
The first step is to write CAT (or even the GMAT for foreign nationals). The purpose of CAT exam is to sift out candidates for the final interview. The criteria for getting a call from IIM is discussed below and it varies from one IIM to other. The CAT 2017 cutoff percentile for each IIM is released and provided in its admission criteria document. Candidates obtaining equal to or more than this cutoff are only considered for shortlisting.
Stage 2 – Written Ability Test and Personal Interview
A written ability test is conducted for each of the shortlisted candidates. Thereafter, personal interview at the IIMs is usually taken by the 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 the candidate, their profile or something that relates to their academic background or them only.
In an IIM interview, the candidates should try putting their case forward as to what they can bring to the institute, how they can contribute to the learning process and how their experience makes them well equipped to pick up what will be taught.
Stage 3 – Conversion of IIM Call into Final Selection
Every institute has laid down certain criteria for selection, where CAT score, academic history and performance in interview etc. are taken into consideration. Based on the IIM admission criteria, points are awarded to the candidates based on their attributes and the candidates will high total score is finally selected.
CAT 2017 Result and Scoring Process
To get a high score in CAT 2017 result, candidates have to go through three sections that include Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR) and Quantitative Ability (QA). Each of the section contained 34, 32 and 34 questions respectively, thereby taking a total number of questions to 100. Each question contained 3 marks and there is negative marking too which is not applicable to non-MCQ type questions.
CAT Result – IIM CAT Cutoff Percentile
CAT 2016 Cutoff For IIMs
Here is the complete list of CAT 2016 Cutoff that CAT 2017 exam takers can take into consideration.
|IIM Ahmedabad Cut-off||80||60||75||70||70|
|IIM Bangalore Cut off||90||80||75||75||75|
|IIM Calcutta Cut off||80||75||65||60||65|
|IIM Kozhikode Cut off||90||80||65||55||55|
|IIM Lucknow Cut off||90||82||70||65||7|
|IIM Raipur Cut off||90||81||75||65||65|
|IIM Rohtak Cut off||85||75||60||60||60|
|IIM Trichy Cut off||90||81||75||65||65|
|IIM Udaipur Cut off||90||81||75||65||65|
CAT 2015 Cutoff
CAT 2015 result was declared on January 8, 2016, in the form of percentile, which is more commonly referred to as CAT Percentile.
CAT 2015 Percentile
|S. No.||Institute Name||Category||QA cut-off||DI & LR cut-off||VA & RC cut-off||Overall Cut-off||Actual Cut-off|
|NC – OBC||68||68||68||72||78.98|
|6||IIM Lucknow – PGP||General||85||85||85||90||90|
|OBC – NC||72||72||72||81||81|
|11||IIM Shillong||General & OBC||70||70||70||70|
|NC – OBC||70||70||75||80||80|
|13||IIM Jammu – PGP||General||75||75||75||80||80|
IIMs Seats and Fee Structure
Aspirants who are eying a seat in any of the prestigious B-schools after the CAT 2017 result can check the seats in IIMs and fee structure.
|IIM Name||Total Seats||Fee Structure|
|IIM Calcutta||462||INR 19 Lakhs|
|IIM Ahmedabad||385||INR 19.5 Lakhs|
|IIM Bangalore||382||INR 18.7 Lakhs|
|IIM Lucknow||419||INR 14 Lakhs|
|IIM Kozhikode||375||INR 13.75 Lakhs|
|IIM Indore||450||INR 13 Lakhs|
|IIM Shillong||120||INR 12.68 Lakhs|
|IIM Rohtak||120||INR 10.5 Lakhs|
|IIM Ranchi||120||INR 10.5 Lakhs|
|IIM Raipur||120||INR 10.26 Lakhs|
|IIM Trichy||102||INR 10 Lakhs|
|IIM Kashipur||90||INR 10.50 Lakhs|
|IIM Udaipur||120||INR 9.50 Lakhs+|
|IIM Nagpur||60||INR 10 Lakhs|
|IIM Visakhapatnam||60||INR 10.50 Lakhs|
|IIM Bodh Gaya||60||INR 11 Lakhs|
|IIM Amritsar||60||INR 9 Lakhs|
|IIM Sambalpur||140||INR 10 Lakhs|
|IIM Sirmaur||60||INR 9 Lakhs+|
|IIM Jammu||45||INR 10 Lakhs+|
CAT 2017 Results and Seat Reservation
Adhering to the government directive, 15 percent of the total seats in IIMs will be reserved for the SC, 27 percent for OBC under non-creamy layer, 7.5 percent for ST and 3 percent for the physically challenged candidates. To claim the benefits under a specific reserved category, candidates should have applied under the same category at the time of registration and need to show the relevant document at the time of registration.