Common Admission Test (CAT) 2016 result will be declared online only and will consist of section wise scaled score and overall percentile. Candidates will be able to download their score card by logging in through their UserID and password.
Approximately 1.95 lakh candidates out of 2.4 lakh registered applicants appeared for the test. On the basis of CAT result, candidates will be shortlisted for selection procedures at 20 IIMs and other top B-schools in India.
CAT 2016 exam paper was tougher than last year but at the same time it was similar to the mock test uploaded on the official website, seems like IIM-B did a good deed besides setting a tougher paper. Students found VRC and QA moderately difficult, DI was considered the toughest of the lot. However, they are now crossing fingers for a good news. The difficulty level for both the slots of exam was similar and did a fair justice to all the candidates.
CAT Cut-off is expected to be low as compared to last few years following overall difficulty level of the exam. The cut off for old IIMs is expected to be 85+ percentile and for new ones added last year it is expected to be above 95+ percentile this year.
The overall percentile secured in CAT 2016 will be sent to each candidate via SMS by IIM Bangalore. The hard copy of the score card will not be sent or emailed, therefore, candidates will have to download the CAT Score Card and take out adequate number of print outs for the further rounds of admission process.
The validity of the CAT 2016 score will be till December 31, 2017.
Steps to Check CAT Result 2016
- Visit IIM official website , click on ‘Existing User’.
- Enter CAT 2016 User ID and password
- Click on ‘Login’ button. You will be redirected to your candidate’s account page.
- Click on Download Score card link and download your score card.
- Print, save, and preserve the score card till the admission process is complete.
The number of questions in these three sections VRC, QA and DI & LR were 34, 34 and 32 respectively summing up to total of 100. Each question carries three marks and for each wrong answer, there is negative marking of one mark. Negative marking scheme is not applicable for non-MCQ type questions.
What after CAT 2016 Result?
After the declaration of CAT 2016 result, shortlisted candidates will receive their interview letters for the next level of selection by IIMs on the basis of their cut offs.
IIMs additionally use the following parameters in short listing candidates at various stages of the selection process.
- Overall CAT Percentile
- CAT Sectional Cut off
- Overall CAT Score
- Candidates’ Academic Record
- Work Experience
The selection processes, past academic record cutoffs and weightages allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary from IIM to IIM. IIMs will most likely release the first list of shortlisted candidates in the last week of January 2017. Candidates’ CAT percentile/score and their profiles will be the criteria considered while preparing the first list of shortlisted candidates. The shortlisted will have to appear for the selection rounds of CAT 2016 including Written Ability Test (WAT) or Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. A group discussion is a round where a moderator shares a topic among a group of students, and the students have to either speak against the topic or in the favour of it. In a written ability test, students will be asked to write on a topic, and in a personal interview round, students will have a face to face interview with the school (IIM) panel. Performance in CAT 2016 stands at the top in the selection process.
Now, check out Cut off lists announced by each IIMs after declaration of CAT 2016 results.