CAT Results 2018: Date, scorecard and other details

CAT results 2018 are all set to be announced in the second week of January 2019. Although, IIM Calcutta, the exam conducting body, has not announced any particular date for CAT 2018 results, looking at previous years trends, the CAT results may be released on January 7, 2019.

CAT results and CAT scorecardswill be uploaded on the official website of IIMCAT, from where the CAT 2018 test takers can download their respective results. They test takers can view their CAT score and download the mark-sheet by using their CAT login IDs and passwords.

The IIM Calcutta conducted the CAT exam on November 25, 2018. About 2.9 lakh candidates appeared in CAT exam 2018. As per the experts and candidates, the difficulty level of CAT 2018 question paper was moderate to difficult. As always, Quant section was the toughest amongst all four.

This year, IIMCAT also released the CAT answer key which allowed the candidates to assess their performance. Now, they all are waiting for CAT results.
CAT Results 2018-Date, scorecard and other details

Important Dates Regarding CAT Results 2018

Events Dates
CAT 2018 ExamNovember 25, 2018 (Sunday)
CAT 2018 Answer Key November 30 -December 7, 2018
CAT results January 7, 2019 (Tentative)
IIM shortlist Fourth week of January 2019
Selection procedure February-March, 2019
Final selection April 2019

How to download CAT results 2018 and CAT scorecard

The CAT results 2018 will be available only on the official website of CAT. The candidates must download CAT exam results from the official website only.  Below mentioned at the steps to download CAT results:
  • OpenCAT 2018 official website in a new browser
  • Click on "CAT 2018 scorecard"
  • Enter your ID and password
  • Download your CAT scorecard

Details to check on CAT result cum scorecard

CAT 2018 result cum score card will have the following information:
  • CAT registration number/User Id
  • Candidate's name, category and gender
  • Date of birth
  • Date and time of examination
  • Candidate contact details and email id
  • Composite score
  • Section-wise score
  • Sectional percentile
  • Overall percentile

Important points regarding CAT results

  • Hardcopy of the CAT scorecard will not be issued.
  • Digital copy of the CAT scorecard is not considered valid.
  • The CAT 2018 scorecard will be available for download till December 31, 2019.
  • The candidates will also be intimated about CAT results 2018 via SMS.

How to Calculate CAT Result 2018?

Calculation of CAT score is a bit different from other MBA entrance exams. In the CAT exam, 3 marks are awarded for every correct answer and 1 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer. For non-MCQs, there is no deduction of marks. Total marks of a candidate is called raw CAT scores. This raw CAT score is further used to arrive CAT scaled score through CAT normalization process. This CAT scaled score is converted into CAT percentile.

What is CAT percentile?

CAT percentile can be defined as the relative score of a CAT candidate which ranks him or her above other candidates. In simple words, CAT percentile is a measure of ranking candidates on the basis their CAT scores.

Suppose, 1000 people take CAT and you bag the top rank. It means that 999 candidates scored less than you. Thus your CAT percentile will be 999/1000*100= 99.9.

What after CAT results?

Post the declaration of CAT 2018 results, candidates will be invited for Written Ability Test-Group Discussion-Personal Interview (WAT-GD-PI) rounds by various IIMs and other top B-Schools on the basis of minimum cut off percentile. Minimum CAT percentile cut off will be different for different category students.

The selected candidates will have to participate in the WAT-GD-PI rounds in person following which final selection will be done. For final selection, each candidate’s CAT 2018 score, WAT-GD-PI performance, academic history, work experience and diversity will be taken into consideration. 

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