CAT Percentile Predictor

CAT Percentile Predictor 2018 – Common Admission Test (CAT) 2018 is over on November 25, 2018. So, post CAT, candidates can check the expected percentile in the exam according to their performance. As the official CAT Answer Key is available, candidates can easily calculate the score and accuracy in the exam. CAT 2018 Percentile Predictor calculates the estimated percentile of a candidate on the basis of correct and incorrect questions attempted in the exam. Actual percentile may vary as IIM use the normalization process to calculate the final and sectional percentile. Also, scores of each section are normalized to get the raw scores. The process followed by IIM for normalization is similar to other National level exams like GATE. Check your CAT Percentile Predictor 2018 in the article below.

CAT Percentile Predictor 2018

The result for the CAT examination is expected to release in the second week of January 2019. On the same day, IIMs will start releasing the list of candidates shortlisted for the next round. Until then, check the CAT Percentile Predictor 2018 for the exam here.

How to Use CAT Percentile Predictor 2018?

Using the CAT Percentile Predictor 2018 is very simple. The number of questions attempted by students is shown after the exam is over. For the accuracy, candidates can take the approximate for meanwhile.

  • In the CAT Percentile Predictor 2018 above enter your name, email id, mobile number, and state.
  • Next, you will be able to see 3 sections – VI, DA and QA.
  • In those sections, you will have to enter the number of correct and incorrect answers that you can estimate using the CAT 2018 official answer key.
  • After entering the number of correct and incorrect answers, click on the “know expected percentile” button.
  • On clicking the button, the calculator will show your CAT 2018 expected percentile.

How IIMs Calculate the CAT 2018 Percentile?

The process to calculate the percentile is quite intensive. This year, there was a difference in the difficulty of the 2 slots. So, it is highly expected that the normalization process will take place.

Raw Score – In simple terms, the raw score is the marks calculated according to the marking scheme of the exam.

Normalization – It adjusts the raw scores according to accuracy, level of difficulty, marks allotment of questions in the exam etc.

Scaled Score – After the normalization process, the final scores are known as scaled scores which converts into the final percentile.

How percentile is calculated in CAT 2018?

Given 2000 students appeared for the exam and you score 99%ile.

So, you must have got the rank [(99*2000)/100] = 1980; meaning that there are 20 students which have scores more than you.

How Process of Normalization takes place in CAT 2018?

The actual process has not been revealed by IIMs. Still, let’s take an example slot 1 is difficult than slot 2. Even after the raw score calculation, average marks of slot 1 is 100 and slot 2 is 110. So, to normalize the marks to adjust the difficulty level, marks of the slot 1 students will be multiplied by 1.1 (110/100). So, a candidate getting 122 marks in slot 2 will have final scaled score 134.2.

Factors Affecting Normalization Process

There are some factors which might are considered in the normalization process.

  • Score of the top scorer
  • Percentile of top or lowest 10% students
  • Mean, Median, and standard of candidates’ marks
  • Section wise scores in each slot
  • Location
  • Score Distribution

Normally, the normalization process was quite criticized by students especially in CAT exam last year, when there was a major difference between candidates’ expected score and scales scores. Many students even demand to publish their actual scores of the exam. Though no response was given by IIM Lucknow for this demand of the candidates. Even one student in a tweet said he got 120 expected score according to answer key but his scaled score was 67. 

CAT 2018 Answer Key

The CAT 2018 official answer key is now available. IIM releases the official answer key for the exam so that students can crosscheck the answers. Even if there are any errors, then the key is open for objection. Using the answer key helps to get the more precise expected percentile in the exam. Though scores on the final result may vary after the normalization process.

The CAT 2018 Answer Key contains the right of all the questions. It releases only on the official website of CAT in the Student Login. The answer key PDF consists of a correct option against each question. In order to calculate the marks, candidates must know that there is an addition of 3 marks for each correct option. Importantly, there is a negative marking of 1 mark for each incorrect answer. There is no negative marking for wrong Non-MCQ type questions.

CAT 2018 Result

The result of the examination release in the first or second week of January. It consists of scaled & overall scores and percentile in the result. For the admission in IIMs, the institute will release the list of candidates who are selected for the next round 1. Students clearing the admission criteria laid by the IIMs will get the invitation to appear in the Personal Interview rounds. Thes selection is generally based on CAT scores, academic performance, work experience, gender diversity etc.

Apart from IIMs, candidates can use CAT 2018 scores to get admission in the CAT accepting institutes. For these institutes, you have to apply separately according to their admission process.

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To check the admission process of individual IIMs, click on the institute name below.

Ahmedabad Amritsar Bodh Gaya
Bangalore Calcutta Indore
Kashipur Kozhikode Lucknow
Nagpur Raipur Ranchi
Rohtak Sambalpur Sirmaur
Shillong Tiruchirappalli Udaipur

List Non-IIMs accepting CAT 2018 score are as follows:

1. SJMSOM, IIT Bombay
2. FMS, DU (Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi)
3. DMS, IIT Delhi
4. UBS Chandigarh
5. National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai
6. Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon
7. Other Top-B-Schools
8. Top 200 Management Institutes open for MBA Admission 2019

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