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CAT 2018 Result: Download Score Card at iimcat.ac.in

Last Updated: Jun 29, 2018 @ 12:25 pm

IIM Calcutta is organizing CAT 2018 and it is expected that the result will be announced at iimcat.ac.in in the first week of January-2019. CAT Result is announced in the form of online score card that can be accessed from official site using User ID and Password.

May 09: CAT 2018 Official Date released, exam to be held on November 25. Click Here

CAT Score Card will not be sent via mail or courier to candidates’ registered email address and address. However, candidates will intimated about the declaration of result via SMS on their registered mobile no. IIM Lucknow announced the result for CAT 2017 on January 08, 2018.

Professor Sumanta Basu from IIM Calcutta will be the convener for CAT 2018. Although the official notification is expected to be released in the month of July-August, the official date for CAT in November 25.



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Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national level entrance exam conducted every year by Indian Institute of Managements (IIMs), held on a rotational basis for admission to MBA/PGDM and other PG programs. A total of 20 IIMs and over 100+ top B-Schools of the nation will be accepting CAT score.

CAT 2018 Score Card

CAT 2018 Result Highlights

The key highlights for CAT Result is mentioned in the table below:

CAT 2018 Result First week of January-2019
CAT Scorecard validity 1 year
Results will be declared at https://iimcat.ac.in/
Minimum Eligibility for Selection CAT Score as per CAT Cut off
 Results will display Scaled score; percentile score

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Steps for Checking CAT 2018 Result

  • Visit the official website of CAT, iimcat.ac.in
  • Click on ‘Score Card for CAT 2018′ on the home page

CAT 2018 Score Card

  • Enter user ID and password and click on submit
  • Access your scorecard and take printouts for same as future reference.

Details Mentioned on CAT Scorecard

Candidates should carefully check all the details in the score card before downloading it. CAT Score Card will comprise of the following details:

  • Personal Details: The Personal Details include the following information:
  1. Name of the candidate
  2. Gender
  3. Date of Birth
  • Candidate’s Contact Details: This includes a candidate’s postal address and their email id provided during CAT Registration.
  • Category Details: Category details include information if the candidate is from General, NC-OBC, or SC/ST category. CAT scorecard also shows a candidate’s PWD/DA status.
  • Test Details: The score card will include CAT 2018 Registration number/Login id, test date and slot.
  • Scaled score: CAT Exam is conducted in multiple slots which may have question paper on different difficulty level. In order to ensure fairness the scores of all the candidates are scaled.
  1. Section-wise score
  2. Composite score
  • Percentile score: It is relative marks obtained by the candidate.

Calculated by: Percentile score= Number of candidates who scored less than your score total number of candidate ×100

  1. Sectional percentile
  2. Overall percentile

Section wise score includes:  Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Section III: Quantitative Ability (QA)

CAT 2018 Result

CAT Score Normalization

The scores in CAT are normalized by authorities to allow candidates across different sessions with varying difficulty levels on the same parameters. CAT score normalization process formula is as follows:
Normalized mark (Mijn) of jth candidate in i th slot, is given by

Mijn=Mgt-MgqMti-Miq(Mij-Miq)+Mgq

where,
Mij is the actual marks obtained by the jth candidate in the ith slot,
Mgtis the average marks of the top 0.1% % candidates in all slots,
Mgqis the sum of mean and standard deviation of marks of all candidates in all slots,
Mtiis the average of marks of top 0.1 % candidates in the ith slot,
Miq is the sum of mean and standard deviation of marks of all candidates in the ith slot.

CAT 2018 Answer Key

In a surprising move, IIMs have started publishing CAT Answer Key from year 2017 onward. The answer key is published along with the question paper and the correct answer is printed in Green.

Candidates are also allowed to file an objection in case they are not satisfied with any key. For any objection, candidates also need to pay an additional fee of INR 1000. IIM Calcutta is expected to release CAT 2018 Answer Key in the first week of December – 2018.

Steps to Download CAT Answer Key

Candidates can follow the steps below to download the answer key:

  • Visit the official website of CAT 2018, iimcat.ac.in
  • Enter CAT Login Credentials – Registration ID and Password
  • Select either Shift1/ Shift2 Question Paper
  • Answer key can be downloaded in PDF form or can be viewed in the website only
  • Correct Responses are marked with Green prefixed with a tick mark, whereas incorrect responses are marked in red and prefixed with ‘x’ symbol

CAT 2018 Cut Off

CAT Cut Off Percentile determines whether the candidate is eligible to sit for next round of selection for a specific institute. Each IIM have set their own eligibility criteria which could include academic cut off and other relative weightage. The cut off marks in turn also depend on several factors:

  1. Number of students
  2. Seat availability
  3. Difficulty level, etc.

The Cut off marks are published separately for various categories like ST/NC-OBC and DA/PWD. Candidates can check below the CAT 2017 Cutoff Percentile for admission to various postgraduate management programs by IIMs.

College Course General
IIM, Ahemdabad Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM] 80
IIM, Banglore Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM] 90
IIMC, Kolkata Post Graduate Diploma in Economics 90
IIMC, Kolkata Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics [PGDBA] 90
IIMC, Kolkata Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management 90
IIMC, Kolkata Post Graduate Diploma in Finance 90
IIMC, Kolkata Post Graduate Diploma in Operations and Information Technology 90
IIM, Lucknow Post Graduate Programme in Agri-Business Management [PGP-ABM] 90
IIM, Lucknow Post Graduate Programme in Sustainable Management 90
IIM-BG, Bodhgaya Post Graduate Program in Management (Finance) 90
IIM-BG, Bodhgaya Post Graduate Programme in Marketing 90
IIM-BG, Bodhgaya Post Graduate Programme in Human Resources [PGP-HR] 90
IIM, Raipur Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM] 90
IIM, Raipur Post Graduate Program in Management (Finance) 90
IIM, Raipur Post Graduate Programme in Marketing 90
IIM, Raipur Post Graduate Programme in Human Resources [PGP-HR] 90
IIM, Kozikode Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM] 90
IIM, Indore Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM] (Communication Studies) 90
IIM, Trichy Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM] 90
IIMU, Udaipur Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM] 90
IIMV, Vizag Post Graduate Program in Operations Management [PGP-OM] 90
IIMV, Vizag Post Graduate Program in Management (Information Technology) 90
IIMV, Vizag Post Graduate Progamme in Public Management and Policy [PGP – PM] 90
IIMV, Vizag Post Graduate Programme in Strategic Management 90
IIMV, Vizag Post Graduate Programme in Quantitative Methods & Operations Management 90
IIMV, Vizag Post Graduate Programme in Economics 90
IIMV, Vizag Post Graduate Program in Management (Finance) 90
IIMV, Vizag Post Graduate Programme in Marketing 90
IIM, Shillong Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM] 75
IIM, Shillong Post Graduate Programme in Marketing 75
IIM, Shillong Post Graduate Programme in Human Resources [PGP-HR] 75
IIM, Ranchi Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management [PGDHRM] 90
IIM, Ranchi Post Graduate Diploma in Economics 90
IIM, Ranchi Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Marketing) 90
IIM, Ranchi Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Operation) 90
IIM, Ranchi Post Graduate Diploma in Management [PGDM] (Finance and Accounting Management) 90
IIM, Ranchi Post Graduate Diploma in Management [PGDM] (Human Resource Management & Organizational Behavior) 90
IIM, Kashipur Post Graduate Program in Operations Management [PGP-OM] 90
IIM, Kashipur Master of Business Administration [MBA] 90
IIM, Kashipur Post Graduate Program in Management (Finance) 90
IIM, Kashipur Post Graduate Programme in Marketing 90
IIM, Kashipur Post Graduate Programme in Human Resources [PGP-HR] 90
IIM, Nagpur Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM] 90
IIM, Sirmaur Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM] 90
IIM, Jammu Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM] 80
IIM, Sambalpur Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM] 90
IIM, Amritsar Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM] 90

Admission Process for IIMs and Other Top B-Schools

  • There is no uniform admission process for IIMs and Non-IIMs after qualifying in CAT. Here are some of the key highlights of CAT Admission Process:
  • CAT Scores are allowed to be used by the listed non-IIM member institutions. List of non-IIM member institutions that have registered to avail the CAT scores is provided on the official website of CAT.
  • All the IIMs follow their own selection procedure
  • Candidates’ Selection Procedure involves Group Discussion/Written Ability Test and Personal Interview round.
  • Short listing of candidates is done based on CAT score, academic performance, work experience, GD/PI performance.

Verification of Documents

Documents are verified at the time of IIM selection process. The short listed candidates must produce the following original documents guidelines:

  1. Degree Certificates/Mark-sheets
  2. Caste Certificate
  3. PwD Certificate
  4. Passing Certificate of Final Year of Graduation/Qualifying Examination

CAT 2018 Reservation

Like all the major entrance exams, seats are reserved for different categories. The seat reservation is stipulated as per the policy governed by the Government of India.

Category Seats Reserved
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5%
Other Backward Classes – Non-creamy layer (NC-OBC) 27%
Persons with Disability(PwD)/Differently Abled (DA) 3%

CAT Result Trends

The important trends from CAT Result for previous three years are tabulated below.

Year No. of candidates appeared Scores obtained Conversion into percentile
2014 1,67,829 268.700 – 261.740 100
245.92 99.97
227.65 99.87
178.02 98.07
2015 1,79,602 254.61 – 249.9 100
242.33 99.99
235.33 99.98
215.54 – 215.43 99.89
180.02 99
2016 1,95,000 155.56 99
151 98.6
141 97.8
126.96 95.79

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