150+ needed for 99 percentile, reveals Careers360 CAT Result Predictor
Updated on Dec 22, 2015 - 4:20 p.m. IST by Ashish Jha
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How much CAT score do you need to get 99 percentile in the most coveted MBA entrance exam? What could be your percentile range basis your expected CAT scores? Which B-schools may call you for GD-PI and WAT round post your CAT results? Careers360 CAT Result Predictor brings you your expected percentile range depending on your CAT performance.

What is your percentile?

Careers360 CAT percentile Predictor reveals that a score of 150+ is expected to put you among CAT toppers in the range of 99-100 percentilers. This may also bring you a call from top IIMs and other top B-schools in India.

Careers360 prediction of CAT percentile range is based on the expected CAT scores of 22,624 CAT-takers, who used the Careers360 result predictor tool to predict their percentile as on December 15, 2015. Last year’s CAT percentile range has also been taken into consideration to rationalize the findings.


According to this prediction, those candidates scoring126-150, are expected to get a percentile of 95-99. The candidates in this range are expected to get a call from most of the new IIMs and many prestigious B-schools. Further, candidates scoring in the range of 111-125, can expect a percentile of 90+, thus making them eligible for next round of admission process at many top B-schools in India.

The table brings you Careers360 percentile prediction based on your expected scores:


Quantitative Ability(Score)

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning(Score)

Verbal Ability And Reading Comprehension (Score)

Overall (Score)































Scoring pattern reflects easy VA-RC; Tough DI-LR


The scoring pattern of the CAT 2015 takers also suggests that Verbal Ability was the easiest section. Most of the candidates scored highest in this section. The toughest of the three sections was Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning.

The scoring pattern also reflect that majority of the candidates expect almost a double score in DI-LR section than that of their VA-RC score.

As per the expected scores of the users of CAT result predictor, Quantitative Ability was of moderate difficulty level where majority of the candidates expect good scoring.


Also Read:

CAT 2015: 79 % of 22,600 CAT-takers using result predictor say CAT difficulty level was ‘moderate’


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My cat score is 90.83. Colleges that I can apply for?

Manisha Gupta Expert 28th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

As a general Category the chances are very less to get a call from IIMs. The other colleges you can apply in colleges-

DMS, IISc Bangalore

K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

TAPMI, Manipal

Goa Institute of Management

Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, New Delhi

But CAT marks are not the only parameter involved in the selection procedure. After CAT exam every college in which you apply prepares a merit list to call students for next round of interview based on your aggregate score which comprises of many parameters such as CAT marks, 10th, 12th and graduation percentage, work experience etc. whose weight age varies for all different colleges. After the round of interview again a merit list is prepared which includes marks of your interview, GD and WSAT which along with CAT marks generally have the highest weightage.

You can also use CAT Pathfinder tool given below to know your other admission possibilities.


Good Luck!


Hi Team Careers360, my cat 19 score is 95.49. I am fresher, nonengineer, male general. Can i expect a call from IIMs CAP? if not what are the other alternatives?

Sampriti Student Expert 28th Jan, 2020
You have a pretty good CAT percentile and considering the fact that you are a fresher you can expect a call from the new IIMs. The new IIMs are yet to declare their shortlist and the newest IIMs will release their list on their respective websites soon whereas IIM Bodhgaya has already declared their list. Depending on your academic background you'll receive a call from the newer IIMs now.

The selection process will take place with the new IIMs in the CAP round.

Good Luck

i scored 86 percentile in jee main 2020(7 jan ,2 shift) can u tell that can i get any govt engineering college in india me from general cat?

Raj Aryan Sharma 28th Jan, 2020

Hi Ayushi.

The official cutoff of JEE Mains will be released long with the final results after the April Mains. The NTA will announce category wise cutoffs then. But you can still check your estimated rank using the formula (100-your total percentile)*869010/100. So with this percentile, you estimated All India rank is around 1,21,000. Now, if the number of candidates giving the exam in April increase, you rank will go higher up.

Well, yes with that percentile, you might be able to get some GFTIs like (Mentioning refering to Other State quota) -

  • Agricultural Engineering in Assam University, Silchar .
  • You can get other GFTIs given they are in your Home State.

You can refer to the following link - https://engineering.careers360.com/articles/jee-main-cutoff-for-top-gftis

Also, to predict your college, you can use this college predictor-


All the best!


could you please tell me the best authour for cat preparation???

Kanupriya Gupta 28th Jan, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

Preparing for CAT is a step towards fulfilling your dream of an MBA, so how you choose to prepare becomes the deciding factor of your exam. It is not an easy exam because of being one of the most competitive exams in the country. So here are some basic steps to prepare and ace it!

Know the exam pattern and syllabus in detail : The duration of the exam is 3 hours and you will roughly have an hour to complete each section. This will be a computer-based test with a total number of 100. Each correct answer will secure 3 marks and there will a negative marking of 1 mark for every wrong answer. There are three sections: Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR). Out of this DILR will have 32 questions and the other two sections, i.e., QA and VARC will have 34 questions. There will be 7-10 non MCQ type questions in each section.

The syllabus is-

DILR- Bar Graphs, Caselets, Column Graphs, Tables, Blood Relations, Calendars, Cubes, Clocks, Number and Letter Series, Binary Logic, Seating Arrangement, Line Charts, Venn Diagrams, Pie Chart, Combination of two or more types linked to each other, Syllogism etc.

QA- Trigonometry, Arithmetic, Higher Maths, Mensuration, Algebra, Geometry, etc.

VARC- English Usage or Grammar, Jumbled Paragraph, Close Passage, Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Synonyms Antonyms, Verbal Reasoning, Facts-Inferences-Judgements etc.

Choose your study material wisely : To prepare for CAT, here are some books you can consider.

  • NCERT books from class 6th to 10th
  • Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Nishit Saxena
  • Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT by Sarvesh Sharma
  • How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha
  • High School Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension For The CAT by Nishit Sinha
  • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT by Nishit Sinha
  • A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
  • How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma

Other than this, solve question papers . Find one of the question banks here:


This will help you analyse your progress so far and what are your strengths and weaknesses and aid your course of preparation.

Be sincere, confident and dedicate your time religiously to the discourse of preparation. Be with people who motivate you to move forward in this discourse and use the internet for guidance from time to time.

Hope this helps. All the best!


Hi All, I want to apply for IIMs and I have a query regarding EWS certificate. I had applied for EWS but I got it in my regional format (marathi). The college I am applying is not accepting this format. And I am confused of how to apply the format that they want. Does that format has any name ? TIA

Akram Khan 28th Jan, 2020


Many institution give the format of the document required in their information brochure or at the official site. So visit the official site of CAT exam. There in the certificate section you will find the format of all the certificate required.

From there download the  EWS certificate. And after proper attestation submit it.

Hope it helps.

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