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CAT 2014 Result- The Result of CAT 2014 has been declared on December 27, 2014 at around 5 in the evening. As confirmed by the CAT 2014 Convenor, Dr. Rohit Kapoor to Careers360, a total of 16 students have secured 100 percentile in their CAT 2014 Results. The CAT 2014 Result has been declared for about 1, 67,830 candidates, the actual number of CAT test takers.New : Candidates who wish to appear for CAT 2016 which will be conducted on November 29, 2016 (tentatively) can fill CAT 2016 Application form from first week of August.
Around 28,000 candidates skipped the exam on CAT 2014 2 day window, Sunday, November 16, 2014 and Saturday, November 22, 2014 in total 4 slots. You can check your CAT 2014 Result by clicking on the link below.
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CAT 2014 Result, which was announced on Dec 27 by the IIM , saw a preponement compared to past years' result schedule which was second week of January. The CAT 2014 result is now available on the official website of CAT for the students to check. The CAT 2014 Result declares the names of the candidates who are shortlisted for the next rounds of admisisons to Top IIM's and B-school.
Steps to check the CAT 2014 Result
Login with your CAT 2014 Registration Number and Password on CAT 2014 website
Click on the CAT 2014 Result tab
Download the CAT 2014 Score Card and take a print out
The normalized and scaled scores of the test takers along with the sectional and overall percentiles will be given on the CAT 2014 Result. According to the scoring process, each correct answer will bear 3 marks and for each wrong answer there will be negative marking scheme of 1 mark. No marks will be awarded or deducted for the unattempted questions.
Since no hard copy of your CAT 2014 Result will be sent to you, take a print out of the CAT 2014 Score Card.
Based on the CAT 2014 Result, the 19 IIMs will declare shortlist of candidates based on their admission criteria and CAT 2014 cutoff. The shortlisted candidates have to appear for Group Discussion/Written Ability Test and Personal Interview rounds. The 6 new IIMs, IIM Ranchi, Raipur, Rohtak, Trichy, Udaipur and Kashipur conduct a Common Admission Process (CAP). Last year, IIM Trichy conducted the CAP. The total number of seats offered by IIMs s 3,335. However, the total number of seats including the 6 new IIMs which are going to be functional from the 2015-17 batch and their admission criteria are yet to be declared.
The non-IIM B-schools accepting CAT scores also conduct GD, PI and or WAT rounds for the admission process.
The final selection result of IIMs and participating B-schools will be declared by April-May, 2015.
Last year, the test got shrouded in controversy after the declaration of the CAT 2013 result. Question arose over the scoring and normalization process when it was found out that 95,000 candidates obtained 0 or negative scores, as a result of which as candidates who attempted no questions were placed at around 55 percentile bracket. Owing to this, candidates dissatisfied with their scores filed Writ Petition which led the Indore High Court to send notice to all 13 IIMs, Ministry of HRD and CAT testing agency Prometric India Pvt. Ltd.
CAT is a computer based exam. It is a multiple choice objective type test with 100 questions from 2 sections, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning. Each question carries 3 marks and for each wrong answer, 1 mark is deducted. For no attempt, 0 marks will be awarded or deducted. Each section will have 50 questions. Unlike last year the sections would not be time bound and they can be switched.
CAT 2014 has been conducted by IIM Indore and TCS was the online testing partner for the first time after Prometric India played the role for the last 5 years.
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Ayush, CAT exam paper can be Categorised into 3 parts:
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
The Verbal Ability section and Reading Comprehension has 34 Questions, Data interpretation-Logical Reasoning section has 32 MCQ questions and Quantitative Ability has 34 MCQ questions totalling up to 100 questions. Each Question has 3 marks and a wrong answer takes away 1 mark.
Quantitative Aptitude covers almost 30% of the CAT question paper. QA can be categorised into Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Mathematics. Practise chapter by chapter and develop mental calculations. Like practise more of basic summation, subtraction, fractions and tables. Numbers, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportionality, Time-Distance, Time-Work, Mixtures, Averages, Partnership, Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory, Progression and Series, Line, Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygon, Circles, Ares, Volume, Height and Distance, Coordinate Geometry, Basic Trigonometry are few important topics.
In Verbal Ability session, command on your English, Grammar, Vocabulary, Understanding of the given paragraph are of more importance. Reading English NewsPaper will also help you in your preparation.
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning needs to be practised as much as possible. Comparison of data, Data Analysis, taking clues, interpreting missing data, coming to conclusions and making future projections will be covered under this Category. The questions here are interlinked and so if you get one formula correct, cracking the next few questions will be easy. So it's important to memorise and practise formulae. You should cover topics like Data tables, Data Charts, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Graphs, Data Comparison and Analysis.
IIMs shortlist candidates for the interview stage based on their own criteria, which may be independent of each other. The process may include Written Ability Test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interviews. Performance in the CAT examination is an important component in the admission process. IIMs may additionally use other factors such as the previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience, gender and academic diversity and other similar inputs in shortlisting and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process. The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs. Now based on your Category, to be shortlisted for an IIM, you should score atleast 85 and more percentile.
Now the IIMs part has been cleared, you need to decide one among MBA in India via CAT or go abroad for higher studies. You cannot be double minded on this. You know your strengths and capabilities and so this should be completely your call.
If you are planning to get your details corrected in the form of CAT 2019, then now you don't have any option as it is now too late. The exam is scheduled for 24th November, 2019 which is just a week away.
However, in the meantime you can ask on the helpline for any assistance if they can provide.
Hope this helps. Thank you.
Yes I'll enlist down some of the top institutes for MBA whose cutoffs are between 80 to 90 percentile.
Thank-you. Best wishes.
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