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CAT 2015 Result – The result of CAT 2015 has been declared by IIM-Ahmedabad officials on January 8, 2016. The CAT 2015 Results have been communicated via text message to the registered contact numbers of the candidates, IIM-A Officials told Careers360. The CAT 2015 official log-in page was not enabled earlier but now has been enabled and the candidates can check and download their CAT 2015 score card. Earlier, students were able to check only their CAT 2015 percentile which was notified via message to their registered numbers. The CAT 2015 exam was held on Sunday, November 29, 2015. IIM Ahmedabad had conducted the test this year.
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The score card of CAT 2015 has now been released and the candidates can check their composite score, sectional and overall percentile. The CAT 2015 official results data available with Careers360 suggests that candidates who left their answer sheet blank came out with an overall 5.01 percentile. This means that any candidate with less than 5 percentile would have scored zero or negative scores. Statistically, with a total of 1,79,602 candidates taking the coveted exam this year, the number of candidates below 5 percentile is a little less than 9000.
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The 3 sections, Quantitative Ability, Verbal and Reading Comprehension and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning carried equal marks. According to the marking scheme, each question carried 3 marks and for each wrong answer, there was a negative marking of 1 mark. The non-MCQ type questions did not bear the negative marking scheme. The exam pattern had undergone massive changes this year.
The process to check the CAT 2015 Result or download CAT 2015 Score Card is given below:
Log-in to your account in the CAT 2015 website
Click on the CAT 2015 Result and enter your User-id along with your password
Click on the tab- Candidate Score Card and download your CAT 2015 Score card
Candidates can download CAT 2015 Result and Score Card below and by clicking here
Since no hard copy of the score card will be sent, you have to take the print out of your CAT 2015 Result and preserve it till your admission process is complete.
CAT 2015 Score Card looks like this:
On the basis of the CAT 2015 Result, the 19 IIMs will announce the shortlist of candidates based on their admission criteria and CAT 2015 cutoff. The shortlisted candidates have to appear for Written Ability Test and Personal Interview rounds. The new IIMs conduct a Common Admission Process consisting of Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds.
Soon after the results will be declared, the important thing for the candidates will be CAT 2015 Cutoff. Cutoff refers to the minimum score or percentile which a candidate must secure to get shortlisted by the participating institute for the next rounds of the selection process. While the top B-schools will have a higher range of CAT 2015 cutoffs, 90+ percentile, the mid rung B-schools’ cutoffs range from 75 to 80 percentile and that of the lower rung B-schools is around 50 percentiles.
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This year, 1,79,602 candidates appeared for the exam out of 2,18,664 applicants. Around 62% of the test takers were from the engineering background. The following infogram brings to you the number of total applications and the actual number of test takers over the years.
Last year, 1,67,830 candidates had taken CAT out of 1,96,000 registrations. A total number of 16 candidates secured 100 percentile. Among the 16 toppers, 1 was a female candidate, Neha Manglik who happened to be the only girl to secure 100 percentile since 2009.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is the online testing partner of CAT 2015.
Normalization and Shortlisting at IIMs:
According to the normalization process announced by IIM-A officials, the scores of CAT 2015 results have been adjusted for location and scale differences of score distributions across different test forms. Besides normalization across different forms, the result prepared for CAT 2015 has been further normalized across different sections and the scaled scores obtained by this process have been converted into percentiles. The same percentile will be used as final results for shortlisting by IIMs and other top B-schools accepting Cat scores in India, IIM officials said.
IIM selection process:
After CAT 2015 results, separate shortlist will be announced by different IIMs for next stage of selection process which will include GD-PI and WAT depending on the selection criteria of different B-schools. “Each IIM will send interview letters to the short-listed candidates directly. The criteria for short-listing vary from IIM to IIM,” officials said.
While the scores of CAT 2015 is given due weightage, different IIMs also use academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience, and other similar inputs in short listing and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process. Click here for details on IIM selection criteria and weight-age to different component in selection process
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With your profile you might not be able to get any top IIM or baby IIMs. You can expect a call in the baby IIMs like Amritsar, etc @99+ but converting the call will be very difficult.
Moreover, if you are an engineer, you might not get that as well. I suggest you should focus on other exams like IIFT which are the Institute of Foreign Trade and are very good colleges have campus in Delhi and Kolkata. They did not give any weightage to past academic performance and give call only on the basis of exam performance and admission on the performance in interview.
Hope this helps. Thank you.
Some B-schools consider your academics but still Yes you can get into top b-schools, provided you have a decent percentile in the common admissions test(CAT) too a cat percentile of 98+ for mediocre IIMs and 99+ for the top ones. But you can absolutely forget IIMs- Ahmedabad , Bangalore,v Calcutta,Indore as they focus on acads and you have a very average profile as of now but still there are lots of other factors which govern whether you'll be gettin a call from the top IIMs or not like which company did you work for, if the company is one in which the selection rate is less or the selection criteria is hard, which college you did your undergraduate degree from, which course did you pursue, many other factors which play a role.
Please focus on your undergraduation marks too and do a lot of Internships to improve your profile and hence increase the chances of getting a call.
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As you have not mentioned an hence i am attaching a link of our Article which will give you the information about each and every IIT's. and NIT's.
Yes, absolutely. You have good academic scores apart from your graduation score. You can get call from some of the top colleges/universities like FMS, IIM Calcutta, Kozhikode, Shillong and other cap IIMs. Older IIMs are still a bit dicey in the matter and all the admissions will be mainly based on your CAT score. Given you are a Btech student then you should target a score of 99+ percentile to get a call from these B-school.
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