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CAT 2015 Results announced by IIM-A has revealed that about 9000 candidates have either scored zero or negative marks in the coveted MBA entrance exam. This year, a total of 1,79,602 candidates had appeared for the exam out of 2,18,664 applicants. The CAT 2015 Results were announced via text SMS to the mobile number of registered candidates on January 8.
Latest: Check here for CAT 2016 Results: 56000 candidates score less than zeroAccording to the number of test takers shared by IIM Ahmedabad, which conducted CAT on behalf of all IIMs this year, the detailed score cards carry more details on sectional scores of all candidates.
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. One of such candidates shared her text message with Careers360. “Dear Candidate, your percentile for CAT 2015 for application number 50003013 is 5.01,” read the SMS text received by the candidate.
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.
Though the number of candidates scoring zero or negative marks has reduced significantly over the years, experts suggest that 9000 candidates scoring in negative is still a worrying signal for IIMs and CAT exam pattern.
In the year 2013, a total of 1.74 lakh candidates had appeared for CAT 2013. The CAT 2013 Results, however, showed that 95000 of those appearing for CAT either scored zero marks or obtained overall negative marks.
On the basis of the CAT 2015 Result, all 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. 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.
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As per the details provided, you have decent academic record and its really good that you have 2 years of work experience. It'll give you an edge in selection process. Also, if you belong to general category, then to get a call from IIM A,B,C you should focus on getting a minimum of 98 percentile in cat.
All the best
Prepare for the syllabus according to the weight age of each section. Give mock tests and improve upon your timing skills. if you join a coaching class it would be good as you will get a clearer idea.
CAT is commencing on 25th November in 2020. So it does not need to get postponed/cancel due to corona virus. The situation should get better till November. So, we can't argue why CAT is conducting.
Please elaborate your query and provide more details so that we can help you better!!
Hello Abhishek !
Yes ,you can apply at JK Lakhmipat University if you have not given CAT , because as per their eligibility criteria for getting admission their the candidates must have appeared in
or any other national level entrance test.
In case the candidate has not appeared for any of the mentioned tests, they will have to appear in the JKLU Management Entrance Test (MET) to qualify for the programme.
So, you can apply there by appearing in their Entrance test.
Hope it helps !
Hello aspirant, hope you are doing well!
CAT ( Common admission test) is a very reputed entrance exam conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) for admissions into various colleges for MBA. The duration of the exam is 3 hours for all the categories and 4 hours for the PwD category. The sectional duration for each section is 60 minutes each whereas it is 80 minutes for the candidates of the PwD category.
The total number of questions asked in the entrance exam are 100. It is a computer based examination.
Candidates lose 1 mark for each incorrect answer and gain 3 marks for every correct answer. No marks are deducted for the questions which the candidate didn't attempt.
The examination consists of 3 sections namely - Quantitative ability , Data interpretation & logical reasoning and Verbal ability and reading comprehension. These sections consists of 34,32 and 34 questions each respectively.
The candidates are not allowed to switch between the sections. He/she can move to the next section only after attempting the previous section which he/she was completing. Though, the candidates are allowed to switch between questions within the same section.
These were some of the main points to be kept in mind for the CAT exam.
Further you can go through this link to know everything about CAT exam.
Hope it helps! All the very best for your future endeavours!
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