CAT 2017 Cutoff by IMS Learning

CAT 2017 Cutoff by IMS Learning - One of the noted coaching institutes, IMS Learning, has released the expected CAT cutoff 2017 for the test takers to estimate their chances of admission in one of the top B-schools in India. The cut off for CAT 2017, which has held on November 26, 2017, will be announced by top B-schools accepting CAT scores after the declaration of result. Careers360 brings to you the CAT 2017 Cutoff by IMS Learning experts. CAT 2017 was held in a window of one day in forenoon and afternoon sessions.

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Although some of the IIMs have announced their CAT cutoff and admission criteria, the actual cutoff often varies based on factors determining CAT cutoff. The CAT cutoff 2017 by IMS Learning experts would be based on those factors, on the basis of which candidates would be able to analyse their admission options even before the declaration of result. The factors which will determine the CAT 2017 cutoff are as follows:

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  • Difficulty level of CAT 2017
  • Number of test takers
  • Number of seats

The difficulty level of CAT 2017 is moderate. DI & LR was the toughest section and QA was the easiest section. IIMs maintain the parity between question types and difficulty levels in both forenoon and afternoon slots in order to maintain CAT normalization process. The exam pattern of CAT 2017 has remained same as last year. The total marks is 300 (3 marks for each question). For each wrong answer, there will be one-third negative marking. However, there is no negative marking scheme involved for the non-MCQs or TITA questions. Take a look at the detailed exam pattern of CAT 2017 below.

 

CAT 2017 Exam Pattern

S. No.

Section

Number of Questions

Duration in minutes

1

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

34

60

2

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

32

60

3

Quantitative Ability

34

60

Total

100

180

CAT 2017 Cutoff by IMS

 

Now we bring to you CAT 2017 expected cutoff by IMS Learning, where the expert shares the approximate number of attempts to secure 90+ percentile. 

 

CAT Expected Cutoff

Percentile

VA-RC

DI-LR

QA

90

26-28

11-14

24-26

Sectional & Overall attempts at 85% accuracy required to achieve different percentiles.

 

Following table carries this year's CAT 2017 cutoff as has been expected by IMS Learning experts for both slots.

 

CAT Expected Cutoff by IMS Learning - Sectional and Overall

Percentiles

Slot 1

Slot 2

VA-RC

DI-LR

QA

Overall

VA-RC

DI-LR

QA

Overall

75

30

12

25

65

30

18

24

70

80

36

19

30

80

36

25

29

85

85

45

26

38

95

45

30

36

105

90

50

33

44

110

50

38

42

120

95

60

35

50

130

60

40

48

140

99

73

42

65

150

73

46

63

160

99.5

80

48

75

175

80

53

72

185

Usually, the CAT cutoff for top B-schools exceeds 90 percentile as they look for candidates with higher competency. But for tier 2 and tier 3 B-schools, the CAT Cutoff ranges from 70-80 and around 50-60 percentile respectively.

 

CAT 2017 scores will be accepted by 20 IIMs and over 100 B-schools across India. The result of CAT 2017 will be declared in the second week of January 2018. This year, 2,31,067 candidates have applied for the test. The CAT participating institutes will shortlist candidates based on their cutoff, who have to participate in the selection procedure of CAT consisting Writing Ability Test (WAT) or Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. 

 

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