CAT 2017 Cutoff by VistaMind

CAT Cutoff by VistaMindCAT 2017 Cutoff by VistaMind - CAT 2017 has been conducted by IIM Lucknow on November 26, 2017. Vistamind Education, one of the noted coaching institutes has released the expected CAT cutoff 2017, of the scores which would be equivalent to secure 99 percentile or above in CAT 2017. The CAT cutoff is usually declared by the participating institutes after the result is declared. IIMs on the other hand, IIMs announce their admission criteria ahead of CAT. Test takers, who have prepared for months, can hardly wait for the officials to declare the cutoffs in the month of January. To help them clear the confusion, Careers360 brings to you the expert take on the expected CAT 2017 cutoff by VistaMind. In this article, VistaMind experts share the CAT cut off for IIMs and top B-schools.

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CAT is a computer-based test of three hours duration. A total of 100 questions are asked from Verbal and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability. Each correct question carries three marks and for each wrong answer, there is negative marking of one-third of allotted marks. Non-MCQs or TITA questions do not have negative marking for incorrect answer. Refer to the table below for detailed CAT exam pattern.

 

CAT 2017 Exam Pattern

S.No.

Section

MCQs

Non-MCQs

Questions

Total Marks

Time allotted (minutes)

1

VARC

27

7

34

102

60

2

DI & LR

24

8

32

96

60

3

QA

23

11

34

102

60

Total

75

26

100

300

180

The following table brings to you CAT 2017 cutoff by VistaMind in terms of scores that may lead to 99 percentile.

 

CAT 2017 Cutoff by VistaMind - Slot 1

Percentile

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

99

66-68

33-34

69-70

155-160

CAT 2017 Cutoff by VistaMind - Slot 2

Percentile

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

99

67-69

37-38

65-66

155-160

The CAT cutoff 2017 will depend on the following factors:

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

Since CAT is conducted in two slots, forenoon and afternoon, IIMs will release the scaled scores in order to meet the CAT normalization process. The question types and difficulty level of both slots would be similar in order to maintain the normalization process. The difficulty level of CAT 2017 will range from moderate to tough like that of last year. 

 

For the top B-schools in India accepting CAT scores, the cutoff ranges between 85-99 percentile and above.

 

The result of CAT 2017 will be declared by the second week of January 2018. Although the 20 IIMs are already releasing their admission criteria for 2018-20 batches, they might change the CAT 2017 cutoff after the result based on the several parameters as mentioned above.

 

On the basis of the cutoffs, IIMs and CAT 2017 participating institutes will shortlist candidates for the next round of CAT selection procedure including Writing Ability Test (WAT) or Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds.

 

Also Read

IIM Cutoff

IIM Admission Criteria 2018-20

 

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