CAT Normalization Process 2017: The normalization process of CAT 2017 is defined by the official conducting body of CAT, which is IIM Lucknow. CAT 2017 normalization process is basically a scoring and equating process for CAT 2017, on the basis of which students results are declared. As many as 2,31,067 candidates have applied for the test. CAT 2017 is being conducted on November 26, and the result will be announced in the second week of January 2018. Check all the details regarding the CAT 2017 normalization process in this article.
The normalization process for CAT is defined by the conducting IIM, every year. This process is used to calculate CAT 2017 result of the students who had appeared in the test.
What is CAT 2017 Normalization process?
CAT Normalization Process 2017 or CAT 2017 Scoring and equating process is a process which is used to follow fairness and equity in comparison of performances of the candidates across different test sessions. The CAT official website describes the CAT 2017 Normalization as, “CAT 2017 shall be conducted in two sessions. Two different Test Forms shall be administered in two Test Sessions. In order to ensure fairness and equity in comparison of performances of the candidates across different test sessions, the scores of the candidates shall be subjected to a process of Normalization.” This process is used to calculate CAT 2017 result of the students who had appeared in the test.
How CAT Normalization process 2017 Works?
In the CAT 2017 normalization process, students are scaled on the basis of location, scale differences, test slots etc. On combining of these scores, a scaled score is obtained and converted into percentiles. The official process states, “The Normalization process shall adjust for location and scale differences of score distributions across different forms. After normalization across different forms, the scores shall be further normalized across different sections. The scaled scores obtained by this process shall be converted into percentiles for purposes of shortlisting.”
The CAT normalization process is an established practice for comparing candidate scores across multiple Forms and is similar to those being adopted in other large educational selection tests conducted in India, such as Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). For normalization across sections, we shall use the percentile equivalence.
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CAT exam pattern states that there are 180 minutes with exact 60 minutes to answer each section. The total number of questions are around 100, divided into three sections. The exam is divided into three sections namely Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR) and Quantitative Aptitude (QA). Candidates are not allowed to switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section. As per the scoring system, each question carries four marks and for each wrong answer, there is one-fourth negative marking scheme. However, for the non-MCQs or questions that do not carry any option, there is no negative marking scheme.