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CAT Normalization Process 2024: Check Composite Score Formula

CAT Normalization Process 2024: Check Composite Score Formula

Edited By Himanshu Shekhar | Updated on Jun 21, 2024 05:03 PM IST | #CAT

The IIM CAT normalization process 2024 will be done to check that all the candidates are fairly assessed. IIM will release the CAT score only after completing the CAT 2024 normalization process. CAT normalization process 2024 will be followed for the calculation of the CAT percentile of candidates before the release of the CAT result 2024. Though the question papers of CAT 2024 for all shifts are of the same difficulty level, there might be some discrepancies in terms of difficulty level.

CAT Normalization Process 2024

There is a probability that candidates in one slot may get an easier CAT question paper than candidates in other slots. Due to this reason, IIMs adopt a CAT normalization process before releasing to ensure that no candidate faces discrimination in the final CAT scores in the CAT result 2024. This process of score normalization is meant to ensure rationality and veracity in the performance of candidates in the CAT exam. Read the complete article to know more about the CAT normalization process 2024.

What is the CAT Normalization Process 2024?

The entrance exam for CAT 2024 will be conducted in a computer-based mode. To avoid any kind of discrimination in CAT results, the Indian Institute of Management will follow the process of normalization for CAT 2024 which will change scale differences of score distributions across different forms.

The normalization process of CAT 2024 will be followed as an established practice that will compare the scores of candidates across different/various forms. The main purpose of the CAT 2024 normalization process will be that none of the candidates from either of the slots/ shifts get undue advantages or face disadvantages.

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The scaled score in CAT will then be converted into the CAT percentile. The candidates who get shortlisted (based on CAT percentile) will have to appear for the selection process of IIMs, which will include a Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI) rounds.

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CAT Normalization Process 2024- How is it Conducted

The first normalization process of CAT 2024 will initially be applied to different forms, then the CAT scores will be further normalized across different sections. The normalization process has become a common trend and is widely used for almost all MBA entrance exams which are conducted in different slots/ shifts. The CAT normalization process 2024 will be conducted in two steps:

  • In the first step, IIMs adjust the exam scores for scale differences of distribution of the CAT scores in different forms.
  • In the second step, scores of different sections are normalized.
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Scaled Normalized Marks - Calculation of CAT Scaled Scores

Complete details related to sectional scores and overall scaled scores will be mentioned in the result of CAT 2024. The below-mentioned steps will be followed by IIM in CAT result 2024, to calculate the normalized overall score in CAT for each section. Let us look at an example of how the scaled score is calculated for CAT 2024 and the normalization formula;

Step 1: First the mean & standard deviation (SD) will be calculated of the raw scores in the DILR section for all candidates who will appear in the morning shift

  • Let Mean = M1
  • Let SD = S1
  • Hence, G1 = M1 + S1

Step 2: Similarly, the mean and the standard deviation (SD) of the candidates who will appear in the afternoon shift will be calculated from the raw scores in the same DILR section for all candidates.

  • Let Mean = M2
  • Let SD = S2
  • Hence, G2 = M2 + S2

Step 3: Now, calculate the mean and the standard deviation (SD) of the raw scores in the DILR section for all candidates appearing in both morning and afternoon shifts.

  • Let Mean be M
  • The standard Deviation be S
  • Therefore, G = M + S

Step 4: Calculate the mean raw score in the DILR section of the top 0.1% of candidates who will appear in the first-morning shift. Denote the same by ?1 0.1

Step 5: Similarly, For the top 0.1% of candidates of the afternoon shift, calculate the mean raw score in the DILR section. Denote it by ?2 0.1

Step 6: Now For the top 0.1% of candidates who will appear in CAT 2024 for both morning and afternoon shifts, calculate the mean raw score in the DILR section. Denote the same by ?0.1.

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A similar technique will be followed to calculate the scaled score of all three sections. i.e.
Total scaled score = Sum of scaled scores of DILR, VARC, QA

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How CAT exam score will be normalized and the composite score calculated?

The CAT 2024 composite score of each candidate is arrived at by calculating their points based on the following parameters.

  • CAT 2024 scaled score
  • Class 10th and 12th marks
  • Graduation score
  • Work experience
  • Diversity (Gender)
  • Diversity (Academic)

Check out the process of CAT composite score calculation for the shortlisting of students for the WAT-PI process by IIM Lucknow.

How to Calculate CAT Percentile 2024?

IIM releases the percentile calculation method of CAT. The rank obtained by a candidate will be termed as CAT percentile 2024. Based on the scaled score, the percentile of CAT 2024 will be calculated. Candidates must understand how their CAT percentile 2024 will be calculated and ranks will be allotted to them through CAT 2024 score predictor and normalization.

A higher rank will be provided to those candidates who score more marks in all sections. If two candidates score similar marks in the VARC section, then in such case both of them will be given Rank 1. The CAT 2024 percentile score will be calculated based on a defined formula. After the normalization formula is implemented, there will be a need to round off the calculated percentile score (P) of a candidate up to two decimal points.

The following steps will be used with regard to the calculation of the CAT 2024 percentile. For example, the QA section is chosen to know how the CAT percentile is calculated and a similar process will apply to other sections as well.

Step 1: Calculate the total number of candidates (N) who appeared for CAT 2024 (i.e. including morning, afternoon, and evening sessions).

Step 2: Assign a rank (r), based on the scaled scores obtained in the QA section, to all candidates who appeared for the CAT exam 2024. If two or more candidates get identical scaled scores in the QA section, then the same rank will be awarded to all those candidates.

As an example, suppose two candidates obtain the highest scaled score in the QA section, then both of those candidates are assigned a rank of 1. Moreover, the candidate(s) obtaining the second-highest scaled score in the QA section are assigned a rank of 3 and so on.

Step 3: Calculate the percentile score (P) of a candidate with rank (r) in the QA section as:

  • ? = ( (?−?) ? ) × 100

Step 4: Round off the calculated percentile score (P) of a candidate up to two decimal points.

For example, all percentile scores greater than or equal to 99.995 are rounded off to 100, all percentile scores greater than or equal to 99.985 but strictly less than 99.995 are rounded off to 99.99, and so on.

The method that is mentioned above is used for the computation of the overall CAT percentile scores and the percentile scores of other sections.

CAT Composite Score Calculator

To calculate the CAT 2024 composite score for each student, candidates can use a CAT 2024 score predictor or CAT composite score calculator for IIMs that takes into account the overall scaled score in CAT exam, the marks of 10th and 12th standard, the graduation score, the gender diversity, the academic diversity, and the work experience.

How to calculate composite score in CAT?

  • For IIM Kozhikode, your CAT composite score = 0.45*CAT Index Score + 0.25*Class 10 Score + 0.15*Class 12 Score + 0.1*Gender/Academic Diversity Score + 0.05*Work Experience Score.

* CAT composite score calculation value is different for each IIM.

CAT Result 2024

IIM is expected to announce the result of CAT 2024 in third week of December. CAT results will contain details related to the personal details of candidates, sectional scores obtained, percentile, as well as total, scaled score, and CAT percentile.

Candidates who will qualify will be called upon to take part in the further IIM admission process. CAT scores are accepted not only by the Indian Institute of Management but by various other top b-schools other than IIMs as well.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What is normalization in CAT? Will there be normalisation in CAT?

CAT was conducted in three shifts and every shift has a different set of questions. There may be some differences in the difficulty level. The CAT Normalization process is used to adjust the candidate’s score for these differences. Yes, CAT 2024 has a normalization process.

2. Why CAT scaled scored important?

CAT scaled score is used to compare a candidate’s performance with another candidate for the same and other shifts. It will help candidates and such institutes that accept CAT scores to get a fair assessment of candidate’s performance in CAT 2024.

3. How are CAT scaled scores calculated? What is raw score and scaled score?

IIMs calculate the mean and standard deviation of the candidate's Raw scores and then they apply a formula to calculate the scaled score. A student's scaled score is based on their raw score. A raw score is the total number of marks a student receives on a test based on the number of questions answered correctly.

4. What all factors are taken into consideration in the CAT scaled score calculation?

Candidates must know that the raw scores of all candidates that appeared in CAT entrance test. Apart from that, CAT shifts will also matter to calculate the scaled score. 

5. Is there normalization in CAT exam? Why is normalization used in CAT?

Yes, there is normalisation process in CAT 2024. CAT Normalization process is used to ensure that no candidate gets advantage or disadvantage of appearing in different shifts.

6. What is the formula for CAT normalization process?

CAT normalization process formula are as follows:

Raw Score= 3 x (No. of correct answer) - 1 x (No. of incorrect answer)

7. Can marks be reduced after CAT normalization?

In terms of actual CAT score, the impact of CAT normalization process would lead to decrease in the marks of candidates who have secured high score in the exam. However, such candidates should not worry about their score because they have cleared the CAT exam.

8. What is scaled score in CAT and how is it different from raw score?

The normalized score of a candidate in CAT is called the scaled score, which is obtained by adjusting the raw score for the variation in the difficulty level of different slots and sessions of the exam. The raw score in CAT is the sum of marks obtained by a candidate out of 198 based on the number of right and wrong answers.

9. How is CAT score calculated?

R= Rank of the candidate on the basis of CAT scaled score or total number of candidates. For example, 1000 aspirants take CAT entrance test and bag the top rank which means a total of 999 candidates scored less than you. Then candidates percentile will be 999/1000*100= 99.9

10. How is CAT score scaling done?

The CAT 2024 normalization process will be done by adjusting the location and scaled differences of CAT score distributions across the different shift CAT question paper. The CAT scaled scores will be converted into CAT percentiles.

11. How is Normalisation done in CAT?

CAT normalization is done using the following formula: 

Raw Score= 3 x (No. of correct answer) - 1 x (No. of incorrect answer)

12. Is coaching necessary for CAT? Does accuracy matter in normalisation in CAT?

No, coaching is not compulsory for CAT preparation.  CAT exam 2024 will be normalized which takes into consideration a score with higher accuracy and the least time when there are two students with the same marks.

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True


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False


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12345654321


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 123456654321


Option: 2

1234554321


Option: 3

123454321


Option: 4

12345654321


159702 is divisible by

Option: 1

7


Option: 2

9


Option: 3

11


Option: 4

6


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

What best can be said about the number of satellites serving C? 

Option: 1

Must be between 450 and 725 

 


Option: 2

Cannot be more than 800 
 


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Must be between 400 and 800 

 


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Must be at least 100 


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The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

What is the minimum possible number of satellites serving B exclusively? 

Option: 1

100


Option: 2

200


Option: 3

500


Option: 4

250


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The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

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At most 475 

 


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Exactly 475 
 


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At least 475 

 


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1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

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Option: 1

The number of satellites serving C cannot be uniquely determined 

 


Option: 2

The number of satellites serving B is more than 1000 
 


Option: 3

All 1600 satellites serve B or C or S 

 


Option: 4

The number of satellites serving B exclusively is exactly 250 


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