CAT 2016 Pathfinder
Urvashi Dalal, 22 Sep 2016, #CAT
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CAT 2016 Pathfinder - A unique tool by Careers360, CAT 2016 Pathfinder lets CAT aspirants check top B-schools in which they can get admission based on their CAT percentile. As CAT result 2016 has declared, candidates can now find out the list of probable B-schools where they can get admission through this tool. The CAT 2016 Pathfinder is a data driven tool which guides the users on applying to those B-schools whose cutoff is one the same range as the score or percentile of the user.

Over 70,000 students used Careers360 CAT Pathfinder last year, out of which close to 57% found the tool to be accurate enough. With new technicalities and improvisations, Careers360 launches a revamped version of CAT 2016 Pathfinder. Here are all the details and guidance about the smarter, better, simpler and revamped CAT Pathfinder 2.0.


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What is in CAT Pathfinder 2.0


1. Dual purpose usage – Before attempting CAT, find out the score/percentile needed to get an IIM call, and after attempting CAT, find out which IIM or top B-school you can get admission to.

2. Simulation of real shortlisting criteria – The result calculation is based on simulation of the techniques used by every single institute. CAT 2016 Pathfinder has attempted to imitate the actual methods that IIMs use to shortlist.

3.  Easy filtration and detailed insights - Filter institutes as per your preferences and also check the reasons for institutes where you cannot take an admission.

4.  Personalized lists - It not only shows you the colleges that you may get a call from, but you can also search any college and find out if you will get a call from it or not.

5. Complete profile evaluation – Compare your profile and performance in the test with other aspirants to understand where you stand in the crowd.


Before you start using this unique tool, you must know how actually to use it. Though, it is not a complicated process at all, but, guidance with a few simple steps will give you best results.


How to Use CAT Pathfinder-

  • This tool is simple and easy to use. Visit the CAT 2016 Pathfinder tool page. To make the registration process simpler, sign-in either via Gmail or facebook account.

  • The next step is to enter your CAT actual or expected percentile and click on the button ‘Unlock Badge’ button. 

  • You will now be asked to enter a few details related to your educational qualification. Enter the details correctly and click ‘Submit’ button.

  • You can see a list of colleges along with their details and rankings in different top publication.


Diagrammatic Representation of CAT 2016 Pathfinder Steps-


Common Admission Test or CAT is the most competitive MBA entrance exam of India taken by around 2 lakh candidates each year. Conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management, CAT is the most popular entrance exam for the admission to 20 IIMs and around 100 B-schools across India. 

The total number of seats for the 20 IIMs is around 3700. The seats are expected to increase by the upcoming academic years as per the plans of MHRD. 


According to the CAT exam pattern there are three sections with a total of 100 questions to be answered within 180 minutes. Candidates are not allowed to switch from one section to another and they will be allowed exactly 60 minutes to attempt one section. 



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