CAT Percentile Predictor 2018
Vikas Gaur, 03 Jan 2019, #CAT
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CAT Percentile Predictor 2018 - CAT 2018 was conducted on Sunday, November 25, in online mode by IIM Calcutta. The official answer key of CAT 2018 has been released on December 7, 2018. The CAT 2018 result has been declared on January 5, 2019. With the help of Careers360’s CAT Percentile Predictor tool, candidates will be able to predict their CAT percentile before the result. The CAT Percentile Predictor tool allows the test takers to estimate their overall and sectional percentile even before the result is declared. The CAT Percentile Predictor or the CAT percentile calculator is a data-driven unique tool created especially for CAT aspirants to calculate their estimated percentile. By making use of the CAT percentile predictor 2018, aspirants can check their chances of securing admission in top B-schools like old IIMs (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow etc.), new IIMs (Amritsar, Ranchi, Sirmaur, Sambalpur etc.), FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, IITs, amongst others. Now, the next question that would arise in one's mind is 'How CAT percentile is calculated?' In this article, aspirants would find the answer to the question and learn the use of the tool, how to use it, and some other important points related to the predictor tool of CAT percentile 2018.

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How CAT percentile is calculated?

  • First, login to the Careers360 website through registered credentials or login through Facebook or Google accounts or

  • You can choose to enter your exam details first i.e. exam slot, expected score in each section of the exam (QA, VARC, and DILR)

  • Click on “Predict Now” button in the bottom of the CAT Percentile Predictor tool and then login with your registered username and password

  • As soon as you click on predict now, the tool will display your expected percentile in the exam

  • Based on the percentile received, you can also check the list of probable colleges which are accepting the CAT score that you have got.

  • Remember, the result generated in the CAT Percentile Predictor is based on the usages of multiple candidates in order to predict a more accurate result. Since percentile is a comparative unit which is calculated based on the performance of other candidates, in this tool, the calculation of your percentile depends on the entry made by other users of the tool. If you are among the first few users of the CAT 2018 Percentile Predictor tool, you will be notified through an email, when the results will be made available

To Use CAT 2018 Percentile Predictor Tool - Click here


Benefits of using CAT Percentile Predictor 2018

  • Test takers can predict their estimated score/percentile in CAT much before the declaration of the actual result of CAT 2018, so it is important to know how CAT percentile is calculated.

  • Based on the score provided by the CAT percentile predictor tool, test takers can target the right B-schools. 

  • The accuracy of the CAT percentile tool will help candidates know their percentile based on which they can shortlist the B-schools. This will help them prepare for the further rounds of selection and admission process like GD / WAT / PI.

  • The estimated will help the candidates to know where they actually stand in CAT 2018 based on different criteria along with personalised profile analysis.

  • An individual candidate will get to know where s/he stands in comparison to other test takers.

To use CAT 2018 Percentile Predictor/ Result Predictor tool - Click here

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It is ideal to use the CAT percentile calculator as soon as one has analysed their performance in the exam after checking the CAT answer key. Further, using this tool will give an assessment of the candidate's performance in CAT which in turn will help them prepare accordingly for the selection rounds of whichever B-schools they are targeting.  

Important points to remember while using Careers360 CAT Percentile Predictor 2018

  • Candidates can enter their registration and slot details only once in the CAT Percentile Predictor tool.

  • Candidates can change their slider inputs about the percentage of questions attempted and difficulty level for a maximum five times.

  • If Candidates are using the CAT percentile calculator for the sixth time, they will see their result based on the most recent input. However, the predicted result will vary from what they got last time because the number of users would have increased in between.

As per the CAT 2018 exam pattern, it's a computer-based test of three-hour duration with three sections: Verbal and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability. There were 100 questions on the exam. Each correct question will get three marks while one mark will be deducted for every incorrect response.

CAT 2018 was conducted by IIM Calcutta at 374 test centres located in 147 cities across India. Approximately 2.41 lakh candidates applied for the exam this year and around 2.09 lakh appeared for it. Around 4,000 seats are offered through the 20 IIMs for PG management programmes. Prof. Sumanta Basu of IIM Calcutta is the CAT convener for this year.

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