CAT Result 2017 - IIM Lucknow has declared the CAT 2017 result on January 8, 2018. The result of CAT 2017 is available online only. The CAT result 2017 has been announced in the form of percentile and section wise & overall scaled scores. Candidates can check CAT 2017 result cum scorecard by entering their login credentials - CAT user id and password. As many as 20 candidates have secured 100 percentile, out of which two are female candidates and three are non-engineering students. Last year also there were 20 toppers, all of whom were male and engineering students. IIM Lucknow has sent SMS to the registered mobile numbers of the test takers mentioning their overall CAT percentile. The percentile is calculated on the basis of normalisation process. The conducting body, will not send the hard copy of the CAT result 2017. Candidates will have to download the result of CAT 2017, take printout and preserve it till the admission process is completed.
CAT 2017 result cum scorecard is valid only for one year (till December 31, 2018). Based on CAT result 2017, IIMs and other participating institutes will announce shortlist for the final selection process. Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 was held on November 26 in two sessions. As many as 1,99,632 candidates have appeared for the test out of 2,31,067 applicants. Get detailed information about the result of CAT 2017 like announcement of result, score calculation, how to download, etc. in the article below.
CAT 2017 Result Dates
CAT 2017 Exam
November 26, 2017
CAT Answer Key
Decemebr 7, 2017
January 8, 2018 (Declared)
4th week of January 2018
Latest: To Download CAT Result, Scorecard, Percentile - Click here Or Check from the window given below:
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How to check CAT Result 2017
Visit the official website of CAT 2017 OR Click on the link given above
Login through your registration credentials – user id and password
Click on the tab ‘login’
Click on the tab ‘Score Card’ and download your CAT 2017 result cum scorecard
Print, save and preserve the CAT score card till the admission process is complete
What are the Details Printed on CAT 2017 Result cum Score card
The CAT result cum scorecard will contain following information:
Registration number / U-ID (User ID)
Date of birth (DOB) and Gender
Date and time of examination
Candidate contact details and email id
Scaled Score of Section 1 (Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension)
Percentile of Section 1 (Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension)
Scaled Score of Section 2 (Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning)
Percentile of Section 2 (Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning)
Scaled Score of Section 3 (Quantitative Ability)
Percentile of Section 3 (Quantitative Ability)
Overall Scaled Score
Instructions for post CAT result 2017 activities
A sample copy of CAT score card is given below:
How is CAT Result 2017 Computed?
According to the marking scheme of CAT, each question carries three marks.
For every wrong answer, there is negative marking of one mark.
However, negative marking scheme is not applicable for the non-MCQs.
CAT 2017 Percentile
The officials declare CAT 2017 result in form of percentile. A percentile is a measure used to indicate the value below which a given percentage of test takers fall. On the basis of CAT percentile, a candidate will be shortlisted for admissions in IIMs and other top B-schools. The CAT 2016 percentile is calculated on the basis of the CAT normalisation process adopted by the IIMs.
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CAT 2017 Result - Highlights
Only candidates who have taken the Common Admission Test (CAT 2017) are entitled to receive the score card. Keep a print-out of this score card for your information pertaining to CAT 2017. You will not receive score card by email or by post.
The Overall Scaled Score is the sum of the scaled scores of the candidate in the three sections.
Percentile refers to percentage of candidates who receive score less than or equal to the score obtained by the candidate.
IIMs and Non-IIM member institutions independently decide how to use CAT 2017 scores on the basis of their own selection process. The scores are to be used only for selecting the candidates to their Post Graduate / Fellow Programme(s) in Management
Detection of instances of incorrect information and process violation by a candidate at any stage will lead to disqualification of the candidate. Candidate’s score will become null and void and he/she will not be allowed to appear for CAT in future. If such instances go undetected during the current selection process but are detected in subsequent years, such disqualification will take place with retrospective effect.
All queries regarding post-CAT 2017 selection process must be directed to respective IIMs. CAT Centre will not answer post-CAT related queries.
CAT 2017 score is valid only until 31st December 2018 and subject to meeting the minimum eligibility marks in the qualifying examination.
Previous Years' CAT Result Trends
Last year, as many as 1.95 lakh candidates had appeared for the exam. Based on the result of CAT, we bring to you the number of candidates who secured a high percentile in each section and overall in the table below.
Year wise CAT Result Trend
No. of Registrations
No. of candidates given the test
Declaration of CAT Result
CAT Result Declaring IIM
Conversion into percentile
January 9th, 2017
220.09 – 241.68
January 8th, 2016
254.61 – 249.90
215.54 – 215.43
December 27th, 2014
268.700 – 261.740
Check out last year's toppers - CAT 2016: Know the Topper Profiles of 99-100 percentilers
CAT Normalization Process
CAT uses Normalization process to ensure fairness and equity in comparison of performances of the candidates across different test sessions. CAT Normalization process is a sort of percentile equivalence method similar to that used for calculating scores of GATE.
The process adjusts location and scale differences of score distributions across different forms. After adjusting the normalization across different forms, the scores are further normalised across different sections.
Under the term ‘Equating’, scores will be normalised across all the sections. These normalised scores will be converted into percentile to shortlist the candidates who will get an IIM admission call.
For purposes of reporting, Scaled Scores for each section (Section I: Verbal and Reading Comprehension, Section II: Quantitative Ability and Section III: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning) and Total along with the Percentiles will be published.
What after CAT 2017 Result
CAT 2017 participating institutes will declare the shortlist of candidates on the basis of candidates’ percentile and their cutoff. CAT 2017 cutoff percentile will vary from institute to institute. While IIMs and some other top B-schools announce their admission criteria including cutoff prior to the result, a majority of the B-schools declare their cutoffs after the CAT result is declared.
Shortlisted or qualified candidates will have to appear for the selection procedure followed at the institutes which include Writing Ability Test, Group Discussion/Group Exercise/Case Study and Personal Interview. The final result or the merit lists at the B-schools will be based on candidates’ performance in CAT 2017, selection rounds and overall profile.
Eligibility Verification Documents at IIM Shortlist Process
IIMs will also verify the eligibility criteria of the shortlisted candidates on the basis of the following parameters:
Mark sheets and Degree Certificate: Institutes will check the candidates’ mark sheets and submit attested copies of same at the time of interview to prove their eligibility. They will check whether the candidate has completed graduation with at least 50 per cent marks or not, which is the basic eligibility criteria of CAT 2017.
Reservation and Category Documents: SC/ST/OBC-NC/PWD candidates have to show their original caste/tribe/disability certificate and submit a photocopy at the time of interview.
Final Year Graduation Candidates Document: Candidates appearing for the final year or equivalent exam have to submit an original certificate from the concerned authorities of the college (Principal/Registrar/Director of the university/institution), certifying that the candidates have obtained 50 per cent marks or equivalent (45 per cent in case of to SC/ST/PWD category) based on latest available marks or grades.
IIMs and government B-schools follow the seat reservation criteria as per the Government of India.
IIMs Seats Reservation Criteria
CAT Cutoff 2017
CAT Cut off for IIMs
IIM seats for PGDM Admissions 2017
On the basis of CAT result/cutoff, IIMs will shortlist candidates for the further selection process. After the completion the selection rounds, different IIMs will finally select students as per the number of seats. Below given table has last year number of seats across different IIMs
No. of Seats
No. of Seats
IIM Admission Criteria
Although the IIM Admission Criteria are announced by the individual IIMs, the actual interview call cut offs differ with huge margins. The following table brings to you the actual IIM interview call cut off and the shortlist cut off in the admission criteria for General category candidates for the academic year 2016-18.
IIM Interview Call Cutoff and Shortlist Cutoff – General category
As many as 20 IIMs will accept the scores of CAT 2017 along with 100+ B-schools of India. Like last year, this year too, around two lakh candidates are expected to appear for CAT 2017.