What is a good CAT Score? How to achieve it?
What is a good CAT Score? How to achieve it? - Planning to take CAT 2020? Wondering what is a good CAT score to get admission to top B-School and how to achieve it? Then all your worries related queries to CAT 2020 end here. Many top B-Schools and IIMs give importance to CAT percentile to shortlist candidates for the selection rounds. All institutions accepting CAT scores release different CAT cutoff both section wise and overall. Therefore, while giving CAT 2020 it becomes necessary for the candidates to attempt questions from all sections with much efficiency and accuracy to fetch a good score. CAT remains the top management entrance exam for which 2 lakh (approximately)students appear every year. Therefore, the level of competition every year remains high. Nonetheless, not only CAT score will make you eligible to take admission to top B-schools there are several other entrance examinations which are conducted at national level for admission to top B-school of your dream. Read this complete article to know what is the good CAT score? How to achieve it?
Latest - Know all about CAT Mock Test 2020. Authorities will release CAT admit card 2020 on October 28.
What is a good CAT score?
The good CAT score differs for various tiers or the institutes that the candidates wish to apply for. For instance, if a student wants to apply for IIMs in that case, the ideal score to get qualified for selection rounds is a minimum 95 percentile. Whereas, there are other top B-schools like IIFT, IITs, FMS Delhi, SPJIMR and so forth that accept CAT score below 95 percentile. On the other hand third tier B-schools may accept candidates with low CAT score. Let’s have a look at CAT percentile breakdown below:
Overall CAT score
Minimum score in VARC
Minimum score in DI LR
Minimum score in QA
What is a good CAT score for B-Schools?
The good CAT score for B-schools may vary from institute to institute. The B-schools accepting CAT scores can be divided into three tiers as mentioned in the table below:
Minimum CAT score
Minimum Sectional Score
Candidates not qualifying in any of the tier above, still have chances of getting into good B-schools that accept low CAT score or can appear for other national level entrance exams like CMAT, XAT, SNAP and so forth which are accepted by the B-schools.
CAT Cutoff 2020
After declaration of CAT 2020 result, B-schools accepting CAT score and IIMs will release their respective cutoff on the basis of CAT score. Candidates meeting the minimum cutoff criteria for the B-school they want to apply for will be shortlisted for the selection rounds. The cutoff of CAT 2020 is determined on various factors such as:
Difficulty level of the question paper
Number of test takers
Reputation of Institute
Past year cutoff trends
How to achieve a good CAT score?
To achieve a good CAT score one has to prepare a strategic time table to bell the examination. Some of the best tips for CAT preparation are:
Time management is life management, hence, when you begin your preparation you must allot the time for each section equally. Candidates must know that the sectional time limit will be imposed. For each section students will be given 60 minutes, hence candidates have to be quick and effective while solving questions from QA and DI which are more time consuming. Students must create a time table to know which topic or section has to be prioritized first and modify your time table as you assess your performance by giving mock tests or solving test papers.
Know CAT 2020 sectional time limit and number of questions
Total Number of questions
During of Exam for all categories
Duration of Exam for PwD category
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Take frequent mock tests
To know how to manage the stress level and time during the D-day students must give the mock test of CAT 2020. Solving the CAT 2020 sample papers will help candidates to become familiar with the exam environment and most importantly can know the detailed exam pattern of CAT 2020. Also, mock tests help students to become familiar with the strengths and weaknesses which will help to gauge the preparation level.
Appear for test series
Prior to taking any entrance test it is important for students to appear for test series which acts as stepping stones to success. With the advancement in technology students students can now appear for online test series with the help of e-learning websites which determine your score and preparation level.
Students can avail the opportunity of having web chatting sessions and taking help from experts for the test series designed by them. They give you assistance and tips to prepare for CAT 2020.
Know your strengths and weaknesses
By solving the mock tests students must know their weaknesses and strengths in order to execute the strategy for preparation. This practice inculcates strategic planning, positivity, lots of practice, self guidance and hard work. Students must know that there are no shortcuts to gain success. One must work hard towards its weaknesses sincerely to bell the most covered entrance exam.
Maintain you cool
While preparing for CAT 2020 it is important to keep your level of enthusiasm and positivity high to confront any kind of challenge or difficulty. While writing the exam it not only checks your accuracy but your level of anxiety on how you can manage the stress level while solving the questions. Remember while attempting the CAT 2020 it’s not completely about the number of questions you attempt but the quality and accuracy with which you have attempted the questions.
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Questions related to CAT
Sir, my son secured 491 marks in neet 2020. T.N state. OBC/BC cat. Is there any chance to get a seat in Govt quote - private colleges (Self Finance). If my son get seat in any private college under Govt. quote, Donation will be collected under the same private college (Govt Quote). please reply sir.
Your son's predicted marks for NEET 2020 is about 491, So I would suggest you to go through the rank predictor link for better understanding https://medicine.careers360.com/neet-rank-predictor
Now, you are from OBC category and having Tamil Nadu domicile please follow the link below to know previous year's cutoffs category wise for both All india quota and State quota. https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/neet-cutoff-tamil-nadu
The following are the aspects which affect the NEET cutoff:
- Total number of students appearing in NEET exam
- The difficulty level of the NEET question paper 2020
- Number of seats available in the MBBS and BDS colleges of the state
- Rank in NEET 2020 merit list
Now, according to your marks your son may not have a chance in govt. medical college but can secure seat in govt. dental college or semi government medical colleges. The fees are generally paid through the government portal in those private colleges
Please follow this college predictor tool for more clear vision about the college you have a chance according to your score https://medicine.careers360.com/neet-college-predictor?icn=QnA&ici=qna_answer
I have put wrong university name in CAT registration form. I cant change it further. Will I get my CAT admit card?
correction window has been opened for CAT form from 27th september 2020 to 29th september till 5.00 pm. But sorry to say, you are late to correct that. for more information, kindly visit the link given below:
My score is 135 in JEE advance , what rank can i expect under General , gender-neutral cat.
Hello There ,
Congratulations on a good score , according to last year your rank would be around 7000-10000 .This can however vary as rank varies depending on toughness of exam . With this rank you can get many good iit's like BHU ,Ropar , Dhanbad , Tirupati etc in some decent core branches like mechanical , chemical , electrical , civil etc . You can also get , IIST , IISER , RGIPT and IIPE also with your rank .
For more details you can refer the following page. -
Hope it Helps .
Use careers360 JEE Advanced college predictor to predict colleges like iit , iipe , iiser , iist etc .
cat or GMAT are same or different
Hope you are doing well.
See CAT stands for common admission test . It is a national exam which is held all over the India. It is the largest exam for MBA.
Whereas GMAT stands for The graduate management admission test. It is a global exam which is held across the nations for MBA.
It is easier to score in GMAT in comparison to CAT. If a person studies with full focus and concentration he can easily achieve 700+ marks.
To know more difference about both the exams and to know about them in detail please use this link:
Hope this will help you. Have a great future ahead.
I am expecting 96-98 percentile in CAT 2020 based on my mocks. I have 89.8% in 10th and 71% in 12th and 68% in M.Tech Integrated Biotechnology (No work ex). Are these scores realistic to convert new IIMs and other colleges like MDI, SP JAIN, IIT etc?
Congratulations for your mock tests score.
The cut-off for top institutions depends upon your background, if you are an Engineer, you are required to score 99 percentile for top 10 colleges of India for MBA which includes IIM A, IIM B , IIM C etc. And if you are from non engineering background then 97-98 percentile also may works for you (general category).
As your 10th and 12th score is also good, you have great Chance of getting Interview calls from old IIMs and definitely from new IIMs too, also Colleges like IMT Ghaziabad, MDI gurgaon will definitely gives you an interview call if you apply for them with 98 percentile.
As currently you are scoring 96-98 percentile, try more hard and don't panic in exam, you may score more than 99 in actual exam.
I hope this information would be helpful for you.
All the best for your bright career ahead.