How to Calculate CAT Percentile 2020
How to Calculate CAT Percentile - It is common for candidates to be baffled while finding the difference between CAT percentile and score. They may wonder how to calculate the CAT percentile and how it is different from CAT score? After the IIM entrance exam, most of the candidates want to know how to calculate the CAT percentile. Common Admission Test is of three hours duration comprising 76 marks. The application form of IIM CAT 2020 was issued on August 5 and the last date for registration will be September 23. Candidates can now access the admit card of CAT from October 28. However, before you roll into your most important aimed question, ‘’How to calculate CAT percentile?”, you must be aware of the steps that are involved in the final surfacing of your CAT 2020 percentile. As CAT consists of three sessions in a single day, the scores of candidates were subjected to normalization. The scaled scores were converted to percentile for the shortlisting process. Let us have a look at the proper procedure for how to calculate the CAT percentile with the help of the CAT percentile predictor tool.
Latest CAT Update: Result of CAT 2020 has declared by IIM on January 2, 2021. Also know about CAT cutoff 2020.
Calculation of CAT percentile - An example
In simple words, the CAT percentile tells a candidate the percentage of a candidate who has scored above or below him/her. A CAT percentile is a rank of a management aspirant relative to the rest of the aspirants who appeared for the same MBA entrance exam of IIM CAT 2020. Its basic idea is to tell you what per cent of the students have scored less than you in the IIM CAT exam 2020. Before going to find the CAT percentile, the aspirant should know their marks/ score. Also, you need to know the CAT 2020 marks vs percentile differentiate.
-For example, there are a total number of 2,27,835 candidates who appeared in the CAT 2020 exam. Now you cored a rank of 4000, then your CAT percentile will be :
Your CAT 2020 percentile = 1 - [4000/2,27,835] * 76 = 98 percentile
The above percentile means that 98 per cent of the students writing the CAT exam shall have the CAT score below you.
Also, no candidate can score 100 percentile in CAT because it indicates what per cent of students you are ahead of, including yourself.
In addition to this, the percentile is only calculated up to three decimal places, and then it is rounded off to the next closest decimal number.
CAT 2020 - Normalization of Score
CAT 2020 was conducted in three sessions and slots and at various locations across the country. So the first step after the exam is CAT normalization. Why is it needed? This is necessary so that there is no incongruity. The parameters on which normalization is done are location, sessions, and the difficulty level of different exam papers. All these criteria are equalized while scaling the raw score attained by the student. Considering all these criteria, a normalized score is attained which is then used for calculation of the CAT percentile. The scaled scores for each of the three sections and the total scores along with the percentile will be published on the scorecard.
Also, Check CAT Score vs Percentile 2020
How to Calculate CAT Percentile - Procedure
The steps below sketch the procedure to calculate CAT 2020 percentile for a sectional as well as an overall paper. Here the QA section is chosen as an example.
Step 1: The total number of candidates appeared
First of all note down the total number of candidates (say N) who appeared for the paper both in the morning and afternoon sessions.
Step 2: Assigning rank ® based on the scaled score
After the normalization process, a scaled score is obtained for each section and the overall scaled score. Based on the scaled score, you will be assigned a rank (r). In case two or more candidates have attained the same marks in any section, they will be assigned the same rank for that section.
Step 3: Calculation of percentile score
The formula for computing the percentile is given by
P = Percentile of a candidate
N = Total number of candidates
R = Rank assigned to a candidate
Step 4: Round off
Round off the calculated CAT 2020 percentile score of a candidate up to two decimal points. A similar strategy is followed for calculating CAT 2020 percentile score for the other two sections, i.e. DILR and VARC in CAT 2020.
Check the CAT percentile on the basis of CAT score in the table below:
|CAT Score||CAT Percentile|
CAT Percentile Predictor 2020
IIM Indore has declared CAT 2020 result on January 2, 2021. The result mentions the name along with the biometric scanned photograph and details of the candidates like sectional cutoff and the marks scored and the overall CAT 2020 percentile on the basis of their performance in the exam. The scaled scores for each section Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Quantitative Ability (QA), and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) will be mentioned. Also, the total scores along with the percentiles shall be stated on the scorecard. Candidates who qualify will have to apply to their choice of college for admissions on the basis of their CAT scores. The IIMs will shortlist and call the candidate on the basis of IIM admission criteria. The candidate has to convert the call by clearing the GD/PI and WAT process in order to finally procure a seat in the top B-Schools.
After the declaration of the CAT 2020 exam result, the authorities release the expected cutoff. The cutoff of CAT 2020 is nothing but the minimum CAT 2020 percentile a candidate needs to attain in order to qualify for the next following round of the selection process. CAT cutoff 2020 depends on various factors such as the difficulty level of the exam, the total number of candidates appeared, the number of seats, etc. In order to get shortlisted for the 2020 selection process: WAT -GD/PI, candidates appearing for CAT 2020 exam must qualify the sectional as well as the overall cutoff. According to the past year trends, the CAT cutoff for top B-School category colleges like old IIMs and top B-Schools such as FMS (University of Delhi), SPJIMR Mumbai, MDI Gurgaon, etc. goes over 99 percentile. Baby IIMs including IIM Sambalpur, IIM Trichy, IIM Kashipur, IIM Ranchi, etc. have a cutoff of 90 percentile and above.
Final Selection for Admission
On the basis of the composite score which is calculated on the basis of their performance in CAT 2020, WAT/GD, and PI, academic record, work experience, the candidates will get admission. Check the table given below to know about the break up of the composite score. The CS given below is general in nature. All IIMs have a different CS calculation process.
Class 10 score
Class 12 score
Candidates can use the CAT percentile predictor tool by Careers360 for more accurate details.
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Questions related to CAT
when should i apply for mba colleges? before CAT exams or after?
The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a computer based test for admission in a graduate management program.So after giving the test wait for the results and the score and accordingly you can apply for various college.Through cat results you can apply to mba colleges throughout India.
Hope it helps!
I am from CW 1 Category, How much percentile should i get In CAT exam , and Other rounds to convert IN FMS DELHI FOR MBA. 10th -10 cgpa 12th~ 77%.
As you are from CW1 category and considering your academic results and also that you want to know about the cat percentile to convert FMS delhi. See to get fms you need a very high score in cat atleast 99.6-99.7+ . But it can vary according to some factors.
XISS Ranchi MBA review? avg placement its cut off for cat.
hello sumit anand
I hope you are doing good . As per your query , I would like to know you that xiss ranchi is one of the top reputed bschools of india. The alumni networl and quality of education is very awesome in XISS RANCHI
The placement scenario of xiss ranchi is very good . More than 90 percent of students got placed every year .The average package goes around 5.14 lakhs per annum . The highest package goes around 14 lakhs.
The percentile required in cmat for getting a call is around 73 amd for cat it is around 66.36
Hope you found this answer helpful. Good luck for your future
CAT 2021 Know all about best books, study material and preparation tips
I hope you are aware of the fact that CAT is one of the most difficult exams in India. So you are going to need minimum 6 months to study everything from the syllabus. CAT includes 3 sections
Now, do one thing, Go through the past question papers and analyse your week and strong section. Most of the students are not good at QA section. Then focus more on your weak section. You must study 8-10 hours a day in order to cover the entire syllabus of CAT in 6 months. Don't only try to solve the questions but, try to solve the questions as fast as possible, speed really matters and you will get only 2 hours for the exam. Try to solve the mock tests and prepare accordingly. One more thing, Don't skip any section.
I am listing a few books for CAT, have a look
1. Arun Sharma's How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT
2. Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Nishit K. Sinha
1. Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension by Arihant Publication
2. R.S. Aggarwal's A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning
Arun Sharma's How to Prepare for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning for CAT
Nishit K. Sinha's Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT
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Good Luck and prepare hard.
hello! Im a bsc (biology) student and want to pursue mdes - interior designing, am I eligible for exams like CAT, AIEED, NID, CEED OR SEED? Can you suggest some ways to figure this out?
see first of all I want to correct you that CAT i.e common admission test is for Management program entrance test. this is not a design entrance test. so in case you are not interested for MBA, you would not need to appear for CAT.
seed stands for Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID), Pune , this exam is bachelors level admission. so you need not appear for seed exam as well.
AIEED i.e All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED) condducts by Arch College of Design and Business, which you are eligible to apply for pg course in design.
NID i.e national institute of design, entrance exam which you are eligible to apply.
CEED 2021 is a national level entrance examination conducted by IIT Bombay for admission to Master of Design (M.Des) and PhD (Design). you are also eligible to apply for it.