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 CAT percentile and how it is different from CAT score? After the IIM entrance exam is over, most of you want to know how to calculate CAT percentile. Common Admission Test is of three hours duration comprising 100 marks. The application form of CAT 2020 was issued on August 5 and the last date for registration will be September 23. Candidates will be able to download 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 percentile. As CAT consists of two sessions in a single day, the scores of candidates will be subjected to normalization. The scaled scores will then be converted to percentile for the shortlisting process. Let us have a look on the proper procedure for calculating CAT percentile.
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Calculation of CAT percentile - An example
In simple words, CAT percentile tell a candidate the percentage of candidate who have 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 CAT 2020. Its basic idea is to tell you what per cent of the students have scored less than you in the CAT exam 2020.
-For example, there are a total number of 2,00,000 candidates who appeared in the examination. Now you cored a rank of 4000, then your CAT percentile will be :
Your CAT 2020 percentile = 1 - [4000/2,00,000] * 100 = 98 percentile
The above percentile means that 98 percent 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 percent of students you are ahead of, including yourself.
In addition to this, the percentile is only calculated upto three decimal places and then it is rounded off to the next closest decimal number.
CAT 2020 - Normalization of Score
CAT 2020 will be conducted in two 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 normalisation 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.
Process of How to Calculate CAT Percentile-
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 = ( (𝑁−𝑟)/𝑁 ) × 100,
P = Percentile of a candidate
N = Total number of candidates
R = Rank assigned to a candidate
Step 4: Round off
Round off the calculated percentile score of a candidate upto two decimal points. Similar strategy is followed for calculating 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 will declare CAT 2020 result in the second week of January. 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 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.
Once the CAT exam is over, the authorities release the expected cutoff. The cutoff of CAT 2020 is nothing but the minimum percentile a candidate needs to attain in order to qualify for the next following round of selection process. CAT cutoff 2020 will depend on various factors such as the difficulty level of the exam, 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 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.
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CAT ( common admission test ) exam is National level exam and conducted once a year. This year it is going to conduct on 29 November in three slots by IIM Indore. If you're appearing in that exam to pursue your higher studies in top management colleges. You can go through the below link to get the previous year papers of CAT.
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i got 369 marks in neet 2020 (sc) candidate from telangana is there any chance for me to get A cat medical seat in govt or pvt college ??? should i apply for councelling or is it a waste of time for me
At first lots of congratulations for your result and wishes for your future life. I am afraid to inform you that with your score your chances in All India counselling are almost negative for the 15% seats . However judging from trends of previous years you can get some of good medical colleges in telengana by state counselling 85 % . Some of those colleges are
BHASKAR MEDICAL COLLEGE, MOINABAD, R.R.(DST)
C ANANDA RAO INST. OF MED. SCI., KARIMNAGARDR PATNAM MAHENDER REDDY INST OF MED SCI, CHEVELLAGOVT MEDICAL COLLEGE,
NALGONDAGOVT MEDICAL COLLEGE, SURYAPEKAMINENI INSTITUTE OF MED. SCI., NARKETPALLYMAMATA ACADEMY OF MED SCI, BACHUPALLYMEDICITI INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
MAHAVIR INST OF MED SCI, VIKARABAD
S.V.S. MEDICAL COLLEGE,
MAHABUBNAGARSURABHI INST OF MED SCI, SIDDIPERVM MEDICAL COLLEGE,
MULUGUMAMATA MEDICAL COLLEGE, KHAMMAMPRATHIMA INST OF MED. SCI., KARIMNAGARMNR MEDICAL COLLEGE, SANGAREDDYMEDICITI INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
MALLA REDDY INST OF MED SCI, SURARAM, RR
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Best Wishes .
im from andhra and have a score of 91 percentile in mains paper 2 . i belong to sc and have a cat rank of 640 . is there a chanch of me getting an nit for b arch
First of all congratulations on securing 640 rank in jee mains paper 2 from sc category.
You rank is good and definitely you can get nits, even if you belong from andhra pradesh.
Now as per seeing the last year cutoff trends for jee mains paper 2, with your sc category rank you can get b.arch in :-
- NIT RAIPUR
- VNIT NAGPUR.
Because, Last year the highest cutoff closing rank for nit raipur for other State sc candidates was - 686. And for vnit nagpur it was - 684.
And your rank is below these two ranks, so they're is a chance that you can get nit raipur and vnit nagpur this year during counselling.
Also check or the following link to know the cutoff trends for jee mains paper 2 for different nits :-
Also check out our jee mains paper 2 college predictor tool to get an appropriate idea of colleges that you can get on basis of your jee mains paper 2 rank :-
can I use scale and divider and other gemotrical instruments in nift cat test
According official websites and our CAREERS360 sitethings which are allowed to be carried in exam hall is as follows:
Ball point pen (to mark the answers in the OMR sheet)
Lead pencils (of varying grades)
Dry colours (such as oil pastels/colour pencils/sketch pens etc.)
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i am khushi sharma . i have scored 627 in neet cat- gen EWS . please let me know about the colleges in UP that i can go for with this score . also please tell if i can go for delhi colleges through AIQ . AIR - 9416 cat rank - 944
Firstly i would like to appreciate you for your efforts for scoring so much high in one of the most difficult exams of the country .
I can understand that this year despite of scoring such a high score you get such a rank but this shows that how much the competetion is rising and also the cutoff is going to rise so much high .
Yes you can apply like this because both of the counsellings are conducted separately but you will get more benefit via the state quota.
Chances for Delhi are unfortunately very less but in UP due to inc in seats due to AIIMS and JIPMER you are going to a very nice institution.
You can also use our collage predictor to understand your standing in the competetion:-
I wish you very best for a very Bright Career Ahead. I am always available for any further queries.