IIMs, the conducting body of CAT will declare CAT 2016 Result on January 9, 2017, at 10 AM. Upon clicking the ‘Existing Users’ tab on the official website, it states, “The Login to form will be available only between 09-01-2017 10 Hours 00 Minutes to -Hours Minutes”. From this statement, it can be assumed that the CAT result 2016 will be declared on January 9. As per the CAT 2016 important dates, the result was scheduled to be announced in the second week of January.


Careers360 has earlier reported that the CAT 2016 Results will be announced after January 7 and the same can now be confirmed by the official announcement on the CAT website that the results will be announced on January 9.


At first, the test takers will receive an SMS alert from IIM Bangalore indicating about the release of CAT 2016 result. The SMS will contain the total score and percentile secured by the candidates. They can download their CAT score-cards by logging to the website via their CAT 2016 credential. CAT result will have an overall and section wise scores of the candidates.


How to check CAT 2016 Result 

  • Visit CAT 2016 website

  • Click on ‘Existing Users’ tab

  • Click on ‘Download CAT 2016 Scorecard’ tab

  • Download and take print out

After the announcement of the result, the shortlist will be done according to the CAT Cutoff, which has been declared by most of the IIMs. According to the experts, owing to the higher level of difficulty, the CAT 2016 cutoff is expected to go down. Arks Srinivas, CEO, Vistamind says, "Last year, getting 180 marks resulted in candidates securing 99 percentile. This year, it is expected that 165 marks would lead to 99 percentile."


This year, around 1.95 lakh candidates took CAT 2016. The total number of applicants was 2,32,434. Last year, out of 2.18 lakh registered candidates, as many as 1,79,602 candidates had appeared for the test. The result was declared on January 8, 2016. As many as 17 out of 1,79,602 CAT takers secured 100 percentile.


CAT 2016 was held on December 4, 2016 across India in forenoon and afternoon sessions. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) was the testing partner of CAT 2016.


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whats think different in a CMAT and a cat

Shiksha 28th Mar, 2020


Although both the exams are for getting into Bschools in India for post graduation but there is a huge difference between the two:

  • Cat is common admission test and cmat is common management admission test
  • Cat is one of the most popular exam in india for management given by around 2 lakhs of people and cmat is given by a lesser candidates around 50k-60k.
  • Most of the bschools & iim accept cat score and around only 400+ colleges in india iccepts cmat score.
  • Cat has a higher difficulty level and cmat is a bit on the easier side.
  • Both exams are online but the exam pattern is different. Apart from quantitative ability, verbal ability and logical reasoning that are there in both the exams, cmat also an additional section for gk & current affairs.
  • There are very few top colleges through cmat and many top colleges through cat that you can target.
  • I hope this helps.

what percentile in cat do I need if I have 84 percent in 10th and 92 percent in 12th to get into IIM Indore?

ADIL KHAN Student Expert 28th Mar, 2020

Hii Suraj,

IIM Indore is one such B-school which values your previous academic marks a lot. Your graduation marks matter too. And the stream from which you graduated. You have a good score in class 12th but an average one in class 10th. See it is just not your acads but your work-ex if any, your extracurriculars matter too.

You'll still need a percentile somewhat above 98+ if you are a student of Commerce background. Being from tech. background furthermore makes it difficult for one to get in.

You can visit the following link for more info- https://www.careers360.com/university/indian-institute-of-management-indore

You can reach out to us for more information regarding admissions entrance tests etc.

Hope it helps.



Is it possible to get elegible for mba course without work experience in s p jain and if eligible then at what cat score open category student gets admitted.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 27th Mar, 2020


see it is not mandatory to have work experience to join 2 year mba program in sp jain, however if you opt for executive mba then work experience is necessary.

sp jain offers mba courses on Marketing, Operations, Information Management & Finance.

sp jain selection criteria is two types 1> profile based, 2> profile cum score based.

as per previous years cutoff cat overall percentile was 85. with 75 percentile cutoff in sectional. sp jain observes candidates based on their academic score, extracurricular activities, achievements and relevant work experience.


how many % required in 12th for cat

Shaurya Kapoor 27th Mar, 2020

It basically depends upon from college to college and the criteria for short listing. But if you wish to make it to the top colleges of CAT it is advised to score very high percentage of marks in your class x and class xii.

Every year the percentage needed for shortlistment is changed by the college.

The overall shortlistment depends upon your performance in class x and xii , your grades in college , extra curricular activities and your work experience.

All the Best !!!?


will i get earth science in 515 score in iit gwahati in gen cat. Or water resources

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 27th Mar, 2020


I have mentioned the previous years cutoff of civil engineering for iit guwahati below in various stream for general category,

StructuralEngineering    CE    713

Geotechnical Engineering    CE    627

Transportation Systems Engineering    CE    639

Water Resources Engineering    CE    590

Infrastructure Engineering and Management    CE    627

so you have less chances for iit guwahati.

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