CAT Result 2016 Merit List Cutoff @

By | October 19, 2016

CAT Result 2016 Merit List Cutoff @

CAT Result 2016 – The result of Common Admission Test 2016 will be declared in the second week of January 2017 tentatively. CAT Result 2016 Cutoff Marks, CAT Result 2016 Merit list, CAT Result 2016 Rank Card, CAT Result 2016 Score Card For Check or Download @ Official Website

Information About Cat Result 2016

This year also, no specific date for announcement of CAT Result has been provided. The result will be announced online and with its declaration, a link to check the same will be provided here in this article. For checking the result and downloading the scorecard, the candidates will be required to login to the student account using their CAT 2016 User ID and Password. Last year, due to some technical glitch the total the candidates were able to check their results even they were officially declared. Hence, the total CAT percentile was send to the candidates via SMS. A total of 232,434 CAT applications have been received by IIM Bangalore this year. CAT 2016 is scheduled to be held on December 4, 2016. Keep reading this article for complete information on CAT 2016 Result.

Schedule of Important Dates – CAT Result 2016

Event Date
CAT 2016 to be held on 4 December 2016
Date of announcement of Result Second week of January 2017 (Tentative)
List of shortlisted candidates to be published by IIMs on their respective websites Last week of January 2017

CAT Result 2016 

Every year lakhs of candidates appear for CAT with a dream of cracking the same with high percentile and seeking admission into nation’s best B-Schools. CAT Result 2016 will play a very important role in the careers of the management aspirants. Their CAT percentile is the key that can help the candidates unlock the lock of the gate which can lead to IIMs and other top B-Schools of the country.

The result will only be available in online mode only. The scorecard will not be sent to any of the candidate in hard copy through post neither will it be sent via email. However, last year, the overall CAT percentile of the candidates was sent on their registered mobile number via SMS. The purpose behind doing this can be the technical glitch. The CAT 2016 score will remain valid till 31 December 2017.

The CAT Result will furnish the following –

  1. Scaled scores for each section and total score
  2. Sectional percentile and total percentile

On the basis of the CAT percentile, the admission criteria released by the IIMs and the CAT 2016 Cutoff, the candidates are short-listed for next level of selection. The criteria for short-listing the candidates for further rounds of admission vary from IIM to IIM. The candidates who are shortlisted are intimated via official websites of the respective Institutes and are also sent interview letter CAT Result 2016 .

CAT 2016 Result – Score and Percentile

Following the CAT Marking Scheme, the answers will be checked and a total score will be determined. This score will then be adjusted through a process called “equating”. Here this score shall be normalized across different sections. Thereafter the normalized score obtained by the candidates shall further be converted into percentiles for the purposes of short-listing.

Along with the score obtained in CAT, the past academic record, relevant work experience of the candidates are taken into consideration for the purpose of short-listing and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process.

Steps for accessing the CAT Result 2016 and downloading of scorecard

The candidates must follow the below-listed steps for obtaining their result.

  1. Click on the direct link which will be provided here as and when the result will be announced.
  2. After clicking, the candidates will be redirected to a page where they will be required to enter their CAT login details, such as CAT 2016 User ID and Password.
  3. Fill in the login details correctly and click on the button “Login” for logging in and checking your result.
  4. Upon successful login, search for the respective link to download the CAT 2016 Result cum scorecard and click the same.
  5. On clicking, the result will be displayed on the screen and candidates must download the same.
  6. Open the downloaded result file in any PDF reader software and take its printout on an A4 sized sheet for future reference. Keep the downloaded copy saved till the admission process is completed

IIMs Cut-off Percentiles CAT Result 2016

IIMs 2016 Cutoff Percentiles
IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff IIM Raipur Cutoff
IIM Amritsar Cutoff IIM Ranchi Cutoff
IIM Bangalore Cutoff IIM Rohtak Cutoff
IIM Bodhgaya Cutoff IIM Sambalpur Cutoff
IIM Calcutta Cutoff IIM Shillong Cutoff
IIM Indore Cutoff IIM Sirmaur Cutoff
IIM Kashipur Cutoff IIM Trichy Cutoff
IIM Kozhikode Cutoff IIM Udaipur Cutoff
IIM Lucknow Cutoff IIM Visakhapatnam Cutoff
IIM Nagpur Cutoff

CAT Result 2016 – Attempts & Expected Percentile Table

One cannot really judge the performance just on the basis of number of questions attempted, as there would be some genuine attempts as well as mere guesswork. The candidates can draw an idea about the overall & section wise attempt vis-a-vis probable score & percentile from the table given below –

Morning Slot

Overall Attempt VA & RC attempt DI & LR attempt QA attempt Probable Score Expected Percentile
82+ 28-32 20-24 28-32 180+ 99.5+
72-82 24-29 16-20 25-30 150+ 99+
64-72 22-27 14-18 23-28 130+ 97+
54-64 19-24 11-15 18-25 118+ 95+
46-54 17-24 9-13 14-20 100+ 90+
40-46 15-21 6-10 11-18 82+ 80+


Evening Slot

Overall Attempt VA & RC attempt DI & LR attempt QA attempt Probable Score Expected Percentile
77+ 28-32 18-22 25-29 160+ 99.5+
68-77 24-29 16-19 22-27 140+ 99+
60-68 22-27 11-16 20-25 125+ 97+
50-60 19-24 10-14 16-22 107+ 95+
42-50 17-24 7-11 12-18 90+ 90+
37-42 15-21 5-9 9-15 75+ 80+

After CAT 2016 Result Announcement

Based on the CAT 2016 percentile, the candidates must apply to Non-IIMs as applying to IIMs is not required. The candidates must keep a check on the application dates of various other renowned B-schools, where they wish to seek admission and apply accordingly. 

Selection on the basis of CAT 2016 Result

The selection process for an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) is an extremely rigorous process that requires quite a lot of preparation. The process for most of the IIMs these days includes a WAT and a PI except for IIM-K & IIM-S where there is also a GD. Each IIM will the send interview letters to the short listed candidates directly. To understand the process in a better way, let’s break it into 3 stages, which are as follow –

Stage 1 – Common Aptitude Test (CAT)

The first step is to write CAT (or even the GMAT for foreign nationals). The purpose of the CAT is to sift out candidates for the final interview. The criteria for getting a call from IIM is discussed below and an admission varies from year to year, but the percentile cutoffs are generally high.

Stage 2 – The Interview

The interview at the IIMs (Group Discussions are not there at IIM A/B/C but are there at others) are usually taken by a group of people associated with the IIM, be it the faculty, ex-faculty or in some cases even alumni. The interviews are generally very open ended and very contrary to what most people believe, not random. Everything they ask is related to you or something you talk about.

In the IIM interview, try putting your case forward as to what you can bring to the institute, how you can contribute to the learning process and how your experience makes you well equipped to pick up what will be taught.

Stage 3 – Conversion

Every institute has laid down certain criteria for selection, where CAT score, academic history and performance in interview are taken into consideration. Using the admission criteria, a list is drawn and the candidates are finally selected.

Important Documents Required

In case the candidate gets a call from IIM, he/she will be required to furnish the following documents for the purpose of eligibility verifications –

  1. Mark sheets and Degree certificates – Original mark sheets along with attested copies of the same.
  2. If belonging to Reservation Category, then certificates supporting the same – Original copy must be brought for furnishing and a photocopy of the same must be submitted there.
  3. Candidates still pursuing last year of graduation – Need to submit an attested copy of the original certificate obtained from concerned authority specifying the fulfillment of required marks.

How will I get a call from Management Institutes?

Getting a call from IIM or other Management Institutes in India entirely depends on certain attributes, which are as follow –

  1. Overall percentile score of CAT
  2. Sectional cutoffs of CAT
  3. Overall CAT Score
  4. Academic Record and Work Profile of the candidates
  5. Work Experience

In last week of January 2017, the IIMs will most likely release the first shortlist furnishing the names of the candidates who will be called for the further selection process. This first shortlist will be prepared on the basis of CAT score/percentile and candidates profile. Individual admission criteria have been issued by each IIM and they will follow the same for short-listing the candidates for further stages. The candidate’s performance in CAT 2016 will play an important role in the short-listing process.

A balanced high percentile is required for being short-listed. Along with the overall percentile, the candidates will also need high percentile across all the 3 sections. For the new IIMs, the sectional cutoff percentiles is expected to be around 85+ and 90+ for the existing ones. So it means that a candidate who scores in totality around 96 percentile with 90 in DI & LR, 94 in Quant and 86 in Verbal might get a call from IIMs. However, a candidate with an overall score of 99 percentile getting 97 in Quant but 78 in Verbal would miss out the call. The list of short-listed candidates will be made available on the individual official websites of IIMs.

CAT Result – Last Year Trend

Approx. 2.18 lakhs registered for CAT 2015 and out of this, 179602 candidates actually appeared for the test. Major changes were made to the CAT Exam Pattern like a new section was added, descriptive questions were introduced in each section then duration of the test was also extended. Result was declared on 8 January 2016. There was no candidate who scored a perfect 100 percentile. The students were able to check their results even before they were officially declared, due to some technical glitch.

Using some source code, they were able to access their result and were posting the result on various social platforms. This technical defect was corrected in few minutes and the conducting authorities rubbished the hack of result. Then in the late afternoon, the students received their total score via SMS on their registered mobile number and there was notification on the official website regarding the release of the scorecard around 7.30 PM.

Click Here to Check CAT Result 2016

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