CAT Marks vs Percentile 2021 – Check Percentile and Cut Off Here

CAT Marks vs Percentile 2021 – The CAT 2021 is over now for all the 3 slots. It was conducted by IIM Ahmedabad. It is important so that the candidates can know where they stand and what are the chances for them to clear the cutoff. We have provided the information about the score vs percentile for each slot. The candidates can see the marking scheme of CAT 2021 and it will help them to calculate their expected scores and then they can refer to this page to check what is their expected percentile. In this article, the candidates can get the information on the calculation of marks, CAT Percentile, raw marks vs scaled score vs CAT percentile score.

CAT Marks vs Percentile 2021

Candidates can refer to the below tables for the expected CAT 2021 marks vs percentile. The below information is prepared by analyzing information provided by different exam experts.

PercentileSlot 1Slot 2Slot 3
99.5 percentileOverall – 104

VARC – 45

DILR – 33

Quant – 48
Overall – 98

VARC – 43

DILR – 33

Quant – 42
Overall – 94

VARC – 42

DILR – 30

Quant – 41
99 percentileOverall – 97

VARC – 41

DILR – 26

Quant – 42
Overall – 92

VARC – 39

DILR – 29

Quant – 37
Overall – 86

VARC – 38

DILR – 25

Quant – 35
97 percentileOverall – 86

VARC – 37

DILR – 26

Quant – 37
Overall – 81

VARC – 35

DILR – 26

Quant – 33
Overall – 75

VARC – 34

DILR – 22

Quant – 31
95 percentileOverall – 72

VARC – 32

DILR – 21

Quant – 28
Overall – 68

VARC – 30

DILR – 21

Quant – 25
Overall – 63

VARC – 29

DILR – 18

Quant – 22
90 percentileOverall – 59

VARC – 27

DILR – 17

Quant – 23
Overall – 56

VARC – 25

DILR – 17

Quant – 21
Overall – 52

VARC – 24

DILR – 14

Quant – 19
85 percentileOverall – 52

VARC – 23

DILR – 15

Quant – 19
Overall – 49

VARC – 22

DILR – 15

Quant – 17
Overall – 45

VARC – 22

DILR – 12

Quant – 16
80 percentileOverall – 44

VARC – 21

DILR – 13

Quant – 16
Overall – 42

VARC – 20

DILR – 13

Quant – 14
Overall – 39

VARC – 20

DILR – 10

Quant – 13

CAT Score vs Percentile for Last Year

Candidates can refer to the below table for the CAT score vs percentile data for last year.

Percentile VA-RC DI-LR QA Overall Score
80%ile25171957
90%ile30232769
95%ile35273383
98%ile393340101
99%ile423644106
99.5%ile474148122

How is CAT Score vs Percentile 2021 Prepared

Candidates can refer to the following points to know about the process of calculation of CAT score vs percentile.

1st step – First the raw scores for each section are calculated on the basis of the final CAT answer key.

2nd step – On the basis of raw scores, scaled scores are calculated for each section. Then these scores are normalized so that all the candidates should be on the same level.

3rd step – Then these scaled scores are converted into percentile which defines the position or the rank of the candidate among the other candidates.

What is CAT Score 2021?

There are 2 types of CAT scores that are used in the calculation of your CAT result i.e. raw scores and scaled scores. The raw score is the actual score which is given on the basis of the normal marking scheme which is +3 for every correct answer and one mark is deducted for every incorrect answer. Then with the help of the raw score, the scaled scores are calculated. The scaled score is done by summing up all the sections and these are also normalized for each session. And then they are been converted into percentile.

Calculation of Raw Marks in CAT 2021

The Candidates can know how to calculate the marks of CAT 2021 by the following mentioned below –

  • As we know there are three sections is CAT – Quantitative Reasoning, Data Interpretation, and Logical Reasoning and Verbal and Reading Comprehension.
  • The Total Maximum marks in the CAT Exam is 1
  • 3 Marks are allocated for Correct Answer.
  • 1 Mark is deducted for Incorrect Answer.
  • There is no deduction of marks for Unattempted/Unanswered Question.
Type of questionsMarks for the correct answerMarks for incorrect answer
MCQ+3 marks-1 marks
TITA+3 marks 0 marks

Candidates can use the marking scheme from the table and then calculate their raw scores on the basis of the following formula.

CAT raw score = 3 X (number of correct MCQs + number of correct non-MCQs) – 1 X (number of wrong MCQs)

Calculation of Scaled Score in CAT 2021

The scaled score is calculated by calculating the scaled score in all three sections – Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning. Then the overall scaled score is calculated by adding all the individual scores in all the sections. The Candidates can follow the below-mentioned process of calculating the scaled score –

What is CAT Percentile 2021?

Percentile in CAT exam obtained by a candidate in any examination is the percentage of people who are behind that person. The CAT percentile is calculated on the basis of the rank assigned to the candidates. It is calculated from the scaled scores which are normalized. The Candidates can refer to the following below process to know how the CAT Percentile is calculated.

Calculation of CAT Percentile 2021

CAT Percentile is calculated so you can get your rank in respect to the other test takers with the help of it. You can see below the following process –

CAT 2021 Cut Off for Top 5 IIMs

The Candidates can refer to the following below mentioned table for knowing the cutoff for the top IIMs which are –

IIMsCutoff
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad99+
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore99+
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta99+
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode95-99
Indian Institute of Management Indore95-99

Difference between raw marks vs scaled score vs CAT percentile score

ComparisonRaw marksScaled ScoreCAT Percentile
DefinitionIt is the actual score that you receive i.e +3 for every correct answer and -1 for every incorrect answerA scaled score is the total number of correct questions a candidate has answered (raw score) that has been converted to a standardized scale.The percentile below is an indicator of your relative rank among all the test takers.
FormulaNumber of questions x marks per question Sum of scaled scores of DILR, VARC, QA P=[(N-r)/N]x100
Converted intoThe raw score gets converted into a scaled scoreThe scaled score gets converted into CAT Percentile.It is converted by the scaled score.

For 2019 –

PercentileVA-RCDI-LRQAOverall Score
99 %ile704960162
95%ile583842130
90%ile503233108
85%ile (CUT-OFF)42272892-95

For 2018 –

PercentileVARCDILRQuantOverall Score
85 %ile45252595
90 %ile503030105
95 %ile553838120
98 %ile604545140
99 %ile705050150

CAT 2021 Result

The CAT result 2021 will be released on the official website which can be downloaded by the following steps –

  • Visit the official website.
  • Enter the login credentials i.e. user id and password.
  • Click on the scorecard and download your scorecard.
  • The scorecard will be displayed on your screen.
  • The candidate’s can save it and can take a printout of it.

Details mentioned in the score-card are –

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Town
  • State
  • District
  • Email
  • CAT Registration number
  • Test Day photo and uploaded photo
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • PWD status
  • Category
  • Date of test
  • Sectional scaled score
  • Sectional percentile
  • Overall scaled score
  • Overall percentile

FAQs about CAT Marks vs Percentile 2021

When CAT 2021 Exam is going to be held?

The CAT Exam 2021 is going to be held on the 28th of November 2021.

What is the raw CAT score?

The raw score is the actual score that you receive with the marking scheme.

What is the CAT Percentile?

Percentile represents the rank of a candidate in the CAT exam, relative to the rest of the candidates who appeared in the same time frame.

What is the CAT Scaled Score?

A scaled score is a raw score that has been adjusted and converted to a standardized scale.

Is there any negative marking in CAT 2021?

There is a deduction of 1 mark in CAT 2021.

What is the formula for calculating the CAT percentile?

The formula for calculating the CAT percentile is P=[(N-r)/N]x100

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