CAT 2020 Result has been announced by IIM Indore. The result has been announced online, at iimcat.ac.in. IIM declares result in the form of score card. To download it, candidates need to log in with user id and password and know their percentile. On the basis of CAT result 2021, IIMs and several B-schools will call shortlist candidates for GD,PI for MBA admission 2021-22.
CAT Result 2020
|CAT 2020 Result||Date|
|CAT 2020 exam date||29 Nov 2020|
|Result date for CAT 2020||to be announced|
(9 Jan 2021, expected)
How to Check CAT Result 2020?
The candidates can check the steps below that they can use to download the CAT 2020 scorecard when it is out:
Step 1: First of all, candidates need to click on the direct link above.
Step 2: Following the step 1, a login as shown below is displayed.
Step 3 – Next, the candidates need to access the login by entering user id and password.
Step 4 – Once all the details are entered correctly, candidates have to click on the blue “login” button and download CAT 2020 scorecard from the dashboard.
Details Mentioned on CAT 2020 Scorecard
The candidates can check the below-given details on their CAT 2020 Scorecard:
- Name of candidate
- Test day photo
- Uploaded photo
- CAT registration number / User ID
- Date of birth
- PwD status
- Date and time of the test
- Section-wise scaled scores
- Section-wise percentiles
- Overall scaled score
- Overall percentile
Sample of CAT result
Normalization For IIM CAT Result 2020
As can be noticed that the CAT scorecard has 2 types of scores: Scaled scores and percentile scores. Thus it is clear that IIMs, do not use the raw score of the candidates to evaluate the candidates. The raw score of the exam is somehow converted to scaled and percentile scores. Here is how it is done:
- Step 1: Raw score of the candidates are calculated using the marking scheme of the exam
- Step 2: The raw score is then converted to scaled scores.
- Step 3: Scaled scores are then changed to normalised scores to get the percentile score in each section and in the overall exam.
Step 1: Calculation of CAT 2020 raw scores:
The CAT 2020 raw score shall be calculated by checking the answers of the candidates marked in the exam. For each correct answer, the candidates get 3 marks and for each wrong MCQ answer, 1 mark is deducted. There is no negative marking done against the wrong TITAs.
Step 2: How is CAT 2020 scaled score calculated via normalization method?
The normalisation of the scores is done with the help of mean and standard deviation (SD). The formula to calculate the scaled score is given below:
Step 3: How is CAT 2020 percentile score calculated?
CAT 2020 percentile score is calculated on the basis of scaled score. To do so, following formula is used:
N – Total number of candidates who appeared for CAT 2020.
R – Rank assigned to a candidates, on the basis of the scaled score.
- If 2 or more candidates are getting the same rank while assigning then identical rank is assigned to both the candidates.
Formula for CAT percentile score (p) = [ (N – R) / N] X 100]
Note: IIMs round off the calculated percentile score (P) to 2 decimal points.
CAT Result Statistics
The candidates can check below the result statistics of CAT exam form the last 7 years:
|CAT Exam Year||No. of 100 percentilers||No. of test-takers|
CAT Cut Off 2020 – 2021
After the result is announced, all the IIMs release their selection process with the minimum CAT 2020 percentile score. It is the cut off of CAT for IIM admission. It is needed section-wise and overall to be eligible for the selection process.
The cutoff of CAT 2020 shall be out after result it out. However, candidates can check the cutoffs from last year to get an idea about it.
- This cut off is for Gen category. Click here to check it for all the categories.
|IIM Calcutta||≥ 75||≥ 80||≥ 80||≥ 85|
|IIM Bodh Gaya||80||80||80||90|
IIM Admission Criteria 2021 Through CAT 2020 Results
After the result of CAT 2020 is announced, IIMs release a list of shortlisted candidates. It is released on the basis of cut off. The admission policies of all the IIMs remains more or less the same. However there can be slight changes. To understand the admission policy, let us understand the generation of the IIMs.
There are 3 generations of the IIMs: First generation, second generation, and third generation. The admission policy of these 3 generations of the IIMs are different here is how:
IIM Selection Criteria 2021 in 1st Generation IIMs
The first generation IIMs and some of the second generation IIMs, follow their own selection process: This includes-
In the first stage: IIMs take into account the Common Admission Test (CAT) percentile score and then prepare a list of shortlisted candidates for PI and WAT. The CAT percentile cutoff differs as per the IIMs and there is a relaxation of percentile for the reserved category candidates.
The second stage: The shortlisted candidates appear for PI and WAT at the respective IIMs where they are shortlisted.
The third stage: In this stage, admission criteria involve a calculation of the score for final admission. This score is called the composite score (CS) in most of the IIMs. The calculation of CS is based on the weightage given to various factors. These factors differ from IIM to IIM. Some of the factors are:
- CAT score – This is taken into account by all IIMs
- PI and WAT scores
- Past academic performance (PAP) – Class 10, 12 and UG marks
- Work experience
- Reference letter
The fourth stage: The candidates who are selected for final admission, have to report at the respective IIM and complete the admission process and document verification.
IIM CAP 2021
Most of the second generation IIMs follow a common admission process via Common Admission Procedure (CAP): This includes –
- CAT Score – The conducting IIM sends candidate’s CAT Scores to all the members of the CAP
- Shortlisting – CAP members release a shortlist based upon the percentile of a candidate in the Common Admission Test (CAT). Candidates receive the intimation via an e-mail for a single WAT/PI.
- CAP Form – The candidates also receive a CAP form, which they have to fill to further the procedure.
- WAT /PI – Then the candidates face the CAP procedure, which consists of a single WAT/PI.
- Final Merit List – The scores of the candidates in the WAT/PI are then sent to all the IIMs under CAP. Taking the score into the account, all the CAP IIMs prepare a final shortlist.
The following IIMs are part of CAP, as per last year (IIM Rohtak left CAP last year to follow their own selection process like the first generation IIMs):
IIM Ranchi – Conducting body of CAP last year, IIM Trichy, IIM Raipur, IIM Udaipur, IIM Kashipur, IIM Amritsar, IIM Bodh Gaya, and IIM Sambalpur.
About IIMs – Indian Institutes of Management
The generation of the IIMs is decided by the year of their establishment, as shown in the table below:
First generation of IIMs
|IIM||Abbreviation||Year of Establishment|
|Indian Institute of Management Calcutta||IIM-C||1961|
|Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad||IIM-A||1961|
|Indian Institute of Management Bangalore||IIM-B||1973|
|Indian Institute of Management Lucknow||IIM-L||1984|
|Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode||IIM-K||1996|
|Indian Institute of Management Indore||IIM-I||1996|
Second generation of IIMs
|IIM||Abbrevation||Year of Establishment|
|Indian Institute of Management Shillong||IIM-S||2007|
|Indian Institute of Management Rohtak||IIM-Rohtak||2010|
|Indian Institute of Management Ranchi||IIM-Ranchi||2010|
|Indian Institute of Management Raipur||IIM-Raipur||2010|
|Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli||IIM-T||2011|
|Indian Institute of Management Kashipur||IIM-Kashipur||2011|
|Indian Institute of Management Udaipur||IIM-U||2011|
Third generation of IIMs
|IIM||Abbreviation||Year of establishment|
|Indian Institute of Management Nagpur||IIM-N||2015|
|Indian Institute of Management Amritsar||IIM Amritsar||2015|
|Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya||IIM-BG||2015|
|Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur||IIM Sirmaur||2015|
|Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam||IIM-V||2015|
|Indian Institute of Management Sambalpur||IIM Sambalpur||2015|
|Indian Institute of Management Jammu||IIM-J||2016|
As per reports, the new / baby IIMs, that do not have their campus, shall get their permanent campus by June 2021. These IIMs are:
- IIM Amritsar
- IIM Bodh Gaya
- IIM Nagpur
- IIM Sambalpur
- IIM Sirmaur
- IIM Vishakhapatnam
- IIM Jammu
About CAT 2020-2021
Common Admission Test is a computer-based test national level entrance exam. It is the first step to get into IIMs, FMS, SP Jain, DTU, etc, colleges. Qualifying candidates have then put through the selection process that includes PI, Written Tests, and group discussions. The final selection of the candidates in the IIMs is based on CAT score and the marks obtained in the selection process.
CAT 2020 Final Answer Key Released (Result Soon)!
IIM Indore has released the final answer key of CAT exam. As per the final answer key, there is no change in the entire answer key of shift 1 and 3. However answer of one question in shift 2 has been changed. Those who have selected either answer will get full marks.
CAT Result 2020 FAQs
The CAT 2020 result is expected to be out in the first week of January 2021.
To get ito IIM, 75+ overall percentile score is considered enough, as per last year cutoff.
While taking admissions in the IIms, the marks of class 12 is given a certain weightage for the selection process.
The fees of IIMs can go upto 28 lakhs.
In 2019, IIM Calcutta recorded 100% placements for the PGP batch.