CAT Result 2020 (Announced): Download Scorecard, Cut Off (

CAT 2020 Result has been announced by IIM Indore. The result has been announced online, at 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

Check Here: Click Here to check CAT result 2020.
Official Website:

CAT 2020 ResultDate
CAT 2020 exam date29 Nov 2020
Result date for CAT 2020to be announced
(9 Jan 2021, expected)

Get CAT 2020 Response Sheet here

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.

CAT 2020 Result Login
CAT 2020 Login

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:

  1. Name of candidate
  2. Address
  3. Email
  4. Test day photo
  5. Uploaded photo
  6. CAT registration number / User ID
  7. Gender
  8. Date of birth
  9. Category
  10. PwD status
  11. Date and time of the test
  12. Section-wise scaled scores
  13. Section-wise percentiles
  14. Overall scaled score
  15. Overall percentile
  16. Instructions

Sample of CAT result

CAT result 2020

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:

CAT 2020 Result

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 2020

CAT Result Statistics

The candidates can check below the result statistics of CAT exam form the last 7 years:

CAT Exam YearNo. of 100 percentilersNo. 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 Ahmedabad70707080
IIM Calcutta≥ 75≥ 80≥ 80≥ 85
IIM Bangalore80757585
IIM Lucknow85858590
IIM Indore80808090
IIM Kozhikode75757585
IIM Shillong757575
IIM Raipur80808095
IIM Ranchi80808090
IIM Rohtak70707095
IIM Kashipur80808090
IIM Tiruchirappalli80808095
IIM Udaipur80808090
IIM Amritsar80757580
IIM Bodh Gaya80808090
IIM Nagpur72727285
IIM Sambalpur80808094
IIM Sirmaur80808090
IIM Visakhapatnam80808085
IIM Jammu80808090

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

IIMAbbreviationYear of Establishment
Indian Institute of Management CalcuttaIIM-C1961
Indian Institute of Management AhmedabadIIM-A1961
Indian Institute of Management BangaloreIIM-B1973
Indian Institute of Management LucknowIIM-L1984
Indian Institute of Management KozhikodeIIM-K1996
Indian Institute of Management IndoreIIM-I1996

Second generation of IIMs

IIMAbbrevationYear of Establishment
Indian Institute of Management ShillongIIM-S2007
Indian Institute of Management RohtakIIM-Rohtak2010
Indian Institute of Management RanchiIIM-Ranchi2010
Indian Institute of Management RaipurIIM-Raipur2010
Indian Institute of Management TiruchirappalliIIM-T2011
Indian Institute of Management KashipurIIM-Kashipur2011
Indian Institute of Management UdaipurIIM-U2011

Third generation of IIMs

IIMAbbreviationYear of establishment
Indian Institute of Management NagpurIIM-N2015
Indian Institute of Management AmritsarIIM Amritsar2015
Indian Institute of Management Bodh GayaIIM-BG2015
Indian Institute of Management SirmaurIIM Sirmaur2015
Indian Institute of Management VisakhapatnamIIM-V2015
Indian Institute of Management SambalpurIIM Sambalpur2015
Indian Institute of Management JammuIIM-J2016

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.

Slot 2 Answer Key PDFSlot 3 Answer Key PDF

CAT Result 2020 FAQs

When CAT results will be out?

The CAT 2020 result is expected to be out in the first week of January 2021.

What is a good CAT score?

To get ito IIM, 75+ overall percentile score is considered enough, as per last year cutoff.

Does 12 marks matter in CAT?

While taking admissions in the IIms, the marks of class 12 is given a certain weightage for the selection process.

What is the fees of IIMs?

The fees of IIMs can go upto 28 lakhs.

Does IIMs offer 100% placements?

In 2019, IIM Calcutta recorded 100% placements for the PGP batch.


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