CAT Percentile Predictor

CAT Percentile Predictor 2019: Check CAT Percentile Here
Updated on October 18, 2019

 

You will be anxious to know your CAT percentile and your chances to get into one of the top 3-4 IIMs – IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow or other top MBA colleges like FMS, SPJIMR, MDI. The help is at hand with the accurate CAT 2019 percentile predictor available at MBAUniverse.com. 

 

For the benefit of IIM aspirants, MBAUniverse.com has launched ‘CAT 2019 Percentile Predictor’ prepared by experts to help you judge your performance and your chances to get shortlisted by IIMs as per their expected cut offs. In past, more than 50,000 CAT takers have used this CAT percentile predictor to get the accurate assessment of their performance in CAT exam.  

 

More than 2.44 lakh candidates have applied for CAT 2019. This increase in number of CAT applicants has also increased the competition in CAT exam this year. The accurate CAT percentile predictor will help you to guide about your shortlisting chances by IIMs.

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Check Your CAT Percentile before CAT Result
CAT 2019 exam date is November 24, 2019 and the exam will be held in morning and afternoon slots. You can check your CAT percentile immediately after the CAT exam without waiting for CAT exam result in January.

 

With the CAT percentile predictor, you will also be able to check the IIM and other top MBA college recommended for you after matching your percentile with CAT 2019 percentile predictor. 

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CAT Percentile Predictor: Calculation Formula 
The process how to arrive at the accurate CAT percentile calculation involves your net score awarded in CAT 2019, the calculated scaled score and finally the conversion of CAT scaled score to the CAT 2019 percentile score – sectional as well as overall.

 

IIMs calculate Your CAT 2019 Percentile based on 4 parameters:

  • Total number of candidates appeared in CAT 2019 exam,
  • Your performance relative to your peers;
  • Slot wise Difficulty level in CAT 2019 Exam
  • Section-wise difficulty level in CAT exam 2019

Based on this principle, the CAT Percentile Predictor 2019 prepared by MBAUniverse.com works to help you know about CAT 2019 score and percentile you are likely to get. The more accurate you are in understanding your total number of attempts and correct answers for each of the CAT sections, the nearer you are to predict your CAT 2019 percentile. Read more about the Score Normalization process of IIMs.

 

How to Use CAT Percentile Predictor to Get Accurate Percentile
The guidelines to get the best and accurate CAT percentile predictions are shared below:

 

Assess your CAT Performance: To get the accurate CAT Percentile Calculation through CAT 2019 percentile predictor, the best way is to use it immediately after your CAT exam is over before your memory begins to fade

 

Check Your Performance Level: You are required to enter your section wise attempts as well as correct answers for both type of questions – MCQs and Non-MCQs separately in VARC, DILR and Quant sections. This will result in more accurate CAT percentile prediction – overall as well as section wise. Please note the more accurate you are, the nearer is the CAT percentile prediction. 

 

Review Your CAT 2019 Performance: Section wise percentile prediction in CAT 2019 is more important than only overall percentile to know your chances of shortlisting by IIMs.  It is not suffice to gauge only your overall performance in CAT 2019. The accurate inputs in the percentile predictor format will let you know where you stand and how much are your chances to get shortlisted by top IIMs.

 

Input Data Required for CAT 2019 Percentile Predictor
The format to input data in CAT 2019 percentile predictor for your CAT 2019 performance is shared below. Make sure that you enter the correct data after your exam is over. For example, if there are 34 total questions in VARC and out of them 7-8 are non-MCQs, without any penalty of negative marking for wrong answers, your attempts for MCQs and Non-MCQs should not exceed the number of questions for the respective type of questions.

 

You can predict your CAT percentile in four steps and by filling in the details in the input form in regard to your performance in CAT 2019 exam as given here, immediately after coming out of the CAT examination hall on Nov 24, 2019.

Name of Section
Number of   total MCQs Attempted
Number of correct answers for MCQs
Number of  total  Non-MCQs Attempted
Number of Correct answers for Non-MCQs
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
 
 
 
 
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
 
 
 
 
Quantitative Ability (QA)
 
 
 
 

Please note that depending upon the increase/decrease in number of candidates, their relative performance in the exam, the percentile calculation result through the CAT percentile predictor 2019 may change as also happens before final CAT result is declared

 

CAT Percentile Predictor Vs Raw Score in CAT
Going by the past trends following raw score in CAT exam could fetch you respective CAT percentile range. However, by using the CAT percentile predictor, you will be able to arrive at your nearest CAT percentile.

CAT Raw Score Range
Predicted CAT Percentile 
91-100
80-82
101-110
83-85
111-120
86-88
121-130
89-90
131-140
91-93
141-150
94-96
151-155
97-98
156-165
99+

CAT Scoring pattern
There are good chances to improve your CAT percentile with introduction of Non-MCQ type questions which have no negative marking. Following is the scoring pattern in CAT 2019 exam:

  • Maximum marks 300
  • 3 marks awarded for each correct answer for MCQs & Non MCQs
  • -1 mark for every wrong answer for MCQs
  • No Negative Marking for wrong answer to Non-MCQ  

Benefits of Using CAT 2019 Percentile Predictor
CAT Percentile predictor can let you know your expected percentile score in CAT 2019 exam. The best CAT percentile predictor should give you the nearest CAT percentile calculation so that you may decide which IIM or top MBA college you could get based on your CAT 2019 predictions on your percentile score.

 

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CAT Percentile Calculation: Method Released by IIMs
IIMs have released the CAT 2019 percentile calculation method. According to IIM Kozhikode the key factors to predict your CAT percentile 2019 after taking your CAT 2019 exam on November 24, 2019 are the total number of candidates who have taken the CAT exam in both slots, Highest to Lowest scaled score, difficulty level in each test slot and section wise maximum and minimum scores obtained. Read More

 

Required CAT Percentile for Shortlisting
Apart from a high CAT 2019 Percentile, you need a balanced sectional percentile in CAT 2019 as the basic criterion to remain eligible for shortlisting by IIMs. Although, the qualifying sectional percentile scores have been lowered by top IIMs, for example IIM Ahmedabad needs only 70 sectional and 80 overall percentile; IIM Calcutta requires 80 sectional and 90 overall percentile as the qualifying scores in CAT 2019 for shortlisting, the actual CAT percentile in shortlisting at the top IIMs go much higher.

 

CAT Percentile for IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2020
IIM Ahmedabad has kept CAT percentile score cut offs low at 80 percentile for admission 2020 to improve the academic diversity in its class rooms. The non-engineers and the candidates from diverse backgrounds, planning to appear in CAT 2019 stand a good chance to get into IIM Ahmedabad at a CAT 2019 percentile of 80 and above.

Category
CAT 2019 Percentile Rank in Verbal & Reading Comprehension (PVRC)
CAT 2019 Percentile rank in Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (PDILR)
CAT 2019 Percentile Rank in Quantitative Aptitude (PQA)
Overall CAT 2019 Percentile Rank
General
70
70
70
80
NC-OBC cum transgender
65
65
65
75
SC
60
60
60
70
ST
50
50
50
60
PwD (All categories except ST)
60
60
60
70
PwD (ST)
50
50
50
60

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CAT Percentile for IIM Bangalore Admission 2020
IIM Bangalore has reduced the CAT 2019 percentile score cut off by 5 points for MBA admission 2020 for each category in shortlisting process for PI-WAT round.  The non-engineers, candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates with work experience of 36 months or more stand a good chance to get into IIM Bangalore at a CAT 2019 percentile of 85 and above.

Category
CAT Percentile for VARC
CAT Percentile for DILR
CAT Percentile for QUANT
CAT Overall percentile
General
80               
75              
75
85             
NC-OBC
70               
65              
65             
75             
SC
65              
60            
60             
70             
ST
55              
55
55
65
PWD
50               
50              
50             
60             

Read More

 

CAT Percentile for IIM Calcutta Admission 2020
CAT 2019 percentile score cut off has been reduced to 85 percentile by IIM Calcutta for MBA admission 2020 from 90 last year. The CAT 2019 sectional percentile cut off for Quantitative Ability is also reduced to 75 percentile for 2020 for General category as against 80 percentile last year. For other categories also QA minimum required percentile has been reduced to 65 and below.

Category
CAT percentile for VARC
CAT Percentile for DILR
CAT Percentile for Quant
Overall CAT  percentile
General (Open)
80
80
75
85
NC-OBC
70
65
65
75
EWS
70
65
65
75
SC
65
60
60
70
ST
55
55
55
65
PWD
55
55
55
65

Read More

 

CAT Percentile IIM Lucknow Admission 2020
IIM Lucknow requires 90 percentile in CAT 2019 for PGP and 85 percentile for PGP-ABM & PGP-SM as CAT percentile cut offs for the first stage shortlisting in admission 2020. Academics, Work Experience, diversity will be awarded with bonus points at different stages of Admission Process.

Category
CAT percentile for  VARC Section
CAT Percentile for  DILR Section
CAT Percentile for Quant Section
Overall CAT Percentile Cut off
General
85
85
85
90
EWS
77
77
77
82
NC-OBC
77
77
77
82
SC
55
55
55
70
ST
50
50
50
65
PWD
50
50
50
65

 Read More

CAT Percentile Predictor Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. What method IIMs use to calculate CAT percentile?
Ans.
 The methodology adopted by IIMs to calculate CAT percentile is to first calculate the total number of candidates, then a rank based on scaled score is assigned to arrive at the right calculation of section wise percentile score. 

 

Q. Is the CAT percentile predicted in decimal points? 
Ans. 
Yes, more than 2 lakh candidates appear in CAT exam so the percentile prediction after due calculation goes upto 4-5 decimal points. However, IIMs while declaring the CAT percentile rounds it off upto two decimal points.

 

Q. How can I predict CAT Percentile after the exam?
Ans. Yes, by using a good CAT percentile predictor, you may arrive at nearest CAT percentile.

 

Q. What are the important inputs I will need to get my CAT percentile predicted?
Ans. You should be aware about the total section wise attempts, correct and incorrect answers section wise as well as for MCQs and Non-MCQs to know your nearest CAT percentile

 

Q. When should I use the CAT percentile predictor?
Ans. The best time to use the CAT percentile predictor is immediately after your CAT exam is over as at that time you can recall your performance in CAT exam. 

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