CAT Percentile Predictor 2022: Check CAT Percentile Predictor & Calculator

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December 21, 2022

CAT 2022 exam result has been released on December 21, 2022 at 5 PM. Check your percentile with  MBAUniverse.com CAT 2022 Percentile Predictor with precise prediction of your nearest percentile

 

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  • 11 candidates all Male, including 10 Engineers and 1 Non-Engineer, have scored 100 percentile
  • 22 candidates, including 1 Female, have scored 99.99 percentile    
  • 2.22 Lakh appeared in CAT 2022 on November 27, 2022 
  • 2 Questions (1 in shift 2 & 1 in shift 3) from DILR section Not Evaluated: Higher Percentile Awarded at Low CAT score
  • 99 percentile in CAT 2022 at 99- Score: Use Percentile Predictor to get Nearest Percentile

CAT 2022 Percentile Score & Result: Key Highlights

  • Number of CAT Toppers with 100 Percentile Increase: There are 11 candidates who have scored 100 percentile in CAT 2022. Last year 9 candidates scored 100 percentile in CAT 2021 result
  • 1 Non-Engineer among CAT Toppers 2022: Out of the 11 CAT 100 percentilers, 1 candidate is from Non-Engineering back ground while 10 are engineers
  • No Female scored 100 Percentile: All the candidates who scored 100 percentile in CAT 2022 are male like last year in CAT 2021.
  • 22 including One Female Scored 99.99 Percentile: 22 candidates have scored 99.99 percentile including one female. Among them 16 are Engineers and 6 are Non Engineers. Last year all the 19 candidates with 99.99 percentile were Male.
  • 22 including Three Female candidates, score 99.98 Percentile: 22 Candidates have scored 99.98 percentile in CAT 2022 including 3 women candidates. Out of them 16 are engineers and 6 are non engineers. Last year 19 candidates scored 99.98 percentile.

IIM Bangalore did not consider evaluation of two questions of CAT 2022 question paper in DILR section as they were found ambiguous.  Announcing the important development before CAT 2022 result declaration and after close of last date to raise objection on CAT answer key, CAT 2022 convener said, “The CAT Committee has decided that two questions from the DILR section (one from 27th Nov 2022 shift 2 and the one from 27th Nov 2022 shift 3) will not be considered for evaluation as these questions found to be ambiguous. Scores of candidates for the DILR section in these shifts shall be adjusted on a prorated basis based on their responses on the balance questions in DILR section.”

 

IIM Bangalore had released the CAT 2022 answer key with candidate response sheet for 2.22 lakh test takers, highest in last 10 years, on Dec 1. With the help your CAT response sheet, you can very well assess your CAT exam performance and use the percentile predictor below to arrive at your nearly accurate CAT percentile. IIM Bangalore had provided the facility to raise objection against the official answer key till December 4, 2022. Based on these objections, the two questions from DILR section have been removed. Now the total questions which are evalued in DILR section are 18 instead of earlier 20. CAT 2022 was held in 3 slots. Slot-1 of CAT 2022 Exam was from 8.30 AM to 10.30 AM, Slot-2 from 12.30PM to 2.30 PM and Slot-3 was from 4.30 to 6.30 PM on November 27, 2022. Check key points in your CAT percentile calculation process

 

CAT 2022 Percentile Calculation: Important Points

  • The revised CAT exam pattern had fewer number of questions
  • CAT 2022 had 66 total questions with 48 no penalty questions
  • After removal of 2 questions (1 from Shift 2 and 1 from shift 3) from DILR section, total question are now 19 in this section
  • Had reduced overall and sectional duration
  • Exam was held in 3 slots
  • This has led to a changed CAT percentile calculation process by IIMs.
  • The CAT percentile score normalization process for IIM admission 2023 is equated for 3 slots.
  • With 2.22 lakh CAT exam takers, competition is higher this year and many candidates can get same percentile with a wide score range
  • With these changes, experts are predicting higher percentile in CAT 2022 at lower score.

Read and check below how to use the CAT percentile predictor and get nearest CAT percentile free, how the CAT percentile is calculated,  What are the CAT percentile requirements of IIMs, How much score is required to get CAT 99, 95, 90 and 80 percentile and more.

 

So, are you ready! Fill the form below and get your CAT Score and %ile.

 

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Table of Contents

  1. Input Data as Required for CAT 2022 Percentile Predictor? How to Proceed?
  2. What is CAT Percentile Predictor?
  3. CAT 2022 Percentile Calculation: Key Factors
  4. CAT 2022 Percentile Required for Admission 2023 in Top IIMs
  5. How IIMs calculate CAT Percentile? Process of Conversion
  6. MBAUniverse.com CAT Percentile Predictor with Similar Methodology
  7. CAT Score for 99 Percentile: Sample Calculation
  8. CAT Score for 95 Percentile: Sample Calculation
  9. CAT Score for 90 Percentile: Sample Calculation  
  10. CAT Percentile Prediction: Help is at Hand
  11. How to check your CAT 2022 Percentile: 5 Steps
  12. Guidelines to Use CAT Percentile Predictor & Get Accurate Percentile
  13. Benefits of Using CAT 2022 Percentile Predictor
  14. How does the CAT percentile predictor work? 
  15. Occurrence of Changes in CAT Percentile Predictions
  16. CAT Percentile Predictor Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

This year the CAT percentile score normalization process for IIM admission 2023 will be equated for three slots as the CAT 2022 is scheduled on November 27, 2022 in three shifts of Morning, Afternoon and evening sessions like last year. The percentile predictor is live and is available free to check your nearest CAT 2022. 

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1. Input Data as Required for CAT 2022 Percentile Predictor: How to Proceed?

  • Step 1 - Register: Register for CAT 2022 Percentile Predictor by filling your Name, Email ID, Contact Number in Form below. This is completely free.
  • Step 2 – Input your CAT Performance: After registration, you will be taken to next page where you should submit your CAT 2022 Performance, immediately after taking your CAT exam. This is easy as after coming out of the CAT exam centre you are fresh with your memory and can input the performance with exact number of correct and incorrect answers that you marked in the exam
  • Step 3 – Check your Score, Percentile: Once you have submitted your CAT performance, you will get your Score & likely Percentile in 10 seconds!

The format to input data in CAT 2022 percentile predictor for your CAT 2022 performance is shared below. Make sure that you enter the correct data after your exam is over. For example, if there are 24 total questions in VARC and out of them 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:  

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)
 
 
 
 

2. What is CAT Percentile Predictor 2022?

  • CAT 2022 percentile predictor & calculator is a tool created by MBAUniverse.com experts to calculate your CAT percentile.
  • CAT percentile calculator is based on the revised CAT exam and scoring pattern
  • The MBAUniverse.com CAT Percentile & Score Calculation tool  helps you to check your nearest CAT percentile online based on your performance in CAT exam
  • To get best result, you need to input your CAT performance as accurately as possible,
  • This CAT percentile predictor developed by MBAUniverse.com is free.
  • You can use MBAUniverse.com CAT percentile predictor free on your computer, laptop, mobile, tabs.

2.1 CAT 2022 Exam & Scoring Pattern
Below is shared the CAT 2022 question paper pattern and maximum score available overall and section wise. You should understand the question and score split in CAT 2022 before moving on to input your CAT exam performance in the data input form

Section
Total questions
Total MCQs (With negative marking)
Total Non-MCQs (Without negative marking)
Total Maximum Sectional Score
Section-1: Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
24
21
3
72
Section-2: Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
20 (-1 Not considered for Evaluation in shift 1 and 1 from shift 3)
Now: 19
14 -1 (13)
6
60 (-3) Now 57
Section-3: Quantitative Ability (QA)
22
14
8
66
Total
66 (-1 Not considered for Evaluation)
Now: 65
51 – 1 (50)
15
198 (-3) Now 195

3. CAT 2022 Percentile Calculation: Key Factors & Process
The CAT 2022 percentile calculation method is released by IIMs, much before the CAT exam date. CAT percentile is arrived at after converting your raw CAT score to scaled score and then to CAT percentile score. Accordingly, the CAT percentile in your score card, is calculated as a relative score and indicates your rank among the total number of candidates who have appeared in the CAT exam. If a candidate gets 100 percentile at any raw/scaled score, it implies he has performed among the best top candidates in CAT exam and if his/her CAT percentile 95+, it shows that he/she has better performed than 95% of the total candidates who have appeared in CAT exam.

 

CAT percentile calculation is based on the following key factors to predict your CAT percentile 2022 after taking your CAT 2022 exam:

  • Total number of candidates who have taken the CAT exam in all the slots;
  • Highest to Lowest scaled score;
  • Difficulty level in each test slot 

4. CAT 2022 Percentile Required for Admission 2023 in Top IIMs
Before you know what CAT percentile is required by top B-schools to consider your candidature, please note that you can get higher percentile even at lower CAT score, if you do not make more mistakes. CAT Percentile calculation is a centralized process and is done by CAT exam centre instead of individual IIM.

 

4.1 CAT College Predictor based on CAT Percentile
Each IIM and good B-school releases its likely minimum CAT percentile cut off for shortlisting. According to the admission announcements and admission policies released by the B-schools, below is shared CAT college predictor based on minimum CAT percentile for admission 2023

B-school
Minimum overall CAT 2022 Percentile requirement
Minimum sectional CAT 2022 Percentile Requirement
IIM Ahmedabad
80*
70*
IIM Bangalore
85*
75* for DILR and QA
80* for VARC
IIM Calcutta
85*
75* for QA
80* for VARC and DILR
IIM Kozhikode
85*
75*
IIM Lucknow
90*
85*
SPJIMR Mumbai
85*
75*

*Source: As per the Admission Policy 2023 of respective B-school. Read More

 

5. How IIMs calculate CAT Percentile? Process of Conversion
How is CAT Percentile Calculated? The methodology adopted by IIMs for calculation of percentile score of a candidate is as per the steps described below. They are followed to calculate the CAT 2022 overall and sectional percentile scores obtained by a candidate. While illustrating the percentile score calculation process, QA section is chosen as an example. Similar process is followed for the overall percentile score calculation and for calculation of percentile in the other two sections, i.e. DILR and VARC in CAT 2022.  Check below the step by step process How is CAT Percentile Calculated

  • Step 1: Calculate the total number of candidates (N) who appeared for CAT (i.e. including morning, afternoon and evening sessions)
  • Step 2: Assign a rank (r), based on the scaled scores obtained in the QA section, to all candidates who appeared for CAT. In the case of two or more candidates obtaining identical scaled scores in the QA section, assign identical ranks to all those candidates. As an illustration suppose exactly two candidates obtain the highest scaled score in the QA section, then both of those candidates are assigned a rank of 1. Moreover, the candidate(s) obtaining the second highest scaled score in the QA section are assigned a rank of 3 and so on.
  • Step 3: Calculate the percentile score (P) of a candidate with rank (r) in the QA section as: P = ( (N-r) N) x100
  • Step 4: Round off the calculated percentile score (P) of a candidate up to two decimal points. For example, all percentile scores greater than or equal to 99.995 are rounded off to 100, all percentile scores greater than or equal to 99.985 but strictly less than 99.995 are rounded off to 99.99 and so on.

A methodology similar to the above is used for the computation of the overall CAT percentile scores and for the percentile scores of other sections.

 

6. MBAUniverse.com CAT Percentile Predictor with Similar Methodology
Similar Methodology is used at MBAUniverse.com to Arrive at CAT Percentile Slot-Wise. For the computation of Slot-1, Slot-2 and Slot-3 overall CAT percentile scores and sectional percentile scores

a methodology very similar, as used by IIMs is applied at MBAUniverse.com. CAT 2022 exam like last year, is scheduled in three slots with reduced number of questions and reduced maximum marks. The process of CAT percentile calculation with raw score to percentile, in different percentile range is shared below:  

 

7. CAT Score for 99 Percentile: Sample Calculation
The table below displays the likely Raw score and Scaled Score, good attempts in CAT with Accuracy level needed for 99 percentile range

Section in CAT exam
Good Attempts
Accuracy Level
Raw Score
Scaled Score
CAT percentile Score
Section-1: VARC
16-18
85
 40-46
45-55
99
Section-2: DILR
13-15
90
 35-41
40-46
99
Section-3: QA
16-18
85
 40-46
45-54
99
Overall
45-51
85
115-133
131-155
99

8. CAT Score for 95 Percentile: Sample Calculation
The table below displays the required good attempts in CAT with Accuracy level needed for 95 percentile range

Section in CAT exam
Good Attempts
Accuracy Level
Raw Score
Scaled Score
CAT  percentile Score
Section-1: VARC
13-15
85
35-41
 40-46
95
Section-2: DILR
  9-11
90
23-29
 28-35
95
Section-3: QA
14-16
85
36-42
 40-46
95
Overall
36-42
85
94-112
108-127
95

9. CAT Score for 90 Percentile: Sample Calculation 
The table below displays the required good attempts in CAT with Accuracy level needed for 90 percentile range:

Section in CAT exam
Good Attempts
Accuracy Level
Raw Score
Scaled Score
CAT  percentile Score
Section-1: VARC
11-13
90
29-35
 36-40
90
Section-2: DILR
   7-9
90
17-22
 22-28
90
Section-3: QA
10-12
85
26-32
 32-48
90
Overall
28-34
85
72-89
 90-116
90

10. CAT Percentile Prediction: Help is at Hand
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 among others. The help is at hand with the accurate CAT 2022 percentile predictor available at MBAUniverse.com. 

 

11. How to check your CAT 2022 Percentile: 5 Steps
You can check your nearest CAT 2022 Percentile by taking simple steps in 5 minutes immediately after taking your CAT exam 2022:

(1) Use Immediately After Exam: To get the accurate CAT Percentile Calculation through CAT 2022 percentile predictor, the best way is to use it immediately after your CAT exam is over before your memory begins to fade

(2) Assess Your Performance Level: You are required to enter your section wise attempts as well as correct answers

(3) Split Your Performance for MCQs & Non-MCQs: You need to note your performance 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

(4) Correctly Fill up the Input Format: The input format requires you to enter total attempted MCQs and Non-MCQs with correct answers. So, fill up the format carefully to get correct result

(5) Review Your CAT 2022 Performance: Section wise percentile prediction in CAT 2022 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 2022. 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.

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12. Guidelines to Use CAT Percentile Predictor & 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 2022 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 2022 Performance: Section wise percentile prediction in CAT 2022 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 2022. 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.

 

13. Benefits of Using CAT 2022 Percentile Predictor

CAT Percentile predictor can let you know your expected percentile score in CAT 2022 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 2022 predictions on your percentile score.

 

14. How does the CAT percentile predictor work? 
The process how to arrive at the accurate CAT percentile calculation involves your net score awarded in CAT 2022, the calculated scaled score and finally the conversion of CAT scaled score to the CAT 2022 percentile score – sectional as well as overall.

 

IIMs will declare the CAT 2022 result alongwith your CAT 2022 Percentile based on 4 parameters:

  • Total number of candidates appeared in CAT 2022 exam,
  • Your performance relative to your peers;
  • Slot wise Difficulty level in CAT 2022 Exam
  • Section-wise difficulty level in CAT exam 2022

Based on this principle, the CAT Percentile Predictor 2022 prepared by MBAUniverse.com, works to help you know about CAT 2022 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 2022 percentile.

 

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15. Occurrence of Changes in CAT Percentile Predictions
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 2022 may change as also happens before final CAT result is declared

 

Apart from a high CAT 2022 Percentile, you need a balanced sectional percentile in CAT 2022 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 2022 for shortlisting, the actual CAT percentile at the top IIMs may go much higher.

16. CAT Percentile Predictor Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. How much score is needed for 70 percentile in CAT 2022?
A. Going by the past 3 years trends after the total questions in CAT are reduced, you would need 30-35 score for 70+ percentile

Q. What is the percentile for 49 marks in CAT exam?
A. A raw score of 49 in CAT is considered a good score. It may get you a percentile between 80-85 after score normalization process.

 

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, 2.56 lakh candidates have applied for CAT 2022 and more than 2.2 lakh candidates are expected to appear in CAT exam 2022. Accordingly, 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. 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 2022?
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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