CAT Percentile Predictor 2021: Check your CAT Percentile now

Updated on
June 3, 2021

IIMs have introduced key changes in CAT 2021 percentile calculation process along with the revised CAT exam structure with overall and sectional CAT exam pattern. This year the CAT percentile score normalization process for IIM admission 2022 may be equated for two slots or three slots depending upon the Covid pandemic situation.  

 

The CAT 2021 percentile calculation method is released by IIMs, much before the CAT exam date which is likely on November 28, 2021. CAT percentile calculation is based on the following key factors to predict your CAT percentile 2021 after taking your CAT 2021 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

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CAT 2021 Percentile Required for Top IIMs & Other Top B-schools
Before you know what CAT percentile is required by top B-schools to consider your candidature, please note that you can get higher percentile at lower CAT score. CAT Percentile calculation is a centralized process and is done by CAT exam centre instead of individual IIM. Below is shared the minimum CAT percentile prediction for admission 2022 at top IIMs and other top B-schools accepting CAT score:

B-school
Minimum overall CAT 2021 Percentile requirement
Minimum sectional CAT 2021 Percentile Requirement
IIM Ahmedabad
80
70
IIM Bangalore
85
75-80
IIM Calcutta
85
75-80
IIM Kozhikode
85
75
IIM Lucknow
90
85
SPJIMR Mumbai
85
75

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How IIMs calculate CAT Percentile?
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 2021 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 2021.

  • 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) * 100.
  • 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.  

Similar Methodology Used at MBAUniverse.com to Arrive at CAT Percentile Slot-Wise
A methodology very similar, as used by IIMs last year, was applied at MBAUniverse.com for the computation of Slot-1, Slot-2 and Slot-3 overall CAT percentile scores and sectional percentile scores.  Last year CAT exam was conducted in three slots with reduced number of questions and reduced maximum marks available for different percentile range slot wise

 

Slot-1: 99 Percentile
The table below displays the Raw score and Scaled Score, good attempts in CAT slot-1 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

Slot-2: 99 Percentile
The table below displays the required good attempts in CAT slot-2 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
17-19
85
 43-51
47-56
99
Section-2: DILR
12-14
90
 32-38
36-44
99
Section-3: QA
15-17
85
 37-43
43-47
99
Overall
44-50
85
112-132
126-147
99

Slot-3: 99 Percentile
The table below displays the required good attempts in CAT slot-3 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
18-20
85
 46-52
50-56
99
Section-2: DILR
11-13
90
 29-35
34-40
99
Section-3: QA
16-18
85
 40-46
44-50
99
Overall
45-51
85
115-133
128-146
99

Slot-wise CAT Score for 95 Percentile: Good Attempts, Accuracy Level  

 

Slot-1: 95 Percentile
The table below displays the required good attempts in CAT with Accuracy level needed for 95 percentile range in Slot-1:

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

Slot-2: 95 Percentile
The table below displays the required good attempts in CAT with Accuracy level needed for 95 percentile range in Slot-2:

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
   8-10
90
 20-26
 24-30
95
Section-3: QA
14-16
85
36-42
 40-44
95
Overall
35-41
85
91-109
104-120
95

Slot-3: 95 Percentile
The table below displays the required good attempts in CAT with Accuracy level needed for 95 percentile range in Slot-3:

Section in CAT exam 2020
Good Attempts
Accuracy Level
Raw Score
Scaled Score
CAT percentile Score
Section-1: VARC
14-16
85
38-44
 42-48
95
Section-2: DILR
   7-9
90
 17-23
 24-28
95
Section-3: QA
13-15
85
35-41
 40-46
95
Overall
34-40
85
90-108
106-122
95

CAT Score for 90 Percentile: Good Attempts, Accuracy Level 

 

Slot-1
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

Slot-2
The table below displays the required good attempts in CAT with Accuracy level needed for 90 percentile range in Slot-2:

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
   6-8
90
14-20
 20-26
90
Section-3: QA
  9-11
85
23-29
 32-48
90
Overall
26-32
85
66-84
 88-114
90

Slot-3
The table below displays the required good attempts in CAT with Accuracy level needed for 90 percentile range in Slot-3:

Section in CAT exam 2020
Good Attempts
Accuracy Level
Raw Score
Scaled Score
CAT  percentile Score
Section-1: VARC
12-14
90
30-38
 34-44
90
Section-2: DILR
   5-7
90
11-17
 16-24
90
Section-3: QA
  9-11
85
23-29
 28-35
90
Overall
26-32
85
64-84
 78-103
90

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 2021 percentile predictor available at MBAUniverse.com. 

 

For the benefit of IIM aspirants, MBAUniverse.com has launched ‘CAT 2021 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 the past more than 50,000 CAT takers have used this CAT percentile predictor to get the accurate assessment of their performance in CAT exam. The percentile predictor will be live shortly and is available free to check your nearest CAT 2021 percentile immediately after your test slot is over  

How to check your CAT 2021 Percentile
You can check your nearest CAT 2021 Percentile by taking simple steps in 5 minutes immediately after taking your CAT exam 2021:

  • Step 1 - Register: Register for CAT 2021 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 2021 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!

So, Fill the form below and get your CAT Score and %ile on the CAT exam day

 

3 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 2021 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 2021 Performance: Section wise percentile prediction in CAT 2021 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 2021. 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 as Required for CAT 2021 Percentile Predictor
The format to input data in CAT 2021 percentile predictor for your CAT 2021 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 10 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)
 
 
 
 

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Benefits of Using CAT 2021 Percentile Predictor
CAT Percentile predictor can let you know your expected percentile score in CAT 2021 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 2021 predictions on your percentile score. 

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 2021, the calculated scaled score and finally the conversion of CAT scaled score to the CAT 2021 percentile score – sectional as well as overall.

 

IIMs will declare the CAT 2021 result alongwith your CAT 2021 Percentile based on 4 parameters:

  • Total number of candidates appeared in CAT 2021 exam,
  • Your performance relative to your peers;
  • Slot wise Difficulty level in CAT 2021 Exam
  • Section-wise difficulty level in CAT exam 2021

Based on this principle, the CAT Percentile Predictor 2021 prepared by MBAUniverse.com works to help you know about CAT 2021 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 2021 percentile. Read more about the Score Normalization process of IIMs 

 

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 2021 may change as also happens before final CAT result is declared

 

Apart from a high CAT 2021 Percentile, you need a balanced sectional percentile in CAT 2021 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 2021 for shortlisting, the actual CAT percentile at the top IIMs may go much higher.

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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