CAT Score Vs Percentile 2022

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CAT Score Vs Percentile: Check the Likely Cut offs, Conversion Process, Top Colleges

 

Latest Updates

  • Lower CAT 2022 scores Got Higher Percentile: Check Details
  • IIM Ahmedabad has revised CAT 2022 Score Vs Percentile Conversion Process: Check Below
  • Top MBA colleges Available for Admission at 99, 90, 80 Percentile: Check Below

IIM Bangalore will release the CAT 2022 result on January 4, 2023 at 5 PM. You can download it, verify your credentials and check your score vs percentile. Your CAT exam raw score is converted into a percentile score after taking various factors into account for score normalization. To help you check what percentile you got along with your RAW CAT Score, MBAUniverse.com shares below CAT Score vs Percentile process and slots calculated by experts, top MBAs on various CATs for admission college. Contains the process of calculating percentile range and CAT score vs percentile, among other details.

 

But, before we go deep into the slot wise CAT Score Vs percentile conversion process, let us know at a glance the CAT score Vs percentile for 99, 95, 90, 85,80 percentile in CAT 2022:

 

CAT 2022 Score Vs Percentile Cut offs: Overview
Below is shared the CAT Score Vs percentile score by experts

Percentile
Score VA-RC
Score DI-LR
Score QA
Overall Score
99 %ile
34
26
36
96
98 %ile
32
28
30
90
95%ile
32
20
29
81
90%ile
29
17
26
72
85%ile
24
15
20
59
80%ile
20
12
15
47

 Check Top MBA Colleges Accepting CAT Percentile 99, 90, 85, 80 and below

 

Table of Contents

  1. Overview: What is CAT Score Vs Percentile & What are its Stages of Conversion    
  2. CAT 2022 Score Vs Percentile Slot 1 by MBAUniverse.com,IMS, CL, T.I.M.E, HitBulls Eye
  3. CAT Score Vs Percentile Slot 2 by MBAUniverse.com, IMS, CL, T.I.M.E, HitBulls Eye
  4. CAT Score Vs Percentile Slot 3 by MBAUniverse.com, IMS, CL, T.I.M.E, HitBulls Eye
  5. CAT Score Vs Percentile Overall across three slots
  6. CAT Score Vs Percentile Calculation: Detailed process
  7. Top MBA Colleges Accepting CAT Score in different Percentile range

Overview: What is CAT Score Vs Percentile & Stages of Conversion   

  • There were 66 total questions in CAT 2022
  • +3 Marks for each correct answer and -1 Mark for each wrong answer for MCQs
  • +3 Marks for each correct answer and Zero negative marks for wrong answer for Non MCQs
  • Accordingly, total maximum raw score in CAT with question paper is as under:
Section
Total questions
Total MCQs (With negative marking)
Total Non-MCQs (Without negative marking)
Total Maximum Marks
Section-1: Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
24
19
5
72
Section-2: Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
20
15
5
60
Section-3: Quantitative Ability (QA)
22
14
8
66
Total
66
 48
18
198

Source: MBAUniverse.com analysis of CAT 2021

 

1. CAT Score Vs Percentile Conversion: 3 Stages
CAT 2022 score conversion to percentile score goes through various stages. First the raw scores in CAT 2022 are changed to scaled scores. Then the scaled scores will determine your CAT percentile. But your CAT score card will contain two main scores – CAT Scaled Score and CAT percentile score. The core marks that you obtained in CAT exam are not visible in the CAT score card. Only your Scaled CAT score Vs Percentile - overall and section wise will be displayed on your score card. So, there are three stages to convert your Raw CAT score into final percentile:

  1. Raw Score in CAT: You can calculate it as per the marking scheme in CAT 2022 and the accuracy level with which you attempted the questions. Also can check it with answer keys as made available by IIMs after the CAT exam
  2. Raw score to Scaled score: Calculation is done by IIMs after normalization of raw scores for all the CAT exam slots
  3. CAT Scaled score to Percentile score: Calculation is done by IIMs depending upon the number of test takers across the CAT exam slots  

1.2 Key Changes in CAT 2022 Percentile Calculation Process
IIM Ahmedabad has revised the CAT percentile calculation process with following important changes:

  • 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

We share below the CAT score Vs Percentile by MBAUniverse.com, IMS, CL, T.I.M.E., Hitbullseye slot wise 

 

2. CAT Score Vs Percentile Slot 1
CAT score Vs Percentile for slot 1, slot 2, slot 3 and overall by MBAUniverse.com, IMS, CL, T.I.M.E is shared below

 

2.1 CAT 2022 Score Vs Percentile Slot 1 by MBAUniverse.com
Slot 1 of CAT was rated a bit easier than CAT 2020. The table below displays the required good attempts in CAT 2022 slot 1 with Accuracy level needed for 99, 95 and 90 percentile range:

 

2.1.1 CAT Score for 99 & Above Percentile: Good Attempts, Accuracy Level

Section in CAT exam 2022
Good Attempts
Accuracy Level
Raw Score
Scaled Score
Likely percentile Score in CAT 2022
Section-1: VARC
14-16
85
36-40
45-55
99+
Section-2: DILR
12-14
85
32-34
44-50
99+
Section-3: QA
14-16
85
36-40
46-54
99+
Overall
42-48
85
104-114
135-159
99-99.5

 2.1.2 CAT Score for 95-98 Percentile: Good Attempts, Accuracy Level
The table below displays the required good attempts in CAT with Accuracy level needed for 95-98 percentile range:

Section in CAT exam 2022
Good Attempts
Accuracy Level
Raw Score
Scaled Score
Likely percentile Score in CAT 2022
Section-1: VARC
13-15
85
34-38
 40-45
95-98
Section-2: DILR
 8-10
90
26-30
 32-36
95-98
Section-3: QA
14-16
85
35-40
 40-44
95-98
Overall
35-41
85
95-100
112-125
95-98

2.1.3 CAT Score for 90-94 Percentile: Good Attempts, Accuracy Level
The table below displays the required good attempts in CAT with Accuracy level needed for 90 – 94 percentile range:

Section in CAT exam 2022
Good Attempts
Accuracy Level
Raw Score
Scaled Score
Likely percentile Score in CAT 2022
Section-1: VARC
11-13
90
29-35
 36-40
90 - 94
Section-2: DILR
   7-9
90
17-22
 22-28
90 - 94
Section-3: QA
10-12
85
26-32
 32-48
90 – 94
Overall
28-34
85
72-89
 90-116
90 - 94

2.2 CAT 2022 Score Vs Percentile Slot 1 by IMS Learning

 

CAT Score Vs Percentile by IMS Coaching for CAT 2022 Slot 1 exam is as below

Percentile
Score VA-RC
Score DI-LR
Score QA
Overall Score
99.5 %ile
45
33
48
104
99 %ile
41
29
42
97
98 %ile
37
26
37
86
95%ile
32
21
28
72
90%ile
27
17
23
59
85%ile
23
15
19
52
80%ile
21
13
16
44

Source: IMS Learning CAT 2021 Slot 1 Analysis

 

2.3. CAT 2022 Score Vs Percentile Slot 1 by Career Launcher
Below are the section wise CAT 2022 Score Vs Percentile Slot 1 Cut off Predictions by Career Launcher for 99%ile+

Section Name      
Raw Score for 99%ile
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
37-39
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
27-30
Quantitative Ability (QA)
40-42
Total
97 - 99

Source: Career Launcher CAT 2021 Slot 1 Analysis 

 

2.4. CAT 2022 Score Vs Percentile Slot 1 by T.I.M.E.
Below are the section wise CAT 2022 Score Vs Percentile Slot 1 Cut off Predictions by T.I.M.E. for 85%ile+

Section Name      
Raw Score for 85%ile
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
21-39
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
16-18
Quantitative Ability (QA)
21-23
Total
97 - 99

Source: T.I.M.E. CAT 2021 Slot 1 Analysis

 

2.5. CAT 2022 Score Vs Percentile Slot 1 by Hitbullseye
Below are the CAT 2022 score Vs percentile predictions shared by Hitbullseye

Overall Attempt
VA & RC Attempt
DI & LR Attempt
QA Attempt
Probable Score
Expected Percentile
52+
17-20
10-12
17-20
110+
99.5
46-52
15-19
9-11
16-19
100
99
38-46
13-17
8-10
15-18
85
97
31-38
12-15
7-9
13-16
73
95
22-31
9-13
5-8
7-11
55
90
15-22
6-10
4-7
5-8
46
80

Source: Hitbullseye CAT 2021 slot-1 Analysis

 

3. CAT Score Vs Percentile Slot 2
CAT score Vs Percentile for slot 2 by MBAUniverse.com, IMS, CL, T.I.M.E, Hitbullseye is shared below

 

3.1 CAT 2022 Score Vs Percentile Slot 2 by MBAUniverse.com
Slot 2 of CAT was rated a bit easier than Slot 1. The table below displays the required good attempts in CAT 2022 slot 2 with Accuracy level needed for 99, 95 and 90 percentile range:

 

3.1.1 CAT Score for 99 & Above Percentile: Good Attempts, Accuracy Level

Section in CAT exam 2022
Good Attempts
Accuracy Level
Raw Score
Scaled Score
Likely percentile Score in CAT 2022
Section-1: VARC
13-15
85
34-38
40-45
99 – 99.5
Section-2: DILR
10-12
85
26-33
44-50
99 -99.5
Section-3: QA
14-16
85
36-40
46-54
99 – 99.5
Overall
47-43
85
96-111
135-159
99 - 99.5

3.1.2 CAT Score for 95-98 Percentile: Good Attempts, Accuracy Level
The table below displays the required good attempts in CAT with Accuracy level needed for 95-98 percentile range:

Section in CAT exam 2022
Good Attempts
Accuracy Level
Raw Score
Scaled Score
Likely percentile Score in CAT 2022
Section-1: VARC
12-14
85
32-38
 40-45
95-98
Section-2: DILR
 8-10
90
20-36
 32-36
95-98
Section-3: QA
11-12
85
29-32
 40-44
95-98
Overall
31-36
85
81-106
112-125
95-98

3.1.3 CAT Score for 90-94 Percentile: Good Attempts, Accuracy Level
The table below displays the required good attempts in CAT with Accuracy level needed for 90 – 94 percentile range:

Section in CAT exam 2022
Good Attempts
Accuracy Level
Raw Score
Scaled Score
Likely percentile Score in CAT 2022
Section-1: VARC
11-13
90
29-35
 36-40
90 - 94
Section-2: DILR
   7-9
90
17-22
 22-28
90 - 94
Section-3: QA
10-12
85
26-32
 32-48
90 – 94
Overall
28-34
85
72-89
 90-116
90 - 94

3.2 CAT 2022 Score Vs Percentile Slot 2 by IMS Learning

Percentile
Score VA-RC
Score DI-LR
Score QA
Overall Score
99.5 %ile
43
33
42
98
99 %ile
39
29
37
92
98 %ile
35
26
33
81
95%ile
30
21
25
68
90%ile
25
17
21
56
85%ile
22
15
17
49
80%ile
20
13
14
42

3.3 CAT 2022 Score Vs Percentile Slot 2 by Career Launcher

Section Name
Total Questions
Score for 99%ile
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
24
37-39
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
20
29-32
Quantitative Ability (QA)
22
39-42
Total
66
97-98

Source: Career Launcher CAT 2021 Slot-2 Analysis

 

3.4 CAT 2022 Score Vs Percentile Slot 2 by T.I.M.E.
Below are the section wise CAT 2022 Score Vs Percentile Slot 2 Cut off Predictions by T.I.M.E.

Sectional Percentile by T.I.M.E

Sections
Percentile
--
85
95
99
VARC Score
22
29
37
DILR Score
18
25
33
QA Score
20
31
43

Overall Percentile by T.I.M.E.

Overall
Percentile
 
90
95
97.5
99
Overall Score
63
77
88
102

Source: T.I.M.E. CAT 2021 Slot 2 Analysis

 

3.5 CAT 2022 Score Vs Percentile Slot 2 by Hitbullseye
Below are the CAT 2022 score Vs percentile predictions shared by Hitbullseye

Overall Attempt
VA & RC Attempt
DI & LR Attempt
QA Attempt
Probable Score
Expected Percentile
51+
17-20
13-16
13-18
108
99.5
45-51
15-19
12-15
12-17
97
99
37-45
13-17
10-12
10-14
82
97
30-37
12-15
8-11
8-12
70
95
21-30
9-13
6-9
7-10
52
90
14-21
6-10
5-8
4-7
43
80

4. CAT Score Vs Percentile Slot 3
CAT score Vs Percentile for slot 3 by MBAUniverse.com, IMS, CL, T.I.M.E, Hitbullseye is shared below

 

4.1 CAT 2022 Score Vs Percentile Slot 3 by MBAUniverse.com
Slot 3 of CAT was on the pattern of other two slots but with a slightly higher difficulty. No impact on percentile is perceived by experts.  The table below displays the required good attempts in CAT 2022 slot 2 with Accuracy level needed for 99, 95 and 90 percentile range:

 

4.1.1 CAT Score for 99 & Above Percentile: Good Attempts, Accuracy Level

Section in CAT exam 2022
Good Attempts
Accuracy Level
Raw Score
Scaled Score
Likely percentile Score in CAT 2022
Section-1: VARC
13-15
85
34-38
40-45
99 – 99.5
Section-2: DILR
10-12
85
26-33
44-50
99 -99.5
Section-3: QA
14-16
85
36-40
46-54
99 – 99.5
Overall
47-43
85
96-111
135-159
99 - 99.5

4.1.2 CAT Score for 95-98 Percentile: Good Attempts, Accuracy Level
The table below displays the required good attempts in CAT with Accuracy level needed for 95-98 percentile range:

Section in CAT exam 2022
Good Attempts
Accuracy Level
Raw Score
Scaled Score
Likely percentile Score in CAT 2022
Section-1: VARC
12-14
85
32-38
 40-45
95-98
Section-2: DILR
 8-10
90
20-36
 32-36
95-98
Section-3: QA
11-12
85
29-32
 40-44
95-98
Overall
31-36
85
81-106
112-125
95-98

4.1.3 CAT Score for 90-94 Percentile: Good Attempts, Accuracy Level
The table below displays the required good attempts in CAT with Accuracy level needed for 90 – 94 percentile range:

Section in CAT exam 2022
Good Attempts
Accuracy Level
Raw Score
Scaled Score
Likely percentile Score in CAT 2022
Section-1: VARC
11-13
90
29-35
 36-40
90 - 94
Section-2: DILR
   7-9
90
17-22
 22-28
90 - 94
Section-3: QA
10-12
85
26-32
 32-48
90 – 94
Overall
28-34
85
72-89
 90-116
90 - 94

4.2 CAT 2022 Score Vs Percentile Slot 3 by IMS Learning

Percentile
Score VA-RC
Score DI-LR
Score QA
Overall Score
99.5 %ile
42
30
41
94
99 %ile
38
25
35
86
98 %ile
34
22
31
75
95%ile
29
18
22
63
90%ile
24
14
19
52
85%ile
22
12
16
45
80%ile
20
10
13
39

 Source: IMS Learning CAT 2021 Analysis for Slot-3 

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4.2 CAT 2022 Score Vs Percentile Slot 3 by Career Launcher

 Section Name
Score for 99%ile
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
36-39
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
30-33
Quantitative Ability (QA)
34-36
Total
92-95

Source: CL CAT 2021 Analysis slot-3

 

4.3 CAT 2022 Score Vs Percentile Slot 3 by T.I.M.E

 

Sectional Score Vs Percentile by T.I.M.E.

 Sections
Percentile
 
85
95
99
VARC Score
23
30
38
DILR Score
17
24
32
QA Score
24
35
47

Overall Score Vs Percentile by T.I.M.E.

 
 Overall Percentile
 
90
95
97.5
99
Overall Score
68
81
92
105

Source: T.I.M.E. CAT 2022 Analysis Slot-3

 

4.4 CAT 2022 Score Vs Percentile Slot 3 by Hitbullseye

Overall Attempt
VA & RC Attempt
DI & LR Attempt
QA Attempt
Probable Score
Expected Percentile
53+
17-20
13-16
17-20
112
99.5
47-53
15-19
12-15
16-19
102
99
39-47
13-17
10-12
15-18
87
97
32-39
12-15
8-11
13-16
75
95
23-32
9-13
6-9
7-11
55
90
16-23
6-10
5-8
5-8
47
80

Source: Hitbullseye CAT 2022 Analysis Slot-3

 

5. Overall CAT 2022 Score Vs Percentile
Overall CAT exam 2022 score Vs percentile across three slots is as below:

Percentile
Score VA-RC
Score DI-LR
Score QA
Overall Score
99.5 %ile
40
33
38
111
99 %ile
34
26
36
96
98 %ile
32
28
30
90
95%ile
32
20
29
81
90%ile
29
17
26
72
85%ile
24
15
20
59
80%ile
20
12
15
47

Source: MBAUniverse.com Analysis

 

6. CAT Score Vs Percentile Calculation: Detailed process
IIMs need to equate and normalize the CAT scores across all the exam sessions before arriving at accurate percentile. If there are more CAT exam slots, IIMs have to normalize CAT score for all the sessions according to the difficulty level of each session. Since CAT 2022 is conducted in three slots, the conversion of raw CAT score to percentile will be arrived at after normalizing the scores of all three slots as per their difficulty level. 

 

Another key point to convert CAT score to percentile depends upon the number of candidates who have appeared in all the sessions of CAT. The percentile will fluctuate according to the number test takers.   

 

6.1 CAT Score Vs Percentile: 3 Key Components
After getting a picture of CAT 2022 question paper and marking scheme, you should know what are the key components at each stage of CAT score Vs percentile conversion process as shared below

 

CAT Marking Scheme Vs Percentile Score

Raw Marks in CAT Exam
Scaled Score in CAT Exam
CAT Percentile Score
+3 Marks for each right answer
-1 Mark for each wrong answer (only for MCQs)
Maximum marks in CAT 2022: 198
You can check your CAT marks with the CAT answer keys released by IIMs with the help of above calculation
 
IIMs are conducting CAT 2022 in three Slots.
CAT question paper difficulty Level in the three Slots differ
IIMs use Score Equating and Normalization process for all the  slots on the basis of  different sets of test papers
The scaled score is arrived on the basis of this normalization process
CAT Scaled score is usually more than your raw CAT marks but it may remain below your raw CAT marks
Percentile Score in CAT is the total percentage of the candidates who score equal to or less than the candidate in question.
CAT percentile is related to relative performance of the candidate in CAT exam and not the actual performance
Thus, the candidates scoring 80 percentile & above refer to the candidates who are top 20% CAT test takers

Please note that it is not only the overall CAT score and percentile, but also the CAT section wise score and required minimum percentile which is also very important to clear the sectional cut offs in IIMs. Not only the 20 IIMs but also other top B-schools like FMS Delhi, SPJIMR, MDI, IITs, accept CAT percentile score in shortlisting and also award weightage to CAT score in final selection process. It may be noted that CAT score card does not display your CAT score Vs percentile and only the scaled CAT score Vs percentile is mentioned in CAT Score Card. Read here to know about the CAT Scaled Score and Percentile conversion process. Read More

 

7. Top MBA Colleges Accepting CAT 2022: Below are the top MBA colleges accepting CAT score and percentile in the range of 80 to 100 percentile.

 

7.1 Top MBA Colleges Accepting 90+ CAT Percentile
Top IIMs and other MBA colleges will shortlist you for final selection round for admission 2022 on the basis of 90+ CAT percentile. Some of the top colleges are listed below

IIMs & other Top B-Schools
Range of CAT 2022 Cut Off Percentile
IIM Ahmedabad
95-98
IIM Bangalore
94-97
IIM Calcutta
97-98
IIM Lucknow
93-96
IIM Indore
91-93
IIM Kozhikode
93-95
Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) New Delhi
97-98
SPJIMR, Mumbai
90-95
JBIMS Mumbai
95-97
Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon
94-95
International Management Institute (IMI) New Delhi
90-92
Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad
90-92
XIM-Xavier University Bhubaneswar
90-93
IIT BOMBAY Mumbai
90-94
Department of Management Studies (IIT Delhi) New Delhi
90-93

7.2 Top MBA Colleges Accepting 80+ CAT Percentile
Some of the Top MBA colleges including IIMs will shortlist the candidates at CAT 80+ percentile and above. A list of such top B-schools is shared below.

IIMs & other Top B-Schools
Range of CAT 2022 Cut Off Percentile 
IIM Bodhgaya
85-88
IIM Jammu
84-87
IIM Sirmaur
80-85
IIM Sambalpur
80-85
TAPMI Manipal
80-85
Great Lakes Institute Of Management, Chennai
80-85
MICA Ahmedabad
80-85
K J Somaiya Mumbai
80-86
IRMA Anand
80-85
LBSIM New Delhi
80-85
FORE School of Management (FSM) New Delhi
80-85
GIM Goa
80-85
Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai
80-85

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