CAT Score Vs Percentile 2022

close
ALERT! TOP B-SCHOOLS LAST DATE  - TODAY, JAN 31 
IMT Ghaziabad |  Apply Now
FORE New Delhi |  Apply Now
TAPMI Manipal | Apply Now
BIMTECH Greater Noida | Apply Now
LBSIM Delhi | Apply Now

Register now for latest MBA Exam & Admissions Updates

Updated on
December 22, 2022

CAT Score Vs Percentile: Result Out; Check Your CAT Score Vs Percentile,  Conversion Process, Top Colleges

 

CAT 2022 result was out on December 21, 2022 for 2.22 lakh test takers. 11 candidates all Male, including 10 Engineers and 1 Non-Engineer, have scored 100 percentile while 22 candidates, including 1 Female, have scored 99.99 percentile  and 22 Candidates, including 3 Females, have scored 99.98 percentile. CAT 2022 exam was conducted on Nov 27, 2022 in 3 slots. Based on the slot wise difficulty level, IIM Bangalore has converted Raw CAT score to scaled score and then to CAT percentile as detailed below:

 

CAT 2022 Score Vs Percentile as Awarded to CAT Toppers
The table below shares the CAT percentile awarded to CAT toppers based on the Raw CAT scores

Raw CAT Score
Scaled Score
CAT Percentile
123 to 159
135 to 163+
100
98 to 122
108 to 134
99 to 99.99

CAT 2022 exam had 66 questions. Moderate CAT score have got high percentile for top range of 90, 95, 99 and above in accordance with slot wise difficulty level. IIM Bangalore first converted your CAT exam raw score to percentile score after taking into account the various factors for score normalization. Let us know at a glance the CAT score Vs percentile for 99, 95, 90, 85,80 percentile in CAT 2022.


CAT 2022

 

CAT 2022 Score for 100, 99, 98, 80, 85 Percentile: Slot-2 & Slot-3 Candidates Benefitted
Below is shared the CAT score range Vs CAT percentile range in CAT 2022. Key highlights of CAT score Vs percentile are:

  • CAT 2022 Percentile has gone up at lower CAT score in one slot and has gone down at the same score in another slot
  • CAT slot wise difficulty level has played very important role in percentile calculation in CAT 2022
  • One DILR question from CAT slot-2 and CAT slot-3 was not evaluated as it was found ambiguous
  • Less score in CAT slot-2 and CAT slot-3 has been awarded higher percentile as the total maximum score in each of the two slots has gone down to 195 marks for 65 questions instead of 198 marks for 66 questions
Percentile
 Score Range VA-RC
Score Range DI-LR
Score Range QA
Overall Score
100%ile
24-52
32 - 48
45-60
101-160
99 %ile
20-38
26 - 42
42-54
  96-122
98 %ile
14-32
23 - 40
36 -46
  90- 120
95%ile
12-31
18-36
32 -35
  62 - 101
90%ile
11-29
17-34
24-30
  48 - 72
85%ile
10-24
15-30
20-28
  50 - 69
80%ile
7-18
12-22
15-24
34 - 54

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

MBA Entrance Exam & MBA/PGDM Admissions | Apply Now
FORE School of Management Admissions 2023 IMT Ghaziabad PGDM Admissions 2023
IMI New Delhi PGDM Admission 2023 LBSIM Delhi PGDM Admission 2023
Great Lakes PGPM & PGDM Admission 2023 K J Somaiya MBA 2023-25 Admissions Open
TAPMI Manipal MBA Admission 2023 Amrita School of Business Coimbatore MBA 
BIMTECH PGDM Admissions Open 2023 IFMR GSB, Krea University MBA Admissions 2023
XIM University MBA Admission 2023 SDA Bocconi Asia Center IMB Admission 2023
SOIL Gurgaon PGPM & PGDM Admission 2023 JAGSoM Bangalore PGDM Admission 2023
We School | Welingkar PGDM Admissions 2023 IFMR GSB, Krea University MBA Admission 2023
VIT University MBA Admission 2023 Delhi School of Business PGDM Admission
BITS Pilani MBA in Business Analytics  BIM Tiruchirappalli MBA Admission 2023

MBAUniverse.com CAT Percentile Calculation: CAT Score for 99%ile & Above

Section in CAT exam 2022
Good Attempts
Accuracy Level
Raw Score
Scaled Score
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

MBAUniverse.com CAT Percentile Calculation: CAT Score for 95-98%ile
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
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
 
MBAUniverse.com CAT Percentile Calculation: CAT Score for 90-94%ile
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
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. IMS Learning: CAT Percentile Predictions
CAT 2022 score Vs Percentile calculation by IMS Learning are shared below.

 

CAT Score Vs Percentile by IMS Coaching

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 Analysis

 

Career Launcher: CAT Percentile Predictions
Below are the section wise CAT Score Vs Percentile Cut off calculations by Career Launcher for 99 percentile

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 2022 Analysis  

MBA Entrance Exam & MBA/PGDM Admissions | Apply Now
IMI New Delhi PGDM Admission 2023 IMI Kolkata PGDM Admission 2023
MICA PGDM-C/PGDM Admissions Open 2023 IRMA PGDM (RM) Admissions Open 2023
IMT Nagpur PGDM Admissions 2023 Great Lakes PGPM & PGDM Admission 2023
LBSIM Delhi PGDM Admissions Open 2023 K J Somaiya MBA 2023-25 Admissions Open
TAPMI Manipal MBA Admission 2023 FORE School of Management Admissions 2023
BIMTECH PGDM Admissions Open 2023 IFMR GSB, Krea University MBA Admissions 2023
NIA Pune PGDM Admission Open 2023 SDMIMD Mysuru PGDM Admissions Open 2023
IBA Bangalore PGDM Admission 2023 Jaipuria Institute of Management PGDM Admission
JIMS Rohini PGDM Admission Open 2023 Sri Balaji University Pune MBA  Admissions
NDIM Delhi PGDM Admission 2023 JAGSoM Bangalore PGDM Admissions 2023

T.I.M.E. CAT Percentile Predictions
Below are the section wise CAT Score Vs Percentile Cut offs as calculated by T.I.M.E.

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 Analysis

 

Hitbullseye CAT Percentile Predictions
Below are the CAT score Vs percentile calculations 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 Analysis
 

Top MBA Colleges Accepting CAT 2022 for admission 2023
Below are the top MBA colleges accepting CAT score and percentile in the range of 80 to 100 percentile.

 

Top MBA Colleges Accepting 90+ CAT Percentile
Top IIMs and other MBA colleges will shortlist you for final selection round for MBA admission 2023 on the basis of 90+ CAT percentile. Some of the top colleges are listed below

IIMs & other Top B-Schools
Expected 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
 

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
Expected 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

Read More

 

CAT 2022 Exam Pattern     

  • There are 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 2022 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
21
3
72
Section-2: Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
20
14
6
60
Section-3: Quantitative Ability (QA)
22
14
8
66
Total
66
51
15
198

Source: CAT 2022 Question Paper & Scoring Pattern

 

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 conducted 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

 

Key Modifications in CAT 2022 Percentile Calculation Process
IIM Bangalore has kept the CAT percentile calculation process like last year with following criteria:

  • All percentile scores greater than or equal to 99.995 to be rounded off to 100
  • All percentile scores greater than or equal to 99.985 but strictly less than 99.995 to be rounded off to 99.99 and so on

CAT Score Vs Percentile Conversion: 3 Stages
CAT score conversion to percentile score goes through various stages. First the raw scores in CAT 2022 will be 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 attempt 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  

Common Admission Test (CAT) is the mandatory entrance exam for MBA/PGP admission in 20 IIMs and other top B-schools like FMS Delhi, SPJIMR Mumbai, MDI Gurugram and IITs DMS. This year, IIM Bangalore conducted CAT on November 27, 2022 in three slots of 2 hours duration.  CAT 2022 registration number had gone up by 11% at 2.56 lakh candidates from 2.3 lakh candidates last year. This may result in higher competition and it is possible that you may need higher CAT score to get high percentile.  

 

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 will be 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. 

India’s Top MBA Entrance Exams: Check Dates, Pattern, Mocks, Registration Process…

Read More: CAT 2022 - Exam Date, Registration, Syllabus, Preparation, Books

Short name
Score Vs %

Question and Answers