We have furnished the details of CAT 2021 score vs percentile here. Check the process of calculating the score and the IIMs that accept the score.

CAT 2021 score vs percentile analysis helped candidates determine their chances of admission into top B-schools in India. The score vs percentile analysis transforms the raw scores into respective probable percentile which is considered to be an evaluation criteria. CAT 2021 was conducted by IIM Ahmedabad on 28th November 2021.

Moreover, there were three slots for CAT 2021, and the QA section for all 3 slots were easy, whereas the VARC and DILR were moderate as the candidates reviewed. Let us discuss CAT 2021 score vs percentile in more detail.

**Table of Contents**

- CAT 2021 Score vs Percentile Overview
- Distribution of Question for CAT 2021 Score vs Percentile
- What is CAT 2021 Score vs Percentile?
- Scaled CAT 2021 Score Calculation for All Three Slots
- List of IIMs and their Cutoff Percentile

## CAT 2021 Score vs Percentile Overview

2.31 lakh candidates appeared for CAT 2021 exam. The exam was conducted in three slots by following all the covid-19 protocols.

The exam was held for 2 hours, and the sectional timings were 40 minutes each. The section-wise CAT 2021 score vs percentile details are provided in the table below:

CAT 2021 Percentile |
Overall Score |
VARC |
DILR |
QA |

99.5 | 161 - 164 | 70 | 51 | 67 |

98 | 148 | 64 | 46 | 52 |

95 | 126 | 57 | 40 | 43 |

90 | 110 | 47 | 36 | 34 |

85 | 95 - 98 | 43 | 28 | 28 |

80 | 85 | 38 | 25 | 24 |

## Distribution of Question for CAT 2021 Score vs Percentile

Chirag Gupta was the topper of CAT with a 100 percentile for the year 2021. Candidates remarked that the questions were primarily common, and they could attempt the paper within the stipulated time.

Subjects |
Total Questions |
MCQs |
TITAs |
Difficulty level |

VARC - Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension | 24 | 19 | 05 | Moderate |

DILR - Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning | 20 | 14 | 6 | Moderate |

QA - Quantitative Ability | 22 | 15 | 08 | Easy |

## What is CAT 2021 Score vs Percentile?

The total marks bagged by the candidates in the CAT exam are called the CAT raw score. It is derived by adding the marks obtained in all three sections: VARC, DILR, and QA. In comparison, CAT 2021 percentile score derives the candidate's position in the merit list/rank list. However, the percentile scores are calculated by following a particular method.

### Steps to Calculate CAT 2021 Score vs Percentile

CAT 2021 scores were the raw marks scored by the candidates in the exam. The process to derive the CAT 2021 scores was as follows:

- Candidates were required to calculate the number of correct answers. Then multiply each correct answer by 3.
- Next, the number of incorrect answers was required to subtract from the number of correct answers.

CAT Score = (Number of Right Answers) * 3 - Number of Wrong Answers |

**CAT 2021 Percentile **

CAT 2021 percentile represented the position of the candidate in the exam. The same percentile was used for admissions. The formula to calculate the percentile is as follows:

P = [(N−r) N] × 100 |

Let us understand the process of CAT 2021 score vs percentile with an example:

**Example:** Suppose 100 students took the CAT 2021 exam. A student’s performance earned him 4th position. In this case, 95 students scored below that marks. Therefore, the CAT percentile will be:

95/100*100 = 95 Percentile |

**Note:** Candidates must note while comparing the CAT score vs percentile that the percentiles were presented after rounding it up to 2 decimal places.

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## Scaled CAT 2021 Score Calculation for All Three Slots

CAT 2021 took place in two slots, and each slot's difficulty level was variant. Hence, to arrive at a point where the scores were settled in a scaled manner. Therefore, IIIMCAT introduced the scaled score. The process combined the difficulty level of two slots conducted on the same day to derive conjunction. Here the difficulty level of one slot will not hamper the performance of the other slot, and the results will be released properly.

## List of IIMs and their Cutoff Percentile

The percentile acceptance criteria for each IIM differs. The cutoff for admission is also variant. However, the cutoff percentile is mentioned in the table below.

IIMs |
Cutoff Percentile |

IIM Ahmedabad | 99 Percentile |

IIM Bangalore | |

IIM Calcutta | |

IIM Lucknow | 97-98 Percentile |

IIM Indore | |

IIM Kozhikode | |

IIM Amritsar | 95-96 Percentile |

IIM Nagpur | |

IIM Sambalpur | |

IIM Trichy | 94-95 Percentile |

IIM Raipur | |

IIM Ranchi | |

IIM Kashipur | |

IIM Vizag | 92-94 Percentile |

IIM Udaipur | |

IIM BodhGaya | |

IIM Shillong | 90 Percentile |

IIM Sirmaur |

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