CAT 2020 Results - Check how to download the Score Card

Exam Date : November 20, 2020
Result Date : January 4, 2021

Certain important details like CAT Important Dates for results, accessing information, elements on the scorecard, CAT Answer key are provided in this section below.

CAT 2020 will be conducted by IIM Kozhikode and the CAT 2020 Result will be available online on the official website. Candidates can download the scorecard in the second week of January 2021 (tentative). The CAT 2020 Score will be valid only till December 31, 2021 and the candidates can download it from the official website till that date.

Along with percentile it also holds the sectional scores obtained by the student. Based on the percentile a candidate will get calls from IIMs. With their CAT scores, an aspirant can apply for other private universities that accept CAT as an eligibility test.

CAT Exam Significant Details
 CAT 2020 Results Website
CAT 2020 Date of Result 4th January 2021
CAT 2020 Result Form Scorecard
Details in CAT 2020 Scorecard Scorecard will have subject-wise Percentile and Score
CAT 2020 Cutoff Each IIMs will declare CAT 2020 Cutoff after Results.

Score Normalization

The CAT Exam will be conducted in two sessions in a day across all test centres. To ensure fairness and equity in testing the performance of candidates who appeared for the test across different formats, a process called normalization is carried out. This process will take into consideration the location and the scale differences of score distributions in different forms. 

After this, the score will again be normalised for different sections. Then finally it will be converted into a percentile for the selection purpose. To practice transparency, the scaled scores for each section along with the total and percentile will be published.

CAT Result Date Trend

The candidates can download the CAT exam results by entering the CAT user ID and password on the official website. This table provided below will give us certain information regarding the results date scenario. This is based on previous year data.

CAT Results Trend
Year Result date Result time IIM declaring CAT Result
CAT 2015 8th January 2016 1 PM IIM Ahmedabad
CAT 2016 9th January 2017 10 AM IIM Bangalore
CAT 2017 8th January 2018 9 AM IIM Lucknow

How to check CAT 2020 Results?

  • Step 1: Visit the CAT 2020 official website.

CAT Result 2020

  • Step 2: Click on the CAT 2020 "Score Card".

          CAT 2020 Result

  • Step 3: Enter CAT 2020 credentials (user ID and password) to view Results.

                   CAT 2020 Score Card

  •  Step 4: After you click on " Login" button, the following window will appear on the screen, which will be showing - Percentile in each section, total marks, and final CAT 2020 result.

CAT Result 2020

  • Step 5: Download and take a printout of CAT 2020 Results for future reference and CAT 2020 counselling.CAT 2020 Scorecard

Important Instructions related to CAT 2020

Percentile: A percentile is a measure used in statistics indicating the value below which a given percentage of observations in a group of observations fall. For instance, in a group of 100 students if a pupil scores 99 percentile it means that he or she has scored above 99 people in the group. The CAT 2020 Exam Results display the Percentile of the candidate.

Scorecard: A typical CAT Scorecard will hold important information like the name of the candidate, sectional cutoffs, overall cutoffs etc. This scorecard will be available for on the CAT Result Date.

Selection process: IIMs and Non-IIM institutes independently decides the  CAT 2020 Eligibility criteria for admission and have a different selection process. The scores are to be used only for selecting the candidates to their Post Graduate / Fellow Programme(s) in Management.

Scores: There is an overall score and sectional score. The sectional score cutoff of each IIM varies and one must cross that score to get admission in a particular college.

Note: The mere possession of a scorecard does not assure a candidate admission into any of the colleges. Each candidate has to participate in the CAT Counselling conducted by colleges to get admission.

Contents of CAT Scorecard

The following information will be provided to an aspirant in the CAT 2020 Scorecard. Candidates can check them and proceed for further processes.

  • Candidate's registration number/user Id
  • Candidate's name, category and gender
  • Date of birth (DOB)
  • Date and time of examination
  • Candidate's contact details and email id
  • CAT Overall Score
  • CAT Sectional Scores
  • CAT Section-wise percentile score
  • CAT overall percentile score.

These scores and percentile available on this scorecard will determine a student's admission process.

Percentile Calculation

Generally, in this CAT Exam, every candidate is awarded 3 marks for a right answer and 1 mark is deducted for every wrong answer. But for non-MCQ questions, there is no negative marking. The percentile is arrived in 3 steps.

  • Sectional scores are calculated for VARC, DILR and QA.

  • Then the overall score is arrived.

  • Then after normalization based on scores of all the candidates, the percentile is calculated.

Note: Percentile scores vary each year depending on the overall performance of all candidates in the exam. Hence, candidates must not focus on percentile but focus on maximizing their scores.

Post CAT 2020 Result

  • Few days after CAT 2020 Result, based on your CAT percentile you will get the most anticipated "calls" from the coveted IIMs for the next level of the selection process. The next level is WAT/GD- PI rounds. WAT stands for Written Ability Test, GD for Group Discussion and PI for Personal Interview. 

  • For most Institutes, the WAT/GD-PI round is conducted in the months of February and March, while admission offer letters are issued to successful candidates, in the months of April and May.

  • Each Institutes announces their admission process and selection criteria beforehand. You can check the selection criteria from the official website of respective institute/colleges.

  • WAT (Written Ability Test): For WAT, you will be asked to answer a few questions after reading a couple of case studies or hot topics. The answer should be within a specific word limit of 250-300 words, in a restricted time of 20 minutes or so.

  • Group Discussion (GD): Again for group discussion a case study containing controversial or argumentative topics, with half arguing for and another half against it. The GD is conducted not just to evaluate your knowledge on the topic, but also gauge your team approach, leadership skills, and communication skills. You should be noted that sometimes students are asked to recall the points from GD in the personal interview. 

  • Personal Interview (PI): For interview prepare a non-generic, original answer to most frequently asked questions like ‘Tell me something about yourself’, 'Why do you want to do MBA?', ‘Where do you see yourself in five years from now?’ etc. Focus on your CV and current topics.

  • The topics for all three of these processes may include topics from static GK or current topics, factual or case-based, argumentative, abstract or opinion-based. 

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