CAT (Common Admission Test) is an annual competitive entrance exam held by IIMs, based on which aspirants are granted admission into IIMs and other private and government B-schools. Besides B-Schools, some institutes like IITs and IISc, also use CAT results as a criterion to grant admission to students in their management programs.
CAT is a computer-based standardized test. It tests the candidate’s ability in different domains of Quantitative Ability (QA)
, Verbal Ability (VA) and Reading Comprehension (RC), Data Interpretation (DI), and Logical Reasoning (LR). The exam result is released almost a month after it is held. While many aspirants have estimated their CAT score and percentile within a few days of the exam, the result day is still the most awaited time for all. In this article, you can access your CAT result 2021 and also, learn some important things related to it.
CAT 2021 Result: Important Things to Know
- CAT 2021 Result is announced on the CAT official website (iimcat.ac.in).
- After the results are declared, the link for 'CAT Score card' gets live on the website.
- Immediately after the declaration of CAT 2021 Result, you can download the Scorecard.
- In addition, your CAT score is sent to you through SMS.
- Only those candidates who have taken the CAT are entitled to receive the CAT scorecard.
- Candidates will not receive the scorecard by email or post
- The Overall scaled score is the sum of scaled scores of the candidates in three sections. CAT percentile refers to the percentage of candidates who receive score less than or equal to the score obtained by the candidate.
- IIMs & Non-IIM member institutions independently decide how to use CAT 2021 score in their respective selection process.
- Detection of process violation or instances of providing incorrect information at any stage will lead to disqualification of the candidate.
- CAT score is valid for an year. So, CAT 2021 score is only valid till 31st December 2022, subject to the candidate meeting the minimum eligibility marks in the qualifying examination.
CAT exam dates
are generally announced by IIM conducting body around the months of August- September. CAT 2021 will be held on 28 November, 2021 and the result will be declared in January 2022.
How to Check your CAT 2021 result?
You can conveniently get your CAT score card following 3-4 simple steps. Below is the guide to download your CAT 2021 scorecard:
Step 1: Click on the ‘CAT Result’ Button below:
Step 2: Enter your candidate user id and password when you are prompted to do so
Step 3: You will be redirected to your candidate’s account page.
Step 4: Click on score card and then, choose to Download it.
Candidates are advised to keep a printout of this score card for future reference.
What after getting your CAT Result?
Once you have got your CAT result, you will be required to prepare for the next phase of the selection process. Keep the following things in mind while getting ready for your next step:
- Get your academic documents in order. Self-attest your degree and marksheet copies wherever needed. Do not leave this till the last minute.
- Look for good colleges as per your CAT score and apply to the ones that still have their applications open.
- Keep track of the college applications you’ve already submitted while you wait to get shortlisted.
- Learn about the individual selection and counseling processes of different B-schools.
- Prepare for the upcoming selection rounds of B-schools. These generally include group discussion, group exercise, personal interview, writing ability test etc.
- Always double-check the document-related and other admission requirements of specific colleges you have applied for.
Lastly, note that CAT result is not a guarantee of your admission in a B-school. So, you must prepare equally well for the remaining selection rounds to bag a seat in a reputed college.