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. In this article, you can access your CAT result 2023 and also, learn some important things related to it.
CAT 2023 Result: Important Things to Know
- After the results are declared, the link for 'CAT Score card' gets live on the website.
- Immediately after the declaration of CAT 2023 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 the scaled scores of the candidates in three sections. CAT percentile refers to the percentage of candidates who receive a score less than or equal to the score obtained by the candidate.
- IIMs & Non-IIM member institutions independently decide how to use CAT 2023 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 a year. So, CAT 2023 score is only valid till 31st December 2024, 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.
How to Check your CAT 2023 result?
You can conveniently get your CAT scorecard following 3-4 simple steps. Below is the guide to download your CAT 2023 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 scorecard 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 counselling 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 to a B-school. So, you must prepare equally well for the remaining selection rounds to bag a seat in a reputed college.
FAQs about CAT Result
1. At what time is CAT result declared?
CAT result is generally declared in the month of December.
2. What was the highest score in CAT 2021?
In 2021, nine test-takers were 100 percentilers, with the topmost test-taker bagging a score of 181 out of 198 marks.
3. How can I check CAT result 2023?
Once the CAT results are announced, the link for 'CAT Score card' is made live on the website, so you can directly login and download your scorecard.
4. What happens after CAT result?
After the CAT result, the candidates receive calls from the B-schools they have applied for and shortlisted for. So, they will have to appear for the next screening rounds like GD, interview, WAT, etc.
5. What is a good CAT score?
This depends upon the B-school you aspire to get into. So, if you aim for the top-ranked ones, aim for a percentile of 95+. Most reputed B-schools have a cut-off of 90 and above.