CAT Result 2024: Dates, Download Results, Cut Off, Percentile, Exam Analysis

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CAT 2024 Results

CAT Result: The Common Admission Test(CAT) is an India Exam conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) every year on a rotational basis. IIM Calcutta will conduct the exam this year which was conducted by IIM Lucknow during 2023. CAT result 2024 is expected to be announced in December as CAT result 2023 result was announced on 21st December. Every year more than 20 lakh students appear in the examination. The students should clear the cut-off marks of CAT to get admission to the top IIMs in India. 

Important Dates CAT Exam 2024

The candidates are eagerly waiting for the CAT 2024 notification to release so that they can register for the exam on the website. They must prepare for the exam according to the exam date, application start date, result date, and other crucial dates. Some of the important dates about the CAT Exam 2024 are mentioned below.

Events of the CAT exam 2024Exam Date CAT 2024
Release of notification30th July 2024
Registration dates for CAT exam 20243 August to 15 September
Form correction date CAT25th October 2024
CAT Admit Card date 202425th October, 2024
Exam date CAT 202424th November, 2024
Answer Key Release dateDecember 2024
Answer key challengeDecember 2024
Result declaration CAT 2024December Last week or the First week of January 

The dates given in the table are tentative and can change in the future.

How to Download CAT Exam 2024 Results?

The result of the CAT 2024 will be announced after 20 to 30 days of the examination on the IIM CAT website. Candidates can follow the given step-by-step process to download a scorecard that contains overall and sectional marks along with the percentile. 

  1. First visit the CAT website
  2. Click on the icon that is displaying the CAT 2024 result tab
  3. Type the CAT application number and password in the given section.
  4. After that click on the section of the scorecard
  5. Candidates can save the pdf of the CAT 2024 scorecard by clicking on the download option.

Cutoff Marks Required in CAT Exam 2024

The IIM colleges around India release a cutoff for the CAT examination every year. The list of cutoffs for CAT result 2023 is mentioned below based on which you can expect the cut-off this year.

InstitutionsCut-Off Qualifying
IM Kozhikode85
IIM Amritsar90
IIM Ahmedabad85
IIM Bangalore85
IIM Nagpur94
IIM Sambalpur94
IIM Calcutta85
IIM Indore90
IIM Trichy94
IIM Ranchi94
IIM Raipur94
IIM Bodhgaya94
IIM Kashipur94
IIM Lucknow90
IIM Sirmaur94
IIM Udaipur94
IIM Vizag80
IIM Rohtak95
IIM Shillong75
IIM Mumbai94
IIM Nagpur85
IIM Jammu94

How to Calculate CAT Exam 2024 Percentile?

The candidates can calculate the CAT percentile by using the formula where they have to know about certain details such as rank, number of candidates appeared, percentile score etc. They can calculate the CAT percentile for each section. Let’s take the example of the DILR section for calculating the percentile score

  • The first step is to calculate the total number of candidates(N) who appeared in both the sessions(morning and afternoon) of the CAT exam.
  • The ranks(r) can be assigned to the candidate based on DILR section scaled scores. If the scores of several candidates are the same, they will be given the same ranks.
  • In the third step, the percentile score(P) of the candidate can be calculated using rank(r) in the DILR section using the formula

P=[(N-r)/N] x 100

By using the same method the candidate can do percentile score calculations of other sections as well as the total percentile score of CAT. It can also help in comparing the performance of the candidate with others and categorize accordingly.

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Exam Analysis for CAT Exam 2024

The detailed CAT exam analysis will help the candidates to understand their difficulty level. It will also help in determining the competitiveness of the exam. The level of the CAT exam varies from medium to tough questions. Moreover, there were 48 Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) and 18 type in the Answers(TITA) questions. The section-wise analysis of the CAT exam 2023 is

Sections of CAT examNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension(VARC)19 MCQ + 5 TITAMedium
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning(DILR)15 MCQ + 5 TITAMedium to Difficult
Quantitative Aptitude(QA)14 MCQ + 8 TITAMedium to Difficult

Selection Process for CAT Exam 2024

The students undergo a selection process for IIMs which starts by clearing the CAT examination. They can get admission to 20 IIMs and other MBA colleges in India through the exam. Candidates from across India participate in the examination to enroll in PGP courses in the top IIMs. The step-by-step selection process for IIMs are

  1. In the first step, candidates are selected based on CAT score.
  2. In the second stage, some of the top IIM conducts a Written Ability Test(WAT)-Personal Interview(PI) round.
  3. The last stage is where the candidate gets the final selection and offer letter for admission to the IIMs. 

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When will the CAT Exam 2024 result will be announced?

The CAT exam 2024 will be announced in the last week of December 2024 or in the first week of January 2025.

What is the weightage of the DILR section in the CAT exam?

The DILR section in the CAT exam consists of 20 questions and has a weightage of 60 marks.

What is the best book for the Reading Comprehension part of the CAT exam?

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay and Word Power by Normal Lewis are some of the best books for the CAT exam for the RC section.

How does the difficulty level of the CAT exam vary?

The difficulty level of the CAT exam varies from medium to high.

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