CAT Normalization Process 2022: Check Composite Score Formula

CAT Normalization Process 2022: Check Composite Score Formula

CAT Normalization Process 2022: IIM Bangalore will release CAT 2022 result on its official website. CAT 2022 normalization process will be followed for the calculation of the percentile of candidates. This process of scores normalization is meant to ensure rationality and veracity in the performance of candidates in the CAT 2022 exam. This will ensure no candidates get undue benefits or face disadvantage for any reasons.

CAT Normalization Process 2022

The first normalization process of CAT will initially be applied to different forms, then the scores are further normalized across different sections. The normalization process has become a common trend and is widely used for almost all MBA entrance exams which are conducted in different slots/ shifts.

CAT Important Dates 2022

CAT is a national level entrance exam. It is the one of largest MBA entrance exams. Around 2 lakh candidates register for Common Admission Test every year. CAT 2022 registration has started. Before filling out the application form, candidates can check exam dates of CAT 2022 which contains CAT registration start date, last date for registration, CAT test date, CAT admit card, etc. Check the important CAT events and dates provided in the table below.

CAT 2022 : Important dates

Events

Dates

CAT 2022 application form start date

August 3, 2022

Last date for CAT 2022 registration

September 14, 2022

CAT Admit card 2022

October 27 - November 27, 2022

CAT 2022 exam date

November 27, 2022

Declaration of CAT 2022 result

2nd Week of January 2023

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What is the CAT Normalization Process 2022?

The entrance exam of CAT 2022 will be conducted in computer-based mode. To avoid any kind of discrimination, the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore will follow the process of normalization for CAT 2022 which will change scale differences of score distributions across different forms.

The normalization process of CAT 2022 will be followed as an established practice that will compare the scores of candidates across different/various forms. The main purpose of the CAT 2022 normalization process will be that none of the candidates from either of the slots/ shifts get undue advantages or face disadvantages.

The scaled scores will then be converted into the CAT percentile. The shortlisted candidates (on the basis of CAT percentile) will have to appear for the selection process of IIMs, which will include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI) rounds.

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Calculation of CAT Scaled Scores

Complete details related to sectional scores as well as overall scaled scores will be mentioned on the result of CAT 2022. The below-mentioned steps will be followed by IIM Bangalore in CAT result 2022, to calculate the scaled score of each section. Let us look at an example of how the scaled score will be calculated for CAT 2022 -

Step 1: First the mean & standard deviation (SD) will be calculated of the raw scores in the DILR section for all candidates who will appear in the morning shift

  • Let Mean = M1

  • Let SD = S1

  • Hence, G1 = M1 + S1

Step 2: Similarly, the mean and the standard deviation (SD) of the candidates who will appear in the afternoon shift will be calculated from the raw scores in the same DILR section for all candidates.

  • Let Mean = M2

  • Let SD = S2

  • Hence, G2 = M2 + S2

Step 3: Now, calculate the mean and the standard deviation (SD) of the raw scores in the DILR section for all candidates who will appear in both morning and afternoon shifts.

  • Let Mean be M

  • Standard Deviation be S

  • Therefore, G = M + S

Step 4: Calculate the mean raw score in the DILR section of the top 0.1% of candidates who will appear in the first-morning shift. Denote the same by 𝑀1 0.1

Step 5: Similarly, For the top 0.1% candidates of the afternoon shift, calculate the mean raw score in the DILR section. Denote it by 𝑀2 0.1

Step 6: Now For the top 0.1% of candidates who will appear in CAT 2022 for both morning and afternoon shifts, calculate the mean raw score in the DILR section. Denote the same by 𝑀0.1.

A similar technique will be followed to calculate the scaled score of all three sections. i.e.
Total scaled score = Sum of scaled scores of DILR, VARC, QA.

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How to Calculate CAT Percentile 2022?

IIM Bangalore will release the percentile calculation method of CAT 2022. The rank obtained by a candidate will be termed as CAT percentile 2022. On the basis of the scaled score, the percentile of CAT 2022 will be calculated. It is imperative for candidates to understand how their CAT percentile 2022 will be calculated and ranks will be allotted to them.

A higher rank will be provided to those candidates who score more marks in all sections. If two candidates will score similar marks in the VARC section, then in such case both of them will be given Rank 1. The CAT 2022 percentile score will be calculated on the basis of a defined formula. After the formula is implemented, there will be a need to round off the calculated percentile score (P) of a candidate up to two decimal points.

The following steps will be used with regard to the calculation of the CAT 2022 percentile. For example sake, the QA section is chosen to know how the CAT percentile is calculated and a similar process will be applicable to other sections.

Step 1: Calculate the total number of candidates (N) who appeared for CAT 2022 (i.e. including morning, afternoon, and evening sessions).

Step 2: Assign a rank (r), based on the scaled scores obtained in the QA section, to all candidates who appeared for CAT exam 2022. In the case of two or more candidates getting identical scaled scores in the QA section, then the same rank will be awarded to all those candidates.

As an example, suppose two candidates obtain the highest scaled score in the QA section, then both of those candidates are assigned a rank of 1. Moreover, the candidate(s) obtaining the second-highest scaled score in the QA section are assigned a rank of 3 and so on.

Step 3: Calculate the percentile score (P) of a candidate with rank (r) in the QA section as:

  • 𝑃 = ( (𝑁−𝑟) 𝑁 ) × 100

Step 4: Round off the calculated percentile score (P) of a candidate up to two decimal points.

For example, all percentile scores greater than or equal to 99.995 are rounded off to 100, all percentile scores greater than or equal to 99.985 but strictly less than 99.995 are rounded off to 99.99, and so on.

The method that is mentioned above is used for the computation of the overall CAT percentile scores and for the percentile scores of other sections.

CAT Composite Score Calculation

CAT 2022 composite score for each student will be calculated based on scaled CAT Score, marks of 10th and 12th standard, graduation score, gender diversity, academic diversity, and work experience.

CAT Result 2022

IIM Bangalore will announce the result of CAT 2022 in 2nd week of January 2023. CAT 2022 result will contain details related to the personal details of candidates, sectional scores obtained, percentile, as well as total, scaled score, and percentile.

Candidates who will qualify will be called upon to take part in the further admission process. CAT scores are accepted not only by the Indian Institute of Managements but various other top b-schools other than IIMs as well.

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