CAT Result 2021 - Download Link, Percentile & Score Card

CAT Result 2021 - Download Link, Percentile & Score Card

CAT Result 2021 - Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad will announce the CAT 2021 result tentatively in the second week of January 2022 in an online mode. Candidates can check CAT result 2021 on IIM official website They will be required to use their CAT 2021 user ID and password in order to check IIM CAT 2021 results. Post declaration of CAT result, IIMs will release CAT cutoffs individually.

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CAT Result 2021

CAT result 2021 mentions the scores and percentile along with the candidate's name, roll number, category, and more about the CAT exam. CAT exam result 2021 will be valid till December 31, 2022. Post the declaration of CAT result, IIM shortlisting will begin, based on individual CAT cut offs. Read the article in order to check the CAT 2021 result date, the steps of downloading the CAT exam result, and the institutes accepting CAT scores.

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CAT Result 2021: Key Highlights



CAT result website

CAT 2021 Conducting body

IIM Ahmedabad

How to check CAT 2021 result

via CAT login

Credentials required

CAT ID and password

CAT scorecard 2021 validity

one year till December 31, 2022

CAT 2021 scorecard format


Details in CAT results

Candidate details, sectional and overall scores, sectional and overall percentile scores.

CAT result 2021 scorecard used for

MBA/PGDM Admissions in IIMs, IITs and a number of B-Schools including Great Lakes, TAPMI, FMS, MDI, IMT, IMI, SPJIMR etc.

CAT Result Dates 2021

CAT 2021 result will be declared in the second week of January 2022. Candidates can check below the important dates pertaining to CAT 2021 which consist of CAT response sheet dates, CAT answer key date, CAT result date, and CAT cutoff dates.

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CAT 2021 Exam Schedule



CAT exam 2021

November 28, 2021, Sunday

CAT answer key release date

First week of December 2021

Last date to file an objection against an answer key

Second week of December 2021

CAT result 2021 date

Second week of January, 2022

Candidates can check below the major steps that are required to check the CAT result 2021 in online mode.

Step 1: Visit the official website of CAT, that is,

Step 2: Click on ‘CAT Result Tab’ and enter CAT user ID and password to log in

Step 3: Next, click on the ‘IIM CAT Score Card’ tab

Step 4: CAT result 2021 will appear on the screen

Step 5: Download CAT 2021 result and keep it for future reference

Note - In addition to this, candidates will also be intimated about the CAT results via SMS on the registered phone number and an email wherein, the CAT percentile of a candidate will be mentioned.

Details Mentioned on CAT 2021 Scorecard

The following details will be mentioned in the CAT scorecard

  • CAT 2021 registration number/user Id

  • Candidate's name, category, and gender

  • Date of birth

  • Date and time of examination

  • Candidate contact details and email id

  • CAT scaled score (overall)

  • CAT score (section-wise)

  • CAT percentile score (section-wise)

  • CAT percentile score (overall)

CAT 2021 Result Highlights

  • CAT 2021 result will be available in online mode only on the official website of IIM CAT
  • Going by last year trends, the CAT result will be announced in the first week of January 2021
  • On the day of the CAT result, an SMS will be sent to registered candidates stating that the CAT result has been announced
  • On the day of CAT result, the start of downloading CAT scorecard time will be mentioned
  • All CAT slot result will be announced on the same day
  • The CAT 2021 scorecard contains the scaled scores and percentile of the candidate

How is CAT Percentile Calculated?

The calculation of CAT percentile includes three steps:

As per the CAT exam pattern over the years, three marks are awarded for each correct answer and one mark is deducted for every incorrect answer. No marks are deducted for wrong answers in non-MCQ-type questions.

1. Each candidate’s score is first evaluated section-wise and then the overall score is arrived at by totaling the section-wise scores.

2. Thereafter, these section-wise and overall scores (raw scores) are normalized to arrive at a scaled CAT score.

3. The normalized scores are converted into percentiles which are reported on the CAT scorecard.

CAT Percentile Calculation 2021

To calculate the CAT percentile 2021, the scaled scores are used. The process of calculating percentiles for the CAT 2021 result remains the same for all sections. The more percentile the greater will be the chances of selection. The given below process will be used to calculate CAT 2021 percentile.

Step 1: Take the total number of candidates who appeared for CAT in the morning, afternoon, and evening shifts.

Total no. of candidates = N

Step 2: Assign rank = R, on the basis of the scaled scores obtained by candidates in VARC (can take any of the three) sections of all candidates who will appear for CAT 2021. If two or more candidates will obtain identical scaled scores in the VARC section, identical ranks will be assigned to them.

For example, if two candidates obtain the highest scaled score in the VARC section, then both candidates will be assigned rank 1. Candidate(s) obtaining the second-highest scaled score in the VARC section will be assigned a rank of 3.

Step 3: Now calculate the percentile score (P) of a candidate with rank (r) in the VARC section as shown below:

P= (N-r)/ N ) *100

Step 4: Now round off the calculated percentile score (P). This can be done up to two decimal points. For example, all CAT 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.

What is the CAT Normalization process?

As the CAT exam is conducted in different slots, a normalization process is used wherein the marks of every candidate are scaled in order to bring equity in the marking process. The normalization process of CAT is an established practice followed over the years to assess the performance of a candidate across multiple sessions.

What are the parameters taken into consideration for CAT normalization?

  • Highest score

  • Lowest score

  • Mean score

  • Median score

  • Top 10 percentiles

  • Lowest 10 percentiles

CAT 2021 Exam Result: Important Instructions

  • Candidates who have successfully taken the CAT exam 2021 will be entitled to receive the CAT scorecard.
  • CAT result 2021 will be available online; candidates can take a printout for future reference. However, no hard copy of the CAT 2021 exam result will be sent to the candidates.
  • IIMs as well as Non-IIM institutions, are free to use the CAT exam 2021 result based on their respective selection process.
  • CAT exam result 2021 will be valid till December 31, 2022.

What after CAT Result 2021?

Once the CAT 2021 result is declared, the candidates who meet the minimum CAT cutoff score will be intimated via an email by the respective IIMs for further selection rounds. Each IIM sends interview letters to the shortlisted candidates directly on email/registered/speed post. The criteria for shortlisting vary across IIMs.

Normally the IIMs follow the selection procedure which includes the following rounds- Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. The new IIMs have a common selection procedure, that is, a Common Admission Process( CAP) for which separate registration is done once the minimum CAP cutoff percentile is released by the CAP conducting authority.

The final selection of the candidates for MBA 2022-2024 admissions will be done on the basis of various parameters such as CAT score, academic history, work experience, academic diversity, gender diversity, and performance in WAT/GD-PI.

CAT Cutoff 2021

The minimum marks required by a candidate in the CAT result to make it to the next selection rounds is called CAT cutoff. There are a number of factors considered before calculating the CAT cutoff 2021. These factors include- difficulty level of the CAT question paper, number of candidates appearing for the CAT exam, seat intake, previous year CAT cutoffs, etc. Candidates can meanwhile check the previous year's CAT cutoff.

CAT Cutoff 2020







IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff






IIM Bangalore Cutoff






IIM Calcutta Cutoff





≥ 75

IIM Kozhikode Cutoff






IIM Lucknow Cutoff






IIM Indore Cutoff






IIM Visakhapatnam Cutoff






IIM Bodh Gaya Cutoff






IIM Ranchi Cutoff






IIM Kashipur Cutoff






IIM Udaipur Cutoff






IIM Nagpur Cutoff






Top B-schools accepting CAT Result 2021


Expected CAT Cutoff

FMS Delhi Admission 2021

98.20 Percentile

MDI Gurgaon Admission 2021

95+ Percentile

SPJIMR Mumbai Admission

85+ Percentile

Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB)

90+ Percentile

FORE School of Management Admission 2021

76 to 85.75 Percentile

IMT Ghaziabad PGDM Admission

93+ Percentile

NITIE Mumbai Admission 2021

95+ Percentile

TAPMI Admission 2021

85+ Percentile

IPE MBA Admission 2021

75 to 80 percentile

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