The CAT 2019 exam was conducted at 376 test centres spread across 156 cities in India. The candidates with the highest Percentile score would become eligible to appear for the interview round before being finally offered admission to the prestigious IIMs. The CAT cut off for IIMs are generally very high i.e. above 90 percentile. However, there are many other non-IIM institutes who offer admission based on the CAT percentile and their cut-offs are not as high as IIMs.
How CAT percentile score is calculated?
The CAT paper is divided into three sections:
- Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
- Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
- Section III: Quantitative Ability
Similar steps are followed to calculate the CAT 2019 overall and sectional Percentile Scores. Here’s an example of how CAT 2019 Quantitative Ability sectional percentile is calculated:
Step 1) Calculate total no. of students appeared for CAT 2019, let’s call it ‘N’
Step 2) Assign a rank (R) based on the score secured by a candidate
Step 3) Use the formula given below to calculate CAT 2019 QA percentile
P = (N-R/N) x 100
- P is Percentile
- N is Number of students appeared
- R is Rank of the student
Step 4) Round off the calculated percentile score (P) of a candidate up to two decimal points.
The same method is used for the computation of the overall CAT percentile scores and for the percentile scores of other sections.