CAT 2018 Results were announced @iimcat.ac.in on January 5, 2019. The link CAT 2018 Results are made live on the official website of IIM. A ticker running on the website says ‘CAT 2018 Score Card is live and available for download. Reportedly, IIM calls have already been released, with students already receiving calls from IIM Calcutta. 

CAT 2018 Exam was conducted on November 25, 2018. The exam was on a more difficult side this time, hence, a moderate raw CAT score 2018 is expected to be calculated to obtain a higher percentile this year. This translates to a lower score in CAT 2018 which can award a higher cutoff.

CAT 2018 recorded over 2.40 registrations this year. This year, the ratio of women appearing for the exam also rose substantially. Clearly, the competition was tough and therefore, the actual CAT 2018 cut off for IIMs and other top MBA colleges may soar up simultaneously.

Types of Cutoffs

CAT 2018 Cutoff

There are two kinds of cutoffs, one is where the minimum required sectional cut off and the other is actual CAT score cut off.

Let us have a close look at the expected CAT 2018 cutoffs in IIMs and other top MBA colleges:

While top Business schools will have a higher range of Cutoff, which would be around 90+ percentile, the mid-range B-schools’ CAT cutoff would range from 75 to 80 percentile, and that of the lower range B-schools is around 50 percentile.

Factors for deciding CAT 2018 Cutoff

The factors which determine the CAT 2018 Cutoff are as follows;

  • Number of questions asked in the CAT 2018 exam
  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • Number of candidates appearing in the exam
  • Number of seats
  • Ranking of the Institute

The CAT Exam is a computer-based test of 180 minutes duration. There are three sections, each of which has to be attempted in 60 minutes. The sections are Verbal and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability.

CAT 2018 Cutoff

Let us now have a look at the CAT 2018 Overall and Sectional cutoffs, to give you a fair idea of how you will fare in the exam and what would be the CAT 2018 Cutoff ranges for the candidates.

CAT 2018 Slot-1 Sectional cutoff

Percentile

VARC

DILR

QA

85

46 ± 1

25 ± 1

25 ± 1

95

59 ± 1

35 ± 1

41 ± 1

99

70 ± 1

52 ± 1

50 ± 1

CAT 2018 Slot-1 Overall Cutoff

Percentile

Overall

97.5

134 ± 2

99

148 ± 2

CAT 2018 Slot-2

The CAT 2018 Slot-2 exam was held between @;30 pm to 5:30 pm on November 25, 2018. Given below are the CAT 2018 cutoffs – both sectional and overall.

CAT 2018 Sectional cutoff: Slot 2

Percentile

VARC

DILR

QA

85

45 ± 1

23 ± 1

22 ± 1

95

58 ± 1

33 ± 1

38 ± 1

99

69 ± 1

48 ± 1

49 ± 1

CAT 2018 Overall Cutoff: Slot 2

Percentile

Overall

97.5

126 ± 2

99

140 ± 2

CAT 2018 Expected Cutoff for IIMs

IIM Campuses Expected CAT Cutoff
IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta 99%ile
IIM Lucknow, IIM Indore, IIM Kozhikode 97-98%ile
IIM Amritsar, IIM Nagpur, IIM Sambalpur 95-96%ile
IIM Trichy, IIM Raipur, IIM Kashipur, IIM Ranchi 94-95%ile
IIM Vizag, IIM Udaipur, IIM Bodhgaya 92-94%ile
IIM Shillong, IIM Sirmaur 90%ile

CAT 2018 Expected Cutoff for Top Non-IIMs

Top MBA colleges
Minimum CAT 2018 Cut Off
Expected CAT 2018 Cut off for MBA Admission 2019
FMS Delhi
95
98
SPJIMR, Mumbai
85
90
MDI Gurgaon
90
94
IMI New Delhi
90
90+
IMT Ghaziabad
90
90+
XIM Bhubhaneshwar 
90
92
JBIMS Mumbai
96
98

Nearly all IIMs have announced their IIM Admission Criteria 2019-21. On Sunday, November 25, CAT 2018 was conducted in a single day. It was held in two slots window across 374 test centres in 147 cities pan India. Post the CAT participating institutes shortlist candidates based on their CAT cutoff, shortlisted candidates will be appearing for the CAT selection procedure. IIMs and other B-schools will commence the 2019-21 session from July 2019 onwards. 

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