The result of Common Admission Test (CAT 2017 result) has been announced today. It was earlier being reported that the results of the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 will be declared on January 07, 2018 or in the beginning of 2nd week of January 2018. The link to check CAT 2017 result has been updated on the official portal www.iimcat.ac.in, click here to check CAT 2017 score.
CAT score is valid for admission in management programs offered by 20 Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) and over 100 other B-Schools. The CAT 2017 score card includes sectional as well as total score obtained by the candidates in the test. The score card also features the percentile secured by the candidates. The possible delay in the declaration of CAT 2017 result may be attributed to the fact that the official answer keys of the test were released this year for the first time.
The glimpse of overall CAT 2017 result with your percentile score is also to be sent through SMS to the registered mobile number by IIM Lucknow. CAT 2017 was held on November 26 in two sessions, wherein about 2.31 lakh students appeared for the common admission test this year. As much as 83 percent applicants appeared for the exam. The CAT Score will remain valid till December 31, 2018. No query regarding the issuance of CAT 2017 score card will be entertained by CAT Centre 2017 after December 31, 2018.
The list of candidates shortlisted for the next level of selection will be made available on the website of the respective IIMs. Each IIM will send interview letters to the shortlisted candidates directly. The criteria for shortlisting vary from IIM to IIM. Each IIM shortlist candidates for the second stage of selection. This selection process is independent of each other. The process may include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI). Performance in CAT 2017 examination is an important component in the admission process.
Only candidates who have taken the Common Admission Test (CAT 2017) are entitled to receive the score card. The Scaled Scores of Section-1 (Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension); Section-2 (Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning) and Section-3 (Quantitative Ability) are not additive. The Overall Scaled Scores is based on the total raw scores earned by the candidate.
As the seats across IIMs are limited, many aspirants, despite having good scores, cannot manage to get into the prestigious institution for their desired course. While the same opportunity could be available in many other reputed B-Schools, the integration of CAT scores in the admission process has resulted in saving much time. The candidates are often offered direct admission based on the CAT scores/ percentile.