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After the exam being held on November 26, 2017, most of the students are curious to know how well did they performed, how many questions they marked were correct, how many were wrong. Well, to answer all these questions of the curious minds of the students, CAT 2017 Answer Key has been released.

The Question Papers of CAT 2017 along with their answer keys are available online at CAT 2017 official website, iimcat.ac.in. To check the answer key, the candidate need to log in and enter User Id and Password. Submit the details by clicking on “Login” button and the answer key along with question paper and objection format will appear on the screen. In case if the student does not remember his/ her password, it can be retrieved by clicking on “Forgot Password” button on the login page. To retrieve the password, the candidate need to enter their User ID.

The candidates need to cross check their answers with that given in the answer key. The calculation of probable score is to be done as per the marking scheme of CAT 2017. For MCQ section, for every correct answer, the candidate should add 01 marks and since there is a negative marking, deduct 0.33 marks for every incorrect answer. However, for TITA, the candidate need to add 01 marks for every correct answer and no marks will be deducted as there was no negative marking. On the basis of this probable score, a candidate can estimate their chance of qualifying the entrance examination.

Also, the students may submit the objection if there is any in the answer key. To submit the objection, click on the ‘objection form’ tab and then on the ‘+’ sign to add an objection. Now, look at the question number from the pdf version of the question paper. Enter the objection details such as section name, question number, nature of objection and remarks. Next, submit and pay the objection fee of Rs. 1000 per question. The objection fee (excluding transaction charges) will be refunded in case the objection is found valid by the expert panel. Candidates can raise objections to as many questions they want.

The CAT 2017 Result will be out in January. It is a common perception of the students that only those students who score 99+ percentile are shortlisted for WAT and PI by the older IIMs, though IIMs have never revealed the cut off percentile. So, now the question arises do only those students who score above 90 or are in the 99+ percentile are selected for the further selection process.

Last year, a candidate scored 89.67 percentile in CAT, which clearly indicates that the above claim is wrong. There are also many cases in which student who has scored 99+ percentile didn’t get selected. Each IIM has its own set of shortlisting criteria which may include a candidate’s CAT percentile, academic performance, work experience, etc. A certain weightage is assigned to each criterion based upon which the shortlist for interview and writing test. So even though someone scores 99+ percentile in CAT, they may not get a call because of their poor academic record.

IIM Lucknow has taken an appreciable step by releasing answer key of CAT 2017. Now result of CAT 2017 is awaited. Do you think it is correct that factors apart from CAT 2017 score or percentile are considered for selection process? Is it fair that despite scoring more than 99 percentile many candidates cannot get admission to prestigioius institutions? Give us your opinion in the comments section below.

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