IIM Calcutta is releasing the CAT 2018 Answer key on December 07, 2018, from 5:00 PM onwards. This news is according to the official sources as mentioned in one of the reputed national newspapers of India. If this news is correct then the CAT Answer Key 2018 will be available on the official website of IIM CAT at iimcat.ac.in. Candidates can check the answer key PDF at the student login using the registration number and password.
The same was reported in the previous news of Aglasem that the CAT 2018 answer key is expected within 2 days on December 07 or December 08. If due to any unforeseen circumstances answer key could not able to release today, then there are high chances that it will publish by the end of this week.
There is also news circulating online that CAT Answer Key has been released, it is advisable that candidates must not pay heed to these fallacious pieces for information. For now, the answer key has not been released, as soon as it is available, candidates will able to check it on the official website.
When the official answer key for CAT 2018 examination will release, it will be published in the PDF format. It will contain the answers to all the questions asked in the entrance test. Candidates will able to crosscheck the answers with the response sheet available on the students’ login.
Though unofficial answer key is available, still candidates must refer to the official answer key for the cross verification. This will also help to calculate the exact raw score that could be secured in the examination. According to the exam pattern of CAT 2018, each question carries a weightage of 3 marks. Also, there is a negative marking of 1 mark of each incorrect answer. Importantly, there is no negative marking of Non-MCQ type questions.
With the help of official answer key, candidates will able to calculate the raw scores only. As in the final result, these scores will be scaled after the normalization process. So, candidates can expect a difference between the raw score and the scaled score. Also, the percentile will be calculated according to the scaled scores only.
This year, in the CAT 2018 Analysis, it was seen that the exam was difficult considering the Quantitative Aptitude section. So, it is expected that overall cut off may drop this year. In so far, these are all speculations, actual cut off by various CAT accepting B-schools will release only after the final announcement of the exam result.
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