IIM Ahmedabad is all set to declare the CAT result 2021 in some time. As per the official documents, the result date shall be in second week of January. However as per past year result date analysis, the result is expected to be declared in first week.
In fact, the result is expected to be declared on January 1, 2022 (read full story – CAT 2021 Result Date is Most Likely 1 Jan 2022). However, considering that the date is preceded by the year end celebrations that often cause delay in events, the result date can be pushed back by a few days. Some reports suggest that the result will be announced on or by January 5, 2022.
The national level MBA entrance exam was held exactly a month ago, on November 28, 2021. Around 70,000 students appeared for the entrance exam. The examination was organized in three slots: the morning, noon, and evening. This year, the number of questions was reduced to 66.
Top IIMs have released the category-wise and subject-wise percentile list on their respective websites. It is highly speculated that the WAT/PI will be conducted in February-March 2022. Amidst this, candidates are confused between the meaning and importance of the CAT 2021 score and percentile.
CAT 2021 Score vs Percentile
CAT score 2021 is basically the total marks scored by an examinee in the entrance exam. It is quite easy to calculate the tentative scores by referring to the official or unofficial answer keys released by conducting body and coaching classes respectively. Candidates have to simply compare the answers and apply the marking scheme to get the raw score for Common Admission Test 2021.
However, CAT Percentile is a little different from the score and it is usually computed by comparing the marks scored by a candidate with the other test takers who have participated in the examination. Unlike the actual score, this cannot be calculated by everyone as a lot of parameters like normalization formulas and trends are used for the same. CAT percentile is usually released by the conducting body itself, along with the results, and can be found on the scorecard.
A notable factoid about the CAT percentile is that it is never the same for any two years. The difficulty level of the paper, total candidates participating in the exam are some of the factors that attribute to such variation.
As of now, many coaching classes have projected the expected CAT score vs percentile. Although these are tentative in nature but are instrumental in providing a conjectural idea for selection. Check out the CAT score vs percentile table in the space provided below:
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Furthermore, according to the candidates who have participated in the CAT 2021 exam and several educators, the difficulty level was somewhere between moderate to difficult level. Out of all three sections, VARC, DILR, and QA, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension was the easiest section to solve, whereas questions in the other two sections were a little on the tougher side.