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Appearing for CAT, which is the toughest of all MBA exams, in itself is a task. Once you have made a successful attempt at it, the next thing that you need to work on is the choice of Top MBA colleges accepting CAT score.
This article specifically provides you with a list of B-schools that accept CAT scores of 85-100 percentile.
While going through the list of 8-schools there are several factors that may come to your mind. They might include the fee structure of the institute, the alumni base and its characteristics, the placements that the college provides, location, curriculum, faculty, extra-curricular activities, etc. You are first advised to decide what is that matters the most and then pick the list of institutes with the appropriate mix that suits your pocket and needs.
Based on the CAT percentile the institutes have been divided into different Tiers. When we are talking about the range from 85-100, there are 4 different Tiers and accordingly the top institutes providing MBA degree have been placed.
- Tier 1 – 98 – 100 Percentile
- Tier 2 – 95 – 98 Percentile
- Tier 3 – 90 – 95 Percentile
- Tier 4 – 85 – 90 Percentile
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Till now CAT 2017 percentile score has not been sent on the candidates’ registered mobile phone numbers, although more than one hour has lapsed since CAT 2017 result declaration.
CAT 2017 result has been declared by IIM Lucknow on January 8, 2018 at 10AM. CAT 2017 score card is available for download and candidates should download their CAT score card before the CAT 2017 official website gets overflowed and gets technical glitches. However, till now CAT 2017 percentile score has not been sent on the candidates’ registered mobile phone numbers, although more than one hour has lapsed since CAT 2017 result declaration.
“Although there’s no official statement around the same on the web portal however, if media reports are anything to go by, then the candidates will be able to see their CAT 2017 results on Today”
CAT 2017 Results are most likely to be released today i.e. 5th January 2018 on its official website – iimcat.ac.in.
Some reports are also suggesting the likely date for the results to be 7th January 2018. In any of the cases, the indications are high that CAT result will be out shortly and candidates who have appeared for CAT 2017 exam must keep a close tab on the official website to know their result.
Expected Cut-Off for CAT 2017:
The overall expected Cut-Off for CAT 2017 is to be higher than CAT 2016 given the lower difficulty level of the Common Admission Test, this time.
As per experts, the cut-off for CAT 2017 Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) Section is expected to be lower than that of CAT 2016, same goes for the Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DI & LR) section, however for Quantitative Ability (QA) the cut off is expected to be slightly higher than what it was in CAT 2016. Some IIMs have already shared their Cut-Off for CAT 2017.
What’s the Selection Process?
First and foremost, the IIM aspirants must clear the sectional as well as the overall CAT cut-off percentile to get shortlisted for next round of selection process viz WAT-GD-PI. Giving a sneak peek into the selection process, the official website states, “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. IIMs may additionally use other factors like previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience and other similar inputs in short listing and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process. The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs.”
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) in CAT has remained a weak point for CAT aspirants to prepare and score high without attracting too much deduction on account of negative marking in CAT exams over the years. On the top of it, the revamped CAT 2017 syllabus and Exam pattern for Verbal Ability and Reading comprehension calls for a smart preparation strategy in next 7 days, advise the CAT preparation experts.
As shared in the earlier published articles, CAT 2017 syllabus and CAT exam pattern have gone into substantial changes and the VARC section, if taken care of without any laxity during these last 7 days left for CAT 2017 exam day, could prove to be a high scoring section in changed CAT pattern. You need a proper study pattern and smart preparation strategy to crack VARC with high score.
Although it will not suddenly take you from 70 to 99 percentile in CAT 2017, experts are of the opinion that with the right strategy you can boost your percentile score in CAT 2017 at least by 30 to 40 points
Updated composition of VARC in CAT 2017
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) section in CAT 2017 exam will contain 34 questions divided in MCQs and No-penalty Non-MCQs. The number and type of questions with time limit to solve are proposed on following pattern
IIM Lucknow proposes to release the CAT 2017 admit card at 1.00PM on October 18, 2017. Admit card will be available for down load from the CAT 2017 website iimcat.ac.in till the CAT 2017 exam day – November 26, 2017. You can view, download and print the CAT Admit Card. After the CAT exam date Admit Card will not be available for download. IIM Lucknow has however cautioned that the Admit card will appear only if your online application form is submitted successfully.
Delay in CAT Admit Card: Last 3 year trends
Since 2014, CAT Admit card could not be issued on announced scheduled date and the issue date is delayed by a few days. The CAT 2017 Admit card may also be delayed by the IIMs by a few days. The delay in CAT admit card issue results in the delay in making your travel plan as you would not know the your CAT exam centre and the CAT exam session before getting your CAT Admit card
CAT Admit Card: Mandatory document
The CAT Admit Card is a mandatory document required to take the exam. IIMs clearly advise that you must print the Admit Card and bring it to the exam centre on the day of the exam along with your photograph identical to the image used in the CAT 2017 registration and application form.Without Admit Card entry to test centre will not be permitted and an aspirant has to ensure to carry the print out of his CAT 2017 Admit Card with him