CAT 2017 Results & Cut-offs

Accepted For : MBA , PGDM

Exam Mode : Online

Registrations Date

09 Aug, 2017


Exam Date

26 Nov, 2017


CAT 2017 Result

The CAT 2017 Result has been announced today, 8th January 2018. As many as 20 candidates have achieved 100 percentile this year. Test takers can check their results by using their login details (CAT User ID and password). After checking the result, candidates must download the result and take a print for further use. Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), which conducts the exam, does not send the hard copy of the CAT 2017 result. Earlier, the expected date for result announcement was 5th January, 2018. Now that the CAT result 2017 is declared, test takers can check their section-wise, overall scaled scores and percentiles.

Also Read: CAT Toppers 2017: IIT Madras Boy Secures 100 Percentile

Test takers usually get extremely anxious prior to CAT result announcement. But now the results are available online. Download Your CAT 2017 Score Card Now! 

As part of their selection process, the Indian Institutes of Management and other participating management institutes generate a list of shortlisted students on the grounds of CAT result 2017 and their individual selection process.

Also Read: Official CAT 2017 Question Paper with Answer Key

The CAT Result 2017 is released in the form of a scorecard, which displays the total marks/ percentiles you scored in the exam.

Your scorecards will not be sent via post, but you can view your CAT 2017 results online by using your login details (CAT User ID and password). After viewing the result, you must download the result and take a printout of the scorecard for further use. A list of shortlisted candidates on the basis of CAT result 2017, will be generated by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and other participating management institutes, as a part of their selection process.

Steps to View CAT Result 2017:

  • Visit the official website,
  • Click on the tab that says, 'Score Card for CAT 2017'.
  • You will be redirected to a page wherein you will have to login using your credentials- (User ID and Password).
  • Click on the ‘Login' tab provided.
  • Click on ‘Score Card' tab and download your scorecard.
  • Save, take a print copy and keep the CAT 2017 scorecard for future reference.

CAT Admission Process 2017:

After the release of CAT 2017 result by the conducting authority, the next step for getting shortlisted by IIMs and other participating institutes involves Group Discussion, Written Ability Test, and Personal Interview. You will be finally selected for admission on the basis of your CAT 2017 score and your performance in the above rounds.

CAT 2017 Cut-off:

Once the CAT 2017 results are announced, a cut-off list will be prepared by individual IIMs and other participating institutes. CAT Cut-off list is prepared for colleges to shortlist qualified candidates for further rounds of selection process. Only those candidates who meet the cut-off marks/percentage will be shortlisted for Group Discussion, Written Ability Test and Personal Interview.

After conducting CAT 2017 on 26th November, CAT cut-off 2017 will be released online on the official website of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) i.e. As part of the admission process, candidates willing to pursue MBA from top B-schools and IIMs will have to refer to the cut-off of CAT 2017.

Candidates must note that for admissions, IIMs and various reputed B-Schools will accept the percentile/scores basis CAT Cut-off 2017. For IIMs, CAT 2017 cut-off will be separate for each category and region. The CAT cut-off list mentions the minimum qualifying marks which candidates must score in CAT 2017. Candidates scoring equal or more than the listed cut-off marks will ultimately be shortlisted for further rounds of CAT selection process.

This year, IIM Lucknow will conduct CAT 2017 and the result of CAT 2017 will be declared in the month of January 2018. In order to get shortlisted for pre-admission rounds, which includes, Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Group Discussion (GD)/ Personal Interview (PI), candidates will have to meet the sectional as well as overall CAT cut-off.

CAT Cut-off 2017- Important Dates

Following table lists the important dates of CAT cut-off 2017:


Important Dates

CAT 2017 Exam

26th November,2017

CAT 2017 Result

8th January, 2018

Declaration of names of the shortlisted candidates

Fourth week of January, 2018

Commencement of selection rounds

February-March, 2018

Factors Determining CAT Cut-off 2017

There are various factors on which CAT cut-off depends. The cut-off of CAT varies from institute to institute and candidates meeting the CAT cut-off will be given admission in MBA courses. Before checking the cut-off list, candidates must have a look at the following determining factors:

  • Total number of the test takers
  • Total number of seats
  • Exam difficulty level
  • Institute ranking
  • Total number of candidates qualifying CAT exam

Highlights of CAT Cut-off 2017

  • There will be a separate cut-off list for all the IIMs.

  • Last year’s IIM Ahmedabad’s CAT cut-off was 99.6%

  • A separate CAT cut-off will be released by different participating B-Schools.
  • CAT scores are released category and sectional wise.
  • To get shortlisted for pre-admission rounds, candidates must meet sectional as well as overall cut-off of CAT 2017.

How to Check CAT Cut-off 2017

By following the below-mentioned steps, candidates can view the CAT cut-off 2017:

  • In order to view CAT cut-off 2017, candidates will have to visit the official website, i.e.
  • After visiting the website, candidates must search for the ‘CAT exam cut-off 2017’ on the webpage.
  • CAT 2017 cut-off link will appear on the screen. Candidates must click on it.
  • The link will display category-wise CAT cut-off for the candidates.

 Stay tuned to get More Updates and Information on CAT 2017!