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CAT 2021 Percentile Predictor - CAT Rank Calculator & Result Predictor

Updated By Abhinav Chamoli on 27 Nov, 2021 15:54

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CAT 2021 Percentile Predictor

Predict your Percentile for CAT 2021 here.
  • MCQ - Total (57 questions )
  • Non MCQ - Total (19 questions )

Note - This prediction is as per result and exam analysis of last few CAT exam papers.

CAT 2021 Percentile Predictor

CAT Percentile Predictor is a unique tool that candidates can use to predict their percentile soon after appearing for the exam. CAT is an important examination for management aspirants who wish to study in the prestigious IIMs and other premier business schools of the country. It is therefore inevitable that such test takers get anxious after taking the exam.

With CollegeDekho's CAT Percentile Predictor 2021, candidates can at least get an idea of how they performed in the exam. The percentile predictor not only allows one to calculate his/her estimated CAT Percentile but it also helps one in getting a fair idea of his/her overall performance in the Common Admission Test. Candidates can also check the detailed analysis of the CAT 2020 examination since CAT 2021 analysis will only be available once the exam has been conducted.

CAT 2020 Slot 1 Exam & Question Paper Analysis (Out), Answer Key, SolutionsCAT 2020 Slot 2 Exam & Question Paper Analysis (Out), Answer Key, Solutions
CAT 2020 Slot 3 Exam & Question Paper Analysis (Out), Answer Key, SolutionsOverall Analysis of CAT 2020, Slot 1, Slot 2 & Slot 3: Difficulty Level, Review

Candidates can also check the CAT 2020 paper analysis released by the various coaching institutes of CAT. The links mentioned in the table below will provide the detailed CAT 2021 analysis by TIME, IMS, Career Launcher, and Bull's Eye.

CAT 2020 Analysis by Bulls Eye

CAT 2020 Analysis by Career Launcher

CAT 2020 Exam Analysis by IMS

CAT 2020 Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E.

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List of MBA Colleges Accepting 80-90 Percentile in CAT List of MBA Colleges Accepting 70-80 Percentile in CAT : Courses Offered and Fee

Latest Updates

November 27:Before going for the CAT exam, check the complete list of documents to carry to the CAT exam centre and make sure you have everything ready to go,

November 27:Aspirants appearing for the CAT 2021 exam tomorrow should note these important points to ace the exam.

November 27:As the big day draws closer, it is normal for CAT aspirants to feel more anxious. Check out these CAT last day preparation tips to help you relax and fare well in the exam.

November 26: Want to carry prohibited items inside the CAT exam hall due to medical reasons? Check all about the CAT 2021 authorization form here.

November 25: CAT 2021 will be conducted in 3 shifts on November 2021. Check the shift-wise reporting time for CAT 2021.

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Steps to Calculate Your Estimated CAT 2021 Percentile

Here are some of the simple steps that will help you to calculate your CAT score -

  • The CAT percentile predictor will be live once the exam has been conducted. The candidates can start by registering on CollegeDekho's website. 
  • Registered candidates then need to enter the number of CAT questions they attempted. They must also enter the number of attempts that they think are correct.
  • After providing the necessary details, candidates will get their estimated/expected score and percentile.
  • Based on the percentile, candidates will be able to explore their college options and prepare for further rounds of admission.
  • The predictor tool predicts the CAT percentile using the expected section and overall CAT score.

With the help of the CAT 2021 percentile predictor tool, the test takers can use this platform not only to get an idea of how they performed but also to know their chances of getting a seat in any of the IIMs. 

By predicting CAT percentile using CollegeDekho's CAT Percentile Predictor, candidates will be able to get an idea of the IIM campuses from where they can get an interview call. Read on to know the difference between CAT score and percentile, and how CAT percentile is calculated.

The CAT 2021 result will be declared in January 2022. And therefore, it makes sense for test-takers to know about their performance level in the exam beforehand in order to predict their chances of admission at IIMs and to prepare for the further selection rounds such as Written Ability Test (WAT) or Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds.

Are Online CAT Percentile Predictor Tools Accurate?

No, the CAT percentile predictor tools only allow you to predict your percentile. The tool does not provide an accurate percentile that you will be scoring in the exam. The outcome of the CAT percentile predictor tool is solely based on the estimated data available and past year cutoff trends. The actual result of CAT may be different thus you are advised to take the final decision only after the release of CAT 2021 results

Are Online Predictor Tools not Accurate?

The accuracy of CAT predictor tools gets affected by many factors such as the difficulty level of the CAT question papers (slot 1, slot 2 and slot 3), type of questions and the number of CAT aspirants appearing for the exam. All these factors can not be measured beforehand thus the CAT percentile predictor tools are not accurate. 

Why Should I Use the CAT Percentile Predictor Tool?

Even though the CAT percentile predictor tools are not accurate, we advise you to use the CAT predictor tool of CollegeDekho to get an idea about your chances of getting selected in any IIM or top B School of India. You can utilise the results of the CAT percentile predictor tool to prepare for WAT and GD/ PI rounds. Some other benefits of using CAT percentile predictor are listed below

  • You can shortlist the colleges for MBA admissions on the basis of your predicted percentile
  • You can search for the colleges that meet the predicted percentile

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Input Data as Required for CAT 2021 Percentile Predictor

As you can see from the image provided below that the CAT 2021 Percentile Predictor is provided with three columns. The first box is for “No of Correct Attempts” wherein you will have to enter the number of questions attempted by you correctly, the second box is for “ No of Incorrect Attempts” wherein you will have to enter the number of questions attempted by you incorrectly and the final box is for “No of Correct Attempts for Non-MCQs” wherein you will have to answer the number of Non-MCQ questions, you have attempted correctly. At last, you can click on submit.

You should enter all the details correctly as the final prediction will be made after considering the data entered by you. You should also verify the data before submitting it.

What is the IIM Admission and Selection Criteria?

All the IIMs consider many factors such as CAT score, Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI), work experience, academic record, extra-curricular activities and diversity (gender and educational) while selecting candidates for MBA admission.

IIM Selection Process Through CAT

The admission process at IIMs are provided below.

Screening of candidates on the basis of CAT score: Candidates need to satisfy the minimum cutoff decided by the college. The minimum cutoff of the top 5 IIMs namely IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore and IIM Kozhikode generally lies between 90 to 100. The cutoff of all the IIMs varies depending on many factors such as the number of candidates appearing for the examination, past year CAT cutoff and seat availability. The article provided below will provide you with an idea about the expected cutoff of IIMs.

IIM Cutoff 2021: CAT 2021 Cutoff for IIMs Section Wise & Category Wise

Written Ability Test and Personal Interview: Candidates will be called for PI and WAT rounds. These rounds will test the personality, intelligence, knowledge, leadership qualities and communication skills of the candidates. 

Written Ability Test 2021 for IIMs and Other Top MBA Colleges - Writing Tips & WAT Topics

Final selection of candidates for admission: The final selection list will be prepared after considering the performance in the CAT exam, WAT, PI, Work Experience, Diversity and Academic Records of the candidates. The weightage of these parameters will be different for all the IIMs. 

IIM Admission Process

The selected candidates can begin classes at IIMs after confirming their admission.

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Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

CAT 2020 does not have any seat reservations for Socially and Economically Backward Students (SEBC). You can find more information about the same in our article on the CAT 2020 seat reservation policy.

Please feel free to write back to us if you require any other information. For help with admission to MBA colleges in India, please fill our Common Application Form (CAF) or call our helpline number 18005729877.

Thank you.


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Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

You have to submit any available certificates with the CAT 2020 undertaking. However, CAT 2020 exam dates have now been revised and the deadline to submit the CAT 2020 application form has been extended to 23rd September to help candidates get sufficient time to arrange any certificates.

Please feel free to write back if you have any other queries,

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FAQs about CAT Rank Predictor

How does the CAT Percentile Predictor tool work?

The CAT percentile predictor tool analyses previous year data to reach an estimate of your CAT percentile based on your number of correct and incorrect attempts in the exam.

Is there any negative marking for non-MCQ questions in CAT?

No, there is no negative marking for the non-MCQ or TITA type questions in CAT.

What is a good attempt for 99 percentile in CAT?

Attempting 60 - 70 questions with 85 - 90% accuracy is sufficient to land in the 99 - 100 percentile bracket in CAT.

Is it possible to get admission in IIM with 80 percentile in CAT?

No, the minimum percentile required to be shortlisted for IIMs is 90 percentile. After that, a candidate also has to ensure that they peform well in the selection rounds. The academic performance also affects selection of the candidate.

Can I get admission with 50 percentile in CAT?

Yes, it is possible to get admission in some MBA colleges with just 50 percentile in CAT. Some of the colleges accepting 50 percentile in CAT are SBS Ahmedabad, SMS Lucknow, Institute of Public Enterprise Hyderabad etc.

Which are the best colleges for a low percentile in CAT?

There are many MBA colleges where you can take admission even with a low CAT percentile. Some of the best ones on the list include JIMS Rohini, SCMS Cochin, IMI Kolkata, BIMTECH Noida, SIESCOMS Mumbai, MITSOM Pune etc.

How can I find out which are the best colleges for me using my CAT percentile?

You can check the CAT Cut Off page for information related to CAT score accepted by various colleges for admission. You can also use the CAT College Predictor tool to check the best colleges for your requirements.

What are the steps of using CAT Percentile Predictor?

Using the CAT Percentile Predictor is simple. All you have to do is enter the number of questions you answered correctly and the number of questions you answered incorrectly. Do this for both MCQs and non-MCQs. After that, click on Submit and your estimated CAT percentile will be displayed on your screen.

What is the benefit of using the CAT Percentile Predictor tool?

By using the CAT Percentile Predictor tool, you can get an estimate of your CAT percentile which will help shortlist colleges that better suit your requirements. Applying and focusing on the best colleges will help you set a better target and work towards achieving it.

What is the CAT Percentile Predictor tool?

CAT Percentile Predictor tool is a calculator that helps you predict your CAT percentile based on your performance in the exam.

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