CAT 2011 results will be declared on Wednesday, 11th of January, 2012. This will decide the fate of more than 2 lakh CAT applicants who wrote CAT 2011 Entrance exam. The shortlisting process for GD-PI WAT by IIMs and other top B-Schools will start after the results are declared. Students can access detailed information about the next step of shortlisting procedures from the official website of CAT 2011 which will be updated few days before the declaration of results.
The applicants scoring high percentiles will be able to make it to the top 25 b-schools whereas those failing to do so will have to start applying to other management institutes. If the students have appeared for XAT 2012 by then, they can keep their fingers crossed as XAT 2012 results are expected to be out on Jan 31st, 2012.
CAT Cutoffs : CAT 2010 paper was of tough level compared to CAT 2009 paper and hence the overall CAT 2011 cutoffs are expected to go higher this year. There were three sections with 20 questions in each section of Mathematical Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, English Language. The question on Logical Reasoning were less compared to previous year's paper, with questions on Data Interpretation more. There were some questions on Mathematics Aptitude in DI section and few data Interpretation questions in Mathematics section.
CAT Score Methodology : It consists of three steps to evaluate CAT scores. First, raw score is calculated for each section based on a number of correct, incorrect questions. It is important for students to avoid random guess if they are not sure of the answer in CAT paper. Then raw score is equated and then finally scaled. In addition to CAT 2010 results, the CAT website will also list the names of the candidates who have been shortlisted for PGP for Interviews by IIMs. An interview will be sent to every shortlisted candidate. Each IIM has its own criteria for shortlisting candidates.
CAT results will be available on the official website of CAT Entrance Exam, http://www.catiim.in/. Students can also access CAT results through SMS. To know the results through SMS, candidates will have to type registration number and date of birth.
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