Mumbai: The much awaited results of the Common Admission Test (CAT 2016) is likely to be declared in the next couple of days - most probably on Tuesday January 10, 2017, multiple media reports said.
"The results of the Common Admission Test (CAT 2016) are expected to be declared on January 10, according to IIM Bangalore officials. The exam was conducted on December 4 for various management programmes", media reports said.
The results will be posted online on: https://iimcat.ac.in
As per the tentative schedule released earlier, the CAT 2016 results were supposed to be declared in 2nd week of January 2017.
The Common Admission Test (CAT 2016) was conducted by the IIM-Bangalore in two sessions on one day on 4th December, 2016 (Sunday).
The exam was conducted in 138 cities across the country. Duration of the exam was of three hours. All the candidates who successfully clear the selection process will get admitted in 20 different IIM institutes.
On the basis of CAT 2016 results and the percentiles scored by the candidates the existing IIMs will short list about 25,000 candidates for the final admission round. The number of candidates proposed to be shortlisted thsi year is higher than earlier years.
Apart from the IIMs, top rated B schools will also offer admission to high percentilers scoring a percentile between 80 to 99 in the academic session 2016-17 for MBA/PGDM batch 2017-19.
Scores of the candidates are subjected to a process of normalization. The process to be implemented will adjust for location and scale differences of score distributions across different forms and the scaled scores obtained by this process shall be converted into percentiles for purposes of short listing candidates.
While reporting the result, scaled scores for each section (Section I: Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, section II: Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning) and total score along with the percentile shall be published.
Normalization process of scoring is an established practice for comparing candidate scores across multiple Forms and is adopted by other large educational selection tests conducted in India such as Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).
The candidates will be selected on the basis of Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) followed by Personal Interviews (PI) round. Also, the admission policy for PGP-PGDM (2017-19) batch was announced. Indian Institute of Management- Calcutta has set the minimum cut off 90 per cent for the admission to the courses.
For each correct answer, three points are awarded to the examinee. That means, the total maximum score in CAT 2016 will be 300 since the total number of questions will be 100. The test had two sections of 50 questions each.
The two sections were - Quantitative Ability (QA) and Data Interpretation (DI) and the other section included Verbal Ability (VA) and Logical Reasoning (LR).
For each incorrect answer, one point is deducted. There will be no penalty for questions that were left unanswered.