CAT Result 2023: Check Score Card, Cut Off, Percentile

  • By Christy J. Varghese
  • 30 November 2022
CAT Result 2023 Check Score Card, Cut Off, Percentile

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CAT (Common Admission Test) results have not been declared yet. The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) - Bangalore, the conducting authority, will announce the CAT result in online mode, most likely in the second week of January 2023. 

Candidates can check the CAT result 2022 on the official IIM CAT website —

The authorities have not disclosed the result time, which may also be announced on the official website. Those who appeared in CAT 2022 should keep their login credentials ready as it would be required for logging in and checking IIM CAT result 2022.

Once the CAT result 2022 topper list is published, IIMs will release the cutoff for CAT, and the shortlisting will commence. This article discusses the CAT result date and how the CAT 2022 cut-off and the CAT percentile are calculated. 

CAT Result 2023 Date 



CAT Exam date

November 27th, 2022

Provisional Answer Key Release Date

Tentative - December 2022 First Week

Objection Filing against an Answer Key Final Date

Tentative - December 2022 Second Week

CAT Final Answer Key Date

Tentative - January 2023 First Week

CAT Result 2023 Date

Tentative - January 2023 Second Week

How to Check CAT Exam Result?

Once the results are declared, you can simply follow these steps to check the CAT scorecard.

  1. Visit the official website of IIM Bangalore 
  2. Click on CAT result download link - ‘CAT Result 2022 Tab’ 
  3. When prompted, enter CAT user ID and password to log in
  4. Click on ‘IIM CAT Score Card’ 
  5. CAT result 2023 will appear on the screen; you may download the CAT scorecard for future reference

NOTE - Candidates will also receive the IIM CAT result via SMS on their registered phone number. They shall also receive an email mentioning their CAT percentile.

How is CAT Percentile Calculated?

The CAT percentile calculation includes three steps:

If you do not already know, CAT exam patterns have negative markings. For each correct answer, the candidate gets three marks. On the other hand, one mark is deducted for every incorrect answer. However, wrong answers in non-MCQ-type questions do not draw any deduction of marks.

Now, let us understand the CAT percentile calculation -

  • A candidate’s score is evaluated section-wise.
  • The total score is a summation of all section-wise scores, and this total score determines the CAT ranking.
  • The total score is normalised to arrive at a scaled CAT score. 
  • The CAT scores are converted into percentiles and reported on the CAT scorecard.

The formula is - 

CAT Percentile= [1- (Rank in CAT exam/ Total no. of candidates)] * 100

Here is an example to help you understand the calculation better.

Suppose Tushar ranked 3000 among the total of 200,000 candidates who took the CAT exam. To calculate Tushar’s percentile, 

CAT percentile of Tushar= [1- (3000/ 200,000)] * 100

The result is 98.5.

This means that 98.5% of the total candidates have their scores below Tushar or, in other words, 1.5% of total appearing candidates scored more than Tushar. We should also mention that the percentile scores are rounded off up to two decimal points. The greater the percentile, the higher the chances of selection. 

[Note: All CAT percentile scores greater than or equal to 99.995 are rounded off to 100, all percentile scores greater than or equal to 99.985 but strictly less than 99.995 are rounded off to 99.99, and so on.]

CAT Cutoff 2023

CAT Cutoff is the minimum marks required for selection. The cutoff process is not exclusive to CAT exams but all MBA entrance exams. The cutoff mark is calculated after considering a few factors. These factors include the question paper’s difficulty level, the number of candidates appearing for the CAT exam, seat intake, previous year's CAT cutoffs, etc. Easier papers get higher cutoff scores and vice versa.\

Top Management Schools Accepting CAT Exam Result 2022

Here is a list of top B-schools in India that considers CAT results for admission into their MBA programmes.

All these institutions accept CAT scores:


80-90 percentile

BIM Tiruchirappalli

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani

BITS School of Management - BITSOM

FORE School of Management New Delhi


Great Lakes Chennai

IIM Kashipur MBA Analytics

IRMA Anand

JAGSOM Bangalore

K J Somaiya Institute of Management Mumbai

LBSIM New Delhi

MICA Ahmedabad

NIRMA University

NITIE Mumbai

SDA Bocconi Asia Center

TAPMI Manipal

Welingkar Mumbai

Xavier University Bhubaneswar

The following institutes accept CAT scores (70-80 percentile):


Alliance School of Business

70-80 percentile

Amrita School of Business Coimbatore


BIMTECH Greater Noida

CIMP Patna

Dayananda Sagar Business School Bangalore

Great Lakes Institute of Management Gurgaon

IBS Hyderabad: ICFAI Business School

IFMR Graduate School of Business at KREA University

IMI Bhubaneswar

IMI Kolkata: International Management Institute

Indus Business Academy - IBA Bangalore

Institute of Management Technology Nagpur


Jaipuria Institute of Management Lucknow

KIIT School of Management Bhubaneswar

LIBA Chennai

MDI Murshidabad

MIME Bangalore

NIA Pune: National Insurance Academy

Rajagiri Business School


SIES College of Management Studies and SIES School of Business Studies, Navi Mumbai

SOIL Institute of Management

SRM University, Delhi-NCR

VIT Business School (VIT) Vellore

Welingkar Bangalore

XIME Bangalore

Candidates who secure a lower score in CAT examination can opt for colleges that conduct their own entrance tests. Some colleges and universities also offer direct admissions to their MBA courses. If you want to know more about such colleges and universities, we suggest you sign up with Sunstone.

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With all these said, there are many other colleges and institutions that have their admission tests. And, if you have secured lower scores in your CAT examination, fret not. There are many popular institutes that accept slightly lower CAT scores. Also, there are various colleges that offer direct admissions to their MBA courses.

To know more about such colleges and universities, we suggest you sign up with Sunstone, an education service provider with campuses in more than 50 colleges across the country. Along with admission and fee payment support, Sunstone also offers job-focused training programs and dedicated placement assistance. 

To Wrap Up

CAT is considered one of the toughest admission tests in India, and qualifying for it is one of the MBA eligibility criteria for admission into IIMs. For CAT’s high standards, the candidates who had the CAT highest scores get admission to the best B-schools in India and get the best placement opportunities. 

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