CAT Results 2017- IIM Lucknow has announced the result for CAT 2017 on January 8. The result is available in online method only. Out of the total 2.31 lakh aspirants who registered, 199632 aspirants appeared for CAT 2017

Aspirants can download CAT 2017 Scorecard from the official website, using their User ID & Password. IIM Lucknow will also send an SMS to all test-takers, informing them about their CAT Percentile.

Just like the earlier year, 20 aspirants have scored an overall 100 percentile in CAT 2017. “While in CAT 2016 all the top 20 aspirants were male and engineers, this year the top 20 list contains two female aspirants and three non-engineers,” IIM Lucknow stated in an email. 

Latest MBA Application Forms

Aspirants can begin filling the application forms of the below institutes. Aspirants securing the at least CAT Cutoff 2017 will proceed towards GD/PI rounds.  They will accept the scores of CAT Exam 2017.

Institute NameApplication DatesLink
IIM BangaloreTill December 5, 2017Click Here
IIM AhmedabadUntil January 22, 2018Click Here
IIM IndoreJanuary 15, 2018Click Here
NITIE CAT Cutoff & Admission 2018Until January 22, 2018Click Here
FMS Delhi  CAT Cutoff & Admission 2018Until November 20, 2018Click Here
IIM LucknowJanuary 31, 2018Click Here

CAT Result 2017 Latest Updates

  • While the older IIMs have decided to hold independent GD/PI/WAT rounds, out of the 13 IIMs, 11 will follow a Common Admission Procedure (CAP). IIM Rohtak will organize CAP in the month of February 2018.
  • CAT 2017 Score is valid for one year only (until December 31, 2018).

Analysis of CAT Result (2016, 2017)

CAT 2017 observed a decrease in total participants. However, the actual test takers were more in 2017. A comparative analysis of 2016 & 2017 is given below: 

CAT exam year20172016Increase/decrease (2017-2016)

Total participants



- 1369

Total actual test takers



+ 3953

  • Aspirants completing CAT Cutoff, which is expected to be 99+ for top B-schools, will be called for further selection rounds
  • The scores are calculated on the basis of normalization procedure. Read  CAT Score Calculation
  • Colleges will begin CAT Counseling from January 2018 onwards. 
  • CAT Exam was successfully organized on Nov 26. It was of moderate difficulty level.

CAT Exam Result 2017 Highlights

CAT Result Highlights
Method of Availability Online
Login Credentials NeedUser Id and Password
Details on CAT Score CardOverall and Sectional Marks
At Least Eligibility for SelectionCAT Score as per the CAT Cutoff
Validity of CAT Scorecard1 Year
Colleges Accepting CAT ScoreApprox. 1065
Commencement of CAT Selection ProcedureJanuary 2018

CAT 2017 Result Date

Here are all the key result dates to know:

CAT 2017 Exam DateNovember 26, 2017
Releasement of CAT result 2017January 8, 2018 
List of shortlisted aspirants for WAT, GD and PI roundsLast week of January 2018
Final SelectionApril 2018

Check all CAT Exam Dates

CAT Results Date Trend

YearCAT Result DateCAT Result TimeIIM declaring CAT Result
CAT 2017January 8, 2018 9 AM IIM Lucknow
CAT 2016January 9, 201710 AMIIM Bangalore
CAT 2015January 8, 20161PMIIM Ahmedabad

How to Check CAT 2017 Results?

The step-wise procedure to obtain CAT result is given below: 

  1. Visit the official website of CAT Exam 2017
  2. Click on Download CAT Score Card.
  3. You will be redirected to the login page. 

  1. Enter your User Id and Password.
  2. You will be redirected to your aspirant’s account page.
  3. Click on Download Scorecard link and download it for future correspondence.

Percentile Predictor for CAT 2017

CollegeDunia currents an exclusive data-driven unique tool for predicting your rank in CAT 2017. For your ease, CAT Rank Predictor by CollegeDunia allows you to calculate your estimated CAT Rank, and hence your overall performance in the Common Admission Test.  While the exam was successfully organized on November 26, all the test-takers must be anxious and aiming to get into their dream college.

CAT Score Card 2017 Details

CAT 2017 scorecard is an important document which will be necessary during interview and admission procedure. Institutes other than IIMs which accept CAT score also require students to submit their official CAT Score Card during application and admission procedure.

Once you have CAT Scorecard in hand, make sure it has the following information: 

Individual Details

These comprise Name, Gender, Date of Birth, as filled during CAT Registration.

Aspirant’s Contact Details

This comprises the aspirant’s postal address and email id.

Category Details

Category details comprise information if the aspirant is from General, NC-OBC, or SC/ST category. The CAT Exam scorecard also shows an aspirant’s PWD/DA status.

Test Details

Test details like CAT 2017 Registration number/Login id, test date, and slot.

Scaled Score

Scaling of CAT scores is a procedure carried out to ensure fairness to all the aspirants. CAT exam is organized into two slots and the test paper is various for each shift so does the level of difficulty. There might be a case where question paper in one shift may be tough in comparison to the other shift. In such cases, the scores may vary. Thus in order to ensure fairness in comparing scores of aspirants across various test sessions the scores of all appearing aspirants are scaled.

Your CAT 2017 scorecard will contain section wise scaled score and overall scaled score.

Percentile Score

A percentile score is the rank of an aspirant relative to the rank of other aspirants appearing in CAT 2017. So your percentile score would be For example, if in an exam where 100 aspirants appeared and your rank is 25, then 75 people scored less than you.

(75/100) X 100 = 75%ile

For any questions regarding CAT Result, you may contact the authorities at 1800-2663-549/ [email protected]

How to Calculate CAT Result 2017?

  • As per the exam format of CAT Exam, each question holds 3 marks.
  • But no mark is deducted on marking the wrong option under non-MCQs section. Read About CAT Score Calculation
  • For marking a wrong response, 1 mark is deducted as penalty.

CAT 2017 Percentile

CAT Results is declared in the form of percentile score. The higher the percentile score, greater are the chances to get shortlisted for the admission process. These percentile scores are determined normalization of scores.

CAT 2017 Score Validity

The scores of CAT Results are valid for one year only. The score validity of CAT Result 2017 will be until December 31, 2018. The last date to download the scorecard, as well as all queries regarding CAT Result 2017 will be entertained until this date only.

CAT 2017 Percentile vs Score

CAT percentile vs score signifies percentile corresponding to the score. The table below shows CAT Percentile Vs CAT Score of the academic year 2016.

CAT PercentileCAT Score

99.02 to 99.95

155.85 to 200.49

98.03 to 98.98

142.83 to 155.24

97.05 to 97.84

134.6 to 141.07

96.02 to 96.99

128.23 to 134.27

95.08 to 95.97

123.36 to 127.97

CAT 2017 Score Normalisation

"The Normalization procedure shall adjust for location and scale differences of score distributions across various forms. After normalization across various forms, the scores shall be further normalized across various sections."

  • CAT 2017 was organized in two various shifts and each shift had a various set of question paper.
  • The difficulty level for each question set varies. Hence, in order to ensure fairness and equity in the marking procedure, CAT Exam authorities follow a normalization procedure where marks of each aspirant are scaled.

Example- To explain further, let’s suppose 1000 students appeared in both the shifts in two cities A and B. Also, an average score of students in city A is 120 and city B is 100. Now, the average score of students in the first shift is 110 and an average score of students in second shift is 100. Also, the students from City B are from Hindi medium background but the question paper was in English. The question paper in the second shift was tougher on the second shift.

Now, comparing the scores of all the students on the same parameter would not be fair. So the scores of the students in the second set and city would be multiplied by a number which is arrived at by careful consideration of multiple factors such as:

  1. Highest score
  2. Lowest score
  3. Top 10 percentile scores
  4. Lowest 10 percentile scores
  5. Mean
  6. Median
  7. Other deviations (city, educational background etc.)
  • When CAT result is prepared, every aspirant’s original score undergoes the procedure of normalization.
  • Though CAT authorities have not disclosed their mode of normalization, the official brochure states that at first the procedure is adjusted for location and then scale the differences of score distribution across various forms.
  • After this procedure, the scores obtained are again scaled for various sections. The score thus obtained is then converted to percentiles.

What After CAT Result 2017?

  • After CAT Results is declared, all CAT Colleges begin releasing their cutoff. Each CAT Participating College announces its own cut off/ percentile.
  • As many as 20 IIMs will accept the scores of CAT 2017 along with 100+ B-schools of India. The below table represents CAT Cutoff 2017 as well as the seats available in each institute:
B-SchoolsCut off in PercentileAvailable Seats
IIM Bangalore99.5+412
IIM Ahmedabad99.6+385
IIM Calcutta99.5+462
IIM Lucknow99.5+436
IIM Kozhikode96.3+353
IIM Indore94.7+550
  • They shortlist the aspirants on the basis of their score in CAT Exam, academic and work experience and GD/PI Score.
  • Aspirants obligatory to apply for B-schools but no obligatory to apply for IIMs separately.
  • Shortlisted aspirants will participate in CAT Selection Process that will begin in January 2018.
  • The selection procedure usually consists of Group Discussion and Individual Interview rounds.
  • Every IIM has their own selection criteria.

Latest MBA Application Forms for B-Schools

Institute NameApplication DatesLink
SP Jain CAT Cutoff & Admission Criteria 2018Till November 24, 2017Click Here
LIBA CAT Cutoff & Admission 2018Till January 31, 2018Click Here
NITIE CAT Cutoff & Admission Criteria 2018Till January 22, 2018Click Here
UBS Chandigarh CAT Cutoff & Admission Criteria 2018Till December 20, 2017Click Here
FMS Delhi CAT Cutoff & Admission 2018Till November 20, 2017Click Here
LBSIM CAT Cutoff & Admission 2018From October 6, 2017Click Here
XIMB CAT Cutoff & Admission 2018Till November 8, 2017Click Here

Verification of Documents

For the purpose of inspecting eligibility of an aspirant, documents are verified at the time of IIM selection procedure. The authorities there verify the eligibility criteria of the waitlist aspirants on the following guidelines:

  • Passing Certificate of Final Year of Graduation/Qualifying Examination: Those aspirants who appeared in CAT during final semester/year of their graduation, have to submit the proof of passing the graduation and submit a certificate allotted by Principal/Registrar of the College/Institution latest by June 30, 2018. The certificate should state that the aspirant has successfully finished the requirements of the course.
  • Degree Certificates/Mark-sheets: Along with the original copies, the self-attested copies of the same will be reviewed at the time of reporting time for the interview. The percentage scored, marks obtained as per the need eligibility will also be checked.
  • Caste and PwD Certificate: The second check is the verification of category certificates and PwD status check. A copy of a self-attested certificate is also needed to submit for future correspondence.

CAT 2017 Results Trends

Lakhs of CAT Exam candidates try their luck each year. The below table gives you past year CAT Result Trends (2014, 2015), so that you get a complete picture for this year. Have a look: But only a handful manage to complete the exam.

CAT Result Trends
YearNo. of aspirants appearedScores obtainedConversion into percentile
CAT 2014167829268.700 – 261.740100
CAT 2015179602254.61 – 249.9100
215.54 – 215.4399.89

CAT Result 2017 FAQs

Ques. I do not have any work experience. Will it affect my performance in CAT?

Ans. Although significant weight is not given to the work experience, still if there are students with work experience, they may have an edge. However, your final selection may get affected. This will not affect your performance in CAT Exam.

Ques. I have done B.Tech Biotech and I am an IIM candidate. Will my earlier degree affect my selection in IIM on the basis of CAT result?

Ans. No, your earlier education will not affect your performance in CAT results.

Ques. While filling options in CAT application form, I accidentally selected IIM PGP programme. Can I get any other program in IIM after the result is out?

Ans. You will be evaluated on the basis of your choices filled. The chances of getting a program other than choices filled by you are rare. Once the counseling procedure of IIM is over, the next round will be done homogenously from the top rankings, where again the preference is given to the choices submitted by the aspirants initially.

Ques. If I score more than 85 % in Common Aptitude Test and I get selected in all the GD, PI, WAT, then am I applicable for the admission in IIM without any work ex?

Ans. Yes, you are but for IIMs. Also, it’s the percentile score that matters and the percentage come second on the list. Generally, the trends are more than 95 percent.

Ques. Can I apply to colleges with the higher of two scores or not? I appeared for CAT 2016 and CAT 2017.

Ans. So CAT score for the year 2017 is valid for the current academic year only. No, the CAT score is valid for only 1 year.

Ques. My last name is various in class 10 and class 12 certificate. Will this affect my CAT result?

Ans. No, this will not affect your CAT results but this can affect your admission procedure at any institute. Better create an affidavit supporting the change of the last name.

Ques. If my CAT score is between 123 and 128, what mode can I use for calculation of CAT percentile score?

Ans. Your CAT percentile will be used for seat allocation, so your percentile can come between 95.08 to 95.97. The same can be calculated with the help of CAT percentile predictor tool

Ques. I am from OBC category, Punjab stat. Can I get admission in LIBA Chennai on 68 percentile?

Ans. This will depend on the cut off declared for the categories. However, to get admission in LIBA Chennai, the at least percentile need is 80.

Ques. If I appeared for an improvement exam in CBSE in class 10, will my CAT result be affected by it or not?

Ans. Your improvement exam score will not affect your performance in CAT exam. But this may affect your admission procedure.

Ques. So is my CAT score valid or not? My final semester result has announced now and it shows that I have backlogs. I have written CAT 2017 exam.

Ans. The score will be valid, but you cannot get admission in any B.School with backlogs in the final semester.

Ques. If I score a good percentile in CAT, but I have a backlog of my graduate degree, can I get admission in IIM?

Ans. No, you can get admission only if you do not have any backlogs.

Ques. What is the at least score obligatory for admission into the IIT and IIM MBA program?

Ans. An at least of 95 percentile is the need for admission into any of the IIT and IIM program.

Ques. If I do not complete the at least CAT Cutoff, will I still be applicable for admission?

Ans. You obligatory to complete the at least cut off for the admission procedure. If you fail on this step, you cannot get admission in any of the IIMs. Maybe in some private college, depending upon their admission rules.

Ques. So will get the result on the same day as that of shift I? I wrote the CAT 2017 exam is shift II.

Ans. Yes, the result will be declared for all the CAT candidates on the same day irrespective of the shift you wrote the exam in.

Ques. Is there any state quota? Can I get admission in FMS Delhi on the basis of CAT score? I am from Chennai.

Ans. No, there is no state quota in the admission procedure of FMS Delhi. All the students will have to get the at least percentile of 98 percent in CAT exam, to get admission in FMS, once the result is declared the admission will be done on the basis of the performance in GD and PI along with the CAT score.

Ques. Will I get some state reservation in MDI, Gurgaon on the basis of CAT score? I am from Haryan.

Ans. No, there is no state reservation in MDI Gurgaon or any other MBA institute.

Ques. My password is not working on the CAT website, what to do?

Ans. If the password is not working on the CAT website, then you can reset the password by clicking on the “forgot password” link.

Ques. What is the validity duration for my CAT 2017 score?

Ans. CAT score will remain valid only until December 31, 2018, and not after that.

Ques. Will my scaled score be displayed on my CAT score card?

Ans. Yes, your scaled score will be displayed on the CAT scorecard.

Ques. Is there a procedure of a centralized counseling on the basis of CAT score?

Ans. There is centralized counseling only for the IIM’s. For rest of the institutes, a separate counseling is organized by each of the participating institutes.

Ques. If I have part-time work experience in a managerial position, will that be considered at the time of selection procedure?

Ans. No, only full time work experience is considered by the management institutes.

Ques. Will I get an SMS stating that the CAT result is released on the day of result declaration?

Ans. Yes, there is a provision of SMS and email circulation procedure.

Ques. What is the weight of work experience in my selection procedure?

Ans. The weight to the different parameters are as follows:


Aggregate CAT Score


Graduation marks


SSC (12th score)


Work experience


Diversity factor : Gender


Diversity factor : academic branch




Ques. I seeking to get my CAT score rechecked, whom to contact?

Ans. There is no provision of recheck of the CAT score, the score once released will not be changed under any circumstances.

Ques. My photograph is blurred on my CAT scorecard, what to do?

Ans. The contact details are 1800-2663-549/ [email protected] You may send the current CAT scorecard to the authorities on their email id listed and they would allot a new score card.

Ques. What is the reservation I will get in IIM as an OBC aspirant?

Ans. The reservation is as per the following scheme in the IIM’s:

Category detailsPercentage reservation









Ques. If I have left a section un-attempted in CAT 2017 exam, will I still a percentile?

Ans. You will get a percentile but your score will be invalid as you have left the section unattempted.

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