CAT 2018 Result released

  • Jan 5th, 2019

The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta has declared the results of CAT 2018 on January 5, 2019. CAT 2018 was conducted on Nov. 25 in two sessions, to maintain equality in scores, CAT scores are normalized to calculate percentile. Visit the official website to check your CAT 2018 score:  iimcat.ac.in

Earlier IIM Calcutta released the answer keys for CAT 2018 in the first week of December, 2018.

  • Candidate can also check their response sheet on CAT’s official portal using their login credentials.
  • The scorecards are also available on the website with the declaration of results.
  • Candidates can download their CAT Scorecard.
  • CAT score is used not only by IIMs for MBA admissions but also by several Top B-Schools across India.
  • An SMS has also been sent to all test-takers, informing them about their CAT Score and Percentile. 

Merely qualifying CAT is not enough to get admission in IIMs. Candidates will be shortlisted based on their percentile and admission cut off of various colleges and called for further stages appear for a group discussion or written ability test followed by personal interview.

How to check CAT 2018 Results?

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

Step 1: Visit the official website of CAT Exam 2018.

Step 2: Click on Download CAT Score Card.

Step 3: You will be redirected to the login page. 

Step 4: Enter your User Id and Password.

Step 5: You will be redirected to your candidate’s account page.

Step 6: Click on Download Score card link and download it for future correspondence.

Important Dates

Here are all the key result dates that all CAT aspirants must know:


Date (tentative)

CAT 2018 Exam Date

25th November, 2018

Announcement of CAT 2018 Result

5th January, 2019

Shortlisting of candidates for WAT, GD and PI rounds

Last week of January 2019

Final Selection

April, 2019


CAT Score Normalisation

The Normalization process adjusts for location and scale differences of score distributions across different forms. After normalization across different forms, the scores is further normalized across different sections.

  • CAT 2018 was conducted in two different shifts and each shift had a different set of question paper.
  • The difficulty level for each question set varies. Hence, in order to ensure fairness and equity in the marking process, CAT Exam authorities follow a normalization process where marks of each candidate are scaled.

CAT Percentile VS CAT Score

The table below shows Expected CAT Percentile vs CAT Score for the year 2018.

CAT Percentile

CAT Score

99.00 to 99.98

150 to 155

98.00 to 98.98

140 to 150

97.00 to 97.98

130 to 140

96.00 to 96.98

125 to 130

95.00 to 95.98

120 to 125


You can also check detailed Section wise analysis of CAT 2018 and get a list of Top B-Schools as per your CAT 2018 percentile.

All the best!

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