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CAT 2016 Answer Key and Solutions - Check Here and Download

Last Updated - December 13, 2016

CAT 2016 was conducted on December 4, 2016 in an online mode in various exam centers. CAT answer key 2016 will be released by IIMs on their official website. As per the Non-Disclosure agreement by CAT, the test takers or any authority is allowed to disclose or release the answer key of CAT exam officially or unofficially. The answer key will be available for download before the declaration of CAT 2016 Results.

The exam was conducted by IIM Bangalore for admission to MBA programs in top B-Schools including all the IIMs and other management institutions. The exam was conducted in 2 sessions- forenoon and afternoon. To check the answer key of CAT 2016 the candidates can follow the steps explained below.

How to download CAT 2016 Answer key?

The candidates who appeared for CAT 2016 and wish to check how many answers they got right, can download the answer key of CAT 2016 by following the steps given below:

CAT Answer Key

  1. Visit IIMs’ official website
  2. Find the link for answer key on the home page of the website
  3. Click on the hyperlink “CAT Entrance exam Answer Key 2016”
  4. Enter your roll no. or number on the question booklet and click submit
  5. Wait for a while, the answer key of CAT 2016 will appear on the screen.
  6. Download the answer key and check how many answers you got right.

The candidates can take the printout of the answer key for future reference.

Importance of CAT Answer Key 2016

Release of CAT 2016 Answer key will make the process completely transparent and more reliable. The candidates will be able to plan their admission into B-Schools that accept CAT scores. The answer key will give an idea of how much percentile the candidate has scored. CAT score is accepted by more than 100 top B-Schools in India.

CAT 2016 Result

CAT 2016 Result will be declared in January 2017. The candidates can check their results by visiting the official website of CAT and follow the steps given below:

CAT Result

  1. Find a login tab on the home page
  2. Click on “existing user” button
  3. Enter Login Id and password
  4. Download CAT scorecard and take printout

After the declaration of result, IIMs and other B-schools which accept CAT scores, shortlist candidates on the basis of their performance in Written Ability Test (WAT) or Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview round (PI). This is the selection criteria followed by Management Institutes for admission to various management programs.

Check CAT 2016 Results

CAT 2016 Cutoff

The candidates who score above minimum CAT cutoff are certain to get admission in the B-School they apply for. IIMs have always been at the top of the CAT cutoff list (having percentile from 95-99.8). Each institute declares 2 types of cutoff – Overall cutoff and Sectional cutoff. The CAT 2016 expected cutoff is given in the table below:

IIM Ahmedabad99.5 Percentile
IIM Calcutta99 Percentile
IIM Lucknow90 Percentile
IIM Kozhikode96.3 Percentile
IIM Indore94.7 Percentile
IIM Shillong98.5 Percentile
IIM Udaipur90 Percentile
IIM Trichy96.82 Percentile
IIM Ranchi92 Percentile
IIM Rohtak96 Percentile



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