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CAT Result 2016 to be released in January, Check Expected Cutoff

Last Updated - April 01, 2017

CAT Result 2016 will be declared in 2nd week of January 2017. CAT 2016 has been successfully conducted in computer based mode on December 4, 2016 in two slots. Approximately 1.95 lakh candidates out of 2,32,434 registered applicants appeared for the test. On the basis of CAT 2016 result, candidates will be shortlisted for selection procedure at 20 IIMs and other Top B-schools in India.

IIMs will publish shortlisted candidates lists after the declaration of CAT Result 2016. Using percentile and score indicated in score card, candidates can apply for admissions in colleges apart from IIMs separately.

CAT 2016 Result Important Dates

CAT 2016 score will remain valid till December 31, 2017. By logging in through login ID and password, candidates will get their Result for CAT 2016 cum score card. CAT Result 2016 will be declared in 2nd week of January 2017.

CAT 2016Important Date
CAT 2016 held onDecember 4, 2016
CAT 2016 Result2nd week of January 2017
List of shortlisted candidates to be published by IIMs on their respective websitesLast week of January 2017

How to Check CAT Result 2016?

CAT Result 2016 will be declared in 2nd week January 2017. Candidates can check their result on official website. The candidates must follow the below-listed steps for obtaining their result:

1. Visit official website

2. Click on the link “CAT Result”

3. Enter the required credentials i.e. Roll No. and Date of Birth.

4. Click on “Login” button.

5. On clicking, the result will be displayed on the screen and candidates must download the same.

6. Take a print out of the same for future reference.

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.

Details mentioned on CAT 2016 Score Card

Score card of CAT 2016 contains the following details-

  • Candidate’s name, gender, date of birth, contact details, category.
  • Registration Number / User ID
  • Verbal ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) – Scaled Score, Percentile.
  • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) – Scaled Score, Percentile
  • Quantitative Ability (QA) – Scaled Score, Percentile
  • Overall scaled score
  • Overall percentile

CAT Result 2016 Expected Percentile

A percentile is a measure used to indicate the value below which a given percentage of test takers fall. On the basis of CAT 2016 percentile, a candidate will be shortlisted for admissions in IIMs and other top B-schools. The CAT 2016 percentile is calculated on the basis of the normalization process adopted by the IIMs.

The candidates can draw an idea about the overall & section wise attempt vis-à-vis probable score & percentile from the table given below-

Morning slot

Overall AttemptVA & RC attemptDI & LR attemptQA attemptProbable ScoreExpected Percentile

Evening slot

Overall AttemptVA & RC attemptDI & LR attemptQA attemptProbable ScoreExpected Percentile

What's Next After CAT 2016 Result?

After the declaration of results and cut offs, shortlisted candidates appear in selection process which is held separately by each of the IIMs. The selection procedure through CAT EXAM may consist of a Group Discussion and/or Written Ability Test round and, Personal Interview.

Personal Interview is also an important part of the selection procedure and can prove to be a decisive factor in selection to IIMs. The final selection is based on performance in CAT and selection procedure rounds.



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