What after CAT 2016 Cut-Off?

Once the CAT 2016 cut-off will be announced, candidates will be shortlisted for further rounds including personal interview and writing ability test. Find out more!

CAT 2016 was conducted on December 4, 2016 and the results are expected to be announced in the second week of January 2017. This year according to the CAT 2016 paper analysis, the difficulty level was on the higher side due to which the cut-offs might reduce to some extent. This CAT 2016 cut-off will decide the fate of numerous candidates aspiring for the top IIMs and other top B-schools of the country.

The results will be available in online mode only. The scorecard will not be sent to anyone in hard copy via mail and neither will it be sent via email. The CAT 2017 scores will remain valid until December 31, 2017.

The CAT results will furnish scaled scores for each section, total score and sectional percentile and total percentile. Once the results will be announced and CAT 2016 cut-off will be released, IIMs will start shortlisting candidates based on their percentiles. The further rounds will include interview, group discussion and Written Ability Test (WAT).

Written Ability Test (WAT) comprises of one or more topics on which a candidate is required to write a short essay. The time duration assigned to write the essay on the given topic varies from one IIM to another and can be anywhere between 15 minutes to 45 minutes.

Group Discussion round is less preferred these days and most of the IIMs skip this round, however; it is a wise decision to always come prepared for group discussion as well. This round judges a candidate’s performance and group dynamics.

Personal interview is the final round in the CAT 2016 selection process. In this round, the candidate has to appear before a panel of 4-8 interviews that test the candidates on their academic background, work experience, hobbies, interests, etc.


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