CAT 2018 Results

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CAT 2018 Result date is the second week of January 2019. The CAT exam result is released between January 7 and 9 for the last three years. CAT result date is the most important day for the CAT aspirants who have done well in the CAT exam and on the basis of their performance have high hopes to get into one of the top IIMs


CAT Results: Key Trends

IIMs do specify any exact date for CAT result. Going by the past trends, it is expected that CAT results 2018 would be declared in the beginning of the second week of January 2019. During the last three years, CAT exam result was declared as per following schedule:

CAT Exam year
CAT Result date
CAT Exam date
Jan 7, 2019 (Expected)
Nov 25, 2018
Jan 8, 2018
Nov 26, 2017
Jan 8, 2016
Nov 29, 2015
Jan 9, 2017
Dec 4, 2016


How to Download CAT 2018 Score Card
You need to take following steps to check CAT 2018 Results and to download your CAT 2018 Rank Card when the CAT Result 2018 is released by IIM Calcutta:


Step-1: Go to the CAT website to login and begin the CAT result 2018 score card download process as shown in the image below:


Step-2: To download your CAT Exam Result 2018, enter your registered CAT id and password at ‘Login For Score Card CAT 2018’ window on  CAT official iimcat website, as shown in the image below:



Step-3: Now you can view and download your CAT 2018 score card. Please remember that after downloading your CAT 2018 Rank card, you should take print of the CAT Result 2018 as it contains your scaled and percentile scores. Below is shared the copy of actual CAT score card of last year CAT 99+ percentiler:



CAT Exam Result on SMS
A glimpse of overall CAT 2018 result with your percentile score will be sent as SMS on your registered mobile number by IIM Calcutta. Detailed CAT 2018 result will be available for download on CAT 2018 website.


CAT Exam Result: Rising number of Test Takers
Candidates who appear in CAT are rising year after year. There were 3953 more test takers in CAT 2017 exam as compared to CAT 2016. Data on CAT Result Trends during last two years bring home this fact:


CAT exam year
Increase/decrease  (2017-2016)
Total applicants
- 1369
Total Actual test Takers
+ 3953


IIMs announce short lists soon after CAT Result
IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta will announce their shortlists immediately after CAT results 2018 are declared. Specific shortlists for GD-PI-WAT round at IIMs will be out immediately after CAT 2018 result date.


Details to check in CAT Result
Your CAT Result 2018 will contain the details of your CAT exam date and time in slot-1 or slot-2, Sectional and overall scaled score, sectional and overall CAT percentile so that you may anticipate your call from the preferred B-school to which you have applied. 


Key details in CAT 2018 Score Card are:

  • Your personal details like Name, Address, photograph, Date of Birth, Email ID
  • CAT 2018 Registration number/User ID – Both should be the same
  • Your category – General/OBC/SC-ST
  • Gender – Male/Female
  • PWD Status
  • Date & Time of CAT 2018 exam
  • Section-wise CAT 2018 exam Scaled Score and Section-wise CAT percentile score
  • Overall CAT 2018 Scaled Score and overall Percentile score 
  • Important Instructions related to CAT result 

CAT 2018 Exam Result: Important instructions
Following are the important CAT result related instructions issued by IIMs for the benefit of CAT 2018 exam takers regarding the CAT 2018 score card:

  • Only candidates who have taken the Common Admission Test (CAT 2018) are entitled to receive the score card. The print-out of the score card is for your information pertaining to CAT 2018. You will not receive score card by email or by post.
  • The Scaled Scores of Section-1 (Verbal Ability & reading Comprehension); Section-2 (Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning) and Section-3 (Quantitative Ability) are not additive. The Overall Scaled Scores is based on the total raw scores earned by the candidate.
  • Percentile refers to percentage of candidates who receive score less than or equal to the score obtained by the candidate.
  • IIMs and Non-IIM member institutions independently decide how to use CAT 2018 scores on the basis of their own selection process. The scores are to be used only for selecting the candidates to their Post Graduate / Fellow Programme(s) in Management.
  • All queries regarding post-CAT 2018 selection process must be directed to respective IIMs. CAT Centre will not answer post-CAT related queries.
  • CAT 2018 score is valid until 31st December 2019 and subject to meeting the minimum eligibility marks in the qualifying examination.