CAT Score Vs Percentile (CAT 2020)

CAT Score Vs Percentile
CAT Score Vs Percentile

CAT Score Vs Percentile

How many marks are required to score 99 percentile in CAT is a very common question that many CAT applicants have. As CAT 2020 became a two hour format and the number of questions are reduced, difficulity level of various sectionals changed, so is the score required to score 95 percentile in CAT. Going through the CAT score vs percentile of the last year exam, candidates can get the idea of how many marks to score if the exam is similar to last year.

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CAT 2021 Exam pattern (Expected):

Before checking out the estimated score vs percentile for CAT 2021 exam, candidates are advised to have a complete idea of the latest exam pattern and the number of questions that can be expected from each section and topic.. Up until CAT 2019, the exam was three hours long. Due to the Covid epidemic, the CAT 2020 exam was reduced to a two-hour exam with three slots, and this is still the case for CAT 2021.

As per the latest update, there will be reduced no. of questions this year compared to last year.

Expected pattern:

VARC – 23-24 Questions

DILR – 20-22 Questions

QA – 23-24 Questions

CAT 2020 exam pattern:

Total exam duration: 2 hours

Section name No. of Questions No. of marks Sectional time duration
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) 26 78 40 minutes
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) 24 72 40 minutes
Quantitative Ability (QA) 26 78 40 minutes
Total 76 228 Marks 2 hours (120 minutes)

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Negative marking:

Each Correct Answer was awarded 3 marks and for every wrong answer, there was a negative marking of 1 mark (except for the TITA Questions).

What are TITA Questions:

For TITA (Type in the answer) questions, no options will be given, so candidates have to type the answer (using the mouse). So, you can say this as fill in the blanks type questions. For TITA questions there will be no negative marks.

CAT 2020 Score vs Percentile:

The below table contains around how much CAT score corresponds to how much CAT percentile based on CAT 2020 for all the 3 sectionals and overall for 85, 90, 95, 98 and 99%le.

Percentile QA – 78 DILR – 72 VARC – 78 Overal All Marks – 228
99 44 36 45 102
98 37 33 43 90
95 30 24 32 77
90 24 20 28 65
85 18 17 23 55

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