Many MBA aspirants give the CAT exam to get admission to their dream b-schools. All the top MBA colleges, such as IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, FMS Delhi, etc., have their CAT cut off to make the admission process for the applicants. Most of the standard cut off is about the 99+ percentile in the CAT entrance exam. Of course, getting 99+ is enough to gain admission to the top MBA colleges. But having a 100 percentile in CAT will benefit you more in terms of your profile. Many test takers are retaking the CAT exam to get the 100 percentile. So, here in this article, we will discuss how to get 100 percentile in CAT and how many marks or score is needed to get 100 percentile in CAT.
Can I Get 100 Percentile In CAT ?
The answer is yes, definitely, it is possible for a CAT aspirant if he/she makes a perfect strategy to give the CAT exam. A strategy is definitely required while taking the CAT exam. Targeting to get 99.7+ across all the 3 sections or a near 100 percentile in 2 of the 3 sections will help to fetch a 100 percentile.
Also, you can watch this excellent video on how to get 100 percentile in CAT by Maruti Sir (CAT 100%iler) IIMA Alumni.
Strategy To Get 100 percentile in CAT
If one can analyze the score card of a student who gets 100 percentile in CAT, then we can find at least one of the 3 sections completely cracked. Getting a near 100 percentile in one section can improve the overall scores significantly. Also, trying to score a 99.7+ percentile across all three sections is a riskier route than cracking a section since all it takes is a mild underperformance in one of the three sections to pull your scores down.
One can score 100 percentile with diligent preparation for the CAT exam. Solving CAT previous question papers and a good number of mock tests can help you to improve your ability to fight fatigue in the CAT exam. If you are targeting to get 100 percentile in CAT then it is best to take 30 to 40 mock tests to improve your test-taking abilities and one can definitely ace the target.
Required Score To Get 100 Percentile In CAT
As we know, the maximum marks of CAT in the previous year is 198. Mostly it is expected to be the same this year also, so it is better to know how many marks are required to get 100 percentile in CAT. In the below table one can see the CAT 2021 score card of Maruti Sir (CAT 100%iler), by this, you can have an idea about the scores and the percentile for each section respectively in the score card.
After seeing the above score card, it seems to be a high target to score in each section. But, one can also get 100 percentile if you target to get a minimum score requirement for each section in CAT. As mentioned earlier, the target is to have near to 100 percentile in any one of the sections among 3 sections in CAT. Most commonly it is possible to target 100 percentile in Quant or VARC sections. Refer to the below table to know the minimum score required in each section to get the 100 percentile in the CAT exam.
What if I get 100 percentile in CAT ?
Getting 100 percentile in CAT is very beneficial because this score will help you at the time of the placements in the MBA colleges that you got admitted to. There will be a high value to your profile at the time of placements. Hence, there will be high chances to get placements with high salary package.
Approximate Marks Needed To Get 100 Percentile In CAT
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You can use this table as the reference to make target the required marks to get the 100 percentile in CAT 2022. And remember that this analysis is made based on the previous year’s CAT topper score card. There is the possibility to get 100 percentile even have a score below the targeted score. Getting a 100 percentile requires a fair bit of luck apart from rigorous preparation. You can also get 100 percentile in CAT even if you have poor academics. Some top MBA colleges are giving admission to candidates with high scores in the CAT exam even if they have poor academics.
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