CAT 2015 Result

Only a day left for the declaration of CAT results. The results for CAT 2014 exam will be announced on the official website of CAT on December 27, 2014. As per confirmation from Rohit Kapoor, Convener for CAT 2014,

“The results will be released on December 27 evening.”

The exam helps candidates get admission to any of the IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management).

Organized by Indian Institute of Management, Indore this year, officials at IIM Indore further confirmed, “We need to ensure that everything is checked properly. The results are in the process of final cross checking.”

Scoring and Equating:

The scores of the candidates shall be subjected to a process of Normalization. The process to be implemented will adjust for location and scale differences of score distributions across different forms and the scaled scores obtained by this process shall be converted into percentiles for purposes of short listing candidates.

While reporting the result, scaled scores for each section (Section I: Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, section II: Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning) and total score along with the percentile shall be published.

Normalization process of scoring is an established practice for comparing candidate scores across multiple Forms and is adopted by other large educational selection tests conducted in India such as Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).

Marking Scheme:

For each correct answer, three points were awarded to the examinee. That means, the total maximum score in CAT 2014 will be 300 since the total number of questions will be 100. The test had two sections of 50 questions each. The two sections were – Quantitative Ability (QA) and Data Interpretation (DI) and the other section included Verbal Ability (VA) and Logical Reasoning (LR).

For each incorrect answer, one point is deducted. There will be no penalty for questions that were left unanswered.

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