CAT Score Card 2018 – CAT 2018


IIM Calcutta will announce the CAT score/result in the second week of January 2019 in the online mode which will be available for the candidates to download. Candidates will be able to check the CAT 2018 score/result using their user id and password provided at the time of registrations.

As usual, the CAT 2018 result will be displayed in the form of a scorecard which would show the overall percentile, section wise percentile and the scaled score of the candidate. Also, candidates note that the CAT score card will not be sent to any of the candidates through post. However, IIM Calcutta will send the scorecard to each of the candidate through SMS.

Based on the CAT results 2018 the candidates will be shortlisted for further selection rounds of IIMs and other CAT participating institutions. Also, note that the CAT score card is valid only for a duration of one year till 31 December 2019.

CAT Score/ Result

CAT Results – Important Dates




CAT Exam

November 25, 2018 (Sunday)

CAT Answer Key

The first week of December 2018

CAT results

The second week of January 2019

IIM shortlisting

Fourth week of January 2019

Selection procedure

February-March, 2019

Final selection

April 2019


Steps to Download CAT Score card 2018

The applicant can either use the above-mentioned link or they can visit the official website. After successfully reaching the CAT official website, please follow the below steps:

  • Applicant clicks on the button “Scorecard of  CAT 2018”.
  • After clicking on that link a new window would open where the applicant needs to enter the credential like User ID and Password.
  • As the applicant successfully submitted the details, the scorecard opens in a new window.
  • You can download the CAT 2018 Scorecard or print it right away.

We advise the applicant to check the CAT Score card, to check the spelling, address, contact no. and other information like score, percentile etc. Also, in case of any discrepancy immediately contact CAT official for the same.

Information on CAT Score Card

  • Candidate’s photo on the day of the CAT corresponding to the candidate’s photo uploaded at the time of the registration
  • Registration number/User Id of the candidate
  • Name, Category and Gender of the Candidate
  • Date of birth (DOB) of the Candidate
  • Date and time of CAT 2018
  • The contact information of the candidate
  • Scaled Score of Section 1 which is Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
  • Percentile of Section 1 which is Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
  • Scaled Score of Section 2  which is Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
  • Percentile of Section 2 which is Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
  • Scaled Score of Section 3 which is Quantitative Ability
  • Percentile of Section 3 which is Quantitative Ability
  • Overall Scaled Score of the candidate
  • Overall Percentile
  • Instructions regarding post CAT result 2018 activities

Here is a sample CAT Score Card for the candidates’ reference.

Sample Scorecard - CAT Score

What after the CAT Score/ Result?

  • After the CAT results have been declared, the official cutoff will be declared by IIMs and CAT 2018 participating colleges will shortlist the candidates for the further selection rounds – WAT, PI and GD.
  • CAT 2018 cut off percentile will vary from institute to institute.
  • The Shortlisted candidates will be called for the Writing Ability Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Some institutions also take a short exam where the candidates have to crack a case study.
  • The Final result or the merit list will be on the basis of a candidate’s performance in the CAT 2018 as well as in the selection rounds.

Well, this was all the information you need regarding the CAT score / results. The CAT is a competitive exam and just cracking the CAT with flying colours is not enough, as it is the conquest of half a journey. There are rigorous WAT, GD and PI rounds conducted by the institutions which are a tough nut to cracks. So, it is advised that pay equivalent attention to practising WAT, GD and PI as much as you practice for CAT. No point in cracking the CAT with 99 percentile but failing to pass the interview. So, the second round of selection is equally important as the entrance exam and many students make the mistake of taking it lightly.