How to calculate CAT percentile?Common Admission Test or CAT 2018 isone of the most entrance exam in our country.

Previous year near about 2.31lakh candidates registered to appear for the exam on November 26, 2017. A higher percentile of CAT’s scorehelps an aspirant to choose a college of higher rank.

But the procedure ofcalculating CAT score and percentile remains a question is most of their minds.CAT 2018 will compriseof three sections – · VARC- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension· DILR- Data Interpretation Reasoning· QA- Quantitative Ability The question paper like the previous year willcarry 100 MCQ and Broad questions and the marks allotted for the test is 300. To calculate the scores of the examineethe following scoring process is followed : -1.

The actual score iscalculated. A candidat3e gets 3 for each correct answer and -1 for theincorrect one. No marks are deducted for Non Multiple Choice Questions orunattempted questions.

2. Then, the score isadjusted for variances according to the difficulty level I the slot 1 and 2, byan equating process.3. Finally the processed scores are placed on a scaleand the percentile rank is adopted. A percentile shows the rank of a examineein the examination, relative to the rest of the candidates who gave the sameexamination that year. For example, if there are 10 candidates and you ranked1st, then there are 9 students after you, or 90% of the examinees are afteryou meaning that you have a 90%tile score.

Similarly if 2, 00,000 candidatesappeared for CAT in a certain year and your rank was 1,500 then your percentilescore is, (198500/200000) x100 = 99.25 %tile.The percentile is calculated till three decimal places in CAT, and rounded off.Thus candidates scoring 100 %tile may have actually scored 99.995 and above; CAT is a game of accuracy. To score ahigher percentile candidates must have a great speed, with time managing skills.It depends highly on the examinee’s ability to attempt and answer maximumnumber of questions correctly.