CAT Exam Analysis 2018, Expected Cut off Marks, Cut off Marks by T.I.M.E.


Indian Institute of Management, IIM Calcutta is conducting the Common Admission Test (CAT), Nov 25 2018. The first slot was scheduled from 9AM to 12PM is over and students reactions have started to pour in.

More them 2 lakh students registered to appeared for the examination for a chance at admission to the top Management institute in India.


CAT Exam 2018 will be held across 147 cities on Nov 25th, 2018. there will be difficulty level of the question paper, Expected Cut off Marks, Type of question etc. these parameter considered as to prepare and analysis for the CAT exam 2018.

There will be separate analysis for each slot-I and Slot-II will be reflect the CAT Exam 2018 Pattern in its entirely. Also help in gaining an in depth understanding to the general difficulty level of the exam, expected section wise and overall score, deviation in the cut off percentile, expected cut off percentile level as different CAT score range.

Keeping past year trends in mind, one can expect CAT 2018 level of difficulty to be between CAT 2016 and CAT 2017 level of difficulty. Students should targeting a cut off score of 155+ for a 99+ percentile. Students can also expect a call from the newer IIMs at about 96 percentile which would range around 120-125.

CAT 2018 expected Cut off Marks by T.I.M.E.

The Cat analysis and CAT cut off 2018 by T.I.M.E. will be declared for test takers to estimate their performance. T.I.M.E will refer the minimum percentile required by a candidates to fetch admission in one of the top B Schools.

Section Number of Questions Total Marks Duration in minutes
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 34 102 60
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 32 96 60
Quantitative Ability 34 102 60

No of Questions asked in the exam
The difficulty level of exam
No of candidates appeared in the exam

CAT 2017 slot-I the following tables bring to you the raw acores required to get above 85-99 percentile.

Percentile VARC DI & LR QA
99 39 ± 1 14 ± 1 38 ± 1
95 51 ± 2 20 ± 2 52 ± 2
85 39 ± 1 14 ± 1 38 ± 1

CAT Cut off 2017 Overall:

Percentile Total
99 140 ± 4
97.5 128 ± 4



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