CAT 2017 Exam Cutoff

Strategy to Ace MCQ Questions for CAT 2018


MCQ Questions are not a tough nut to crack, if prepared in a strategic manner. A candidate should devote enough time to preparing and practicing MCQ questions. Here we have curated some tested strategies for CAT aspirants to solve MCQ Questions which will help in scoring good percentile.

  1. Practice Mock Tests: One sure fire way to solve MCQ Questions quickly and accurately is to practice as many mock tests as possible. There are sample papers and mock tests available in market and online which have a vast collection of MCQ questions in all three sections. Solving these questions will help in getting an idea of the type of questions asked, the type of questions which gets repeated and the type of questions which are easy and quick to solve.
  2. Practice shortcut tricks: Youtube is full of videos of shortcut tricks for solving Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, and Logical Reasoning questions. There are numerous books available too which elucidate these concepts. Mastering these tricks will help solve the MCQ type questions quickly and accurately. Often, there are questions which are directly based on these tricks and those with a knowledge of such tricks can find it easy to solve such questions.
  3. Use method of elimination: Method of elimination is eliminating the options which are less likely to be correct. It is a method used by many top rankers and is again a method which helps in increasing the speed of solving questions. In this method, all such options which are entirely out of chance are eliminated and the correct answer is chosen from the options left. This is a method based on probability and is used when a candidate is not too sure of their answer. This method can be mastered with constant practice. For example: for the question 625X22= a)13750 b)13782 c)15342 d)12564 options “b”, “c” and “d” can be eliminated since the any number ending with 5 when multiplied with any other number can never have a product ending with 2 or 4. So the only option left is “a” which also happens to be the correct answer.
  4. Selecting the right questions: CAT 2018 is a three hour long exam, in which time a candidate has to answer a total of 100 questions. The time may seem enough, however, CAT is not an easy exam and hence, candidates often find themselves at loggerheads with questions which eat up most of their time in solving. Candidates appearing for CAT 2018 should know which questions to attempt first, which later and which ones to abandon altogether. The selection committee doesn’t expect the candidates to solve all 100 questions. So a candidate needs to select the questions they are going to answer smartly. In the test paper there might be some questions which will take up your time, so instead of wasting time after such questions, a candidate should move on and solve questions which would take lesser time to solve.

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IIM Ahmedabad CAT Cutoff 2017

Since 2014, the cut-off for IIM Ahmedabad has always fallen in the bracket of 99 percentile. The table below provides the estimated CAT 2017 Cut off section wise data for IIM Ahmedabad.

Sections General NC-OBC-cum transgender SC ST DA
Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile rank (VRC) 75 50 65 60 60
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile (DIILR) 70 50 65 60 60
Quantitative Aptitude Percentile Rank (QA) 70 50 65 60 60
Overall percentile rank (PT) 80 60 75 70 70

IIM Bangalore CAT Cutoff 2017

IIM Bangalore is one of the earliest IIMs and like IIM-A it is also considered one of the best institutes for the management programs. Cut off percentile for IIM Bangalore too, often crosses the mark of 90 percentile in the case of general categories. However, the fluctuation of cut-off seems to vary in the past three years. The aspirants of 2017 can check the trend of cut-offs set by the IIM Bangalore below.

The table below shows the overall Expected CAT 2017 cut off percentile for different categories set by IIM Bangalore:

Sections General NC-OBC SC ST DA
Sections General NC-OBC SC ST DA
Section 1 (QA & DI) 80 70 50 50 50
Section 2 (VA & LR) 90 80 50 50 50
Aggregate 90 80 70 70 60

IIM Calcutta CAT Cutoff 2017

IIM Calcutta is considered one of the leading institutes in India for MBA in Finance. Understandably, the cut off for every year reaches more than 90 percentile. The table below shows the trend of the Expected overall CAT 2017 cut off percentile for the last three years for IIM Calcutta.

Section General NC-OBC SC ST DA
Section 1 (Quantitative Ability) 80 75 65 60 65
Section 2 (Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning) 80 75 65 60 65
Section 3 (Verbal Ability) 80 75 65 60 65
Overall 90 85 70 70 70

IIM Indore CAT Cutoff 2017

IIM Indore is among the earliest 5 IIMs. The cut off for IIM Indore also falls in the bracket of ≥90 %ile.

The table below states the expected CAT 2017 Cut off for IIM Indore-

Sections General OBC SC PWD ST
Section 1 (QA) 80 70 55 45 45
Section 2 (DI & LR) 80 70 55 45 45
Section 3 (VARC) 80 70 55 45 45
Aggregate 90 80 60 50 50

IIM Lucknow CAT Cutoff 2017

IIM Lucknow has set the cut off at 90 percentile for the last 3 years. The table below has the Expected overall CAT 2017 cut off percentile for IIM Lucknow:

Section Open NC-OBC SC ST DA
Section 1 (Quantitative Ability) 85 77 55 50 55
Section 2 (Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning) 85 77 55 50 55
Section 3 (Verbal Ability) 85 77 55 50 55
Overall 90 82 70 65 70

IIM Shillong CAT Cutoff 2017

IIM Shillong was established in 2007. This IIM generally declares sectional cut off and does not reveal the overall cut off percentile required to expect a call for the selection procedure.

The expected CAT 2017 cut offs for IIM Shillong is given below:

Sections General & OBC SC ST DA
Section 1 (QA) 70 60 50 50
Section 2 (DI & LR) 70 60 50 50
Section 3 (VARCC) 70 60 50 50

IIM Kozhikode CAT Cutoff 2017

The cut off for IIM Kozhikode has remained constant for the last few years. The table below shows the Expected CAT 2017 cut off below:

Sections General OBC SC ST/DA
Section 1 (QA) 80 70 50 40
Section 2 (DI & LR) 80 70 50 40
Section 3 (VARC) 80 70 50 40
Overall 90 80 65 55

IIM Rohtak CAT Cutoff 2017

IIM Rohtak is one of the newer IIMs and hence the cut off is a little lower than the other older IIMs. This table gives an expected CAT 2017 cut off for IIM Rohtak.

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC PWD
Section 1 (QA & DI) 80 45 40 70 50
Section 2 (VA & LR) 80 45 40 70 50
Aggregate 85 60 60 75 60

IIM Ranchi CAT Cutoff 2017

The overall Expected CAT 2017 Cut off for IIM Ranchi is geven in the table below:

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC PWD
Section 1 (QA) 80 60 50 72 50
Section 2 (DI & LR) 80 60 50 72 50
Section 3 (VARC) 80 60 50 72 50
Aggregate 90 75 65 81 65

IIM Trichy CAT Cutoff 2017

IIM Trichy has reached the percentile of 90 for the last 3 years. The overall Expected CAT 2017 cut off for IIM Trichy is given in the table below:

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC PWD
Section 1 (QA & DI) 80 60 50 72 55
Section 2 (VA & LR) 80 60 50 72 55
Aggregate 90 75 65 81 70

IIM Udaipur CAT Cutoff 2017

IIM Udaipur reached the level of 96 percentile in the year 2014. However, in 2015 the cut off for IIM Udaipur went to 90 percentile.The overall Expected CAT 2017 cut off for IIM Udaipur according to the categories for the last two years is given in the table below:

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC
Section 1 (QA) 80 60 50 72
Section 2 (DI & LR) 80 60 50 72
Section 3 (VARC) 80 60 50 72
Aggregate 90 75 65 81

IIM Kashipur CAT Cutoff 2017

The cut off for IIM Kashipur reaches around 90 percentile. The expected CAT 2017 overall cut off percentile for IIM Kashipur is given below:

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC PWD
Section 1 (QA) 80 60 50 72 50
Section 2 (DI & LR) 80 60 50 72 50
Section 3 (VARC) 80 60 50 72 50
Aggregate 90 75 65 81 65

IIM Nagpur CAT Cutoff 2017

Candidates can get the idea of IIM Nagpur admission status through CAT cut off 2017, which is

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC PWD
Section 1 (QA) 80 60 50 72 50
Section 2 (DI & LR) 80 60 50 72 50
Section 3 (VARC) 80 60 50 72 50
Aggregate 90 75 65 81 65
Seats Available 28 9 5 16 2

IIM Visakhapatnam CAT Cutoff 2017

CAT Cut Off for IIM Visakhapatnam is given below-

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC PWD
Section 1 (QA) 80 60 50 70 50
Section 2 (DI & LR) 80 60 50 70 50
Section 3 (VARC) 85 60 50 75 50
Aggregate 90 75 65 80 65

IIM Bodh Gaya CAT Cutoff 2017

CAT 2017 Cut Off for IIM Bodh Gaya is provided in the table below-

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC DA
Section 1 (QA) ≥ 70 ≥ 50 ≥ 30 ≥ 58 ≥ 30
Section 2 (DI & LR) ≥ 70 ≥ 50 ≥ 30 ≥ 58 ≥ 30
Section 3 (VARC) ≥ 70 ≥ 50 ≥ 30 ≥ 58 ≥ 30
Aggregate ≥ 96 ≥ 59 ≥ 40 ≥ 77.5 ≥ 45

IIM Sirmaur CAT Cutoff 2017

The sectional and overall CAT Cut Off for IIM Sirmaur is represented in the table given below-

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC DAP
Section 1 (QA) 75 50 45 68 50
Section 2 (DI & LR) 75 50 45 68 50
Section 3 (VARC) 75 50 45 68 50
Aggregate 80 70 65 72 70

IIM Sambalpur CAT Cutoff 2017

The sectional and overall CAT Cut Off for IIM Sambalpur is provided in the table given below-

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC DA
Section 1 (QA) 80 55 45 70 45
Section 2 (DI & LR) 80 55 45 70 45
Section 3 (VARC) 80 55 45 70 45
Aggregate 90 60 50 80 50

IIM Amritsar CAT Cutoff 2017

The minimum eligibility criteria used by IIM Amritsar are given below-

Sections General NC-OBC SC ST DA
Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile rank (VRC) 70 55 50 30 30
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile (DILR) 70 55 50 30 30
Quantitative Aptitude Percentile Rank (QA) 77 55 50 30 30
Overall Percentile Rank (PT) 90 75 55 35 35

IIM Jammu CAT Cutoff 2017

IIM Jammu established in 2017 so there was no interview for the selection of Post Graduate Programme in Management. The admission was purely based on final merit list. The given below table depicts the CAT 2016 cut off for IIM Jammu.

Sections General NC-OBC SC ST DA
Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile rank (VRC) 75 68 50 45 50
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile (DILR) 75 68 50 45 50
Quantitative Aptitude Percentile Rank (QA) 75 68 50 45 50
Overall percentile rank (PT) 80 72 65 60 70
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