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CAT 2018 Answer Keys declared by T.I.M.E., Career Launcher post Question Paper release by IIM Calcutta on November 30

Sat, 01/12/2018 - 11:09:41 IST
CAT 2018 answer keys declared by T.I.M.E., Career Launcher

CAT 2018 answer keys declared by T.I.M.E., Career Launcher

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 30: As an aftermath of IIM Calcutta’s release of the CAT 2018 question paper and candidate response sheets, coaching institutes like T.I.M.E. and Career Launcher have released the CAT 2018 answer keys of the forenoon and afternoon slots. The official answer key of CAT 2018 is expected to be declared in the first week of December 2018. Candidates can now calculate their estimated score in CAT 2018 and gauge their percentiles.

CAT 2018 was held on November 25, 2018. So far, the conducting body has released the question paper and answer key, which candidates can access by logging in to the official website. Amidst the wait for the official answer keys, experts from top coaching institutes have released, or are in the process of releasing the answer keys. Test takers can access the answer keys by experts by visiting the respective websites of the coaching institutes.

How to calculate the CAT 2018 estimated score?

  • Download the CAT 2018 response sheet
  • Download or view the CAT 2018 answer key by T.I.M.E. and Career Launcher
  • Match the correct answer with your response

What is the marking scheme of CAT 2018?

Each question carries three marks and for each wrong answer, there is negative marking of one mark. There is no negative marking for non-MCQs or TITA questions.

Once IIM Calcutta releases the official answer keys, candidates may crosscheck those with the keys declared by the coaching institutes and file for objections. Last year, for each objection, a fee of Rs. 1000 had to be paid. It is likely that IIM Calcutta would enable the procedure of objection filing this year as well.

CAT 2018 Expected Cutoff

The coaching institutes releasing the CAT 2018 answer keys have already announced the expected cutoff for CAT 2018, or the score which would be adequate to secure 99 percentile. The cutoffs are calculated on various parameters such as the difficulty level of the exam, number of test takers, number of seats to name a few.

CAT 2018 Slot 1 Sectional-wise cutoff T.I.M.E

Percentile

VARC

DILR

QA

85

46 ± 1

25 ± 1

25 ± 1

95

59 ± 1

35 ± 1

41 ± 1

99

70 ± 1

52 ± 1

50 ± 1

CAT 2018 Slot 1 - Overall Cutoff by T.I.M.E.

Percentile

Overall

97.5

134 ± 2

99

148 ± 2

CAT 2018 Slot 2- Section cutoff by T.I.M.E.

Percentile

VARC

DILR

QA

85

45 ± 1

23 ± 1

22 ± 1

95

58 ± 1

33 ± 1

38 ± 1

99

69 ± 1

48 ± 1

49 ± 1

CAT 2018 Slot 2 - Overall Cutoff by T.I.M.E.

Percentile

Overall

97.5

134 ± 2

99

148 ± 2

CAT 2018 Expected cutoff by Career Launcher (Slot 1)

Sections

VARC

DILR

QA

Overall

Expected Cutoff marks*

75

48-50 (raw score)

45-50

155-160

CAT 2018 Expected cutoff by Career Launcher (Slot 2)

Sections

VARC

DI&LR

QA

Overall

Expected Cutoff*

66

36-38 (raw score)

65 (Score)

155-160 (Score)

The result of CAT 2018 is expected to be declared by the second week of January 2019. Out of the total of 2,40,338 applicants, as many as 2,09,405 candidates had appeared for CAT 2018.

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