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CAT Exam 2022: Expected score vs percentile; No. of questions to answer for 95 percentile and above
CAT 2022: For 85 percentile, candidates need to score 51 marks. Do two more questions to score 90 percentile. Check no of questions to answer for 95 percentile.
NEW DELI: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore is all set to conduct CAT 2022 on November 27. Meanwhile candidates can download their CAT admit card on iimcat.ac.in, using their login credentials. Candidates should know how many questions to answer in order to achieve their target CAT score and percentile.
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CAT exam will be divided into three parts and for each section candidates are provided 40 minutes. They have to answer a section within the given time. Candidates must know how much marks they will need to achieve the target percentile. For example, candidates will have to secure overall 45 marks for 80 percentile. Similarly, for 85 percentile, they will have to obtain a total 51 marks. Just do 2 more questions, and the percentile will increase by 5 percentile. Provided below is the expected CAT scores based on the previous CAT percentile.
CAT Exam 2022: Expected score vs percentile
No of questions
No. of questions to score 95 percentile in each section
Besides overall score, candidates should also secure a good sectional score. They should know how many questions they will be required to do in each section. For example, to get 95 percentile in QA, they need to answer 10 questions correctly. In the table below is given the number of questions to be solved correctly to score 95 percentile in each section of CAT 2022 exam.
No. of questions
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Verbal Ability Reading Compression (VARC)
CAT 2022: Tips to score above 95 percentile
Here are some simple tips candidates are advised to follow as to get the more than 95 percentile.
Scan for easy questions and do them first
Do not take more than 2 minutes for a question
Try to maintain accuracy above 90 percent
Give mock test and assess your speed and accuracy
Practice solving previous CAT question paper
Never touch the trick questions. They are only to kill your time
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