While the instructions page indicated 3 marks for every correct, the corresponding values displayed alongside individual questions was 1 & (-0.33) respectively. However since the ratio remains the same we do not see this as a major cause of concern. There was no negative marking for TITA questions.
|Area/Questions||No. of Qs.||Question Type||Level of Difficulty|
|Passage 1 (The Durand Line)||6||MCQ||Easy-medium|
|Passage 2 (Corruption at international level)||3||MCQ||Easy|
|Passage 3 (Creating positive environment in the workplace)||6||MCQ||medium|
|Passage 4 (Controversy on archaeological artefacts)||3||MCQ||Easy|
|Passage 5 (Creating value in businesses)||6||MCQ||Easy-medium|
|Odd Sentence Out of the Paragraph||3||TITA||Medium|
|Set No.||Area||Set Description||Number of Questions||Level of Difficulty||Question Type|
|1||Data Interpretation||Calculation-based involving numbers and salaries of 3 types of employees||4||Easy||MCQ|
|2||Data Interpretation||Calculation-based involving model on probability of default in a bank||4||Difficult||MCQ|
|3||Data Interpretation||Venn-diagram on specialization and average salary of students||4||Easy||TITA|
|4||Data Interpretation||Logical set on opinion of experts on features of products||4||Easy-Moderate||MCQ|
|5||Logical Reasoning||Matrix arrangement involving rating of restaurants on different parameters||4||Moderate||MCQ|
|6||Logical Reasoning||Logical puzzle involving sequential output and coding principles||4||Easy-Moderate||MCQ|
|7||Logical Reasoning||Puzzle based on room allotment for overlapping sessions||4||Moderate||MCQ|
|8||Logical Reasoning||Puzzle based on number properties involving water supply||4||Moderate||MCQ|
|Area||Topic||No. of Questions||Total No. of Questions||Level of Difficulty|
|Numbers||Divisibility & Remainders||3||7||Easy-Moderate|
|Arithmetic||Simple & Compound Interest||2||11||Easy-Moderate|
|Ratio & Proportion||1||Moderate|
|Averages & Mixtures||2||Easy-Moderate|
|Profit & Loss||2||Easy-Moderate|
|Work & Pipes||1||Moderate|
|Modern Math||Permutation & Combination||2||6||Moderate-Difficult|
|Sequence & Series||3||Easy-Moderate|
CAT 2016, 2015 and 2014 Results
According to CAT 2016 results, a score between 220.09- 287.83 was equivalent to 100 percentile, a score of 218.43 was equivalent to 99.99 percentile, a score of 204.73 was equivalent to 99.97 percentile, a score 191.2 was equivalent to 99.9 percentile, a score of 157 was equivalent to 98.82 percentile.
For your reference and a better understanding of the test, we have also mentioned CAT 2015 and 2014 results.
According to CAT 2015 results, a score between 254.61 – 249.9 was equivalent to 100 percentile, a score of 242.33 was equivalent to 99.99 percentile, a score of 235.33 was equivalent to 99.98 percentile, a score between 215.54-215.43 was equivalent to 99.89 percentile, a score of 180.02 was equivalent to 99 percentile.(Please note there were 3 sections in CAT 2015).
According to CAT 2014 results, a score between 268.700-261.740 was equivalent to 100 percentile, a score of 245.92 was equivalent to 99.97 percentile, a score of 227.65 was equivalent to 99.87 percentile, and a score of 178.02 was equivalent to 98.07 percentile. (Please note there were 2 sections in CAT 2014).