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CAT 2011: How many questions should you crack accurately to get 95+ percentile

by Pritika Ghura

It has been more than a week since the CAT 2011 has been started and the rumours have already started flowing about the cutoffs. Students who have taken the exam claim that the exam is moderately difficult with no surprise elements. For students who're yet to take the exam, the biggest confusion they have in mind is how many questions should be answered so that they get the desired percentile. This desired percentile is what will take them to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and is usually 95+ percentile.

Before assuming how many questions need to be answered to get 95+ percentile, you must understand the pattern of the paper. The CAT 2011 exam paper consists of total 60 questions, 30 in each section. According to industry experts, a successful attempt of 45 questions in total can get you your desired percentile. That means if you attempt anywhere between 20 to 23 questions in each section (Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning), you will be able to get the desired percentile of 95 and above.

Echoing our experts' opinion, Vinayak Kudva, Product Head, IMS Learning tells media, "An attempt of around 20 to 25 questions with 85 per cent accuracy should get you a 95+ percentile in each of the sections."

However, what is important that while you keep the number in your mind you must answer these questions accurately. You will lose marks with every wrong question. As per CAT 2011 marking scheme, you will get three marks for every correct answer and one mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. Be warned that you select the right questions where you will not make any mistakes or are sure to attempt them correctly. Otherwise you will lose your marks due to negative marking.

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    manikanta bamka
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    manikanta bamkaSun, 29 Jun 2014 08:22:15 -0000

    sir i got my 10th 81% and inter 76.2% and in bbm 70% will i able get a
    seat in iim

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    shivani0713
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    shivani0713Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:21:00 -0000

    maked questions are consider in complete question plzz…rply…

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    Raj_pink
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    Raj_pinkMon, 27 May 2013 09:38:14 -0000

    Sir………… If I attempted 15 questions in both papers with 100% accuracy, how much percentile that I get. (Query regarding CAT 2013 exam)

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    abdulmujeebFri, 26 Apr 2013 08:10:51 -0000

    i have 89% in 10th standard,90% in intermediate and 58% in btech….my question is will i be considered for a call from iims if i get a good percentile?

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    abhis2koolTue, 07 Jan 2014 08:18:46 -0000

    If you get a good percentile like 97+ then you will not have a chance of dreaming about IIM-A, B, C but definitely you stand a chance with the others that is if you score anything in excess of 97.

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    sakshipaSat, 19 Jan 2013 14:35:06 -0000

    can lawyers attempt such an exam?? if yes so.. do we get in the list through school or outside anywhere? pls suggest

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    shhhh_aishThu, 03 Jan 2013 06:29:08 -0000

    sir , i have attended 12 ques in sec-I with 85-90% accuracy n 25 ques in sec-II with 80-85% accuracy…plz help in estimating my cat %ile???

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    shhhh_aishThu, 03 Jan 2013 06:22:50 -0000

    i have attended 12 ques in sec-I with 85-90% accuracy and 25 ques in sec-II with 80-85% accuracy…hw much %ile is to b expected plz tell me????

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    pradhan125Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:29:06 -0000

    how many marks from math?

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    pritishkarSun, 11 Nov 2012 14:52:12 -0000

    Sir i have attempted 9 questions in QA section of which 8 are correct, while 26 questions in VA section, of which i guess, 16 will be correct.What percentile score could i land up with ?

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    hmnshuagarwalSun, 21 Oct 2012 15:32:34 -0000

    Hi i have attemptd around 17-18 in quant section out of which i expect 13-14 correct whereas in verbal i attempted 25 out of which 20-21 are correct how much percentile can i expect?

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    hmnshuagarwalSun, 21 Oct 2012 15:29:41 -0000

    I have attemptd around 16-17 questions and expects 13-14 correct in the quant section whereas 22-25 attempted in verbal out of which 21-21 are correct then how much percentile i can expect?

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    shaan6702Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:42:26 -0000

    baccho pehle percetile hota kya hai ye jaan lo…..phr sharam se nahi puchoge ke sir sir kitna %ile aaega sir….hm aisa kea hai n hm waisa kea hai…

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    pooja69Thu, 22 Dec 2011 16:57:28 -0000

    sir, i have attempted 55 question out of which i m feeling 40 will get right………… what will be my percentile?

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    harsh ganwani
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    harsh ganwaniThu, 15 Dec 2011 19:45:52 -0000

    hello my name is hemant ganwani.i am in b.com 2nd year n i want to do
    mba from any iim a b or c.its my dream.plz suggst me nw what
    should i do????

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    amita_catSat, 10 Dec 2011 16:26:25 -0000

    sir, i've attempted 6 questions in quant with 100% accuracy, and 22 ques in v.a. with app 85% accuracy.
    can u please approximate my %ile???

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    shallykThu, 17 Nov 2011 11:09:05 -0000

    sir,
    i have attempted 25 questions with 100% accuracy ( i feel so). what will be my %ile ?

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    wildaaSun, 13 Nov 2011 11:18:46 -0000

    sir, i attempt 39 q & i sure about 30 q can you tell me what can be my %ile

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