NOIDA- The candidates who took the CAT 2018 exam on 25th November 2018 can now download the CAT 2018 response sheet from the official website. IIM Calcutta has now officially made available the response sheet of CAT 2018. The candidates have to login with their credentials (registration number and password) into the CAT official portal and find the link to download “Response Sheet”.
The response sheet for CAT 2018 will contain the information like registration number of candidates, name of the students, exam center name, time slot, etc. Moreover, the CAT 2018 response sheet also carries the details like question paper with the answers chosen by the candidates, ID, status, etc. The response sheet has been provided in the PDF format. This sheet will highlight the response of the students in particular answers. To know the right answers, the students will have to wait for CAT 2018 answer key.
It is the initiative by IIM Calcutta to release the CAT 2018 response sheet. In the history, the IIMs had never released the CAT response sheet. This response sheet will be immensely helpful for the candidates after the release of CAT 2018 answer key. They will be able to crosscheck their answers with the right answers in the answer key with the help of response sheet. Hence, downloading the response sheet is beneficial to estimate the CAT 2018 score once the answer key is released.
The response key is released without any prior notice by IIM Calcutta and in such a context; the answer can also be released by the authority any day. The CAT convener Prof. Sumanta Basu, in his last statement, said that the students would be intimated regarding the release of CAT 2018 answer key soon. However, the release of answer key is expected to follow the trend of last year.
The official answer key is released with correct answers of all the questions. In case of any discrepancy in the answers, the candidates will have the provision to challenge the answer after paying the fee for the same. After properly analyzing the answers, the fee will be refunded if challenge is found legitimate.
CAT 2018 result is scheduled to be released in the 2nd week of January 2019. The result will give the detailed information about sectional as well as overall score and percentile of the candidates. Though the result analysis process is not provided on the official website but it is expected to follow the format of GATE. After the declaration of results, the IIMs will separately issue the lists of the students shortlisted for further rounds- Group Discussions and Personal Interview. The candidates can refer the websites of different IIMs to know about the IIM admission criteria.
As far as the CAT 2018 exam analysis is concerned, the students reported the nature of questions from moderate to difficult. Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension was the easiest and Quantitative Ability section was the hardest one as per the students. In CAT 2018 exam, there were 63 MCQ questions and 27 Non-MCQ questions. If experts are believed, the CAT cut off will take a dip down this year.
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