CAT 2021 Development Scoring
Normalization of scores of CAT in 2021
CAT 2021 shall be conducted in two sessions. Two different Test Forms shall be administered in two Test Sessions. In order to ensure fairness and equity in comparison of performances of the candidates across different test sessions, the scores of the candidates shall be subjected to a process of Normalization. The Normalization process to be implemented shall adjust for location and scale differences of score distributions across different forms. After normalization across different forms the scores shall be further normalized across different sections and the scaled scores obtained by this process shall be converted into percentiles for purposes of shortlisting.
For purposes of reporting, Scaled Scores for each of the following Section and Total along with the Percentile shall be published.
- Section I : Quantitative Ability
- Section II : Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
- Section III : Verbal Ability
The process of Normalization is an established practice for comparing candidate scores across multiple Forms and is similar to those being adopted in other large educational selection tests conducted in India such as Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering ( GATE ). For normalization across sections we shall use a sort of percentile equivalence.
Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.