CAT Cutoff 2019
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CAT Cutoff 2019 - The CAT 2019 cutoff depends on the difficulty level of the exam and other factors. Experts will release the expected CAT cutoff 2019 after the exam got over. The cutoff of CAT 2019 refers to the minimum percentile a test taker must obtain in order to qualify for the next round of selection process. Almost all the 20 IIMs including IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow and IIM Calcutta will release the CAT cutoff for the academic year 2020-22. CAT was will be conducted in two slots, forenoon and afternoon on November 24. The result will be announced in the first week of January, 2020.
Latest: CAT 2019 admit card released on October 23, 2019. Authorities have released the workflow for CAT 2019.

CAT cutoff 2019 will depend on various factors such as the total number of test-takers, the difficulty level of the exam, the total number of seats, etc. Candidates appearing for CAT 2019 exam must qualify the sectional as well as the overall cutoff in order to get shortlisted for the next rounds of the CAT 2019 selection process – WAT-GD/PI. CAT is conducted every year by IIMs on a rotational basis for admission MBA/PGDM course offered by IIMs and 100 other top B-schools in the country. This article brings to you the estimated CAT cutoff 2019 of the 20 IIMs and the other top B-schools.

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Important Dates related to CAT 2019 Cut off

Events

Important Dates

CAT 2019 exam

November 24, 2019, Sunday

CAT 2019 Answer Key

First week of December 2019

CAT 2019 Result

Second week of January , 2020

Declaration of Shortlisted candidates

January 2020

Final selection rounds at CAT participating B-schools

February-March 2020

CAT Cutoff 2019 - Determining Factors

The cutoff percentile/marks of CAT 2019 depend on various factors. Some of the factors determining CAT 2019 cutoff are mentioned below:

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  • Difficulty level of exam

  • Number of test-takers

  • Number of candidates qualifying for the next rounds

  • Number of seats

  • Institute repute or ranking

Usually, the CAT cutoff for old IIMs and top B-schools such as FMS (University of Delhi), MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai, etc. goes over 99 percentile. New IIMs including IIM Sambalpur, IIM Ranchi, etc. and other top B-schools have cutoff 90 percentile and above. On the other hand, the cutoff for B-schools belonging to tier two to four range from 80 to 50 percentile.

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CAT Cutoff 2019 for IIMs

Cutoff for CAT 2019 will be released by the IIMs after the declaration of result. However, on the basis of previous year cutoff, candidates can estimate the CAT 2019 cutoff.
IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta, and IIM Lucknow released the CAT 2019 cutoff category-wise and the rest of the IIMs were expected to release the same. There was no change in the cutoff.

Previous Year CAT Cutoff

Let’s have a look at the CAT cutoff for various B-schools and IIMs.

IIM Ahmedabad CAT Cutoff 2018

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall percentile

General

70

70

70

80

NC-OBC cum Transgender

65

65

65

75

SC

60

60

60

70

ST

50

50

50

60

PWD (General, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC)

60

60

60

70

IIM Calcutta CAT Cutoff 2018

Category

QA

DI & LR

VARC

Overall percentile

General

≥80

≥80

≥80

≥90

NC-OBC

≥75

≥75

≥75

≥85

SC

≥65

≥65

≥65

≥70

ST

≥60

≥60

≥60

≥70

PWD/DA

≥60

≥60

≥60

≥70

IIM Lucknow CAT Cutoff 2018

Category

PGP

PGP-ABM

PGP-SM

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Total

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Total

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Total

General

85

85

85

90

80

80

80

85

80

80

80

85

NC-OBC

77

77

77

82

72

72

72

77

72

72

72

77

SC

55

55

55

70

55

55

55

65

55

55

55

65

ST

50

50

50

65

50

50

50

60

50

50

50

60

PWD

50

50

50

65

50

50

50

60

50

50

50

60

IIM Udaipur CAT Cutoff 2018

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

90

SC

50

50

50

60

ST

30

30

30

40

NC-OBC

60

60

60

78

DAP

30

30

30

40

IIM Visakhapatnam CAT Cutoff 2018

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Aggregate

General

85

80

80

90

NC-OBC

75

70

70

80

SC

60

60

60

75

ST

50

50

50

55

DA

50

50

50

50


IIM Indore CAT Cutoff 2018

Category

QA

DI & LR

VARC

Overall percentile

General

80

80

80

90

OBC (NC)

70

70

70

80

SC

55

55

55

60

ST

45

45

45

50

PWD

45

45

45

50

IIM Bangalore CAT cutoff 2018

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

85

80

80

90

NC-OBC

75

70

70

80

SC

70

65

65

75

ST

60

60

60

70

DA

50

50

50

60

IIM Kozhikode CAT Cutoff 2018

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

90

SC

50

50

50

65

ST

40

40

40

55

NC-OBC

70

70

70

80

PWD

40

40

40

55

IIM Ranchi CAT Cutoff 2018

Category

Section 1 (VARC)

Section 2 (DI & LR)

Section 3 (QA)

Aggregate

General

80

80

80

95

NC-OBC

60

60

60

78

SC

50

50

50

60

ST

30

30

30

40

DA

30

30

30

40

IIM Nagpur CAT Cutoff 2018

Category

DILR

Percentile

VARC

Percentile

QA

Percentile

Aggregate

General

72

72

72

90

NC-OBC

65

65

65

81

SC

50

50

50

65

ST

40

40

40

40

DAP

40

40

40

55

IIM Raipur CAT Cutoff 2018

Category

DILR

VARC

QA

Aggregate

General

80

80

80

95

NC-OBC

60

60

60

78

SC

50

50

50

60

ST

30

30

30

40

DAP

30

30

30

40

IIM Sirmaur CAT Cutoff 2018

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

95

SC

50

50

50

60

ST

30

30

30

40

NC-OBC

60

60

60

78

PWD

30

30

30

40

IIM Rohtak CAT Cutoff 2018

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

95

SC

50

50

50

60

ST

30

30

30

40

NC-OBC

60

60

60

78

PWD

30

30

30

40

IIM Trichy CAT Cutoff 2018

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

95

SC

60

60

60

78

ST

30

30

30

40

NC-OBC

60

60

60

78

PWD

30

30

30

40

IIM Kashipur CAT Cutoff 2018

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

90

SC

60

60

60

75

ST

50

50

50

65

NC-OBC

72

72

72

81

PWD

50

50

50

65


IIM Bodh Gaya CAT Cutoff 2018

Category

Section – 1

VARC

Section – 2

DI & LR

Section – 3

QA

Overall

OPEN

80

80

80

95

NC-OBC

60

60

60

78

SC

50

50

50

60

ST

30

30

30

40

DA

30

30

30

40

CAT 2018 Cutoff for IIM Shillong

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

General

75

75

75

SC

60

60

60

ST

50

50

50

DA

50

50

50

CAT 2018 Cutoff for IIM Jammu

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

95

SC

50

50

50

60

ST

30

30

30

40

NC-OBC

60

60

60

78

PWD

30

30

30

40

IIM Sambalpur CAT Cutoff 2018

Category

DILR

Percentile >=

VARC

Percentile >=

QA

Percentile >=

Aggregate

General

80

80

80

95

NC-OBC

60

60

60

78

SC

50

50

50

60

ST

30

30

30

40

DAP

30

30

30

40

2017

IIM Kashipur CAT Cutoff 2017

Category

DILR

VARC

QA

Aggregate

General

80

80

80

90

NC-OBC

60

60

60

78

SC

50

50

50

60

ST

30

30

30

40

DAP

30

30

30

40

CAT Cutoff for IIM Amritsar

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

70

70

70

90

SC

50

50

50

55

ST

30

30

30

35

NC-OBC

55

55

55

70

PWD

30

30

30

35

Now let us take a look at the expected CAT cutoff of non-IIM CAT participating institutes.

CAT Cutoff for Various Colleges

As the CAT cutoff depends largely on the difficulty level of the exam, it’s important to know that the exam last year was moderately tough on the difficulty scale.

As the CAT 2019 result will be declared in the second week of January, 2020, the participating institutes will shortlist candidates based on their cutoffs and other CAT eligibility criteria. Shortlisted candidates will appear for the selection procedure which includes Writing Ability Test (WAT) or Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. More than 4000 seats are offered by 20 IIMs through CAT exam.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CAT Cutoff 2019

Question: Who releases the CAT Cut-Off?

Answer:

IIMs and other non-IIM B-Schools accepting CAT score for admissions release their category-wise cut-offs for admissions.

Question: Do the candidates have to clear each of the sections separately?

Answer:

Yes, candidates are supposed to clear each section separately as the IIMs and other participating B-Schools shortlist based on overall Cut-Off as well as sectional Cut-Off.

Question: How much do I need to score to get 99+%ile?

Answer:

That is subjective to several factors like several candidates appearing for CAT 2019, the difficulty level of the exam, etc.

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Percent score     Rating Score

<= 45         1
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> 50 and <= 60         3
> 60 and <= 70         5
> 70 and <= 85         8
> 85        10
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Stream in 12th UR NC- OBC/Trans SC ST PWD PWD -ST

Science 80            75 70 65   70 65

Commerce 77            72    67 62   67 62

Arts & Humanities 75       70 64  59    64 59

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Category   Upper Limit

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