CAT Cutoff 2018

CAT CutoffCAT Cutoff 2018 - The cutoff of CAT 2018 refers to the minimum marks or percentile a test taker must obtain in order to qualify for the next round of selection process. IIMs and other participating institutes will release the CAT cutoff 2018 to shortlist the candidates for the selection procedure. CAT will be conducted by IIM Calcutta on November 25, the result will be announced in the second week of January. CAT 2018 cutoff depends on various factors such as total number of test takers, difficulty level of the exam, total number of seats, etc. Candidates who are planning to appear for CAT 2018 exam must qualify the sectional as well as the overall cutoff in order to get shortlisted for the next rounds of the 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 2018 of the 20 IIMs and the other top B-schools.

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First week of December 2018

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Second week of January 2019

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Fourth week of January 2019

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February-March 2019

CAT Cutoff 2018 - Determining Factors

 

The cutoff percentile/marks of CAT 2018 depend on various factors. Some of the factors determining CAT 2018 cutoff are mentioned below:

  • 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.

 

Previous Year CAT Cutoff for IIMs 

 

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

 

IIM Ahmedabad CAT Cutoff 2017

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

70

70

70

80

NC-OBC cum Transgender

65

65

65

75

SC

60

60

60

70

ST

50

50

50

60

PWD

60

60

60

70 

IIM Bangalore CAT cutoff 2017

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

75

DA

60

60

60

75

IIM Calcutta CAT Cutoff 2017

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

≥80

≥80

≥80

≥90

SC

≥65

≥65

≥65

≥70

ST

≥60

≥60

≥60

≥70

NC-OBC

≥75

≥75

≥75

≥85

PWD

≥60

≥60

≥60

≥70

IIM Lucknow CAT Cutoff 2017

Category

PGP

PGP-ABM

PGP-SM

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

85

85

85

90

80

80

80

85

80

80

80

85

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

OBC-NC

77

77

77

82

72

72

72

77

72

72

72

77

PWD

50

50

50

65

50

50

50

60

50

50

50

60

IIM Kozhikode CAT Cutoff 2017

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 Indore CAT Cutoff 2017 

Category

QA Percentile Rank

DI & LR Percentile Rank

VARC Percentile Rank

Overall

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 Visakhapatnam CAT Cutoff 2017

Category

Section 1 (VARC)

Section 2 (DI & LR)

Section 3 (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

55

IIM Ranchi CAT Cutoff 2017

Category

Section 1 (VARC)

Section 2 (DI & LR)

Section 3 (QA)

Aggregate

General

80

80

80

90

NC-OBC

60

60

60

78

SC

50

50

50

60

ST

30

30

30

40

DA

30

30

30

40

IIM Bodh Gaya CAT Cutoff 2017 

Category

Section – 1

VARC

Section – 2

DI & LR

Section – 3

QA

Overall

OPEN

>80

>80

>80

>90

NC-OBC

>55

>55

>55

>75

SC

>50

>50

>50

>55

ST

>30

>30

>30

>35

DA

>50

>50

>50

>65

IIM Nagpur CAT Cutoff 2017 

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

50

50

50

65

IIM Sambalpur CAT Cutoff 2017

Category

DILR

Percentile >=

VARC

Percentile >=

QA

Percentile >=

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

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

IIM Raipur CAT Cutoff 2017

Category

DILR

VARC

QA

Aggregate

General

80

80

80

90

NC-OBC

72

72

72

81

SC

60

60

60

75

ST

50

50

50

65

DAP

50

50

50

65

CAT Cutoff for IIM Shillong

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

75

75

75

75

SC

60

60

60

60

ST

50

50

50

50

NC-OBC

75

75

75

75

PWD

50

50

50

50  

CAT Cutoff for IIM Rohtak

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

85

SC

45

45

45

60

ST

40

40

40

60

NC-OBC

70

70

70

75

PWD

50

50

50

60

CAT Cutoff for IIM Trichy

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

90

SC

60

60

60

75

ST

50

50

50

75

NC-OBC

72

72

72

81

PWD

50

50

50

65

CAT Cutoff for IIM Udaipur

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

CAT Cutoff for IIM Kashipur

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

CAT Cutoff for IIM Sirmaur

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

75

75

75

80

SC

50

50

50

70

ST

45

45

45

65

NC-OBC

68

68

68

72

PWD

50

50

50

70

CAT Cutoff for IIM Jammu

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

75

75

75

80

SC

50

50

50

65

ST

45

45

45

60

NC-OBC

68

68

68

72

PWD

50

50

50

70

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.

 

After the CAT 2018 result is declared in the second week of January 2019, participating institutes will shortlist candidates based on their cutoffs and other CAT eligibility criteria. Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the selection procedure of CAT which includes Writing Ability Test (WAT) or Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. Approximately 4000 seats are offered by 20 IIMs through CAT exam.

 

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