CAT Cutoff 2017

CAT CutoffCAT Cutoff 2017 - The cutoff of CAT 2017 refers to the minimum marks or percentile a test taker must obtain in order to qualify for the next round of selection process. CAT cutoff 2017 has been announced by few IIM's including IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, IIM Calcutta and Kozhikode among others. The other top B-schools will also release their CAT 2017 cutoff after the announcement of result. While CAT has been conducted by IIM Lucknow on November 26, 2017, the result is awaited for the second week of January 2018. As per the CAT Slot 1 analysis by experts, the CAT cutoff 2017 may be higher than last year as the overall difficulty level is lower than CAT 2016. IIMs and other top B-schools announce category wise and sectional CAT cutoff 2017. Candidates must clear the sectional as well as overall CAT cutoff scores or percentile in order to get shortlisted for next round of selection process – WAT-GD/PI rounds. This article brings to you the estimated CAT 2017 cutoff of the 20 IIMs and the other top B-schools.

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Important Dates related to CAT Cutoff 2017

Events

Important Dates

CAT 2017

November 26, 2017

CAT 2017 Answer Key

December 7, 2017

CAT 2017 Result

Second week of January 2018

Declaration of Shortlisted candidates

Fourth week of January 2018

Final selection rounds at CAT participating B-schools

February-March, 2018

CAT Cutoff 2017 - Determining Factors

 

CAT 2017 cutoff will depend upon various factors. Some of the factors determining CAT cutoff can be mentioned as follows:

  • Difficulty level of exam

  • Number of test takers

  • Number of candidates qualifying for the next rounds

  • Number of seats

  • Institute repute or ranking

The CAT cutoff is expected to go high this year as the difficulty level of CAT 2017 was lower than the previous year. Generally, the old IIMs and top B-schools such as FMS, University of Delhi, MDI Gurgaon etc. have CAT cutoff over 99 percentile. New IIMs and other top B-schools have cutoff ranging from 90 percentile or above. On the other hand, B-schools belonging to tier two to four can range from 80 to 50 percentile.

 

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Now we bring to you the CAT cutoffs of IIMs and other top B-schools.

 

CAT 2017 Cutoff for IIMs

 

 IIM Ahmedabad is the first IIM which has announced its CAT cutoff 2017 and the admission criteria. IIM Ahmedabad's CAT 2017 cutoff is given as below:

 

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

The CAT cutoff 2017 for IIM Ahmedabad has not undergone any change as compared to last year. 

 

IIM Bangalore was next in line to release CAT cutoff along with its admission criteria. The table given below describes the IIM Bangalore CAT cutoff 2017:

 

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 Bangalore cutoff has remained same as that of the previous year. 

 

IIM Calcutta was next to release the CAT cutoff for PGP-PGDM 2018-20 batch.

 

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 Calcutta cutoff has remained same as that of last year, for the academic year 2017-19.

 

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

Although IIM Lucknow cutoff has remained same as last year, for PWD candidates the cutoff decreased by five points.

 

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

The IIM Kozhikode cutoff has remained constant over the past few years. 

 

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 Indore cutoff for CAT 2017 has remained same as that of last year. 

 

IIM Visakhapatnam CAT Cutoff 2017

Category

Section 1 (VARC)

Section 2 (DI & LR)

Section 3 (QA)

Aggregte

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 Visakhapatnam cutoff has not changed from last year in any of the categories, be it sectional or overall.

 

IIM Ranchi CAT Cutoff 2017

Category

Section 1 (VARC)

Section 2 (DI & LR)

Section 3 (QA)

Aggregte

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 Ranchi cutoff for 2017, overall and sectional both, has been changed for all categories except General category. It's same as last year. 

 

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

The CAT cutoff 2017 at IIM Bodh Gaya has remained same as that of last year. However, the initial cutoff which was released by the Institute was higher for SC and ST category candidates. The sectional cutoff for SC and ST candidates was 60 percentile and 50 percentile respectively. The overall cutoff percentiles were 75 percentile and 65 percentile for SC and ST candidates respectively. 

 

Previous Year CAT Cutoff for IIMs

 

The following tables bring to you the previous year’s category wise and sectional cutoff for the 20 IIMs. On the basis of last year’s CAT cutoff, candidates will be able to assume cutoff for this year.

 

CAT Cutoff for IIM Shillong

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

70

70

70

70

SC

60

60

60

60

ST

50

50

50

50

NC-OBC

70

70

70

70

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 Raipur

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 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 Nagpur

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 Sambalpur

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

90

SC

50

50

50

35

ST

30

30

30

35

NC-OBC

65

65

65

75

PWD

30

30

30

35

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

Note: The above CAT cutoffs are given based on last year’s official cutoff. We will update IIM CAT cutoff 2017 as and when it is released.

 

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

 

CAT Cutoff for Top B-schools

CAT 2017 has been conducted and the experts have rated the exam as moderate on the difficulty scale. Several CAT coaching institutes have released their analysis. Overall, out of three sections in the exam, VARC was easy to moderate, DILR was moderately tough and QA was easy. Candidates who have attempted 26-27 in VARC, 3-4 sets in DILR and 27-28 in QA with an accuracy of 90 percent are likely to score 99 percentile in CAT 2017.

 

After the CAT 2017 result declared in the second week of January 2018, 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.

 

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