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CAT Cutoff 2018 - The CAT 2018 cutoff depends on the difficulty level of the exam and other factors. Experts released the expected CAT cutoff 2018 after the exam got over. The cutoff of CAT 2018 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 have already released the CAT cutoff for the academic year 2019-21. CAT was conducted in two slots, forenoon and afternoon on November 25. The result has been announced on January 5, 2019.
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Latest: Check CAT 2018 Result hereCAT cutoff 2018 depends 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 2018 exam must qualify the sectional as well as the overall cutoff in order to get shortlisted for the next rounds of the CAT 2018 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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Important Dates related to CAT 2018 Cut off
CAT 2018 exam
November 25, 2018, Sunday
CAT 2018 Answer Key (released)
December 7, 2018
CAT 2018 Result (Declared)
January 5, 2019
Declaration of Shortlisted candidates
Final selection rounds at CAT participating B-schools
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.
IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta, and IIM Lucknow have already released the CAT 2018 cutoff category-wise and the rest of the IIMs are expected to release the same soon. There is no change in the cutoff.
IIM Ahmedabad CAT Cutoff 2018
DI & LR
NC-OBC cum Transgender
PWD (General, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC)
IIM Calcutta CAT Cutoff 2018
IIM Lucknow CAT Cutoff 2018
IIM Udaipur CAT Cutoff 2018
IIM Visakhapatnam CAT Cutoff 2018
IIM Indore CAT Cutoff 2018
IIM Bangalore CAT cutoff 2018
IIM Kozhikode CAT Cutoff 2018
IIM Ranchi CAT Cutoff 2018
Section 1 (VARC)
Section 2 (DI & LR)
Section 3 (QA)
IIM Nagpur CAT Cutoff 2018
IIM Raipur CAT Cutoff 2018
IIM Sirmaur CAT Cutoff 2018
IIM Rohtak CAT Cutoff 2018
IIM Trichy CAT Cutoff 2018
IIM Kashipur CAT Cutoff 2018
IIM Bodh Gaya CAT Cutoff 2018
Section – 1
Section – 2
Section – 3
CAT 2018 Cutoff for IIM Shillong
CAT 2018 Cutoff for IIM Jammu
IIM Sambalpur CAT Cutoff 2018
Let’s have a look at the CAT cutoff for various B-schools and IIMs.
IIM Kashipur CAT Cutoff 2017
CAT Cutoff for IIM Amritsar
Now let us take a look at the expected CAT cutoff of non-IIM CAT participating institutes.
CAT Cutoff for Various Colleges
CAT Cutoff (expected)
Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi (FMS, DU)
DMS, IIT Delhi
SJMSOM, IIT Bombay
Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras
Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon
SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai
Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB)
Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad
National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai
T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal
Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai
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 2018 result has been declared on January 5, 2019, 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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