CAT Cutoff 2018
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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 26. The result has been announced on January 5, 2019.

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CAT 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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Events

Important Dates

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

January 2019

Final selection rounds at CAT participating B-schools

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.

CAT Cutoff 2018 for IIMs


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

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

Previous Year CAT Cutoff for IIMs 

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

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 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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