CAT Cutoff 2016 by PT Education
Sreetama Datta, 14 Nov 2016, #CAT
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CAT Cutoff 2016 by PT Education: After appearing for the CAT 2016 exam on December 4, the test takers would be anxious to know about the expected cutoff for the test. Hence, even before the official announcement, Careers360 brings you expert inputs on the expected CAT 2016 cut off from top coaching institutes of India. This article of Careers360 brings to you the CAT cut off 2016 by PT Education.

Although most of the IIMs have already released their admission criteria and others are underway, the non-IIM B-schools announce their CAT 2016 cutoff. As per trend, non-IIM B-schools will declare their CAT 2016 cutoff after the result is declared in the second week of January, 2017. On the other hand, based on the cutoffs, MBA aspirants would decide the top B-schools accepting CAT scores, where they would be applying for admission.


The cutoff for CAT 2016 would depend on several factors which include difficulty level of the exam, number of test takers, B-School intake among others. Experts from PT Education will analyse these factors before deducing the sectional and overall CAT 2016 cutoff.


The top B-schools are most likely to be above 90 percentile. In fact, despite declaring the admission criteria in advance, even IIMs might change the CAT cut off 2016 depending on the above factors.


Here we bring to you last year’s CAT cut off as predicted by PT Education.


CAT 2015 expected Cut off by PT Education





Expected Cutoff*




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According to PT Education, overall Cutoff to be expected around 170-180 (in terms of raw scores) for call from at least one of the IIMs.


We will update the above table with expected CAT cut off 2016 as suggested by PT Education right after the exam is conducted on Sunday, December 4, 2016. The cutoff would be common for both slots.



Stay tuned to for more news and updates on CAT 2016 cutoff.


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