Careers360 Logo
CAT Pass Percentage 2024: Qualifying Marks, Passing Marks, Pass Percentage

CAT Pass Percentage 2024: Qualifying Marks, Passing Marks, Pass Percentage

Edited By Team Careers360 | Updated on Jun 11, 2024 04:04 PM IST | #CAT

CAT Pass Percentage 2024: The CAT pass percentage is the minimum percentile a candidate needs to get in the CAT exam to be eligible to apply for different CAT accepting colleges. The CAT pass percentage is calculated based on the normalized CAT scores. The CAT pass percentage is different for different colleges. The CAT pass percentage is released in the form of a CAT cutoff by all the participating MBA/PGDM/MMS institutes. In this article, get the expected CAT pass percentage for 2024, and CAT passing percentage trends for previous years.

Expected CAT Pass Percentage 2024

The CAT pass percentage will depend on factors like CAT exam difficulty, seats offered, the number of candidates appearing, and the normalization effect. Considering all these contributing factors the expected CAT pass percentage for 2024 for different categories is provided in the table below.

CAT pass percentage (CAT percentile)

Score VARC

Score DILR

Score QA

CAT Total Marks

99.5

42

30

30

86

99

36

25

25

74

95

30

20

22

52

90

24

14

13

42

80

20

11

9

35

70

18

9

7

30

CAT Pass Percentage for IIMs

Apply to Amity University Noida MBA Admissions 2024

MBA/PGDM Admissions OPEN

The CAT pass percentage for IIMs is expected to be in the range of 97-99.9 CAT percentile. The CAT pass percentage is used by IIMs to shortlist the candidates for the next selection rounds. The CAT pass percentage for 2023, the CAT pass percentage for 2022, the CAT pass percentage for 2021, and the CAT pass percentage for 2020 are given in the table below.

Name of IIM

Expected CAT Pass Percentage 2024

CAT Pass Percentage 2023

CAT Pass Percentage 2022

CAT Pass Percentage 2021

CAT Pass Percentage 2020

IIM Ahmedabad

99-100

99.68

99-100

99-100

99-100

IIM Bangalore

99-100

99.89

99-100

99-100

99-100

IIM Calcutta

99

99.71

99

99

99

IIM Lucknow

97+

98

97-98

97-98

97-98

IIM Indore

97+

98

97-98

97-98

97-98

IIM Kozhikode

97-98

98

97-98

97-98

97-98

IIM Amritsar

95+

96

95-96

95-96

95-96

IIM Nagpur

95+

96

95-96

95-96

95-96

IIM Sambalpur

95+

96

95-96

95-96

95-96

IIM Trichy

94

95

94-95

94-95

94-95

IIM Raipur

94

95

94-95

94-95

94-95

IIM Ranchi

94

95

94-95

94-95

94-95

IIM Vizag

94

95

92-94

92-94

92-94

IIM Udaipur

92

93

92-94

92-94

92-94

IIM Bodh Gaya

92

93

92

92

92

IIM Shillong

92

93

90

90

90

IIM Sirmaur

90

92

92

92

92

IIM Rohtak

95

96

92-94

93-94

93-94

IIM Mumbai

95

96

90

91-92

91-92

CAT Pass Percentage for Non-IIM

CAT scores are accepted nationwide by colleges other than IIMs for admission to their MBA/PGDM programs. The Non-IIMs CAT pass percentage for 2023, the CAT pass percentage for 2022, the CAT pass percentage for 2021, and the CAT pass percentage for 2020 are given in the table below.

Name of the College

Expected CAT Pass Percentage 2024

CAT Pass Percentage 2023

CAT Pass Percentage 2022

CAT Pass Percentage 2021

CAT Pass Percentage 2020

FMS

99

98.2

97-99

98-99

97-99

BITSOM

94

95

90

85

85

DMS, IIT Delhi

98+

97

97+

98

98+

Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai

90+

95

90

70

90

SJMSOM, IIT Bombay

99+

99

99

99+

99

Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad

90+

98

95-99

95-97

95-99

MDI Gurgaon

95+

95

94+

97+

95+

National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai

95+

96

95

97

95

SPJIMR

85+

90

95-99

95-99

95-99

XIMB

90+

94

91

91


Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras

95+

95

90

85.11

85.11

T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal

85+

90

85

80

80

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What is the pass percentage for the CAT exam?

The CAT pass percentage generally ranges from 90-99 percentile for most of the good B schools. For getting into IIMs the required CAT pass percentage is usually between 97-99.9 percentile. IIMs also have sectional CAT pass percentage criteria for selection.

2. What is the percentage for clearing the CAT exam?

There is no specified percentage required for clearing the CAT exam. The IIMs and other B schools accepting CAT scores for admission to their MBA/PGDM programs have their own respective CAT pass percentage for shortlisting applicants.

3. What is a good CAT score?

A good CAT score will differ from college to college. If a candidate aims for IIMs a good CAT score would be 97-99.9 percentile for normalized CAT scores. For colleges other than IIMs any CAT score above 90 percentile will be considered as a good score.

4. Which IIM is easiest to get into?

IIM with lower CAT pass percentage are easy to get into. IIMs such as IIM Bodh Gaya, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Amritsar, IIM Shillong, and IIM Nagpur are much easier to get into if the CAT scores are low and the overall is not strong enough for top IIMs.

Articles

Certifications By Top Providers

Explore Top Universities Across Globe

Questions related to CAT

Have a question related to CAT ?

Hello aspirant,

Every year, IIMs conduct the Common Admission Test (CAT), a national MBA entrance exam, in rotation. For admission to over 1,200 institutions and premier B-schools in India, as well as PGDM, Executive MBA, PhD, and FPM programmes, the IIM CAT exam is regarded as one of the most difficult MBA entrance exams to pass. One of the best MBA schools in India, IIMs offers PGDM and MBA programmes for students who pass the CAT exam with scores in the 82nd to 99th percentiles.

For complete information you can visit our website by clicking on the link given below.

https://bschool-careers360-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/bschool.careers360.com/exams/cat/amp?amp_gsa=1&amp_js_v=a9&usqp=mq331AQIUAKwASCAAgM%3D#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&aoh=17204523672625&csi=1&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fbschool.careers360.com%2Fexams%2Fcat

Thank you

Hope this information helps you.

Hello!

The educational qualification required for CAT exam is bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a recognized university with minimum of 50% for the open category and 45% for the SC/ST/PwD category. Since you have secured more than the required percentage in your bachelor's degree, you are eligible for CAT exam.

For more information, please visit the website by clicking on the link given below:

https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/cat-eligibility-criteria

I hope you will find this information helpful. Best wishes ahead!

Hello Aspirant,

Yes, you can sit for the CAT exam with a CGPA of 8.5. However when you do crack the CAT exam and have to sit for the interview round or the Group discussion round, you will be asked the question about 4 years of graduation, in which case, carry your hospital records and medical certificates to prove to them that you actually had some health issues during your graduation. This shouldn't be a problem because you had a genuine reason for the one-year gap.

Hello,

Getting admission to an IIM without taking the CAT is possible through alternative routes such as:

1. Executive MBA (PGPX,EPGP,ect .)  : Many IIMs offer Executive MBA programs for experienced professionals, which may require GMAT scores instead of CAT .

2.Integrated programs: Some IIMs offer integrated programs like IPM (Integrated Program in Management), where admission cab be based on entrance exams other than CAT.

3.Doctoral programs (Ph.D.): Some IIMs accept GMAT/GRE scores for their doctoral programs .

4. Specialized Courses: IIMs offer various short-term and ccertificate programs that don't require CAT scores.

Check the specific IIM websites for detailed admission criteria and processes for these programs .


The Common Admission Test, is a computer based standardized test conducted in India. It is one of the most prestigious and competitive entrance exams for admission into postgraduate management programs, Including MBA, in various Indian Institutes of Management and other top business schools across the country.

To know more about CAT 2024 like exam date, eligibility, syllabus and more, click on the below link.

https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/cat-2024


View All

1-radian measures 600. (True/False)

Option: 1

True


Option: 2

False


$111111^2$ = 

Option: 1

123456654321


Option: 2

123454321


Option: 3

123454321


Option: 4

12345654321


1111112 =___________ 

Option: 1

 123456654321


Option: 2

1234554321


Option: 3

123454321


Option: 4

12345654321


159702 is divisible by

Option: 1

7


Option: 2

9


Option: 3

11


Option: 4

6


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

What best can be said about the number of satellites serving C? 

Option: 1

Must be between 450 and 725 

 


Option: 2

Cannot be more than 800 
 


Option: 3

Must be between 400 and 800 

 


Option: 4

Must be at least 100 


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

What is the minimum possible number of satellites serving B exclusively? 

Option: 1

100


Option: 2

200


Option: 3

500


Option: 4

250


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

If at least 100 of the 1600 satellites were serving O, what can be said about the number of satellites serving S? 

Option: 1

At most 475 

 


Option: 2

Exactly 475 
 


Option: 3

At least 475 

 


Option: 4

No conclusion is possible based on the given information 


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

 If the number of satellites serving at least two among B, C, and S is 1200, which of the following MUST be FALSE? 

Option: 1

The number of satellites serving C cannot be uniquely determined 

 


Option: 2

The number of satellites serving B is more than 1000 
 


Option: 3

All 1600 satellites serve B or C or S 

 


Option: 4

The number of satellites serving B exclusively is exactly 250 


2839155 is divisible by

Option: 1

2


Option: 2

7


Option: 3

55


Option: 4

None of the above


'a' for which x^{2}-ax+9= 0 can be written as square of a linear factor is

Option: 1

6


Option: 2

-6,6


Option: 3

\left ( 6,\infty \right )


Option: 4

\left ( -\infty,-6 \right )


Marketing Director

A career as Marketing Director is also known as a marketing expert who is responsible for the overall marketing aspect of the company. He or she oversees plans and develops the company's budget. The marketing Director collaborates with the business team to plan and develop the marketing and branding strategies for the company's products or services. 

4 Jobs Available
Business Development Executive

Business development executives strive to achieve maximum output with minimum input. If you are good at understanding and convincing people, the career as a business development executive can be enjoyable for you. Business development executives are candidates who have been transferred to the sales from other departments. In general, Business development executives are promoted to a management position. There are plenty of work openings throughout the profession because every company requires Business development executives.

3 Jobs Available
Content Marketing Specialist

Content Marketing Specialists are also known as Content Specialists. They are responsible for crafting content, editing and developing it to meet the requirements of digital marketing campaigns. To ensure that the material created is consistent with the overall aims of a digital marketing campaign, content marketing specialists work closely with SEO and digital marketing professionals.

3 Jobs Available
Sales Manager
2 Jobs Available
Business Analyst

Individuals who opt for a career as a business analyst look at how a company operates. He or she conducts research and analyses data to improve his or her knowledge about the company. This is required so that an individual can suggest the company strategies for improving their operations and processes. Students can visit the Great Lakes Institute of Management, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies to study Business Analytics courses. Business analyst jobs are usually done to help the company make more money, solve existing business problems and achieve its goals.

2 Jobs Available
Marketing Manager
2 Jobs Available
SEO Analyst

An SEO Analyst is a web professional who is proficient in the implementation of SEO strategies to target more keywords to improve the reach of the content on search engines. He or she provides support to acquire the goals and success of the client’s campaigns. 

2 Jobs Available
Digital Marketing Executive

Digital marketing is growing, diverse, and is covering a wide variety of career paths. Each job function aids in the development of effective digital marketing strategies and techniques. The aims and objectives of the individuals who opt for a career as a digital marketing executive are similar to those of a marketing professional: to build brand awareness, promote company services or products, and increase conversions. Individuals who opt for a career as Digital Marketing Executives, unlike traditional marketing companies, communicate effectively through suitable technology platforms.

2 Jobs Available
Back to top