CMAT Cutoff 2019
Ranjini Basu, 19 Feb 2019, #CMAT
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CMAT Cutoff 2019 – After the declaration of CMAT 2019 result on February 6, 2019, it is now time for all the participating institutes of CMAT 2019 to release the cutoff of CMAT 2019 for shortlisting candidates for the selection procedure. NTA will not release any specific CMAT 2019 cutoff. Along with the result, NTA has also released two important documents, i.e. the final answer key of CMAT 2019 and the CMAT merit list 2019. Only one (1) candidate scored 100 percentile and the rest of the percentiles began with 99.99.  CMAT 2019 was successfully conducted the CMAT 2019 in two shifts, first and second, on January 28, 2019. Owing to the low difficulty level, it is expected that the CMAT cutoff 2019 will be on the higher side this year. Most of the candidates solved around 70- 86 per cent questions. From 2019 onwards, National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted CMAT instead of AICTE. The cutoff of CMAT 2019 is the minimum aggregate score any candidate needs to obtain to successfully attain admission into MBA and PGDM programmes offered by management institutes across India.
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NTA had released the official answer key of CMAT 2019 on February 1. Based on the CMAT 2019 answer key, candidates gauge their estimated scores and analyse which B-schools they can take admission in based on their CMAT 2019 cutoff, The participating institutes will declare their CMAT 2019 cutoff by mid-February 2019. The candidates will be shortlisted for the further selection procedure on the basis of their result. In this article by Careers360, aspirants would be able to fetch information related to CMAT cutoff 2019 including the important dates, previous years’ cutoff, tentative cutoff scores of institutes etc.

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CMAT Exam Date (concluded)

Monday, January 28, 2019

CMAT 2019 Answer Key (released)Friday, February 1, 2019
CMAT 2019 Objection Filing Deadline Sunday, February 3, 2019 (11 AM)

CMAT result (announced)

February 6, 2019, around 6 PM

CMAT Merit List 2019 (released)February 6, 2019

CMAT Cutoff 2019

February 2019

CMAT Cutoff 2019: Determining Factors

The participating institutes of have formulated certain specific factors mentioned below for deciding on the cutoff of CMAT 2019 

  • Number of candidates' appearing for CMAT 2019

  • Number of seats available

  • Number of candidates' passing the entrance exam

  • Difficulty level of CMAT paper 

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54516 candidates, including 127 PwD candidates had appeared for the entrance test conducted for management programmes. The participating institutes of CMAT 2019 are the list of colleges that will be accepting the CMAT 2019 score.

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+ 127 PwD candidates. So the total number of candidates appeared in CMAT 2019 was  54,516

Previous Years’ CMAT Cutoff

Last year the cutoff will help candidates get an estimate of scores required to get into respective institutes. Aspirants can check the CMAT cutoff percentiles of the previous year from the table provided below-

CMAT Cutoff

Institute Name

Cut off

Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) Mumbai

99.92 percentile (285)

Goa Institute of Management, Goa

99.85 percentile (260)

K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai

99.20 percentile (246)

We School Mumbai

99.06 percentile (244)

Pune University Department of Management Sciences (PUMBA DMS)

96.42 percentile (210)

XISS Ranchi

95 percentile (199)

MET Institute of Management, Mumbai

97.27 percentile (218)

Acharya Bangalore Business School (ABBS), Bangalore

90 percentile (180)

Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi

85 percentile (180)

Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida

82 percentile (170)

IFIM Business School, Bangalore

85 Percentile

Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai

85 percentile

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi

75 percentile (160)

Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune

75 percentile (160)

Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Bangalore

85 percentile

Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad


Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore


Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad

70 percentile

PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore

75 percentile

Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow

60 percentile

School of Communication and Management Studies, Cochin

75 percentile

Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Harihar & Pune

60 percentile

Thiagarajar School of Management, Madurai

60 percentile

Siva Sivani Institute of Management, Secunderabad

60 percentile

AIMS Bangalore

60 percentile

Prestige Institute of Management, Gwalior

84 percentile

Pune University Department of Management Studies, Pune

60 percentile

MIT School of Business, Pune


Lovely Professional University (MBA), Phagwara

80 percentile

SDMIMD, Mysore

50 percentile

University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun


Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Nagpur & Hyderabad

70 percentile

Doon Business School, Dehradun

60 percentile

Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology, Mohali


IES Management College and Research Centre, Mumbai


Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai


SIES College of Management Studies, Mumbai


N L Dalmia Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai


Singhad Institute, Pune


Asia Pacific Institute of Management, Delhi


Acharya School of Management, Bangalore

60 percentile

Dehradun Institute of Technology (MBA), Dehradun

50 percentile

ITS Institute of Management, Greater Noida

50 percentile

Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management, Hyderabad

75 percentile

Galgotias Business School, Greater Noida

60 percentile

BIMTECH Greater Noida

75 percentile

National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM), Jaipur

45.5 percentile

Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj College of Engineering, Buldana


Indira School of Business Studies, Pune


Alliance School of Business, Bangalore

100+ score

CMAT 2019 Cutoff of top B-schools (Expected)

CMAT Selection Procedure 2019

After the CMAT cutoff 2019 gets released by the participating institutes, the individual institute will conduct its selection procedure to complete their admission procedure. The CMAT selection procedure 2019 comprises of GD and PI/WAT rounds; candidates are given admission on the basis of their performance in the mentioned rounds.

  • Group Discussion (GD)

  • Personal Interview (PI) or Written Ability Test (WAT)

CMAT Participating Institutes 2019

The CMAT scores 2019 will be accepted by over 500 participating institutes. As per the official notification, 54,516 candidates appeared for CMAT 2019. The participating institutes of CMAT 2019 are the colleges that will accept the CMAT 2019 score of test takers. Candidates must remember to apply separately to each of the CMAT 2019 participating institutes. The application fee is also likely to vary for each participating institute. The final result will be evaluated on the basis of the candidate's performance in the offline counselling rounds after which candidates will be offered admission into the institutes participating of CMAT 2019.

Top B-schools Accepting CMAT Scores and Cutoff

Following are the top Public and Private management schools that will accept CMAT Score 2019 -

CMAT Cut Off in Percentile/ Score/ Rank
Careers360 Ranking
Careers360 Rating
Public B-Schools
Indian School of Mines University, Dhanbad60 percentile35AAA+
Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE), Mumbai256 score (MMS)
248 score (PGDBM)
Private B-Schools

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai280 score5AAAA
Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai244 score12AAAA
KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai246 scoreNAAAAA
Goa Institute of Management, Goa260 score13AAAA
Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad200 score17AAA+

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to CMAT Cutoff 2019

Q. What are the factors determining CMAT 2019 Cutoff?

A. The factors that will determine the cutoff of CMAT 2019 are as the following -

  • Number of candidates who appeared in the exam
  • Number of candidates who qualified CMAT 2019
  • Number of seats available
  • Level of difficulty of CMAT question paper.

Q. When will NTA release the CMAT Cutoff 2019?

A. NTA, the exam conducting body will not release any cutoff score. They have released the merit list of CMAT 2019, immediately after the declaration of the CMAT result 2019.

Q.  What is the expected cut off for Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai?

A. Great Lakes, Chennai is a private B-school and is expected to accept the minimum score of 280.

Q. Has NTA released the CMAT Merit List 2019?

A. Yes. NTA has released the merit list immediately after the CMAT result 2019 announcement.

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