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CAT or Common Admission Test, which is the most popular national level management entrance exam was conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode for admission to 20 IIM's and in 1000+ B-schools across India. CAT 2019 notification released on July 26. Around 2.5 lakh MBA applicants appear for the CAT every year. The admit card for CAT 2019 has been released on October 23. After your CAT exam, it is time for you to shortlist your dream B-schools which may offer you admission opportunities based on your CAT percentile. If you have appeared in the CAT examination, it is important for you to know the CAT cut-off range for different types of B-schools.Latest: CAT result 2019 has declared on January 4, 2020.
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The application process for MBA admission s at top B-schools has already started and most of the top B-schools accepting CAT scores have declared their notification for the current or upcoming academic year.
More than 100 B-schools accept the scores of CAT. This article brings you CAT cut off percentiles for top B-schools accepting CAT scores. Depending on your percentile in the CAT results, you can shortlist and apply to B-schools which may call you for the next round of the selection process that includes Group Discussion, Personal Interview and/or Written Ability Test.
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Here we bring you a list of top B-schools accepting CAT along with their cut off percentiles. It will help you to select the best fil B-school for admission into the management programmes. Once you shortlist a B-school as per your CAT result and Cutoff, you would be able to prepare for the admission procedure.
Note: The B-schools are arranged according to Careers360 ranks, starting from the Public B-schools followed by Private B-schools. The ranks of the B-schools which have been referred to as 'Not Ranked' have not participated in the ranking or were not deemed eligible as per the Careers360 ranking eligibility criteria.
Top B-schools Accepting CAT Scores and their Cutoffs
Cut off in Percentile
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode
Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow
Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Indian Institute of Management, Indore
National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai
Vinod Gupta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi
Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management, Shillong
Management Development Institute, Gurgaon
SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Indian Institute of Management, Raipur
TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar
Indian Institute of Management, Trichy
Source: Respective B-School admission officials, websites, B-school reports and RTI Act.
Note: Apart from IIMs which have declared their cutoff for the current academic year, the other B-School cutoffs are based on that of last year. It is expected that the cutoffs will remain the same or on similar range.
You can estimate your admission possibility at top CAT participating B-schools by using Careers360 CAT Pathfinder tool.
MICA and IRMA do not have a particular CAT cut off but accepts the application of all the candidates who have taken CAT and other national MBA entrance exam and further conducts its own admission test MICAT and IRMA Issues of Social Concern respectively to shortlist candidates for Group Exercise and Personal Interview rounds. According to Alliance School of Business (Alliance University), Bangalore the institute does not have a particular CAT cutoff but 70 percentile and above will give the prospective student a fair chance.
However, there is a caveat. The cut offs of the top B-schools accepting CAT scores is only an indication of the quality of students the institutes look for admitting. Apart from the cut offs there are various criteria for shortlisting and selection such as past academic records, work experience to name a few. Hence it cannot be guaranteed that obtaining the cut off percentile will ensure a call from the B-schools you have applied.
Careers360 will update you on the CAT cut off of such institutes as and when they declare the same.
Stay tuned to B-School.Careers360.com for more on top B-School cutoffs.
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For getting in top B-schools of India like IIM-A, IIM-B, IIM-C, FMS Delhi etc. you need good marks not only in in CAT but also in Class 10th, 12th and your graduation. If you have some work experience then it gives you more advantages.
There is no specific cutoff of percentile on which you can get into top IIMs. Since your marks in 10th, 12th is above 90% and in graduation above 7 CGPA with work experience, you can expect a call from
IIM-A, IIM-B, IIM-C
if you have at least
99 percentile in CAT
also you should aim for
99+ percentile in CAT
and also keep in mind that if you score
95+ percentile in VARC Section
it will increase your chances of getting in.
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1. For Quantitative Aptitude:
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3. For Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension :
Preparing in the right direction is very important for any competetive exams and mainly inportant for CAT. Firstly you need to know the syllabus for CAT and practice the topics that you are not unsure about and put more strss on them and then solve as many mock papers as possible and also go through the previous years papers of CAT and prepare in the right direction.
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Till now IIT Delhi has not released its cut-off for CAT for admission to MBA courses. According to last year's trend you should score more than 90 percentile if you belongs to general category and want to pursue MBA from IIT Delhi.
For more details about cut-off for MBA program in IIT Delhi you should read this
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