Top B-schools Accepting CAT Scores and Cutoffs
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CAT or Common Admission Test, which is the most popular national level management entrance exam will be conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode for admission to 20 IIM's and in 1000+ B-schools across India. CAT 2019 notification was 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.

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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.

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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

College Name

Ownership

Overall Rank

State Rating

Cut off in Percentile

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Public

1

AAAAA

98.75

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

Public

2

AAAAA

90

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

Public

3

AAAAA

90

Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode

Public

4

AAAA+

90

Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Public

5

AAAAA

98

Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow

Public

6

AAAA+

90

Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Public

7

AAAA+

99

Indian Institute of Management, Indore

Public

8

AAAA+

90

National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai

Public

9

AAAA+

97

Vinod Gupta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Public

10

AAAA

90

Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Public

11

AAAA+

96

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

Public

13

AAAA+

94

Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi

Public

14

AAAA+

98.54

Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management, Shillong

Public

15

AAAA+

86.57

Management Development Institute, Gurgaon

Private

2

AAAA+

94

SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai

Private

3

AAAA+

85

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Public

16

AAAA+

94

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Public

17

AAAA

90

Indian Institute of Management, Raipur

Public

18

AAAA

96

TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal

Private

4

AAAA

86

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

Private

5

AAAA

95

Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar


Private

6

AAAA

91

Indian Institute of Management, Trichy

Public

19

AAAA

96

International Management Institute, Delhi
Private7AAAA90
FORE School of Management, Delhi
Private23AAA+85
Management Development Institute, Gurgaon
Private2AAA+94
Institute of Management and Technology, GhaziabadPrivate6AAAA96
Institute of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University, VaranasiPublic34AAA+85
Institute of Rural Management, Anand
Private11AAAA96


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.

As you can see, the CAT cut off percentiles for different set of B-schools ranges from 50 to 100. While the top B-schools like IIMs, DMS IITs, FMS Delhi University have cut off as high as 95+ percentile, many tier II and tier III B-schools with lower ranks have cut off range starting from 45 percentile.


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.

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Stay tuned to B-School.Careers360.com for more on top B-School cutoffs.

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