Top B-schools Accepting CMAT Scores
Sreetama Datta, 08 Feb 2017, #CMAT

CMAT, commonly known as the Common Management Aptitude Test, is an MBA entrance exam conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Every year at around 50,000 MBA aspirants appear in the test. If you are a CMAT test taker, knowing the list of top B-schools accepting CMAT scores along with their cut off will not only help you in setting your goal but also prepare you for admissions once the results are declared. 

Till 2014, CMAT was conducted twice a year in February and September, but in 2015 the CMAT September 2015 exam was scrapped and AICTE announced that 2016 onwards CMAT will be conducted once a year in January. Although the mode of the exam continued to be computer based, but instead of multiple day windows, the exam is to be held in a single day and slot across the country. The CMAT exam pattern also continues to be same.

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Unless you know which are the participating institutes and their cut-offs, you cannot really prepare yourself for the application process of a B-school of your choice. The list of CMAT cut-offs for top B-schools accepting CMAT scores will help you apply to the suitable institutes based on their applications vis-à-vis their scores. The cut-offs of the top B-schools accepting CMAT scores can be defined according to three parameters, scores, ranks and percentiles. In the table given below, we share with you the top B-schools accepting CMAT scores for the present and the upcoming academic year.

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Note: The B-schools are arranged according to their Careers360 ranks, starting from the Public B-schools followed by Private B-schools. The ranks of the B-schools which have been referred as 'Not Ranked' have not participated in the ranking or were not deemed eligible as per the Careers360 ranking eligibility criteria. Some B-schools do not have a particular cutoff score or percentile, for which, we have denoted the cutoff as Not Applicable (NA).

 

Top B-schools Accepting CMAT Scores and Cutoffs

B-School

CMAT Cut Off in Percentile/ Score/ Rank

Careers360 Ranking

Careers360 Rating

Public B-Schools

Indian School of Mines University, Dhanbad

60 percentile

35

AAA+

Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE), Mumbai

256 score (MMS)

248 score (PGDBM)

NA

AAA+

Private B-Schools

 

 

 

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

280 score

5

AAAA

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

244 score

12 

AAAA

KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

246 score

NA 

AAAA

Goa Instiute of Management, Goa

260 score

13

AAAA

Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad

200 score

17

AAA+

Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore

200 score

NA

AAA+

PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore

250 score

NA

AAA+

Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow

200 score

25 

AAA+

Thiagarajar School of Management, Madurai

200 score

26

AAA+

Pune University Department of Management Studies, Pune

200 score

29

AAA+

School of Communication and Management Studies, Cochin

200 score

30

AAA+

Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Harihar & Pune

200 score + Profile based shortlisting

33 (KIAMS Harihar)

AAA+

Siva Sivani Institute of Management, Secunderabad

200 score

34

AAA+

AIMS Bangalore

250 score

41

AAA+

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

200 score

NA

AAA+

Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida

170 score

42

AAA+

MIT School of Business, Pune

200 score

NA

AAA

Prestige Institute of Management, Gwalior

220 score

NA

 

AAA

University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun

213 Score

NA

NA

Acharya Bangalore B-School (ABBS), Bangalore

180 score

NA 

AAA

Doon Business School, Dehradun

160 score

NA 

NA

Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology, Mohali

220 score

NA 

NA

IES Management College and Research Centre, Mumbai

100 score

NA 

AA+

Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Nagpur & Hyderabad

150 percentile

38

AAA

Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi

199 score

NA

NA

SIES College of Management Studies, Mumbai

232 score

NA

AAA+

N L Dalmia Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai

227 score

NA

NA

Singhad Institute, Pune

200 score

NA

NA

Asia Pacific Institute of Management, Delhi

180 score

NA

NA

Acharya School of Management, Bangalore

150 score

NA

AA

Dehradun Institute of Technology (MBA), Dehradun

100 score

NA

NA

ITS Institute of Management, Greater Noida

100 score

NA

NA

Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management, Hyderabad

250 score

NA

AAA

Galgotias Business School, Greater Noida

150 score

NA

NA

BIMTECH Greater Noida

200 score

NA

AAAA

Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Ranchi

160 score 

NA

NA

Mumbai Educational Trust’s (MET) Institute of Mgmt, Mumbai

218 score

NA

NA

Dr. D Y Patil Institute of Management, Pune

160 score

NA

AAA

National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM), Jaipur

100 score

NA

NA

Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj College of Engineering, Buldana

140 score

NA

NA

Indira School of Business Studies, Pune

160 score

Not Ranked

NA

Alliance School of Business, Bangalore

100+ score

109

AAA+

As you can see, the CMAT cut off for B-schools ranges from 45 percentile to 90+ percentile. As per as the scores are concerned, the cut-off score range from 160 to 285. Some B-schools also accept CMAT ranks as cut off. When the CMAT result is declared, the candidates can see his or her score and rank. The top B-schools accepting CMAT scores in India which also have the highest cutoff percentiles as follows:

Remember, this is just a small portion of the top B-schools accepting CMAT scores. There are several other top B-schools which are participating institutes for CMAT scores. However, the cut-offs of the top B-schools accepting CMAT scores might change according to various factors namely number of candidates taking the exam, difficulty level of the exam to name a few.

 

You can check your admission possibility at CMAT participating instittues by entering your sectional and overall scores at the Careers360 CMAT Pathfinder tool. 

 

However, there is a caveat. The cut-offs of the top B-schools accepting CMAT scores is only an indication of the quality of students the institutes look for admitting in the management programmes. 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 cutoff percentile will ensure a call from the B-schools you have applied.

 

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