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List of MBA Colleges Accepting 80-90 Percentile in CAT 2022 - IIM Bangalore declared the CAT 2022 result on December 21 . CAT result can be downloaded from the official website, using the CAT login details. The 11 toppers of CAT 2022 have scored 100 percentile- except one, all are from engineering field. Out 22 candidates who scored 99.99 percentile, there is only one female (from engineering field) candidate. As the result is out, candidates are now interested in knowing colleges accepting 90 percentile in CAT and their admission process.

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IIMs are the first choice of most of MBA aspirants, but not all will be able to secure a seat at these institutes because of limited seats. Cutoff of top IIMs such as IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow, etc is expected to go around 95 to 100 percentile. But those whose CAT score is below 95 percentile can try at CAT 85 percentile colleges. Also, there are good number of MBA colleges accepting 80 percentile in CAT exam such as Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai, Delhi School of Management (DTU), Delhi, IRMA, BIT Mesra, IPE, Hyderabad, NIT, Durgapur, etc.

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MBA Colleges accepting CAT cut off at 80 percentile and above in CAT 2022 are the top MBA colleges in India . They include some IIMs and other top MBA/PGDM colleges in India. IIMs have announced to accept below 90 percentile in CAT but actual data based on past trends reveal a much higher cut-off. However, after one clears CAT, they still have to go through with Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) to get admitted in a B-school. Check below CAT 85 percentile colleges and other B-schools accepting below 90 percentile in CAT 2022 exam.

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MBA Colleges with Low CAT Cut offs

There is a good difference in the cut-offs announced by these MBA colleges accepting 90 Percentile in CAT 2022 and actual cut-off percentile for MBA admission 2022 . For example, if IIM Ahmedabad has announced cut-off as low as 80 percentile in CAT but the actual cut-off percentile may go above 98.

Let’s have a look at these MBA colleges in India.

Top MBA CAT 80 to 85 Percentile


CAT Cutoff Percentile

Indian Institute of Financial Management and Research, Changambakkam

85 Percentile

SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai

85 Percentile

Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore

85 Percentile

Prin. L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai

85 Percentile

Institute of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

85 Percentile

Institute of Finance and International Management, Bangalore

85 Percentile

Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education, Mumbai

85 Percentile

University Business School, Panjab University, Chandigarh

85 Percentile

Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Trichy

85 Percentile

FORE School of Management, New Delhi

85 Percentile

Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai

80 Percentile

ABV – Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior

80 Percentile

Delhi School of Management, Delhi Technical University, Delhi

80 Percentile

Institute of Rural Management, Anand

80 Percentile

Motilal Nehru Institute of Technology, Allahabad

80 Percentile

DMS, NIT Trichy

80 Percentile

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra

80 Percentile

MANAGE Hyderabad

80 Percentile

Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune

80 Percentile

Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad

80 Percentile

Alliance School of Business, Bangalore

80 Percentile

National Institute of Technology, Rourkela

80 Percentile

National Institute of Technology, Durgapur

80 Percentile

SCMS Cochin School of Business, Cochin

80 Percentile

Woxsen School of Business, Hyderabad

80 Percentile

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Usha and Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management, New Delhi

80 Percentile

Department of Management Sciences, University of Pune, Pune

80 Percentile

Top MBA Colleges Accepting 85 to 90 Percentile in CAT


CAT Cutoff Percentile

DMS, IISc Bangalore

90 Percentile

VGSoM, IIT Kharagpur

90 Percentile

K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

90 Percentile

TAPMI, Manipal

86 Percentile

Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, New Delhi

90 Percentile

Goa Institute of Management

90 Percentile

What’s Next?

After scoring 80-90 percentile in CAT, which means you are one step forward to getting admission to the management school of your choice. Apart from that, there are other factors that are part of the selection process of the top management institutes. After shortlisting candidates on the basis of CAT score , candidates are required to participate in the following steps.

  • Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI)

  • Final Selection

Check the Selection Process and Criteria: Unlike the IIMs or other B-schools which are evading Group Discussion (GD), but in the above-provided institutes, it is prevalent. So, candidates are advised to do their preparation for Group Discussion (GD) round. Apart from that, candidates prepare for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) round.

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How to Check & Choose MBA Option?

Despite having a high CAT percentile , you may not be able to decide which, out of the top MBA colleges accepting 80 to 90 percentile in CAT, should be chosen. Before making your decision, you should consider the following:

  • Approvals & Recognitions : The MBA/PGDM should be AICTE Approved or UGC recognized.
  • Program Fee: There are top MBA colleges with low fees of Rs 2 to 6 lakhs, like FMS, JBIMS. If your CAT percentile matches the requirement, pursuing your MBA from such institutes is no different than pursuing it from IIM A, B, C where the fee range is between 21 to 23 lakhs. Higher the fee bigger will be hole in your pocket.
  • Programs Offered : Better to check the programs offered by the B-school before submitting the application for admission. If you wish to do MBA in Finance and the institute does not offer it, there is no use applying for admission
  • Placements: Choose the best MBA college which has a consistently good placement record and a rising average salary.
  • Faculty: The institute with highly qualified and research-oriented faculty should be the first choice.
  • Infrastructure: The institute campus must be good and should be well equipped with the latest study material, library, and wi-fi and should be conducive to education.
  • Students’ Hostel: There are many IIMs and other MBA colleges which do not have their own hostels at campus. It reduces peer learning. So chooses the MBA college with a hostel available on the campus.

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Chandigarh University BML Munjal University, Gurgaon
Manipal University (MAHE) Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida
IPE Hyderabad IFIM Business School

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - List of MBA Colleges Accepting 80-90 Percentile in CAT 2022

Question: Is 90 percentile CAT score hard?


No, 90 percentile CAT score card is not as hard as many candidates have been able to achieve in the previous years. 

Question: Which college is best for MBA at 90 percentile?


There are various best MBA at 90 percentile such as K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai, TAPMI, Manipal, Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, New Delhi and so on. 

Question: What can I get with 80 percentile in CAT?


Candidates can get into some decent MBA colleges with 80 percentile in the CAT exam such as Indian Institute of Financial Management and Research, Changambakkam, SP Jain Institute of Management and Research and so on. 

Question: Which IIM can I get with 90 percentile?


There are many IIMs such as IIM Nagpur which can be get with a score of 90 percentile.

Question: What is a good score in CAT 2022?


A good score in CAT 2022 includes 99-100 percentile. 

Question: Which college can I get with 90 percentile in CAT?


The list of a few colleges that one can get with 90 percentile is provided in this article. 

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