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After your CAT exams, you must be wondering to shortlist your dream B-schools which may offer you admission opportunities based on your CAT percentile.

If you are appearing for CAT this year or have taken the test last year, it is important for you to know CAT cut-off range for different types of B-schools.

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More than 150 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 CAT, 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.

 

Here we bring you a list of top B-schools accepting CAT along with their cut off percentiles. It will also help you prepare for the next round of preparation that includes GD, PI and WAT. 

 

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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. For more details on the methodology, read this article of Careers360. Some B-schools do not have a particular cutoff score or percentile. For them, we have denoted the cutoff as Not Applicable (NA).

S.No.

College Name

Ownership     

Overall Rank

State Rating

Cut off

1

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Public

1

AAAAA

CAT:90

2

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

Public

2

AAAAA

CAT:90

3

Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Public

3

AAAAA

CAT:98

4

Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi

Public

4

AAAAA

CAT:98.56

5

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

Public

5

AAAA+

CAT:99

6

Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Public

6

AAAA+

CAT:95

7

Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow

Public

7

AAAA+

CAT:90

8

Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode

Public

8

AAAA+

CAT:90

9

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Public

9

AAAA+

CAT:90

10

Management Development Institute, Gurgaon

Private

2

AAAA+

CAT:95.7

11

SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai

Private

3

AAAA+

CAT:85

12

Indian Institute of Management, Indore

Public

10

AAAA+

CAT:90

13

National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai

Public

11

AAAA+

CAT:97

14

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

Public

12

AAAA+

CAT:95.2

15

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Public

13

AAAA+

N.A.

16

Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management, Shillong

Public

15

AAAA

CAT:90

17

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

Public

16

AAAA+

N.A.

18

Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad

Private

4

AAAA+

CAT:90

19

TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal

Private

5

AAAA

CAT:86

20

Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar

Private

6

AAAA

CAT:94

21

RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University, Noida

Private

NA

NA

NA

22

BML Munjal University, Gurgaon

Private

NA

NA

NA

23

National Insurance Academy, Pune

Private

NA

NA

NA

     More…

 

Source: Respective B-School admission officials, websites, B-school reports and RTI Act.


Note:
Apart from IIMs which have declared their cutoff for 2014-16, 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.

 

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.

 

Mudra Institute of Communication Ahmedabad (MICA) does not have a particular CAT cut off. The B-School accepts the application of all the candidates who have taken CAT and other national MBA entrance exam and further conducts its own admission test MICA Admission Test (MICAT) 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. 

 

Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) and Goa Institute of Management (GIM) will also accept CAT score but they have not yet declared their CAT cut off. IRMA aspirants have to further take a test on Issues of Social Concern to get shortlisted for the next round of selection.

 

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.

First Published On: : 31 Oct 2014 06:32 PM IST
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