Top 10 MBA colleges Accepting CAT 2017: FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, IMI, IMT, XIMB, TAPMI, GIM, SIMSR, IRMA, MICA; know the Placements, cut offs, fee, Last date

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Thursday, November 23 2017, 01:43 PM
Top MBA colleges accepting CAT 2017 namely FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai, IMI New Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad among others have either closed or are on the verge of closing their application process for MBA 2018-20 even before the CAT 2017 exam is held on November 26, 2017
The cut offs in top MBA colleges would vary in the range of 70 to 99 percentile in CAT 2017 and this cut off includes many IIMs also

Many top MBA colleges including FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai, IMI New Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad among others will accept CAT 2017 score for admission to MBA/PGDM 2018-20 batch. Most of the top MBA colleges accepting CAT score have either closed or are on the verge of closing their application process for MBA 2018-20 even before the CAT 2017 exam is held on November 26, 2017.

Out of 3500 MBA colleges in India, around 200 are the top MBA colleges accepting CAT 2017 scores. All the top MBA colleges have recorded higher than last year placement packages in 2017 and the summer placements 2018 in many MBA colleges have also been completed with higher stipend than earlier. The increasing Return on Investment (RoI) is one of the key criterion to look for the best MBA college for admission in 2018. 

Most of the top MBA colleges accepting CAT 2017 score like FMS, SPJIMR, MDI, IMI, IMT, TAPMI are expected to keep their CAT cut offs  in MBA admission 2018-20 batch almost around the same percentile as they kept for last year MBA admission. The cut offs in top MBA colleges would vary in the range of 80 to 99 percentile in CAT 2017 and this cut off includes many IIMs also. The cut offs may vary from IIM to IIM and also among other top B-schools.

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Below is shared the admission criteria in top B-schools with CAT cut offs, Placement 2017 highlights, fee structure, last date to apply for admission. All these MBA colleges are highly ranked B-schools in India and experts are of the view that according to your expected percentile score, you should apply to at least 2-3 B-schools to explore your admission chances.

MBA aspirants seeking admission to any of the top MBA colleges for MBA 2018-20 batch, should note and take care about the various aspects of admission process and time lines so that they are able to apply in time before the closing date.

FMS Delhi
Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) Delhi is the constituent of University of Delhi and is one of the top B-schools in India. FMS offers one of the highest RoI MBA programme in the country with lowest fee and high placement over the years. The fee of  FMS Delhi  is highly subsidized and the B-school is preferred to many IIMs also.

Last date to apply: November 20, 2017
Accepted exam Score: CAT 2017
Flagship programme: MBA 2018-20
CAT cut off percentile in MBA Admission: 99
Course Fee: Rs. 22,000/-
Application fee: Rs.1000/-
Average Placement 2017: Rs.20.60 lakhs

Top Recruiters: EY Consulting; Accenture, ITC, Asian Paints, Bajaj, Dr. Reddy’s, Godrej, HCL, Hindustan Unilever, Nestle, PepsiCo, Philips, Tata Steel, Wipro, CRISIL; Goldman Sachs; HSBC; ICICI; Kotak Mahindra Bank; RBL Bank; Reliance; TAS, Tech Mahindra.

Read all about FMS Delhi MBA 2018-20 admission process
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MDI Gurgaon
Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon is one of the top ranking business schools in India with a vision to be a ‘Global Business School’. It is the first Indian Business School and second in Asia to get international accreditation for its courses from ‘Association of MBAs’ (AMBA), UK. MDI is also South Asian Quality Systems (SAQS) accredited by AMDISA in 2005.

Last date to apply: November 24, 2017
Accepted exam Score: CAT 2017
Flagship programme: PGDM 2018-20
CAT cut off percentile in PGDM Admission: 94
Fee: Rs. 19,80,720/-
Application fee: Rs.2596/- (Including 18% GST)
Average Placement 2017: Rs.18.89 lakhs

Top Recruiters: Asian Paints, Castrol, Colgate-Palmolive, ITC, Google, McKinsey,  Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, Hinduja Group, Mahindra, EY, Rivigo, Tata Steel, Goldman Sachs, HSBC STG, JP Morgan Chase

Read all about MDI,Gurgaon Admission criteria
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SPJIMR, Mumbai
SPJIMR Mumbai one of the premier and highly ranked B-schools in India is a preferred MBA/PGDM destination for CAT 2017 and XAT 2018 aspirants. High placements, unique assessment criteria during the admission process and offering choice of specialization at the application stage add to the key strengths of SPJIMR Mumbai.

Last date to apply: November 24, 2017
Accepted exam Score: CAT 2017 and XAT 2018
Flagship programme: PGDM 2018-20
CAT cut off percentile in PGDM Admission: 92
Fee: Rs.16,00,000/-
Application fee: Rs.1200/-
Average Placement 2017: Rs.20.9 lakhs

Top Recruiters: TAS, Deloitte, Accenture Strategy, Mahindra GMC, HUL, P&G, Microsoft, PwC-PRTM, Axis Bank, Goldman Sachs, Reckitt Benckiser, General Mills, ITC, Johnson & Johnson, GEP, Directi, HCL, Samsung, Siemens, Sony Music, Pernod Ricard, Texas Instruments.

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IMI New Delhi
Highly ranked, IMI New Delhi was launched in collaboration with International Management Institute, Geneva (currently International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne).  It is also one of the five institutes in India to be accredited by the international association, AMBA and one of the seven institutes to have received SAQS (South Asia Quality Systems) accreditation, making it among the seven business schools in the South Asian region to receive the SAQs rigorous international accreditation of quality assurance standards.

Last date to apply: December 4, 2017
Accepted exam Score: CAT 2017
Flagship programme: PGDM 2018-20
CAT cut off percentile in PGDM Admission: 90
Fee: Rs.15,41,000/-
Application fee: Rs.2000/-
Average Placement 2017: Rs.12.54 lakhs

Top Recruiters: ICICI Bank, HCL, McKinsey, Fair Trade (International), J. P. Morgan Chase, Citibank, HSBC, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, GEP, Reckitt Benckiser, Asian Paints, HUL 

Read all about IMI New Delhi Admission criteria

IMT Ghaziabad
IMT Ghaziabad is one of India’s premier B-Schools. The Institute of Management Technology (IMT) consistently opts for more innovations and changes in the selection process to choose IMT fit candidates. Major changes were also introduced in the final admission process for its 2 year PGDM programs in PGDM admission 2017-19.

IMT Ghaziabad has opened the admission application process for PGDM 2018-20 batch at its all the four campuses namely IMT Ghaziabad, Hyderabad, Nagpur and Dubai. 

Last date to apply: November 24, 2017
Accepted exam Score: CAT 2017 and XAT 2018
Flagship programme: PGDM 2018-20
CAT cut off percentile in PGDM Admission: 90
Fee: Rs.16,50,000/-
Application fee: Rs.2000/-
Average Placement 2017: Rs.11.26 lakhs

Top Recruiters: Mahindra & Mahindra, Google, D.E. Shaw, Microsoft, Whirlpool, GlaxoSmithKline, HCL, Cognizant, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, Accenture, HPCL, E&Y, Infosys, Idea, Royal Bank Of Scotland.

Read all about IMT,Ghaziabad Admission criteria
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XIM Bhubaneswar
Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB), one of the highly ranked B-schools in India and an integral part of Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB), has announced the online admission process to MBA 2018-20 batch. XIMB is accredited by SAQS and moving towards getting International AACSB Accreditation.

Last date to apply: December 8, 2017
Accepted exam Score: CAT 2017, XAT 2018, X-GMT 2018 (Conducted by XUB) and GMAT
Flagship programme: MBA-BM 2018-20
CAT cut off percentile in MBA Admission: 91
Fee: Rs.16,70,000/-
Application fee: Rs.1500/- for first MBA option and additional Rs.700/- for each subsequent option 
Average Placement 2017: Rs.13.18 lakhs

Top Recruiters: Accenture, Aditya Birla Group, Asian Paints, BPCL, Deloitte, L'Oréal, Nestle, Bajaj Auto, Tata Steel, UHG, Maruti Suzuki, Times Group, HSIL, Idea Cellular, Vedanta PwC, Cognizant, E&Y, TCS, IBM, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC, CRISIL, ICRA, HSBC IB, HSBC Analytics, Tata Capital, HCL,Wipro, Capgemini, Mindtree, Mahindra Comviva, Infosys, Godrej, L&T, GMR, GAIL, Tata Steel, Sun Pharma,

Read all about XIMB Admission criteria
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TAPMI Manipal
T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal is one of the very few B-schools which are accredited by AACSB International. It is graded (the highest) A*** at National and State level (Karnataka) by CRISIL since June 2011.  Students and Faculty of TAPMI regularly win awards at national level competitions. TAPMI enjoys a consistent trend of 100% and rising placements.

Last date to apply: January 16, 2018
Accepted exam Score: CAT 2017 and XAT 2018
Flagship programme: PGDM 2018-20
CAT cut off percentile in PGDM Admission: 80
Fee: Rs.13,00,000/-
Application fee: Rs.1500/-
Average Placement 2017: Rs.10.05 lakhs

Top Recruiters: Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Citibank, Cognizant, Accenture, Capgemini, Microsoft, Wipro
Read all about the PGDM at TAPMI Manipal

GIM Goa
Goa Institute of Management (GIM) Goa is a highly ranked B-school offering quality management programme. GIM Goa has prestigious international linkages and is member of AACSB-the prestigious international accreditation agency. The PGDM at GIM is AICTE approved and is recognized by AIU as equivalent to MBA.

Last date to apply: January 3, 2018
Accepted exam Score: CAT 2017, XAT 2018 and CMAT 2018
Flagship programme: PGDM 2018-20
CAT cut off percentile in PGDM Admission: 85
Fee: Rs.9,78,900/-
Application fee: Rs.1800/-
Average Placement 2017: Rs.9.30 lakhs

Top Recruiters: HUL, Deloitte, Arcesium, IFMR Capital, Wipro Technologies, Godrej & Boyce, Maq Software, Standard Chartered, SaaSFocus, Reckitt Benckiser, EY, Scale Factor, Amazon, Accenture, Saint Gobain
Read all about the admission criteria at GIM Goa

K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR) Mumbai
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai popularly referred to as SIMSR has autonomous status, granted by UGC and notified by the University of Mumbai.  SIMSR offers full time, part time and executive programmes in Business Management along with Masters in Computer Applications and Doctoral Programmes.

Last date to apply: January 31, 2018
Accepted exam Score: CAT 2017, XAT 2018 and CMAT 2018
Flagship programme: PGDM 2018-20
CAT cut off percentile in PGDM Admission: 86
Fee: Rs.11,93,500/-
Application fee: Rs.2800/-
Average Placement 2017: Rs.9.19 lakhs

Top Recruiters: Google, HUL, GEP, HSBC, Amazon, Invesco, Crisil, Citi Bank, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, SAP, Deloitte, Accenture, Capgemini Read more about K J Somaiya, Mumbai

IFMR, Chennai
The Institute for Financial Management & Research (IFMR) Chennai was established with the help of industry in the year 1970 as a not-for-profit society. IFMR has recently inaugurated a sprawling 40 acre campus in Sri City near Chennai. Located in a manufacturing hub comprising some of the world’s leading companies, the campus provides students and faculty with world class infrastructure and outstanding opportunities for collaboration with industry. The PGDM programme at IFMR has consistently been ranked high among top B-schools in the country.

Last date to apply: February 15, 2018
Accepted exam Score: CAT 2017, XAT 2018 and CMAT 2018
Flagship programme: PGDM 2018-20
CAT cut off percentile in PGDM Admission: 70
Fee: Rs.12,00,000/-
Application fee: Rs.1500/-
Average Placement 2017: Rs.9 lakhs

Top Recruiters: Accenture, Astra Zeneca, BA Continuum (BoFA), Barclays, Capgemini, Wipro, Cognizant, CRISIL, Orient Cements, Deloitte, Flextronics, Genpact, HCL, HSBC, ICICI Bank, IFMR Capital, Infosys, J P Morgan Chase, SBI Capital Markets Limited, Sesa Sterlite, TCS, Vedanta- Hindustan Zinc Limited, Vodafone Read all about IFMR PGDM and admission process

BIMTECH, Greater Noida (Delhi NCR)
The Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) was established in 1988. BIMTECH is ranked 5th among Private B-schools and 13th among all (Government + Private) in the National HRD Network (NHRDN)

Last date to apply: November 30, 2017
Accepted exam Score: CAT 2017, XAT 2018
Flagship programme: PGDM 2018-20
CAT cut off percentile in PGDM Admission: 70
Fee: Rs.11,00,000/-
Application fee: Rs.1650/-
Average Placement 2017: Rs.7.5 lakhs

Top Recruiters: TCS, Wipro, Infosys, Accenture, HCL, Cognizant, Birla Soft, Newgen Software, KPMG, E & Y, HDFC, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Swiss Re, ICICI Prudential, FCB Ulka, ZEE Entertainment 
Read all about the PGDM programmes at BIMTECH Greater Noida

IRMA, Anand (Gujarat)
The Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Anand is a pioneering academic institution in rural management education and research. IRMA Anand is recognized not only as an institution of excellence in teaching and research but also for having successfully created the new discipline of rural management. Students of IRMA’s programme are highly valued in local, national and international cooperatives, NGOs, development organisations, and funding agencies.

Last date to apply: December 31, 2017
Accepted exam Score: CAT 2017, XAT 2018. Aspirants need to additionally appear in IRMASAT conducted by IRMA
Flagship programme: PGDRM 2018-20
CAT cut off percentile in PGDM Admission: 80
Fee: Rs.11,50,000/-
Application fee: Rs.1400/-
Average Placement 2017: Rs.10.2 lakhs

Top Recruiters: GCMMF, Bihar Rural Livelihood Promotion (BRLPS), Pidilite, ICICI-Lombard, SRIJAN, WomenWeave Charitable Trust, Gujarat State Women’s Sewa Co-operative Federation, Industree Crafts Foundation, RISE India Trust, Naandi Community Water Services, UNICEF, Rajasthan Grameen Ajeevika Parishad, ICICI Bank, IDFC Bank, JUST, M Power Micro Finance, Microsave, NABARD, State Bank of India, Ujjivan Financial Services, Yes Bank Read all about PGDRM at IRMA Anand

LBSIM New Delhi
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBSIM) Delhi is one the reputed B schools in Delhi.    LBSIM is Accredited by International Accreditation Organization (IAO), USA and National Board of Accreditation (NBA). It is also a member of AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business). PGDM at LBSIM has been granted MBA equivalence by Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Last date to apply: November 30, 2017
Accepted exam Score: CAT 2017
Flagship programme: PGDM 2018-20
CAT cut off percentile in PGDM Admission: 87
Fee: Rs.10,34,250/-
Application fee: Rs.1250/-
Average Placement 2017: Rs.8.6 lakhs

Top Recruiters:  KPMG, DE Shaw, Asian paints, E&Y, ARCESSIUM, MARSH, Deloitte, HDFC Life, Wipro, LG, Samsung, TCS, Videocon, Whirlpool, GAIL Read all about the PGDM at LBSIM New Delhi

MICA, Ahmedabad
Established in 1991, MICA (formerly known as Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad), is the only residential institute in the country, and perhaps in the Asia-Pacific region, dedicated to creating leadership in Strategic Marketing and Communication.

Last date to apply: November 30, 2017
Accepted exam Score: CAT 2017 and XAT 2018. Candidates have to additionally appear in MICAT conducted by MICA
Flagship programme: PGDM-C 2018-20
CAT cut off percentile in PGDM Admission: 80
Fee: Rs.11,85,300/-
Application fee: Rs.1965/-
Average Placement 2017: Rs.12.65 lakhs

Top Recruiters: Google, Amazon, Emami, Star, Sony, Leo Burnett, Amul, Raymond, Tolaram Group, Uber, Yes Bank, DDB Mudra Group, Sharekhan, Berger, HT Media Read all about the PGDM-C at MICA Ahmedabad

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai & Gurgaon
Great Lakes institute of Management is a highly ranked and globally accredited B-school with its campuses in Chennai and Gurgaon. The B-school has 7000+ Global alumni network spread across 30 countries.

Last date to apply: November 30, 2017
Accepted exam Score: CAT, XAT, CMAT
Flagship programme: PGPM 2018
CAT cut off percentile in PGDM Admission: 85
Fee: Rs.15,58,000/-
Application fee: Rs.2000/-
Average Placement 2016: Rs.12.11 lakhs

Top Recruiters: Aditya Birla Financial Services, Accenture, Amazon, Cognizant, DCM Sriram, Dell, Deloitte, EY, Genpact, HCL Technologies Read all about Post Graduate Management programmes at Great Lakes

Low or high scores in CAT 2017 in the range of 60 to 90 and above percentile can get you shortlisted in many top MBA colleges in non IIM category. While IIMs are strict on their minimum qualifying sectional percentile score, other top B-schools apart from considering the sectional percentile scores, highly consider the overall CAT scores. If you have good academics and have done well in extra- curricular activities also, you may be shortlisted by top B-schools like MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai, IMI New Delhi, K J Somaiya, IMT Ghaziabad among others. 

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XLRI – XAT 2018
Application to XAT is open till November 30 without late fee and till December 15 with late fee
MDI Gurgaon
Application for PGPM 2018-20 at MDI Gurgaon is open till November 24, 2017
SPJIMR Mumbai
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at SPJIMR is open till November 24, 2017.
IMI New Delhi
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at IMI New Delhi is open till December 4, 2017
IMT Ghaziabad
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at IMT Ghaziabad is open till November 24, 2017
TAPMI Manipal
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at TAPMI is open till January 16, 2018
XIM Bhubaneshwar
Application for MBA 2018-20 at XIM Bhubaneswar is open till December 8, 2017
SCMHRD, Pune – SNAP 2017
SNAP 2017 registration is open till November 24, 2017
Great Lakes Chennai and Gurgaon
The application for 2 years PGDM 2018-20 is open till Feb 25, 2018
Application for 1 year PGPM 2018-19 is open till Nov 30, 2017
KJ SIMSR Mumbai
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at K J Somaiya is open till January 31, 2018
GIM Goa
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at GIM Goa is open till January 3, 2018
LIBA Chennai
Online Application for PGDM 2018-20 at LIBA is open till January 31, 2018 at a cost of Rs.1500/-
IBSAT 2017
Application to IBSAT 2017 is open till December 12, 2017
CIMP Patna
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at CIMP is open till March 2nd week, 2018
SIBM Hyderabad – SNAP 2017
To apply to SIBM Hyderabad, apply to SNAP 2017 on Dec 17 and also apply to SIBM-H in the SNAP Form
SIBM Bengaluru
To apply to SIBM Bengaluru, apply to SNAP 2017 on Dec 17 and also apply to SIBM-B in the SNAP Form
 
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