CAT 2016: Cut offs for Admissions to IIMs, FMS Delhi, MDI, SPJIMR, IMI, IMT Ghaziabad; good chances with 85-95 percentile

Thursday, December 01 2016, 02:10 AM
CAT 2016 exam on December 4 is the mandatory qualifying entrance exam for MBA/PGDM course 2017-19 not only for all the 20 IIMs but also for hundreds of other top B-schools
The basic difference that lies in the admission criteria of the top B-schools is their actual cut off and threshold qualifying scores in CAT 2016

CAT 2016 exam on December 4 is the mandatory qualifying entrance exam for MBA/PGDM course 2017-19 not only for all the 20 IIMs but also for hundreds of other top B-schools in the country and prominent among them are FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai, IMI New Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad, BIMTECH Greater Noida, NITIE Mumbai, TAPMI Manipal, JBIMS Mumbai, K J Somaiya Mumbai, MICA Ahmedabad, XIM Bhubaneshwar, Great Lakes Chennai, LIBA Chennai, GIM Goa, LBSIM New Delhi among others.

The basic difference that lies in the admission criteria of the top B-schools is their actual cut-off and threshold qualifying scores in CAT 2016 at the 1st stage shortlisting. Although the qualifying CAT 2016 scores as announced by top IIMs like IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM  Lucknow, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Indore, FMS Delhi are not very high but the actual CAT 2016 score cut offs in these B-schools could go much higher in CAT 2016 at the 1st stage shortlisting.

You cannot expect to be shortlisted by IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow at the same percentile score in CAT 2016 as applied for IIM Nagpur, IIM Visakhapatnam, IIM Bodhgaya, IIM Sirmaur or IIM Jammu although the Admission notification for these IIMs has same qualifying CAT 2016 percentile in the shortlisting process and in certain cases the top rated oldest IIMs require even lower CAT 2016 percentile to qualify for 1st stage shortlisting than the new IIMs who are yet to prove their mettle in the management education arena.

IIMs need high percentile in each section of CAT 2016
You need to understand the complex shortlisting criteria and CAT score parameters prescribed by IIMs, FMS Delhi and other top B-schools to determine what else you need along with the high CAT 2016 scores to get shortlisted by the desired B-school.

In fact only a high score in CAT 2016 may not be taken as granted to cover all the essentials for admission in IIMs, FMS Delhi in 2017. Along with high overall percentile you must qualify as per the prescribed score of IIMs, in each of the 3 sections in CAT 2016. If you have done it, your score of 90 or 99 could be an asset for you else it is of no use.

Score range: 95-100 percentile for IIM-A,B,C,L,K,FMS, MDI
You can be shortlisted by following top B-schools including IIMs, FMS, MDI if you score above 90 percentile in CAT 2016 and to be more precise between 95 to 100 percentile.

Expected CAT 2016 score cut off at IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, FMS Delhi may go much higher than announced as the qualifying percentile by these top B-schools. Let us understand how much you will need for each of them-

B-school

Sectional qualifying CAT 2016 percentile

Overall qualifying CAT 2016 percentile

Expected Actual CAT 2016 overall cut off

IIM Ahmedabad

70

80

99

IIM Bangalore

VARC-85
DILR;QA-80

90

98.2

IIM Calcutta

80

90

99.6

IIM Lucknow

85

90

97.5

IIM Kozhikode

80

90

95.5

IIM Indore

80

90

91

IIM Shillong

70

NA

90

FMS Delhi

Weightage to sectional scores
VARC-40% wt
DILR- 30% wt
QA- 30% wt

Although no qualifying percentile announced, high score of 97+ is needed in CAT 2016

99.3

MDI Gurgaon

-

90+

95

Score range: 90 to 95 Percentile for new IIMs, SPJIMR, IMI, IMT
Following score in CAT 2016 exam will be needed to get shortlisted by 6 comparatively new IIMs and other top B-schools in non-IIM category

B-school

Sectional qualifying CAT 2016 percentile

Overall qualifying CAT 2016 percentile

Expected Actual CAT 2016 overall cut off

IIM Kashipur

80

90

96

IIM Raipur

80

90

93

IIM Ranchi

80

90

93

IIM Rohtak

80

85

92

IIM Tiruchirappalli

80

90

96

IIM Udaipur

80

90

92

SPJIMR Mumbai

70-75 (May be relaxed based on profile)

80

85

IMI New Delhi

Not announced but needs good performance in each section

Should apply with 85+ percentile

93

IMT Ghaziabad

NA

Should apply if expects 80+ percentile

90

Score range: 85-90 percentile: Newest IIMs, TAPMI, GIM, Great Lakes

B-school

Sectional qualifying CAT 2016 percentile

Overall qualifying CAT 2016 percentile

Expected Actual CAT 2016 overall cut off

IIM Amritsar

70

95.6 (May slash)

90 

IIM Bodhgaya

80

90

90

IIM Jammu

75

80

85

IIM Nagpur

80

90

90

IIM Sambalpur

80

90

90

IIM Sirmaur

75

80

85

IIM Visakhapatnam

85 VRC; 80 DILR & QA

90

90

TAPMI Manipal

Good performance needed

No qualifying percentile

80

GIM Goa

Good performance needed

Should apply with 80+ percentile

85+

Great Lakes, Chennai

Good performance needed

Should apply if expects 80+ percentile

85

K J Somaiya, Mumbai

Good performance needed

Should apply if expects 80+ percentile

88

LBSIM, New Delhi

Good performance needed

Should apply if expects 80+ percentile

88

Last date to apply closing
Top 5 B-schools in Non-IIM category and accepting CAT 2016 scores for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes have either closed their admission application process or are about to close in a few days.

While the last date to apply in FMS Delhi is over, other top B-schools like MDI Gurgaon, IMI New Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad, SPJIMR Mumbai will be closing it very shortly say tomorrow on in the coming week. http://www.mbauniverse.com/article/id/9933/CAT-2016;    http://www.mbauniverse.com/article/id/9937/CAT-2016

Apart from your CAT 2016 scores, these B-schools will need number of other things in you before offering admission to their flagship MBA/PGDM 2017-19 batch. Understand the complex shortlisting criteria and CAT 2016 score parameters prescribed by these top B-schools to determine what else you need along with the high CAT 2016 scores to get shortlisted by the desired B-school.

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