IIM Cut Off for CAT 2018 for Admission 2019: IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, New IIMs & Baby IIMs cut off

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Friday, January 04 2019, 11:57 AM
CAT 2018 Exam results will be released on January 5, 2019. Are you searching for CAT 2018 Cut offs for IIMs and Sectional Cut off for IIMs so that you can compare with your actual CAT Scores? This article, based on latest actual data sourced from IIMs, has all the information you need. Interesting trend is that almost all IIMs are becoming more liberal and lowering their Cut offs. IIM Ahmedabad is leading this trend to improve the ‘diversity’ of batch!

CAT 2018 Exam was held on November 25, 2018 and results will be released on January 5, 2019. This article by MBAUniverse.com experts will help you find out CAT 2018 Cut offs for IIMs, Sectional Cut off for IIMs, and B-school CAT Cut Off, MBA Colleges Cut off 2018 that match your CAT Scores. These CAT 2018 Cut off (below) are based on latest actual data sourced from IIMs and respective B-schools so you have use it with confidence.

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While using our data below, keep in mind that there are two types of Cut Offs a) CAT 2018 Cut off Percentile: Minimum criteria by IIM and b) Average Batch CAT Percentile: Expected as per past trends. They are explained after the first table.

CAT 2018 Cut Offs for IIMs
Interesting news is that this year, IIM Ahmedabad has announced lowest CAT score cut off percentile among all the 20 IIMs as it requires only 70 sectional percentile in CAT 2018! This is being done to improve the ‘diversity’ of batch. Detailed table for all IIMs is below.

IIMs
CAT 2018 Cut off Percentile:
Minimum criteria by IIM
Average Batch CAT Percentile:
Expected as per past trends
80
98
90
99
90
98
90
97
90
92
90
94
90
93
90
95
IIM Shillong
92
92
IIM Kashipur
92
93
95
93
IIM Rohtak
94
94
90
90
IIM Nagpur
90
90
IIM Raipur
90
90
IIM Amritsar
90
90
IIM Bodhgaya
90
90
IIM Jammu
90
90
IIM Sambalpur
90
90
IIM Sirmaur
90
90

Source: Respective IIM Websites

What are ‘CAT 2018 Cut off Percentile: Minimum criteria by IIM’ and ‘Average Batch CAT Percentile: Expected as per past trends’.

‘CAT 2018 Cut off Percentile: Minimum criteria by IIM’ is the minimum eligibility requirement for your application to be considered by respective IIMs. If you don’t get this percentile, you don’t stand a chance. While ‘Average Batch CAT Percentile’ is calculated based on CAT scores of all the candidates who were admitted to respective IIMs. So there will be a few exceptional candidates who may be National Champion or Wiz-kids etc who will have got CAT marks slightly higher than minimum cut off, but a lot less than average, but most of the other candidates admitted will be closed to the ‘Average Batch CAT Percentile’.  

Sectional IIM CAT 2018 Cut off & Category wise cut off for Open Category, OBC Category, SC/ST Category
Getting into IIMs isn’t a cakewalk! In addition to clearing overall minimum CAT 2018 Cut offs, you must also clear the Sectional Cut off for respective IIMs. Cut off also differ by type of category that a candidate belongs to. CAT Cut off for IIMs for OBC differs significantly. Refer to table below for section wise and category wise analysis of top IIMs.

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Cut Off  
IIM Ahmedabad cutoff 2019 has been reduced for admission 2019-21. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2018 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2018 will be considered for all the subsequent stages.

Category
Percentile Rank in Verbal & Reading Comprehension (PVRC)
Percentile rank in Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (PDILR)
Percentile Rank in Quantitative Aptitude (PQA)
Overall Percentile Rank
General
70
70
70
80
NC-OBC cum transgender
65
65
65
75
SC
60
60
60
70
ST
50
50
50
60
PwD (All categories except ST)
60
60
60
70
PwD (ST)
50
50
50
60

Read detailed: IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2019: Eligibility, Criteria, Process, Cut-off, Fees

IIM Bangalore Admission Cut Off

  • IIM Bangalore Cutoff 2019 has been liberalised for admission 2019-21.
  • Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2018 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2018 will be considered for all the subsequent stages.
  • These are cut-offs used for preparing the first short-list
  • The actual CAT 2018 cut-offs for those who are called for interview could be much higher
  • Below are the minimum CAT 2018 cutoffs required for shortlisting.
  • No candidate in the respective category will be considered for the 1st  phase shortlisting and will be out of admission process at IIM Bangalore, in case  the following CAT cut offs are crossed.
Category
Section-1 VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 QUANT
CAT 2018 Overall percentile
General
85               
80              
 80            
90             
NC-OBC
75               
70              
70             
80             
SC
70               
65            
65             
75             
ST
60               
60              
60             
70           
PWD
50               
50              
50             
60             

Read detailed: IIM Bangalore Admission 2019: Eligibility, Criteria, Process, Cut-off, Fees

IIM Calcutta Admission Cut Off  
IIM Calcutta Cutoff 2019 has been liberalised for admission 2019-21. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2018 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2018 will be considered for all the subsequent stages.

Category
Section-1 VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 Quant
Overall CAT 2018 percentile
General (Open)
80
80
80
90
NC-OBC
75
75
75
85
SC
65
65
65
70
ST
60
60
60
70
PWD
60
60
60
70

Read detailed: IIM Calcutta Admission 2019: Eligibility, Criteria, Process, Cut-off, Fees

IIM Lucknow Admission Cut Off  
IIM Lucknow Cutoff 2019 has been liberalised for admission 2019-21. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2018 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2018 will be considered for all the subsequent stages.

PGP 2019-21
The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) is the flagship programme offered by IIM Lucknow. It is a 2 year, full time residential programme. The cut offs announced by IIM Lucknow to shortlist for the programme are:

Category
Section-1 VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 Quant
Overall
General
85
85
85
90
NC-OBC
77
77
77
82
SC
55
55
55
70
ST
50
50
50
65
PWD
50
50
50
65

Read detailed: IIM Lucknow Admission 2019: Eligibility, Criteria, Process, Cut-off, Fees

IIM Indore Admission Cut Off  
IIM Indore Cutoff 2019 has been liberalised for admission 2019-21. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2018 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2018 will be considered for all the subsequent stages.

Category
Section - 1 VARC
 Section-2 DILR
 Section-3 Quant
Overall CAT 2018 Percentile
General
80
80
 80
90
NC-OBC
70
70
70
80
SC
55
55
55
60
ST
45
45
45
50
PWD
45
45
45
50

Read detailed: IIM Indore Admission 2019: Eligibility, Criteria, Process, Cut-off, Fees

IIM Kozhikode Admission Cut Off  
IIM Kozhikode Cutoff 2019 clarify that the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2018 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2018 will be considered for all the subsequent stages.

Category
Section-1 VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 Quant
Overall
General
80
80
80
90
NC-OBC
70
70
70
80
SC
50
50
50
65
ST
40
40
40
55
DA
40
40
40
55

Read detailed: IIM Kozhikode Admission 2019: Eligibility, Criteria, Process, Cut-off, Fees; Many Changes Introduced

IIM Udaipur Admission Cut Off
IIM Udaipur Cutoff 2019 has been liberalised for admission 2019-21. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2018 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2018 will be considered for shortlisting for all the subsequent stages:

Category
Section-1  VARC
 Section-2 DILR
 Section-3 Quant
Overall CAT 2018 Percentile
General
80
80
 80
90
NC-OBC
60
60
60
78
SC
50
50
50
60
ST
30
30
30
40
DAP
30
30
30
40

Read detailed: IIM Udaipur Admission 2019: Eligibility, Criteria, Process, Cut-off, Fees

IIM Tiruchirappalli Admission Cut Off 
IIM Trichy Cutoff 2019 has been liberalised for admission 2019-21. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2018 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2018 will be considered for shortlisting.

The table below indicates the minimum performance expected from candidates to be shortlisted for the PI & WAT. However, achieving the cut-off percentile in CAT is a necessary but not sufficient condition for being shortlisted by IIM Trichy. The actual cut-off percentiles for the 2019-21 batch may be higher. IIM Tiruchirappalli will decide the number of candidates to be called for the PI & WAT for each category, depending on which the cut off percentiles can also change. 

Category
Section-1  VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 Quant
Overall CAT 2018 Percentile
General
80
80
 80
90
NC-OBC
72
72
72
81
SC
60
60
60
75
ST
50
50
50
65
DAP
50
50
50
65

Read detailed: IIM Tiruchirappalli Admission 2019: Eligibility, Criteria, Process, Cut-off, Fees

IIM Ranchi Admission Cut Off
IIM Ranchi Cutoff 2019 is higher than many other IIMs. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2018 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2018 will be considered for shortlisting for all the subsequent stages:

Category
 Section-1  VARC
 Section-2 DILR
 Section-3 Quant
Overall CAT 2018 Percentile
General
80
80
 80
95
NC-OBC
60
60
60
78
SC
50
50
50
60
ST
30
30
30
40
DAP
30
30
30
40

Read detailed: IIM Ranchi Admission 2019: Eligibility, Criteria, Process, Cut-off, Fees

IIM Visakhapatnam Admission Cut Off

  • IIM Visakhapatnam Cutoff 2019 has been liberalised for admission 2019-21.
  • Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2018 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2018 will be considered for all the subsequent stages.
  • These are cut-offs used for preparing the first short-list
  • The actual CAT 2018 cut-offs for those who are called for interview could be much higher

Below are the minimum CAT 2018 cutoffs required for shortlisting.

Category
Section-1 VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 QUANT
CAT 2018 Overall percentile
General
85               
80              
 80            
90             
NC-OBC
75               
70              
70             
80             
SC
60               
60            
60            
75             
ST
50               
50              
50             
55           
PWD
50               
50              
50             
60             

Read detailed: IIM Visakhapatnam Admission 2019: Eligibility, Criteria, Process, Cut-off, Fees

IIM Raipur Cut off: Overall & Sectional CAT Cut Offs

IIM Raipur CAT 2018 score Cut off has been liberalised for admission 2019. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2018 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2018 will be considered for shortlisting for all the subsequent stages:

Category
Section-1  VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 Quant
Overall CAT 2018 Percentile
General
80
80
 80
95
NC-OBC
60
60
60
78
SC
50
50
50
60
ST
30
30
30
40
DAP
30
30
30
40

Minimum CAT Cut off: Relaxation is Possible
Actual CAT 2018 sectional and overall score Cut-Off criteria shall be decided later in the meeting of Directors of participating IIMs to be held in January 2019. It is possible that actual cut off may go up or come down.

IIM Rohtak Cut Off: Overall & Sectional CAT Cut Offs
IIM Rohtak Cutoff 2019 has been liberalised for admission 2019. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2018 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2018 will be considered for shortlisting for all the subsequent stages:

Category
Section-1 VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 Quant
Overall CAT 2018 Percentile
General
80
80
 80
95
NC-OBC
60
60
60
78
SC
50
50
50
60
ST
30
30
30
40
DAP
30
30
30
40

IIM Shillong Cut Off: Overall & Sectional Cut Offs
All candidates who have opted for IIM Shillong PGP 2019-21 batch are eligible for consideration in Phase 1 shortlisting based on CAT 2018 percentile sectional cut offs. The minimum requirement of Sectional percentile for consideration in different categories of the candidates in CAT 2018 is as under:

Category
Section-1 VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 QUANT
Overall CAT 2018 Percentile
DA (D)
50
50
50
Not Prescribed
ST (T)
50
50
50
Not Prescribed
SC (C)
60
60
60
Not Prescribed
OTHERS (OT)
75
75
75
Not Prescribed

Please note that the actual percentile of a shortlisted candidate for GD & PI may be much higher than given above mentioned minimum values.  IIM Shillong will decide the overall cut off at the time of shortlisting. However, it is expected that it would go beyond 90 for the General category candidates.

IIM Kashipur Cut off: Overall & Sectional CAT Cut Offs
IIM Kashipur is yet to decide the overall and sectional Cut off 2019 for MBA admission 2019. It is expected that the CAT sectional and overall cut offs for admission 2019 will not be very high. However, IIM Kashipur has announced that the actual cut offs will be decided by the Directors of Common Admission Process (CAP) participating IIMs in the meeting to be held in January 2019. The candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2018 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2018 will be considered for shortlisting for all the subsequent stages:

Category
Section-1 VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 Quant
Overall CAT 2018 Percentile
General
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
NC-OBC
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
SC
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
ST
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
DAP
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD

*TBD – To Be Decided

IIM Nagpur Cut Off: Overall & Sectional CAT Cut Offs 

  • IIM Nagpur Cutoff 2019 has been liberalised for admission 2019.
  • Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2018 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2018 will be considered for all the subsequent stages.
  • These are cut-offs used for preparing the first short-list
  • The actual CAT 2018 cut-offs for those who are called for interview could be much higher

Below are the minimum CAT 2018 Sectional cut offs and Overall Cut offs required for shortlisting.

Category
Section-1 VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 QUANT
CAT 2018 Overall percentile
General
72               
72              
 72          
90             
NC-OBC
65               
65              
65             
81             
SC
50           
50            
50            
65             
ST
40               
40              
40             
40           
DAP (Horizontal Reservation across categories)
40               
40              
40             
55             

IIM Amritsar Cut Off:  Overall & Sectional CAT Cut Offs 

  • IIM Amritsar Cut off 2019 has been liberalised for admission 2019.
  • Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2018 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2018 will be considered for all the subsequent stages.
  • These are cut-offs used for preparing the first short-list
  • The actual CAT 2018 cut-offs for those who are called for interview could be much higher

Below are the minimum CAT 2018 Sectional cut offs and Overall Cut offs required for shortlisting.

Category
Section-1 VARC
Section-2 DILR 
Section-3 QUANT
CAT 2018 Overall percentile
General
80               
80              
 80         
90             
NC-OBC
55           
55              
55
75
SC
50  
50
50
55             
ST
30               
30              
30             
35           
PWD
30               
30              
30
35

IIM Bodhgaya Cut Off: Overall & Sectional CAT Cut Offs 
The cut-off percentile marks for eligibility to PA process in the three sections and the total CAT percentile for different categories of students are given below:

Category
Section-1 VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 QUANT
CAT 2018 Overall percentile
General
80               
80              
 80         
95             
NC-OBC
60           
60
60
78
SC
50  
50
50
60             
ST
30               
30              
30             
40           
DAP
30               
30              
30
40
 
IIM Bodh Gaya's Admission Committee will decide the number of candidates who would be called for PA process on the basis of criteria prepared for each category.

IIM Jammu Cut Off: Overall & Sectional CAT Cut Offs 
The cut-off percentile marks for eligibility to PA process in the three sections and the total CAT percentile for different categories of students are given below as decided in the Common Admission Process 2019:

Category
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Percentile
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile
Quantitative Ability Percentile
Overall Percentile
(VARCP)
(DILRP)
      (QAP)
(OP)
General
80
80
80
95
NC-OBC
60
60
60
78
SC
50
50
50
60
ST
30
30
30
40
DAP
30
30
30
40

IIM Jammu's Admission Committee will decide the number of candidates who would be called for PA process on the basis of criteria prepared for each category. However, if the actual number of short-listed candidates were found to be less (more) than the required number of candidates to be called for WAT & PI category-wise, then the overall as well as section-wise minimum score would be reduced (increased) to get the desired number of candidates.

IIM Sirmaur Cut Off: Overall & Sectional CAT Cut Offs 
IIM Sirmaur shall have the same shortlisting criteria as that of all other participating IIMs for CAP-2019. Accordingly, the shortlisting parameters shall constitute following sectional cut offs and overall cut offs:

Category
Section-1 VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 Quant
Overall CAT 2018 Percentile
General
80
80
 80
95
NC-OBC
60
60
60
78
SC
50
50
50
60
ST
30
30
30
40
DAP
30
30
30
40

Above mentioned are the minimum cut offs and do not imply entitlement. However, the cut off is subject to revision at any point of time depending upon the requirements. The sectional and overall cut off percentile may be lowered/relaxed, if the actual number of shortlisted candidates are found to be less than the required number of candidates to be called for WAT and PI in one or more categories. The relaxation, if any, in the cut-off criteria shall be to ensure sufficient number of candidates for each of the categories for the WAT and PI process. The participating IIMs/Admission Committee at IIM Sirmaur reserve the right to have a higher/lower cut-off than those mentioned above.

IIM Sambalpur Cut Off: Overall & Sectional CAT Cut offs
The cut-off percentile marks for eligibility to PA process in the three sections and the total CAT percentile for different categories of students are given below:

Category
Section-1 VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 Quant
Overall CAT 2018 Percentile
General
80
80
 80
90
NC-OBC
60
60
60
78
SC
50
50
50
60
ST
30
30
30
40
DAP
30
30
30
40

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