CAT Cut Off for IIMs & Top MBA Colleges

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Update on
October 19, 2019

CAT Results will be announced in the morning of January 7, 2020. Now that you will have your CAT 2019 Percentile with you, if you are searching for Cut Offs for IIMs and other top B-schools, you are at the right place.

 

This article by MBAUniverse.com experts will help you find out:

  • CAT 2019 Cut offs for IIMs, Top MBA colleges cut off in India like SPJIMR, MDI, IMT, IMI, XIMB, accepting CAT Cut Off
  • MBA Colleges Cut off 2019 that match your CAT Scores and Percentile
  • The CAT Cut off for admission 2020 (below) are based on latest actual data sourced from IIMs and respective B-schools so that you can use it with confidence as expected CAT cut offs.

Two Types of CAT Cut Offs
Before we move forward, please be aware that there are two types of B School cut offs:

  • a) ‘CAT 2019 Cut off Percentile: Minimum criteria by IIM’ and
  • b) ‘Average Batch CAT Percentile cut off’.

Know the Difference Types of CAT Cut Offs
The ‘CAT 2019 Cut off Percentile: Minimum criteria by IIM’ is the minimum eligibility MBA cut off requirement for your application to be considered by respective MBA Colleges. If you didn’t get this CAT cut off percentile, you don’t stand chance for phase-1 shortlisting nor for admission.

 

‘Average Batch CAT Percentile’ is actual CAT off percentile for Admission 2020. It is calculated based on CAT scores of all the candidates who were admitted to respective MBA colleges on the basis of CAT cut off.

 

So, there will be say 4-5 exceptional candidates (Olympian, National Champion, Wiz-kids etc) who get CAT marks slightly higher than minimum CAT cut off, but a lot less than average. However, most of the other candidates admitted in IIMs will be close to the ‘Average Batch CAT Percentile’cut off.

 

Expected CAT Cutoff for Top MBA Colleges
To help MBA aspirants searching for expected Cutoff for IIMs and Top MBA Colleges accepting CAT scores in all ranges of percentile, MBAUniverse.com has prepared a list of MBA colleges with their expected CAT score Cut Offs. Click on the College Name to get more information and to apply online. Please note this list includes IIMs and non-IIM MBA colleges with expected CAT cut off.

 

Let us take a look at IIM Cut Off 2019, Top MBA Colleges CAT cutoff, and CAT Cut Off 2019 for various colleges in different percentile range

 

Top B-schools Accepting CAT 2019 Scores with Cut offs

CAT 2019 Percentile
Institute
CAT 2019 Cut off Percentile:
Minimum criteria by IIM, B-schools
Average Batch CAT Percentile:
Expected as per past trends
CAT 2019 98%+
80
98
 
85
99
 
85
98
 
95
98
CAT 2019
95-98%
90
97
 
90
92
 
90
95
 
91
97
 
80
98
 
NA
97
CAT 2019
93-95%
 
 
 
 
85
90
 
90
94
 
95
94
 
90
92
 
90-95
93-94
 
NA
95
CAT 2019
90-93%
90-95
90
 
90
90+
 
90
89-90
 
90
92
 
DMS IIT CHENNAI
NA
95
CAT 2019
 85-90%
85
88+
 
80
85+
 
80
85+
 
80
85+
 
80
86
 
80
88
CAT 2019
 80-85%
80
85
 
80
84
 
80
85
CAT 2019
70-80%
 
 
 
 
70
80
 
70
75
 
NA
NA 
 
NA
70
 
NA
70 
 
70
75
 
70
70
 
70
75
 
70
74
 
60
69
 
55
60
 
60
65
 
65
69
 
65
65
 
60
65
 
65
69
 
65
68
 
55
60
 
55
60
 
60
65
 
60
65
 
60
60
 
60
69
 
65
69
 
65
69
 
65
69
 
65
69
 
60
60
 
60
65
 
55
60
 
60
65
 
60
65
 
60
65
 
60
65
 
60
60
 
60
60
 
60
65
 
65
68
 
60
60
 
60
60
 
60
60
 
60
60
 
60
68
 
60
60
 
60
65
 
60
60
 
65
69
 
60
65
 
55
60
 
60
65

Besides, there are good MBA colleges accepting CAT scores in the range of 50 to 60 percentile where fee structure is also not high and placement is also good. Such MBA colleges exist in all the prominent cities of India including Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Ahmedabad. 

 

CAT Cut offs: Difference in Admission Policy and Actual Application
CAT Cut off 2019 for IIMs and other top MBA Colleges carry two different aspects in their admission policy. For example, IIMs announce their admission policy with low CAT score cut off percentile requirement but the actual CAT score cut off percentile is much higher at the time of shortlisting. Therefore there will be a difference in MBA Colleges Cut Off 2019 as announced in their admission policy  and CAT 2019 Cut Off Marks as actually applied by these B-schools at the time of shortlisting for final admission round.

 

CAT 2019 score cut offs in IIMs and other prominent MBA Colleges have been announced for MBA admission 2020. Although, IIM Cut off 2019 for CAT percentile score as announced by the 20 IIMs including IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta among others, reflect the minimum CAT 2019 cut offs required to be considered for shortlisting, the actual CAT score cut off in all the IIMs may go much higher.

 

Similar is the case at FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai, IMI New Delhi, IRMA Anand, IMT Ghaziabad, XIM Bhubaneswar among other MBA colleges accepting CAT Score with cut off percentiles. The actual CAT Cut Off for top MBA Colleges for MBA admission 2020 may go higher than their threshold CAT cut off requirement.

 

Admission to the flagship MBA/PGDM 2020-22 programmes in number of top MBA colleges is based on CAT 2019 score cut offs.  CAT 2019 test takers searching for MBA admission while looking for the suitable MBA colleges where they can apply, should refer the above relevant information on how good the B-school is alongwith the idea of CAT score requirement for shortlisting.