CAT Cut-offs for Top B-Schools & Direct MBA Admission

Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 was conducted on November 26. The single day test was of moderate difficulty level but much to the surprise of test takers, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning section was the toughest. Another pleasant surprise for the candidates was that the much dreaded Quantitative Ability section turned out to be the easiest. Even if the much awaited MBA entrance exam is over, the journey to reach your destination, one of the top B-schools, is not over yet. CAT takers need to focus on the next steps for a successful MBA admission. Now the candidates have to check if they clear the cut-off and get through the further rounds of selection. In this article we present CAT Cut-offs for Top B-Schools & Direct MBA Admission.

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The most relevant question at this stage of an MBA aspirant’s life is: From which colleges can I get an interview call? While we tried answering these questions individually, however soon realised that since the questions are common, it will be easier for us to post an article giving the required information, hence this post is giving the estimated cut-offs of various MBA institutes. Most of the cut-offs given in the table below are estimated based on information collected from students and other informal sources and hence these should be taken as indicative and not sacrosanct. The expected CAT/XAT score is a little less than the cut-offs given in this table.

Finally, in addition to CAT/XAT scores, some of these institutes take CMAT, MAT and ATMA scores also hence you should apply on the basis of your best score out of the tests that you have taken, please refer to the admission page of the institute for this information.

Direct MBA Admission

With a viewpoint to make sure that our fellow students are updated with the expected Cut-offs of Top Colleges, find below a list of Expected Cut-offs of CAT and XAT

Colleges & ProgrammesCategory wise CAT Cut-offsXAT Cut-offs
IIT Mumbai** Direct MBA Admission **97948543
JBIMS** Direct MBA Admission **99
FMS** Direct MBA Admission **98857754
IIT Delhi** Direct MBA Admission **98938773
IIT Kharagpur** Direct MBA Admission **97918375
NITIE** Direct MBA Admission **97756565
IIT Madras** Direct MBA Admission **96908274
IIT Roorkee** Direct MBA Admission **96908274
MDI** Direct MBA Admission **94
IIT Kanpur** Direct MBA Admission **96898173
S.P. JAIN** Direct MBA Admission **9595
MDI (HR)** Direct MBA Admission **91
MDI (IB)** Direct MBA Admission **91
XIMB** Direct MBA Admission **9292
IMI** Direct MBA Admission **90
MHROD** Direct MBA Admission **90857570
MIB** Direct MBA Admission **90857570
IMT Ghaziabad** Direct MBA Admission **9090
MFC** Direct MBA Admission **90857570
XIMB (HR)** Direct MBA Admission **8787
Great Lakes** Direct MBA Admission **8585
K.J. Somaiya** Direct MBA Admission **85
IMI (B&I)82
UBS Chandigarh80757065
BIM- Trichy80757063
K.J. Somaiya (PGDM-IB)80
K.J. Somaiya (PGDM-FS)78
Welingkar (PGDM-Ebiz)7580
K.J. Somaiya (PGDM-Comm)75
K.J. Somaiya (PGDM-RM)75
IMT Nagpur7085
IISWBM, Kolkata7075
SDMIMD, Mysore70
Welingkar (PGDM-Business Design)7070
Welingkar (PGDM-Retail Management)7070
Welingkar (PGDM-Rural Management)7075
IIFM (Bhopal)70
IMT Hyderabad7070
Welingkar (PGDM-Healthcare)7070
GIM (PGDM- Healthcare)70

Now a big question is:

What after CAT 2017?

  • Apply to B-schools based on your expected percentile:

After taking CAT, you must have got an idea about the expected percentile. The answer to what after CAT also includes applying to B-schools based on your expected CAT cut-off. Apart from the 20 IIMs where the application takes place by default along with CAT, you have to apply separately for the other CAT participating institutes. There are over 100 B-schools which accept the scores of CAT for the admission to their two year full time management programmes apart from IIMs. The cut-off of the B-schools ranges from 50 to over 90 percentile. Based on the institute cut-offs and your expected percentile, apply within the deadline stated by the B-schools.

  • Prepare for WAT/PI rounds:

After taking CAT, it is time to buck up with a strategy to crack the WAT and GD-PI. After taking the exams, shift your focus on the preparation of your soft skills in order to ace these rounds of the final selection. Clarity in your thought process is the key factor in cracking these rounds.

Different B-schools allot varying weightage to these rounds. While some management schools have all three rounds, some conduct just one round as a part of their admission criteria. As far as IIMs are concerned, they conduct WAT and PI rounds.

Also Read:

  • MBA Entrance Exams & Management Quota in Top MBA Colleges
  • Top MBA Colleges: MBA Admissions through Management Quota
  • How to Get MBA Admission in SIBM Pune under Management Quota
  • MBA Admission SNAP Cut-offs for SIBM Pune in Management Quota

So now it is the only appropriate time to take correct decision so that you can have a great future ahead. Get in touch with our Career Guidance Experts for Direct MBA Admission, by booking an appointment at our offices in Bangalore, Pune and Delhi. Contact us at Engineeringenquiry Career Solution Mr. Rahul Rathor   09035924718 , 08880893336 or email us at and we will get in touch with you within 48 hours.

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