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Updated on
December 21, 2023

CAT 2023 Cut Off for IIMs & Top MBA Colleges for Admission 2024: Check Overall & Sectional cut offs

 

With CAT 2023 exam result released on December 21, 2023, speculations on CAT cut offs for MBA admission 2024 in IIMs, FMS, IIFT, MDI, SPJIMR are high and are making rounds among the CAT aspirants. This year CAT cut offs have been lowered by many IIMs and the weightage for CAT score is also changed by some of the IIMs. Check below Top IIMs officially announced cut offs for admission 2024

 

Top IIMs Official CAT Cut offs

CAT Cutoff for IIM
CAT 2023 Cut off percentile (As per IIMs Admission Policy)
80
85
85
90
90
85
90
92
90

These are Minimum cut offs, Actual cut off may go much higher

 

You can calculate and anticipate your MBA admission prospects based on the following:

  • Your nearest CAT percentile with the help of MBAUniverse.com CAT Percentile Predictor and your CAT score card
  • Your Shortlisting Chances for admission 2024 based on Expected CAT cut offs in IIMs and other top B-schools as detailed below

Minimum CAT 2023 Cut offs Released by IIMs Remain Low
IIMs also release their minimum CAT cutoff required for shortlisting much before the CAT result is declared. Although, it is a threshold sectional and overall cut off, it gives a fair idea of minimum CAT sectional and overall percentile required before considering a candidate for next round of admission.


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During the past few years IIMs have reduced their cut off and have brought it down to 80 to 90 percentile. For example, IIM Ahmedabad CAT cutoff is only 80 percentile while IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, IIM Kozhikode CAT cutoff is 85 percentile. 

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Actual CAT Cut offs Remain High
As against the official minimum CAT offs released by IIMs, the actual IIM CAT cutoff is much higher and goes beyond 95 to 98 percentile in shortlisting for PI round. The CAT Cut Off for Top MBA Colleges (Non-IIM) like SPJIMR, MDI, FMS, IITs and this year for IIFT also, is announced by the respective B-school.

 

CAT 2023 exam date is November 26, 2023 and the exam will be held in 3 slots. CAT 2023 exam result will be released in the first week of January 2024.   Based on the previous trends, shared below are the expected official and actual IIM CAT cutoff and CAT Cut Off for Top MBA Colleges (Non-IIM) for shortlisting for PI round.  This article by MBAUniverse.com experts will help you find out CAT cut off for following top B-schools. Check Table of Contents below:

Table of Contents

  1. CAT Cut Offs: Key Highlights  
  2. Top IIM CAT 2023 Cut Offs for Admission 2024
  3. CAT Cut Offs in top MBA colleges (Non-IIM)
  4. CAT Cut offs 2023: Difference in Admission Policy and Actual Application

1. CAT Cut Offs: Key Highlights

Read below what is the cut off for CAT, why it is required, what are the CAT cut offs key highlights:

What is the Cut off for CAT:

CAT cutoff is basic and first step to consider you for admission process. IIMs and other B-schools announce CAT cut offs as the first criterion to consider a candidate for shortlisting. For example, if an IIM announces CAT cutoff at 85 percentile, it is not necessary that it will shortlist you at that score, but you will at least be considered for shortlisting at that overall and sectional CAT cutoff by the respective IIM.

IIMs CAT Cut offs Released Before CAT Result:

All the 21 IIMs release CAT cutoff for MBA admission much before CAT result date. For MBA admission 2024, no change in IIM CAT Cutoff has been announced

CAT cut offs in top MBA colleges (Non-IIM):

Apart from IIMs, CAT cut offs in top MBA colleges (Non-IIM) category in India like FMS, SPJIMR, MDI, IMT, IMI and others accepting CAT for MBA admission 2024 will also be announced soon

Calculation Process of CAT Cutoff:

The CAT cut off and calculation of percentile process has been revised by IIMs as under:

  • All percentile scores greater than or equal to 99.995 are rounded off to 100
  • All percentile scores greater than or equal to 99.985 but strictly less than 99.995 are rounded off to 99.99 and so on

Making Use of CAT Cutoff:

After the CAT cutoff is announced and CAT result is out, you can match 

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MBA Colleges Cut off with your CAT Scores and Percentile for admission 2024. Please note that the CAT 2023 Cut Offs, shared below are prepared by MBAUniverse.com Experts after consultation with all IIMs and Top B-schools. So read carefully, and make the best use of your expected CAT Score. 

2. Top IIM CAT 2023 Cut Offs for Admission 2024

IIMs have announced CAT cutoff 2023 for shortlisting. So, what was the CAT Previous Year Cut Off of Top IIMs? In fact IIMs have not changed the CAT cutoff 2023 and the Minimum expected CAT Cutoff for IIM to shortlist the candidates for final selection round is given below.

21 IIMs: Expected CAT Cutoff for IIM
CAT 2023 Cut off percentile (Minimum criteria)
IIM Ahmedabad CAT Cutoff
80
85
85
IIM Lucknow CAT Cutoff
90
IIM Indore CAT Cutoff
90
85
IIM Mumbai CAT Cutoff
90
92
90

Expected CAT Cutoff for IIM, Final CAT Cut off 2023 (Expected) will be released after shortlisting

2.1 CAT Cut Offs 2023 for New IIMs for Admission 2024

CAT 2023 cut offs for admission 2024 in new IIMs as announced is higher. However, the expected CAT cut offs 2024 in new IIMs may not go as high as in top IIMs.

New & Baby IIMs
IIM CAT 2023 cut off percentile
IIM Raipur
92
IIM Ranchi
92
92
IIM Rohtak
92
IIM Tiruchirappalli
92
IIM Udaipur
92
IIM Nagpur
85
IIM Visakhapatnam
85
IIM Amritsar
85
IIM Bodhgaya
85 (For CAP round 92%ile)
IIM Jammu      
80-85 (For CAP round 92 %ile)
IIM Sirmaur
80-85 (For CAP round 92%ile)
IIM Sambalpur
80-85 (For CAP Round 92%ile)

Expected CAT Cutoff for IIM, Final CAT Cut off 2023 (Expected) will be released after shortlisting

2.2 Factors Determining CAT Cut off for IIM

Apart from CAT 2023 score, there are various other factors determining CAT cut off for IIM as below

  • Academic Profile: Candidates who have excellent academic performance in class 10, 12, graduation will be given additional weightage of 5 to 15 percent
  • Academic Diversity: The Non-Engineer candidates coming from Humanities, Arts, Commerce, Science etc. streams will get weightage in the range of 5 to 10 percent
  • Gender Diversity: Female candidates get additional weightage in the range of 3 to 5 percent
  • Work Experience: Qualitative work experience after graduation of 2 to 3 years will get additional weightage of 5 to 10 percent in shortlisting and final selection in IIMs

2.3 Category wise CAT cutoff 2023 in IIMs

IIMs will award category wise CAT 2023 cutoff in shortlisting process as below

Category
Overall CAT cut off for IIM
Sectional CAT cutoff for IIM
CAT Cut off for IIM for General
85-90
70-80
CAT Cut off for IIM for EWS
80-85
65-75
CAT Cut off for IIM for OBC
80-85
65-75
CAT Cut off for IIM for SC
65-70
55-60
CAT Cut off for IIM for ST
55-60
50-55

3. CAT Cut Offs in top MBA colleges (Non-IIM)

List of Top B-Schools Accepting CAT Scores and Cutoffs in non-IIM category consists of more than 100 institutes. We share below the CAT cut off for top MBA colleges (Non-IIM) in India in the different percentile range for admission 2024.   

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3.1 Top MBA College CAT Cut off 2023: CAT 90 Percentile & Above

Below are the top B-School CAT Cutoffs 2023 for admission 2024. The CAT cut offs in these MBA colleges are 90+ percentile

MBA College
MBA Fee (Rs. in Lakhs)
Average salary in Placement  (Rs. in Lakhs)
Admission 2024 Status
Rs. 1.92 lakhs
Rs.34.10 LPA
Opening soon
Rs.20.42 lakhs
Rs.33.02 LPA
Closed
Rs.24.17 lakhs
Rs.27.67 LPA
Closed
Rs.21.77 lakhs
Rs.29.10 LPA
Opening Soon
Rs.20.19 lakhs
Rs.17.01 LPA
Open | Apply Now
Rs.19.53 lakhs
Rs.17.35 LPA
Open | Apply Now
Rs.11.20 lakhs
Rs.25.82 LPA
Will Open in January 2024
Rs.14.08 lakhs
Rs.28.88 LPA
Will Open in January 2024

3.2 Top MBA Colleges CAT Cutoff 2023: CAT 80 Percentile & Above

Below are the top B-School CAT Cutoffs for admission 2023. The CAT cut offs in these MBA colleges is 80+ percentile

B-School
Programme Fee (Rs.in Lakhs)
Average Placement (Rs.in lakhs)
Admission 2024 Status
MICA Ahmedabad
Rs.21.00 lakhs
Rs.20.09 LPA
Open | Apply Now
IIM Mumbai (Erstwhile NITIE)
Rs.14.06 lakhs
Rs.19.95 LPA
Opening Soon
Xavier University Bhubaneswar
Rs.21.30 lakhs
Rs.20.03 LPA
Open | Apply Now
Great Lakes Chennai
Rs.17.15 lakhs
Rs.14.50 LPA
Open | Apply Now
TAPMI Manipal
Rs.16.50 lakhs
Rs.14.60 LPA
Open | Apply Now
IIM Kashipur
Rs.17.30 lakhs
Rs.18.11 LPA
Open | Apply Now
GIM Goa
Rs.18.31 lakhs
Rs.14.87 LPA
Open | Apply Now
FORE School of Management New Delhi
Rs.18.27 lakhs
Rs.14.50 LPA
Open | Apply Now
BIM Tiruchirappalli
Rs.16.50 lakhs
Rs.11.90 LPA
Open | Apply Now
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Mumbai
Rs.19.95 lakhs
Rs.12.23 LPA
Open | Apply Now
LBSIM New Delhi
Rs.13.90 lakhs
Rs.11.30 LPA
Open | Apply Now
Welingkar Mumbai
Rs.13.0 lakhs
Rs.12.25 LPA
Open | Apply Now
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani
Rs.11.10 lakhs
Rs. 9.00 LPA
Open |
SDA Bocconi Asia Center
Rs.18.60 lakhs
Rs.14.30 LPA
Open | Apply Now

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3.3 CAT Cut off 2023 For MBA Colleges: CAT 70 Percentile & Above

Following are some of the best MBA colleges with CAT Cut offs in percentile range of 70 and above:

B-School
Programme Fee (Rs.in Lakhs)
Average Placement (Rs.in lakhs)
Admission 2023 Status
Great Lakes Institute of Management Gurgaon
Rs.15.75 lakhs
Rs.11.60 LPA
Open | Apply Now
IFMR Graduate School of Business at KREA University
Rs.14.56 lakhs
Rs.13.50 LPA
Open | Apply Now
Woxsen University
Rs, 19.90 lakhs
Rs.9.09 LPA
Open | Apply Now
BIMTECH Greater Noida
Rs.13.00 lakhs
Rs.11.00 LPA
Open | Apply Now
SOIL Institute of Management
Rs.12.90 lakhs
Rs.10.00 LPA
Open | Apply Now
XIME Bangalore
Rs.11.50 lakhs
Rs. 9.09 LPA
Open | Apply Now
CIMP Patna
Rs. 7.65 lakhs
Rs. 7.00 LPA
Open | Apply Now
JAGSOM Bangalore
Rs.14.90 lakhs
Rs.10.58 LPA
Open | Apply Now
MDI Murshidabad
Rs.13.18 lakhs
Rs.12.67 LPA
Open | Apply Now
Alliance School of Business - Alliance University
Rs. 15.00 lakhs
Rs. 8.50 LPA
Open | Apply Now
Rajagiri Business School
Rs. 7.36 lakhs
Rs. 8.00 LPA
Opening soon
Institute of Management Technology Nagpur
Rs.14.50 lakhs
Rs.10.00 LPA
Open | Apply Now
BIIB Pune
Rs.10.70 lakhs
Rs. 8.25 LPA
Open | Apply Now
Indus Business Academy - IBA Bangalore
Rs.  9.78 lakhs
Rs. 7.80 LPA
Open | Apply Now
KIIT School of Management  Bhubaneswar
Rs.14.90 lakhs
Rs. 8.80 LPA
Open | Apply Now
IBS Hyderabad: ICFAI Business School
Rs.16.02 lakhs
Rs.10.42 LPA
Open | Apply Now
SIES College of Management Studies and SIES School of Business Studies , Navi Mumbai
Rs. 9.00 lakhs
Rs.  8.70 LPA
Open | Apply Now
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida
Rs.13.50 lakhs
Rs.12.34 LPA
Open | Apply Now
IMI Bhubaneswar
Rs.12.99 lakhs
Rs.11.30 LPA
Open | Apply Now
VIT Business School (VIT) Vellore
Rs.  7.02 lakhs
Rs.  8.14 LPA
Open | Apply Now
Amrita School of Business Coimbatore
Rs.12.86 lakhs
Rs. 6.72 LPA
Open | Apply Now
Prestige University
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Open | Apply Now
JIMS Rohini Delhi Rs. 9.25 Lakhs Rs. 8.10 LPA Open | Apply Now
SJIM Bangalore Rs. 9.30 Lakhs Rs. 9.00 LPA Open |  Apply Now

3.4 CAT Cut off 2023 For MBA Colleges: CAT 60 Percentile & Above

Following are some of the best MBA colleges with CAT Cut offs in percentile range of 60 and above:

B-School
Cat Cut off
Admission Status
Manav Rachna Faridabad
60-70
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New Delhi Institute of Management - NDIM New Delhi
60-70
Open | Apply Now
Institute of Management Technology, Hyderabad
60-70
Open | Apply Now
Chetana’s Institute of Management and Research - CIMR Mumbai
60-70
Opening soon
Jaipuria Institute of Management Noida
60-70
Open | Apply Now
NTPC School of Business - NSB Noida
60-70
Open | Apply Now
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management - VJIM Hyderabad
60-70
Opening soon
Birla Global University, Bhubaneswar
60-70
Opening soon
Jaipuria Jaipur: Jaipuria Institute of Management
60-70
Open | Apply Now
Dayananda Sagar Business School Bangalore
60-64
Open | Apply Now
Delhi School of Business
60-70
Open | Apply Now 
EDII Ahmedabad
60-70
Opening soon
IIMS Pune: International Institute of Management Studies
60-70
Opening soon
IPE Hyderabad: Institute of Public Enterprise
60-70
Open | Apply Now
MKES Institute of Management Studies and Research
60-70
Open | Apply Now

3.5 CAT Cut off For MBA Colleges:  CAT 50 Percentile & Above

Following are some of the best MBA colleges with CAT Cut offs in percentile range of 50 and above:

B-School
Cat Cut off
Admission 2024 Status
FIIB Delhi: Fortune Institute of International Business
50-60
Open | Apply Now
Jaypee Business School Noida
50-60
Opening soon
GBS Kolkata: Globsyn Business School, Kolkata
50-60
Opening soon
IMS Ghaziabad: Institute of Management Studies
50-60
Opening soon
Jaipuria Institute of Management (Jaipuria) Indore
50-60
Open | Apply Now
NSB Bangalore
50-60
Open | Apply Now
XIME Chennai: Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship
50-60
Open | Apply Now
XIME Kochi: Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship
50-60
Open | Apply Now
Jaipuria Ghaziabad
50-60
Open | Apply Now
RSB Chennai
50-60
Opening soon
GNIOT Institute of Management Studies
50-60
Open | Apply Now
Apeejay School of Management, Dwarka, New Delhi
50-60
Open | Apply Now
IES Management College And Research Centre, Mumbai
50-60
Opening soon
IMS Unison University Dehradun
50-60
Opening soon
ITM Navi Mumbai: ITM Group of Institutions
50-60
Opening soon
MET Mumbai
50-60
Opening soon
RV Institute of Management
50-60
Opening soon
SCMS Cochin: SCMS Cochin School of Business
50-60
Opening soon
AIMS School of Business, Bangalore
50-60
Open | Apply Now
RV University Bangalore
50-60
Open | Apply Now

4. CAT Cut offs 2023: Difference in Admission Policy and Actual Application

CAT Cut off 2023 for admission in IIMs and other top MBA Colleges carry two different aspects in their admission policy. For example, top 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 is a difference in MBA Colleges Cut Off 2024 as announced in their admission policy and CAT 2023 exam Cut Off Marks as actually applied by these B-schools at the time of shortlisting for final admission round.

 

CAT 2023 score cut offs in IIMs and other prominent MBA Colleges are announced by each of them for MBA admission 2024. Although, IIM Cut off 2024 for CAT percentile score 2023 as announced by the 21 IIMs including IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta among others, reflect the minimum CAT 2023 cut offs required category wise and to be considered for shortlisting, the actual CAT score cut off in all the IIMs may go much high

 

Similar is the case at FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai, IMI New Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad, MICA Ahmedabad, 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 2024 may go higher than their threshold CAT cut off requirement.

 

Admission to the flagship MBA/PGDM 2024-26 programmes in number of top MBA colleges is based on CAT 2023 score cut offs.  CAT 2023 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. 

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