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CAT 2018 Cut Offs: Get a call from IIMs with these expected cut-off scores

CAT 2018 Cut-Offs: Find out the Expected CAT cut-offs for Admission in IIMs this year. Get Institute-wise and category-wise breakup of CAT Cutoffs for MBA admissions.

Jan 5, 2019 10:47 IST
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CAT 2018 Cut-Offs
CAT 2018 Cut-Offs

CAT 2018 Cut-Offs: As per the official notification, the CAT 2018 Result has been declared on 05th January 2018 on the official website i.e. iimcat.ac.in. And after the result, the most important aspect which will seal the fate of nearly 2.42 lakhs aspirants will be CAT Cutoffs 2018. It is the deciding factor as to which aspirant will get a call from which IIM for admission. Candidate will be called for further screening process comprising of GD/PI/WAT rounds by top IIMs and other B-schools in India.

Therefore, in order to stay aware about the necessary MBA Admission formalities, CAT test-takers must understand the institute-wise and category-wise CAT 2018 Cutoffs. As of now, a few IIMs and even a few non-IIM B-schools have released the CAT 2018 cutoffs for the upcoming MBA admission season. Let’s find out the Expected CAT cut-offs for Admission in IIMs this year and also understand Institute-wise and category-wise breakup of CAT Cutoffs for MBA admissions. 

What are CAT Cutoffs ?

Before, we go onto find out the CAT 2018 Cutoffs announced by different IIMs and top MBA Colleges in India, it is also important to understand what are CAT Cutoffs and what role do they play in the screening or selection process at the IIMs. Simply put, CAT Cutoff is the minimum percentile that a test-taker must achieve in order to qualify / be selected for the next selection round.

Generally, top B-schools including all the IIMs announce the CAT 2018 Cutoffs before the CAT result is declared. For 2018, the CAT 2018 entrance exam is scheduled for 25th November and the Result is expected in the second week of January. As of now, around 10 IIMs out of the 20 have announced the CAT 2018 Cutoffs for MBA admissions. These include premier B-schools like IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Lucknow, IIM Bangalore and IIM Calcutta.

Also Check: CAT 2018 Result Declared: Download your Scorecard @ iimcat.ac.in

How are CAT Cutoffs Decided?

CAT Cutoffs depend on a number of different factors and different B-schools and IIMs have their own formula to arrive at the final Cutoff number for MBA admissions. Generally, B-schools take into considering the following factors while determining the CAT Exam Cutoffs:

  • Total Number of Test Takers
  • Total Number of Applicants
  • Difficulty Level of the Exam
  • Total Number of MBA seats Available
  • Repute / Ranking of the B-school

Also, many B-schools including the IIMs announce, not only the overall percentile cutoff for CAT Exam but also declare sectional Cutoffs for each of the three sections. Simply put, candidates have to qualify / score the minimum aggregate CAT percentile but also have to also qualify / score the minimum percentile in each of the sections to be eligible for further screening rounds.

CAT 2018 Expected Cut-offs

As per the trends of the previous year, the top tier B-schools including the top 8 IIMs have their CAT Cutoffs in the range of 99 to 95 percentile. For the second tier of B-schools, the cut off falls in the range of 70-80 percentile and for third tier it is in the range of 50-60 percentile. If we go by the expert predictions, then a score of 150 to 160 will be suffice to grab a seat in top IIMs.

Also Read: Indian Institute of Management Bangalore - Admission Process 2018

CAT Cut-offs – Important Dates

Below are the important dates related to CAT 2018 Cutoffs:

Event

Date

CAT 2018 Exam Date

25th November 2018

CAT 2018 Answer Key Release

1st Week of December 2018

CAT 2018 Result (Expected Date)

5th January 2019

CAT 2018 – Declaration of Shortlisted Candidates

4th Week of January 2019

Final Selection Rounds at IIMs

Feb – March 2019

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CAT Cut-offs for IIMs

The following are the CAT 2018 Cutoffs announced by the IIMs including premier B-schools like IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Lucknow, IIM Calcutta and IIM Bangalore. MBA aspirants can check the category-wise and section-wise CAT 2018 Cutoffs that are expected this year.

IIM Ahmedabad CAT Cutoff 2018

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

70

70

70

80

NC-OBC cum Transgender

65

65

65

75

SC

60

60

60

70

ST

50

50

50

60

PWD (General, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC)

60

60

60

70

IIM Calcutta CAT Cutoff 2018

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

≥80

≥80

≥80

≥90

NC-OBC

≥75

≥75

≥75

≥85

SC

≥65

≥65

≥65

≥70

ST

≥60

≥60

≥60

≥70

PWD/DA

≥60

≥60

≥60

≥70






IIM Lucknow CAT Cutoff 2018 - PGP Programme

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

85

85

85

90

NC-OBC

77

77

77

82

SC

55

55

55

70

ST

50

50

50

65

PWD/DA

50

50

50

65

IIM Lucknow CAT Cutoff 2018 - PGP Programme

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

85

NC-OBC

72

72

72

77

SC

55

55

55

65

ST

50

50

50

60

PWD/DA

50

50

50

60

IIM Lucknow CAT Cutoff 2018 - PGP-SM Programme

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

85

NC-OBC

72

72

72

77

SC

55

55

55

65

ST

50

50

50

60

PWD/DA

50

50

50

60

IIM Udaipur CAT Cutoff 2018

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

90

SC

50

50

50

60

ST

30

30

30

40

NC-OBC

60

60

60

78

DAP

30

30

30

40

IIM Visakhapatnam CAT Cutoff 2018

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

85

80

80

90

NC-OBC

75

70

70

80

SC

60

60

60

75

ST

50

50

50

55

DA

50

50

50

50

IIM Indore CAT Cutoff 2018

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

90

OBC (NC)

70

70

70

80

SC

55

55

55

60

ST

45

45

45

50

PWD

45

45

45

50

IIM Bangalore CAT cutoff 2018

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

85

80

80

90

NC-OBC

75

70

70

80

SC

70

65

65

75

ST

60

60

60

70

DA

50

50

50

60

IIM Kozhikode CAT Cutoff 2018

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

90

SC

50

50

50

65

ST

40

40

40

55

NC-OBC

70

70

70

80

PWD

40

40

40

55

IIM Ranchi CAT Cutoff 2018

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

95

NC-OBC

60

60

60

78

SC

50

50

50

60

ST

30

30

30

40

DA

30

30

30

40

IIM Nagpur CAT Cutoff 2018

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

72

72

72

90

NC-OBC

65

65

65

81

SC

50

50

50

65

ST

40

40

40

40

DAP

40

40

40

55

IIM Raipur CAT Cutoff 2018

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

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 Sirmaur CAT Cutoff 2018

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

95

SC

50

50

50

60

ST

30

30

30

40

NC-OBC

60

60

60

78

PWD

30

30

30

40

IIM Rohtak CAT Cutoff 2018

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

95

SC

50

50

50

60

ST

30

30

30

40

NC-OBC

60

60

60

78

PWD

30

30

30

40

CAT Cut-offs for non-IIM B-schools

Apart from IIMs, there are various other non-IIM Bschools also which accept CAT 2018 score for admission to MBA programmes and PGDM courses. These non-IIM B-schools also announce the CAT 2018 Cutoffs for MBA admission process. Let’s check out the expected CAT 2017 Cutoffs for top non-IIM B-schools.

Top non-IIM B-School

CAT 2018 Cutoff

Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras

95+ Percentile

DMS, IIT Delhi

98+ Percentile

Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi (FMS, DU)

98.20 Percentile

Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad

90+ Percentile

Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai

90+ Percentile

Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon

95+ Percentile

National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai

95+ Percentile

SJMSOM, IIT Bombay

99+ Percentile

SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai

85+ Percentile

T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal

85+ Percentile

Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB)

90+ Percentile

For more information of CAT 2018 Exams and CAT 2018 Admission Process for IIMs, please visit www.jagranjosh.com/mba.

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