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CAT 2018 Cut-Offs – Check Expected CAT Cutoffs for Admission to IIMs

Nov 14, 2018 19:28 IST
    CAT 2018 Cut-Offs
    CAT 2018 Cut-Offs

    CAT Cutoffs 2018 will be the determining factor which will seal the fate of nearly 2.42 lakh aspirants who have appeared for the CAT MBA entrance exam. As per the general trend, the CAT 2018 Result is expected to be announced in the first week of January 2018. After the declaration of CAT Result 2018, candidates will be called in for the further screening process for final admission to the IIMs and other top MBA colleges in India.

    In order to be prepared and ready to complete all the necessary MBA Admission formalities, MBA aspirants and 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 Read: Indian Institute of Management Bangalore - Admission Process 2018

    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.

    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)

    2nd Week of 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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