CAT 2021 Admissions - Top B-schools accepting 90+ CAT percentile for admission

Those who score 90 percentile and above in CAT result and crack the Group Discussion (GD), Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) round, can certainly get a seat in a top B-School. Get the complete list of MBA colleges that accept 90+ percentile CAT score here.

Created On: Jan 4, 2021 13:19 IST
Modified On: Oct 22, 2021 17:04 IST
Top B-schools accepting 90+ percentile CAT Score
Top B-schools accepting 90+ percentile CAT Score

Top B-schools accepting 90+ CAT percentile: Common Admission Test (CAT Exam) is a computer-based MBA entrance test for admissions into the IIMs and several other prestigious B-Schools in the country. As per updates, around 2.31 lakh students have registered for CAT Exam 2021. After the CAT results, aspirants need to finalise the MBA College for admissions. To get admission into any IIMs or other top MBA colleges in India, the minimum CAT cut off is 90 percentile. So if you have secured 90+ CAT percentile and are wondering which B-school will accept for MBA admissions, then check out the complete list here of top B-schools accepting 90+ CAT percentile for admission. 

90+ percentile doesn’t guarantee IIM Admissions

While many aspirants believe that scoring 90+ percentile can help them bag a seat in any of the top B-schools including the 20 IIMs, the story might be a little different here. Different B-schools follow different admission policies and selection guidelines for MBA admissions, in which CAT score is only one of the factors. Academic Diversity, Gender Diversity, Academic Background, Work Experience and many other factors come into the picture during the selection process.

Also Read: Top B-schools accepting 80+ CAT percentile for admission

Also, all the candidates securing 90+ percentile in CAT may receive calls from several B-schools for admissions, but it is also important to understand which B-school is the right choice for you. There are many other top B-schools apart IIMs that can prove to be ideal for you. For instance, FMS might be an ideal choice for you, if you come from a financially weak background and are unwilling to take the burden of an education loan.

Therefore, merely waiting for a call from an IIM after scoring 90+ percentile might not be the ideal choice. It is better to go through the below-given list, understand the admission eligibility and selection criteria and also prioritize your requirements beforehand.

Also Read: CAT 2019 Topper Interview: Rahul Manglik (99.99 percentile)

B-schools accepting 98+ percentile CAT Score

If you have managed to secure 98+ percentile, then you can be certain of a call from any of the top B-schools including the IIMs. With the top percentile in the bag, you can stake a claim to a seat in your dream B-school including IIM Bangalore, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Calcutta, Kozhikode, Indore and Shillong. If you are not looking at IIMs, you can also apply to FMS Delhi and DMS IIT Delhi B-schools for MBA admissions. Other B-schools that are within your reach with 98+ percentile would be:

Top B-Schools

Cutoff Percentile (Approx)

IIM Ahmedabad

99+

IIM Bangalore

99+

IIM Calcutta

99+

IIM Lucknow

99+

IIM Indore

98+

DMS, IIT Delhi

98+

SJMSOM, IIT Bombay

98+

FMS, University of Delhi

98+

B-schools accepting 95 to 98 percentile CAT score

For CAT aspirants who have secured between 98 to 95 percentile, there are many B-schools available, including the new IIMs. In addition, there are many other Tier 1 B-schools that you can apply to for admission. The key among them include:

Top B-Schools

Cutoff Percentile

(Approx)

IIM Kozhikode

95+

IIM Shillong

95+

IIM Ranchi

95+

IIM Rohtak

95+

IIM Raipur

95+

IIM Trichy

95+

IIM Kashipur

95+

IIM Udaipur

95+

IIM Bodh Gaya

95+

NITIE Mumbai

97+

MDI Gurgaon

96+

VGSoM, IIT Kharagpur

95+

DoMS, IIT Madras

95+

IMT Ghaziabad

96+

The B-schools that accept 98 to 95 percentile scores are also known for giving due importance to the academic background as well as the work experience of the candidate in the selection process. Additionally, candidates will surely have to go through further screening rounds i.e. GD-PI and WAT as part of the selection process.

Also Read: CAT 2019 Toppers Interview: Nitesh Panigrahi (99.55 percentile)

B-schools accepting 90 to 95 percentile CAT Score

Scoring between the 90 to 95 percentile in the CAT 2020 exam would be the most tricky for the candidates. As these candidates will not get a call from any of the top IIMs, they will have to target Tier 1 and Tier 2 B-schools for MBA admissions. It is not that there is any dearth of MBA colleges that will accept candidates with a percentile between 90 to 95, but instead, candidates have a very wide range of choices in this percentile range as a number of renowned private B-schools also accept candidates with this percentile range. The list of B-schools that accept 90 to 95 percentile CAT scores is given below:

Top B-Schools

Cutoff Percentile

(Approx)

IIM Nagpur

90+

IIM Visakhapatnam

90+

IIM Sirmaur

90+

IIM Sambalpur

90+

IIM Amritsar

90+

IIM Jammu

90+

Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar

93+

Goa Institute of Management, Goa

92+

DIME, IIT Kanpur

92+

DoMS, IIT Roorkee

90+

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

90+

IISWBM Kolkata

90+

BIM Trichy

90+

For more details about the B-schools accepting different CAT percentiles and to get details about the MBA admission and selection criteria of top B-schools, stay tuned to the MBA section of Jagranjosh.com at www.jagranjosh.com/mba.

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