B-Schools For You Based on Your CAT Score

Every year Common Admission Test (CAT) is conducted by the IIMs to test the candidates on the basis of quantitative ability, data interpretation, verbal ability and logical reasoning score that would help them to select students for their business administration programs. Last year, Common Admission Test (CAT) was held on Nov 26 2017. The CAT 2017 results were eagerly awaited by 2.3 lakh candidates who took the test and was released on 8th January 2018.

Once results for CAT exam are out, dilemma regarding the choice of right management school among all the management aspirants is very common. As cut-off marks vary every year in various management colleges, and to make management aspirants aware, we bring you the clear picture about B Schools and their respective cut off marks.

Please refer the below table to know the CAT percentile that will get you into your desired B School:

Percentile Range

Colleges to expect call from

98-100 IIM- Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Indore, Kozhikode, FMS Delhi
95-98 IIM- Shillong, Ranchi, Raipur, Jamnalal Bajaj IMS Mumbai, IIT SJMSoM, IMT Ghaziabad, IIFT, NITIE, XIM, IIT Delhi, Great Lakes Chennai
90-95 TISS- Mumbai, IRMA Anand, Narsee Monjee Mumbai, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune, Symbiosis Centre for Management, LBS Institute for Management, UBS Chandigarh, BIM Trichy, IIT KGP VGSoM, DMS- DU, IMI- New Delhi,
MICA- Ahmedabad, KJ Somaiya IMR- Mumbai, Fore School of Management Delhi, IIT Kanpur, GIM-Goa
85-90 SP Jain- Mumbai, TA PAI Management Institute Manipal, IMT Ghaziabad, Institute of Management – NIRMA Univ Ahmedabad, IIT Madras DoMs, IIT Roorkee DMS, IMT Nagpur,
80-85 Sydenham IMR, Mumbai, IISWBM- Kolkata, Chetna Mumbai, Symbiosis Institute of Operation Management, IIFM – Bhopal, IIT Roorkee, Department of Commerce- DU, Delhi School of Economics- DU, LIBA- Chennai, Indus World School of Business, Praxis Business School- Kolkata, IMDR Pune, IFMR Chennai
75-80 Kirloskar Institute of Advance Mng Sciences- Harihar, IBS- Hyd, Bangalore, Gurgaon, FMS- Varanasi, FMS Goa, Shree Ram College of Commerce- New Delhi, BIMTECH- Noida
65-75 Welingkar, Amity School of Business, NL Dalmis, Alliance Business Academy, Jagan IMS, Christ College Bangalore, SDIMD- Mysore, UPES- Dehradun, ITM Navi Mumbai,
55-65 IILM Greater Noida, IBA Bangalore, ISBM Bhubaneshwar, Army Institute-Kolkata
45-55 XIME Bangalore, XISS Ranchi, Asia Pacific Institute of Management, EMPI Business School, BMA- Bangalore, DSPSR- Delhi, IBMT- Pune, Times Business School- Delhi, Kohinoor Business School, EMPI Business School, Skyline Business School- Delhi,
Below 45 SCMS Cochin, IISE Lucknow, Shobhit University, EIIML Kolkata, IILM- Gurgaon and Delhi

It should be noted that there are various other factors which are taken into consideration while shortlisting the candidates for GD/ WAT and PI. The aforementioned list should not be mistaken as CAT cut-offs and the list just includes the percentiles by which the chances of getting a call from the respective colleges’ are high.