Every candidate who wishes to pursue an MBA, dreams of pursuing it in a top management institute. But not everyone is lucky enough to make it to the top B-schools in the country, namely, the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). Since their establishment, much has changed in the world of Indian business and education system. Many other B-schools were established and some of them have earned a spot among the top B-schools in the country. Nowadays, candidates have a wide range of colleges and courses to choose from, and the selection criteria are not always as stringent as that of the IIMs. That being said, the cut-offs are still pretty high.
According to the general eligibility criteria, a candidate requires:
- Minimum of 50% in graduation from a recognized university or college.
- Minimum of 50% in class 10thand 12th from a recognized board.
- CAT, XAT, MAT, NMAT, SNAP, GMAT scores as required by the Institute.
There is no age limit, and although it is not mandatory, most B-schools prefer candidates with a significant work experience.
Furthermore, the candidate will be evaluated based on the following three parameters:
The applicant’s leadership ability is gauged by the initiatives he has undertaken in his academic and professional life.
A different job profile with extracurricular achievements, social work, good projects, and internships is often encouraged.
Candidate’s academic record and test scores will be considered. However, the cut-off of XAT, GMAT, and CAT varies from college to college.
Here is a list of India’s top Non-IIM B-schools and the minimum score they demand:
|Sl. No.||Institute Name||Entrance Exams||Cutoff|
|1||Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur||XAT, GMAT||
|2||Department of Management Studies (DMS), Indian Institute of Technology –Delhi||CAT||CAT:96+|
|3||Department of Management Studies (DMS), Indian Institute of Technology –Madras||CAT||CAT: 96+|
|4||Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur||CAT||CAT: 95+|
|5||Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad||GMAT||GMAT: 650+|
|6||Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon||CAT||CAT: 95+|
|7||Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai||CAT, GMAT, MAH – CET||
MAH – CET: 95+
|8||S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai||CAT, XAT, GMAT||
|9||T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal||CAT, XAT, GMAT, MAT||
|10||NarseeMonjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai||NMAT by GMAC||NMAT: 205+|
|11||The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Delhi||IIFT, GMAT||IIFT: 40+|
|12||Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi||CAT||CAT: 97.5+|
|13||Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune||SNAP||SNAP: 97+|
|14||Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad||CAT, XAT, GMAT||CAT/XAT: 90+|
CAT (Common Admission Test) is a computer-based national level test conducted every year by IIM which is the admission criterion to get into IIMs and other top B-schools. All the top management schools like IIMs and non-IIMs have their cut-offs, and students who are selected have to undergo another round of test which includes Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).
The cut-off for IIM and other B-schools varies every year depending on the number of candidates applied and availability of seats.
Below is the list of IIMs and other top B-schools which accept CAT scores with percentile cut- offs:
|Serial number||IIM/ B-schools||CAT Cut-off (tentative)|
|1||Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore||85|
|2||Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad||95|
|3||Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi||95|
|4||Faculty of Management Studies, the University of Delhi at Delhi||95|
|5||Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay||90|
|6||Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras||95|
|7||Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow||90|
|8||Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode||90|
|9||Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Roorke||90|
|10||Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore||90|
|11||Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur||90|
|12||Management Development Institute, Gurgaon||92|
|13||Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kanpur||90|
|14||Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore||90|
|15||Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Rohtak||90|
NOTE- The cut-offs are based on last year. There would be a variation in this year’s cut off.
The cut-offs of different IIM and other top B-schools varies every year. The cutoffs indicate the quality of the students that these Institutes will accept. This is just the 1st phase of getting into IIM and other B-schools. There are various other criteria like an academic record, work experience, skills and attitude to get into these reputed institutes.
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