CAT 2021 Expected Cut Off Marks, Good Scores/Attempts that Will Fetch 99+ Percentile

By Aditi Joshi|Updated : November 30th, 2021

CAT Expected Cut Off, Good Scores/Attempts 2021: CAT 2021 was conducted by IIM-Ahmedabad for candidates who wish to pursue MBA from the IIMs and other top colleges in India. CAT 2021 good score/percentile is the minimum marks that an aspirant must score to get admission in the IIMs or other top B-schools in India. Slot 1 of CAT 2021 was similar to CAT 2020 while Slot 2 was difficult than Slot 1.

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In this article, we have shared the expected cut-off, Good score/attempts for CAT 2021 exam. So, let's get started.

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Good Attempts for CAT 2021 Slot 1

The good attempts in the CAT 2021 Slot 1 are the minimum number of attempts to get a call from IIM and other Top B schools. Candidates can have a fair knowledge of which section is easier to attempt by taking a look at the good attempt for CAT for corresponding sections:

Section

Questions

Difficulty

Good Attempts

VARC

24

Easy to Moderate

13-14

DILR

20

DI- Easy to Moderate
LR- Moderate-Difficult

9-10

QA

22

Easy-Moderate

14-15

Overall 

66

Easy-Moderate

32-33

 Good Attempts for CAT 2021 Slot 2

In CAT 2021 Slot 2, the number of good attempts that any candidate should have done in order to get a good B-school is given in the table below. Candidates who appeared for the CAT exam in slot 2 should know which section was easier to score. By referring to the table given below, candidates from slot 2 can analyse their performance by checking the good attempts for CAT Slot 2 for corresponding sections.

Section

Questions

Difficulty

Good Attempts

VARC

24 

Moderate-Difficult

 13-14

DILR

20 

Moderate

10-11 

QA

22 

Moderate

12-13 

Overall 

66 

Moderate

 31-33

 Good Attempts for CAT 2021 Slot 3 

In CAT 2021 Slot 3, the number of good attempts that any candidate should have done in order to get a good B-school is given below. Candidates who appeared in CAT slot 3 can take a look at the number of good attempts for CAT Slot 3 so that they can accordingly analyse their performance in the exam. Each section in the exam has its own corresponding good attempts. 

Section

Questions

Difficulty

Good Attempts

VARC

24  

Moderate-Difficult

13-14 

DILR

20 

Moderate

10-11 

QA

22 

Moderate-Difficult

12-13 

Overall 

66 

Moderate

31-33 

 Expected CAT Cut Off for 99.5%ile

Top faculty at BYJU'S Exam Prep have deeply analysed the CAT 2021 exam. Keeping in mind all the factors that can affect the CAT Cutoff 2021, we bring to you the expected cutoff for IIMs and top B schools. The overall, as well as the sectional cutoff, needs to be known by candidates which is why we give you a clear idea of what you may expect this year from CAT 2021 Cutoff. After the complete analysis by our experts, it has been estimated that the expected cut-off for candidates aiming at the IIMs and the Top B Schools is given below:

Section

Score 

Overall Score (out of 198)

108

VARC (out of 72)

47

DILR (out of 60)

37

QA (out of 66)

46

  Expected CAT Cut Off for 99%ile

For different percentile, we have a different expected cutoff. The CAT expected cutoff for 99%ile is also different from that of 100 percentile. The candidates who are expecting to have 99 percentile should also take a look at the CAT expected cutoff for 99 percentile which is tabulated below

SectionScore
Overall Score (out of 198)95-97
VARC (out of 72)38
DILR (out of 60)30
QA (out of 66)37

 

Expected CAT Cut Off for 95%ile

The expected cutoff for 95%ile will be different from the above two expected cutoffs. The sectional, as well as overall cutoff, will be different for different percentile. Considering all the factors, the CAT expected cutoff for 95 percentile is tabulated below for the candidates:

SectionScore
Overall Score (out of 198)68
VARC (out of 72)29
DILR (out of 60)22
QA (out of 66)27

 Expected CAT Cut Off for 90%ile

The expected cutoff for 90%ile is different from the above mentioned expected cutoffs. If the percentile is 90 percentile then the overall, as well as the sectional cutoff for the candidates, will also vary. Keeping in mind all the parameters that can determine the CAT Cutoff, the expected cut off for CAT for 90 percentile is given below:

SectionScore
Overall Score (out of 198)58
VARC (out of 72)24
DILR (out of 60)20
QA (out of 66)21

 

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To stand a chance at getting into your dream college, past CAT trends will help you identify the kind of score that they would require. The previous year cutoffs for the corresponding percentile is tabulated in detailed below:

Percentile

Marks in

Marks in

Marks in

Marks in

Marks in

CAT 2020*

CAT 2019

CAT 2018

CAT 2017

CAT 2016

99.9

131

196

192

208

191

99.5

115

170

170

183

168

99

102

157

155

173

153

95

77

120

125

139

123

90

63

90

110

121

108

85

55

87

90

103

93

80

49

75

80

98

84

90

36

57

62

83

68

 

Disclaimer: This is not the official cutoff by the IIMs. It is only based on the feedback received from the candidates and experts. The actual cut-offs may however vary.

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