CAT Cut Off 2022 - Category-Wise Expected and Previous Year CAT Cut Off for IIM & Other Top MBA Colleges

CAT Cut Off 2022 - Category-Wise Expected and Previous Year CAT Cut Off for IIM & Other Top MBA Colleges

ByAditi Joshi  |  Updated on: Jan 7, 2023
Check the expected CAT Cut Off 2022 for IIMs and other Top MBA Colleges. Know the sectional CAT 2022 Cut Off here. Get previous year's CAT Cut Off and details about final cutoff.
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CAT Cut Off 2022 will be declared separately by all the participating institutes, along with the shortlisting form for WAT and PI rounds. CAT Cut Off for IIM admission usually ranges between 95 to 100 percentile. For reserve category students, CAT 2022 Cut Off can be lower, and for baby IIMs, the cutoffs will be comparatively lower for all category candidates. CAT Cut Off for IIM in the last year were ranging between 95-100 percentiles for all the candidates. The important point to be noted, CAT Cut Off of last year did not fall as compared to 2020, as the difficulty level of both years' exams was the same. Considering these trends, the general category candidates can expect that CAT 2022 Cut Off for IIMs and other top B-schools will be 98+ percentile.

Various institutes, like IIMs, FMS, etc., will release the qualifying CAT Cut Off for shortlisting round, but the final cutoff will only be declared after the result declaration. Apart from the overall CAT Cut Off 2022, institutes also look for the sectional cutoff marks. If the candidate fails to clear the sectional cutoff even after clearing the overall CAT 2022 Cut Off, they will not receive admission calls from the B School. Here, we have presented all the details related to CAT Cut Off 2022, along with the previous year's cut-offs for IIMs, factors affecting them, and other important details.

CAT Cut Off

The Cut Off of CAT is the basic percentile requirement that the college decides for MBA admissions. The CAT Cut Off varies from institute to institute, and it is the minimum score required to get the call from the B School. CAT 2022 Cut Off includes both the overall and sectional CAT Cut Off. Additionally, some B-Schools like IIMs have sectional cutoffs also, which the candidate needs to clear to get a call for the PI round.

After IIM Bangalore releases the CAT Result, candidates must check the CAT Cut Off 2022 for various colleges to proceed with the further rounds and get admission to their desired colleges. CAT Cut Off 2022 shall be released in the form of a qualifying cutoff and final cutoff.

CAT 2022 Cut Off Highlights

CAT Cut Off for IIM will be released after the exam is over and the result is declared. As per the trend, each IIM will release and publish the CAT 2022 Cut Off marks on their official website. CAT Cut Off for IIM includes both overall cutoff and sectional cutoff. To get selected into IIMs or other top MBA Colleges in India, the actual CAT 2022 Cut Off will be a minimum of 90 percentile. You can expect that the CAT Cut Off for IIM, like IIM Calcutta, IIM Bangalore, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Lucknow, and IIM Kozhikode, will be 99+ percentile. However, for tier 2 colleges, the CAT Cut Off usually remains around 80-85 percentile. Here is a list of some important highlights related to the CAT 2022 Cut Off that you need to be aware of.

  • The qualifying CAT Cut Off is usually declared before the declaration of the result, and the final cut-off is declared after the announcement of the result.
  • There are two CAT cut-offs for IIM: Qualifying cutoffs and final cutoffs.
  • IIM does release cutoffs publicly. The candidates who have appeared for the exam can only check CAT 2022 Cut Off.
  • It is essential to meet the minimum CAT Cut Off to be shortlisted for the IIM selection round.

Expected CAT Cut Off for IIM 2022

The cutoff marks vary across IIMs and other institutes in the MBA. The qualifying CAT Cut Off is the minimum score at which the candidates will get a call for the next round, i.e., PI from the IIMs. CAT 2022 Cut Off for IIM Admission is expected to be in the range of 95-100 percentiles for the general category candidates. Note the table below to get the expected CAT Cut Off for IIM 2022 based on the admission criteria.

Institute

Expected CAT Cut Off for IIM 2022 (Qualifying)

IIM Ahmedabad

85

CAT Cut Off for IIM Bangalore

85

IIM Calcutta

85

IIM Lucknow

90

IIM Indore

90

CAT Cut Off 2022 for IIM Kozhikode

85

IIM Amritsar

90

IIM Nagpur

85

CAT Cut Off for IIM Sambalpur

93

IIM Trichy

93

IIM Raipur

93

CAT Cut Off 2022 IIM Ranchi

90

IIM Kashipur

94

IIM Vizag

80

IIM Udaipur

93

CAT Cut Off IIM Bodhgaya

93

IIM Shillong

75

IIM Sirmaur

92

CAT Cut Off 2022 IIM Rohtak

95

IIM Nagpur

85

IIM Jammu

93

CAT 2022 Cut Off for IIM Admission

The estimated final CAT Cut Off, based on which candidates will be contacted for the interview stage, are listed below. Please be aware that while the minimum percentile requirements for students in the reserved category are significantly relaxed, the CAT Cut Off for students in the general category remains high each year (90–100).

Institute

CAT Cut Off 2022 Percentile

CAT Cut Off 2022 for IIM Ahmedabad

99-100

IIM Bangalore

99-100

IIM Calcutta

99

CAT Cut Off for IIM Lucknow

97-98

IIM Indore

97-98

IIM Kozhikode

97-98

IIM Amritsar

95-96

CAT Cut Off 2022 for IIM Nagpur

95-96

IIM Sambalpur

95-96

IIM Trichy

94-95

IIM Raipur

94-95

CAT Cut Off 2022 for IIM Ranchi

94-95

IIM Kashipur

94-95

IIM Vizag

92-94

IIM Rohtak

92-94

CAT Cut Off IIM Udaipur

92-94

IIM Bodhgaya

92-94

IIM Shillong

90

CAT Cut Off 2022 for IIM Sirmaur

90

IIM Jammu

90

CAT Cut Off 2022 for Non-IIM

IIMs always have been the preferred choice of management aspirants. But, there are other Non-IIM institutes also that are equally good in terms of the quality of education. As of now, the candidates can check the Expected CAT Cut Off 2022 for Non-IIMs, to get an idea of the minimum mark requirements for this institute.

Institute

CAT Cut Off 2022 (Percentile)

FMS

99

MDI Gurgaon

95

SPJIMR

85

NITIE

97

IIT Delhi

98

IMT Ghaziabad

93

IIT Madras

95

Disclaimer: The CAT Cut Off mentioned above is not the actual cut off but approximate based on BYJU’S Exam Prep prediction.

Qualifying CAT Cut Off vs Final Cut Off

There are two types of CAT Cut Off that are released. The details of which are given below:

Qualifying CAT Cut Off

Final CAT Cut Off

Known as IIM eligibility Cutoff for IIM shortlist cutoff. It is the minimum mark to be eligible for an interview call (for WAT/GD-PI round) from the IIMs.

Known as IIM call cut-offs, it is the minimum score decided by the IIMs for the selection of candidates for the WAT/GD-PI round.

Does not ensure selection for WAT/GD-PI round.

Does not ensure admission even if the candidate meets the final CAT Cut Off.

Decided before the announcement of the result.

Decided after the declaration of CAT result.

Each campus announces the qualifying CAT Cut Off in their notification

Not announced officially by any IIM or other top MBA institutes.

Usually remains above 90 percentile for all IIMs.

Remain around 99+ percentile for all top IIMs and 95+ percentile for new IIMs.

Fixed category-wise. Candidates from the reserved category have a lower CAT Cut Off than that of the general category.

Male students with an engineering background belonging to the general category have a higher CAT Cut Off than those of reserved categories.

Female students and those with a non-engineering background also have a lower CAT Cut Off.

CAT Cut Off 2022: Score vs Percentile

The candidates need to have a clear understanding of the CAT Score 2022 vs Percentile in order to get a clear picture of the CAT Cut Off that is required for getting through their desired institute. The table below shows CAT marks vs Percentile from CAT 2016 to CAT 2021.

Percentile

Marks in CAT 2022

Marks in CAT 2021

Marks in

CAT 2020

Marks in

CAT 2019

Marks in

CAT 2018

Marks in

CAT 2017

Marks in

CAT 2016

99.9

120-122

120

131

196

192

208

191

99.5

110+

107

115

170

170

183

168

99

97-100

97

102

157

155

173

153

95

70-72

71

77

120

125

139

123

90

60-61

59

63

90

110

121

108

85

-

-

55

87

90

103

93

80

-

-

49

75

80

98

84

90

-

-

36

57

62

83

68

CAT Cut Off 2021

The candidates can now refer to the previous year's CAT Cut Off to understand the range of marks they need to score to be shortlisted for the selection process.

Institute

CAT Cut Off 2021 Percentile (General Category candidates)

IIM Ahmedabad

80

IIM Amritsar

85

CAT Cut Off 2021 for IIM Bangalore

85

IIM Bodh Gaya

70

CAT Cut Off 2021 for IIM Calcutta

≥85

IIM Indore

90

IIM Jammu

93

IIM Kashipur

92

CAT Cut Off 2021 for IIM Kozhikode

85

IIM Lucknow (PGP)

90

IIM Nagpur

85

CAT Cut Off 2021 for IIM Raipur

>=92

IIM Ranchi

94

IIM Rohtak

95

CAT Cut Off 2021 for IIM Sambalpur

92

IIM Shillong

-

IIM Sirmaur

>=92

IIM Tiruchirappalli

>=92

CAT Cut Off 2021 for IIM Udaipur

92

IIM Vishakapatnam

80

Section-Wise CAT Cut Off for IIM 2021

CAT colleges not only look for the overall CAT percentile but clearing the sectional CAT Cut Off is also one of the criteria for getting a call for PI from the institutes. The sectional CAT Cut Off for IIM to shortlist candidates for PI of the General category candidates are discussed below:

Institute

CAT Cut Off 2021 for Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Percentile

CAT 2021 Cutoff for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile

CAT Cut Off 2021 for Quantitative Ability Percentile

IIM Ahmedabad

70

70

70

IIM Amritsar

75

75

80

IIM Bangalore

80

75

75

IIM Bodh Gaya

70

70

70

IIM Calcutta

≥80

≥80

≥75

IIM Indore

80

80

80

IIM Jammu

70

70

70

IIM Kashipur

70

70

70

IIM Kozhikode

75

75

75

IIM Lucknow (PGP)

85

85

85

IIM Nagpur

72

72

72

IIM Raipur

>=70

>=70

>=70

IIM Ranchi

80

80

80

IIM Rohtak

-

-

IIM Sambalpur

70

70

70

IIM Shillong

75

75

75

IIM Sirmaur

>=70

>=70

>=70

IIM Tiruchirappalli

>=70

>=70

>=70

IIM Udaipur

70

70

70

IIM Vishakapatnam

70

70

70

CAT Cut Off Percentile: List of Colleges

More than 1,300 MBA Colleges in India accept the CAT score. Check the link below to know which colleges you are likely to get admission in relying upon your CAT 2022 Cut Off and percentile:

Factors Affecting CAT Cut Off

The factors that determine the CAT 2022 Cut off are given below:

  • The difficulty level of the CAT 2022
  • Number of candidates who appeared for the CAT exam
  • Number of seats available in a particular institute
  • Ranking of the particular institute

How to Clear CAT Cut Off

Candidates need to have proper strategies for clearing the CAT Cutoff of the desired B school. Candidates need to know the CAT Exam Pattern and detailed CAT Syllabus to ensure that they are fully prepared for the upcoming exam.

  • Practice Mock Tests: Candidates need to practice CAT mocks in order to familiarize themselves with the CAT exam pattern and the types of questions asked.
  • Study Plan: Candidates must have a dedicated study plan to prepare for the CAT exam.
  • SWOT Analysis: Candidates should be aware of their strengths and weaknesses. Work from scratch on the areas/topics on which you do not have the proper command. Candidates should focus on getting their concepts clear.

What is After CAT 2022 Cut Off?

The final selection at institutes accepting CAT scores depends not only on CAT Cut Off but various other factors. Though it varies across colleges, the common factors are given below:

  • CAT score: Sectional and overall CAT Percentile
  • GD-PI score: Few colleges have GD, while the others have PI only. The scores of GD, PI are also taken into consideration.
  • Class 10 score: Percentage in Class 10 or equivalent is also given weightage
  • Class 12 score: Percentage in Class 12 or equivalent is considered for the final selection process of the institute
  • Graduation score: Percentage of a three-year bachelor's program or equivalent
  • Gender diversity: Though not all colleges have points for gender diversity, few IIMs have points for Gender Diversity. Female/transgender candidates get 0-5 extra points
  • Academic diversity: Candidates belonging to academic backgrounds other than Engineering are given 0-5 extra points.
  • Work experience: Candidates having relevant work experience at the executive or managerial level are given 0-5 extra points

FAQs on CAT Cut Off

  • CAT Cut Off is the minimum score required to get a call from the IIMs and other top B-Schools accepting the CAT Score. CAT exam cutoff varies from institution to institution and the exact overall CAT cutoff and the sectional cutoff are published on their website. 

  • The following factors are responsible for determining the CAT Cut Off

    1. difficulty level of exam
    2. total number of candidates appearing for the exam
    3. number of seats for admission
    4. previous years' cut off trend
  • No, Symbiosis does not accept CAT Cut OffMarks for their MBA admission. Symbiosis International (Deemed) University administer SNAP Exam to shortlist eligible candidates for their MBA admission. All IIMs and other top colleges in India accept CAT Cut Off marks to shortlist candidates. 

  • Yes, apart from the overall CAT Cut Off marks, institutes also look for the sectional CAT cut-off. The overall CAT Cut Off is for the total marks whereas the sectional cutoff for CAT is for three sections - VARC, QA, and DILR.

  • As per the latest update, the minimum overall CAT Cut Off 2021 for IIM Bodhgaya was 70 percentile. The sectional cutoff for CAT for admission into IIM Bodhgaya was also 70 for all three sections. 

  • IIM A Cutoff is the most talked-about after the CAT exam. CAT Cutoff 2021 for IIM A was 80. The sectional cut-off for IIM Ahmedabad is as follows:

    • VARC- 70 percentile
    • DILR-70 percentile
    • QA-70 percentile
  • As per the CAT Cut Off 2021, IIM Bodh Gaya cutoff after CAT was 70 percentile whereas the sectional CAT Cut Off for IIM Jammu and IIM Kashipur was also 70. Candidates must go through the trend and the previous year's CAT cutoff for IIM to determine how much they must score to improve their chances of admission to their preferred IIM. 

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