CAT Cut Off 2021 for IIMs & Non IIMs Colleges

CAT Cut Off 2021 for IIMs & Non IIMs Colleges

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CAT Cut Off 2021

Following the announcement of the CAT result 2021, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad will publish the CAT 2021 cut off on its official IIM CAT website. The CAT Cutoff 2021 is the minimum score required for examinees to be summoned for the MBA selection process.

For General category students, the CAT cutoff for IIM is normally 99 to 100 percentile. The cutoff for reserved category students who took the CAT in 2021 is slightly lower, at 97 to 98 percentile. For prominent MBA colleges like SPJIMR, FMS, MDI, and others, the expected cutoff for CAT 2021 is 95 to 99 percentile. The CAT cutoff is of two types: qualifying CAT Cutoff and Final CAT Cutoff. The qualifying CAT cutoff is released before the official release of the CAT Cutoff. CAT Qualifying Cutoff and CAT Final Cutoff will be issued as part of the IIM CAT Cutoff 2021.

CAT is one of the most anticipated exams of the country for the candidates aspiring to do an MBA from the top colleges in the country. Every year lakhs of candidates appear for the CAT exam. There has been an increase in the number of MBA applicants over the years, which has led to cut-throat competition. This has resulted in a major increase in CAT cutoff trends. CAT Cutoff is released by the top IIMs in the country for admission in MBA courses.

 

CAT Result 2021

CAT Result 2021 will be released in the online mode by IIM Ahmedabad on the official website, iimcat.ac.in. The CAT 2021 result will be announced in the second week of January 2022, according to the latest CAT notification 2021. Candidates must input their CAT login credentials to verify the CAT result 2021. (Username and Password). IIM will provide the CAT Answer Key 2021 containing the exam questions before the results are announced. Candidates have the option of contesting the CAT 2021 answer key.

CAT Cutoff 2021 Details

The following factors will be considered before finally deciding the Final CAT Cutoff 2021. These factors are:

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

Types of CAT Cutoffs

After the successful completion of the CAT Exam across the country, candidates eagerly wait for the release of CAT results and CAT cutoff. There are two types of CAT Cutoffs which are released. The details of which are given below:

Qualifying CAT cut-offs

Final CAT cut-offs

  • Known as IIM eligibility cut off for IIM shortlist cut off.
  • It is the minimum marks 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 selection of candidates for 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 Cutoff.

Decided before the announcement of the CAT result.

Decided after the declaration of CAT result.

Each campus announces the CAT qualifying cutoff in their notification

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

  • Remain above 90 percentile for all IIMs,
  • IIM Ahmedabadis an exception whose qualifying cut off has remained 80 percentile since 2016.

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

Include sectional and overall cut-offs.

Include sectional and overall cut-offs.

  • Fixed category wise.
  • Candidates from reserved category have a lower CAT Cutoff than that of the general category.
  • Male students with an engineering background belonging to the general category have a higher CAT Cutoff than those of reserved categories.
  • Female students and those with the non-engineering background also have a lower CAT cutoff.

Expected CAT Cut off 2021 Slot-Wise

Please note that the below-mentioned cutoff is just an estimation. We have mentioned the expected CAT cutoff slot-wise below.

Expected CAT 2021 Cutoff: Slot-1

Percentile

VARC

DILR

QA

Overall

80%ile

25

17

19

57

90%ile

30

23

27

69

95%ile

35

27

33

83

98%ile

39

33

40

101

99%ile

42

36

44

106

99.5%ile

47

41

48

122

Expected CAT Cutoff: Slot 2

Percentile

VARC

DILR

QA

Overall

80%ile

25

16

17

54

90%ile

30

21

23

66

95%ile

34

26

30

78

98%ile

38

31

37

96

99%ile

40

35

40

101

99.5%ile

43

39

45

115

Expected CAT Cutoff: Slot 3

Percentile

VARC

DILR

QA

Overall

80%ile

27

16

17

57

90%ile

33

22

24

69

95%ile

37

27

30

82

98%ile

42

32

36

100

99%ile

45

36

40

104

99.5ile

47

39

44

118

Expected CAT Cutoffs for IIMs

The expected CAT cutoffs for the different IIMs for the year 2021. Candidates can use the given expected CAT Cutoff as a reference. However, the final cutoff can vary. For general category applicants, the CAT exam cut off for IIM is normally 99 to 100 percentile. The CAT cutoff marks for reserved category students (SC/ ST/ PwD) are somewhat lower, ranging from 97 to 98 percentile. The table below displays the CAT sectional cutoff and overall cutoff projected by the IIMs category-wise, based on the previous year's CAT cutoff 2020 data.

IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff 2021

Category

VARC

DILR

QA

Aggregate

General

70

70

70

80

NC-OBC

65

65

65

75

SC

60

60

60

70

ST

50

50

50

60

PwD (General/ NC-OBC/ SC)

60

60

60

70

PwD (ST)

50

50

50

60

IIM Amritsar Cutoff 2021

Category

QA

DILR

VARC

Aggregate

General

80

75

75

85

NC-OBC

65

60

60

75

SC

55

50

50

55

ST

35

35

35

40

PwD

35

35

35

40

IIM Bangalore Cutoff 2021

Category

VARC

DILR

QA

Overall

General

80

75

75

85

NC-OBC

70

65

65

75

EWS

70

65

65

75

SC

65

60

60

70

ST

55

55

55

65

PwD

50

50

50

60

IIM Calcutta Cutoff 2021

Category

VARC

DILR

QA

Aggregate

General

≥75

≥80

≥80

≥80

NC-OBC

≥65

≥65

≥70

≥75

EWS

≥65

≥65

≥70

≥75

SC

≥60

≥60

≥65

≥70

ST

≥55

≥55

≥55

≥65

PwD

≥55

≥55

≥55

≥65

IIM Lucknow Cutoff 2021

Category

VARC

DILR

QA

Aggregate

General

85

85

85

90

NC-OBC

77

77

77

82

SC

55

55

55

70

ST

50

50

50

65

PwD

50

50

50

65

EWS

77

77

77

82

IIM Kozhikode Cutoff 2021

Category

Class 10

Class 12

Sectional Percentile

CAT Percentile

General

60

60

75

85

NC-OBC/ EWS

60

60

65

75

SC

55

55

55

65

ST/ PwD

55

55

45

55

IIM Indore Cutoff 2021

Category

VARC

DILR

QA

Aggregate

General

80

80

80

90

EWS

80

80

80

90

NC-OBC

70

70

70

80

ST

45

45

45

50

SC

55

55

55

60

PwD

45

45

45

50

IIM Udaipur Cutoff 2021

Category

VARC

DILR

QA

Aggregate

General

80

80

80

95

ST

50

50

50

60

SC

30

30

30

40

Differently Abled Person

30

30

30

40

NC-OBC

60

60

60

78

IIM Nagpur Cutoff 2021

Category

VARC

DILR

QA

Overall

General

72

72

72

85

EWS

72

72

72

85

NC-OBC

65

65

65

76.5

SC

50

50

50

60

ST

35

35

35

40

PwD

35

35

35

40

IIM Visakhapatnam Cutoff 2021

Category

VARC

DILR

QA

Percentile

General

85

80

80

85

NC-OBC

60

60

60

60

SC

50

50

50

55

ST

30

30

30

40

PwD

30

30

30

40

IIM Kashipur Cutoff 2021

Category

VARC

DILR

QA

Percentile

General

80 (80.2)

80 (80.12)

80 (80.56)

94

SC

45 (46.05)

45 (45.42)

45

55 (55.03)

ST

30 (30.64)

30 (30.21)

30 (30.82)

40 (40.25)

NC-OBC

60 (61.19)

60 (60.61)

60 (60.66)

75 (75.02)

PwD

30 (32.43)

30 (31.96)

30 (30.82)

40 (40.18)

EWS

60 (61.19)

60 (61.19)

60 (60.66)

75 (75.01)

IIM Raipur Cutoff 2021

Category

VARC

DILR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

94

EWS

60

60

60

75

NC-OBC

60

60

60

75

SC

45

45

45

55

ST

30

30

30

40

PwD

30

30

30

40

IIM Ranchi Cutoff 2021

Category

VARC

DILR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

94

NC-OBC

60

60

60

75

EWS

60

60

60

75

SC

45

45

45

55

ST

30

30

30

40

PwD

30

30

30

40

IIM Sirmaur Cutoff 2021

Category

QA

DILR

VARC

Aggregate

General

80

80

80

94

EWS

60

60

60

75

NC-OBC

60

60

60

75

ST

30

30

30

40

SC

45

45

45

55

PwD

30

30

30

40

IIM Rohtak Cutoff 2021

Category

DILR

VARC

QA

Aggregate

General/ EWS

>=70

>=70

>=70

95

NC-OBC

>=60

>=60

>=60

78

SC

>=50

>=50

>=50

60

ST

>=30

>=30

>=30

40

PwD

>=30

>=30

>=30

40

IIM Trichy Cutoff 2021

Category

QA

DILR

VARC

Aggregate

General

80

80

80

94

NC-OBC

60

60

60

75

EWS

60

60

60

75

Scheduled Tribes

30

30

30

40

Scheduled Castes

45

45

45

55

Person with Disability

30

30

30

40

IIM Shillong Cutoff 2021

Category

PwD

SC

ST

EWS

Others

Class 10

50

55

50

80

80

Class 12

50

55

50

80

80

Graduation

50

55

50

65

65

DILR

50

60

50

75

75

VARC

50

60

50

75

75

QA

50

60

50

75

75

IIM Jammu Cutoff 2021

Category

QA

DILR

VARC

Aggregate

General

80

80

80

90

NC-OBC

60

60

60

78

EWS

80

80

80

85

SC

50

50

50

60

ST

30

30

30

40

PwD

30

30

30

40

IIM Bodh Gaya Cutoff 2021

Category

QA

DILR

VARC

Overall

General

80

80

80

90

NC-OBC

60

60

60

78

EWS

80

80

80

85

SC

50

50

50

60

PwD

30

30

30

40

ST

30

30

30

40

IIM Sambalpur Cutoff 2021

Category

QA

DILR

VARC

Overall

General

80

80

80

94

EWS

60

60

60

75

NC-OBC

60

60

60

75

SC

45

45

45

55

ST

30

30

30

40

DAP

30

30

30

40

Expected CAT Cutoff for Non-IIM top colleges

Candidates can check the expected CAT cutoff for the top Business Schools in the country. Candidates can use these expected CAT Cut Offs as a reference for the future:

B-School

Expected CAT cut-offs (percentile)

FMS, Delhi

98

SPJIMR, Mumbai

95

IMT, Ghaziabad

90

JBIMS, Mumbai

96

MDI, Gurgaon

94

IMI, New Delhi

90

XIM, Bhubaneshwar

91

GIM Goa

85

K J Somaiya, Mumbai

86

TAPMI, Manipal

80

FORE, New Delhi

85

IFMR, Chennai

80

IRMA, Anand

80

MICA, Ahmedabad

80

LIBA, Chennai

70

XIME, Bangalore

70

CAT Cutoff Details 2020 & 2019

It is important to note the Previous year CAT cutoff to have a fair idea about the CAT score and corresponding cutoff.

IIMs

CAT 2019 Cutoff

CAT 2020 Cutoff

IIM Ahmedabad

81.53

99

IIM Bangalore

90+

99

IIM Calcutta

95+

99

IIM Lucknow

90+

97+

IIM Indore

90

97+

IIM Kozhikode

95.5

97 to 98

IIM Amritsar

90

95+

IIM Nagpur

90

95+

IIM Sambalpur

90

95+

IIM Trichy

96

94

IIM Raipur

90 to 94

94

IIM Ranchi

90

94

IIM Kashipur

90

94

IIM Vizag

90

92

IIM Udaipur

90

92

IIM Bodhgaya

90+

92

IIM Shillong

90

90

IIM Sirmaur

95

95

IIM Rohtak

90+

95

CAT 2021 Final Selection Factors

  • CAT score: Sectional and overall CAT Exam percentile
  • WAT/GD-PI score: Score in the WAT/GD-PI round
  • Class 10 score: Percentage in Class 10 or equivalent
  • Class 12 score: Percentage in Class 12 or equivalent
  • Graduation score: Percentage of a three-year bachelor's programme or equivalent
  • Gender diversity: Female/transgender candidates get 0-5 extra points
  • Academic diversity: Candidates belonging to academic background other than Engineering are given 0-5 extra points.
  • Work experience: Candidates having relevant work experience at executive or managerial level are given 0-5 extra points.
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  • CAT cutoff is calculated taking into consideration various factors like

    1. the 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
  • The following factors are responsible for determining the cut off for CAT exam

    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
  • To get admissions in any of the IIMs, one must score at least 97+ percentile in the CAT exam. However, for top non-IIM B-Schools, a percentile of 90+ in the CAT exam would also help

  • CAT score is the simple calculation of the scores any candidate has obtained by evaluating the total of correct and incorrect responses (and the marks associated with it) whereas, CAT percentile tells the candidates the percentage of candidates who are below his/her score

  • There is no such minimum score to qualify CAT. CAT is the aptitude test whose scores are accepted by various management schools throughout India and those institutes set a minimum CAT score/percentile below which they don't accept admission applications.

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