CAT Cut Off for IIM [2021 Update]

CAT Cut Off for IIM [2021 Update]

The journey of being admitted to one of the best B-Schools in India does not end just after a successful CAT test. In order to be admitted, you would have to follow the minimum CAT Cut Off for IIM and all other B-Schools of India. IIMs release their cut-off after the release of the results of the CAT, and the management applicants would have to meet the cut-off agreed for the first round of the selection process to receive a call from either IIM.

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CAT 2020 was performed on 29 November and CAT 2020 Findings were released on 2 January 2021. You should expect the CAT Cut Off for IIM to be published in the coming month. Don’t forget to review the CAT 2020 test to assess your results! You should visit the official CAT website to find out about the CAT Cut Off for IIM. This article would provide you with the 2020 CAT Cut Off for IIM and the previous year’s cut off with all IIMs.

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What is CAT Cut Off for IIM?

CAT Cut Off for IIM is the minimum percentage that the applicant must have scored in the CAT exam in order to qualify for the IIM WAT-PI rounds. The IIM cut off for both groups varies. The cut-off for SC/ST and other reserved categories is significantly smaller than that for candidates in the general category. The average cut-off for all IIMs ranges from year to year based on the number of registrations, the number of seats, the cut-off for previous years and several other considerations. Candidates should review the cut-off of IIMs either on the official CAT website or on the official IIM website.

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Difference between IIM Call Cut Off vs IIM Shortlist Cut Off 

MBA candidates must know that there is a gap between the IIM Call Cut off and the IIM Shortlist Cut Off. The Call Cut off is always higher than the Shortlist Cut. You should also remember that satisfying the Shortlist Cut Off would not guarantee that you will be chosen for further screening rounds. You’re going to have to meet the Call Off to get a call from IIM. The table below illustrates the nature and variations between IIM Call Cut Off vs IIM Shortlist Cut Off.

IIM Shortlist Cut-OffIIM Call Cut-Off
Minimum marks that a candidate must acquire to be eligible for an interview call from IIMs.The minimum percentile prescribed by the IIMs to select candidates for GD-PI/WAT rounds.
Also referred to as the Qualifying CAT cut-off.Also referred to as the Final CAT cut-off.
The shortlist cut-offs are announced in the selection & admission process notification of each campus.The IIM Call Cut-Off are not announced officially by any top MBA institutes or IIMs.
It is fixed before the announcement of the CAT result.It is issued after the release of the CAT result.
It varies according to the category of the candidate. General category experiences higher cut-off than reserved category candidates.It is also fixed as per the aspirant’s category. The cut-off is high for General category candidates in comparison to the reserved category.
Meeting the cut-off does not guarantee that the applicant will be selected for WAT/GD-PI round.Meeting the cut-off does not guarantee that the applicant will be selected for admission.
CAT Cut Off for IIM

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CAT Cut Off for IIM 2021

Check the table below to see the IIM cut-off. Some IIMs have already announced their cut-off while the planned cut-off is available for some IIMs. The table will be revised when and when the final IIM cuts are updated on the official CAT website.

IIM CampusCutoff
IIM Ahmedabad80
IIM Bangalore85
IIM Calcutta85
IIM Lucknow90
IIM Kozhikode85
IIM Indore90
IIM Udaipur90
IIM Nagpur85
IIM Visakhapatnam85
IIM Kashipur94 (Expected)
IIM Ranchi94 (Expected)
IIM Raipur94
IIM Sirmaur95 (Expected)
IIM Rohtak95
IIM Trichy94 (Expected)
IIM Shillong85 (Expected)
IIM Jammu90 (Expected)
IIM Sambalpur94 (Expected)
IIM Amritsar85
IIM Bodh Gaya90
CAT Cut Off for IIM

IIM Sectional Cut off 2021

It should be noted that all the IIMs will also release a sectional cut off for all the sections. You will have to satisfy both the overall and sectional cut off in order to get selected for admission. The expected sectional cut off for all the IIMs is provided below.

IIM Ahmedabad Cut off 2021 (Latest)

IIM Ahmedabad is one of India’s top management institutions. IIM Ahmedabad provides admission to numerous courses such as PGP (Post Graduate Program) in Management, PGP-FABM, FPM (Fellow Program in Management), PGPX (Post Graduate Program for Executives) and ePGP. The admission process for these courses starts at various levels. IIM Ahmedabad shall inform a different schedule or date of entry for these courses. Applicants seeking admission to IIM Ahmedabad must review the eligibility requirements for each course before filling out the online application form.

CategoryVARCQADI & LROverall Percentile
General70707080
NC-OBC-cum-Transgender65656575
PWD50505060
SC60606070
ST50505060
CAT Cut Off for IIM

IIM Bangalore Cut off 2021 (Latest)

The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) is one of the oldest and premier IIMs, providing admission to postgraduate, executive and doctoral programs in different management streams. A systematic and thorough admission process is followed by IIMB, which judges applicants on a variety of criteria. The CAT/GMAT score is one of the most relevant requirements for admission to the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore (IIMB). CAT/GMAT scores are accepted as a cut-off that ranges from year to year for entry to courses offered by IIMB.

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CategoryVARCDILRQAOverall Percentile
EWS70656575
General80757585
NC-OBC70656575
PwD50505060
SC65606070
ST55555565
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IIM Calcutta Cut Off 2021 (Latest)

IIM Calcutta, the oldest among the Indian Management Institutes, was established in 1961. It was set up with the goal of promoting not only postgraduate studies, but also management science. In the setting up of this prestigious institution, many influential figures in the field were involved and it has lived up to its reputation. It is currently ranked 3rd among the IIMs and is rated among the world’s best B-Schools.

CategoryVARCQADI & LROverall Percentile
EWS65706575
General75808085
NC-OBC65706575
PWD55555565
SC60656070
ST55555565
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IIM Kozhikode Cut off 2021 (Latest)

A variety of postgraduate management programmes are offered by IIMK and candidates may also take up executive and research programmes at the Institute. Any of the best and highest performing management programs, including the PGP in Business Leadership / Finance, PGPEx, MDP, FDP and PhD in Management, can be followed at the institute.

CategoryVARCQADILROverall Percentile
General75606085
NC-OBC/ EWS65606075
SC55555565
ST/ Pwd45555555
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IIM Lucknow Cut off 2021 (Latest)

The entry process for PGP, Executive PGP and Fellow programmes on numerous timelines starts with IIM Lucknow. The qualifying requirements and evaluation process for these courses are decided by the premier management institute. Among the students, IIM Lucknow PGP, Executive PGP, and Fellow programs have strong rivalry. Applicants from IIM Lucknow must undergo a stringent screening procedure for entry to different programmes.

CategoryVARCQADILROverall Percentile
EWS77777782
General85858590
NC-OBC77777782
PWD50505065
SC55555570
ST50505065
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IIM Udaipur Cut off 2021 (Latest)

In addition to a one year MBA program in Global Supply Chain Management and Digital Expertise Management, Udaipur provides admission to a two-year MBA program at the Indian Institute of Management. Entry to the MBA program will be dependent on CAT ratings, while admission to the one-year MBA program will be based on a written aptitude test and a private interview. Candidates must remember that they would not have to register separately for IIM Udaipur, as each IIM has a standard application type. Updates on admission will be updated on IIM’s official website. To determine the final grades of the applicants, the college will also consider work experience.

CategoryVARCQADI & LROverall Percentile
Differently Abled Person30303040
General80808090
NC-OBC60606078
SC50505060
ST30303040
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IIM Indore Cut off 2021 (Latest)

The Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM Indore) is regarded as one of the premier management institutions and strives to provide its students with high-quality management education and training through its various programmes. It is a hope for many management aspirants to be admitted to programs offered by IIM Indore in order to achieve excellence in management education, science, and training.

CategoryVARCQADI & LROverall Percentile
General80808090
NC-OBC cum transgender70707080
PWD45454550
SC55545560
ST45454550
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IIM Visakhapatnam Cut off 2021 (Latest)

PGP (Post Graduate Program in Management), FPM (Fellow Program in Management), and PGCEP are offered by IIM Visakhapatnam (Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Business Management for Experienced Professionals). The admission process begins on separate dates for IIM Vizag PGP, FPM and PGCEP courses, and the screening process is not the same for all courses. Until uploading the online application form for the same course, candidates must review the eligibility conditions for each course.

CategoryVARCQADI & LROverall Percentile
DA30303040
General85808090
NC-OBC70707080
SC50505055
ST30303040
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IIM Nagpur Cut off 2021 (Latest)

In Administration, IIM Nagpur provides PGP (Post Graduate Programme). The admission process for the IIM Nagpur PGP course starts after the CAT results have been announced. In IIM Nagpur, CAT is the key prerequisite for PGP entry. An official admission schedule for PGP admissions is released by IIM Nagpur, and all candidates who have CAT clearance will register for IIM Nagpur’s PGP course.

CategoryDILRQAVARCOverall Percentile
DAP40404055
EWS72727285
General72727285
NC-OBC65656576.5
SC50505060
ST40404040
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IIM Ranchi Cut off 2021 (Expected)

The IIM Ranchi admission process for the Management and Post Graduate Programme in Human Resource Management (PGP-HRM) for the Post-Graduate Programme (PGP) includes the Common Admission Examination (CAT) results, Written Skill Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds, and the assessment of the profile of the applicant that could include academic record and work experience. Admission to executive programs is accomplished by means of written examinations and interviews performed by IIM Ranchi. Some relevant years of work experience are also compulsory in order to be considered for an executive course. Other than that, for each course, entry dates and deadlines as well as the fee structure at IIM Ranchi are different.

CategoryVARCQADI & LROverall Percentile
DAP30303040
EWS60606075
General80808094
NC-OBC60606075
SC45454555
ST30303040
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IIM Kashipur Cut off 2021 (Expected)

IIM Kashipur starts the admission process for the PGPM course after the announcement of CAT results. The CAT score is the required requirement for IIM Kashipur for PGPM entry. In the other hand, the FPM (Fellow Programme in Management) and EFPM (Executive Fellow Programme in Management) admission procedures are initiated on separate days. For PGDM, FPM, and EPFM classes, the qualifying requirements and admission process are different.

CategoryVARCQADI & LROverall Percentile
General80818090
SC50505060
ST30303040
NC-OBC60606078
PWD30303040
CAT Cut Off for IIM

IIM Sirmaur Cut off 2021 (Expected)

The admission process for the IIM Sirmaur MBA 2021-23 will take into account different criteria, including CAT 2020, job experience, class 10 scores, class 12 scores and gender diversity. You should be well informed of the qualifying requirements and the admission process if you are looking forward to admission to IIM Sirmaur. A written aptitude test and a personal interview are included in the admission process at IIM Simaur. On the basis of the CAT ranking, WAT and PI, job experience and academic profile, the final selection will be made at IIM Sirmaur.

CategoryQAVARCDI & LROverall Percentile
DAP30303040
EWS60606075
General80808094
NC-OBC60606075
SC45454555
ST30303040
CAT Cut Off for IIM

IIM Raipur Cut off 2021 (Latest)

The entry of IIM Raipur to its 2020-22 PGP program is based on CAT 2019 and other criteria, such as class 12th score, personal appearance, and work experience. Three stages are used in the PGP program at IIM Raipur – shortlisting on the basis of CAT, on the basis of Personal Appearance (PA) or WAT-PI rounds, and a final merit list is drawn up in the third stage on the basis of a candidate’s CAT ranking, personal appearance (WAT-PI) and profile. Applicants must review the eligibility requirements before applying for admission to IIM Raipur to decide whether or not they are eligible for admission.

CategoryVARCQADILROverall Percentile
Differently Abled Person (DAP)30303040
EWS60606075
General80808094
NC-OBC60606075
Scheduled Castes45454555
Scheduled Tribes30303040
CAT Cut Off for IIM

IIM Amritsar Cut off 2021 (Latest)

For the 2020-22 academic year, IIM Amritsar’s official notification for admission to the PGP course has been released. The admission process of IIM Amritsar requires two stages. To receive admission to IIM Amritsar, applicants will have to meet the minimum qualifying requirements. Final entry, accompanied by a private interview/group debate, would be focused on CAT ratings. The academic requirement for entry to the PGP program will be revised here, or it will be possible for the applicant to visit the official college website. Candidates must remember that there is no separate application process for IIM Amritsar since, once they have applied, the applicant is immediately registered for entry.

CategoryQAVARCDI & LROverall Percentile
General80757585
NC-OBC65606075
PwD35353540
SC55505055
ST35353540
CAT Cut Off for IIM

IIM Sambalpur Cut off 2021 (Expected)

Based on the performance of the applicant in CAT 2019 and other parameters, such as the Written Skill Test (WAT) and Personal Interview, IIM Sambalpur provides admission to the Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP) on the basis of the candidate’s performance in CAT 2019 (PI). All the specifics about IIM Sambalpur PGP 2020 admissions, including the eligibility requirements for IIM Sambalpur PGP and the selection process for PGP, are defined in detail here.

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall Percentile
DAP30303040
EWS60606075
General80808094
NC-OBC62616178
SC50505060
ST30303040
CAT Cut Off for IIM

IIM Jammu Cut off 2021 (Expected)

Candidates interested in applying for the MBA course at IIM Jammu must do so through the CAT online application portal itself.

CategoryQAVARCDI & LROverall Percentile
DAP30303040
EWS80808085
General80808090
NC-OBC60606078
SC50505060
ST30303040
CAT Cut Off for IIM

IIM Trichy Cut off 2021 (Expected)

IIM Trichy offers courses in PGPM, FPM and PGPBM. The IIM Trichy entry process ranges from one course to the next. IIM Trichy’s PGPM entry process starts after the announcement of the findings of the Pet. IIM Trichy, on the other hand, performs the admission process in a separate way for FPM and PGPBM services, and the admission criteria for the same are different. Candidates applying for the IIM Trichy PGPM Program must remember that they must have a valid CAT test for entry.

CategoryQAVARCDI & LROverall Percentile
DAP30303040
EWS60606075
General80808094
NC-OBC72727281
SC45454555
ST30303040
CAT Cut Off for IIM

IIM Shillong Cut off 2021 (Latest)

Admissions to the IIM Shillong management are carried out in two stages. Initially, however, an applicant must qualify for the Common Admission Exam to apply for IIM Shillong admissions (CAT). The applicants will be shortlisted for the GD and PI on the basis of their CAT scores during step 1. And a final merit list will be planned for entry to the PGP batch in step 2 of admissions. The admission process has been described in detail below for both stages at IIM Shillong. Students who have high analytical ability along with their job experience and academic score will be given priority in order to apply for IIM Shillong admissions.

CategoryDI & LRVARCQA
Differently abled505050
EWS757575
Others757575
Scheduled caste606060
Scheduled tribe505050
CAT Cut Off for IIM

IIM Rohtak Cut off 2021 (Latest)

When it comes to the admission process at the Indian Management Institute Rohtak, there are two phases. Step I includes CAT visits and stage II includes internet personal interviews (PI). The final selection of applicants is based on CAT and PI ratings (including online PI score & gender and academic diversity).

CategoryDI & LRVARCQAOverall
PWD30303040
NC-OBC60606078
ST30303040
SC50505060
General80808090
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CAT 2019 Cut Off of Top 10 IIMs

The table provided below will help you know the CAT 2019 cutoff of top 10 IIMs. 

IIM CampusCAT 2019 Cut off percentile
IIM Ahmedabad(IIM A)80
IIM Bangalore(IIM B)85
IIM Calcutta(IIM C)85
IIM Lucknow(IIM L)90
IIM Indore(IIM I)90
IIM Kozhikode(IIM K)90
IIM Tiruchirappalli(IIM Trichy)95
IIM Shillong(RGIIM)90
IIM Udaipur(IIM U)95
IIM Rohtak(IIIM R)95
CAT Cut Off for IIM

IIM Final Admission Criteria: Parameters 

Many of the IIMs have different selection requirements. Some of the IIMs give more weight to CAT scores, while some give more weight to academic scores. There are also more criteria that are considered when choosing applicants. The graph below will allow you to know all the criteria that are considered during the IIM selection process.

Candidates must remember that they would have to do well in all rounds in order to be chosen for entry. They can visit the official website of the IIM in order to know the comprehensive selection requirements. In addition, if an applicant has any concerns about the IIMs selection and admission process, he can ask questions about the IIMs.

FAQs regarding CAT Cut Off for IIM

Q. What happens if a candidate fails to meet the IIM Cut off?

If a person fails to reach the IIM cut-off, he/she will suggest other management colleges that recognize the CAT score. Some of the famous colleges that embrace low CLAT percentiles are the International Institute of Business Studies, Kolkata, GRG School of Management Studies, Coimbatore and Vanguard Business School, Bangalore. To discover further possibilities, please call our admission experts by simply dialling the toll-free number 1800-572-9877.

Q. What other parameters besides the CAT cut-offs are considered during the selection process of IIMs?

When choosing the candidate for entry, IIMs often take into account job experience and academic scores. Success in a personal interview and written skills test often come into play when shortlisting eligible applicants.

Q. Do IIMs release sectional Cut-off for CAT exam?

Yes, the IIM release sectional as well as the total cut-off. In order to be shortlisted for entry, a person must satisfy both.

Q. Which IIMs have the lowest CAT Cut-off?

IIM Shillong, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Jammu and IIM IIM Rohtak release the lowest IIM Cut-offs. Candidates must remember that the cut-offs are not constant and they change every year.

Q. Which IIMs release the highest CAT Cut-off every year?

The most famous IIMs that release CAT Cut-Off every year are IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta, IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow and IIM Indore. IIM Kozhikode and IIM Udaipur are both renowned for their high levels of CAT Cut-off and top-notch management education.

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