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CAT Exam Cutoff 2019 - IIMs CAT Cutoff for MBA Admissions

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CAT Exam Cutoff 2019

The Common Admission Test (CAT), conducted on 24th November this year, for admission to the premier business and management schools of the country, such as the IIMs, will seal the fate of thousands of aspirants hoping for a coveted seat in their dream institution. CAT results declared on 4th January 2020, now the aspirants can check out on the CAT Cut Off, which will determine whether they qualify and get admission or not.

 

What is CAT Cut Off?

CAT Cut Offs are used by institutes which accept the CAT scores for giving admission to candidates. There are two cut offs that IIMs come out with- one is the qualifying cut off and the other is the final cut off. Only candidates who meet the qualifying cut off are considered for the next round of admission. It is like a minimum criteria that the candidates must fulfil. The qualifying cut off is announced before the CAT Results are declared whereas the final cut off is announced after the results are declared.

 

CAT Qualifying Cut Offs for Admission 2020 Announced by IIMs

The top IIMs have announced their qualifying cut offs for admission in the session that begins in 2020.

IIMs

CAT Cut Off (Percentile)

IIM Ahmedabad

80

IIM Bangalore

85

IIM Calcutta

85

IIM Lucknow

90

IIM Indore

90

IIM Lucknow

90

IIM Kozhikode

90

IIM Shillong

90

IIM Tiruchirappalli

95

IIM Udaipur

95

IIM Rohtak

95

 

Factors Determining CAT Cut Off 2019

A number of factors impact the CAT Cut Off such as,

  • Number of candidates who appeared in the CAT exam
  • Difficulty level of the CAT exam
  • Number of candidates who cleared the CAT exam
  • Number of seats in an institute
  • Ranking of the institution

 

Expected CAT 2019 Cut Off

The cut offs are likely to remain on the higher side for all the premier institutes, with cut offs touching 99 percentile in top IIMs. After the results are announced in January, the following expected cut offs may well turn into reality.

 

Name of the Institute            

Expected CAT 2019 Cut Off Percentile

IIM Ahmedabad

99

IIM Bangalore

99

IIM Calcutta

99

IIM Lucknow

97-98

IIM Indore

97-98

IIM Kozhikode

97-98

IIM Nagpur

95-96

FMS Delhi

98

SPJIMR Mumbai

92

IMT, Ghaziabad

90

MDI, Gurgaon

94

FORE, Delhi

85

GIM Goa

85

CAT 2018 Cut Off

The previous year’s cut offs on the basis of which candidates were selected for admission are as follows:

 

IIMs

Cut Off Percetile

IIM Ahmedabad

81.53

IIM Calcutta

90+

IIM Bangalore

90+

IIM Lucknow

90+

IIM Indore

90

IIM Kozhikode

95+

IIM Rohtak

90+

 

Admission Criteria once the CAT 2019 Cut Offs are Announced

Following the declaration of the results and the announcement of the CAT 2019 Cut Offs by the institutions, the selected candidates (who meet the qualifying cut off) will be required to apply for WAT/GD-PI. The final admission is determined by the CAT score, WAT/GD-PI score and final selection.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Does meeting the qualifying cut off guarantee admission?
A. No Meeting the qualifying cut off does not guarantee admission to an institution. However, it assures the candidate’s entry into further rounds of admission, as well as the final cut off.

Q. Which institute releases the CAT Cut Off?
A. Every institute, which accepts the CAT score, releases its own cut offs for each category. Only candidates who meet this cut off are called for the selection process.

Q. Is it important to clear the sectional cut offs too?
A. Yes. Candidates must clear both the overall cut offs as well as the sectional cut offs.

Q. When will CAT 2019 cut offs be released?
A. After the CAT results are announced in the first or second week of January, each institution will come out with its cut off.  

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