Prerna Goel|Jan 18, 2022
CAT Exam 2021: List of MBA colleges to apply to based on expected CAT percentile
CAT 2021 concluded on November 28 and experts have released the exam analysis along with the expected cut off for every CAT slot. Here’s a list of some of the best B-schools that you can apply to based on your expected CAT percentile.
NEW DELHI- The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad conducted CAT exam 2021 in online mode on November 28 across 159 cities of the country. As per the CAT exam analysis of every slot, the exam was tougher than last year. The CAT cut-off 2021 for old and top IIMs such as IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Lucknow, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Kozhikode usually ranges between 99+ to 100 percentile, and for new IIMs, 95 to 99+ CAT percentile.
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Apart from IIMs, the other top MBA colleges accepting CAT cut off ranging between 92-99+ percentile are FMS Delhi, SPJIMR, MDI Gurgaon, IMT etc. For the candidates whose CAT 2021 didn’t go well, they also have plenty of best B-schools to opt for that accept a CAT score as low as 50+ percentile. Scroll below for the list of MBA colleges to target based on CAT 2021 percentile. Candidates can avail the facility of the CAT percentile predictor to know their expected CAT 2021 percentile.
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List of MBA colleges to apply if CAT cut off 2021 lies between 80 to 95 percentile
B-school accepting 90 to 95 CAT 2021 percentile
MBA colleges accepting 80 to 85 CAT percentile 2021
Department of Management Studies (IIT Delhi) New Delhi
DSE, Delhi University
FORE School Of Management
SJMSoM, IIT Bombay
Loyola Institute of Business Administration
S.P Jain Institute of Management and Research
VGSoM, IIT Kharagpur
SJMSOM (IIT B)
Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai
IMI New Delhi
Great Lakes Institute of Management Studies
Complete list of MBA colleges accepting CAT percentile between 80 to 90
List of B-schools accepting CAT percentile between 55 to 80
MBA colleges accepting CAT 75 to 80 percentile
B-schools accepting 65 to 75 CAT percentile
Colleges accepting 55 to 64 CAT percentile
Alliance School of Business, Bangalore
ITM Navi Mumbai
Army Institute Of Management, Kolkata
Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Sciences
Amity School Of Business
IBA (Indus Business Academy), Bangalore
Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management, Kolkata
NL Dalmia School Of Management
KIIT School of Rural Management, Bhubaneswar
Christ University, Bangalore
FLAME University, Pune
Complete list of B-schools accepting 70 to 80 CAT percentile
For MBA admission to IIMs and top management institutes, the candidates need to clear both overall and sectional CAT cut off 2021 followed by acing the selection rounds that include Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). Many leading CAT coaching institutes have released the CAT expected cut off 2021 along with the CAT exam analysis 2021. Candidates are advised to go through the IIM admission criteria, eligibility CAT cut off 2021 and actual CAT cut off to thoroughly understand the selection process and assess their chances of MBA admission.
List of MBA colleges with no sectional CAT cutoff
Here’s a list of B-schools that accept CAT scores with no sectional cutoff.
MBA colleges with no sectional CAT cut off
- MICA Ahmedabad
- IIT Madras
- Great Lakes Chennai
- Loyola Institute of Management
- IMT Hyderabad
- IMI Kolkata
- BML Munjal
- SP Jain Global
- ISBR Bangalore
- KJ Somaiya
- Tapmi Manipal
- SDA Bocconi
CAT Cut Off 2021: Determining factors
CAT cut off percentile is determined by every institute after considering various factors and certain key parameters as mentioned below.
The difficulty level of CAT 2021 exam
Number of candidates who appeared for the CAT entrance test
Number of applicants who cleared the exam
Number of seats available in a particular institute
All India/ NIRF ranking of the institute
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