CAT Result 2021: Top MBA colleges in India as per CAT percentile, how to apply to them

Got a low CAT 2021 score? Worry not! Check out the list of MBA colleges in India accepting CAT scores as low as 60 percentile.


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Himanshu Shekhar | January 11, 2022 | 03:49 PM IST

NEW DELHI- Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad announced the CAT 2021 result in online mode on January 3. Candidates who appeared for the Common Admission Test (CAT) this year are now shortlisting MBA colleges and preparing for the GD/PI rounds. Selecting an MBA college is tedious but important for realizing both personal and professional goals. When it comes to admission to MBA programmes, IIMs are the foremost choice of every aspirant who qualifies for the CAT entrance test. Apart from 20 IIMs, 88 non-IIM institutions will use CAT 2021 scores this year for MBA admission.
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Candidates with CAT percentile 97-99+ always have plenty of MBA college options open to them, but candidates with CAT percentile as low as 70+ and 60+ must know that they also have multiple options. Here is the list of top MBA colleges accepting CAT scores segregated based on the CAT exam percentile.
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Top MBA colleges in India accepting CAT score (90 to 100 percentile)

IIM Ahmedabad

IIM Calcutta

IIM Bangalore

IIM Indore

IIM Lucknow


DMS, IIT Delhi

FMS, University of Delhi

Top MBA colleges in India accepting CAT score (80 to 90 percentile)

Indian Institute of Financial Management and Research, Changambakkam

SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai

Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore

Prin. L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai

Institute of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Institute of Finance and International Management, Bangalore

Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education, Mumbai

University Business School, Panjab University, Chandigarh

Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Trichy

FORE School of Management, New Delhi

Top MBA colleges in India accepting CAT score (70 to 80 percentile)

Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal

Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad

Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore

Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow & Jaipur

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Harihar & Pune

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textile Management, Coimbatore

Vel Tech Dr. RR & Dr. SR University, Chennai

Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur

Christ University, Bangalore

Top MBA colleges in India accepting CAT score (60 to 70 percentile)

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra

Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad

Entrepreneurship Development Institute, Ahmedabad

New Delhi Institute of Management, New Delhi

Acharya Institute of Management, Bangalore

School of Management Sciences, Varanasi

MANAGE, Hyderabad

Institute of Rural Management, Jaipur

How to apply to the best MBA colleges with CAT scores?

Candidates are suggested to shortlist the MBA colleges they wish to go for, understand their admission criteria and process. After that, they must keep tracking the MBA admission application dates by visiting the official website of the respective MBA colleges. Fill up the form and wait for the MBA admission shortlist to be released and if their name appears in it, then appear and ace the selection rounds.

The MBA admission selection rounds usually comprises Group Discussion (GD), Written Ability Test (WAT), and Personal Interview (PI). This process should be repeated for every college till you finalize or get MBA admission and land into one of your dream B-schools.

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