Top B-schools admitting candidates on basis of XAT and CAT score

Know the list of top B-schools that accept candidates on the basis of CAT cutoff and XAT cutoff here

Top B-schools admitting candidates on basis of XAT and CAT score
Sundararajan | Jan 18, 2021 - 7:21 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Students aspiring to take admission to top B-schools accepting CAT cutoff and XAT cutoff must have appeared for CAT 2020 or XAT 2021. The XAT 2021 cutoff and CAT 2020 cutoff range may vary from institute to institute. Candidates who clear the XAT cutoff for XLRI or cutoff of CAT have to prepare for the next round of the selection process which includes Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI), and Written Ability Test (WAT).

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There are more than 600 B-schools that accept CAT 2020 scores and cutoffs. Many participating institutes of CAT 2020 has begun the registration process. There are some B-schools that do not have any specific XAT cutoff or CAT score, and they will consider the profiles of the candidates for the shortlist.

Top B-schools accepting XAT 2021 scores and cutoffs

Along with Xavier Associate Management Institutes (XAMI), there are more than 160 B-Schools that are part of XAT 2021 participating institutes. Here is the list of premier B-Schools that accept XAT 2021 scores along with the XAT sectional cutoff and overall cutoff.

B-school name

XAT 2021 cutoff in percentile

SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai


Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai


Goa Institute of Management (GIM), Goa


Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME)


ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad


Top B-schools accepting CAT 2020 scores and cutoffs

Depending on the percentile of the candidate in CAT 2020, the respective authorities of the B-schools approve the MBA program. Check out the list of top B-schools that accept CAT scores and cutoff and their percentile in the table below:

B-school name

CAT 2021 cutoff in percentile

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad


Indian Institute of Management (IM), Bangalore


Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta


KJ Somaiya Institute of Management


Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar


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