CAT Cut Off Marks 2020

CAT Cut off Marks 2020 | Expected & Previous year IIM cut off

CAT Cut Off Marks 2020CAT Cut off Marks: CAT is conducted across the country for admission into top B-schools. Every year there are lakhs of candidates taking up CAT exam who dream to get admission into management courses. To excel in the CAT exam, firstly you must be aware of CAT Cut Off marks.

The cutoff of CAT 2020 refers to the minimum percentile a test taker must obtain in order to qualify for the next round of selection process. Almost all the 20 IIMs including IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow and IIM Calcutta has released the CAT cutoff for the academic year 2020-22.

Based on the Cut off, candidates will be eligible to take up management courses. Here in this blog, you can get complete information on CAT Cut Off marks of previous years in IIM and expected Cut off. Go through the blog to know more in detail.

CAT Cut Off 2020

The Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted for admission into management courses is one of the top MBA Entrance Exams. To get admission into any IIMs or any Top MBA colleges in India, minimum CAT 2020 cut off is expected to be 90 percentile. The 20 IIMs and other top B-schools in India fix their own CAT cut off percentile for selection of candidates for admission.

The cut-offs remain high (99 + percentile) for admission to tops IIMs like IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, and IIM Kozhikode. New IIMs including IIM Sambalpur, IIM Ranchi, Raipur, Rohtak, Udaipur, Trichy and Kashipur and other top B-schools are expected to have cutoffs that are situated in the 90 percentile and above

CAT cutoff 2020 will depend on various factors such as the total number of test-takers, the difficulty level of the exam, the total number of seats, etc. Candidates appearing for CAT 2020 exam must qualify the sectional as well as the overall cutoff in order to get shortlisted for the next rounds of the CAT 2020 selection process – WAT-GD/PI.

Factors Determining CAT Cut Off

CAT cut off percentile for each institute depends on numerous factors. The main factors are mentioned below.

  • Difficulty level of the exam
  • Number of aspirants who appeared for the exam
  • Number of aspirants who passed in the exam
  • Number of seats in a particular institute
  • Ranking of the institute

Expected CAT 2020 Cut Offs

Here you can check the expected CAT 2020 cut off percentiles for General category students for admission to the top 20 IIMs. The below-mentioned cut-offs are the final cut-offs on the basis of which the candidates will be called for the interview round.

You should know that for General category students the CAT cut-offs remain high every year (90-100) but for Reserved category students, there is considerable relaxation of marks.

Below is the list of expected Cut off for General Category for 20 IIMs. Candidates can go through the below table and prepare accordingly.

IIMs Expected CAT cut-offs (percentile)
IIM Ahmedabad 100-99
IIM Bangalore 100-99
IIM Calcutta 99
IIM Lucknow 97-98
IIM Indore 97-98
IIM Kozhikode 97-98
IIM Amritsar 95-96
IIM Nagpur 95-96
IIM Sambalpur 95-96
IIM Trichy 94-95
IIM Raipur 94-95
IIM Ranchi 94-95
IIM Kashipur 94-95
IIM Vizag 92-94
IIM Udaipur 92-94
IIM Bodhgaya 92-94
IIM Shillong 90
IIM Sirmaur 90

CAT 2019 Sectional Cutoff

You can check the released Sectional CAT cut off for all participating IIMs for general candidates. You will find the individual cutoffs for QA, DILR and VARC sections:

IIMS QA DILR VARC OVERALL
IIM Ahmedabad 70 70 70 80
IIM Bangalore 75 75 80 85
IIM Calcutta 80 80 75 85
IIM Kozhikode 75 75 75 85
IIM Shillong 75 75 75 80
IIM Lucknow 85 85 85 90
IIM Raipur 80 80 80 95
IIM Rohtak 70 70 70 95
IIM Kashipur 80 80 80 90
IIM Ranchi 80 80 80 90
IIM Indore 80 80 80 90
IIM Tiruchirapalli 80 80 80 95
IIM Udaipur 80 80 80 90
IIM Bodh Gaya 80 80 80 90
IIM Amritsar 75 75 80 80
IIM Nagpur 72 72 72 85
IIM Jammu 80 80 80 90
IIM Visakhapatnam 80 80 85 90
IIM Sambalpur 80 80 80 95
IIM Simraur 80 80 80 95

You should know that most of the IIMs have their own admission process according to personalized guidelines. But for the 10 third-generation, IIMs participate in a common ability test and personal interview through the Common Admission Process (CAP).

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IIM Ahmedabad CAT Cutoff 2019

The table below provides Section-wise CAT Cutoff data for IIM Ahmedabad.

Sections General NC-OBC-cum transgender SC ST DA
Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC) 70 65 60 50 50
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DIILR) 70 65 60 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude (QA) 70 65 60 50 50
Overall Percentile 80 75 70 60 60

IIM Bangalore CAT Cutoff 2019

The table below shows the CAT cut off percentile for different categories set by IIM Bangalore:

Sections General NC-OBC SC ST DA
Section 1 (QA & DI) 75 65 60 55 50
Section 2 (VA & LR) 80 70 65 55 50
Overall Percentile 85 75 70 65 60

IIM Calcutta CAT Cutoff 2019

The table below shows CAT cut off percentile for IIM Calcutta. 

Section Open NC-OBC SC ST DA
Section 1 (Quantitative Ability) 75 65 60 55 55
Section 2 (Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning) 80 65 60 55 55
Section 3 (Verbal Ability) 80 70 65 55 55
Overall Percentile 85 75 70 65 65

IIM Indore CAT Cutoff 2019

The table below shows CAT cut off percentile for IIM Indore-

Sections General OBC SC PWD ST
Section 1 (QA) 80 70 55 45 45
Section 2 (DI & LR) 80 70 55 45 45
Section 3 (VARC) 80 70 55 45 45
Overall Percentile 90 80 60 50 50

IIM Lucknow CAT Cutoff 2019

The table below shows CAT cut off percentile for IIM Lucknow:

Section Open NC-OBC SC ST DA
Section 1 (Quantitative Ability) 85 77 55 50 50
Section 2 (Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning) 85 77 55 50 50
Section 3 (Verbal Ability) 85 77 55 50 50
Overall Percentile 90 82 70 65 65

IIM Shillong CAT Cutoff 2019

The table below shows CAT cut off percentile for IIM Shillong:

Sections General & OBC SC ST DA
Section 1 (QA) 75 60 50 50
Section 2 (DI & LR) 75 60 50 50
Section 3 (VARC) 75 60 50 50
Overall Percentile

IIM Kozhikode CAT Cutoff 2019

The table below shows CAT cut off percentile for IIM Kozhikode:

Sections General OBC SC ST/DA
Section 1 (QA) 75 65 55 45
Section 2 (DI & LR) 75 65 55 45
Section 3 (VARC) 75 65 55 45
Overall Percentile 85 75 65 55

IIM Rohtak CAT Cutoff 2019

The table below shows CAT cut off percentile for IIM Rohtak:

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC PWD
Section 1 (QA & DI) 80 45 40 70 40
Section 2 (VA & LR) 80 45 40 70 40
Overall Percentile 95 55 30 78 30

IIM Ranchi CAT Cutoff 2019

The table below shows CAT cut off percentile for IIM Ranchi:

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC PWD
Section 1 (QA) 80 50 30 60 30
Section 2 (DI & LR) 80 50 30 60 30
Section 3 (VARC) 80 50 30 60 30
Overall Percentile 90 60 40 78 40

IIM Trichy CAT Cutoff 2019

The overall Expected CAT cut off for IIM Trichy is given in the table below:

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC PWD
Section 1 (QA & DI) 80 50 30 60 30
Section 2 (VA & LR) 80 50 30 60 30
Overall Percentile 95 60 40 78 40

IIM Udaipur CAT Cutoff 2019

The overall Expected CAT cut off for IIM Udaipur according to the categories is given in the table below:

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC
Section 1 (QA) 80 50 30 60
Section 2 (DI & LR) 80 50 30 60
Section 3 (VARC) 80 50 30 60
Overall Percentile 90 60 40 78

IIM Kashipur CAT Cutoff 2019

The cut off for IIM Kashipur reaches around 90 percentile. The expected CAT overall cut off percentile for IIM Kashipur is given below:

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC PWD
Section 1 (QA) 80 50 30 60 30
Section 2 (DI & LR) 80 50 30 60 30
Section 3 (VARC) 80 50 30 60 30
Overall Percentile 90 60 40 78 40

IIM Nagpur CAT Cutoff 2019

The table below shows CAT cut off percentile for IIM Nagpur:

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC PWD
Section 1 (QA) 72 50 40 65 40
Section 2 (DI & LR) 72 50 40 65 40
Section 3 (VARC) 72 50 40 65 40
Overall Percentile 85 60 40 76.5 55

IIM Visakhapatnam CAT Cutoff 2019

CAT Cut Off for IIM Visakhapatnam is given below-

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC PWD
Section 1 (QA) 80 60 50 70 50
Section 2 (DI & LR) 80 60 50 70 50
Section 3 (VARC) 85 60 50 75 50
Overall Percentile 90 75 55 80 50

IIM Raipur CAT Cutoff 2019

CAT Cut Off for IIM Raipur is provided in the table below-

Category QA VARC DI & LR Overall Percentile
General 80 80 80 95
DAP 30 30 30 40
OBC (NC) 60 60 60 78
ST 30 30 30 40
SC 50 50 50 60

IIM Bodh Gaya CAT Cutoff 2019

CAT 2019 Cut Off for IIM Bodh Gaya is provided in the table below-

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC DA
Section 1 (QA) 80 50 30 60 30
Section 2 (DI & LR) 80 50 30 60 60
Section 3 (VARC) 80 50 30 60 40
Overall Percentile 90 60 40 78 40

IIM Sirmaur CAT Cutoff 2019

The sectional and overall CAT Cut Off for IIM Sirmaur is represented in the table given below-

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC DAP
Section 1 (QA) 80 50 30 60 30
Section 2 (DI & LR) 80 50 30 60 30
Section 3 (VARC) 80 50 30 60 30
Overall Percentile 90 60 40 78 40

IIM Sambalpur CAT Cutoff 2019

The sectional and overall CAT Cut Off for IIM Sambalpur is provided in the table given below-

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC DA
Section 1 (QA) 80 50 30 60 30
Section 2 (DI & LR) 80 50 30 60 30
Section 3 (VARC) 80 50 30 60 30
Overall Percentile 95 60 40 78 40

IIM Amritsar CAT Cutoff 2019

The minimum eligibility criteria used by IIM Amritsar are given below-

Sections General NC-OBC SC ST DA
Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile rank (VRC) 75 60 50 35 35
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile (DILR) 75 60 50 35 35
Quantitative Aptitude Percentile Rank (QA) 80 65 55 35 35
Overall Percentile Rank (PT) 85 75 55 40 40

IIM Jammu CAT Cutoff 2019

IIM Jammu established in 2019 so there was no interview for the selection of Post The given below table depicts the CAT 2016 cut off for IIM Jammu. The cut off for 2019 is expected to fall in the same line.

Sections General NC-OBC SC ST DA
Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile rank (VRC) 80 60 50 30 30
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile (DILR) 80 60 50 30 30
Quantitative Aptitude Percentile Rank (QA) 80 60 50 30 30
Overall percentile rank (PT) 90 78 60 40 40

Top Non-IIM B-Schools Accepting CAT Score

Apart from the top leading IIMs of India, there are Indian Institute of Technologies (IITs) and other top B-schools that accept CAT score too.

You can check CAT 2019 percentile for some of the CAT Participating Institutes from the table below-

Name of the Institute CAT 2019 Score Required
Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi 99 Percentile
DMS, IIT Delhi 96+ Percentile
SJMSOM, IIT Bombay 98+ Percentile
Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras 95+ Percentile
Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon 94+ Percentile
SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai 85+ Percentile
Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB) 94+ Percentile
Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad 90+ Percentile
National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai 97+ Percentile
TA Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal 85+ Percentile
Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai 79+ Percentile
Institute for Financial Management & Research (IFMR) Chennai 80+ Percentile

Previous Year CAT Cut Off 2018 For IIMs

Here you can check the previous year CAT Cut Off marks for IIMs.

IIM Date of Release of Shortlist Cutoffs Fee (in lakhs) for Batch 2019-20 Average Placement 2018 (Rs. lakhs) Total Seats
IIM Ahmedabad January 8, 2018 95+ 21.14 22.58 395
IIM Bangalore January 8, 2018 90+ 19.5 21.42 400
IIM Calcutta January 13, 2018 95+ 19 20.00 460
IIM Lucknow January 15, 2018 90+ 14.16 18.45 500
IIM Indore January 15, 2018 90 14 16.23 450
IIM Kozhikode January 9, 2018 95.5 16 17.14 375
IIM Rohtak January 25, 2018 90+ 12.20 12.3 240
IIM Trichy January 25, 2019 96 12.35 13.3 180
IIM Udaipur January 25, 2019 90 13.08 11.94 260

CAT 2020 Selection Process: IIM Admission and Selection Criteria

After CAT 2020 result declaration, the candidate will be required to apply for WAT/GD-PI if they meet the minimum cut off criteria of the IIMs you had selected for admission in the CAT application form.

The IIM selection process includes screening of candidates based on CAT score, WAT/GD-PI round and final selection.Most of the IIMs conduct WAT/GD-PI round in the months of February and March, while ‘offer of admission’ letters are issued to successful candidates in the months of April and May.

Essential Documents Required for CAT Selection Process

  • Original and self-attested photocopies of mark sheets of class X, class XII and Graduation
  • Original and self-attested photocopies of caste/class and/or disability certificate in case of SC, ST, NC-OBC and PwD candidates
  • If you are appearing for the final bachelor’s degree exam or equivalent then you must present an original certificate from the Principal/Registrar/Director of the university/Institution certifying that you have obtained 50% marks or equivalent (45 percent in case of the candidates belonging to SC, ST, and PwD category) based on latest available grades/marks.

How To Make IIMs Composite Score?

The IIMs’ final offer of admission is based on the composite score of a candidate that takes into account the factors mentioned below:

  • CAT score: Sectional and overall percentile scored in CAT exam
  • WAT/GD-PI score: Points scored in the WAT/GD-PI round
  • Class 10 score: Percentage scored in Class 10 or equivalent
  • Class 12 score: Percentage scored in Class 12 or equivalent
  • Graduation score: Aggregate of three-year Bachelor’s program or equivalent
  • Gender diversity: 0-5 extra points are given to female/transgender candidates
  • Academic diversity: 0-5 extra points are given to candidates belonging to academic background other than Engineering
  • Work experience: 0-5 extra points are given to candidates having relevant work experience in at executive or managerial level

Thus, candidates are advised to go through the CAT Cutoff as listed above. You can excel in all rounds of the Selection process with a wide range of CAT Preparation Books available online.

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