Update on
November 28, 2020

CAT 2020 Cut Off for IIMs & Top MBA Colleges Admission 2021

CAT 2020 cut offs for IIM Admission 2021 are announced by top IIMs in their admission policy much before the CAT exam date. However, these are the minimum cut offs – overall and section wise required by each IIM to consider the candidates for first stage of shortlisting. The actual CAT cut offs will go much higher. 

CAT 2020 Result will be released by IIM Indore in January 2021, likely on January 5, 2021. Now that you will have your CAT 2020 Score and Percentile, you will be searching for Cut Offs for IIMs and other top B-schools. So, you are at the right place as this article by MBAUniverse.com experts will help you find out all the following details:

  • CAT 2020 Cut offs as announced by 20 IIMs for MBA admission 2021
  • CAT cut offs in top MBA colleges in India like FMS, SPJIMR, MDI, IMT, IMI and others accepting CAT Cut Off for MBA admission 2021
  • MBA Colleges Cut off that match your CAT Scores and Percentile for admission 2021

Remember, these CAT 2020 Cut Offs have been prepared by MBAUniverse.com Experts after consultation with all IIMs and Top B-schools. So read carefully, and make the best use of your CAT Score. .  

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Top 10 IIM CAT 2019 Cut Offs for Admission 2021
All the 20 IIMs announce their minimum CAT cut offs to shortlist the candidates for final selection round before declaration of CAT exam result. The CAT 2020 Cut off for IIM admission 2021 are based on latest actual data sourced from the IIMs so that you can use it with confidence. Below are shared the top 10 IIMs CAT cut offs for admission 2021:

Top 10 IIMs
CAT 2020 Cut off percentile (Minimum criteria)
IIM Ahmedabad
80
IIM Bangalore
85
IIM Calcutta
85
IIM Lucknow
90
IIM Indore
90
IIM Kozhikode
90
IIM Tiruchirappalli
95
IIM Shillong
90
IIM Udaipur
95
IIM Rohtak
95

CAT Cut off For Top MBA Colleges
Following are the CAT cut off for top MBA colleges in India with expected CAT cut offs in the different percentile range for admission 2021.

Top B-School CAT Cutoff: CAT 80 Percentile & Above
Below are the top B-School CAT Cutoffs for admission 2021. The CAT cut offs in these MBA colleges is 80+ percentile

Top B Schools
Expected CAT 2020 Cut Off Percentile
Admission Status
Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) New Delhi
97
To be announced
 
94
Open  Closed
 
85
Open | Closed
 
90
Open
 
90
Open
 
85
Open
 
85
Open
 
85+
Open
 
85
Open
 
80
Open
Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai
80
Yet to be announced
 
80
Open
 
80
Open
 
80
Open
Christ University Bengaluru
80
Yet to be announced
XIME Bangalore
80
Yet to be announced
IFIM Business School Bangalore
80
Yet to be announced
 
80
Open
WE School: Prince L.N.Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai
80
Yet to be announced

CAT Cut off For MBA Colleges:  CAT 50 Percentile & Above
Following are some of the best MBA colleges with CAT Cut offs in percentile range of 50 and above:

B Schools
Expected CAT 2020 Cut Off Percentile
Admission Status
 
75-80
Open
 
75-80
Open
Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS) Rohini Delhi
70-75
Yet to be announced
New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM) New Delhi
70-75
Yet to be announced
 
70-75
Open
IMS Ghaziabad
70-75
Yet to be announced
 70-75Open
AIMS School of Business (AIMS) Bangalore
70-75
Yet to be announced
PES University
70-75
Yet to be announced
Kristu Jayanti College (KJC) Bangalore
70-75
Yet to be announced
 
70-75
Open
VIT Business School (VIT) Vellore
70-75
Yet to be announced
SIESCOMS Navi Mumbai
70-75
Yet to be announced
 
70-75
Open
IES Management IES MCRC Mumbai
70-75
Yet to be announced
Chetna CIMR
65-70
Yet to be announced
ITM Group of Institutions
65-70
Yet to be announced

New IIMs CAT cut offs for Admission 2021
CAT 2020 cut offs for admission 2021 in new IIMs is higher than top IIMs. However the expected CAT cut offs 2020 in new IIMs may not go as high as in top IIMs.

New & Baby IIMs
IIM CAT 2020 cut off percentile
IIM Raipur
95
IIM Ranchi
95
IIM Kashipur
95
IIM Nagpur
90
IIM Visakhapatnam
85
IIM Amritsar
85
IIM Bodhgaya
95
IIM Jammu
90
IIM Sirmaur
90
IIM Sambalpur
95

CAT Cut offs: Difference in Admission Policy and Actual Application
CAT Cut off 2020 for IIMs and other top MBA Colleges carry two different aspects in their admission policy. For example, IIMs announce their admission policy with low CAT score cut off percentile requirement but the actual CAT score cut off percentile is much higher at the time of shortlisting. Therefore there will be a difference in MBA Colleges Cut Off 2021 as announced in their admission policy and CAT 2020 Cut Off Marks as actuallyapplied by these B-schools at the time of shortlisting for final admission round. 

CAT 2020 score cut offs in IIMs and other prominent MBA Colleges are announced by each of them for MBA admission 2021. Although, IIM Cut off 2020 for CAT percentile score as announced by the 20 IIMs including IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta among others, reflect the minimum CAT 2020 cut offs required to be considered for shortlisting, the actual CAT score cut off in all the IIMs may go much higher.   

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Similar is the case at FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai, IMI New Delhi, IRMA Anand, IMT Ghaziabad, XIM Bhubaneswar among other MBA colleges accepting CAT Score with cut off percentiles. The actual CAT Cut Off for top MBA Colleges for MBA admission 2021 may go higher than their threshold CAT cut off requirement.

Admission to the flagship MBA/PGDM 2021-23 programmes in number of top MBA colleges is based on CAT 2020 score cut offs.  CAT 2020 test takers searching for MBA admission while looking for the suitable MBA colleges where they can apply, should refer the above relevant information on how good the B-school is alongwith the idea of CAT score requirement for shortlisting.