CAT 2017 Cutoff

Gareema Bali updated on : 29 Sep 2017
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Check CAT cutoff 2017 for 20 IIMs and top Institutes accepting CAT score on this page. Also, get complete details on CAT cutoff here.

CAT 2017 cutoff

CAT 2017 Cutoff - The students writing CAT this year can check the CAT 2017 cutoff for IIMs and other B-schools here on this page. CAT 2017 is scheduled to be held on November 26, 2017 across 140 cities of the nation. IIM Lucknow has been given the responsibility of organising CAT this year. CAT cutoff is the minimum percentile which is announced by the IIMs in their admission criteria every year. IIM Cutoff is of two types, one being the qualifying cutoff which is released in the admission criteria and other being the actual cutoff, which is applied for shortlisting eligible candidates for PI but this cutoff is never officially announced. Thousands of candidates who will qualify CAT will be shortlisted for further rounds of admission after application of CAT 2017 cutoff.  The candidates who will obtain the perecntile in the exam equal to or more than the CAT cutoff 2017 percentile will only be considered for the further selection process, which will comprise of a Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI).

The cutoff of CAT 2017 is determined by the IIMs after taking into consideration various factors such as difficulty level of exam, number of students taking the exam, number of seats being offered for admission etc. Every now and then, the IIMs have been releasing their admission criteria mentioning the IIM CAT 2017 cutoff percentile. Candidates preparing for CAT 2017 are suggested to go through this cutoff in order to have an idea about how much score they need to obtain in the exam. Also, they must check the previous year CAT cutoff, i.e. CAT 2016 cutoff of IIMs and other top b-schools accepting CAT score. Having an idea of the previous year CAT cutoff will help the candidates have an idea about the CAT 2017 cutoff and target a CAT 2017 score for themselves, which they must obtain in order to be considered for the shortlisting.

CAT 2017 Cutoff

At present, there are 20 IIMs, which are operating in India and more than 100 B-Schools which grant admission to various post graduate management courses. The cutoff is decided individually for different category of students and the CAT 2017 cutoff will remain on a lower side for the students belonging to reserved categories. Apart from the cutoff, the B-Schools also take into consideration the past academic record, candidate's involvement in co-curricular activities, work experience (if any), internship experience (if any) and such other factors. 

Types of CAT 2017 Cutoff

There are three types of cutoff, which are as follow -

  • Qualifying CAT cutoff – All the IIMs announce the admission policy and in it, they provide the minimum CAT percentile, which is referred to as qualifying percentile.
  • Official cutoff of CAT – The IIMs decide and apply the cutoff but they never announce it officially.
  • Cutoff announced by Experts – Various experts having years of experience and knowledge in the field of CAT coaching predict the cutoff mainly after the completion of CAT exam.

Difference between Qualifying and Official CAT cutoff

  • The official cutoff always remains higher than the qualifying percentile.
  • To be considered for the IIM PI shortlisting, it is important for the candidates to obtain marks in CAT equal to or more than the announced minimum CAT percentile.

CAT Cutoff 2017 - Deciding Factors 

For deciding the cutoff, various factors are taken into consideration. Some of these factors have been listed here below -          

  • Difficulty level of CAT
  • Previous year's CAT cutoff
  • Number of candidates who wrote CAT
  • Number of seats offered by the B-School
  • Reservation norms followed by the Management Institute

CAT 2017 Cutoff (Expected)

Since the CAT exam has not been conducted yet, it is not practically possible to predict the CAT 2017 cutoff. However, seeing the past trends of the IIM admission and the cutoff, the students who aim to grab a seat in one of the IIMs must try to obtain 94 to 99+ percentile in CAT.

The candidates can check the tables given below to know the expected CAT cutoff 2017 for all the IIMs. These are last year's cutoff of CAT, based on which the students got calls from the IIMs to attend GD/PI.

CAT Cutoff 2017 for IIM Ahmedabad

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

75

70

70

80

SC

65

65

65

75

ST

60

60

60

70

NC-OBC cum Transgender

50

50

50

60

PWD

60

60

60

70

CAT Cutoff 2017 for IIM Bangalore

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

85

80

80

90

SC

70

65

65

75

ST

60

60

60

75

NC-OBC

75

70

70

80

PWD

60

60

60

75

CAT Cutoff 2017 for IIM Calcutta

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

90

SC

65

65

65

70

ST

60

60

60

70

NC-OBC

75

75

75

85

PWD

65

65

65

70

CAT Cutoff 2017 for IIM Lucknow

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

85

85

85

90

SC

55

55

55

70

ST

50

50

50

65

NC-OBC

77

77

77

82

PWD

55

55

55

70

CAT Cutoff 2017 for IIM Indore

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

90

SC

55

55

55

60

ST

55

55

55

60

NC-OBC

70

70

70

80

PWD

45

45

45

50

CAT 2017 Cutoff for IIM Kozhikode

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

90

SC

50

50

50

65

ST

40

40

40

55

NC-OBC

70

70

70

80

PWD

40

40

40

55

CAT Cutoff 2017 for IIM Shillong

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

70

70

70

70

SC

60

60

60

60

ST

50

50

50

50

NC-OBC

70

70

70

70

PWD

50

50

50

50

CAT 2017 Cutoff for IIM Ranchi

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

90

SC

60

60

60

75

ST

50

50

50

65

NC-OBC

72

72

72

81

PWD

50

50

50

65

CAT 2017 Cutoff for IIM Rohtak

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

85

SC

45

45

45

60

ST

40

40

40

60

NC-OBC

70

70

70

75

PWD

50

50

50

60

CAT 2017 Cutoff for Raipur

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

90

SC

60

60

60

75

ST

50

50

50

65

NC-OBC

72

72

72

81

PWD

50

50

50

65

CAT 2017 Cutoff for IIM Trichy

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

90

SC

60

60

60

75

ST

50

50

50

75

NC-OBC

72

72

72

81

PWD

50

50

50

65

CAT Cutoff 2017 for IIM Udaipur

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

90

SC

60

60

60

75

ST

50

50

50

65

NC-OBC

72

72

72

81

PWD

50

50

50

65

CAT Cutoff 2017 for IIM Kashipur

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

90

SC

60

60

60

75

ST

50

50

50

65

NC-OBC

72

72

72

81

PWD

50

50

50

65

CAT Cutoff 2017 for IIM Nagpur

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

90

SC

60

60

60

75

ST

50

50

50

65

NC-OBC

72

72

72

81

PWD

50

50

50

65

CAT Cutoff 2017 for IIM Visakhapatnam

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

85

80

80

90

SC

60

60

60

75

ST

50

50

50

55

NC-OBC

75

70

70

80

PWD

50

50

50

55

CAT Cutoff 2017 for IIM Bodhgaya

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

90

SC

60

60

60

75

ST

50

50

50

65

PWD

50

50

50

65

CAT Cutoff 2017 for IIM Sirmaur

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

75

75

75

80

SC

50

50

50

70

ST

45

45

45

65

NC-OBC

68

68

68

72

PWD

50

50

50

70

CAT Cutoff 2017 for IIM Jammu

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

75

75

75

80

SC

50

50

50

65

ST

45

45

45

60

NC-OBC

68

68

68

72

PWD

50

50

50

70

CAT Cutoff 2017 for IIM Sambalpur

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

90

SC

50

50

50

35

ST

30

30

30

35

NC-OBC

65

65

65

75

PWD

30

30

30

35

CAT Cutoff 2017 for IIM Amritsar

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall

General

70

70

70

90

SC

50

50

50

55

ST

30

30

30

35

NC-OBC

55

55

55

70

PWD

30

30

30

35

Minimum CAT 2017 Percentile

IIMs announce their admission criteria every year, in which they provide the minimum CAT percentile. This CAT cutoff is often misunderstood by the students as the official cutoff. However, this minimum percentile is the qualifying cutoff which must be secured by the candidates to be considered for the PI shortlisting. The actual CAT 2017 cutoff will remain on a higher side as compared to this minimum percentile.

Top B-Schools accepting CAT 2017 score other than IIMs

Over 100 B-schools offer admission to the students on the basis of their CAT percentile. However, every management aspirant wishes to take admission in country's best and top management Institutes. The CAT 2017 cutoff for all the top B-schools granting admission on the basis of CAT score generally remains above 90 percentile.

The expected cutoff of CAT 2017 for some of the top B-Schools has been given in the table below here.

S.No.

Name of B-Schools

Expected CAT 2017 Cutoff 

1

SJMSOM, IIT Bombay

99+ Percentile

2

Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi (FMS, DU)

98.20 Percentile

3

JBIMS

99+ Percentile

4

Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras

95+ Percentile

5

VGSOM - IIT Kharagpur

95+ Percentile

6

DMS, IIT Delhi

98+ Percentile

7

Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB)

90+ Percentile

8

Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad

90+ Percentile

9

National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai

95+ Percentile

10

FORE-Delhi

90+ Percentile

11

Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai

90+ Percentile

12

S P Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai

85+ Percentile

13

T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal

85+ Percentile

14

DMS - IIT Roorkee

94+ Percentile

15

Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon

95+ Percentile

16

IMI- Delhi

91+ Percentile

17

IRMA - Anand

90+ Percentile

18

BIM - Trichy

88+ Percentile

19

K J Somaiya

86+ Percentile

20

IIFM - Bhopal

80+ Percentile

21

Great Lakes - Gurgaon

74+ Percentile

22

NIBM Pune

74+ Percentile

 

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