CAT Cutoff 2021 - IIM CAT Cut Off and Top MBA Admission Cut Off 2021

CAT Cutoff 2021 - IIM CAT Cut Off and Top MBA Admission Cut Off 2021

CAT Cutoff 2021: Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad will release CAT 2021 cut off on its official IIM CAT website after the declaration of the CAT result 2021. The minimum marks required for the examinees to get a call for the MBA selection process is called CAT Cutoff.

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The CAT cutoff for IIM is typically up to 99 to 100 percentile for General category students. For the reserved category students who appeared in CAT, the cutoff of CAT 2021 is slightly lower at 97 to 98 percentile. The expected cutoff for CAT 2021 to enroll in top MBA colleges like SPJIMR, FMS, MDI, etc may be 95 to 99 percentile. IIM CAT Cutoff 2021 will be released in two forms as CAT Qualifying Cutoff and CAT Final Cutoff. To know more detailed information regarding CAT 2021 Cutoff, then go through this complete article carefully.

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CAT Result 2021

IIM Ahmedabad will publish the results of CAT 2021 online on its official website iimcat.ac.in. As per IIM Ahmedabad, the CAT 2021 result will be declared in the second week of January 2022. To verify the CAT result 2021, candidates must enter their CAT login credentials (Username and Password). Before the declaration of results, IIM will release the CAT Response Sheet 2021 with the questions asked in the exam. Candidates have the opportunity to challenge the answer key of CAT 2021.

CAT Cutoff 2021 - Overview

Based on the IIM CAT cutoff 2021, the listed candidates will have to appear for the IIM admission procedure 2022. When calculating the CAT cutoff 2021, IIMs consider various determinants. In the CAT 2021 result, candidates are able to check their CAT raw score vs percentile. The CAT 2021 cutoff for IIM will be announced by respective IIMs after the declaration of CAT result 2021.

The previous year's Common Admission Test cut off of some IIMs is given below and some are updated as recently. The candidates who are all confused about when and how to start the CAT preparation? are advised to check the strategy and tips followed by the CAT toppers.

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Factors Determining CAT Cut off 2021

As mentioned above, IIMs (IIM Amritsar, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Rohtak, IIM Raipur, IIM Jammu, IIM Ranchi, and etc) will issue separate CAT cutoff after the CAT results 2021 are announced. Before releasing the IIM CAT 2021 cutoff, institutes will take into account certain factors. Listed below are some of the key factors considered by IIMs to have been revealed in the previous year’s CAT cutoff.

1. Difficulty level of the question paper

  • This is one of the main reasons why CAT 2021 is so important. The greater the difficulty level of the CAT question paper, the cutoff will be lower and vice-versa.

2. Number of Test Takers

  • The total number of candidates appearing in CAT 2021 will have an impact on the CAT cutoff. This will have a direct relationship, i.e. higher CAT test-takers will lead to higher CAT cutoff, while lower CAT test-takers will have a lower CAT cutoff 2021.

3. Seat availability

  • The number of seats available at the respective IIMs is also affected by the CAT 2021 cut off. For example, if any IIM has limited seats, the published cutoff of CAT 2021 will be higher for selecting candidates.

4. The reputation of the Institute

  • Renowned institutes ranked under the NIRF Management Rankings 2021 will set their cutoffs higher.

5. Last year's CAT cutoff trends

  • The cutoff for CAT 2021 is based on the previous year’s cutoffs released by IIMs. The CAT 2021 cutoff may be somewhere around past cutoff trends.

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CAT Qualifying Cut off vs CAT Final Cut off

IIM candidates should be aware of the difference between the two types of CAT cutoffs that play an important role in the admission process. There are two types of cutoffs: Qualifying CAT cut off (IIM eligible cut Off) and Final CAT cut Off (IIM Call cut off). In the table below, we have listed the differences between the two:

Qualifying CAT Cut Off:

  • Also known as the IIM eligibility cut off for IIM shortlist cut off, these are the minimum marks a candidate must score, so he/ she will be eligible for an interview call from IIMs (WAT/ GD-PI round).

  • Meeting the qualifying cutoff does not mean that the candidate will be selected for the WAT/ GD-PI round.

  • The qualifying CAT cutoff is fixed before the CAT result announcement.

  • Qualifying CAT cut off Percentile is announced by each campus in the announcement of the admission criteria and selection process for that academic year.

  • Qualifying CAT cutoff is over 90 percentile for all IIMs.

  • The qualifying cutoff contains the CAT sectional cut off and overall cut off.

  • The qualifying CAT exam cut off for SC is fixed. The CAT exam cut off for OBC/ General is high.

Final CAT Cut off:

  • Also referred to as IIM call cut off, this is the minimum percentage score set by IIMs to select candidates for the WAT/ GD-PI round.

  • Meeting the final CAT cutoff 2021 does not mean that the candidate will be selected for admission.

  • The final cutoff was fixed after CAT 2021 results were announced.

  • The final CAT cutoff 2021 has not been officially announced by any IIM or other top MBA institutes.

  • The final CAT cutoff will be 99+ percentile for all the best IIMs and 95+ percent for the new IIMs.

  • The final CAT 2021 cutoff contains sectional cut off and CAT overall percentile.

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CAT Cutoff 2021 - Expected Cut Off in IIMs

The CAT exam cut off for IIM is typically up to 99 to 100 percentile for general category candidates. For the reserved category students (SC/ ST/ PwD), the CAT cutoff marks are slightly lower at 97 to 98 percentile. As per last year’s CAT cutoff 2020 data, the table below shows the CAT sectional cutoff and overall cutoff expected by the IIMs category-wise.

IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff 2021

Category

VARC

DILR

QA

Aggregate

General

70

70

70

80

NC-OBC

65

65

65

75

SC

60

60

60

70

ST

50

50

50

60

PwD (General/ NC-OBC/ SC)

60

60

60

70

PwD (ST)

50

50

50

60

IIM Amritsar Cutoff 2021

Category

QA

DILR

VARC

Aggregate

General

80

75

75

85

NC-OBC

65

60

60

75

SC

55

50

50

55

ST

35

35

35

40

PwD

35

35

35

40

IIM Bangalore Cutoff 2021

Category

VARC

DILR

QA

Overall

General

80

75

75

85

NC-OBC

70

65

65

75

EWS

70

65

65

75

SC

65

60

60

70

ST

55

55

55

65

PwD

50

50

50

60

IIM Calcutta Cutoff 2021

Category

VARC

DILR

QA

Aggregate

General

≥75

≥80

≥80

≥80

NC-OBC

≥65

≥65

≥70

≥75

EWS

≥65

≥65

≥70

≥75

SC

≥60

≥60

≥65

≥70

ST

≥55

≥55

≥55

≥65

PwD

≥55

≥55

≥55

≥65

IIM Lucknow Cutoff 2021

Category

VARC

DILR

QA

Aggregate

General

85

85

85

90

NC-OBC

77

77

77

82

SC

55

55

55

70

ST

50

50

50

65

PwD

50

50

50

65

EWS

77

77

77

82

IIM Kozhikode Cutoff 2021

Category

Class 10

Class 12

Sectional Percentile

CAT Percentile

General

60

60

75

85

NC-OBC/ EWS

60

60

65

75

SC

55

55

55

65

ST/ PwD

55

55

45

55

IIM Indore Cutoff 2021

Category

VARC

DILR

QA

Aggregate

General

80

80

80

90

EWS

80

80

80

90

NC-OBC

70

70

70

80

ST

45

45

45

50

SC

55

55

55

60

PwD

45

45

45

50

IIM Udaipur Cutoff 2021

Category

VARC

DILR

QA

Aggregate

General

80

80

80

95

ST

50

50

50

60

SC

30

30

30

40

Differently Abled Person

30

30

30

40

NC-OBC

60

60

60

78

IIM Nagpur Cutoff 2021

Category

VARC

DILR

QA

Overall

General

72

72

72

85

EWS

72

72

72

85

NC-OBC

65

65

65

76.5

SC

50

50

50

60

ST

35

35

35

40

PwD

35

35

35

40

IIM Visakhapatnam Cutoff 2021

Category

VARC

DILR

QA

Percentile

General

85

80

80

85

NC-OBC

60

60

60

60

SC

50

50

50

55

ST

30

30

30

40

PwD

30

30

30

40

IIM Kashipur Cutoff 2021

Category

VARC

DILR

QA

Percentile

General

80 (80.2)

80 (80.12)

80 (80.56)

94

SC

45 (46.05)

45 (45.42)

45

55 (55.03)

ST

30 (30.64)

30 (30.21)

30 (30.82)

40 (40.25)

NC-OBC

60 (61.19)

60 (60.61)

60 (60.66)

75 (75.02)

PwD

30 (32.43)

30 (31.96)

30 (30.82)

40 (40.18)

EWS

60 (61.19)

60 (61.19)

60 (60.66)

75 (75.01)

IIM Raipur Cutoff 2021

Category

VARC

DILR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

94

EWS

60

60

60

75

NC-OBC

60

60

60

75

SC

45

45

45

55

ST

30

30

30

40

PwD

30

30

30

40

IIM Ranchi Cutoff 2021

Category

VARC

DILR

QA

Overall

General

80

80

80

94

NC-OBC

60

60

60

75

EWS

60

60

60

75

SC

45

45

45

55

ST

30

30

30

40

PwD

30

30

30

40

IIM Sirmaur Cutoff 2021

Category

QA

DILR

VARC

Aggregate

General

80

80

80

94

EWS

60

60

60

75

NC-OBC

60

60

60

75

ST

30

30

30

40

SC

45

45

45

55

PwD

30

30

30

40

IIM Rohtak Cutoff 2021

Category

DILR

VARC

QA

Aggregate

General/ EWS

>=70

>=70

>=70

95

NC-OBC

>=60

>=60

>=60

78

SC

>=50

>=50

>=50

60

ST

>=30

>=30

>=30

40

PwD

>=30

>=30

>=30

40

IIM Trichy Cutoff 2021

Category

QA

DILR

VARC

Aggregate

General

80

80

80

94

NC-OBC

60

60

60

75

EWS

60

60

60

75

Scheduled Tribes

30

30

30

40

Scheduled Castes

45

45

45

55

Person with Disability

30

30

30

40

IIM Shillong Cutoff 2021

Category

PwD

SC

ST

EWS

Others

Class 10

50

55

50

80

80

Class 12

50

55

50

80

80

Graduation

50

55

50

65

65

DILR

50

60

50

75

75

VARC

50

60

50

75

75

QA

50

60

50

75

75

IIM Jammu Cutoff 2021

Category

QA

DILR

VARC

Aggregate

General

80

80

80

90

NC-OBC

60

60

60

78

EWS

80

80

80

85

SC

50

50

50

60

ST

30

30

30

40

PwD

30

30

30

40

IIM Bodh Gaya Cutoff 2021

Category

QA

DILR

VARC

Overall

General

80

80

80

90

NC-OBC

60

60

60

78

EWS

80

80

80

85

SC

50

50

50

60

PwD

30

30

30

40

ST

30

30

30

40

IIM Sambalpur Cutoff 2021

Category

QA

DILR

VARC

Overall

General

80

80

80

94

EWS

60

60

60

75

NC-OBC

60

60

60

75

SC

45

45

45

55

ST

30

30

30

40

DAP

30

30

30

40

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Expected CAT Cutoff 2021 for Various Colleges

The CAT exam cut off 2021 presented below for some IIMs is based on previous year admissions. Information on the IIM CAT cut off 2021 will be updated regularly based on the admission announcements issued by the Indian Institute of Management. The table below contains the CAT cutoffs details expected by the top institutes like IMT Ghaziabad CAT cutoff, SP Jain CAT cutoff, TAPMI CAT cutoff, IIM Shillong CAT cutoff, MICA CAT cutoff, IIT Bombay CAT cutoff, IPU MBA CAT cutoff, etc for the upcoming academic session.

CAT Cutoff for different colleges

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Expected CAT Cutoff

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

98.20 Percentile

DMS, IIT Delhi

98+ Percentile

Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai

90+ Percentile

SJMSOM, IIT Bombay

99+ Percentile

Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad

90+ Percentile

Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon

95+ Percentile

National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai

95+ Percentile

SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai

85+ Percentile

Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB)

90+ Percentile

Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras

95+ Percentile

T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal

85+ Percentile

Year Wise CAT Cutoff Details (2019, 2020)

CAT has cut off a few percentiles of some of the best IIMs based on the selection of candidates for admission.

IIMs

CAT 2019 Cutoff

CAT 2020 Cutoff

IIM Ahmedabad

81.53

99

IIM Bangalore

90+

99

IIM Calcutta

95+

99

IIM Lucknow

90+

97+

IIM Indore

90

97+

IIM Kozhikode

95.5

97 to 98

IIM Amritsar

90

95+

IIM Nagpur

90

95+

IIM Sambalpur

90

95+

IIM Trichy

96

94

IIM Raipur

90 to 94

94

IIM Ranchi

90

94

IIM Kashipur

90

94

IIM Vizag

90

92

IIM Udaipur

90

92

IIM Bodhgaya

90+

92

IIM Shillong

90

90

IIM Sirmaur

95

95

IIM Rohtak

90+

95

What is CAT 2021 cutoff Marks vs Percentile?

Usually, more than 80 percentile of those who pass the CAT 2021 exam will be selected and invited for the exam rounds from the top B-schools in India. The main four ranges are based on the CAT score vs percentile.

  • 95.01 percentile and above

  • 90.01 to 95 percentile

  • 85.01 to 90 percentile

  • 80 to 85 percentile

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) publishes individual CAT exam cutoffs based on the CAT marks. Candidates are further invited for the CAT selection process by IIMs based on the CAT cutoff marks obtained by candidates.

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