IIM CAT Cutoff 2022 for Top MBA Colleges Admission

IIM CAT Cutoff 2022 for Top MBA Colleges Admission

CAT Cutoff 2022: Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) will release the CAT 2022 cutoff individually on their respective official websites after the CAT result gets declared which is tentatively in the second week of January 2023. The minimum marks required for the candidates to get a call for the MBA selection process is called the CAT cutoff. Read this article further to know the expected IIM CAT cut off 2022 and previous years' CAT cutoff for 2021, 2020, 2019, and more.

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CAT Cutoff 2022

The final CAT cutoff for top IIMs for final admission is typically in the range of 99 to 100 percentile for General category students. Hence, the CAT cut off percentile for top IIMs can be gauged to be 99 to 100 percentile, particularly for the general category. For the reserved category students who appear in CAT, the MBA admission cutoff may be slightly lower at 97 to 98 percentile.

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All the 20 IIMs announce their minimum qualifying CAT cut offs to shortlist the candidates for the final selection round. As IIM CAT cut offs 2022 are not announced yet, candidates can check the previous year's CAT cutoff to estimate the CAT cutoff 2022.

Previous Year CAT Cutoff for IIMs (minimum criteria)

IIMs

CAT 2019 Cutoff

CAT 2020 Cutoff

CAT 2021 Cutoff

IIM Ahmedabad

81.53

99

80

IIM Bangalore

90+

99

85

IIM Calcutta

95+

99

85

IIM Lucknow

90+

97+

90

IIM Indore

90

97+

90

IIM Kozhikode

95.5

97 to 98

85

IIM Amritsar

90

95+

85

IIM Nagpur

90

95+

85

IIM Sambalpur

90

95+

85

IIM Trichy

96

94

93

IIM Raipur

90 to 94

94

93

IIM Ranchi

90

94

94

IIM Kashipur

90

94

93

IIM Vizag

90

92

85

IIM Udaipur

90

92

90

IIM Bodhgaya

90+

92

90

IIM Shillong

90

90

85

IIM Sirmaur

95

95

95

IIM Rohtak

90+

95

95

Expected CAT MBA Cut Off 2022 in IIMs

As per last year’s CAT cutoff data, the table below shows the CAT sectional cutoff and overall MBA admission cutoff expected by the IIMs category-wise. This contributes majorly to analysing the CAT exam cut off 2022 category-wise.

IIM Ahmedabad Expected Cutoff 2022

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 Expected Cutoff 2022

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

Expected IIM Bangalore Cutoff 2022

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 Expected Cutoff 2022

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 CAT Cutoff 2022 (Expected)

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 2022 Expected Cutoff

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 Expected Cutoff 2022

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 Expected Cutoff 2022

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 Expected Cutoff 2022

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 2022 Expected Cutoff

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 Expected Cutoff 2022

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 Expected Cutoff 2022

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 Expected Cutoff 2022

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 Expected Cutoff 2022

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 Expected Cutoff 2022

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 Expected Cutoff 2022

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 Expected Cutoff 2022

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 Expected Cutoff 2022

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

Expected IIM Bodh Gaya Cutoff 2022

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 Expected Cutoff 2022

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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CAT Expected Cutoff 2022 for Top B-schools

The CAT cut off 2022 presented below for some IIMs is based on previous year admissions. Information on the IIM CAT off 2022 will be updated regularly based on the admission announcements issued by the institutes. The table below contains the CAT cut offs 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 Expected MBA admission Cutoff 2022 for Top B-schools

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Expected CAT Cutoff

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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

SPJIMR CAT cutoff 2022

85+ Percentile

XIMB CAT Cutoff 2022

90+ Percentile

Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras

95+ Percentile

T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal

85+ Percentile

Factors Determining CAT Cut off 2022

As mentioned above, IIMs (IIM Amritsar, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Rohtak, IIM Raipur, IIM Jammu, IIM Ranchi, and etc) will issue separate CAT cutoffs after the CAT results 2022 are announced. Before releasing the IIM CAT 2022 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 MBA cutoff.

1. Difficulty level of the question paper

  • This is one of the main reasons why CAT 2022 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 2022 will have an impact on the CAT cutoff. This will have a direct relationship, i.e. higher CAT test-takers will lead to a higher CAT cutoff, while lower CAT test-takers will have a lower CAT cutoff 2022.

3. Seat availability

  • The number of seats available at the respective IIMs is also affected by the CAT 2022 cut off. For example, if any IIM has limited seats, the published cutoff of CAT 2022 will be higher for selecting candidates.

4. The reputation of the Institute

  • Renowned institutes ranked under the NIRF Management Rankings 2022 will set their cut offs higher.

5. Last year's CAT cutoff trends

  • The IIM CAT cut off 2022 is based on the previous year’s cut offs released by IIMs. The CAT 2022 cutoff maybe 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 cut offs that play an important role in the admission process. There are two types of cut offs: Qualifying CAT cut off (IIM eligible cut Off) and Final CAT cut Off (IIM Call cut off). Below we have listed the differences between the two:

CAT Qualifying 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 MBA admission 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.

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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 2022 does not mean that the candidate will be selected for admission.

  • The final cutoff will be fixed after CAT 2022 results were announced.

  • The final CAT cutoff 2022 has not been officially announced yet 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 2022 cutoff contains sectional cut off and CAT overall percentile.

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

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.

CAT Score vs Percentile

Usually, those with more than 80 percentile in CAT 2022 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.

List of Top B-Schools Accepting CAT Scores and Cutoffs

There are more than 600 B-schools that accept the CAT scores and CAT cut offs. Many participating institutes of CAT begin the admission process after the CAT entrance exam is conducted. Depending upon the candidate's percentile in the CAT exam, the respective authorities of B-schools shortlist them for the next selection rounds for admission in the MBA program.

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