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CAT Cutoff for IITs, IISCs

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaUpdated On: November 30, 2021 | CAT

The scores obtained in CAT are accepted by multiple top MBA colleges including 8 IITs and IISC Bangalore. Here is all you need to know about selection criteria and CAT Cutoff for IITs, IISCs.

CAT Cutoff for IITs, IISCs

CAT cutoff for IIT, IISC is the minimum percentile or score required by candidates for admission to MBA courses. A total of 8 IITs and IISC Bangalore offer MBA courses along with various other popular CAT participating institutes. The selection criteria at each of these colleges are very different from each other. The CAT 2021 cutoff for IIT, IISC is released on the official website and it changes every year. It usually falls in the range of 80 to 98 percentile.

All About CAT 2021: Details & Procedure

IITs and IISC accepting CAT scores are some of the top colleges for MBA admission in India. In order to be considered for MBA admission in India, it is crucial to satisfy the CAT cutoff released by IITs, IISCs. Candidates must note that the CAT scores is one of the many admission criteria set by these institutes. There are numerous other criteria that are integral for MBA admissions in IIT and IISC. Students can go through this entire article to gather all the information about IIT, IISC CAT Cutoff 2021!

Factors Determining CAT Cutoff for IITs, IISCs

Some of the factors that determine the CAT Cutoff for IITs and IISCs are as follows:

  • Total number of students appearing for the exam

  • Total number of seats available in each participating institute

  • Exam performance of the candidates

  • The difficulty level of the exam

  • Ranking as well as the reputation of the college

Qualifying CAT 2021 Cutoff Vs Final CAT 2021 Cutoff

The qualifying CAT 2021 cutoff and the final CAT 2021 cutoff are different in IITs and both of them are released separately. Here are the basic differences between the two:

Qualifying CAT 2021 Cutoff

Final CAT 2021 Cutoff

Minimum eligibility cutoff in order to sit for WAT-PI-GD rounds 

Minimum eligibility cutoff fixed by the college for selection of deserving students

Satisfying the cutoff does not mean students will get to sit for WAT-PI-GD rounds

Satisfying the cutoff does not mean students will be offered admission at the college

It is fixed before the result announcement

It is finalised after the announcement of the result

It is announced by each participating MBA college with their notification of admission & selection criteria

It is not announced officially by any institute

Read More: List of MBA Colleges Accepting 80-90 Percentile in CAT 2021

Qualifying CAT 2021 Cutoff for IIT

The qualifying CAT 2021 cutoff for IIT for the batch 2021-2023 have been captured below. This table will provide a rough idea about the expected qualifying CAT 2021 cutoff for the upcoming academic session:

College Name

General Category

SC/ST/ PwD Category

IIT Delhi

90 percentile

60 percentile

IIT Kanpur

85 percentile

75 percentile

IIT Madras

96 percentile

--

IIT Kharagpur

90 percentile

75 percentile

IIT Dhanbad

80 percentile

60 percentile

IIT Bombay

90 percentile

60 percentile

IIT Roorkee

90 percentile

70 percentile

IIT Jodhpur

Direct admission to applicants with 98 percentile or above

--

Final CAT 2021 Cutoff for IIT

The final CAT 2021 cutoff for IIT for batch 2021-2023 is given below. Students can get an idea about the expected final CAT 2021 cutoff for the upcoming 2022-2024 batch:

College Name

CAT 2021 Cutoff

IIT Delhi

98 percentile

IIT Kanpur

95 percentile

IIT Madras

96 percentile

IIT Kharagpur

90 percentile

IIT Dhanbad

80 percentile

IIT Bombay

98.5 percentile

IIT Roorkee

94.6 percentile

IIT Jodhpur

90 percentile

CAT Cutoff for IISC Bangalore

Provided below is the CAT Cutoff for IISC Bangalore Admissions 2021. Students can get an idea about the expected CAT Cutoff for IISC admissions 2022:

Exam Name

General

EwS

OBC

SC

ST

PH

KM

CAT

99.19

97.17

95.85

84.44

65

90

90

Read More: List of MBA Colleges Accepting 60-70 Percentile in CAT 2021

Section-wise CAT Cutoff for IITs

IITs release sectional as well as overall CAT cutoffs 2021 and students need to meet both in order to be eligible for admission at the MBA offering institutes. The expected sectional CAT cutoff for IIT has been given below:

IIT Delhi

Given below is the section-wise CAT Cutoff for IIT Delhi:

Category

Section 1 Percentile: VARC

Section 2 Percentile: DILR

Section 3 Percentile: Quant

Overall CAT Percentile

Open (General)

80

80

80

90

SC

53.3

53.3

53.3

60

ST

53.3

53.3

53.3

60

NC- OBC

72

72

72

81

PwD

53.3

53.3

53.3

60

IIT Kanpur

Provided here is the section-wise CAT Cutoff for IIT Kanpur:

Category

Section 1 Percentile: VARC

Section 2 Percentile: DILR

Section 3 Percentile: Quant

Overall CAT Percentile

Open (General)

50

50

50

92.5

IIT Madras

The section-wise CAT Cutoff for IIT Madras is given below:

Category

Section 1 Percentile: VARC

Section 2 Percentile: DILR

Section 3 Percentile: Quant

Overall CAT Percentile

Open (General)

50

50

50

85.11

IIT Kharagpur

The table below contains the section-wise CAT cutoff for IIT Kharagpur:

Category

Section 1 Percentile: VARC

Section 2 Percentile: DILR

Section 3 Percentile: Quant

Overall CAT Percentile

Open (General)

50

50

50

85

IIT Bombay

Here is the section-wise CAT Cutoff 2021 for IIT Bombay:

Category

Section 1 Percentile: VARC

Section 2 Percentile: DILR

Section 3 Percentile: Quant

Overall CAT Percentile

Open (General)

80

80

80

90

SC

53.3

53.3

53.3

60

ST

53.3

53.3

53.3

60

NC- OBC

72

72

72

81

PwD

53.3

53.3

53.3

60

Read More: List of MBA Colleges Accepting 50-60 Percentile in CAT 2021

IIT, IISC Selection Criteria

Each IIT and IISC has a different set of admission criteria to shortlist deserving students. Some colleges give more weightage to the WAT-PI rounds while others give more importance to CAT scores. There are numerous selection parameters that IITs and IISCs consider before offering admission to candidates and a few of them have been mentioned below:

CAT 2021 IIT IISC Admission Criteria

Here is the detailed selection criteria for IIT, IISC admissions:

IIT Delhi Selection Process

IIT Kanpur Selection Process

IIT Madras Selection Process

IIT Kharagpur Selection Process

IIT Dhanbad Selection Process

IIT Roorkee Selection Process

IIT Bombay Selection Process

IIT Jodhpur Selection Process

IISC Bangalore Selection Process

To get selected for admission to IITs or IISC, students need to give their best performances in all the selection rounds. To know more about the selection criteria of each college they can visit the official website of the institute or write to us in the QnA zone.

For any admission related assistance, they can also talk to our admission experts by simply dialling the toll-free number 1800-572-9877 or filling up the Common Application Form.

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