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CAT 2022 Cutoff for Top Private MBA Colleges for General, SC/ST, OBC

Abhinav Chamoli
Abhinav ChamoliUpdated On: August 19, 2022 06:10 pm IST | CAT

Private MBA colleges in India are free to decide their own reservation policy and declare individual CAT 2022 cutoffs for SC, ST and OBC candidates. Check details here.

CAT 2021 Cutoff for Top Private MBA Colleges for General, SC/ST, OBC

Clearing the CAT 2022 Cutoff is a hurdle that every MBA aspirant wants to clear. Apart from the IIMs, CAT score card is also accepted by many top private MBA colleges in India, such as XLRI, JBIMS, MDI, SPJIMR, NITIE, IMT Ghaziabad, and more. Only the candidates who clear the CAT 2022 cutoff criteria set by specific institutes will get a shot at admission. . The average CAT cutoff for XLRI and MDI is 94, for SPJIMR - 92, and for NITIE - 90.

The CAT 2022 cutoff released by private colleges is different for candidates belonging to different categories. Due to the reservation available in some private colleges, the cutoff for admission for reserved category candidates is much lower than that for unreserved seats. However, for standalone MBA colleges that do not offer any reservation, the cutoff will be the same for all of the candidates. The cutoff of CAT 2022 is expected to be released in the second week of January 2022. 

In this article, we are going to discuss the CAT 2022 expected cutoff for top private MBA colleges for general, SC/ST, and OBC categories. We have also mentioned the CAT 2022 cutoff to help you get an idea of this year’s cutoff trends.

Now, let's explore the topic of category-wise CAT cutoff for top private MBA colleges in more detail. 

CAT 2022 Cutoff for Top Private MBA Colleges for General Candidates

The anticipated CAT 2022 cut off percentiles for General category students seeking admission in prestigious MBA institutes (non-IIMs) are listed below:

Name of the B-School

CAT cut offs (percentile)

FMS, Delhi

98-99

SPJIMR, Mumbai

95-99

IMT, Ghaziabad

95-97

JBIMS, Mumbai

96

MDI, Gurgaon

97-99

IMI, New Delhi

90

XIM, Bhubaneswar

91

GIM Goa

85

K J Somaiya, Mumbai

86

TAPMI, Manipal

80

FORE, New Delhi

85

IFMR, Chennai

80

IRMA, Anand

80

MICA, Ahmedabad

80

LIBA, Chennai

70

XIME, Bangalore

70

CAT Reservation 2022 Highlights

Reservation will be provided to the candidates during CAT 2022 admissions by IIMs as per the government norms & the reservation policy that is provided below: 

  • 15% for Scheduled Caste (SC)
  • 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST)
  • 27% for Other Backward Classes (OBC)
  • 5% for Person with Disability (PWD)
  • 10% for Economically Weaker Section (EWS)

CAT 2022 Category-Wise Cutoff for Top Private MBA Colleges

Given in the table below is the category wise CAT cutoff for some of the top private MBA colleges accepting CAT scores.

College

Category-Wise CAT 2022 Cutoff

General

SC

ST

OBC

MDI Gurgaon

93 percentile

93 percentile

93 percentile

93 percentile

XLRI Jamshedpur

96 percentile

96 percentile

96 percentile

96 percentile

IMT Ghaziabad

96 percentile

96 percentile

96 percentile

96 percentile

JBIMS Mumbai

95 percentile75 percentile75 percentile75 percentile

NMIMS Mumbai

91 percentile

91 percentile

91 percentile

91 percentile

IMI Delhi

90 percentile

90 percentile

90 percentile

90 percentile

LBSIM Delhi

86 percentile86 percentile86 percentile86 percentile

SPJIMR Mumbai

85 percentile

85 percentile

85 percentile

85 percentile

TAPMI Manipal

85 percentile

85 percentile

85 percentile

85 percentile

FORE School of Management Delhi

85 percentile

85 percentile

85 percentile

85 percentile

GLIM Chennai

80 percentile

80 percentile

80 percentile

80 percentile

LPU Jalandhar

80 percentile

80 percentile

80 percentile

80 percentile

UBS Mumbai

75 percentile

75 percentile

75 percentile

75 percentile

UPES Dehradun

70 percentile

70 percentile

70 percentile

70 percentile

Amity University Noida

75 percentile

75 percentile

75 percentile

75 percentile

Alliance University

70 percentile

70 percentile

70 percentile

70 percentile

JIMS Rohini

75 percentile75 percentile75 percentile75 percentile

CAT 2022 Cut Off: Score vs Percentile

Candidates can refer to the range of CAT 2022 scores vs CAT percentile, to evaluate their performance in the entrance exam and assess their chances to be shortlisted to pursue an MBA course: 

CAT 2022 Percentile

VARC Score 

DILR Score 

QA Score 

Overall Score

99.5 %ile

45

33

48

104

99 %ile

41

29

42

97

98 %ile

37

26

37

86

95%ile

32

21

28

72

90%ile

27

17

23

59

85%ile

23

15

19

52

80%ile

21

13

16

44

CAT Previous Years’ Cutoff vs Percentile

In order to obtain a comprehensive idea of the CAT scores needed to get into their selected institute, candidates need to grasp how CAT Score vs Percentile works. From CAT 2017 through CAT 2021, the table below compares CAT marks to percentile:

Percentile

Marks in CAT 2021

Marks in

CAT 2020

Marks in

CAT 2019

Marks in

CAT 2018

Marks in

CAT 2017

99.9

         - 

131

196

192

208

99.5

         -

115

170

170

183

99

Overall raw score: 97-99

VARC: 37-39

DILR: 27-30

QA: 40-42

102

157

155

173

95

VARC: 32-35

DILR: 25-27

QA: 31-33

77

120

125

139

90

VARC: 28-30

DILR: 21-23

QA: 25-27

63

90

110

121

85

55

87

90

103

80

49

75

80

98

90

36

57

62

83

CAT Qualifying Cut Off vs CAT Final Cut Off

IIM applicants must understand the differences between the two CAT cut offs, which are important factors in the admissions process. There are two different kinds of cutoffs: Qualifying CAT cutoffs (IIM eligibility cut off) and Final CAT cutoffs (IIM call cut off). The differences between the two have been listed in the table below:

CAT Qualifying Cut Off

CAT Final Cut Off

Also known as the IIM eligibility cut off or IIM shortlist cut off, it is the minimum mark requirement which determines whether an applicant will be invited to an IIM interview (for the WAT/GD-PI phase).

Also referred to as the IIM call cut offs, it is the minimum percentile score established by the IIMs for the purpose of shortlisting candidates for the WAT/GD-PI phase.

The candidate may still not be chosen for the WAT/GD-PI round despite meeting the qualifying cut off.

Meeting the final CAT cut off does not guarantee admission for the applicant.

Before the CAT results are announced, the qualifying cut off is set.

After the announcement of the CAT results, the final cut-off is determined.

Each management institute publishes the qualifying CAT cut off percentiles along with their announcement of the admission requirements and selection process for that academic year.

No IIM or even other top MBA institutions formally publish the final CAT cut offs.

For all IIMs, the qualifying CAT cut offs remain over 90 percentile, with IIM Ahmedabad's qualifying cut off remaining above 80 percentile since 2016.

For all prestigious IIMs, the final CAT cutoffs continue to be as high as 99+ percentile, and for new IIMs, the cutoff is 95+ percentile.

Sectional and overall cut offs are included in the qualifying CAT cutoffs.

Sectional and overall cutoffs are included in the final CAT results.

Category-by-category, the CAT cutoff is fixed by the IIMs. The cutoff is high (90 percentile) for general category students and low (70 and below) for reserved category candidates.

The category-specific final CAT cut off is set by the IIMs. The CAT Cutoff is higher for general category male engineering students than it is for students in reserved categories.

The CAT cutoff is also lower for female candidates and those without an engineering background.

Factors Determining CAT Cutoffs for 2022

Each institute's CAT 2022 cutoff percentile will vary depending on a number of variables. Below are a few of the crucial elements:

  1. Level of difficulty of the CAT 2022 exam

  2. Number of candidates who took the CAT 2022 exam

  3. Number of candidates that passed the CAT 2022 exam

  4. Seats available at a specific institute

  5. Institutional ranking across all of India

How to Apply For Reservation in Top Private MBA Colleges

Private MBA colleges have a common application process for reserved and unreserved seats. The only differences are:

  • Candidates applying for reserved seats have to submit additional documents as proof of their category.
  • Reserved seats have a lower cutoff as compared to unreserved seats.

Following is the application process is given in a bit more detail.

Step 1: Candidates must visit the official website of the college and create an account.

Step 2: Log in to the application portal and complete the application form. Make sure to select the correct category as per your documents.

Step 3: Upload all of the required documents, pay the application fee and submit the application.

Documents Required to Apply for Reservation in Private MBA Colleges

Candidates who select any other category than 'General' or 'Unreserved' will be asked to upload supporting documents for their claim. Candidates must obtain their caste certificate only from a Competent Authority such as the DM, City Magistrate, Collector, Sub-Divisional Officer/Development Officer of the candidate's residing area. More details can be found in the following articles.

Documents Required for MBA Admissions: Application Form, Scanned ImagesHow to Apply for Category Certificates (SC / ST / NC-OBC / PWD / EWS) for CAT

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