List of Non-IIM MBA Colleges to Apply to Before and After CAT 2023 Exam

Yash Dhamija

Updated On: January 22, 2024 03:37 pm IST | CAT

CAT scores are widely accepted by over 1300 MBA colleges in India other than IIMs. Check here the list of non-IIM MBA colleges in India to apply to before and after the CAT 2023 exam.

Non-IIM MBA Colleges to Apply to Before and After CAT Exam

Top Non-IIMs to Apply to Before and After CAT: The Common Admission Test (CAT) is one of the popular MBA entrance exams in India whose scores are accepted by 21 IIMs and over 1300 other MBA colleges. While IIMs are considered the premier institutes to get management education, many other non-IIM MBA colleges are known for their quality education and excellent placements. Now that the CAT 2023 result is released, all the participating B-schools will start their selection process.

While some of these colleges accept applications for admission before the exam, some do that after the exam is concluded or the result is declared. If you are aiming for admission to non-IIM MBA colleges in India through CAT, you will have to apply separately by filling out their application forms. With this, let us have a look at the list of top 10 non-IIM MBA colleges to apply to before and after the CAT 2023 exam.

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Top Non-IIM MBA Colleges in India: Application Dates & Links

Many B-schools in India allow candidates to apply before the CAT exam to get admission into their MBA/PGDM courses, while some require students to apply after the exam when the CAT result is declared. In the following table, we have provided a list of non-IIM MBA colleges to apply to before and after the CAT exam, along with their application dates and direct links to apply.

Name of the MBA College

NIRF Ranking 2023

Application Dates

Direct Link to Apply

DMS IIT Delhi

5

First week of January 2024 - January 31, 2024

Apply Here

SJMSOM IIT Bombay

10

First week of January 2024 - January 31, 2024

Apply Here

MDI Gurgaon

13

  • Round 1: November 9, 2023 to April 15, 2024

  • Round 2: April 16, 2024 to June 24, 2024

Apply Here

DoMS IIT Madras

15

December 2023 - January 31, 2024

Apply Here

SPJIMR Mumbai

20

Deadline: November 24, 2023

Closed

IIFT Delhi

27

Deadline: December 16, 2023

Closed

IMI New Delhi

34

Deadline: December 17, 2023

Closed

CT Group of Institutions

36

Deadline: To Be Announced

Apply Here

IMT Ghaziabad

38

Deadline: November 25, 2023

Closed

KOSM Bhubaneswar

59

Deadline: January 25, 2024

Apply Here

FMS Delhi

NA

Deadline: January 29, 2024

Apply Here

Sushant University Gurgaon

NA

Deadline: January 18, 2024

Apply Here

The ICFAI University Dehradun

NA

Deadline: July 4, 2024

Apply Here

Manav Rachna University Faridabad

NA

Deadline: January 25, 2024

Apply Here

Quantum University Roorkee

NA

Deadline: August 25, 2024

Apply Here


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Top Non-IIM MBA Colleges in India: Courses Offered, Fees

Take a look at the courses offered and fee structure of the top non-IIM MBA colleges in India provided in the table below.

Name of the College

Courses Offered

Course Fees

SPJIMR, Mumbai

PGDM Course

INR 16 Lakh

PGPM

INR 17 Lakh

PGPM for Women

INR 9.7 Lakh

PGEMP

INR 8 Lakh

IMT Ghaziabad

PGDM

INR 8.8 Lakh

PGDM Dual Country Programme

INR 8.8 Lakh

Executive PGDM

INR 9.8 Lakh

IIFT Delhi

MBA – IB

INR 21.77 Lakh

IMI New Delhi

PGDM

INR 8.57 Lakh

PGDM - HRM

INR 8.57 Lakh

PGDM (Banking & Financial Services)

INR 8.57 Lakh

Executive PGDM

INR 6 Lakh

KIIT School of Management, Bhubaneswar

MBA Course

INR 2.6 Lakh

MDI Gurgaon

PGPM Course

INR 24.16 Lakh

PGP - HR

INR 24.16 Lakh

PGP - IB

INR 28.16 Lakh

Executive PGDM

INR 10.70 Lakh

FMS Delhi

MBA

INR 48,000 (Per Semester)

Executive MBA

INR 50,000 (Per Semester)

DMS, IIT Delhi

MBA

INR 11.20 Lakh

Executive MBA

INR 12.6 Lakh

DoMS, IIT Madras

MBA

INR 12 Lakh

Executive MBA

INR 13 Lakh

SJMSOM, IIT Bombay

MBA

INR 3.63 Lakh

Sushant University, Gurgaon

MBA

INR 4 Lakh

Executive MBA

INR 3 Lakh

CT Group of Institutions

MBA

INR 87,000

The ICFAI University, Dehradun

MBA

INR 2.58 Lakh

Manav Rachna University, Faridabad

MBA

INR 2.3 Lakh

Quantum University, Roorkee

MBA

INR 1.92 Lakh

Jagannath University, Jaipur

MBA

INR 77,500

Executive MBA

INR 77,500

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Top Non-IIM MBA Colleges: Expected CAT Cut Off 2023

Listed below are the expected CAT cutoff 2023 of some of the top MBA colleges other than the IIMs offering MBA/PGDM courses. 

Name of the MBA College

Expected CAT Cutoff 2023

SPJIMR Mumbai

85 Percentile

IMT Ghaziabad

90-95 Percentile

IIFT Delhi

80-85 Percentile

IMI Delhi

90 Percentile

KOSM Bhubaneswar

80 Percentile

MDI Gurgaon

97 Percentile

FMS New Delhi

98.54 Percentile

DMS IIT Delhi

98.04 Percentile

DoMS IIT Madras

96 Percentile

Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management IIT Bombay

97.5 Percentile

Vinod Gupta School of Management IIT Kharagpur

95 Percentile

JBIMS Mumbai

95 Percentile

Goa Institute of Management

90 Percentile

NIT Trichy

89.65 Percentile

IBS Hyderabad

85 Percentile

K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research

90 Percentile

Loyola Institute of Business Administration

86 Percentile

WeSchool Mumbai

85 Percentile

Institute of Management, Nirma University

80.04 Percentile

Birla Institute of Management Technology

75 Percentile

Fortune Institute of International Business

50 Percentile

Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management

50.35 Percentile

IILM Institute for Higher Education

60 Percentile

CAT MBA Selection Process

While CAT scores play a significant role in the MBA admissions process, they are not the sole factor taken into account when choosing candidates for MBA programs. To be considered for MBA programs, candidates must demonstrate proficiency in a number of areas. The following explains the MBA selection procedure for applicants who want to apply for CAT MBA admission:

  • Register for the CAT Exam: Registering for the CAT exam is the initial step for candidates who intend to pursue MBA courses through CAT. Applicants must visit the official website to review the CAT eligibility requirements prior to submitting their exam application. Applicants may take the exam and use their CAT scores to apply to MBA courses if they meet the requirements and successfully complete the CAT application process.

  • Appear for CAT: Every year, the CAT exam is given to applicants for management programs offered by some of the best B-schools in India that recognize CAT scores. To apply for MBA admission, candidates must score highly on the CAT exam and fulfil the CAT cutoff established by CAT-accepting universities.

  • Apply to MBA Colleges Accepting CAT: The application process for MBA colleges accepting CAT starts around the same time as the CAT exam. Some colleges begin their application process before the CAT exam is conducted while others begin the application process after the CAT exam is conducted. Candidates must visit the official website of the colleges they prefer to apply for MBA admission through CAT.

  • Appear for GD/PI/WAT Rounds: The final stage of the MBA selection process is the GD/PI/WAT rounds that are conducted for students who are selected for these phases based on their performance in the CAT exam. Candidates who are selected for these admission rounds are assessed on various criteria and a composite score is given to them which evaluates their performance in all stages of the admission process before selecting them for the final admission.

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CAT Selection Parameters

As previously stated, CAT scores are not the only factors taken into account when choosing individuals for admission to MBA programs. For candidates to be admitted to their desired MBA colleges that take CAT, they must do well in these categories, which are significant to CAT scores in the majority of management institutes. The parameters considered during MBA admission apart from CAT scores are as follows:

  • Class 10 Scores: The CAT MBA selection process also takes into account the results of the Board exam or the Class 10 final test, however, these are given comparatively less weight in the end. various colleges may assign various weights to Class 10 results.

  • Class 12 Scores: Candidates for MBA programs are selected through the CAT selection process mostly on the basis of their performance on the board test and, to a lesser extent, in the Class 12 final exam. Institutions of higher learning assign different weights to Class 12 results.

  • Graduation Scores: The candidates' bachelor's degree performance is also considered while choosing them for MBA courses. Bachelor's degree scores are almost as significant as Class 10 or 12 outcomes for determining whether individuals would receive an MBA.

  • Written Ability Test (WAT): At universities that accept CAT scores, a big part of the final MBA selection process is the Written Ability Test, sometimes known as the Essay Writing Round. In certain colleges, a round of group discussions takes the place of the written ability test.

  • Group Discussion: Another important step in the CAT MBA admissions process at the IIMs. The group discussion stage is very important for applicants since it shows their interpersonal and communication skills. Strong performance in this round will increase an applicant's chances of being accepted into MBA programs at CAT-accepting universities.

  • Personal Interview (PI): The personal interview is the most crucial step in the CAT selection process and is given significant weight in the MBA candidate selection process. Applicants who perform well in the personal interview stage will surely be accepted into esteemed MBA programs that accept CAT test takers.

  • Weighted Work Experience: Finally, it should be noted that candidates with real-world work experience are given extra weight throughout the IIM application process; this aspect of a candidate's profile is given relatively less weight during the final MBA applicant selection process via CAT.

You can check the admission process of the selected college to know more about their admission process. You can even check our CAT College Predictor 2023 and CAT 2023 Percentile Predictor tools to get an idea of your results based on your performance in the CAT exam.

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FAQs

Is CAT compulsory for FMS, Delhi admission?

Yes, you must take the CAT in order to be admitted to FMS, Delhi University. For domestic applicants seeking admission, the institute does not accept any other MBA entrance exam results. For students in the General category, a 98 percentile threshold is needed to enter the management program offered by FMS, Delhi.

Which Non-IIM colleges can I get admission in with 90-95 percentile in CAT 2023?

Leading and top-ranked Non-IIM colleges that you can get admission in with 90-95 percentile in CAT 2023 include SPJIMR Mumbai, Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar, IMI Delhi, Institute of Management Technology-Ghaziabad, IIT Delhi: Department of Management Studies New Delhi, and SJMSoM-IIT Bombay.

Which Non-IIM colleges can I get admission in with 70-80 percentile in CAT 2023?

IIM Shillong, XIME Bangalore, BITS Pilani, BIMTECH Greater Noida, Christ University Institute of Management Bangalore, and ICFAI Business School (multiple campuses) are some of the best MBA colleges that accept 70-80 percentile in CAT 2023.

Which are the top Non-IIM colleges accepting CAT 2023 scores?

There are 20 IIMs and other prominent CAT MBA colleges in the non-IIM category, including, FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai, SJMSoM IIT Mumbai, and DoMS IIT Delhi. These colleges accept CAT scores. Some of the top business schools outside of the IIMs are IISc. Bangalore, IIT Kanpur, SIMSREE, Mumbai, IIT Roorkee, and Goa Institute of Management.

How can I apply to Non-IIM colleges through CAT 2023?

If you are aiming for non-IIM MBA colleges in India, you will have to apply separately by filling out their application forms before the CAT 2023 exam. MBA aspirants must be updated with the application dates of all the top B-Schools so that they do not miss the deadline for applying to them.

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