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List of Non-IIM MBA Colleges to Apply to Before and After CAT 2022 Exam

Yash Dhamija
Yash DhamijaUpdated On: November 20, 2022 08:30 pm IST | CAT

CAT 2022 is around the corner and it's important to stay updated with the application dates of some of the top B-Schools. There are many non-IIM MBA colleges to apply to before and after CAT 2022 and some of them are listed here.

List of Non IIM MBA Colleges to Apply to Before & After CAT Exam

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a major MBA entrance exam in India, which is conducted by one of the IIMs every year. CAT scorecard is accepted by 20 IIMs and many other top MBA colleges in India. Candidates can apply to all the MBA or PGDM programs of all the 20 IIMs by filling out f the CAT 2022 application form. There are no extra charges to apply to these IIMs and you can choose any number of courses you want.

However, 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 2022 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. With this, let’s have a look at the list of non-IIM MBA colleges to apply to before and after the CAT 2022 exam.

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Non-IIM MBA Colleges to Apply to Before and After CAT 2022 Exam

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. In the following section, we have provided a list of non-IIM MBA colleges to apply to before and after the CAT 2022 exam on November 27, 2022. Take a look!

Top Colleges to Apply to Before CAT 2022

There are two main colleges where you have to apply before the CAT 2022 examination, MDI Gurgaon and FMS Delhi. The application process for these colleges has to be completed before the exam. You are advised to visit the official website of these colleges to check their application dates.


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Annual Fee

Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, Haryana


Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM)

INR 10.8 Lakh

Post Graduate Programme in Human Resources (PGP-HR)

INR 10.5 Lakh

Post Graduate Programme in International Business (PGP-IB)

INR 12.5 Lakh

PGDM (Executive Management Program)

INR 3.19 Lakh

Faculty of Management Studies - University of Delhi


Master of Business Administration (MBA)

INR 96,000

Executive MBA

INR 50,000 

MBA Colleges to Apply After CAT Exam 2022

These colleges allow you to fill out the application form after the CAT exam. However, you will have to complete the registration before the CAT 2022 result. Notifications regarding the application form will be updated on the official website of these colleges.


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Annual Fee

S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research


Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

INR 16 Lakh

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM)

INR 17 Lakh

Post Graduate Management Program for Women

INR 9.7 Lakh

Post Graduate Executive Management Programme (PGEMP)

INR 8 Lakh

Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad


Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

INR 8.8 Lakh

PGDM Dual Country Programme

INR 8.8 Lakh

Executive PGDM

INR 9.8 Lakh

Delhi University


Master of Business Administration

INR 3-4 Lakh

Top MBA Colleges to Apply After CAT 2022 Result

You can apply to the rest of the colleges once the CAT 2022 result is declared. Some of the well-known MBA colleges where you can apply for admission are provided below.



Annual Fee



INR 6-8 lacs

IMI New Delhi

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

INR 8.57 lacs

Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management PGDM(HRM)

INR 8.57 lacs

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Banking & Financial Services)

INR 8.57 lacs

Executive PGDM

INR 6 lacs

KIIT University Bhubaneswar


INR 2.6 lacs

Ansal University, Gurgaon


INR 4 lacs

Executive MBA

INR 3 lacs

CT Group of Institutions


INR 87,000

The ICFAI University, Dehradun


INR 2.58 lacs

Manav Rachna University, Faridabad


INR 2.3 lacs

Quantum University, Roorkee


INR 1.92 Lacs

Jagannath University, Jaipur


INR 77,500

Executive MBA

INR 77,500

Other Top Colleges Accepting Scores of Other MBA Exams

There are many other colleges that accept scores of some other MBA entrance exams apart from the CAT. You can consider these colleges while looking for MBA admission. 


Annual Fee

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune


Master of Business Administration

INR 10.25 lacs

MBA (Innovation & Entrepreneurship)

INR 6 lacs

Executive MBA

INR 9.4 lacs

NMIMS Mumbai


Master of Business Administration

INR 10 lacs

Executive MBA

INR 5 lacs

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

INR 7.2 lacs

MICA, Ahmedabad


Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

INR 8.25 lacs

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai


Executive PGDM

INR 3.2 lacs

Post Graduate Diploma

INR 2 lacs

Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur


PGDM (Human Resource Management Programme)

INR 11.9 lacs

PGDM (Business Management Programme)

INR 11.9 lacs

PGDM (General Management Programme)

INR 21 lacs

Executive Fellow Programme in Management

INR 8.5 lacs

IIFT Delhi


MBA in International Business

INR 7.6 Lacs

Executive PGDM

INR 5.1 Lacs

List of Non-IIM MBA Colleges Accepting CAT Score for Admission Cut-offs

Listed below are the expected CAT cut-offs of some of the top MBA colleges other than the IIMs offering MBA/PGDM courses. 
Name of the InstituteCutoff Percentile
Faculty of Management Studies - University of Delhi (FMS), Delhi98.54 percentile
Department of Management Studies - Indian Institute of Technology Delhi98.04 percentile
Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon97 percentile
National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai97 percentile
Vinod Gupta School of Management (IIT Kharagpur), Kharagpur95 percentile
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai95 percentile
Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM), Mumbai97.5 percentile
Goa Institute of Management (GIM), Goa90 percentile
International Management Institute, Delhi (IMI)90 percentile
National Institute of Technology (NIT Trichy) , Tiruchirappalli89.65 percentile
IBS, Hyderabad85 percentile
K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR), Mumbai90 percentile
Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai86 percentile
Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WeSchool), Mumbai85 percentile
S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai85 percentile
XIMB - Xavier University, Bhubaneswar80 percentile
Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship, Bangalore (XIME), Bangalore70 percentile
Institute of Management, Nirma University (IMNU), Ahmedabad80.04 percentile
Birla Institute of Management Technology, (BIMTECH), Greater Noida75 percentile
Fortune Institute of International Business, Delhi50 percentile
Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM), Kolkata50.35 percentile
IILM Institute for Higher Education (IILM), Delhi60 percentile

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Average Salary Offered by Non-IIM MBA Colleges Accepting CAT Scores 

The average placement package offered by non-IIM MBA colleges accepting CAT scores is given in the table below:
Name of the InstituteAverage Salary (INR in Lakhs)
SPJIMR, Mumbai32.05
MDI Gurgaon26.65
SJMSOM IIT Bombay25.93
FMS New Delhi32.40
DMS IIT Delhi21.90
IMI New Delhi15.23
IMT Ghaziabad15.28
MICA Ahmedabad19.01
Xavier University Bhubaneswar17.54
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Mumbai10.95
Welingkar Mumbai9.20
Great Lakes Institute of Management Gurgaon12.50
BIMTECH Greater Noida9.38
XIME Bangalore7.73
KIIT School of Management  Bhubaneswar8.80

Factors to Take into Account When Choosing a Non-IIM MBA College

Here is some guidance on how to cut down your list of non-IIM business schools since new management institutes are being established every year.

Faculty and Learning Environment

On the B-Schools' official website, look for the teaching staff's professional experience, educational background, research/publications, and industry engagements. Additionally, the faculty assists in creating connections and networking possibilities for the students at the institution that will benefit them after two years of the programme. The faculties who teach doctoral programmes contribute to the growth of research opportunities in the sector and in their specialized fields. As a result, the best Non-IIMs are also assessed based on their faculties.

Student Diversity and Background

Only when the peers are academically motivated can peer-to-peer learning and the encouragement of healthy competition take place. Outside learning and group conversations also play a significant role in shaping an individual's career and personality, thus learning is not just dependent on in-class instruction. Make a sensible decision on your Non-IIM MBA programme so that you can network with the greatest professionals and people from a variety of backgrounds.

Programs and Concentrations

You must pick a specialization and an institute carefully if you wish to obtain an MBA. The General Management Program (GMP) and Specialization-based Program are the two types of MBA programmes that are available (SP). In comparison to SP, GMP provides greater placement prospects because it allows for the freedom to select any industry and enables diversification. Programs offered by institutions like XLRI, MICA, TISS, etc. specialize in one field or cater to a certain sector.

Record of Internships and Placements

It is a good idea to confirm the authenticity of the placement rates provided by the B-Schools on their websites. Take a look at the specific placement rates, typical incomes and the highest pay offer, number of businesses with on-campus presences, and summer internship opportunities.

Also ReadDirect MBA Admission Without Entrance Exam

How to Apply to MBA Colleges Accepting CAT 2022 Scores?

Since it is not possible for anyone to apply to all the MBA colleges, you are advised to shortlist the colleges wisely. You can refer to some points provided below while applying for admission at any MBA college.

  • Visit the official website of the college to know about the annual fee and courses offered by a particular college.

  • Prepare a list of the colleges that you have shortlisted for admission.

  • You are advised to apply to at least 2-3 colleges of each percentile range so that you do not face any difficulty once the result is declared. 

  • You can fill out the application form available on the official website of the college or you can also fill out our Common Application Form in order to apply for admission at these MBA colleges.

  • Some of the major factors that you may consider while selecting MBA colleges are infrastructure, location, faculty, ranking, and placement offered.

Factors to consider while selecting MBA College

You can check the admission process of the selected college in order to know more about their admission process. Besides this, if you are facing any problems while selecting a good MBA college, you can clear your doubts by consulting our experts in the CollegeDekho QnA zone.

For further admission guidance, you can call on our toll-free number 1800-572-9877, or fill up the Common Application Form.

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