List of Top 25 MBA Colleges Accepting CAT 2023 Scores

Intajur Rahaman
Intajur RahamanUpdated On: December 22, 2023 12:22 pm IST | CAT
Looking for the top MBA colleges accepting CAT 2023 scores? Scroll through this page and explore the list of top 25 MBA colleges that will accept the CAT 2023 percentile, along with other important details.
List of Top 25 MBA Colleges Accepting CAT 2023 Scores

Top MBA Colleges Accepting CAT 2023 Scores: There are numerous MBA colleges and B-schools in India that accept CAT scores for admission. Some of the most prestigious B-schools in India like the Indian Institutes of Management, FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai, IIFT Delhi, XIM University, and more. Although the CAT exam is conducted by one of the top IIMs for their admission process, other top-ranked institutes also accept CAT for MBA admission.

CAT 2023 was conducted on November 26, 2023, by IIM Lucknow in 167 test cities across India. The acceptance of CAT result 2023, which has been released on December 21, 2023, across management institutes and B-schools, is the highest among MBA entrance exams in India. If you appeared for the CAT 2023 exam and seeking MBA admission, then take a look at the list of the top 25 MBA colleges accepting CAT 2023 scores provided below.

Top MBA Colleges Accepting CAT Scores 2023: 90-100 Percentile

Candidates who wish to seek admission through the CAT exam are selected based on their CAT percentile scores. A majority of the top MBA colleges accepting CAT scores accept students who have scored between the 90-100 percentile range. Check out the MBA colleges accepting CAT 2023 scores between 90-100 percentile:

Name of the College

NIRF 2023 Ranking

Total Program Fees

Average Placement Salary

IIM Ahmedabad

1

INR 30 lakh - INR 32 lakh

INR 34.36 lakh

IIM Bangalore

2

INR 24.50 lakh

INR 35.31 lakh

IIM Kozhikode

3

INR 20.5 lakh

INR 31.02 lakh

IIM Calcutta

4

INR 31 lakh

INR 34 lakh

FMS, New Delhi

-

INR 1.92 lakh

INR 32.4 lakh

DMS IIT, Delhi

5

INR 9.6 lakh

INR 21.9 lakh

IIM Lucknow

6

INR 20.75 lakh

INR 35.07 lakh

IIM Indore

8

INR 21.14 lakh

INR 30.21 lakh

SJMSOM IIT, Bombay

10

INR 10.08 lakh

INR 25.93 lakh

IIM Raipur

11

INR 15.92 lakh

INR 21.04 lakh

IIM Rohtak

12

INR 17.90 lakh

INR 18.73 lakh

MDI, Gurgaon

13

INR 23.47 lakh

INR 1 lakh - INR 25 lakh

IIM Udaipur

16

INR 20.43 lakh

INR 21.29 lakh

IIM Kashipur

19

INR 17.30 lakh

INR 18.1 lakh

SPJIMR, Mumbai

20

INR 20.42 lakh

INR 1 lakh -INR 31 lakh

IIM Ranchi

24

INR 17.50 lakh

INR 17.30 lakh

IIM Shillong

26

INR 14.60 lakh

INR 26.96 lakh

IIM Visakhapatnam

29

INR 18.25 lakh

INR 16.61 lakh

IMI New Delhi

34

INR 21.37 lakh

INR 15.23 lakh

IMT Ghaziabad

38

INR 19.53 lakh

INR 15.28 lakh

IIM Jammu

41

INR 17.15 lakh

INR 16.50 lakh

IIM Nagpur

43

INR 18 lakh

INR 16.74 lakh

IIM Amritsar

51

INR 17.30 lakh

INR 16.51 lakh

IIM Bodhgaya

53

INR 15.5 lakh

INR 15.92 lakh

IIM Sambalpur

58

INR 13.07 lakh

INR 16.63 lakh

Top MBA Colleges Accepting CAT Scores 2023: 80-90 Percentile

Check out the list of top MBA colleges accepting 80-90 percentile in CAT 2023. The average placement salary along with the MBA course fee is provided for every college in the table below:

MBA Colleges

MBA Fee (INR in Lakhs)

Average Placement Salary (INR in Lakhs)

BITS School of Management - BITSOM

21.62

--

Xavier University, Bhubaneswar

21.3

17.54

MICA, Ahmedabad

21

19.01

K J Somaiya Institute of Management, Mumbai

19.95

10.95

SDA Bocconi Asia Center

18.6

1-12

GIM, Goa

17.21

12.14

Great Lakes, Chennai

17.15

12.5

FORE School of Management, New Delhi

16.98

14.04

IRMA Anand

16.15

14.33

TAPMI, Manipal

16

1-10

IIM Kashipur (MBA Analytics)

15.42

--

JAGSOM, Bangalore

14.9

10.21

LBSIM, New Delhi

13.9

11.3

Welingkar, Mumbai

12.89

9.2

IIM Mumbai

12.58

19.95

BIM, Tiruchirappalli

12.14

10.6

NIRMA University

9.52

9

Top MBA Colleges Accepting CAT 2023 Scores: 70-80 Percentile

Check out the list of top MBA colleges accepting 70-80 percentile in CAT 2023. The average placement salary along with the MBA course fee is provided for every college in the table below:

MBA Colleges

MBA Fee (INR in Lakhs)

Average Placement Salary (INR in Lakhs)

SRM University, Delhi-NCR

3.5

6

Rajagiri Business School

7

7.9

VIT Business School (VIT), Vellore

7.02

9.68

CIMP, Patna

7.7

1-5

BIIB, Pune

10.6

--

IMI, Bhubaneswar

9.2

11.30

Indus Business Academy - IBA Bangalore

9.4

7.80

SIES College of Management Studies and SIES School of Business Studies, Navi Mumbai

7

7.28

Dayananda Sagar Business School, Bangalore

8.2

9.2

MIME, Bangalore

9.25

1-9

NIA Pune: National Insurance Academy

9.43

12.50

Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow

12.5

11.08

XIME, Bangalore

11.5

10.75

SDMIMD, Mysore

11.4

9.8

IMI Kolkata: International Management Institute

13.2

10.45

ISBM Pune

12.8

10.8

Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur

13.8

10.81

MDI, Murshidabad

12.19

12.67

Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore

12.6

6.68

SOIL Institute of Management

15.3

10.8

BIMTECH Greater Noida

13

12.8

Welingkar, Bangalore

13

10.52

Alliance School of Business

18

8

IFMR Graduate School of Business at KREA University

14.6

13.50

KIIT School of Management Bhubaneswar

10.3

9

LIBA Chennai

15.38

9

IBS Hyderabad: ICFAI Business School

16.02

10.42

Great Lakes Institute of Management Gurgaon

17.15

15.8

The lists above mention a few of the top MBA colleges accepting CAT scores offering internationally accredited business administration programs that will help candidates secure well-paid and reputed jobs. Candidates may also check out the articles mentioned below to learn more about CAT 2023!

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FAQs

Is CAT accepted for MBA admission by the IIMs only?

No, many institutions other than IIMs accept CAT scores. In India, there are more than 1,200 B-Schools that accept the CAT exam for MBA/PGDM admission. Welingkar's, Great Lakes Institute of Management, GIM Goa, IBS Hyderabad, ICFAI, IMT Ghaziabad, IMI Delhi, IMI Bhubaneswar, IMI Kolkata, BIMTech, Amity University, and NITIE are a few of the top business schools that accept CAT.

What is the CAT cutoff for SPJIMR, Mumbai?

For admission to SPJIMR Mumbai, a CAT score of at least 85 percentile is required. In order to qualify for the GD-PI round of MBA admission, candidates must achieve the qualifying cutoff for the program's flagship MBA, which is the 85 percentile on the CAT. Shortlisting for the GD-PI is not guaranteed by this score. The CAT thresholds for GD-PI shortlisting may be higher. The MBA program at SPJIMR charges a course fee of INR 14.50 lakh.

Is MBA from an IIT better than an MBA from an IIM?

IITs offer MBA students an excellent learning environment and excellent employment opportunities (with starting salary packages of at least INR 10,00,000). Despite the fact that top IIMs like IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, and Indore, have higher NIRF rankings than IITs, IITs like IIT Bombay, Kharagpur, and Delhi and others are better for MBA than the newest IIMs.

What are the CAT cutoff requirements for MBA admission at IIMs?

The CAT qualifying cutoff is the minimum score that must be achieved by candidates for IIM MBA admission. The CAT final cutoff typically falls in the 90th percentile or higher for admission to India's top IIMs. Some of the top IIMs, including IIM-A, IIM-B, and IIM-C, were compelled by the intense competition to set their final cutoff well above the 95 percentile.

Which of the top Non-IIM colleges accept CAT?

There are several Non-IIM colleges in India that accept CAT scores for admission to MBA courses. Some of the top Non-IIM colleges in India that accept CAT are as follows:

  • FMS Delhi
  • MDI Gurgaon
  • SPJIMR Mumbai
  • SJMSoM IIT Mumbai
  •  DoMS IIT Delhi
  • IISc, Bangalore
  • IIT Kanpur
  • SIMSREE, Mumbai
  • IIT Roorkee
  • Goa Institute of Management

Can I get an MBA admission with 50 percentile in CAT?

Scoring 50 percentile in the CAT exam may not be the ideal score, however, it is not a percentile score that will get rejected by every management institute or B-school. Some of the colleges that accept 50 percentile in CAT include 

  • Asian Business School
  • New Delhi Institute of Management
  • Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India
  • AIMS Institute Bangalore
  • Balaji Institute of Modern Management Pune
  • International Institute of Management Studies Pune
  • Acharya Business School Bangalore

How to choose an MBA college after appearing for the CAT exam?

There are several factors to consider before choosing an MBA college after appearing for the CAT exam. Candidates should take into account their performance in CAT and which colleges will be a good choice for them based on their CAT scores. Candidates should also consider factors like MBA course fees, Return on Investment, placement opportunities, quality of education, qualifications of the teaching staff and faculty, infrastructure, etc.

How are the placement opportunities after graduation at IIMs?

When it comes to top management schools, not many B-schools can match IIMs' aggressive national placement campaign. IIMs are known for promising their MBA students 100% campus placement each year, and for the most part, their placement departments keep this promise. Every year, top domestic and international companies attend the IIM placement drive, including E&Y, Deloitte, Walmart, Accenture, JP Morgan Chase, Barclays, and others.

Does FMS, Delhi accept CAT scores for MBA admission?

Yes, CAT scores are accepted by the Faculty of Management Studies at Delhi University for admission to its MBA program. A 98 percentile cutoff is required for students in the General category to enroll in the management program provided by FMS, Delhi. The annual course cost for the MBA program at FMS Delhi is INR 20,960. The FMS MBA program has the lowest course costs of all the top-ranked MBA programs.

Is the application process for Non-IIM colleges different than IIMs?

Yes, the application process for Non-IIM colleges is slightly different from IIMs. In order to be admitted to a non-IIM institution for MBA courses, you must apply to each one you’re interested in separately. Most of the top MBA schools that accept the CAT start accepting applications between August and December. Following the CAT results announcement in January, many colleges open their registration periods. Candidates must be aware of the MBA colleges' application deadlines.

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