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Common Admission Test (CAT) was conducted on November 24, 2019 by IIM Kozhikode, in two sessions, morning and afternoon across 156 centres in India. CAT 2019 results have been announced on 4th January 2020 on the official website. Those who score above 90 percentile in CAT target IIMs but there are others who look for MBA colleges accepting 50-60 percentile in CAT 2019. A low score in CAT does not mean that you have to give up on your dream of pursuing an MBA. There are many colleges that you can still consider if you score 50-60 percentile in CAT 2019. This article will make this task easier for you by bringing you the list of MBA colleges accepting 50-60 percentile in CAT. Candidates can predict their percentile by using the CAT 2019 Percentile Predictor to figure out their chances of admission in IIMs and other top management colleges in India. You can apply for MBA admissions on the basis of CAT score 2019.
This exam tests the candidate on Quantitative Ability (QA), Reading Comprehension (RC), Data Interpretation (DI) and Logical Reasoning (LR) on the basis of which he/she will be eligible for MBA Admissions 2019. Also, as per the new CAT exam pattern, there is going to be an increase in the number of MCQs. Meanwhile, candidates can check how to prepare for CAT 2019 and can also go through CAT 2018 exam analysis to get a better idea of how the paper is going to be.
MBA Colleges for 50-60 Percentile in CAT 2019:
The table below lists the colleges along with their location, courses offered, total fees and other entrance exams accepted.
Other Entrance Exams accepted
XAT, MAT and EAT (Entrepreneurial Aptitude Test)
MAT, XAT, CMAT
MAT, XAT, ATMA
MBA, PGDM, Executive PGDM
Rs. 6,50,000-Rs. 9,00,000
MAT, KMAT, XAT
PGPBM+MBA, PGPFM+MBA, PGPIBM+MBA
Rs. 4,11,500-Rs. 6,56,000
Rs. 2,80,000-Rs. 9,00,000
XAT, MAT, NMAT by GMAC, GMAT, CMAT
XAT, MAT, NMAT by GMAC, GMAT, and CMAT
XAT, GMAT, CMAT
MAT, XAT, CMAT
XAT, MAT, GMAT, CMAT
MAT, XAT, GMAT, CMAT
CMAT, XAT, ATMA, MAT
|Birla Institute of Technology (BIT)||Mesra Jharkhand||MBA||Rs.3,83,000||XAT, CMAT, MAT|
|Institute of Public Enterprise||Hyderabad||PGDM||Rs. 8,15,000||XAT, MAT, ATMA, GMAT|
|Amrita School of Business||Bangalore||MBA||Rs.9,09,000||XAT/GMAT/GRE/MAT/CMAT|
|Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management||Kolkata||MBA||Rs. 4,95,000||MAT/VU-MAT|
|MIT School of Technology Management||Pune||MBA||Rs. 5,50,000||XAT/MAT/GMAT|
Apart from these colleges, there are other colleges also which accept 50-60 percentile in CAT 2019 and the colleges are as follows:
- Shanti Business School (Ahmedabad)
- Institute of Marketing & Management (New Delhi)
- Karnavati University (Gandhinagar)
- Narayana Business School (Ahmedabad)
- ASM's Group of Institutions (Pune)
- Universal Business School (Karjat)
- Dr Gaur Hari Singhania Institute of Management and Research (Kanpur)
- Lloyd Business School (Greater Noida)
CAT is a national-level management entrance exam, conducted every year by the IIMs. Candidates who clear CAT will be eligible for admission to various management courses such as PGDM, Post Graduate Programme (PGP), Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM), Post Graduate Programme in Business Management (PGPBM), Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP), and Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPEX) at the IIMs across the country. CAT exam is the first and the most important step in securing admission in a good management school but after that, you need to clear the Group Discussion round, and then impress the panellists in the Personal Interview round.
Alternative Options for Students Scoring 50-60 Percentile in CAT 2019
Candidates who have a score of 50-60 percentile in CAT need not fret as there are other top B-schools such as Symbiosis, XLRI and Narsee Monjee which conduct their own entrance exams. Management aspirants can choose to appear for the exams conducted by these institutes. It is not just the score in the entrance exam which is considered but also the performance in class 10th and 12th along with the graduation percentage or CGPA which helps the candidate get a place in one of the top B-schools.
Also read: CAT Score vs Percentile Analysis
Apart from the 20 IIMs, CAT scores are widely used for admission to various B-schools across the country. The cutoff for IIM remains very high every year (90-100) but the final selection of the candidate is done on the basis of the academic performance, CAT score and performance in Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). However, in case, you are not able to score as high as that, the above list will help you shortlist MBA colleges that will accept CAT percentile between 50 to 60.
Also read: List of IIM Colleges in India
Other MBA Colleges Accepting CAT Score 2019
Given below is the list of other MBA colleges accepting CAT score 2019 which candidates can refer to:
- List of MBA Colleges Accepting 80-90 Percentile in CAT 2019
- List of MBA Colleges Accepting 70-80 Percentile in CAT 2019
- List of MBA Colleges Accepting 60-70 Percentile in CAT 2019
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