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Common Admission Test (CAT) is one of the most significant and prestigious exams for management aspirants. It is a national-level entrance exam, which is computer-based and opens the door to several top management institutes across the country. Check out the paper analysis of CAT 2020 to get a clear picture of the exam. While a majority of the top MBA institutes will require a CAT percentile more than 90, there are many good b-schools that shortlist candidates on a lesser percentile cut off. There are plenty of MBA colleges accepting 80-90 percentile in CAT 2020.
CAT is conducted by the IIMs and it is the entrance exam for admission to 20 IIMs, IITs, FMS, MDI, IMI, IMT, SPJIMR and 3000 other MBA schools. CAT score is one of the major criteria for admission to a B-school and it is the first step in that direction. However, after you clear CAT and score well, you still have to go through Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) to get admission in a management institute. You will make it to the subsequent rounds of the top MBA colleges accepting 80-90 percentile in CAT 2020 basis your performance in the exam. On the basis of your CAT 2020 score, you will be able to apply for MBA admissions and reserve your seat!
|CAT College Predictor||CAT Percentile Predictor|
MBA Colleges for 80-90 Percentile in CAT
Students falling within this CAT percentile need not worry as the table below has a list of colleges which accept CAT scores range from 80-90 percentile in CAT 2020. There are MBA colleges which accept CAT percentile between 80-90 in all prominent cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune etc.
Other Entrance Exams Accepted
Rs. 11,14, 000
|Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kgp||Kharagpur||MBA|
PGDM, PGDM Healthcare, PGDM HR, PGDM Banking, and Finance
XAT and GMAT
XAT and GMAT
MBA, Executive MBA
PGDM Rural Management, Executive PGDM in Rural Management
XAT, and IRMASAT
MBA, PGDM, Executive PGDM
GMAT, XAT, MAT, ATMA, CMAT/NMAC by GMAC
XAT, CMAT, MAT, ATMA, GMAT
PGDM, PGDM for Women
|FORE School of Management||Delhi||PGDM||Rs. 15,12,000||XAT, GMAT|
|Institute of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University||Varanasi||MBA||Rs. 98,888||CAT|
|Institute of Finance and International Management||Bangalore||PGDM||Rs. 11,00,000||MAT, GMAT|
|Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education||Mumbai|
PGDM, Masters in Financial Management (MFM), Masters in Marketing Management (MMM)
|Rs. 1,36,000-1,53,000||MAHCET, CMAT|
|Loyola Institute of Business Administration||Chennai||PGDM||Rs. 11,90,000||XAT|
|Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra||Ranchi||MBA||Rs. 4,77,00||MAT, XAT, GMAT|
|Institute of Public Enterprise||Hyderabad||MBA, PGDM, Executive MBA||Rs. 8,00,000||GMAT, CMAT|
|Balaji Institute of Modern Management||Pune||PGDM||Rs. 6,60,000||CMAT, MAT|
|National Institute of Technology||Rourkela||MBA||Rs. 2,02,000||MAT, XAT, GMAT|
|SCMS Cochin School of Business||Cochin||PGDM||Rs.. 7,50,000||CMAT, KMAT|
|National Institute of Technology||Durgapur||MBA||Rs. 85,300||CAT|
|National Institute of Technology||Tiruchirappalli||MBA||Rs. 1,21, 850||CAT|
|Department of Management Sciences, University of Pune||Pune||MBA||Rs. 1,32,000||MAHCET, MAT|
|Woxsen School of Business||Hyderabad||PGDM||Rs. 34,60,000||NMAT by GMAC, GMAT|
|Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Usha and Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management||New Delhi||PGDM||Rs. 12,25,000||MAT and CMAT|
|DoMS, IISc||Bangalore||MBA||Rs. 70,000||GMAT|
|Mumbai||PGDM||Rs. 11,93,000||CMAT, XAT and GMAT|
|Goa Institute of Management||Goa||PGDM, Executive MBA||Rs. 13,85,000||XAT, GMAT and CMAT|
|Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management||New Delhi||PGDM||Rs. 3,17,000||GMAT|
|Indian Institute of Forest Management||Bhopal||PGDFM||Rs. 4,80,000||XAT|
|Bangalore||PGDM||Rs. 8,64,000||XAT, ATMA, CMAT, GMAT|
|Indian Institute of Management||Visakhapatnam||PGP||Rs. 9,00,000||CAT|
|TA Pai Management Institute (TAPMI)||Manipal||PGDM||Rs. 14,00,000||XAT/GMAT|
|Trinity College for Management and Technology||Ghaziabad||PGDM||RS. 2,12,000||MAT, ATMA and XAT|
|ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management||Gwalior||MBA||Rs. 1,16,850||CAT|
Now, as the MBA admission season kicks in and the application process is underway, candidates may have already geared up for the same and also started looking at the various B-schools and their selection criteria, apart from a good CAT score. Though IIMs are the most coveted institutes for MBA aspirants, they have a very high range of CAT cut-offs. In that scenario, it is advisable to have a list of a few other B-schools where you can apply by scoring 80-90 percentile in CAT 2020 as mentioned above. Management aspirants can also go through the top ten non-IIM Colleges which accept CAT scores.
The sections of CAT comprise data interpretation, logical reasoning, verbal ability and quantitative aptitude. The duration of the exam is 180 minutes, with 60 minutes for each section. It is important for candidates to take a good number of mock tests to get familiar with the CAT 2020 exam pattern and score well in CAT. For the same, candidates can go through CAT Mock Test 2020. It is advisable for the aspirants to begin preparing for CAT in advance as an early start would help them and they’ll get ample time to go through the various sections.
What Next after Scoring 80-90 Percentile in CAT 2020?
Though scoring 80-90 percentile in CAT 2020 is the first step towards getting admission into one of the top B-schools of your choice, there are other factors which also determine a student's chances of getting admission in the top management institutes. After the selection of the candidates' basis CAT scores, students need to go through the following steps:
- Group Discussion/Written Ability Test/Personal Interview
- Final Selection
It is advisable for the candidates to take a look at the admission process and selection criteria of the respective institutes individually. Apart from this, candidates may check the CAT cutoff here of top B Schools of India here.
How to Choose MBA Colleges?
There are many important factors that you should keep in mind while selecting a good MBA college. Some of them are provided below.
You should check the placement history of the college before selecting it. Besides this, the tie-ups of the college can also help you to get an idea about the college placements.
You should check what courses are available at the college. You can select the college that offers your desired specialization.
You can visit the official website of the college to know what facilities are available at the campus. A good MBA college should have at least 2-3 labs as well as seminar halls.
Awards and Rankings:
It is important to know the rankings and awards of the college. Besides this, you should also check the affiliation of the college.
Other MBA Colleges
There are many other colleges that you may consider if you have scored 80-90 percentile in CAT exam. You can check the list of colleges provided below.
INR 3.6 Lacs
INR 1.6 Lacs
INR 1 Lacs
INR 2.75 lacs
INR 2.3 Lacs
INR 1.85 Lacs
Apart from CAT, some of the other top MBA entrance exams are XAT, MAT, ATMA, NMAT by GMAC, IIFT, SNAP, and TISSNET. Each of these is conducted by different bodies, for instance, SNAP is conducted by Symbiosis.
CAT 2020 test-takers looking for MBA colleges can refer to the information provided in this article to shortlist the colleges as per their CAT score and other requirements. For admission-related guidance, call our toll-free number 1800-572-9877 or fill our Common Application Form. Besides this, if you want to know more about the colleges for MBA admission then you consult our experts on the Collegedekho QnA zone. CollegeDekho wishes you all the best for CAT 2020 admissions!