MBA Colleges for Low Percentile/ Score in CMAT 2021

Abhinav Chamoli
Abhinav ChamoliPublished On: October 25, 2020 | CMAT

The CMAT exam will be conducted in January and candidates will be aspiring to get into the best MBA colleges in India. However, there is no need to worry if you get a low score in the CMAT exam. CollegeDekho has brought to you a list of popular colleges that have a low CMAT cutoff for MBA Admissions.

MBA Colleges Accepting Low CMAT Score for Admission 2021

One of the national-level management entrance exams conducted for admission to some of the top B-Schools in India, the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a popular choice of management aspirants in India. With over 1000 MBA colleges in India using CMAT scores for shortlisting of students, CMAT score is one of the most widely accepted exam scores for admission to the courses of Master of Business Administration (MBA), Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) and Postgraduate Programme in Management (PGPM).

CMAT 2021 Score Required for Top Colleges

While CMAT scores can be used for admission to some of the top B-Schools in India, the CMAT cutoff percentile for these schools is usually above 90 percentile.

Even if a candidate gets a 90+ or 80+ percentile in the CMAT exams, admission to the top management colleges cannot be guaranteed as intense competition for MBA seats in India increases the actual CMAT score required for admission to over 99 percentile in many cases.

Candidates interested in getting into these colleges must have a clear idea of the MBA admission process and selection criteria followed by these colleges to ensure that they are able to take proper leverage of their overall profile.

Low CMAT 2021 Score

Not every person taking the CMAT exam is able to land the top percentile. While CollegeDekho has many resources, such as CMAT previous year question papers, CMAT Mock Tests, CMAT Exam Analysis etc. that aspirants can use to improve their performance in the exam, some factors may come in the way of a student being able to achieve a good score in the CMAT exam. Such candidates may find it hard to get admission into an MBA course.

The good news for these aspirants is that there are many MBA colleges in India where aspirants can expect to get admission even if they get a low score in the CMAT exam. The CMAT cutoff for these colleges is also quite low, ranging from 50 - 70 percentile and some colleges accept even lower scores for admission to their MBA course.

Also Read:How to prepare for the CMAT 2021

In this article, we provide the list of colleges accepting a low CMAT percentile for MBA admissions. Candidates can use this list to plan their admission and have an idea of which college to apply to so that they can be sure of getting admission.

List of Colleges Accepting Low CMAT Score

There are a number of colleges offering good management programmes that accept students even when they have a low CMAT score. Often times, some colleges also offer Management Quota seats at a lower CMAT requirement than usual. Interested candidates can take advantage of these opportunities and take admission to a good MBA to help advance their career.

Also Read:MBA Admissions with 80-90 Percentile Score in CMAT

The table given below gives the list of colleges accepting students with a low score in CMAT. Also included is the CMAT percentile or score cutoff for the colleges.

Name of the CollegeCMAT ScoreFees (Approx.)
Acharya Institutes of Management Studies (AIMS), Bangalore60+ percentileRs. 9.19 Lakhs
Jaipuria Institute of Management (JIM), Lucknow60+ percentileRs. 10.25 Lakhs
Thiagarajar School of Management (TSM), Madurai60+ percentileRs. 8.27 Lakhs
Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology (GJIMT), Mohali220+ ScoreRs. 1.74 Lakhs
EMPI Business School, New Delhi200+ ScoreRs. 7.75 Lakhs
Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM), Kolkata200+ ScoreRs. 6.00 Lakhs
Asia-Pacific Institute of Management (AIM), Delhi180+ ScoreRs. 9.65 Lakhs
Shri Sant Gajanan Mahajan College of Engineering (SSGMCE), Buldhana50+ percentileRs. 1.86 Lakhs
Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysuru50+ percentileRs. 10.95 Lakhs
Doon Business School (DBS), Dehradun60+ percentileRs. 4.78 Lakhs
Tirpude Institute of Management Education (TIME), Nagpur50+ percentileRs. 2.40 Lakhs
National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM), Jaipur45+ percentileRs. 6.00 Lakhs
Indira School of Business Studies (ISBS), Pune40+ percentileRs. 7.20 Lakhs
Alliance School of Business (ASOB), Bangalore100+ ScoreRs. 13.50 Lakhs

Also Read:An Analysis of CMAT Score vs Percentile 2021

CMAT 2021 will be conducted in the last week of January 2021. Interested candidates will be able to apply to these colleges and get admission into MBA / PGDM / PGPM programmes even on low CMAT scores. However, it is important to understand the complete MBA admission procedure of each college, before a candidate applies for admission.

CollegeDekho provides aspiring candidates with help related admission to courses throughout India. For admission-related help, candidates can fill the Common Application Form (CAF) or reach out to us at our toll-free student helpline number 1800-572-9877.

For more updates and information regarding MBA admissions in India and more, stay tuned to CollegeDekho! Good luck!

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