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MBA Colleges for Low Percentile/ Score in CMAT 2023

Abhinav Chamoli
Abhinav ChamoliUpdated On: June 01, 2023 01:58 pm IST | CMAT

Scoring in the top percentile for a national-level exam like CMAT is a challenging task and not achievable by every candidate. However, scoring low on the CMAT exam does not mean the end of your MBA dreams. Check out the list of MBA Colleges for Low Percentile/ Score in CMAT 2023!

MBA Colleges Accepting Low CMAT Score for Admission

MBA Colleges for Low Percentile/ Score in CMAT 2023: The CMAT exam is taken by thousands of students every year who wish to seek admission to some of the best MBA colleges in India. Due to the boom in the number of MBA/PGDM aspirants in recent years, the number of people appearing for the CMAT exam has also increased. However, it is quite tough to achieve a high percentile score in CMAT and meet the cutoff requirements for top colleges like JBIMS, SIMSREE, Great Lakes, KJ Somaiya, and many others which set their final cutoffs above the 99 percentile.

A score ranging from 281 to 340 can be considered a good score in CMAT. As per the CMAT result 2023, which was announced on May 31, 2023, a low score in CMAT lies in the range of 116 to 140. That being said, aspirants can always seek admission with their existing scores/percentile at colleges that have a low cutoff requirement for MBA courses if they weren't able to meet the cutoff scores for Tier 1 colleges and do not wish to waste another year for CMAT.

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is one of the most well-known national-level management entrance exams conducted for admission to some of the top B-Schools in India and is a popular choice for management aspirants in India. With over 1,300 MBA colleges in India using CMAT scores for shortlisting students, the 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). Given below is the list of MBA colleges for low scores in CMAT 2023.

Also Read:What to Expect from CMAT 2023?

CMAT 2023 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 the 95 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. Many students also switch to Executive MBA in such 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 can take proper leverage of their overall profile.

Low CMAT 2023 Score

Not every person taking the CMAT exam can land in the top percentile. While there are 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 on the CMAT exam. The CMAT cutoff for these colleges is also quite low, ranging from 40 - 60 percentile and some colleges accept even lower scores for admission to their MBA course.

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.

Also Read:CMAT 2023 Last-Minute Preparation Strategy and Tips

List of Colleges Accepting Low CMAT 2023 Scores

Several colleges offer good management programs that accept students even when they have a low CMAT score. Oftentimes, colleges 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 careers.

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

Name of the College

CMAT Score/Percentile

Fees (Approx.)

Thiagarajar School of Management (TSM), Madurai

65+ percentile

Rs. 10.00 Lakhs

Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology (GJIMT), Mohali

220+ Score

Rs. 1.85 Lakhs

EMPI Business School, New Delhi

200+ Score

Rs. 7.95 Lakhs

Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM), Kolkata

200+ Score

Rs. 8.30 Lakhs

Asia-Pacific Institute of Management (AIM), Delhi

180+ Score

Rs. 8.95 Lakhs

Shri Sant Gajanan Mahajan College of Engineering (SSGMCE), Buldhana

50+ percentile

Rs. 1.86 Lakhs

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysuru

50+ percentile

Rs. 10.95 Lakhs

Doon Business School (DBS), Dehradun

60+ percentile

Rs. 4.78 Lakhs

Tirpude Institute of Management Education (TIME), Nagpur

50+ percentile

Rs. 2.40 Lakhs

National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM), Jaipur

45+ percentile

Rs. 6.00 Lakhs

Indira School of Business Studies (ISBS), Pune

40+ percentile

Rs. 7.20 Lakhs

Alliance School of Business (ASOB), Bangalore

100+ Score

Rs. 13.50 Lakhs

CMAT 2023 was conducted by NTA on May 4, 2023. Interested candidates will be able to apply to these colleges and get admission into MBA / PGDM / PGPM programs 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. Check out the links mentioned below to know more about CMAT 2023!

Related Links:

Top 10 Colleges Accepting CMAT Scores in North India

List of MBA Colleges accepting 70-80 Percentile in CMAT

Top 10 Colleges Accepting CMAT Scores in India

List of MBA Colleges Accepting 50-60 Percentile in CMAT

List of MBA Colleges accepting 80-90 Percentile in CMAT

List of Top MBA Colleges Accepting 90+ CMAT Percentile

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FAQs

Which MBA colleges will accept me with a low CMAT score but good academic record?

The MBA colleges that will accept candidates with a low CMAT score but good academic records include the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Kolkata, Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, Delhi, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development, Mysuru, Doon Business School, Dehradun, Tirpude Institute of Management Education, Nagpur, Indira School of Business Studies, Pune, Alliance School of Business, Bangalore, and more!

How much score/ percentile is considered low in CMAT?

A score less than 250 or a percentile less than 70 is considered a low score in CMAT. Students scoring less than 250 or 70 percentile are not eligible to apply to top MBA colleges accepting CMAT scores. However, they can apply to some institutes that accept low CMAT score/ percentile.

How can I get admission into MBA colleges for low percentile/ score in CMAT?

Candidates can get admission into MBA colleges for low percentile/ score in CMAT by applying to them and appearing for selection rounds. After the CMAT results are announced, each Cmat participating institute releases its cutoff and conducts GD/ PI/ WAT for qualified students. The final admission is conducted based on a candidate’s performance in selection rounds, academics, and more.

What is the cutoff for MBA colleges for low percentile/ score in CMAT?

The cutoff for MBA colleges for low percentile/ score in CMAT is between 40-65. Students scoring around 100-200 out of 400 in CMAT can get admission into MBA colleges like Thiagarajar School of Management (TSM), Madurai, Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology (GJIMT), Mohali, EMPI Business School, New Delhi, etc.

Which MBA colleges accept 50-60 percentile in CMAT?

The MBA colleges that accept 50-60 percentile in CMAT are-

  • National Institute of Agricultural Marketing
  • ITS Institute of Management
  • Dehradun Institute of Technology
  • Asia Pacific Institute of Management
  • Acharya Institute of Technology
  • Prestige Institute of Management
  • DC School of Management and Technology
  • ITM School of Management

What are the MBA colleges for low percentile/ score in CMAT?

Some of the MBA colleges for low percentile/ score in CMAT are-

  • Thiagarajar School of Management (TSM), Madurai
  • Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology (GJIMT), Mohali
  • EMPI Business School, New Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM), Kolkata
  • Asia-Pacific Institute of Management (AIM), Delhi
  • Shri Sant Gajanan Mahajan College of Engineering (SSGMCE), Buldhana

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