Top 10 Colleges Accepting CMAT Scores in India

Anjani Chaand

Updated On: February 23, 2024 06:05 pm IST | CMAT

CMAT or the Common Management Admission Test is the test for admission to the MBA programmes of all the AICTE approved institutes. Find the top ten colleges accepting CMAT scores below.

Top 10 Colleges Accepting CMAT Scores in India

Top 10 Colleges that Accept CMAT Scores in India: The scores of CMAT will be accepted for MBA/PGDM admission by more than 1300 institutes/colleges throughout India. The most eminent CMAT accepting colleges include K J Somaiya Institute of Management Mumbai, BIMTECH Greater Noida, Welingkar WE School Mumbai, and GIM Goa, among others. The annual course fees at these institutes range from INR 10,00,000 to INR 18,00,000.

CMAT or Common Management Admission Test is the test for admission to the MBA programs of all the AICTE-approved institutes and university departments of the states. CMAT is an online computer-based test that is conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), India. A national-level admission test enables the management institutes to select the most suitable students for the management programs that are approved by AICTE. Although some of the most well-known management institutes take into consideration the scores obtained in this exam, the list of top ten institutes across India that acknowledge this test is provided in this article.

Top 10 MBA Colleges Accepting CMAT 2024 Scores

Candidates can find the top 10 MBA colleges accepting CMAT 2024 scores in India below.

S.No.

MBA Colleges

           CMAT Cutoff

Annual Fees

Average Placement Package

1

Great Lakes Chennai

           98+ percentile

17.15 lakhs

11 lakhs

2

GIM Goa: Goa Institute of Management

           90+ percentile

17.21 lakhs

10.71 lakhs

3

K J Somaiya Institute of Management Mumbai

           98 percentile

18.78 lakhs

9.41 lakhs

4

BIMTECH Greater Noida

           90+ percentile

12 lakhs

8.2 lakhs

5

Welingkar WE School Mumbai

          70 - 85 percentile

12.89 lakhs

9.2 lakhs

6

IFMR GSB KREA University Sri City Near Chennai

            85 percentile

14.56 lakhs

10 lakhs

7

Great Lakes Institute of Management Gurgaon

            95+ percentile

16.65 lakhs

12.8 lakhs

8

Jaipuria Institute of Management Lucknow

            80 percentile

10.45 lakhs

6.73 lakhs

9

XIME Bangalore

            80+ percentile

11 lakhs

7.73 lakhs

10

SDMIMD Mysore

            75 percentile

11.2 lakhs

7.7 lakhs

Great Lakes Chennai

It is one of the Youngest Top Ranked Institutes and one of the top B-schools in India to get top rankings. It has been ranked 31st in the NIRF 2022 Management Ranking. The most popular flagship program offered by the institute is PGPM (1 year) and PGDM Corporate Program (2 years) It has more than 9000 alumni spread across 30 countries. It accepts valid scores of CAT/CMAT/GMAT/XAT. Those who didn't appear in any of the prominent management entrance exams have to appear for Great Lakes Aptitude Test (GLAT).

Goa Institute of Management (GIM Goa) 

GIM Goa is an autonomous business school in India and has been rated top 4 B-schools in the world by Positive Impact Rating 2022. The management institute has been accredited by AICTE and NBA. The institute accepts scores for entrance exams such as CAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT for admission to the PGDM program. The other courses offered by the institute are  PGDM- Big Data Analytics PGDM- Banking, PGDM-Healthcare Management, Insurance, and Financial Service. The top recruiting companies providing placement opportunities are Accenture,  JPMorgan Chase, and Co., Cognizant, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, Deloitte, IBM, etc.

K J Somaiya Institute of Management Mumbai

The institute is a private autonomous B-school established in 1981 and has been ranked 71st by the NIRF rankings 2022. It is famous for its 2 years full-time flagship MBA program. The admissions are provided to the MBA program based on the CAT/ CMAT/ XAT/ NMAT/GMAT scores followed by GD and PI. The institute provides great placement in sectors like Financial Services, IT & ITES, Banking and Insurance Sector, Consulting & FMCG. During the placemats 2022, the highest salary recorded is INR 26.5 LPA. 

BIMTECH Greater Noida

BIMTECH is a private autonomous college accredited by NAAC with an ‘A+’ grade and regarded as one of the top management colleges in India. The institute has been ranked 56th by NIRF Rankings 2022. It provides 2-year full-time flagship in the PGDM program. Besides the PGDM program, it offers other courses like PGDM (Insurance Business Management),  PGDM (Retail Management), PGDM (International Business), Executive PGDM, FPM, and EFPM programs. The admissions are given based on CAT/GMAT/MAT/XAT/CMAT scores followed by a PI (Personal Interview). Top recruiters of the institute are Accenture, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd, Birlasoft, Capgemini, ADP Inc., Acuity Knowledge Partners, Cians Analytics, CGI Inc., Darwin Box,  Collegedunia, Deloitte, etc. 

Welingkar WE School Mumbai

Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research is one of the top management colleges in India. It offers a full-time flagship PGDM program of 2 years. The other courses offered are Healthcare Management, Business Design, Research & Business Analytics, Rural Management, E-Business, Retail Management, Media & Entertainment. Students are given admissions based on XAT, CAT, GMAT, and ATMA, scores. 

IFMR GSB KREA University Sri City Near Chennai

It is a private B-school established in 1970. The university offers a full-time flagship MBA program of two years. The annual intake for the program is 180 students. It provides admissions based on CAT CMAT/XAT/GMAT/ NMAT/ GRE scores followed by application screening, Writing Ability Test (WAT), and PI round. The major recruiters of the institute are Deloitte, KPMG, JP Morgan & Chase, Wells Fargo, PwC, EY, etc.

Great Lakes Institute of Management Gurgaon

It is one of the youngest B-schools in India and has been ranked among the top 5 emerging B-School in India by NHRDN. The institute offers full-time AICTE-approved flagship programs of 2-year MBA (PGDM) for professionals with 0-2 years of work experience and 1 year MBA(PGPM) for professionals with work experience. It accepts scores of CAT/XAT/GMAT/CMAT to provide admission to PGPM and PGDM programs. 

Jaipuria Institute of Management Lucknow

It is one of the top management institutes which has ranked 36th in the NIRF rankings 2022. The management institute offers a full-time AICTE-approved flagship PGDM programme for two years. The admissions are given based on CAT/ CMAT// MAT/ XAT GMAT scores, followed by Group discussion and PI round.

XIME Bangalore

It is one of the top management colleges in India. The institute offers 2-year full-time PGDM programme. Admissions are given to aspirants securing at least 75 percentile in the entrance exams such as XAT/ CAT/ CMAT/ MAT/ATMA/ GMAT. It has a strong B-Schools network with several prominent institutions in countries like France,  Russia, China, the USA, Brazil, and South Africa. 

SDMIMD Mysore

The institute is a premier B-School accredited by NBA and AICTE in Mysore established in 1993. It offers various management courses like PGDM, PGCM, and PGPSM. The institute provides admission based on the CMAT/MAT/KMAT/CATXAT/NMAT etc. The major recruiters of the institute are AIM High Consulting, Bajaj Capital, Asian Paints, ANZ, Dell, Brandcomm, Bosch, Café Coffee Day, etc.

Top Colleges Accepting CMAT Scores in India: Eligibility Criteria

Institutes accepting CMAT scores have similar eligibility requirements as specified by other MBA colleges. The basic requirements for CMAT Accepting Colleges are mentioned here.

  • Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree in any field completed over a span of 3 years. 

  • Candidates must obtain a minimum aggregate of 50% in their graduation to be considered for admission. The reserved category candidates must possess a minimum aggregate of 45%.

  • Students can also apply to the CMAT accepting colleges while they are in their final year, only if they provide evidence of their education before the academic process can begin.

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FAQs

Who are eligible to apply to the top 10 colleges accepting CMAT scores in India?

Candidates holding a Bachelor’s degree of three years with a minimum aggregate of 50% are eligible to apply to the top 10 colleges accepting CMAT scores in India. Candidates in the final year of their graduation are also eligible to apply.

Which colleges accept 60-70 percentile in CMAT?

Colleges that accept 60-70 percentile in CMAT include Indira Institute of Management, Universal Business School, Mumbai, Jagannath International Management School, New Delhi and Universal Business School, etc.

What is the minimum CMAT percentile accepted by Great Lakes Chennai?

The minimum CMAT percentile accepted by Great Lakes Chennai is 98 percentile. The course fee at this institute stands at INR 17,15,000.

What is the minimum CMAT percentile accepted by BIMTECH Greater Noida?

The minimum CMAT percentile accepted by BIMTECH Greater Noida is 90 percentile. The course fee at this institute stands at INR 12,89,000.

What are the other entrance exams accepted by the top 10 colleges accepting CMAT scores in India?

The other entrance exams accepted by the top 10 colleges accepting CMAT scores in India are XAT, CAT, CMAT, MAT, and ATMA. With that being said, candidates with a good CMAT score may be given preference.

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