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Top B-schools that Accept CAT Percentile Below 90 other than IIMs

Published: | January 05, 2019
Top B-schools that Accept CAT Percentile Below 90 other than IIMs

There are good B-schools in the country that take students with CAT percentile below 90 for PGDM and MBA courses. Good research and knowledge are essential in order to pick the right b-school on the basis of your CAT 2018 score.

Worried about getting a CAT percentile below 90? Well, it’s not the end of the world! There are a lot of good colleges apart from the IIMs that accept CAT scores below 90 as well. Now that the CAT exam is over, we hope that you kept an eye on CAT 2018 reports and had started listing down colleges where you could apply for 2019 MBA admissions. Well, now your wait is over and Indian Institute of Management Kolkata (IIM C) has announced the CAT 2018 results today, January 5, 2019. CAT 2018 toppers list has been released and many students scored outstanding percentile.

Basis your CAT score, you should immediately start filling application forms of multiple MBA colleges in India. To help you avoid all the confusion surrounding filling CAT application forms, you can instead fill up the Common Application Form (CAF) to apply to MBA colleges of your choice (and CAT score) with a single entry! CAF will help you save time and money!

In order to prepare effectively, you can go through a detailed analysis of CAT 2017 from last year so that you know what to expect this year. Once the exam is conducted on November 25, 2018, we will also launch a CAT 2018 percentile predictor for you to evaluate your expected CAT 2018 score.

Shortlist the colleges that can offer you excellent academic experience and help you develop skills that are valued in the business world. Here’s the list of the best business schools apart from the IIMs that take candidates with a CAT percentile below 90.

Colleges Accepting CAT Percentile below 90:

Name of the College CAT Percentile Other Exams Accepted
(if any)
Selection Procedure Registration Process ends (tentative)
International Management Institute, New Delhi 90 GMAT (minimum 650)
  • Essay Writing
  • Extempore speaking
  • Psychometric Test
  • Personal Interview
3rd week of January 2019
Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad 90 GMAT, MAT and XAT
  • Critical Thinking
  • Group Exercise
  • Personal Interview
Last week of January 2019
Birla Institute of Management Technology, Noida 85 XAT
  • Write Up
  • Personal Interview
Last week of January 2019
T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal 80 XAT, GMAT and MAT
  • Group Discussion
  • Written Ability Test
  • Personal Interview

Through CAT: 2nd week of January 2019

Through Other Exams: Last week of January 2019

K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai 85 MAH-CET, CMAT, XAT and GMAT
  • Group Discussion
  • Personal Interview
2nd week of February 2019
Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune 80 XAT, MAT, CMAT and MAH-CET
  • Group Discussion
  • Personal Interview
Last week of January 2019
Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai 80 XAT
  • Group Discussion
  • Personal Interview
Last week of January 2019
Institute for Financial Management and Research, Chennai 80 XAT, CMAT, GMAT and GRE
  • Written Ability Test
  • Personal Interview
3rd week of January 2019
NIRMA University, Ahmedabad 80 GMAT (only for foreign nationals, NRIs)
  • Personal Interview
3rd week of January 2019

Note: The cutoffs mentioned above are based on the information available over the internet and change every year depending on various factors.

Make sure that you register for the colleges that you are eligible for and read the eligibility criteria thoroughly before applying. There are other good institutes as well that offer various PGDM and MBA programmes to candidates who have a CAT percentile below 90.

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Now that you know the colleges that accept CAT scores below 90, you must also prepare for the subsequent stages of admission i.e. the Written Ability Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Although most of the colleges have their own selection procedure, personal assessment is often given a lot of importance.

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Each stage of personal assessment has its own weightage that is considered while evaluating the final composite score. Final selection and merit list of shortlisted candidates is prepared on the basis of composite scores.

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