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

Akansha Sirohi
Akansha SirohiPublished On: July 30, 2020 | CAT

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 2020 score.

Top B-Schools Accepting CAT Percentile Below 90

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 result is out, you can start listing down colleges where you could apply for 2020 MBA admissions.

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 and you can also check out our CAT 2020 percentile predictor for you to evaluate your expected CAT 2020 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 accept candidates with a CAT percentile below 90.

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Colleges Accepting CAT Percentile below 90

How to Choose MBA Colleges that Accept CAT Percentile Below 90

Other Private MBA Colleges

Colleges Accepting CAT Percentile below 90

Listed below are the colleges which accept CAT percentile below 90

Name of the CollegeCAT PercentileOther Exams Accepted
(if any)
Selection ProcedureRegistration Process ends (tentative)
International Management Institute, New Delhi90GMAT (minimum 650)
  • Essay Writing
  • Extempore speaking
  • Psychometric Test
  • Personal Interview
3rd week of January 2021
Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad90GMAT, MAT and XAT
  • Critical Thinking
  • Group Exercise
  • Personal Interview
Last week of January 2021
Birla Institute of Management Technology, Noida85XAT
  • Write Up
  • Personal Interview
Last week of January 2021
T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal80XAT, GMAT and MAT
  • Group Discussion
  • Written Ability Test
  • Personal Interview

Through CAT: 2nd week of January 2021

Through Other Exams: Last week of January 2021

K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai85MAH-CET, CMAT, XAT and GMAT
  • Group Discussion
  • Personal Interview
2nd week of February 2021
Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune80XAT, MAT, CMAT and MAH-CET
  • Group Discussion
  • Personal Interview
Last week of January 2021
Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai80XAT
  • Group Discussion
  • Personal Interview
Last week of January 2021
Institute for Financial Management and Research, Chennai80XAT, CMAT, GMAT and GRE
  • Written Ability Test
  • Personal Interview
3rd week of January 2021
NIRMA University, Ahmedabad80GMAT (only for foreign nationals, NRIs)
  • Personal Interview
3rd week of January 2021

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.

Also Read:Steps to Follow for Admission to Top MBA Colleges

How to Choose MBA Colleges that Accept CAT Percentile Below 90

There are many factors that you may consider while selecting an MBA college that accepts CAT Percentile Below 90. Some of the important factors are listed below.

Placements: You should choose an MBA college that has a good placement record. You can also check the tie-ups of the college with industries.

Fee Structure: Fee Structure is one of the most important factors while selecting an MBA college. You should select the college that falls inside your budget. 

Programs Offered: It is better to check the program offered by the college before moving to the admission process. You should check if the college offers your desired course.

Infrastructure: You may check the facilities offered by the college before finalising it. A good college would have at least 4-5 labs where you can practise your learning.

Recognition: It is essential that the PGDM or MBA course offered by the college is recognised or approved by any government organisation. You can check the official website of the college to know further details about approvals and recognitions.

Also Read: Top 20 MBA Colleges in South India 2020: Courses, Fees and Entrance Exam

Other Private MBA Colleges 

You can also check some MBA colleges provided below if you have scored below 90 percentile in CAT. 



OM Sterling Global University, Hisar

INR 60,000

SUN International Institute for Tourism & Management, Vishakhapatnam

INR 1,55,000

Indus University, Ahmedabad

INR 82,000

Garden City University, Bangalore

INR 5,00,000

Manav Rachna University, Faridabad

INR 2,98,000

JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur

INR 3,08,000

KL University, Guntur

INR 2,50,000

Marwadi University, Rajkot

INR 1,20,000

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, a personal assessment is often given a lot of importance.

Also Read:Check out the Trending GD Topics & Boost Your Preparation for Admission to Top B-Schools in India

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

If you want to know details about the admission process of these colleges, you may ask questions at QnA zone or call on our toll-free number 1800-572-9877.

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