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CAT 2022 Cut Off - Category Wise Last Years & Expected Cutoff for IIMs & Top MBA Colleges

Updated By Intajur Rahaman on 28 Nov, 2022 11:09

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CAT 2022 Cut Off

CAT 2022 cutoff is estimated between 98 and 100 percentile for general category aspirants, and for other IIMs it will be comparatively lower. It is the minimum percentile required by candidates to get a call for admission to the various CAT participating colleges. The cutoff for the CAT exam 2022 will be released separately for all IIMs on the official website. The exam was successfully conducted on November 27 and had been divided into three slots, the memory-based question paper, and the paper analysis which, can be found by clicking on the links below. One may also find the link to the CAT 2022 answer key here.

CAT Question Paper 2022
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CAT Cutoff 2022 for IIMs

Each MBA college accepting CAT scores releases its own CAT 2022 cut-off for admission to its courses which include the IIMs.

The cutoff for different courses or MBA specializations offered by individual institutes is also different. Knowing the CAT exam 2022 cutoff for MBA colleges is helpful in deciding which college is the best for a candidate as per their performance. The complete details regarding the CAT 2022 cutoff can be found below. Meanwhile, candidates can also take a look at the following articles to get more insight into CAT score, percentile, scaled score, and more!

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CAT 2022 Cutoff Dates

Following are some of the important events and dates related to the CAT 2022 cutoff.

Event

Date

Declaration of Eligibility Cutoff by IIMs

October 2022 - January 2023

CAT 2022 Exam Day

November 27, 2022

CAT Result Declaration

Second week of January 2023

Release of the CAT 2022 Cutoff and Merit List

Fourth week of January 2023

Colleges Accepting Exam CAT :

CAT 2022 Expected Cut Off for IIMs

IIMs declare the CAT cut offs to shortlist candidates for the admission process. However, the actual call cutoff of IIMs is much higher than the eligibility cutoff. The eligibility cutoff is declared before the declaration of CAT 2022 results but the call cutoff or final cutoff is only released after the results are released. IIMs require candidates to clear both sectional as well as the overall cutoff for CAT 2022 in order to shortlist them for the selection rounds, which include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI).

After the declaration of CAT results, IIMs prepare a merit list of candidates to shortlist them for the admission process. The cutoff is different for reserved and unreserved seats in each individual IIM and every candidate has to satisfy the cutoff for their category to be called for an IIM interview. Check the expected CAT 2022 cutoffs for all IIMs mentioned below.

CAT 2022 Expected Cut Offs for IIMs

The CAT 2022 cutoff is expected to range between the 95 to 100 percentile. The qualifying cutoff has been provided in the table below based on the IIM admission criteria 2021.

S. No.Name of the IIMExpected CAT 2022 Cut Off
1IIM Ahmedabad85
2IIM Bangalore85
3IIM Calcutta85
4IIM Lucknow90
5IIM Kozhikode85
6IIM Indore90
7IIM Nagpur85
8IIM Amritsar85
9IIM Sambalpur93
10IIM Ranchi93
11IIM Tiruchirappalli93
12IIM Kashipur94
13IIM Raipur93
14IIM Visakhapatnam80
15IIM Bodh Gaya93
16IIM Udaipur93
17IIM Rohtak95
18IIM Sirmaur93
19IIM Jammu93
20IIM Shillong75

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IIM Selection Criteria

IIMs select candidates on the basis of their CAT exam scores. Here is the selection process in brief.

IIM Selection Criteria

Step 1: Shortlisting

 IIMs release their Eligibility Cut Off before the declaration of CAT results. Only the candidates who clear the eligibility cutoff can fill out the application form for the respective IIM. Once, the CAT exam is conducted and results are declared, IIMs release the final shortlist of candidates called for admission rounds based on the Call Cut Off.

Step 2: Interview

Candidates who clear the Call Cut Off appear for the selection rounds of the respective IIMs. As part of the selection process, IIMs conduct WAT, GD, and PI, and the candidates' performance is noted in all three of these rounds.

Step 3: Selection

The final selection of candidates is done based on the overall application and performance of the candidate. The following factors are considered in the final selection:

  • CAT score
  • Graduation score
  • Class X & XII score
  • Performance in GD-PI/WAT
  • Work experience
  • Diversity factors 
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Various IIMs release their respective weightage to calculate the final composite score based on which the final Merit List and Wait Respective IIMs release list. Merit Listed candidates must confirm their admission by paying the fee. Any seats left vacant thereafter are transferred to the Waitlisted candidates as per merit. For the detailed selection criteria, check the link below.

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CAT 2022 Cut Off of Non-IIM B-Schools (Expected)

Here is the expected CAT 2022 cut off of the top non-IIM B-Schools.

Name of InstituteExpected CAT 2022 Cut Off
IIT Bombay99+
Faculty of Management Studies98-99
Management Development Institute [MDI, Gurgaon]97-99
SP Jain Institute of Management and Research [SPJIMR, Mumbai]95-99
IIT Delhi98+
Institute of Management Technology [IMT, Ghaziabad]95-97
JBIMS, Mumbai96
Xavier's Institute of Management [XIM, Bhubaneshwar]91
IMI, New Delhi90
K J Somaiya, Mumbai86
GIM Goa85
FORE, New Delhi85
IFMR, Chennai80
IRMA, Anand80
MICA, Ahmedabad80
TA Pai Management Institute80
Loyola Institute of Business Administration [LIBA, Chennai]70
XIME, Bangalore70

Factors Affecting CAT 2022 Cut Off

There are various factors that influence the CAT 2022 cutoff required for each institute. Following is the list of factors that determines the cutoff for an institute.

  • Number of seats for a course

  • Number of applicants for the course

  • Number of candidates shortlisted for the selection round

Factors Affecting CAT Cutoff

These were the only factors that determine what a CAT cutoff for an institute would be. However, there are many other factors that also influence an increase or decrease in the cutoff. These include.

  • The difficulty level of the CAT exam

  • Number of candidates who appeared for the CAT exam

  • Number of candidates who qualified for the CAT exam

  • Rank/reputation of the institute (affects the number of applicants)

What to Do with CAT Cut Off?

Knowing and understanding the CAT cutoff will help a candidate set targets for the college he/she is aiming for. Given below are some articles that will help a candidate find out the best colleges basis his/her CAT percentile.

Can an Average Student Clear CAT 2022 Cut Off?

Yes, an average student can clear the CAT cutoff. Since CAT is a test of reasoning and analytical skills, a candidate who is otherwise average in academics can succeed in clearing the CAT cutoff. It is possible for an average student to get a 99+ percentile score in CAT with hard work and a good preparation plan. However, the hiccup arises while applying for admission to the IIMs since they include academic scores, especially for candidates who are aspiring for IIMA, IIMB, and IIMC.

How to Clear CAT Cut Off 2022?

Clearing the CAT cutoff not only requires dedication and hard work but also needs a good preparation strategy and measured study. Here are some of the best preparation tips to help you clear the CAT cutoff.

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How is CAT Qualifying Cut Off Different from CAT Final Cut Off?

CAT Qualifying Cut Off – Also known as IIM Eligibility Cut off, CAT qualifying cutoff marks are the minimum mark that must be scored by a candidate to be eligible for the Interview round of IIMs. If a candidate successfully secures the CAT qualifying marks, then he/she will be eligible to be called up for the GD-PI/WAT rounds conducted by different IIMs.

CAT Final Cut Off – Also goes by the name IIM Call Cut off, CAT final cutoff marks are the minimum percentile score defined by the IIMs for the selection of candidates for the GD-PI/WAT rounds of IIMs. The table provided below will list the difference between the CAT qualifying cut off and CAT final cut off:

CAT Qualifying Cut Off

CAT Final Cut Off

Meeting this cut off criterion will not assure the selection of the candidates for the GD-PI/WAT round

Meeting this cut off criterion will not assure the admission of the candidates in IIMs

This cut off is fixed before the CAT result is announced

This cut off is fixed after the CAT result is declared

Each campus announces this cut-off in its admission criteria and shortlists notification

The Institutes do not announce this cutoff publicly

This cut-off for all IIMs remains above the 90 percentile except for IIM Ahmedabad where the CAT qualifying cut-off has hovered around the 80 percentile from 2016 onwards

The final CAT cutoff of top IIMs remains 99 percentile and above and the same for the new IIMs remains 95 percentile and above

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CAT 2022 Cut Off for IIM Ahmedabad (Expected)

CAT expected cut off for IIM Ahmedabad admission 2022 can be checked below.

Section 

General 

NC-OBC/ Transgender

SC

ST

PwDPwD (ST)

VARC

70

65

60

50

6050

DILR

70

65

60

50

6050

QA

70

65

60

50

6050

Overall

80

75

70

60

7060

CAT 2022 Cut Off for IIM Calcutta (Expected)

The expected CAT 2022 cut off for IIM Calcutta admissions can be checked below.

Section 

General 

EWSNC-OBC

SC

ST

PwD

VARC

75

6565

60

55

45

DILR

80

6565

60

55

45

QA

80

7070

65

55

45

Overall

85

7575

70

65

55

CAT 2022 Cut Off for IIM Bangalore (Expected)

The expected CAT cut off 2022 for IIM Bangalore admission can be checked below.

Section 

General 

EWSNC-OBC

SC

ST

PwD

VARC

80

7075

65

55

50

DILR

75

6565

60

55

50

QA

756565605550

Overall

85

7575

70

65

60

CAT 2022 Cut Off for IIM Lucknow (Expected)

The expected CAT cut off 2022 for IIM Lucknow admission is as follows.

Section 

General 

EWSNC-OBC

SC

ST

PwD

VARC

85

7777

55

50

50

DILR

85

7777

55

50

50

QA

85

7777

55

50

50

Overall

90

8282

70

65

65

CAT 2022 Cut Off for IIM Kozhikode (Expected)

The expected CAT 2022 cut off for IIM Kozhikode admission 2022 can be checked below.

Section 

General

EWSNC-OBC

SC

ST

PwD

Class X

60%60%60%55%55%55%

Class XII

60%60%60%55%55%55%

VARC Percentile

75

6565

55

45

45

DILR Percentile

75

6565

55

45

45

QA Percentile

75

6565

55

45

45

Overall Percentile

85

7575

65

55

55

CAT 2022 Cut Off for IIM Indore (Expected)

CAT 2022 cutoff for IIM Indore admission can be checked below.

Section 

General 

EWSNC-OBC

SC

ST

PwD

VARC

80

8070

55

45

45

DILR

80

8070

55

45

45

QA

80

8070

55

45

45

Overall

909080605050

CAT 2022 Cut Off for IIM Nagpur (Expected)

The expected CAT cut off 2022 for admission to IIM Nagpur for the 2022-24 session is as follows. 

Section 

General 

EWSNC-OBC

SC

ST

DAP

VARC

72

7265

50

35

35

DILR

72

7265

50

35

35

QA

72

7265

50

35

35

Overall

85

8576.50

60

40

40

CAT 2022 Cut Off for IIM Amritsar (Expected)

The expected CAT 2022 cut off for admission to IIM Amritsar for the 2022-24 academic session is as follows.

Section 

General 

NC-OBC

SC

ST

PwD

VARC

75

60

50

35

35

DILR

75

60

50

35

35

QA

80

65

55

35

35

Overall

85

75

55

40

40

CAT 2022 Cut Off for IIM Sambalpur (Expected)

The expected CAT 2022  percentile/ cutoff for IIM Sambalpur 2022-24 admissions can be checked below.

Section 

General 

EWSNC-OBC

SC

ST

PwD

VARC

75

7560

50

35

35

DILR

75

7560

50

35

35

QA

80

8065

55

35

35

Overall

85

8575

55

40

40

CAT 2022 Cutoff for IIM Ranchi (Expected)

 The CAT 2022 cut off for IIM Ranchi admission for the 2022-24 academic year can be checked below.

Section 

General

EWSNC-OBC

SC

ST

PwD

VARC

80

6060

45

30

30

DILR

80

6060

45

30

30

QA

80

6060

45

30

30

Overall

94

7575

55

40

40

CAT 2022 Cut Off for IIM Trichy (Expected)

The CAT cut off  2022 for IIM Trichy 2022-24 admissions is as follows.

SectionGeneralEWSNC-OBCSCSTPwD
VARC705050352727
DILR705050352727
QA705050352727
Overall937474544040

CAT 2022 Cut Off for IIM Kashipur (Expected)

The expected CAT 2022 cut off percentile for IIM Kashipur admission for 2022-24 can be checked below. 

Section 

General 

EWSNC-OBC

SC

ST

PwD

VARC

70

5050

35

27

27

DILR

70

5050

35

27

27

QA

70

5050

35

27

27

Overall

93

7474

54

40

40

CAT 2022 Cut Off for IIM Raipur (Expected)

The expected CAT 2022 cut off for admission in the 2022-24 batch of IIM Raipur is given below.

SectionGeneralEWSNC-OBCSCSTPwD
VARC705050352727
DILR705050352727
QA705050352727
Overall937474544040

CAT 2022 Cut Off for IIM Visakhapatnam (Expected)

The expected CAT 2022 cut off for IIM Visakhapatnam admission for the academic year 2022-24 is given below.

Section 

General

EWSNC-OBC

SC

ST

PwD

VARC

85

7070

50

30

30

DILR

80

7070

70

30

30

QA

80

7070

50

30

30

Overall

85

7575

55

40

40

CAT 2022 Cut Off for IIM Bodh Gaya (Expected)

The expected CAT 2022 cut off for IIM Bodhgaya admission for the 2022-24 batch is as follows.

Section 

General 

EWSNC-OBC

SC

ST

PwD

VARC

80

8060

50

30

30

DILR

80

8060

50

30

30

QA

80

8060

50

30

30

Overall

90

8578

60

40

40

CAT 2022 Cut Off for IIM Udaipur (Expected)

The expected CAT 2022 cut off for IIM Udaipur 2022-24 admissions is given below.

Section 

General 

EWSNC-OBC

SC

ST

PwD

VARC

80

8060

50

30

30

DILR

80

8060

50

30

30

QA

80

8060

50

30

30

Overall

90

8578

60

40

40

CAT 2022 Cut Off for IIM Rohtak (Expected)

The expected CAT 2022 cut off for IIM Rohtak admission for the 2022-24 batch can be checked below.

Section 

General 

EWSNC-OBC

SC

ST

PwD

VARC

70

6060

50

30

30

DILR

70

6060

50

30

30

QA

706060503030

Overall

95

9078

55

30

30

CAT 2022 Cut Off for IIM Sirmaur (Expected)

The expected CAT 2022 cut off for IIM Sirmaur 2022-24 admission is as follows.

Section

General

EWSNC-OBC

SC

ST

PwD

VARC

80

6060

50

45

30

DILR

80

6060

50

45

30

QA

80

6060

50

45

30

Overall

95

7575

70

55

40

CAT 2022 Cut Off for IIM Jammu (Expected)

The expected CAT 2022 cut off for admission to IIM Jammu for the 2022-24 academic session is as follows.

Section

General

EWSNC-OBC

SC

ST

PwD

VARC

70

5050

35

27

27

DILR

70

5050

35

27

27

QA

70

5050

35

27

27

Overall

93

7474

54

40

40

CAT 2022 Cut Off for IIM Shillong (Expected)

The expected CAT 2022 cutoff percentile for IIM Shillong admission for the last year is as follows:

Section

General

EWS

SC

ST

DA
Class X8080555050
Class XII8080555050
Graduation8080555050

VARC

75

75

60

50

50

DILR

75

75

60

50

50

QA

75

75

60

50

50

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FAQs about CAT Cut Off

Is the qualifying CAT cutoff different from final CAT cutoff?

Yes, the qualifying cutoff is the minimum percentile required to be eligible for the WAT-PI round while the final cutoff is the minimum percentile required to get a call for WAT/GD-PI round of any IIM or B-School.

Is there any difference between the CAT cutoff for general category and reserved category candidates?

Yes, there is a separate cutoff for reserved category candidates. The cutoff for reserved category candidates is generally low as compared to general category candidates.

Do all colleges have separate CAT cutoff?

Yes, all colleges have separate CAT cutoff. Candidates may check the CAT cut off from the official website of the respective institutes.

Is it necessary to clear the sessional cutoff of CAT along with the overall cutoff?

Most of the B- schools and IIMs select candidates on the basis of overall cutoff as well as the sessional cutoff so it is necessary to meet the sessional cutoff of CAT along with the overall cutoff.

How can I check the final CAT cutoff for all IIMs?

IIMs do not release their cutoff officially. The cutoff will be available only to those candidates who are selected for GD/ PI round.

When do the colleges release their CAT cutoff?

Colleges will release their CAT cutoff along with the CAT result. Candidates may check the cutoff of the selected college before proceeding for admission.

What factors are responsible for deciding the CAT cutoff?

Cutoffs of all the colleges are prepared after considering the difficulty level of the exam, number of candidates appearing for the exam and total seats.

What is CAT cutoff?

CAT cutoff is the minimum percentile required for admission at any college. Every college has its cutoff which the candidate has to satisfy in order to get admission.

Does the CAT cutoff vary every year?

Yes, CAT cutoff varies every year. The cutoff will decide whether the candidate is eligible for admission or not.

Does CAT have sectional cut off?

It depends on the college. Some colleges have a separate cutoff for all the three sections while some colleges have a common cutoff for sections.

What was the cut-off of CAT 2019 for General category in all IIMs?

The CAT cut-off goes over 99 percentile. New IIMs including IIM Sambalpur, IIM Ranchi, etc. and other top B-schools have cutoff 90 percentile and above. On the other hand, the cutoff for B-schools/ non-IIM MBA colleges belonging to tier two to four range from 80 to 50 percentile.

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