CAT Cut Off 2018

Anjani Chaand Updated On: 05 Jan, 2019 10:45 IST

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CAT 2018 Cut-off

Once the CAT results are announced, a cut-off list is prepared by individual IIMs and other participating institutes. CAT Cut-off list is prepared for colleges to shortlist qualified candidates for further rounds of selection process. Only those candidates who meet the cut-off marks/percentage will be shortlisted for Group Discussion, Written Ability Test, and Personal Interview. These candidates can go through some of the tips for leading and cracking Group Discussion for MBA admissions and then acing the Personal Interview rounds of MBA colleges

After conducting CAT 2018 on 25th November, CAT cut-off 2018 will be released on the official website of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) i.e. As part of the admission process, candidates willing to pursue MBA from top B-schools and IIMs will have to refer to the cut-off of CAT 2018. (Soon after the exam, candidates can also use our CAT 2018 Percentile Predictor tool to predict their percentile. They could also check our detailed CAT 2018 paper analysis to get insights into the exam.)

Candidates must note that for admissions, IIMs and various reputed B-Schools accept the percentile/scores basis CAT Cut-off. For IIMs, CAT cut-off is separate for each category and region. The CAT cut-off list mentions the minimum qualifying marks that candidates must score in CAT. Candidates scoring equal or more than the listed cut-off marks will ultimately be shortlisted for further rounds of CAT selection process.

In order to get shortlisted for pre-admission rounds, which includes, Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Group Discussion (GD)/ Personal Interview (PI), candidates have to meet the sectional as well as overall CAT cut-off.

CAT Cut-off 2018- Important Dates

Following table lists the important dates of CAT cut-off 2018:



CAT 2018 Exam

25th November 2018

CAT 2018 Result

2nd Week of January 2019

Declaration of names of the shortlisted candidates

4th Week of January 2019

Commencement of selection rounds

4th Week of January 2019

Factors Determining CAT Cut-off 2018

There are various factors on which CAT cut-off depends. The cut-off of CAT varies from institute to institute and candidates meeting the CAT cut-off are given admission in MBA courses. Before checking the cut-off list, candidates must have a look at the following determining factors:

  • Total number of the test takers
  • Total number of seats
  • Exam difficulty level
  • Institute ranking
  • Total number of candidates qualifying CAT exam

Highlights of CAT Cut-off 2018

  • There was a separate cut-off list for all the IIMs.

  • Last year’s IIM Ahmedabad’s CAT cut-off was 99.6%

  • A separate CAT cut-off was released by different participating B-Schools.
  • CAT scores are released category and section-wise.
  • To get shortlisted for pre-admission rounds, candidates must meet sectional as well as the overall cut-off of CAT.

How to Check CAT Cut-off 2018

By following the steps mentioned below, candidates can view the CAT cut-off 2018:

  • In order to view CAT cut-off 2018, candidates have to visit the official website, i.e.
  • After visiting the website, candidates must search for the ‘CAT exam cut-off 2018’ on the webpage.
  • CAT 2018 cut-off link will appear on the screen. Candidates must click on it.
  • The link will display category-wise CAT cut-off for the candidates.

Furthermore, explore the probability of getting into an MBA college of your choice basis your CAT percentile bracket below:

You can also analyze the CAT Percentile vs CAT Score process here.

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