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Participating colleges of CAT 2021 are the colleges that accept CAT 2021 scores for admission into their postgraduate management programmes. The main colleges accepting CAT 2021 scores are the 20 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), which also collectively form the conducting body of CAT. Apart from that CAT 2021 has more than 100 participating colleges, including almost all of the top government and private MBA colleges in India.
Candidates seeking admission to the CAT 2021 participating colleges have to appear for the CAT exam. The candidates who qualify in CAT 2021 are eligible to apply for admission in the participating colleges of CAT 2021 based on their scores in the entrance exam.
Some IIMs conduct centralized admissions based on CAT scores, known as the Common Admission Process (CAP). However, not all IIMs participate in CAP and some choose to conduct their selections independently. Each CAT participating college may specify its own selection criteria. Take a look at the important information regarding CAT 2021 participating colleges here.
November 28, 7:30 pm: Slot 3 of the CAT 2021 exam was reported to be a bit difficult as compared to the other 2 slots with Quant being the most difficult section of this slot. Check the CAT 2021 Slot 3 question paper analysis for more details.
November 28, 4:00 pm: Slot 2 of CAT 2021 was Moderate in difficulty level with some students reporting that it was a bit easier than Slot 1. Check out the CAT 2021 Slot 2 detailed question paper analysis here.
November 28, 12:00 pm: Slot 1 of the CAT 2021 exam was reported to be Moderate but lengthy. The no. of questions dropped down to 66 this year. Check out the detailed section-wise analysis of CAT 2021 here.
Exam date: 02 Jan, 2022
All of the IIMs only accept CAT scores for admission to their postgraduate and doctoral management programmes. Here is a list of the IIM courses available for CAT 2021 aspirants. The seat intake is as per 2020. It will be updated if it is revised for 2021.
PGP, PGP-FABM, ePGP
PGP, PGPBA, PGPEM
PGP, PGP-F, PGP-BL, PGP-LSM
PGP, PGP-SM, PGP-ABM
PGP, PGPEX, PGPWE
PGP, EPGPX, EPGDSM
MBA, MBA T&HM
PGPM, PGPBM, PGPM-HR
PGP, PGPEx, PGPDGM
PGP, PGP (Business Analytics), PGP-HRM
MBA, MBA Business Analytics, MBA-HRM, EMBA
MBA, MBA Analytics, MBA WX
CAT has more than 100 non-IIM participating colleges. Some of the top b-schools in India outside of IIMs accept CAT scores for management admissions in India. Given below is the list of some of the top institutes other than IIMs accepting CAT 2021 scores.
|PGPM, PGP-HRM, PGP-IB|
|PGDM, PGPM, PGMPW, PGEMP, PGP-GM|
|PGDM, PGDHRM, PGDM (B&FS), Executive PGDM|
|MBA, MBA-Executive, MBA-Executive HCA|
|PGDM-IB, PGDM-RM, PGDM-HR, PGDM-Marketing, PGDM-Finance, PGDM-PT|
|PGDM, PGDM DCP, PGDM BFS, PGDM Part Time, PGDM Executive|
|PGDIE, PGDISEM, PGDMM, PGDIM, PGPPM, PGPEX-VLFM|
MBA-Business Management, EMBA-Business Management, EMBA-Business Analytics
|MBA in Financial Management and Business Laws|
|MBA, MBA-HRM, MBA-PS|
|PGPM, PGDM, PGXPM, MBA in Business Analytics|
|PGDM, PGDM-BKFS, PGDM-HRM, PGDM-Marketing|
|PGDM, Part-Time PGDM|
|PGDM, PGDM E-Business, PGDM Research & Business Analytics, PGDM Healthcare, PGDM Media & Entertainment, PGDM Rural Management, PGDM Retail Management|
|MBA, Executive MBA|
Here are some of the government b-schools that accept CAT for their admission process.
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Many private MBA colleges also accept CAT for conducting admissions. Here is a list of some popular private b-schools accepting CAT.
Name of Colleges
The table provided below gives the lists of colleges that accept CAT scores. The colleges for all the brackets of CAT percentile have been listed here.
|List of MBA Colleges Accepting 80-90 Percentile in CAT||List of MBA Colleges Accepting 70-80 Percentile in CAT|
|List of MBA Colleges Accepting 60-70 Percentile in CAT||List of MBA Colleges Accepting 50-60 Percentile in CAT|
|Top B-schools that Accept CAT Percentile Below 90 other than IIMs||Top Ten Non-IIM Colleges that Accept CAT Scores in India|
Also, check out how you can get admission in Top B-Schools in India with a Low Score in CAT
The table given below provides a list of some of the popular colleges accepting CAT in every state.
State-wise MBA Colleges
Name of the College
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
Indian Institute of Forest Management
University of Hyderabad (School of Management Studies), Hyderabad
Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi
University of Delhi (Dept. of Commerce, Financial Studies & Business Economics)
Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon
T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI)
Prin L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (Bangalore)
Prin L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (Mumbai)
National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE)
K J Somaiya Institute of Management
SDA Bocconi Asia Centre
University Business School
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology
Participating colleges of CAT 2021 are free to define their own selection process for management admissions. Check the selection process of CAP 2021 participating colleges given below.
Selection Process for IIMs Participating in CAP 2021
Candidates can apply to all of the IIMs through the CAT 2021 Application Form.
IIMs release their individual eligibility cutoffs for applications and call cutoffs for shortlisting of candidates for admission rounds.
Check:IIM Eligibility Cut Off vs Call Cut Off
Shortlisted candidates then have to appear for the WAT and PI round of IIMs.
IIMs calculate the composite scored based on the overall performance of candidates.
Common Admission Process (CAP) 2021
The rest of the IIMs send a list of shortlisting candidates to the IIM organising CAP.
Candidates are called for CAP 2021 at a common test centre for WAT & PI.
CAP 2021 scores are sent to individual IIMs.
IIMs make the final decision on the selection of candidates independently.
Selection Criteria for Non-IIM Participating Colleges in CAT 2021
Candidates have to apply individually to different colleges.
Colleges shortlist candidates for the selection process.
CAT participating colleges invite candidates for selection rounds including GD, WAT / PI.
The final selection is based on the overall performance of the candidate.
IIMs have made it mandatory for non-IIM colleges to register as CAT participating colleges to accept CAT scores for admissions. Colleges have to sign an MoU from the CAT conducting IIM and complete the registration form to become a CAT participating college.
Colleges that have registered as a participating college for CAT receive the sectional CAT scores and percentile of candidates who have appeared in CAT.
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There are more than 2000 colleges besides IIM's that accept MAT scores. It is impossible to list out all of them here here are the top colleges accepting different ranges of the CAT score. 1) MBA colleges accepting 50-60% in CAT 2) MBA colleges accepting 60-70% in CAT 3) MBA colleges accepting 70-80% in CAT 4) MBA colleges accepting 80-90% in CAT 5) Non-IIM colleges that Accept below 90% in CAT 6) CAT estimated cut-off of top colleges
The selection process for all the Non-IIM participating colleges in CAT will be different. Candidates can check the official website of the selected college to know its selection process.
IIMs will select the candidates on the basis of their performance in CAT, personal interview and written ability test. IIMs will also consider the work experience of candidates while preparing the selection list.
Some of the participating colleges of CAT other than IIMs are National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and IBS Hyderabad
You can apply for admission in participating colleges of CAT by filling the application form of the respective college. You can also apply for admission by filling the application form of Collegedekho.
Yes, there will be a separate cutoff for all the participating colleges of CAT. The cutoff of all the participating colleges will vary every year.
Some of the participating colleges of CAT are Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Indian Institute of Management, Shillong and Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad
It is essential for the candidates to clear the minimum cut off for CAT for further admission process, otherwise, candidates will not get admission in any of the IIMs. However, some private colleges might invite the candidates depending upon their admission rules.
All Indian Institutes of Management accept CAT scores. Besides that, IMT Ghaziabad, MDI Gurgaon, FMS Delhi Univ, Loyola Business School Chennai, SP Jain Mumbai, Narsee Monjee Mumbai and many others accept CAT score. To see the complete list of colleges, click here - https://www.collegedekho.com/exam/cat/college-predictor