Saturday, January 27, 2007

Indian B-School Cut-offs & Percentile requirements

This is an attempt to compile the likely cut-offs for various business schools for admissions to their MBA/PGDBM programmes. Unless specifically mentioned, the cut-offs given below are for the flagship programmes of the respective institutes. All cut-offs are for open/general category students and unless mentioned the cut-offs are in percentiles and not percentages (%) or absolute scores.

Wherever possible, the cut-offs mentioned have been sourced from the respective b-schools, else it has been predicted based on past and current data plus personal interactions and experience. Though I have tried to minimise mistakes to the best of my knowledge, please forgive should a mistake have crept in. The cut-offs mentioned may not be the lowest cut-off but of the lowest point after which very few students would get a call. Please confirm this information with at least one other source before making any final decisions, and use the data prudently.

IIM Ahmedabad - CAT- 98.3 percentile
IIM Bangalore - CAT - 92 percentile
This year, IIM Bangalore has given huge weightage to work-experience thus bringing the cut-offs down. I have personally seen students not getting calls with 99.8 percentile!! ( this student had very good scores across sections but no work-experience)
IIM Calcutta/Kolkata - CAT - 97 percentile
IIM Indore - CAT - 98 percentile
IIM Kozhikode - CAT - 98 percentile
MDI Gurgaon - CAT - 97 percentile
cut-off for MDI Human Resources programme would be about 95 percentile
Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA) - CAT - 90 percentile
MICA also accepts XAT and GMAT scores. Though there is no confirmation for the same, it's widely believed that MICA expects a high English/Verbal score. Yet, quite a few Engineers do make it through so there is no bias against any academic groups.
Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad - CAT - 95 percentile
May not be considering sectional cut-offs
International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi - CAT - 93.6 percentile
You also need to fare well across sections as IMI considers sectional cut-off as well.
FORE, New Delhi - CAT - 88 percentile
Quite a few very high scores, with percentile over 98 in the CAT were not given calls - FORE may have an upper cut-off.
NITIE, Mumbai - CAT - 97 percentile
Sectional cut-offs considered, only for Engineers
XLRI, Jamshedpur - XAT - 95 percentile
Goa Institute of Management (GIM), Goa - XAT - 87 percentile
T.A. Pai, Manipal (TAPMI) - CAT - 93 percentile
Sectional cut-offs required
University Business School (UBS), Chandigarh - CAT - 93.6 percentile
Sectional cut-offs: don't know for sure
Nirma, Ahmedabad - CAT - 90 percentile
K J Somaiyya, Mumbai - CAT - 83 percentile
for those without any work-experience the cut-offs may jump to over 88
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management - CAT - 85 percentile
Great Lakes, Chennai - CAT - 85 percentile
Work-experience required
Welingkar, Mumbai - CAT - 85 percentile
ISWBM, Kolkata - CAT - 80 percentile
IMDR, Pune - CAT - 70 percentile
IMFR, Chennai - CAT - 70 percentile
Amity, Noida - CAT - 70 percentile
Amity also has its own separate entrance test called AMCAT, you need to score over 60 approx out of 100, there is no negative marking here. You can also enter through MAT with a score of 600 plus.
SDM, Mysore - CAT - 75 percentile
Birla Institute of Management & Technology (BIMTECH), Greater Noida - CAT - 80 percentile
You may apply through MAT as well. BIMTECH also has a separate category of admissions for industry sponsored candidates.
Alliance, Bangalore - CAT - 82 percentile
Kirloskar, near Bangalore - CAT - 70 percentile
Jamnalal Bajaj (JBIMS), Mumbai - MAT percentile of 99 plus
the chief entrance test is Maharastra's state test, the Common Entrance Test (CET) or what's also known as MH-CET or M-CET
Symbiosis Centre for Management & Human Resource (SCMHRD), Pune - CAT - 94 percentile
the chief entrance test is the SNAP, a score of 75 should do, though like other Symbiois colleges, SCMHRD also factors in other parameters like work-experience and educational background before arriving at the GD/PI shortlist.
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune - SNAP score of 83.75
IMT, Nagpur - CAT - 90 percentile
S P Jain, Mumbai - CAT - 89 percentile
SIIB, Pune - Internation Business - SNAP score of 76.75
SIIB, Pune - Agri Business - SNAP score of 51.00
Both the above Symbiosis cut-offs have been arrived at after giving weightages to various parameters including work-experience, education etc. For details, check the official SIBM site

For the sectional and overall cut-off for the IIM CAT 2008, click here.


Vishal said...

minor typo: IFMR, Chennai, not IMFR. Thanks.

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prince said...
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Anonymous said...

Hi the cut of for IMI is 95% check the link below

Apart from th typo its a good blog keep it going.

saurabh said...
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Anonymous said...

gr8 work ....
keep going...

Anonymous said...

but cud not find cut offs 4 XIM,B

amit said...

I have a question, Can you please map percentile with scores in CAT 2007.

Thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

sorry to say, but the cutoffs which r mentioned are not correct.
I have a different experience myself.

Antarman said...

Just an update
Cut-off for IM-NU ( Nirma insti of Management, Ahmedabad )for academic session 2007-09 was 92%tile with a sectional cut-off of 70%tile in all the three sections.

abhishek said...

should people with low percentile commit suicide!!!!!

Jinesshh said...

WHat about IIM Shillong ? and how do we apply for that ?

Anonymous said...

the Cutoff for SDM-IMD,Mysore is 80%ile through CAT'07

Anonymous said...

The Cutoff for NITIE,Mumbai this year has been 98.2%ile(General Category)

Anonymous said...

Well, i think 50% of the cutoffs are incorrect, I gave CAT last yr.....poor research work!!!

Anonymous said...

does scmhrd accept cat score???

Anonymous said...

does scmhrd accept cat score??

Amit Bajaj said...

Nope.. for SCMHRD you will need to write the SNAP ( Symbiosis National Aptitude Test). Check this link to find out the Non-IIM B Schools which accept CAT Scores.

anurag said...

many info are wrong but good work...
can any 1 tell me ab8 colleges offering logistic management course in india?

Parul said...

what percentile was asked for OBC candidates in UBS chandigarh and UBS ludhiyana

deanobaba said...

Hi ,
I got 75 marks in SNAP examination 2010-2011. Will i get any call from any Symbiosis college ?? I haven't yet applied separately in any colleges...