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CAT 2020 Cutoff

By: Avantika Bhardwaj on January 09, 2020

CAT Result for the exam conducted on 24th November 2019 has been released by IIM Kozhikode which was the conducting authority of the examination. The result was declared on 4th January 2020 and students who appeared in the exam are now waiting to get shortlisted by reputed business institutions for admission to MBA and PGDM programs offered by the institutes.

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) declare CAT Cut off on their official website once the result of CAT exam is declared. Since the result was declared on 4th January 2020, the IIMs would declare their cut offs for admission to the MBA program offered by them shortly on their official website. Candidates who appeared in CAT 2019 Exam would be able to access it. Candidates with score fulfilling the cut off list released by the institute would be intimated to appear in Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds conducted by the institute. Candidates must note that for admission to the Indian Institutes of Management, there are two types of cut offs i.e. Qualifying Cut Off and Final Cut Off.

It is very important to know the difference between these two. Qualifying Cut off is the off released before the CAT Result is declared and the other i.e. Final Cut off is declared after the CAT Result is declared. Qualifying CAT Exam is one way to get admission to the IIMs currently operating across the country. However, there are several other institutes other than IIMs that accept CAT Score. This article is an attempt to help students know the expected cut offs, previous year's cut offs, factors that decide CAT Cutoff, and many other facts.

CAT 2019 Cut Off Related Important Dates

Event

Important Dates

CAT 2019

24th November 2019

CAT 2019 Answer Key Release

First week of December 2019

CAT 2019 Result Declaration

4th January 2020

Shortlisted Candidates Declaration

January 2020

Selection Rounds by CAT Accepting Colleges

February 2020 to March 2020

Determining Factors of CAT 2019 Cut Off

There are primarily five factors that determine CAT cut off given below:

  • The difficulty level of the examination
  • Number of students taking the exam
  • Number of candidates who qualify for the next round
  • Number of seats available
  • Ranking or repute of the institute

CAT 2019 Cut Off Released by some of the IIMs

Some of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have released the qualifying cut off for CAT 2019 and students who appeared in the exam can check if they fulfill the requirement released in the form of cut off.

CAT 2019 Cut Off of IIM Ahmedabad

Category

VARC

DI and LR

QA

Overall Percentile

General

70

70

70

80

NC – OBC cum Transgender

65

65

65

75

SC

60

60

60

70

ST

50

50

50

60

PWD (General, NC – OBC cum Transgender, and SC)

60

60

60

70

PWD (ST)

50

50

50

60

CAT 2019 Cut Off of IIM Calcutta

Category

VARC

DI and LR

QA

Overall Percentile

General

80

80

75

85

NC – OBC cum Transgender

70

65

65

75

EWS

70

65

65

75

SC

65

60

60

70

ST

55

55

55

65

PWD (ST)

55

55

55

65

CAT 2019 Cut Off of IIM Bangalore

Category

VARC

DI and LR

QA

Overall Percentile

General

80

75

75

85

NC – OBC cum Transgender

70

65

65

75

SC

65

60

60

70

ST

55

55

55

65

PWD

50

50

50

60

CAT 2019 Cut Off of IIM Rohtak

Category

VARC

DI and LR

QA

Overall Percentile

General/EWS

70

70

70

95

NC – OBC cum Transgender

60

60

60

78

SC

50

50

50

60

ST

30

30

30

40

DAP

30

30

30

40

CAT 2019 Cut Off – Expected Cut Off

The table given below depicts the expected CAT 2019 Cut Off for all the Indian Institutes of Management accepting CAT Score. The expected cut off is calculated based on previous year trends.

Indian Institute of Management

Expected Cut Off

IIM Nagpur

95+

IIM Sirmaur

92+

IIM Amritsar

95+

IIM Vishakhapatnam

92+

IIM Bodh Gaya

92+

IIM Ranchi

94+

IIM Udaipur

92+

IIM Raipur

94+

IIM Indore

97+

IIM Kozhikode

97+

IIM Lucknow

97+

IIM Calcutta

99+

IIM Ahmedabad

99+

IIM Bangalore

99+

CAT 2019 Cut Off for Non-IIM Business Schools Accepting CAT Score

There are various other reputed business institutions that accept CAT Score and shortlist students based on the percentile obtained by them in CAT 2019. Students who don't get admission to IIMs mustn't lose hope and try applying for these institutes. These institutes define a set of procedures that students must qualify in order to get admission to their dream institutes.

Business Institution

Expected Cut Off

Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi

98+

SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai

92+

Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad

90+

Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai

96+

Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon

94+

International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi

90+

Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB)

91+

Goa Institute of Management (GIM Goa)

85+

K J Somaiya, Mumbai

86+

TA Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), TAPMI Mumbai

80+

FORE School of Management, New Delhi

85+

Institute of Financial Management & Research (IFMR), Chennai

80+

IRMA Anand

80+

MICA Ahmedabad

80+

Loyola Institute of Business Administration, (LIBA) Chennai

70+

XIME Bangalore

70+

National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai

97+

Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras

95+

Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi

96+

SJMSOM, IIT Bombay

98+

Previous years' cut off lists of various Indian Institutes of Management

Since all the IIMs across the country haven't released their cut off lists, it would be good to know the previous years' cut offs released by them. This would help students analyze if the percentile obtained by them falls under the range of cut off list released by the IIMs.

The overall cut offs of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are given below:

IIM Cat 2018 Cut Off

Indian Institutes of Management

CAT 2018 Cut Off

IIM Udaipur

90

IIM Trichy

96

IIM Rohtak

90+

IIM Kozhikode

95.5

IIM Indore

90

IIM Lucknow

90+

IIM Calcutta

95+

IIM Bangalore

90+

IIM Ahmedabad

81.53

IIM Ahmedabad 2018 Cut Off

Category

VARC

DI and LR

QA

Overall Percentile

General

70

70

70

80

NC – OBC cum Transgender

65

65

65

75

SC

60

60

60

70

ST

50

50

50

60

PWD (General, NC – OBC cum Transgender, and SC)

60

60

60

70

PWD (ST)

50

50

50

60

IIM Calcutta 2018 Cut Off

Category

VARC

DI and LR

QA

Overall Percentile

General

≥80

≥80

≥80

≥90

NC – OBC cum Transgender

≥75

≥75

≥75

≥85

SC

≥65

≥65

≥65

≥70

ST

≥60

≥60

≥60

≥70

PWD (ST)

≥60

≥60

≥60

≥70

IIM Lucknow 2018 Cut Off

Category

VARC

DI and LR

QA

Overall Percentile

General

85

85

85

90

NC – OBC cum Transgender

77

77

77

82

SC

55

55

55

70

ST

50

50

50

65

PWD (ST)

50

50

50

65

IIM Udaipur 2018 Cut Off

Category

VARC

DI and LR

QA

Overall Percentile

General

80

80

80

90

NC – OBC cum Transgender

60

60

60

78

SC

50

50

50

60

ST

30

30

30

40

DAP

30

30

30

40

IIM Vishakhapatnam 2018 Cut Off

Category

VARC

DI and LR

QA

Overall Percentile

General

85

80

80

90

NC – OBC cum Transgender

75

70

70

80

SC

60

60

60

75

ST

50

50

50

75

DA

50

50

50

50

IIM Bangalore 2018 Cut Off

Category

VARC

DI and LR

QA

Overall Percentile

General

85

80

80

90

NC – OBC cum Transgender

75

70

70

80

SC

70

65

65

75

ST

60

60

60

70

DA

50

50

50

60

IIM Kozhikode 2018 Cut Off

Category

VARC

DI and LR

QA

Overall Percentile

General

80

80

80

90

NC – OBC cum Transgender

70

70

70

80

SC

50

50

50

65

ST

40

40

40

55

PWD

40

40

40

55

IIM Ranchi 2018 Cut Off

Category

VARC

DI and LR

QA

Overall Percentile

General

80

80

80

95

NC – OBC cum Transgender

60

60

60

78

SC

50

50

50

60

ST

30

30

30

40

DA

30

30

30

40

IIM Raipur 2018 CAT Cut Off

Category

VARC

DI and LR

QA

Overall Percentile

General

80

80

80

95

NC – OBC cum Transgender

60

60

60

78

SC

50

50

50

60

ST

30

30

30

40

DAP

30

30

30

40

IIM Kashipur 2018 Cut Off

Category

VARC

DI and LR

QA

Overall Percentile

General

80

80

80

90

NC – OBC cum Transgender

72

72

72

81

SC

60

60

70

70

ST

50

50

50

65

PWD

50

50

50

65

IIM Trichy 2018 Cut Off

Category

VARC

DI and LR

QA

Overall Percentile

General

80

80

80

95

NC – OBC cum Transgender

60

60

60

78

SC

60

60

60

78

ST

30

30

30

40

PWD

30

30

30

40

IIM Rohtak 2018 Cut Off

Category

VARC

DI and LR

QA

Overall Percentile

General

80

80

80

95

NC – OBC cum Transgender

60

60

60

78

SC

50

50

50

60

ST

30

30

30

40

PWD

30

30

30

40

IIM Jammu 2018 Cut Off

Category

VARC

DI and LR

QA

Overall Percentile

General

80

80

80

95

NC – OBC cum Transgender

60

60

60

78

SC

50

50

50

60

ST

30

30

30

40

PWD

30

30

30

40

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