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Top MBA Colleges in India accepting CAT Score

By: Sakshi Awasthi on July 26, 2018

The Common Admission Test popularly known as CAT is the gateway to top MBA colleges in India. CAT Score is not only accepted by the 20 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) but also by other top management schools such as FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai, IMI Delhi and many more.

CAT 2020 Exam Date has already been released by the Indian Institute of Management- Indore, the Institute authorized for conducting CAT 2020. The examination this year is scheduled to be conducted on November 29, 2020 and CAT 2020 test takers are already searching for the top MBA colleges across the country.

There are various parameters which determine the rank of colleges such as faculty, placements, cut off, fees, education level, admission status and many other factors. Here, the list of the top management colleges is based on these parameters and will provide the candidates an unbiased guidance, which will persuade them to select the best B-School across the country.

Top 10 MBA Colleges accepting CAT 2020 Score:

  1. Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad:

    IIMA

    IIM Ahmedabad is undoubtedly the best management institute in India. The institute provides full-time PGP and PGP-FABM programmes and the time duration of each programme is 2 years. Established in the year 1961, the institute is a public business school located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Spread over an area of 106 acres, the campus comprises of Academic Blocks, Faculty Offices, Student and Faculty Accommodation, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Library, R J Mathai Auditorium, Louis Kahn Plaza, International Development Centre, Kasturbhai Lalbhai Management Development Centre, Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship, Sports Facility, numerous Food Outlets and Merchandise Stores. 

    Highlights:

    Courses Offered

    Eligibility

    Placements

    Rankings

    • Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Management (PGP)
    • Post Graduate Diploma Programme-Agri-Business Management (PGP-FABM)
    • Doctoral (Fellowship) Programme (FPM)
    • Executive Training Programme (PGPX)
    • ePost Graduate Programme (ePGP)
    • PGP: Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 50 percent marks. (A relaxation of 5 percent is provided to the candidates of Reserved Category)
    • PGP-FABM: Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Agricultural Science with a minimum of 50 percent marks. (A relaxation of 5 percent is provided to the candidates of Reserved Category)
    • FPM: Master's Degree with a minimum of 55 percent marks.

     

    • Nearly 125 companies participated in Placement 2018 and offered 150 placements.
    • Companies such as Accenture, Amazon and Boston Consulting offered 46 jobs and emerged as top recruiters.
    • Average Salary (Domestic): Rs. 22.58 Lakhs
    • Highest Salary (Domestic): Rs. 53 Lakhs
    • Average Salary (International): Rs. 44.27 Lakhs
    • Highest Salary (International): Rs. 82 Lakhs

     

    • NIRF (2018): 1
    • QS (MBA-2018): 49
    • QS (MBA-Asia, Aus, NZ): 7
    • Business Today (2016): 1
    • Outlook India (2016): 1
  2. Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore:

    iimb

    Established in the year 1973 at Bangalore, Karnataka, IIM Bangalore is an EQUIS accredited public management school. The institute established in the ‘High Tech Capital' of India and provides all facets of India's burgeoning economy to its students. Apart from academic programmes, the institute also facilitates researches, offers consulting services, conducts seminars & academic conferences. The unique all-stone architecture spread over an area of 100 acres comprises of Academic Blocks, Library, Hostel & Sports Centre, Auditorium, Computer Centre and Nadathur S. Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning.

    Highlights:

    Courses Offered

    Eligibility

    Placements

    Rankings

    • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
    • Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM)
    • Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM)
    • Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP)
    • Post Graduate Programmes in Management (PGP)
    • Executive Education Programme (EEP)

     

    • PGP: Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 50 percent marks. (A relaxation of 5 percent is provided to the candidates of Reserved Category)
    • FPM: Master's Degree or 5-year Integrated Master's Degree with a minimum of 55 percent marks.
    • PGPEM: Bachelor's with a minimum of 50 percent marks. (A relaxation of 5 percent is provided to the candidates of Reserved Category)
    • EPGP: Graduates with a minimum of 50 percent marks and work experience of minimum 5 years.

     

    • Nearly 160 companies participated in Placement 2017 and made 463 placement offers.
    • Boston Consulting, Goldman Sachs and Accenture emerged as top recruiters.
    • Average Salary (Domestic): Rs. 21.42 Lakhs
    • Highest Salary (Domestic): Rs. 51 Lakhs
    • Average Salary (International): Rs. 52.13 Lakhs
    • Highest Salary (International): Rs. 79 Lakhs

     

    • NIRF (2018): 2
    • QS (MBA-2018): 58
    • QS (MBA-Asia, Aus, NZ): 9
    • Business Today (2016): 3
  3. Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta:

    iimc

    Established in the year 1961 is the first National Institute for Post-Graduate studies and Research in Management by the Government of India. The institute possesses 3 international accreditations by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. IIM-C has played an important role in Indian Management by its Post Graduate and Doctoral Level Programmes, Executive Training Programmes, Research and Consulting Activities. The campus is spread over an area of 135 acres, located in the outskirts of Kolkata, is one of the most aspired Management schools of India. The campus area comprises of Teaching Blocks, Auditorium, Library, Management Centre for Human Values, Hostels & Accommodation, Final Research & Trading Lab, Amphitheatre, Societies & Clubs.

    Highlights:

    Courses Offered

    Eligibility

    Placements

    Rankings

    • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
    • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
    • Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPEX)
    • Post Graduate Programme for Executives for Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing (PGPEX-VLM)
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA)
    • PGDM: Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 50 percent marks. (A relaxation of 5 percent is provided to the candidates of Reserved Category)
    • PGDBA: Bachelor's or Master's Degree in with a minimum of 60 percent marks. (A relaxation of 5 percent is provided to the candidates of Reserved Category)
    • PGPEX: Graduates with a minimum of 5 years of work experience.

     

    • Nearly 130 companies participated in Placement 2018 and made479 Placement offers to a batch of 432 students.
    • Accenture, J P Morgan & Co, Bank of America, Aditya Birla Group, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley are among the top recruiters.
    • Average Salary: Rs. 24.2 Lakhs
    • Highest Salary: Rs. 75 Lakhs

     

    • NIRF (2018): 3
    • QS (MBA-2018): 121-130
    • QS (MBA-Asia, Aus, NZ): 18
    • Business Today (2016): 2
    • Outlook India (2016): 2
  4. Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow:

    iimc

    An autonomous public business school, established in 1984 offers Postgraduate Diplomas, Fellowships and executive programmes in Management. The institute also serves as a mentor institute for IIM Jammu, IIM Rohtak and IIM Kashipur. Spread over an area of 200 acres in the outskirts of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, the academic buildings are architecture in Medieval Indian Architectural Style. The programmes offered by IIM-L are accredited by the Global Accreditation Body, AMBA.

     

    Highlights:

    Courses Offered

    Eligibility

    Placements

    Rankings

    • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM)
    • Post Graduate Programme in Agribusiness Management (PGP-ABM)
    • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
    • General Management Programme for Defence Officer (GMPDO)

     

    • PGPM: Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 50 percent marks. (A relaxation of 5 percent is provided to the candidates of Reserved Category)
    • PGP-ABM: Bachelor's degree in Agriculture Science with a minimum of 50 percent marks. (A relaxation of 5 percent is provided to the candidates of Reserved Category)
    • FPM: Master's Degree or 5-year Integrated Master's Degree with a minimum of 55 percent marks.
    • Nearly 143 companies participated in Placement 2018 and made 454 placement offers.
    • Companies such as Accenture, Aditya Birla Group, Amazon, Delloite and Citi emerged as top recruiters.
    • Average Salary: Rs. 24.2 Lakhs
    • Highest Salary: Rs. 60 Lakhs
    • NIRF (2018): 4
  5. SP Jain Institute of Management & Research:

    spm

    A constituent business school of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan is one of the top management schools in India. The institute was established in the year 1981 is spread over an area of 45 acres in the western suburbs of Andheri, Mumbai. The institute is known for its well-qualified faculty, international tie-ups, industry connectivity and largely placed alumni. The programmes offered by SPJIMR are accredited by the Global Accreditation Body, AMBA.

     

    Highlights:

    Courses Offered

    Eligibility

    Placements

    Rankings

    • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
    • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM)
    • Global Management Programme (GMP)
    • Post Graduate Management Programme for Women (PGMPW)
    • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

     

    • Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 50 percent aggregate from any University incorporated by an Act of the central or state legislature in India.
    • Candidates in final year of graduation can also apply.
    • Nearly 105 companies participated in Placement 2018 and made 263 Placement offers to a batch of 238 students.
    • TAS, BCG, Deloitte, HUL, P&G, Airtel and Make My Trip are among the top recruiters.
    • Average Salary: Rs. 22.24 Lakhs
    • Median Salary: Rs. 21.35 Lakhs

     

    • NIRF (2018): 19
    • QS (MBA-2018): 201+
    • QS (MBA-Asia, Aus, NZ): 27+
    • Business Today (2016): 5
    • Outlook India (2016): 6
  6. Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode:

    iim-k

    Established in the year 1996, IIM Kozhikode is an autonomous business school, spread over an area of 111 acres on two hillocks in the Kunnamangalam area of Calicut, Kerala. The management education at the institute covers research, teaching, training, consulting and intellectual infrastructure development. The campus comprises of academic buildings, 13 hostels to accommodate nearly 800 students, library and information centre, Indian Business Museum, and many more attractions. IIM Kozhikode also organizes Social Development Initiatives where youth from marginalized sections of society are imparted training.

    Highlights:

    Courses Offered

    Eligibility

    Placements

    Rankings

    • Post Graduate Programme (PGP)
    • Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP)
    • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
    • Management Development Programme (MDP)
    • Faculty Development Programme (FDP)
    • PGP: Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 50 percent marks. (A relaxation of 5 percent is provided to the candidates of Reserved Category)
    • EPGP: Bachelor's Degree in with a minimum of 50 percent marks along with a minimum 3 years of Managerial/ Entrepreneurial/ Professional Experience.
    • FPM: Post Graduates with a minimum of 55 percent aggregate.  
    • Nearly 178 companies participated in Placement 2018 for a batch of 382 students.
    • Companies such as Amazon, Avendus Capital, McKinsey, Microsoft are among the top recruiters.
    • Average Salary (Domestic): Rs. 17.8 Lakhs
    • Highest Salary (Domestic): Rs. 38.5 Lakhs
    • Highest Salary (International): 52.1 Lakhs

     

    • NIRF (2018): 6
    • Business Today (2016): 8
    • Outlook India (2016): 5
  7. Indian Institute of Management, Indore:

    iim-i

    Established in the year 1996 as the sixth Indian Institute of Management, IIM Indore is spread over an area of 193 acres, is accoutered with latest teaching aids, rich learning resources, strong IT Backbone, amazingly designed sports complex and hostels. The programmes offered by IIM-I are accredited by the Global Accreditation Body, AMBA.

     

     

     

     

     

    Highlights:

    Courses Offered

    Eligibility

    Placements

    Rankings

    • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
    • Executive Post Graduate in Management (EPGP)
    • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
    • Five Year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM)
    • PGPM: Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 50 percent marks.
    • EPGP: Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 50 percent marks and more than 5 years of work experience.
    • FPM: Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 50 percent marks.
    • IPM: Class XII with a minimum of 60 percent aggregate. (A relaxation of 5 percent is provided to the candidates of Reserved Category)
    • More than 200 companies participated in Placement 2018 for a batch of 624 students.
    • Axis Bank, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Yes Bank are among top recruiters. Average Salary: Rs. 18.17 Lakhs
    • Highest Salary: Rs. 33.04 Lakhs

     

    • NIRF (2018): 11
    • Business Today (2016): 9

     


  8. International Management Institute, Delhi:

    imi

    Established in the year 1981, IMI Delhi is a private management institute settled in the Qutab Institutional Area. The institute was established in collaboration with IMI Geneva. The other two campuses of IMI are located in Kolkata and Bhubaneshwar. The programmes offered by IMI-Delhi are accredited by the Global Accreditation Body, AMBA. The institute has partnered over 25 International B-Schools and Universities.

     

    Highlights:

    Courses Offered Eligibility Placements

    Rankings

    • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
    • Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management (EPGDM)
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources (PGDHR)
    • PGDM in Banking and Financial Services (PGDM-B&FS)
    • PGDM/EPGDM/PGDHR: Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 50 percent marks from a recognized university.
    • Nearly 88 companies participated in Placement 2018.
    • Axis Bank, RBS, Tata Capital, ANZ Bank and L&T Financial Services are among top recruiters.
    • 32 percent increase in the highest salary offered.
    • Average Salary: Rs. 12.81 Lakhs
    • Highest Salary: Rs. 20.75 Lakhs
    • Median Salary: Rs. 11.60 Lakhs
    • NIRF (2018): 25
    • Business Today (2016): 10
    • Outlook India (2016): 11

     


  9. Faculty of Management Studies, New Delhi:

    fms

    Established in the year 1954, FMS Delhi is said to the ‘Red Building of Dreams' for MBA Aspirants. The institute is one of the oldest management schools in the country and is known for its ROI and high placement statistics. FMS Delhi has been collaborating with numerous international schools and universities such as

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Highlights:

    Courses Offered

    Eligibility

    Placements

    Rankings

    • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Master of Business Administration (Executive)
    • Master of Business Administration- Executive Health Care Administration
    • Doctoral Programme
    • MBA: Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 50 percent marks. (A relaxation of 5 percent is provided to the candidates of Reserved Category)
    • MBA (Executive): Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 45 percent marks and a minimum of 5 years working experience as an executive or an administrator in a commercial or government establishment.
    • MBA (Executive Health Care Administration): Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 45 percent marks in the field of Medicines and a minimum of 5 years working experience as an executive or an administrator in a commercial or government establishment.

     

     

    • Nearly 133 companies participated in Placement 2018 for 215 candidates.
    • Asian Paints, EY Consulting, Accenture Strategy, ITC, Axis Bank, Tata Capital, and L&T are among top recruiters.
    • During Placement 2018, Women secured a higher average salary of Rs. 22.6 Lakhs.
    • Average Salary: Rs. 21.1 Lakhs
    • Highest Salary: Rs. 54 Lakhs
    • Business Today (2016): 7
    • Outlook India (2016): 4
    • Business Standard (2016): 1

  10. Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad:

    imt

    Established in the year 1980, IMT Ghaziabad is a premier management institute with its main campus at Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. The institute is approved by AICTE and offers postgraduate diploma and executive education programmes in management. The IMT has other campuses at Nagpur, Dubai and Hyderabad. There are two academic blocks at IMT Ghaziabad which comprises of lecture theatres, faculty rooms, computer lab, break rooms and conference hall. Apart from CAT score, the institute also accepts XAT and GMAT scores.

    Highlights:

    Courses Offered

    Eligibility

    Placements

    Rankings

    • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
    • Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management (EPGDM)
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Finance)
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Marketing)
    • PGDM/PGDM-DCP: Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 50 percent marks from a recognized university.
    • PGDM-Executive: Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 50 percent marks from a recognized university and a minimum of 5 years work experience.

     

    • Abbott, Accenture, Citi Bank, Congizant Technology, Google and HCL Technologies are among top recruiters.
    • 32 percent increase in the highest salary offered.
    • Average Salary: Rs. 11.60 Lakhs
    • Highest Salary: Rs. 25 Lakhs
    • International Salary: Rs. 36 Lakhs
    • NIRF (2018): 25
    • Business Today (2016): 10
    • Outlook India (2016): 11

     


About CAT 2020:

CAT examination is a national level MBA entrance examination, conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). The CAT Score is accepted by all the above-mentioned elite B-schools and more than 2 lakh candidates appear for the examination every year.

Things to know about CAT:

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Mode of Examination

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Time Duration

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Application Process

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Date of Examination

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