CAT 2016 Cutoff


CAT 2016 CutoffCAT 2016 Cutoff – IIM Bangalore announces the result of CAT 2016 on January 9, 2017 at 11. 40 am. The candidates who took CAT 2016 on December 4, 2016 can now check their result by accessing the link given here below. Also, they can check the expected CAT 2016 cutoff for the IIMs and top B-schools here on this page. The experts are of the view that the CAT 2016 cutoff may drop down. A CAT 2016 score of 220.09 has resulted into 100 percentile It is important for the candidates to clear both, overall and sectional cutoff to be considered for the PI shortlisting. Around 1.95 candidates appeared for CAT 2016 and only a few thousands will get a call to attend the WAT/PI. Read this article further to check expected CAT 2016 Cutoff predicted by experts, minimum CAT 2016 percentile for IIMs, other top B-schools and more details on same.

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CAT 2016 Cutoff

The cutoff is the least percentile decided after considering various factors and is applied for shortlisting the candidates for further selection rounds. Apart from the 20 IIMs, there are more than 100 B-Schools in the country which will be accepting the CAT 2016 score. Apart from the cutoff, the B-Schools will also take into consideration the past academic record, candidate’s involvement in co-curricular activities, work experience (if any), internship experience (if any) and such other factors. 

Check PI shortlist for 2017-19 admission at IIMs 

S.No.Name of the IIMAdmission Status – 2017-19
1IIM AhmedabadCheck Here
2IIM BangaloreCheck Here

Minimum CAT 2016 Percentile

IIMs have announced their admission criteria, in which they provide the minimum CAT percentile. This CAT cutoff is often misunderstood by the students as the official cutoff. However, this minimum percentile is the qualifying cutoff which must be secured by the candidates to be considered for the PI shortlisting. The actual CAT 2016 cutoff will remain on a higher side as compared to this minimum percentile.

The minimum CAT percentile for 2017-19 admission announced by the IIMs have been given below. 

IIM Ahmedabad 2016 Cutoff

CategoryVerbal & Reading Comprehension Percentile Rank(Section 1)Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile Rank (Section 2)Quantitative Aptitude Percentile Rank(Section 3)Overall Percentile Rank
Non Creamy-Other Backward Classes (NC-OBC) -cum-transgender65656575
Scheduled Classes (SC)60606070
Scheduled Tribes (ST)50505060
Differently-Abled (DA)60606070

IIM Bangalore 2016 Cutoff

Minimum percentile requirement for the 1st shortlisting
CategorySection 1 (VARC)Section 2 (DILR)Section 3 (QA)Aggregate
NC – OBC75707080

IIM Calcutta 2016 Cutoff

CategorySection – I
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Section – II
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
Section – III
Verbal Ability (VA)
Overall Percentile
Open≥ 80≥ 80≥ 80≥90
NC-OBC≥ 75≥ 75≥ 75≥85
SC≥ 65≥ 65≥ 65≥70
ST≥ 60≥ 60≥ 60≥70
DA≥ 65≥ 65≥ 65≥70

IIM Lucknow 2016 Cutoff


IIM Bodhgaya 2016 Cutoff

CategorySection – I
Verbal Ability (VA)
Section – II
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Section – III
Quantitative Ability (QA)
OPEN≥ 80≥ 80≥ 80≥ 90
NC-OBC≥ 72≥ 72≥ 72≥ 81
SC≥ 60≥ 60≥ 60≥ 75
ST≥ 50≥ 50≥ 50≥ 65
DA≥ 50≥ 50≥ 50≥ 65

 IIM Raipur 2016 Cutoff

CategoryQuantitativeAptitude (QA)Data Interpretation andLogical Reasoning(DILR)Verbal and ReadingComprehension(VRC)Total(Overall)

IIM Kozhikode 2016 Cutoff

S. No.CategoryCAT Score PercentileSectional Percentile
2Other Backward Classes (NC)8070
3Scheduled Caste6550
4Scheduled Tribe/Persons with Disability5540

IIM Indore 2016 Cutoff

S. No.CategorySection 1 (Quantitative Aptitude)Section 2 (Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning)Section 3 (Verbal and Reading Comprehension)Overall Percentile
2Other Backward Classes (NC)70.0070.0070.0080.00
3Scheduled Caste55.0055.0055.0060.00
4Scheduled Tribe45.0045.0045.0050.00
5Persons with Disability45.0045.0045.0050.00

IIM Trichy 2016 Cutoff

S. No.CategorySection 1 (Quantitative Aptitude)Section 2 (Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning)Section 3 (Verbal and Reading Comprehension)Overall Percentile
2Other Backward Classes (NC)72727281
3Scheduled Caste60606075
4Scheduled Tribe50505065
5Differently Abled People50505065

IIM Udaipur 2016 Cutoff

S. No.CategoryVerbal and ReadingComprehensionData Interpretation and Logical ReasoningQuantitative AptitudeOverall Percentile
1Scheduled Caste60606075
2Scheduled Tribe50505065
3Differently Abled People50505065
4Other Backward Classes (NC)72727281

IIM Rohtak 2016 Cutoff

DI & LR8045407050
Overall Percentile8560607560


Top B-Schools accepting CAT 2016 score other than IIMs

Over 100 B-schools offer admission to the students on the basis of their CAT percentile. The CAT cutoff 2016 for the tier two B-schools may range between 70 – 80 percentile and it will be between 50 – 60 percentile for three tier B-Schools. 

The expected cutoff of CAT 2016 for some of the top B-Schools has been given in the table below here.

S.No.Name of B-SchoolsCAT 2016 Cutoff (Expected)
1SJMSOM, IIT Bombay99+ Percentile
2Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi (FMS, DU)98.20 Percentile
3JBIMS99+ Percentile
4Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras95+ Percentile
5VGSOM – IIT Kharagpur95+ Percentile
6DMS, IIT Delhi98+ Percentile
7Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB)90+ Percentile
8Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad90+ Percentile
9National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai95+ Percentile
10FORE-Delhi90+ Percentile
11Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai90+ Percentile
12S P Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai85+ Percentile
13T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal85+ Percentile
14DMS – IIT Roorkee94+ Percentile
15Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon95+ Percentile
16IMI- Delhi91+ Percentile
17IRMA – Anand90+ Percentile
18BIM – Trichy88+ Percentile
19K J Somaiya86+ Percentile
20IIFM – Bhopal80+ Percentile
21Great Lakes – Gurgaon74+ Percentile
22NIBM Pune74+ Percentile

Expected CAT 2016 Cutoff by Experts

The candidates can check the tables given here below to check the expected CAT cutoff 2016 by Experts from TIME, Career Launcher. IMS Learning, VistaMind, Bulls Eye etc. .  

CAT 2016 Cutoff by Career Launcher

S.No.SectionsExpected Cutoff PercentileNo. of required correct answers
1VARC39 – 4213 – 14
2DI/LR27 – 309 – 10
3QA39 -4213 – 14
Expected CAT 2016 Cutoff155 – 160


CAT 2016 Cutoff by TIME

Sectional CutoffOverall Cutoff
VARCDI & LRQATotal PercentilePercentileTotal Marks


CAT 2016 Cutoff by IMS Learning

S. No.SectionsExpected CAT 2016 Cutoff
1VARC28 – 30
2QA22 – 35
3DILR16 – 18


CAT 2016 Cutoff by VistaMind 



CAT 2016 Cutoff by Bulls Eye

Afternoon Slot

Overall AttemptVA & RC AttemptDI & LR AttemptQA AttemptProbable ScoreExpected Percentile

Morning Slot 

Overall AttemptVA & RC AttemptDI & LR AttemptQA Attempt Probable ScoreExpected Percentile


CAT 2016 Cutoff by Erudite

Cutoff PercentileOverall Marks

CAT Cutoff 2016 – Deciding Factors

For deciding the cutoff, various factors are taken into consideration. Some of these factors have been listed here below –

  • Difficulty level of CAT
  • Previous year’s CAT cutoff
  • Number of candidates who wrote CAT
  • Number of seats offered by the B-School
  • Reservation norms followed by the Management Institute

CAT 2016 Cutoff for IIMs

The table lists the expected cutoff for all the 20 IIMs. The candidates can check the same to determine their chances of being shortlisted for the PI/WAT. 

IIMs 2016 Cutoff (Expected)
1. IIM Ahmedabad 2016 Cutoff11. IIM Raipur 2016 Cutoff
2. IIM Amritsar 2016 Cutoff 12.IIM Ranchi 2016 Cutoff
3. IIM Bangalore 2016 Cutoff 13. IIM Rohtak 2016 Cutoff
4. IIM Bodhgaya 2016 Cutoff 14. IIM Sambalpur 2016 Cutoff
5. IIM Calcutta 2016 Cutoff 15. IIM Shillong 2016 Cutoff
6. IIM Indore 2016 Cutoff16. IIM Sirmaur 2016 Cutoff
7. IIM Kashipur 2016 Cutoff17. IIM Trichy 2016 Cutoff
8. IIM Kozhikode 2016 Cutoff18. IIM Udaipur 2016 Cutoff
9. IIM Lucknow 2016 Cutoff19. IIM Visakhapatnam 2016 Cutoff
10. IIM Nagpur 2016 Cutoff20 IIM Jammu 2016 Cutoff

Types of CAT 2016 Cutoff

There are three types of cutoff, which are as follow –

1. Qualifying CAT cutoff – All the IIMs announce the admission policy and in it, they provide the minimum CAT percentile, which is referred to as qualifying percentile.

2. Official cutoff of CAT – The IIMs decide and apply the cutoff but they never announce it officially.

3. Cutoff announced by Experts – Various experts having years of experience and knowledge in the field of CAT coaching predict the cutoff mainly after the completion of CAT exam.

Difference between Qualifying and Official CAT cutoff

  • The official cutoff always remains higher than the qualifying percentile.

  • To be considered for the IIM PI shortlisting, it is important for the candidates to obtain marks in CAT equal to or more than the announced minimum CAT percentile.

Previous Year Cutoff of CAT

The CAT 2016 aspirants can check the last year’s cutoff of CAT to draw an idea about the CAT score, based on which the students got calls from the IIMs to attend GD/PI. They will be able to set a target CAT 2016 score for themselves by analyzing the previous year cutoff of CAT.

IIM 2015 Cutoff Percentiles
1. IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff11. IIM Raipur Cutoff
2. IIM Amritsar Cutoff12. IIM Ranchi Cutoff
3. IIM Bangalore Cutoff13. IIM Rohtak Cutoff
4. IIM Bodhgaya Cutoff14. IIM Sambalpur Cutoff
5. IIM Calcutta Cutoff15. IIM Shillong Cutoff
6. IIM Indore Cutoff16. IIM Sirmaur Cutoff
7. IIM Kashipur Cutoff17. IIM Trichy Cutoff
8. IIM Kozhikode Cutoff18. IIM Udaipur Cutoff
9. IIM Lucknow Cutoff19. IIM Visakhapatnam Cutoff
10 IIM Nagpur Cutoff  

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