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CAT Cut off 2017CAT Cut off 2017: The cutoff of CAT 2017 is the minimum percentile or mark required for admission to PGP programmes offered in IIMs and MBA/PGDM courses in CAT score accepting business schools in India. Most of the IIMs have announced the sectional and overall CAT 2017 cut off score to select candidates for WAT and GD/PI rounds. The CAT cutoff 2017 is used for both shortlisting candidates for WAT/GD/PI rounds and final selection. Only those candidates who will score more than the sectional and overall CAT 2017 cut off will be shortlisted for the next rounds of selection process. While deriving CAT cut off the examination authority adopts normalization to equate the candidates’ performance as CAT is held in different slots. The scaled scores obtained in this process are converted into percentiles for the purposes of shortlisting. IIM Lucknow is conducting CAT 2017 on November 26, the result of which will be declared in the second week of January 2018. Check the details below related to IIMs CAT cut off 2017, previous year sectional and overall cut off score and CAT Cut off analysis.

 

CAT Cut Off 2017 Dates

The CAT cut off for IIMs has been released while other B-schools will release the cut off score after the declaration of result. The date related to the availability of CAT cut off 2017 score is mentioned below.

CAT cutoff 2017 dates

CAT Exam EventsDates
CAT 2017 exam dateNovember 26, 2017
CAT 2017 resultJanuary 2018
Declaration of shortlisted candidates based on CAT cut offJanuary 2018
Selection rounds at CAT participating B-schoolsFebruary-March, 2018

What is CAT cut off 2017?

Common Admission Test commonly referred as CAT is a national-level management entrance examination conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) for admission to 20 IIMs and more than 100 top B-schools across India. CAT cut off is the percentile secured by candidates in CAT exam. It is prepared through normalization process to adjust and scale performances of the candidates across different test sessions. The scaled scores obtained shall be converted into percentiles for purposes of shortlisting can be termed as CAT cutoff.

Each IIMs and other B schools decides their own CAT cut off score for shortlisting candidates for the next rounds of the selection process. Generally, IIM-B, IIM-L, IIM-A IIM-C, IIM-K and IIM-I accept above 99 percentile for shortlisting candidates for the next level selection processes. While new IIMs and other top B schools accept CAT cut off above 95 percentile for selecting candidates.

Factors that determine CAT Cut off

The CAT cut off score depends on the difficulty level of the exam. For example, if the questions are difficult in CAT 2017, the cut off will be low while if the questions are moderate and easy the CAT cut off 2017 will be high. Following are some of the factors that effects CAT cut off score.

  • Difficulty level of exam
  • Number of test takers
  • Number of candidates appearing
  • Number of qualified candidates
  • Number of seats
  • Ranking of Institute

Types of CAT Cutoff 2017

  • CAT 2017 off score for IIMs and other B school selection
  • CAT Cut off score 2017 for admission

CAT 2017 cut off score for IIMs and other B school selection: Each management institute releases its required CAT cut off score to shortlist candidates either for WAT, group discussion or personal interview. The CAT cutoff 2017 released by IIMs is given below on this page.

CAT cut off score 2017 for admission: Most B-schools prepare their merit list for admission after calculating the composite score of candidates in CAT. While deriving the composite score the examination authority also considers candidate’s performance in WAT/GD/PI, educational qualification, and work experience. The admission is offered as per the rank of candidates in the merit list.

How to calculate CAT cutoff 2017

CAT score is calculated through normalisation process because the examination is conducted in two sessions each having different questions and difficulty levels. The normalisation process ensures fairness and equity in comparison of performances of the candidates across different test sessions. According to the CAT 2017 information bulletin, “The Normalization process shall adjust for location and scale differences of score distributions across different forms. After normalization across different forms, the scores shall be further normalized across different sections”. The scaled scores thus obtained by this process shall be converted into percentiles for purposes of shortlisting.

The scaled scores for each section (Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Section III: Quantitative Ability (QA)) and Total along with the Percentiles shall be published. 

CAT 2017 Overall Cut off Percentile for PI and WAT stage

IIMs have released the CAT 2017 Overall Cut off Percentile for shortlisting candidates for WAT, GD/PI rounds. Candidates can check below the overall CAT 2017 cut off percentile for IIMs.

CAT 2017 Overall Cut off Percentile for IIMs

IIMsGenNC-OBCSC ST
IIM Ahmedabad80757060
IIM Bangalore90807575
IIM Calcutta90857070
IIM Lucknow for PGP programmes90827065
IIM Kozhikode90806565
IIM, Indore90806050
IIM Visakhapatnam85756050
IIM Bodh Gaya80555030

CAT Cut off 2017 for IIMs

The CAT cut off for old IIMs has always been above 99 percentile while for new IIMs it is more than 95 percentile. Candidates who have equal to more than declared cut off score are shortlisted for appearing in WAT and PI or Group discussion. Each of the IIMs releases their own sectional and overall cut off score to shortlist candidates for next round of selection process. The CAT cut off for IIMs has been released, candidates can check below category wise sectional and overall CAT 2017 cut off score for IIMs.

CAT Cut off 2017 for IIM Ahmedabad – Sectional and Overall

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
General70707080
NC-OBC cum Transgender65656575
SC60606070
ST50505060
PWD60606070

CAT Cut off 2017 for IIM Bangalore – Sectional and Overall

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
General85808090
NC-OBC75707080
SC70656575
ST & PWD60606075

CAT Cut off 2017 for IIM Calcutta – Sectional and Overall

CategoryQADI & LRVARCOverall
General80808090
NC-OBC75757585
SC65656570
ST60606070
PWD/DA60606070

CAT Cut off 2017 for IIM Lucknow – Sectional and Overall

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
General85858590
NC-OBC77777782
SC55555570
ST50505065
PwD50505065

CAT Cut off 2017 for IIM Indore – Sectional and Overall

CategoryQADI & LRVRCPOverall
General80808090
NC-OBC70707080
SC55555560
ST45454550
PWD45454550

CAT Cut off 2017 for IIM Kozhikode – Sectional and Overall

CategoryQADI & LRVRCPOverall
General80808090
NC-OBC70707080
SC55555560
ST45454550
PWD45454550

CAT Cutoff 2016

Given below are tables with category wise overall and sectional CAT Cut off 2016 for IIMs.

IIM Ahmedabad CAT Cutoff

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
General85808090
SC70656575
ST60606075
NC-OBC75707080
PWD60606075

IIM Calcutta  CAT Cutoff

CategoryQADI & LRVARCOverall
General80808090
NC – OBC75757585
SC65656570
ST60606070
PwD – DA65656570

IIM Bangalore CAT Cutoff

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
ST60606075
SC70656575
General85808090
PWD60606075
NC-OBC75707080

IIM Lucknow CAT Cutoff

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
ST50505065
SC55555570
General85858590
PWD55555570
NC-OBC77777782

IIM Indore CAT Cutoff

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
ST55555560
SC55555560
General80808090
PWD45454550
NC-OBC70707080

IIM Kozhikode CAT Cutoff

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
ST40404055
SC50505065
General80808090
PWD40404055
NC-OBC70707080

IIM Shillong CAT Cut off

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
ST50505050
SC60606060
General70707070
PWD50505050
NC-OBC70707070

IIM Ranchi CAT Cut off

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
ST50505065
SC60606075
General80808090
PWD50505065
NC-OBC72727281

IIM Rohtak CAT Cut off

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
ST40404060
SC45454560
General80808085
PWD50505060
NC-OBC70707075

IIM Raipur CAT Cut off

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
ST50505065
SC60606075
General80808090
PWD50505065
NC-OBC72727281

IIM Trichy CAT Cut off 

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
ST50505075
SC60606075
General80808090
PWD50505065
NC-OBC72727281

IIM Udaipur CAT Cut off

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
ST50505065
SC60606075
General80808090
PWD50505065
NC-OBC72727281

IIM Kashipur CAT Cut off

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
ST50505065
SC60606075
General80808090
PWD50505065
NC-OBC72727281

IIM Nagpur CAT Cut off

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
ST50505065
SC60606075
General80808090
PWD50505065
NC-OBC72727281

IIM Visakhapatnam CAT Cut off

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
ST50505055
SC60606075
General85808090
PWD50505055
NC-OBC75707080

IIM Bodh Gaya CAT Cut off

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
ST50505065
SC60606075
General80808090
PWD50505065

IIM Sirmaur CAT Cut off

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
ST45454565
SC50505070
General75757580
PWD50505070
NC-OBC68686872

IIM Jammu CAT Cutoff

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
ST45454560
SC50505065
General75757580
PWD50505070
NC-OBC68686872

IIM Sambalpur CAT Cut off

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
ST30303035
SC50505035
General80808090
PWD30303035
NC-OBC65656575

IIM Amritsar CAT Cut off

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
ST30303035
SC50505055
General70707090
PWD30303035
NC-OBC55555570

Now given below are the expected CAT Cut off 2017 for Non-IIM B-Schools.

CAT Cut off 2017 will be accepted by various B-Schools of repute.  Given below are certain Top B-Schools, these being Non-IIMs.

CAT Cutoff for Top B-schools

S.No.B-SchoolExpected CAT Cutoff 2017 Percentile
1JBIMS99+
2SJMSOM, IIT Bombay99+
3FMS, DU99+
4DMS, IIT Delhi98+
5DMS, IIT Madras95+
6NITIE, Mumbai95+
7VGSOM, IIT Kharagpur95+
8MDI, Gurgaon95+
9DMS, IIT Roorkee94+
10IMI, Delhi91+
11IRMA, Anand90+
12Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar90+
13IMT, Ghaziabad90+
14FORE, Delhi90+
15LIBA, Chennai90+
16BIM, Trichy88+
17K J Somaiya86+
18TAPMI, Manipal85+
19SPJIMR, Mumbai85+
20IIFM, Bhopal80+
21Great Lakes, Gurgaon74+
22NIBM Pune74+

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