CAT Cut off 2017

Jan. 8, 2018 167169 Govind Kumar

CAT Cut off 2017CAT Cut off 2017: The CAT result 2017 has been declared on Janauary  8, 2018. Now that the result of CAT is out, candidates have to check their CAT cutoff 2017 to know their chances of getting through their preferred IIM. CAT cutoff 2017 is the basis for admission to PGP programmes offered in IIMs and MBA/PGDM courses in CAT score accepting business schools in India. Each IIM decides their own CAT cutoff score based on which they call candidates for the next rounds of the selection process. Most of the IIMs have announced the category-wise sectional and overall CAT 2017 cut off score to select candidates for WAT and GD/PI rounds. CAT cutoff 2017 is used for both shortlisting candidates for WAT/GD/PI rounds and final selection. CAT cutoff 2017 is the minimum percentile or mark that must be scored by candidates to get selected for the next rounds of the admission process - Written Aptitude Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).Only those candidates scoring more than the sectional and overall CAT 2017 cut off are shortlisted for the next rounds of the 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. Check the details below related to IIMs CAT cutoff 2017, previous year sectional and overall cut off score and CAT Cutoff analysis.

The CAT cut off 2017 for IIM Ahmedabad is 80 percentile for general category while for OBC NC category it is 75. While the CAT cut off 2017 for IIM Bangalore is 90 percentile for general candidates and for OBC NC it is 80. Moreover, the CAT 2017 cutoff for IIM Calcutta for general candidates is 90 percentile and for OBC NC category it is 85 percentile. Though the CAT cut off score has been announced but all the top IIMs and B school in India accepts more than 99 percentile for selecting candidates for next round of selection process.

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 Expected CAT Cutoff 2017:

The expected CAT 2017 cut off score has been released by experts and coaching institutes. CAT 2017 result is out  and candidates can check the table below to know the expected CAT cut off score 2017. Based on CAT 2017 exam analysis with inputs from test takers inputs and experts the CAT 2017 slot 1 was moderate and comparatively easier than last year. Most of the candidates who appeared in CAT 2017 slot 1 said that the exam was moderate except that the Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning was tough as question were lengthier and despite knowing the solution the time did not permit to solve all of them. The questions in Quantitative Aptitude and Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension were easy. Based on the exam analysis the experts have released the expected CAT 2017 cut off score. According to experts CAT cutoff 2017 for DLIR is expected to be lower while for Quantitative Aptitude it will be higher. 

CAT 2017 slot 1 expected cut off by coaching institutes

Coaching Institutes
  VARC
   DILR
   QA
CAT Cut off in detail
CAT Exam analysis
Career Launcher
 75 - 85
 35 - 45
 80 - 90
VISTAMIND
 75 - 85
 35 - 45
 75 - 85
TIME
 39 - 63
 14 - 28
 38 - 65
IMS Learning
 30 - 80
 12 - 48
 25 - 75
Bulls Eye
 15 - 31
 05 - 17
 13 - 30


CAT 2017 slot 2 expected cut off by coaching institutes

Based on CAT 2017 exam analysis with inputs from test takers and experts the CAT 2017 slot 2 was easy to moderate. Most of the candidates who appeared in CAT 2017 slot 2 said that the Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning was tough and Quantitative Aptitude was easy. On the basis of CAT exam analysis the experts have released the expected CAT 2017 cut off score. Candidates can check the expected cutoff by leading coaching institutes in the table given below.

Coaching Institutes
VARC
DILR
QA
Career Launcher
 66
36-38 (raw score)
65 (score)
VISTAMIND
 67 - 69
 37 - 38
 65 - 66
TIME
 39 - 63
 19 - 32
 42 - 69
IMS Learning
 30 - 80
 18 - 53
 24 - 72
Bulls Eye
 15 - 31
 06 - 19
 13 - 30

 

CAT Cutoff 2017 percentile -wise by coaching institutes

CAT Cutoff 2017 for 99.5 Percentile:
 
 
CAT 2017 Slot 1 Cut off Expected
CAT 2017 Slot 2 Cut off Expected
 
DI & LR
VARC
QA
DI & LR
VARC
QA
IMS Learning
48
80
75
53
80
72
Bulls Eye
14-17
28-31
28-30
16-19
28-31
28-30

CAT Cutoff 2017 for 99 Percentile:
 
 
CAT 2017 Slot 1 Cut off Expected
CAT 2017 Slot 2 Cut off Expected
 
DI & LR
VARC
QA
DI & LR
VARC
QA
Career Launcher
35-37
26-27
27-28
36-38
66
65
IMS Learning
42
73
65
46
73
63
Bulls Eye
12-14
27-29
24-26
14-16
27-29
24-26
Vista Mind
33-34
66-68
69-70
37-38
67-69
65-66
TIME
28 + 2
63 + 2
65 + 2
32 + 2
63 + 2
69 + 2

 
CAT Cutoff 2017 for 95 Percentile:
 
 
CAT 2017 Slot 1 Cut off Expected
CAT 2017 Slot 2 Cut off Expected
 
DI & LR
VARC
QA
DI & LR
VARC
QA
IMS Learning
35
60
50
40
60
48
Bulls Eye
08-10
22-26
18-22
09-12
22-26
18-22
TIME
20 + 2
51 + 2
52 + 2
25 + 2
51 + 2
56 + 2
 
CAT Cutoff 2017 for 90 Percentile:
 
 
CAT 2017 Slot 1 Cut off Expected
CAT 2017 Slot 2 Cut off Expected
 
DI & LR
VARC
QA
DI & LR
VARC
QA
IMS Learning
33
50
44
38
50
42
Bulls Eye
07-09
19-23
15-19
8-10
19-23
15-19

CAT Cutoff 2017 for 85 Percentile:
 
 
CAT 2017 Slot 1 Cut off Expected
CAT 2017 Slot 2 Cut off Expected
 
DI & LR
VARC
QA
DI & LR
VARC
QA
IMS Learning
26
45
38
30
45
36
TIME
14 + 1
39 + 1
38 + 1
19 + 1
39 + 1
42 + 1

CAT Cutoff 2017 for 80 Percentile:
 
 
CAT 2017 Slot 1 Cut off Expected
CAT 2017 Slot 2 Cut off Expected
 
DI & LR
VARC
QA
DI & LR
VARC
QA
IMS Learning
19
36
30
25
36
29
Bulls Eye
05-07
15-20
13-17
06-08
15-20
13-17

CAT Cutoff 2017 for 75 Percentile:
 
 
CAT 2017 Slot 1 Cut off Expected
CAT 2017 Slot 2 Cut off Expected
 
DI & LR
VARC
QA
DI & LR
VARC
QA
IMS Learning
12
30
25
18
30
24
 
 
CAT CutOff 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 cutoff 2017 score is mentioned below.

CAT cutoff 2017 dates

CAT Exam Events Dates
CAT 2017 exam date November 26, 2017
CAT 2017 result January 8, 2018
Declaration of shortlisted candidates based on CAT cut off January 2018
Selection rounds at CAT participating B-schools February-March, 2018

 

What is CAT cutoff 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 cutoff above 95 percentile for selecting candidates.

Factors that determine CAT Cutoff

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 cut 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

IIMs Gen NC-OBC SC ST
IIM Ahmedabad 80 75 70 60
IIM Bangalore 90 80 75 75
IIM Calcutta 90 85 70 70
IIM Lucknow for PGP programmes 90 82 70 65
IIM Kozhikode 90 80 65 65
IIM, Indore 90 80 60 50
IIM Visakhapatnam 85 75 60 50
IIM Bodh Gaya 80 55 50 30
IIM Ranchi  90 78 60 40
IIM Sambalpur 90 78 60 40

 

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. The shortlist of IIM Ahmedabad has been released.

CAT Cut off 2017 for IIM Ahmedabad – Sectional and Overall

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall
General 70 70 70 80
NC-OBC cum Transgender 65 65 65 75
SC 60 60 60 70
ST 50 50 50 60
PWD 60 60 60 70


CAT Cut off 2017 for IIM Bangalore – Sectional and Overall

  Category     VARC   DI & LR   QA    Overall 
General 85 80 80 90
NC-OBC 75 70 70 80
SC 70 65 65 75
ST & PWD 60 60 60 75


CAT Cut off 2017 for IIM Calcutta – Sectional and Overall

 Category   QA   DI & LR   VARC   Overall 
General 80 80 80 90
NC-OBC 75 75 75 85
SC 65 65 65 70
ST 60 60 60 70
PWD/DA 60 60 60 70

 

CAT Cut off 2017 for IIM Lucknow – Sectional and Overall

 Category   VARC   DI & LR   QA   Overall 
General 85 85 85 90
NC-OBC 77 77 77 82
SC 55 55 55 70
ST 50 50 50 65
PwD 50 50 50 65

 

CAT Cut off 2017 for IIM Indore – Sectional and Overall

Category QA DI & LR VRCP Overall
General 80 80 80 90
NC-OBC 70 70 70 80
SC 55 55 55 60
ST 45 45 45 50
PWD 45 45 45 50

 

CAT Cut off 2017 for IIM Kozhikode – Sectional and Overall

 Category 
 QA 
 DI & LR 
 VRCP 
 Overall 
General
80
80
80
90
NC-OBC
70
70
70
80
SC
55
55
55
60
ST
45
45
45
50
PWD
45
45
45
50

 

CAT Cut off 2017 for IIM Ranchi – Sectional and Overall

 Category 
 QA  

DI & LR

VRCP

Overall
General
80
80
80
90
NC-OBC
60
60
60
78
SC
50
50
50
60
ST
30
30
30
40
DAP
30
30
30
40
 
 
CAT Cut off 2017 for IIM Sambalpur – Sectional and Overall
 
Category
 QA 
DI & LR

VRCP

Overall
General
80
80
80
90
NC-OBC
60
60
60
78
SC
50
50
50
60
ST
30
30
30
40
DAP
30
30
30
40

 

CAT Cut off 2017 for IIM Raipur - Sectional and Overall

Category
 QA 
 VARC 
 DI & LR 
 Overall Percentile 
General
80
80
80
90
DAP
50
50
50
65
OBC (NC)
72
72
72
81
ST
50
50
50
65
SC
60
60
60
75

 

CAT Cut off 2017 for IIM Nagpur -Sectional and Overall

 Category 
  
VARC 
  
DILR
  
QA
 Overall 
General
72
72
72
90
NC-OBC
65
65
65
81
SC
50
50
50
65
ST
40
40
40
40
DAP
50
50
50
65

CAT Cut off 2017 for IIM Rohtak -Sectional and Overall

 Category 
 QA 
 DILR 
 VRC 
 Total 
General
80
80
80
90
NC-OBC
60
60
60
78
SC
50
50
50
60
ST
30
30
30
40
DAP
30
30
30
40

 

CAT Cutoff 2016

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

IIM Ahmedabad CAT Cutoff

 Category 
 VARC
 DILR  
 QA 
 Overall 
General
85
80
80
90
SC
70
65
65
75
ST
60
60
60
75
NC-OBC
75
70
70
80
PWD
60
60
60
75

IIM Calcutta  CAT Cutoff

Category  QA   DILR   VARC   Overall 
General 80 80 80 90
NC – OBC 75 75 75 85
SC 65 65 65 70
ST 60 60 60 70
PwD – DA 65 65 65 70

IIM Bangalore CAT Cutoff

Category VARC DILR QA Overall
ST 60 60 60 75
SC 70 65 65 75
General 85 80 80 90
PWD 60 60 60 75
NC-OBC 75 70 70 80

IIM Lucknow CAT Cutoff

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall
ST 50 50 50 65
SC 55 55 55 70
General 85 85 85 90
PWD 55 55 55 70
NC-OBC 77 77 77 82

IIM Indore CAT Cutoff

 Category    VARC   DI & LR   QA   Overall 
ST 55 55 55 60
SC 55 55 55 60
General 80 80 80 90
PWD 45 45 45 50
NC-OBC 70 70 70 80

IIM Kozhikode CAT Cutoff

 Category   VARC   DI & LR   QA   Overall 
ST 40 40 40 55
SC 50 50 50 65
General 80 80 80 90
PWD 40 40 40 55
NC-OBC 70 70 70 80

IIM Shillong CAT Cut off

 Category   VARC   DI & LR   QA   Overall 
ST 50 50 50 50
SC 60 60 60 60
General 70 70 70 70
PWD 50 50 50 50
NC-OBC 70 70 70 70

IIM Ranchi CAT Cut off

 Category   VARC   DI & LR   QA   Overall 
ST 50 50 50 65
SC 60 60 60 75
General 80 80 80 90
PWD 50 50 50 65
NC-OBC 72 72 72 81

IIM Rohtak CAT Cut off

 Category   VARC   DI & LR   QA   Overall 
ST 40 40 40 60
SC 45 45 45 60
General 80 80 80 85
PWD 50 50 50 60
NC-OBC 70 70 70 75

IIM Raipur CAT Cut off

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall
ST 50 50 50 65
SC 60 60 60 75
General 80 80 80 90
PWD 50 50 50 65
NC-OBC 72 72 72 81

IIM Trichy CAT Cut off 

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall
ST 50 50 50 75
SC 60 60 60 75
General 80 80 80 90
PWD 50 50 50 65
NC-OBC 72 72 72 81

IIM Udaipur CAT Cut off

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall
ST 50 50 50 65
SC 60 60 60 75
General 80 80 80 90
PWD 50 50 50 65
NC-OBC 72 72 72 81

IIM Kashipur CAT Cut off

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall
ST 50 50 50 65
SC 60 60 60 75
General 80 80 80 90
PWD 50 50 50 65
NC-OBC 72 72 72 81

IIM Nagpur CAT Cut off

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall
ST 50 50 50 65
SC 60 60 60 75
General 80 80 80 90
PWD 50 50 50 65
NC-OBC 72 72 72 81

IIM Visakhapatnam CAT Cut off

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall
ST 50 50 50 55
SC 60 60 60 75
General 85 80 80 90
PWD 50 50 50 55
NC-OBC 75 70 70 80

IIM Bodh Gaya CAT Cut off

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall
ST 50 50 50 65
SC 60 60 60 75
General 80 80 80 90
PWD 50 50 50 65

IIM Sirmaur CAT Cut off

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall
ST 45 45 45 65
SC 50 50 50 70
General 75 75 75 80
PWD 50 50 50 70
NC-OBC 68 68 68 72

IIM Jammu CAT Cutoff

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall
ST 45 45 45 60
SC 50 50 50 65
General 75 75 75 80
PWD 50 50 50 70
NC-OBC 68 68 68 72

IIM Sambalpur CAT Cut off

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall
ST 30 30 30 35
SC 50 50 50 35
General 80 80 80 90
PWD 30 30 30 35
NC-OBC 65 65 65 75

IIM Amritsar CAT Cut off

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall
ST 30 30 30 35
SC 50 50 50 55
General 70 70 70 90
PWD 30 30 30 35
NC-OBC 55 55 55 70

 

Predict your CAT 2017 result before actual result, based on your performance in the exam by using Careers360 CAT Percentile Predictor

 

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-School
Expected CAT Cutoff 2017 Percentile
1
JBIMS
99+
2
SJMSOM, IIT Bombay
99+
3
FMS, DU
99+
4
DMS, IIT Delhi
98+
5
DMS, IIT Madras
95+
6
NITIE, Mumbai
95+
7
VGSOM, IIT Kharagpur
95+
8
MDI, Gurgaon
95+
9
DMS, IIT Roorkee
94+
10
IMI, Delhi
91+
11
IRMA, Anand
90+
12
Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar
90+
13
IMT, Ghaziabad
90+
14
FORE, Delhi
90+
15
LIBA, Chennai
90+
16
BIM, Trichy
88+
17
K J Somaiya
86+
18
TAPMI, Manipal
85+
19
SPJIMR, Mumbai
85+
20
IIFM, Bhopal
80+
21
Great Lakes, Gurgaon
74+
22
NIBM Pune
74+

 

CAT 2017 Result 

IIM Lucknow to announce CAT 2017 result will be announced on January 8, 2018. Candidates have to check their result online. To check CAT result and download scorecard, the candidate has to enter CAT user id and password. The result will display the section-wise and overall scores obtained by candidates and percentile. The hardcopy of CAT scorecard will not be send to candidates by post. Based on CAT result, candidates will be shortlisted for the further selection process of IIMs and other CAT accepting business schools. The scaled scores and percentile of CAT 2017 will be calculated based on the normalisation process.

About CAT 2017

CAT is the sought after management entrance test in the country. The exam is held for admission to MBA/PGDM courses offered by IIMs and business schools in the country. The computer-based test comprises three sections -Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Quantitative Ability (QA) as per the exam pattern. Most of the IIMs has released their admission criteria for PGP 2018-20 batch.

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