CAT Cutoff 2017 – IIM CAT Cutoffs

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CAT Cutoff 2017 - IIM CAT CutoffsCAT Cutoff 2017 – With the announcement of the result for CAT 2017, the IIMs will issue their cutoff marks. The IIM-CAT cutoff 2017 marks are the minimum marks that candidates must obtain to get shortlisted for the counselling rounds of the IIMs and other top-rated B-Schools. CAT 2017 cut off scores will be prepared by the 20 IIMs and other participating institutes on the basis of various factors, such as the total number of candidates, difficulty level of the test, availability of seats, etc. It must be noted that the CAT cut off scores will vary Institute-wise and with the category of candidates. However, one must note that there are sectional and overall cutoff scores in CAT. This means, in order to get shortlisted for the Personal Interview, Group Discussion, and Written Ability Test, of these Institutes, a test taker must score the sectional as well as overall cutoff scores. For the Verbal Ability, DI & LR and Quantitative Ability sections, one must score at least 70, 57 and 60, respectively, to get shortlisted for the counselling rounds. Last year, around 1.95 lakhs candidates appeared for the test. The notification for CAT 2017 is expected to commence soon for admission to the 4000 seats of the 20 IIMs and more than 100 top-rated B-Schools. Know more about CAT Cutoff 2017, factors determining them, sectional cutoff scores, of the IIMs. Also, check the CAT 2017 expected cut off scores prepared by various experts and coaching Institutes here.

 

CAT Cutoff 2017 – Details

As mentioned above, the CAT 2017 cut off marks are the minimum scores determined by the participating B-Schools on basis of which candidates will be shortlisted for counselling rounds. The test takers must note that the CAT 2017 cut off will vary with the Institute. Also, the CAT cutoff 2017 scores will differ with the category of candidates. However, one must note that the IIMs not only considers the CAT score, but also the candidate’s academic profile, work experience, candidate’s involvement in extra-curricular activities. Thus, only a high score in CAT 2017 won’t guarantee a seat in the IIMs, but the overall profile also must meet the IIM-standards. It is expected that the CAT cutoff 2017 scores will be similar to that of the previous year.

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CAT Cut off 2017 – Determining Factors

Before preparing the cut off scores of CAT 2017, the IIMs and other participating B-Schools will consider various factors. Few of the common factors determined while preparation of CAT 2017 cut off scores are –

  • The difficulty level of the test.
  • Total number of test takers.
  • Total marks scored in the test.
  • Average marks scored in CAT.
  • Availability of seats.

Note: Also, these participating Institutes will have their individual norms on which the CAT cutoff 2017 scores will be prepared.

CAT Cutoff scores – Previous year CAT cut off scores

CAT official cutoff scores of the IIMs (previous year) are provided in the tables below. Candidates must note that the provided cut off scores are not for called for the Interview rounds since the scores of such candidates much higher.

IIM Bangalore 2016 Cutoff Scores

CategoriesVARC SectionDI & LR SectionQA SectionAggregate
General85808090
NC – OBC75707080
SC70656575
ST60606075
DA60606075

IIM Ahmedabad 2016 Cutoff Score

CategoriesVARC SectionDI & LR SectionQA SectionAggregate
General75707080
NC – OBC50505060
SC65656575
ST60606070
DA60606070

IIM Calcutta 2016 Cut off Score

CategoriesVARC SectionDI & LR SectionQA SectionAggregate
General80808090
NC – OBC75757585
SC65656570
ST60606070
DA65656570

IIM Lucknow 2016 Cut off Score

CategoriesVARC SectionDI & LR SectionQA SectionAggregate
General85858590
NC – OBC77777782
SC55555570
ST50505065
PwD55555570

IIM Kozhikode 2016 Cutoff Score

CategoriesVARC SectionDI & LR SectionQA SectionAggregate
General80808090
NC – OBC70707080
SC50505065
ST40404055
DA40404055

IIM Rohtak 2016 Cutoff Score

CategoriesVARC SectionDI & LR SectionQA SectionAggregate
General80808085
NC – OBC70707075
SC45454560
ST40404060
PwD50505060

IIM Raipur 2016 Cutoff Score

CategoriesVARC SectionDI & LR SectionQA SectionAggregate
General80808090
NC – OBC72727281
SC60606075
ST50505065
PwD50505065

IIM Udaipur 2016 Cut off Score

CategoriesVARC SectionDI & LR SectionQA SectionAggregate
General80808090
NC – OBC72727281
SC60606075
ST50505065
DA50505065

IIM Bodh Gaya 2016 Cutoff Score

CategoriesVARC SectionDI & LR SectionQA SectionAggregate
General80+80+80+90+
SC60+60+60+75+
ST50+50+50+65+
DA50+50+50+65+

IIM Trichy 2016 Cutoff Score

CategoriesVARC SectionDI & LR SectionQA SectionAggregate
General80808090
NC – OBC72727281
SC60606075
ST50505065
DA50505065

CAT Cutoff 2017 – Types of cutoff scores

The cut off marks of CAT 2017 can be categorized into three parts, which are –

  • Qualifying Cutoff scores of CAT – Soon after the announcement of the result, the various IIMs will be announcing the minimum required CAT percentile in their admission policy. This cut off percentile is known as the qualifying cut off score.
  • Official Cutoff scores of CAT – This CAT cut off score is being prepared by the IIM during the counselling rounds, but they never announce it officially.
  • Cutoff scores announced by the Experts – Based on the difficulty level of the test and other factors, the CAT coaching centres and experts will release their version of cut off scores of CAT.

Note: The official cutoff scores always remain higher than the qualifying score. In order to get shortlisted for the counselling rounds, candidates must obtain the minimum qualifying cut off score.

Expected CAT Cutoff Scores 2017 for Top B-Schools (non-IIMs)

The cut off score of CAT 2017 will be accepted by various renowned B-Schools. It is expected that the cut off scores of the tier-two B-Schools may range between 75 – 85 percentile, while for the three tier B-Schools, the percentile will range from 60 – 70. The expected CAT cut off 2017 for few of the top Institutions accepting CAT score are –

S.No.Name of B-SchoolsExpected CAT 2017 Cutoff (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+

Bitupan Boruah

I am an Adrian writer working as a Sub-Editor for Entrance Corner. I have been covering education events for Management Programmes offered by top B-Schools. Follow me for all the latest updates for top Management Programmes.

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