CMAT 2017 Cutoff


CMAT 2017 CutoffCMAT 2017 Cutoff – With the issuance of the CMAT scorecard 2017 on February 09, 2017, the various participating Institutes will soon release their cutoff marks. It is important for the candidates to score the minimum cutoff marks to be eligible for the Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. Based on various factors, the participating Institutes will prepare their CMAT cutoff scores. A total of 59,181 candidates appeared for the test on January 28 & 29, 2017. With the help of the cutoff scores, the participating Institutes will shortlist the candidates for their pre-admission rounds. The can visit the official websites of the participating Institutes to check the cutoff scores. It is expected that the cutoff marks will be similar to that of the previous year. The candidates can download their CMAT scorecard and also make use of the CMAT Pathfinder tool to check the best B-Schools suitable to them. More details on the CMAT 2017 cutoff and the expected cutoff of the top-rated B-schools from the article below.
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CMAT 2017 Cutoff

The prime motive behind preparation of the cutoff list is to select the most eligible and deserving candidate, out of the lakh of the other appearing candidates. The seats available for allotting admissions in the B-Schools are limited, therefore a need of cutoff arises here.

  • The cutoff list basically lists out the minimum marks for all the categories and courses, which will be compulsorily be required to be secured by every candidate.
  • If the marks of a candidate will be more than or equal to the CMAT Cutoff 2017, then he/she would be selected for the next round of selection process and seat allotment however if the marks would be less than the cutoff, he/she would be rejected.
  • The minimum percentile of CMAT for renowned and good B-schools in India is expected to range in between 97-99.XX. 

How is the CMAT 2017 Score & Percentile calculated?

The candidate’s score will be calculated on the following basis –

  • +4 marks for the correct answer.
  • -1 mark for an incorrect answer.
  • 0 mark for no answer.

The candidate’s percentile will be prepared according to the following formula –

P = ((N – Candidate’s Rank)/N) x 100

Here, the “P” is the candidate’s percentile and “N” is the total number of candidates who appeared for the test.

How is the National Merit Ranking prepared?

Based on the candidate’s overall score, the National Merit Ranking is prepared. In the case of two or more candidates obtaining the same score, their sectional scores will be considered in the following order –

  • Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Language Comprehension
  • General Awareness.

Note: Even after applying the above method to break a tie, the tie exists then the same rank will be assigned to these candidates. Here, the name of these candidates will be displayed accordingly in the merit list.

Expected CMAT 2017 Cutoff

The cutoffs will be finalized by AICTE affiliated institutes and AICTE has no role to play in deciding these cutoffs. We are listing below the expected cutoff for some of the CMAT Participating Institutes for the reference of the aspirants. It will help the candidates in drawing an idea about this year’s cutoff and how must they need to score in CMAT 2017 for seeking admission into these listed colleges and such other reputed institutes. Also, they will be able to prepare well for the test and can strategize their preparation based on these cutoffs. 

CollegeCMAT Percentile and Score 2017 (Expected)
SIMSREE Mumbai99.6 Percentile
WE School Mumbai99.06 Percentile (244)
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) Mumbai99.92 Percentile (285)
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai99.20 Percentile (246)
Goa Institute of Management, Goa99.85 Percentile (260)
MET Institute of Management, Mumbai97.27 Percentile (218)
Indian School of Mines University, Dhanbad60 Percentile
Acharya Bangalore Business School (ABBS), Bangalore90 Percentile (180)
Department of Management Studies, NIT Durgapur156
XISS Ranchi95 Percentile (199)
Pune University Department of Management Studies (PUMBA DMS)96.42 Percentile (210)
IFIM Business School, Bangalore85 Percentile
ASM Institute of International Business and Research, Pune82 Percentile (170)
Alliance School of Business, Bangalore100+ Score
Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Bangalore85 Percentile
Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi85 Percentile (180)
Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Management, Pune75 Percentile (160)
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi75 Percentile (160)
Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Harihar & Pune60 Percentile
National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM), Jaipur45.5 Percentile
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida180
Acropolis Faculty of Management and Research160
Indira School of Business Studies, Pune160
Singhad Institute, Pune200
Prestige institute of Management, Indore220
Indus Business Academy, Bangalore200
MIT School of Business, Pune200
Medicaps institute of techno management, Indore170
Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj College of Engineering, Buldana40
Indira Global Business School, Pune180
LBSIM Bareilly160
JRE group of institutions, Greater Noida190
Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore300
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow60 Percentile
Doon business school, Dehradun160
Institute of Health management research, Bangalore200

Note – The scores/percentiles stated in the table above tend to change and the updated cutoff will be provided here as and when it will be available.

Factors involved in deciding CMAT 2017 Cutoff

There are a number of factors which are involved in deciding the cutoff and some of these are listed here 

  • Difficulty of exam
  • Annual intake of candidate
  • Reservation norms
  • Number of applications received
  • Previous year admission trends
  • Last year cutoff
  • Marking scheme

CMAT Merit List and Role of cutoff

Merit list is a list of selected candidates which will be prepared by AICTE. Along with the declaration of the CMAT 2017 Result, All India and State merit list will also be released. The candidates would be arranged in the merit list based on their marks of CMAT 2017. The candidate with the highest marks will be ranked 1. The B-schools will take into consideration these merit lists and the CMAT Cutoff as decided by them for shortlisting the eligible candidates, who will be called for the GD & PI rounds.

Admission to B-School and importance of Cutoff of CMAT 2017

Along with the CMAT scores, the overall profile of the candidates is also considered by the institutes while shortlisting. Generally, the pre-admission process comprises of Group Discussion, a Written Test and Personal Interview. The selection criteria and cutoffs differ for various institutes. If a candidate scores marks less than the cutoff, he/she will not be considered for further admission rounds. 

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