CAT Cut Off 2018

The CAT Cut Off 2018 is the minimum percentile or marks a candidate must obtain in order to be eligible to appear for the next round of admission process. The IIMs and the B-schools release the cut off for CAT exam after the declaration of the result. The cut off for each institute varies every year and usually, it increases. There are various factors which indicate whether the CAT Cut Off will increase or decrease. The Indian Institute of Management releases sectional and overall cut off to shortlist candidates for the admission process.

CAT exam is conducted every year by one of the older IIMs on a rotational basis. The score for CAT is used by the 20 Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) and over 200 B-schools. Check complete details about CAT Cut Off 2018 including, previous year cut off for various colleges, IIM previous year cut off marks, etc. from this page.

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Cut Off For CAT 2018

Yes, it is true that the IIMs and B-schools release the CAT cut off, however, there is always a confusion amongst the students regarding the CAT Cut Off. There is no cut-off or minimum marks to qualify CAT 2018. A 99+ percentile as well as 45 percentile is said to have qualified in CAT exam. However, the admission of such candidates will be as per the cut off releases by the various management colleges.

Check: CAT 2018 Answer Key

Determining Factors For CAT Cut Off 2018

CAT Cut Off depends on the various factors as given below:

  • Difficulty level of exam
  • Number of test takers
  • Number of candidates qualifying for the next rounds
  • Number of seats
  • Institute repute or ranking

What is The Cut Off For Older and New IIMs?

It has been observed that the CAT cutoff for old IIMs and top B-schools such as FMS (University of Delhi), MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai, etc. goes over 99 percentile. Whereas, for the new IIMs including IIM Sambalpur, IIM Ranchi, etc. and other top B-schools have cutoff 90 percentile and above.

Previous Year CAT Cut Off For IIMs

In the table below you can check the aggregate and sectional cut off for the IIMs. The minimum CAT percentile to be considered for PI is as follows:

IIM Calcutta 

Category Section – I Quantitative Ability (QA) Section – II
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Section – III Verbal Ability (VA) Overall
OPEN ≥ 80 ≥ 80 ≥ 80 ≥ 90
NC-OBC ≥ 75 ≥ 75 ≥ 75 ≥ 85
SC ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 70
ST ≥ 60 ≥ 60 ≥ 60 ≥ 70
PWD ≥ 60 ≥ 60 ≥ 60 ≥ 70

IIM Ahmedabad

Category Section – I Quantitative Ability (QA) Section – II
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Section – III Verbal Ability (VA) Overall
OPEN 70 70 70 80
NC-OBC / Transgender 65 65 65 75
SC 60 60 60 70
ST 50 50 50 60
PWD 60 60 60 70

IIM Bangalore

Category Section – I Quantitative Ability (QA) Section – II
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Section – III Verbal Ability (VA) Overall
OPEN 80 80 85 90
NC-OBC / Transgender 70 70 75 80
SC 65 65 70 75
ST 60 60 60 75
PWD 60 60 60 75

IIM Lucknow

Category PGP PGP-ABM PGP-SM
VARC DI & LR QA Overall VARC DI & LR QA Overall VARC DI & LR QA Overall
General 85 85 85 90 80 80 80 85 80 80 80 85
SC 55 55 55 70 55 55 55 65 55 55 55 65
ST 50 50 50 65 50 50 50 60 50 50 50 60
OBC-NC 77 77 77 82 72 72 72 77 72 72 72 77
PWD 50 50 50 65 50 50 50 60 50 50 50 60

IIM Kozhikode 

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

IIM Indore

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

IIM Visakhapatnam

Category Section 1 (VARC) Section 2 (DI & LR) Section 3 (QA) Aggregate
General 85 80 80 90
NC-OBC 75 70 70 80
SC 60 60 60 75
ST 50 50 50 55
DA 50 50 50 55

IIM Ranchi

Category Section 1 (VARC) Section 2 (DI & LR) Section 3 (QA) Aggregate
General 80 80 80 90
NC-OBC 60 60 60 78
SC 50 50 50 60
ST 30 30 30 40
DA 30 30 30 40

IIM Bodh Gaya

Category Section – 1
VARC
Section – 2
DI & LR
Section – 3
QA
Overall
OPEN >80 >80 >80 >90
NC-OBC >55 >55 >55 >75
SC >50 >50 >50 >55
ST >30 >30 >30 >35
DA >50 >50 >50 >65

IIM Nagpur

Category DILR Percentile VARC Percentile QA Percentile Aggregate
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

IIM Sambalpur

Category DILR Percentile >= VARC Percentile >= QA Percentile >= Aggregate
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

IIM Kashipur

Category VARC DI & LR QA 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

IIM Raipur

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

IIM Shillong

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall
General 75 75 75 75
SC 60 60 60 60
ST 50 50 50 50
NC-OBC 75 75 75 75
PWD 50 50 50 50

IIM Rohtak

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

IIM Trichy

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

IIM Udaipur

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

IIM Kashipur

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

IIM Sirmaur

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

IIM Jammu

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

IIM Amritsar

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

Previous Year Cut Off For B-Schools

Check here the cut off for previous year B-schools from the table below:

B-School Name CAT 2018 Cut-off (Expected)
SJMSOM, IIT Bombay 99+
FMS, DU (Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi) 98.20
DMS, IIT Delhi 98+
UBS Chandigarh 93
National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai 95+
Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon 95+
Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras 95+
Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad 90+
Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB) 90+
Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai 90+
T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal 85+

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