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  • Last Modified 20-09-2022
  • Written By Mrinalini_M
  • Last Modified 20-09-2022

CAT Cut Off 2022: Top MBA Colleges Cut Off 2022

CAT Cut Off 2022: The Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) and other top MBA colleges will release the CAT 2022 cut off after the CAT results get announced in the second week of January 2023. The minimum marks required for the candidates to get a call for the MBA selection process is called the CAT cut off. Moreover, CAT 2021 cut off for all IIMs ranged from 95 to 100 percentile for all candidates.

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The qualifying marks for IIM CAT 2022 are expected to range from 75 to 90 percentile. Candidates require the minimum qualifying marks to appear for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. Furthermore, they need the final cut-off for admission. Read on to know the CAT 2022 expected qualifying marks & CAT Previous Year Cut off.

CAT Cut off 2022

For general category students, the final CAT cut off for top IIMs is typically in the range of 99 to 100 percentile. As a result, the cut off percentile for top IIMs can be estimated to be 99 to 100 percentile, especially in the general category. The MBA admission cut off for students from the reserved categories who take the CAT may be slightly lower, at 97 to 98 percentile.

The minimum qualifying CAT cut offs for all 20 IIMs are announced to shortlist candidates for the final selection round. As the IIM cut off 2022 has not yet been announced, candidates can use the previous year’s cut off to estimate their score for the upcoming exam.

Expected CAT MBA Cut off 2022

New IIMs, including IIM Sambalpur, IIM Ranchi, Raipur, Rohtak, Udaipur, Trichy and Kashipur and other top B-schools are expected to have cut off in the 85 percentile and above level.

Check out the table below for the expected CAT cut offs 2022 based on IIM admission criteria 2021:

IIMQualifying CAT cut offs
IIM Ahmedabad85
IIM Bangalore85
IIM Calcutta85
IIM Lucknow90
IIM Indore90
IIM Kozhikode85
IIM Amritsar85
IIM Nagpur85
IIM Sambalpur93
IIM Trichy93
IIM Raipur93
IIM Ranchi93
IIM Kashipur94
IIM Vizag80
IIM Udaipur93
IIM Bodhgaya93
IIM Shillong75
IIM Sirmaur93
IIM Rohtak95
IIM Nagpur85
IIM Jammu93

CAT Cut off 2022 for Top MBA Colleges (Non-IIM)

CAT Cut off for top B-schools such as FMS (University of Delhi), MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai, etc. go over 99 percentile almost every year:

Name of the InstituteCAT 2022 Percentile
Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi 99 Percentile
DMS, IIT Delhi96+ Percentile
SJMSOM, IIT Bombay98+ Percentile
Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras95+ Percentile
Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon94+ Percentile
SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai85+ Percentile
Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB)94+ Percentile
Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad 90+ Percentile
National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai97+ Percentile
TA Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal85+ Percentile
Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai79+ Percentile
Institute for Financial Management & Research (IFMR) Chennai80+ Percentile

Factors Affecting CAT Cut Off

The candidate must look at the factors below to determine the CAT cut-off.

  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • Total number of candidates appearing for the exam
  • Performance of the candidates
  • Total number of seats available
  • Ranking or reputation of the Institute, etc.

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Types of CAT Cut Off

Before going through the cut-off, candidates should know the differences between the qualifying and final cut-off. Get details on the same below:

CAT Qualifying Cut offFinal CAT Cut off
It is the eligibility cutoff fixed to appear for the WAT-GD-PI round. It is the shortlist cutoff fixed by the IIMs for the selection of candidates.
Meeting the qualifying cut-off does not mean the candidate will be selected for WAT/GD-PI round.Meeting the final CAT cutoff does not mean that the candidate will be selected for admission.
The qualifying CAT cutoff is fixed before the announcement of the result.The final cutoff is fixed after the declaration of the CAT result.
Each campus announces the qualifying CAT cutoff percentiles in their notification of admission criteria and selection process for that academic year.The final CAT cutoffs are not announced officially by any IIM or even other top MBA institutes.

WAT-GD-PI round stands for Written Ability Test or Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

Apart from CAT overall cutoff, candidates also need to clear the sectional-wise cutoff for each B-School. Candidates who fail to clear the sectional cutoff scores will not be qualified.

Previous Year CAT Cutoff for IIMs

Let us now look into the previous year’s CAT Cutoff for various IIMs:

IIMsCAT 2019 CutoffCAT 2020 CutoffCAT 2021 Cutoff
IIM Ahmedabad81.539980
IIM Bangalore90+9985
IIM Calcutta95+9985
IIM Lucknow90+97+90
IIM Indore9097+90
IIM Kozhikode95.597 to 9885
IIM Amritsar9095+85
IIM Nagpur9095+85
IIM Sambalpur9095+85
IIM Trichy969493
IIM Raipur90 to 949493
IIM Ranchi909494
IIM Kashipur909493
IIM Vizag909285
IIM Udaipur909290
IIM Bodhgaya90+9290
IIM Shillong909085
IIM Sirmaur959595
IIM Rohtak90+9595

IIM-wise Expected CAT Cutoff

CAT Exam cut-off for IIM is mainly typically up to 99 to 100 percentile for General category candidates. The below table shows the expected CAT Cut off 2021:

IIM Ahmedabad Cut off 2022

Let us look at the IIM Ahemdabad cut off 2022.

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAAggregate
General70707080
NC-OBC-cum-Transgender65656575
SC60606070
ST50505060
PWD (General, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC)60606070
PWD (ST)50505060

IIM Bangalore Cut off 2022 

Let us look at the IIM Bangalore cut off 2022.

CategoryVARCDILRQAOverall
General80757585
NC-OBC70656575
EWS70656575
Scheduled Caste65606070
Scheduled Tribe55555565
PwD50505060

IIM Calcutta Cut off 2022

Let us look at the IIM Calcutta cut-off 2022.

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAAggregate
General≥75≥80≥80≥80
NC-OBC≥65≥65≥70≥75
EWS≥65≥65≥70≥75
SC≥60≥60≥65≥70
ST≥55≥55≥55≥65
PWD≥55≥55≥55≥65

IIM Lucknow Cut off 2022

Let us look at the IIM Lucknow cut-off 2022.

CategoryVARCDILRQATotal
General85858590
NC-OBC77777782
SC55555570
ST50505065
PWD50505065
EWS77777782

IIM Kozhikode Cut off 2022

Let us look at the IIM Kozhikode cut-off 2022.

CategoryCAT Score PercentileSectional PercentileClass 10th PercentileClass 12th Percentile
General85756060
NC-OBC/ EWS75656060
SC65555555
ST/ Pwd55455555

IIM Indore Cut off 2022

Let us look at the IIM Indore cut-off 2022.

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall Percentile
General80808090
EWS80808090
NC-OBC cum transgender70707080
ST45454550
SC55555560
PWD45454550

IIM Udaipur Cut off 2022

Let us look at the IIM Udaipur cut-off 2022.

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall Percentile
General80808095
SC50505060
ST30303040
Differently Abled Person30303040
NC-OBC60606078

IIM Nagpur Cut off 2022

Let us look at the IIM Nagpur cut off 2022.

CategoryDILRVARCQAOverall Percentile
General72727285
EWS72727285
NC-OBC65656576.5
SC50505060
ST35353540
DAP35353540

IIM Visakhapatnam Cut off 2022

Let us look at the IIM Visakhapatnam cut off 2022.

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall Percentile
General85808085
NC-OBC60606060
SC50505055
ST30303040
PwD30303040

IIM Kashipur Cut off 2022

Let us look at the IIM Kashipur cut off 2022.

CategoryData Interpretation and Logical ReasoningQuantitative AptitudeVerbal and Reading ComprehensionOverall
General80 (80.2)80 (80.12)80 (80.56)94
SC45(46.05)45 (45.42)4555 (55.03)
ST30 (30.64)30 (30.21)30 (30.82)40 (40.25)
NC-OBC60 (61.19)60 (60.61)60 (60.66)75 (75.02)
DAP30 (32.43)30 (31.96)30 (30.82)40 (40.18)
EWS60 (61.19)60 (60.61)60 (60.66)75 (75.01)

IIM Ranchi Cut off 2022

Let us look at the IIM Ranchi cut off 2022.

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall Percentile
General80808094
NC-OBC60606075
EWS60606075
SC45454555
ST30303040
DAP30303040

IIM Raipur Cut off 2022

Let us look at the IIM Raipur cut off 2022.

CategoryVARCDILRQAOverall
General80808094
EWS60606075
NC-OBC60606075
Scheduled Castes45454555
Scheduled Tribes30303040
Differently Abled Person (DAP)30303040

IIM Sirmaur Cut off 2022

Let us look at the IIM Sirmaur cut off 2022.

CategoryQuantitative AptitudeDI & LRVARCOverall
General80808094
EWS60606075
NC-OBC60606075
Scheduled Tribe30303040
Scheduled Caste45454555
DAP30303040

IIM Rohtak Cut off 2022

Let us look at the IIM Rohtak cut off 2022.

CategoryDILRVARCQAAggregate
General/ EWS>=70>=70>=7095
Non-Creamy-Other Backward Classes>=60>=60>=6078
Scheduled Castes>=50>=50>=5060
Scheduled Tribe>=30>=30>=3040
Differently Abled Person>=30>=30>=3040

IIM Trichy Cut off 2022

Let us look at the IIM Trichy cut off 2022.

CategoryQADI & LRVARCOverall
General80808094
NC-OBC60606075
EWS60606075
SC45454555
ST30303040
DAP30303040

IIM Shillong Cut off 2022 

Let us look at the IIM Shillong cut off 2022.

CategoryDI & LRVARCQAClass 10Class 12Graduation
Differently abled505050505050
Scheduled caste606060555555
Scheduled tribe505050505050
EWS757575808065
Others757575808065

IIM Jammu Cut off 2022

Let us look at the IIM Jammu cut off 2022.

CategoryDI & LRVARCQAOverall
General80808090
NC-OBC60606078
EWS80808085
Scheduled caste50505060
Scheduled tribe30303040
DAP30303040

IIM Bodh Gaya Cut off 2022

Let us look at the IIM Bodh Gaya cut off 2022.

CategoryQADI & LRVARCOverall Percentile
General80808090
EWS80808085
NC-OBC60606078
SC50505060
ST30303040
DAP30303040

IIM Sambalpur Cut off 2022

Let us look at the IIM Sambalpur cut off 2022.

CategoryQuantitative AbilityDI & LRVARCOverall
General80808094
EWS60606075
NC-OBC60606075
SC45454555
ST30303040
DAP30303040

IIM Amritsar Cut off 2022

Let us look at the IIM Amritsar cut off 2022.

CategoryQADI & LRVARCOverall Percentile
General80757585
NC-OBC65606075
SC55505055
ST35353540
PwD35353540

What After CAT 2022 Cut off?

The selected candidates will be required to attend the IIM admission procedure based on the IIM CAT 2022 marks. IIMs consider a variety of factors while determining the cutoff. Candidates can view their CAT raw score vs percentile in the CAT 2022 results.

FAQs on CAT Cutoff

Here are some frequently asked questions on CAT cut-off in the section below.

Q.1: What is the CAT Cutoff?
Ans: The CAT cutoff is the minimum mark that candidates require to get eligible for further selection rounds in various IIMs.

Q.2: How is CAT Cut off determined?
Ans: IIMs decide the cut-off depending on various factors such as the difficulty level of the exam, the number of candidates appearing, past trends, etc.

Q.3: What is the CAT percentile?
Ans: The CAT percentile is the percentage of candidates who score less than or equal to the candidate one rank below.

Q.4: What is the next phase after the CAT Cutoff 2022 release?
Ans: According to the admission procedure, the shortlisted candidates will be called by IIMs for the GD/ WAT/ PI rounds.

Q.5: What is the exam date for CAT 2022?
Ans: IIM Bangalore will hold CAT 2022 on November 27, 2022, at 150 test centres across the country.

Also, read:

CAT Important DateCAT Notification
CAT SyllabusCAT Exam Pattern
CAT PreparationCAT Exam Centre

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