IIM Cut off
CAT Cut Off Percentiles for IIMs
CAT 2022 exam has been completed and all the candidates are waiting for the result to come out. Soon after the result announcement all the IIMs released their qualifying CAT cutoff and invite candidates for the further selection process (IIM CAP). After the completion of all the rounds, IIMs will release a final CAT cutoff 2022 of selected candidates for admission. The IIM CAT cut off percentile depends upon several factors. The topmost IIMs like IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Kolkata & IIM Bengaluru usually have a very high cut-off in the range from 98 to 100 percentile. As of 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 the Interview calling cut-off of IIM Ahmedabad was 99 percentile and the qualifying cut-off was 96.
Based on the difficulty level of the exam and the number of participants the qualifying cut-off of CAT 2022 for top IIMs will be 90+ percentile and 85+ for new and second-generation IIMs. The cut-off percentile also depends on the difficulty level of the CAT exam, the total number of candidates review CAT, and the total number of seats in IIMs. Therefore, it is well known that, as the total seats in IIMs are 5500 (as on 2022), it is very difficult to make it to the top percentile.
Expected Qualifying CAT cut off for 2022 CAT is mentioned below.
Expected Final CAT cut off for 2022 CAT is mentioned below.
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Minimum cut off for IIM in 2022 (specific to the category and the stream as shown in below Table), where P is the average of the percentages of marks scored in 10th and 12th std. examinations.
Percentage of marks in the bachelor’s examination ≥ Minimum cut-off 2022 percentage, to be set at the 80th percentile of the percentage of marks of the respective ACRC group of the applicants’ pool (as per the table given below)
Percentage of marks in the bachelor’s examination ≥ Minimum cut-off percentage, to be set at the 80th percentile of the percentage of marks of the respective AC group of the applicants’ pool.
- Dual bachelor's degree holders will be classified in one of the categories AC-1 to AC-6 based on their field(s) and subjects. Applicants are requested to mention both the degrees of specialization separately in Bachelor Degree 1 and Bachelor Degree 2.
- Final discretion on the academic category that an academic programme will be classified into rests with the Admissions Committee of IIMA.
- For candidates having undergone/completed an integrated master's degree directly after their HSC, their classification into an academic category will be based on their academic discipline in the integrated master's degree programme.
- For a candidate who has obtained further higher degrees after their bachelor's degree or their integrated Master's degree, other than those degrees listed in Table 8, the discipline(s) of the subsequent degrees will not be taken into consideration in deciding their classification in an academic category.
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IIM CAT cut off percentile vs the shortlist percentile
This is very important to take note of is the difference between the CAT short-list cut-off %ile verses the call cut-off %ile. The short-list IIMs CAT cut off percentile is generally a lot lower and meeting the short-list cut-off percentile doesn’t guarantee admission.
On meeting the short-list cut-off percentile you may be short-listed for WAT, GD, and PI. This may not again ensure that you will be called for WAT, GD, and PI. On other hand the call cut-off percentile is much higher than the short-list cut-off percentile. This is released after the result declaration. To quote an example, the shortlist cut-off percentile for IIM Ahmadabad was approx. 80 in 2020 while its call cut-off percentile was 100. Read More on IIM's Website
FAQs - IIM CAT cut-off
Question. What is the Cut-off of CAT for IIMs?
Answer.CAT exam cutoff is the minimum marks required for admission in IIMs it varies in the range of 90-99 for all the items. Top IIMs like IIM A, IIM B, and IIM C cut-off is around 98 - 100 Where New IIMs have their cutoffs between 90 - 95.
Question. Which IIM has the Lowest CAT Cut- off?
Answer. As per the CAT 2022 Cut-off IIM Sirnaur, Udaipur, Shilong, and Vishakapatnam has the lowest cutoff. All four IIMs asked for the 91 percentile marks cutoff for admission to their institute.
Question. Can I get admission in IIM with 95 percentile?
Answer. Yes! you can take admission in the New generation IIMs with that much percentile. Although for taking admission to IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, and IIM Calcutta you need to score marks between 98-100 percentile.
Question. Who realease the CAT Cutoff for IIMs?
Answer. IIMs themselves release the CAT exam cutoff for admission to their institute. On the basis of the number of applicants, cat results, seats available, and CAP (CAT Selection Process) they release their own cutoff list.