CAT 2020 Cutoff

Exam Date : November 24, 2020
Result Date : January 4, 2021

CAT cutoff is very essential for the aspirants who want to get a good college to pursue an MBA degree. CAT 2020 cutoff is not yet released by the official website. But, you can check the expected CAT cutoff for 2020 from this page. Previous year's cutoff for CAT exam has been provided. You can analyze them and prepare a strategy to study accordingly to do well in IIM CAT 2020. IIM Cut-Off 2020 has been provided category-wise below.

CAT stands for Common Admission Test. This exam is written by the candidates who want to take admission in the top B-Schools of India. Candidates have to clear the cut-off of CAT 2020 which is the minimum marks or percentile a test taker must obtain to qualify for the next round of the exam. There are a large number of management colleges throughout India which consider the CAT percentile for the admissions into their institutions. Candidates must have a valid CAT Admit Card to attempt the exam.

CAT Exam is conducted and administered by the Indian Institute(s) of Management (IIM) once every year. IIMs are the elite B-Schools of India. IIMs have earned the status of being India’s premier institutes providing quality education in research and management. CAT exam 2016 was conducted by IIM Bangalore. Whereas, IIM Lucknow conducted CAT 2017. CAT 2018 was conducted by IIM Calcutta. And the conducting authority of CAT 2020 is IIM Kozhikode.

  1. CAT Reservation
  2. Factors influencing CAT Cut Off
  3. CAT Normalization Process
  4. CAT Cut Off 2020
  5. IIM CAT Available Seats
  6. IIM CAT Selection Parameters
  7. CAT Qualifying Marks

CAT Reservation

As per Government of India norms, IIMs have reserved 15% seats for SC candidates, 7.5% seats for ST candidates and 27% seats for NC-OBC candidates, 5% of seats are reserved for Benchmark Disabilities Persons. IIMs also provide reservation of 10% to the candidates belonging to the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in terms of seat availability.

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Factors influencing CAT Cut Off

To meet the factors determined by IIM the candidates must go through other useful study materials for CAT along with best books available in market. CAT cut-off will be decided on the following factors:

  • Level of Difficulty of the CAT Question Paper
  • Number of applicants
  • Number of seats available for admission under CAT
  • Number of participating Institutes
  • Reputation of the Institute and it's ranking

CAT Normalization Process

CAT 2020 scoring and evaluation or CAT 2020 normalization is a process that is used to follow fairness and equality in comparison to performances of the candidates across different test sessions.

CAT 2020 Normalization is described by the official website as, “CAT 2020 will be conducted in two sessions. Two different Test Forms shall be administered in two different Test Sessions. To ensure fairness and unbiasedness in comparison of performances of the candidates in different test sessions, the scores of the candidates shall be subjected to a process of Normalization”. Above-mentioned process will be in effect while calculating the CAT 2020 result of the students who will appear for the test.

CAT Percentile Calculation

The examinees should now understand the difference between scaled score and percentile in CAT exam to know the cutoff required by various colleges.  

Step 1: Total number of candidates (N) who appeared for CAT including both morning & afternoon sessions) are calculated.

Step 2: All candidates who appeared for CAT are assigned a rank (r), based on the scaled scores obtained in the QA section. In the case of two or more candidates obtaining identical scaled scores in QA section, identical ranks are assigned to all those candidates. As an illustration, suppose exactly two candidates obtain the highest scaled score in the QA section, then both of those candidates are assigned a rank of 1. Moreover, the candidate(s) obtaining the second-highest scaled score in the QA section are assigned a rank of 3 and so on.

Step 3: Percentile score (P) of a candidate with rank (r) in the QA section is calculated as P = [(N−r) N] × 100.

Step 4: Calculated percentile score (P) of a candidate is rounded-off up to two decimal points.

Working of the Normalization

In CAT Normalization process 2020, the students are scaled based on different test batches, locations, etc. On accumulating all these scores, a scaled score is obtained and converted into the percentile. Some of the candidates can encounter a hard set of papers in one batch while others encounter an easier exam as compared to the former. To eliminate this difference and be fair to every student, the process of normalization is done.

CAT normalization process is an established path for comparing candidate scores across multiple forms and is similar to those being adopted in other reputed academic selection tests conducted across India, such as GATE i.e. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. For normalization across all sections, we use the percentile equivalence.

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CAT Cutoff 2020

IIMs and other top participating institutes release CAT cut off to shortlist candidates for admission in management programs. The cutoff will release with the declaration of CAT Result in January. CAT Cutoff must be cleared to proceed in the further round of the admission process.

Expected CAT 2020 Cutoff

Following table enlists the expected CAT Exam 2020 cut off for all participating IIMs:

Expected CAT 2020 cutoff
Name Expected Cutoff
IIM Kozhikode 90
IIM Tiruchirappalli 90
IIM Raipur 90
IIM Udaipur 90
IIM Rohtak 85
IIM Kashipur 85
IIM Ranchi 90
IIM Bodh Gaya 90
IIM Visakhapatnam 90
IIM Amritsar 90
IIM Jammu 80
IIM Sirmaur 80
IIM Nagpur 90

IIM CAT Available Seats 2020

There are approximately 4872 seats available through the CAT 2020 under the 20 Indian Institute(s) of Management (IIM) across India. Candidates just need to meet the criteria of admission for each college/institution. Primary requirement to be eligible for a seat is the CAT Cut-off 2020 for that particular college. After that, every other eligibility criteria will be evaluated.

IIM CAT 2020 Selection Parameters

After a candidate has received his or her authentic scorecard, the following parameters will be taken into consideration for selecting a candidate.

  • CAT 2020 Score
  • Class 10th Marks
  • Class 12th Marks
  • Performance in Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).
  • Work Experience

CAT Qualifying Marks

Qualifying marks can be analyzed by the candidate by examining the CAT Cutoff for the previous years. IIM CAT Cut-off has been provided in detail below.

Table of Contents

  1. IIT Madras
  2. IIM Ahmedabad
  3. IIM Kozhikode
  4. IIM Bangalore
  5. University of Delhi, New Delhi
  6. IIT Kanpur
  7. IIM Indore
  8. Sectional Cutoff

Department of Management Studies IIT Madras, Tamil Nadu

CAT Cutoff 2017

CAT 2017 Cutoff for IIT Madras
Course Round Category Score
Master of Business Administration [MBA] 1 General 96 (Avg)
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Operations Management) 1 General 96
Master of Business administration [MBA] (Integrative Management) 1 General 96
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Development) 1 General 96
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Finance) 1 General 96
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Marketing) 1 General 96
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Information System) 1 General 96

CAT Cutoff 2016

CAT 2016 Cutoff for IIT Madras
Course Round Category Score
Master of Business Administration [MBA] 1 General 95 (Avg)
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Finance) 1 General 95
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Information System) 1 General 95
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Development) 1 General 95
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Marketing) 1 General 95
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Operations Management) 1 General 95
Master of Business administration [MBA] (Integrative Management) 1 General 95
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CAT Cutoff 2015

IIT Madras Cutoff for 2015
Course Round Category Score
Master of Business Administration [MBA] 1 General 95 (Avg)
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Marketing) 1 General 95
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Finance) 1 General 95
Master of Business administration [MBA] (Integrative Management) 1 General 95
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Development) 1 General 95
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Information System) 1 General 95
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Operations Management) 1 General 95

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Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

CAT Cutoff 2017

IIM Ahmedabad Cut-off for CAT 2017
Course Round Category Score
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Other Backward Class (OBC) 75
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Schedule Caste (SC) 70
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Schedule Tribe (ST) 65
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Persons with Disability (PwD) 70
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 General 80

CAT Cutoff 2016

CAT 2016 Cutoff-IIM Ahemdabad
Course Round Category Score
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 General 80
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Schedule Caste (SC) 70
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Schedule Tribe (ST) 65
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Persons with Disability (PwD) 70
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Other Backward Class (OBC) 75

CAT Cutoff 2015

CAT 2015 Cutoff for IIM Ahemdabad
Course Round Category Score
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Persons with Disability (PwD) 80
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Other Backward Class (OBC) 85
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Family Business & Entrepreneurship) 1 General 80
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 General 90
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Schedule Caste (SC) 80
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Schedule Tribe (ST) 85

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Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

CAT Cutoff 2017

CAT 2017 Cutoff-IIM Kozhikode
Course Round Category Score
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Other Backward Class (OBC) 70
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Schedule Caste (SC) 65
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Schedule Tribe (ST) 50
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 General 90

CAT Cutoff 2016

CAT 2016 Cutoff for IIM Kozhikode
Course Round Category Score
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 General 90
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Schedule Caste (SC) 65
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Schedule Tribe (ST) 50
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Persons with Disability (PwD) 65
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Other Backward Class (OBC) 80
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Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

CAT Cutoff 2017

CAt 2017 Cutoff-IIM Bangalore
Course Round Category Score
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Schedule Caste (SC) 75
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Other Backward Class (OBC) 80
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Schedule Tribe (ST) 75
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Persons with Disability (PwD) 75
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 General 95

CAT Cutoff 2016

CAT 2016 Cutoff for IIM Bangalore
Course Round Category Score
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 General 90
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Schedule Tribe (ST) 75
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Persons with Disability (PwD) 70
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Schedule Caste (SC) 75
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Other Backward Class (OBC) 80

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CAT Cutoff 2015

CAT 2015 Cutoff -IIM Bangalore
Course Round Category Score
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 General 90
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 PwD 70
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Other Backward Class (OBC) 80
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Schedule Caste (SC) 70
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Schedule Tribe (ST) 80

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University of Delhi - New Delhi

CAT Cutoff 2016

CAT 2016 Cutoff-Delhi University
Course Round Category Score
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Human Resources Management) 1 General 99
Executive MBA (Health Care and Hospital Management) 1 General 99
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (International Business) 1 General 99

CAT Cutoff 2015

CAT 2015 Cutoff-New Delhi
Course Round Category Score
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (International Business) 1 General 99
Executive MBA (Health Care and Hospital Management) 1 General 99
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Human Resources Management) 1 General 99

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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

CAT Cutoff 2016

CAT Cutoff 2016 for IIT kanpur
Course Rounds Category Score
Master of Business Administration [MBA] 1 General 85 (Avg)
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Human Resource Management) 1 General 85
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Finance) 1 General 85
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Operations Management) 1 General 85
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Operations Management) 1 Schedule Caste (SC) 75
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Service Management) 1 Schedule Caste (SC) 75
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Finance) 1 Schedule Caste (SC) 75
Master of Business Administration [MBA] 1 Schedule Tribe (ST) 75 (Avg)
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Marketing) 1 General 85
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Service Management) 1 General 85
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Marketing) 1 Schedule Tribe (ST) 80
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Finance) 1 Schedule Tribe (ST) 75
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Human Resource Management) 1 Schedule Tribe (ST) 75
Master of Business Administration [MBA] 1 Schedule Caste (SC) 75 (Avg)
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Marketing) 1 Schedule Caste (SC) 75
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Human Resource Management) 1 Schedule Caste (SC) 70
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Service Management) 1 Schedule Tribe (ST) 80
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Operations Management) 1 Schedule Tribe (ST) 75

CAT Cutoff 2015

CAT 2015 Cutoff for IIM Bangalore
Course Round Category Score
Master of Business Administration [MBA] 1 Schedule Caste (SC) 75 (Avg)
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Service Management) 1 Schedule Caste (SC) 75
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Operations Management) 1 Schedule Caste (SC) 75
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Marketing) 1 Schedule Caste (SC) 75
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Human Resource Management) 1 Schedule Caste (SC) 75
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Finance) 1 Schedule Caste (SC) 75
Master of Business Administration [MBA] 1 General 85 (Avg)
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Finance) 1 General 80
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Human Resource Management) 1 General 85
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Operations Management) 1 General 85
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Marketing) 1 General 85
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Service Management) 1 General 85
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Marketing) 1 Schedule Tribe (ST) 75
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Service Management) 1 Schedule Tribe (ST) 75
Master of Business Administration [MBA] 1 Schedule Tribe (ST) 75 (Avg)
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Human Resource Management) 1 Schedule Tribe (ST) 75
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Finance) 1 Schedule Tribe (ST) 75
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Operations Management) 1 Schedule Tribe (ST) 75

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Indian Institute of Management Indore

CAT Cutoff 2017

CAT 2017 Cutoff for IIM Indore
Course Round Category Score
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 General 95
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Schedule Tribe (ST) 60
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Persons with Disability (PwD) 55
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Other Backward Class (OBC) 80
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Schedule Caste (SC) 75

CAT Cutoff 2016

CAT 2016 Cutoff-IIM Indore
Course Round Category Score
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Persons with Disability (PwD) 55
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Other Backward Class (OBC) 80
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 General 90
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Schedule Caste (SC) 65
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Schedule Tribe (ST) 50
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CAT Cutoff 2015

CAT 2015 Cutoff for IIM Indore
Course Round Category Score
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Schedule Tribe (ST) 55
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Persons with Disability (PwD) 60
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Other Backward Class (OBC) 85
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 General 90
Post Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] 1 Schedule Caste (SC) 75

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IIM's Sectional Cut-off for CAT 2016

CAT Sectional Cutoff 2016 for Quantitative Aptitude

CAT 2016 Sectional Cutoff for QA
Name of the IIM Schedule Tribe (ST) Schedule Caste (SC) Other Backward Classes (OBC) General Persons with Disability (PwD)
IIM Udaipur 60 72 50 80 50
IIM Rohtak 45 70 40 80 50
IIM Lucknow 55 77 50 85 55
IIM Trichy 60 72 50 80 50
IIM Kashipur 60 72 50 80 50
IIM Raipur 60 72 50 80 50
IIM Ahmedabad 60 65 50 70 60
IIM Bangalore 65 75 60 80 60
IIM Calcutta ≥65 ≥75 ≥60 ≥80 ≥65
IIM Indore 55 70 45 80 45

CAT Sectional Cutoff for Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation

CAT 2016 Sectional Cutoff for LR and DI
Name of the IIM Persons with Disability (PWD) Other Backward Classes (OBC) General Schedule Tribe (ST) Schedule Tribe (SC)
IIM Calcutta ≥65 ≥60 ≥80 ≥65 ≥75
IIM Ahmedabad 60 50 70 60 65
IIM Raipur 50 50 80 60 72
IIM Trichy 50 50 80 60 72
IIM Bangalore 60 60 80 65 70
IIM Udaipur 50 50 80 60 72
IIM Rohtak 50 40 80 45 70
IIM Kashipur 50 50 80 60 72
IIM Indore 45 45 80 55 70
IIM Lucknow 55 50 85 55 77

CAT Sectional Cutoff for Verbal and Reading Comprehension

CAT 2016 Sectional Cutoff for Verbal and RC
Name of the IIM General Schedule Caste (SC) Persons with Disability (PwD) Other Backward Classes (OBC) Schedule Tribe (ST)
IIM Udaipur 80 60 50 72 50
IIM Bangalore 85 70 60 75 60
IIM Rohtak 80 45 50 70 40
IIM Kashipur 80 60 50 72 50
IIM Ahmedabad 70 60 60 65 50
IIM Lucknow 85 55 55 77 50
IIM Indore 80 55 45 70 45
IIM Raipur 80 60 50 72 50
IIM Calcutta ≥80 ≥65 ≥60 ≥75 ≥60
IIM Trichy 80 60 50 72 50

 

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