CAT 2019 Cut off

Exam Date : November 24, 2019
Result Date : January 7, 2020

The CAT cutoff is very essential for the aspirant who wants to get a good college to pursue an MBA degree. The CAT 2019 Cut-Off is not yet released by the official website. But, you can check the expected CAT Cutoff for 2019 from this page. The cut-off for previous years for CAT exam has been provided. You can analyze them and prepare a strategy to study accordingly to do well in IIM CAT 2019. The IIM Cut-Off 2019 has been provided category-wise below.

CAT Exam

CAT stands for Common Admission Test. This exam is written by the candidates to take admission in the Top B-Schools of India. The candidates have to clear the cut-off of CAT 2019 which is the minimum marks or percentile a test taker must obtain in order 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.

IIM CAT

The CAT Exam is conducted and administered by one of the seven Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) once every year. IIMs are the elite B-Schools of India. IIMs has earned the stature of being India’s premier institutes providing quality education in research and management. The CAT exam 2016 was conducted by IIM Bangalore. Whereas, IIM Lucknow conducted CAT 2017. The CAT 2018 was conducted by IIM Calcutta. And the conducting authority of CAT 2019 is IIM Kozhikode.

Table of Contents

  1. Reservation Quota
  2. Seats
  3. Selection Parameters
  4. Factors influencing CAT Cut-Off
  5. Normalization of CAT Score
  6. CAT Qualification Marks
  7. IIM Sectional Cut-Off

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% seats are reserved for Benchmark Disabilities Persons. IIMs also provide scholarships to deserving students who are in need of financial support.

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IIM CAT Available Seats in 2019

There are approximately 3260 seats available through the CAT 2019 under the 20 Indian Institute(s) of Management (IIM) across India. The candidates just need to meet the criteria of admission for each college/ institution. The primary requirement to be eligible for a seat is the CAT Cut-off 2019 for that particular college. After that, every other eligibility criteria will be evaluated.

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IIM CAT 2019 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 2019 Score
  • Class 10th Marks
  • Class 12th Marks
  • Performance in Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).
  • Work Experience

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IIM CAT 2019 Cut-off Determining Factors

The CAT cut-off 2019 will be decided on the following factors:

  • Level of Difficulty of the CAT 2019 Question Paper
  • Number of applicants
  • Number of seats available for admission under CAT
  • Number of participating Institutes
  • The reputation of the Institute and its ranking

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CAT Normalization Process       

CAT 2019 Scoring and evaluation or CAT 2019 normalization is a process which is used to follow fairness and equality in comparison of performances of the candidates across different test sessions. The CAT 2019 Normalization is described by the official website as, “CAT 2019 will be conducted in two sessions. Two different Test Forms shall be administered in two different Test Sessions. In order 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”. The above-mentioned process will be in effect while calculating the CAT 2019 result of the students who will appear for the test.

Working of the Normalization

In CAT Normalization process 2019, the students are scaled on the basis of 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 paper 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.

The 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 Qualifying Marks

The Cut-Off can be analyzed by the candidate by examining the CAT cut-off for the previous years. The IIM CAT Cut-off 2019 has been provided in detail below.

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

Department of Management Studies IIT Madras, Tamil Nadu

CAT Cut-Off 2017

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 Cut-Off 2016

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

CAT Cut-Off IIM

CAT Cut-Off 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 Cut-Off 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 Cut-Off 2016

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 Cut-Off 2015

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 Cut-Off 2017

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 Cut-Off 2016

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

CAT Cut-Off IIM

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Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

CAT Cut-Off 2017

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 Cut-Off 2016

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

CAT Cut-Off

CAT Cut-Off 2015

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 Cut-Off 2016

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 Cut-Off 2015

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 Cut-Off 2016

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 Cut-Off 2015

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 Cut-Off 2017

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 Cut-Off 2016

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

CAT Cut-Off

CAT Cut-Off 2015

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 Cut-off 2016 for Quantitative Aptitude        

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 Cut-off for Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation 

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 Cut-off 2019 for Verbal and Reading Comprehension

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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