CMAT Cut Off Marks 2021: Previous Years (2020, 2019, 2018) Cut Off

Result Date

Apr 9, 2021

Counselling Date

Apr 30, 2021

May 28, 2021 | Management

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The CMAT 2021 exam was held on Mar 31, 2021, in two shifts. The question papers were said to be moderate in terms of difficulty. The National Testing Agency (NTA), announced the exam result on Apr 9, 2021. The participating B-schools that grant admission on the basis of CMAT scores release their cut offs separately. All the information related to CMAT cut off can be found on this page.

Factors determining CMAT Cut Off

The colleges consider various factors while determining the cut off for CMAT. Some of them are discussed below:

  • The total number of candidates who have appeared for CMAT
  • The total number of candidates who have qualified the exam
  • The number of seats available at the institution
  • The difficulty level of the question paper
  • Overall merit

CMAT 2021 Cut Off

After considering all the factors mentioned above, the participating colleges have released their respective CMAT 2021 cut offs. In this section, we have arranged the cut off range-wise. 

CMAT Cut Off 2021: Colleges accepting 90 percentile and above 

The institutions that accept applications of candidates who secured CMAT percentile scores ranging from 90 to 99 are tabulated below:

CMAT 2021 Cut Off (90 & above)
Colleges Accepting CMAT score
CMAT Cut Off Percentiles
JBIMS, Mumbai 99.9+
SIMSREE, Mumbai 99+
Goa Institute of Management 95-99
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai 95-99
KJ Somaiya Institute of Management 95-99
University of Pune, Dept of Management Sciences 95-99
Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi 95

CMAT Cut Off 2021: Colleges accepting 80-85 Percentile

The institutions that accept applications of candidates who secured CMAT percentile scores ranging from 80 to 85 are tabulated below:

Colleges Accepting CMAT score
CMAT Cut Off Percentiles
BIMTECH, Greater Noida 80
Chetana Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai 80
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon 85
IFIM, Bangalore 85
IFMR, Chennai 85
IMT, Hyderabad 80
IMT, Nagpur 80
Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management 85
IPE Hyderabad 80
ISBM, Pune 80
ITM, Navi Mumbai 80
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow 80
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida 85
KIIT School of Management 80
NIBM, Pune 85
NL Dalmiya Institute of Management 85
SIES College of Management Studies, Navi Mumbai 80
Welingkar Institute of Management, Bangalore 80
Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai 85
Xavier Business School, Xavier University 85
XIME, Bangalore 80
XISS, Ranchi 80

CMAT Cut Off 2021: Colleges accepting 65-75 Percentiles

The institutions that accept applications of candidates who secured CMAT percentile scores ranging from 65 to 75 are tabulated below:

CMAT 2021 Cut Off (65 to 75)
College/Institute Cut Off Percentile
BIT, Mesra 75
Calcutta Business School 75
Delhi School of Business 70
DY Patil School of Management, Pune 75
EDII Ahmedabad 70
EMPI Business School New Delhi 65
FIIB Delhi: Fortune Institute of International Business 70
IES Management College And Research Centre, Mumbai 75
IIMS Pune 65
IMTECH, Greater Noida 75
Jaipuria Institute of Management Noida 75
Jaypee Business School (JBS) Noida 65
NIA Pune: National Insurance Academy 75
VESIM Mumbai 70
XIME Chennai 75

CMAT 2021 Merit list

The CMAT Cut Off will be released in the form of a merit list, on the official website. The merit list will be prepared on the basis of the cut off scores secured by the candidates. The following are the details mentioned on the merit list

  • Name of the candidates
  • CMAT Cut Off scores
  • Section wise scores
  • Percentile secured
  • Cut Off rank
  • Registration or roll number

CMAT Previous Years' Cut Off

Candidates must also check the cut off percentiles/scores which were accepted at various colleges in the past few years. The CMAT cut off for the past few years is given below for reference:

CMAT Cut Off 2020

The colleges which gave admission to candidates who secured 90+ percentile in the CMAT 2020 are given below:

CMAT 2020 Colleges for 90+ Percentile
Branch CMAT 2020 Cut Off (Percentile)
CMAT 2020 Cut Off (Marks)
JBIMS Mumbai: Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies 99.99 320
SIMSREE Mumbai: Sydenham Institute of Management Studies And Research And Entrepreneurship Education 99.96 310
Great Lakes Chennai: Great Lakes Institute of Management - GLIM 90 232
GIM Goa: Goa Institute of Management 90 232
IFMR Graduate School of Business at KREA University 90 232
PUMBA: Department of Management Sciences University of Pune 90 232
SIMSR Mumbai: K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies And Research 90 232

The colleges which accepted candidates who had secured more than 80 percentile in the CMAT 2020 exam are as follows:

Colleges accepting 80+ percentile in CMAT 2020
Branch 2020 Cut Off (Percentile)
2020 Cut Off (Marks)
GLIM Gurgaon: Great Lakes Institute of Management 85 216
N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai 85 216
Xavier Business School (XBS), St Xavier’s University, Kolkata 85 216
AIMS Institutes Bangalore 80 204
BIMTECH Greater Noida: Birla Institute of Management Technology 80 204
Chetana’s Institute of Management and Research - CIMR Mumbai 80 204
CIMP: Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna 80 204
IMT Nagpur: Institute of Management Technology 80 204
Indus Business Academy - IBA Bangalore 80 204
IPE Hyderabad: Institute of Public Enterprise 80 204
ISBM Pune: International School of Business and Media 80 204
ITM Navi Mumbai 80 204
Jaipuria Institute of Management Lucknow 80 204
JIMS Rohini Delhi: Jagan Institute of Management Studies 80 204
KIIT School of Management - KSOM Bhubaneswar 80 204
Prin L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research 80 204
SDMIMD Mysore: SDM Institute For Management Development 80 204
SIES College of Management Studies, Navi Mumbai 80 204
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management - VJIM Hyderabad 80 204
WE School Bangalore: Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research 80 204
XIME Bangalore: Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship 80 204

Note: Most of the candidates are unable to meet the expected cutoff by top colleges due to minus marks scored in the CMAT Exam.

CMAT Cut Off 2019

The CMAT cut off recorded for various colleges in the academic session 2019 is tabulated below:

CMAT Cut Off 2019 in Percentile
Institute Cut off Percentile
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research 99.2 percentile
Goa Institute of Management 99.85 percentile
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies 99.92 percentile
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai 99.06 percentile
IFIM Business School, Bangalore 85 percentile
Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi 95 percentile
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida 82 percentile
BIT, Mesra  75 percentile
BIMTECH, Greater Noida 75 percentile
DY Patil School of Management, Pune 75 percentile

CMAT Cut Off 2018

The candidates can find the CMAT cut off percentiles for 2018 in this section.

CMAT Cut Off 2018 in Percentile
Institutes CMAT Cut Off percentile
Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi 85
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi 75
Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune 75
Goa Institute of Management, Goa 99.85
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida 82
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai 99.2
MET Institute of Management, Mumbai 97.27
Pune University Department of Management Studies (PUMBA DMS) 96.42
We School Mumbai 99.06
XISS Ranchi 95

Public Business Schools

Highlights of CMAT Cut Off criteria of Public Business schools, for the year 2018, are tabulated below:

CMAT Cut Off 2018 for Public Business Schools
B-Schools CMAT Cut off Percentile
Indian School of Mines University, Dhanbad 60 percentile
Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research, and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE), Mumbai 256 score (MMS)248 score (PGDBM)
Department of Management Studies, NIT Durgapur 156 score

Private Business Schools

Highlights of CMAT Cut Off Percentile for Private Business Schools, for the year 2018, are tabulated below:

CMAT Cut Off 2018 for Private Business Schools
Institutes of Business  CMAT Cut Off Percentile  CMAT Cut Off Score
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai - 280 score
Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai 85 percentile -
KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai 90 percentile -
Goa Institute of Management, Goa - 260 score
IFIM Business School, Bangalore 85 Percentile  
Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad - 200 score
Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore - 300 score
PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore 75 percentile -
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow 60 percentile -
School of Communication and Management Studies, Cochin 75 percentile -
Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Harihar & Pune 60 percentile + Profile-based shortlisting -
Thiagarajar School of Management, Madurai 60 percentile -
Siva Sivani Institute of Management, Secunderabad 60 percentile -
AIMS Bangalore 60 percentile -
Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Bangalore 85 percentile -
Pune University Department of Management Studies, Pune 60 percentile -
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida 60 percentile -
MIT School of Business, Pune - 200 score
Prestige Institute of Management, Gwalior 84 percentile -
SDMIMD, Mysore 50 percentile -
University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun - 213 Score
Acharya Bangalore B-School (ABBS), Bangalore - 260 score
Lovely Professional University (MBA), Phagwara 80 percentile -
Doon Business School, Dehradun 60 percentile -
Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology, Mohali - 220 out of 400
IES Management College and Research Centre, Mumbai - 198 score
Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Nagpur & Hyderabad 70 percentile -
Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi - 199 score
SIES College of Management Studies, Mumbai - 232 score
N L Dalmia Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai - 227 score
Singhad Institute, Pune - 200 score
Asia Pacific Institute of Management, Delhi - 180 score
Acharya School of Management, Bangalore 60 percentile -
Dehradun Institute of Technology, Dehradun 50 percentile -
ITS Institute of Management, Greater Noida 50 percentile -
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management, Hyderabad 75 percentile -
Galgotias Business School, Greater Noida 60 percentile -
BIMTECH Greater Noida 75 percentile -
Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Ranchi 75 percentile -
Mumbai Educational Trust’s (MET) Institute of Mgmt, Mumbai 75 percentile -
Dr D Y Patil Institute of Management, Pune 75 percentile -
National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM), Jaipur 45.5 percentile -
Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj College of Engineering, Buldana - 40 score
Indira School of Business Studies, Pune - 160 score
Alliance School of Business, Bangalore - 100+ score

Previous years CMAT cut off scores as per ranking

Ranks of CMAT Cut Off score with respect to the previous years of the exam, is given below in the form of a tabular column. Candidates can use this tabulation as an overall reference.

CMAT Cut Off scores for previous years
Ranking CMAT Cut Off 2017 CMAT Cut Off 2016 CMAT Cut Off 2015 CMAT Cut Off 2014
1 350 300 305 317
2 329 296 305 303
3 328 296 295 303
4 327 288 291 302
5 325 288 289 301
6 316 285 283 296
7 316 283 278 296
8 316 283 277 295
9 315 283 276 294
10 315 278 274 290

Apart from knowing the CMAT Cut Off scores, candidates should make sure to go through the selection procedure for the admissions into renowned institutions.

CMAT Selection Procedure

After the release of the results and the CMAT Cut Off scores, the candidates will be shortlisted based on those scores and will be subjected to a variety of stages of tests. These tests vary from institution to institution, and hence candidates are requested to know the complete format. The following are the stages involved in the CMAT Selection Procedure:

  • Group Discussion
  • Personal Interview
  • Written Ability Test
  • Final Selection

Candidates can visit the CMAT counselling page for further information about the selection procedure. 

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