CAT Cut-off predictions 2021 and what it means for CAT 2022

Everyone’s anxiously waiting for CAT’s cut-off’s to be released. Here are our predictions based on previous year’s cut-offs.

Every year, the Indian Institutes of Management conduct the CAT Exam. The IIMs and many non-IIMs accept CAT scores. They accept it based on the cut-offs released in that particular year. So, CAT cut-off for 2021 will be released by IIMs after the release of CAT results. Many are expecting the results to be released in the first week of January, probably.

The CAT Exam’s cut-off for each IIM can be predicted to an extent, depending on the following factors:

  • Difficulty level of the CAT Exam that year
  • Number of aspirants who chose to appear for the exam
  • The Number of candidates who cleared the exam
  • Number of seats available in a particular institute
  • All India Ranking of a particular institute

CAT Cut-off 2021 : Scores and Percentile

Here is the table below to know the range of Scores. These range of scores can be used to predict the percentile of a candidate.

CAT 2021 Percentile VARC Score DILR Score Quantitative Aptitude Score Overall Score
99.5%ile 45 33 48 104
99%ile 41 29 42 97
98%ile 37 26 37 86
95%ile 32 21 28 72
90%ile 27 17 23 59
85%ile 23 15 19 52
80%ile 21 13 16 44

 

CAT 2021 Cut-off Predictions — College-Wise

The cut-off is the minimum marks required to qualify in the exam. The cut-off also depends on which college you are going to apply for.

Below are the predicted cut-offs for this year:

IIM Ahmedabad

Category VARC DILR QA Aggregate
General 70 70 70 80
NC- OBC-cum-Trangender 65 65 65 75
SC 60 60 60 70
ST 50 50 50 60
PwD (General, NC-OBC-cum-Trangender, SC) 60 60 60 70
PwD 50 50 50 60

IIM Bangalore

Caste Category VARC DILR QA Aggregate
General 80 75 75 85
NC — OBC 70 65 65 75
Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) 70 65 65 75
Schedule Caste (SC) 65 60 60 70
Schedule Tribe (ST) 55 55 55 65
PwD 50 50 50 60

IIM Calcutta

Caste Category VARC DILR QA Aggregate
General 75 80 80 85
NC-OBC 65 65 70 75
EWS 65 65 70 75
Schedule Caste (SC) 60 60 65 70
Schedule Tribe (ST) 55 55 55 65
PwD 55 55 55 65

IIM Lucknow

Category VARC DILR QA Aggregate
General Category 85 85 85 90
NC-OBC 77 77 77 82
Schedule Caste (SC) 55 55 55 70
Schedule Tribe (ST) 50 50 50 65
PwD 50 50 50 65
Economically Weaker Sections 77 77 77 82

IIM Raipur

Category VARC DILR QA Aggregate
General Category 80 80 80 94
Economically Weaker Sections 60 60 60 75
NC-OBC 60 60 60 75
Schedule Castes (SC) 45 45 45 54
Schedule Tribes (ST) 30 30 30 40
Differently-Abled Person (DAP) 30 30 30 40

CAT Cut-off for Non-IIM College

Business Schools Expected Percentile Cut-off
Faculty of Management Studies 98-99
SPJIMR 95-99
IMT 95-97
JBIMS 96
MDI 97-99
IMI 90
GIM ≥85
MICA ≥80
XIME 70

What these Cut-offs mean for 2022?

The Cut-offs for this year will determine the minimum percentile requirement for admission into the Business Schools. As a result, every Indian Institute of Management has its own eligibility criteria.  Consequently, it should be noted that meeting the minimum eligibility criteria is not enough. It does not guarantee admission into an institute. It should be noted that getting into IIMs and any other Business school is not a cakewalk. Consequently, getting a good percentile in CAT exam is only putting the foot into the door of getting into a Business School.

Specifically, to get into an IIM you have to go through a rigorous process of two-steps.

Admission Procedure for IIMs:

1. The first stage is clearing the CAT Exam or Common Aptitude conducted by the IIMS every year.

2. After getting the required Cut-off and the composite score, the candidate if selected will be called for either a Written test or a Group Discussion and a Personal Interview.

3. Additionally, the candidates are required to provide two letters of recommendations. The LOCs should contain a profound account of your professional and academic abilities.

4. Lastly, the final offer will be made. This will be decided on a lot of factors. Some of these factors are work experience, gender, school board etc.

 

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