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CAT 2016 and CAT 2015: Expected Cutoff, Sectional Cutoff and Analysis

Last Updated - April 01, 2017

CAT Result has been declared on January 9, 2017. Post result declaration each IIM releases separate cut off list to shortlist candidates for GD/PI rounds. IIMs have been known to have set an extremely high bar for the CAT Cutofffalling in the bracket of 95-99.98 percentile. Apart from the overall cut off, each institute also declares a sectional cut off. The sectional cut-off is the cut off for each section of the CAT Exam Pattern that the candidate needs to qualify along with the overall cut off.

CAT 2016 Expected Cutoff for Non-IIMs B-Schools

Candidates can check cut off for top non IIM B-Schools accepting CAT .

Name of CAT participating Non-IIMs B-SchoolCAT Percentile (Approximate)
UBS Chandigarh93 percentile
Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi (FMS, DU)98.20 Percentile
DMS, IIT Delhi98+ Percentile
SJMSOM, IIT Bombay99+ Percentile
Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras95+ Percentile
Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon95+ Percentile
S P Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai85+ Percentile
Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB)90+ Percentile
Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad90+ Percentile
National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai95+ Percentile
T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal85+ Percentile
Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai90+ Percentile
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CAT 2016 Expected Cutoff for IIMs

InstitutesCutoffSelection Process
IIM Ahmedabad99.5 percentileIIM Ahmedabad Selection Process
IIM Calcutta99 percentileIIM Calcutta Selection Process
IIM BangaloreMore than 90% (IIM Bangalore has not announced any specific percentile criteria)IIM Bangalore Selection Process
IIM Lucknow90 percentileIIM Lucknow Selection Process
IIM Kozhikode96.3 percentileIIM Kozhikode Selection Process
IIM Indore94.7 percentileIIM Indore Selection Process
IIM Shillong98.5 percentileIIM Shillong Selection Process
IIM Rohtak96 percentileIIM Rohtak Selection Process
IIM Ranchi92 percentileIIM Ranchi Selection Process
IIM Raipur91 percentileIIM Raipur Selection Process
IIM Trichy96.82 percentileIIM Trichy Selection Process
IIM Udaipur90 percentileIIM Udaipur Selection Process

As for the six new IIMs, getting a call for the next round will exclusively depend on CAT 2016 score. The percentile would rest around the range of 95-80 percentiles.

CAT 2016CAT 2016 CUTOFFCAT 2016 ResultsCAT 2015 CUTOFF

CAT 2015 Cutoff

Official Cutoff for CAT 2015 will be released after the exam to be held on November 16, 2015 and November 22, 2015.And the expected cutoff for the same can only be calculated on the basis of CAT 2014, 2013 and CAT 2012.It may vary this year due to new changes in the exam pattern

Correct QuestionsTotal Marks in 300PercentagePercentileCall from Colleges
611836199.5Minimum 3 IIMs
571715799At least 1 IIM + FMS
561685698At least 1 IIM + FMS
541625497ISB + FMS + SJMSOM
511535195.5MDI GR+ IMT GZB
491474995NITIE + TA PAI
481444894FORE + NIRMA + Manipal
461384693UBS Chandigarh
441324492IIFM, NIT Tiruchirapalli
411234191Wellingkar + Great Lakes Chennai
391173990IMI New Delhi
371113789IMFR Chennai
33993385Amity Noida


CAT 2015 Cutoff Analysis

College NameGeneralOBCSCST
 Sec 1 (%)Sec 2 (%)TotalSection 1 (%)Section 2 (%)TotalSection 1 (%)Section 2 (%)TotalSection 1 (%)Section 2 (%)Total
IIM Ahmedabad 898888.5767475545655525252
IIM Bangalore 858484.5747273555756485149.5
IIM Calcutta 848283757374535755474948
IIM Lucknow 838182787476565254434745
IIM Indore 868585.5757776545152.5495150
IIM Kozhikode 817980717874.5575355515251.5
IIM Shillong 798180727171.5515754524950.5
IIM Ranchi 828382.5737373535152504849
IIM Rohtak 828181.5777475.5525654474747
IIM Raipur 817980727171.5555856.5494647.5
IIM Trichy 828483747373.5545956.5485250
IIM Kashipur 798079.5737473.5525051494748
IIM Udaipur 808180.5706969.5535252.5474646.5

Factor affecting the determination of CAT Cutoff

CAT 2016 Cutoff will be determined by organizing authority after the declaration of CAT Result. CAT 2016 result will be declared tentatively on the middle week of January, 2016. The cutoff is the minimum marks which a candidate must obtain for qualifying entrance exam. Determination of Cut off is based on following factors:

  • Number of applications receive for CAT 2016
  • Previous year CAT cutoff
  • Number of candidates who actually attended CAT 2016
  • Performance of candidates in CAT exam
  • Level of difficulty in CAT entrance exam
  • Availability of seats



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