CAT 2017 Cutoff

CAT 2017 Cut Off

CAT Cut off 2017 is the minimum percentile score for admission to MBA/PGDM programs in Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) and other B-schools in India. Every CAT College releases its separate category-wise cutoff. It is important to clear CAT Sectional & Overall Cutoff to participate in WAT-GD/PI rounds.

IIM Lucknow has released CAT Results 2017 on January 8. To download scorecard, visit iimcat.ac.in.CAT Exam was successfully conducted on Nov 26.

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The following table indicates expected CAT 2017 cut of for all participating IIMs

Name of IIM Reference Links
IIM Ahmedabad Click Here
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IIM Calcutta Click Here
IIM Lucknow Click Here
IIM Kozhikode Click Here
IIM Indore Click Here
IIM Tiruchirappalli Click Here
IIM Raipur Click Here
IIM Udaipur Click Here
IIM Rohtak Click Here
IIM Kashipur Click Here
IIM Ranchi Click Here
IIM Bodh Gaya Click Here
IIM Visakhapatnam Click Here
IIM Amritsar Click Here
IIM Jammu Click Here
IIM Sirmaur Click Here
IIM Nagpur Click Here
IIM Sambalpur Click Here
  • Total Marks for CAT 2017 is 300 (100 questions each of 1 mark)
  • All the IIMs will announce their separate cut-offs. 
  • Apart from IIMs, other participating B-Schools will also release their own CAT cut offs.
  • Cat Cut off percentile for IIM Ahmedabad last year was 99.6 percentile.
  • The scores are announced category and sectional wise. Candidates must clear the sectional as well as overall cut off in order to get shortlisted for GD and PI rounds.
  • For shortlisting candidates for GD/PI round, along with CAT Score candidate’s academic work and relevant work experience will be also taken into account.

IIM CAT Selection Procedure

IIM Selection Procedure is announced individually announced by all institutes. The process involves shortlisting of candidates and then appearing for Group Discussion/Written Ability Test and Personal Interview.

The cut off for 2-years PGDM program at IIM Bangalore had been around 90 percentile in the last few years. IIM Bangalore will award 60% weight to other parameters and 40% weight to CAT 2017 scores in the first stage shortlisting process for final admission round to PGP 2017-19 batch. Check IIM Bangalore CAT Cut Off 2017.

IIM Lucknow has also reduced the weightage given to the CAT scores to 60%. Check IIM Lucknow CAT Cutoff


CAT 2017 cut off is announced by the respective IIMs after the declaration of result. Other top business schools also release their cut offs after CAT Result is announced. Mainly the old IIMs and top notch b-schools such as MDI Gurgaon, XLRI Jamshedpur etc have a high cut off. The following table represents a list of institutes based on CAT Cut Off where we have classified IIMs and B-schools on the basis of the level of cut offs. Check Top Non IIM Institutes and their Admission Criteria

Rating Level (Approx. CAT cut-off Percentiles for General)Institutes
A+ I (CAT Percentile 98.5+) IIM-A, IIM-B, IIM-C, IIM-K, IIM-I, IIM-L, FMS, MDI-PGPM, IIT- B, RGIIMS
II (CAT Percentile 96.5+) SPJIMR, IIT-D, NITIE-PGDIM, JBIMS, MDI-PGP HR/IM, IIM-RH, IIM-RN, IIM-RP, IIM-KS, IIM-UP, IIM-T
III (CAT Percentile 94.5+) IIT-KH, IIT-KN, IIT-C, IIT-R, IISc-B, IIM-BG, IIM-N, IIM-V, IIM-Asr, IIM-Sam, IIM-Srm, MDI-M, IIM-A (ABM), IIM-L (ABM)
A I (CAT Percentile 90+) MICA, IMT-G/N, IMI-D, FSM, IRMA, TAPMI, KJSIMSR, UBS-CHD, SPJAIN-D/S, BIM, NIRMA, PUMBA
II (CAT Percentile 87+) WIMDR-M, LBSIM, LIBA, IMI-K/B, GLIM, BIMTECH-PGDM/IB, IBS-ICFAI, MFC-DU, IFMR, MIB-DU, MHROD-DU, IMT-H
III (CAT Percentile 85+) MISB, ISBM-P, AJKMCRC, IIMC (Mass Com Delhi), WIMDR-B, BIMTECH-Retail/Insurance, IIFM, MBE-DU

Top B-schools Accepting CAT Score

Apart from the top leading IIMs of India, there are Indian Institute of Technologies (IITs) and other top B-schools that accept CAT score too. The expected CAT 2017 percentile for some of the CAT 2017 Participating Institutes is provided in the table given below-

Name of the Institute CAT 2017 Expected Cutoff
Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi  98.20 Percentile
DMS, IIT Delhi 98+ Percentile
SJMSOM, IIT Bombay 99+ Percentile
Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras 95+ Percentile
Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon 95+ Percentile
S P Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai 85+ Percentile
Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB) 90+ Percentile
Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad 90+ Percentile
National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai 95+ Percentile
T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal 85+ Percentile
Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai 80+ Percentile

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IIM Ahmedabad CAT Cutoff 2017

Since 2014, the cut-off for IIM Ahmedabad has always fallen in the bracket of 99 percentile. The table below provides the estimated CAT 2017 Cut off section wise data for IIM Ahmedabad.

Sections General NC-OBC-cum transgender SC ST DA
Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile rank (VRC) 75 50 65 60 60
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile (DIILR) 70 50 65 60 60
Quantitative Aptitude Percentile Rank (QA) 70 50 65 60 60
Overall percentile rank (PT) 80 60 75 70 70

IIM Bangalore CAT Cutoff 2017

IIM Bangalore is one of the earliest IIMs and like IIM-A it is also considered one of the best institutes for the management programs. Cut off percentile for IIM Bangalore too, often crosses the mark of 90 percentile in the case of general categories. However, the fluctuation of cut-off seems to vary in the past three years. The aspirants of 2017 can check the trend of cut-offs set by the IIM Bangalore below.

The table below shows the overall Expected CAT 2017 cut off percentile for different categories set by IIM Bangalore:

Sections General NC-OBC SC ST DA
Sections General NC-OBC SC ST DA
Section 1 (QA & DI) 80 70 50 50 50
Section 2 (VA & LR) 90 80 50 50 50
Aggregate 90 80 70 70 60

IIM Calcutta CAT Cutoff 2017

IIM Calcutta is considered one of the leading institutes in India for MBA in Finance. Understandably, the cut off for every year reaches more than 90 percentile. The table below shows the trend of the Expected overall CAT 2017 cut off percentile for the last three years for IIM Calcutta.

Section General NC-OBC SC ST DA
Section 1 (Quantitative Ability) 80 75 65 60 65
Section 2 (Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning) 80 75 65 60 65
Section 3 (Verbal Ability) 80 75 65 60 65
Overall 90 85 70 70 70

IIM Indore CAT Cutoff 2017

IIM Indore is among the earliest 5 IIMs. The cut off for IIM Indore also falls in the bracket of ≥90 %ile. 

The table below states the expected CAT 2017 Cut off for IIM Indore-

Sections General OBC SC PWD ST
Section 1 (QA) 80 70 55 45 45
Section 2 (DI & LR) 80 70 55 45 45
Section 3 (VARC) 80 70 55 45 45
Aggregate 90 80 60 50 50

IIM Lucknow CAT Cutoff 2017

IIM Lucknow has set the cut off at 90 percentile for the last 3 years. The table below has the Expected overall CAT 2017 cut off percentile for IIM Lucknow:

Section Open NC-OBC SC ST DA
Section 1 (Quantitative Ability) 85 77 55 50 55
Section 2 (Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning) 85 77 55 50 55
Section 3 (Verbal Ability) 85 77 55 50 55
Overall 90 82 70 65 70

IIM Shillong CAT Cutoff 2017

IIM Shillong was established in 2007. This IIM generally declares sectional cut off and does not reveal the overall cut off percentile required to expect a call for the selection procedure.

The expected CAT 2017 cut offs for IIM Shillong is given below:

Sections General & OBC SC ST DA
Section 1 (QA) 70 60 50 50
Section 2 (DI & LR) 70 60 50 50
Section 3 (VARCC) 70 60 50 50

IIM Kozhikode CAT Cutoff 2017

The cut off for IIM Kozhikode has remained constant for the last few years. The table below shows the Expected CAT 2017 cut off below:

Sections General OBC SC ST/DA
Section 1 (QA) 80 70 50 40
Section 2 (DI & LR) 80 70 50 40
Section 3 (VARC) 80 70 50 40
Overall 90 80 65 55

IIM Rohtak CAT Cutoff 2017

IIM Rohtak is one of the newer IIMs and hence the cut off is a little lower than the other older IIMs. This table gives an expected CAT 2017 cut off for IIM Rohtak.

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC PWD
Section 1 (QA & DI) 80 45 40 70 50
Section 2 (VA & LR) 80 45 40 70 50
Aggregate 85 60 60 75 60

IIM Ranchi CAT Cutoff 2017

The overall Expected CAT 2017 Cut off for IIM Ranchi is geven in the table below:

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC PWD
Section 1 (QA) 80 60 50 72 50
Section 2 (DI & LR) 80 60 50 72 50
Section 3 (VARC) 80 60 50 72 50
Aggregate 90 75 65 81 65

IIM Trichy CAT Cutoff 2017

IIM Trichy has reached the percentile of 90 for the last 3 years. The overall Expected CAT 2017 cut off for IIM Trichy is given in the table below:

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC PWD
Section 1 (QA & DI) 80 60 50 72 55
Section 2 (VA & LR) 80 60 50 72 55
Aggregate 90 75 65 81 70

IIM Udaipur CAT Cutoff 2017

IIM Udaipur reached the level of 96 percentile in the year 2014. However, in 2015 the cut off for IIM Udaipur went to 90 percentile.The overall Expected CAT 2017 cut off for IIM Udaipur according to the categories for the last two years is given in the table below:

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC
Section 1 (QA) 80 60 50 72
Section 2 (DI & LR) 80 60 50 72
Section 3 (VARC) 80 60 50 72
Aggregate 90 75 65 81

IIM Kashipur CAT Cutoff 2017

The cut off for IIM Kashipur reaches around 90 percentile. The expected CAT 2017 overall cut off percentile for IIM Kashipur is given below:

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC PWD
Section 1 (QA) 80 60 50 72 50
Section 2 (DI & LR) 80 60 50 72 50
Section 3 (VARC) 80 60 50 72 50
Aggregate 90 75 65 81 65

IIM Nagpur CAT Cutoff 2017

Candidates can get the idea of IIM Nagpur admission status through CAT cut off 2017, which is 

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC PWD
Section 1 (QA) 80 60 50 72 50
Section 2 (DI & LR) 80 60 50 72 50
Section 3 (VARC) 80 60 50 72 50
Aggregate 90 75 65 81 65
Seats Available 28 9 5 16 2

IIM Visakhapatnam CAT Cutoff 2017

CAT Cut Off for IIM Visakhapatnam is given below-

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC PWD
Section 1 (QA) 80 60 50 70 50
Section 2 (DI & LR) 80 60 50 70 50
Section 3 (VARC) 85 60 50 75 50
Aggregate 90 75 65 80 65

IIM Bodh Gaya CAT Cutoff 2017

CAT 2017 Cut Off for IIM Bodh Gaya is provided in the table below-

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC DA
Section 1 (QA) ≥ 70 ≥ 50 ≥ 30 ≥ 58 ≥ 30
Section 2 (DI & LR) ≥ 70 ≥ 50 ≥ 30 ≥ 58 ≥ 30
Section 3 (VARC) ≥ 70 ≥ 50 ≥ 30 ≥ 58 ≥ 30
Aggregate ≥ 96 ≥ 59 ≥ 40 ≥ 77.5 ≥ 45

IIM Sirmaur CAT Cutoff 2017

The sectional and overall CAT Cut Off for IIM Sirmaur is represented in the table given below-

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC DAP
Section 1 (QA) 75 50 45 68 50
Section 2 (DI & LR) 75 50 45 68 50
Section 3 (VARC) 75 50 45 68 50
Aggregate 80 70 65 72 70

IIM Sambalpur CAT Cutoff 2017

The sectional and overall CAT Cut Off for IIM Sambalpur is provided in the table given below-

Sections General SC ST NC-OBC DA
Section 1 (QA) 80 55 45 70 45
Section 2 (DI & LR) 80 55 45 70 45
Section 3 (VARC) 80 55 45 70 45
Aggregate 90 60 50 80 50

IIM Amritsar CAT Cutoff 2017

The minimum eligibility criteria used by IIM Amritsar are given below-

Sections General NC-OBC SC ST DA
Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile rank (VRC) 70 55 50 30 30
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile (DILR) 70 55 50 30 30
Quantitative Aptitude Percentile Rank (QA) 77 55 50 30 30
Overall Percentile Rank (PT) 90 75 55 35 35

IIM Jammu CAT Cutoff 2017

IIM Jammu established in 2017 so there was no interview for the selection of Post Graduate Programme in Management. The admission was purely based on final merit list. The given below table depicts the CAT 2016 cut off for IIM Jammu.

Sections General NC-OBC SC ST DA
Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile rank (VRC) 75 68 50 45 50
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile (DILR) 75 68 50 45 50
Quantitative Aptitude Percentile Rank (QA) 75 68 50 45 50
Overall percentile rank (PT) 80 72 65 60 70

CAT 2017 Cutoff for Non-IIMs B-School

Name of CAT Participating Non-IIMs B-School CAT Cut Off Percentile
UBS Chandigarh 90
MDI Gurgaon 92
Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) 95
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai 95
S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai 85
T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal 86
Department of Management Studies (DMS), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) 98
Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi, Delhi 98
Department of Management Studies (DoMS), Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) 90
National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai 95
LIBA Chennai 90
Sydenham Institute of Management Studies and Research and Entrepreneurship Education, Mumbai 99
Department of Industrial and Management Engineering (IME), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur 85
Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSOM), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 95
Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB) 90
Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad 90
International Management Institute (IMI) Delhi 90
Bharathidasan Institute of Management 95
Nirma Institute of Management 94
KJ Somaiya Institute of Management and Research – Mumbai 92
Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad 90
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