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Top B-schools Accepting CMAT Scores in India

Last Updated - November 10, 2016

CMAT stands for Common Management Admission Test. It is a National level computer based online test conducted every year for admission to management programs in AICTE approved B-Schools. This year CMAT will be conducted on January 28, 2017.

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The CMAT 2017 result will be declared in February 2017. After the result declaration for CMAT, each participating institute releases its cut off and shortlists candidates for the selection rounds.  

CMAT Cut-off

The CMAT 2017 cut-off score for MBA program will be declared soon after the declaration of results. The cut-off list   furnishes the minimum possible score, which can be considered for selecting the candidates for subsequent selection modes - Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

 The cut-off for the top B-Schools is very high ranging generally in the bracket of 97-99 percentiles. As per analysis, the expected CMAT 2017 cut-off will not vary much from the cut-off trend of the last year.

The CMAT cut off score may vary yearly. Following are the few factors which primarily affect the cut-off every year.

  • The total number of students appearing for the CMAT exam.
  • The  level of  Difficulty of the question paper 
  • Number of participating institutes
  • Reservation system followed by the colleges
  • Cut Off  marks of previous years
  • Total  seats intake capacity
  • Marking scheme

Public B-school participating in CMAT

Given below is the table which shows the names of the top Public B-schools participating in CMAT 2017 and their expected cut-offs for the year 2017 in no particular order.

Top Public B-Schools participating in CMAT
Name of the B-schoolExpected Cut-off for CMAT 2017 
1Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Kolkata.200.45
2Sydenham Institute of Management Studies (SIMS), Research and Entrepreneurship Education, Mumbai214.66
3University of North Bengal, Siliguri
4Department of Business Management, Osmania University, Hyderabad
5National Institute of Technology (NIT), Durgapur205.71
6BK School of Business Management, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad
7ABV- Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior267.6
8Institute of Management Studies, Ranchi University, Ranchi

Private B-School participating in CMAT

There are large number of Private B-Schools participating in CMAT 2017.The top most private B-schools along with their expected cut-offs are listed below  in no particular order:

Top Private B-Schools participating in CMAT 
Name of the Private B-schoolExpected Cut-off for CMAT 2017 
1.Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai292.66
2.KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai243.25
3.Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai260.42
4.Goa Institute of Management, Goa241.5
5.Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra233.17
6.Institute for Financial Management and Research, Changambakkam.281.34
7.Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad223.98
8.Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore.229.55
9.PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore213.13
10.Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune220.12
11.Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow211.2
12.Alliance School of Business, Bangalore211.51
13.Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Harihar208.16
14.SCMS Cochin School of Business, Cochin209.31
15.Thiagarajar School of Management, Thirupparankundram203.11
16.MS Ramaiah Institute of Management, Bangalore205.65
17.VIT Business School, Vellore194.82
18.Siva Sivani Institute of Management, Secunderabad195.81
19.Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Bangalore186.72
20.Acharya Institute of Mgmt and Sc. , Bangalore190.77
21.KIIT School of Management, Bhubaneswar178
22.ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai184.25
23.Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida180.23
24.Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies, Cochin173.37
25.Balaji Institute of Telecom and Management, Tathawade177.48
26.Institute of Rural Management, Jaipur164.68
27.Acharya Institute of Technology, Bangalore159.35
28.DC School of Management and Technology, Pullikkanam159.57
29.Prestige Institute of Management and Research, Indore158.52
30.NSHM Knowledge Campus, Kolkata159.08
31.ITM School of Business, Gwalior160.25
32.MAEER’s MIT School of Business, Pune158.73
33.Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida
34.SIES College of Management Studies, Navi Mumbai
35.Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management, Ahmedabad
36.Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad
37.SRM University, Chennai
38.Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi
39.Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development, Mysore
40.College of Management and Economics Studies ( University of Petroleum and Energy Studies) , Dehradun
41.FLAME University, Pune
42.Regional College of Management, Bhubaneswar
43.Woxsen School of Business, Hyderabad
44.Lovely Professional University, Phagwara
45.Myra School of Business, Mysore
46.KIIT School of Rural Management, Bhubaneswar
47.Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Pune.
48.Institute of Management Studies, Noida
49.Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur
50.Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur

On the basis of the cut off score, candidates are then called for the selection rounds by the respective institutes. The selection process may further comprise of three stages. The three stages of selection are illustrated below:

  1. Written Ability Test : The candidate shall be given one or more topics on which he/ she is required to write a brief essay in time duration 15 minutes to 45 minutes.
  2. Group Discussion: The second stage is a called GD in which 8-10 candidates are given a topic to discuss. This round is to access the dynamics of the candidate.
  3. Interview: This is the final round of selection in which candidate has to present him before a panel of 4-8 interviewees. This round is to test the candidate on their academic background, work experience, hobbies, interests etc.

The final admission of the candidate in the concerned B-school will be determined by the overall performance of the candidate in the subsequent selection rounds.



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