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CAT 2017 Section Wise Cut Off

Last Updated - September 01, 2017

Candidates who will appear for CAT 2017 will have to clear an overall cut off percentile as well as sectional cut off percentile to appear for next rounds. Below is the curated list of sectional cut offs for the last three years and expected CAT cut off 2017. 

  • CAT will be conducted by IIM Lucknow this year on 26 November 2017.
  • Sectional cut off percentile is the minimum percentile a candidate must score in each section of the test paper to qualify for GD-PI.
  • CAT Cutoff 2017 will be announced by each IIM ahead of the exam.
  • Most other B-Schools (Non-IIMs) will release their CAT Cutoff 2017 only after CAT Result has been declared.
  • In order to ensure fairness and equity in comparison of performances of the candidates across different test sessions, the scores of the candidates shall be subjected to a process o Normalization.
  • Results for the same will be out in the second week of January 2018. 
  • CAT participating institutes for 2017will demand greater cut off as the exam is expected to be easier as compared to CAT 2016.

​​​Quantitative Ability

The minimum CAT percentile for 2017-19 admission announced by the IIMs for Quantitative Ability have been given below. 

Sectional Cut-off for Quantitative Ability for CAT 2016

S NO.COLLEGEGENERALOBCSCSTDA/PwD
1IIM Ahmedabad7065605060
2IIM Bangalore8070656060
3IIM Calcutta≥ 80≥ 75≥ 65≥ 60≥ 65
4IIM Indore8070554545
5IIM Lucknow8577555055
6IIM Udaipur8072605050
7IIM Rohtak8070454050
8IIM Kashipur8072605050
9IIM Raipur8072605050
10IIM Trichy8072605050

Prior to CAT 2015, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation were combined to make one section of the test paper. In CAT 2015, however, the Quantitative ability was one separate section with a total of 34 questions.

Sectional Cut-off for Quantitative Ability for CAT 2015

S NO.COLLEGEGENERALOBCSCSTDA/PwD
1IIM Ahmedabad8075706070
2IIM Bangalore8070606060
3IIM Calcutta8075656065
4IIM Indore8070554545
5IIM Lucknow8577555055
6IIM Shillong7070605050
7IIM Rohtak8070454050
8IIM Ranchi8072605050
9IIM Raipur8072605050
10IIM Trichy8072605050
11IIM Udaipur8072605050
12IIM Kashipur8072605050

Sectional cut off for Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation for CAT 2014

S NO.COLLEGEGENERALOBCSCSTDA/PwD
1IIM Ahmedabad8580757575
2IIM Bangalore8070505050
3IIM Calcutta8575656060
4IIM Indore8575505050
5IIM Lucknow8575555055
6IIM Shillong7070 -5050
7IIM Rohtak8070454050
8IIM Ranchi8072605050
9IIM Raipur8072605050
10IIM Trichy8072605050
11IIM Udaipur8072605050
12IIM Kashipur8072605050

Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation

The DILR section was for CAT 2016 was a bit easier in terms of the amount of calculation or logic. However, it was certainly lengthy and more time to consume. 

Sectional cut off for Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT 2016

S NO.COLLEGEGENERALOBCSCSTDA/PwD
1IIM Ahmedabad7065605060
2IIM Bangalore8070656060
3IIM Calcutta≥ 80≥ 75≥ 65≥ 60≥ 65
4IIM Indore8070554545
5IIM Lucknow8577555055
6IIM Udaipur8072605050
7IIM Rohtak8070454050
8IIM Kashipur8072605050
9IIM Raipur8072605050
10IIM Trichy8072605050

In CAT 2015, Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation were combined to make one separate section.The questions in the logical reasoning section are asked mainly from Seating Arrangement, Blood Relations, Syllogism, Venn diagram, Propositions, Data Arrangement, Puzzles, Assumptions, Statements, Clocks and Calendars, Sets etc.In CAT 2015, this section consisted of 32 questions.

Sectional cut off for Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT 2015

NO.COLLEGEGENERALOBCSCSTDA/PwD
1IIM Ahmedabad8075706070
2IIM Bangalore8070656060
3IIM Calcutta8075656065
4IIM Indore8070554545
5IIM Lucknow8577555055
6IIM Shillong7070605050
7IIM Rohtak8070454050
8IIM Ranchi8072605050
9IIM Raipur8072605050
10IIM Trichy8072605050
11IIM Udaipur8072605050
12IIM Kashipur8072605050

Before CAT 2015, Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning together made up for one section of the test paper.

Sectional cut off for Verbal Reasoning and Logical Reasoning for CAT 2014

S NO.COLLEGEGENERALOBCSCSTDA/PwD
1IIM Ahmedabad8580757575
2IIM Bangalore9080505050
3IIM Calcutta8575656060
4IIM Indore8575506060
5IIM Lucknow8575555055
6IIM Shillong7070-5050
7IIM Rohtak8070454050
8IIM Ranchi8070454050
9IIM Raipur7063605055
10IIM Trichy8072605055
11IIM Udaipur8072605055
12IIM Kashipur8061.4350.440.0842.21

Verbal and Reading Comprehension

VARC the first section in CAT 2016 paper had 5 passages of RC for 24 Questions overall. It was a pleasant surprise as the RC passages were not very long and quite a few questions were direct.

Sectional cut off for Verbal and Reading Comprehension for CAT 2016

NO.COLLEGEGENERALOBCSCSTDA/PwD
1IIM Ahmedabad7065605060
2IIM Bangalore8575706060
3IIM Calcutta≥80≥75≥65≥60≥65
4IIM Indore8070554545
5IIM Lucknow8577555055
6IIM Rohtak8070454050
7IIM Ranchi8072605050
8IIM Raipur8072605050
9IIM Trichy8072605050
10IIM Udaipur8072605050
11IIM Kashipur8072605050

In the year 2015, Verbal and Reading Comprehension was introduced as a stand-alone third section in the test paper. Below is the sectional cut off for VRC section for CAT 2015.

Sectional cut off for Verbal and Reading Comprehension for CAT 2015

NO.COLLEGEGENERALOBCSCSTDA/PwD
1IIM Ahmedabad8075706070
2IIM Bangalore8575706060
3IIM Calcutta8075656065
4IIM Indore8070554545
5IIM Lucknow8577555055
6IIM Shillong7070605050
7IIM Rohtak8070454050
8IIM Ranchi8072605050
9IIM Raipur8072605050
10IIM Trichy8072605050
11IIM Udaipur8072605050
12IIM Kashipur8072605050

CAT 2017 Section Wise Cut Off

If past trends are anything to go by, the easier the CAT, the higher the cut off. This means that if CAT 2017 is easier, then CAT Cutoff 2017 will invariably be higher. Candidates must follow CAT preparation tips in order to score well.

Sectional Cut-off for Quantitative Ability for CAT 2017

S NO.COLLEGEGENERALOBCSCSTDA/PwD
1IIM Ahmedabad7270655565
2IIM Bangalore8575706565
3IIM Calcutta≥ 80≥ 75≥ 65≥ 60≥ 65
4IIM Indore8070554545
5IIM Lucknow8577555055
6IIM Udaipur8575655555
7IIM Rohtak8575555055
8IIM Kashipur8575655555
9IIM Raipur8575655555
10IIM Trichy8575655555

Sectional CAT Cut-off 2017 for Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation

S NO.COLLEGEGENERALOBCSCSTDA/PwD
1IIM Ahmedabad7270655565
2IIM Bangalore8575706565
3IIM Calcutta≥ 80≥ 75≥ 65≥ 60≥ 65
4IIM Indore8070554545
5IIM Lucknow8577555055
6IIM Udaipur8575655555
7IIM Rohtak8575555055
8IIM Kashipur8575655555
9IIM Raipur8575655555
10IIM Trichy8575655555

Sectional Cut-off for Verbal and Reading Comprehension for CAT 2017

S NO.COLLEGEGENERALOBCSCSTDA/PwD
1IIM Ahmedabad7270655565
2IIM Bangalore8575706565
3IIM Calcutta≥ 80≥ 75≥ 65≥ 60≥ 65
4IIM Indore8070554545
5IIM Lucknow8577555055
6IIM Udaipur8575655555
7IIM Rohtak8575555055
8IIM Kashipur8575655555
9IIM Raipur8575655555
10IIM Trichy8575655555

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