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IIT Kanpur has released admission criteria for MBA aspirants. The admission will be based on CAT percentile and performance of the aspirant in GD/PIs. Although IITs offer admission to the engineering courses, however, through CAT, IITs like Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur and Madras offer admission to Post Graduate Programs in Management as well based on CAT Scores.
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As mentioned above, CAT cut off for IIT Kanpur is the minimum percentile that a candidate needs to obtain to get admission in the MBA program of IIT Kanpur. The cut off or minimum percentile depends upon a lot of factors, such as number of test takers or number of available seats. However, before moving on to the cut off part, let us take a look at the minimum eligibility criteria for getting shortlisted for admission or GD/PI rounds at IIT Kanpur:
Candidates must know that this is just an eligibility criterion. Fulfilling these conditions does not guarantee admission in IIT Kanpur or even a GDPI call. Here is a table summing up the minimum eligibility criteria for admission in MBA program at IIT Kanpur:
|Category||Minimum CAT Percentile||Minimum CAT 10 and 12 percentage||Minimum UG or PG percentage|
|General and OBC||85||65||65|
The percentile for eligibility criteria for admission in IIT Kanpur may seem a mediocre one but the actual cut offs for admissions go considerably higher than this. This is due to the reputation of the institute that it has created.
One more thing that plays an important role in the selection is the profile of candidate. IIT K gives preference to candidates who have great academic scores and work experience, so candidates can be in a situation when a candidate with a bit lower percentile gets a call for GDPI process due to his work experience. However, the expected CAT cut off, according to the trends in previous years are as follows:
The above shown percentile is the percentile which generally tends to be the final percentile for getting admission at IIT Kanpur. However, many candidates do get shortlisted for GDPI round at around 90th percentile (General Category), but the chances of getting admission at such a percentile are very low.
IIT Kanpur Admission Process is much similar to other business schools in the country. The process is explained below-
IIM, Ahmedabad has the highest cut off percentile set at 99.6 while among the other IIMs, IIM Raipur has the lowest percentile i.e., 90+. The CAT cut off for all the IIMs has been listed below for the convenience of CAT aspirants.
|B-Schools||Cut off in Percentile|
|IIM, Bangalore||CAT: 99.5+|
|IIM, Ahmedabad||CAT: 99.6+|
|IIM, Calcutta||CAT: 99.5+|
|IIM, Lucknow||CAT: 99.5+|
|IIM, Kozhikode||CAT: 96.3+|
|IIT, Roorkee||CAT: 94.6+|
|IIM, Indore||CAT: 94.7+|
|IIM, Rohtak||CAT: 97.11+|
|IIM, Raipur||CAT: 90.0+|
|IIM, Trichy||CAT: 94.0+|
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