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IIT Kanpur MBA Cut Off 2018

Last Updated - September 12, 2017

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. 

Read About CAT Selection Process

  • Candidates need to score minimum CAT Cut Off to be eligible for admissions.
  • CAT cut off for IIT Kanpur is around 85 percentile for General and OBC category students, and is 75 percentile for other categories.
  • Those who secure the minimum required percentile will be called for GD and PI process.
  • The final selection will be based on overall fulfillment of eligibility set by IIT Kanpur.
  • The eligibility requirement includes- CAT Score, Percentage in class 10 and class 12 and marks in bachelor’s degree.
  • A final merit list will be prepared accordingly and candidates will be called for admission procedure, thereafter.

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur – CAT Cut Off

 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:

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must have obtained a minimum of 85 percentile in CAT, for General/OBC category student. For all other categories, the minimum percentile required is 75.
  • They must score at least 65% marks in Class 10 and 12.
  • At least 65% marks or 6.5 CPI in undergraduate or post graduate course is a must.

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:

CategoryMinimum CAT PercentileMinimum CAT 10 and 12 percentageMinimum UG or PG percentage
General and OBC856565
All others755555

Expected CAT Cut Off

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:

  • CAT cut off for general category students generally goes as high as 95 percentile, where the cut of OBC also nearly catches up with general category students at 92-93 percentile.
  • The cut of other categories such as SC and ST is a bit lower than general and OBC categories, at around 85 percentile.

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 MBA Admission Process

IIT Kanpur Admission Process is much similar to other business schools in the country. The process is explained below-

  • The process actually begins with candidate applying for and appearing in CAT Exam, as it is the basic and most necessary step.
  • After the declaration of CAT Results, candidates have to apply for admission at IIT Kanpur.
  • Application forms are generally made available on the next day of results.
  • After this, IIT Kanpur prepares the merit lists and shortlists candidates for GDPI process.
  • Shortlisted candidates are invited to attend the GDPI process.
  • A candidate then has to appear in the Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
  • After all this, candidates are offered admission according to their score in CAT and GDPI round.

CAT Cut Off for Other IIMs

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-SchoolsCut off in Percentile
IIM, BangaloreCAT: 99.5+
IIM, AhmedabadCAT: 99.6+
IIM, CalcuttaCAT: 99.5+
IIM, LucknowCAT: 99.5+
IIM, KozhikodeCAT: 96.3+
IIT, RoorkeeCAT: 94.6+
IIM, IndoreCAT: 94.7+
IIM, RohtakCAT: 97.11+
IIM, RaipurCAT: 90.0+
IIM, TrichyCAT: 94.0+



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