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CAT 2017 Non- IIM Participating Institutions, Top Institutions and their Selection Procedure

Last Updated - August 23, 2017

CAT 2017 scores will be accepted by 20 IIMs (Indian Institute of Management) and more than 111 Non- IIMs across India. The Department of Management Studies of IITs, NITs, IIITs, DTU and IISc, Faculty of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University, and Delhi University (DU) are among top CAT 2017 Participating institutes other than IIMs.

  • CAT 2017 has been scheduled on  November 26, 2017 (Sunday).
  • CAT Result will be declared in January 2018
  • List of shortlisted candidates will be announced by the participating institutes on the basis of CAT Cutoff for appearing in the final selection procedure.
  • CAT Selection will include CAT Result, GD/PI and Written Ability Test. 

Non - IIM Institutions using CAT 2017 Scores

Below- mentioned is the list of Non- IIM institutions which prefer CAT scores

State or CityName of the Institute
Andhra PradeshUniversity of Hyderabad (School of Management Studies)
Institute of Management Technology, Hyderabad
GITAM School of International Business
ChandigarhChitkara Business School
University Business School, Chandigarh
GujaratSchool of Petroleum Management, PDPU
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India.
Institute of Rural Management, Anand
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
Institute of Management, Nirma University
Amrut Mody School of Management
JharkhandXavier Institute of Social Service
Madhya PradeshIndian Institute of Information Technology & Management, Gwalior
Indian Institute of Forest Management
OdishaXavier Institute of Management (XIMB), Xavier University
KIIT School of Management, KIIT University
Asian School of Business Management
Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH)
Tamil NaduNational Institute of Technology
Institute of Financial Management & Research
Great Lakes Institute of Management
Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM)
Amrita School of Business, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Loyala Institute Of Business Administration
West BengalInternational Management Institute (Alipore)
Army Institute of Management, Kolkata
Management Development Institute (MDI) Murshidabad
Institute of Engineering and Management
Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management (IISWBM)
Eastern Institute of Integrated Learning in Management (EIILM)
National Institute of Technology - Durgapur
AssamDepartment of Business Administration, Tezpur
Department of Business Administration
DelhiVivekanand Institute of Professional Studies, Technical Campus
Fore School of Management
Faculty of Management Studies
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management
University of Delhi(Dept. of Commerce, Financial Studies & Business Economics)
HaryanaNational Power Training Institute
BML Munjal University
Management Development Institute (MDI)
KarnatakaKirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies
ISBR Business School
National School Of Business
T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI)
Adarsh Institute of Management and Information Technology
Indus Business Academy
CMS Business School (Jain University)
Institute of Finance & International Management (IFIM)
Prin L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (Bangalore)
International School Of Management Excellence
GIBS Business School
Myra School of Business
Indian Institute of Science
National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, Surathkal
Alliance University
AIMS Institute of Higher Education (AIMS Institutes)
MaharashtraInstitute of Management Technology
Institute for Technology And Management
Flame School of Business
Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM)
Balaji Institute of Management & Human Resource Development (BIMHRD)
Prin L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (Mumbai)
National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE)
Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay
National Institute of Bank Management
Balaji Institute of International Business (BIIB)
Balaji Institute of Telecom & Management (BITM)
S P Jain Institute of Management & Research
Indian Institute of Cost and Management studies & Research
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research
National Insurance Academy
PunjabLM Thapar School of Management
University Business School – Ludhiana
TelanganaHyderabad School of Business Management
Siva Sivani Institute of Management
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management
Institute of Public Enterprise
BiharDevelopment Management Institute
Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna (CIMP)
GoaGoa Institute of Management
Jammu & KashmirThe Business School, Jammu
KeralaRajagiri Business School
New DelhiFortune Institute Of International Business
Asia-Pacific Institute of Management
New Delhi Institute of Management
International Management Institute
Apeejay School of Management
RajasthanBITS Pilani
CCS National Institute of Agricultural Marketing
Institute of Agri Business Management
Uttar PradeshInstitute of Management Technology (IMT)
Birla Institute of Management Technology
Shri Ram Murti Smarak International Business School
Galgotias University
Master School of Management
Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-A) - Allahabad
J.R.E Group of Institutions
Institute of Management Studies (IMS), Ghaziabad
Institute of Management Studies, Noida
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology
Indian Institute Of Finance
Shiv Nadar University
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT)
Accurate Institute of Management & Technology
Banaras Hindu University, Faculty of Management Studies
IILM Graduate School of Management
University of Lucknow
NTPC School of Business
Institute of Advanced Management & Research

Top Non- IIM Colleges Accepting CAT scores

Here is a list of top Non- IIMs which prefer CAT scores for admission

Institute NameCAT Percentile Cut-off
International Management Institute (IMI)90
Indian Institute of Foreign Management, IIFM, Bhopal80
Department of Industrial and Management Engineering (IME), IIT Kanpur94
Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon96
Thiagarajar School of Management74.68
Jaipuria Institute of Management Noida50
Department of Business Administration - Tezpur University66.41
Institute of Management, Nirma University80.00
Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship, Bangalore64.3
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Manamai Village, Tamil Nadu63.51
Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management69.42
FORE School of Management, New Delhi85
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBSIM), New Delhi85
S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research96
Vellore Institute of Technology73
Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE), Hyderabad50
Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Nagpur81
Lingaya's University58.38
Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology-Coimbatore57.77

Selection Process for Non- IIM Institutes

Selection process for various non- IIM institutes is given below:

  1. Selection Criteria of K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

If the applicant wants to take the admission in the institute for PGDM program in various specialized fields then they will have to face the four phases of selection criteria which will be conducted by the institute.

In Phase I – The applicants will be shortlisted by the Institute on the basis of their CAT Scores, Work Experience, Academic Record and Previous Achievements.

Phase II – In phase II the shortlisted applicants will have to attempt the Written Case Analysis, Extempore Presentation and Personal Interview round. They will get the 15 Minutes for Written Case Analysis, 10 to 20 Minutes for Personal Interview Round and Extempore Presentation will be also held in between the Personal Interview Round in which 30 seconds will be given to the applicant to think about the topic and 1 Minute to speak about that particular topic which will be given.

Phase III – Under this phase, the result of Phase II for each of the applicants will be declared. It will be declared through Two Lists; the first list will carry the result of all PGDM Programs except PGDM in the field of Executive and the second list will only carry the result of PGDM (Executive).

Phase IV – After the declaration of result the applicants will be called for counselling process by the Institute on the basis of their secured rank. The counselling process will be held at the different time of slots and applicants will get their choice of program for which they have applied according to their rank.

Table which is depicting the different weights for Final Selection

Considered FactorsWeightage
CAT Exam40%
Statement of Purpose05%
Written Case Analysis10%
Personal InteractionExtempore Presentation05%
Personal Interview15%
Work Experience10%
Past Academic Record10%
Previous Achievements05%
  1. Selection Criteria of S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai

Those applicants who are looking to take the admission in S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research for PGDM program on the basis of their secured CAT Scores they will have to face the below mentioned Selection Criteria which will be conducted by the institute in Two Stages.
For the procedure, the applicants will be categorized into two groups for two rounds of interviews.

Stage 1 – Selection Process of applicants on the basis of considered factors – The applicants will be selected for Interview on the basis of their secured CAT Scores, Academic Record, Work Experience and Previous Achievements. Overall qualifying score is required 85% and sectional qualifying score is 70% required in CAT and weightage for work experience, previous achievements and academic record will be declared after the completion of stage 2 selection process.

Stage 2 – Selected applicants called for an Interview – Once the applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of the above-mentioned factors, then under stage 2 they will be called for an interview.
The shortlisted applicants will have to prepare for Psychometric test and written communication test which will be conducted by the institute at the time of interview process.

The final merit list will be based on composite scores which consider the work experience, previous achievements, academic record, CAT scores and applicant performance in the two rounds of group interviews.

  1. Selection Criteria of Birla Institute of Management and Technology, Noida

The applicants who are interested to take the admission in Birla Institute of Management and Technology for PGDM & PGDM (IB) program on the basis of their valid score of CAT will have to apply for the selection criteria which will be conducted by the institute.

The Selection Process has Two Stages and in the first stage the Group DiscussionEssay Writing and Personal Interview round will be conducted by the institute.

Stage 1: In first stage of selection criteria, the past academic recordwork experienceextra-curricular achievements will be considered for calling the applicants for Group DiscussionEssay Writing and Personal Interview round. Under Past Academic Record: Class 10th12thGraduation marks and CAT Score will be considered.

The first round of Group Discussion and Personal Interview will be held by the institute only at four centers which are PuneGreater NoidaKolkataMumbai and Bengaluru and in the second round will be conducted at TrivandrumBengaluruChennai, IndoreDehradunHyderabadPatnaPuneBhubaneswarKolkataGreater NoidaAhmedabadCochinRanchiMumbai.

Stage 2: Second stage of selection process-the result will be declared by the institute on the basis of below-mentioned weightage criteria.

Table which is depicting the different weights for Final Selection

Considered FactorsWeightage
Write Up10%
CAT Score20%
Graduation Marks10%
12th Marks5%
10th Marks5%
Extra-Curricular Achievements5%
Work Experience12%
  1. Selection Criteria of Pr. LN Welinkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai

Pr. LN Welinkar Institute of Management Development and Research is one the popular B Schools in the country. The selection process has two stages which are mentioned below:

Stage 1:  At stage one there is written ability +psychometric test + past academic performance and work experience.

Below is the table depicting marks given to candidate

TestMaximum Marks
Written Test100
Psychometric Test100
Past Academic Record10
Work Experience10
Total Score220

Stage 2: The process will be based on the group discussion + personal interview + extracurricular activities+ essay questions and creativity test. Below is the table depicting marks given to candidate

TestMaximum Marks
Ground Discussion50
Personal Interview100
Extra-Curricular Activities10
Essay question20
Creativity test50
  1. Selection Criteria for Goa Institute of Management, Goa

Under the selection criteria procedure, the applicants will be selected for face to face evaluation process on the basis of their entrance exam scores.

  • The shortlisted applicants will be called for face to face evaluation process for final selection process.
  • The final selection will be evaluated on the basis of the below-mentioned weightage criteria of CAT score, past academic record, work experience, face to face evaluation and composite diversity index.

Table is showing the different weights given to various processes of Selection Criteria

CAT Scores40%
Past Academic Records15%
Work Experience10%
Face to Face Evaluation30%
Diversity Advantage5%

Note: For the Goa domicile or origin applicants, the CAT cut-off scores will be lowered by 15 points.

  1. Selection Criteria of TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal

Candidates can take admission in TA Pai Management Institute for PGDM program in the field of Healthcare and Banking &Financial Service (BKFS) on the basis of their valid CAT score.

The selection criteria will be conducted in two phases 

First phase:  The applicants will be selected for personal interviews / WAT on the basis of their CAT score, Past Academic Record, Work Experience and Extra-Curricular Activities and
Second phase: The overall performance of the shortlisted applicants will be calculated.

Note: The weightage for WAT and PI will be declared by the institute at the time of the selection criteria.

  1. Selection Criteria of Faculty of Management Studies, New Delhi

Candidates can take the admission in Master of Business Administration on the basis of their valid CAT score

Phase 1: PI + GD will be held after the completion of the shortlisting process of applicants on the basis of their secured CAT Score.

Note: The institute does not consider academic profile and work experience at the time of the selection criteria and the weightage for rest of the factors will be declared by the institute at the time of the selection criteria.

  1. Selection Criteria of National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai

If the applicants want to take the admission in National Institute of Industrial Engineering for post graduate program in Industrial Management (PGDIM) & Post-Graduate Program in Industrial Safety and Environmental Management (PGDISEM) programs then they will be shortlisted on the basis of their CAT Scores.

The shortlisted applicants will be called for Personal Interview and Group Discussion round and the final selection will be based upon below mentioned weightages criteria

Considered FactorsWeightages
CAT Scores30%
Class 10th Marks10%
Class 12th Marks10%
  1. Selection Criteria of Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad

Those candidates who have cleared CAT and want to take admission in Institute of Management which is a constituent institute of Nirma University for full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program will have to apply for selection for admission.

  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for personal interview and written test.
  • The written test will be conducted in five selected cities i.e. Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata and Pune.
  • Then after, the final selection of the candidates will be based upon their performance in the CAT, personal interview, written communication test, academic performance in class 10,  12 & graduation and work experience. 

The composite scores will be calculated on the basis of each of the below-mentioned component weightages

Common Admission Test60%
Personal Interview20%
Written Communication Test10%
Academic Performance10%
Full-Time Work ExperienceExtra 5 Points
  1. Selection Criteria of National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management, Hyderabad

If candidates want to take the admission in National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management for PGDM program in the field of Agri-Business Management will have to secure a valid score in CAT and will have to apply for the selection criteria of the institute.

  • In the selection process, the merit list will be made for calling the candidates for Personal Interview and Group Discussion round by adding the diversity factor to that CAT score.
  • The CAT Score weightage will be calculated by using following mentioned formula
CAT Score (CS) = Candidate’s CAT Score / Highest CAT Score *5
  • The final merit list will be created on the basis of the below-mentioned selection factors and weightages
CAT Score55
Diversity Factor06
Essay Writing04
Group Discussion08
Micro Presentation07
Personal Interview10
Work Experience05
Academic Record05

Note: InGroup Discussion round, each candidate will get at least 2 Minutes to speak about the topic.



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