List of MBA Colleges Accepting 90 Percentile in CAT 2020

MBAUniverse.com News Desk |
January 2, 2021
There is a good difference in the cut offs announced by the MBA colleges accepting 90 Percentile in CAT 2020 and actual cut off percentile for admission. MBA Colleges accepting Cut off of 90 percentile and above in CAT 2020 are the top MBA colleges in India. They include top IIMs and other top MBA/PGDM colleges in India. IIMs have announced to accept below 90 percentile in CAT but actual data based on past trends reveal much higher cut off
List of MBA Colleges Accepting 90 Percentile

CAT 2020 Result has been released on January 2, 2021. CAT scores lead to admission in 20 IIMs as well as to other top B-schools in India. Almost all these IIMs and other top MBA colleges announce their minimum required CAT cut offs , but there is a good difference in the cut offs announced by the MBA colleges accepting 90 Percentile in CAT 2020 and actual cut off percentile for admission.

MBA Colleges accepting Cut off at 90 percentile and above in CAT 2020 are the top MBA colleges in India. They include top IIMs and other top MBA/PGDM colleges in India. IIMs have announced to accept below 90 percentile in CAT but actual data based on past trends reveal much higher cut off

MBA Colleges accepting Cut off of 90 percentile and above in CAT 2020 are the top MBA colleges in India. They include top IIMs and other top MBA/PGDM colleges in India. After the release of CAT 2020 result on January 2, 2021, top 3-4 IIMs will announce their shortlists based on CAT cut off percentile within a day or two while the other MBA colleges accepting cut off above 90 percentile in CAT will announce their shortlists in a week or two. : 

MBA/PGDM Admissions 2021 Open in Top CAT/CMAT/MAT Colleges | Apply Now
NMIMS University Mumbai, Full Time MBA Law MAY MAT 2021 Registrations Open
SOIL Gurgaon 1 Year PGPM & 2 Year PGDM NMIMS University Mumbai, Full Time MBA Real Estate
Jaipuria Noida, PGDM Admissions EDII Ahmedabad, PGDM-Entrepreneurship
IMS Unison University Dehradun, MBA Admissions  IBA Bangalore, PGDM Admission
AIMS Bangalore PGDM Admissions FIIB New Delhi, PGDM Admission
Lexicon MILE Pune PGDM Admissions Firebird Coimbatore, PGDM Admission
Jaypee Business School Noida, MBA Admission Praxis Business School Kolkata PGDM Admission
Symbiosis SUAS Indore, MBA Banking & Financial Services IMS Ghaziabad University, MBA Admission

MBA Colleges Announce Low CAT Cut offs
There is a good difference in the cut offs announced by these MBA colleges accepting 90 Percentile in CAT 2020 and actual cut off percentile for admission 2021. For example IIM Ahmedabad has announced cut off as low as 80 percentile in CAT but the actual cut off percentile may go above 98.

Let’s have a look at the list of these MBA colleges accepting 90 Percentile in CAT 2020, although they have announced low CAT cut offs in their admission policy: 

IIM Category: List of MBA Colleges Accepting 90 Percentile in CAT 2020
Top three IIMs have announced to accept below 90 percentile in CAT but actual data based on past trends reveal a different cut off. The difference between announced cut off and actual cut off, at least in top IIMs remain very wide as reflected in the list below:

IIMs
CAT 2020 Cut off as announced
Actual Expected CAT 2020 cut offs
80
98
85
99
85
98
90
97
90
92
90
94
90
93
90
95
IIM Shillong
92
92
IIM Kashipur
92
93
95
93
IIM Rohtak
94
94
90
90
IIM Nagpur
90
90
IIM Raipur
90
90
IIM Amritsar
90
90
IIM Bodhgaya
90
90
IIM Jammu
90
90
IIM Sambalpur
90
90
IIM Sirmaur
90
90

Non-IIM Category: List of MBA Colleges Accepting 90 Percentile in CAT 2020
While some of the top MBA colleges accepting 90 percentile in CAT do not announce their minimum cut offs, the actual cut offs in these MBA colleges go beyond 90 percentile: 

Top B Schools
Minimum CAT percentile
Actual CAT 2020 Cut Off Percentile
NA
97
Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon
NA
94
SPJIMR Mumbai
85
95
XIM Bhubaneswar
NA
91
International Management Institute (IMI) New Delhi
NA
90
Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad
NA
90
DoMS-IIT Delhi
NA
92
SJMSoM-IIT Bombay
NA
94

Top MBA Colleges: Other Admission Components along with CAT Scores
IIMs and other top MBA colleges accepting 90 percentile and above in CAT 2020 have relaxed the weightage for CAT score in the final selection process and have increased the weightage on other parameters. So while zeroing in at the top MBA college with your CAT percentile, please remember that following components also play important role in securing final admission offer:

  • Your Academic Profile: 90 percent & above marks from class 10 onwards can get you a weightage of 20-30 percent
  • Work Experience: A weightage of 5 to 10 percent is awarded for relevant work experience of 2-3 years, in final selection process
  • Non-Engineering Back Ground: Academic diversity also helps you to get additional weightage of 2 to 5 percent in getting final admission offer
  • Gender Diversity: If you are a female, all the top MBA colleges will award you a weightage between 3 and 5 percent over and above other parameters in final admission process.

All the above components can help you to get MBA admission in top B-schools like IIM Ahmedabad, FMS, SPJIMR even if your CAT score is below actual cut off.

How to Check & Choose MBA Option?
Despite having high CAT percentile, you may not be able to decide which, out of the top MBA colleges accepting 90 percentile in CAT, should be chosen. Before making your decision, you should consider the following:

  • Approvals & Recognitions: The MBA/PGDM should be AICTE Approved or UGC recognized
  • Program Fee: There are top MBA colleges with low fee of Rs.2 to 6 lakhs, like FMS, JBIMS. If your CAT percentile matches the requirement, pursuing your MBA from such institutes is no different than pursuing it from IIM A, B, C where the fee range is between 21 to 23 lakhs. Higher the fee bigger will be hole in your pocket.
  • Programs Offered: Better to check the programs offered by the B-school before submitting the application for admission. If you wish to do MBA in Finance and the institute does not offer it, there is no use applying for admission
  • Placements: Choose the best MBA college which has a consistently good placement record and a rising average salary.
  • Faculty: The institute with highly qualified and research oriented faculty should be the first choice.
  • Infrastructure: The institute campus must be good and should be well equipped with latest study material, library, wi-fi and should be conducive for education.
  • Students’ Hostel: There are many IIMs and other MBA colleges which do not have their own hostels at the campus. It reduces the peer learning. So chooss the MBA college with hostel available at the campus.

Admission to the flagship management programs in number of top MBA colleges accepting 90 prcentile in CAT 2020, sometimes is not so difficult as it may seem. CAT 2020 test takers searching for MBA admission while looking for the suitable MBA colleges where they can apply, should refer the above relevant information on how good the B-school is alongwith the CAT score requirement for shortlisting.

Aslo Read

Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more updates on MBA admission