Top MBA Colleges accepting CAT score in 2021

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April 16, 2021

Top MBA Colleges accepting CAT 2020 Score
Not only 20 IIMs - IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow and other 16 IIMs, but also all the Top 100 MBA colleges in India are accepting CAT 2020 score for MBA admission 2021. Top CAT MBA colleges include FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai, SJMSoM IIT Mumbai, DoMS IIT Delhi among others. In addition to Top 100 B-schools, more than 200 other B-schools and Universities are also accepting CAT 2020 Scores. This article, written by MBAUniverse.com Experts, will help you know all about MBA colleges accepting CAT 2020 scores. We have segregated the colleges accepting CAT score in different percentile range in descending order – CAT percentile from 90 to 50. Click on the College Name to get more information.   

Top MBA Colleges Accepting CAT: 90-100 Percentile
Not only the IIMs, there are highly ranked and internationally accredited MBA/ PGDM colleges among the MBA colleges accepting CAT score. Some of the prominent MBA colleges excluding IIMs, accepting CAT percentile 90 & above are:  

B-School
Range of CAT 2020 Cut Off Percentile
Admission Status
Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) New Delhi
97-98
Closed
SPJIMR, Mumbai
85-90
Closed
Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon
94-95
Closed 
International Management Institute (IMI) New Delhi
90-92
Closed
Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad
90-92
Closed
XIM-Xavier University Bhubaneswar
90-93
Closed 
IIT BOMBAY Mumbai
90-92
Closed
Department of Management Studies (IIT Delhi) New Delhi
85-90
Closed

Top MBA Colleges Accepting CAT: 80-85 Percentile
Top MBA colleges accepting CAT 80 percentile and above are highly ranked and internationally accredited MBA/ PGDM colleges in India. The list is given below  

B-School
Range of CAT 2020 Cut Off Percentile 
Admission Status
TAPMI Manipal
80-85
Closed
Great Lakes Institute Of Management, Chennai
80-85
Closed
MICA Ahmedabad
80-85
Closed
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Mumbai
80-86
Closed
IRMA Anand
80-85
Closed
Welingkar Mumbai
80-85
Closed
LBSIM New Delhi
80-85
Closed
FORE School of Management (FSM) New Delhi
80-86
Closed
GIM Goa
80-85
Closed
Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai
80-85
Closed
Christ University Bengaluru
80-85
Closed
BIMTECH, Greater Noida
80-85
Closed
IMT Nagpur 80-85 Closed
NIRMA University 80-85 Closed

MBA Colleges Accepting CAT Percentile: 70-80
Many MBA colleges accepting CAT percentile in the range of 70-80 award greater weightage to the profile of the applicants than only the CAT exam score. They are good MBA colleges with consistent placements. The list of some of the prominent MBA colleges is shared below:

B-School
Range of CAT 2020 Cut Off Percentile
Admission Status
ICFAI Business School Hyderabad 
75-80
Closed
XIME Bangalore
75-80
Closed
Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSoM) Bangalore
75-80
Open | Apply Now
SDMIMD Mysore
75-80
Open | Apply Now
CIMP Patna 75-80 Open | Apply Now
Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani 70-75 Closed
SOIL Gurgaon 70-75 Open | Apply Now
SDA Bocconi Mumbai 70-75 Open | Apply Now
BIM Trichy: Bharathidasan Institute of Management 70-75 Closed
VIPS-TC-Delhi School of Business Delhi 70-75 Open | Apply Now
Indus Business Academy (IBA) Bangalore
75-80
Open | Apply Now
Sri Balaji University Pune (BIMM, BIMHRD, BIIB, BITM)
70-75
Open | Apply Now
Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani
70-75
Closed
IFMR Graduate School of Business at KREA University 
70-75
Closed
KIIT School Of Management - KSOM Bhubaneswar
70-75
Closed
ITM Navi Mumbai
70-75
Open | Apply Now
ISB&M Pune
70-75
Open | Apply Now
Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS) Rohini Delhi
70-75
Open | Apply Now
Jaipuria Institute of Management (Jaipuria) Lucknow 70-75 Open | Apply Now
New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM) New Delhi
70-75
Open | Apply Now
Jaipuria Institute of Management (Jaipuria) Noida
70-75
Open | Apply Now
IMS Ghaziabad
70-75
Open | Apply Now
IPE Hyderabad: Institute of Public Enterprise
70-75
Open | Apply Now
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management - VJIM Hyderabad
70-75
Open | Apply Now
SIESCOMS Navi Mumbai
70-75
Closed
IES Management IES MCRC Mumbai
70-75
Open | Apply Now
FLAME University, Pune
70-75
Closed
National Insurance Academy (NIA) Pune
70-75
Open | Apply Now
VIT Business School (VIT) Vellore
70-75
Closed
UPES University
70-75
Open | Apply Now
Praxis Kolkata 70-75 Open | Apply Now


 MBA Colleges Accepting CAT: 60-70 Percentile
Surprisingly, there are many good MBA colleges accepting CAT who instead of looking for high CAT percentile score, consider many other factors like profile of the candidates, academic and extra-curricular achievements in their admission process. These MBA colleges accepting CAT percentile have kept their required percentile in the range of 60 to 70 for admission. A list of some of the top MBA colleges accepting CAT 60 percentile and above is given below:

B-School Range of CAT 2020 Cut Off Percentile  Admission Status
International Institute of Management Studies (IIMS) Pune 65-70 Open | Apply Now
Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB) New Delhi  65-70 Open | Apply Now
J K Business School Gurgaon 60-65 Closed
BULMIM New Delhi 60-65 Open | Apply Now
Lexicon Management Institute of Leadership and Excellence (MILE) Pune 65-70 Open | Apply Now
Suryadatta Institutes of Management Pune 65-70 Read More
GITAM Hyderabad Business School (GHBS) 65-70 Read More
Siva Sivani Institute of Management (SSIM) Secunderabad 65-70 Read More
Vishwa Vishwani Institute of Systems and Management Hyderabad 65-70 Read More
Gitam School of International Business (GSIB) Visakhapatnam 60-65 Read More
St. Joseph Institute of Management, Bangalore 65-70 Read More

MBA Colleges Accepting CAT: 50-60 Percentile
Your CAT exam score in the range of 50-60 percentile can offer you MBA admission in a good MBA college provided you have a consistent good academic record. Below is shared a list of some prominent MBA colleges accepting CAT 50-60 percentile for admission.

B-School
Range of CAT 2020 Cut Off Percentile   
Admission Status 
EMPI Business school New Delhi
55-60
GIBS Business School Bangalore
55-60
Adarsh Institute of Management and Information Technology: AIMIT Bangalore
55-60
Open | Apply Now
IIBS Bangalore
55-60
RSB Chennai: Rajalakshmi School of Business
55-60
MITCON Institute of Management Pune
55-60
Apeejay School of Management (ASM) New Delhi
55-60
Jaypee Business School, Noida
55-60
Open | Apply Now
CII School of Logistics, Amity University, Noida
55-60
Open | Apply Now
FIIB New Delhi 50 Open | Apply Now
IIMS Pune 50 Open | Apply Now
Mody University 40 Open | Apply Now

Top MBA Colleges Accepting CAT: 20 IIMs 
IIMs are the foremost among the MBA colleges accepting CAT score since they conduct CAT as their only entrance exam for MBA admission. There are 20 IIMs at present and all the IIMs accept only CAT score for admission. You can check the Fee and placements and other details about IIMs on this page

Institute Name
Fee (Rs. in lakhs)
Average salary (Rs. in lakhs)
23
25.83
21
25.36
21.50
24.54
14.16
NA
16
20.79
17
20.67
15.1
16.07
14
16.79
14
14.91
13.54
13.20
13
14.53
12.5
12.24
12
12.61
11.5
12.35
10.34
 9.2
10
11.93
12.73
11.85
11
10.90
11
 9.33
12.75
11.20

Read More to know the CAT cut offs at IIMs 

Top University MBA Colleges Accepting CAT Score
Not only Private University but also IITs and Central Government Universities like Delhi and Mumbai Universities, are included among the top MBA colleges accepting CAT score in their MBA admission 2021. Following are some of the top university MBA colleges accepting CAT score:

MBA College
MBA Fee (Rs. in Lakhs)
Average salary in Placement  (Rs. in Lakhs)
1.92
23.1
16
19.06
6
18.91
8
16.54
6
16.29
17.3
14.31
1.36
10.92

All these MBA colleges in India will accept the CAT scores for MBA admission 2021. Although a few highly ranked MBA colleges also accept other exam scores like XAT, the scores of the largest MBA entrance exam CAT 2020 is the gateway to top MBA colleges in India. It must be noted that the MBA colleges accepting CAT exam scores are not only 20 IIMs but also include top MBA colleges in India as shared above and hundreds of others.  

A few of the top MBA colleges like IMI New Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad might reopen their admission process for a limited period to help the CAT 2020 test takers to apply for MBA admission 2021. To check the CAT cut offs, fee, placement and admission status of the top MBA colleges accepting CAT 2020 scores, click here

 

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